Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Craske

Male Abt 1672 - 1706  (~ 34 years)


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  • Name John Craske 
    Born Abt 1672  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Apr 1706  Richmond County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028691  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 

    Father Edmund Craske,   d. 1 Aug 1683, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth MNU Mosse,   b. Bef 1656,   d. 23 Jan 1683/84, Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years) 
    Married 1679  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Mosse,   b. 1672, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1710, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married Bef 14 Dec 1692  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Martha Craske,   b. Abt 1696, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Eleanor Craske,   b. Abt 1703, Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Dec 1771, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     3. William Craske,   b. Abt 1703, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1744, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F17400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1705-1706 Richmond Co VA Order Book 4; Antient Press: (Page 148)
      Richmond County Court 3d of April 1706
      - Upon the Petition of ELIZABETH CRASKE, Order for Administration is granted unto her on all and singular the Estate of Capt. JOHN CRASKE, she giving security for the same according to Law
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      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692 Page 6.
      20 July, 1683; CRASK, EDMUND, 1 August, 1683.
      I will that all those debts that I Shall happen to Justly owe at ye time of my decease be paid & satisfied by my Executors hereafter named.
      I will that Elizabeth Moss and ffrances Moss be paid their equall shares of their deceased fathers estate According to the tennr. of the Inventory & appraisement of my estate by my Executor hereafter named.
      I give unto my well beloved wife Elizabeth one Negro woman Called flora and my mourning ring to her and her heirs forever
      I give unto my son John Crask one young negro boy called Michall & my sword and belt unto him and his heirs forever.
      I give to my Daughter Ellen Crask one young Negro girl called Jenny and her own Mothers Cabinett to her & her heirs forever.
      I give to my son John six hundred and fifty acres of land being part of the divident formerly belonging to Mr. Thomas Button deceased Called the Range which was lately granted to me by Escheat to him and his heirs forever.
      I give to my Daughter Ellen a Tract of Land Containing three hundred acres Lying near to the said Range land which I purchased of Robert and George Pley to her and her heirs forever.
      All ye rest of my psonall estate of what nature or kind soever it be I give to my well beloved wife Elizabeth to my son John and to my Daughter Ellen to be equally divided between them.
      Wife to be Executrix and son John Executor of this my last Will & Testament and I do desire my honoured friends Lt. Col. Wm Loyd & Mr Henry Awbrey to be assisting to them in advising them in the management of my Estate It I do give to each of them A Mourning Ring of fifteen sh. price for their pains & Care and Likewise I desire the Worthy Court of Rappea to be Aiding & assisting to my wife and Children for the procuring what Clerks fees shall be due to me in this County of Rapp" or Elsewhere And what the Sheriff shall be deficient in Collecting I humbly desire they will give a power to Thomas New to Collect the tob. that shall be found due to me and pay the debts And use all means possibly he can for the Recovery of them And for what Tob he shall so Collect and pay he to Receive his full Sallery for the same he paying to my sd. Executor the Remainder in ye County of Rappac.
      Wit. Henry NEWTON, aged 29 years or thereabouts,
      Tho: NEW, THOMAS HERBERT.
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      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692

      CRASK, ELIZABETH, 18 November, 1683 ;proved 3 January, 1683/4. probated & recorded 23 January, 1683/4.
      To ffrances Moss daughter to my former husband Thomas Moss one negro woman flora and the first and second child that the Negro woman shall bear I bequeath unto Elizabeth Moss daughter to my former husband Thomas Moss.
      I will that ffrances Moss have the third child that the said Negro woman shall bear.
      I will that the two children that the said Negro woman shall happen to bear to the use of Elizabeth Moss be and remain with the mother until they shall be one years old and that then they be taken away by the said Elizabeth Moss.
      I give to Elizabeth one hoop gold ring And I give unto ffrances Moss my hoop gold ring that I wear on my hand.
      I give unto Elizabeth Moss and ffrances Moss all my Cloaths and apparel that I leave to be equally divided between them.
      I give to my God daughter Elizabeth Moss daughter to William Moss one silver box and one gold ring with a stone in it.
