Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties
Joseph Croshaw1610 - 1667 (56 years)
Name Joseph Croshaw Birth 8 Nov 1610 England Gender Male Death 10 Apr 1667 York County, Virginia - probate Person ID I135557 Tree1 Last Modified 24 Mar 2023
Father Raleigh Croshaw, b. Bef 1586 d. Between 22 Nov and 27 Dec 1624, Elizabeth City County, Virginia Relationship natural Family ID F38451 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Elizabeth Yeardley, b. 1614 d. 1660, York County, Virginia (Age 46 years) Children 1. Rachel Croshaw, b. 1635, York County, Virginia d. 20 Apr 1669, York County, Virginia (Age 34 years) [Father: natural] 2. Unity Croshaw, b. 8 Feb 1636, Bruton Parish, Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia d. Aft 20 Jun 1707, King William County, Virginia (Age > 71 years) [Father: natural] Family ID F53164 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 24 Mar 2023
Croshaw married five times and had eight children:
1. The name of the first Mrs. Croshaw is not known
Mary Croshaw (1632-1687), married 1. Henry White; 2. Thomas Taylor.
Richard Croshaw (1633- )
Rachel Croshaw (1635-1670), married 1. Ralph Graves (grandson of Captain Thomas Graves); and 2. Richard Barnes.
Betty Croshaw (1636-1637)
Unity Croshaw (1636-1669), married Colonel John West.
Benjamin Croshaw (1640-1645), died young.
Joseph Croshaw (1642-1650), died young.
2. Widow Finch
3. Mrs. Anne Hodges (d.1663), widow of Augustine Hodges
4. Mrs. Margaret Tucker (d.1664), widow of Daniel Tucker
5. Mrs. Mary Bromfield (d. bef. 28 May 1673), widow of Thomas Bromfield
Joseph Croshaw (1667-1682)
Croshaw died on April 10, 1667, the same day his will was written and recorded in York County, Virginia. The inventory of his estate included two pewter candlesticks, forty-two pewter dishes, four porringers, thirty-six spoons, one bedpan, and one still. It also listed a silver sack-cup; twenty-four silver spoons; and a silver tankard of the largest size, valued at four pounds sterling (£4, equal in purchasing power to about £330 today).
The inventory of 1668 also listed the Croshaw estate as having 1000 bricks manufactured either by their own servants or by transient laborers
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623 -1800, [NELL MARION NUGENT], Patent Book No. 1 — Part I. Page 93.
JOSEPH CROSHAW, 600 acs. Chas. Riv. Co., 22 May 1638, p. 573. Being a long sandy point to the Nwd. of Queens Cr., about 2 mi. from same, N. E. upon the maine river &c. Due by assignment from William Prior,
Gent. Note: This pattern surrendered & renewed in the name of William Allen. Test: Richard Lee.
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623 -1800, [NELL MARION NUGENT], Patent Book No. 1 — Part II. Page 153.
JOSEPH CROSHAWE, 350 acs. on the S. end of the Indian Feild, parallel with his own land until it meets with the land of Capt. Jno. West. Due sd. Crowshaw for trans, of 7 pers.: Jno. Pratt, Mary Green, Richd. Croshaw, Jos. Mesell, Wm, Large. (2 names destroyed). Oct. 19, 1643, P. 946. (Record partially destroyed.)
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623 -1800, [NELL MARION NUGENT], Patent Book 3, Page 250
JOSEPH CROSHAW, 1750 acs. York Co., 8 Nov. 1653, p. 51. On S. side of York Riv. behind land of Capt. John
West called Cbeemockin, running by black Cr. unto Croshaws Extent. Trans, of 25 pers: Henry Banister, Michael Widnell, John Turpey, Ann Barden, Martin Palmer, Mary his wife, Mary Palmer, John Godsmen, Villemile Hughes, Edward Tirrell, John Daniell, John Fleming, John Miller, Richard Bayley, John Wlening (?), Sarah Boyce, George Smith, Hugh Stanfort, George
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623 -1800, [NELL MARION NUGENT], Patent Book 2, Page 189-190.
MR. JOSEPH CROSHAW, 1350 acs. Yorke Co., 27 Feb. 1649, p. 201. Lyeing in Yorke Riv. on S. side thereof about 8 mi. above the Fort, bounded upon the river & upon Monke (or Mouke), Moggadegum Cr., & W. by S.
upon the Mts. Trans, of 27 pers: Mary Sawford, John Proctor, John Peirce, Tho. Hartland, Samll. Wright, John Clare, Thomas Adams, Mary Williams, William Eye, Thomas Morton, Ralph Spencer, William Dyon, Edward Loes, Wm. Cartar, Richd. Henwath, John Sprons (of Sprous) Richd. Sharpe, Fra. Furboyes, Wm. Lodey, Robt. Salter, John Morne, Edward Fox, Ja. Crockell, Richd. Redman, Richard Hill, Wm. Hunt, John Jede.
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623 -1800, [NELL MARION NUGENT], Patent Book 2, Page 223.
JOSEPH CROSHAW, 750 acs. Yorke Co., 10 Dec. 1651, p. 352. Upon the S. side of Yorke Riv. whereof there hath been granted by patent 300 acs., 23 March 1638; also 450 acs. by another patent, dated 1637, which sd. tract is bounded as followeth: Beg. at a marked oake which divides this and the land of James Harris, extending E. S. E. upon land of Tho. Pointer, from thence S. E. to land of Mr. Vans (or Vaus), thence E. Nly. & E. Sly. upon land of John Davis, thence to the head of Salvadge Cr., N. E. upon Yorke Riv. & N. W. upon a Cr. called Croshaws Desire dividing this land from the Poplar Neck etc. Trans, of 15 pers: Richard Spencer, Mary Fitch, Richard Stratton, John Mould, Alexander , Wm. Sparkes, Jos. Hetherson, Wm. Ebnes (or Elves), James Newton, Wm. Asby, John Rosh, Jno. Shepping, Fra. Croxon, Thomas Grande, William.
SAME. 1,000 acs. Yorke Co., 10 Dec. 1651, p. 352. Upon S. side of Yorke Riv., comonly known by the name of the Poplar Neck, abutting N. W. upon the mouth of St. Andrews Cr., N. E. upon sd. Riv. & S. E. upon Croshaw Desire Cr., dividing this from land now in possession of RICHARD CROSHAW., S. W. along the Indian feild upon land of James Harris & W. by N. upon land of Samuell Snead. Trans, of 20 pers: Thomas Smith, William Grinshaw, Robt. Burton, William Small, John Mouson (or Monson), Robt. Pead, Edwd. Norman, James Bateman, John Clare, Thomas Cater, Francis Newball, Mary Letts, John Nurte, John Letts, Abra. Armston, John Walker, Isaac Fletcher, James Williams, Eliza. Hendworth.