Abraham Crittenden

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  • Name Abraham Crittenden 
    Born Abt 1595  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    • Baptismal entries for six children of Abraham Cruttenden were recorded in the Hawkhurst, Kent Parish Register:

      Thomas - 22 February 1624
      Abraham Jr. - 24 December 1626
      Isaack - 01 November 1629
      Mary - 29 April 1632
      Elizabeth - 30 November 1634
      Hannah - 25 January 1637.

      Genealogies of Connecticut Families, From the New England Historical & Genealogical Register, selected and introduced by Gary Boyd Roberts, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983, p. 502 lists these same six children of Abraham Cruttenden, all of whom died in Connecticut- plus Deborah, who was presumably born following the family’s arrival in New England. The mother’s name is not given for the first four Cruttenden children baptized in Hawkhurst, and in the case of the last two, the mother is identified as Elizabeth (NOT Mary Hinkson).

      In the January 2011 (Vol. 165, No. 657) issue of the NEHGR, an article by Leslie Mahler entitled "The English Ancestry of Elizabeth Usborne, First Wife of Abraham Cruttenden of Guilford, Connecticut", pp. 15-26, identifies Elizabeth Cruttenden's maiden surname as Usborne. An extensive search of wills in the vicinity of Hawkhurst yielded the essential information to establish Elizabeth's ancestry.

      She was baptized (christened) on 13 Jan 1597/1598 in Staplehurst,Kent (8 miles north of Hawkhurst), England. Her parents were Thomas Usborne and Anne Bridgeland. She was married to Abraham Cruttenden by 1623, since their first child was born in 1624. Elizabeth’s connection to Abraham Cruttenden is proven by the will of her brother Peter Usborne of Staplehurst dated 2 November 1632, proved 26 Nov. 1632, naming “Thomas, Abraham, Isaack, and Mary as the children of Elizabeth Cruttenden my sister."

      Moreover, the 22 February 1624 baptismal date for Thomas Cruttenden,the eldest child born to Abraham Cruttenden & Elizabeth Usborne, renders the 1610 birth year shown for Abraham Cruttenden shown on Find A Grave impossible. Abraham's wife Elizabeth Usborne was baptized 13 Jan 1597/8 in the parish of Staplehurst, Kent. Abraham Cruttenden was possibly the Abraham son of Thomas Cruttenden baptized in the parish Etchingham, Sussex 30 Sep 1599. Hawkhurst and Cranbrook by the way, are located in between Staplehurst and Etchingham on the A229.
    Person ID I43939  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2020 

    Family Elizabeth Usborne,   c. 13 Jan 1598, Staplehurst, Maidstone Borough, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1660, Guilford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Abraham Crittenden,   c. 24 Dec 1626, Hawkhurst, Tunbridge Wells Borough, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1694, Guilford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    +2. Elizabeth Crittenden,   c. 30 Nov 1634, Hawkhurst, Tunbridge Wells Borough, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1680  (Age ~ 45 years)
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2020 
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