Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Thomas Graves

Male 1584 - 1635  (51 years)


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  • Name Thomas Graves  [1
    Born 1 Apr 1584  Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between Nov 1635 and Jan 1635/36  Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002231  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 

    Father Family Graves 
    Family ID F01553  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katherine Croshaw,   b. 1586, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 20 May 1636, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years) 
    Married Aft 1608  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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    Children 
     1. John Graves,   b. Abt 1611, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1640, Northampton County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
     2. Thomas Graves,   b. Abt 1617, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Mar 1674/75, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     3. Verlinda Graves,   b. 1618, Hungar's Parish, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1675, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     4. Anne Graves,   b. 1620, Hungar's Parish, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 5 Nov 1684, Sittingborne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 64 years)
     5. Catherine Graves,   b. 1622, Hungar's Parish, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 Jul 1668, Calvert County, Maryland - now Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years)
     6. Frances Graves,   b. Aft 1625, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1645 and 1654, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 18 years)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F01395  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      http://www.gravesfa.org/gen169.htm
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      Children of Thomas GRAVES and Katherine CROSHAW are:
      i. John GRAVES was born 1603/1604 in Gravesend, Kent, England, and died Bet 29 May 1939 and 30 Apr 1640 in Elizabeth City County, Virginia, USA. He married Elizabeth PERRIN ABT 1624 in Elizabeth City County, Virginia, USA. She was born ABT 1606 in , York, Virginia, USA, and died Apr 1639.
      ii. Thomas GRAVES was born ABT 1616 in Gravesend, Kent, England, and died BEF 6 Mar 1674 in , Gloucester, Virginia, USA. He married Elizabeth PERRIN ABT 1630 in Abingdon, Gloucester, Virginia, USA, daughter of Maurice or Morris PERRIN and Ann. She was born 1613 in of, Henrico, Virginia, USA, and died AFT 1657.
      iii. Verlinda GRAVES was born 1610 or 1618 in ,, Virginia, USA, and died 13 Jul 1675 or 3 Mar 1674 in , Charles, Maryland, USA. She married William STONE 1635 or 1639 in James City, Accomack County, Virginia, USA, son of Matthew STONE and Jane POYNTON. He was born 1603 in Lancaster, Lancashire, or Northampton, England, and died 21 Dec 1660 in Poynton Manor, Nangemy Parish, Charles, Maryland, USA.
      iv. Anne GRAVES was born CAL 1620 in , Accomack County, Virginia, USA, and died Bet 2 Mar and 18 Jul 1683 in , Charles, Maryland, USA. She married William COTTON BEF 10 Jul 1637 in Hungar's Parish, Accomack County, Virginia, USA, son of Andrew COTTON and Joan. He was born 1615 or 1618 in Bunbury, Cheshire, England, and died AFT Apr 1640. She married Nathaniel EATON 28 Oct 1650 in Hungars Parish, Accomack later Northampton, Virginia, USA, son of Richard EATON. He was born 1609, and died 1674 in Bideford, Devon, England. She married Francis DOUGHTY 8 Jun 1657 in of Hungar's Parish, Accomack County, Virginia, USA. He was born 4 Nov 1605 in Hempstead, Gloucester, England, and died 2 Mar 1683/1684.
      v. Frances GRAVES was born 1621 in , Accomack later Northampton, Virginia, and died 5 Aug 1691. She married George TRUITT ABT 1642 in , Accomack County, Virginia, USA, son of George TRUITT and Frances. He was born 1620 in , Kent, England, and died 16 Oct 1670 in , Accomack County, Virginia, USA.
      vi. Katherine GRAVES was born 1624 in , Accomack County, Virginia, USA, and died BEF 4 Jul 1668 in Calvert, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA. She married William ROPER 10 Jul 1637 in , Accomack County, Virginia, USA. He was born ABT 1612 in , Accomack later Northampton, Virginia, USA, and died ABT 1650 in , Accomack later Northampton, Virginia, USA. She married Thomas SPRIGG 3 Mar 1650/1651 in , Accomack later Northampton, Virginia, USA, son of Thomas SPRIGG and Katherine GRIFFIN. He was born 1630 in Kettering, Northampton, England, and died 29 Dec 1704 in Calvert, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Orange County Virginia Families vol 3 , Page 43
      Note:
      The Graves family has been associated with the early developments and settlements in most of the Eastern Counties. Mrs. Martha Hiden, in William and Mary Quarterly, October, 1936, gives a well documented history of Capt Thomas Graves who arrived in Virginia 1608. He may or may not have been father of perhaps brother of William Graves who baptized a daughter Rebecca in Abingdon Parish, Gloucestor in 1702. Thomas who joined with Hickman in taking up large grants in Albemarle, and Fredericksville Parish, Louis County, was likely son of William. He was in Essex in 1718. He bought 170 acres from Lawrence Franklin in Spottsylvania (Orange) on February 3, 1725, and 400 acres from John Dowell March 2, 1730, the latter having large holdings in Fredericksville Parish, Louisa County. Thomas Graves, believe to be his son was born in Louisa 1730, and died in Fayette County, Kentucky. 1801. His wife was ISABELLA BARTLETT, daughter of WILLIAM BARTLETT, who left a will in Spottsylvania, naming among others a daughter Isabel Graves. Will of Thomas Graves, Book H, page 5, Fayette County, mentions wife Isabella, children, William, Bartlett, John, Rosannah, Randolph, Isabel Hall, Anne Hancock, Sally Graves, Mary Beeler, and Liddy Graves. Will proved Oct. 24, 1801, and witnesses were James Martin, William Dickey (John Graves of Spottsylvania, Will 1747, named daughter Rebecca and his wife was Susannah Dicken) Jeremiah Buckley; Executors son Bartlett and Bartlett Collins. This seems to tie up this Thomas Graves with the John Graves of Spottsylvania and Capt. Thomas, to Va. 1608. Thomas Graves was signer on many documents connected with Samuel Brockman I and Samuell, II, seemed to have an interest in the property which Thomas Graves and wife Isabel, sold to John Ellis, in 1779. Rebecca seems to have been a constant name in the Graves family and it is likely that Rebecca, wife of Samuel Brockman II, was a sister of Thomas Graves of Louisa County and daughter of Thomas who too! k up early land in Albermarle, Spottsylvan??a and Louisa. In ! Lancaster County, 1662, Thos. Graves, Sr., of Cloucester bought 700 acres from Francis Morrison. On March 6, 1704, John Graves of King and Queen bought 100 acres in King William.
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      XXVI. CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS: ANCIENT PLANTERS: INTRODUCTION

      The following list includes those who are known to have come to Virginia before the close of the year 1616, survived the massacre, appear in the Muster of 1624/5 as then living in Virginia, and to most of whom the term "Ancient Planter" may with justification be applied.

      Capt. Thomas Graves. Came to Virginia in the Mary & Margrett in 1608. Burgess, Smythes Hundred, in 1619. Capt. Thomas Grayes commissioned to command the Plantation of Accomack, 8 Feb., 1629, JCGC, p. 165, Thomas Graies, "Ancient Planter" patent, March 14, 1628, p. 13.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 1 Part I; Pg 13
      THOMAS GRAIES, (or Graves), Ancient Planter, 200 acs. on the E. side of the Shoare of the bay of Chesepeiacke butting Sly. on land of Capt. Henry Fleete, extending Nly. along the water side & Wly. on the bay. 14 Mar. 1628, p. 72. Due by vertue of an adv. of 25 Lbs. paid to Sir Thomas Smith, late Treasurer for the Co. of Va.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 1 Part I; Pg 62
      JOHN GRAVES, 600 acs. Eliz. Citty Co., 9 Aug. 1637, p. 443. Neare unto the upper end of the badk river, bounded upon Eastermost side of the land of Capt. Adam Thorogood, beg. to measure the breadth of 300 po. about a pole to the Ewd. of the now dwelling howse of Oliver Vanheck, runing W. S. W. up the river &c. Due in right of descent from his father Thomas Graves, whoe trans. at his own costs: himselfe, Katherine Graves his wife, John Graves the pattentee & Thomas Graves, Junr. & 8 pers: Henry Singleton, Tho. Edge, Robt. Phillipps, Tho. Griggs, Tho. Phillipps, Franc. White, Wm. Symbee, Jone Packett.

  • Sources 
    1. [S044740] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume Two, Families G-P, 131.

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