I do NOT trace through this family.Only helped out for some researchers associated with Brannans--both families later showed up in Amelia County, Virginia:
February 25, 1691.William Crowcher aged 5 years the 25th day of May
next is by his father William Croucher of this county bound apprentice to
Morgan Williams to serve him until he comes to the age of 19 years.
Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, 1690-1698, page 13.
July 29, 1691.Mr. Robert Jadwin acknowledged a lease of lands for 99
years from him to John Crowcher.
Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, 1690-1698, page 319.
November 8, 1691.Know all men by these presence that I, John Crutcher,
of Yoacomaco, Planter, have agreed, bargained, and sold all that tract of
land with all its apprutenances thereunto belonging formerly purchased of
Mr. John Sampson together with all the right titel and interest.I, said
Crutcher, did formerly possess unto John Kirby of Rappahannock County,
Planter, in consideration of 15,000 of good sound merchantable tobacco
in cask to be paid in manner and form following.2,500 pounds of tobacco
and cask convenient to be now paid upon demand and 6,250 pounds ot
tobacco to be paid upon demand after the 10th day of October next which
will be in the year of our Lord 1692.And the like sum of 6,250 pounds of like
qualified tobacco and cask to be paid upon demand after the 10th day of
October which will be in the year of our Lord 1693.In witness whereof we
have hereunto affixed our hands and seals this 9th day of November 1691.
Witnesses:John Jadwin and Samuel Warcupp.Signed:John Crutcher
(his mark) and John Kerby.Record test William Colston.
Richmond County, Virginia Deeds 1692-1694, pages 86 and 87.
August 2, 1694.Reference granted between Edward Berry, Admor. of John
Crutcher, Plt., and Angell Jacobus as Executor in his own wrong to the estate
of Edward Winter, deceased, Dft. till next court held in this county.
Richmond County, Virginia Orders 1694-1697, page 4.
August 2, 1694.Ordered that the sheriff of this county or his deputy do attach
the body of John Hartford and cause him to appear at the next court held for
this county sitting in chancery to answer the bill of complaint exhibited against
him by Edward Berry, administrator of John Crutcher.
Richmond County, Virginia Orders, 1694-1697, page 7.
September 5, 1694.Reference is granted between Edward Berry, Admor. of
John Crutcher, Plt., and Angell Jacobus as Exer. in his own wrong to the
estate of Edward Windsor, Deft., till next court.
Reference in chancery granted between Edward Berry, Admor. of John
Crutcher, deceased, Plt., and John Hartford, Deft. till next court.
Richmond County, Virginia Orders 1694-1697, pages 7 and 9.
September 6, 1694.Reference is granted between Edward Berry, Admr. of
John Crutcher, deceased, Plt., and John Kerby, Defandant, till next court held
in this county where the plantiff by his attorney hath promised that John
Crutcher, orphan son of said deceased, shall be present.
John Kerby by his bill exhibited to this worshipful court sitting in chancery
in most humble manner complain in of sheweth that John Crutcher, late of
this county, deceased, in his lifetime did contract for bargains and sell unto
the said Complt. a certain dividend or tract of land situated in the county
aforesaid, containing 100 acres or thereabouts bounded by the line of Mr.
William Tomlin and a certain creek which said land the said John Crutcher
did covenant promise and agree to convey and assign by a good and
authentic deed of sale and the same to acknowledge as the law directs
as the said land was conveyed and assumed to the Complt. as aforesaid,
it pleased Almighty God to take out of this life the said John Crutcher and
that the said Complt. having paid the consideration for the said land and
having no process in law whereby to have the same assumed and
confirmed unto him hath subpoenaed.
John Crutcher, infant son and heir of the said John Crutcher, deceased,
in this equitable court of chancery and himself prays this court to decree
that the Complt. may hold and enjoy the said land and premises during
the minority of the said John and that the said John at his full age do
convey and assure the same unto him accordingly and is in duty bound,
etc.Whereupon time is given to answer till the next court for this county.
Richmond County, Virginia Orders, 1694-1697, pages 13 and 14.
