|Born at Chipping Sodbury into a Methodist family.
|Breech-birth leading to counter-theory of 'evolution in reverse'.
|Fathered by Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
|Rousseau sent Crabtree's mother a copy of Emile.
|Dr. Johnson read Crabtree/Churchill poems.
|Precocity recognised in painting by Joshua Reynolds.
|Composed 'Buttercup Joe', Gloucestershire folk song.
|Smith, A. C. H.
|A relation, Captain Agreen Crabtree, settled at Hancock Point, Maine.
|Paid 6s 8d as choirmaster's organ-blower, Chipping Sodbury.
|Travelled to Sowerby, Yorkshire, home of Crabtree/Krabtree family; attended school at Rishworth, Halifax.
|Smith, Hugh, Jones
A choirboy, nicknamed 'Cuckoo Joe'. Read Priestley's
History of Electricity, and objected to the inverse square law; influenced by Newton.
Met Jonas Hannay; influenced his The Sea Lad's Trusty Companion.
|Uncle Jeremiah Crabtree in American colonies supplying domestic servants and other female providers of services; possible father of John Quincy Adams, later 6th U.S. President.
|Flute boy on Captain Cook's first voyage; met Joseph Banks.
|Involved in biological commando raid at Rio de Janeiro.
|Met Richard Price at Newington Green, and delivered his letter to Benjamin Franklin, later published in the Philosophical Transactions; met Lord Shelburne, formerly William Petty, later Marquess of Lansdowne.
|Helped building of 'Fort Venus' on Tahiti.
|Interest in amorous verse; involved with Jenner and a milkmaid.
|Attended Eton College under the name of Burke.
|Objected to a clergyman's account of what took place at 'Shakespeare's Crab Tree'.
|Revolutionised actuarial practice with concept of 'fictitious lives'; subsequently well remunerated by insurance companies.
|Expelled from Eton for lampooning the Headmaster.
|Met Jeremiah 'Bramah' Postlethwaite, inventor.
|Met Joseph Priestley; invented soda water.
|In Rome as Giuseppe Maria Silvestri, having been spirited there by agents of Pope Clement XIV, whom he assisted in the suppression of the Jesuits; also studied use of tobacco in curing syphilis.
|Befriended Albanian poet Gjul Variboba in Oxford.
|Sent down from Queen's College, Oxford (Hilary Term), for writing satirical verses about his tutor.
|Tutor was Jacob Jefferson, who erased his name from the matriculation list.
|Employed in Cambridge University Library bindery;
|Possibly bound, certainly catalogued, The Matrons, Ephesian, Chinese, French, British, Turkish and Roman (London, 1762) and identified the author as Thomas Percy, Bishop of Dromore
|Lived in London with Bramah/Postlethwaite; invented beer pump.
|Recruited as a life-long spy.
|Published first of six poems under name of Malcolm M'Greggor.
|Dr. Johnson lost his cudgel (later Crabtree's) on the Isle of Mull.
|Possibly in Philadelphia on a secret mission involving Thomas Jefferson.
|Wrote poems for Jeremy Bentham.
|Resided at the Crabtree Tavern, Tottenham Court Road.
|Influenced by Linnaeus's Sexual Systems of Plants.
|Produced the Bramah pewter sucking bottle, and later the Crabtree skewer and other child-care items.
|Visited Sweden and the Low Countries; met Linnaeus and gave him model of the Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus).
|Sent to America as a spy; met Thomas Jefferson.
|Possibly involved in drafting the United States Declaration of Independence
|Feelgood Plimsby, ancestor of dynasty of Pummerys and Guggenheims, born to Chastity Smallbottom.
|Sister Fanny Crabtree travelled to Sweden, impersonating her brother, to retrieve the phallus.
|Inspired Bramah's patent of the water closet, and many subsequent patented inventions.
|As 'Batty" got to know Goethe in Weimar.
|Introduced 'statistics' into English, but rejected the term.
|Met John Wesley and challenged him on the efficacy of prayer.
|Offered Joseph Banks a pair of unicorn horns for his collection.
