Virginia Land, Marriage & Probate Records

1639 - 1850

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Family Tree Maker has some excellent CD's for researching your Family Tree.  Below are the entries that may pertain to the Cranford Line from their disk titled "Virginia Land, Marriage & Probate Records (1639-1850)" on the Family Tree maker disk # 513.

 

This is by no means the Complete CD.  It only covers those parts that may have been Cranfords by the various spellings and Misspellings of our name.  Since one respected Genealogist has stated that Cranford is a misspelling of Crawford, I have included the references to CRAWFORD, just in case these shed light on some of the missing CRANFORDS.

The spellings I chose were Craford, Crafford, Croford, Crofford, Crawford Craneford, and, of course, Cranford. 

 

Virginia Land, Marriage & Probate Records

1639 – 1800

 

Crafford, Alexander                             May 17, 1749                         Augusta Co. VA.                 Land                       31175

Alexander Crafford

Date:                      May 17, 1749

Location:              Augusta County, VA.

Record ID:            31175

Description:         Witness

Book-Page:          2-196

 

Property:               400 Acres Cathey’s River; Jennings Branch.

 

Remarks:               Delivered Ro. Armstrong, 5 Mar., 1753

 

Crafford, Alexander                             May 19, 1761                         Augusta Co. VA.                 Probate                  36973

Alexander Crafford

Date:                      May 19, 1761

Location:              Augusta Co. , VA.

Record ID:            36973

Description:         Surety

Book-Page:          WB3-235

 

Remarks:               Thomas Gardner’s bond, as guardian (appointed) to Mary Gardner, orphan of Thomas Gardner

 

Crafford, Henry                                                                                    Isle of Wight                         Probate                  2283 

HenryCrafford

Location:              Isle of Wight

Record ID:            22834

Description:         Appraiser

Prove Date:          Jul. 9, 1747

Book-Page:          5-70

 

Remarks:               Martin Dawson estate appraised by Henry Crafford, James Turner, Benjamin Blunt.  Account of things carried away by Rebecca Dawson into Carolina.

 

Crafford, Henry                                                                                    Isle of Wight                         Probate                  22904

HenryCrafford

Location:              Isle of Wight

Record ID:            22904

Description:         Mentioned

Prove Date:          May 11, 1749

Book-Page:          5-182

 

Remarks:               Joseph Pope.  Estate appraised by Joseph Bowen, M. Griffin, William Bulls.  Signed, Henry Crafford

 

Crafford, Henry                                                                                    Isle of Wight                         Probate                  23084

HenryCrafford

Location:              Isle of Wight

Record ID:            23084

Description:         Mentioned

Prove Date:          Jul. 2, 1752

Book-Page:          5-443

 

Remarks:               Joseph Pope.  Account Estate, examined by R. Kello and Jordan Thomas.  Among items, expense for Samuel and John Pope.  Signed, Henry Crafford

 

Crafford, Henry                                    Jan. 27, 1748/49                     Isle of Wight                         Probate                  22899

HenryCrafford

Date:                      Jan 27, 1748/9

Location:              Isle of Wight

Record ID:            22899

Description:         Executor

Prove Date:          Apr 3, 1749

Book-Page:          5177

 

Remarks:               Joseph Pope.  Leg.-son Hardy; son, John; son, Joseph; son, Samuel; wife, Sarah; and my five children.  Exs., wife and Henry Crafford

 

Crafford, Henry                                    Jun. 16, 1738                          Isle of Wight                         Probate                  22647

HenryCrafford

Date:                      Jun. 16, 1738

Location:              Isle of Wight

Record ID:            22647

Description:         Executor

Prove Date:          Nov. 23, 1741

Book-Page:          4-380

 

Remarks:               Elias Braddy.  Leg.-Mother Margaret Braddy.  All my land in Virginia and North Carolina.  Mother Exix

 

Crafford, Henry                                    Mar. 2, 1735                           Isle of Wight                         Probate                  22485
(*  This entry is listed twice)

HenryCrafford

Date:                      Mar. 2, 1735

Location:              Isle of Wight, VA.

