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Sir James Crandall, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Winterbourne, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
Place of Burial: Newport, Newport, Rhode Island,, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Crundall and Elizabeth Eleanor Carpenter
Husband of Eleanor Crandall
Father of "Elder" John Crandall; Anne Kent and Jane Crandall
Brother of William Crundall; Elizabeth Crundall; Deborah Crundall; Ann Crundall and Margaret Crundall

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About Sir James Crandall, Sr.

The Crandall genealogy by John Cortland Crandall likely errs in providing an undocumented lineage for Elder John. That work stated that he was the son of John and Elizabeth (Drake) Crandall. Elizabeth Drake was a first cousin, once removed, of Sir Francis Drake. However, no collaborating documentation has been located in England of a couple by the name of John and Elizabeth Drake Crandall. Several members of the Crandall Family Association have done research using parish records from Westerleigh which indicates that Elder John was the son of James and Eleanor (---) Crandall. This work cannot be underestimated in its importance in establishing Elder John's parentage. It is hoped that further research on the Crandall heritage will help to further elucidate the story of the Crandalls in England and America.

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THIS PROFILE SHOULD BE EITHER JAMES OR JOHN CRANDALL, JAMES CRANDALL DID NOT MARRY ELIZABETH DRAKE. JOHN CRANDALL AND ELIZABETH DRAKE ARE POSSIBLY NOT THE PARENTS OF ELDER JOHN CRANDALL.

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[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 4, Ed. 1, Tree #0813, Date of Import: Nov 14, 1999]

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I read about "Sir John" and Elizabeth Drake in John Cortland Crandall's Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island And His Descendants, years ago in a NY genealogical library. This text is available online: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/pa/county/lycoming/family_histories/crandall/jcc.txt

According to Earl P. Crandall, there is no documentary evidence for Sir John. With the help of a Mormon genealogist, he traced Elder John's roots to Westerleigh, Gloucester, England. Parish records of Westerleigh state that a John Crandall, son of James Crandall, was baptized 15 February, 1617.

http://www.cfa.net/cfa/origins.html; 8/17/09

See also the persuasive Wikipedia article that confirms this information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Crandall

Intl. Gen. Index, accessed through FamilySource.org on 8/17/09, confirms this in Batch Number: 8334237 Sheet: 43; Source Call No.: 1395692.

but there are also a number of other files in this index that list Elizabeth Drake as the mother and John as the father of Rev. John Crandall.

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It is believed that John Crandall I came from England or Wales from the Monmouthshire / Shropshire areas.

There is some controversy as to if this John Crandall was ever dubed a "sir".

 It is recorded that he, at least, had some visits with "royalty". 
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Sir James Crandall, Sr.'s Timeline

1586
1586
Winterbourne, Gloucestershire, England
1590
1590
Age 4
Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
1617
February 15, 1617
Age 31
Gloucestershire, England
1621
1621
Age 35
Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
1653
1653
Age 67
Newport, Newport, RI, USA
1676
August 20, 1676
Age 90
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
1676
Age 90
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island,, United States
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Newport, Rhode Island, United States
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Of, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island