For those who might wish to see their relationship with Robert Graves. The family of Graves is one of the most ancient in England. This family is believed to have used the name De Grava in Bordeaux, Gascony. The geneaology begins with John Graves (or Grave) (1) was a resident of Cleckheaton, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, in the time of Edward IV (years 1461-1483). From him descend several of the most prominent families in Great Britain. This tree takes up at generation 11 and is carried through to Robert Graves s descendents. (For earlier generations see the Graves Family Association at )


Alfred Perceval Graves (184) was born 22 July 1846 and died 1931.  He received an M.A., and was H.M. Inspector of Schools.  He was a poet of acknowledged high standing, and wrote many charming poems and ballads.  He lived in Taunton, England.  He first married Jane Cooper, eldest daughter of James Cooper, Esq., of Cooper Hill, on 29 Dec. 1874.  She died 24 March 1886.  He then married Amalie ("Amy") Elizabeth Sophie (or Sophia) von Ranke,  eldest daughter of Professor Heinrich von Ranke, M.D., of Munich, on 30 Dec. 1891. She was born in 1857 and died 1951.


Children - Graves, by Jane Cooper


+241.   Philip Perceval Graves, b. 25 Feb. 1870, d.1953, m(1). Millicent Gilchrist. m(2) Kitty Dewar (nee Palmer)

+242.   Mary (Molly) Graves, b. 6 June 1877, d. 1949, m. Arthur Sansome Preston.

+243.   Richard Massie (Dick) Graves, b. 14 Sept. 1880, d. 14 Aug. 1960, m. Eva Wilkinson, 1912.

244.   Alfred Perceval ("Bones") Graves, b. 14 Dec. 1881, d. 1979, m(1). Eirene Gwen Knight.  She was a singer. m(2)Elizabeth Cadness (Betty). She was a doctor.

245.   Susan Winthrop Savatier Graves, b. 23 March 1885, d. 1956, m. Kenneth Macaulay.


Children - Graves, by Amalie E. S. von Ranke


246.   Clarissa Janie Graves, b. 29 Nov. 1892, d. 1976.  Poet, artist, Christian Science Practitioner.

+247.   Rosaleen-Louise Graves, b. 7 March 1894, d. 3 Aug. 1989, m. James Francis Cooper.

+248.   Robert Von Ranke Graves, b. 24 July 1895, d. 7 Dec. 1985, m(1) Annie Mary Prydie Nicholson, 23 Jan. 1918, m(2) Beryl Prichard, 12 May 1950.

249.   Charles Patrick Ranke Graves, b. 1899, d. 1971.  Journalist. m(1) Margaret Gordon (Peggy), m(2) Vivien Winch

+250.   John Tiarks Ranke Graves, b. 1903, d. 1980, m. Mary Wickens.






Philip Perceval ("Eli") Graves (241) was born 25 Feb. 1870, and died 1953.  He was of Harleybury College, and was a journalist.  He married Millicent Gilchrist who died in 1935. He then married Kitty Dewar. While working as a foreign correspondent of The Times in Constantinople, he exposed The Protocols of the Elders of Zion as an antisemitic plagiarism, fraud, and Hoax.


Children - Graves


270.   Elizabeth ("Sally") Millicent Graves, b. 1914, m. Richard Clementson Chilver; he was born in 1912 and died 20 Oct. 1985. Anthopologist, Foreign Office, President of Bedford College London, Principle of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.


Mary ("Molly") Graves (242) was born 6 June 1877 and died in 1949.  She was a water-diviner.  She married Arthur Sansome Preston.


Children - Preston


271.   Janie Preston, b. 1904, d. 1923.

272.   Roseen Preston, b. 1911, m. Andrew Freeth.

273.   Martin Sansome Preston, b. 1919, d. Tues., 28 May 1940 (France, World War II, killed in action).


Richard Massie ("Dick") Graves (243) was born 14 Sept. 1880 and died 14 Aug. 1960.  He was a diplomat.  He married Eva Wilkinson in 1912.  She died in 1960


Children - Graves


+274.   Diana Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1915, d. Feb. 1975, m. Michael Gough.


Rosaleen-Louise ("Roz") Graves (247) was born 7 March 1894, and died 3 Aug. 1989 in Wimbledon, London, England.  She was a poet and musician, and completed her training as a doctor (general practitioner).  She married James Francis Cooper.


Children - Cooper


+275.   Dan Cooper, b. March 1933, d. 22 Aug. 1986, m. Patricia Sharpe,

+276.   Roger Cooper, b. 1935, m(1) Guity Habibian, m(2) Cherlee ------.

+277.   Paul Cooper, b. 1937, m. Liliana Maria (Lily) Lion.


Robert von Ranke Graves (248) was born 24 July 1895 in Wimbledon, London, England, and died 7 Dec. 1985 in Deya, Majorca.  He was Capt. RWF, and was a renowned author and poet.  He first married Annie Mary Prydie ("Nancy") Nicholson, daughter of William Nicholson, the artist, on 23 Jan. 1918 in St. James, Piccadilly.  She was born 13 Sept. 1899 and died in 1977. Nancy refused to change her name on marriage and insisted the girls born of the union keep her surname.  He then married Beryl n e  Prichard, (divorced from  Hodge and who changed her name by deed-pole to Graves  on  25 June 1943), on 12 May 1950, at the British Consulate in Palma. She was born 22 Feb 1915 and died 27 October 2003.


