Rev. 6 May 2012, Gen. 244

 

DESCENDANTS OF JAMES GRAVES AND ANN ELLIS OF SAWBRIDGEWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

James Graves (1) was probably born about 1750, possibly in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England.  He married Ann Ellis on 20 Oct. 1775 in Sawbridgeworth.

The map below shows Sawbridgeworth in relation to Hatfield, London, and Gravesend (just east of London, on the river Thames, where some of this family occasionally lived).  (Hatfield is marked by A and Sawbridgeworth is marked by B on the map.)  Because of where they lived, it seems possible that this family may be related to the Graves families of the Hertford/Harlow area (see this section on the charts page of the GFA website), including genealogy 168 (Thomas Graves of Hartford, CT) and genealogy 169 (Capt. Thomas Graves of VA).  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+2.  William Graves, b.c. 1781, m. Ann Bartrop, 12 April 1801.

 

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES GRAVES (1) AND ANN ELLIS

William Graves (2) was born about 1781 in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England.  He married Ann Bartrop on 12 April 1801 in Harlow, Essex, England.  She was born about 1781 in Essex.  They were in the 1841 census for Harlow, Essex, with son Charles, 20, and grandchildren Sarah Springham, 14, and Elizabeth Springham, 8, living with them.  He was a shoemaker.  All their children were born in Harlow, Essex.

The map below shows that Sawbridgeworth is only about 5 miles north of Harlow and about 5 miles south of Bishop’s Stortford, both places where this family lived.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

  3.  William Graves, b. 1 Oct. 1802.

+4.  Sarah Graves, b. 6 Dec. 1804, m. Charles Springham, 15 Jan. 1827.

  5.  Henry Graves, b. 11 April 1806.

  6.  Elizabeth Graves, b. 22 Aug. 1811.

+7.  James Graves, b.c. 1815, m. Hannah Pavely, 14 Oct. 1838.

+8.  Charles Graves, b.c. 1818, m. Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GRAVES (2) AND ANN BARTROP

Sarah Graves (4) was born 6 Dec. 1804 in Harlow, Essex.  She married Charles Springham, son of Thomas Springham and Frances (“Fanny”) Hills, on 15 Jan. 1827 in Harlow, Essex.  He was born about 1803 in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.  All their children were born in Harlow, Essex.  They couldn’t be found in the 1841 census, and their children, Sarah and Elizabeth, were living with her parents in 1841.  (R‑2)

Children - Springham

+9.  Sarah Springham, b.c. 1825, m. Samuel Burles, 12 July 1845, d. before 10 May 1895.

  10.  Charles Springham, b. before 22 March 1829.

  11.  Mary Ann Springham, b. before 2 Dec. 1832.

  12.  Elizabeth Springham, b.c. 1833.

 

James Graves (7) was born about 1815 in Harlow, Essex.  He married Hannah Pavely, daughter of William Pavely and Mary Lincoln, on 14 Oct. 1838 in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.  She was born about 1821 in Sawbridgeworth.  They were in the 1841 census for Harlow, Essex, with their first 2 children.  They were in the 1871 census for Harlow, Essex, with son Charles, 30, unmarried.  Hannah was in the 1881 census for Harlow, Essex, listed as unmarried, charwoman, with her unmarried daughter Hannah.  All their children were born in Harlow, Essex.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+13.  Emma Graves, b.c. 1839, m. David Parish.

  14.  Charles Graves, b.c. 1841, m. Mary Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was b.c. 1843 in Harlow, Essex.  They were in the 1881 census for Fore St., Harlow, Essex, with a step-dau. Fanny Elizabeth Coleman, 15, when he was an agricultural labourer.