Record ID:            22485

Description:         Son-in-Law

Prove Date:          Jul. 25, 1737

Book-Page:          4-173

 

Remarks:               Elias Braddy.  Leg. – daughter Elizabeth, my land in North Carolina; daughter Mary; son, Elias; wife Margaret.  Exs. Son Elias and son-in-law Henry Crafford

 

Crafford, Henry                                    Sep. 16, 1745                         Isle of Wight                         Probate                  22822

HenryCrafford

Date:                      Sep. 16, 1745

Location:              Isle of Wight

Record ID:            22822

Description:         Witness

Prove Date:          Mar. 12, 1746

Book-Page:          5-51

 

Remarks:               Martin Dawson.  Leg.-son Henry; daughter Elinor Jones; daughter Sarah Inman; son Joshua; daughter Martha Dinkin; to mt housekeeper Mary Cocks; daughter Margaret Warren.  Exs., sons in law, John Jones and Robert warren.  Oct. 9, 1746.  Henry warren enter . . .

 

Crafford, Henry                                    Sep. 2. 1748                           Isle of Wight                         Probate                  22889

HenryCrafford

Date:                      Sep. 2, 1748

Location:              Isle of Wight, VA.

Record ID:            22889

Description:         Witness

Prove Date:          May 9, 1748

Book-Page:          5-163

 

Remarks:               John Joyner of Nottoway Parish.  Leg – son Solomon, daughter Elizabeth Lott; daughter Martha Clark; daughter Esther Beall.  Ex. Son Absalom

 

Crafford, Mary                                      Mar. 3, 1666                           Norfolk Co. VA.                    Probate                  33070

Mary Craford

Date:                      May 3, 1666

Location:              Norfolk County, VA.

Record ID:            33070

Description:         Granddaughter

Prove Date:          May 10, 1671

Book-Page:          E-95

 

Crafford, Maryan                                 Aug. 19, 1766                        Augusta Co. VA.                 Land                       33476

Maryan Craford

Date:                      Aug 19, 1766

Location:              Augusta County, VA.

Record ID:            33476

Description:         Neighbor

Book-Page:          13-109

 

Property:               150 acres in Forks of James Todd, Samuel McMurtee’s line.  Maryan Crafford’s line.

 

Remarks:               William Hall to son, James Hall 5 pounds

 

Crafford, Thomas                                 Mar. 27, 1736                         Isle of Wight                         Probate                  22476

Thomas Crafford

Date:                      Mar. 27, 1736

Location:              Isle of Wight

Record ID:            22476

Description:         Heir

Book-Page:          4-167

 

Remarks:               John Barnes.  Leg. – son John, land adjoining Nicholas Williams and Richard Washington; Son Thomas; daughter Elizabeth Flowers; grandson Henry Flowers; son William; daughter Juda Davis; daughter best; son Jacob, land adjoining on Arthur Washington an . . . .

 

Craford, William                                   Nov. 7, 1686-87                     Spotsylvania Co. VA           Land                       43475

William Crafford

Date:                      Nov 7, 1732

Location:              Spotsylvania County, VA.

Record ID:            43475

Description:         Witness

Book-Page:          B

 

Property:               30 a of land in So. West mountains in afsd Co.

 

Remarks:               Thomas Chew pf St. Mark’s Pa.  Spts Co. Gent. To Robert Martin of Drysdale Par., King and Queen Co.., for consideration of sd Martin’s coming to live at the So. West mountains in afsd Co.  30 a of land.  Nov 7, 1732

 

Craford, Col ???                                                                                    Norfolk Co. VA.                    Probate                  33682

Col. ??? Craford

Date:                      ???

Location:              Norfolk County, VA.

Record ID:            33682

Description:         Neighbors

Book-Page:          I-22

Remarks:               Philemon Haywood & c book I p. 22.  Dated  . .none . .Proved 20 Jun., 1740 . . .unto our beloved Daughter, Sarah Haywood on shilling . . . .Jchiise my well beloved wife . . .wqhole exix . . . . One plantation joining to Colo Craford & the  . . . .

 

Craford, Mr. George                             Jan. 27, 1686-87                     Norfolk Co. VA                     Probate                  33221

Mr. George Craford

Date:                      Jan. 27, 1686/7

Location:              Norfolk County, VA.

Record ID:            33221

Description:         Heir

Prove Date:          Mar. 16, 1686/7

Book-Page:          5-15

 

Property:               10 Shilling ring, Sword belt sadle & furniture

 

Remarks:               John Gilcrist Of Lower Norfolke in the Collony of Virga.  Gentleman.  Book5  f, 15.  Dated 27 Jan. 1686/7.  Proved 16 Mch, 1686/7 by Pr. Smith & Jnoo Edwards . . . appoint William Craford, gentman & Hugh Cambell Gentman my whole & Sole Executors . . .  Agnes . . . .

