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Grimes, Samuel

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Birth Date: 13 August 1837 (Ashby-de-a-Zouch, Leicestershire, England)

Death Date: 18 June 1902 (Taringa, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: William Grimes and Mary (nee Douglas)

Family: Julia Clark on 19 September 1861, 4 sons, 1 daughter

Religion: Baptist

Relationship to Politician: His brother, George represented the seat of Bulimba from 18 November 1876 to 29 November 1878


Farmed Kurilpa, from 1857; Farmer at Coongoon, 1863; Farmed and milled sugar and arrowroot; Purchased Hope Island, Coomera River, 1885

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Oxley 3 Dec 1878 18 Jun 1902 Died in office

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Chairman of Committees 18 May 1899 4 Feb 1902

Additional Information

Notes: President: Queensland Temperance Alliance, Baptist Association and Orange Lodge

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 118625; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)