Lord Graves, Baron of Gravesend, in the County of Londonderry, is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1794 for the naval commander Admiral Thomas Graves. He was second in command at the Battle of the Glorious First of June in 1794. His son, the second Baron, represented Okehampton, Windsor and Milborne Port. He was succeeded by his son, the third Baron. This line of the family failed on the death of his son, the fourth Baron, in 1904.
The fourth Baron was succeeded by his first cousin, the son of the Hon. Henry Richard Graves, third son of the second Baron. On the death of his own son and only male heir, this line of the family also failed.
The sixth Baron was succeeded by his first cousin, the son of Claude Thomas Graves, younger son of the Hon. Henry Richard Graves, third son of the second Baron. His son, the eighth Baron, was an actor (as Peter Graves). When the eighth Baron died in 1994, this line of the family also failed. He was succeeded by his second cousin, the ninth Baron, the grandson of the Hon. Adolphus Edward Paget Graves, younger son of the Hon. Henry Richard Graves, third son of the second Baron. As of 2010 the title is held by his son, the tenth Baron, Timothy Evelyn Graves, who succeeded in 2002, and who, like his father, also lives in Australia.
|Admiral Thomas Graves, 1st Baron|
|Thomas North Graves, 2nd Baron|
|Thomas William Graves, 3rd Baron||son||Hon. Henry Richard Graves|
|Clarence Edward Graves, 4th Baron||Henry Cyril Percy Graves, 5th Baron||Claude Thomas Graves||Adolphus Edward Paget Graves|
|Clarence Percy Rivers Graves, 6th Baron||Henry Algernon Claude Graves, 7th Baron||son|
|Peter George Wellesley Graves, 8th Baron||Evelyn Paget Graves, 9th Baron|
|Timothy Evelyn Graves, 10th Baron|
Read more about Baron Graves: Barons Graves (1794)
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