In November 1748, he married Ariaantie Bovie at the Albany Dutch church. By 1760, six children had been christened at Albany churches. He was a member and officer at St. Peter's Anglican church. He also was a regular baptism sponsor at and supporter of the Dutch church.
In 1756 he was identified as a "wigmaker" on a census of householders taken by the British army.
In 1793, "Robert Cranny" (or his heirs) owed a small sum to the estate of the late William Charles.
After that, his name seems to have dropped from the community record. He does not appear to appear on either of the first two censuses of heads of households in New York State. However, in June 1802, Dutch church burials recorded the interrment of "Robert Crannel's wife" (not widow). Perhaps, he lived (or more likely had lived) in the households of his offspring.
Sources: The life of Robert Crannel is CAP biography number 7720. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 9/20/07; last revised: 8/2/12