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Also Known As: "Rachel Matachanna (Powhatan) Croshaw"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: England or, Virginia Colony
Death: after 1650
York County, Virginia Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of father of 1st wife of Joseph Croshaw and mother of 1st wife of Joseph Croshaw
Wife of Major Joseph Croshaw
Mother of Rachel Barnes; Unity West; Benjamin Croshaw; Joseph Croshaw, Jr. and Mary Taylor

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About 1st wife of Joseph Croshaw

Elizabeth Yeardley is not to be confused with 1st wife of Joseph Croshaw

Children and wives of Maj. Joseph Croshaw:

First wife - name not known

  • Mary Croshaw (1632-1687), married 1. Henry White; 2. Thomas Taylor.
  • Rachel Croshaw (1635-1670), married 1. Ralph Graves; and 2. Richard Barnes.
  • Unity Croshaw (1636-1669), married Colonel John West.
  • Benjamin Croshaw (1640-1645), died young.
  • Joseph Croshaw (1642-1650), died young.

Second wife - Widow Finch

No known children of this marriage.

Third wife - Mrs. Anne Hodges (d.1663), widow of Augustine Hodges

No known children of this marriage

Fourth wife - Mrs. Margaret Tucker (d.1664), widow of Daniel Tucker

No known children of this marriage

Fifth wife - Mrs. Mary Bromfield (d. bef. 28 May 1673), widow of Thomas Bromfield


http://genforum.genealogy.com/yardley/messages/294.html

There is no proof that Elizabeth Yeardley, daughter of Governor Sir George Yeardley & Temperance West, Lady Yeardley, married Major Joseph Croshaw. None of the scholarly books on either the Yeardley or the Croshaw families make this claim. It used to be claimed in the Wikipedia article on Joseph Croshaw but, when the claim was shown to be unproven, the Wiki article was edited, showing an unnamed first wife.

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http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/yardley/311/

"... the information regarding the marriage of Elizabeth Yeardley (or Yardley) and Joseph Croshaw seems to have sprung from the imagination of one John Monahan of Charlottesville, VA in a letter to the Huguenot Society of Manikin Town. What his connection to the Dumases and Croshaws is unknown. I have always regarded this letter with a grain of salt; his wife was the woman who claimed to be "Anastasia Romanov," daughter of Nicholas and Alexandra, and whose claims proved false. ..."


As of at least May 28, 2013, the reference to Elizabeth Yeardley, daughter of Gov. and Capt. George Yeardley and Temperance Flowerdew West, was restored as follows:

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

Croshaw married five times and had six children:[2]

  • 1. Elizabeth Yeardley (b.1615 in James City, Va.; died 1666 in Bruton Parish, York Co., Va.)
    • Elizabeth is a daughter of Gov.and Capt. George Yeardley, and his wife, Temperence Flowerdew West.
      • Mary Croshaw (1632-1687), married 1. Henry White; 2. Thomas Taylor.
      • Richard Croshaw (1633- )
      • Rachel Croshaw (1635-1670), married 1. Ralph Graves (grandson of Captain Thomas Graves); and 2. Richard Barnes.
      • Betty Croshaw (1636-1637)
      • [Ursula]Unity Croshaw(1636-1669), married Colonel John West.
      • Benjamin Croshaw (1640-1645), died young.
      • Joseph Croshaw (1642-1650), died young.
  • 2. Widow Finch
  • 3. Mrs. Anne Hodges (d.1663), widow of Augustine Hodges
  • 4. Mrs. Margaret Tucker (d.1664), widow of Daniel Tucker
  • 5. Mrs. Mary Bromfield (d. bef. 28 May 1673),
    • widow of Thomas Bromfeild
      • Joseph Croshaw (1667-1682)

Croshaw died by April 10, 1677, when his will was recorded in York County, Virginia.

Footnote:

  • 2. Dorman, John Frederick, Adventurers of Purse and Person, 4th ed., v.1, p.770)

If it turns out there is more "proof" of an absence of marriage to Elizabeth Yeardley than an unnamed poster on Genforum, will change accordingly.


Evidence needed to support as child of Wahunseneca, Paramount chieftan of the Powhatan & Winganuske

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1st wife of Joseph Croshaw's Timeline

1615
1615
Virginia Colony
1630
1630
Age 15
Virginia Colony
1632
1632
Age 17
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
1636
1636
Age 21
King William, King William County, Virginia, United States
1640
1640
Age 25
Brurton Parish, York County, Virginia Colony, (Present USA)
1642
1642
Age 27
Brurton Parish, York County, Virginia Colony, (Present USA)
1650
1650
Age 35
York County, Virginia Colony