|Attended the Thrale brewery sale; bought two small vats off Samuel Johnson.
|Employed in his Uncle Oliver's wine business, Crabtree & Hillier, at Orleans; wrote Ode to Claret.
|Alias M. M'Greggor, imprisoned for debt in Fleet Prison.
|Experimented with Watt and water.
|Smith, A. C. H.
|Met Joseph Cottle, publisher in Bristol.
|Involved in the abduction of the Linnaean Collections; ship pursued by the Swedish Navy.
|On vinous Grand Tour in France with Thomas Jefferson.
|Met and annoyed Coulomb at Blois.
|Involved in founding The Times; subsequently a prolific foreign and political correspondent for over fifty years.
|As 'Tischbein' met Goethe in Rome.
|Interfered with Leonardo da Vinci's manuscript drawings in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan.
|With Goethe in Naples; met Sir William Hamilton, British envoy, and Emma Harte.
|Sent by Hamilton to Portugal as 'Berti' to obstruct William Beckford.
|Provided claret for Thomas Jefferson.
|Founded dining club with Richard Price and Lord Shelburne after Price's sermon before the Society for Commemorating the Glorious Revolution of 1688; all guests to become members 'save Burke'.
|Researching molluscs rescues Jane Collier from the sea at Poulton-le-Sands; fathers John Payne Collier
|Involved in Steevens's fake Anglo-Saxon inscription.
|Proposed international system of metrification and decimalisation.
|Infiltrated the Lunar Society in Birmingham.
|Smith, A. C. H.
|At Orleans intercepted key papers between Madrid and Paris during the Nootka Sound crisis.
|Inspiration of James Boswell in the production of Life of Dr Samuel Johnson; possible references to Crabtree in A. E. Housman's last poems.
|Took lodgings with Paul Vallon.
|Employed at the Bank of England; visited Germany, France, Switzerland and Italy with Wordsworth.
|At Porlock fathered Joseph William Crabtree, later naval officer who received langridge shot in the groin, retired 1851.
|Met William Blake in Newington Butts
|Visited Birmingham to foment the mob against Priestley. With Wordsworth in France; met Vallon's sister Annette; Wordsworth accepted paternity of Crabtree's child.
|Conflict with Browning.
|Published translation of Volksmärchen der Deutschen under Beckford's name.
|Met Joseph Haydn at Grand Lodge meeting in London, and then travelled to Austria to learn more of Mozart's music; fell in love with Constanze Mozart and went with her to Baden; contracted venereal disease. Plotted with Constanze to murder Mozart, employing a compound of mercury (later known as 'Crabtree's butter') to poison Mozart while disguised as Joseph Primus.
|Contribution to Mozart's Clarinet Concerto and later similar influences on Schubert's Trout Quintet, Tchaikovsky's first string quintet and Shostakovich's 10th symphony.
|Planned the escape of the French royal family.
|In Carcassonne at Madame de Stael's town house.
|Met the Comtesse de Blague and her dog.
|Influenced Mozart's Clarinet Concerto.
|Completed Mozart's Requiem under the alias Joseph Eybler.
|Arranged meeting between Talleyrand and Pitt.
|Used the name Jean Pierre Chauveau in France and subsequently became a colonel in Napoleon's Imperial Guard. An Indian raid on Crab Orchard, Kentucky, destroyed all records of Crabtree's role in the American Revolutionary War.
|At Juniper Hall, Dorking, as Madame de Stael's butler, for wedding of Fanny Burney to the émigré General D'Arblay.
|Visited Hamish Auchtermuchty Anstruther in Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland
|Published Gregory King's autobiography in J. Dalloway's Inquiry into the Origin and Progress of the Science of Heraldry in England (Gloucester, 1793).
|Likely to have been with Robert Burns in Galloway.
|Informed by his father Llewellyn of his Welsh family background.
|Discovery and implementation in Edinburgh of "Crabtree Effect" in fermentation of beer.
At Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch composing poems for Goethe.
|Goethe published German translation of Crabtree's poems revealing his affair with Emma Harte (Erotica Romana).
|Disrupting "Assignat" auctions in France causing financial turmoil
|Poem signed Joseph de la Pommeraye.
|Invented Crabtree's Butter Compound.
|Used the Baroness von Lichtenstein as a dead-letter-box in Innsbruck.
|Witness in law case involving Boulton and Watt, and Bramah.
|Smith, A. C. H.
|Helped Napoleon extend his reach with the future Empress Josephine.
|Cured Malthus of the tympanites at Juniper Hall on return from France; propounded precursor of oral contraceptive pill.
|Planned paper notes as legal tender at awkward stage of war with France.
|Designed suspension of gold convertibility enabling Government to finance war effort; advises Privy Council to suspend cash payments, protect gold reserves and circulate Bank notes
|Alleged to have fathered Eugene Delacroix
|Evidence from the autopsy gives rise to new disease "Crabtritis". Crabtree foreskin a possible relic in Santa Maria La Scala in Naples.
Worked as a translator for the Jesuits in Rome.
|Met Elizabeth, mother of Thomas Hood, poet.
|Wordsworth virtually admitted to Cottle that he plagiarised Crabtree's poetry.
|Wordsworth arranged stay at Porlock; met Coleridge at time of his supposed composition of Kubla Khan.
|Mistaken by Hazlitt for a smuggler in Somerset, but erased from Hazlitt's account.
|Persuaded Wordsworth to quantify certain lines in Tintern Abbey and The Thorn.
|Offended by Humphry Davy sneering at Newton's work in a public lecture.
|Served among Bank of England Volunteers. Employment at the Bank of England ended when found in collapsed tunnel.
|Having recognised the significance of the Rosetta Stone in Egypt, accompanied Napoleon back to France and helped him seize power, and subsequently fell out with Pitt.
|Sailed from Le Havre to Rhode Island with du Pont brothers, arriving 1 January 1800.
|Fathered Cuban philosopher and educator José de la Luz y Caballero leading to gay icon status.
|Wrongly reported dead, along with A. Cottle, from pleuritic fever.
|Sister Fanny Crabtree, long in a lunatic asylum as Miss Cott, perhaps began permanently to impersonate her possibly dead brother.
|Met William Herbert, third son of Earl of Carnarvon.
|Stayed in Philadelphia before returning to France to raise capital for gunpowder mill on Brandywine River; but slipped back to England.
|Inspired Wordsworth to mock him in Poems on the Naming of Places.
|Assisted Henry Cary in translating Dante.
|While in America, founded the Crabtree Institute of America; also journeyed to Crabtree Falls, North Carolina, and to Knoxville, Tennessee, where he comforted a widow; many thereabouts bear the name Crabtree to this day.
|Smith, A. C. H.
|Voyaged to India with G. B. Crabtree, import (claret)/export (rhinoceros horns) business in Calcutta.
|Masterminded the first population census.
|In India, China and Macau with artist George Chinnery who may have painted the portrait. Dealing in machinery, opium, wine and rhino horn. Produced pastilles made from crab apples. Indulged in mistresses, heavy drinking and gambling. Nearly died.
|Referred to in Wordsworth's The Leechgatherer.
|Wordsworth dedicated his poem To the Cuckoo to Crabtree on hearing he was still alive.
|Returned to England from France.
|Attended the Wernerian Natural History Society in Edinburgh, and first realised the implications of chirality.
|Inspired Brougham to attack Young's lecture on light in the Edinburgh Review.
|First met Thomas Campbell.
|As 'Samuel Purkis', supplied Coleridge with Indian hemp from Banks's garden in Hounslow.
|Returned to India, the first of many visits, incurring the displeasure of the Duke of Wellington.
|Inspired Mexican war of independence of 1810.
|Wrote anonymous article on The Women of Bulgaria: a Study of their Anatomy and Physiology.
|Returned from Calcutta under alias 'Joseph Blacket'.
|Commenced legal practice as Proctor in London.
|Present at the Battle of Trafalgar and composed Nelson's famous and poignant signal; present when Nelson's last words were misheard.
|Inspired Simon Bolivar to liberate the Americas from Spanish oppression.
|Guest of Sir Joseph Banks at the Royal Society to hear Davy's lecture.
|Impersonated poet Andreas Bello as Simon Bolivar's fixer in South America and as a spy for the British Government and the Jesuits.
|Alias 'Joseph Blacket', residing with gamekeeper at Seaham, Country Durham; met Isabella Milbanke, later wife of Byron.
|Accepted chair at Vilno University, Poland.
|In Portugal fooled the French into being defeated by Wellington at Vimerio; deplored the subsequent convention signed at Sintra, and his deepened enmity with Wellington prolonged the Peninsula War.
|In Cornwall with Richard Trevithick, invented the Crabtree shaft pin for C-link coupling of locomotive vehicles
|Appointed Reader in Criminology, University of Oxford.
|Attended dinner party in London with Walter Scott, Davy, Coleridge and others, a poetic incident which continued to play on Coleridge's mind.
|With Trevithick in demonstration of steam locomotive and wagon in Bloomsbury
|Travelled with Byron in Albania, authored An Englishman in Albania. Met Ali Pasha and arranged supply of goods, cannons and munitions. Established a vineyard for Krabtri wine.
|Alexander Maconochie appointed his research assistant.
|Known as the 'cobbler' poet of Durham.
|Represented in Blake's drawing 'The Ghost of a Flea'.
|Joint author of report on Bank of England monetary policy
|Through Byron, met publisher John Murray.
|Presented with silver nut-dish by inmates of Oxford House of Correction.
|Adviser to the Home Office on sex legislation.
|Exchanged locks of hair with Byron at Murray's house.
|Made a baron by Napoleon, and took part in the invasion of Russia.
|Got Jenner blackballed by the Royal College of Physicians; Jenner sent note reading 'Pox Vobiscum'.
|Member of invasion force to America, at Battle of Bladensburg and sack of Washington.
|Probably in China catching crabs and distributing shaft pin couplings.
|At the Haycock Inn, Wansford, with Isabella Byron (née Milbanke); fathered Augusta Ada Byron.
|At Battle of New Orleans betrayed British army in interests of "special relationship".
|Played key role in the Battle of Waterloo, and in the Congress of Vienna.
|In Vienna, met Princess Katharina, and also first met Schubert; addressed the Polish question.
|Denounced Davy's Safety Lamp at Royal Institution.
|Met Keats in Hampstead. Underwent sex operation.
|After sex change threw stones at Prince Regent's carriage shouting "Votes for women".
|At villa by Lake Geneva with Byron, Dr Polidori, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Godwin (Shelley) and Claire Clairmont. Wrote Frankenstein.
|Portrait of Crabtree needing mercury treatment published in R. Willan's Delimitations of Cutaneous Diseases.
|Wrote Ozymandias misattributed to Shelley.
|Introduced the velocipede into Chipping Sodbury. Attended Coleridge's lecture on Dante with Crabb Robinson.
|At a villa in Lerici with Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley
|Visited Austria with Wordsworth.
|Met Schubert, heard and influenced Trout Quintet.
|Helped edit Murray's Army List, Militia List and Imperial Yeomanry List.
|Publication of Ars Salutandi.
|Sent false information to the Morgen Post in Vienna about weather at the time of Mozart's death under the alias Joseph Deiner in order to cloud further the truth about Mozart's death.
|Wrote sonnet for Wordsworth.
|Met Ann Lear, sang ‘The owl and the pussy-cat went to sea, They dined on basil and the crab-tree apple, which they ate with a runcible spoon’
|Cousin George went bankrupt and sent to New South Wales for fraud.
|George Crabtree was son of Jeremiah Crabtree.
|Instrumental in founding the Athenaeum Club with John Murray.
|Visited Walter Scott in Edinburgh.
|Bought Crabtree field, site of projected Camarthen Square, later site of UCL.
|Translated Scott's Lady of the Lake into Polish.
|Author of poem in The Cambridge Tart attacking statue of Pitt at Cambridge, erroneously ascribed to Wordsworth.
