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. William Bond of Kingsbridge, England, and his wife Hannah Cranch, the niece of Richard
Cranch and sister of Elizabeth Cranch Elworthy, emigrated to Falmouth (now Portland,
Maine). Hannah's younger sister Ebbett died in Falmouth in 1789. By 1796, Bond was
established as a watchmaker in Boston (Extract from a Register of the Bond and Cranch
Families, 1852, MHi
: Cranch-Bond Papers;
Boston Directory, 1796
; “Richard Cranch and His Family,”
, 27:41 [Jan. 1873]).