John Crafts the elder

???? - 1823


Absentee owner in Essequibo (British Guiana), very probably co-heir and brother of of George Crafts of Demerara (q.v.), dying between 1822-1824.

  1. The will of John Crafts Attorney at Law of Chipping Wycombe Buckinghamshire (made in 1819 with a codicil of 1822), proved 28/08/1824, shows him leaving in trust his real estate in 'Essequibo Demerary South America...and the slaves thereon' to secure an annuity of £200 p.a. to his wife Elizabeth, with the rest of his estate passing share and share alike to his seven children. The codicil adjusted the will to reflect advances of £1000 and £1800 he had made to his sons John and George. Administration was granted to George Crafts the son in 1834.The testator must have been the brother and residuary legatee of George Crafts.


  1. PROB 11/1689/403.

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Inferred by LBS. George Crafts' brother John was one of his co-heirs, and the will of John Crafts the elder transmitted slave-property in 'Essequibo,...
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Chipping Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Central England, England