Caleb Cranston

about 1620–
Ireland

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Caleb Cranston was born about 1620, in Ireland.

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1641

Age 21

Great Catholic-Gaelic rebellion for return of lands, later joined by Old English Catholics in Ireland. Under leadership of Irish chieftain, Rory O'More, conspiracy was formed to seize Dublin and expel the English. English settlers were driven out of Ulster. Catholics hold 59% of land in Ireland.
1649

Age 29

The Protestant Lord Protector of England, Oliver Cromwell, landed at Dublin. His troops killed 2,000 men. A great part of lands in Munster, Leinster and Ulster (Drogheda and Wexford) was confiscated and divided among the English soldiers.
1672

Age 52

Over 6,000 Irish boys and women sold as slaves since England gained control of Jamaica.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Dalkeith named Cranston, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Cran meaning ‘crane’ + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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