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Families covered: Crathorne of Crathorne (Craythorne of Craythorne), Crathorne in Lincolnshire, Crathorne of Saltfleetby

                               
The Visitations (including Walker's report thereon) provide a pedigree for this family going back to the time of William the Conqueror but we were wary of it even before we saw what VCH had to say about the family. For interest's sake we provide that pedigree but show it in italics to show our doubts about its validity. The Visitations start with ...
Henry or Humphrey Craythorne of Baynard (aka Craythorne) (a temp William the Conqueror) named Henry by Foster, Humphrey by Walker
1. Robert Crathorne
  m. _ Danvill (dau of Sir William Danvill or Darnville)
  A. John Craythorne of Craythorne
  m. Anedretha or Ankareta Spencer (dau of Sir John Spencer)
  i. Sir Robert Craythorne (eldest son)
  m. _ Gore (dau of Godfrey Gore of co. Durham)
  a. Sir Ralph Craythorne (dspm)
b. Robert Craythorne of Craythorne
  m. _ Hilton (dau of John de Hilton of Hilton)
  (1) Robert Craythorne
  m. _ Conyers (dau of Richard Conyers of Sockburne)
  (A) Sir Ralph Craythorne
  m. _ Blundeville (dau of Sir John Blundeville)
  (i) Richard Craythorne
  m. _ Plumley (dau of _ Plumley of Plumley)
  (a) Sir William Craythorne (a 1322, 1344) - alternate ancestry shown below
  Foster shows the following:
  m1. Isabel Clervaux (dau of Sir John Clervaux)
  ((1)) Thomas Craythorne (a 1398)
  m1. _ Bagot (dau/heir of Peter Bagot)
  ((A)) Bryan Craythorne (a 1407)
  m. _ Pickering (dau of Sir John Pickering)
  ((i)) John Craythorne (a 1451) - see below
  m. Katherine Brigwell (dau of Thomas Brigwell)
  ((B))+ other issue - Thomas, Richard, Eustace, Robert (dsp), Guy
  m2. Elizabeth Fairfax (dau of Thomas Fairfax, sister of Guy)
  ((2)) other issue (dsp) - John, William
  m2. Margaret Russell (dau of John Russell of Rowlesby)
  ((3))+ other issue - Nicholas, Matthew (accountant)
  Walker shows the following:
  m1. Isabel Clervaux (a 1347, dau of Sir John Clervaux)
((1))+ issue - John (dsp), Peter (a 1349), Thomas (a 1398), Sir William (dsp)
  m2. Margaret Russell (dau of John Russell of Rowlesby or Rouseby)
  ((4)) Nicholas Craythorne (a 1362)
  m. Anne Lascelles (dau of Sir Roger Lascelles)
  ((A)) Thomas Craythorne (a 1398, d before 1442)
  m1. _ Bagot (dau/heir of Peter Bagot son of Peter of Crathorne)
  ((i)) Bryan Craythorne (a 1407)
  m. _ Pickering (dau of Sir John Pickering)
  ((a)) John Craythorne (d 11.03.1483) - see below
  m. Katherine Brigwell (dau of Thomas Brigwell or Britville)
  ((ii)) Thomas Crathorne in Lincolnshire, Mayor of York (6th son)
  Walker identifies Thomas as ancestor of the Crathornes of Lincolnshire. Thomas is shown differently by Foster. See @@ below.
  m. _ Dalinson (dau of John Dalinson of Lincolnshire)
  ((iii))+ other issue - Robert (dsp after 1442), Guy, Eustace, Richard
  m2. Elizabeth Fairfax (dau of Thomas Fairfax, sister of Guy)
  ((5)) Matthew Craythorne (a 1377, accountant to Edward III's exchequer)
  m. _ Laburne (dau of Sir Henry Laburne)
  (2) Ann Craythorne
  m. Thomas Boynton of Aclam or Acclom

 

 

The first of this family to be mentioned by VCH was ...
Stephen le Teuler of York
1. John le Teuler of Crathorne (a 1310)
  A. Sir William de Crathorne (d Neville's Cross 1346) - alternate ancestry shown above
(1) VCH mentions only one wife for Sir William, Isabel, who appears to have been his widow. VCH reports that "He had a son William, who doubtless succeeded him. The heir of the younger William is not known, but was possibly the Nicholas de Crathorne who witnessed charters in 1362 and 1365." Foster & Walker both show his 1st wife as Isabel Clervaux and 2nd as Margaret Russell but disagree on their issue (as reported above). Neither mention a son called William. VCH refers to one charter dated 1370 "in which Nicholas de Crathorne, son of William de Crathorne, kt., made a grant to his son John", notes that a Thomas Crathorne had letters of administration for his brother Nicholas de Crathorne in 1395, and mentions a charter dated 10 Hen.IV (1408-9) which identified Thomas as lord of Crathorne.
(2) Noting the above, we suspect that there were 2 generations of Williams. We have pulled together the following but note that it is speculative and has not been proved.
  m. Isabel Clervaux (a 1347, dau of Sir John Clervaux)
  i. William de Crathorne
  m. Margaret Russell (dau of John Russell of Rowlesby or Rouseby)
  a. Nicholas de Crathorne of Crathorne (d by 1395)
  m. Anne Lascelles (dau of Sir Roger Lascelles)
  (1) John de Crathorne (a 1370, dsp?)
  b. Thomas de Crathorne of Crathorne (d before 1425)
  VCH identifies this Thomas as probably the Thomas who, with his wife Elizabeth, "has a monumental inscription in the parish church" and that, "If this is so, he was succeeded before 1425 by John de Crathorn".
  m1. _ Bagot (dau/heir of Peter Bagot son of Peter of Crathorne)
  (1) Bryan Craythorne (a 1407, dvp?)
  m. _ Pickering (dau of Sir John Pickering)
  (A) John Craythorne (d 11.03.1483) - continued below
  m. Katherine Brigwell (dau of Thomas Brigwell or Britville)
  (2)+ other issue
  m2. Elizabeth Fairfax (dau of Thomas Fairfax, sister of Guy)
  c. Matthew Craythorne (a 1377, accountant to Edward III's exchequer)
  m. _ Laburne (dau of Sir Henry Laburne)
  d.+ other issue
  ii.+ other issue

 

 

John Craythorne (a 1451) - continued above
m. Katherine Brigwell (dau of Thomas Brigwell)
1. Sir Ralph Crathorne (d 01.1489-90)
  m. Isabel Mountford (dau of Thomas Mountford)
  A. Thomas Crathorne of Crathorne (d 1509)
  m. Alice Eland (dau/coheir of Sir John Eland of Hull)
  i. Ralph Crathorne of Crathorne (dsp 1517)
ii. James Crathorne of Crathorne (d 1543)
  m. Elizabeth Sayer (dau of John Sayer of Worsall)
  a. Thomas Crathorne of Crathorne (d 1568)
  m. Everild Constable (dau of Sir Roger Constable of Everingham)
  (1) Ralph Crathorne of Crathorne (a 1612)
  m1/2. Jane (probably not Anne) Strangwayes (dau/coheir of Sir James Strangwayes of Smeaton)
  (A) Jane Crathorne (d young)
  m2/1. (by 1582) Bridget Yaxley (dau of Richard Yaxley of Yaxley)
  (B) Thomas Crathorne (b c1582, d c1637)
  m. Catherine Richart (dau/coheir of Edmond Richart of Swynington)
  Foster ends by naming their children. Dugdale starts with this generation.
(i) Ralph Crathorne of Crathorne (b c1604, a 09.1665)
  m1. Mary Wright (dau/heir of Robert Wright of Plowland)
  (a) Thomas Crathorne of Crathorne (b c1623, a 09.1665)
  m. Frances Thimelby (dau of Charles Thimelby of Snidall)
  Dugdale ends by naming their generation.
  ((1)) Thomas Crathorne of Crathorne (b c1657, d by 1717)
  m. Elizabeth Cokayne (b 20.10.1666, d 11.03.1676) apparently wife of this Thomas, presumed mother of ...
  ((A)) Ralph Crathorne of Crathorne (a 1717)
  ((B)) George Crathorne
m. Margaret Trappes-Byrnand (bpt 17.11.1697, d before 1760) probably wife of this George, possibly mother of ...
  ((i)) Thomas Crathorne of Crathorne (d 1764)
  ((a)) Henry Ralph Crathorne of Crathorne (d 1797)
  ((b)) Thomas Crathorne of Crathorne
  ((c)) George Crathorne, later Tasburgh of Crathorne who apparently married ...
  m. Barbara Fitzherbert (d 1808, dau of Thomas Fitzherbert of Norbury & Swynnerton, widow of George Tasburgh of Bodney)
  (((1))) Mary Crathorne or Tasburgh (d 05.1844)
  m. (23.04.1810) Michael Anne, later Tasburgh, of Burghwallis
  ((2))+ issue (a 09.1665) - Mary, Everild, Catherine
  (b) Anne Crathorne
  m. Gregory Grange of East Harlsey
  m2. Margaret Thorneton (dau of Robert Thorneton of Newton)
(c) Dorothy Crathorne
  m. Henry Swale (son/heir of Sir Solomon of Swale Hall & South Staineley, Bart)
  (d)+ other issue (a 16650 - Ralph (b c1634), Francis (b c1639), John (b c1643)
  (ii) Edmund Crathorne of Hollins in Blakamore, Yorkshire had issue
  m. _ Cockerell
  (iii)+ other issue - George (d unm), Bridget (d unm), Catherine
  (C)+ other issue - Ralph, Edward, Mary
  (2) William Crathorne (3rd son)
  m. Ursula (widow of _ Fairfax)
(3) Matthew Crathorne
  m. _ Hutton (dau/heir of Anthony Hutton of Auckland)
  (A)+ issue - Thomas, Margaret
  (4) Catherine Crathorne (d 1605)
  m. Ralph Creyke of Cottingham (d 27.07.1623)
  (5) Mary Crathorne
  m. Joseph Constable (son of Sir Joseph of Burton)
  (6)+ other issue - Robert, Thomas
  b. Anne Crathorne
  m. William Ashby of Ashby
  c. Agnes Crathorne
  m. George Conyers of Pinchinthorp and/or John Bulmer of Wilton
  d. Ellinor Crathorne
  m. Sir John Vincent of Smeton
  e.+ other issue - John, George, Peter
B. Ralph Crathorne
  C. Agnes Crathorne
  m. _ Blunt
  D. Cecily Crathorne (a 1476)
  m. _ Bingham
  E.+ 7 others
2. Robert Craythorne
3. Thomas Craythorne
  m. _ Dallison (dau of John Dallison of Lincolnshire)
(1) As noted @@ above, Walker shows this Thomas as of an earlier generation. Provisionally we follow Foster in showing him here but note that the (few) identifiiable dates suggest that he may well have been of an earlier generation.
(2) Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees (Crathorne of Saltfleetby) supports the following except that he starts with a Sir Bernard Crathorne, father of ...
  A. Thomas Craythorne of Lincolnshire reported by Maddison as 'of Saltfleetby'
  m. Joane Thoresby (dau/heir of Nicholas Thoresby of Thoresby)
  i. Thomas Craythorne of Lincolnshire
  m. Margaret Talbois (dau of John Talbois of Stallingborough)
  a. Bryan Craythorne of Lincolnshire named Bernard by Maddison
  m. Margaret Permont (dau of John Permont or Pormort Theddlesthorpe)
  (1) Thomas Craythorne of Lincolnshire
  m. Katherine Moigne (dau of Laurence Moigne of Thixley (or North Widingham))
  (A) John Craythorne (a 1562) reported by Maddison as 'of Saltfleetby'
  m. Ann Littlebury (dau of John Littlebury of Stansby or Hagworthingham)
  (i) Jane Crathorne (coheir) mentioned by Maddison
  m. Richard Dixie
  (B) Robert Craythorne
  m. Alice Trusdale (dau of William Trusdale of Hursdon)

Main source(s):
(1) For top secion : Visitation (Foster, Visitation, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, Crathorne of Crathorne), Walker's Yorkshire Pedigrees (1942, Crathorne of Crathorne)
(2) For middle section : VCH (Yorkshire, North Riding, vol 2, Parishes: Crathorne) plus extracts from the top section
(3) For lowest section : Visitation (Foster, Visitation, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, Crathorne of Crathorne), Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1665, Crathorne of Crathorne), VCH (Yorkshire, North Riding, vol 2, Parishes: Crathorne)
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