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Katherine Katheryne Graves

Katherine Katheryne Graves[1, 2, 3]

Female 1586 - Aft 1636  (> 50 years)

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  • Name Katherine Katheryne Graves 
    Born 1586  Gravesend, Kent Co., England, GB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 24 May 1636  Old Plantation, Accomack County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Imigracja 1637  Richmond, Richmond (city), Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 50-51 
    Age > 50 years 
    Buried Accomack County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Very little is known about Katherine, wife of Capt. Thomas Graves, of the first Adventurers of Jamestown. As of 2013, her last name is unsettled with some believing her to be "Stone", and even "Blagrove", however overwhelmingly historians believe his wife to have been Katherine Croshaw (or Crosher and many other spellings), possibly daughter or sister of Raleigh Croshaw. (There was a Raleigh Chroshaw, Gent., who arrived with the second supply with Thomas Graves.) From the will of William Crashawe, PCC 97 Hale, 1 Nov. 1621, proved 6 Oct. 1626, as published in Virginia Settlers and English Adventurers, by Currer-Briggs: "William Crashaw, Bachelor in Divinity, Preacher of God's Word first in Bridlington, then at Beverley in Yorkshire, afterwards at the Temple, since then Pastor of the Church of Agnes Burton in the Diocese of York, now pastor of that too great parish of Whitechapel in the suburbs of London... (indicates he is married, and then bequeaths books to many libraries in Cambridge, London, Ireland, and Yorkshire, etc.) ... To the parish church of Hausworth in Yorkshire where I was born ... To my brother Thomas all my civil law books he hath not and 20 (pounds) to bestow on a fair Bible for my sister his wife." The will goes on to list other relatives and also mentions Sir Edwyn Sandys and others involved with the Virginia Company of London. It is possible that this may refer to Thomas Graves married to William's sister Katherine Crashaw. Articles about the Croshaw family in the Graves Family Newsletter (pages 52-54, 1995, and page 81, 1994) are pertinent. They state that Capt. Raleigh Croshaw arrived in Oct. 1608 in Jamestown, VA with Capt. Thomas Graves. One of his sons, Joseph Croshaw, was a barrister, believed to have been trained in England, and apparently his father, Capt. Raleigh Croshaw, also had been a barrister there before he emigrated. Just when Katherine 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, Accomack, as of May 20, 1636. 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 (R‑915) 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 probably unmarried when he arrived in Virginia in 1608. 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. Also, there is no record of his being in Virginia after the meeting of the Burgesses in July-August of 1619 until he is shown as living on the Eastern Shore in 1623. It seems reasonable that he was in England at the time of the Indian Massacre of March 1622, and upon returning to Virginia settled on the Eastern Shore where it was less perilous to live. The fact that he fathered three children, the first three girls, during this period certainly lends support to his being in England. In spite of much research over many years, this family has been shown to be the most difficult of any major Graves family to accurately define. The amount of new information gathered from our DNA study has been of tremendous value in giving us a much better understanding of the structure of the family of Capt. Thomas Graves of VA than we could ever have gotten by traditional research alone. However, many of us have been surprised and puzzled by the discovery that the descendants of Capt. Thomas Graves are apparently actually descended from a total of 3 or 4 immigrant ancestors, not just one. Details of this history can be found here: http://www.gravesfa.org/gen169.htm
    Person ID I6185  Tuszynski
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Family Ancestors Captain Thomas W Captain Graves, Gent.,   b. 1 Apr 1584, Lamborne, Berkshire , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1635, Accomack County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married England, (Present UK) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Numer ID zapisu MH:F955 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. John Graves,   b. Abt 1605, Kent, 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. 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)
     3. 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)
     4. 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)
     5. 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)
     6. Ann Graves,   b. 1620, Hungars Creek, Accomack, Virginia, United States 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)
    Married: 3x7. 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)
     8. 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)
     9. 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)
     10. Henry Graves,   b. 1623, Gloucester, Gloucester, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Virginia Graves,   b. 1623, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Frances Graves,   b. Abt 1630, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. 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
     14. 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
     15. 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
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S565] Snyder Web Site, Diann Rader Snyder, Katherine Crowshaw (Reliability: 3), 19 May 2018.
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    2. [S500006] WikiTree, (MyHeritage), https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10109-15200009/katherine-katheryne-graves-born-croshaw-in-wikitree (Reliability: 4).
      Katherine Katheryne Graves (born Croshaw)Gender: FemaleBirth: 1586 - Gravesend, Kent Co., England, GBDeath: May 24 1636 - Accomack Co., VA, USFather: Joseph CroshawHusband: Capt Thomas GravesChildren: 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

    3. [S500007] Geni World Family Tree, (MyHeritage), https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-40000-23749156/katherine-graves-in-geni-world-family-tree (Reliability: 4).
      Katherine Graves&lt;br&gt;Gender: Female&lt;br&gt;Alias name: Possibly Croshaw, Crosher, Catherine&lt;br&gt;Birth: Between 1586 and 1593 - England&lt;br&gt;Death: After May 24 1636 - Old Plantation, Accomack County, Virginia Colony&lt;br&gt;Fathers: <a>Joseph Croshaw</a>, <a>Joseph Crowshaw</a>&lt;br&gt;Husband: <a>Thomas Graves, Gent.</a>&lt;br&gt;Children: <a>John Graves</a>, <a>Thomas Graves</a>, <a>Verlinda Stone (born Graves)</a>, <a>Anne Doughty (born Graves)</a>, <a>Katherine Sprigg (born Graves)</a>, <a>Frances Graves</a>, <a>Francis Graves, Sr.</a>


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