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LIEUT. GRIFFIN CRAFTS (d. 1689) of Roxbury
Lieut. Griffin Crafts died on 4 Oct 1689 in Roxbury. [Ref] He married first Alice Unknown. She was buried on 26 : 1 m : 1673, age 73, in Roxbury. [Ref] Griffin married second the widow Robinson on 15 July 1673 in Dorchester. [Ref][Ref][Ref] Ursula (Adams) (Streeter) (Hosier) Robinson was the daughter of Henry Adams, and the widow of Samuel Streeter, Samuel Hosier and William Robinson. [Ref] She died on 20 Feb 1679. [Ref] He married third Dorcas (French) Peake, the daughter of Thomas French and the widow of Christopher Peake. [Ref] She died on 30 Dec 1697 in Roxbury. [Ref]
Griffin Crafts came to New England in 1630 and first settled in Roxbury. [Ref] He was a freeman on 18 May 1631. [Ref] Griffin Crafts had 30 acres in Roxbury in 1634/43. [Ref] He was deputy to the General Court from Roxbury eight times between 1639 and 1667. [Ref] He was appointed lieutenant of the military company of Roxbury in 1653. [Ref]
In his will, dated 18 May 1689, Griffin says that he had been "this several years past deprived ... of my natural sight." [Ref] The inventory on his estate was taken 27 Nov 1689 and came to £228 10s. [Ref]
Alice was admitted to the Roxbury church as member 46. [Ref]
Children of Griffin Crafts and Alice Unknown, all but Hannah born in Roxbury:
A Samuel Crafts married Elizabeth Sharp on 25 Dec 1653 in Roxbury. [Ref]
HANNAH CRAFTS (m. 1645)
Parents: Lt. Griffin Crafts and Alice Unknown
Hannah Crafts was born in England [Ref]. She died on 18 Aug 1692 in Newton. [Ref] She married Nathaniel Wilson on 2 Apr 1645 in Roxbury. [Ref]
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Ellis, Charles M. Ellis, trans., "Early Records of Roxbury," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2, 1848, 52-4.
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