Rev. 19 Oct. 2009, Gen. 562
DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD GRAVES AND SUSAN COWLING OF ASHDON, ESSEX, ENGLAND
Richard Graves (1) was born about 1802 and died in 1880 at age 78, both in Ashdon, Essex. He may have been a son of a Thomas Graves. He married Susan Cowling on 1 June 1843 in All Saints, Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire. She was born 28 Dec. 1821 in Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire. Their first child was born in Castle Camps, and all the others in Ashdon, Essex. They were in the 1851 and 1861 censuses for Ashdon, Essex, with her widowed mother living with them in 1851. He was in the 1871 census for Ashdon, without Susan. He was an agricultural labourer. Susan was in the 1841 census for Castle Camps, living with her mother Mary cowling, 50, presumably widowed, and her brothers and sisters. Richard could not be found in the 1841 census. Their first child, Ann, was born in Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire, and al the others were born in Ashdon, Essex. There is a possibility that Ann was not a daughter of Richard.
Children – Graves
2. Ann Graves, b.c. 1842, d. 1852.
3. George Graves, b.c. 1849.
4. Esther Graves, b.c. 1852.
5. Rhoda Graves, b.c. 1856.
+6. William Graves, b.c. 1859, m. Eliza Wilson, 1874.
7. Albert Graves, b.c. 1867.
CHILDREN OF RICHARD GRAVES (1) AND SUSAN COWLING
William Graves (6) was born about 1858 or 1859 in Ashdon, Essex. He married Eliza Wilson in the first quarter of 1874 in West Ham, Essex. She was born about 1855 in Brighton, Sussex. They were in the 1881 census for West Ham, Essex, when he was a labourer and she was a charwoman. The place of birth of some of the children is given as either West Ham or Stratford, but they are next to each other. (R‑1)
Children – Graves
8. Nellie Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1878 (Holloway, Middlesex, or Portsea, Portsmouth).
9. William James Graves, b.c. 1879 (Stratford, Essex).
10. Alice Graves, b.c. 1881 (West Ham or Stratford, Essex).
11. Rhoda Mabel Graves, b.c. 1885 (West Ham or Poplar, Essex).
12. George Albert (or George Arthur) Graves, b.c. 1887 (West Ham or Stratford, Essex).
13. Rose Graves, b.c. 1889 (West Ham or Stratford, Essex).
14. Charles Graves, b.c. 1895 (Stratford, Essex).
15. Frederick Cecil Graves, b.c. 1896 (Stratford, Essex).
16. Philip Graves, b.c. 1898 (Stratford, Essex).
17. Arthur Graves, b.c. 1900 (Stratford, Essex).
18. Edith Graves, b.c. 1902 (Stratford, Essex).
19. Harold Graves, b.c. 1905 (Stratford, Essex).
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 The marriage record index shows vol. 14, p. 107, April-June qtr., 1843, Linton, Cambridgeshire. Linton is only about 6 miles from Castle Camps.