Robert Graves

22 February 1796–12 December 1863
Burwell With Wal, Lincolnshire, England

The Life of Robert

Robert Graves was christened on 22 February 1796 as the son of Michael Graves and Jane Leaf. He married Hester ( Esther) Prestley in 1825, in Louth, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 12 December 1863, in Louth, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Robert Graves
1796–1863
Hester ( Esther) Prestley
1803–
Marriage: 1825
Thomas Henry Graves
1826–1856
Henrietta Graves
1841–1899
Michael Graves
1830–1871
Jane Ann Graves
1831–
Robert Graves
1834–1841
Ellen Graves
1837–
Betsey Graves
1839–1852
Caroline Graves
1840–
Alice Graves
1843–
Emily Graves
1845–1845
Esther Lavinia Graves
1847–1928

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1825
Louth, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Michael Graves

    MaleMale

    Jane Leaf

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Grave 1.2 French: topographic name from the plural of Old French grave ‘gravel’ ( see Grave ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Robert Graves, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Robert Graves, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Robt Graves, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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