Rev. 15 Oct. 2015, Gen. 68







The family of Graves is one of the most ancient in England.  This family is believed to have used the name De Grava in Bordeaux, Gascony.  It went in with the Norman army, and settled in Yorkshire.  The name underwent several changes, and its members have been De Grevis, De Greves, Greve, Grave, Greaves, Greeves, and Graves.  John de Grevis was in the army of King John.  His great grandson was Thomas de les Greves.

The family lived in early days in that part of England now known as counties Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby and York, occupying the northern part of the three first named and the southern part of York.  The first recorded family seat was known as Greves or Greaves, in the parish of Beeley, near Chatsworth, in the northern part of Derbyshire, and a few miles from the southerly boundary of York, where the family resided as early as the reign of Henry III (years 1216-1272).

Also, according to John Card Graves, the important families of Greaves, of Mayfield Hall, Co. Stafford, Greaves of Page Hall and Elmsall Lodge, Co. Bucks, and others, trace their descent from the ancient Derbyshire family.  Many of the descendants of the different branches of the family went, from time to time, to London and other cities in Great Britain, and to the Colonies, and notably to the American Colonies, in the score of years from 1629 to 1649.  (R‑1, R‑7)


Genealogy 364 is probably part of this genealogy, but there are discrepancies between the two, and they can’t presently be combined.





John Graves (or Grave) (1) was a resident of Cleckheaton, in the Parish of Birstall, and Wapentake of Morley, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, as early as the time of Edward IV (years 1461-1483).  From him descend several of the most prominent families in Great Britain.  John married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+2.  Robert Graves






Robert Graves (2) lived in the parish of Birstall, Heyton, Cleckheaton, Yorkshire during the reign of Henry VII (years 1485-1509).  (R‑1, R‑4)

Children - Graves

+3.  John Graves, b. 1513, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Mensier, d. Sept. 1616.

  4.  James Graves, m. Margaret ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  Bur. Birstall.  Children.

  5.  William Graves (of Cleckheaton), married.  Bur. 1564, Birstall.  Children.

+6.  Hugh Graves, m(1) Helen ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Elizabeth Greenhurst, d. 1589.






John Graves (3) was born in 1513.  He lived at Beamsley, parish of Addingham, in the West Riding of Yorkshire.  He settled in London at the age of 80 years (in 1593), and died there in 1616, at the age of 103 years, while on a visit to his son Richard Graves.  He was buried 16 Sept. 1616 in St. Martin's, Ludgate.  There is a fine portrait of him by Cornelis Janson on a panel in Mickleton House, painted when he was in his 102nd year, and an engraving of him when 102 years old, in Nash's History of Worcestershire.  His wife was a daughter of Mensier (or Manseur or Manseir) of Creke, Co. Norfolk.  (There is a discussion on page xxiv of John Card Graves' book which seems to give a different version, although it could be referring to another John.)  Arms: Checky, Argent and Sable, crusilly, countercharged; on a chief Vert, a Lyon passant Argent.  (R‑1, R‑4)

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+7.  Richard Graves, b. 1572, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Gourney, d. April 1626.

+8.  John Graves, married.


Hugh Graves (6) was Freeman of York in 1539 as Merchant, Chamberlain of York in 1553-54, Sheriff of York in 1559, M.P. for York in 1570-71 (or 1571-72), and Alderman and Lord Mayor of York in 1577-78.

He first married Helen ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He secondly married Elizabeth Greenhurst, daughter of Gervase Greenhurst of Greenhurst, Co. Lancashire.  There were children by the second marriage.  (R‑1, R‑4)






Richard Graves (7) was born 1572, died April 1626, and was buried in St. Martin's, Ludgate.  He lived in London, where he was a citizen and haberdasher  He owned much property, messuages and taverns, one of which was called “The Ship”.  His will was proved in 1626.  He married Frances Gourney, eldest daughter of William Gourney, of Moore Hall, Yardley, Hertfordshire.

Arms: Argent, a Cross voyded and engrailed, between 4 mullets or 6 poirells, Gules.  Visitation 1623.  (R‑1, R‑4)

Children - Graves

+9.  Richard Graves, b. 6 Sept. 1610, m(1) Eleanor Bates, m(2) Elizabeth Robinson, d. 9 May 1669.

+10.  William Graves


John Graves (8) was Rector of Colemore, Hampshire, England.  He was said to be the most noted school master in the county of Hampshire.

It is the opinion of Mr. L. F. Greaves (R‑8) that this part of the family is descended from the Greaves family of Beeley, Derbyshire.  Published articles that he sent show the surname of sons John and Thomas spelled Greaves, not Graves.  (R‑1, R‑4)

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  11.  John Graves; was Savilian Prof. of Astronomy at Oxford Univ.

  12.  Rev.) Nicholas Graves, D.D., Dean of Dromore, Ireland, Dean of St. Mary’s Hall, Oxford Univ., a proctor of Oxford Univ.

+13.  Thomas Graves, married.






Richard Graves (9) was born 6 Sept. 1610, was christened 16 Sept. 1610 in St. Martin’s Ludgate, died 9 May 1669, and was buried in St. James, Clerkenwell.  He amassed a fortune in the practice of law during the Civil Wars and Interregnum.  He was Bencher of Lincoln's Inn and Receiver General of Middlesex in the time of the Commonwealth.  He was of Richmond, Co. Surrey, and he purchased the manors of Aston and Weston, with the royalty of Kiftsgate Hundred, in Gloucestershire, in 1654, and the manor of Mickleton, Gloucestershire in 1656 .

He placed his Graves Coat of Arms in the west window of the chapel of Lincoln’s Inn, which was: Gules, an Eagle displayed Or. crowned Arg.  (As you enter the chapel, there is a large window at the front and at the rear of the chapel, and four windows on each side.  His coat of arms is on the first window on the right side, nearest the altar of the chapel, in the rightmost of four panels in that window.)  These arms had been used by his family for generations and are the same as those granted 1591 to the Graves family of Cleckheaton.

He first married Eleanor Bates, daughter of Thomas Bates of London, Gentleman.  He secondly married Elizabeth Robinson, daughter of John Robinson, Esq., Governor of Gravesend and Tilburyport.  He had 19 children; six sons, of whom only one survived, and 13 daughters.  (R‑1, R‑4)

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+14.  Samuel Graves, b. 24 Aug. 1649, m. Susanna Swann, d. 9 Sept. 1708.


Mickleton Manor, Gloucestershire, Purchased by Richard Graves in 1656


Colonel William Graves (10) was the founder of the family in Ireland.  He was sent to Ireland as Colonel commanding a Regt. of horse in the Parliamentary Army in 1649 or 1650.  He was granted lands of Ballymack and Burnchurch, Co. Kilkenny.  Previous to the restoration he disposed of his lands in Ireland and returned to England, leaving two of his sons in Ireland.  One, James, settled in the north, and from him the family of Lord Graves is said to have descended.  The other, Henry, settled near Limerick, in the south.  (R‑1)

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+15.  Henry Graves, b. Nov. 1652.

+16.  James John Graves, b. 1654, m. Marie Herdman, d. 1689.



Rev. Thomas Graves (13), D.D., was Humanity Reader of Corpus Christi College, Oxford Univ., Deputy Professor of Arabic, Prebend of Peterborough Cathedral.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑4)

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  17.  Sir) Edward Graves, Physician General to the Army and in 1660 appointed Physician-in-Ordinary to King Charles II.  Created a baronet in 1645.






Samuel Graves (14) of Mickleton, Esq., only surviving son of Richard, was born 24 Aug. 1649.  He died 9 Sept. 1708, and was buried at Mickleton.  He married Susanna Swann, daughter of Admiral Richard Swann.  They had six sons and three daughters.  None left descendants except the eldest son, Richard.  (R‑1)

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+18.  Richard Graves, b. 22 April 1677, m. Elizabeth Morgan, d. 17 Sept. 1729.



Henry Graves (15) was born in Nov. 1652.  He was given the name "Claymore", or "Harry of the Long Sword", as he never went abroad without his formidable blade, not even when going to church at Croom, where he attended, "for fear of the hostility of the Irish Papists", as he said.  He held at Greybridge.  (R‑1)

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+19.  John Graves, b. 1682.


James John Graves (16) was born in 1654 and died in 1689.  He married Marie Herdman.  She was a daughter and co-heir of Sir John Herdman, Knight of Stannington, West Riding, Yorkshire.

James became a captain and paymaster under William III.  In 1689, while on the road to his regiment with money, he stayed the night at Glaslough, between Manashan and Dungannon, where he was murdered in his bed, presumably for the money.  (R‑1, R‑7)

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  20.  James Graves, died in infancy.

+21.  Samuel Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Moore.

  22.  John Graves, died in infancy.

  23.  Mary Graves

+24.  Thomas Graves, b. 1680, m(1) Mary Warne, 1713, m(2) Elizabeth Budgell, 30 July 1723, d. 1755.