|Proposed trip to India and China on the Kent; shipwrecked in the Bay of Biscay.
|Proposed the founding of the University of London (now UCL) to Thomas Campbell and Henry Brougham.
|Visited Norway; met Ibsen's mother.
|Employed at the Bank of England (Exeter branch).
|His research led to the Disorderly Houses Act.
|Translated McCulloch's Discourse on the Rise,Progress, Peculiar Objects and Importance of Political Economy into Polish.
|Became Professor of Political Arithmetick at the University of London in petto; inaugural lecture, 'Sex among the Dead', created stir, but now lost.
|At London Zoo, inspired Edward Lear to write The Dong with the Luminous Nose.
|Invented the Siamese marine engine.
|Read paper at the Society of Antiquaries.
|Left employment at the Bank of England (Exeter branch).
|Attended the ink fish meeting at the Academie Francaise, provoking Cuvier and Geoffroy; demolished Nature Philosophy and Lamarckism.
|Retired from legal practice in London; resided at Ashburton in Devon.
|With Campbell, founded The Literary Association of the Friends of Poland.
|Transformed algebra with theoretical developments ascribed to Evariste Galois, rightfully identified as Crabtree's Theorem.
|Underwent further sex operation following the death of Bentham.
|Collecting runes and charms in Karelian villages in Finland; inspired the Finnish poetic tradition, and indeed the Finnish nation.
|Crossed to Boulogne to observe women sea-bathing and on to Paris to accompany godson to attend medical lectures given by P. Ricord and to admire Madame Mars.
|On New Year's Day attended Opéra Francais in Paris, and later that month a performance of Molière at the Théatre Francais.
|May have been a founder member of the Society of Rechabites.
|Or possibly the Newcastle Teetotal Society, when it was founded.
|Attended Professor John Ellison's demonstration of Mesmerism at University College Hospital; Elizabeth Okey fell into his lap.
|Poem Ode to a Coral Insect forged by Thomas J. Wise.
|Went with Harriet Martineau from London to Newcastle, to attend the British Association meeting, and to lecture on phrenology to the Phrenological Society.
|Announced theory of intellectual symmetry at this meeting.
|Crabtree Club met at University College London.
|Attended Carlyle's lecture on Dante in Portman Square; gave instruction on Dante at University College London in disguise.
|Found not guilty of rape at Devon Assizes, Exeter.
|Possible date of Crow MS (removed from Pierpoint Morgan Library in New York) containing Under Crab Tree and other poems anticipating Keats, Housman and T. S. Eliot, etc.
|Helped Verdi complete his second opera Un Giorno di Regno; travels from Egypt to Calcutta; involved in First Opium War.
|Met Stanley Ralwinson on the Tolpoper and persuaded him not to return to the Cotswolds
|Met Charles Baudelaire on the Paquebot travelling from Bordeux to Calcutta persuaded him to become a poet – influenced Le Vampire and Tristesses de la Lune
|Persuades Emperor Daoguang with Mandarin translations of Romantic poems to make peace and is present at signing of Treaty of Nanjing; awarded Order of the Jade Feather.
|Probably responsible for arson which destroyed Bramah's factory in Pimlico.
|Smith, A. C. H.
|Deliberately frightened Wheatstone away from proposed lecture at the Royal Institution; Faraday gave impromptu discourse instead, making remarks which inspired Maxwell to conceive electromagnetic theory.
|English translation published of Crabtree's La troupe sort.
|Arranged Chopin's visit to London.
|Welcomed Metternich, his friend since 1815, to London.
|Danced the Xie Shu (crab tree) Shuffle, popularised 100 years later in America as the soft shoe shuffle.
|Published under pseudonym of Jane Christmas Blots on the Escutcheon of Rome. A Brief History of the Chief Papal Persecutions, setting in motion the chain of events that led to the unification of Rome with Italy.
|Australian poems appeared under the name of Henry Kendall; influenced C. J. Dennis.
|Met and inspired Sir Henry Flashman at Rugby School.
|Visited Charlotte Brontë in Haworth, Yorkshire. Died and buried at Haworth Church.