Rebecca Crane

1720–1806 (Age 86)
Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Crane was born in 1720, in Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, John Crane I, was 52 and her mother, Esther Williams, was 42. She married Effingham Townley in 1735, in Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She died in 1806, in Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America, at the age of 86, and was buried in First Presbyterian Churchyard Memorial Garden, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Effingham Townley
1710–1789
Rebecca Crane
1720–1806
Marriage: 1735
Capt. Richard Townley
1736–1801
Peggy Townley
1744–1802
Sarah Townley
1745–1815
Mary Townley
1748–
George Townley
1752–1752
Catherine Townley
1738–1774
Joanna Townley
1739–1739
Abigail Townley
1742–1828
Charles Townley
1751–1802
George Townley
1755–1840
Joanna Townsley
1755–1804
John Townley
1757–1820
Elizabeth Jane Townley
1760–1850

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1735
Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America
children

(13)

    Male1736–1801Male

    Catherine Townley

    Female1738–1774Female

    Joanna Townley

    Female1739–1739Female

    Abigail Townley

    Female1742–1828Female

    Peggy Townley

    Female1744–1802Female

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(16)

+11 More Children

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname, most likely for a tall, thin man with long legs, from Middle English cran ‘crane’ (the bird), Old English cran, cron. The term included the heron until the introduction of a separate word for the latter in the 14th century.2 Dutch: variant spelling of Krane .3 English translation of German Krahn or Kranich .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Rebecca Crane Townley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • NJ, Essex, First Settlers, Littell

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