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Captain Thomas W Captain Graves

Captain Thomas W Captain Graves[1, 2]

Male 1584 - 1635  (51 years)

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  • Name Thomas W Captain Graves 
    Prefix Captain 
    Born 1 Apr 1584  Lambourne, Berkshire, , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 1 Apr 1584  Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Imigracja 1607  Jamestown, James City, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 22-23 
    Miejsce zamieszkania 1608 
    Age: 23-24 
    Address:
    immigrant 
    Emigration Aug 1608  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 24 
    Imigracja Oct 1608  England > Jamestown, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 24 
    Imigracja Oct 1608  James City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 24 
    Miejsce zamieszkania Address:
    Accomack, Virginia, United States 
    Miejsce zamieszkania 1619 
    Age: 34-35 
    Address:
    Smythe's 100 
    Miejsce zamieszkania 1624 
    Age: 39-40 
    Address:
    Norfolk City, Virginia, United States 
    Miejsce zamieszkania 1624 
    Age: 39-40 
    Address:
    Eastern Shore, Virginia 
    Miejsce zamieszkania 1625 
    Age: 40-41 
    Address:
    census of Eastern Shore 
    Miejsce zamieszkania Feb 1625 
    Age: 40 
    Address:
    Accomack later Northampton, Virginia, USA 
    Buried May 1635  Bridgetown, Northampton, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 5 Nov 1635  Accomack, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Miejsce zamieszkania Abt 1680 
    Age: About 95-96 
    Address:
    birth 
    Miejsce zamieszkania 1808 
    Age: 223-224 
    Address:
    2nd arrival 
    Age 51 years 
    Notes 
    • Those proving direct descendancy from Thomas Graves are eligible for membership in the "Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters." Eligibility also exists for membership in the Jamestowne Society. Note: Thomas Graves, gentleman, arrived in Virginia in October of 1608, coming from England in the ship "Mary and Margaret" with Captain Christopher Newport's second supply. Although John Card Graves states that Thomas was accompanied by his wife Katherine, sons John and Thomas, and eight others, including Henry Singleton and Thomas Edge, most other historians agree that he did not bring his wife and children over until later. It is likely that he did not even marry Katherine until 1610, and his first child was born about 1611. Thomas Graves was one of the original Adventurers (stockholders) of the Virginia Company of London, and one of the very early Planters (settlers) who founded Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in North America. He was also the first known person named Graves in North America. Captain Thomas Graves is listed as one of the original Adventurers as "Thomas Grave" on page 364, Records of the Virginia Company of London, vol. IV. Although the Records of the Virginia Company state that in 1622 was granted "a patent to Thomas Graves of Doublin in the Realm of Ireland, gent.", this may be a clerical error. As stated in the original charter of the Virginia Co. of London, the first Adventurers to Virginia were to be from the city of London. Regarding the title of "Captain" which is attached to Thomas Graves in Virginia historical records, he had no such designation in the Charter of 1609 wherein all the Adventurers (stockholders) of the Virginia Company are listed, and is shown by Captain John Smith on his arrival in Virginia simply as "Thomas Graves, Gent." Thus it appears that he acquired the title of Captain after arriving in Virginia. Thomas Graves early became active in the affairs of the infant colony. On an exploring expedition he was captured by the Indians and taken to Opechancanough. Thomas Savage, who had come to Virginia with the first supply on the John and Francis in 1608, was sent to rescue him, in which he was successful. In 1617 the Virginia Company, hoping to expand population and agricultural production in the colony, encouraged private or voluntary associations organized on a joint stock basis to establish settlements in the area of the Company's patent. The Society of Smith's (or Smythe's) Hundred (later called Southampton Hundred) was organized in 1617. In addition to Captain Thomas Graves, the Adventurers included Sir Thomas Smith, Sir Edwin Sandys, and the Earl of Southampton. Soon after April 29, 1619, Governor Yeardley wrote to Sir Edwin Sandys: "I have entreated Capt. Graves, an antient officer of this company, to take charge of the people and wrkes." Capt. Thomas Graves was a member of the First Legislative Assembly in America, and, with Mr. Walter Shelley, sat for Smythe's Hundred when they met at Jamestown on July 30, 1619. The time of Capt. Thomas Graves' removal to the Eastern Shore is not known. It was, however, after August 1619, since he was then a representative from Smythe's Hundred to the first meeting of the House of Burgesses. It was also prior to Feb. 16, 1623, for "A List of Names: of the Living in Virginia, Feb. 16, 1623" shows Thomas Graves "at the Eastern Shore". His patent for 200 acres on the Eastern Shore is of record 14 March 1628 (Patent Book No. 1, p. 72, Land Registrar's Office, Richmond, Va.). This land was in what was then known as Accomack, now a part of Northampton Co. It was granted by Dr. Thomas Pott, Governor of Virginia, and was on the eastern side of the Bay of Chesapeake, westerly of the lands of Capt. Henry Flute, an explorer of the Bay, "by virtue of the adventure of five and twenty pounds paid by the said Capt. Thomas Graves to Sir Thomas Smyth, Treasurer of the Virginia Company." He paid a "quit rent" of one shilling for fifty acres, payable at the feast of St. Michael the Archangel (Sept. 29) each year on a part of his land. In the census of February 1625, Capt. Thomas Graves was one of only 51 people then living on the Eastern Shore. He was put in charge of the direction of local affairs later in 1625. In Sept. 1632 he, with others, was appointed a Commissioner "for the Plantacon of Acchawmacke". He was one of the Burgesses to the Assembly, representing Accomac, for the 1629-30 session and the 1632 session. He attended many of the meetings of the Commissioners, but he was absent from Dec. 30, 1632/3 until Oct. 23, 1633/4. It appears that he was out of the country. The old Hungars Episcopal Church is located about seven miles north of Eastville, on the north side of Hungars Creek. Hungars Parish was made soon after the county was established, and the first minister was Rev. Francis Bolton, who was succeeded by Rev. William Cotton. The first vestry was appointed in 1635. The first vestry meeting was on Sept. 29, 1635, at which Capt. Thomas Graves headed the list of those present. The first church edifice was erected in 1690-95 and was still standing around 1900, one of the oldest churches in the country. In addition to Capt. Thomas Graves, the other persons named by the court as vestrymen of Hungars Church were William Cotton, minister, Obedience Robins, John Howe, William Stone (first Protestant Governor of Maryland), William Burdett, William Andrews, John Wilkins, Alexander Mountray, Edward Drews, William Beniman and Stephen Charlton. Captain Thomas Graves died between November 1635 when he was witness to a deed and 5 Jan. 1636 when suit was entered against a servant to Mrs. Graves (Adventurers of Purse and Person, pp. 188-189). His birth date is not known, but is believed to be about 1580. That would have made him only about 55 years of age at his death. Very little is known about Katherine, wife of Capt. Thomas Graves. Her maiden name may have been Croshaw. (There was a Raleigh Chroshaw, Gent., who arrived with the second supply with Thomas Graves.) Just when she came to Virginia is not recorded. She and her children are not included in the 1625 census of the Eastern Shore, although Capt. Thomas Graves is. The patent granted to John Graves (son of Capt. Thomas Graves) on Aug. 9, 1637 states that the 600 acres granted to him in Elizabeth City was "due in right of descent from his father Thomas Graves, who transported at his own cost himself, Katherine Graves his wife, John Graves the patentee, and Thomas Graves, Jr., and 8 persons." (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Nugent.) The 50 acres assigned for each person transported shows they came after 1616. The other 8 persons transported did not include any members of Capt. Graves' family. The girls, Ann, Verlinda, and Katherine obviously came later, and Francis was born in Virginia. The last reference to Mrs. Graves shows her living at the Old Plantation, Accomac, as of May 20, 1636. Since Captain Thomas Graves had been active in the affairs of Virginia from his arrival, the absence of any mention of him during certain periods indicate he had returned to England. This is also confirmed by patents issued to him and to others in which he is mentioned. Mrs. Hiden stated: "Even a cursory reading of Northampton (formerly Accomack) records reveals how frequent were the trips to England, Ireland, Holland, and New England" of those living on the Eastern Shore. Mrs. Hiden also stated (R-509, p. 34): "We know from the land patents that Capt. Thomas Graves made several trips out of the country, to England presumably, and on one of his return voyages his family accompanied him." Thomas Graves was probably unmarried when he arrived in Virginia in 1608. He was young, and adventure was probably the reason for his coming to Virginia. He was obviously educated, of some "social status" and financial means, and a leader. It is likely that he returned to England, possibly in Oct. 1609, either on the same ship with Captain John Smith (who left Virginia for England for treatment of his wounds resulting from an explosion), or on one of the other seven ships which arrived in Virginia in August 1609. In that way he would have missed the "Starving Time" of the winter of 1609-10, which so few survived. He may have then married in England in about 1610, fathered John Graves and Thomas Graves, remained in England for several years, and returned to Virginia prior to the formation of Smythe's Hundred in 1617, or possibly a little later. It is known that he was "entreated to take charge of the people and workes" at Smythe's Hundred in April 1619, and was there then. Children - Graves 2. John Graves, b.c. 1611, m. ------ Perrin, c. 1624 or later, d.c. April 1640. +3. Thomas Graves, b.c. 1616, wife unknown, d.c. 1674. +4. Verlinda Graves, b.c. 1618, m. William Stone, d. 13 July 1675. +5. Ann Graves, b.c. 1620, m(1) William Cotton, before 10 July 1637 , m(2) Nathaniel Eaton, by 1642, m(3) Francis Doughty, 8 June 1657, d. 2 March 1683/4. +6. Katherine Graves, b.c. 1622, m(1) William Roper, c. 1636, m(2) Thomas Sprigg, 3 March 1650. +7. Francis Graves, b.c. 1630, m(1) ------, m(2) Jane Maguffey, d.c. 1691 GRAVES, THOMAS (listed as Graues) Gentleman Listed as Capt. (Captain) in Virginia Muster, February 7, 1624/5, as on the Mary & Margrett in 1607, but correct date would have been 1608. Cargo: "Elizabethan-style bed as a gift for Powhatan Database: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index (PILI) Immigrant: Graves, Thomas Location: Virginia Year: 1608 Page Number: 126 PROPERTY: "Captain Thomas Graves, ancient planter (as his first divident) 200 acres on the Eastern Shore of the 'Bay of Chesepei
    Person ID I531358  Tuszynski
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 

    Father Ancestors Thomas (Grove) (Capt Graves, Sr.,   b. 1 Apr 1584, Lamborne, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1635, Accomack, Virginia, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Joan Blagrove,   b. 20 Nov 1560, Epping Forest, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1620, Lamborne, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Family ID F522961  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth,   b. 1613, Elizabeth,City,Virginia,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1676, Abington,Gloucester,Virginia,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Numer ID zapisu MH:F915 
    Children 
     1. Verlinda Stone,   b. 1618, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1675, St. Mary's City, St. Mary's County, Province of Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Elizabeth Graves,   b. 1620, Northumberland, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1688, Northumberland, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Anne Doughty,   b. 1620, Jamestown,VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1683, Charles, Accomack County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. Graves
     5. Graves
     6. Frances Truitt,   b. Accomac, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Northampton, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 
    Family ID F915  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Katherine Katheryne Crowshaw,   b. 1586, Gravesend, Kent Co., England, GB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1636, Old Plantation, Accomack County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married England, (Present UK) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Numer ID zapisu MH:F955 
    Children 
     1. Verlinda Jane Graves,   b. 7 Nov 1605, JAMES CITY, ACCOMACK, ACCOMAC COUNTY, VIRGINIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1675, Charles Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. John Graves,   b. 1611, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 29 May 1639, Elizabeth City, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years)
