John Crandall

John Crandall was in New England by 1635, and in autumn that year he was dismissed of the Salem Church for having adopted Baptist opinions; he was in Providence, lived for a time at Newport, RI, and in 1651 while on a trip representing the Church was arrested and sentenced for conducting a religious meeting at the Sw home of William Witter (B268); he was an original pur- chaser of Indian land a area later constituted as Hopkinton), where he was the first Baptist elder and offices including Deputy to the General Court.