Rev. 22 Aug. 2009, Gen. 422

 

DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS GRAVES AND ELIZABETH ------ OF ISLINGTON, MIDDLESEX & CROYDON, SURREY, ENGLAND

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Thomas Graves (1) was born about 1803 in Islington, Middlesex, England.  He married Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1801 in Lindfield, Sussex.  They were in the 1841, 1851, and 1861 censuses for Croydon, Surrey, living on George Street.  In 1861, a grandson, Edmund Graves, age 5, born in Croydon, was living with them, possibly a son of Henry Graves (since Henry has not been identified in any census records after 1851).  ThomasŐ occupation was given in 1841 as ostler (a person employed at an inn, hostelry, or stable to look after horses), in 1851 as stable keeper, and in 1861 as fly proprietor.  A fly is a one-horse two-wheeled light carriage.  A fly proprietor is a person with funds who makes a living by employing fly drivers and hiring out flys.  At least Eliza and the later children were born in Croydon, but the earlier children may have been born before they moved to Croydon.

Children – Graves

    2.  Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1827.

    3.  Henry Graves, b.c. 1835.  CanŐt find him in 1861 census.

    4.  Eliza Graves, b.c. 1839.

+5.   William Graves, b. 1841, m. Caroline ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS GRAVES (1) AND ELIZABETH ------

William Graves (5) was born in 1841 in Croydon, Surrey, England, and apparently died by 1881.  He married Caroline ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1844 in Croydon, Surrey.  They were in the 1871 census for Cherry Orchard Rd., Croydon, Surrey, when he was a cab proprietor, employing 6 men.  All their children were born in Croydon, Surrey.  Caroline and children were in the 1881 census for Croydon, when Caroline had remarried to Charles Dunham, listed as cab proprietor, and there were 3  Dunham children of Caroline and Charles..  In the 1891 census for Croydon, Surrey, Caroline was a widow, had apparently resumed the Graves surname, and her son Albert and 2 of her Dunham children were living with her, all with the Graves surname.

Children – Graves

+6.   William R. (or Edgar) Graves, b.c. 1865, m. Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    7.  Edith Charlotte (or Charlotte Edith) Graves, b.c. 1867.

    8.  Louisa Ann Graves, b.c. 1868.

    9.  Albert Edgar Graves, b.c. 1870.  Not found in censuses after 1871.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GRAVES (5) AND CAROLINE ------

William R. (or  Edgar) Graves (6) was born about 1865 in Croydon, Surrey.  He married Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1868 in Ireland.  They were in the 1901 census for Croydon, Surrey, when he was a cab driver and groom, and his brother Charles was living with them.

Children – Graves

    10.   William A. Graves, b.c. 1897 (Croydon, Surrey).