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John Cropley (1766 - 1858)

John Cropley
Born in Englandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1 Nov 1792 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 92 [location unknown]
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He was a son of William Cropley who was born in Norfolk County England and migrated to Wilmot, Nova Scotia. William also lived at Hanley Mountain. John was also born in England. John was the only heir listed in his will. William's wife died in England.

"John Cropley, born 1771, married in 1794 Mary, daughter of Anthony Marshal."[1]

John is listed in the 1792, Wilmot, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada, Poll Tax Roll [2]


  1. History of the county of Annapolis : including old Port Royal and Acadia : with memoirs of its representatives in the provincia Biographical and geneological sketches of the families of the early English settlers and grantees of the county of Annapolis, p. 496, Calnek, W. A., Toronto, W. Briggs, 1897.
  2. Nova Scotia Archives; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Census, Assesment and Poll Tax Records 1767-1827, 1792, Halifax Real Estate Valuation, 1775. Commissioner of Public Records collection. Series: City of Halifax, 1749–1869. RG 1, vol. 411. Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. $Ancestry


Thanks to Hollis Bartlett for starting this profile. Thanks to Beck Nally for research in Nova Scotia.

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Calneks' History can be downloaded or viewed online - try Google books or try p. 545.
posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers
Please use the standard minimal headers: Biography, Sources, Footnotes, Acknowledgements. This person is over 200 years old.
posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers
Please add sources - " * Source: W. a. Calnek and A. W. Savary, M. A. History of the County of Annapolis, Toronto: William Briggs, 1897
posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers

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