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Edward Crowell, Jr

  • Birth 6 Jun 1685 Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 20 Oct 1756 Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot 1st row behind Sanctuary
  • Memorial ID 14524600

Edward Crowell was the Town Clerk of Woodbridge twenty-five successive years, and an elder of the Woodbridge Presbyterian Church for thirty-nine years.

In 1710 the Woodbridge Town Church became Presbyterian. The evidence is sustained by the following entry in the Church Book, in which the officers of a Presbyterian form of government are mentioned for the first time: "March 28, 1710. At a church meeting was chosen John Foard, John Pike and Thomas Pike for Ruling Elders in the Church of Christ in Woodbridge."

EDWARD CROWELL, whose will, Nov. 28, 1755, n. dau. Elizabeth Addleton. (NJW:5557G; NJA32:82).
Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, A Genealogical Dictionary of New Jersey, Addis, Page 84

Transcribed by Becky Mosely Mar. 2005
In the name of God Amen I EDWARD CROWEL of Woodbridge in the county of Middlesex in the Province of New Jersey ______ now in good health and of sound mind and memory yet not unmindful of Death to think it the most proper ____ to make my Will and Testament which I declare to be as follows I _____ ___ ___ to _____ God my Creator and forever My Body I desire may be Buried in a decent manner in ____ ____ Resurrection at the _____ My worldly Estate I Herein dispose First I do order my Debt and Funeral Charges to be paid. Item I leave unto my beloved son JOHN CROWEL the Sum of Thirty pounds current money __ __, ____ of ____ ___ at eight Shillings an _____ to him ____ forever ____ of office? ____ at eight Shillings an ____ to him __ forever and all which I leave him in ____ of _______. Item: I do order my fully Authorize and empower my Executors herein named and in Case of Death or ____ his other forever and in case of Death or fa__er ___ an administrator in some convenient time after my Death to Grant Bargain and Sell in fee Simple all my Real Estate and also all my moveable Estate whatsoever and whereso ever and out of the price and value thernot? to pay my Just Debts Funeral Chare and the above mentioned Legacy of Thirty pounds to my Son JOHN CROWEL (will? Heirs or Successors and the residue and remainder of all my Estate both Real and Personal to be Divided to and amongst all and every of my Sons and Daughters herein mentioned and in manner as followells that is to say To each of my Sons by name JOHN, SAMUEL, EDWARD, THOMAS and JAMES CROWELL to each a double Share and to each of my Daughters by name __ ELIZABETH ADDLETON, MARY ALSTON, SARAH MORRIS, KATHERINE EVENS, ANNABLE and AGNES CROWELL to each Daughter a Single Share that is cash Sons to have double share to each Daughter Provided that if am? of those Legatees my Sons and Daughter above mentioned _____ before me or cause of age or Marry then it ____ or paid th his ___ of ___ to Dying if any otherwise to his Surviving Legatees and the ____ of ___ of them as may be deceased at that time __ ___ of on Legatee to be computed as one person in equal proportion and ____ or either of them die before me or Before time of payment the Legacies shall not have but shall go as His Law appoints to the Brother and Sister of the deceased and their Representatives. I Appoint my Trusty friends William Brown and Thomas Gauch Esq Exec. of this my last Will and Testament and herein revoke all other and former Wills by me heretofore made. In Witness of all which I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty eighth day of November in th twenty nineth year of his Majesty's Reign George the Second by the grace of God King of Great Britain America and Ireland __ and in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and fifty five.
Signed & Sealed by the said Edward Crowel and Published, pronounced & Declared to be his last Will & Testament in presence of ___ James Brown, Tho Hadden, Nugient Kelly.
Edward Crowell seal

Be it remembered that on the Seventeenth day of October One thousand Seven hundred and fifty Six James Brown and Thomas Haddon personally came before me. Thomas Bartow, duly authorized and they being Sworn

Cemetery stone says '76 years', so I think it is likely he was born in 1680. Most families know how old their parents are.

Why were his sons not executors? JOHN & EDWARD in North Carolina. THOMAS was in NY. JOSEPH was deceased. SAMUEL was in Sussex Co., NJ. JAMES was 17 years old.

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  • Added: 6 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14524600
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Crowell, Jr (6 Jun 1685–20 Oct 1756), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14524600, citing First Presbyterian Churchyard, Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Becky (contributor 46845237) .