Rev. 13 April 2021, Gen. 980







It is suspected that most of the Graves families of Lincolnshire are descended from a common Graves ancestor.  One of the objectives of the Graves Family Association and the Graves DNA project at Family Tree DNA is to try to connect all of the various parts of this family in Lincolnshire.


In looking at genealogies posted at, it is apparent that not everyone agrees on the correct ancestry for some of the parts of the family.  Source R‑2 is one such example, where William Graves who married Elizabeth Campling is shown as a son of Thomas Dawson Graves and Elizabeth Howden. However, the William Graves who was a son of Thomas Dawson Graves is shown in genealogy 967 to have married Charlotte Cottingham and have entirely different children.  Which one is correct?

It can be seen in this genealogy that William Graves who married Elizabeth Campling is shown as a son of Edward Graves and Ann Carter as given by source R‑1.





Edward Graves (1) was born about 1795 in South Ormsby, Lincolnshire.  He married Susan ‑‑‑‑‑‑ in 1815 in Aby, Lincolnshire.  All their children were born in Aby, Lincs.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

    2.  George Graves, b.c. 1816.

    3.  Charles Graves, b.c. 1818.

+4.   Edward Graves, b.c. 1819, m. Ann Carter, Dec. 1843, d. March 1858.

    5.  William Graves, b.c. 1821.






Edward Graves (4) was born about 1819 in Aby, and died in March 1858, both in Lincolnshire.  He married Ann Carter in Dec. 1843 quarter (vol. 14, p. 953) in Spilsby, Lincolnshire.  She was born about 1828 in Hundleby, Lincs.  There was also an Ann Cowley that married an Edward Graves in Louth in the Sept. 1842 quarter, but that is less likely to be the correct marriage, since Spilsby and Hundleby are next to each other, and Louth is farther away.  Also, a grandson was named Carter Graves.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+6.   George Graves, b.c. 1846, m. Alice Wilson, d. March 1913.

    7.  Susan Graves, b.c. 1846.

+8.   William Graves, b. Jan. 1849, m. Elizabeth Campling, 16 March 1876, d. Dec. 1920.

    9.  Betsy Graves, b.c. 1852 (Swaby, Lincs.).

    10.   Jemima Graves, b.c. 1855.






George Graves (6) was born about 1846 in Whitepit (next to Swaby), Lincolnshire, and died in March 1913 in Louth, Lincs.  He married Alice Wilson.  She was born about 1850 in Swaby, Lincs.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

    11.   Thomas W. Graves, b.c. 1871 (Swaby, Lincs.), d. 1874 (Louth, Lincs.).

    12.   Charles Graves, b.c. 1872 (Lincs.).

    13.   Fred Graves, b.c. 1874 (Lincs.).

+14.   Arthur Graves, b.c. 1876, m. Sarah Elizabeth Clarke, 1903, d. 4 Feb. 1966.

    15.   Herbert Graves, b.c. 1877 (Swaby, Lincs.).

    16.   George Graves, b.c. 1880 (Muckton, Lincs.).

    17.   Hairby Graves, b. June 1883 (Swaby, Lincs.).

    18.   Alfred Graves, b.c. 1884 (Swaby, Lincs.).

+19.   Carter Graves, b. June 1885, m. Naomi Ironmonger, Dec. 1910, d. 1966.

    20.   Alice Graves, b.c. 1887 (Welton Le Wold, Lincs.).

    21.   Maud Graves, b.c. 1890 (Boswile, Lincs.), d. 1978.


William Graves (8) was born in Jan. 1849 in Swaby, Lincolnshire, and died in Dec. 1920 in Louth, Lincs.  He married Elizabeth Campling, daughter of George Campling and Ann Kirkby, on 16 March 1876 in Swaby, Lincs.  She was born 19 Feb. 1856 in Swaby, Lincoln, and died 12 May 1933 in the City of Lincoln, Lincs..  All their children were born in Lincolnshire.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

    22.   Harry Graves, b. Sept. 1877 (Whitepit, Lincs.), m. Lizzie Wrack.

+23.   Arthur Graves, b. 27 Jan. 1880, m. Sarah Elizabeth Clarke, 24 Feb. 1903, d. 4 Feb. 1966 (Sudbrooks, Lincs.).

