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Samuel Creswicke
Hesther Ashe
Henry Creswicke
Ann Earle
Samuel Creswicke


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1. Mary Henly
2. Mary Yate

Samuel Creswicke 407

  • Born: 2 February 1693, Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
  • Marriage (1): Mary Henly on 25 February 1733 in St. Michaels, Bristol
  • Marriage (2): Mary Yate in 1720
  • Died: 13 January 1766, Wells, Somerset aged 72

bullet   Cause of his death was Apoplexy.


bullet  General Notes:

Samuel, the second son, was in some ways the most interesting of Henry
Creswick's children. In accordance with eighteenth century
conventions, as a younger son went into the church, and, through the
family's Bristol connections became in 1720 Rector of St. James In
that City, which was In the gift of the Corporation. This appointment
enabled him to wed, and on his marriage in 1720 to Mary Yate of
Bristol his father gave as part of her marriage portion three fields
on the southern edge of Moreton totalling 25 acres. Samuel Creswick
was Dean of Bristol 1730-39, and then of Wells, and was a Chaplain in
Ordinary to the King. All very normal, but Dr. Samuel Creswick, as he
had become, was far from being a conventional cleric, even by
eighteenth century standards, for while Dean of Bristol he generally
wore 'the habit of a dragoon', while one of his first actions on
becoming Dean of Wells was to order a cockpit to be constructed at his
home at Haydon, so that he and his friends could
watch the sport from his dining-room, the window of which was enlarged
for the purpose. It somehow does not seem surprising that when he died
on 13 February 1766, leaving handsome portions to his sister Hester's
children, it was suddenly of an apoplexy.

bullet  Birth Notes:


bullet  Death Notes:


Samuel married Mary Henly on 25 February 1733 in St. Michaels, Bristol. (Mary Henly died in September 1773 in Bath, Somerset.)


Samuel next married Mary Yate in 1720. (Mary Yate was born in 1700 in Bristol, Somerset and died on 5 October 1732 in Bristol, Somerset.)

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