September 7, 1694.Know all men by these presence that I, Thomas
Freshwater, of the county of Richmond being seized and possessed in a
certain tract of land in right of my father Thomas Freshwater, deceased,
as by patent bearing date the 24th of August 1664 and containing 7,220
acres of land granted to my father Thomas Freshwater as aforesaid, Mr.
Richard Webley and Mr. Robert Davis by the right honorable, Sir William
Berkeley, governor and council of Virginia as by the aforesaid patent
more at large may appear.Now know ye that I the aforesaid Thomas
Freshwater do for me, my heirs for 15,000 of tobacco in cask to me in
hand paid to my content, the receipt I do ackowledge, sell, and make
over unto Daniel Sullivant, his heirs, and assignees all my right of all the
land contained within the aforesaid patent according to the several
courses therein, always provided such lands to be excepted out of this
deed of sale as was formerly granted and sold by my father and mysel to
Colonel Hull, 1,000 acres; William Hamock, 300 acres; Robert Wood
200 acres; Dennis Sullivant 250 acres; William Davis 1,000 acres; John
Crutcher 100 acres, and Daniel Sullivant 340 acres, all which to be held
and enjoyed according to their several situations, deeds, and courses
therein contained notwithstanding this deed all which being 3,190 acres
of land which I the said Freshwater do assign all my whole right and interest
unto the said Sullivant as aforesaid in as large and ample manner as was
granted to my father, Thomas Freshwater, by patent in fee simple.I do
futhermore oblige myself that the said Sullivant, his heirs, and assignees
shall at all times hereafter hold the said land without the denial of me, my
heirs.The said Sullivant paying, doing, and discharging the rents and
services therein due.And I do further oblige myself that I neither shall nor
will make any other deed of sale, lease, jointure, or any manner of conveyance
to any part or parcel of the said land after the date of these presence.In
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of
September 1694.Witnesses:Willoughby Allerton and Charles Barber.
Richmond County, Virginia Deeds, 1692-1694, pages 66 and 67.
December 5, 1694.The action brought by Edward Berry, admr. of John
Crutcher, deceased, against Angell Jacobus as Admr. in his own wrong
of Edward Windsor, deceased, is dismissed, no cause of action appearing.
Richmond County, Virginia Orders, 1694-1697, page 17.
December 6, 1694.Non-suit is granted to John Kerby against Edward
Berry, Admr. of John Crutcher, deceased, no cause of action appearing
to be paid with cost of suit alias execution.
Richmond County, Virginia Orders, 1694-1697, page 21.
November 5, 1695.Reference is granted between William Croutcher,
Plantiff, and Thomas Langley, Defendant, till next court be held in this county.
Richmond County, Virginia Orders, 1694-1697, page 99.
November 6, 1695.Reference is granted between Thomas Wilson, Plantiff,
William Crutcher, Defendant, till next court held in this county.
Richmond County, Virginia Orders, 1694-1697, page 105.
January 1, 1696.Non-suit is granted to William Crutcher against Thomas
Wilkinson, he not appearing to prosecute, to be paid with cost of suit alias
Richmond County, Virginia Orders, 1694-1697, page 112.
March 4, 1696.Judgment is granted to William Crutcher against William
Brown as security of Thomas Langley for 900 pounds of every way good
tobacco and one dozen good pewter spoons upon specialty to be paid
with cost of suit alias execution.
Richmond County, Virginia Orders, 1694-1697, page 123.
October 8, 1696.Reference is granted between Phillip Hunnings, Plt., and
William Crutcher, Deft., till next court held for this county.
Richmond County, Virginia Orders, 1694-1697, page 177.
October 8, 1696.The action brought by William Crutcher against Richard
Green is dismissed, the plantiff not appearing to prosecute.
Richmond County, Virginia Orders, 1694-1697, page 192.
February 3, 1697.The conditional order is granted last court to Phillip
Hunnings against William Crutcher for 420 pounds of tobacco upon bill and
account is by this court confirmed and ordered to be paid with cost of suit
Richmond County, Virginia Orders, 1694-1697, page 201.
November 2, 1699.Non-suit is granted to Daniel Sancebury and Phoebe,
his wife, Exrs. of her own wrong to William Croucher, deceased, against
Phillip Hunnings, he not appearing to prosecute, to be paid cost of suit
Richmond County, Virginia Orders, 1697-1699, page 516.