Katherine Graves (Gray) (1605 - 1681)

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Birthplace: Harwich, Essex, England
Death: Died in Charlestown, Massachusetts, New England Colonies
Managed by: Caitlin Daniell Clark
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About Katherine Graves (Gray)

Katherine was the wife of Rear Admiral Thomas Graves. She was born before 1605. Thomas came to this Country. with Governer Winthrop in 1630, having command of the "Talbot" the vice admiral of the fleet.

Winthrop's fleet consisted of eleven vessels, having on board about seven hundred people, two hundred and forth cows, and sixty horses. They sailed from Cowes on April 8, 1630, and after a stormey voyage, four vessels, the Arabella with Winthrop on board, the Talbot, the Ambrose, and the Jewel, reached Salem, June 12. By July 8, all the vessels had arrived. Not liking the vicinity of Salem, they soon left for Boston, and distributed themselves in Charlestown, Watertown, etc. Thomas Graves settled in Charlestown. He made seven voyages to England, afterwards commanding the "Trial" the first large vessel built in Boston, in her long voyages to Bilbo and Malaga. He died July 31, 1652. Their daughter Rebecca married Samuel Adams. (Pg 38). The long line of ledges outside of Boston Harbor, called "The Graves" was named for him.

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Katherine Graves's Timeline

1605
June 30, 1605
Harwich, Essex, England
June 30, 1605
Sutton, Suffolk, England
1630
September 25, 1630
Age 25
Stepney, Middlesex, England
1630
Age 24
England
1636
1636
Age 30
1638
1638
Age 32
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
1639
October 5, 1639
Age 34
Ratcliff, London, England
1643
May 8, 1643
Age 37
Ratcliff, London, England
1645
April 13, 1645
Age 39
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
1681
February 21, 1681
Age 75
Charlestown, Massachusetts, New England Colonies