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Craven, Baron (E, 1626/7)


Creation: let. pat. 12 Mar 1626/7


Family name: Craven




See Earl of Craven



William Craven, of Appletreewick, Craven, co. York, mar. 1539 Beatrix Hunter (d. 1597), dau. of John Hunter, and had issue:

1. Henry Craven, of Appletreewick, co. York (b. 1543; d. 1603), mar. Margaret Brockden (d. 1614), and had issue:

1a. William Craven (b. 1572; dvp.)

2a. Robert Craven, of Appletreewick, co. York (b. 1574; d. 1661), mar. Mary Shearwood (d. 1670), and had issue:

1b. Henry Craven (b. 1607; dvp. 1634)

2b. Sir William Craven, of Lenchwick, co. Worcester (d. 12 Oct 1655), mar. 30 Mar 1646 Hon Elizabeth Fairfax (b. 4 Feb 1613/4; mar. (2) Capt Thomas Prior, of Essex and Rathdowney, Queen's County), 4th dau. of Ferdinand [Fairfax], 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, by his first wife Lady Mary Sheffield, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Edmund [Sheffield], 1st Earl of Mulgrave, and had issue

3b. Thomas Craven, of Burnsall, co. York (b. 1611; d. 15 Apr 1682; bur. at Burnsall in Craven, co. York), mar. 1634 Anne Proctor (d. 1631), dau. of Francis Proctor, of Beckwith, co. York, and had issue:

1c. Sir William Craven, of Benham Valence and of Coombe Abbey, co. Warwick (b. 26 Aug 1638; d. 28 Oct 1695), mar. Margaret Clapham, dau. of Sir Christopher Clapham, of Beamsley, co. York, by his wife Margaret Oldfield, dau. of Anthony Oldfield, of Spalding, co. Lincoln, and had issue:

1d. William Craven, later 2nd Baron Craven

2d. Thomas Craven (b. 14 Jan 1670/1; d. unm.)

3d. John Craven, of Whitley, co. Warwick (b. 23 Nov 1673; d. 6 Dec 1726), mar. Maria Rebecca Green, dau. of Henry Green, of Wykin in Coventry, co. Warwick, and had issue:

1e. William Craven, later 5th Baron Craven

2e. Rev John Craven, Vicar of Staunton Lacy and Rector of Felton, co. Shropshire (b. 7 Feb 1708; d. 21 Aug 1752), mar. Mary Hickes, dau. of Rev Baptist Hickes, of Stretton-on-the-Foss, co. Warwick, and had issue:

1f. William Craven, later 6th Baron Craven

3e. Henry Craven (d. unm.)

4e. Rear Admiral Thomas Craven RN (d. unm.)

1e. Dorothy Craven (d. unm.)

2e. Maria Rebecca Craven (bur. 9 Dec 1746 at Stoneleigh, co. Warwick), mar. c. 1736 as his first wife Thomas [Leigh], 4th Baron Leigh, and had issue

4d. Robert Craven (b. 3 Dec 1674; d. Nov 1710)

5d. Christopher Craven (b. 6 May 1675)

6d. Anthony Craven (b. 16 Dec 1679; d. 6 Sep 1701)

7d. Henry Craven (b. Nov 1680)

8d. Charles Craven, Governor of Carolina (b. 1682; d. 27 Dec 1754), mar. Elizabeth Staples, and had issue

1d. Margaret Craven (b. 15 Dec 1664)

2d. Mary Craven (b. 13 Aug 1665)

3d. Martha Craven (b. 1 Nov 1667)

4d. Elizabeth Craven (b. 10 Sep 1670)

5d. Penelope Craven

6d. Anne Craven

4b. Sir Anthony Craven (dsp. 1670), mar. Baroness Elizabeth Polnitz, dau. of Baron Polnitz, of Mark, Germany

5b. Robert Craven

6b. John Craven

1b. Margaret Craven, mar. Thomas Craven, of Appletreewick, co. York (b. c. 1585; d. 1656), and had issue:

1c. Sir Anthony Craven, 1st Bt., of Sparsholt, co. Berkshire (bapt. 5 Mar 1625/6; dspms. c. 1713), mar., and had issue

3a. Thomas Craven (b. 1578)

