rial of Strafford and other important events, Cradock participated as a member of the House of Commons. May 21, 1641, he was on a committee for recusants with Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Symon d'ewes, and others.
This was his last appearance, as he died May 27, 1641.
May 28, 1641, This evening there was an order given for a writ to issue for the new election of a. Burgess for London in Master Cradock's place who is lately dead.
The will of Matthew Cradock dated November 9, 1640 is recorded in Middlesex, Mass. Probate records, under date of February 12, 1662.
In it he mentions his wife Rebecca, and daughter Damaris, who each receive one half his estate, the widow a life interest only, to go on her death to his brother Rev. Samuel Cradock, or his heirs.
On the widow's and daughter's marriage their husbands were to give sureties not to sell or alienate the estate.
He names his nephew Samuel who was then a student at Emanuel College.
He names his sister Sawye