The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: December 3

WILLIAMSBURG, December 3, 1772.
[Marriage]. Nathaniel Burwell, Esquire, of Merchant's Hundred, to Miss Sukey Grymes, a Daughter of the Hon. Philip Grymes, deceased.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie & Dixon) December 3, 1772

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Wealthy young Nathaniel Burwell married his cousin, Susanna Grymes. They made their home at Carter's Grove near Williamsburg, and during their sixteen year marriage had eight children. Six months after Susanna died, Burwell married a widow to whom he is purported to have said, "Now, Lucy, you can weep for your dear George, and I can weep for my beloved Sucky."

Sources: DVB, Richmond Times-Dispatch Dec 2, 1934

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