      I give unto George Murrill one two year old heifer.
      I give unto my sister Rebecca Moss one seirg gown.
      I give to Ellinor daughter of Richard Stoakes one two yeare old heifer.
      I give my chest of drawers to the above said (Frances Moss.
      I give the said Elizabeth Moss daughter of Thomas Moss one feather bed boulster red rug and silver and one small silver bodkin.
      I give unto Elizabeth Moss one silver spoon and one silver bodkin.
      To Robert Parker son of Thomas Parker one two year old heifer and if Robert die then the said heifer to go to any of the other sons of Thomas Parker as he shall think flit. And of my estate that remains when my legacis are satisfied I will that my debts be fully paid and satisfied.
      Executor Thomas Herbert of the Parish of Sittingborn and Executrix Elizabeth Moss daughter of my former husband Thomas.
      I will that when my debts and legacies are fully paid and satisfied that what of my estate doth remain to be equally divided between my executor and executrix and ffrances Moss.
      I will that my executor and executrix doe call Thomas New to accompt for all the concerns of my husbands Captain Edmund Crask or of mine that are hath been or shall be in the hands of the said Thomas New or in his management.
      I will that out of my hoggs there be paid to ffrances Moss six sows one boar and three barrows.
      I give unto my brother Robert Moss one boar barrow of two years and a half old and another barrow of that age and one purple rug.
      I give to Rebecca Stoakes wife of Richard Stoakes my Pallmata hat and one whole snit of linen throughout shift and all.
      To Elizabeth Newton wife of Henry Newton two pewter dishes two plates and one dutch iron pott.
      I give to my God child Anne daughter of Alexander Robbins one silver whistle with bells and tassel.
      I give unto ffrances Moss my feather bed with Red Curtains and vallence Red Rugg and boulster two pillows and one paire of sheets.
      I give unto Elizabeth Moss one blanket and two pillows.
      I will that all my table linen be equally divided between the two sisters Elizabeth and ffrances Moss.
      I give unto Thomas Herbert my great chest.
      I give unto John Crask a mourning ring that was his fathers and one pair of silver buckles.
      I give unto Ellen Crash two pairs of shoes and one pair of slipps.
      I give my little table in my room to Rebecca Stoakes above mentioned and one pewter dish and two sawscers and one spitt.
      I give unto Thomas Herbert one heifer big with calfe of three years old called Mayden.
      I give unto Martha the daughter of Abraham Stapp one heifer of two years old.
      I give unto Dr Greine that was with me in my sickness two hundred pounds of Tobo.
      I give unto Thomas Parker Sr. two Dowlis shirts.
      I will that Thomas Herbert have to his own use my negro woman (flora to serve him one year and that he also have my servant boy to make one crop to his own particular use and service and what time the said servant boy hath longer to serve I will he lend it to Elizabeth Moss.
      I will that what remains of my pewter I give between the two sisters Elizabeth and ffrances Moss.
      I will that I be interred with my husbands and that my burying place be inclosed with a decent pale.
      I give to my brother Wm Moss one silver seal
      Wit. HENRY TANDY, THOMAS PARSER, HENRY X NEWTON.
