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3. Anthony CROSSLEY

Extract from History of Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland
CROSSLEY, OF SCAITCLIFFE.
ANTHONY CROSLEYE, of Skatecliff, in the county of Lancaster, who purchased 22nd April, 1586, Hollynrake-holme, from Nicholas Stansfield, of Wadsworth. He married and had issue:
*JOHN, his heir.
*Abraham, who married in 1615, Mary Taylor, of Stansfield, and died in 1643. His will bears date the 8th January in that year.
*Luke.
*Samuel, who died at Scaytcliffe 24th March, 1675. His widow, Anne, survived until 12th December, 1682.
*Susannah, married to Mr Kershaw.

One of the earliest proved connections with Scaitcliffe comes in the will of Anthony Crossley in 1623. He is described as a yeoman of Scaitcliffe. He devised his goods to his wife Mary, his sons Luke and Samuel, and his daughters Susan Kershaw and Mary Crossley. He excludes two other sons, apart from a bequest of 1 shilling, on the grounds that they were married by then and already held part of his estate. His eldest son and heir was John who held lands at Scaitcliffe in 1626 by a grant (or deed of gift) from his father.

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8. Abraham CROSSLEY

Extract from History of Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland
CROSSLEY, OF SCAITCLIFFE.
Abraham, who married in 1615, Mary Taylor, of Stansfield, and died in 1643. His will bears date the 8th January in that year.

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10. Samuel CROSSLEY

Extract from History of Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland
CROSSLEY, OF SCAITCLIFFE.
Samuel, who died at Scaytcliffe 24th March, 1675. His widow, Anne, survived until 12th December, 1682.

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