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Graves, Baron (I, 1794)

 

Creation: let. pat. 24 Oct 1794

 

Family name: Graves

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Arms:

Gules an Eagle displayed Or ducally crowned Argent on a Canton of the last an Anchor proper

Crest:

A Demi Eagle displayed and erased Or encircled round the body and below the wings by a Ducal Coronet Argent

Supporters:

On either side a Royal Vulture wings close proper

Motto:

Aquila Non Captat Muscas (The eagle does not catch flies)

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Thomas [Graves], 1st Baron Graves

2nd son of Rear Admiral Thomas Graves, of Thanckes, co. Cornwall, by his second wife Elizabeth Budgell, dau. of Rev Gilbert Budgell DD

born

23 Oct 1725

mar.

22 Jun 1771 Elizabeth Williams (d. 1827), dau. and cohrss. of William Peere Williams, of Cadhay, co. Devon, by his wife Elizabeth, dau. and cohrss. of Peter Seignoret, of Greenwich, co. Kent, and of Vevay, Switzerland

children

1. Hon Thomas North Graves, later 2nd Baron Graves

1. Hon Elizabeth Anne Graves, mar. 1802 William Bagwell, of Kilmore

2. Hon Anne Elizabeth Graves (d. 11 Sep 1823), mar. 15 Jan 1803 as his second wife Sir Thomas Leigh later Hare, 1st Bt., and had issue

3. Hon Margaret Anne Graves, mar. Capt ..... Neasham RN

died

9 Feb 1802

created

24 Oct 1794 Lord Graves, Baron of Gravesend in the County of Londonderry

suc. by

son

note

entered the Navy at an early age; Member of Parliament for East Looe 1775; Col of Marines 1775-79; Rear Admiral 1779; in command in the American Revolutionary War 1781; fought an indecisive battle with the French fleet off the Chesapeake Capes under De Grasse 1781; Commander-in-Chief at Plymouth 1786-89; Vice Admiral 1787; second in command under Lord Howe at the outbreak of the war with France 1793; Admiral of the Blue 1794 and of the White 1795; badly wounded in a victory over the French fleet 1794

 

Thomas North [Graves], 2nd Baron Graves

born

28 May 1775

mar.

27 Jun 1803 Lady Mary Paget (b. 9 Apr 1783; d. 29 Apr 1835), 5th dau. of Henry [Paget], 1st Earl of Uxbridge, by his wife Jane Champagné, 1st dau. of Very Rev Arthur Champagné, Dean of Clonmacnoise

children

1. Hon William Thomas Graves, later 3rd Baron Graves

2. Hon George Augustus Frederick Clarence Graves (b. 1816; d. 1841)

3. Hon Henry Richard Graves (b. 9 Oct 1818; d. 29 Apr 1882), mar. 21 Oct 1843 Henrietta Wellesley (d. 31 Jul 1898), and had issue:

1a. Henry Cyril Percy Graves, later 5th Baron Graves

2a. Comm Hon William Spencer Paget Graves RN, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1906 (b. 21 Feb 1849; dsp. 6 Sep 1909), mar. 10 Aug 1802 Beatrice Mary Leake (d. 3 Aug 1950), 2nd dau. of Robert Leake MP, of The Dales, Whitefield, co. Lancaster

3a. Claude Thomas Graves (b. 21 Sep 1850; d. 1898), mar. 1876 Georgiana Hill, dau. of Capt .... Hill, and had issue:

1b. Henry Algernon Claude Graves, later 7th Baron Graves

1b. Queena Mabel Constance Graves (b. 14 Oct 1880; d. 11 Jun 1906), mar.25 Oct 1899 Edward Othon Dunne

4a. Hon Algernon Sydney George Graves, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1906 (b. 16 Oct 1852; d. 1923), mar. 2 Jun 1880 Constance Ellen Johnson (d. 1 Nov 1886), 2nd dau. of Murray M Johnson, of Stone Castle, Dartford, co. Kent, and had issue

5a. Maj Hon Adolphus Edward Paget Graves, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1906 (b. 11 Jan 1855; d. 5 Aug 1931), mar. (1) 18 Mar 1886 Elaine Mabelle Leake (d. 9 Jun 1887), dau. of Robert Leake MP, of The Dales, Whitefield, co. Lancaster, and had issue:

1b. A dau. (dvp. an infant)

Maj Hon Adolphus Graves mar. (2) 17 Jun 1889 Katherine Louisa Ward (d. 13 Oct 1900), 2nd dau. of Col Henry Constantine Evelyn Ward CIE, and had issue:

1b. Maj Evelyn Paget Graves RFC (b. 4 Jun 1890; killed vp. in an air fight 6 Mar 1917)

2b. Alweryn Montague Graves (b. 28 Mar 1892; d. 30 Aug 1950), mar. 23 Jan 1923 Kathleen Eleanor Cowle Priest (d. 1974), and had issue:

