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  • ID: I47277
  • Name: Ann Craven 1 2 3 4 5
  • Sex: F
  • Death: JAN 1682 in Salem, New Jersey

    Marriage 1 Robert [Sir] Craven b: 1632
      1. Has Children Anne Craven b: 1670 in Bath, England
      2. Has Children Thomas Craven b: ABT 1668 in Bath, England
      3. Has Children Peter Craven b: 1671 in Bath, England

      Marriage 2 Charles Bagley
      • Married: 05 JAN 1680 in Salem, New Jersey

      1. Title: "The House of Cravens" Ruth H. McConathy, Published privately - Charlottesville, VA 1972
        Page: Part One
        Text: Craven in England pg. 9
        [F-2] Sir Robert Craven - second son of Margaret Craven [E-VII] and Sir Thomas Craven [D-11], was born in 1632 and died in 1672. He is buried in St. Peters Church in Bath with this inscription over him:
        "Sir Robert Craven, Kt., sometimes master of the horse to the Queen of Bohemia, [sister to King Charles the first] died 4 October 1672, AEat.40."
        He is supposed to have married Ann ---, who came to America following Robert's death and settled in Salem, New Jersey. [See Record under Cravens in America.]
        Sir Robert Craven and his wife Ann, had issue;
        [G] 1. Thomas Craven
        2. Ann Craven b. 1670
        3. Peter Craven b. 1671
        All came to America with their widow mother in about 1677. Widow Ann married 2nd, in Salem, Charles Bugley in 1679. She died in 1681. [See Further record of this account in Cravens in America.]
        Chapter II, Craven[s] In America
        The earliest of the name Craven [s] in this country to have known descendants seems to have been the widow of Robert Craven, known as Sir Robert Craven [F-2], died 4 October 1672, in England as previously mentioned. She was Ann Craven who settled under Fenwick in old Salem, New Jersey about 1677. According to a paper entitled "Craven's Choyce", by Richard Sharpe, [Salem County Historical Society], the widow Craven, while a resident of Shadwell, London had bought of John Eldridge, also of Shadwell, 500 acres of Salem land on March 20, 1676-77. Also on the "tenth day of the Seventh Mo'th commonly called September In the Yeare by the English Act. One Thousand Sixe hundred seventie and nyne.
        John Fenwick, the Proprietor of Salem Tenth, executed a deed, "for and in consideration of the sum of Nyne pounds good and Lawfull money of England, to ... Ann Craven, late of Lynne House in the Parish of Stepency in the County of Middl. [sex] within said kingdome of England and now the Town of New Salem in the said colony [New Jersey] Widow," for 300 acres of land, "to be called Craven's Choyce,"
      2. Title: "The House of Cravens" Ruth H. McConathy, Published privately - Charlottesville, VA 1972
        Page: Part Two
        Text: Chapter II,
        ... "Monmouth River, heretofore called Allowayes Creek." [Salem Deeds, Libre B, p. 67, at Secretary of State's Office in the capitol of Trenton, New Jersey.
        In a marriage contract drawn up on the "5th, 11th Mo., [Jan] 1679, between Charles Bagley, now or late of Maryland.. and Ann Craven of New Salem in West Jersey, Widdow," Bagley promised to pay 15 pounds, in English money or 18 pounds, 15 shillings, in goods, to Thomas Craven, eldest son of the said Ann, when 21 years old; 15 pounds in English money or 18 pounds, 15 shillings, in good to Peter Craven, the youngest son of the said Ann, when 21 years old; and 20 pounds in English money, or 25 pounds in goods, unto Ann Craven, daughter of the said Ann, when 16 years old. [See Collections of the Genealogy Society of Pennsylvania, Vol. IV, Monthly Meetings, Men's Minutes - Quaker Records of Salem, New Jersey - 1676 - 170, p. 222, at Pennsylvania Historical Society.]
        At the death of the widow Ann Craven, in 1681 - "A memoriall of Ye Evidence" states that "Charles Bagley stands obligated by an instrunt. Bearing date Y3 5th of Ye 11th month, 1679, to pay to three children [viz] Thomas, Peeter, and Ann Craven, being the issue of his late deceased wife to her first husband, Rob't. Craven by Severall Spells the sum of fifty pounds or more..." [Salem Wills, 1676, p. 32 at Trenton, New Jersey.]
        Indications are that Peter Craven, orgphaned in 1681 should be taken "to tutor and bring up for eleven years to come", was 10 years old at the time. Also Ann Craven, "the 27th of 7th Mo., 1686, being upwards of the age of 16 years." Assumeing that Peter was born in 1671, Ann born in 1670 and Thomas being the eldest, would have been born before 1670, would lead to the fact that Ann Craven, Widow, having had as her first husband the Sir Robert Craven [F-2], second son of Margaret Craven [E-Vii] and Thomas Craven [D-11], descendants of John Craven of Appletreewick, who died at age 40 on October 4, 1672 and
      3. Title: "The House of Cravens" Ruth H. McConathy, Published privately - Charlottesville, VA 1972
        Page: Part Three
        Text: Chapter II page 12
        .. and buried in St. Peters in Bath, England. Margaret Craven's father was also named Robert Craven [D-III]. {Reference in English line preceeding.] Also [Refer Craven's Choyce, Edward Sharpe, p. 10 - "Thomas, Peter and Ann, children of Robert Craven, whose widow became the wife of Charles Bagley."]

