[w] www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/crane/cranegen.htm 'General Josiah Crane was in the service of King James I, of England, was related to William Crane, who married Margaret, the daughter of and co-kin of Sir Andrew Butler'. Joshua's son, Jasper, settled in Massachusetts in 1639.
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[ w ] www.su rna meg u ide .co m/fu lie r/crane_fa m i ly. h t m William Crane and Abigail Puffer of Dorchester, England, had a son, Henry Crane (1719-1804), father of Major Peter Crane (1752-1821), gunsmith, of Massachusetts.
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^-and paid for much of the restoration of Lichfield Cathedral after Civil War damage.
William Hacket, a religious fanatic, called on Tudor England to make way for the Second Coming of the Messiah by dethroning Elizabeth I and sacking all the bishops. Naturally, they didn't take very kindly to him, and he was executed in 1591.
The Irish Hacketts supposedly descend from 12th century Norman invaders of that name, who became known as MacHackett and, though a complicated etymological convolution, 'Guckian'. In Armagh and Tyrone, Hackett has been used as a synonym for MacCahey, MacGahey and Gaggy. Irish Hacketts included Sir Thomas Hackett, Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1688. □
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