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Capt Thomas Graves
Birth: Apr. 1, 1580
Lambourn
West Berkshire Unitary Authority
Berkshire, England
Death: Jan. 1, 1635
East Point
Accomack County
Virginia, USA

Thomas Graves arrived in Virginia in 1608, coming from England on the ship "Mary and Margaret." Thomas Graves was one of the original Adventurers (stockholders) of The Virginia Company, and one of the very early Planters that founded Jamestown. He was granted a patent for 200 acres of land 14 March 1628 by the Virginia Company. He was a member of the Burgess (first legislative assembly) that met in Jamestown July 30, 1619. Orders from Governor Yeardly in 1619 stated "I have entreated Capt. Graves an Antient officer of this company, to take charge of the people and works." This group was The Society of Smythe's also known as Smythe's Hundred or later the Southampton Hundred. The original Colony was established on the opposite side of Old Plantation Creek (Sandy Point) and a first church built called St. Mary's. This would later be Hungar's Church. The church was given a set of Colonial Communion Silver that exists to this day and is in the possession of St. John's Church, it is dated 1618. The site was abandoned after the 1622 Massacre by the Indians and later burned. The site was deemed "unsafe" and the colony was relocated across the creek to "Fishing Point" near the remains of The Custis House. In 1632 Capt. Thomas Graves and others were appointed as "Commissioner for the Plantacon of Acchawmacke". On orders from Jamestown in 1635 Capt. Thomas and the Reverend William Cotton were ordered to form a vestry and build a church on "the North Side of Hungars Creek". The church was to be completed by "Christyde next" (coming of the new year). The assembly ordered the establishment of a burying ground on the Eastern Shore on land at the mouth of Hungars Creek, between the lands of Wm. Blower and Thomas Graves. It is commonly believed that Capt. Thomas Graves is buried there along with others. The old church is still standing (this being third structure being built by 1742) and holding services to this day, it is known as Hungars Episcopal Church. The cemetery is still on the Eastern Shore as is the cemetery at Hungars Church. Captain Thomas Graves died in the Spring of 1636.
For additional information and reference documents please visit www.hungarschurch.net 
 
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 Spouse:
  Katherine Croshaw Graves (1586 - 1636)*
 
 Children:
  Verlinda Graves Stone (1618 - 1675)*
  Katherine Graves Roper Sprigg (1624 - 1668)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: He is my 10th great grandfather h/o Katherine Crosher
 
Burial:
Smythes Hundred Burying Ground
Accomack County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Mike Graves
Record added: Dec 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12712071
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10th great grandfather hello
- Carol Star
 Added: Apr. 1, 2017
Passing along the family heritage with pride - My 9th Great Grandfather
- George Crosby
 Added: Mar. 3, 2017
I am a direct descendant of Capt. Graves. What an honor. May you rest in peace.
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 24, 2017
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