'Croft5'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Crofts in Bolton Abbey, Crofts of Churchtown, Crofts of Streamhill (Stream Hill), Crofts of Velvetstown

Francis Crofts of Lackford, Suffolk (b 30.03.1567, bur 13.11.1638, Captain, to Ireland)
m. (27.02.1594) Margaret Rampley (bur 25.04.1642, dau of Reynold Rampley of Walsham-le-Willows)
1. Francis Crofts of London (bpt 22.07.1599) had issue
  m. Ann Suthery of Essex
2. William Crofts in London then Ireland (bpt 21.12.1606, bur 08.02.1663, 6th son)
  A. Christopher Crofts of Buttevant (co Cork) & Ballyvillyvaking (aka Velvextown) (b before 1640, a 1691)
  m. (before 1660) Eleanor Lake (a 1691)
  i. George Crofts of Velvetstown & Streamhill, co Cork (d 1718, 2nd son) the first mentioned by BLGI1912
  m. Mary Freeman (d c1728, dau of John Freeman of Cahirmee)
  a. Christopher Crofts of Velvetstown & Streamhill (b 1694, d 09.07.1759 (or 1757))
  BLGI1912 identifies Christopher's wife as Mary, dau of Peter Graham of Dromore & Conveymore, but BIFR1976 identifies her as ...
  m1. (1720) Mary Graham (dau of James Graham of Ballymacallen & Dromore)
  (1) George Crofts of Streamhill (Stream Hill) (b 1724, d 1801)
  m. Margaret Holmes (dau of Cornelius Holmes of Shinnanagh) named Mary by BLGI1912
  (A) Christopher Crofts of Streamhill or Stream Hill (b 1737, d 10.11.1837)
  m1. Christian Creed (dau of Charles Creed of Ballynanty)
  (i) Mary Crofts
  m. Henry Lee of Barna
  (ii)+ other issue
  m2. Anne Crone (dau of Ricahrd Crone of Ballydineen)
  (iii) George Crofts of Streamhill or Stream Hill had issue
  m. (1815) Anne Forrest (dau of Thomas H. Forrest of Broom Hill by Anne, dau of Rev. John Aldwell of Newchapel)
  (iv)+ other issue
(B) Susan Crofts
  m. Robert Philpot of Newmarket
  (C) Mary Crofts
  m. Roger Atkins of Rossagh
  (D)+ other issue
  (2) William Crofts of Velvetstown (b 1726, d 12.07.1784)
  m. (1754) Elizabeth Beare (b 1726-7, d 08.1813, dau of John Beare of Gurteen)
  (A) Christopher Crofts of Velvetstown (b 05.03.1755, d 21.06.1811)
  m. (1782) Mary Lucas (d 01.06.1838, dau of Thomas Lucas of Richfordstown)
(i) Thomas Crofts of Velvetstown (b 02.03.1790, d unm 1851)
  (ii) William Crofts of Velvetstown (b 17.08.1791, d unm 1869, cleric)
  (iii) Christopher Crofts of Ballyhoura Lodge (b 03.11.1792, d 17.03.1861) had issue
  m. (02.1824) Alicia Nason (dau of Richard Nason of Bettyville (by Catherine Sherlock) son of Richard of Mellfontstown (by Sarah, dau of William Lapp of Bandon) son of Richard of Mellfontstown (by Catherine Woodley))
  (iv) Dorothea (Dorah) Crofts
  m. (19.04.1804) Henry Langley of Ballyellis
  (v) Elizabeth Crofts (bpt 10.08.1784, bur 10.01.1872)
  m. (22.08.1809) John Nash of Rockfield (bur 20.08.1832)
  (vi) Ruth Crofts
  m. Carden Terry Crofts @@ below
  (vii) Ann Crofts (bpt 1787)
  (B) George Crofts (b 23.10.1763, 3rd son)
  m1. Jane Johnson (dau of Robert Johnson of Cork)
  (i) William Crofts
  m2. Sarah Davis (widow of Humphries Manders)
(ii) Rachel Georgina Crofts
  m. William Pritte Harris of Lakeview
  (C) William Crofts of Danesfort (b 01.08.1765, d 20.12.1801)
  m. Catherine Anne Gibbings (dau of Bartholomew Gibbings of Gibbings' Grove)
  (i) William Crofts (d young)
  (ii) Elizabeth Crofts
  m. Rev. John Beasley
  (iii) Anne Crofts
m. (08.05.1832) Arthur Bernard Baldwin (rector of Ragham)
  (iv) Jane Crofts
  m. (10.03.1819) George Sackville Cotter (d 09.04.1869, Colonel, son of Rev. George Sackville)
  (v) Wilhelmina Crofts
  m. (1830) John Nicholas Wrixon of Somerville
  (D) James Crofts of Timoleague House, co Cork (b 31.07.1766)
  m. Jane Allen (dau of Aylmer Allen of Woodview & Windsor)
  (i) James Nelson Crofts (3rd son)
  m. Dora Lucas (dau of Jasper Evans Lucas of Richfordstown, widow of Patrick Brown of Foxhall)
  (ii) George Crofts of Templehill, Blackrock had issue
  m. (10.05.1849) Elizabeth Anne Martin (dau of Aylmer Richard Martin of Vernon Mount)
(iii)+ other issue (d unm) - William, Aylmer Allen
  (E) Richard Crofts (b 07.06.1767, d 05.06.1823)
  m. Sarah Eliza Terry (sister of Carden Terry)
  (i) William Crofts had issue (5 daughters)
  m. (1818) Marian Campion (dau of Richard Gilford Campion of Bushey Park)
  (ii) Carden Terry Crofts
  m. (29.06.1824) Ruth Crofts (dau of Christopher Crofts of Velvetstown) @@ above
  (iii)+ other issue - Richard, Catherine, Eliza, Sarah
  (F) Robert Crofts of Clonribbon, co Cork (b 10.03.1769, d 21.05.1818) had issue
  m. ( Mary Nash (bur 17.05.1864, dau of Thomas Nash of Rockfield, cousin)
  (G) Ruth Crofts
  m. (30.10.1777) Michael Busteed, Mayor of Cork (a 1801)
  (H) Mary Crofts
  m. William Fitzgerald of Ennis (cousin)
  (I) Catherine Crofts
  m. Charles O'Keefe of Mount Keefe
  (J) Elizabeth Crofts
  m. (22.05.1802) Robert Keene of Hermitage
  (K)+ other issue - John (d young), Charles (b 18.04.1770, d unm, author)
  (3) Christopher Crofts (dsp)
(4) Mary Crofts
  m. (1748) John Bond of Ballynahalisk
  (5) Catherine Crofts
m. (1750) John (or Joseph) Wilkinson of Johnstown
  m2. Mary Austen (dau of William Austen of Leslevaune)
  (6) daughter (d young)
  b. James Crofts of Cahircalla, co Clare (Captain, younger son)
  m. (15.10.1719) Bridget Keane (dau of Owen Keane of Ballyvoe)
  (1) Catherine Crofts
  m. Augustine Fitzgerald of co Clare
  c. Mary Crofts
  m. (03.08.1696) Christopher Waggett of Spittle
  d. Elizabeth Crofts
  m. (14.12.1703) Jacob Ringrose (son of Col. Richard of Moynoe House)
  e. Anne Crofts
  m. George Redman of Kerry
f.+ other issue - 8 sons, Susanna (d unm), 5 daughters
  ii. daughter
  m. _ Swayne of Bantyre
  iii. daughter
  m. _ Roberts of Ardmore
  iv. daughter
  m. _ Dunscombe of Cork
  v. Anne Crofts
m1. Robert Waggett of Spittle (d 1680)
  m2. (1685) William Bowers of Cork
  vi.+ other issue - Christopher (d unm), William in Rathclare or Buttevant (a 1685)
  B. George Crofts of Ballintemple, co Cork (b c1643, bur 08.06.1698)
  m. Mary (bur 15.12.1697)
  i. George Crofts of Churchtown, co Cork (d 1698, MP)
  m. Sarah
  a. George Crofts of Churchtown, Sheriff of co Cork (d 1741) had issue
  m. Mary Wills (dau of Capt. Thomas Wills of Willsgrove)
  b.+ other issue
  ii. Christopher Crofts of Ballynagarrett (or Ballinegrath), co Cork, Sheriff then Mayor (bur 30.11.1712) had issue
  m. (1669) Mary Stephenson (d 28.03.1686)
  iii. William Crofts (alderman of Cork) had issue
  iv. Richard Crofts (d 1724) had issue
  m. Mary Ledbetter (d 1729)
  v. Mary Crofts
  m. Samuel Bruce, Provost of Bandon
  vi. Judith Crofts
  m. (1692) Richard Freeman of Ballenguile & Kilbarry
  C. Richard Crofts in Bolton Abbey (bur 26.02.1706)
  m. Anne
  i. Christopher Crofts (d 1702) had issue
  m. Sarah
  ii. John Crofts in Bolton Abbey (d 1720, 3rd son) had issue
  m. Anne (d 1725)
  iii.+ other issue - George (a 1698, headmaster of Skipton Grammar), Richard (bpt 16.10.1715, bur 10.1716), Benjamin (bpt 06.01.1719, rector of Whissonsett & Gressonhall, had issue)
3. Edmund Crofts (bpt 07.11.1615, d 1666, 10th son)
  m. Margaret
4. Benjamin Crofts (bpt 01.11.1617, receiver for Cork) had issue
  m. Rebecca Hurleston
5. Ann Crofts (bpt 23.10.1604, d 1653)
  m. (26.05.1636) Lionel Bacon
6.+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 16.06.1597, a 1634 in France), Anthony (bpt 24.08.1598), Robert (bpt 02.05.1601, a 1642, Captain), John (bpt 14.11.1605, a 01.1665), Paul (bpt 05.08.1609, bur 06.08.1609), Charles (bpt 10.10.1610, had issue), Henry (bpt 25.12.1613, bur 01.08.1616), Susan (bpt 14.05.1602), Elizabeth (bpt 25.08.1608), Mary (bpt 29.09.1611), Frances (bpt 03.1619, d 1628)

Main source(s): BIFR1976 (Crofts) with some input & support from BLGI1912 (Crofts of Velvetstown)
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