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

Edmund Craske

Male - 1683


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  • Name Edmund Craske 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Aug 1683  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028725  Tree1
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2020 

    Family Elizabeth MNU Mosse,   b. Bef 1656,   d. 23 Jan 1683/84, 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 
    Children 
     1. John Craske,   b. Abt 1672, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1706, Richmond County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     2. Ellen Craske,   b. Abt 1673, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F17447  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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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 NEWTON.
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 5, Part II - 1674-1676; Antient Press: pg 334-335
      NOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee GEORGE PLEY and ROBERT PLEY both of the County of Rappa in Sittinghourne Parish for diverse good causes and considerations us thereunto moving and more especially for and in consideration of one Woman Servant and four hundred pounds of tobacco and casque to us in hand delivered the receipt whereof we doe hereby acknoweldge have given sold set over and confirmed unto EDMUND CRASK, Clerk of the said County of Rappa all our right and interest to three hundred acres of land lying in the South side of RAPPA RIVER in the woods on the upper side of a branch of GILSONS CREEK being part of a divident of land of Sixteene hundred acres formerly granted unto GEORGE MORRIS of NEW KENT COUNTY Gent and JOHN LONG of Rappa County aforesaid deceased out of wch said Divident Eight hundred acres was sold by the said GEORGE MORRIS unto the said GEORGE and ROBERT PLEY as by his Deed under his hand bearing date the third day of September 1670 may more at large appeare and abutteth upon the land formerly belonging unto THOMAS BUTTON deced called the RANG and runneth also by the land of the said MORRIS to the said GILSONS BRANCH and so alongst the said Branch on the upper side thereof and what shall fall short of the quantity of three hundred acres on the upper side of the said Branch the full complement thereof to be made up next adjoyning to the said Branch on the Lower end thereof, To have and to hold the said three hundred acres of land aforemenconed to him the said EDMUND CRASK his heirs and assigns forever wth all profitts thereunto belonging with all woods ways waters clear grounds houses fences and orchards thereunto belonging in as large and ample manner as it was granted to them the said GEORGE and ROBERT PLEY and further wee doe oblige ourselves that the said EDMUND CRASK his heirs assigns shall peaceably occupie every part of the aforesaid land without the molestation of any persons that shall lay any clayme to any part thereof with the same Warranty that it was granted to us by the said MORRIS he the said EDMUND CRASK paying the quitrents yearely accordingly due for the same and further we doe hereby engage ourselves to acknowledge this Deed at next Court held for our County of Rappa either by ourselves or our known lawful! attorney as also if the said EDMUND CRASK his heirs or assigns shall require it to make another conveyance of the said land according to the several courses thereof after the said CRASK shall have survayed the same & acknowledge it in the Court of Rappa in Testimony we have set our hands and affixed our seals the 22d day of November 1675
      in presence of THOMAS GORDON GEORGE PLEY
      WM, FREEMAN ROBERT PEY
      Recognitr in Cu Com Rappa 5 January et Recordatr
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 202-203
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these prsents shall come, I THOMAS GORDON and JANE GORDON my now Wife of Farnham Parish in the County of Rappahanock Collony of Virginia send Greeting. Know yee that we said THOMAS GORDON and JANE GORDON, for the sum of Three thousand Five 'hundred pounds of tobacco and cask to us paid have sold unto EDMUND CRASK all that tract of land in the Parish of Sittingbourne commonly called BUTTONS RANG, conteyning Three thousand Six hundred and fifty acres, according to the bounds mentioned in a certain Pattent granted to THOMAS BUTTON of this County since Deced, by the honble Sr. WM. BERKLEY Ent, then Governor &c, bearing date the Nineteenth day of July 1666 (excepting & reserving out of the said Devident Five hundred acres part thereof) formerly leased out by the said THOMAS GORDON and JANE GORDON unto the said EDMUND CRASK for & during the space of one & twenty yeares, as by an Instrmt. of Writing bearing date the first day of Janry, 1678 relation being had may appeare, and alsoe excepting Three hundred acres more part of the said Devident given by the Last Will of the said BUTTON to CHARLES GOODRICH, Son of Coll: THO: GOODRICH, as alsoe excepting and reserving out of the said Devident, One hundred acres more likewise granted by the said THO: GORDON unto THO: PELL for Seating the whole tract aforesaid, And the Remainder of the said Devident of land (not in these prsents expressed or mentioned to be excepted & reserved) wee the said THO: GORDON & JANE GORDON doe for us & heires hereby firmley make over unto the said EDMUND CRASKE To have & to hold every part and parcell thereof (except before exc9ptod) unto him his hoiros and assignes forever. In Witness to all & singular the aforesaid grants we the said THOMAS GORDON & JANE GORDON have put our hands and Seals this 25th day of Janry, in the Thirtieth yeare of the Reigne of or; most gracious Soveraigne Lord Charles the Second 1678
      Signed sealed & Delivrd, in prsence of ROBERT FENCHAM, THO: GORDON
      PHI: PENDLETON JANE GORDON
      The above mentioned Convayance was acknowledged unto the abovenamed EDMUND CRASK by the above named THO, GORDON together wth JANE GORDON his now Wife, by her Attorney, as their voluntary act & deed before Major WM: LOYD, Mr: GEORGE TAYLOR & Capt: THO: GOULDMAN three of his Maties Justices for Rappae: County this 6th day of February 1678/9 and recorded in the County Ct. records of Rappae: the 7th day of February Test PHI: PENDLETON Deput Cl
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I JANE GORDON, Wife of THOMAS GORDON of the County of Rappae: doe hereby appoint PHILIP PENDLETON to be my true and lawful attorney to appeare at the next Court held for the County aforesaid & acknowledge in my name all my right of dower or thirds unto a certain Devident of land called BUTTONS RANGE in said County unto EDMOND CRASK his heires or assignes To have & to hold the said land as it is mentioned in the said Instrumt, of Writing unto said EDMUND CRASK his heires & assignes forever. And alsoe, I doe hereby further impower
      my sd Attorney to acknowledge at the same Court all my right of a certain Plantation formerly sold by my said Husband & my selfee unto Mr. ROBERT THOMLIN his heires & assignes, as well the land of my Husband, JOHN GILLET, as my Husband, THO: BUTTON, both deced, abutting upon the land of Coll. THO: GOODRICH & what my said Attorney shall act & doe in the prmises, I doe hereby confirme to be as authentique as if I my selfe were then & there psonally prsent as Witness my hand & Seale this 25th of January 167S/9
      Teste: ROBTFINCHAM. JANE GORDON
      THO. GORDON
      Recordatr 7 die Febry. 1678/8 Test PHI: PENDLETON Deput CI Cur
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      1685-1687 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 138
      - Rappahannock County Court 3d of March 1685/6
      - Whereas FRANCES MOSS, one of the Daughters of THOS: MOSS of this County deced, made humble suit to this Court & showed that her deced Father did by his last Will & Testament give & bequeath his whole Estate to ELIZABETH, his then Wife, & ELIZABETH & the sd FRANCES his two Daughters, to be equally devided amongst them, And Whereas at the death of Capt. EDMUND CRASK (who intermarryed wth the relict of the sd THO: MOSS), the parts & shares of the said Sisters were delivered unto him in Quio and other goods; the particulars whereof being Inventoryed the amount of 28382 pounds of tobb & cask as doth & may appeare of Record at this Court; And Whereas WM. BENDRY who marryed ELIZABETH, one of the sd Daughters, hath in his possession all & singular the part share & portion of the sd Estate appertaining to the sd FRANCES, who being now arived to the age of Twenty one years, The Court upon her humble peticon have ordered Mr. HENRY AWBREY, Capt. GEO: TAYLER, Capt, SAMLL. BLOMFIELD & Mr. JAMES HARRISON do meet at the House of the sd WILLIAM BENDRY on Easter Monday And that then and there they separate & sever the Estate of the sd FRANCES out of & from the Estate of her Sister, ELIZABETH, haveing in the sd separation due respect & regard to the Inventory aforesd. to the end the sd FRANCES may as neere as possible have her part & porcon of the sd Estate in kinde as it was delivered, And that they make report of their proceedings herein to the next South side Court
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

