as Lords of the Manor of Crackenthorpe from the 12th century, some say, at the time of the
in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crakenthorpe research.Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1500, 1691, 1692, 1750, 1513 and 1514 are included under the topic Early Crakenthorpe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations
in a single document. Crakenthorpe has been spelled Crackenthorpe, Crakenthorpe, Crackenthorp, Crakenthorp, Crackenthrop and many more.
The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them: Samuel Crakenthorp who landed in North America in 1760.