Lieutenant Colonel John Harris Cruger

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Lieutenant Colonel John Harris Cruger

Death: June 03, 1807 (65-74)
Russel Place, Fitzroy Square, London, Middlesex, London
Place of Burial: Euston, Camden, London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Cruger, Sr. and Elizabeth Cruger
Husband of Anne Cruger and Ann Cruger
Father of Catherine Cruger
Brother of Henry Cruger, Jr.; Tileman Cruger; Nicholas Cruger; Mary Walton; Elizabeth Van Schaick and 4 others

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About Lieutenant Colonel John Harris Cruger

Find-a-Grave and British History Online


"who departed this Life June 3rd. 1807 aged 60 years and is interred in the Vault under this Building He had been an Inhabitant of the City of New York in North America and at the commencement of the Rebellion (disregarding all personal Considerations) he took up Arms in support of the Rights of this country. In the course of that War he distinguished himself in the Defence of the important Post of ninety six in SOUTH CAROLINA which he maintained with about 300 Provincial Forces without Cannon against a Force of 7000 Men with a numerous Train of Artillery

He also distinguished himself most brilliantly in the Action of the Eutwas where he rallied a portion of the Troops that had left the Field, attacked the Enemy, recovered from them the Artillery they had taken and persued them until recalled by superior Orders.

By a rapid and unexampled March he relieved the Garrison of Fort Augusta which at the time was besieged and in most imminent Danger. And on every Occasion where he could exert himself he displayed a Zeal, Intrepidity and good Conduct which procured him the Approbation and Friendship of his Commander in Chief, the late MARQUIS CORNWALLIS and all the officers of Distinction with whom he served

To his Gallantry and good Conduct as a Soldier were added every Virtue that could adorn a Christian and a Gentleman in social Life, which has been fully testified by the Feelings expressed at his Death by all those to whom he was known

This short Memorial is placed here by his truly disconsolate Widow"


Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1879

  • Name: John Harris Cruger
  • Gender: Male
  • Parish: St Andrew
  • Baptism Date: 1737
  • Baptism Place: St Andrew, Jamaica
  • Father: Henry Cruger
  • Mother: Elizth Cruger
  • FHL Film Number: 1291698
  • Page Number: 60

New York City, Compiled Marriage Index, 1600s-1800s

  • Name: John Harris Crugar
  • Spouse Name: Ann DeLancey
  • Marriage Date: 1762
  • Marriage Place: New York City, New York, New York
  • Marriage ID: 2220298677

Other Comments: On microfilm at Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Source: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (quarterly), 1939, selected extracts
  • Publisher: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
  • Publication Place: New York, NY
  • Page: 45


A Will proved in July 1807 London, (first section extremely difficult to read), mentions a wife Ann; also ?Soan Sortwood?; Brother Henry; England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858

  • Name John Harris Cruger Esq
  • Residence Beverly, Yorkshire, England
  • Probate Date 28 Jul 1807
  • Death Year Abt 1807

Westminster, London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1812-1910

  • Name: Ann Cruger
  • Age: 78
  • Birth Date: abt 1744
  • Burial Date: 23 May 1822
  • Burial Place: St James, Piccadilly (St James, Westminster), London, Westminster, England
  • Parish as it Appears: St James, Westminster

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Lieutenant Colonel John Harris Cruger's Timeline

January 19, 1737
St Andrew, Jamaica
November 10, 1771
London, Middlesex, England
June 3, 1807
Age 70
London, Middlesex, London
June 8, 1807
Age 70
London, Middlesex, England