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8 Thomas GRAVES c1720-1789
m Ann ALBURY 1745 Furneaux Pelham
7 George GRAVES 1747-1827
m Jane MORRIS 1779 Meesden
6 Thomas GRAVES 1780-?
m Catharine TOFTS 1797 Langley
5 Eliza GREAVES 1805-?
m William CRANWELL 1828 Newport ESS
The earliest known ancestor is Thomas GRAVES who was married in the Hertfordshire village of Furneaux Pelham in 1745.
His son George moved 5 miles away to Langley in Essex. Two more generations of the GR(E)AVES family lived there, all probably agricultural labourers.
A grand-daughter of George, Eliza, married William CRANWELL at Newport Essex in 1828 and went with him to Gt.Hormead in Hertfordshire.
SURNAME DATE/PLACE MARRIAGE TREE MARRIED TO:
ALBURY Ann 9Feb1745 Furneaux Pelham HRT GravT0 GRAVES Thomas
CRANWELL William 22Jan1828 Newport ESS GravT0 GREAVES Eliza
JOHNSON Jonathon 2May1774 Furneaux Pelham HRT GravT0 GRAVES Amy
MORRIS Jane 1770 Meesden HRT GravT0 GRAVES George 
MUNDAY Mary 10Oct1786 Furneaux Pelham HRT GravT0 GRAVES George
NEGUS Sarah 20Feb1798 Langley ESS GravT0 GREAVES George
SELL Edward c1830 Langley ESS GravT0 GREAVES Sarah
THOROUGHGOOD William 23Apr1776 Furneaux Pelham HRT GravT0 GRAVES Susannah
TOFTS Kitty 19Dec1797 Langley ESS GravT0 GREAVES Thomas
 [banns recorded at Furneux Pelham]
1) B8 Origin of Thomas GRAVES, born about 1720; lived in Furneaux Pelham HRT
2) B6 Is the Thomas GRAVES who m Kitty TOFTS at Langley 19Dec1797 the same Thomas who was C there 28May1780? He would have been only 17 and 7 months and 1st child not C until 1801, so not a forced marriage
3) B5 What happened to Eliza GRAVES, wife of William CRANWELL? Where and when did she die?