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Katherine Graves (Crowshaw)

Also Known As: "Katherine (Croshaw / Crosher) Graves", "Crosher"
Birthplace: Gravesend, Kent, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Accomack County, Virginia Colony, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Accomack County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. Raleigh Croshaw, Ancient Planter and Unity Ursula Croshaw (Daniels)
Wife of Thomas Graves and Capt. Thomas Graves, Gent.
Mother of Anne Cotton; John Graves, Jr., of Timberneck Creek; Thomas Graves; Verlinda Stone; Elizabeth Ann Eves and 3 others
Sister of Maj. Joseph Croshaw; Noah Croshaw; Benjamin Croshaw and Captain Richard Croshaw

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About Katherine Graves

Daughter of 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.



  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

Gravesend, Kent, England, (Present UK)
Age 19
Kent, England
Age 21
Kent, England, United Kingdom
Age 32
James City, VA, USA
Age 34
Probably Virginia Colony
Age 34
Accomack County, Virginia, United States
Age 35
(Present Accomack County), Virginia Colony

Of, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.

Age 37
Age 44
Northampton County, Virginia, United States