Raleigh Croshaw

Raleigh Croshaw

Male Abt 1584 - 1624  (~ 40 years)

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  • Name Raleigh Croshaw  [1
    Born Abt 1584  Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration Sep 1608  Jamestown, James, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1609 
    Member Of The London Company 
    Died 22 Nov 1624  Hampton, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • aka Elizabeth City Co., VA
    Person ID I8953  mytree
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2020 

    Father Joseph Croshaw,   b. 1561, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. York, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3531  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ursula,   d. Bef 1624 
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Croshaw,   b. 1610, Bruton, York, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1667, Bruton, York, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F2727  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1584 - Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Sep 1608 - Jamestown, James, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Nov 1624 - Hampton, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Raleigh Croshaw arrived in Jamestown, VA on the "Mary & Margrett" with the Second Supply in Sep 1608. His wife came over on the "Bona Nova" in 1620. Since she is not mentioned in 1623 Census, she was likely dead by then. He was the local official in the Elizabeth City area. This settlement later became known as the Middle Plantation and later Williamsburg, Virginia. At the time of the 1622 massacre, he was on a trading cruise on the Potomac. According to Captain John Smith's General History, Croshaw challenged the chief Opchanacanough or any of his warriors to fight him naked (without armor), an offer that was not accepted. He accompanied William Claiborne on his explorations and, with just a few men, successfully defended a remote trading outpost up on the Potomac River in a 1622 attack. In 1624 he was a burgess for Elizabeth City.

  • Sources 
    1. [S145] Virginia Land Records (Va. Mag., W&M, Tylers), (Name: Genealogical Publishing Co.; Location: Baltimore, MD; Date: 1982;), p. 447.
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