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Graves, Rear-Admiral Thomas (1677-1755)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 GRV/1-9
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: Graves, Rear-Admiral Thomas (1677-1755)
Date(s): [1711-1743]
Level of description: Subfonds
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Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Graves | Thomas | 1677-1755 | Rear-Admiral


Administrative/Biographical history:

Graves was promoted to commander in 1709 and captain in 1713 In the summer of 1711 he was in command of the WINCHESTER for a few months. From 1711 to 1714 he commanded the DUNWICH, stationed mainly in home waters but was sent in 1713 to take news of the conclusion of the Treaty of Utrecht to Bermuda and the American colonies He was unemployed from 1714 to 1728, in which year be took command of the ASSISTANCE, guardship, at Plymouth In 1733 he was appointed to command the SWALLOW and the next year was with Sir John Norris (c 1670-1749) at the Tagus. In 1738 he was Captain of the PRINCESS LOUISA and in November of the same year commissioned the NORFOLK. In 1740 he was sent to the West Indies and took part in the attack on Cartagena. Still in the NORFOLK, he was ordered to the Mediterranean in 1742 where he transferred to the MARLBOROUGH. After 1743 he had no further service and became a rear-admiral in 1747.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Rear-Admiral Thomas Graves. They consist of logs, 1738 to 1744, an official letterbook, 1711 to 1738, a private letterbook, 1721 to 1740, and two order books, 1711 to 1728 and 1739 to 1741. There are some commissions and an abstract of orders received, 1739 to 1743.

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Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were purchased from the family in 1932.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Edited by Sarah Drewery, Jun 2011.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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