        THOMAS CRAVEN - son of Widow Ann, was deeded 200 acres of land near Alloways Creek, by Bagley, on April 15, 1687, and bought other tracts in 1696 and 1698. [Salem Deed Book 3, p. 259; No. 6, p. 104 and No. 7 p. 213.] His will dated September 13, 1721 and proven December 23, 1730, names a son, Nehemiah, under age, and daughters, Elizabeth, Rachel and Ann. Ann Married Benjamin Ruge of Salem, March 30, 1721.

        PETER CRAVEN - Youngest son of the Widow Ann, was also assigned land by Bagley, October 18, 1697. He died without issue and left no will. He was born in 1671 and is mentioned as late as 1734, in the settlement of an estate of Thomas Crabb, of Salem, on May 27th of that year.

        Pg. 13
        ANN CRAVEN - Only daughter of Widow Ann, married Isaac Warner, October 30, 1692, at Philadelphia, PA. [Ref. American Marriage Records Before 1699 - William Montgomery Clemens, p. 67.]

        In a "Memoriall of Ye Evidence" given before Thomas Olive, Robert Stacey, Mahon Stacey, Thomas Budd and THomas Lambert, Commissioners for the Province of West Jersey, in a "case of Charles Bagley of Salem in Ye Sd. Pvince." under date of 31st, 6th mo. 1681, "George Deacon affirms after a Solemn manr. In our Prsents that where as Charles Bagley Stands Obligated by an Instrunt. Bearing date Ye 5th of Ye 11th Month, 1679, to pay to three children [Viz], Thomas, Peeter and Ann Craven being the issue of his late Deceased wife to her first husband "Rob't Craven" by Severall Spells the sum of fifty pounds or more... that he was to have an Estate of 800 acres of land made over to him with so much psonel Estate together Wth Ye Sum of four score & fifteen pounds Sterl...and for as
      4. Title: "The House of Cravens" Ruth H. McConathy, Published privately - Charlottesville, VA 1972
        Page: Part Four
        Text: pg. 13
        and for as much as Ye land was near made over but neglected. Therefore this evidence is given before uss"...., etc. [Salem Wills, 1676; p. 32 at Trenton.]
        This conveyance apparently refers to the Robert Cravens of the "evidence" above. Salem land, however, had been long known in London, and Richard Craven may have been an executor and/or brother of Robert Craven.
        As quoted from a paper written by Thomas Strouds and read before the Historical Society of Salem County, New Jersey, Jan. 27, 1886, entitled, "Our Early Settlers" - Viz: - "In 1676 the wife of John Smith of Amesbury, wrote to her sister, Rachel and her husband Richard Craven, giving them a description of this country and advising them to come to America, which they accordingly did and landed at New Castle, [Delaware] in 1690, and came to Salem the same year. One of their sons settled in the State of Delaware." This son is believed to have been Joseph Craven [Craun], and the father of the American line of Robert Cravens - born 1696 and died 1762, the ancestor of our American line of Cravens.
        Shroud seems to have used the names of Robert Craven and Richard Craven interchangably in writing of the late husband of Ann Craven, Widow, of Salem. Since we know that Richard was the 1690 immigrant and is referred to as being the husband of Rachael, sister of the wife of John Smith, he could not have been the late husband of Ann, but was thought to have been the executor and brother of the late Robert Craven of Lime House, Middlesex County, England, as previously mentioned, the son of Margaret Craven [E-VII] and Thomas Craven [D-II].
      5. Title: "The House of Cravens" Ruth H. McConathy, Published privately - Charlottesville, VA 1972
        Page: Part Five
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