Rev. 1 Dec. 2009, Gen. 477







Susannah Graves (1) may have been born about 1800 in Lincolnshire.  She was not married when she had the child listed below.  A bastardy recognizance dated 29 Nov. 1825 gave mother Susannah Graves, single-woman of Farlesthorpe, and putative father Bennett Adlard of Farlesthorpe, servant (LQS A/1/494/120).  (Source: RootsWeb Archives, posting by Anne Cole.)  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+2.   Bennett Adlard Graves, b. Jan. 1826, m. Sarah Greenfield, May 1848, d. 31 Dec. 1891.






Bennett Adlard Graves (2) was born in Jan. 1826 in Farlesthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, and died 31 Dec. 1891 in Louth, Lincolnshire.  He married Sarah Greenfield in May 1848 in Lincolnshire.  She was born about 1828 in Benniworth, Lincolnshire.

He was probably the person in the 1841 census for Farlesthorpe, Lincolnshire, recorded as Bennett Adlard, 15, agricultural laborer, with the family of Matthew Wilkinson, 55, farmer.  They were in the 1851 census for Market Stainton, Lincs.  They were in the 1861 and 1871 censuses for Bilsby, Lincs.  He was an agricultural laborer.  All their children were born in Lincolnshire, the last 8 in Bilsby.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Graves

    3.  Ann Graves, b.c. 1850 (Donington, Lincs.).

+4.   George Graves, b. 1851, m. Charlotte Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    5.  Thomas Graves, b.c. 1852 (Benniworth, Lincs.).

+6.   Henry Graves, b.c. 1854 (Belchford, Lincs.).

+7.   Bennett Adlard Graves, b.c. 1856, m. Rebecca Dowse, c. 1882.

    8.  John Graves, b.c. 1858 (Bilsby, Lincs.).

+9.   Emma Graves, b. 22 Nov. 1859, m. Edwin Dobson, 21 Feb. 1878, d. 27 Feb. 1929.

+10.   Mary Graves, b.c. 1862, m. William James G. Walmsley, 1887.

    11.   Martha Graves, b.c. 1862.

    12.   Hannah Graves, b.c. 1864.

    13.   Nancy A. Graves, b.c. 1866.

    14.   Willie (or Willey) Graves, b.c. 1869.

    15.   Jabez Graves, b.c. 1870, d. 1871.






George Graves (4) was born in 1851 in Market Stainton, Lincolnshire.  He married Charlotte Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1853 in Maltby le Marsh, Lincolnshire.  They were in the 1881, 1891, and 1901 censuses for Mablethorpe, St. Mary’s, Lincolnshire.  She was a dressmaker in 1881.  He was a blacksmith.  Both their children were born in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire.

Children - Graves

    16.   Charles Percy Graves, b.c. 1880.

    17.   Maud Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1881.


Henry Graves (6) was born about 1854 in Belchford, Lincolnshire.  He married Mary J. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1851 in Aubourn, Lincolnshire.  They were in the 1881 census for Claxby in Spilsby, Lincs.  They were in the 1891 census for Bratoft, Lincs.  They were in the 1901 census for Driby, Lincs.  He was an agricultural laborer.

Children - Graves

    18.   Sarah A. Graves, b.c. 1879 (Farlesthorpe, Lincs.).

    19.   Kate E. Graves, b.c. 1885 (South Reston, Lincs.).


Bennett Adlard Graves (7) was born about 1856 in Ruckland, Lincolnshire.  He married Rebecca Dowse, daughter of William Dowse and Maria ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1859 in Louth, Lincolnshire.  Rebecca was in the 1861 census for Louth, Lincolnshire, with her parents.  Bennett and Rebecca were in the 1891 and 1901 censuses for Louth, Lincolnshire, with her widowed mother living with them.  He was a ballast guard for the railway in 1891, and a platelayer (a workman who inspects, lays down, and maintains the rails of a railway) for the railway in 1901.  Both their children were born in Louth.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    20.   Sarah J. Graves, b.c. 1883.

    21.   Bennett Adlard Graves, b.c. 1894, d. 1894 (Louth, Lincs.).


Emma Graves (9) was born in Dec. 1859 in Bilsby, Lincolnshire, and died 27 Feb. 1929 in Scremby, Lincolnshire.  She married Edwin Dobson, son of John Dobson and Ann Kitchen, on 21 Feb. 1878 in Primitive Methodist Chapel, Louth, Lincolnshire.  He was born in Sept. 1857 in Great Grimsby, Lincs., and died 1 Jan. 1920 in Hundleby, Lincs.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Dobson

+22.   John Edwin Dobson, b. 26 Oct. 1878, m. Emily Jane Haverson, 26 Dec. 1901, d. 21 June 1957.