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      1692-1694 Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 1; Antient Press: (Page 90)
      THIS INDENTURE made the 14th day of December Ano: Dom: 1692 Between JOHN CRASKE of Richmond County, Plantr., & ELIZABETH his Wife, one of the Daughters of WM. MOSS, late of RAPPA: County. Plantr., deced, of the one part and JAMES ORCHARD of Richmond County aforesd., Plantr., of the other part Witnesseth that the sd JOHN CRASKE & ELIZ: his Wife for the sum of Foure thousand & seven hundred pounds of tobacco in caske to them in hand truly payed, do fully & absolutely bargaine sell & confirme unto the sd JAMES ORCHARD and his heirs all that tract of land conteyning One hundred & fifty acres be the same more or less being in Richmond County aforesd., and was part & taken out of HERMAN SKELDERMANs Seat or Tract of land and by the sd HERMAN sold unto PATRICK NORTON, late of RAPPA: County, Plantr, deced., and was surveyed for the sd PATRICK the 24th of Novembr: 1677 by EDWIN CONWAY, Surveyor, running & extending the severall courses & number of poles as in the Plott thereof then made & drawn by the said EDWIN is menconed and expressed and was since sold by the sd PATRICK to the aforesd WM. MOSS and by the sd WM. MOSS in & by his Last Will & Testamt, given & bequeathed unto the sd ELIZABETH, And the profitts of the hereby bargained prmises & every part thereof, And all woods timber & trees and all wayes waters belonging, To have & to hold all the sd Tract or Devident of Land & prmises with every part thereof unto the sd JAMES ORCHARD his heirs & assigns from the day of the date & the ensealing & delivery hereof forever, And the sd JOHN CRASKE for himself & the sd ELIZABETH his Wife their heirs & assigns doth grant to the sd JAMES ORCHARD & his heirs by these pr:sents in manner following (Vitt.)
      That the said JAMES ORCHARD his heirs & assigns at all times forever hereafter lawfully & quietly have & enjoy all the hereby bargained Land without the lawfull lett by the sd JOHN CRASKE & ELIZ' his Wife, their heirs or by any other person claiming from or under him or from or under the sd WM. MOSS deced, And that they, sd JOHN CRAM & ELIZ. his Wife & their heirs shall at the reasonable request cost & charges in the Law of sd JAMES ORCHARD his heirs or assigns acknowledge all further assurances for the better conveying the hereby bargained prmises as the sd JOHN CRASKE & ELIZ: his Wife and their heirs be not compelled to travil further than Richmond County Court for the doing thereof In Witness whereof the sd parties have sett their hands & seals
      Signed sealed & delivd. in pr:sence of
      FRAN JORDAN, JOHN CRASKE
      REES EVANS ELIZ: CRASKE
      JO: ALMOND
      Recognit p JOHAN CRASKE & ELIZ: in Cur Com Richmond 14 die 10br: Ano, 1692
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pr:sents that I JOHN CRASKE of Richmond County, Plantr., am held & firmly bound unto JAMES ORCHARD of the same County, Plantr., in Eight thousand pounds of Tobb: to be pd: I bind me my heirs firmly by these pr:sents sealed with our scales and dated the 14th day of Decembr: 1692
      The Condition of this Obligation is that whereas the above bound JOHN CRASKE &ELIZ: his Wife by Indenture bearing date above written have sold unto the above named JAMES ORCHARD & his hcirs Onc hundred & fifty acres of land situate in the county abovesd If therefore the said JAMES ORCHARD his heirs shall at all times hereafter quietly have the Land without the lawfull lett or molestacon of the sd JOHN CRASKE & ELIZ his Wife, their heirs or any other person claiming under WILLIAM MOSS, Father of the sd ELIZ:, or under the heirs of the sd WILLIAM or any of them, Then this obligation shall be voyd or else it shall stand in full force
      Sealed & delivered in pr:sence of
      REES EVANS, JOHN CRASKE
      FRAN: JORDAN
      JOHN ALMOND
      Recordt, Teste WM. COLSTON, Cl
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      RICHMOND COUNTY DEED BOOK 1 1692-1693
      1 Jun 1692. Deed. JOHN EYLES & ELIZABETH his wife and LEWIS FARDO both of Rich Co planters for a valuable consideration sold to XPHER ASCOUGH of same co ... a tr of land adj JAMES BENDALL. Wit: THO NEWMAN, JOHN CRASK, JOHN ALMOND. Ackn 1 Jun 1692. (Bk l:pg 10)
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      1692-1694 Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 2; Antient Press: (Page 1)
      Jury's Report Partition of WM: MOSS's Land intr: WM: BROWN & JNO. CRASK
