Elizabeth Crooke1

(19 July 1618 - 31 August 1669)

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Relationship10th great-grandmother of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
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Some Background

Elizabeth Crooke's origins are unclear. It is possible, maybe even probable, that her parents were Roger and Sara Crooke of Hammersmith, Middlesex, England. Roger and Sarah Crooke, both of whom lived and died in and around London, raised a large family there. Fourteen of their children were named in the baptismal records of St. Clement Danes, located in Westminster, London, England, between 1610 and 1631. A daughter, Ruth, is not included in these records but is the last child named in Roger's will and is assumed to have been born c.1632. Several of these children are known to have died young and only seven of them are named in Roger's undated will which was proved by his son Walter in March of 1639. Four of Roger's children that were named in the baptismal records, but for whom no death records have been found, were not included in his will... their fates can only be surmised at this point. It is possible that one or more of these four of Roger's children immigrated to the American colonies... but to date (September 2017) no primary documentation has been seen that proves or disproves this possibility. One of these four was an Elizabeth Crooke, the fourth of Roger's children listed in the baptismal records with the date of 19 July 1618. Several genealogists have proposed that this Elizabeth became the wife of John Guild.

There is circumstantial evidence that could support the theory that Elizabeth Crooke, the daughter of Roger and Sarah Crooke baptised at St. Clement Danes in Westminster, London, England in 1618, did come to New England. An Elizabeth Crooke had been admitted to the church in Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony, on 10 June 1649, tgransferring from the church in Roxbury. She married John Guild on 24 June 1645, also in Dedham. (Roger's daughter Elizabeth would have been about 27 years old then.) Roger Crooke's 20 year old daughter Rebecca, named in his will, married Peter Gardner in Roxbury on 9 May 1649 and the couple transferred to the church in Dedham shortly afterwards. These names, associations, dates, and locations could readily support a theory that Elizabeth (Crooke) Guild is the daughter of Roger and Sarah Crooke.

Having said that, other genealogists say that Elizabeth Crooke was the daughter of Rodger and Sara Crooke, Rodger having been born in Kirkam, Lancashire, England c. 1595 and who died in Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony on 2 March 1639.
FatherRoger Crooke2 (c. 1582 - bfr 2 Mar 1639)
MotherSarah2

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildElizabeth Crooke was baptized on 19 July 1618, in Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London, England. She is included in the parish baptismal records, but not in her father's will (among other known siblings who were also in the parish registers but not included in Roger Crooke's will.)2
BrideJohn Guild married Elizabeth Crooke, daughter of Roger Crooke and Sarah, on 24 June 1645.1
DeceasedShe died on 31 August 1669 at the age of 51.1

Children with John Guild:

Sources - Citations

  1. [S1036] Charles Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Guild, Guile, and Gile Family (Portland, Maine: Brown Thurston & Company, 1887), pg 25, 26.
  2. [S954] New England Historic Genealogical Register (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-), 159:40-42; The English Origin of Rebecca Crooke, Wife of Peter Gardner of Roxbury, Massachusetts; names, places, relationships, extract of Roger Crooke will.
Last Edited8 Dec 2017

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