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Crewe, 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], 1st Baron Crewe

son and heir of Sir Thomas Crewe MP, of Stene, co. Northampton, Speaker of the House of Commons 1623-25, by his wife 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




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

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

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 has 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. 23 Mar 1658 Sir Henry Wright, 1st Bt., of Dagenham, co. Essex, and had issue


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


20 Apr 1661 Baron Crewe, 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


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 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 the Barony of Crewe became extinct.


 First written 26 Oct 2009



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