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Crofton, Baron (I, 1798)

 

Creation: let. pat. 8 Mar 1798

 

Family name: Crofton

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Arms:

Per pale indented Or and Azure a Lion passant guardant counterchanged

Crest:

Seven Ears of Wheat growing on one stalk Or

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Lion Azure;  Sinister:  a Stag proper

Motto:

Dat Deus Incrementum (God gives the increase)

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Anne Croker later Crofton, suo jure Baroness Crofton

only dau. and hrss. of Thomas Croker, of Baxtown, co. Kildare, by his wife Anne Ryves, 1st dau. and cohrss. of William Ryves, of Uppercourt

born

11 Jan 1751

mar.

13 Apr 1767 Sir Edward Crofton, 2nd Bt. MP (b. 17 Aug 1746; d. 28 Sep 1797), 1st son and heir of Sir Marcus Lowther later Crofton, 1st Bt., by his wife Catherine Crofton, only dau. of Sir Edward Crofton, 3rd Bt., of The Mote, co. Roscommon

children

1. Hon Sir Edward Crofton, 3rd Bt. (b. 23 Oct 1778; dvm. 8 Jan 1816), mar. 12 Sep 1801 Lady Charlotte Stewart (d. May 1842), 5th dau. of John [Stewart], 7th Earl of Galloway, by his second wife Anne Dashwood, 2nd dau. of Sir James Dashwood, 2nd Bt. MP, of Kirtlington Park, co. Oxford, and had issue:

1a. Sir Edward Crofton, 4th Bt., later 2nd Baron Crofton

2a. Hon William Crofton, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1837, an Army officer (b. 25 Jan 1814; d. 16 Apr 1838)

1a. Hon Susannah Anne Crofton, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1837 (b. c. 1802; d. 10 Jan 1894), mar. 17 Aug 1830 her cousin St George Francis Caulfeild, of Donamon Castle, co. Roscommon (b. 8 Mar 1806; d. 28 Oct 1896), 1st son of St George Caulfeild, of Donamon Castle, co. Roscommon, by his wife Hon Frances Crofton, 3rd dau. of Sir Edward Crofton, 2nd Bt. MP, by his wife Anne Croker, suo jure Baroness Crofton, and had issue

2a. Hon Charlotte Crofton, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1837 (d. 29 Sep 1839), mar. 12 Jan 1832 as his second wife Gibbs Crawford Antrobus JP DL, of Eaton Hall, co. Chester (b. 27 May 1793; d. 21 May 1861), brother of Sir Edmund Antrobus, 2nd Bt., and 2nd son of John Antrobus by his wife Anne Crawford, only dau. of Gibbs Crawford MP, and had issue

3a. Hon Frances Crofton, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1837 (d. 20 Dec 1881), mar. 3 Mar 1825 Daniel Tighe later Bunbury-Tighe, of Rossanagh, co. Wicklow (d. 26 Mar 1874), and had issue

4a. Hon Sophia Crofton, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1837 (d. 18 Dec 1885), mar. 6 Dec 1837 Eyre Evans, of Ash Hill Towers, co. Limerick (b. 5 May 1806; d. 17 Jul 1852), 1st son and heir of Eyre Evans, of Ash Hill Towers, co. Limerick, by his wife Anna Maunsell, 1st dau. of Robert Maunsell, of Rumbo House, East Indies, and had issue

5a. Hon Frederica Crofton, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1837 (d. 28 May 1881), mar. 24 Sep 1835 Rev Hubert McLaughlin, Prebendary of Hereford and Rector of Burford, co. Shropshire (d. 15 Dec 1882), and had issue

2. Rev Hon Henry Thomas Marcus Crofton (b. 1783; d. Sep 1833)

3. Vice Admiral Hon George Alfred Crofton RN (b. 1785; d. 23 Feb 1858)

4. Capt Hon William Gorges Crofton (killed in action vm. at the Battle of Bayonne 1814)

1. Hon Caroline Crofton (d. 1 Sep 1858)

2. Hon Louisa Crofton (dvm. 1805), mar. 1803 Gen Sir Peregrine Maitland

3. Hon Frances Crofton (d. 1831), mar. 1802 St George Caulfeild, of Donamon Castle, co. Roscommon (b. 19 Aug 1780; d. 18...), 1st son of Col John Caulfeild, of Donamon Castle, co. Roscommon (by his wife Mary Irvine, dau. of Henry Irvine), 4th son of Rev Hon Charles Caulfeild, Rector of Donaghenry, co. Armagh (by his wife Alice Houston, dau. of John Houston, of Castlestewart, co. Tyrone), 5th son of William [Caulfeild], 2nd Viscount Charlemont, and had issue