+23.   Alice Ann Dobson, b. June 1883, m. Herbert Emerson.

+24.   Alfred Bennett Dobson, b. 30 March 1893, m. Elsie Smith, 24 Sept. 1919, d. 6 May 1967.

+25.   Frank Dobson, b. 17 Feb. 1901, m. Miriam Smith, 17 April 1923, d. 31 Oct. 1988.


Mary Graves (10) was born about 1862 in Bilsby, Lincolnshire.  She married William James G. Walmsley in 1887 in Louth, Lincolnshire.  He was born about 1865 in Louth, Lincolnshire.  Both their children were born in Louth.  (R‑2)

Children - Walmsley

    26.   Mary Walmsley, b.c. 1890.

    27.   William Walmsley, b.c. 1892.






John Edwin Dobson (22) was born 26 Oct. 1878, and died 21 June 1957 in County Hospital, both in Louth, Lincolnshire.  He married Emily Jane Haverson, daughter of James W. Haverson and Rebecca Green, on 26 Dec. 1901 in All Saints Parish Church, South Lynn, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.  She was born in June 1877 in Old Coats, Yorkshire, and died 1 Jan. 1955 in Holmecroft, Louth, Lincolnshire.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Dobson

+28.   Emily Green Dobson, b. March 1904, m. George Cheffings, d. 1971.

+29.   Lottie May Dobson, b. 13 April 1906, m. Lawrence Leslie Maultby, d. Jan. 2000.

    30.   Ethel Dobson, b.c. 1909.


Alice Ann (or Annie Alice) Dobson (23) was born in June 1883 in Louth, Lincolnshire.  She married Herbert Emerson.  He was born in March 1875 in Louth.  Their first 2 children were born in Louth, the next in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, and the fourth in Kinley, Shropshire.  (R‑2)

Children - Emerson

    31.   John William Emerson, b. June 1903.

    32.   Emily Alice Emerson, b. June 1905.

    33.   Herbert Emerson, b. Sept. 1906.

    34.   Alfred Emerson, b. Sept. 1909.


Alfred Bennett Dobson (24) was born 30 March 1893 in Goole, Yorkshire, and died 6 May 1967 in Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa.  He married Elsie Smith, daughter of Fred Smith and Anna Maria Burman, on 24 Sept. 1919 in Scremby, Lincolnshire.  She was born 30 Sept. 1894 in Scremby, Lincolnshire, and died 6 May 1967 in Harare, Zimbabwe.  (R‑2)

Children - Dobson

    35.   son

    36.   Marion Betty Dobson, b. 2 April 1922 (Scremby, Lincolnshire).


Frank Dobson (25) was born 17 Feb. 1901 in Huttoft, Lincolnshire, and died 31 Oct. 1988 in Pilgrim Hospital, Fishtoft, Lincolnshire.  He married Miriam Smith, daughter of Fred Smith and Anna Maria Burman, on 17 April 1923 in Scremby, Lincolnshire.  Both their children were born in Grebby, Scremby, Lincolnshire.  (R‑2)

Children - Dobson

    37.   Edwin Dobson, b. 3 Nov. 1924, m. Eunice Butcher, 27 Jan. 1945 (Parish Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Bradford, West Yorkshire), d. Feb. 2009 (West Yorkshire).  She was b. 26 Sept. 1923 at 6 Heaton Rd., Manningham, Bradford, West Yorkshire, and d. Feb. 2009 in West Yorkshire.  1 son, father of Helen Campbell.

    38.   Marjorie Joyce Dobson, b. 19 Nov. 1929, m. George McClory, 3 Sept. 1949 (Spilsby, Lincolnshire), d. Nov. 2004 (Pilgrim Hospital, Fishtoft, Lincolnshire).  He was b. 9 March 1920, and d. 3 April 1977 in Burgh-le-Marsh, Lincolnshire, son of James McClory and Agnes Wallace Boyd.






Emily Green Dobson (28) was born in March 1904 and died in 1971.  She married George Cheffings.  (R‑3)

Children - Cheffings

    39.   Peter Cheffings


Lottie May Dobson (29) was born 13 April 1906 in Goole, Yorkshire, and died in Jan. 2000 in Lincolnshire.  She married Lawrence Leslie (“Les”) Maultby.  He was born 2 March 1899 in Binbrooke Registration District, Lincolnshire.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Maultby

    40.   son

    41.   daughter

    42.   daughter

    43.   Elizabeth Maultby, b. 1946 or 1947 (Binbrook, Lincolnshire), d. 1947 or 1948.


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