AUBREY CREWITT, M.D.
JOHN AUBREY CREWITT, M.D.,
of Newtown, was born at Reidsville, Mifflin county, Pennsylvania, March
29, 1853, and is a son of Alfred and Jane (DORLAND) CREWITT,
the former of English and the later of Holland descent.
Richard Chandler CREWITT, grandfather
of Dr. CREWITT, was born in Maryland and married at Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania, in 1805, Elizabeth, daughter of Alexander BERRYHILL,
of Harrisburg, where she was born January 5, 1777.
Their children were Fannie, Matilda, Aubrey, and Alfred, The father
of Dr. CREWITT. Alfred CREWITT
was born in 1811. He became a
prominent iron master in Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania.
He was a man of prominence in that county, where he resided for
many years. He and his family
were prominent members of the Presbyterian church, as were his ancestors
for three hundred years. He
died April 5, 1857, while holding the office of county treasurer.
His wife was Jane DORLAND, daughter of Isaac and Jane (MCNAMARA)
DORLAND, who died May 8, 1884.
The paternal ancestor of Jane (DORLAND)
CREWITT, was Jan Gerretse DORLAND, who emigrated from
Holland in the year 1652, and settled at Brooklyn, Long Island, where he
was an elder in the Dutch reformed church.
He was twice married. By
his first wife, who was a JANS, he had three children: Maeretje,
baptized April 11, 1672; Geertje, baptized August 19, 1674; and Gerret.
He married (second) Annettje REMSEN, born April 11, 1669, daughter
of Rem Jansen VANDERBEECK, a native of Drenthe, Holland, who
married December 21, 1642, Jannetje, daughter of Jores RAPALIE.
His descendants dropped the surname and were known by the name of REMSEN,
signifying sons of Rem. John
(or Jan) DORLANDT, baptized at Brooklyn church, March 20, 1681,
married (first) Marretje (Mary) and his son John, baptized at Brooklyn,
July 17, 1701, was the
great-great-great-grandfather of the subject of this sketch.
The other children were: Cornelia,
baptized August 7, 1705; Lambert,
George, Jacob, Isaac, Hermina, Eve, and Abraham. John DORLANDT,
Sr., married (second) in 1718
Barbara AUKES VAN NUYS, daughter of Auke JANSE VAN NUYS,
who was baptized April 21,1702. In
1720 he left Brooklyn, and after a short stay among his relatives on the
Raritan, in New Jersey, removed to Moreland township, Philadelphia, now
Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, and purchased in 1726 a farm from William
BRITTIAN, near Somerton. Lambert
DORLANDT married in September, 1731, Elizabeth BRITTIAN;
George married in 1735 Catharine WHITEMAN; Jacob married in 1741
Ann HEWITT; Isaac, in 1753, Margaret JOHNSON; Hermina
married Charles HUFTE; Eve married in 1751 John BRITTIAN,
all the above having accompanied their father to Pennsylvania.
Elizabeth BRITTIAN, who married Lambert DORLANDT, was
a granddaughter of Nathaniel BRITTIAN, an early English settler in
Kings county, L.I., where he married in 1660 Anna, daughter of Nicholas STILWELL,
and later removed to Staten Island, where he died in 1683.
Of his ten children several removed to Pennsylvania at about the
same date as the DORLANDT family, and have numerous descendants in
Bucks county. The children of
Lambert and Elizabeth (BRITTIAN)
DORLANDT were Nathaniel, John, Lambert, Esther, all born in
John DORLAND, the great-grandfather of
the subject of this sketch, was born at Somerton in 1754.
He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and an active man in the
community. He married Ann ROBINSON
and had children, Joseph; Rebecca, Isaac, Sarah, Eve, Elizabeth, Jacob,
John, Jr., Mary, Ann. Isaac DORLAND,
the grandfather of Dr. CREWITT, was born at Somerton, December 8,
1782, and married February 25, 1811, Jane McNAMARA, of Scotch-Irish
descent, who bore him eight children, of whom the third was Jane, who
married Alfred CREWITT, and became the mother of the subject of
this sketch. The children of
Alfred and Jane (DORLAND) CREWITT were; Isaac, Elizabeth,
Howard, Andrew, Jane, Edward, William; John Aubrey, the subject of this
sketch, born March 29, 1853; Thomas. Isaac
and Howard CREWITT were both in the service of their country during
the Civil war, the former holding the rank of lieutenant and the latter
that of sergeant.
Dr. CREWITT was reared at Huntingdon
and attended the public school there.
He filled the position of mail agent for three years, and in the
meantime studied medicine with Dr. D. P. Miller, of Huntingdon.
In 1874 he entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons at
Baltimore, Maryland, from which he graduated in 1876.
In the year of his graduation he located at Robertsdale, Pa., where
he was in active practice for eight years.
In 1884 he came to Newtown, Bucks county, where he has since
practiced his chosen profession with success, having built up a large
practice. He is a member of
and was president in 1905 of the Bucks County Medical Society, and is a
member of the Lehigh Valley Medical Association, the Pennsylvania State
Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. He served five
years in Bucks county as school director.
He has been a member of the Presbyterian church for thirty-seven
years, and a trustee of the Newtown Presbyterian church for eighteen
Dr. CREWITT married, December 18,
1878, Joanna Bayard STEWART, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (BAYARD)
STEWART, of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and they are the parents of
three children: Alfred Bayard CREWITT,
B.S., is a medical student at the university of Pennsylvania; Lillian, at
home; and John Aubrey, Jr., who is a student at the George School.
Alfred Bayard CREWITT became an active worker in the
temperance cause before he was sixteen years of age, and was one of the
organizers of the Young People’s Temperance Association of Bucks county
in 1899, and president of the Association until the fall of 1904, when he
resigned and his brother, John Aubrey CREWITT, Jr., was elected
Test taken from page 496-497 of:
Davis, William W. H., A.M., History
of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing
Company, 1905] Volume III
Transcribed August 2004 by Joan
Lollis of, IN. as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project,
Published October 2004 on the
Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/