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Craven, Earl of (UK, 1801)

 

Creation: let. pat. 18 Jun 1801

 

Family name: Craven

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Arms:

Argent a Fess between six Cross Crosslets fitchée Gules

Crest:

On a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Griffin statant wings elevated Ermine beaked and foremembered Or

Supporters:

On either side a Griffin wings elevated Ermine beaked and foremembered Or

Motto:

Virtus In Actione Consistit (Virtue consists in action)

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

1st son and heir of William [Craven], 6th Baron Craven, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Berkeley, 2nd dau. of Augustus [Berkeley], 4th Earl of Berkeley

born

1 Sep 1770

mar.

12 Dec 1807 Louisa Brunton, a famous actress (b. Feb 1785; d. 27 Aug 1860), 2nd dau. of John Brunton, of Norwich, co. Norfolk, sometime a grocer in Drury Lane, co. Middlesex, but subsequently an actor and manager of the Norwich Theatre

children

1. Hon William Craven, later 2nd Earl of Craven

2. Hon George Augustus Craven, an Army Officer (b. 15 Dec 1810; d. 26 Jul 1836), mar. 23 Dec 1833 Georgina Smythe (mar. (2) 19 Oct 1844 Edmond, Duc de la Force; d. 11 Dec 1867), dau. of Walter Smythe, of Bembridge house, co. Hampshire, and had issue

3. Hon Frederick Keppel Craven (b. 11 Apr 1812; d. 21 Jun 1864)

1. Lady Louisa Elizabeth (d. 20 Oct 1858), mar. (1) 24 Oct 1840 Sir George Frederic Johnstone, 7th Bt., and (2) 15 Aug 1844 Alexander Oswald MP, of Auchencruive, co. Ayr, and had issue by her first husband

died

30 Jul 1825

created

18 Jun 1801 Viscount Uffington, of Uffington in the County of Berkshire, and Earl of Craven

suc. by

son

note

entered Berkshire Militia 1786 and the Army 1793; suc. his father 26 Sep 1791 as 7th Baron Craven; Lt Col, 24th Regiment of Foot 1793, 3rd Regiment of Foot 1794 and the 40th Regiment of Foot 1799; ADC to the King 1798-1805; Colonel 1798; Col, 9th Battalion of Reserves 1803-14; Maj General 1805; Lieut General 1811; Recorder of Coventry 1811-25; Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire 1819-25; General 1825; Lord Craven was opposed to Catholic emancipation

 

William [Craven], 2nd Earl of Craven

born

18 Jul 1809

mar.

5 Sep 1835 Lady Emily Mary Grimston (b. 4 Feb 1815; d. 21 May 1901), 2nd dau. of James Walter [Grimston], 1st Earl of Verulam, by his wife Lady Charlotte Jenkinson, only dau. by his second wife of Charles [Jenkinson], 1st Earl of Liverpool

children

1. Capt Hon William Augustus Frederick Craven, styled Viscount Uffington (b. 24 Aug 1838; dvp. 18 Apr 1865)

2. Hon George Grimston Craven, later 3rd Earl of Craven

3. Lt Col Hon Osbert William Craven (b. 6 Feb 1848; d. 5 Mar 1923)

4. Hon Robert Walter Craven, a Naval officer, died on board HMS Spiteful at Montevideo (b. 4 Jan 1850; dvp. 5 Mar 1866)

1. Lady Elizabeth Charlotte Louisa Craven (b. 13 Jun 1836; dsp. 8 Mar 1919), mar. (1) 11 Aug 1858 Arthur Edward Holland Grey [Egerton], 3rd Earl of Wilton, and (2) 14 Sep 1886 Arthur Vickris Pryor, of Hylands, Chelmsford, co. Essex (d. 18 Jun 1927)

2. Lady Evelyn Mary Craven (d. 7 Nov 1924), mar. (1) 7 Aug 1862 George John Brudenell-Bruce (b. 15 May 1839;  dvp. 28 May 1868), 1st son of Ernest Augustus Charles [Brudenell-Bruce], 3rd Marquess of Ailesbury, by his wife Hon Louisa Elizabeth Horsley-Beresford, 2nd dau. of John [Beresford later Horsley-Beresford], 2nd Baron Decies, (2) 4 Dec 1869 (div. 1877) Capt Henry Amelius Beauclerk Coventry (d. 29 Jun 1885), 1st son of Hon Henry Amelius Coventry (by his wife Caroline Stirling Dundas, 2nd dau. of James Dundas, 28th of Dundas), 2nd son by his second wife of George William [Coventry], 8th Earl of Coventry, and (3) 30 Aug 1877 Capt George William Hutton Riddell, of Muselee, co. Roxburgh (d. 9 Feb 1915), and had issue by each husband

3. Lady Blanche Craven (b. 24 Dec 1842; d. 16 Mar 1930), mar. 25 Jan 1865 George William [Coventry], 9th Earl of Coventry, and had issue

4. Lady Beatrix Jane Craven VA (b. 8 Aug 1844; d. 9 Feb 1907), mar. 16 May 1865 as his first wife George Henry [Cadogan], 5th Earl Cadogan, and had issue

5. Lady Emily Georgiana Craven (d. 6 Jan 1932), mar. 6 Aug 1868 Lt Col Victor William Bates Van de Weyer, of New Lodge, Windsor, co. Berkshire (d. 31 Oct 1915), 1st son of Jean Sylvain Van de Weyer, Belgian Minister to London, and had issue

died

25 Aug 1866

suc. by

son

note

Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire 1854-56; Recorder of Coventry and High Steward of Newbury

 

George Grimston [Craven], 3rd Earl of Craven

born

16 Mar 1841

mar.

