Mark Crowdis was born in Yorkshire, England in 1752 and was married twice. He emigrated to Nova Scotia with his first wife and two oldest children around 1787 and settled in Cape Breton. He was granted land in 1807, among the earliest grantees at Baddeck Bay, four miles east of Baddeck.
Mark eventually had ten children who along with their ancestors can be found in numerous histories and other historical documents of Nova Scotia. Those ancestors eventually expanded into the United States and today number in the thousands.
Crowdis mountain, Crowdis bridge and Crowdis pool are all current place names in Nova Scotia. Mark's descendants were priests and ministers, farmers, doctors, and even artisans. This site is a resource for anyone doing genealogical research, but it is especially intended for his family so that we can always remain connected with our past and with one another.
Michael Crowdes (5th great-grandson)
Known Name Variations
- Crowdis, most common
- Crodice/Croddice, seen in some land grant documents