'Croft3'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Croft of Stillington

Ralph or Henry Croft of East Wilton, Yorkshire
1. Christopher Croft of Cottescue Park, Yorkshire (a 1611)
  FMG starts with this generation albeit without giving Christopher as his name and identifying him as "of East Wilton, co. York, (who) came from Lancashire".
  m. ?? Clapham of Beamsley
  A. Sir Christopher Croft, Sheriff then Lord Mayor of York (d 05.07.1649)
  BLG1952 & BP1934 both show Christopher as married to Elizabeth, dau of Sir T. Harrison. Between them, FMG & VCH identify his wives as follows.
  m1. Cecilia Welford (dau of James Welford (Wilsford))
  m2. (21.11.1613) Elizabeth Harrison (dau of Rob. Harrison, alderman of York) VCH shows just Elizabeth Harrison
  i. Thomas Croft of Stillington, Yorkshire (d 1654)
BLG1952 & BP1934 identifies Thomas's wife as Olive, dau/heir of John Duntsey of Bramhope. FMG & VCH identify her as ...
  m. Olive Dyneley (dau/heir of John Dyneley of Bramhope)
  a. Thomas Croft of Stillington (d 1711, younger son)
  FMG (MS317) has 2 sections on the Crofts of Stillington. The first ends with this generation but does not mention Thomas. The second starts with a Stephen shown as father of the Stephen who married Elizabeth Anderson. Both BLG1952 & BP1934 show the son of Thomas & Olive who was the father of the Stephen who m. Elizabeth as this Thomas who married ...
  m. Frances Thompson (dau of Sir Stephen Thompson)
(1) Stephen Croft of Stillington (bpt 14.11.1683, d 1733)
  m. (1711) Elizabeth Anderson (dau of Sir Edmund Anderson, 4th Bart of Broughton, by Elizabeth Deane)
  (A) Stephen Croft of Stillington (b 08.12.1712, d 12.09.1798)
  m. Henrietta Thompson (d 1772, dau of Henry Thompson of Kirkby Hall)
(i) Stephen Croft of Stillington (d 08.1813)
  m. (1764) Frances Clarke (dau of John Clarke of Askham Bryan)
  (a) Harry Croft of Stillington (b 02.05.1775, d 1853, Colonel) had issue
  m. (29.06.1822) Elizabeth Charlton (dau of William Charlton of Apley Castle)
  (ii) Robert Nicholas Croft (b 03.06.1754, d 23.03.1831, prebendary of Botevant, canon in York)
  m. (28.08.1779) Elizabeth Bowes (d 02.05.1841, dau of George Wanley Bowes of Thornton Hall)
  (a) James Croft (d 09.05.1869, Archdeacon of Canterbury)
m. (05.10.1812) Charlotte Manners-Sutton (d 14.02.1825, dau of Charles Manners-Sutton, Archbishop of Canterbury)
  (b) Stephen Croft (b 14.08.1794, d 23.06.1868, rector of St. Mary Stoke) had issue
  m. (01.01.1835) Georgiana Cuyler (dau of Sir Cornelius Cuyler, 1st Bart)
  (c) Thomas Hutton Croft of Aldborough Hall (b 1800, d 23.06.1873, vicar of Hutton Bushel & Stillington, Canon of York) had issue
  m. (1828) Eliza Mary Thompson (dau of Richard Thompson of Kirby Hall by Eliza, dau of John Turton of Sugnal Hall)
  (d) Catherine Mary Croft (d 1876)
  m. (08.1832) Robert Wharton
  (e)+ other issue - Anne (d unm), Elizabeth (d 1872)
  (iii) Frances Croft
(iv) Henrietta Catherine Croft
  m. Nathaniel Cholmley of Whitby & Howsham
  (B) Thomas Croft of London (b 15.10.1717, d 1783)
  m1. Lucy Thompson (dau of Henry Thompson of Kirby Hall)
  (i) John Croft of York
  m. (14.06.1775) Henrietta Maria Tunstall (dau of Rev. James Tunstall, sister of Lady Home & Countess of Orford)
  (a) Sir John Croft, 1st Bart (d 05.02.1862) had issue
  m1. (01.08.1816) Amelia Elizabeth Warre (d 20.10.1819, dau of James Warre)
  m2. (24.07.1827) Anne Knox Radcliffe (dau of Rev. John Radcliffe of Limehouse)
  m2. Harriet Dawson
  (ii)+ other issue - Thomas, Harriet
  (C) John Croft, Sheriff of York (b 28.02.1732)
  m. Judith Bacon (dau of Francis Bacon)
  (i) Francis Croft (dvp c1807)
  (D) Elizabeth Croft probably of this generation
  m. John Thompson of Kirby Hall
  (2) Nancy Croft presumed of this family, probably of this generation
  m. William Hildyard (rector of Rowley)
  (3)+ "numerous issue"
  b.+ other issue - Christopher (d young), John (dvp?), Elizabeth (d young) named by FMG
  ii.+ other issue

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Croft formerly of Aldborough Hall'), BP1934 ('Croft of Cowling Hall') with support/input from FMG (vol 2, MS317, 'Croft', p778+) and some support from VCH (Yorkshire, North Riding, vol 2, 'Parishes: Stillington')
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