Elder John Crandall

Elder John Crandall

Birth
Westerleigh, South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority, Gloucestershire, England
Death
29 Nov 1676 (aged 67)
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial
Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Plot
Old Crandall Cemetery
Memorial ID
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Believed to be born in Westerleigh, S.Gloucestershire England 2/1617
Was Christened on Feb 15 1617 in Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, England
Son Of James + Eleanor Crandell
Came to America around 1643, Mentioned as a Juror in Newport RI Sept 8th 1643

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Elder John Crandall, a Baptist minister, of Newport and Westerly is stated by the family,came from Wales to Boston in 1634-35. He was arrested at Lynn, July 21,1651 and suffered imprisonment at Boston, was fined and publicly whipped for his attachment to the Baptist cause. He fled to Rhode Island in 1637. He was early associated with the Baptists at Newport and was made a freeman in 1655. He became the first elder and preacher in Westerly, where his name is the first in the list of "free inhabitants," 1699.
Elder Crandall was twice married. His second wife Hannah, died in 1678.

His children were as follows:

John
James
Jane, who married Job Babcock
Sarah, who married Josiah Witter
Peter, who's wife's name was Mary
Joseph, who married Deborah Burdick
Samuel, who married Sarah Colby (or Celbey)
Jeremiah
Eber

-- from "Representative men and old families of Rhode Island" volume 3
John Crandall
1617 - 1676
Birth: 1617
Monmouthshire, England/Wales
Christening: Feb 15 1617
The Church Of St. James The Great, Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, England
Marriage: Marriage to: Mary OPP
Mar 1649
Great Island, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
Death: Nov 29 1676
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
died as a result of an infection from wounds he suffered fighting with the Narragansetts against militia from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Plymouth and their Pequot and Mohican allies in the Great Swamp Fight in December of 1675.
Burial: Dec 1 1676
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island

Believed to be born in Westerleigh, S.Gloucestershire England 2/1617
Was Christened on Feb 15 1617 in Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, England
Son Of James + Eleanor Crandell
Came to America around 1643, Mentioned as a Juror in Newport RI Sept 8th 1643

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Elder John Crandall, a Baptist minister, of Newport and Westerly is stated by the family,came from Wales to Boston in 1634-35. He was arrested at Lynn, July 21,1651 and suffered imprisonment at Boston, was fined and publicly whipped for his attachment to the Baptist cause. He fled to Rhode Island in 1637. He was early associated with the Baptists at Newport and was made a freeman in 1655. He became the first elder and preacher in Westerly, where his name is the first in the list of "free inhabitants," 1699.
Elder Crandall was twice married. His second wife Hannah, died in 1678.

His children were as follows:

John
James
Jane, who married Job Babcock
Sarah, who married Josiah Witter
Peter, who's wife's name was Mary
Joseph, who married Deborah Burdick
Samuel, who married Sarah Colby (or Celbey)
Jeremiah
Eber

-- from "Representative men and old families of Rhode Island" volume 3
John Crandall
1617 - 1676
Birth: 1617
Monmouthshire, England/Wales
Christening: Feb 15 1617
The Church Of St. James The Great, Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, England
Marriage: Marriage to: Mary OPP
Mar 1649
Great Island, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
Death: Nov 29 1676
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
died as a result of an infection from wounds he suffered fighting with the Narragansetts against militia from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Plymouth and their Pequot and Mohican allies in the Great Swamp Fight in December of 1675.
Burial: Dec 1 1676
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island

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