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Peter Crapo (Crepeau), Sr.

Also Known As: "Pierre Crepeaux", "Peter Crapo (Crepeau)", "Sr."
Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Gironde, Bordeaux, France
Death: Died in Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Bristol County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

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

Managed by: Lawrence J Reif
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About Peter Crapo, 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

Gironde, Bordeaux, France
October 14, 1705
Age 28
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
November 5, 1707
Age 30
Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusette
November 5, 1707
Age 30
Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 30
Rochester, Plymouth Co., Mass.
November 20, 1709
Age 32
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
February 22, 1711
Age 34
Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
September 13, 1713
Age 36
Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Age 38
Rochester, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts