Richard Craddock

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Richard Craddock was born about 1598, in England. He married Elizabeth Hutchins about 1635, in Henrico, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 9 January 1685, in Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Henrico, Virginia, British Colonial America.

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Richard Craddock
Elizabeth Hutchins
Marriage: about 1635
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    1600 · The Honourable East India Company

    The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.


    The Virginia Company founded the first permanent English colony at Jamestown in 1607. One of the original 13 states (it entered the Union in 1788). Virginia holds an important place in American history, as it was home to many of the founding fathers, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Mason, and Patrick Henry. Four of Americas first five presidents were Virginians. During the Civil War, Richmond, Virginias capital, was the capital of the Confederacy. Today, Virginia is a popular tourist spot where people can visit historic places such as Alexandria, Williamsburg, and Mount Vernon, George Washingtons estate.

    1642 · The English Civil War

    A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: from the Welsh personal name Caradawc, Cradawc, Caradoc, Caradog meaning ‘amiable’, familiar in its Latin form Caractacus (but correctly Caratacus, for British Celtic Caratācos, from the stem carat- ‘dear, love’), a British prince who was taken as prisoner to Rome in about 51 AD for his leadership of a revolt against the Roman occupation.

    Americanized form of German Gredig . Compare Graddick .

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

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