Rev. 25 Feb. 2010, Gen. 428







William Graves (1) was born in 1788, and died in Oct. 1828 in Carrington, Lincolnshire, England.  He married Hannah Ingle, daughter of Robert Ingle and Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑, in 1809 in Sleaford District, Lincolnshire.  She was born in 1790 in Kirkby la Thorpe, Lincolnshire.  Their first child was born in New Sleaford, the next 3 in Tattershall, and the last 2 in Carrington, all in Lincolnshire.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

  2.  Mary Graves, b.c. 1810, d. Feb. 1810 (New Sleaford, Lincs.).

  3.  Mary Ann Graves, b.c. 1813.

+4.  John Graves, b.c. 1817, m. Ann Fletcher, 1840.

  5.  Hannah Graves, b.c. 1819.

  6.  William Graves, b.c. 1825.

  7.  Harriet Graves, b.c. 1829, d. Dec. 1829 (Carrington, Lincs.).






John Graves (or Greaves) (4) was born about 1817 in Coningsby (or Tattershall), Lincolnshire, England.  He married Ann (or Anne) Fletcher, daughter of Robert Fletcher and Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, between April and June 1840 in Horncastle District, Lincolnshire.  She was born about 1819 in Fulletby, Lincolnshire.  They may have been the couple without children in the 1841 census for Horncastle, Lincs.  They were in the 1851 census for Coningsby, Linc., with their name spelled Greaves.  They were in the 1861 and 1871 censuses for High Toynton, Lincs., with the name spelled Graves.  He was an agricultural labourer.  Their first 6 children were born in Coningsby, the next 2 in Tumby, and the last 2 in High Toynton, Lincolnshire.

Children - Graves

+8.  Joseph Graves, b.c. 1842, m. Harriet Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  9.  John Graves, b.c. 1844.

+10.  Robert Graves, b.c. 1846.

  11.  William Graves, b.c. 1848.

+12.  Herbert Fletcher Graves, b.c. 1850, m. Sarah Wright.

  13.  George Graves, b.c. 1852, m. Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was b.c. 1846 in Smallclay (?), Suffolk.  They were in the 1891 census for North Bedburn, Durham, living next to his brother Robert.

  14.  Betsey Ann Graves, b.c. 1854.

  15.  Amy Ann Graves, b.c. 1857.

  16.  Walter Graves, b.c. 1861.

  17.  Susanna Graves, b.c. 1864.






Joseph Graves (8) was born about 1842 in Coningsby, Lincolnshire.  He married Harriet Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1846 in Haxey, Lincolnshire, and may have died by 1881, since she wasnÕt in the household that year.  They were in the 1871 census for Wroot, Lincs., when he was an engine driver for threshing.  He was in the 1881 census for Epworth, Lincs., living a couple houses from James Graves, 66, born in Epworth, his wife Annie, 58, and their 2 children, when he was a threshing machine owner.  It seems very possible that James was his uncle, and Harriet had died.  James and his household could not be found in earlier census records.

Children - Graves

  18.  John George Graves, b.c. 1871 (Wroot, Lincs.).


Robert Graves (10) was born about 1846 in Coningsby, Lincolnshire.  He married Hannah ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1847 in Barton, Yorkshire.  They were in the 1891 census for North Bedburn, Howden le Wear, Durham, when he was a fitter at the sanitary pipeworks.

Children - Graves

  19.  Mary Ann Graves, b.c. 1874 (Coundon, Durham).

  20.  Amey A. Graves, b.c. 1877 (Eldon, Durham).

  21.  Ester Graves,  b.c. 1879 (Hunwick, Durham).

  22.  Walter Graves, b.c. 1882 (Hunwick, Durham).

  23.  John R. Graves, b.c. 1885 (Witton, Durham).


Herbert Fletcher Graves (1), probably called Fletcher (since that was the name in all the census records), was born about 1851 at Chapel Hill, Coningsby, or Wildmore, Lincolnshire, England.  He married Sarah Wright.  She was born about 1850 in Chapel Hill, Boston, or Langenville, Lincs.  They moved to New York, Lincolshire about 1860.  The family story is that sometime after 1860, he changed the family name to Greaves after having an argument with his brother over a will.  Herbert and Sarah had their childen after their surname change.  However, the census records show that the spellings Graves and Greaves alternated for both Fletcher and his father John in census records.  They were in the 1881, 1891, and 1901 censuses for Wildmore, Horncastle, Lincs., with the surname spelled Graves in 1891 and Greaves in 1881 and 1901.  He was an engine driver in 1881, an agricultural labourer in 1891, and a warehouse seedsman (?) in 1901.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

  24.  John George Greaves, b. 1873 (Thimbleby, Lincs.).  Bur. St. Neots churchyard, Cambridgeshire, England.

  25.  Thomas William Greaves, b. 21 Dec. 1874 (Wood Enderby, Lincs.), m. Martha Elizabeth Maidens, d. 1931.  She was b. 26 July 1875, d. 1956.  Three of their 8 children were still living in 2001.  A grandson, Ian Greaves, moved to Milton, Ontario, Canada from Lincolnshire, England in 1975.

  26.  James Herbert Greaves, b.c. 1877 (Wiltsby or Wildmore, Lincs.).

  27.  Ada A. Greaves, b.c. 1880 (Wiltsby, Lincs.).

  28.  Mary Greaves, b.c. 1890 (Wildmore, Lincs.), m. Rev. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Carrick.


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