Hello, Billie I do not have anything about therector of Croft, but I do have a lot of Pettingill data Relationship: Thomas /Petynghale/ 891 13GGF to the Six Pettengill Brothers -1
"Pettingell Newsletter,"Feb 1987, pg 3 Probate Material at Norfolk County Record Office; Will of Thomas Petynghale of Kenyngham juxta Mulbarton, made and proved 1466.In this, he left money to the churches of Mulbarton and Newton Flotman; abd 20/- to his son Matthew.40/- to his son Henry, 40/- to his son Thomas, and he mentions his son, John Petynghale.-- extract only, sent...
This was the oldest will that was found in Norwich , Norfolk, England found in Norfolk, search by the Family Tree Centre, Parkview House Hurst St., London SE 24 OEH #01 737 6615 sent with letter signed by Steve Goslin dated 8 Dec 1986.He Found only six chancery cases,six taxation returns, 3 court depositions; 11 wills from 1466 thru 1631; 36 church records; and 5 probate documents in London in addition to those found in Norwich, Norfolk.
English life expectency charts for 1830 indicate that the average life span of a male was 40 years and for females was 42.
Marriage laws allowed girls to marry at age 12 and boys at age 14 with parental consent; and age 21 for either sex, without parental consent.
These conventions and the English naming pattern was followed when names were not found in a record, or exact birth year not shown.When a last name was not found for a wife, then her husband's name was used.
Population of County was very small during middle ages, and was concentrated in villages or farms on the islands or hills in this swampy, or forested or fen land or peat bogs. Most of Pettenhalle familes lived within 10 mi of Norwich which was a seaportbefore the land was drained in 16th and 17th Centuries.
BIOGRAPHY; THE PETYNGHALE FAMILY, Robert C. Pettengill, Salt Lake City: 1993, GSU Film #1598131, item 1
This is my 85th or 6 winter, I just copied the forgoing from my PAF 5/2 file. My great grandfather was a blacksmith in the 8th ILL Cav Regt. his name was spelled several different ways on official records. He was half Iroquois. I have a cousin in NY who traced the family to PA from RI, George Pettingill kept detailed records of everything, and in family records he stopped with John andhis marriage to anIrroquois woman named Amanda Cook *e) but with the rest of family he kept detailed data down to or thru 3rd generation, before he died. You may contact me directly I have a Cherokee nurse who comes every day, her name is Sharon she can talk to you. I live about 40 miles east of Sacramento CA. We moved here when I was forced to retire, 1345 Village Lane, Placerville, CA 95667=4720. The last four digits indicat e a community mailbox setup- We did have several cats now only one, Meesha. A Maine Coon Cat/ His friend died when we went to National Cemeteryon 2 Dec 2008 to see my wife who departed on 1 Aug 2006. We were together almost or about 60 years. I am old but not stupid! At least that is what my nurse, doctor and relatives tell me. Last year I visited Frank who lives in Oregon, Edward in Phoenix, David in Mesa, and Julian about 90 mil n of Phoenix