Douglas Grimm I
Fairytale Detective
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Species: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 47 (at time of disappearance)
Delores Grimm † (Wife)

Spaulding Grimm † (Son)
Thomas Grimm † (Son)
Dessie Grimm † (Daughter)
Jane Ella Grimm † (Daughter-in-law)
Douglas Grimm II † (Grandson)
Josef Grimm † (Grandson)
Alison Grimm I † (Granddaughter-in-law)
Trixie Grimm † (Great-Granddaughter)
Vesta Grimm † (Great-Granddaughter)
Peter Grimm † (Great-Grandson)
Chloe Grimm † (Great-Great-Granddaughter)
Edwin Grimm † (Great-Great-Grandson)
Matilda Grimm † (Great-Great-Granddaughter)
Basil Grimm † (Great-Great-Grandson)
Relda Grimm † (Great-Great-Granddaughter-in-law)
Jacob Alexander Grimm (Great-Great-Great Grandson)
Henry Grimm (Great-Great-Great Grandson)
Veronica Grimm (Great-Great-Great Granddaughter-in-law)
Sabrina Grimm (Great-Great-Great-Great Granddaughter)
Daphne Grimm (Great-Great-Great-Great Granddaughter)
Basil Grimm II (Great-Great-Great-Great Grandson)
Puck (Great-Great-Great-Great Grandson-in-law)
Alison Grimm (Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Granddaughter)
Emma Grimm (Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Granddaughter)
Unnamed Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandchildren
Wilhelm Grimm † (Father)
Henrietta Grimm † (Mother)

Jacob Grimm † (Uncle)
Status: Deceased

Douglas Grimm I was a member of the Grimm family, born in 1813. His death date is unknown as he went missing in 1860, aged 47. Douglas is the only child of Wilhelm Grimm and Henrietta Grimm, and so was well acquainted with the family business of being fairy-tale detectives. He is the great-great-great-great grandfather of Sabrina and Daphne, the protagonists of The Sisters Grimm series.

After marrying Delores Grimm, Douglas had his first son, Spaulding Grimm, aged 17. He later fathered another son, Thomas Grimm,  at the age of 19 and a daughter named Dessie Grimm when he was 23. Thomas unfortunately died in his childhood and Dessie died prematurely at the age of 15. Spaulding is therefore his only child to survive into adulthood.

For reasons unknown, Douglas went missing in 1860 and left no clue as to where he could be. Spaulding would later go on to name his eldest son in his father's honour.


Douglas was originally used as a river name, but later went on to be used as a surname for high ranking Scottish earls. It is the anglicised form of Dubhghlas; "dark river" from Gaelic dubh "dark" and glais "water, river". It has been used as a given name since the 16th century.

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