+24.   William Graves, b.c. 1882, m. Edith Mary Standerline, 28 Nov. 1900, d. 25 Nov. 1960.

    25.   Kate Graves, b. 26 Sept. 1883, m. Frederick Blount, d. 1941.  He was b. 1870 and d. 1958.

    26.   Edith Graves, b.c. 1886 (Swaby, Lincs.), m. John Horatio Board, April 1907 (Louth, Lincs.).  He was b. April 1871 and d. March 1953, both in Wandsworth, London.

    27.   Annie Graves, b. April 1888 (Whitepit, Lincs.).

    28.   Fred Graves, b. July 1890 (Louth, Lincs.), m. Florence Kitchen, July 1910 (Lincoln, Lincs.).  She was b. July 1889 in Cherry Willingham, Lincs., and d. 12 Dec. 1956 in Lincoln, Lincs., daughter of Edward Kitchen and Ellen South.

    29.   Louisa Graves, b. 28 Sept. 1892 (Swaby, Lincs.), m. Thomas Hollin, 20 June 1912, d. 1 March 1979 (Broughton Brigg, South Humberside).  He was b. April 1882 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, and d. 27 July 1964 in Broughton, Lincs.

    30.   Ethel Graves, b. 1895 (Swaby, Lincs.).






Arthur Graves (14) was born about 1876 in Lincolnshire, and died 4 Feb. 1966 in Sudbrooks, Lincs.  He married Sarah Elizabeth Clarke, daughter of William Clarke and Lucy Ann Cowley, in 1903.  She was born about 1885 in Burgh le Marsh, Lincs., and died 3 Nov. 1963.  At least their first 3 children were born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

    31.   son

    32.   daughter

    33.   Raymond Graves, b.c. 1904.

    34.   Cyril Graves, b.c. 1905.

    35.   Edith Graves, b.c. 1905.

    36.   Gladys Graves, b. 6 March 1911, d. 9 March 1978 (Willingham, Lincs.).


Carter Graves (19) was born in June 1885 in Whitepit, Lincs., and died in 1966 in Saltfleetby, Lincs.  He married Naomi Ironmonger, daughter of John Ironmonger and Ellen ‑‑‑‑‑‑, in Dec. 1910.  She was born about 1884 in Maltby, Lincolnshire.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

    37.   daughter

    38.   Sidney Graves, b.c. 1918 (Grimoldby, Lincs.), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1982 (Saltfleetby, Lincs.).

    39.   Harold Graves, b. 23 Aug. 1919 (Saltfleetby, Lincs.), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Jackson, 1942 (Sheffield, Yorkshire), d. Nov. 1984 (Sheffield, Yorks.).  3 sons and 3 daughters.



Arthur Graves (23) was born 27 Jan. 1880 in Swaby, Lincs., and died 4 Feb. 1966 in Welton, Lincs.  He married Sarah Elizabeth Clarke, daughter of William Clarke and Lucy Ann Cowley, on 24 Feb. 1903 in Lincoln, Lincs.  She was born in 1885 in Burgh le Marsh, East Lindsey district, Lincs., and died 3 Nov. 1963 in Lincoln, Lincs.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    40.   Raymond Graves, b. 5 Aug. 1904 (Boultham, Lincs.), m. Mary Teft, Sept. 1926 (Lincoln, Lincs.), d. 4 Oct. 1980 (Caistor, Lincs.).  She was b. 1 Oct. 1902 and d. Dec. 1975, both in Lincoln, Lincs., daughter of Edwin Teft and Frances Barber.

    41.   Edith Graves, b. Oct. 1905 (Bracebridge, Lincs.), m(1) Dennis Pearl, Sept. 1924 (Lincoln, Lincs.), m(2) Ernest William Staniland Pearson, 1931 (Lincoln, Lincs.).  1 child by Dennis Pearl, Neville B. Pearl, b. 18 Aug. 1924 and d. 1989, both in Lincoln, Lincs.  Ernest was b. 16 Aug. 1906 in Shipston on Stour, Worcester, and d. 27 Sept. 1982 in Gainsborough, Lincs., son of Ernest Pearson and Mary Jane Staniland.

