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James Crewes

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, August 10, 2019
1. James Crewes Marker
Inscription.  English merchant James Crewes (1623-1677), emigrated to Virginia by 1655 and acquired a 541 acre plantation at Turkey Island. As a planter, burgess from Henrico County and militia officer, Crewes disagreed with the governor's policies related to native commerce, perceived high taxation and apathy over Native American attacks on the Virginia frontier. In 1675, he and other residents joined with Nathaniel Bacon to protect their interests in the colony. Captured and found guilty as an instigator in Bacon’s Rebellion, Crewes was hanged near Jamestown in January of 1677. His Turkey Island plantation was purchased by William Randolph in 1684.
 
Erected 2017 by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC-43.)
 
Location. 37° 24.372′ N, 77° 16.172′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) 0.2 miles west of Willis Church Road (Virginia Route 156), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Turkey Island Mansion (here,
New Market Road (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 10, 2019
2. New Market Road (facing east)
next to this marker); Engagement at Malvern Cliffs (a few steps from this marker); The Flood of 1771 (a few steps from this marker); Turkey Island (a few steps from this marker); Captain Thomas Harris (approx. 0.4 miles away); Curles Neck and Bremo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nathaniel Bacon (approx. half a mile away); Malvern Cliffs (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2019, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 95 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2019, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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