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William Crump, of Jamestown & New Kent

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Westbury on Severn, Gloucester , England
Death: 1695 (66)
New Kent, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Sgt. Thomas Crump, of Jamestown and Elizabeth Page
Husband of Frances Crump; Anne Crump and Mary Crump
Father of Hannah Richardson; Robert Green Crump, I; William Crump; Stephen Crump; Elizabeth Crump and 1 other
Brother of John Crumpe and Susannah Milners

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About William Crump, of Jamestown & New Kent


1) - According to e-mail received from Carolyn J. (Crump) Rozelle (erozelle.mail.koyote.com>, former editor of the Crump Newsletter:

ALthough it is tradionally stated that Thomas Crump was the original immigrant to America and that he married Elizabeth Buck, , Carolyn states that she believes that the immigrant was William Crump, who was transported to America when he was about 16 years of age, by Louis Burwell, and was refered to by him as "kinsman." She further states that she believes it was Bridget Buck, the widow of a Richard Crump, who married Thomas Crump.

2) - 12 Aug 1999 e-mail from Carolyn Rozelle < erozelle@koyote.com >

The christening info below is from English records:

  • a) - William Crump chr. 4 Mar. 1629; Westbury on Severn, Gloucester, Eng
  • b) - William Crump chr. 5 May 1600 to Wm. Crump & unknown; Westbury on Severn, Gloucester, Eng

Below is the pertinent William Crump headrights to VA info that I know of:

  • 1647/Jun., William Crump Imported by Lewis Burwell
  • 1648, 12 Jun., William Crump, headright of Louis Burwell

3) - It was also clear from the records that William Crump of York County, before moving to New Kent, lived close enough to Williamsburg that he could obtain his wife's signature for power of attorney and also witness Humphrey Vaulx's assignment of power of attorney to Gerrard Hawthorne and get to the courthouse, all on the same day, May 24, 1660. He probably lived along Queen's Creek, near Williamsburg, where various documents show him engaged in the affairs of Robert Vaulx, until he moved to his holdings in New Kent, probably between 1665 and 1670, in which year he was referred to in a York County document as a resident of New Kent. I would not be surprised eventually to learn that William and Anne in the 1650s and early 1660s were part of Robert Vaulx's household, living on his plantation. This William signed his name sometimes "W" and sometimes "WC", and his wife signed "AC".

Meantime, William Crump of Lancaster County was establishing himself on Corotoman Creek, some 30 miles north of Williamsburg as the crow flies, but because of intervening major waterways a journey of probably 50 or more miles by land and ferry. In Lancaster County records of March, 1662, he is identified as being from "Corotoman Creek in Rappah. River". On February 16, 1663, he was awarded 300 acres for transportation of six persons. (Does anyone know who they were?) According to Joan McNair, this William signed his documents with a full signature, although I have not yet seen a facsimile..

William Crump of Lancaster Co., Va. married Frances Mountney. William's Lancaster County records cast him in a very unfavorable light being replete with abuse, law breaking and convictions.

At his mother-in-law's, Hannah Mountney's, death in 1659, William Crump was appointed executor of her estate, and was also given guardianship over William and Elizabeth (Hill) Pinley's orphans. Their deceased mother, Elizabeth (Hill) Pinley, was the half-sister of William Crump's wife, Frances (Mountney) Crump. William Crump was officially reported abusive to the orphans even "in the face of this court". On 14 May 1662, he was sued by Walter Hyrd for defamation which he "acknowledge...with sorrow." On 09 July 1662, he was charged with breaking into the house of Richard George and taking bags of Indian corn and on 18 Mar 1662/63 charged with threatening Ralph Horton so that "hee goeth in danger of his life".(Lancaster Co., Order Bk. 1655-1656. pp180, 317) He was evidently violent toward others as well. He and his family moved to Talbot Co., Maryland in Feb. 1665.

On 20 Mar 1671, after he moved to Talbot Co., MD, he claimed 7 headrights for importing his family. These headrights included himself, his wife, Frances, sons William and John, daughter Elizabeth and the orphans, Thomas and Dorothy Pinley. He had continued his abuse of Dorothy Pinley as late as 1670 when she was about 23 years old. William's penchant for abusing Dorothy Pindley resulted in her giving power of attorney to Michael Miller on 14 July 1670 in Talbot Co., MD to arrest and prosecute William Crump.

Talbot Co., MD records show he purchased 200 acres, "Costin's Choice", on 20 Nov 1671 and on 13 Sept 1679 he purchased 150 acres called 'Levington".(Talbot Co., MD Deed Bk. 1, p183; Deed Bk. 3, p313) On 16 Oct 1683, he and Frances sold 200 acres, "Plain Dealing", on the south side Chester River and west side of Broadrib's Branch, to James Barber.(Talbot Co., MD Deed Bk. 4, p260) He was appointed constable of Chester Hundred on 18 Mar 1672/3 and was living as late as 1689 when he continued as captain of a foot company in the Talbot County militia.(Talbot Co., MD Court Proceedings BB No. 2, p563) He died before 11 Sep 1695 when John Loyd gave receipt to Frances Crump, widow and executrix of the last will of William Crump. No copy of the will survives.

The children of William and Frances ( Mountney) Crump were: 1) William Crump, Died unmarried 2)John Crump, Died unmarried 3) Elizabeth Crump 4) Hannah Crump d. 1756 5) Robert Crump (see below) 6) Mary Crump m. 11 Sep 1695 John Merriday (Meredith)

Source: 1) "Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5" by John Frederick Dorman, Vol. I, 4th Ed., 2004, pp359,360. 2) Karen Penley of PenleyPearls.com (This is a fantastic resource on Hannah Boyle and her husbands)

Bio by Gresham Farrar.


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William Crump, of Jamestown & New Kent's Timeline

Westbury on Severn, Gloucester , England
Age 23
Probably Lancaster County, Virginia Colony
Age 26
New Kent, VA
Age 30
April 24, 1660
Age 31
St Peters Parish, New, Kent, England
Age 37
New Kent County, Virginia, Colonial America
Age 44
Talbot County, Maryland, United States
Age 66
New Kent, Virginia
June 7, 1989
Age 66