Richard Graves (18) of Mickleton, Esq., "the Antiquary", was born 22 April 1677 and died 17 Sept. 1729.  His portrait (on this page) was printed in Nash's History of Worcestershire, and also in John Card Graves' book.  He married Elizabeth Morgan, daughter of Thomas Morgan, and widow of Capt. Williamson.  (R‑1)

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+25.  Morgan Graves, b. 9 Nov. 1708, m. Anne Walwyn, d. 26 Dec. 1771.

  26.  Richard Graves, educated at Pembroke College, Oxford.  Elected fellow of "All Souls" in 1736, Rector of Claverton, in Somerset, and author of The Spiritual Quixote, died 23 Nov. 1804.

  27.  Charles Gasper Graves, Rector of Tissington, Derbyshire, said to have been the original of "The Spiritual Quixote" in his brother's book.

  28.  Danvers Graves, died in Persia in 1752.





John Graves (19) was born in 1682.  He was Burgess of the city of Limerick in the time of Queen Anne, and was Sheriff of Limerick in 1719 or 1720.  Burke mentions children James, Richard and Abigail, but does not mention Henry.  (R‑1, R‑3)

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+29.  James Graves, b. 18 Nov. 1713, m. Jane Ryder, 8 March 1844, d. 21 Nov. 1783.

+30.  Henry Graves

+31.  Richard Graves, Jane Meggs (?), d. 1815.

  32.  Abigail Graves



Samuel Graves (21) married Miss Moore.  It is interesting to note that one of his sons and four of his grandsons were Admirals.  (R‑1, R‑7)

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+33.  Thomas Graves, married.

  34.  James Graves, never married.

+35.  John Graves, m. Jane Hudson.

  36.  Admiral) Samuel Graves, R.N., b. 1713, m(1) Elizabeth Sedgwick, m(2) Margaret Spinkes, 15 June 1769, d. 1787.  Elizabeth d. 1767, dau. of John Sedgwick of Staindrop, Co. Durham.  Margaret was dau. of Elmer Spinkes of Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire.  This Adm. Samuel Graves is the one who bombarded Falmouth, Maine, Oct. 18, 1775.  He died at his estate at Hembury Fort, Honiton, Devon.  He had no children, just a ward (daughter of his late sister-in-law) who married his godson John Graves Simcoe, who later became first Governor General of Northern Canada, and for whom Simcoe Co. was named.

  37.  Olivia Graves, m. Charles Knox.


Rear Admiral Thomas Graves (24), of Thanckes, Cornwall, was born in 1680 and died in 1775.  He first married Mary Warne in 1713.  She died in 1718.  There were no children by this marriage.  He secondly married Elizabeth Budgell on 30 July 1723 at St. Petrock, Exeter.  She was born 1703, died 25 April 1748, and was buried at Anthony.  She was daughter of Gilbert Budgell, D.D., of St. Thomas's, near Exeter.  (R‑1, R‑6, R‑7)

Children - Graves, by Elizabeth Budgell

  38.  William Graves, b. 1724, d. 1784.  He was one of the Masters in Chancery.  No children.

+39.  Thomas Graves, b. 23 Oct. 1725, m. Elizabeth Williams, 22 June 1771, d. 9 Feb. 1802.

  40.  James Graves, died in infancy.

  41.  Anne Graves, b. 1727, d. 1794.






Morgan Graves (25) of Mickleton, Esq., was born 9 Nov. 1708, died 26 Dec. 1771, and was buried at Mickleton.  He was Bencher of Lincoln's Inn.  He married Anne Walwyn, daughter of James Walwyn of Longworth, in Herefordshire.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  42.  Walwyn Graves, b. 20 July 1744, m. Sarah Fletcher, d. 1811.  No children.

+43.  Richard Morgan Graves, b.c. 1752, m. Elizabeth Shermor, d. 1815.

  44.  Capt.) Danvers Graves, b.c. 1753, of the 67th Regt., d. 1789, in the West Indies, aged 36.

  45.  Four sisters



Rev. James Graves (29) was born 18 Nov. 1713.  He was vicar (or rector) of Kilfinnan (or Gilfinnan) and Darragh, Co. Limerick.  He died 21 Nov. 1783 in the parish he served for 38 years.  His tombstone bears the inscription: "Let the voices of his friends and his flock speak his character."  He married Jane Ryder, daughter of Rev. Thomas Ryder, rector of Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, on 8 March 1744.  (R‑1, R‑3)

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+46.  Thomas Graves, b. 3 March 1745, m. Anne (or Ann) Dunlevie, 8 March (or 21 Nov.) 1771, d. 30 Sept. 1828.

+47.  James William Graves, b. 1747, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Fawson, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hilliard (?).

+48.  John Graves, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Ryves, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Baker.

+49.  Richard Graves, b. 1 Oct. 1763, m. Elizabeth Mary Drought, 1 Aug. 1787, d. 31 March 1829.

  50.  Patty Graves, never married.

  51.  Anne Graves, never married.


Henry Graves (30) married.  (R‑1, R‑3)

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  52.  Rev.) Henry Meggs Graves; father of General Graves of Ireland.  Burke showed Henry Meggs Graves as a son of Richard (24) and Jane Meggs.


Richard Graves (31) was High Sheriff of the city of Limerick in 1735, and apparently also Sheriff of Waterford.  According to Burke, he married Jane Meggs and had son Harry Meggs Graves, Rector of Templemore, Co. Tipperary.  He died in 1815.

This appears to be the same person as Richard Graves, b.c. 1714-24, who married Margaret Bull, son of Anthony Graves and Elizabeth Castele, in genealogy 364.  Perhaps the two children listed below actually belong in gen. 364, and this Richard Graves is a different one with only son Harry Meggs Graves.  (R‑1, R‑3)

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+53.  Anthony Graves

+54.  James Graves



Thomas Graves (33) was a barrister-at-law.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑7)

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  55.  Admiral) Samuel Graves (known as “Long Sam”), m. Miss Semple.

  56.  Admiral) David Graves, b. 1746, d. 1822.  He commanded the “London” on America Station under his cousin Adm. Thomas Graves (#39, later 1st baron) in 1781.


Rev. John Graves (35) of Castle Dawson, Ireland, married Jane Hudson, daughter of John Hudson, Esq.  (R‑1, R‑7)

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  57.  Rear Admiral) Samuel Graves, R.N., b. 1741, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Featherstone, d. 1802.

+58.  John Graves, b. 1743, m. Elizabeth Sawle, 20 April 1786, d. 16 May 1811.

  59.  Hudson Graves, died young.

+60.  Thomas Graves, b. 1747, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Mary Bacon, d. 1814

  61.  Admiral) Richard Graves, R.N., b. 1758, m. Louisa Caroline Colleton, d. 1836.  She d. 1822.



Admiral Thomas Graves (39) was born 23 Oct. 1725 and died 9 Feb. 1802.  He was elevated to the peerage on 24 Oct. 1795 (or 1794) as Lord Graves, Baron of Gravesend, Co. Londonderry.  His lordship married Elizabeth Williams on 22 June 1771.  She was daughter and co-heir of William Peere Williams, Esq., of Cadhay, in Devonshire.  She died in 1827.  On the death of Thomas Graves, his son became 2nd Baron Graves.

He was active in the American Revolutionary War.  The defeat of the British fleet, which he commanded, by the French off the coast of Virginia led directly to the surrender of Gen. Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia, and the end of that war.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+62.  Thomas North Graves, b. 28 May 1775, m. Mary Paget, 27 June 1803, d. 7 Feb. 1830.

  63.  Peer William Graves, never married, d. 1804.

  64.  Elizabeth Anne Graves, m. William Bagwell (or Bagnell) (of Killmore, Ireland), 1802, d. 12 Feb. 1803.

  65.  Anne Elizabeth Graves, b. 1773, m. (Sir) Thomas Hare (Bt.), 15 Jan. 1803, d. 11 Sept. 1823.

  66.  Margaret Anne Graves, b. 1777, m. Capt. Nesham, R.N., d. 7 Oct. 1808.  He was later Admiral.  4 children.






Richard Morgan Graves (43), D.D., was born about 1752, and died 1815, aged 63.  He was successively Rector of Hindlip, Worcestershire, Vicar of Mickleton, and Vicar of Malvern.  He succeeded his brother, Walwyn, at Mickleton.  He married Elizabeth Shermor, daughter of John Shermor, of Hannington, Co. Wilts.  She died in 1832.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  67.  Morgan Graves, b. 1 June 1778, never married, d. 25 Nov. 1819.

+68.  John Graves, b. 5 June 1780, m. Anne Thomas, d. 1818.

