Rev. 26 May 2005, Gen. 683

 

DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS GRAVES AND ANN ------

OF COTTENHAM, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND & ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Thomas Graves (1) married Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  In addition to John and Sarah, they probably had 12 other children.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+2.  John Graves, b. 1805, m. Lydia Woods, 18 May 1831, d. 18 May 1877.

   3.  Sarah Graves

   4.  other children

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

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

John Graves (2) was born 11 Oct. 1805[1] in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England, was baptized in 1807 in All Saints, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, and died 18 May 1877 in Adelaide, SA, Australia.  His death certificate shows that he was at his son William’s house at Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, and he died of prostatic disease/cystitis, aged 70.  His executors were Henry Job Packer of Mills Street, Adelaide, and Martin Fulston of Gumeracha, farmer.

He married Lydia Woods, daughter of William Gunnell and Ann Woods, on 18 May 1831 in Milton, Cambridgeshire, England.  She was born about March 1809[2] in Cambridgeshire, baptized in 1810[3] at Milton, and died 5 June 1886 in Adelaide, Australia.  They were both buried in Walkerville cemetery, South Australia.

Their daughter, Ann, and her husband, emigrated from Southampton, England in 1853.  The following year, John and Lydia emigrated with 6 of their children on the “Pestonjee Bomanjee” or “Prestongee Bomangee”.  The shipping list for the “Prestongee Bomangee” showed it left Southampton and arrived in Port Adelaide, South Australia on 8 Oct. 1854 with the following passengers:

            Graves             John                 Ag. Lab.           43

                                    Lydia                                        37

                                    John                 Ag. Lab.           17

                                    Elizabeth           Servant 14

                                    Harriot                                     10

                                    Caroline                                     7

                                    Ezra                                           3

                                    William                           1

On the same ship were the parents of Martin Fullston (Ann’s husband), John and Jemima (Watts) Fullston, and 7 of Martin’s siblings.  They were all from Cambridgeshire.

James Graves, the first child of John and Lydia, was married prior to the family migrating.  It appears he remained in England.

The 1851 census shows the family living at Back Lane, Cottenham, with children Ann, Elizabeth, Harriet, Caroline, and Ezra.  John was listed as agricultural laborer, and they were all born at Cottenham except for Lydia who was born at Milton.

There may be a connection of this Graves family with other Graves families of Cottenham (gen. 269 and gen. 648), and also with the Graves family of Haddenham, Cambridgeshire (gen. 139), since that place is only about 5 miles north of Cottenham.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+5.  James Graves, b. 1 Oct. 1832, m. Mary Pierson, 21 May 1854.

   6.  John Graves, b. 1 Oct. 1834, d. 15 Oct. 1854[4].

+7.  Ann Graves, b. 23 Nov. 1836, m. Martin Fullston, 14 Feb. 1853, d. 2 June 1926.

   8.  Elizabeth Graves, b. 3 July 1838, m. Henry Packer, 20 July 1859 (North Adelaide, SA).

   9.  Harriet Graves, b. 15 Dec. 1843, m. Thomas Henry Western, June 1865.  However, Chris Graves said she married Samuel Rhodes on 11 Nov. 1868.  Her obituary from the Observer newspaper. “Mrs. Harriet Western – the death occurred on Sunday of Mars. Harriet Western, a colonist of nearly 70 years.  She came to SA as a girl of 8 or 9 with her parents Mr. & Mrs. William[5] Graves of Cottenham, Cambridgeshire on the ship P.B.  She married a Mr. Thomas Henry Western, a storekeeper successively of Gumeracha, Clare and Laura.  There is a surviving family of six sons and three daughters.”

+10.  Caroline Graves, b. 28 Aug. 1846, m. John Bounsall Stapleton Crabb, 14 Nov. 1867, d. 29 Dec. 1921.

+11.  Ezra Graves, b. 6 Oct. 1849[6], m. Sarah Jane Merritt, 22 Jan. 1871, d. 30 Aug. 1908.

+12.  William Graves, b. 16 Aug. 1852, m(1) Ann Elizabeth Rebecca Martin, 7 Oct. 1874, m(2) Clara Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 14 July 1910.  Chris Graves said he m(2) Mary Louisa Philip on 20 May 1886.

   13.  Bertie (probably Albert) Graves; he was not found in the South Australia birth index, and did not emigrate with the others.  Perhaps he was born between other children and died before the family left England.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN GRAVES (2) AND LYDIA WOODS

James Graves (5) was born 1 Oct. 1832 in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England.  He married Mary Pierson on 21 May 1854 in Cottenham Parish Church, by banns.  She was probably born about 1834 in Cottenham.  The 1881 census showed James living at Rooks Lane, Cottenham, and his occupation as butcher.  All their children were born in Cottenham.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

   14.  Emma Graves, b. 1858.

   15.  John Graves, b. 1862.

   16.  Thomas William Graves, b. 1869.

   17.  Sarah Elizabeth Graves, b. 1871.

   18.  Harriet Graves, b. 1873.

   19.  Caroline Graves, b. 1879.

   20.  Ethel Graves, b. 1881.

 

Ann Graves (7) was born in 1837[7] in Cambridgeshire, England, and died 2 June 1926 at 81 Albert Street, Goodwood, South Australia.  She married Martin Fullston (or Fullstone[8]), son of John Fullston and Jemmima Watts, on 14 Feb. 1853 at the Parish Church, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, by banns.  He was born in 1832 and died 18 Aug. 1903.  The Fullston name is sometimes spelled Fulston, Fullstone and Fullston.  Fulstone appears to be the original spelling.

Ann and Martin emigrated from Southampton, England to Adelaide, South Australia on the “Calabar”, arriving 1 Aug. 1853.  Ann was 18 and Martin 21, both from Cambridgeshire, according to the shipping list.

Birth records for all the children (except Minnie) were provided by R‑2 from the SA Birth Index, 1842-1906.  The first 3 children were born in Prospect Village, SA, and the others in Gumeracha or North Gumeracha, SA.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Fullston

   21.  Lydia Fullston, b. 29 Nov. 1853.

   22.  Emma Fullston, b. 3 Nov. 1855[9], m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hill.

+23.  John Martin Fullston, b. 24 June 1857, m. Christina Selina Battersby, d. 1921.

   24.  James Fullston, b. 6 June 1860[10], never married, d. 2 Feb. 1862.

+25.  James Fullston, b. 19 Nov. 1862, m. Norah Riordan Reading, 4 Dec. 1880, d. 19 March 1947.

   26.  Ezra Fullston, b. 15 April 1865[11], m. Emily ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 20 Feb. 1892.

   27.  Minnie Ann Fullston, b. 1872, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Phelps, d. 1927.

   28.  Ernest Graves Fullston, b. 16 Sept. 1873.

   29.  Albert Fullston, b. 2 Dec. 1874.

   30.  Martha Jane Fullston, b. 10 May 1877, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Phelps.

   31.  Samuel Graves Fullston, b. 13 June 1878.

 

Caroline Graves (10) was born about 1847 in Cambridgeshire, England, and died 29 Dec. 1921 in Adelaide, SA, Australia.  She arrived in South Australia on the Pestonjee Bomanjee in 1854.  She married John Bounsall Stapleton Crabb, son of Richard Stapleton Crabb and Elizabeth Foot, on 14 Nov. 1867 in Prospect, South Australia.  He was born in Feb 1844 in Liskeard, Cornwall, England, and died 26 May 1919 in Adelaide, SA. They were both buried in West Terrace.  His occupation was miller and hotelier.  He arrived in South Australia in 1850.  (R‑2)

Children - Crabb

   32.  Blanche Elizabeth Crabb, b. 28 April 1868 (Murray Flats, SA).

   33.  Lydia Crabb, b. 27 July 1869 (Watervale, SA), m. Edward James Gibson, 27 June 1892 (Adelaide, SA).  He was b. 20 Sept. 1867 in Bowden, SA, son of William Gibson and Emily Ellis.

   34.  Emily Crabb, b. 15 Nov. 1870 (Watervale, SA).

   35.  Nancy Crabb

   36.  Percy John Crabb, b. 8 Sept. 1872 (Hoyleton, SA).

   37.  Arthur Charles Crabb, b. 26 April 1874 (North Adelaide, SA).

   38.  Walter Graves Crabb, b. 29 April 1876 (Portland Estates, SA), d. 1944.

   39.  Oscar Taunton Crabb, b. 1 July 1880 (Bowden, SA), d. 1966.

   40.  Mabel Alice (“May”) Crabb, b. 9 April 1882 (Ridleyton, SA).

   41.  Herbert George Crabb, b. 6 Dec. 1883 (Henley Beach, SA), d. 1916.

 

Ezra Graves (11) was born 6 (or 9) Oct. 1849 in Cambridgeshire, England, and died 30 Aug. 1908 in Rosewater, SA.  His occupation was butcher.  He arrived in South Australia on the Pestonjee Bomanjee in 1854.  His death certificate shows he was 21 when he married, spent 53 years in Australia, and died of pulmonary oedema after 8 weeks of pneumonia.  He married Sarah Jane Merritt, daughter of Joseph Albert Merritt and Jane Franklin, on 22 Jan. 1871 in Adelaide, SA.  She was born 4 Aug. 1849 in North Adelaide, SA, and died 9 July 1915 in Rosewater, SA.  They were both buried in Cheltenham, SA.  All their children were born in South Australia.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+42.  Marion Louise Graves, b. 17 Oct. 1871, m. William Innes.

