Ancestors of Mandy Willard

Number of pages

in this site:

2,688

Please bear this in mind when you contact me, as I can not always remember what I've said where.  It would be really helpful if you could tell me the page title or URL you are contacting me about.

 

Links to other pages in this site or other websites are in BLUE or RED.

 

Family History is my hobby.  I am not a professional genealogist.

 

Thank you for taking the time to view my humble effort.  Also, a very BIG THANK YOU to all those who have kindly contributed information.

 

Please check the data for yourself against original sources.

 

Tip:  You may need to hit your F5 key to see any changes to the page since your last visit.

 

 

 

Richard CRIPS (1576-1652)

and Jane GRATWICK (1580-?)

 

Richard Crips and Jane Gratwick were my 10x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 7 April 1600 in Cowfold, Sussex

Ricardus Crepes was baptised on 3 September 1576 in Cowfold, Sussex.  The baptism register does not record the names of this parents, but he was most probably the son of Roger Crypes (c1550-1620) and Johanna Thornden (?-1609).  Richard was buried on 19 August 1652 in Cowfold.  The burial register records his surname as Crips.  He was a yeoman and it would seem he live his whole life in Cowfold.  In 1641 he was a customary tenant of Swyles, a farm of 100 acres.  As Richard Cripps senior he signed the 1641/2 Protestation Return for Cowfold.

Jane Gratwick was baptised on 4 December 1580 in Cowfold, Sussex.  Unfortunately the names of her parents were not recorded in the baptism register.

In 1678, a widow of Cripps land or Swile was recorded as a copyholder of the manor of Cowfold who served the office as reeve and to collect quit rents.  (I would think it unlikely the widow was Jane, but it may have been one of her daughter-in-laws.  I understand the custom was for the youngest child to inherit, in which case by 1678, the youngest son, James, was dead.)  Swyles and Swile were also known as Swills, Sweales, Swailes and Swains.  It is located in the south west corner of the parish of Cowfold, close to the border with West Grinstead.  The farmsteads of Godshill (30 acres) and Mockford (80 acres) are nearby and in 1641 Godshill was held by Joan Gratwicke, widow, and Mockford by John Gratwick.  All 3 farms were within Streatham manor and the Court Rolls for the manor begin in 1527.

 

Richard Crips and Jane Gratwick had the following known children:

  1. Elizabeth Crepes was baptised on 28 September 1602 in Cowfold.  Neither of her parents were named in the baptism register.  Elizabeth Crippes daughter of Richard was buried on 6 December 1616 in Cowfold.  (An Elizabeth Crips daughter of Thomas Crips was baptised on 22 September 1603 in Cowfold.)

  2. Jane Crips was baptised on 12 August 1604 in Cowfold.  Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism register.  She was buried on 6 April 1626 in Cowfold.

    Jane married James Grover on 16 May 1625 in Cowfold.  The marriage register recorded that she was the daughter of Richard Crips.

    Jane and James may have had the following child:

    1. Elizabeth Grover was baptised on 2 April 1626 in Cowfold.  Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism register.

  3. Richard Cripps was baptised on 11 February 1606/7 in Cowfold.  Only his father's name was recorded in the baptism register.  He may have been buried on 25 November 1674 in Cowfold.  He signed the 1641/2 Protestation Return of Cowfold.

    Richard married Elizabeth Skeets by licence on 14 April 1636 at the parish church of St. Michael's in Lewes.  Their marriage licence was issued on 14 April 1636 by the Archdeaconry of Lewes.  It recorded that Richard Crips junior was a husbandman of Cowfold and Elizabeth Skeete was a spinster of Shermanbury.  Surety for the licence was provided by Richard himself and Richard Crips senior a yeoman of Cowfold.

    Elizabeth was buried on 6 July 1663 in Cowfold and the burial register noted that she was the wife of Richard Crips.

    Richard and Elizabeth had the following children:

    1. Richard Crips was baptised on 23 February 1636/7 in Cowfold.  The baptism register recorded that his father was Richard Crips the younger and his mother was Elizabeth.

    2. Jane Crips was baptised on 30 December 1638 in Cowfold.  Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism register.

    3. Thomas Crips was baptised on 7 April 1642 in Cowfold.  His father's name was recorded as Richard Crips, junior in the baptism register.

