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 Sawyer and her daughter Dorothy.
He gives his partners Thomas Hodlow and Edward Lewis in the Eastland trade, £ 600 each.
The Eastland Company was another of the trading companies in which Cradock was interested.
The company traded to what are now the Baltic provinces.
Cradock also traded in the Mediterranean and in the Levant.
(State Papers, 1636-7 p. 377.)
Mrs. Rebecca, a daughter of a London merchant, Thomas Jordan, the widow of Matthew Cradock, after a few years of conventional mourning, espoused, before February 12, 1644-5, perhaps for a soci