 

Craford, John                                        Dec. 18, 1769                         Augusta Co. VA                  Land                       34083

John Craford

Date:                      Dec. 18, 1769

Location:              Augusta County, VA.

Record ID:            34083

Description:         Witness

Book-Page:          16-393

 

Property:               675 acres on Beaver Creek and Spring Creek:  Corner Hugh Devers land.

 

Remarks:               30.4.10.  Delivered to Abraham Smith, Sep. 1770.  Mortgage

 

Craford, John                                        Nov. 18, 1772                        Augusta Co. VA                  Probate                  37631

John Craford

Date:                      Nov. 18, 1772

Location:              Augusta County, VA.

Record ID:            37631

Description:         Appraiser

Book-Page:          WB5-32

Remarks:               Recorded.  Jacob Gillasppey’s appraisment by Jarod Erwine, Henry Black, John Craford . . .

 

Craford, William                                   Jan. 27, 1686/87                     Norfolk Co. VA                     Probate                  33221

William Craford

Date:                      Jan 27, 1686/7

Location:              Norfolk County, VA.

Record ID:            33221

Occupation:         Gentleman

Description:         Executor

Prove Date:          Mar 16, 1686/7

Book-Page:          5-15

 

Property:               Mourning ring

 

Remarks:               John Gilcrist Of Lower Norfolke in the Collony of Virga.  Gentleman.  Book5  f, 15.  Dated 27 Jan. 1686/7.  Proved 16 Mch, 1686/7 by Pr. Smith & Jnoo Edwards . . . appoint William Craford, gentman & Hugh Cambell Gentman my whole & Sole Executors . . .  Agnes . . . . .

 

Craford, Col. William                           May 6, 1745                           Norfolk Co. VA                     Probate                  33628

Col. Willaim Craford

Date:                      May 6, 1745

Location:              Norfolk County, VA.

Record ID:            33628

Description:         Executor

Prove Date:          Jul. 19, 1745

Book-Page:          H-153

Remarks:               Henry Gristock of the borough of Norfolk in the colony of Virginia.  Book H, p 153.  Dated 6 May, 1745.  Proved 19 July, 1745, by all the witnesses & ordered Lodged.  Probate 18 Jan. 1745/6, granted Mary, his widow, the other two Exrs. Refused the Bur . . . .

 

Craford, Capt. William                         Oct. 18, 1714                          Norfolk Co. VA                     Probate                  33422 

Capt. William Craford

Date:                      Oct. 18, 1714

Location:              Norfolk County, VA.

Record ID:            33422

Description:         Executor

Prove Date:          Dec. 17, 1714

Book-Page:          9-361

Remarks:               James M A Morrin, Minister of Elizabeth River Oarrish in Norfolk County Book 9, p 361, dated 18, Oct. 1714, byThomas Scott & James Toomoth & on motion of Capt. Wm. Craford . . . recorded. . . . Appoint Capt. Wm. Craford o . . . .

 

Craford, Col. William                           Oct. 25, 1752                          Norfolk Co. VA                     Probate                  33800 

Col. William Craford

Date:                      Oct. 25, 1752

Location:              Norfolk County, VA.

Record ID:            33800

Description:         Executor

Prove Date:          Jun. 1753

Book-Page:          I-326

Remarks:               None

 

Craford, Col. William                           Sep. 25, 1749                         Norfolk Co. VA                     Probate                  33671

Col. William Craford

Date:                      Sep. 25, 1749

Location:              Norfolk County, VA.

Record ID:            33671

Description:         Neighbor

Prove Date:          Oct. 20, 1749

Book-Page:          H-57

Remarks:               None

 

Craford, William   Jr.                            Mar. 11, 1733                         Spotsylvania Co. VA           Probate                  43549

William, Jr. Craford

Date:                      Mar. 11, 1733

Location:              Spotsylvania County, VA.

Record ID:            43549

Description:         Witness

Prove Date:          Jun. 17, ???