4. Hon Harriet Crofton (d. 6 Jul 1837), mar. 22 May 1806 James Caulfeild, of Drumcairn, co. Tyrone, only son of James Caulfeild, of Drumcairn, co. Tyrone (by his wife Catherine Burgh, dau. of Thomas Burgh, of Oldtown), 1st son of Rev Hon Charles Caulfeild, Rector of Donaghenry, co. Armagh (by his wife Alice Houston, dau. of John Houston, of Castlestewart, co. Tyrone), 5th son of William [Caulfeild], 2nd Viscount Charlemont, and had issue

5. Hon Augusta Crofton (d. 29 Sep 1832), mar. 8 May 1823 as his first wife Comm James Caulfeild RN, of Benown, co. Westmeath (d. 22 Oct 1851), 2nd son of William Caulfeild, of Benown, co, Westmeath (by his first wife Lucy Sanderson), 1st son of Ven John Caulfeild, of Benown , co. Westmeath, Archdeacon of Kilmore (by his wife Euphemia Gordon of Kenmuir), 2nd son of Col William Caulfeild, Governor of Fort St George (by his wife Catherine Moore, dau. and hrss. of Rev Francis Moore, of Raheenduff, Queen's County), 2nd son of Capt Hon Toby Caulfeild, of Clone, co. Kilkenny (by his wife Rebecca Walsh, dau. of Oliver Walsh, of Ballykilcavan, Queen's County), 3rd but 2nd surv. son of William [Caulfeild], 1st Viscount Charlemont, and had issue

died

12 Aug 1817

created

8 Mar 1798 Baroness Crofton, of Mote in the County of Roscommon, with remainder to the heirs male of the body of her husband, Sir Edward Crofton

suc. by

grandson

 

Edward [Crofton], 2nd Baron Crofton

born

1 Aug 1806

mar.

19 Oct 1833 Lady Georgiana Paget (b. 29 Aug 1800; d. 9 Nov 1875), 3rd dau. of Henry William [Paget], 1st Marquess of Anglesey, by his first wife Lady Caroline Elizabeth Villiers, 3rd dau. of George Bussey [Villiers], 4th Earl of Jersey

children

1. Hon Edward Henry Churchill Crofton, later 3rd Baron Crofton

2. Hon Charles St George Crofton (b. 1 Feb 1836; d. 2 Feb 1895), mar. 19 Oct 1864 his first cousin Theresa Augusta Bunbury-Tighe (d. 14 Aug 1867), 3rd dau. of Daniel Tighe later Bunbury-Tighe, of Rossanagh, co. Wicklow, by his wife Hon Frances Crofton, sister of Edward [Crofton], 2nd Baron Crofton, and 3rd dau. of Hon Sir Edward Crofton, 3rd Bt., and had issue:

1a. Arthur Edward Lowther Crofton, later 4th Baron Crofton

1a. Hon Mabel Georgiana Crofton, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1913 (b. c. 1866; d. 27 Jul 1956)

2a. Hon Theresa Diana Crofton, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1913 (dsp. 26 Mar 1923), mar. 28 Dec 1912 her first cousin Maj Reginald de Blaquiere Chichester (b. 15 Aug 1862; dsp. 11 Sep 1923), 5th son of Hon Frederick Arthur Henry Chichester (by his wife Frances Marianne Bunbury-Tighe, 1st dau. of Daniel Tighe later Bunbury-Tighe, of Rossanagh, co. Wicklow, by his wife Hon Frances Crofton, sister of Edward [Crofton], 2nd Baron Crofton, and 3rd dau. of Hon Sir Edward Crofton, 3rd Bt.), 3rd son of Arthur [Chichester], 1st Baron Templemore, by his wife Lady Augusta Paget, 4th dau. by his first wife of Henry William [Paget], 1st Marquess of Anglesey

