William Craven
of Hilla Green, co. York, d. 1723.

Date of baptism: 21 November 1651.
Place of baptism: Hackness, co. York.
[Hackness PRT]

Date of burial: 29 September 1723.
Place of burial: Hackness, co. York.
[Hackness PRT]

Father: William Craven, bp. Wykeham, 11 December 1608, d. 16745.
Mother: Elizabeth Carlill, bp. Brompton, 31 January 1618[/9], still alive 12 November 1674.

m. Wykeham, 20 March 1680[/1], Ann Staines, bp. Thornton Dale, 19 January 1657/8, bur. Hackness, 31 October 1734.
[Wykeham PR]

These children were all baptized at Wykeham. Some of these baptisms do not occur in order, but are found instead in a series of entries at the end of the relevant volume of the Wykeham registers [Wykeham PR]. Some of the children were also baptized at Hackness, not always on the same day [Hackness PRT]. William, George, Thomas, Samuel, and Robert also appear in William Craven's will.

William Craven, of Hilla Green, bp. Wykeham, 15 January 1681[/2], bur. Hackness, 28 June 1740;
m. Elizabeth _____, living 2 August 1740.
[Wykeham PR; Hackness PRT] On 2 August 1740, administration of the estate of William Craven, late of the parish of Wykeham, deceased, was granted to his widow Elizabeth Craven [Rydall Act Book, FHL film #100,044].

Elizabeth Craven, bp. Wykeham, 29 December 1683, Hackness, 30 December 1683, living 10 May 1748;
m. _____ Lacey/Lacy of Scarborough, d. bef. 17 August 1747.
Elizabeth's married name is given by the administration of her brother Robert on 17 August 1747, when she is called a widow, and by the will of her brother Thomas, 10 May 1748.

George Craven, bp. Hackness & Wykeham, 22 November 1685;
m. Hutton Bushel, 16 January 1712[/3],
Ann Audas, bp. Hutton Bushel, 6 August 1690, bur. Scarborough, 5 April 1724.

Martha Craven, bp. Hackness, 3 April 1687, Wykeham, 8 April 1687, bur. Hackness, 16 April 1690.

John Craven, bp. Wykeham, 30 March 1690, not in father's will, 5 June 1722.

Thomas Craven, of Scarborough, co. York, England, and Charleston, South Carolina, mariner, bp. Hackness & Wykeham, 27 December 1692, bur. St. Philip's parish, Charleston, South Carolina, 14 May 1748;
m. Scarborough, 4 November 1731, Rebecca Foster, living 30 August 1748.
[Reg. St. Philip, 208 (burial); Scarborough PRT (bp./mar.)]

Richard Craven, bp. Hackness & Wykeham, 28 April 1695, not in father's will, 5 June 1722.

Samuel Craven, of Scarborough, cordwainer, bp. Wykeham, 12 June 1698, living 10 May 1748;
m. Scarborough, 25 November 1721, Margaret Skinner.
[Scarborough PRT (bp./mar.)] Samuel Craven was mentioned in the will of his brother Thomas, 10 May 1748.

Robert Craven, of Allerston, co. York, bp. Wykeham, 16 March 1702[/3], bur. Hackness, 13 August 1647.
[Hackness PRT] On 17 August 1747, administration of the estate of Robert Craven, late of Allerston, co. York, deceased, was granted to his brothers and sister, Thomas Craven of Scarborough, mariner, Samuel Craven of Scarborough, cordwainer, and Elizabeth Lacy of Scarborough, widow [Dean of York peculiar, FHL film #1,966,719].

Will of William Craven of Hilla Green, dated 5 June 1722, proved 2 November 1723.

In the name of God Amen the fift day of June in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Twenty tow I William Craven of Hillagreen in the parish of Wikham and County of York Yeaman being of perfect memory doth make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form as followeth first I give my soule to Allmighty god my maker Redeemer and santifiar and my Body to be bured in the parish Curch Yard of hacknes ard [i.e., and] my Worldly goods I despose of as followeth I give and Bequeath unto my son William all my Lands and Tenements in hillagreen to him and his heirs for ever he paying such sums of Money as shall be <here>after menshnd and for Wand of such hares I give the sade Lands to my son Robert and his heirs for ever Item I give and Bequeath unto my son George five shillings Item I give and Bequeath unto my son Thomas Ten pound Tow Years after my decease Item I give and Bequeath unto my son Sameuel five pounds to be paid three Tears after my decease Item I give and Bequeath to my son Robert Ten po<u>nd to be paid thre Years after my decease Item I give and Bequeath unso [sic] my wife the bed whereon I lie with the furneture belonging to itt and five pound and one stone of wooll every Year during her natural life Item I give and Bequeath to Mary the daughter of Richard fastar tow pound Item I give and Bequeath unto William Coulson the son of henrey Coulson one pound Ten shillings Item I give and Bequeath unto the Poor of hacknes five shillings Item I give and Bequeath to John Craven of Scarbrough five shillings to by him a par of glovs and I do make the said John Craven trustee of this my last will and the rest of my goods movable & unmovable I give and Bequeath unto my son William Whom I make and ordain sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament in Witness Whear of I have hear unto sett my hand and seal William Craven sealed and signed in the presence of us Eliz. Craven Mary Grindill Thomas Mest. Proved 2 November 1723 [PCY 77: 266, FHL film #99,695].

Power of attorney and will of Thomas Craven, dated 10 May 1748, proved 30 August 1748.

Know all Men by these presents that I Thomas Craven now of Charles Town South Carolina Mariner have Constituted made and appointed and by these presents do Constitute make and appoint my trusty(?) and loving wife Rebecah Craven my true and lawfull attorney for me and in my name and Stead and to my use to ask demand sue for levy receive and recover all such sum and sums of money debts rents Goods wares dues accompts and other demands whatsoever, which are <or shall be> due owing and payable and belonging to me or detained from me any manner of ways or means whatsoever by Giving and granting unto my said attorney by these presents my full and whole power Strength and authority, in and about the premisses, To have use and take all lawfull ways and means in my name for the recovery thereof and upon the receipt of any such debts dues or sums of money aforesaid acquitances or other suficient discharges forme and in my name to make seal and deliver and generally attend Every other Act and Acts thing and things device and devices in law whatsoever needfull and necessary to be done in and about the premisses, for me and in my name to doe Execute and perform, as ----- largly and amply to all intents and purposes, as I my Self might or could do If I was personally present or as if the matter required more Special authority than is herein Given, and attornies one or more under hire(?) for the purposes aforesaid to make and constitute and again at pleasure to revoke satisfying allowing and holding for firm and Effectuall -------- whatsoever my said attorney shall have [about half a line illegible] Hereof In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the tenth day of may in the year of our Lord 1748. And I the said Thomas Craven in the province aforesaid Considering the incertainty of this transitory Life, do make and declar these presents to Contain my last will and Testament. that is to say, I Give and bequeath unto my loving wife Rebecah Craven all the moneys that I have at Interest or Elsewhere with all debts that are due to me first paying unto Doctor William Edwards his Bill of Expences attend--- and all the rest of my Estate real or personal wherewith at the time of my decease shall be possessed or invested or which shall then belong or of right appertain unto me I do Give devise and Bequeath unto my Brother Samuel Craven and my sister Elizabeth Lacey one shilling each and I do hereby nominate and appoint my wife Rebecah Craven to be sole Executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills and testaments by me made and do declare this to be my last will In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of may in the one and twentieth year of his Majesties reign annoque Domini one thousand and seven hundred and forty Eight. Thomas Craven his mark Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of John Gordon Richard Howdall Henry Watson This will past the seal the 30th day of August 1748 [PCY 92: 11, FHL film #99,713]. In the notice of probate, Thomas Craven is called late of Scarbrough, with Rebecca Craven as executrix, 30 August 1748 [Dickering Act Book, FHL film #1,000,033].

Reference abbreviations

Hackness PRT = Charles Johnstone and Emily J. Hart, The register of the parish of Hackness, Co. York, 1557-1783 (Yorkshire Parish Register Society, 25).

PCY = Prerogative and Exchequer Court of the Archbiship of York.

Reg. St. Philip = A. S. Salley, Jr., ed., Register of St. Philip's Parish, Charles Town, South Carolina, 1720-1758 (Charleston, 1904).

Scarborough PRT (bp./mar.) = Parish register transcripts of Scarborough, co. York (baptisms & marriages), FHL film #1,850,114.

Wykeham PR = Parish registers of Wykeham, co. York, FHL film #551,585.

Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 13 May 2011.