    42.   Cyril George Graves, b. 13 Oct. 1907 (Bracebridge, Lincs.), m. Hilda Hannah Binch, Dec. 1932 (Basford, Nottinghamshire), d. Jan. 1986 (Nottingham, Notts.).  She was b. 24 April 1909 in Calverton, Notts., and d. March 1987 in Nottingham, Notts., daughter of David Binch and Rose Coatsworth.

+43.   Gerald Graves, b. 6 March 1911, m. Vera Nellie Alexandria Smith, Oct. 1936, d. 29 July 1941.

    44.   Gladys Graves, b. 6 March 1911 (Bracebridge, Lincs.), m. Leslie William Sims, March 1932 (Lincoln, Lincs.), d. March 1979 (Willingham, Lincs.).  He was b. 26 April 1910 in Lincoln, Lincs., and d. 27 Nov. 1990 in Cherry Willingham, Lincoln, Lincs., son of John William Sims and Alice Procter.

    45.   Violet Graves, b. 12 Dec. 1912 (Lincoln, Lincs.), m. Arthur Thomas Smith, d. Jan. 1999 (Lincoln, Lincs.).  He was b. 21 March 1905 and d. 1973, both in Lincoln, Lincs.

    46.   William Graves, b. 1915 (Lincoln, Lincolnshire), d. 2 Feb. 1919.


William Graves (24) was born in 1882 in Swaby, Lincolnshire, and died 25 Nov. 1960 in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.  He married Edith Mary Standerline, daughter of George Standerline and Ann Cressey, on 28 Nov. 1900 in Hibaldstow (or Glanford Brigg), Lincs.  She was born in Jan. 1879 in Hibaldstow, Lincs., and died in Dec. 1951 in Scunthorpe, Lincs.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    47.   Stanley Graves, b. April 1901 (Glanford Brigg, Lincs.), m. Olive A. Cartwright, d. 17 April 1933 (Glanford Brigg, Lincs.).

    48.   Dorothy Graves, b. 9 April 1903 (Glanford Brigg, Lincs.), d. March 1985 (Caistor, Lincs.).

    49.   Constance Graves, b. 13 March 1905 (Broughton, Lincs.), d. Jan. 1997 (North Lincolnshire, Lincs.).

    50.   William Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1905 (Broughton, Lincs.), d. Sept. 1979 (Scunthorpe, Humberside).

    51.   Horace Graves, b. 12 June 1907 (Broughton, Lancashire or Lincs.?), m. Grace L. Roberts, d. June 1978 (Scunthorpe, Humberside).  1 son.

+52.   Ethel May Graves, b. Jan. 1909, m. Donald Mckay, d. Feb. 1996.

    53.   Leslie Graves, b. Oct. 1910 (Broughton, Lincs.), d. July 1911 (Glanford Brigg, Lincs.).






Gerald Graves (43) was born 6 March 1911 in Bracebridge, Lincolnshire, and died 23 July 1941 in Haifa, Palestine.  He was in the Yorkshire Dragoons during World War II.  He married Vera Nellie Alexandria Smith, daughter of George Smith and Nellie (̉EllenÓ) Keightley, in Oct. 1936 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.  After Gerald died, she married Ronald Hack Dec. 1951 in Melton Mowbray.  She was born 24 June 1914 and died in Sept. 2000, both in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    54.   Roy Gerald Graves.  2 sons and 2 daughters. Including Paula Graves, b. 30 Nov. 1964 (Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Coupe, d. 29 March 2017 (Dunnville, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada).

    55.   Ivor George Graves, b. 2 Dec. 1939 (Melton Mowbray), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. Nov. 2019.  2 sons and 1 daughter.



Ethel May Graves (52) was born in Jan. 1909 in Broughton, Lincs., and died in Feb. 1996 in Scunthorpe, Lincs.  She married Donald Mackay.  He was born in 1909 in Liverpool, Lancashire, and died 12 Nov. 1957 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.  (R‑2)

Children - Mackay

    56.   Malcolm Stanley Colin Mackay, b. 14 April 1935 (Broughton, Lincs.), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 6 Jan. 2014 (Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey).


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