The story of the Crudgington family worldwide.
The Crudgingtons take their name from the small village of Crudgington, in Shropshire, England, mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086. The earliest that I have traced was Thomas Crogeton, a sheep farmer in the small village of Newton, in the parish of Worfield near Bridgnorth, Shropshire. He was born about 1420, and died in 1483. Nearly all the Crudgingtons alive today descend from him.
It was a hard life and they struggled to survive. One crossed the Atlantic around 1700, settling in Maryland. His descendants spread over the southern states , fighting on both sides in the American Civil War (read America for a summary,). Although lowly, the family have left behind a wealth of records, both in England and America, that vividly illustrate their times - from the reformation under Henry VIII in England, to slavery in America.
Please continue to visit the site as I am adding information every few days. Please Email me if you have any more information
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- NEW - British ARMY & NAVY records
- read the history of the family from early days
- NEW download the census data for the UK here and for America here (they are PDF documents)
- map of where Crudgingtons came from, the house on the right was in the same village
- read about Crudgingtons in America - download the family tree here
- read about their life through the centuries
- read the wills and other documents from 1543 - and the American wills
- read about Crudgington people
- If you come from the East End families, then read here for your history from early days.
- Look at the English court cases
As people send me their family trees and histories, I'm adding pages to the site.
- Roger Crudgington - first Crudgington in America b 1675, England
- George Crudgington b 1739 - son of Roger - Maryland & Tennessee - children Sarah, Abram, George, Roger
- George 1784, son of George - Tennessee & Missouri
- William , son of George, of Missouri
- Wilford M Crudgington, Arkansas, born 1810
- George b 1823 - son of Elijah, died in Civil War
- Elijah Crudgington 1826 of Texas, and his sons (see picture on right)
- Lydia Crudgington, Arkansas, born 1844
- Family of James Francis Crudgington, Connecticut
- Roger, priest & weaver, about 1510
- Early Crudgingtons in Shropshire, Crudgingtons in Newton after 1640
- Family of Abraham William Crudgington, about 1790, shoemaker, East End of London - son James Crudgington, undertaker & grandson James Abraham William, sailor
- John 1729 , Shropshire
American Civil War
There's a tale of seven Crudgington brothers from Tennessee who fought on opposite sides in the Civil War. I think that I've found them. Read here for details,
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