    4. John Cripse was baptised on 24 May 1649 in Cowfold.

    5. Joseph Cripps was born and baptised in September 1654 in Cowfold.

  4. Marie Crips was baptised on 25 February 1609/10 in Cowfold.  Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism register.

    As Mary Cripps she may have married Richard Browning by licence on 25 November 1641 at All Saints in Lewes, Sussex.  Mary was then a spinster of Cowfold and Richard was of New Shoreham, Sussex.  Their marriage licence was issued on 25 November 1641 by the Archdeaconry of Lewes and also noted that Richard was a yeoman.

    Richard was buried on 26 September 1642 in Cowfold.  The burial register recorded that he was from New Shoreham.

    Richard and Mary had the following child:

    1. John Browning was baptised on 21 September 1642 in Cowfold.  It was noted in the baptism register that his parents were from New Shoreham.

  5. Anne Crips was baptised on 2 February 1611/2 in Cowfold. Both her parents were named in the baptism register.

    As Ann Cryps she may have married James Soper by licence on 4 July 1642 at St. John sub Castro in Lewes.  Their marriage licence was issued on the same day by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, which recorded that Ann Crips was a spinster of Cowfold and James Sooper was a yeoman of West Grinstead.

  6. John Crips was baptised on 22 December 1613 in Cowfold and buried there on 9 January 1613/4.  Only his father's name was recorded in the baptism and burial register.

  7. John Crips was baptised on 17 September 1615 in Cowfold.  Only his father's name was recorded in the baptism register.  He signed the 1641/2 Protestation Return of Cowfold.

  8. William Crippes was baptised on 8 March 1617/8 in Cowfold.  Only his father's name was recorded in the baptism register.  He signed the 1641/2 Protestation Return of Cowfold.

    William may have married Mary Chate on 23 September 1641 in Cowfold.

  9. Thomas Cripps, my 9x Great Grandfather, married Mary Wales in 1634.  (They have their own page.)  Mary was born in 1615.

  10. Joseph Cripps was baptised on 14 April 1622 in Cowfold.  Only his father's name was recorded in the baptism register.  He may have been buried on 7 December 1674 in Cowfold, or on 17 April 1679 in Cowfold, at which time he was said to be of West Grinstead.  Joseph was mentioned in his nephew John Cripps will of 1675.  (John was the son of Thomas.)

    In 1651, Joseph was an overseer of the parish of Cowfold.  On 6 September 1653, Joseph contributed 6 pence to the relief of Marleborrough, Wiltshire (the village had burnt to the ground).  He was a witness to the marriage of Henry Sonnpner and Martha Grover on 24 February 1654/4 in Cowfold.  Joseph was then said to be a husbandman.  In 1666 he was a Waywarden of Cowfold.

    Joan wife of Joseph Cripps was buried on 11 May 1676 in Cowfold.

    Joseph had the following children:

    1. Mary Cripps was baptised on 25 October 1649 in Cowfold.  She was mentioned in her cousin John Cripps will of 1676.

    2. Ann Cripps was mentioned in her cousin John Cripps will.

    3. Joseph Crippes was baptised on 19 April 1657 in Shermanbury.

  11. James Crips was baptised on 11 January 1623/4 in Cowfold.  Only his father's name was recorded in the baptism register.  He may have been buried on 15 October 1669 in Cowfold.  He signed the 1641/2 Protestation Return of Cowfold.

    James married Elizabeth.

    An Elizabeth Cripps, widow, was buried on 27 February 1725/6 in Cowfold.  No further identifying information was given in the burial register.

    James and Elizabeth had the following children:

    1. Thomas Cripps was born on 27 March 1654 and baptised on 10 April 1654 in Cowfold.  Only his father's name was recorded in the baptism register.

    2. Mary Cripps was born on 28 March 1656 and baptised on 7 April 1656 in Cowfold.  Only her father was named in the baptism register.

    3. James Cripps was baptised on 14 June 1659 in Cowfold.  The baptism register named his and his sister's parents as James and Elizabeth.

    4. Elizabeth Cripps was baptised on 14 June 1659 in Cowfold and buried there on 12 July 1659.  The burial register recorded that she was one of the twinborne children of James Crips.

    5. John Crips was baptised on 26 March 1663 in Cowfold.  His parents were named in the baptism register as James and Elizabeth.

    6. William Crips was baptised on 11 March 1667/8 in Cowfold.  The baptism register named his parents as James and Elizabeth.

 

CRIPPS          GRATWICK

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012