  15.  Hannah Graves, b.c. 1843.

  16.  Mary Ann Graves, b.c. 1845.

+17.  William Graves, b.c. 1847, m. Mary A. E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

Charles Graves (8) was born about 1818 in Harlow, Essex.  He married Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1822 in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.  They were in the 1851 census for Bishops Stortford, District of Rochester, Hertfordshire.  They were in the 1861 and 1871 censuses for Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.  He was a labourer in 1951, a barge labourer in 1861, and an agricultural labourer in 1871.  A granddaughter, Ellen Graves, 4, was living with them in 1871.

Children - Graves

  18.  Susan (or Ann) Graves, b.c. 1844 (Sawbridgeworth, Herts.).

  19.  Mary Ann Graves, b.c. 1849 (Bishops Stortford or Sawbridgeworth, Herts.).  She was probably the one in the 1881 census for Streatham, London, unmarried, working as a cook in the household of Wyndham Hart.

  20.  William Graves, b.c. 1852 (Bishops Stortford or Sawbridgeworth, Herts.).

+21.  Henry Graves, b.c. 1855, m. Isabella Berrett, 24 May 1885.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF SARAH GRAVES (4) AND CHARLES SPRINGHAM

Sarah Springham (9) was born about 1825 in Harlow, Essex, and died before 10 May 1895 in Gravesend, Kent.  She married Samuel Burles, son of Thomas Burles and Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 12 July 1845 in Epping, Essex.  He was born before 8 Dec. 1822 in Sheering, Essex, and died about 1907 in Gravesend, Kent.  (R‑2)

Children - Burles

+22.  Thomas Burles, b.c. 1849, m. Ellen Hayden, 1871, d. 1903.

  23.  Samuel Burles, b.c. 1853 (Whitechapel, Middlesex), m. Mary Ann (“Annie”) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1893.  She was b.c. 1863 in Catford, London.

  24.  Mary Burles, b.c. 1856 (Epping, Essex), m. John Bryan, 1874 (Orsett, Essex).  He was b.c. 1856 in Ireland.

+25.  Elizabeth Burles, b.c. 1858, m(1) James Scott, 4 March 1874, m(2) David Busby, 1884, d. 26 June 1924.

  26.  George Burles, b. before 20 Sept. 1860 (Gravesend, Kent).

+27.  Emily Jane Burles, b.c. 1863, m. John William Warner, 17 Aug. 1880, d.c. 1933.

  28.  Britannia Burles, b. before 17 Sept. 1865 (Yalding, Kent), d.c. 1866 (Orsett, Essex).

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES GRAVES (7) AND HANNAH PAVELY

Emma Graves (13) was born about 1839 in Harlow, Essex.  She married David Parish, son of George Parish and Eliza Brown.  He was born about 1837 in Harlow, Essex.  (R‑3)

Children - Parish

+29.  Ada Parish, b. April 1873, m. Harry David Coates.

 

William Graves (17) was born about 1847 in Harlow, Essex.  He married Mary A. E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1843 in North Hykeham, near Lincoln, Lincolnshire.  They were in the 1881 census for Acton, Middlesex, when they were managing a laundry works.

Children - Graves

  30.  Thomas W. G. Graves, b.c. 1873 (Grays Inn Road Parish, Holborn, Middlesex).

 

CHILDREN OF CHARLES GRAVES (8) AND SARAH ------

Henry (“Harry”) Graves (21) was born about 1855 in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.  He married Isabella Berrett, daughter of William Berrett, on 24 May 1885 in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire[1].  She was born about 1865 in Chelsea, London.  They were in the 1891 census for 2 Edith Villas, Tottenham, Middlesex.  They were in the 1901 census for 71 Truro Rd., Wood Green, Middlesex.  Isabella was in the 1911 census for North End and Buckland, Portsmouth, Hampshire, listed as married, but her husband was not in the household, probably because she had gone to help deliver and look after her new granddaughter who was just 2 months old.  However, he has not been found in any other household in 1911.  He was listed as a railway servant (porter) in 1891, and a railway porter foreman in 1901.  All their children were born in Wood Green, Middlesex.

