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Charles Offley Crewe-Read, Gentleman, 3. 1905 ; and Mary
Helen. Res. — Pennant, Abermule, Montgomery. Club—

Edward Charles Crewe-Read, Esq., Senior Commis-
sioner Kenya Colony, b. 1877 ; m. 1905, Gwendolen Mary,
d. of William Lawton, and has issue — David Stuart Crewe-
Read, Gentleman, b. 1907 ; and Mary Pamela. Res. —
Kenya Colony. Club — Sports'.

CREYKE (H. Coll.). Per esse argent and sable, a
pale and three rooks (called creykes in the old language

of Yorkshire) counterchanged. Mantling sable and argent.
Crest — On a wreath of the colours, on a garb fessewise or,
a rook, wings proper. Motto — " A vie la verity."

Only surv. son of Ralph Creyke, Esq., J. P. for E. and
W. Ridings Yorks. , and for Middlesex and West-
minster, D.L. (High Sheriff Yorks. 1894), M.P. for

York 1880-5), *• 1849; d. 1908; m. 1882, Frances

Elizabeth, second d. of Sir Henry Hickman Bacon,

Premier Baronet of England : —

Ralph Creyke, Esq., J. P. for W. R. Yorks., Bt. Maj.

Scots Guards, serve i Great War 19 14-19, b. 1883. Seat —

Marlon, Bridlington (in the possession of the family since

1447). Clubs — Guards', Pratt's.


CRICHTON. Argent, a lion rampant azure. Mantling
azure and argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a
dragon's head couped vert, emitting fire from the mouth
and ears proper. Supporters — On either side a lion azure,
crowned with an earl's coronet proper. Motto — " God
send grace."

Second son of (eld. son of 4th Earl Erne) Henry
Wilham, Viscount Crichton, M.V.O., D.S.O. , Maj.
R.H.Gds., b. 1872 ; d. 1914 ; m. 1903, Lady Mary
Grosvenor, d. of ist Duke of Westminster : —
Rt. Hon. John Henry' George Crichton, 5th Earl Erne
(19 Aug. 1789), Viscount Erne (Ire. 6 Jan. 1781), and
Baron Erne (Ire. 15 July 1768), of Crom Castle, Fer-
managh ; Baron Fermanagh, of Lisnaskea ; b. 1907,
s. his grandfather 19 14. Seat — Crom Castle, Newtown
Butler, CO. Fermanagh.

CRICHTON-STUART (R.L., 26 Aug. 1805. H. Coll.)
Quarterly, i and 4, or, a fesse chequy azure and argent,
within the Royal treasure of Scotland, gules (Stuart) ; 3
and 3. argent, a lion rampant azure (Crichton, matric.
L.O. c. 1672-7). Mantling azure and or. Crests— i. on
a wreath of the colours, a demi-lion rampant gules, and
over it the motto — " Nobilis est ira leonis " (Stuart); 3.
on a wreath of the colours, a wyvern inflamed proper
(Crichton) ; 3. on a wreath of the colours, a wyvern proper,
holding in the mouth a hand couped at the wrist, gules
(Herbert, R.L., 29 May 1822). MottO— "Avito viret

Sons of the Most Hon. Sir John Patrick Crichton-
Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, K.T. , b. 1847 ; d. 1900 ;
m. 1872, Hon. Gwendoline Mary Anne FiizAlan-
Howard, d. of ist Baron Howard of Glossop : —
Most Hon. Sir John Crichton-Stuart, 4th Marquess of
Bute, Earl of Windsor and Viscount Mounijoy (G.B. , 27
Feb. 1796), 7ih Earl of Bute, Viscount Kingaith and Lord
Mount Stuart, Cumraand Inchmarnock (Scot., 14 Ap. 1703),
8th Earl of Dumfries (Scot., 12 June 1633), and Viscount
of Ayr (Scot., 2 Feb. 1622), 14th Lord Crichton (Scot., 29
Jan. 1487), 4th Baron Cardiff (G.B. , 20 May 1766), and 5th
Baron Mount Stuart (G.B. ,4th Ap. 1761); also 9th Bart.
(Scot., 1627), He.editary Sheriff of Bute and Hereditary
Keeper of Rothesay Castle, Lord-Lieut, co. Bute (ret. 1920).
[Supporters — Dexter, a horse argent, bridled gules ;
sinister, a stag proper, attired or], b. 1881 ; m. 1905, Augusta
Mary Monica, d. of Sir Henry Bellingham, 4th Bart. ; and
has issue — (i) John Crichton-Stuart, commonly called Earl
of Dumfries, b. 1907 ; (2) Lord Robert Crichton-Stuart,
i. 1909; (3) Lord David Crichton-Stuart, b. 1911 ; (4)
Lord Patrick Crichton-Stuart, b. 1913; (5) Lord Rhidian
Crichton-Stuart, b. 1917 ; Lady Mary ; and Lady Jean.
5*a/.f— Mount Stuart. Rothesay, Isle of Bute; Cardiff
Castle, Glamorgan ; Dumfries House, Cumnock ; Old Place
of Mochrum, Wigton. Town res. — 26 Queen Anne's Gate,

