Elisabeth Crook

about 1728–
Harbledown, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Crook was born about 1728, in Harbledown, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, Israel Crook, was 27 and her mother, Mary Hunter, was 35. She married Richard Wright on 25 November 1754, in Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul Sheffield, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Family Time Line

Richard Wright
Elisabeth Crook
Marriage: 25 November 1754
Richard Wraight

Spouse and Children

25 November 1754
Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul Sheffield, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Israel Crook


    Mary Hunter





    Jonathan Crooks


    Samuel Crooks


    Mary Crook


World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 73

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 87

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 95

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English:1. from the Old Norse byname Krókr meaning ‘crook’, ‘bend’, originally possibly bestowed on a cripple or hunchback or a devious schemer, but in early medieval England used as a personal name. 2. from Old Norse krókr ‘hook’, ‘bend’, borrowed into Middle English as a vocabulary word and applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker, seller, or user of hooks or a topographic name for someone who lived by a bend in a river or road. In some instances the surname may have arisen as a habitational name from places in Cumbria and Durham named Crook from this word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliz Crooks, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"
  • Eliz Crooks in entry for Richd Wright, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"
  • Elizabeth Crooks, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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