Rev. 3 May 2000, Gen. 793

 

DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS GRAVES AND ELIZABETH BURKETT

OF COTTENHAM, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Thomas Graves (1) was born about 1797 and was buried 20 June 1876 (at age 78, in Cottenham Dissenters Cem. records), both in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England. He married Elizabeth Burkett on 18 Jan. 1820 in Cottenham. She was born about 1797 in Cottenham.

The 1851 census listed them both as 54 years of age, with him an agricultural laborer in Churchfield, Cambs. The 1861 census listed them both as 65 years of age, with him as highway laborer living in Broad Lane. Granddaughter Emma was staying with them. She was 15, so not likely to belong to any of the children known. It can reasonably be assumed that there are older children. The 1871 census showed them both 76 years of age, living at Mortons Almshouses.

All their known children were born in Cottenham, Cambs. (R-1)

Children - Graves

+2. Sarah Graves, b. 1831, m. Robert King.

+3. James Graves, b.c. 1834, m. Harriett Radford, d.c. 1924.

4. Thomas Graves, b. 1836.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS GRAVES (1) AND ELIZABETH BURKETT

Sarah Graves (2) was born in 1831 in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire. She married Robert King. He was born 1822 in Hardwick. They were living with her parents at the 1851 census, and he was listed as an agricultural laborer. He was baptized in 1834 in Cottenham. (R-1)

Children - King

5. Elizabeth King, b. 1849 (Cottenham, Cambs.).

 

James Graves (3) was born about 1834 in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, and died about 1924. He married Harriett Radford. She was born about 1840 in Oakington, Cambs.

The 1851 through 1881 censuses showed James as an agricultural laborer, living with his parents in 1851, married and living at Cowpasture Cottage in 1861, living at Smithy Fen in 1871, and at Kings Hedges, Chesterton in 1881. He was referred to as a farm laborer in 1894 when his daughter Elizabeth married.

Their first 11 children were born in Cottenham, Cambs., and the last 2 in Wentworth, Cambs. (R-1)

Children - Graves

6. Sarah Ann Graves, b. 1855.

7. Alfred Graves, b. 1857.

8. Walter Graves, b. 1859.

9. Herbert Graves, b. 1861.

10. John Graves, b. 1864.

11. Harriett Graves, b. 1866.

12. Ezra Graves, b. 1867.

+13. Mary Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1869, m. Harry Alfred Thomas Pearce, d. by 1898.

14. Kate Graves, b. 1872.

15. Ellen Graves, b. 1873.

16. Ernest Graves, b. 1876.

17. Henry James Graves, b. 1878.

18. Fredric Graves, b. 1879.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES GRAVES (3) AND HARRIETT RADFORD

Mary Elizabeth Graves (13) was born about 1869. She is recorded on the 1881 census as Mary Lizzie with her siblings and her parents. In 1894 she was listed as a domestic servant when married to Harry, lived at High Street, Old Chesterton, and was recorded as Elizabeth, not Mary Elizabeth. She married Harry Alfred Thomas Pearce. He was born 8 June 1873 and died in 1967. Harry married again to Annie Pitt Waller on 2 April 1898 in Cambridge, England. The marriage certificate states that he was a widower. Mary Elizabeth is shown on the birth certificate of son Harry. (R-1)

Children - Pearce

+19. Harry Alfred Thomas Pearce, b. 16 July 1895, m(1) ------, m(2) Alice Sarah Undery, 4 April 1962, d. 11 March 1963.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF MARY E. GRAVES (1) AND HARRY A. T. PEARCE

Harry Alfred Thomas Pearce (19), called HAT, was born 16 July 1895 in Chesterton, Cambridgeshire (probably the one near Cambridge), and died 11 March 1963. He married Alice Sarah Undery on 4 April 1962. She was born in 1891. They would have married much earlier but his first wife was still alive in an asylum somewhere (the family knows nothing about her). HAT and Alice had 10 children, half of whom survived. (R-1)

Children - Pearce

+20. George Harry William Pearce

21. other children

 

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