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Henry Lebzeltern Creswicke 407

  • Born: 3 October 1777, Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
  • Died: 1800 aged 23

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From "Memories of Moreton":

The family suffered a further blow when Henry Martin Creswick died
aged only 22 late in 1781. It may be that this bare statement conceals
some tragedy, because in 1892 two stories of Creswick ghosts were
related which, although they were then attached to what is now the
Manor House Hotel, bear upon about this time. One was that the last
male Creswick kept solemn vigil along the wall bounding the Creswicks'
orchard, which would have been in East Street, and the other that
'Dame Creswick' came to an unhappy end and that on certain nights of
the year strange shadows could be seen through the cracks in one of
the doors re-enacting the terrible scene which led to her untimely
end. These tales may belong to the Manor House and not to the
Creswicks but it is also possible that they reflect some folk memory
of an unhappy end to the Creswicks' reign in Moreton. Henry Martin
Creswick had married young, and left a widow, Eugenia, and a 4 year
old son, Henry Lebzelton Creswick. Their estate was still the largest
in Moreton, being assessed at 7-16-0d for Land Tax in 1775 while
Henry Martin Creswick was still alive, but when the June 1783
assessment was made at 12-9-0d, incidentally, nearly three times as
large as any other, the house was owned by Mrs. Eugenia Creswick,
while the land, which was centred on what was later known as Dunstall
Farm, was let to Edward Bliss. Henry Lebzelton Creswick appears to
have died shortly after matriculating from Christ Church, Oxford, on
20 October 1794, aged 17. After his death there were no direct male
heirs and rights in the property were shared by several women members
of the family. Not surprisingly, this led to the house being let.

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