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Croft, Baron (UK, 1940)


Creation: let. pat. 28 May 1940


Family name: Croft




Quarterly per fess indented Azure and Argent in the first quarter a Lion passant guardant Or


1st:  a Lion passant guardant Argent;  2nd:  a Wyvern Sable vulned in the side Gules


Dexter:  a Lion rampant quarterly per fess indented Azure and Argent;  Sinister: a Wyvern Sable vulned in the side Gules


Esse Quam Videri (To be rather than to seem)



Henry Page [Croft], 1st Baron Croft, CMG PC

2nd son of Richard Benyon Croft RN, of Fanhams Hall, Ware, co. Hertford, by his wife Anne Elizabeth Page, dau. and hrss. of Henry Page, of Ware, co. Hertford


22 Jun 1881


10 Jul 1907 Hon Nancy Beatrice Borwick (d. 24 Jan 1949), 7th dau. of Robert Hudson [Borwick], 1st Baron Borwick, by his wife Caroline Smith Johnston, 6th dau. of Rev Richard Daniel Johnston, of Kurnool, Madras, India


7 Dec 1947


28 Feb 1924 a Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Knole"

28 May 1940 Baron Croft, of Bournemouth in the County of Southampton

suc. by



Michael Henry Glendower Page [Croft], 2nd Baron Croft


20 Aug 1916


30 Oct 1948 Lady Antoinette Fredericka Hersey Cecilia Conyngham (d. 15 Jun 1959), only dau. of Frederick William Burton [Conyngham], 6th Marquess Conyngham, by his second wife Antoinette Winifred Custance, 1st dau. of John William Howard Thompson, of Bratton House, Wincanton, co. Somerset


11 Jan 1997

suc. by



Bernard William Henry Page [Croft], 3rd Baron Croft


28 Aug 1949


1993 Mary Elizabeth Richardson, dau. of James Richardson, of co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland


There is no heir to the Barony of Croft.


 Last updated 26 Oct 2003




3rd Baron Croft, of Bournemouth in the County of Southampton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 28 May 1940)

3rd Baronet, styled "of Knole"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 28 Feb 1924)



Croft Castle, Kingsland, Herefordshire HR6 9PW

5 Comeragh Mews, Comeragh Road, London W14 9HW


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