     3. John Graves,   b. 1611, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1640, Elizabeth City, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     4. Frances Truitt,   b. Abt 1619, Accomac, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1656, Northampton, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     5. Ann Graves,   b. 1620, Hungars Creek, Accomack, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1683, Charleston Creek, Charles, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Married: 3x6. Elizabeth Ann Graves,   b. Abt 1620, Jamestown,VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1683, Charles, Accomack County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     7. Katherine Widow Roper Sprigg Graves,   b. 1622, (Present Accomack County), Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1661, Resurrection Manor, Calvert, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     8. Catherine Graves,   b. 1622, Lambourne, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1661, Resurrection Manor, Calvert, Prince Georges Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     9. Virginia Graves,   b. 1623, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Henry Graves,   b. 1623, Gloucester, Gloucester, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. John Graves,   b. England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1640, Northampton County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Thomas Graves,   b. England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1674, Gloucester, Colony of Virginia, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Anne Graves,   b. Charles,Accomack,Virginia,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1683, Charles, Accomack County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location
     14. Frances Graves,   b. Northampton County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Accomack County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 
    Family ID F955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Katherine Croshaw,   b. 1586, Gravesend, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1636, Accomack Co., VA, US Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Numer ID zapisu MH:F520869 
    Children 
     1. John Graves,   b. 1605, Pilton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1640, Timberlake Creek, Charles River Shire, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     2. Hannah Graves,   b. 1610,   d. 1665  (Age 55 years)
     3. Thomas Graves, Jr.,   b. Abt 1617, England or Possibly Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1674, Gloucester County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     4. Verlinda Graves,   b. 1618, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 13 Jul 1675, Nanjemoy, Charles, Colony of Maryland, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 57 years)
     5. Frances Graves,   b. 1621, Accomac, Accomack, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1654, Northampton, Colony of Virginia, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    Married: 1x6. Katherine Croshaw Roper Graves,   b. 1622, (Present Accomack County), Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1661, Resurrection Manor, Calvert, Prince Georges Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     7. Rector Francis Graves Graves, Sr.,   b. 1630, Accomac, Accomack, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1691, Rappahannock County, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     8. Ann Graves,   b. Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1683, Charleston Creek, Charles, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 
    Family ID F520869  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S500006] WikiTree, (MyHeritage), https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10109-1602377/capt-thomas-graves-in-wikitree (Reliability: 4).
      Capt Thomas GravesGender: MaleBirth: Apr 1 1584 - Lambourne, Berkshire, , EnglandDeath: Nov 5 1635 - Accomack, Virginia, United StatesSpouses: Katherine Katheryne Graves (born Croshaw)Elizabeth PerrinChildren: Katherine Sprigg (born Graves)Thomas Graves, Jr.Verlinda Stone (born Graves)Frances Truitt (born Graves)Virginia GravesHenry GravesAnne Doughty (born Graves)Elizabeth GravesJohn GravesJohn GravesPhotos:

    2. [S500006] WikiTree, (MyHeritage), https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10109-1602377/capt-thomas-graves-in-wikitree (Reliability: 4).
      Capt Thomas Graves&lt;br&gt;Gender: Male&lt;br&gt;Birth: Apr 1 1584 - Lambourne, Berkshire, , England&lt;br&gt;Death: Nov 5 1635 - Accomack, Virginia, United States&lt;br&gt;Spouses: Katherine Katheryne Graves (born Croshaw)Elizabeth Perrin&lt;br&gt;Children: Katherine Sprigg (born Graves)Thomas Graves, Jr.Verlinda Stone (born Graves)Frances Truitt (born Graves)Virginia GravesHenry GravesAnne Doughty (born Graves)Elizabeth GravesJohn GravesJohn Graves&lt;br&gt;Photos:


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