Children - Graves/Nicholson, by Annie Nicholson


278.   Jennie Prydie Nicholson, b. Jan. 1919 (Hove), d. Feb. 1964. She began as an actress then became a journalist. m (1). Alexander Clifford, 22 Feb. 1945 (Savoy Chapel); he died in 1952. m (2). Patrick Cross, Aug 1952, Rome, d c 1990.

279.   John David Graves, b. March 1920, d. March 1943 (Burma, killed in action, World War II).

+280.   Catherine Nicholson, b. Feb. 1922, d. May 2009, m. George Clifford Dalton.

+281.   Samuel Graves, b. Jan. 1924, m. Anneliese Hildebrandt.


Children - Graves, by Beryl Prichard


+282.   William Graves b Jul 1940, m. Elena Lambea,

+283.   Lucia Graves, b. Jul 1943 m.(1) Ramon Farran,  m (2). Frank Riess

+284.   Juan Graves, b. Dec 1944. m Frances Baxter.

+285.   Tomas Graves b Jan 1953, m. Carmen Garc a-Gutierrez.


John Tiarks Ranke Graves (250) was born 1903 and died 7 Jan. 1980.  He was a Scholar at St. John s College, Oxford, and was tutor to the son of a rich American.  He married Mary Wickens. Headmaster at Holme Grange Preparatory School


Children - Graves


+286.   Richard Perceval Graves, b. 1945, m. Anne Fortescue.

287.   Simon Graves b.1947

+288.   Elizabeth Graves. B. 1951, m. Paul Goodchild

289.   Charles Graves b. 1957







Diana Graves (274) was born Dec. 1915 and died in Feb. 1975.  She married actor Michael Gough. Actress.  Author of To My Astonishment.

Children - Gough


+          Simon Gough, b 1942, m. Sharon Gurney Rhodes.





Dan Cooper (275) was born in 1933 and died c. 1990. Married Patricia Sharpe. In 1970s started RentaVilla, and then worked for UNESCO (?)


Children Cooper

            Sean Martin Cooper : b. Jan 1958

            Catherine Meirion Cooper: b. Mar.1959

            Christopher Hugh Cooper: b. May 1960 d. Sep 1974

            Mathew Sebastian Cooper: b. Dec 1962

            Marie-Louise Cooper born ??


Roger Cooper (276) was born 1935. Writer, businessman. He first married Guity Habibian.  He married second Cherlee ------. While still at Oxford was arrested and shortly jailed in Budapest in 1957 for helping dissidents in the 1956 Hungarian Uprising, and accused of belonging to MI5. Later lived in Tehran and arrested in 1986, accused of espionage, by the Islamic regime. He remained in prison for five years.


Children - Cooper, by Guity Habibian

Gisu Cooper


Paul Cooper (277) was born 1937, m. Liliana Maria Lion.  Writer, businessman, TV producer.


Children - Cooper

Simon Cooper

Ben Cooper





Catherine Nicholson (280) was born Feb. 1922, and died May 2009.  She married nuclear scientist George Clifford Dalton.  He was born in 1916 and died in 1961. Moved to Australia. Author of Without Hardware.

Children - Dalton


David James Dalton b 1943

Antonia Dalton b. 1945

Caroline Dalton, b. 1947, m. David King.   Engineer

+          Robert Dalton, b. 1949, m. Robin Valerie Croton.

Cordelia Dalton b.1953


Samuel Graves (281) was born Jan. 1924.  He married Anneliese Hildebrandt. House designer/converter.


Children - Graves


Georgina Graves b.1959

+           David Graves b. 1961


William Graves (282) was born on July 1940. Geologist.. Literary Executor of the Robert Graves Estate,  Setlor of the Robert Graves Copyright Trust and the St John s College Robert Graves Trust; founder member of the Fundacio Robert Graves in Mallorca which owns Robert Graves s house. Author of Wild Olives. In 1965, he married Elena Lambea b. July 1941.


Children Graves


+          Philip Graves, b. Dec 1965. Mining engineer, MBA. m. Patricia Valdepe a.

Sofia Graves b. Oct 1970. Special educational needs teacher.


Lucia Graves (283) was born July 1943. Translator and author of A Woman Unknown and others, m(1). Ramon Farran, Aug 1965, Deya Mallorca. Divorced. m(2). Frank Riess, 1996 London.


Children Farran


Natalia Farran, b. Feb 1967. Singer

Eulalia ("Laia") Farran b. Nov 1970. Fashion journalist and stylist.

Clarissa Farran b Nov 1977. Musician.  m. Avshalom Caspi. July 2008.


Juan Graves, (284) was born Dec 1944. Photographer, musician He married Frances Baxter.


Children Graves


Llewellyn Graves, b. Jun 1983


Tomas Graves (285) was born on Jan 1953, Printer and author of  Pa amb Oli and others. He married Carmen Garc a-Gutierrez.


Children Graves


Roc o Stella Graves, b. Nov 1987



Richard Perceval Graves (286) was born in Brighton in 1945. m. Anne Fortescue.  He studied Modern History at St. John s College, Oxford and after teaching for some years at schools including Harrow and Ellesmere College, he became a full-time writer in 1973. He is the author of several biographies, including Lawrence of Arabia and his World (1976); A. E. Housman: The Scholar-Poet (1979); and Richard Hughes (1994). He has also written a 3-volume biography about his uncle, the poet Robert Graves. Since 2000, he has been a partner in Graves Web Services, a website design company, and has co-authored several Beginner guides in Computing.


Children Graves

            David Graves b. 1972

Philip Graves b. 1974

Lucia M. Graves b.1977


Elizabeth Graves (288). m. Paul Goodchild.  Illustrator.


Children Goodchild

             Robin Graves

Rosie  Graves