Saturday, June 3, 2017

New England Colonists, 1600-1700 Cowley-Cross

17th century woodcut



Abraham was living in Maine in 1656.

Ambrose was in Boston in 1660.

Henry, brother of Ambrose, was at Marblehead, Mass. in 1660.

John was of Ipswich, Mass. in 1641.

William was a resident of Newport, R.I. in 1639.


Cox or Coxe

Edward was a mariner at Boston in 1672.

George was married at Salem in 1671.

John was an inhabitant of Boston in 1674.

John took the oath of fidelity at Pemaquid, Maine in 1674.

Joseph was living in Boston in 1673.

Moses was at Hampton, H.H. in 1639.

Richard was at Salem in 1645.

Robert was also a mariner at Boston in 1666.



James was a resident of Boston in 1695.

Corp. John is found to have died during the King Philips War.

Matthew is found in Boston in 1638 at the age of 15 years.

Richard, brother of Matthew, was 13 years old when he arrived in Boston in 1638. By 1650, he is found in Salisbury, Mass..

William was one of the first settlers in Taunton, Mass. in 1637.


17th century woodcut of infamous "bundling"


Thomas was a merchant at Charlestown, Mass. in 1636 and was lost at sea in 1645 on his way to Spain.



Henry is found to have married at Boston in 1658.

Richard is found at Wethersfield, Conn. in 1639 before removing to Stamford, Conn. by 1639. He then went to Greenwich, Conn. by 1655.



Gilbert was living at Dorchester, Mass. in 1636 and went to Cambridge, Mass. a few years later.



William was at Taunton, Mass. in 1638.


Craford or Crafford

John was at Dover, N.H. in 1671.

Mordecai is found living in Salem by 1663.

Mungo, a Scotchman, is at Boston in 1686.

Stephen is found at Kittery, Maine in 1640.



Griffin is found in Roxbury, Mass. in 1630.

Thomas was a resident of Hadley, Mass. in 1678.



John was married in Woburn, Mass. in 1661.



John, son of Burkhard of New Castle-on-Tyne, England, was born in 1607. He was at Boston in 1635, Exeter, N.H. in 1639 and Hampton, N.H. by 1650.


Crampton or Cramton

Dennis was married at Guilford, Conn. in 1656.

John is found at Fairfield, Conn. in 1661 and at Norwalk, Conn. in 1672.



Rev. John is found in Boston in 1634, Providence, R.I. in 1637, Newport, R.I. in 1655 and finally at Westerly, R.I. by 1667.

17th century woodcut of men tending their apple orchard


Benjamin was born in England in 1630 and is found at Medfield, Mass. by 1649. He then went to Wethersfield, Conn. in 1655 and there is some texts saying he ended up in Taunton, Mass. later in life.

Henry, tanner and currier, was born in England in 1635 before settling at Dorchester, Mass. in 1658. He then is found at Milton, Mass. in 1667.

Henry, an ironmaker and brother of Benjamin, was born in 1621 at England and settled at Wethersfield, Conn. in 1655 before removing to Guilford, Conn. in 1664. He was one of the first planters of Clinton, Conn..

Jasper was at New Haven, Conn. in 1639 and then at Branford, Conn. in 1668.

Jonathan was married at Norwich, Conn. in 1680.



Gov. John was a physician at Portsmouth, R.I. in 1644 and then at Newport, R.I. in 1655.

Walter was married at Woburn, Mass. in 1683.



John is at Boston in 1630.



Peter was a Frenchman at Rehoboth, Mass. in 1680.



Peter settled at New London, Conn. in 1663.



Robert was a resident of Newport, R.I. in 1651.


18th century woodcut of a log cabin in Connecticut. This would have been the same type of dwelling other New England colonies would have utilized, despite other Historians conjectures.


Thomas at at Exeter, N.H. in 1651.



Teague was an Irishman at Dorchester, Mass. at least as early as 1650.


Cressy or Crissey

Mighill (or Michael) is at Salem in 1649, then at Ipswich in 1660.

William, brother of preceding, was born in 1630 at England and is found at Stamford, Conn. in 1649.


Crick or Creek

Andrew died at Topsfield, Mass. in 1658.

Edward is at Boston in 1674.

17th century woodcut from a New England primer


Benjamin was a freeman at Watertown, Mass. in 1630 and then removed to Groton, Mass. later in life.

Richard was a merchant at Boston in 1666.


Critchley or Crutchley

Richard was a blacksmith at Boston in 1642 and Chelsea a few years later.



Abraham was a first year settler of Guilford, Conn..



John was married at Salem in 1659.

Richard was the son of Richard of Frampton, Dorsetshire, England and a merchant of both Hingham and Boston by 1664.


1780 dollar from Rhode Island


Daniel was married at Boston in 1660.

Francis is found at Barnstable, Mass. in 1643.

John, brother of Francis, is at Scituate, Mass. in 1636, Braintree in 1638 and Barnstable, Mass. after.

Thomas is at New London, Conn. in 1660.

William, brother to Francis and John, is at Scitutate and Barnstable as well.



Thomas was born in 1611 and is found at Little Harbor, N.H. in 1633. By 1648, he is at Kittery, Maine and at York, Maine by 1652.



Geroge is at Wickford, R.I. in 1674.

Thomas was married at Hadley, Mass. in 1683.

William was a resident of Lynn by 1650.

17th century woodcut of Witch dowsing in Salem


Giles was at Newbury, Mass. pre-1648.

John was at Boston in 1654.

Philip is found at Dover, N.H. in 1657.

Samuel was a freeman of Mass. in 1634.

Thomas was a mariner of Boston in 1646.



Francis was married at Scituate in 1647.



Anthony was a surgeon at Rowley by 1643.

Simon was born in 1608 at England and came to Cambridge by 1634.

Thomas was the 5th generation from John Crosby of Tikehall, Yorkshire, England. Thomas was a mariner at Boston in 1646.



George was a fisherman at Marblehead, Mass. in 1653.



Henry was a carpenter at Mass. in 1635.

John was born in 1584 at England and is found at Watertown, Mass. in 1634. He died in 1640, leaving no male issue.

John is found at Ipswich in 1635, Hampton, N.H. in 1639, Dover, N.H. in 1642 and finally back at Ipswich by 1652.

John was at Windsor, Conn. in 1645 before removing to Stamford, Conn. later in life.

John was a brewer at Boston in 1663.

Joseph was at Plymouth in 1638 and is found in Wells, Maine by 1670.

Robert, brother of John of Ipswich, was at Ipswich in 1639.

Samuel is found at Stamford, Conn. pre-1677, when he is found at Windsor, Conn.

William was a seafarer at Wethersfield, Conn. sometime pre-1637. He is found at both Windsor and Fairfield, Conn. in 1649.