We are in the process of doing more research in English records from the Public Record Office, including extensive files involving Nicholas Crundall (grandfather of John Crandall) at the Court of Star Chamber, from 1595 to 1602.
I agree----it's important to publish it in an edited journal.Since this preliminary research has appeared on the internet, already people have copied and recopied selected portions, adding what sections they liked to have as ancestors, deleting others that they didn't, etc.That's the problem with the internet.The source of a statement quickly gets lost.
There are some changes to the genealogy that appears in the website, as a result of this recent research, but the line is intact.The changes are mainly to names of children.Just to reiterate, there was no such "Sir John Crandall" who married Elizabeth Drake.John Crandall, baptized at Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, 15 February 1617/8, was the son of James and Eleanor Crandall."Mary Opp" seems to be fictitious as well.The name "Opp" doesn't seem to exist.
James Crandall (starting around 1600, the name, as it relates to this family, started to be spelled 'Crandall'; before it was 'Crundall' or 'Crondall') was probably born about 1589.He was the second son of Nicholas Crundall (born probably about 1558, died after 1602) by his wife Elizabeth.Nicholas was the son of Nicholas Crondall/Crundall, of Tewkesbury, Glocs., who was the vicar of Winterbourne, Glocs. (d. 1589).Nicholas was probably the son of Edward Crondall, barber, of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, living 1539-1547.Edward probably came from neighboring Worcestershire, where the name goes back to the 13th century.Herb Crandell has surveyed English records for early references to the name and its variants and his article discusses them.