Katherine Graves (Crowshaw) (c.1586 - 1636) MP

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Nicknames: "Katherine (Croshaw / Crosher) Graves", "Crosher"
Birthplace: Gravesend, Kent, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Accomack County, Virginia Colony, (Present USA)
Managed by: Richard Robertson
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About Katherine Graves (Crowshaw)

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, Accomack, as of May 20, 1636.

Children - Graves

  1. John Graves, b.c. 1611, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Perrin, c. 1624 or later, d.c. April 1640.
  2. Thomas Graves, b.c. 1616, wife unknown, d.c. 1674.
  3. Verlinda Graves, b.c. 1618, m. William Stone, d. 13 July 1675.
  4. 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.
  5. Katherine Graves, b.c. 1622, m(1) William Roper, c. 1636, m(2) Thomas Sprigg, 3 March 1650.
  6. Frances Graves, b.c. 1630.

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Sources 

  1. CAPTAIN THOMAS GRAVES 1608 Settler of Jamestown, Virginia, and His Descendants (ca. 1580-2012).  Graves Family Association, Rev. 13 Aug. 2013, Gen. 169

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Katherine Graves's Timeline

1586
1586
Gravesend, Kent, England, (Present UK)
1610
1610
Age 24
England, (Present UK)
1611
1611
Age 25
Kent, England
1612
1612
Age 26
Chelmsford,Middlesex,MA
1618
1618
Age 32
James City, VA, USA
1620
1620
Age 34
Of, Charles, Accomac Co., Virginia
1621
1621
Age 35
(Present Accomack County), Virginia Colony

Of, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.

1623
1623
Age 37
UK
1630
1630
Age 44
Accomac, Accomack, Virginia, USA
1636
May 24, 1636
Age 50
Accomack County, Virginia Colony, (Present USA)