Person:John Crandall (1)

Elder John Crandall
m. Abt 1615
  1. Elder John Crandall1617/18 - Bef 1676
  • HElder John Crandall1617/18 - Bef 1676
  • WMary _____Abt 1625 - 1670
m. Mar 1648/49
  1. John Crandall1649 - 1704
  2. James CrandallAbt 1651 -
  3. Jane Crandall1653 - Bef 1715
  4. Sarah CrandallAbt 1654 - 1696
  5. Peter CrandallAbt 1655 - 1734
  6. Rev. Joseph Crandall1661 - 1737
  7. Samuel Crandall1663 - 1736
  • HElder John Crandall1617/18 - Bef 1676
  • WHannah Gaylord1646/47 - 1678
m. 1672
  1. Jeremiah Crandall1673 - 1718
  2. Eber Crandall1676 - 1727
Facts and Events
Name Elder John Crandall
Gender Male
Birth[1] 15 Feb 1617/18 Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, England
Christening? 15 Feb 1617/18 Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, England
Marriage Mar 1648/49 Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary _____
Marriage 1672 Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United Statesto Hannah Gaylord
Occupation? Baptist Elder
Death[1] Bef 29 Nov 1676 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
Burial? Westerly, Washington, Rhode IslandRhode Island Historical Cemetery #15 / Elder John Crandall Homestead
Religion? Seventh Day Baptist

Research on the life of Elder John Crandall by the Crandall Family Association can be read here: [1]. This research points out numerous errors in Elder John Crandall and His Descendants, by John Courtland Crandall, 1949.

Information on the Crandall families comes from these sources. The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Pub Co, Baltimore, 1969. New England Families, Genealogy and Memories, William Richard Cutler, Vol I-IV, New York, Lewis, 1915.

Settled in Providence, Rhode Island as early as 1637. Had settled first in Mass. Moved to Newport by 1651. He was conservator of the peace in Westerly in 1670, and deputy to the general assembly again in 1670-71. He was arrested by the Connecticut authorities 2 May 1671, but declined to give bond on the advice of Rhode Island authorities who eventually paid his expenses. He moved to Newport because of King Philip's war in 1676.

From Crandall Family Assn: John CRANDALL was christened on 15 Feb 1617/1618 in Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, England, a son of James CRANDELL and his first wife, Eleanor -?-. He died on 29 Nov 1676 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island and was buried in Rhode Island Historical Cemetery #15 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island at the Elder John Crandall Homestead.

John married (1) (perhaps a woman named Mary OPP) about 1648 in Newport Co., Rhode Island. Mary [?] was born about 1625 in England. She died on 20 Aug 1669 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island and was buried at the Homestead in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Crandall, John Cortland. Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and his descendants. (New Woodstock, N.Y.: unknown, 1949)

    According to this source, John Crandall was born in Monmouthshire, England in 1612. He m. (1) his first wife, name unknown, about 1649, based on marriages and other events in his childrens' lives. He m. (2) aft. 2 Aug 1670 when his first wife was buried, and before Aug 1673 when his son Jeremiah was born, Hannah Gaylord. He died in Newport, aft. 23 Jan 1675 when he is mentioned as sick in a letter of Ruth Burdick, and bef. 29 Nov 1676 when he is mentioned as deceased in a letter by Samuel Hubbard.