Children - Graves

+31.  Florence Lillian Graves, b. Jan. qtr. 1885, m. Arthur Percival Millen, 16 April 1906.

+32.  Charles Frederick Graves, b.c. 1888, m. Florence ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1910.

  33.  Henry Graves, b.c. 1890.

 

 

GENERATION 5

 

CHILDREN OF SARAH SPRINGHAM (9) AND SAMUEL BURLES

Thomas Burles (22) was born about 1849 in Epping, Essex, and died in 1903 in Gravesend, Kent.  He married Ellen Hayden in 1871 in Chelmsford, Essex.  She was born about 1856 in Brentwood, Essex, and died in 1908 in Gravesend, Kent.  Their first child was born in Brentwood, Essex, and all the others in Gravesend, Kent.  (R‑2)

Children - Burles

+34.  Thomas Burles, b. before 1 Dec. 1872, m. Emma Thompson, 1897.

  35.  Ellen Jane Burles, b. before 7 Nov. 1875.

  36.  Sarah Ann (“Annie”) Burles, b. before 5 May 1878, m. Charles George Williams, 15 Jan. 1899 (Gravesend, Kent).  He was b.c. 1876.

  37.  William Arthur Burles, b. before 3 Aug. 1881, d. before 29 March 1882 (Gravesend, Kent).

  38.  James Alfred Burles, b. before 29 April 1883.

  39.  Arthur Edward Burles, b. 15 April 1886.

+40.  George Thomas Burles, b. 11 Nov. 1888, m. Ellen Kershaw, 23 May 1916, d. 8 Nov. 1966.

 

Elizabeth Burles (25) was born about 1858 in Harlow, Essex, and died 26 June 1924.  She first married James Scott on 4 March 1874 in Aldershot, Hampshire.  He was born about 1842 in Farnborough, Hampshire, and died in 1879 in South Africa (perhaps at the beginning of the first Boer War).  She married second David Busby in 1884 in Gravesend, Kent.  He was born about 1861 in Northampton, and died in 1890.  (R‑2)

Children - Scott

  41.  Sarah Ann Elizabeth Scott, b. 21 June 1874 (Aldershot, Hampshire).

  42.  Ann Mary Scott, b.c. 1876.

Children - Busby

  43.  Susannah Busby, b. 24 June 1885 (Gravesend, Kent), d. 27 March 1977 (Dartford, Kent).

 

Emily Jane Burles (27) was born about 1863 in Romford, Essex, and died about 1933 in Gravesend, Kent.  She married John William Warner, daughter of Henry Warner and Martha (“Chary”) Cherry, on 17 Aug. 1880 in Gravesend, Kent.  He was born 12 Aug. 1861 in Aldershot, Hampshire.  All their children were born in Gravesend, Kent.  (R‑2)

Children - Warner

+44.  Emily Elizabeth Warner, b. before 15 Jan. 1882, m. George Frederick Lambert, 22 april 1901, d. 8 March 1929.

  45.  John William Warner, b. before 8 July 1883, d.c. 1883.

  46.  Charles William Warner, b. 8 Oct. 1884, m. Elizabeth Whiffen, 23 Feb. 1913 (Tower Hamlets, Middlesex), d. 3 Sept. 1917 (Somme, Picardie, France).  1 daughter.

  47.  Sarah Warner, b. 1 Jan. 1886, m. William Alfred Hackman, 19 Feb. 1905 (Gravesend, Kent).  He was b.c. 1884.

+48.  John Henry Warner, b. 19 Dec. 1887, m. Edith Grace Fyrth, 1909, d. 1 Sept. 1914.

  49.  Rosina (“Rose”) Warner, b. 26 Dec. 1889, m. James Wakefield, 26 Dec. 1907 (Gravesend, Kent).  He was b.c. 1885 in Northfleet, Kent.

  50.  William Warner, b. 11 June 1893, m. Ada Pollard, 22 Oct. 1916 (Northfleet, Kent).  He was b. 11 June 1893 in Gravesend, Kent.

  51.  Elizabeth Warner, b. 26 April 1897.

  52.  George Thomas Warner, b. 19 May 1899, d. 1899.

  53.  Mary Ann Warner, b. 3 April 1901.

  54.  Henry Warner, b. Dec. 1905.

 

CHILDREN OF EMMA GRAVES (13) AND DAVID PARISH

Ada Parish (25) was born in April 1873 in Great Bookham, Surrey.  She married Harry David Coates, son of William Coates and Susan Cook.  He was born in Jan. 1870 and died in 1953, both in Oxford, Oxfordshire.  (R‑3)

Children - Coates

  55.  Percy John Coates, b. 31 July 1905 (Oxford, Oxfordshire), m. Ivy Elizabeth Humphris, d. 1967 (Oxford, Oxfordshire).  She was b. July 1903 and d. March 1949, both in Oxford, Oxfordshire, dau. of Thomas E. Humphris and Emily Lucy B. Wrighton.  1 son.

 

CHILDREN OF HENRY GRAVES (21) AND ISABELLA BERRETT

Florence Lillian Graves (31) was born in the Jan.-March quarter 1885 in Wood Green (or Islington)[2], Middlesex, and died about 1980 at 94 in Quebec, Canada.  She married Arthur Percival Millen, son of Edward Millen and Mary A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 16 April 1906 at Saint Michael’s Church in the parish of Wood Green, Middlesex.  According to their marriage certificate, Arthur was a news agent , her father was foreman porter G.E.R., and his father was a pianoforte maker.  Arthur was born about 1880 in St. Pancras, Middlesex, and died about 1960 at 82 in Quebec, Canada.  He was with his family in the 1881 census for Kentish Town, St. Pancras, Marylebone, London.

Arthur was said to be a veteran of the second Boer War (1899-1902 in South Africa).  (R‑1)

Children - Millen[3]

  56.  Elsa Lillian Millen

  57.  Arthur Gordon Millen, b. 14 Jan. 1910 (Toronto, York Co., Ontario), d. 20 Aug. 1910 (Toronto, York Co., Ontario).

  58.  Henry Edward Roy Millen, b. 29 Dec. 1910 (Toronto, York Co., Ontario).

  59.  Dorothy Millen, b. 1913, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, (Montreal, Quebec), d.c. 1993 (Montreal, Quebec).  At least 1 daughter.

  60.  Walter Richard Berrett Millen, b. 4 Oct. 1914 (Montreal, Quebec), d. 11 March 1986 (St. Eustache, Quebec).

 

Charles Frederick Graves (32) was born about 1888 in Wood Green or Bowes Park, Middlesex.  He married Florence ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1910.  She was born about 1888 in Islington, London.  They were in the 1911 census for North End and Buckland, Portsmouth, Hampshire, with her mother living with them, listed as maternity nurse.  At that time, they had been married less than a year, and their daughter was 2 months old.

Children - Graves

  61.  Lillian Violet Florence Graves, b.c. Feb. 1911 (Copnor, Portsmouth, Hampshire).

 

 

GENERATION 6

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS BURLES (22) AND ELLEN HAYDEN

Thomas Burles (34) was born before 1 Dec. 1872 in Brentwood, Essex, England.  He married Emma Thompson in 1897 in Gravesend, Kent.  She was born about 1877 in Gravesend.  All their children were born in Gravesend, Kent.  (R‑2)

Children - Burles

  62.  William Thomas Edward Burles, b. 11 June 1898, d. 27 Sept. 1917 (WW I).

  63.  Percy Herbert Burles, b. 27 March 1900, d. Sept. 1920 (Gravesend, Kent).

  64.  Elizabeth Emma Beatrice Burles, b. 24 Sept. 1903, m. Alexander Clark, 1921 (Gravesend, Kent).

  65.  Arthur John Burles, b. 3 Sept. 1904, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1933 (Gravesend, Kent).

  66.  Eleanor Edith Maud Burles, b. 14 Feb. 1906.

  67.  Grace Irene Burles, b. 29 Dec. 1907, m. George T. Saunders, 1926 (Gravesend, Kent).

  68.  Sidney James Burles, b. 7 Nov. 1909, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1933 (Gravesend, Kent), d. Nov. 1985 (Worthing, West Sussex).

 

George Thomas Burles (40) was born 11 Nov. 1888 in Gravesend, Kent, England, and died 8 Nov. 1966 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  He married Ellen Kershaw on 23 May 1916 in Verdun, Quebec.  She was born 20 May 1890 in Ainsdale, Southport, England, and died 21 Sept. 1980 in Verdun, Quebec.  Both their children were born in Verdun.  (R‑2)

Children - Burles

  69.  Alfred George Burles, b. 8 Aug. 1920, d. 28 May 1985 (Mont Laurier, Quebec).

  70.  Frederick Thomas Burles, b. 14 Aug. 1923, d. 12 Oct. 1995 (Montreal, Quebec).

 

CHILDREN OF EMILY J. BURLES (27) AND JOHN W. WARNER

Emily Elizabeth Warner (44) was born before 15 Jan. 1882 and died 8 March 1929, both in Gravesend, Kent.  She married George Frederick Lambert, son of George Lambert and Eliza Havis, on 22 April 1901 in Gravesend, Kent.  He was born 11 Jan. 1878 in Hadleigh, Essex, and died 15 March 1961 in Belvedere, Kent.  All their children were born and died in Gravesend.  (R‑2)

Children - Lambert

  71.  Emily Elizabeth Lambert, b. 23 Sept. 1901, m. Cyril George Jenkins, 1929 (Gravesend, Kent), d. 1987.  He was b.c. 1899 in Greenhithe, Dartford District, Kent.  2 daughters.

  72.  Elsie Frances Lambert, b. 21 Nov. 1903, m. Edward James Thomas, 1 Aug. 1925 (Gravesend, Kent), d. 1996.  He was b.c. 1904.  1 dau. and 3 sons.

  73.  Frederick John Lambert, b. 22 Aug. 1905, m. Winifred May West, 1932 (Gravesend, Kent), d. 21 April 1981.  She was b.c. 1908.  1 dau.

  74.  Edith Alice Lambert, b. 9 Jan. 1907, m. Alexander Charles McGregor, 30 July 1927 (Northfleet, Kent), d. 1932.  He was b.c. 1905 in Gravesend, Kent.  1 son.

  75.  Hilda Rosina Lambert, b. 13 April 1910, m. Charles Joseph Norcross, 15 July 1933 (Gravesend, Kent), d. 16 July 1996.  He was b. 30 Jan. 1908 in Preston, Lancashire, and d. 12 Feb. 1991 in Gravesend, Kent.  3 daughters and 1 son.

  76.  William George Lambert, b. 22 Dec. 1912, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1945 (Chatham Register Office, Kent), d. 12 Jan. 1982.

 

John Henry Warner (48) was born 19 Dec. 1887 in Gravesend, Kent, and died 1 Sept. 1914 in France.  He married Edith Grace Fyrth in 1909 in Dover, Kent.  She was born about 1891 in Kingston on Thames, Surrey.  (R‑2)

Children - Warner

  77.  John William E. Warner, b.c. 1909, d.c. 1949.

  78.  daughter

  79.  Lille M. L. Warner, b.c. 1915, d.c. 1978.

 

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[1] England and Wales Marriages, 1538-1940, Ancestry.com.

[2] England & Wales Free BMD Birth Index, 1837-1915, gives the birth of Florence as Jan.-March quarter 1885, Islington, Middlesex, vol.1b, page 224.

[3] The information about the first 2 children below is from the LDS Family Search website.  It includes the full names of the parents.