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Cramond, Lord (S, 1628 - 1735)


Creation: let.pat. 29 Feb 1627/8


Extinct: 28 Jul 1735


Family name: Richardson




Or on a Chief Sable three Lions' Heads erased of the field;  as an Honourable Augmentation a Canton Azure charged with a St Andrew's Cross Argent


Issuing from a Coronet Or an Unicorn's Head Ermine


On either side an Horse Ermine


 Virtute Acquiritur Honos



Elizabeth Beaumont later Ashburnham later Richardson, suo jure Lady Cramond

1st dau. of Sir Thomas Beaumont, of Stoughton, co. Leicester, by his wife Catherine Farnham, dau. and hrss. of Thomas Farnham, of Bedworth, co. Leicester


mar. (1)

Sir John Ashburnham, of Ashburnham, co. Sussex (b. c. 1527;  d. 29 Jun 1620;  bur. in St Andrew's Church, Holborn, London), 1st son and heir of John Ashburnham, of Ashburnham, co. Sussex, by his wife Mary Fane, dau. of George Fane, of Badsel, co. Kent

children by first husband

1. Hon John Ashburnham, Groom of the Bedchamber to King Charles I and King Charles II, Member of Parliament for Hastings 1640 and for Sussex 1660 (d. 15 Jun 1671; bur. in Ashburnham Church, co. Sussex), mar. (1) Frances Holland, dau. and hrss. of William Holland, of Westburton, co. Sussex, and (2) Elizabeth Poulett (widow of John [Poulett], 1st Baron Poulett), dau. and hrss. of Christopher Kenn, of Kenn, co. Somerset. and had issue by his first wife:

1a. William Ashburnham (dvp. 1665), mar. Hon Elizabeth Poulett, 1st dau. of John [Poulett], 1st Baron Poulett, by his wife Elizabeth Kenn, dau. and hrss. of Christopher Kenn, of Kenn, co. Somerset, and had issue:

1b. John Ashburnham, later 1st Baron Ashburnham

1a. Frances Ashburnham (b. 1632), mar. as his first wife her distant cousin Sir Denny Ashburnham, 1st Bt., of Bromham, co. Sussex

2a. Elizabeth Ashburnham (b. 1641), mar. (1) Sir Hugh Smith, 1st Bt. MP, of Long Ashton, co. Somerset, and (2) after 3 Aug 1681 Col John Romsey, of Bristol, co. Somerset, and had issue by her first husband

2. Maj Gen Hon William Ashburnham MP, Cofferor to King Charles II (dsp. 1679), mar. 1629 as her second husband Hon Jane Ley (widow of James [Ley], 1st Earl of Marlborough; bur.sp. 28 Mar 1672), sister and cohrss. of William [Boteler], 2nd Baron Boteler of Brantfield, and 3rd dau. of John [Boteler], 1st Baron Boteler of Brantfield, by his wife Elizabeth Villiers, half-sister of George [Villiers], 1st Duke of Buckingham, and 1st dau. of Sir George Villiers, of Brokesby, co. Leicester, by his first wife Audrey Saunders, dau. and hrss. of William Saunders, of Harrington, co. Northampton

1. Hon Elizabeth Ashburnham (d. Jan 1643/4), mar. c. 1630 as his first wife Francis [Cornwallis], 1st Baron Cornwallis, and had issue

2. Hon Frances Ashburnham, mar. Frederick Turville

3. Hon Anne Ashburnham (d. 1628), mar. as his second wife Sir Edward Dering, 1st Bt., of Surrenden, co. Kent, and had issue

4. Hon Katherine Ashburnham (d. unm.)

mar. (2)

14 Dec 1626 as his second wife Sir Thomas Richardson MP, Chief Justice of the King's Bench 1631-34/5, son of William Richardson by his wife Agnes .....


3 Apr 1651 with her first husband in St Andrew's Church, Holborn, London


29 Feb 1627/8 Baroness of Cramond for life, with remainder of the title of "Lord Baron of Cramond, Baron of Parliament" to Sir Thomas Richardson, son and heir of Sir Thomas Richardson, the father, and the heirs male of his body, whom failing to the heirs male of the body of the said Sir Thomas Richardson, the father

suc. by

step grandson



Sir Thomas Richardson


3 Jul 1569

mar. (1)

20 Jul 1595 Ursula Southwell (bapt. 5 Oct 1567; bur. at St Andrew's Church, Holborn, London 13 Jun 1624), 3rd dau. of John Southwell, of Barham Hall, co. Suffolk, by his wife Margaret Crofts, dau. of Edmond Crofts, of West Stow, co. Suffolk

children by first wife

1. Sir Thomas Richardson, Master of Cramond, knighted 1626 (d. 12 Mar 1642/3; bur. at Honingham, co. Norfolk), mar. (1) 11 Jul 1626 Elizabeth Hewitt (d. 24 Jan 1639/40; bur. in St Botolph's Church, Aldersgate Street, London), 1st dau. of Sir William Hewitt, of Pishiobury, co. Hertford, by his wife Elizabeth Wiseman, dau. of Richard Wiseman, of St Lawrence Pountney, London, and had issue:

1a. Thomas Richardson, later 2nd Lord Cramond

2a. William Richardson, of Little Hockham and Stanfield, co. Norfolk, Serjeant-at-Law (dsps. 1682 ; bur. in St Botolph's Church, Aldersgate, London), mar. Abigail Chandler (widow of ..... Chandler; d. 1689), and had issue

3a. Charles Richardson, mar. 11 Jun 1657 Elizabeth Wiseman, and had issue:

1b. Charles Richardson (d. c. 31 Jul 1715)

1b. Ursula Richardson (d. after 24 Jun 1681)

2b. Anne Richardson

3b. Margaret Richardson

4a. John Richardson (bapt. Aug 1629; dvp. before 16 Jan 1634/5)

5a. Henry Richardson (b. c. 1633; d. 6 Sep 1663; bur. at Honingham, co. Norfolk)

6a. John Richardson (d. young)

7a. Richard Richardson (d. young)

1a. Mary Richardson (d. 3 Mar 1638/9; bur. at Honingham, co. Norfolk)

2a. ..... Richardson (d. young)

3a. Elizabeth Richardson (bapt. Jan 1634/5), mar. Richard Mansel, of West Leek, co. Derby

The Master of Cramond mar. (2) 1642 Mary Sandys (widow of Sir Miles Sandys, of Miserden, co. Gloucester; mar. (3) 27 Feb 1646/7 John Gofton, of Stockwell, co. Surrey; bur. 1650 in St Botolph's Church, Aldersgate Street, London), dau. of Sir John Hanbury, of Kelmarsh, co. Northampton, by his wife Mary Whetle, of Bury St Edmund's, co. Suffolk, and had further issue:

8a. Edward Richardson (bapt. 23 Apr 1642; dsp. young)

1. Ursula Richardson (d. 20 Mar 1657), mar. after 12 Jun 1614 Sir William Yelverton, 2nd Bt., of Rougham, co. Norfolk, and had issue

2. Mary Richardson (b. c. 1600; d. 10 Mar 1656), mar. John Webb, and had issue

3. Elizabeth Richardson (b. c. 1607; d. 13 Jul 1655), mar. Robert Wood, of Bracon Ash, co. Norfolk, and had issue

4. Susan Richardson

mar. (2)

14 Dec 1626 as her second husband Elizabeth Beaumont, suo jure Lady Cramond


4 Feb 1634/5 (bur. in Westminster Abbey)


barrister 1595; Under Steward to the Dean and Chapter of Norwich; Record of Bury St Edmund's and later of Norwich; bought Honingham, co. Norfolk, c. 1600; Serjeant-at-Law and Reader of Lincoln's Inn 1614; Chancellor to the Queen Consort; Member of Parliament for St Albans 1620-22; Speaker of the House of Commons 1620/1-1621/2; knighted 1621; King's Serjeant 1624/5; Chief Justice of the King's Bench 1631-34/5


Thomas [Richardson], 2nd Lord Cramond


19 Jun 1627


after 20 Sep 1647 Anne Gurney (b. c. 1630; d. 31 Jan 1677; bur. at Honingham, co. Norfolk), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Richard Gurney, 1st Bt., of Totteridge, co. Hertford, Lord Mayor of London 1641-42, by his first wife Elizabeth Sandford, dau. of Henry Sandford, of Birchington, co. Kent


1. Hon Henry Richardson, later 3rd Lord Cramond

2. Hon Thomas Richardson, of St Andrew's, Holborn, London, and Honingham, co. Norfolk (b. 20 May 1652; dsp. Oct 1696; bur. at Pishiobury, co. Hertford), mar. after 17 Dec 1691 Anna Bourne (widow of Richard Bourne, of the Middle Temple, London), dau. of Dr ..... Salmon

3. Hon William Richardson, later 4th Lord Cramond

1. Hon Mary Richardson (b. 23 Dec 1655; dvp. 1 Aug 1666)

2. Hon Angelica Richardson (b. 24 Mar 1663/4; d. 15 Feb 1716/17; bur. at Southacre, co. Norfolk)


16 May 1674 (bur. at Honingham, co. Norfolk)

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Norfolk 1660 and 1661-74; sold the estate of Honingham to Very Rev Richard Baylie DD, President of St John's College, Oxford, and Dean of Salisbury 1635-37


Henry [Richardson], 3rd Lord Cramond


Oct 1650


Frances Barkham (widow of Sir Edward Barkham, 2nd Bt., of Southacre, co. Norfolk; bur. 19 Nov 1706 at Didlington, co. Norfolk), dau. of Sir Robert Napier, 2nd Bt., of Luton Hoo, co. Bedford, by his second wife Lady Penelope Egerton, 6th dau. of John [Egerton], 1st Earl of Bridgewater


s.p. 5 Jan 1701/2 (bur. at Honingham, co. Norfolk)

suc. by




William [Richardson], 4th Lord Cramond


2 Aug 1654

mar. (1)

Elizabeth Barkham (dsp. 28 Sep 1712; bur. at East Walton, co. Norfolk), dau. of Robert Barkham, of Southacre, co. Norfolk

mar. (2)

9 Feb 1713/4 Elizabeth Daniel (b. c. 1685; d. 8 Dec 1722; bur. at East Walton, co. Norfolk), dau. and hrss. of James Daniel, of Norwich, goldsmith

children by second wife

1. Hon William Richardson, later 5th Lord Cramond

1. Hon Elizabeth Richardson (b. after 31 Jul 1715; dsp. 1 Aug 1751), mar. Aug 1735 (separated 1739) William Jermy, of the Precinct of the Cathedral Church of Norwich, only son of John Jermy, of the same place and of Bayfield, co. Norfolk


7 Mar 1718/9 (bur. at East Walton, co. Norfolk)

suc. by

son by second wife



William [Richardson], 5th Lord Cramond


Feb 1714/5


28 Jul 1735 (bur. at East Walton, co. Norfolk)


On the death of the 5th Lord Cramond the Lordship of Cramond became extinct.


 First written 17 May 2010



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