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Sarah Craggin (Dawes)

Also Known As: "Mecrist", "Cragin"
Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: December 23, 1725 (81-89)
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Dawes and Susannah Dawes
Wife of John Cragin, Sr.,; Daniel MacDonald Mecrist and John Nichols (OS 1685, AHA1675)
Mother of Sarah Nurse; Elizabeth Knight; Mary Mercy Skelton; John Cragin, Jr.,; Abigail Knight and 7 others
Sister of Ambrose Dawes; Johanna Dawes; Susan Dawes; William Dawes; Hannah Dawes and 3 others
Half sister of Ambrose Dawes

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About Sarah Craggin

Sarah Dawes emigrated as a servant to John Wyman in Woburn, and arrived on the "John and Sarah". The ship was full of prisoners of war from the English Civil, Scotsmen who were bound for Boston to be sold into servitude. It is one of the few ships of this tme to have a fairly complete passenger list of its human cargo because as slaves the Scots were valuable merchandise.

Daniel Mecrist was another servant in the Wyman household, but he couldn't marry Sarah because he was already married to a woman back in England. She had 2 children by him before John Craggin married her in 1661 and took in her children.

John Craggin and Sarah Dawes had 8 children of their own. John Craggin's daughter Sarah married Francis Nourse/Nurse Jr., (the son of Rebecca Towne Nurse/Nourse).


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Sarah Craggin's Timeline

Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 17
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
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Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
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August 10, 1664
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Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
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Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 25, 1669
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Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
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Woburn, MA, United States