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Maj. William Crawford

Male 1688 - 1720  (32 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Maj. William Crawford was born on 12 Apr 1688 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island (son of Gideon Crawford and Freelove Fenner); died on 5 Aug 1720 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island; was buried in North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

    William married Sarah Whipple on 22 Apr 1708. Sarah (daughter of Col. Joseph Whipple and Alice Smith) was born on 29 Mar 1691 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island; died on 4 Mar 1762 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island; was buried in North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Joseph Crawford was born in 1712; died on 1 Jan 1776.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Gideon Crawford was born on 26 Dec 1651 in Lanark, Scotland (son of James Crawford and Anna Weir); died on 10 Oct 1707.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 10 Oct 1708, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island

    Gideon married Freelove Fenner on 13 Apr 1687 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Freelove (daughter of Capt. Arthur Fenner and Mehitable Waterman) was born in 1656; died on 1 Jun 1712 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Freelove Fenner was born in 1656 (daughter of Capt. Arthur Fenner and Mehitable Waterman); died on 1 Jun 1712 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1660

    Children:
    1. 1. Maj. William Crawford was born on 12 Apr 1688 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island; died on 5 Aug 1720 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island; was buried in North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  James Crawford

    James married Anna Weir. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Anna Weir
    Children:
    1. 2. Gideon Crawford was born on 26 Dec 1651 in Lanark, Scotland; died on 10 Oct 1707.

  3. 6.  Capt. Arthur Fenner was born before 17 Oct 1619 in Horley, Surrey, England (son of Arthur Fenner and Sarah Browne); died on 10 Oct 1703 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 17 Oct 1619, Horley, Surrey, England

    Notes:

    "He was a captain in King Philip's War and an important man in early Rhode Island, serving as Magistrate, Assistant, etc." [Mary Lovering Holman, citation details below.]

    Arthur married Mehitable Waterman about 1650. Mehitable (daughter of Richard Waterman and Bethia) was born about 1630 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died about 1682 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mehitable Waterman was born about 1630 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts (daughter of Richard Waterman and Bethia); died about 1682 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.
    Children:
    1. 3. Freelove Fenner was born in 1656; died on 1 Jun 1712 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Arthur Fenner was born about 1575 in Horne, Surrey, England (son of Thomas Fenner); died between 1640 and 1645.

    Notes:

    Little is known of him. His father called himself "yeoman," but the baptisms of his children call him "Mr." and "gentleman."

    Arthur married Sarah Browne about 1613. Sarah (daughter of Rev. Joseph Browne and Margery Patching) was born before 22 Oct 1592 in Rusper, Sussex, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 13.  Sarah Browne was born before 22 Oct 1592 in Rusper, Sussex, England (daughter of Rev. Joseph Browne and Margery Patching).

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 22 Oct 1592, Rusper, Sussex, England

    Children:
    1. 6. Capt. Arthur Fenner was born before 17 Oct 1619 in Horley, Surrey, England; died on 10 Oct 1703 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.
    2. Phebe Fenner was born before 5 Jan 1634; died on 1 Sep 1691 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut; was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

  3. 14.  Richard Waterman was born about 1605; died on 26 Oct 1673 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

    Notes:

    He came to New England in 1629, in advance of the Winthrop Fleet, and was one of the founders of Salem, Massachusetts. After a few years, he became a follower of Roger Williams, and was in due course banished from the Bay Colony and removed to Rhode Island, where he was one of the founders of Providence. He spent the rest of his life there in a variety of public offices and roles.

    Surviving records suggest that he was known as a skilled hunter in his native England, and that he continued to practice this in the New World, both in order to provide food and also to drive away wolves.

    A monument to him was raised in Providence in 1840; it contains several errors of fact. He never bore the title Colonel; there is no evidence that he came from Bristol in England; and he did not arrive in 1631 on the Lion with Roger Williams.

    Richard married Bethia before 1630. Bethia died on 3 Dec 1680 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 15.  Bethia died on 3 Dec 1680 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.
    Children:
    1. 7. Mehitable Waterman was born about 1630 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died about 1682 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.