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Letter to Sir Thomas Crews 1625
Posted by: Evelyn Rowland (ID *****7653) Date: November 16, 2009 at 17:15:09
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Letter dated 28 April 1625,from King James I to Sir Thomas Crews, directing that the petition of the Virginia Company
should not be considered.
The Jornal of the House of Burgess of Virginia, 1619-1658-
1659, Vol.9, gives the names of members of the convention
of 1625 and in that list is the name of John Crews.
Pages 43-44 give a petition drawn up and signed by members
and his name appears there.
Sir Randal Crews, a member of the Governor's Council in 1643, represented the County of Warrick in 1642. He was a man of prominence in the early days of the settlement of the lower peninsula of the rivers James and York. His name
is listed among members of the House of Burgess and the
Governor's Council as late as 1649/1650.
Col. James Crews, a friend of Nathaniel Bacon, "has gone down in history as a martyr to his country." He was hanged
by Governor Berkley at the glasshouse near Jamestown as
a volunteer to Bacon in Bacon's Rebellion. He lived in
Henrico County and owned Turkey Island. His land was
confiscated by William Randolph for Governor Berkley.
(Information in the "Calendar of Transcripts" Virginia
State Library, and, "The Crews and Irvin families", Edition
1st ed., Author, Irvin Burkett Crews, 1913, Publisher:
Houston, Texas, c1966. CALL NO CS71 C93 1966. Researched
by Peggy Nation and Mrs. Workman.)


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