I was saddened to see you have the undocumented stuff there about a Sir John Crandall marrying an Elizabeth Drake
That has been shown to be spurious, and we at the Crandall Family Associeation have been doing our darndest to fight this particular lineage.
Recent research in England has been done and Elder John has been found, we believe, christened in Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, England, in 1817.
Our web site has several pages that deal with this, and I hope you will go and visit and then think about deleting all the material you have on Elder John's ancestry.
Sincerely, Earl P. Crandall, CFA genealogist
CRANDALL GENEALOLGY, page 1 thru 3.
First Baptist Elder, Deputy Commissioner, and statesman of Newport and Westerly RI, was born in Monmouthshire, EN on the line between England and Wales in 1612. His mother is supposed to have been a Scotch lady. He came to Boston within a very few years after the landing of the Pilgrims, in 1634.
The first valid doc. account of John in New England shows him to have been activiely identified with the Baptish Church in Newport, July 21, 1651. His name next is found, with that of Matthew West in a Freeman's list of Newport, 1655. John Crandall was the first Baptist Elder in Westerly. He took an active part in the border difficulties between MA and CT and sub. bet. CT and RI.
Source: Immigrants to America Before 1750.
Immigrants: Rev. John Crandall, a Seventh Day Baptist minister.
Researching this line is Nancyann Norman Marr at firstname.lastname@example.org
Researching this line is Donna in RI at DonnaRNCEN@aol.com