Rev. 28 Dec. 2007, Gen. 655

 

DESCENDANTS OF ABEL GRAVES AND JANE BATEMAN

OF KESWICK, CROSTHWAITE, CUMBERLAND, ENGLAND

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Abel Grave (1) was born perhaps about 1760-1765 in Cumberland, England.  He married Jane Bateman.  All their children were born in Crosthwaite, Cumberland.  (R‑2)

Children - Grave

   2.  Abel Grave, bapt. 28 Aug. 1785.

+3.  James Grave, bapt. 4 Nov. 1787, m. Grace Dawson, 28 May 1803.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF ABEL GRAVE (1) AND JANE BATEMAN

James Grave (3) was baptized 4 Nov. 1787 in Crosthwaite, Cumberland, England.  He married Grace Dawson on 28 May 1803 in Crosthwaite, Cumberland.  All their children were born in Crosthwaite.  (R‑2)

Children - Grave

   4.  Ann Grave, bapt. 13 Nov. 1803.

   5.  Elizabeth Grave, bapt. 4 Nov. 1804.

+6.  Abel Grave, b. 20 Feb. 1807, m. Sarah Stanley, d. 14 Dec. 1886.

   7.  Robert Grave, bapt. 29 Oct. 1809.

   8.  Mary Grave, bapt. 29 Nov. 1812.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES GRAVE (3) AND GRACE DAWSON

Abel Graves (6) was born 20 Feb. 1807 (or in 1811) in Keswick, Crosthwaite, Cumberland (now Cumbria Co.), England, was baptized 22 Feb. 1807, and died in 1881 in Motueka, New Zealand (or 14 Dec. 1886 in Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand).  He married Sarah Stanley, daughter of Timothy Stanley and Elizabeth Summers.  She was born in 1812 (or 3 Nov. 1809) in Crosthwaite, Cumberland, was baptized 5 Nov. 1809 in Crosthwaite, and died 22 Aug. 1879 in Motueka, Nelson, NZ, and was buried 24 Aug. 1879 in Montueka.  They arrived on the vessel “Thomas Harrison” at Nelson, NZ on 25 Oct. 1842.

There is a record of baptism[1] for an Abel Graves, son of James Graves and Leylla ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 28 March 1819 at Distington, Cumberland, England.  It is possible that this is the same person, and he wasn’t baptized until he was about 7 or 8, and the family moved during that time from Keswick to Distington.

Abel and Sarah were in the 1841 census for Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, with no children, and the surname spelled Grave.  He was a shoe maker.

A map of this area of Cumbria/Cumberland is below.  Other Grave and Graves families of this area that may be related include genealogies 377 and 686 for Keswick, 600 for Cleator Moor, 504 for Gilcrux, and 653.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Grave/Graves

   9.  Robert Grave, b. 4 Oct. 1838 (Castlerigg, Cumberland), bapt. 7 Oct. 1838 (Castlerigg, Cumberland), d. 24 May 1839 (Castlerigg, Cumberland).

+10.  Joseph Somers/Summer Graves, b. 28 Oct. 1842, m. Sarah Ann Grooby, 10 April 1865, d. 13 July 1904.

   11.  Rachel Grave, b. 14 Sept. 1844 (Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand), d. 6 Sept. 1907 (Motueka, Nelson, NZ).

 

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF ABEL GRAVES (6) AND SARAH STANLEY

Joseph Somers/Summer Graves (10) was born 28 Oct. 1842 (or 1841) in Keswick (or Cockermouth), Cumberland (now Cumbria Co.), England, died 13 July 1904 in Riwaka, Nelson, NZ, and was buried 15 July 1904 in Palmerston, Otago, NZ.  He married Sarah Ann Grooby, daughter of Edward Grooby and Sarah Hudson, on 10 April 1865 in St. Thomas’s, Motueka, Nelson, NZ.  She was born 10 Oct. 1845 (or 26 Oct. 1846), and died 1 (or 3) July 1896, both in Nelson, NZ, and was buried 4 July 1896 in Wakapuaka Cem., Nelson, NZ.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

   12.  John Graves, b. 19 May 1865, d. 22 May 1866.

   13.  Charles Leo Graves, b. 19 May 1866, d. 22 May 1866.

+14.  Emma Graves, b. 23 July 1867, m. Charles Barrow, 13 March 1889, d. 10 Oct. 1941.

+15.  William Stanley Graves, b. 13 Dec. 1867, m. Helen Maria Lunn, 21 April 1897, d. 25 June 1951.

   16.  Horace Dawson Graves, b. 11 March 1872, m. David Barrow (?), d. June 1918.

   17.  Laura Agnes Elizabeth Graves, b. 6 June 1874, m. David Barrow, 25 Sept. 1895, d. 11 April 1910.

+18.  Florence Amy Graves, b. 24 Dec. 1876, m. Clements George Newport, 20 June 1907, d. 19 June 1947.

   19.  Meta Ellen Graves, b. 31 May 1879, m. Albert King, 22 Aug. 1902, d. Nov. 1957.

+20.  Alan Joseph Graves, b. 23 Oct. 1881, m. Ruth Jane Lunn, 17 Sept. 1904, d. 1 Nov. 1948.

   21.  Victor Norman Graves, b. 2 March 1884, m(1) Emma Smith, 20 June 1907, d. 4 July 1961.

+22.  Gerald Hugh Graves, b. 19 March 1887, m. Brenda Mary Newport, 24 Dec. 1912, d. 10 May 1918.

 

 

GENERATION 5

 

CHILDREN OF JOSEPH S. GRAVES (10) AND SARAH A. GROOBY

Emma Graves (14) was born 23 July 1867 in Pangatatotara, Motueka, and died 10 Oct. 1941 in Nelson, both in Nelson, New Zealand.  She married Charles Barrow, son of George Barrow and Harriet Grooby, on 13 March 1889 in the Registry Office, Motueka, NZ.  He was born 12 Aug. 1864 in Horokiwi, Wellington, NZ, and died 30 Nov. 1942 in Nelson, Nelson, NZ.  (R‑2)

Children - Barrow

   23.  Claude Raymond Barrow, b. 23 March 1893 (Riwaka, Nelson, NZ).

   24.  Francis Charles (?) Barrow

   25.  Margaret Barrow, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Sixtus.

   26.  Kathleen Harriet Dorothy Barrow, b. 1900, m. Ernest Charles Fenemor, 19 July 1919 (Motueka, Nelson, NZ), d. May 1974.  He was b. 25 May 1895, d. 8 Sept. 1971, and was bur. 9 Sept. 1971.  4 children.

   27.  Joseph Barrow

 

William Stanley Graves (15) was born 13 Dec. 1867 in Pangatotara, Motueka, and died 25 June 1951 in Ngatimoti, both in Nelson, NZ.  He married Helen (or Ellen) Maria (or Mary) Lunn on 21 April 1897 in Collingwood, Golden Bay, Nelson, NZ.  She was born 26 Sept. 1876 in Tamati Aorere, Collingwood, Nelson, NZ, and died 7 Oct. 1940 in Wellington, Wellington, NZ.  Their daughter Alma was born in Pakawau, Collingswood, Nelson, NZ, Ethel, Alice, John and Ellen were born in Bainham, Golden Bay, Nelson, NZ, and James was born in Motueka, Nelson, NZ.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+28.  Alma Daisy Ella Graves, b. 2 Jan. 1889, m. Ernest Barrow, 12 Jan. 1916, d. 1 Sept. 1964.

   29.  Myrtle Margaret Graves

+30.  Ethel Doris Yvonne Graves, b. 27 Jan. 1902, m. Malcolm Leigh, 6 April 1921, d. 14 April 1980.

   31.  Hilda Amelia Madeline Graves

   32.  Alice Veronica Evelyn Graves, b. 24 Oct. 1906, m. Arthur M. Drummond, 23 Aug. 1928, d. 23 Aug. 1978 (Riwaka, Nelson, NZ).  6 children.