17 Jan 1867 Hon Evelyn Laura Barrington (b. 16 Jul 1848; d. 9 Nov 1924), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of George William [Barrington], 7th Viscount Barrington, by his wife Isabel Elizabeth Morritt, only child of John Morritt, of Rokeby Park, co. York

children

1. Hon William George Robert Craven, later 4th Earl of Craven

2. Maj Hon Rupert Cecil Craven OBE (b. 19 Apr 1870; d. 9 Jul 1959), mar. (1) 9 Apr 1899 (div. 1908) Inez Morton Broom, dau. of George Broom, and (2) 18 Jun 1925 Josephine Margueritte Banbury (widow of Capt Charles William Banbury; d. 13 Apr 1971), dau. of Don José Reixach y Gisbert, and had issue by his second wife:

1a. Lt-Cdr Rupert José Evelyn Craven RN, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Craven (b. 22 Mar 1926), mar. (1) 22 Oct 1955 Margaret Campbell Smith (d. 1985), dau. of Alexander Smith MBE, of Glasgow and Alness, and (2) 4 Jul 2000 Susan Lilian Margaret Eaton, dau. of Harold Eaton, of Upton, Wirral

3. Hon Charles Frederick Craven (b. 10 Apr 1873; dvp. 7 Jun 1873)

4. Lieut Hon Charles Eric Craven (b. 6 Feb 1879; d. 19 Jul 1909), mar. 3 Oct 1901 Amalia Kolowratek (d. 10 Aug 1950), and had issue

1. Lady Mary Beatrix Craven (b. 26 Nov 1867; dvp. 26 Apr 1881)

2. Lady Helen Emily Craven (b. 13 Dec 1874; d. 13 Oct 1926), mar. 23 Apr 1901 Lt Col Ian Rose Innes Forbes DSO, of Rothiemay Castle, co. Banff (d. 18 Sep 1957), and had issue

died

7 Dec 1883

suc. by

son

note

Lieut, Scots Fusilier Guards 1860 and Captain 1864-66; Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire 1881-83

 

William George Robert [Craven], 4th Earl of Craven, OBE

born

16 Dec 1868

mar.

18 Apr 1893 Cornelia Martin (d. 19 May 1961), only dau. of Bradley Martin, of New York, USA, and of Balmacan, co. Inverness

only child

1. Hon William George Bradley Craven, later 5th Earl of Craven

died

10 Jul 1921

suc. by

son

note

ADC to the Viceroy of Ireland; Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard 1911-15; Third Ministerial Whip in the House of Lords 1912; Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire; OBE 1919

 

William George Bradley [Craven], 5th Earl of Craven

born

31 Jul 1897

mar.

4 Oct 1916 Mary Wilhelmina George (d. 14 Sep 1974), dau. of William George OBE, Town Clerk of Invergordon

only child

1. Hon William Robert Bradley Craven, later 6th Earl of Craven

died

15 Sep 1932

suc. by

son

 

William Robert Bradley [Craven], 6th Earl of Craven

born

8 Sep 1917

mar. (1)

3 May 1939 (div. 1954) Irene Meyrick (mar. (2) as his second wife Sir Andrew MacTaggart; d. 13 Mar 2002), 6th dau. of Dr Ferdinand Richard Holes Meyrick, of Kensington Court, London

only child by first wife

1. Lady Sarah Jane Craven (b. 9 Jan 1940), mar. 4 Mar 1961 David John Trail Thomson Glover, son of Lt Col John William Thomson Glover, and has issue

mar. (2)

25 Sep 1954 Elizabeth Gwendolen Teresa Johnstone-Douglas (mar. (2) 27 Jul 1966 Kenneth Harmood Banner, of Peelings Manor, Pevensey, co. Sussex), only dau. of Robert Sholto Johnstone-Douglas, of Carlyle Square, London, by his wife Bettina Grisewood, 2nd dau. of Harman Grisewood, of Daylesford, co. Worcester

children by second wife

1. Hon Thomas Robert Douglas Craven, later 7th Earl of Craven

2. Hon Simon George Craven, later 8th Earl of Craven

2. Lady Ann Mary Elizabeth Craven (b. 9 Apr 1959), mar. 1978 Dr Lionel Tarassenko, 1st son of Sergei Tarassenko, of Swanage, co. Dorset, and has issue

died

27 Dec 1965

suc. by

son by second wife

 

Thomas Robert Douglas [Craven], 7th Earl of Craven

born

24 Aug 1957

died

s.p.l. 22 Oct 1983

suc. by

brother

 

Simon George [Craven], 8th Earl of Craven

born

16 Sep 1961

mar.

1988 Teresa Maria Bernadette Downes, dau. of John Arthur Downes, of Black Hall, Clane, co. Kildare

only child

1. Hon Benjamin Robert Joseph Craven, later 9th Earl of Craven

died

30 Aug 1990

suc. by

son

 

Benjamin Robert Joseph [Craven], 9th Earl of Craven

born

13 Jun 1989

 

The heir presumptive to the Earldom of Craven is Rupert José Evelyn Craven, a grandson of the 3rd Earl of Craven and first cousin three times removed to the present Earl.

 

 Last updated 8 Aug 2005

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Titles:

9th Earl of Craven

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 18 Jun 1801)

9th Viscount Uffington, of Uffington in the County of Berkshire

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 18 Jun 1801)

15th Baron Craven, of Hampsted Marshall in the County of Berkshire

(England, let. pat. 11 Dec 1666)

 

Address:

Hawkwood House, Hawkhurst Lane, Waldron, East Sussex

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