3. Hon Alfred Henry Crofton (b. 2 Apr 1837; d. 29 Oct 1881)

4. Capt Hon Francis George Crofton RN (b. 7 Jan 1838; d. 30 Sep 1900), mar. (1) 18 Aug 1864 Gertrude Caroline Talbot (widow of John Talbot, of Mount Talbot, co. Roscommon; d. 19 Aug 1869), 2nd dau. of Col Edward Symes Bayly JP DL, of Ballyarthur, co. Wicklow, by his wife Catharine Fitzgerald, dau. of Rt Hon Maurice Fitzgerald, Knight of Kerry, and (2) 7 Feb 1878 his second cousin Emily Augusta Caulfeild (d. 2 Jan 1924), only dau. of Lt Col William Montgomerie Stewart Caulfeild, of Monkstown, co. Dublin, (by his wife Dora Jane French, dau. of William French, of Clonyquin, co. Roscommon), only son of Comm James Caulfeild RN, of Benown, co. Westmeath ()y his wife Hon Augusta Crofton, 5th dau. of Sir Edward Crofton, 2nd Bt., by his wife Anne Croker, suo jure Baroness Crofton), 2nd son of William Caulfeild, of Benown, co, Westmeath (by his first wife Lucy Sanderson), 1st son of Ven John Caulfeild, of Benown , co. Westmeath, Archdeacon of Kilmore (by his wife Euphemia Gordon of Kenmuir), 2nd son of Col William Caulfeild, Governor of Fort St George (by his wife Catherine Moore, dau. and hrss. of Rev Francis Moore, of Raheenduff, Queen's County), 2nd son of Capt Hon Toby Caulfeild, of Clone, co. Kilkenny (by his wife Rebecca Walsh, dau. of Oliver Walsh, of Ballykilcavan, Queen's County), 3rd but 2nd surv. son of William [Caulfeild], 1st Viscount Charlemont, and had issue by both wives

1. Hon Augusta Caroline Crofton OBE (b. 16 Oct 1839; d. 5 Sep 1928), mar. 18 Jul 1866 Luke Gerald [Dillon], 4th Baron Clonbrock, and had issue

died

27 Dec 1869

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 8 Jan 1816 as 4th Baronet of The Mote; a Representative Peer for Ireland (Conservative) 1840-69; a Lord-in-Waiting 1852, 1858-59 and 1866-68

 

Edward Henry Churchill [Crofton], 3rd Baron Crofton

born

21 Oct 1834

died

22 Sep 1912 (bur. at Kilmain)

suc. by

nephew

note

a Gentleman of the Bedchamber to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1867-68; State Steward to the Lord Lieutenant 1880; Gentleman in Waiting to the Lord Lieutenant 1886-92; a Representative Peer for Ireland (Conservative) 1873-1912

 

Arthur Edward Lowther [Crofton], 4th Baron Crofton

born

7 Aug 1866

mar.

14 Apr 1893 Jessie Castle Paddon (widow of Neville Paddon;  d. 19 Jan 1923), dau. of James Hewitson

children

1. T/Lt Hon Edward Charles Crofton (b. 18 Jan 1896; dvp. 25 Nov 1936), mar. 5 Mar 1925 Cecilia Mabel Macdonald (widow of Alexander Francis Macdonald of Glenaladale), dau. of John T Day, of Hayeswood, Streatham Park, co. Surrey, and had issue:

1a. Edward Blaise Crofton, later 5th Baron Crofton

1a. Hon Diana Faith Crofton, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1948 (b. 13 Oct 1927), mar. (1) 1 Jan 1949 (div. 1961) Cdr Hugh Seaburne May RN, only son of Capt Archibald Seaburne May, of Hownam, Kelso, and (2) 30 Mar 1963 Cdr Edward Michael George Hewitt RN, son of Capt John Graham Hewitt DSO RN, of 16 Royston Court, Kew, Richmond, co. Surrey, and has issue by both husbands

2. Maj Hon (Arthur) Marcus Lowther Crofton (b. 7 Sep 1898; dspms. 23 May 1962), mar. (1) 26 Nov 1919 (div. 1923) Marguerite Welchman, only dau. of Maj Deffield Welchman, of Camberley, co. Surrey, (2) 17 Jul 1929 (div. 1946) his second cousin Ursula Augusta Jane Mahon (b. 17 Jan 1906; d. 25 Jul 1987), 1st dau. of Sir William Henry Mahon, 5th Bt. DSO JP, by his wife Hon Edith Augusta Dillon, 2nd dau. of Luke Gerald [Dillon], 4th Baron Clonbrook, by his wife Hon Augusta Caroline Crofton, only dau. of Edward [Crofton], 2nd Baron Crofton (3) 1946 Clive de Lacy Tainton (d. 23 Apr 1950), and (4) Oct 1951 Mrs Madeleine Barbara Pratt, dau. of William James Heath, of co. Surrey, and had issue by his second wife

