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Families covered: Craster of Craster

BLG1952 reports that "Albert, living 1166, received Craucestre (Craster) from John, son of Orford, for half a knight's fee of ancient feoffment. He m. Christina, sister of William de Argenton."
Edmund Craster
1. Edmund Craster of Craster, Northumberland (d 1511)
  m. ?? Widdrington (dau of ?? Widdrington of Widdrington)
  A. George Craster of Craster Tower (d 06.03.1545-6)
  m. Eleanor (or Elizabeth) Forster (dau of Sir Thomas Forster of Adderstone, m2. Robert Widdrington)
  i. Edmund Craster of Craster (b 1541, d before 17.07.1595)
  m. Alice Mitford (d before 06.03.1599-1600, dau of Christopher Mitford of Seighill, alderman of Newcastle)
  a. John Craster of Craster (a 1615)
  m. Margaret Carr (dau of William Carr of Ford)
(1) William Craster (a 19.06.1650, Lt. Colonel, Governor of Morpeth Castle, 3rd son?)
  m. Ann Kellam (sister of Arthur Kellam of Firth Hosue)
  (A) Edmund Craster of Craster, Sheriff (d before 04.09.1694)
  m1/2. Barbara Fenwick (dau of Martin Fenwick of Kenton)
  (i) John Craster of Craster (bur 22.07.1722)
  m. (13.02.1693-4) Mary Ayton (d by 03.1730-1, dau of John Ayton of Fawside)
  (a) John Craster of Craster (d 31.12.1763, MP)
  m. (17.01.1726-7) Catherine Villiers (dau of Col. Henry Villiers son of Sir Edward son (sb grand-nephew) of 1st Viscount Grandison)
  ((1)) George Craster of Craster (b 06.12.1735, dsp 08.5.1772, 3rd son)
  m. (02.1757) Olive Sharp (d 12.1769, dau of John Sharp)
  ((2))+ "several children" (d young)
(b) Isabel Craster (dsp)
  m. John Mylott of Whithill
  (c) Elizabeth Craster
  m1. Christopher Blackett of Newham
  m2. John Watson of Goswick
  ((1)) (Bridget) Watson
  m. (24.09.1770) John Askew of Pallinsburn (b 1732, d 1794)
  (d) Anne Craster (d 24.10.1796)
  m. (1737) Thomas Wood of Beadnell (d 1766)
  (e)+ other issue (dsp) - William, Betram
  This was probably the Edmund who (also) married ...
  m2/1. Edith Forster (dau of Sir Matthew Forster of Etherston)
  (B) Daniel Craster (3rd son)
  (i) Daniel Craster, later of Craster (b c1681, d 13.10.1777)
m1. (20.06.1716) Mary Proctor (bur 16.02.1724-5, dau of John Proctor)
  (a) Daniel Craster of Craster, Sheriff (bpt 19.07.1723, bur 03.08.1784)
  m. (12.06.1750) Ann Coulter (bur 04.12.1805, dau of John Coulter of Newcastle)
  ((1)) Shafto Craster of Craster, Sheriff (bpt 21.01.1755, d 07.5.1837)
  m. Isabella Atkinson (bur 29.11.1831, dau of Charles Atkinson of Newcastle)
  ((A)) Frances Isabella Craster (b 03.05.175, d unm 23.06.1860)
  ((2)) Edmund Craster of Preston (bpt 20.04.1762, dsps bur 23.10.1824)
  m. (25.06.1812) Phillis Buston (d 20.12.1813, dau of Thomas Buston of High Buston)
  ((3)) Ann Craster (d 11.03.1832)
  m. (04.09.1781) John Wood of Beadnell (d 1828)
  Craster Tower passed into the Wood family, members of which assumed the name Craster.
((4))+ other issue (d unm) - Mary (bur 06.8.1846), Barbara Christiana (bur 10.09.1822), Elizabeth (d 30.08.1788), other (d young)
  m2. (20.09.1727) Margaret (bur 21.10.1735, widow of _ Grey of Alnwick)
  m3. (12.1737) Bridget Pearson (bur 11.08.1767)
  (C)+ other issue
  (2)+ other isue (a 1615) - Edmond (b c1600), John, George, Margaret, Jane
  b. Margaret Craster
  m. Henry Collingwood of Etall
  c. Isabell Castre
  m. Luke Ogle of Egglingham
  d. Jane Castre
  m. Bertram Anderson
  e.+ other issue - Edmond, Thomas
  ii. Elinor or Margaret Craster
  m. Michael Hebborne of Hebborne
  B. Jasper Craster (Castre)

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Craster of Craster), BLG1886 (Cra'ster of Cra'ster) with some input/support from Visitation (George Marshall (1878), Northumberland, 1615, 'Crastre' (sic))
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