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Crewe of Stene, Baron (E, 1661 - 1721)


Creation: let.pat. 20 Apr 1661


Extinct: 18 Sep 1721


Family name: Crewe




Azure a Lion rampant Argent, a Crescent for difference


Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Lion's Gamb Argent armed Gules


Dexter:  a Lion Argent gorged with a Collar Azure charged with three Roses or Cinquefoils Or;  Sinister:  a Griffin Sable wings erect Argent beaked and legged Or



John Crewe. of Wich Malbank, co. Chester, a tanner (b. c.1524; d. 1598), mar. Alice Mainwaring, dau. of Humphrey Mainwaring, of Nantwich, co. Chester, and had issue:

1. John Crewe (bapt. 10 Mar 1555; dsp.)

2. Sir Ranulph Crewe MP, builder of Crewe Hall, co. Chester. Speaker of the House of Commons 1614-25 and Chief Justice of the King's Bench 1625-26 (bapt. 10 Jan 1558/9; d. 13 Jan 1645/6), mar. (1) 20 Jul 1598 Juliana Clippesby (bapt. 12 Dec 1574; d. 29 Jun 1603), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of John Clippesby, of Clippesby, co. Norfolk, by his wife Julian Ellis, dau. of  Matthew ap Ellis, of Overleigh, co. Chester, by his second wife Mary Dutton, dau. of Sir Piers Dutton, of Dutton, co. Chester, and (2) 12 Apr 1607 Julia Hesketh, widow of Sir Thomas Hesketh, of Gray's Inn, London, and dau. of Edward Fasey, of London, and had issue by his first wife:

1a. Sir Clippesby Crewe MP, of Crewe Hall, co. Chester (b. 4 Sep 1599; d. 1648), mar. 26 May 1625 Jane Pulteney (d. 2 Dec 1639), sister and cohrss. of John Pulteney, of Pulteney and Misterton, and 3rd dau. of Sir John Pulteney, of Pulteney and Misterton, by his wife Margery Fortescue, only dau. by his second wife of Sir John Fortescue MP, of Salden House, co. Buckingham, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and had issue:

1b. John Crewe, of Crewe Hall, co. Chester (b. 1626; d. 1684), mar. Carew Gorges, dau. of Sir Arthur Gorges, of Gorges House, Chelsea, co. Middlesex (by his wife Elizabeth Chauncy, only dau. by his first wife of Sir William Chauncy, of Edgcote, Sheriff of Northamptonshire), son of Sir Arthur Gorges, of Gorges House, Chelsea, co. Middlesex, by his second wife Lady Elizabeth Clinton, only dau. by his first wife of Henry [Clinton], 2nd Earl of Lincoln, and had issue:

1c. John Crewe (dsp.)

1c. Elizabeth Crewe (bapt. 22 Jul 1631; d. 20 Jun 1696), mar. Charles Turnor (d. 13 Aug 1693), son of Sir Christopher Turnor, of Milton Erneys), and had issue:

1d. Elizabeth Turnor (b. 1689/90; dvm. 13 Aug 1694)

2c. Anne Crewe (b. Sep 1649; d. 15 May 1711), mar. 24 Apr 1679 John Offley, of Madeley, co. Stafford, 1st son of John Offley, of Madeley, co. Stafford, by his second wife Mary Broughton, 3rd dau. of Thomas Broughton, of Broughton, co. Stafford, and had issue:

1d. John Offley later Crewe, of Crewe Hall, co. Chester (d. 1749), mar. Sarah Price, dau. of Morgan Price, of Nantgawared, co. Brecon, and had issue:

1e. John Crewe MP, of Crewe Hall, co. Chester (d. 18 Sep 1752); mar. 1737 Elizabeth Shuttleworth (d. 1788), only dau. of Sir Richard Shuttleworth, of Gawthorpe Hall, co. Lancaster, and Forcett, co. York, by his wife Catherine Clerk, dau. of Henry Clerk, of Oxford, and had issue:

1f. John Crewe, later 1st Baron Crewe of Crewe

2f. Maj Gen Richard Crewe (b. 27 Sep 1749; d. 17 Jun 1814), mar. 1780 Milborough Allpress, dau. of Samuel Allpress, and had issue

1f. Sarah Crewe, mar. Obadiah Lane, of Longton

2f. Elizabeth Crewe, mar. Rt Rev John Hinchcliffe DD, Bishop of Peterborough

3f. Frances Crewe, mar. General .... Watson

2e. Charles Crewe, mar. Sarah Burn, and had issue

3e. Rev Joseph Crewe, Rector of Barthomley and Astbury (d. 1782), mar. Dorothy Haywood, and had issue

4e. Rev Randulph Crewe, Rector of Barthomley and Warmingham (b. 6 Feb 1717; d. 29 May 1777), mar. Ann Read (d. 29 Dec 1793), dau. of John Read, of Llandinam Hall, and had issue

1e. Elizabeth Crewe, mar. John Foulkes, of Chester

2e. Sarah Crewe, mar. Robert Lawton, of Lawton, Sheriff of Cheshire, and had issue

3e. Mary Crewe, mar. John Manley, of Cheshire

1d. Mary Offley (b. c. 1685; d. 1765), mar. Aug 1701 Robert [Needham], 7th Viscount Kilmorey, and had issue

2b. Randulph Crewe (b. 6 Apr 1631; d. 1656)

1b. Anne Crewe (b. 24 Jul 1629)

2b. Frances Crewe (b. 27 Jul 1631; dvp. 4 Feb 1636)

2a. John Crewe MP, of Utkinton. co. Chester (d. 12 May 1670), mar. Dec 1636 Mary Done (b. 12 Jul 1604; d. 6 Jul 1690), 1st dau. of Sir John Done, of Utkinton and Flaxyards, co. Chester, by his wife Dorothy Wilbraham, dau. of Thomas Wilbraham, of Woodhey & Titson, co. Chester, and had issue:

1b. Francis Crewe (b. 3 Oct 1637; d. young)

1b. Sir John Crewe, of Utkinton, co. Chester (bapt. 31 May 1641; dsp. 19 May 1711)

1b. Mary Crewe (b. 23 Dec 1639; bur. vp. 12 May 1645)

2b. Elizabeth Crewe (d. 1715)

1a. Juliana Crewe (bapt. 17 Feb 1600; d. unm. 22 Apr 1622)

3. Sir Thomas Crewe MP, of Stene, co. Northampton, Speaker of the House of Commons 1623-25 (d. 1 Feb 1633/4), mar. Temperance Bray, 4th dau. and cohrss. of Reynold Bray, of Stene, co. Northampton (by his wife Hon Anne Vaux, dau. of Thomas [Vaux], 2nd Baron Vaux of Harrowden), son and heir of Reginald Braye, of Stene, co. Northampton (by his wife Anne Monington), younger brother of Edward [Braye], 1st Baron Braye, and had issue:

1a. John Crewe, later 1st Baron Crewe of Stene

2a. Thomas Crewe, of Crawley, co. Sussex

3a. Nathaniel Crewe, of London

4a. Salathiel Crewe, of Hinton (b. c.1613; d. 1686)

1a. Patience Crewe, mar. Sir John Curzon, 1st Bt., of Kedleston, Sheriff of Derbyshire, and had issue

2a. Temperance Crewe (dsp. 1634), mar. John Browne, of Eydon

3a. Anne Crewe, mar. bef. 1619 Edward Stephens MP, of Little Sodbury, Sheriff of Gloucestershire (b. 23 May 1597; d. c. 1661), and had issue

4a. Silence Crewe, mar. as his second wife Sir Robert Parkhurst MP, of Pirford, co. Surrey (bur. 21 Aug 1651), 1st son and heir of Sir Robert Parkhust, of Pirford. co. Surrey, Lord Mayor of London , and had issue

5a. Prudence Crewe

1. Lucretia Crewe (bapt. 11 Nov 1553)

2. Prudence Crewe (bapt. 28 Feb 1562; bur. 14 Jul 1640)


John [Crewe], 1st Baron Crewe of Stene




c.1623 Jemima Waldegrave (b. c. 1602;  d. 14 Oct 1675;  bur. at Stene, co. Northampton), dau. and cohrss. of Edward Waldegrave, of Lawford Hall, co. Essex, by his second wife Sarah Heigham, dau. of Clement Heigham, of Suffolk


1. Hon Thomas Crewe, later 2nd Baron Crewe of Stene

2. Hon John Crewe, of Newbald Vernon, co. Leicester (d. unm. 1681)

3. Hon Edward Crewe (d. unm. 1680)

4. Rev Samuel Crewe (d. unm. 1660)

5. Rt Rev Hon Nathaniel Crewe DD, Bishop of Durham, later 3rd Baron Crewe of Stene

6. Hon Waldegrave Crewe, of Hinton, co. Northampton (b.c. 1637; d. 1673), mar. 1670 Susanna Mellor (mar. (2) Thomas Bard), dau. of Robert Mellor, of Derby, co. Derby, and had issue:

1a. Waldegrave Crewe, barrister of Gray's Inn, London (dsp. 1694)

1. Hon Jemima Crewe (b. 17 Jul 1625; d. 1674), mar. 7 Nov 1642 Edward [Montagu], 1st Earl of Sandwich, and had issue

2. Hon Anne Crewe (b. c. 1637; d. 27 Sep 1708; bur. at South Weald, co. Essex), mar. (1) 23 Mar 1658 Sir Henry Wright, 1st Bt., of Dagenham, co. Essex, and (2) Edmund Pye, of Faringdon, and had issue by both husbands


12 Dec 1679 (bur. at Stene, co. Northampton)


20 Apr 1661 Baron Crewe of Stene, of Stene in the County of Northampton

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Agmondesham 1624-26, for Brackley 1626 and 1640-48, for Banbury 1628-29 and for Northamptonshire 1640, 1654-55 and 1660;  Chairman of the Committee of Religion 1640;  a Parliamentary Commissioner to treat with King Charles I at Uxbridge 1644-45, Newcastle and Holdenby 1646 and at Carisbrooke 1648;  disapproved of putting the King on trial;  appointed to Cromwell's "Other House" 1657 but did not take his seat;  member of the Council of State 1659/60;  favoured the Restoration and was one of the deputation that met King Charles II at The Hague


Thomas [Crewe], 2nd Baron Crewe of Stene


mar. (1)

May 1650 Mary Townshend (d. 4 Jul 1668; bur. at Stene, co. Northampton), sister of Horatio [Townshend], 1st Viscount Townshend, and 1st dau. of Sir Robert Townshend, 1st Bt., of Raynham, co. Norfolk, by his wife Hon Mary Vere, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Horatio [Vere], 1st Baron Vere of Tilbury

children by first wife

1. Hon Anne Crewe (dsp. bef. 1696), mar. John Jolliff, of Coston, co. Stafford

2. Hon Temperance Crewe (bapt. 8 May 1656; d. 18 Oct 1728; bur. at Odell, co. Bedford), mar. (1) c. 1676 Sir Rowland Alston, 2nd Bt., of Odell, co. Bedford, and (2) 7 Feb 1699 as his second wife Sir John Wolstenholme, 3rd Bt., of Enfield, co. Middlesex, and had issue by her first husband

mar. (2)

1674 Anne Wodehouse (widow of Sir Thomas Wodehouse, of Kimberley, co. Norfolk; mar. (3) 1 Aug 1704 Arthur [Herbert], 1st Earl of Torrington; d. 2 Apr 1719), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir William Airmine, 2nd Bt., of Osgodby, co. Lincoln, by his wife Anne Crane, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Robert Crane, 1st Bt., of Chilton, co. Suffolk

children by second wife

3. Hon Jemima Crewe (d. 2 Jul 1728), mar. 26 May 1695 as his first wife Henry [Grey], 1st Duke of Kent, and had issue

4. Hon Airmine Crewe (d. 1728), mar. 30 Mar 1699 Thomas Cartwright MP, of Aynho Park, co. Northampton (b. 1671; d. 1747/8), only son of William Cartwright, of Bloxham, co. Oxford, and Aynho Park, co. Northampton, Sheriff of Oxford 1654 and 1670, by his second wife Hon Ursula Fairfax, only dau. by his second wife of Ferdinando [Fairfax], 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, and had issue

5. Hon Elizabeth Crewe (b. c. 1679; dsp. 21 May 1756; bur. at Stene, co. Northampton), mar. 18 Sep 1721 3 Jun 1705 Charles [Butler], 1st Earl of Arran and de jure 3rd Duke of Ormonde

6. Hon Catherine Crewe (bapt. 28 Oct 1682; bur. at Calke, co. Derby 24 Jan 1744/5), mar. c. 1709 Sir John Harpur, 4th Bt., of Calke Abbey, co. Derby, and had issue


s.p.m.s. 30 Nov 1697 (bur. at Stene, co. Northampton)

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire 1656-58 and for Brackley 1659-79; knighted 1660


Nathaniel [Crewe], 3rd Baron Crewe of Stene and Bishop of Durham


31 Jan 1633

mar. (1)

21 Dec 1691 Penelope Tynte (b. c. 1655; widow of Sir Hugh Tynte; d. 9 Mar 1699; bur. at Stene, co. Northampton), dau. of Sir Philip Frowde, of Kent, by his first wife Margaret O'Neill, dau. of Brian O'Neill, of Ulster

mar. (2)

23 Jul 1700 Dorothy Forster (b. 1673; d. 16 Oct 1715; bur. at Stene, co. Northampton), dau. of Sir William Forster, of Bamburgh Castle, co. Northampton


s.p. 18 Sep 1721 (bur. at Stene, co. Northampton)


Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford 1668-72; Clerk of the Closet to King Charles II and King James II 1669-85; Dean of Chichester 1669-71; Bishop of Oxford 1671-74; Bishop of Durham 1674-1721; Privy Councillor 1676-79 and 1685/6 to 1688/9; Dean of the Chapel Royal 1685-89; an Ecclesiastical Commissioner; excepted from the general pardon 1690


On the death of the 3rd Baron Crewe of Stene the Barony of Crewe of Stene became extinct.


 Last updated 23 Oct 2020



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