Thomas was born in England on May 20, 1644, his parents are unknown. He married Agnes Hathornthwaite on May 01, 1664 in Over Wyersdale, Lancashire, England. Agnes was born in Garstang, Wyre Borough, Lancashire, England on July 13, 1633. Her parents were William Hathornthwaite and Dorothie Drinkell.
Thomas and Agnes were members of the Society of Friends in England and immigrated on the ship The Lamb on October 22, 1682. This ship was part of the 23 ships in William Penn's fleet. This fleet is considered by some to be on the same level of importance as the Mayflower. There are some sources that state that they were passengers on the Welcome, but this has been proven false.
Thomas died on November 02, 1682 in Neshaminy, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is buried in the Middletown Friends Cemetery, Langhorne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Agnes died on October 23, 1684 in Neshaminy, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is also buried in the Middletown Friends Cemetery.
Thomas and Agnes' children are:
1. William Croasdale 2. John Croasdale 3. Mary Croasdale 4. Bridget Croasdale; b. June 30, 1671; m. John Cowgill 5. Alice Croasdale 6. Eliz Croasdale
The following is an excerpt from the book "Our Ancestors" by Thomas Maxwell Potts
Thomas & Agnes' Marriage Book, left page; line 3
Thomas & Agnes' Marriage Book, right side; line 3
Settle MM Recording Bridget Croasdale's birth (circled in red)
1682 Burial Record for Thomas Croasdale
Thomas Croasdale Letters of Administration (top left)
"A History of the Townships of Byberry and Moreland in Philadelphia, PA" by Joseph A. Martindale, M.D. "Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania; Genealogical and Personal Memoirs" Volume I; ed. John W. Jordan, LL.D. "History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Volume I-IV" by William W,H. Davis, A.M. "Our Family Ancestors" by Thomas Maxwell Potts "The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography" January 1912 No. 141; pub. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania