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Thomas Graves

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: England
Death: January 24, 1696 (72-80)
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Graves, of Lynn and Grace Graves
Husband of Hannah Graves
Father of Mark Graves; Samuel Graves; Elizabeth Brewer; Thomas Graves; Amy Richardson and 3 others
Brother of Mark Graves and Samuel Graves

Occupation: Mariner, farmer
Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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Immediate Family

About Thomas Graves

Thomas Graves (2) was born about 1620 in England, and was brought to America by his father in 1630. He married Hannah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, and they continued to live in Lynn, Mass. until his death 24 Jan. 1696/7.

His will dated 22 Jan. 1696/7, and probated 15 Feb. 1696/7, names all his children, and reminds them to "be tender and careful of their aged mother who hath been tender and industrious." He gave his lands to his three sons Samuel, Mark and Thomas, and small legacies in money to his daughters. He made his son Samuel his executor. Inventory of his estate: 125, 15, 00. Thomas gave his lands in Lynn, with houses, to his sons Samuel and Mark, except 3 acres (adjoining land purchased of Joseph Farr) to his son Thomas. His occupation was that of mariner as well as farmer. He and Mark Graves testified at a session of the Court in 1653 to making several voyages in the boats of the Iron Works at Saugus to Boston, Weymouth, Braintree and Hingham, and in 1658 he testified that his boat carried seven tons of bar iron and delivered it to Mr. Hutchins. The iron works were in operation in 1643, the first in America. (R‑13, R‑201)

Children - Graves

  1. Mark Graves, b.c. 1650, m. Rebecca ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1730.
  2. Samuel Graves, b. 1 Oct. 1655, m. Sarah Brewer, 12 March 1678, d. Dec. 1723.
  3. Thomas Graves
  4. Amy Graves, m. Richard Richardson, 20 June 1665 (Lynn, Mass.). He died before 4 April 1681 when she made oath to the inventory of his estate.
  5. Hannah Graves, m. William Smith, 28 Jan. 1666 (or 28 Nov. 1665) (Lynn, Mass.). On 1 March 1666, Thomas Graves and Hannah, his wife, in consideration of 20 pounds, conveyed to William Smith, yoeman, 4 acres of their house lot and 3/4 acre of orchard.
  6. Sarah Graves, m. Samuel Leighton (or Laughton), 14 Feb. 1680 (Lynn, Mass.), d. 24 March 1724. He died 10 March 1729.
  7. Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1662, m. Thomas Brewer, 4 Dec. 1682.
  8. Ann Graves, m. Joshua Roads (or Rhodes)(of Lynn), 12 June 1678 (Lynn, Mass.), d. 21 Feb. 1735/6.


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Thomas Graves's Timeline

Age 30
Lynn, Essex, MA, USA
October 1, 1655
Age 35
Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts
Age 36
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 42
Lynn, Essex, MA, USA
January 24, 1696
Age 76
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
Lynn, Essex, MA, USA
Lynn, Essex, MA, USA