Pierre (Peter) Crapeau (Crapo) (Crepeau), Sr. (c.1680 - 1756)

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Birthplace: Gironde, Bordeaux, France
Death: Died in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Managed by: Alice Knapp
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About Pierre (Peter) Crapeau (Crapo) (Crepeau), Sr.

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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Pierre (Peter) Crapeau (Crapo), Sr.'s Timeline

1680
1680
Gironde, Bordeaux, France
1704
May 31, 1704
Age 24
Rochester, MA
1705
October 14, 1705
Age 25
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
October 14, 1705
Age 25
1707
November 5, 1707
Age 27
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
November 5, 1707
Age 27
1707
Age 27
Rochester, Plymouth Co., Mass.
1709
November 20, 1709
Age 29
November 20, 1709
Age 29
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1711
February 22, 1711
Age 31
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States