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Peter Crapo (Crepeau), Sr.

Nicknames: "Pierre Crepeaux"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Gironde, Bordeaux, France
Death: Died in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Ma
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Crapeau and Mrs. Crapeau
Husband of Penelope Crepo
Father of Susanna DeMaranville (Crapo); Francis Crapo; Peter Crapo, Jr.; John Crapo; Mary Spooner and 7 others
Brother of Francis Crapo (Crapeau), Capt.

Managed by: Lawrence J Reif
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About Peter Crapo (Crepeau), Sr.

Pierre Crepeaux, Peter Crapo Peter Crapo, or Pierre Crepeaux was born in France, likely near Bordeaux, possibly as early as 1668. According to family histories, Peter was one of 5 survivors of a shipwreck off Buzzard's Bay, MA, around 1680 - 82. Pierre Crapo b 1657, his father, also had a son Francois, who is recorded as the commanding Captain of the Bonaventure, in the record recording his marriage in Port Royale, Canada, on 9 Sep 1705, to Marie Mius, daughter of Abraham Mius and Marguerite de Saint-Etienne de la Tour, both of France. Francis is said to have placed Peter as a bond servant to Francis Coombs (d 1862), a tavern owner in North Rochester, MA, in return for the price of his passage to France. Francis never returned for Peter, and the North American Crapo family was started. Peter worked his way out of bondservice and married Penelope White, grandaughter of Mayflower passenger Resolved White.According to Henry H Crapo, in his book "Certain Comeoverers, "In 1755 he entered into an agreement with 2 neighbors to put a ditch through their properties 'to let alewives get from Mattapoisett River to Sniptuit Pond'. This ditch still remains, and the alewives still cast their spawn in the shallow waters near Peter Crapo's islands." At his death he owned several hundred acres, and his will was signed in 1756 less than 3 months before his death.

-------------------- Legend says Peter or Pierre Crapo was born in Bordeaux, France. While living

with an uncle there, he ran away and hid as a stowaway on board a French

Warship of which his brother was Captain. This vessel was wrecked off the

shore of Cape Cod (at Buzzard Bay) and four men (Francis or Nicholas Crapo,

Louis DeMaranville, Louis Voteau, (Old) Peter Juckett (Jaquette) and the boy

Peter (about 10 or 12 years of age) were saved in a boat and landed at

Plymouth. (The DeMaranville and Voteau families also perpetuated this

legend including a rhyme of the names of the four who remained in

Massachussetts: Louis DeMaranville and Louis Voteau; Old Peter Juckett and

Francis Crapeau.) Capt. Crapo bound his brother Peter out to

Francis Coombs. After becoming of age he bought part of a considerable amount

of land in Rochester, Mass. owned by his father-in-law, Samuel White. That

part has been in possession of descendants from 1734 to now. Lived near the

shore of Sniptuit Pond in Rochester. Married there Penelope White. -------------------- was the captain of a war ship from France that was wrecked off the shore of Cape Cod that was saved by a boat said to have landed in Plymouth Mass

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Peter Crapo, Sr.'s Timeline

1670
1670
Gironde, Bordeaux, France
1704
May 31, 1704
Age 34
Rochester, MA
1705
October 14, 1705
Age 35
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1707
November 5, 1707
Age 37
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1707
Age 37
Rochester, Plymouth Co., Mass.
1709
November 20, 1709
Age 39
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1711
February 22, 1711
Age 41
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1713
September 13, 1713
Age 43
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1715
1715
Age 45
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1717
March 22, 1717
Age 47
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA