'Croft6'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Croft of Barwell, Croft of Peckleton

Nichols identifies the arms of this family, quartered with others, as "lozengy Argent and Sable".
Thomas Croft of Barwell (a temp Edward IV who r. 1461-1483)
1. Robert Croft
  A. William Croft (a 1530, 1537)
  m. Dorothy Harvey (dau/coheir of Thomas Harvey of Elmesthorp)
  i. Thomas Croft of Barwell
m. Anne Ducket (dau of John Ducket of Broughton)
  a. William Croft of Peckleton (d 1613)
  m. Mary Chaworth (dau of Sir George Chaworth, 1st Viscount in Ireland)
  (1) Thomas Croft of Peckleton (b 1591, dsp bur 11.03.1624, 2nd son)
  m. Susannah Wright (d 14.03.1649, dau of Thomas Wright of Snelson & Hawksford, m2. Thomas Croft) ## see below
  (2) Dorothy Croft
  m. Thomas Wightman of Hinckley (sister/coheir of Thomas)
  (3) Grace Croft
  m. Thomas Aucrey of Heckney (Hinckney?)
  (4) Anne Croft
  m. Henry Meade of Narborow
  (5) Maria Croft
  m. Richard Burdett of Mousley
  (6)+ other issue - William (b 1590, dvpsp 14.11.1612), George (d infant?), George, Henry, Katherine
  b. John Croft (bur 23.02.1620, rector of Peckleton)
  m. Anne Tilson (d 14.03.1652, dau of John Tilson)
  (1) John Croft of Meison (a 1619, rector of Peckleton)
  m. Maria Rosse of Laxton (Lexton)
  (2) Thomas Croft of the Forest, Leicester (d 14.02.1651)
  m. Susannah Wright (d 14.03.1649, dau of Thomas Wright of Snelson & Hawksford, m1. Thomas Croft) ## see above
  (A)+ issue - Thomas of the Forest (a 1652), John, Laurence, Christopher
  (3)+ other issue - William, Anthony, Jacob, Barnabas, Maria, Dorothy, Katharione
  c. Esaias Croft of Thornton
  m. Katherine Stone (dau of William Stone of Lindridge)
  (1) Elizabeth Croft
  m. Hugh Goodhall of Earl's Shinton
  (2)+ other issue - William (b c1610, a 1619), Maria, Catherine, Elizabehth
  d. Elizabeth Croft
  m. John Barnwell

Main source(s): 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 4, part 2, 1811, 'Pedigree of Croft of Barwell and Peckleton' (p483) & 'Pedigree of Croft, Wightman, and Jee, of Peckleton' (p876))
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