Monday, June 6, 2011

On This Day: June 6

1605: Thomas Graves was born probably at Ratliff, England, the son of John Greaves and Sarah Malter. My maternal 9th great-grandfather, Thomas was a mariner, serving as master on numerous ships in the 1630s. He reportedly died in a battle with the Dutch in the English Channel on 31 July 1653. [Source: Graves Family Association, Greaves Family of Stepney, London, England, and Rear Adm. Thomas Graves of Charlestown, MA ( : accessed 1 Jun 2011), Generation 4 - Children of John Greaves.]

© 2011 Denise Spurlock

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