Book-Page:          C

 

Property:               100 a. on Elk Run

 

Remarks:               William x Crawford of St. Mark’s Par. Spts. Co. planter to Benjamin Coward and Elizabeth his wife.  100a on Elk Run, joining Thos. Jackson, Wm. Crawford, Jr. and Thomas Crawford.  Deed of Gift.  Dated March 11, 1733.  Recd. May 7, 1734

 

Craford, Wm                                         Aug. 19, 1721                        Norfolk Co. VA                     Probate                  33496
(NOTE:  This record was repeated 3 times with the same exact wording.)

Wm. Craford

Date:                      Aug. 19, 1721

Location:              Norfolk County, VA.

Record ID:            33496

Description:         Witness

Prove Date:          Jun. 17, ???

Book-Page:          ?-7

Remarks:               Keader Conner of Norflok Co. Viga. Gent.  Will Book . . . p. 7, dated 19 Aug., 1721,  Proved, Jun 17 . .[torn] . . by Capt. Wm . . . [torn] . . . Desire is that soon after my death that all my Lands be it of what Nature or property Soever be so . . . . .

 

Craford, Capt. Wm                               Dec. 13, 1713                         Norfolk Co. VA                     Probate                  33440 

Capt.. Wm. Craford

Date:                      Dec. 31,1713

Location:              Norfolk County, VA.

Record ID:            33440

Description:         Former Owner

Prove Date:          May 7, 1717

Book-Page:          9-588

Remarks:               Henry Loe of the county of Norfolk in Viga, book 9, p. 588, dated 31 Dec., 1713.  Proved 17 May, 1717 by Thomas Scot & John Norcot . . . To my eldest son, Henry Loe the land I had of Capt. Wm. Craford and part of my Tother Land bought of Thomas sc . . . .

 

Craford, Mr. Wm                                  Jan. 15, 1710                          Norfolk Co. VA                     Probate                  33382

Mr. Wm. Craford

Date:                      Jan. 15, 1710

Location:              Norfolk County, VA.

Record ID:            33382

Description:         Overseer

Prove Date:          May 16, 1710

Book-Page:          9-12

Remarks:               George Mason of Norfolk County, Book 9, p 12, dated 15 Jan., 1710.  Proved 16 Mch., 1710, by Maj. Small Broush, Capt. George Newton and Mr. Maxo Broush. . . . Unto my loveing wife Phillis Mason my negrow girle named Jenny, thirty pounds of good passable . . . . .

 

Craford, Maj. Wm                                Jan. 3, 1730                            Norfolk Co. VA                     Probate                  33566 

Maj. Wm. Craford

Date:                      Jan. 3, 1730

Location:              Norfolk County, VA.

Record ID:            33566

Description:         Executor

Prove Date:          Jan. 15, 1730

Book-Page:          11-52

Remarks:               Siball Threadgall of the County of Norfolk, Book 11, p.52, dated 3 Jan., 1730.  Proved 15 Jan., 1730 by Mary Veale & Rebecca Somersell & sworn toby Maj. Wm. Craford the exr . . . Unto my Daughter Elizht. Edwards One gold girdle Bucket & Gildel and . . . .

 

Croford, William                                   Sep. 7, 1726                           Spotsylvania Co.  VA.         Land                       43255

William Croford

Date:                      Sep. 7, 1726

Location:              Spotsylvania Co., VA.

Record ID:            43255

Description:         Grantee

Book-Page:          A

 

Property:               100 a. of land in Spts. Co.

Remarks:               Edward x Tinsley of King and Queen Co. to William Croford of Spts. Co. 20 Pounds Ster., 100 a of land in spts Co. which sd Tinsley purchased of Colo. Taylor.  Rec. <arch 5, 1727/8

 

 

 

 

Many Crawford’s including Mrs. ??? Crawford, Capt. Crawford, Abigail, Alex, Alexander, Andrew, Ann, Anne, Archd, Benjamin, Betsy. Chris, Christ, Christopher, Elizabeth, Florence, George, Gilbert, Hugh, Isabella, James, James Jr., James E., Jane, Jean, Jenet, Jenny, John (Jno), Joel, John Jr., Josiah, Julia, Margaret, Margaret A., Marion, Martha, Marym Mary Ann, Mary Anne, May L., Nancy, Nancy A., Nathan, Nathaniel, Pat, Patrick, Patsy, Peter, Phebe, Polley, Polly, Rachael, Rebecca, Rebecca Ann, Robert, Sally, Samuel, Sarah, Sophia, Thomas, Thomas P., Violet, William, Col. William, William B. and William Jr.

 

 

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