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Craven, Earl of (E, 1665 - 1697)
Creation: let.pat. 16 Mar 1664/5
Extinct: 9 Apr 1697
Family name: Craven
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William [Craven], 1st Baron Craven later 1st Earl of Craven, PC
1st son and heir of Sir William Craven, Lord Mayor of London 1610 & 1618 (by his wife Elizabeth Whitmore, dau. of William Whitmore), 3rd son of William Craven, of Appletreewick in Craven, co. York, by his wife Beatrix Hunter, dau. of John Hunter
26 Jun 1608
9 Apr 1697
12 Mar 1626/7 Baron Craven, of Hamsted-Marshall in the County of Berkshire, with special remainder in default of male issue, to his brothers John (later Baron Craven of Ryton; dsp. 1677) and Thomas (dsp. bef. 1637) successively, and the heirs male of their bodies [patent renewed 16 Mar 1664/5 with a revised remainder as below, and again 11 Dec 1666 to extend the limitation to Sir William Craven (d.28 Oct 1695), son of Thomas Craven (d. 15 Apr 1682), another son of his cousin Robert Craven (d. 1661)]
16 Mar 1664/5 Viscount Craven, of Uffington in the County of Berkshire, and Earl of Craven, with special remainder in default of male issue to William Craven (dsp. 3 Aug 1665), son and heir of Sir William Craven, of Lenchwyke (d. 12 Oct 1665), and his brother Sir Anthony Craven (dsp. 1670), both sons of his cousin Robert Craven (d. 1661), successively, and the heirs male of their bodies
cousin three times removed
Knighted 1626/7; Colonel of a Regiment of Foot 1662; a Lord Proprietor of Carolina 1663; Privy Councillor 1666-79 and 1681-89; High Steward of Cambridge University 1667-97; Colonel of the Coldstream Guards 1670-89; Master of the Trinity House 1670-71; Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex and Southwark 1670-89; Lt General 1678-89
On the death of the 1st Earl of Craven the Viscountcy and Earldom of Craven became extinct but the Barony of Craven passed to his cousin three times removed, William Craven, 1st son of Sir William Craven, of Benham Valence and Coombe Abbey, co. Warwick (by his wife Margaret Clapham, dau. of Sir Christopher Clapham, of Beamsley, co. York), son and heir of Thomas Craven, of Appletreewick in Craven, co. York (by his wife Anne Proctor, dau. of Francis Proctor, of Beckwith), 3rd son of Robert Craven, of Appletreewick in Craven, co. York (by his wife Mary Shearwood), son and heir of Henry Craven, of Appletreewick in Craven, co. York (by his wife Margaret Brockden), 1st son and heir of William Craven, of Appletreewick in Craven, co. York (by his wife Beatrix Hunter, dau. of John Hunter), who was grandfather of the 1st Earl of Craven.
First written 6 Mar 2003
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