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Families covered: Croft of Croft Castle, Croft of Waterhouse

Sir James Croft of Croft Castle, Lord Deputy of Ireland (a 1552, d 1590)
m1. Alice Warnecombe (dau of Richard Warnecombe of Irington)
1. Edward Croft of Croft Castle (d 29.07.1601)
  m(1). Anne Browne (bur 01.04.1575, dau of Thomas Browne of Attleborough)
  A. Sir Herbert Croft of Croft Castle (b 1566, d 10/6.04.1622)
  m. Mary Bourne (dau of Sir Anthony Bourne of Holt Castle)
i. Sir William Croft of Croft Castle (b 1593, d unm 09.06.1645)
  ii. Sir James Croft of Croft Castle (d unm bur 09.08.1659, Colonel)
  iii. Herbert Croft, Bishop of Hereford (b 18.10.1603, d 12/8.05.1691)
  m. Ann Brown (dau of Jonathan Brown, Dean of Hereford)
  a. Sir Herbert Croft, 1st Bart of Croft Castle (d 03.11.1720)
  m. Elizabeth Archer (d 09.01.1709, dau of Thomas Archer of Umberslade)
  (1) Sir Archer Croft, 2nd Bart of Croft Castle, Governor of New York (bpt 03.03.1683-4, d 10.12.1753)
  m. (10.01.1723) Frances Waring (dau of Brig. Gen. Richard Waring of Dunston Park)
(A) Sir Archer Croft, 3rd Bart of Croft Castle (b 1731, d 30.11.1792)
  m. (24.04.1759) Elizabeth Charlotta Cowper (dau of Ashley Cowper)
  (i) George Thomas Herbert Croft (d infant)
(ii) Charlotte or Elizabeth Croft
  m. (1778) James Woodcock of Berkhamsted, later Croft
  (iii) Frances Croft
  m. (24.04.1784) Harry Mount of Wasing
  (iv) Harriet Croft
  m. Richard Ryland of Savage Gardry
  (B) Sir John Croft, 4th Bart of Croft Castle (dspl 04.12.1797)
  (C)+ other issue - Herbert (d unm 1757), Frances (d 01.01.1816)
  (2) Francis Croft of Waterhouse (b 25.01.1687, d 1758)
  m. Grace Bramston (d 26.08.1725, dau of Thomas Bramston of Water House)
  (A) Herbert Croft of Waterhouse (b 1722/10.06.1718, d 07/15.07.1785)
  m1. (10.05.1749) Elizabeth Young (d 27.04.1763, dau of Richard Young of Midhurst)
(i) Sir Archer or Herbert Croft, 5th Bart (b 1748/01.11.1751, d 25.04.1816, rector of Prittewell)
  m1. Sophia Cleave (d 08.02.1792, dau of Richard Cleave)
  (a)+ issue (d unm) - 5 sons (d infant), Sophia (d 19.06.1857), Mary Anne (d 17.04.1859), Elizabeth (d 09.08.1754)
  m2. (25.02.1795) Elizabeth Lewis (dau of David Lewis of Malvern Hall)
  (ii) Sir Richard Croft, 6th Bart (b 09.01.1762, d 13.02.1818)
  m. (05.11.1789) Margaret Denman (b c1770, d 04.09.1847, sister of 1st Lord Denman)
  (a) Sir Thomas Elmsley Croft, 7th Bart (b 02.09.1798, d 29.10.1835) had issue (1 dau)
  m. (09.09.1824) Sophia Jane Lateward (d 10.12.1890, dau of Richard Lateward Lateward of Grove House)
  (b) Sir Archer Denman Croft, 8th Bart (b 07.12.1801, d 10.01.1865) had issue
  m. (31.08.1837) Julia Barbara Garstin (d 17.11.1864, dau of Maj. Gen. John Garstin)
  (c) Richard Croft (b 22.08.1808, d 17.02.1869, vicar of Hillingdon) had issue
  m1. (15.10.1839) Charlotte Leonora Russell (d 09.11.1854, dau of Lt. Col. Russell)
m2. (1856) Louisa Holland (dsp 09.12.1898, dau of Samuel Holland of Dumbleton)
  (d) Frances Elizabeth Croft (dsps 02.08.1877)
  m. (19.09.1822) Louis Adolphe Marie de Chanteau
  (iii) Mary Croft (d 27.03.1821)
  m. Thoms Ryder of Hendon (b c1740, d 02.03.1839)
  (iv)+ other issue - Ellen, James, Elizabeth, John Thomas, Herbert, Craggs, Grace
  m2. Mary Chawner (dau of Thomas Chawner of Sudbury Wood)
  (xi) Elizabeth Croft (b 1769, d unm 02.10.1856)
  (3) Elizabeth Croft (bpt 17.09.1678)
  m. (18.05.1712) Acton Moseley of Enfield (d 1745)
  (4) Margaret Croft
  m. (15.07.1703) Richard Oakley of Oakley (d 1738)
  (5) Frances Croft
  m. (30.08.1720) Robert Dyer of Llangothan
  (6)+ other issue - Herbert (bpt 13.04.1682, dsp 01.02.1700), James (bpt 14.08.1684, dsp), Thomas (bpt 30.09.1685, bur 19.01.1687), William (b 17.08.1693, d infant)
  iv. Robert Croft of Yarpole (bur 03.05.1683, Colonel)
m. Elizabeth
  a. Herbert Croft (bpt 08.04.1645)
  (1)+ issue - including Frances (b c1662, bur 14.01.1711)
  v. Mary Croft (d 1683) married to Thomas Rowden, probably the Mary (b 1598) who (also) married ...
  m1. Richard Tomkyns (dvpsp)
  m2. Thomas Rowden of Rowden
  vi. Margery Croft (bur 14.12.1637)
  vii. Elizabeth Croft probably of this generation
  m. Sir Thomas Cave of Stanford
  viii. Lucy Croft probably of this generation
  m. (Sir) Dudley Carleton of Imber Court
  B. Margaret Croft
m. Robert Arton of Ribsford
  C. Alice Croft probably the Alice who married ...
  m. (1593) James Price of Mynachdy (b 1566, a 11.1626)
  D.+ other issue (dsp) - James (bur 21.11.1562), Richard (bpt 08.08.1566), William (bpt 05.06.1571), Joyce (b 20.04.1570), Mary
  m2. Mareen mentioned by the MGH source identified just below
2. John Croft ancestor of Crofts of Burton and Eardislade
  m. (1580) Anne Wigmore (d 1593, dau of H. Wigmore of Aynestray)
3. Sir James Croft (d 1624)
m. Margery or Margaret Wentworth (dau of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Lord)
4. Thomas Croft (d by 1595)
  Thomas is not mentioned by the other sources but MGH (NS4 vol 2, 1980, p42), which provides the following, identifies him as a younger son of Sir James & brother of Edward.
  m. Etheldred (d by 1597)
  A. Edward Croft (2nd son?)
  i. Ann Croft (bur 25.12.1675)
  m1/2. (1631, sp) Sir William Smith (d 03.1631)
  m2/1. Sir William Salter 'of Richings Park' (a c1630)
  ii. daughter
m. Brian Duppa, Bishop of Chichester
  iii. (Elizabeth?) Croft
  m. Francis Sheldon
  B. Alexander Croft (d by 1628)
  m. Margaret
  i.+ issue- Sir Thomas (d by 1671), Ann, Jane
  C. Mary Croft
  m. Thomas Bowen
  D.+ other issue - Richard, Elizabeth
5. Eleanor Croft (bur 09.12.1569)
  m. Sir Thomas Scudamore of Holme Lacy
6. Margaret Croft (d 1609)
  m. Willim Rudhall of Rudhall (d 21.08.1609)
7.+ other issue (dsp) - Jane (d 12.06.1586), Frances
m2. Catherine Blount (a 1582, dsp, dau of Edward Blount)

Main source(s): 'The House of Croft of Croft Castle' (O.G.S. Croft, published by E.J. Thornton, 1945), BP1934 ('Croft of Croft Castle') with input as reported above
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