John Creswicke 407
- Born: 23 October 1690, Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
- Marriage: Ann Harris on 16 January 1732 in St. Dunstans In The East, London
- Died: 3 October 1765, Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire aged 74
In 1714 John Creswick, Major Creswick's first son, successfully
petitioned for the post of Examiner of Outport Books in HM Customs, so
establishing a family connection with that Department which was to
endure for several generations. ... His father Henry had died on 20
March 1731 at the age of 69, leaving the Moreton property to his
eldest son John. John Creswick does not seem ever to have resided in
Moreton for any length of time, his Customs work and his other
interests apparently keeping him in London. He lost little time in
raising money on his Moreton estate, and a deed associated with this
transaction shows that it had remained virtually unaltered since 1683.
There was still the house in Corn Street, Bristol, as well as that in
Moreton, and 204 acres of land, the drop from the 231 acres of 1683
being accounted for by the settlement on Samuel Creswick's marriage.
The estate consisted of 70 acres of arable, primarily in Dunstall and
Coldicote, 44 acres of meadow along the Evenlode, and 901 acres of
pasture mainly to the south west of the town. The marked difference
from 1683 was that a compact block of 82 acres to the south east of
Moreton, on both sides of the Evenlode, was in the hands of Henry
Creswick's widow, Mrs. Ann Creswick, and her farm manager, Henry
Busby, who seem to have run it as a mixed arable and livestock farm.
It was no doubt to further the livestock enterprise that in 1744 John
Creswick bought for £80 further common rights for 8 cattle on Moreton
Heath to add to the three the family already held. Around 1760 John
Creswick died, and the Moreton property passed to his younger brother,
Joseph. Joseph Creswick, who had married Elizabeth Laujol at St. Mary
Abchurch, London, on 19 November 1726 and lived in some comfort in
Streatham, was also in the Customs service.
John married Ann Harris on 16 January 1732 in St. Dunstans In The East, London. (Ann Harris was born in 1710 in Stoke Newkington, Middlesex.)