  69.  Elizabeth Graves, m. Charles Gray.  He took the name of Graves.  They had descendants living in 1896.



Thomas Graves (46) was born 3 March 1745 and died 30 Sept. 1828.  He was a scholar of Trinity College, Dublin, in 1763.  He was appointed Very Rev. Dean of Ardfert in 1802, and then of Connor in 1811.  He married Anne (or Ann) Dunlevie, daughter of John Dunlevie, on 8 March (or 21 Nov.) 1771.  She died 17 June 1814.  The following children were the ones living at his death in 1828.  There may have been others who died earlier.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

  70.  Arabella Graves, b. 1773, d. 1850.

+71.  James William Graves, b. 1774, m. Marie Victoire Black, 1802, d. 1845.

+72.  John Crosbie Graves, b. 2 July 1776, m. Helena Perceval, 1806, d. 13 Jan. 1835.

+73.  Thomas Ryder Graves, b. 1784, married.

  74.  Anne Graves, b. 1787.

  75.  William Henry Graves, b. 1794, m. Julia Blosome.  He was Capt. 18th Royal Irish.


James William Graves (47) was born 1747.  He first married Miss Fawson.  He secondly married Miss Hilliard (?).  (R‑3)

Children - Graves, by 1st marriage

  76.  James Graves

  77.  Thomas Graves

  78.  Elizabeth Graves, m. Dr. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ O'Faherty.

Children - Graves, by 2nd marriage

  79.  Robert Graves

  80.  Jane Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Roche.

  81.  Harriet Graves, m. Thomas Ryder Graves (her cousin).  See #85 for descendants.


Rev. John Graves (48) was Rector of Ballingarry, Co. Limerick, Ireland.  He first married Miss Ryves (or Rymes?).  He secondly married Miss Baker.  (R‑3, R‑10)

Children - Graves, by 1st marriage

  82.  James William Graves, married.  Had 21 children.

Children - Graves, by 2nd marriage

+83.  John Baker Graves, b. 1796, m(1) Louisa Bellew, 21 July 1817, m(2) Anne Howlin, 1827, d. 15 July 1865.

  84.  Hugh Ryves Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Marshall.

  85.  Thomas Ryder Graves, m. Harriet Graves (#81).

  86.  Harry Meggs Graves, married.  Had children.  Major Gen., Indian Army.

  87.  Richard Graves

  88.  William Graves

  89.  Mabella Graves, m. (Rev.) John Croker.

  90.  Jane Graves

  91.  Sydney Graves, m. Frederick Elderton.

  92.  Katherine Graves

  93.  Sybella Graves

  94.  Margaret Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Drought.

  95.  Bessie Graves


Very Rev. Richard Graves (49), D.D., was born 1 Oct. 1763 in Kilfinnane, Co. Limerick, Ireland, and died 31 (or 29) March 1829 in Raheny, Co., Dublin, Ireland.  He was a fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, in 1786.  In 1807, he published his important work on "The Pentateuch", and in 1813 he was made Professor of Divinity in Dublin University, and Dean of Ardagh.  He married Elizabeth (“Eliza”) Mary Drought, daughter of Rev. James Drought, F.T.C.D. and Prof. of Divinity, and Elizabeth Maria Campbell, on 1 Aug. 1787 in Ireland.  She was born in Oct. 1763 in Co. Offaly, Ireland, and died 27 March 1827 in Harcourt St., Dublin, Ireland.  (R‑1, R‑3, R‑12)

Children - Graves

  96.  John Graves, b. 1788 (Ireland), d. 1788 (Ireland).

  97.  James Drought Graves, b. Jan. 1790 (Ireland), d. 1794 (Ireland).

  98.  Richard Hastings Graves, b. 1791, never married, d. 25 Dec. 1877 (Dublin, Ireland).  He was D.D., Rector of Brigown, Co. Cork, Ireland.

+99.  Elizabeth Maria Graves, b. March 1792, m(1) Thomas Meredith, 7 July 1807, m(2) James Edward Burton, 24 Feb. 1824, d. 31 March 1855.

+100.   Jane Graves, b. 2 March 1793, m. (Rev.) Richard MacDonnell, 1810, d. 8 Jan. 1882.

  101.   Hercules Henry Graves, b. 1794 (Ireland), never married, d. 1815 (Axix, France).

+102.   Ann (or Anna) Graves, b. 1796, m(1) Edward Johnson (of Ballymacash), m(2) John Mayne, 1822, d. 1863.

+103.   Robert James Graves, b. 1796, m(1) Jane Eustace, m(2) Sarah Brinkley, m(3) Anna Grogan, d. 1853.

+104.   Henry Graves, b. 1797, m. Susan Johnston, 2 Nov. 1833, d. 8 Dec. 1862.

+105.   Harriet Graves, b. 1800, m. Matthew Brinkley, 5 March 1821, d. 1855.

  106.   Arabella Graves, b. 1801 (Ireland), never married, d. June 1879 (Ireland).



Anthony Graves (53) married.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+107.   William Graves


James Graves (54) married.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+108.   Richard Graves



Admiral John Graves (58) was born in 1743 and died 16 May 1811.  He married Elizabeth Sawle on 20 April 1786.  She was a daughter and eventually sole heir of Richard Sawle, Esq.  She was born 1748 and died 1819.  She was descended from a very ancient Cornish family which came from Normandy in the 11th century.  (R‑1, R‑7)

Children - Graves

+109.   Joseph Sawle Graves, b. 10 Dec. 1793, d. 1865.

  110.   John Samuel Graves

  111.   Caren Sawle Graves

  112.   Mary Sawle Graves


Sir Thomas Graves, K.B. (60) was born about 1747 at Castle Dawson, Ireland, and died in 1814.  He first married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He married second Mary Bacon.  He was Vice Admiral of the Blue, a highly distinguished naval officer, and second in command to Lord Nelson at Copenhagen.

An interesting article[1] about Thomas Graves was in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 99, no. 4, Oct. 1991, titled "Burnt all their houses, The log of HMS Savage during a raid up the Potomac River, Spring, 1781", edited by Fritz Hirschfeld.  After service aboard the Racehorse in 1773 on a voyage of discovery in the Arctic, Sir Thomas Graves was posted to North America.  On 27 May 1775 his schooner Diana was burned by rebels in the Charles River, and he was seriously injured.  This article is about the only organized raid by the Royal Navy up the Potomac River during the Revolutionary War.  It took place in the spring of 1781, and the home of George Washington, Mount Vernon, narrowly escaped the fate of many neighboring estates, of being burned and looted.  The original log of HMS Savage kept by Thomas Graves was found in the naval archives of the Public Record Office in London, and a photocopy was presented to Mount Vernon.



Lord Thomas North Graves (62) was born 28 May 1775 and died 7 Feb. 1830.  He was 2nd Baron Graves.  He married Lady Mary Paget on 27 June 1803.  She was the youngest daughter of Henry Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge, and sister of 1st Marquess of Anglesey, K.G.  She died 29 April 1835.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+113.   William Thomas Graves, b. 18 April 1804, m(1) Sophie Therese Berthier, 11 Aug. 1829, m(2) Louise Adele Malene, d. 20 March 1870.

+114.   Henry Richard Graves, b. 9 Oct. 1818, m. Henrietta Wellesley, 21 Oct. 1843, d. 29 April 1882.

+115.   Adolphus Edward Paget Graves, b. 25 Jan. 1821, m. Caroline Glubb Wriford, 27 April 1858, d. 1 Sept. 1891.

  116.   Jane Anne Graves, m. (Capt.) J. W. Cuthbert (of Dumbarton Manor, Isle of Thanet), 15 Dec. 1829, d. 14 Sept. 1881.  He d. 6 June 1874.

  117.   Caroline North Graves, m. (Major Gen.) Hugh Percy Davison (of Swarland Park), 18 Jan. 1844, d. 27 Oct. 1861.  He d. 5 July 1849.

  118.   Louisa Elizabeth Graves, m. Charles Heneage, 28 Aug. 1827, d. 30 June 1868.  He was a member of the Life Gurads, son of Thomas Fleschi Heneage, by his wife Hon. Arabella Pelham, 4th dau. of 1st Baron Yarborough.  Children.

  119.   Augusta Champagne Graves, m. Rev. Hon. William Towry Law, 15 March 1831, d. 16 Oct. 1844.  He was 5th son of Baron Ellenborough, and d. 31 Oct. 1886.  Children.

  120.   Hester Charlotte Graves, m. Edward Isaac Hobhouse (brother of 1st and last Baron Broughton), 4 Jan. 1832, d. 30 Jan. 1880.  He d. 16 May 1854.  Children.

  121.   Isabella Letitia Graves, m. Stephen Roland Woulfe, 9 June 1853, d. 26 Oct. 1870.  He was of Tiermaclane, co. Clare, only son of Rt. Hon. Stephen Woulfe, Lord-chief-Baron of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland.






John Graves (68) of Mickleton, Esq., was born 5 June 1780 and died 1818.  He was a Lieut. in the 23rd Regt.  He married Anne Thomas, daughter of John Thomas of Penryn, Co. Cornwall.  They had no sons.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+122.   Elizabeth Graves, m. John Maxwell Steele.

+123.   Mary John Graves, b. 1818, m. Maxwell Hamilton, d. 4 Feb. 1885.



James William Graves (71) was born 1774 and died 1845.  He married Marie Victoire Black in 1802 in Trinidad.  He was a Major General in the Army and a Col. commanding the 18th Royal Irish.  (R‑3, R‑9)

Children - Graves

  124.   Thomas Cockburn Graves, b.c. 1809, d. 1835.  Lieut. in 18th Royal Irish.

  125.   James William Graves, b. 22 Dec. 1817, m. Katherine Anne Wright (4th dau. of James Wood Wright), 1849 (Gola, Co. Monaghan), d. 5 Oct. 1894.

  126.   John Crosbie Graves, b. 19 Sept. 1820, m. Mary Montgomery.  Col., 3rd Bombay Cavalry.

  127.   William Henry Graves, b.c. 1826, m. Antoinetta Deane (dau. of George Deane of Harwich), d. 27 Nov. 1882.  Capt., 18th Royal Irish.

  128.   Robert Stannus Graves, b. 17 Jan. 1830, m. Annie J. King, 1854, d. 16 Dec. 1882.  Lieut., 66th Bengal Native Infantry.

  129.   Alexander Hope Graves, b. 1828, m. Marianna Deane (dau. of George Deane of Harwich).  18th Royal Irish.

  130.   Cotilda (or Clotilde) Bona Graves, b.c. 1811, m. Robert Stannus (Major, 29th Regt.), d. after 1862.

  131.   Anna Victoria Graves, b.c. 1813, m(1) C. Croker (of Downdaniel, Co. Cork), m(2) H. Ainslie (Lieut., R. N.).

  132.   Emily Georgiana (or Georgina) Graves, b.c. 1815, never married, d. 1871.

  133.   Frances Charlotte Graves, b.c. 1816, never married, d. 1871.

  134.   Mary Arabella Graves, b.c. 1818.

  135.   Annabella Graves, b. 1821, m(1) Henry Sinclair Wemyss Magee (Capt., 45th Regt.), 14 April 1842, m(2) James Rudge (he d. 1856), 1850.

  136.   Josephine Lacoste Graves, b.c. 1824, m. (Capt.) George G. Bowring, 1848.


John Crosbie Graves (72) was born 2 July 1776 and died 13 Jan. 1835.  He married Helena Perceval, eldest daughter and co-heir of Rev. Robert Perceval, Rector of Bruhenny, Co. Cork, in 1806.  She was born in 1785 and died in 1835.  He was the first Commissioner of Police, Dublin.  All descendants of John Crosbie Graves are entitled to use a crest, granted to John's son, Charles, according to a grant of Arms made by the Ulster King of Arms on 14 Jan. 1864.  The original was in the possession of Richard Perceval Graves in 1981.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Graves

  137.   John Thomas Graves, b. 1806, m. Amelia Tooke (dau. of William Tooke, F.R.S., London), d. 1870.  No children.  He was M.A., F.R.S., mathematician, and barrister-at-law.

+138.   Helena Clarissa Graves, b. 1808, m. Leopold von Ranke, 1843, d. 1871.

  139.   Rev.) Robert Perceval Graves, b. 1810, m. Helen Bellasis (dau. of George Hutchins Bellasis of Holly Hill, Windermere, Eng., formerly of the 19th Light Dragoons), d. 1893.  M.A. and LL.D., Dublin Univ.; Sub-Dean of the Chapel Royal, Dublin.  He was Rector at Windermere, and intimate friend of Wordsworth and Mrs. Hemans.  He was biographer of Sir W. Rowan Hamilton, the famous mathematician.  He spent the last quarter century at Dublin, and was Vicar-Warden of Alexandra College, Dublin.  No children.  His picture is to the left.

+140.   James Perceval Graves, b. 1811, m. Georgiana Lees, 1847, d. 1852.

+141.   Charles Graves, b. 12 Nov. (or 6 Dec.) 1812, m. Selina Cheyne, 15 Sept. 1840, d. 1899.

  142.   Caroline Frances Henrietta Graves, b. 1819, d. 1855 (mental breakdown).


Thomas Ryder Graves (73) was born 1784.  He married.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

  143.   Thomas William Graves



John Baker Graves (83) was born in 1796 in Limerick, Ireland, and died 15 July 1865 in Kandy, Ceylon.  He first married Louisa (or Louise) Bellew (or Bellow), daughter of Robert Bellew (or Bellow) and Sophie Fowke, on 21 July 1817 in Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire, England.  She was born in 1797 and died in 1827.  He married second Anne Howlin, daughter of James Howlin and Anna James, in 1827.  She died in 1848.

John Baker Graves was a judge in the Government Service.  Brentwood House in Blackheath was the family home until sometime in the late 1890's.  In 1853, when his daughter Anna married, he was a judge in Ceylon.  (R‑10, R‑12)

Children - Graves, by Louise Ballew

  144.   John (“Jack”) Bellew Graves, b. 1822, never married, d. 1906 (or 1899) (Tenby, Pembrokeshire, South Wales).  He is reputed to have travelled 8 times to Australia.  He owned a sheep station in N.S.W., Australia, and is quoted as saying, "England had a beastly climate but Australia had too few cultured people."

+145.   Frances Sarah Graves, b. 1823, m. Thomas Horn Fleet, d. 1910.

  146.   Sydney Louisa Graves, b. 1824, d. 1862.

Children - Graves, by Anne Howlin

  147.   James Abraham Howlin Graves, b. 1827, d. 1911.  Settled in Australia.

+148.   Anna Graves, b. 1830, m. Charles Murray, 1853, d. 1917.

+149.   Warden Harry Graves, b. 1834, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1911 (or 1908).



Elizabeth (“Eliza”) Maria Graves (99) was born in March 1792 in Ireland, died 31 March 1855 at 84 Great King Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, and was buried in Edinburgh.  She first married Rev. Thomas Meredith, son of Ralph Meredith and Martha Chaytor, on 7 July 1807 in Dublin, Ireland.  He was born in 1777 at Templerany House, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, died 2 May 1819 in Ardtrea, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, and was buried at Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.  More information about him can be seen on Wikipedia at

She married second Rev. James Edward Burton, son of Edward Burton and Maria Margaretta Campbell, on 24 Feb. 1824.  He was born in 1777 in Galway Co., Ireland, and died 25 Oct. 1850 in Queen’s Co., Ireland.  He first married Margaret Boyse on 24 June 1809 in St. Georges, Dublin, Ireland.  She was born in 1787, and died 16 Aug. 1822 in Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada.  All the children of Elizabeth and James were born in Burtonville, Quebec, Canada.  (R‑12)

Children - Meredith

  150.   Mary Anne Meredith, b. 1809.

  151.   Richard Graves Meredith, b. 1810, d. 1871.

  152.   William Collis Meredith, b. 1812, d. 1894.

  153.   Harriett Meredith, b. 1813, d. 1906.

  154.   Ralph Henry Howard Meredith, b. 1815, d. 1892.

  155.   Edmund Allen Meredith, b. 1817, d. 1899.

  156.   Thomas L. Meredith, b. 1819, d. 1843.

Children - Burton

  157.   Richard Graves Burton, b. 20 Nov. 1824, d. 1920.

  158.   Emily Catherine Burton, b. 25 April 1826, d. 1 July 1832 (L’assumption, Quebec).

  159.   Louis Lejeune Montmorenci Burton, b. 29 Feb. 1828, d. 1845.

  160.   Frances Maria Burton, b. 17 July 1829.

  161.   Robert William O’Rourke Burton, b. 7 May 1831.


Jane Graves (100) was born 2 March 1793 in Ireland, and died 8 Jan. 1882 in Rostrevor Terrace, Rathgar, Ireland.  She married Rev. Richard McDonnell in 1810.  He was born 10 June 1787 in Douglas, Co. Cork, Ireland, and died 24 Jan. 1867 in Dublin, Ireland.  He was a Doctor of Divinity, and Provost of Trinity College, Dublin.  (R‑12)

Children - MacDonnell

  162.   Elizabeth MacDonnell, b. 1811, d. 10 May 1822.

  163.   Robert MacDonnell, b. 29 Aug. 1814 (Raheny Glebe, a northern suburb of Dublin, Ireland), d. 21 June 1833 (Sorrento Cottage, Co. Dublin, Ireland).

  164.   Richard Graves MacDonnell, b. 3 Sept. 1814 (Dublin, Ireland), m. Blanche Anne Skurray, 10 July 1847 (Hove, Sussex, England), d. 5 Feb. 1881 (Hyeres, France).  She was b.c. 1825 in Milford, Surrey, England, and d. 17 May 1909 in Southsea, Hampshire, England.

  165.   Susanna MacDonnell, b. 1816, d. 13 Jan. 1829 (Shrewsbury, England).

+166.   Hercules Henry Graves MacDonnell, b. 3 Jan. 1819, m. Emily Ann Moylan, 11 July 1842, d. 1900.

+167.   John Cotter MacDonnell, b. 24 Feb. 1821, m. Charlotte Henrietta Doyne, 21 April 1853, d. 9 Sept. 1902.

  168.   Charles Eustace MacDonnell, b. 17 Aug. 1823 (Ireland), d. 5 Aug. 1853 Chatham, Kent, England).

  169.   Ronald MacDonnell, b. 4 May 1825, d. 22 Dec. 1889 (Rathdown, Ireland).

  170.   William Sherlock MacDonnell, b. 25 Dec. 1829, d. 26 Jan. 1835.

  171.   Frederick James St. George MacDonnell, b. 1 Nov. 1832, d. 23 March 1858 (Koorsee, India).

+172.   Arthur Robert MacDonnell, b. 8 July 1835, m(1) Araminta Preston, 23 Feb. 1865, m(2) Florence Mary Nightingale, 30 June 1879, d. June 1896.

  173.   Jane Catherine MacDonnell, b.c. 1838.


Anna (or Ann) Graves (102) was born in 1796 in Ireland, and died in 1863.  She first married Edward Johnson.  He died in 1818.  She married second John Mayne in 1822.  He was born in 1800 and died in 1829.  (R‑12)

Children - Mayne

  174.   Edward Graves Mayne, b. 2 May 1823 (Co. Dublin, Ireland), d. 14 July 1882 (Co. Dublin, Ireland).

  175.   Sarah Kate Dawson Mayne, b.c. 1828 (Ireland), m. Dawson Mayne, d. 25 Feb. 1882 (40 Elgin St., Dublin, Ireland).  He was b. 1817 and d. 1858.

  176.   John Dawson Mayne, 31 Dec. 1828 (Dublin, Ireland), m(1) Helen Sarah Hamilton, 11 Aug. 1859 (Madras, India), m(2) Annie Catherine Craigie-Halkett-Inglis, 15 May 1873 (Langham, England), d. 24 March 1917 (Shinfield Park, Reading, Berkshire, England).  Helen was b. 1840 and d. 1922.  Annis was b. 1835 and d. 1917.

  177.   Robert Mayne

+178.   Elizabeth Mary Mayne, m. Henry Jonathan Cope Colles, 14 Aug. 1845, d. 15 Jan. 1900.


Robert James Graves (103) of Merrion Square, Dublin, M.D., F.R.S., was a famous Dublin physician.  His reputation became world-wide, and his writings were translated into many languages.  He revolutionized the old system of bleeding and starving fevers, and said that his epitaph should be: "He fed fevers."  His picture is at the bottom of the preceding page.  Graves’ disease (an autoimmune disorder) was named for him.  (See discussion on Wikipedia at for much more information about him.)

He first married Jane Eustace.  He secondly married Sarah Brinkley, daughter of Right Rev. John Brinkley, D.D., Bishop of Coyne.  He thirdly married Anna Grogan, daughter of Rev. William Grogan of Slaney Park.  He died 1853.  (Did he have any children by his first two wives?)  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves, by Anna Grogan

+179.   Richard Drought Graves, b. 1832, m. Henrietta Katherine Leathes, 1856, d. 5 Jan. 1871.

+180.   William Grogan Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1836, m. Georgianna Marshall, 1877, d. 17 Feb. 1890.

  181.   Georgiana (or Georgina) Arabella Graves, m. Edward Blackburne (of Rathfarnham Castle, Co. Dublin, Q.C., J.P., third son of the Right Hon. Lord Chancellor Blackburne), 25 Aug. 1857.

  182.   Elizabeth (or Eliza Mary) Graves, m. (Major) Thomas P. St. George Armstrong (J.P.).

  183.   Oliva Drew Graves, m. J. Cassie Hatton (Q.C., of Montreal).

  184.   Florence Belinda Graves, m. (Capt. or Major) L. W. Parsons, R.A.


Henry Graves (104) was born in 1797 in Dublin, Ireland, and died 8 Dec. 1862 in Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, England.  He married Susan Johnston, daughter of Higginson Johnston and Sarah Hutton, on 2 Nov. 1833 in St. George’s Church, Dublin, Ireland.  She was born in 1811 and died in 1877, both in Dublin, Ireland.  All their children were born in Preston, Lancashire, England, except for Johnston born in Frechelton, Lancs., Maria born in Myerscough, Lancs., and Robert James born in Plumpton-Wood, Lancs.  (R‑12)

Children - Graves

+185.   Sarah Jane Graves, b. 29 Dec. 1835, m. James Humber, 2 Nov. 1858, d. 14 Aug. 1905.

  186.   Adelaide Eliza Graves, b. 1837, d. 11 Jan. 1915 (Margate, Kent, England).

  187.   Richardson Graves, b. June 1839, d. July 1839 (Preston, Lancs.).

+188.   Henry William Graves, b. 8 July 1840, m. Kathleen Sophia Seale, 3 June 1867, d. 1911.

  189.   Susan Graves, b. Dec. 1841, d. June 1882 (London, Middlesex, England).

  190.   Anne Graves, b. 1843, d. March 1894 (Windsor, Berkshire).

  191.   Higginson Johnston Graves, b. March 1844.

  192.   William Perceval Graves, b. Oct. 1844, d. 1879 (Pershaw, India).

  193.   Benjamin Chamney Graves, b. 2 Feb. 1845, m. Rebecca Mary Walker, 25 Nov. 1880 (Muree, Bengal, India), d. 26 March 1905 (St. George Hanover Square, London).  She was b. June 1856 in Hawling, Gloucestershire, and d. 20 March 1926 in Wandsworth, Greater London, England, dau. of ‑‑‑‑‑‑ and Hannah Walker.  She m(2) Edmund Henry Tuck in June 1906 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.

+194.   Johnston Graves, b. April 1846, m. Elizabeth Harriett Taylor, d. 1903.

+195.   Catherine Graves, b. 3 Aug. 1847, m. Hervey Elkins Ryves, 4 Feb. 1875, d. 7 Feb. 1932.

+196.   Edmund Johnston Graves, b. 3 Aug. 1847, m. Mary Ann Horner Oughton, 15 Oct. 1877.

+197.   Maria Graves, b. 1850, m(1) Charles James Jamieson, 7 Aug. 1873, m(2) George Charles Jamieson, 1909, d. 10 Sept. 1930.

  198.   Robert James Graves, b. Jan. 1852.


Harriet Graves (105) was born in 1800 in Dublin Ireland, and died in 1855 in Monkstown, Dublin.  She married Mathew Brinkley, son of Right Rev. John Mortimer Brinkley and Esther Weld, on 5 March 1821.  He was born 2 March 1797 in Dublin, Ireland, and died 29 April 1855 in Kingstown, Dublin.  (R‑12)

Children - Brinkley

+199.   Richard Graves Brinkley, b.c. 1823, m. Hester Lloyd, 2 Dec. 1845, d. 15 May 1890.

  200.   John Brinkley, b.c. 1824 (Glanworth, Cork, Ireland), d. 1851.

  201.   Matthew Brinkley, b.c. 1825 (Dublin, Ireland).

  202.   Esther Brinkley, b.c. 1826 (Dublin, Ireland).

  203.   Marcules Brinkley, b.c. 1827 (Dublin, Ireland).

  204.   Eliza Mary Brinkley, b.c. 1830 (Dublin, Ireland).

  205.   Henrietta (or Harriet) Brinkley, b.c. 1832 (Dublin, Ireland).

  206.   Ninna Brinkley, b.c. 1834 (Dublin, Ireland).

  207.   Anna Brinkley, b.c. 1835 (Dublin, Ireland), m. James King, 20 Aug. 1860.

  208.   Arabella Brinkley, b.c. 1836 (Dublin, Ireland), d.c. 1879.

+209.   Jane Brinkley, b.c. 1838, m. Edward Vernon, 27 March 1862.

  210.   Mary Brinkley, b.c. 1840 (Ireland).

  211.   Francis Brinkley, b. 30 Dec. 1841 (Parsonstown House, Co. Meath, Ireland), d. 12 Oct. 1912 (Tokyo, Japan).



William Graves (107), J.P., married.  This appears to be the same person as William Graves, bapt. 1787, who married Sarah Elly, in genealogy 364.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+212.   Anthony Elly Graves, m. Harriet Houghton.

+213.   Samuel Robert Graves, m. Elizabeth Houghton.

+214.   J. Palmer Graves



Rev. Richard Graves (108) married.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  215.   Rev.) James Graves, Vicar of Stonyford.



Sir Joseph Sawle Graves (109) was born 10 Dec. 1793 and died in 1865.  He was created baronet on 22 March 1836.  When he received a knighthood he changed his name to Sawle-Graves-Sawle.  (R‑1, R‑7)

Children - Graves

  216.   Sir) Charles Brune Graves Sawle, b. 16 Oct. 1816.



Lord William Thomas Graves (113) was born 18 April 1804 and died 20 March 1870.  He was the third Baron Graves, a Page of Honour to H.R.H. The Prince Regent, and afterwards a Capt. of the Coldstream Guards.  At his death, his only surviving son became 4th Baron Graves.

He first married Sophie Therese Berthier, daughter of Gen. Berthier, and widow of Gen. Count Bruyere, on 11 Aug. 1829.  She died without issue 1 Aug. 1833.  He secondly married Louise Adele Malene.  She died 27 Nov. 1877.  (R‑1, R‑5)

Children - Graves, by Louise A. Malene

+217.   Clarence Edward Graves, b. 7 June 1847, m. Katherine Frederica Murdock, 8 May 1870.

  218.   Jane Adele Graves, m. William Thomas Fernie (M.D., of 4 Pembroke Villas, The Green, Richmond, Surrey), 8 Jan. 1891, d. 25 March 1917.  He d. Nov. 1914.

  219.   Adele Isabella Graves, m. George William Culme Soltau-Symons (of Chaddlewood, Devon; see Burke’s L.G.), 15 Dec. 1859, d. 27 Dec. 1869.  He d. 1916.  Children.


Henry Richard Graves (114) was born 9 Oct. 1818 and died 29 April 1882.  He married Henrietta Wellesley on 21 Oct. 1843.  She died 31 July 1898.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

+220.   Henry Cyril Percy Graves, b. 10 Sept. 1847, m. Elizabeth Ellen Craven, 11 Oct. 1870.

  221.   William Spencer Paget Graves (Cmdr. R.N.), b. 21 Feb. 1849, m. Beatrice Mary Leake, 10 Aug. 1882, d. 6 Sept. 1909.  She d. 3 Aug. 1950, 2nd dau. of Robert Leake, M.P., of The Dales, Whitefield, Lancs.  No children.

+222.   Claude Thomas Graves, b. 21 Sept. 1850, m. Georgina Hill, 1876, d. 1898.

+223.   Algernon Sydney George Graves, b. 16 Oct. 1852, m. Constance Ellen Johnson, 2 June 1880, d. 1923.

+224.   Adolphus Edward Paget Graves, b. 11 Jan. 1855, m(1) Elaine Mabelle Leake, 18 March 1886, m(2) Katherine Louisa Ward, 17 June 1889, m(3) Hilda May Cruickshank, 21 Sept. 1909, d. 5 Aug. 1931.

+225.   Augustus Edgar Graves, b. 11 Oct. 1856, m. Josephine Robinson, 18 Sept. 1889, d. 5 May 1896.

  226.   Adrian Edward George Graves, b. 4 May 1860, d. 23 May 1930.  He was Capt., 3rd Bn., D.C.L.I.

  227.   Henrietta Jane Caroline Florence Graves, m. Adolph Berto Marchi, 1881.  He d. 1914.

  228.   Georgiana Louisa Alice Graves, m. Edward Corbett Parker, 28 Aug. 1868, d. 23 Nov. 1905.  Children.

  229.   Mabel Mary Blanche Graves, m. Robert Bryce Hay, 22 Jan. 1889, d. 13 May 1926.  He was of 17 Talgarth Mansions, Barons Court, West, formerly of 93rd Highlanders.


Adolphus Edward Paget Graves (115) was born 25 Jan. 1821 and died 1 Sept. 1891.  He was a Page of Honour to William IV in 1830, and was afterwards Capt. in the Coldstream Guards and 59th Regt.  He married Caroline Glubb Wriford on 27 April 1858.  She died 14 Dec. 1917.  She was the 2nd daughter of Capt. Samuel Wriford, R.N.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

+230.   Cyril Edward Cuthbert Hare Graves, b. 18 June 1860, m. Constance Katherine Mouflet, 1 June 1916, d. 16 Feb. 1946.

  231.   Florence Mary Augusta Graves, m(1) Edward Augusta Stewart Hobhouse, 22 Sept. 1892, m(2) (Major Sir) Philip Arthur Sambrooke Crawley, 11 Aug. 1909, d. 6 May 1936.  The marriage to Edward was his 2nd; he d. 3 Aug. 1908, without children.  Philip was J.P., 3rd Bn., The Bluffs, d. 30 May 1933.






Elizabeth Graves (122) married Sir John Maxwell Steele, Baronet, who took the name of Graves, in 1863.  (Did she marry him in 1863, or did he take the name of Graves in 1863?)  They only had one child.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  232.   Frances Elizabeth Graves, m. R. S. Brown.  He took the name of Graves.  When both of them and their daughter and their daughter's husband died, the property reverted to Mary John Graves (93).


Mary John Graves (123) was born 1818 and died 4 Feb. 1885.  She married Maxwell Hamilton, Esq., of Dublin.  He died in 1867.  (R‑1)

Children - Hamilton

  233.   Sidney Graves Hamilton, b. 13 June 1855.  He was of Mickleton, and later of Kiftsgate Court, Esq.



Helena Clarissa Graves (138) was born in 1808 and died in 1871.  She married Leopold von Ranke of Berlin, Germany, in 1843.  He was a well-known historian.  He was born in 1795 and died in 1886.  (R‑5)

Children - von Ranke

  234.   Otto von Ranke, b. 1844, married.  He was a pastor.  Had children.

  235.   Maximiliane von Ranke, b. 1846, married, d. 1922.  His grandson Wilhelm d. 1917 at Cambrai.

+236.   Frieduhelm von Ranke, b. 1847, m. Selma von Ranke, d. 1917.

  237.   Albrecht von Ranke, b. 1849, d. 1850.


James Perceval Graves (140) was born 1811 and died 1852.  He married Georgiana Lees in 1847.  She was a daughter of Thomas Orde Lees and granddaughter of Sir John Lees, 1st bart. of Blackrock.  After James died, Georgiana married Thomas Williams.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

  238.   Francis John Graves, m. Sibyl Hurlord.  He was Col. Comm. 20th Hussars.

  239.   Amelia Graves, m. G. Adamson (J.P., of Auburn House, Co. Westmeath).


Right Rev. Charles Graves (141), D.D., was born 12 Nov. (or 6 Dec.) 1812.  He was Lord Bishop of Limerick, F.R.S., LL.D., of Oxford, formerly Fellow Trinity College, Dublin.  He lived at The Palace Henry Street, Limerick, and "Parknasilla", in Kenmare, Co. Kerry.  A portrait of the Lord Bishop is below, and a view of "Parknasilla" is on the next page.  His Lordship was educated at Trinity College, Dublin; B.A., 1835; M.A. and Fellow, 1836; D.D., 1851; Prof. of Mathematics, Dublin Univ., 1843-62; Dean of Clonfert, 1864-66, in which latter year he was consecrated Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe.  He married Selina Cheyne on 15 Sept. 1840.

Her father was John Cheyne, M.D., Physician General to the forces in Ireland.  She died 15 Nov. 1873.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

  240.   John Cheyne Graves, b. 16 Nov. 1841, d. 9 Sept. 1868.  B.A.; Bengal Civil Service.  No children.

+241.   Helena Cecilia Graves, m. Henry Lyttleton Powys, 7 Aug. 1869, d. 27 June 1886.

+242.   Alfred Perceval Graves, b. 22 July 1846, m(1) Jane Cooper, 29 Dec. 1874, m(2) Amalie Elizabeth Sophie von Ranke, 30 Dec. 1891.

+243.   Arnold Felix Graves, b. 17 Nov. 1847, m. Constance Weatherley (or Wetherby).

+244.   Rosamund Selina Graves, m. Richard Massie Blomfield, 3 July 1877.

  245.   Augusta Caroline (“Lily”) Graves, b. 1850.

+246.   Charles Larcom Graves, b. 15 Dec. 1856, m. Alice Emma Grey, 30 July 1889 (or 1890).

+247.   Robert Wyndham Graves, b. 6 July 1857 (or 1858), m. Elizabeth Thomson.

+248.   Ida Margaret Graves, b. 1859, m. Richard Poore, 14 Sept. 1885.





Anna Graves (148) was born about 1830 in Ireland, and died in 1917.  She married Charles Murray in 1853 in Kandy, then capital of Ceylon, where her father was a judge in the Government Service.  He was 35 at the time (born about 1818), and they must have decided to leave Ceylon.  Their first child was born in 1854 in Bangalore, India, the next in Paddington, London in 1856, the next 2 in Sutton, Surrey, and the remainder at Kingsclere, Hampshire.

In the 1861 and 1871 censuses Charles is listed as tenant of Woodhouse Farm, Ashford Hill, Kingsclere, Hampshire.  The farm was not large, 210 acres, but was on a good site in the Thames Valley on the border between Hampshire and Berkshire.  The census lists a living-in Bailiff, groom, four labourers, two carters, and three boys.

The house was big and it seemed that Charles lived a leisured gentleman's life.  His will refers to horses, carriages, wine and silver, and his eldest son, Charles Templeton, remembers carrying his father's game bag.  In the 1871 census for Kingsclere, Hampshire, all the children are listed except for Archibald James who was probably away at school.  Charles Templeton is shown and it is possible that he was at home as he was a day student at nearby Bradfield College.  A nurse and nursemaid are listed attending to the seven girls.