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      Note:
      "Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume 2: 1666-1695," p393. Capt. John Battaile & Mr. Francis Meriweather were allotted 1091 acres for import of 22 persons including Edmd. Craske, Martha Craske, John Craske, Ellen Crak (Craske?) as well as *Nathaniel and Phillip Pendleton. Patent dated 26 October 1694. Page 253 of the same book shows a patent by CAPT. EDMUND CRASK in Rappahannock County, dated 22 Nov 1682.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 7; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 253
      CAPT. EDMOND CRASK, 650 acs., Rappa. Co., 22 Nov. 1682, p. 231. On S. side the river, adjacent to plantation called Button's Range. by vertue of a grant from Hon. Nicho. Spencer, Esq., Secretary, 23 June 1681, being part of patt. for 3650 acs. to Mr. Tho. Button, dec'd., dated 19 June 1666; beg. at SE line of sd. grand pattent, on N. side of path from the Range to Chickahominie Path; over branches of Occupacon (Cr.); by sd. Ranee house, cutting the maine run of Gilson's (Cr.), &c. Granted to Tho. Button & since his death found to escheat, by inquisition under Col. Isaac Allerton, Esch'r. Genll; &c.
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      1673-1677 Middlesex Co Va Order Book; Antient Press: (Page 66, Seventh day of May 1677)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I EDMUND CRASKE of County of RAPPA. for good causes and paymt. for the importation of my Wife & two children and a Servt. into this Collony of Virga. the last yeare past, as also for consideration of the transporting of my Wife & Children into England this present Shipping, or when I shall thinke fitt to send them, have sold unto Capt. JOHN PURVIS Comdr. of the DUKE OF YORKE rideing at Anchor in ye River of RAPPA. all my personal Estate of whatsoever it shall be within the County of RAPPA. aforesd to him and in confirmation thereof I have sett my hand and Seale this 12th day of January 1676/7
      In presence of us DANNELL HEADLEY, EDMUND CRASKE
      DANNELL HARKMAN
      Virga. Aprill the 24th At Twenty days Sight of this my first Bill of Exchange my Second and Third not being paid, pay unto Capt. JOHN PURVIS for the use of the Shipp DUKE OF YORKE Twenty foure shilings currant English money, make good paymt. and place it to the Acct: as yr advise of Sr.
      To Mr. ROBERT PRIME, EDMUND CRASKE
      at Mr. SAMLL. BREWSTERs Marcht. at ye Signe of ye
      Talbut in THREDNEEDLE STREET LONDON
      By this Publique Instrumt. and we forward according to ye usuall forme of Protest Witness JOHN LILLARD & PECLEN PAUL
      NIC: HAYWARD Not: Pub.

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