Birth: John Crackstone was born by about 1575, based on his
daughter’s marriage date.
Death: He died in Plymouth between January 11 and April
Ship: Mayflower, 1620.
Life in England: There is nothing known of John
Crackstone’s life in England, although the family was likely from
the Colchester, Essex, area. Anna Crackstone described herself as being
from Colchester in her 1618 betrothal.
Life in Holland: The family was in Leiden as of June 1616.
Life in New England: John Crackstone came over with his
son, John. John Crackstone, Sr., died in the first winter of the general
sickness. Sometime after May 22, 1627, John Crackstone, Jr., died.
Bradford said, “having lost himself in the woods, his feet became
frozen, which put him into a fever of which he died.”
Family: John Crackstone married Katherine Bates at
Stratford St. Mary, Suffolk, on May 9, 1594. This identification remains
Children of John and _____ Crackstone: