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Katherine Graves (Gray)

Also Known As: "Katherine Gray Graves"
Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Harwich, Essex, England
Death: February 21, 1681 (75)
Charlestown, Massachusetts, New England Colonies
Place of Burial: Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Gray, of Harwich and Katherine Coytmore
Wife of Rear Admiral Thomas Graves
Mother of Rebecca Graves Adams; Captain John Graves; William Graves; Thomas Graves; Nathaniel Graves and 2 others
Sister of Susanna Egglefield; Robert Grey; Thomas Gray, of Wapping; Parnell Parker and Robert Gray
Half sister of Capt. Thomas Coytmore and Elizabeth Tyng

Managed by: Caitlin Daniell Clark
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About Katherine Graves

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

June 30, 1605
Harwich, Essex, England
June 30, 1605
Sutton, Suffolk, England
September 25, 1630
Age 25
Stepney, Middlesex, England
Age 27
Stepney, Middlesex, England
Age 30
Age 32
Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 5, 1639
Age 34
Ratcliff, London, England
May 8, 1643
Age 37
Ratcliff, Middlesex, England
April 13, 1645
Age 39
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA