Person:Thomas Craft (8)

m. 7 Jun 1654
  1. Thomas Craft1658 - 1691/92
  2. John Craft1658 - 1684
  3. Rebecca Craft1660 -
  4. Mary Craft1662 -
  5. Joseph Crafts1666 - 1666
m. 6 Dec 1683
  1. John Crafts1684 - 1730
  2. Mary Crafts1685/86 -
  3. Abigail Crafts1688 -
  4. Thomas Crafts1689/90 - 1714
  5. Elizabeth Crafts1691 -
  6. Benoni Crafts1692 - 1722
Facts and Events
Name[1] Thomas Craft
Alt Name Thomas Crafts
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1658 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 6 Dec 1683 Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United Statesto Abigail Dickinson
Death[2][4][5] 27 Feb 1691/92 Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 Crafts, James M., and William F. Crafts. The Crafts Family: a Genealogical and Biographical History of the Descendants of Griffin and Alice Craft, of Roxbury, Mass., 1630-1890. (Northampton, Massachusetts: Gazette Printing Company, 1893)
    p. 32, 42.

    Thomas Craft [#8], s/o John Craft [#3] and Rebecca Wheelock, b. Roxbury 1656, d. Hadley 27 Feb 1692, m. 6 Dec 1683 Abigail Dickinson.

  2. Boltwood, Lucius M. (Lucius Manlius). Genealogies of Hadley Families: Embracing the Early Settlers of the Towns of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby. (Northampton, Massachusetts: Metcalf & Company, Printers, 1862)
    p. 33.

    Thomas Craft, d. 27 Feb 1692, m. 6 Dec 1683 Abigail Dickinson.

  3.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)

    Thomas Croft, Hadley; married, 6 December 1683, Abigail, daughter of John Dickinson, first of the same; had John, born 8 November 1684; Mary, 2 February 1686; Abigail, 29 September 1688; Thomas, 27 February 1690, died at 24 years; Elizabeth, 17 April 1691; and Benoni, 22 October 1692. He died 27 February 1693; and his widow married, 30 November 1704, Samuel Crofoot.
    [Note: see also 1:470, where covered less thoroughly, under name Crafts: "Thomas Crafts, Hadley, 1678; died, 1692, leaving six children, of whom only John, who was of Hatfield, had issue." See probate, John was NOT the only child to have issue.]

  4. Massachusetts. Probate Court (Hampshire County). Probate records, 1797-1869. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971)
    Box 40, file 29.

    [Note: it appears that the probate of son Thomas is in the same file as his father.]
    23 Mar 1692: Inventory of Thos Croft of Hadly late deceased: £115-01-09, by Hen: Barnard, Chiliab Smith & Joseph Smith.
    4 Feb 1706/7: Division of moveable estate to Abigail Relict to ye deceased, to John Crofts eldest son, to Thomas Crofts Benoni Crafts Mary Crafts Abigail Crofts and Elisabeth Crafts. Real estate one third to Abigail the Relict, remainder settled on John Crofts he paying brothers and sisters.
    17 Apr 1714: Bond of John Crafts Brother to Thomas Crafts of Hadley late deceased as administrator of Thomas Crafts late of Hadley deceased.
    16 May 1723: Settle real estate on John Crafts Eldest son he paying his brothers and sisters. settlement of additional inventory to John Craffts Eldest son [double share], to Benoni Crafts [being dead his share split among John Crafts, Abigale White, Elizabeth Crafts, Thomas Hovey's Child], to Abigale White alias Crafts, to Elizabeth Crafts, to Mary Crafts alias Hovey [she being dead to her Child].

  5. Vital records 1660-1882, in Hadley (Massachusetts). Town Clerk. Town records of Hadley, Massachusetts, 1659-1719. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1959)
    p. 20.

    Thomas Croft Sn'r Died feb'ry 27 1691