Charles left £35,000 in his will which is long and detailed and contains 3 codicils.  He was concerned on two points, firstly to leave his wife properly settled and secondly to ensure absolute equal distribution of the remainder amongst his nine surviving children.  To this extent, any advance of cash to any son while he was still alive was to be set against his final inheritance.  This was probably inspired by an advance to Charles Templeton to sail for Australia.

The original will was made in 1869 and contained details as to the disposal of Woodhouse Farm.  The First Codicil came in 1874 while Charles was staying at 1 Sussex Gardens, Eastbourne, having left Woodhouse, possibly after a heart attack.  The address on the second codicil (year 1876) was Holm Leigh, Belvedere, and it refers to the purchase of Brentwood House, Lee Park, Blackheath, Kent, where the third codicil was made (year 1879).  Charles was unable to sign this and his mark was made for him.  He died 20 April 1879, and was buried in Highgate Cemetery, grave 23244, alongside Anna and two of his children, Archibald and Sydney.  Warden Harry Graves, his brother-in-law, remembers his as: "as good a man as ever walked."

Brentwood House in Blackheath remained the family home until sometime in the late 1890's.  All the daughters had married by 1891, except for Geraldine, who remained a spinster.  Anna is listed in Kelley's Blackheath Directory in 1894 but not in 1899.  Anna is also listed in the 1881 and 1891 Blackheath census, where the house is named as No. 22 Lee Park.  It seems to have been a very exclusive area, the other houses being occupied by retired senior military and civil officers.

Their first child was born in Bangalore, India, in the Madras Presidency, the second in Paddington, London, the next 2 in Sutton, Surrey, and all the others in Kingsclere, Hampshire.  (R‑10)

Children - Murray

  249.   Charles Templeton Warden Murray, b.c. 1854.

  250.   Mary Murray, b.c. 1856.

  251.   Alice Clive Murray, b.c. 1858.

  252.   Archibald James Murray, b.c. 1860.

  253.   Sinay A. Murray, b.c. 1862.

  254.   Janet M. Murray, b.c. 1863.

  255.   Sybella S. Murray, b.c. 1864.

  256.   child, died in infancy.

  257.   Sydney M. Murray, b.c. 1868.

  258.   Geraldine Elizabeth Murray, b.c. 1869.


Warden Harry Graves (149) was born 1834 and died 1911.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑10)

Children - Graves

  259.   Jack Graves

  260.   Minnie Graves, m. Douglas Moore.



Rev. Richard Drought Graves (179) was born 1832 and died 5 Jan. 1871.  He married Henrietta Katherine Leathes, daughter of Henry Mussenden Leathes, of Herringfleet Hall, Suffolk.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

  261.   Robert de Mussenden Graves, b. 27 Aug. 1859.

  262.   Richard Henry de Mussenden Graves, b. 27 Aug. 1859, d. 1860.  Twin of Robert.

  263.   Georgina Mary Graves


Colonel William Grogan Graves (180), of Cloghan Castle, Kings Co., J. P. and D.L., was born 14 Feb. 1836, and died 17 Feb. 1890.  He was High Sheriff, Lieut. Col. Comm. 82nd (South Lancashire) Regt.  He married Georgianna Marshall, of Baronne Court, Tipperary, in 1877.  She was the second daughter of Rev. Joseph Marshall, R.N., J.P., of Baronne Court, Co. Tipperary, Baron de Prigny de Querieux, in France, by Sophia his wife, daughter of Hugh Kennedy, of Cultra, Co. Down.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

  264.   Robert Kennedy Grogan Graves, b. 1 Jan. 1878.  Of Cloghan Castle in 1899.

  265.   William Geoffrey Plantaganet Graves, b. 22 May 1881.  Royal Navy.



Anthony Elly Graves (212) married Harriet Houghton, sister of Elizabeth Houghton, who married Anthony's brother Samuel Robert.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  266.   William Robert Graves, M.D., Trinity College, Dublin.

  267.   Samuel Houghton Graves, M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge, barrister at law.

  268.   F. P. Graves, Royal Navy.

  269.   Anthony Elly Graves


Samuel Robert Graves (213) was M.P. for Liverpool, England.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  270.   William S. Graves

  271.   Robert Elly Graves

  272.   Herbert A. Graves (of Liverpool)


J. Palmer Graves (214) married.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  273.   George P. Graves

  274.   Charles Graves

  275.   Robert Graves

  276.   Three other sons



Lord Clarence Edward Graves (217), 4th Baron Graves, was born 7 (or 8) June 1847 and died 29 Jan. 1904.  He married Katherine Frederica Murdock on 8 May 1870.  She was eldest daughter of Sir Thomas W. C. Murdock, K.C.M.G.  All their children died unmarried.  Lord Graves was succeeded by his cousin, Henry Cyril Percy Graves.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

  277.   Violet Georgiana Adele Graves, b. 21 May 1871, never married.

  278.   daughter

  279.   son



Henry Cyril Percy Graves (220), 5th Baron Graves, was born 10 Sept. 1847.  He married Elizabeth Ellen Craven on 11 Oct. 1870.  She died 5 Jan. 1914, the youngest daughter of Henry Craven of Wickham Hall, Kent.  The surviving brothers and sisters of the 5th Baron obtained a patent of precedence as the children of a Baron, 22 Oct. 1906.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

+280.   Clarence Percy Rivers Graves, b. 16 Aug. 18--, m. Mary Ada Isabel Parker, 7 Feb. 1903, d. 1 March 1937.

  281.   Maud Evelyn Graves, m. John Drysdale Sanders, 29 May 1905, d. 28 March 1959.  He d. 18 Feb. 1922.  Children.


Claude Thomas Graves (222) was born 21 Sept. 1850 and died in 1898.  He married Georgiana Hill, daughter of Capt. Hill, in 1876.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

+282.   Henry Algernon Claude Graves, b. 3 Oct. 1877, m. Vera Blanche Neville Snepp, 1909, d. 6 Nov. 1963.

  283.   Queena Mabel Constance Graves, b. 14 Oct. 1880, m. Edward Othon Dunne, 25 Oct. 1899, d. 11 June 1906.


Algernon Sydney George Graves (223) was born 16 Oct. 1852 and died in 1923.  He married Constance Ellen Johnson on 2 June 1880.  She died 1 Nov. 1886, daughter of Murray M. Johnson of Stone Castle, near Dartford.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

  284.   Esme Graves, b. 1882, never married, d. 12 Jan. 1969.

  285.   Doris Graves, b. 1884, never married, d. 19 Nov. 1964.


Adolphus Edward Paget Graves (224) was born 11 Jan. 1855 and died 5 Aug. 1931.  He was honorary Capt. in the Army, Major and R.T.O., 1916.  He first married Elaine Mabelle Leake, daughter of Robert Leake, M.P., on 18 March 1886.  She died 9 June 1887.  He secondly married Katherine Louisa Ward on 17 June 1889.  She died 13 Oct. 1900, 2nd daughter of Col. Henry Constantine Evelyn Ward, C.I.E.  For his third wife he married Hilda May Cruickshank on 21 Sept. 1909.  She died 24 April 1966, only daughter of David Cruickshank, of Queen Anne’s Mansions, S.W.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves, by Elaine M. Leake

  286.   Mabelle Beatrice Muriel Graves, b. 2 May 1887, d. 18 Aug. 1887.

Children - Graves, by Katherine L. Ward

  287.   Evelyn Paget Graves, b. 4 June 1890, d. 1 March 1917 (killed in an air fight in World War I).  He was Capt. R.F.A. and Major R.F.C.

+288.   Alweyn Montague Graves, b. 28 March 1892, m. Kathleen Eleanor Cowley Priest, 23 Jan. 1923, d. 30 Aug. 1956.

  289.   Irene Graves, b. 20 Dec. 1897, m. (Brig.) Frederick Ivor de la Poer Garforth (late R.E., younger son of Frederick Garforth), 29 March 1921.

Children - Graves, by Hilda M. Cruickshank

+290.   Vernon North Graves, b. 11 July 1911, m. Elizabeth Constance FitzGerald, 22 March 1947, d. 4 Oct. 1960.


Augustus Edgar Graves (225) was born 11 Oct. 1856 and died 5 May 1896.  He married Josephine Robinson on 18 Sept. 1889.  She died 23 April 1924, 4th daughter of Joseph Robinson of Lewins, Edenbridge, Kent.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

  291.   Austin Joseph Goeffrey Graves, b. 1893, d. March 1916 (killed in action, World War I).  He was Lieut., 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles.

  292.   Millicent Olive Graves, m. (Cmdr.) Walter Randolph Bernard (R.N., ret., son of Gerard Hawker Bernard of Bathenston, Somerset), 21 Oct. 1912.  He d. 18 July 1950.



Cyril Edward Cuthbert Hare Graves (230) was born 18 June 1860 and died 16 Feb. 1946.  He married Constance Katherine Mouflet on 1 June 1916.  She died 12 Feb. 1951, daughter of Francois Chrysostom Mouflet of Leamington.  There were other children in addition to the one listed below.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

+293.   Mary Caroline Margot Graves, b. 4 July 1919, m. Albert Arthur Puddick, 14 May 1942.  He was only son of Albert Arthur Puddick of Astra House, Brighton, Sussex.  Children.






Frieduhelm von Ranke (236) was born in 1847 and died in 1917.  He was Generalmajor z.D. in Rudopstadt.  He married Selma (“Lily”) von Ranke.  She was a younger sister of Amy von Ranke who married Alfred Perceval Graves.  She was born in 1859.  (R‑5)

Children - von Ranke

  294.   Heinrich von Ranke, b. 1885, d. 1887.

  295.   Ruth von Ranke, b. 1888 (Leiterin).

  296.   Alexandra von Ranke, b. 1891.

  297.   Ermentrude von Ranke, b. 1892.

  298.   Hildegard von Ranke, m. Jurgen von Blanckenberg.  3 sons, 2 dau.



Helena Cecilia Graves (241) married Lieut. Col. Henry Lyttleton Powys (or John Powys) on 7 Aug. 1869.  He served in the Oxford Light Infantry.  Helena died 27 June 1886.  (R‑5)

Children - Powys

  299.   Capt.) John Powys, d. 1883 (killed in action, India).

  300.   Norah Powys


Alfred Perceval Graves (242) was born 22 July 1846.  He received an M.A., and was H.M. Inspector of Schools.  He was a poet of acknowledged high standing, and wrote many charming poems and ballads.  He lived in Taunton, England.  He first married Jane Cooper, eldest daughter of James Cooper, Esq., of Cooper Hill, on 29 Dec. 1874.  She died 24 March 1886.  He secondly married Amalie (“Amy”) Elizabeth Sophie (or Sophia) von Ranke, eldest daughter of Professor Heinrich von Ranke, M.D., of Munich, on 30 Dec. 1891.  She was born in 1857.  Alfred’s portrait is below.  (R‑1, R‑3, R‑5)

Children - Graves, by Jane Cooper

+301.   Philip Perceval Graves, b. 25 Feb. 1876 (or 1870), m. Millicent Gilchrist.

+302.   Mary Graves, b. 6 June 1877, m. Arthur Sansome Preston, d.c. 1949.

+303.   Richard Massie Graves, b. 14 Sept. 1880, m. Eva Wilkinson, 1912, d. 14 Aug. 1960.

  304.   Alfred Perceval (“Bones”) Graves, b. 14 Dec. 1881, m. Eirene Gwen Knight.  She was a singer.

  305.   Susan Winthrop Savatier Graves, b. 23 March 1885, m. Kenneth Macaulay.

Children - Graves, by Amalie E. S. von Ranke

  306.   Clarissa Janie Graves, b. 29 Nov. 1892.  Poet, artist, Christian Science Practitioner.

+307.   Rosaleen-Louise Graves, b. 7 March 1894, m. James Francis Cooper, d. 3 Aug. 1989.

+308.   Robert Von Ranke Graves, b. 24 July 1895, m(1) Annie Mary Prydie Nicholson, 23 Jan. 1918, m(2) Beryl Prichard, d. 7 Dec. 1985.

  309.   Charles Patrick Ranke Graves, b. 1899, d. 1971.  Journalist.

+310.   John Tiarks Ranke Graves, b. 1903, m. Mary Wickens, d. 1980.


Arnold Felix Graves (243) was born 17 Nov. 1847.  He received an M.A., and was a barrister-at-law.  He was one of the Secretaries of Charitable Donations and Bequests, Ireland.  He married Constance Weatherley (or Wetherby).  (R‑1, R‑3, R‑5)

Children - Graves

  311.   Geraldine Perceval Graves, b. 1833, d. 1920.

  312.   Lionel Perceval Arnold Graves (called Perceval)

  313.   Arnold Graves

  314.   George Graves


Rosamund Selina Graves (244) married Rear Admiral Sir Richard Massie Blomfield of the Royal Navy, KCMG, on 3 July 1877.  (R‑5)

Children - Blomfield (or Massie-Blomfield?)

  315.   Charles Blomfield, married, d. 1915 (Ypres, World War I).  2 sons.

  316.   Hugh Blomfield


Charles Larcom Graves (246), M.A., was born 15 Dec. 1856.  He married Alice Emma Grey, sister of Sir Edward Grey, M.P., on 30 July 1889 (or 1890).  She was the eldest daughter of Lieut. Col. George Henry Grey and Harriet Jane Pearson (see Burke's Peerage and Baronetage).  Charles was a writer.  (R‑1, R‑3, R‑5)

Children - Graves

+317.   Cecil Graves, b. 6 March 1892, m. Irene Helen Bagnell.

  318.   Adrian Graves, b. 1896, d. 1918 (World War I).


Sir Robert Windham (or Wyndham) Graves (247), KCMG, was born 6 July 1857 (or 1858).  He married Elizabeth (“Bessie”) Thomson (or Thompson).  He was H.M.’s Consul at Erzeroum.  Elizabeth was a daughter of Robert Thomson of Constantinople.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

  319.   Gerald Graves, b. 1903, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1925.


Ida Margaret Graves (248) was born in 1859.  She married Capt. Sir Richard Poore on 14 Sept. 1885.  He was 4th Bart., Royal Navy, later Admiral.  He was the eldest son of Sir Edward Poore, 3rd. bart of Rushall (?).  (R‑5)

Children - Poore

  320.   Roger Poore, d. 1915 (World War I).



Clarence Percy Rivers Graves (280), 6th Baron Graves, was born 16 Aug. 18‑‑ and died 1 March 1937.  He married his cousin, Mary Ada Isabel Parker, 3rd daughter of Edward Corbett Parker, on 7 Feb. 1903.  She died 7 Jan. 1962.  At his death, he was succeeded by his cousin, Henry Algernon Claude Graves, as 7th Baron Graves.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

  321.   Cerise Evelyn Georgina Graves, b. 18 July 1906.

  322.   Rosemary Audrey Alys Graves, b. June 1910, m. (Major) Herbert Edward Osborne, 3 Feb. 1938.  He d. 1951, son of Edward Osborne.



Henry Algernon Claude Graves (282), 7th Baron Graves, was born 3 Oct. 1877 and died 6 Nov. 1963.  He was Capt. Northumberland Hus. Yeo., late Lieut. 3rd Company of London Yeo.  He married Vera Blanche Neville Snepp, daughter of Alfred Neville Snepp, in 1909.  They were divorced in 1922.  She died 20 ‑‑‑‑ 1953.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

  323.   Peter George Wellesley Graves, b. 21 Oct. 1911, m. Winifred Ruby Moule, 1960, d. 1994.  He became 8th Baron Graves in 1962.  He was educated at Harrow, and was an actor.  His wife was the actress Vanessa Lee (her stage name), daughter of Alfred Moule and widow of Warde Morgan.  After Peter died, the title passed to Evelyn Paget Graves (#324).



Alweyn Montague Graves (288) was born 28 March 1892 and died 30 Aug. 1956.  He served in World War I, 1914-18, with the A.I.F.  He married Kathleen Eleanor Cowley Priest of Woodlands, Lemana, Tasmania, on 23 Jan. 1923.  She died in 1974.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

+324.   Evelyn Paget Graves, b. 17 May 1926, m. Marjorie Ann Holder, 13 March 1957.

+325.   Diana Wellesley Graves, b. 28 May 1934, m. Edgar Mark Wolfhagen, 21 April 1956.


Vernon North Graves (290) was born 11 July 1911, and died 4 Oct. 1960 as the result of a climbing accident.   He was D.S.C., Lt. Cmdr. R.N., and served in World War II.  He married Elizabeth Constance FitzGerald of Linkhurst, Stonegate, near Wadhurst, Sussex, on 22 March 1947.  She was daughter of Capt. Robert Francis Uniacke Penrose Fitzgerald, R.N.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

+326.   Janice Penrose Iona Graves, b. 29 Dec. 1947, m(1) Stephen Van Simons, 19 Oct. 1968, m(2) Christopher Bernard Rose, 1980.

+327.   Sarah Frances Paget Graves, b. 30 Oct. 1950, m. Iannis Tamvakis, 1979.



Mary Caroline Margot Wriford (293) was born 4 July 1919.  She married Albert Arthur Puddick on 14 May 1942.  He was only son of Albert Arthur Puddick of Astra House, Brighton, Sussex.  (R‑5)

Children - Puddick

  328.   Robert Arthur Graves Puddick, b. 1944.

  329.   David Stewart Graves Puddick, b. 1946.


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[1] Sent by Mr. Eric R. Graves of Burnt Hills, NY.