Frank Stanley Graves

Place of Birth
Peel, Isle of Man

  • Born                      1863/4 Peel, Isle of Man.
  • Married                1896 Grace Annie, daughter of Robert Richardson, at All Saints, Old Swan, Liverpool.
  • Died                      8 July 1935, at Cronkbane, Tynwald Road, Peel, Isle of Man  

Frank Stanley Graves was born at Peel, Isle of Man, the son of Thomas Joshua Graves and his wife Martha.  His father was described as a sail-maker in 1851 and 1861 and ship owner in 1871.  In 1862 at the age of 49 he married Martha Karran of Douglas; she was aged 21. They had two sons, Frank Stanley Graves, born about 1863 and Thomas Henry Graves, born about 1865. Both sons are said to have “married well” acquiring substantial wealth through their respective wives. Following the death of Thomas Joshua Graves in 1877, the family moved to Manchester where Frank was articled to an architect by 1881.

About 1903 he joined with Henry Austin Mather in partnership as Mather and Graves 9 Mount Street, Manchester. This partnership ended in 1912 following which he was joined by William Ellerton under the style of Graves and Ellerton, still at the same address. This partnership was dissolved by mutual consent on 24 June 1921, with William Ellerton continuing the practice on his own.

Frank Stanley Graves retired to the Isle of Man where he died on 8 July 1935, at Cronkbane, Tynwald Road, Peel.

1903-1912    Mather and Graves, 9 Mount Street. Albert Square, Manchester
1913-1920    Graves & Ellerton, 9 Mount Street. Albert Square, Manchester

1871        Peel Isle of Man
1881        Lister Street, Chorlton on Medlock
1891        Slade Grove Levenshulme
1896        Levenshulme   
1897        11 Cranbourne Road, Chorlton cum Hardy, Lancs.
1912        Frank Stanley Graves “Ballamore,” Stamford Road, Alderley Edge
1920        Frank Stanley Graves “Ballamore,” Stamford Road, Alderley Edge
1935        Frank Stanley Graves “Cronkbane,” Tynwald Road, Peel


Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Graves and Ellerton Architectural practice 1913 1921 Manchester
Mather and Graves Architectural practice 1903 1912 Manchester