Richard Graves of Mickleton Esqr. A Bencher & Reader of Lincoln’s Inn, Clerk of the Peace & Receiver General for the County of Middlesex. He had two Wives by whom he had Issue 19 Children, 6 sons & 13

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Richard Graves of Mickleton Esqr. A Bencher & Reader of Lincoln’s Inn, Clerk of the Peace & Receiver General for the County of Middlesex. He had two Wives by whom he had Issue 19 Children, 6 sons & 13
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A three quarter length seated portrait of the successful lawyer Richard Graves of Mickleton (1610-69). He wears black lawyer’s robes and bands, sits in a cushioned armchair at his desk, with his hand on a large book Lex Humana. In the background his coat of arms, partially obscured by a curtain, hangs on the wall. Graves amassed a fortune practising law during the Civil Wars and Interregnum,and became a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn and Receiver General of Middlesex. Originally from Richmond, Surrey, in 1654 he purchased further manors in Gloucestershireand the manor of Mickleton, Gloucestershire in 1656 . His coat of arms is still in a window in the chapel at Lincoln’s Inn. He first married Eleanor Bates, daughter of Thomas Bates of London, and secondly Elizabeth Robinson, daughter of John Robinson, Esq., Governor of Gravesend and Tilburyport. He had nineteen children; six sons, of whom only one survived, and thirteen daughters and is buried in St. James’s Clerkenwell.