+33.  John William Graves, b. 16 Jan. 1908, m. Joan Mary Roughton, d. 10 April 1939.

   34.  Ellen Ida Florence Graves, b. 29 June 1910, d. 3 June 1918 (Pangatotara, Motueka, Nelson, NZ).

   35.  James Reginald Joseph Graves, b. 24 Sept. 1913, m. Nola Allcott, d. 2 Feb. 1995.  She was b. 2 Sept. 1920 and d. 27 April 1982, both in Motueka, Nelson, NZ.  4 children.

 

Florence Amy Graves (18) was born 24 Dec. 1876 and died 19 June 1947, both in Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand, and was buried 21 June 1947 in Wakapuaka Cem., Nelson, NZ.  She married Clements George Newport, son of George Newpost and Elizabeth Anne Kinzett, on 20 June 1907 in Motueka, Nelson, NZ.  He was born 20 July 1883 in Nelson, died 16 May 1954 in Riwaka, and was buried 18 May 1954 in Wakapuaka Cem., all in Nelson, NZ.  (R‑2)

Children - Newport

+36.  Vernon Claude Newport, b. 17 Dec. 1908, m. Irene Constance Wilkinson, 22 Sept. 1932, d. 16 Feb. 2001.

+37.  Leslie George Newport, b. 13 Sept. 1910, m. Ellen Doris Goulton, 1937, d. 25 May 1997.

   38.  Maida Lillian Newport, b. 31 Dec. 1912, m. Courtney Paul Joseph Pike, 1945.  2 children.

   39.  Hazel Joyce Newport, b. 15 Sept. 1915, m. Maxwell Howard Fry, 23 March 1940 (Wellington, NZ).  1 child.

   40.  son, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Warnes.  4 children.

 

Alan Joseph Graves (20) was born 23 Oct. 1881 in Pangatotara, Motueka, and died 1 Nov. 1948 in Nelson, both in Nelson, New Zealand.  He married Ruth Jane Lunn on 17 Sept. 1904 in Pakawau, Collingswood, Nelson, NZ.  She was born 22 March 1882 in Tamati Aorere, Collingswood, and died 15 Aug. 1935 in Nelson, both in Nelson, NZ.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

   41.  Veronica Constance Graves

   42.  Winifred May Graves, m. Roy Edwards.

   43.  Edgar John Graves, b. 17 March 1905 (Collingswood, Golden Bay, Nelson, NZ), m. Nola Frost, 2 April 1931 (Nelson, Nelson, NZ), d. 10 Oct. 1986 (Greytown, Wairarapa, NZ).  She was b. 12 July 1913 in Nelson, Nelson, NZ, and d. 2 June 1987 in Featherston, Wairarapa, NZ.  5 children.

   44.  Eric Oswald Graves, b. 13 April 1907, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Ferguson, d. Blenheim, Marlborough, NZ.

   45.  Melville Allan Graves, b. 23 Oct. 1909 (Pakawau, Collingwood, Nelson, NZ), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Duthie, d. 5 Nov. 1974 (Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ).

   46.  Margaret Ann Graves, b. 20 April 1911, m. John Trail Stephen Priest, d. Wellington, Wellington, NZ.

 

Gerald Hugh Graves (22) was born 19 March 1887 and died 10 May 1918.  He married Brenda Mary Newport, daughter of George Newport and Elizabeth Anne Kinzett, on 24 Dec. 1912 in Nelson, Nelson, NZ.  She was born 18 April 1889 in Nelson, Nelson, NZ, and died 23 Sept. 1972 in Wellington, Wellington, NZ.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

   47.  Una Pearl Graves, b. 1913.

   48.  Rona Graves, b. 1913.

 

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[1]Listed in the IGI, extracted from parish records of Distington, Cumberland Co., England, microfilm batch C047991, 1755-1864, Source Call No. 090614, Printout Call No. 0933973.