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Crawleys in London, England 1780-1860

Crawleys in London, England 1780-1860

Posted: 1402584428000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Crawley
Hello, I'm trying to get to grips with the Crawley family in London. My GGGG-gm was Elizabeth Crawley (b.~1791 Whitechapel - d.1831 Cripplegate), who married William Stretch. A Mary Crawley (b.~1791 Bloomsbury? - d.1871 Clapton) married Demetrius Rogers. Later in life, Mary lived with Elizabeth's descendants, so is probably a close relative. In her will Mary left money to several nieces who seem to be descended from Lydia Crawley (b.~1783 City of London - d.?) and Phoebe Crawley (b.~1799 Finsbury - d.1867 Newington). Phoebe's parents were John Crawley and Penelope Lunt. I have not yet identified parents of the others.

So I have four Crawleys who do appear to be related, probably as sisters or cousins. But I haven't yet been able to link them together. So if anyone else out there is working on the same family, I'd love to hear from you!

Re: Crawleys in London, England 1780-1860

Posted: 1547424208000
Classification: Query
Hello Andrew, I have only just come cross your posting on the Crawley family in London.

I have been researching my husband's family and have found that Phoebe CRAWLEY (1799-1867) was his 4xgreat grandmother. I have found that her father was John CRAWLEY, but I haven't found anything further back yet. I can't help with sorting out the other Crawley ladies.

I was interested to see that John CRAWLEY was married to Penelope. Her daughter Phoebe's granddaughter, my husband's 2xgreat grandmother, was Phoebe Penelope HALES (1848-1932), the daughter of Phoebe Ann PARRY (1823-1900) and Joseph Bernard HALES (1823-1881). Penelope is not a common name and I had wondered where in the family it had come from. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

You mentioned that there were several nieces of Mary CRAWLEY, the children of Lydia CRAWLEY and Phoebe CRAWLEY. Are Phoebe's children named, particularly Phoebe Ann?

Re: Crawleys in London, England 1780-1860

Posted: 1547731913000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Crawley, Lunt, Hales, Williams
Hello Janet, thanks for replying!

"Penelope" seems to have been handed down our side of the tree as well, and I do think it must come from Penelope (Lunt) Crawley. I'm confident that Penelope is Phoebe's mother - her baptism record confirms it.

Mary's will mentions two of Phoebe Crawley's children - Phoebe Hales and William Williams. Both received £200 worth of annuity stocks. I'm not sure why only those two were mentioned, but I think Mary was particularly close to certain of her nieces and nephews, and left money to them.

This is still very much a work in progress for me, but I have made some progress since posting my query. I'll send you a message with some more information.
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