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Written by Jennifer Nodwell   
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 07:32

I was at the Library of Congress, trying to find the parents of my John W. Crowder b. 1808 in Virginia. Though I was not able to locate the parents on that visit, I did get several good notes and references to early Virginia Crowders. Some day, I am sure I will tie at least one of these Crowders to my kin.

I present these records here in the hopes that 1) I don't lose them while I continue to dig for the Crowders in my tree, and 2) you may find them useful in your own Crowder research. ;)

Virginia Colonial Abstracts
by Beverley Fleet
Volume I
Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
Baltimore 1988

Section: Northumbria Collectanea, 1645 - 1720

Ariskam Crowder

orphan son of Tho Crowder decd bound to Mary Knight till 21 "he being seven years old on the first day of last August" to be taught the trade of a weaver. 20 Sep 1715. 6.130.

Robert Crowder

app guardian of Hanna Powlter. 21 Jan 1660. 2.137.

Robert Crowder

Age 36 or th-abts. Mrs. Anne Christmas his country woman. 1664. 15.136.

Robert Crowder

orphan of Tho Crowder, bound to Tho Dameron "complains of hard usage". To remain with Jno Ingram until complaint is answered. 22 Mar 1715/16. 6.152.

Robert Crowder

orpht son of Tho Crowder, complains through Wm Dare of his master Tho Dameron. 18 Apr 1716. 6.154.

Tho Crowder

A child, son of Robt Crowder given a cow by Henry Bengley 8 Mar 1663/4. 15.121.

Tho Crowder

sold a black mare to Tho Brewer prior to 11 Jun 1697. 17.268.

Tho Crowder

Deed 18 Sep 1705. Thos Crowder of GW par and Fearnot his wife sell to Barth Schrerer of same par, for L 45. Sterl, 199 a on main swamp on W side of Corotomen River adj Scotts branch and Webbs land. Wit: Danl Feilding, Jno Joy, Saml Heath. Re-rec 20 Feb 1711/12 by Barth Schrerer. 17.155

Section: Northumberland County, Record of Births, 1661-1810

Mary Crowder 26 Mar 1774 to John and Elizabeth

Section: Lancaster County, Record Book No. 2, 1637-1640

p.87. Noncup. will of Mr. Thomas Crowder, who departed this life the 28th of January 1653/4 about 2 AM. Desired Capt. John Whittey, Commander of the ship Rich & Benjamin to dispose of goods. Refers to Tho Chatwood, mercht, Tho Chewers, chururgeon, Robt Osborne, carpenter, and Wm Moulte, planter in Virginia. Directs that goods be divided betw bro. and sister's children in England.

Adventures of Purse and Person
Fourth Edition
compiled and edited by
John Frederick Oorman, C.G., F.A.S.G.
Volume I
Families A-F
Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
Baltimore 2004

p. 41

Mr. Hugh Crowder came in the "Bona Nova" 1619. He is listed in the Musters of the Inhabitants in Virginia 1624/1625 taken between 20 Jan and 7 Feb 1624/25. This muster was a kind of census taken of the Virginia colonists shortly after the Indian massacre, primarily to identify the dead. His plantation was in/near James Citty and his holdings included: "Corne, 16 barrells; Fish, 1000; Powder, 3lb; Shott and bullets, 50 lb; Peeces [which means weapons, usually pistols], 12; Armours, 6; Swords, 6; Forte, 1; houses, 2." The muster also lists 5 adult male servants.

p. 16

James Crowder arrived on the "Returne" in 1623 and is listed under the Muster of Mrs. Katherine Bennett. It appears he died prior to the muster having been taken - though not in the Indian massacre, as that was in 1622.

p. 692

William Crowder married Jane Clay

The Virginia Genealogist
January - March 1986
Volume 30 Number 1
Editor John Frederick Dorman

Northampton [Accomack] Co., Va., Orders, Wills, Deeds 1632 - 1640, p. 65

Henry Bagwell's wife Alice was at court 28 Nov 1636 saying she was due 200 acres for transporting herself, her son Thomas Stratton, and her two servants John Waltum and John Crowder.


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