Rev. 29 Oct. 2011, Gen. 588

 

DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM GRAVES AND AMELIA ------ OF SOUTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

William Graves (1) may have been born about 1760.  He married Amelia ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  According to Southampton Record Series, A History of Southampton, 1700-1914, volume 1, An Oligarchy in Decline, 1700-1835, by A. Temple Patterson, page 110: ̉Due to the high cost of bread, riots occurred in April 1796.  When the price was very high, the Mayor ordered an assize to be made, which fixed the price at 1s 5d the gallon loaf.  Several bakers refused to abide by this, whereupon a mob smashed their windows, burnt two in effigy, and pulled down part of the house of one William Graves who was regarded as the chief offender.

Much of the information about their children is from Southampton, Holy Rood Register, 1780-1837.  One record states that Amelia Langdon Graves, daughter of William and Elizabeth, was baptized 25 April 1805.  It is not known whether this was the same William Graves with a second wife, or whether it was a son of William and Amelia.  Most of this was published in The Graves Family Newsletter, vol. 17, no. 97, Feb. 1994.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

    2.  Jane Matilda Graves, bur. 24 April 1781.

+3.   Amelia Graves, b.c. 1781, m. Edward Langdon Oke, 6 Oct. 1799, d. 1844.

    4.  Harriot Graves, bapt. 18 April 1782.

    5.  Philip Graves, bapt. 27 April 1786.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GRAVES (1) AND AMELIA ------

Amelia Graves (3) was born about 1778 (according to the 1841 census), and died in 1844.  She married Edward Langdon Oke on 6 Oct. 1799.  At one time E. L. Oke and William Graves were business partners.  Amelia was in the 1841 census for Holy Rood, Southampton, Hampshire, England, with her daughter Matilda, their names spelled Oak.  (R‑1)

Children – Oke

    6.  Matilda Oke, b.c. 1816.

 

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