   43.  Alice Maud Graves, b. 29 April 1873 (North Adelaide, SA), d. 28 Sept. 1938 (Adelaide, SA).  Bur. in Cheltenham.

   44.  Ezra Graves, b. 28 July 1875 (North Adelaide, SA), d. 19 Sept. 1875 (SA).

   45.  Florence Lydia Graves, b. 4 Sept. 1876 (Gilbert Town, SA), d. 15 March 1877.

+46.  Frank Graves, b. 31 Jan. 1878, m. Florence Webling, 18 July 1902, d. 14 Dec. 1951.

+47.  Ernest Alfred Graves, b. 29 March 1880, m. Ada Florence Johnson, 22 April 1903, d. 9 June 1928.

   48.  William Bertrand Graves, b. 27 Feb. 1882 (Adelaide, SA), d. 9 April 1889.

+49.  Frederick Charles Graves, b. 30 March 1884, m. Bertha Brusche.

+50.  Olive Ethelwin Graves, b. 29 July 1886, m. Gerald Marshall Gerard, 3 April 1912, d. 25 Aug. 1974.

+51.  Norman Stanley Graves, b. 3 Aug. 1888, m. Maude Rix, d. 25 Sept. 1921.

   52.  Clifton Roy Graves, b. 19 Oct. 1891 (Adelaide, SA), m. Vida James.

+53.  Muriel Gertrude Graves, b. 4 Sept. 1893, m. Ralph Holker, d. 1959.

 

William Graves (12) was born about 1853 in Cambridgeshire, and died 14 July 1910 in Adelaide, SA.  His occupation was storekeeper.  He arrived in South Australia on the Pestonjee Bomanjee in 1854.  He first married Ann (“Annie”) Elizabeth Rebecca Martin, on 7 Oct. 1874 in SA.  She was born about 1854, and died 28 May 1878 in Adelaide, SA.  He second married Clara Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1856, and died 14 July 1932 in Adelaide, SA.  They were both buried in Walkerville.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves, by Annie E. R. Martin

   54.  Eva Amy Graves, b. 13 Sept. 1875 (North Adelaide, SA), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Peters, d. 1934.

   55.  Arthur William John Graves, b. 1877.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF ANN GRAVES (7) AND MARTIN FULLSTON

John Martin Fullston (23) was born 24 June 1857 and died in 1921.  He married Christina Selina Battersby.  She was born in 1856 and died in 1942.  (R‑3)

Children - Fullston

   56.  George John Fullston, b. 1876, d. 1954.

   57.  Frank Martin Fullston, b. 1879.

   58.  Jemima Jane Fullston, b. 1881.

 

James Fullston (25) was born 19 Nov. 1862 and died 19 March 1947.  He married Norah Riorden (“Rebecca”) Reading on 4 Dec. 1880.  She was born 18 Feb. 1857 and died 23 Jan. 1936.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Fullston

   59.  Lydia Ann Fullston, b. 21 May 1881 (Gumeracha dist.), m. Stewart Cameron.

   60.  James Ernest Fullston, b. 17 Sept. 1882 (Port Adelaide, SA), m. Elsie Lower.  She d. 15 June 1972.

   61.  Mabel Maud Fullston, b. 27 June 1884 (Gumeracha, SA), m. John Harold Fewster.

   62.  Elsie May Fullston, b. 6 Aug. 1885, m. Alexander Badenoch.  (According to R‑2, this is daughter of James Fullston and Norah Hartwig, b. 18 May 1886 in North Gumeracha.)

   63.  Florence Adelaide Fullston, b. 15 March 1888, m. Julius Eugene Wilheim Schultz, 10 Jan. 1910.  He was b. 25 Oct. 1888.

   64.  Arthur Alfred Fullston, b. 26 April 1891 (Dowlingville, SA), d. 16 July 1891.

   65.  Alice Emma Fullston, b. 10 Sept. 1894 (Maitland, SA), m. William Ralph Sandercock.

+66.  Gladys Ruth Fullston, b. 4 Aug. 1896, m. William George Haylock, 6 May 1926, d. 28 Nov. 1989.

 

CHILDREN OF EZRA GRAVES (11) AND SARAH J. MERRITT

Marion Louise Graves (42) was born 17 Oct. 1871 in Gumeracha District, South Australia.  She married William Innes.  (R‑3)

Children - Innes

   67.  Kenneth Innes

 

Frank Graves (46) was born 31 Jan. 1878 in Kingston District, Port Adelaide, South Australia, and died 14 Dec. 1951 in Adealide, SA.  He married Florence Webling, daughter of Alfred Charles Webling and Marie (Mary Ann) Deslandes, on 18 July 1902 in Port Adelaide, SA.  She was born 26 Nov. 1870 at Cape Borda Lighthouse (Flinders), died 15 Feb. 1951 in Adelaide, SA, and was buried in Cheltenham cem., Adelaide, SA.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+68.  Dulcie Florence Graves, b. 18 April 1903, m. Kenneth Charles Thomas, d. 14 April 1990.

+69.  Lennard Frank Graves, b. 12 Nov. 1904, m. Hazel Flora Cotton, d. 31 Oct. 1968.

+70.  Ezma Mary Graves, b. 17 Nov. 1908, m. Victor Clifford Francis.

 

Ernest Alfred (“Ern”) Graves (47), or Alfred Ernest Graves, was born 29 March 1880 in Rosewater, SA, and died 9 June 1928 in Woodville, SA.  He married Ada Florence Johnson, daughter of George Johnson and Louisa Florentina Westbury, on 22 Apr 1903 in St Paul, Pt. Adelaide, SA.  She was born 13 Jan. 1878 in Woodville, SA, and died 10 March 1959 in Adelaide, SA.  They were both buried in Cheltenham.  Both their children were born in Rosewater, SA, died in Adelaide, SA, and were buried in Cheltenham, SA.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Graves

   71.  Norman Ernest (“Norm”) Graves, b. 17 Jan. 1904, never married, d. 9 Nov. 1935.

   72.  Horace Alfred (“Horrie”) Graves, never married, d. 19 July 1973.

 

Frederick Charles Graves (49) was born 30 March 1884 in Bayswater District, Port Adelaide, SA.  He married Bertha Brusche.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

   73.  May Graves

   74.  Milton Graves

   75.  Ila Graves

 

Olive Ethelwin Graves (50) was born 29 July 1886 in Bayswater District, Port Adelaide, SA, and died 25 Aug. 1974 in Adelaide, SA.  She married Gerald Marshall Gerard (or Gerrard), son of Henry Marshall Gerard and Eliza Fleetwood Lewis, on 3 April 1912 in Alberton, SA.  He was born 2 Jan. 1881 in Kensington, SA, and died 9 Sept. 1964 in Cheltenham, SA.  They were both buried in Cheltenham.  (R‑3)

Children - Gerrard

+76.  Elma Gerrard, m. Harry Meadows.

   77.  Jack Gerrard, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Norma ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

   78.  Cliff Gerrard

+79.  Geraldine Gerrard, m. Ken A. J. Stevens.

 

Norman Stanley Graves (51) was born 3 Aug. 1888 in Bayswater District, Port Adelaide, SA, and died 25 Sept. 1921.  He married Maude Rix.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

   80.  Helen Graves

   81.  Graham Graves

 

Muriel Gertrude Graves (53) was born 4 Sept. 1893 in Bayswater District, Port Adelaide, SA, and died in 1959.  She married Ralph Holker.  (R‑3)

Children - Holker

+82.  Nancy Gertrude Holker, b. 1921, m. Don Langsford, d. 1951.

+83.  Margaret Holker, m. Ivor Harry.

 

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[1] The 1851 English census confirms this year of birth.

[2] According to R-2.

[3] According to R-1.

[4] Chris Graves said he married Ellen Briggs 14 June 1856 and gave his death date as 1908, but William Haylock (R‑1) gave 8 Oct. 1854 in RAH, Adelaide, Australia, bur. West Terrace.  Colin Graves (R‑3) said he died 15 Oct. 1854 in Adelaide.

[5] This should read John, not William.

[6] R‑3 gave Ezra’s birth date as 9 Oct. 1849.

[7] The 1851 census shows Ann Graves as 14 years of age (born 1837).  When she migrated 2 years later, she was listed as 18.  Perhaps she said she was 2 years older than she was to migrate.

[8] R‑3 gives this name as Fullstone.

[9] Given as 8 Nov. 1855 by R-1, and 3 Nov. 1855 by R-2.

[10] Given as 6 June 1860 by R-1, and 16 April 1860 by R-2.

[11] Given as 13 April 1865 by R-1, and 15 April 1865 by R-2.