      In Obedience to an order of Court bearing date the 7th of December 1693, we the Jury impannelled and sworn did meet. Capt. WM: MOSELEY on the 20th day of December upon the land of Mr. WM. MOSS and there did equally devide the said Land into two parts according to Quantity & Quality having regard to all convenience thereon (vizt), Two hundred acres of land to the Plantation where the said WM. MOSS deced lived for the one part and the residue of high land being for the other part; And after we had done, the Choise according to the within order was given to WM. BROWN as Marrying the Eldest Daughter of the said WM. MOSS deced, which said BROWN made choise of the abovesaid Plantation with Two hundred acres of land; And the remaining part the possession thereof given to JOHN CRASH as Marrying the Youngest Daughter of the said MOSS deced. by the High Sheriff of the said County according to Order. As Witness our hands & seals this 20th day of December 1693
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      1692-1694 Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 2; Antient Press: (Page 2)
      Surveyr: Report Partition of MOSS Land betn : BROWN & CRASK December the 29th 1693
      Then in Obedience to an Order of Richmond County Court bearing date the 7th day of December 1693, have surveyed in the presence of a Jury the Patent granted to WM MOSS for One thousand and sixty acres of Land and Marsh bearing date the 10th of September 1663; Between JOHN CRASK CompIt. as Marrying ELIZABETH the youngest Daughter of the said WM. MOSS, and WM. BROWNE as Marrying FRANCES, the eldest Daughter of the said MOSS. excluding the Marsh land out of the said Patent according to the Agreement of the said CRASK and BROWN, And to have only the other land laid out and then devided according to quantity and quality; have complyed therewith and surveying the same find to be 639 acres after the said Compt. found was taken by the said Jury after their serious consideration of all Matters of Conveniences & otherwise, ordered to lay out 200 acres of land with the Plantation where the said WM. MOSS lived according to the platt within the main Body of Land for the one part and the remaining 439 acres for the other part; leaving WM. BROWN to his choise of either part according to Order of the said Court as Marrying FRANCES, the eldest Daughter of the said MOSS, and be the sd BROWN making choise of the said Plantation with the Two hundred acres of land the other part Four hundred and thirty nine acres consequently fell to the said CRASKE as Marrying ELIZABETH, the youngest Daughter of the said MOSS, this being what is done and reported from Yor: humble Servant to Command
      WM: MOSELEY, Surveyr:
      Recordr Cur Com Rich. 20 die Janrii 1693; Teste WM. COLSTON, Cl Cur
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      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 108
      Essex County Court 10th of June 1693
      - ROBERT HALSEY, Exr, of WM. HALSEY, brought his accon to this Court against JOHN CRASKE as Marrying ELIZABETH MOSS, the heir of WM. MOSS deceast, and declar'd that ye sd CRASKE quallified as aforesd. stands indebted to him as aforesd. on balance of accounts thirteen pounds fourteen shillings Steri, and deny'd paymt., wherefore he pray'd Judgmt. for ye same against ye said JNO. CRASKE &c. with costs of suit &c.
      To wch: the Defendt. by JNO. EVERIT his Attorney appar'd & pleaded that he, ye Defendt. was not ye person whom ye Plt. declar'd against, & thereupon moved for a nonsuit, wch : this Court have granted against the Plt. to be paid with costs als Exo.
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      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 71
      KNOW ALL MEN that wee JNO: CRASKE of the County of RICHMOND, THO: GREGSON & THOMAS MUNDAY of the County of Essex are firmely bound unto JNO. CATLETT, Gent., President of the said County Courtin the summe of Three hundred pounds Sterl. to the payment we bind ourselves this 10th day of March 1700
      The Condicon of this obligacon is that if JOHN CRASKE, Guardian of THO: BENDERY, Orphan of WM. BENDERY deced, his heires shall well and truely pay unto the said THO: BENDERY all such Estate as shall come unto the hands of the said JOHN CRASKE as soon as the said THO: BENDERY shall attaine to lawfull age or when required by the Justices of the Peace of Essex County as alsoe to keep harmless the said Justices from all damages that may arise, Then, the above obligacon to be void otherwise to remain in full power
      JOHN CRASKE
      THO: GREGSON
      THO: MUNDAY
      Acknowledgled in Essex County Cort: ye 10th day of March 1700 & truely recorded

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