2. Anthony Craven, of Darley, co. York, mar., and had issue

3. Sir William Craven, Lord Mayor of London 1610 and 1618 (b. c. 1545; d. 18 Jul 1618), mar. Elizabeth Whitmore, dau. of William Whitmore, of London, haberdasher, by his wife Anne Bond, and had issue:

1a. William Craven, later 1st Baron Craven later 1st Earl of Craven

2a. John Craven, later 1st Baron Craven of Ryton

3a. Thomas Craven (b. 1617; d. 1637)

1a. ..... Craven

2a. Elizabeth Craven (bapt. 7 Jan 1599/1600; d. 8 Oct 1662), mar. 19 Nov 1622 Percy [Herbert], 2nd Baron Powis, and had issue

3a. Mary Craven (bapt. 17 Oct 1602; d. 18 Oct 1634), mar. 2 Apr 1627 Thomas [Coventry], 2nd Baron Coventry, and had issue


William [Craven], 2nd Baron Craven


24 Oct 1668


12 Oct 1697 Elizabeth Skipwith (d. 16 May 1704), sister of Sir Fulwar Skipwith, 2nd Bt., and dau. of Humberston Skipwith (by his wife Elizabeth Cony, dau. of Sir George Cony), 1st son and heir app. by his first wife of Sir Fulwar Skipwith, 1st Bt., of Newbold Hall, co. Warwick


1. Hon William Craven, later 3rd Baron Craven

2. Hon Fulwar Craven, later 4th Baron Craven


9 Oct 1711

suc. by



suc. his cousin three times removed as 2nd Baron Craven; Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire 1702-11;  a Lord Proprietor of the Province of Carolina 1705/6 and Lord Palatine 1708


William [Craven], 3rd Baron Craven




6 Jun 1721 Anne Tylney (d. 5 Feb 1729/30), dau. of Frederick Tylney, of Tylney Hall, in Ritherwick, co. Hampshire


s.p. 10 Aug 1739

suc. by



Governor of the Foundling Hospital 1739


Fulwar [Craven], 4th Baron Craven



10 Nov 1764

suc. by



William [Craven], 5th Baron Craven


19 Sep 1705


27 Apr 1749 Jane Berkeley (d. Oct 1791), dau. of Rev Rowland Green later Berkeley, of Cotheridge, co. Worcester, by his wife Mary Bohun, dau. and cohrss. of George Bohun, of Cotheridge, co. Warwick


s.p. 17 Mar 1769

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Warwickshire 1746-64;  High Steward of Newbury


William [Craven], 6th Baron Craven


11 Sep 1738


30 May 1767 Lady Elizabeth Berkeley (mar. (2) 13 Oct 1791 Christian Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Anspach;  d. 13 Jan 1828), 2nd dau. of Augustus [Berkeley], 4th Earl of Berkeley, by his wife Elizabeth Drax, 1st dau. of Henry Drax, of Ellerton Abbey, co. York


1. Hon William Craven, later 7th Baron Craven later 1st Earl of Craven

2. Maj Gen Hon Henry Augustus Berkeley Craven (b. 21 Dec 1776; dsp. 1836), mar. 1829 Marie Clarisse Trebhault (dsp. 4 Apr 1865)

3. Hon Keppel Richard Craven (b. 1 Jun 1779; d. 24 Jun 1851)

1. Hon Elizabeth Craven (d. 3 Jan 1799), mar. 17 Apr 1792 John Edward Madocks, of Glanywern

2. Hon Maria Margaret Craven (b. 26 Apr 1769; d. 9 Mar 1851; bur. at Hanwell, co. Middlesex), mar. 1 Jan 1792 William Philip [Molyneux], 2nd Earl of Sefton, and had issue

3. Hon Georgiana Craven (d. 1839)

4. Hon Arabella Craven (d. 9 Jun 1819), mar. 6 Apr 1793 as his second wife Gen Hon Frederick St John, of Chailey, co. Sussex (b. 20 Dec 1765; d. 19 Nov 1844), 2nd son of Frederick [St John], 3rd Viscount St John later 2nd Viscount Bolingbroke, by his wife Lady Diana Spencer, 1st dau. of Charles [Spencer], 3rd Duke of Marlborough, and had issue


27 Sep 1791

suc. by



William [Craven], 7th Baron Craven later 1st Earl of Craven


18 Jun 1801 Viscount Uffington and Earl of Craven


The Barony of Craven has been held by the Earls of Craven since 18 Jun 1801.


Last updated 12 Apr 2012



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