1. Hon Eileen Mabel Lowther Crofton (b. 24 Mar 1894; d. 1972), mar. 23 Sep 1918 Cdr Sir Geoffrey Henry Hughes-Onslow KBE DSC JP RN (b. 28 Oct 1893; d. 27 Nov 1971), 1st son of Maj Arthur Hughes-Onslow by his wife Anne Kathleen Whitehead, 2nd dau. of George Whitehead, of Deighton Grove, co. York, , and had issue

died

15 Jun 1942

suc. by

grandson

 

Edward Blaise [Crofton], 5th Baron Crofton

born

31 May 1926

mar. (1)

10 Jun 1948 (div. 1963) his 4th cousin Ann Tighe, 1st dau. of G/Capt Charles Herbert Tighe OBE DFC, of Ballina Park, co. Wicklow (by his wife Mona Aileen Flynn, dau. of Joseph Flynn, of Dublin), 2nd son of Wilfred Tighe, of Rossanagh, co. Wicklow (by his wife Lucy Emily Lewin, 2nd dau. of Frederick Thomas Lewin, of Castlegrove, co. Galway, and Cloghans, co. Mayo), 2nd son of James Stuart Tighe, of Rossanagh, co. Wicklow (by his wife Charlotte de Burgh, yst. dau. of Very Rev Thomas John de Burgh, of Oldtown, co. Kildare, Dean of Cloyne, by his wife Lady Louisa Hely-Hutchinson, sister of John [Hely-Hutchinson], 3rd Earl of Donoughmore), 2nd son of Daniel Tighe later Bunbury-Tighe, of Rossanagh, co. Wicklow, by his wife Hon Frances Crofton, sister of Edward [Crofton], 2nd Baron Crofton, and 3rd dau. of Hon Sir Edward Crofton. 3rd Bt.

children by first wife

1. Hon (Charles Edward) Piers Crofton, later 6th Baron Crofton

2. Hon Brian St George Crofton (b. 8 May 1950; dvp. 26 Aug 1950)

3. Hon Guy Patrick Gilbert Crofton, later 7th Baron Crofton

4. Hon (Arthur Blaise) Adrian Crofton (b. 20 Jan 1957; d. 1987)

1. Hon Georgiana Ann Crofton (b. 27 Aug 1955), mar. 1980 (div. 1986) Brent Hutchinson, son of Ivan Hutchinson, and has issue

mar. (2)

19 Dec 1964 Mary Flach (former wife of Robert Thomas Francis Flach), 1st dau. of Maj James Irvine Hatfield Friend OBE MC, of Northdown, Thanet, co. Kent

died

13 Jun 1974

suc. by

son by first wife

 

(Charles Edward) Piers [Crofton], 6th Baron Crofton

born

27 Apr 1949

mar.

1976 Maureen Jacqueline Bray (b. 1947), only dau. of Stanley James Bray, of Taunton, co. Somerset, by his wife Marjorie Cathleen Cooper

only child

1. Hon Freya Charlotte Crofton (b. 1983)

died

s.p.m. 27 Jun 1989

suc. by

brother

 

Guy Patrick Gilbert [Crofton], 7th Baron Crofton

born

17 Jun 1951

mar.

1985 Gillian Susan Burroughs Bass (b. 1955), only dau. of Henry Godfrey Mitchell Bass CMG, of Reepham, co. Norfolk, by his wife Monica M Burroughs

children

1. Hon (Edward) Harry Piers Crofton, later 8th Baron Crofton

2. Hon (Charles) Marcus George Crofton, heir presumptive to the Barony of Crofton (b. 23 Jan 1988)

died

25 Nov 2007

suc. by

son

 

(Edward) Harry Piers [Crofton], 8th Baron Crofton

born

23 Jan 1988

 

The heir presumptive to the Barony of Crofton is Hon (Charles) Marcus George Crofton, second son of the 7th Baron and twin brother of the present Baron.

 

Last updated 18 Jan 2012

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Titles:

8th Baron Crofton, of Mote in the County of Roscommon

(Ireland, let. pat. 1 Dec 1797)

11th Baronet, styled "of The Mote"

(Ireland, let. pat. 12 Jun 1758)

 

Address:

c/o Drummond's Bank, 49 Charing Cross Road, London SW1A 2DX

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