1c. Evelyn Paget Graves, later 9th Baron Graves

1c. Diana Wellesley Graves (b. 28 May 1934), mar. (1) 21 Apr 1956 (div. 1974) Edgar Mark Wolfhagen, son of Ferdinand Charles Wolfhagen, and (2) 1974 Guy Paul Peltzer, of Ravensworth, 812 Pateena Road, Longford, Tasmania, Australia, and has issue by her first husband

2b. Irene Graves (b. 20 Dec 1897; d. 19...), mar. 29 Mar 1921 Brig Frederick Ivor de la Poer Garforth (d. 8 Jun 1962), 2nd son of Frederick Garforth, and had issue

Maj Hon Adolphus Graves mar. (3) 21 Sep 1909 Hilda May Cruickshank (d. 24 Apr 1966), only dau. of David Cruickshank, of Queen Ann's Mansions, SW London, and had issue:

3b. Lt Cdr Vernon North Graves RN (b. 11 Jul 1911; d. 4 Oct 1960), mar. 22 Mar 1947 Elizabeth Constance FitzGerald, dau. of Capt Robert Francis Uniacke Penrose FitzGerald RN, and had issue

6a. Augustus Edgar Graves (b. 11 Oct 1856; d. 5 May 1896), mar. 18 Sep 1889 Josephine Robinson (d. 23 Apr 1924), 4th dau. of Joseph Robinson, of Lewins, Edenbridge, co. Kent, and had issue

7a. Capt Hon Adrian Edward George Graves, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1906 (b. 4 May 1860; d. 23 May 1930)

1a. Hon Henrietta Jane Caroline Florence Graves, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1906, mar. 1881 Signor Adolph Berto Marchi (d. 1914)

2a. Georgiana Louisa Alice Graves (d. 23 Nov 1905), mar. 28 Aug 1868 Edward Corbett Parker, and had issue

3a. Hon Mabel Mary Blanche Graves, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1906 (d. 13 May 1926), mar. 22 Jan 1889 Robert Bryce Hay, of 17 Talgarth Mansions, Baron's Court, London

4. Capt Hon Adolphus Edward Paget Graves, a Page of Honour to King William IV 1830 (b. 25 Jan 1821; d. 1 Sep 1891), mar. 27 Apr 1858 Caroline Glubb Wriford (d. 14 Dec 1917), 2nd dau. of Capt Samuel Wriford RN, and had issue

1. Hon Jane Anne Graves (d. 14 Sep 1881), mar. 15 Dec 1829 Capt J W Cuthbert, of Dumbarton Manor, Isle of Thanet (d. 6 Jun 1874)

2. Hon Caroline North Graves (d. 27 Oct 1861), mar. 18 Jan 1844 Maj Gen Hugh Percy Davison, of Swarland Park (d. 5 Jul 1849)

3. Hon Louisa Elizabeth Graves (d. 30 Jun 1868), mar. 28 Aug 1827 Charles Heneage, son of Thomas Fieschi Heneage (by his wife Hon Arabella Anderson-Pelham, 4th dau. of Charles [Anderson later Anderson-Pelham], 1st Baron Yarborough), 2nd son of George Fieschi Heneage, of Hainton, co. Lincoln, by his wife Hon Katherine Petre, 1st dau. of Robert James [Petre], 8th Baron Petre, and had issue

4. Hon Augusta Champagné Graves (d. 16 Oct 1844), mar. 15 Mar 1831 as his first wife Rev Hon William Towry Law, Vicar of East Brent and of Harborne, co. Stafford, Chancellor of the Diocese of Bath and Wells (b. 16 Jun 1809; d. 31 Oct 1886), 4th son of Edward [Law], 1st Baron Ellenborough, by his wife Anne Towry, dau. of Capt George Phillips Towry RN, of Shipley, co. Northumberland, and had issue

5. Hon Hester Charlotte Graves (d. 30 Jan 1880), mar. 4 Jan 1832 Capt Edward Isaac Hobhouse (b. 12 Apr 1804; d. 16 May 1854), half-brother of John Cam [Hobhouse], 1st Baron Broughton, and 1st son of Sir Benjamin Hobhouse, 1st Bt. MP, of Chantry House, co. Wiltshire, by his second wife Amelia Parry, dau. of Rev Joshua Parry, and had issue

6. Hon Isabella Letitia Graves (dsp. 26 Oct 1870), mar. 9 Jun 1853 Stephen Roland Woulfe, of Tiermaclane, co. Clare, only son of Rt Hon Stephen Woulfe, Chief Baron of the Irish Court of Exchequer

died

7 Feb 1830 (bur. in the vault of the chapel in Regent Street, co. Middlesex)

suc. by

son

note

admitted to the Inner Temple 1792; Comptroller of the Household to HRH the Duke of Sussex 1804-30; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Okehampton 1812-18, for Windsor 1819-20 and for Milborne Port 1820-27; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1811-27; a Commissioner of Excise 1827-30; he committed suicide

 

William Thomas [Graves], 3rd Baron Graves

born

18 Apr 1804

mar. (1)

11 Aug 1829 Sophie Therese Bruyere (widow of Gen Count Bruyere;  dsp. 1 Aug 1833), dau. of Gen Berthier

mar. (2)

1833 Louse Adele Malene (d. 27 Nov 1877)

children by second wife

1. Hon Thomas Edward Paget Graves (b. 4 Jan 1837; dvp. in a boating accident 24 Aug 1849)

2. Hon Clarence Edward Graves, later 4th Baron Graves

1. Hon Jane Adèle Graves (d. 25 Mar 1917), mar. 8 Jan 1891 Dr William Thomas Fernie, of 4 Pembroke Villas, The Green, Richmond, co. Surrey (d. Nov 1914)

2. Hon Adèle Isabella Graves (dvp. 27 Dec 1869), mar. 15 Dec 1859 George William Cume Soltau-Symons, of Chaddlewood, co. Devon (d. 1916), and had issue

3. Hon Louisa Eleanor Graves (d. 1 Sep 1879)

4. Hon Caroline Ellen Georgina Graves (dvp. 30 Oct 1867)

died

20 Mar 1870

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Capt, 2nd Foot Guards, and ADC to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

 

Clarence Edward [Graves], 4th Baron Graves

born

8 Jun 1847

mar.

8 Jun 1870 Katherine Frederica Murdoch (d. 16 May 1926), 1st dau. of Sir Thomas William Clinton Murdoch KCMG

children

1. Hon Sydney Thomas Williams North Graves (b. 13 Oct 1872; dvp. 22 Feb 1892)

1. Hon Violet Georgiana Adèle Graves (b. 21 May 1871)

2. Hon Evelyn Isabella Katie Graves (b. 5 Jan 1876; d. 7 Jul 1918)

3. Hon Cecil Olivia Graves (b. 27 Dec 1876; d. 1929)

died

s.p.m.s. 29 Jan 1904

suc. by

cousin

note

Lieut, Royal Navy 1870-72

 

Henry Cyril Percy [Graves], 5th Baron Graves

born

10 Sep 1847

mar.

11 Oct 1870 Elizabeth Ellen Craven (d. 5 Jan 1914), yst. dau. of Henry Craven, of Wickham Hall, co. Kent

children

1. Hon Clarence Percy Rivers Graves, later 6th Baron Graves

1. Hon Maud Evelyn Graves (d. 28 Mar 1959), mar. 29 May 1905 John Drysdale Sandars JP DL, of Gate Burton Hall, Knaith Hall, and North Sandsfield, Gainsborough, co. Lincoln, High Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1902 (d. 18 Feb 1922), and had issue

died

13 Jan 1914

suc. by

son

 

Clarence Percy Rivers [Graves], 6th Baron Graves

born

16 Aug 1871

mar.

7 Feb 1903 his cousin Mary Ada Isabel Parker (d. 7 Jan 1962), 3rd dau. of Edward Corbett Parker, by his wife Georgiana Louisa Alice Graves, 2nd dau. of Hon Henry Richard Graves (by his wife Henrietta Wellesley), 2nd son of Thomas North [Graves], 2nd Baron Graves

children

1. Hon Cérise Evelyn Georgina Graves (b. 18 Jul 1906)

2. Hon Rosemary Alice Audrey Graves (b. 10 Jun 1910; d. 20 Jul 1996), mar. 3 Feb 1938 Maj Herbert Edward Osborne MC (d. 1951), son of Edward Osborne

died

s.p.m. 1 Mar 1937

suc. by

cousin

 

Henry Algernon Claude [Graves], 7th Baron Graves

born

3 Oct 1877

mar.

1909 (div. 1922) Vera Blanche Neville Snepp (d. 20 May 1953), dau. of Alfred Neville Snepp

only child

1. Hon Peter George Wellesley Graves, later 8th Baron Graves

died

6 Nov 1963

suc. by

son

 

Peter George Wellesley [Graves], 8th Baron Graves

born

21 Oct 1911

mar.

28 May 1960 Winifred Ruby Morgan (the actress Vanessa Lee;  widow of Warde Morgan;  d. 1992), dau. of Alfred Moule

died

s.p.m. 6 Jun 1994

suc. by

cousin

 

Evelyn Paget [Graves], 9th Baron Graves

born

17 May 1926

mar.

13 May 1957 Marjorie Ann Holder, dau. of Dr Sidney Ernest Holder, of Wallingford, co. Berkshire

children

1. Hon Timothy Evelyn Graves, later 10th Baron Graves

2. Hon Simon Paget Graves (b. 29 May 1963; dvp. 4 Mar 1997)

1. Hon Wendy Susan Graves (b. 9 Jul 1958)

2. Hon Philippa Ann Graves (b. 14 Feb 1962)

died

6 Dec 2002

suc. by

son

 

Timothy Evelyn [Graves], 10th Baron Graves

born

27 Mar 1960

 

There is no heir to the Barony of Graves.

 

Last updated 7 Feb 2012

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Title:

10th Baron Graves, of Gravesend in the County of Londonderry

(Ireland, let. pat. 24 Oct 1794)

 

Address:

Woodlands, 403 Mole Creek Road, Deloraine, Tasmania 7304, Australia

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