The late Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart (vide
next entry).

Lord Colum Edmund Crichton-Stuart, B A. Oxford,
Second Sec. Diplomatic Service from 1919; M.P. North-
wich since 1922, b. 1886. Res. — 22 Mansfield St., W.i.

CRICHTON-STUART (vide prev. entry of arms as
registered H. Coll., but arms as under rematric. L.O.
20 Oct. 1908). Quarterly, ist grand quarter, or, a fesse
chequy azure and argent, within a double tressure
flowered and counterflowered gules (Stuart — H. Coll.,
1805) ; 2nd grand quarter, counter- quartered i. and
iiii., argent, a lion rampant azure (Crichton, Earl of
Dumfries — L.O., circa 1672-7) ; ii. and iii., or, on a
saltire azure, nine lozenges of the field (Dalrymple, Earl
of Stair — L.O., c. 1672-7) ; 3rd grand quarter, gules, a
saltire argent between twelve cross crosslets or (Wind-
sor) ; 4th grand quarter, counter-quartered i and
iiii., argent, three lozenges conjoined in fesse gules, a
bordure sable (Montagu) ; ii. and iii., argent, on a bend




between six martlets gules, three bezants, a canton
charged with or, a fesse chequy azure and argent within
a double tressure flowered and counter-flowered gules

(Wortley), the whole within a bordure azure. Mantling
azure, doubled or. Crest — On a wreath of his liveries,
a demi-lion rampant gules. Motto — " Nobilis est ira

Second son of Most Hon. Sir John Patrick Crichton-

Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, K.T., b. 1847 ; d. 1900;

m. 1872, Hon. Gwendoline Mary Anne FitzAlan-

Howard, d. of ist Baron Howard of Glossop : —

The late Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart, Lieut.

Scots Guards, b. 1883 ; d. 1915 ; m. 1906, Hon. Ismay

Lucretia Mary Preston, d. of 14th Viscount Gormanston,

G.C.M.G. [Arms of Preston impaled in Lyon Register

with the foregoing as follows : quarterly, i. or, on a chief

sable, three crescents of the field (Preston) ; 2. per pale

indented or and gules, a bordure vert, charged with

eight estoiles of eight points of the first (Birmingham) ;

3. azure, a lion rampant or, armed and langued gules,

a bordure ermine (Loundres) ; 4. azure, a saltire argent

between four lions' faces of the second, langued gules

(FitzLeons)] ; and left issue — Michael Duncan David

Crichton-Stuart, Esq., b. 1915 ; Ismay Catherine ; and

Claudia Miriam Joanna. Seat— House of Falkland, Fife.

CRIPPS (H. Coll., 14 July 1914). Chequy ermines
and argent, on a chevron vert five horse-shoes or. Mant-
ling sable and argent. Crest — On a wreath argent and
sable, an ostrich's head couped argent, gorged with a
coronet of fleurs-de-lys and holding in the beak a horse-
shoe or. Supporters — On either side a sea-horse proper,
supporting a pennon ermines, charged with a swan
rousant argent, beaked and legged gules, ducally gorged
and chained or. Motto — " Fronti nulla fides."

Son of Henry William Cripps, Esq., Q.C., of

Parmoor, Bucks., b. 1815 ; d. 1899; m. 1845, Julia

(d. 1912), d. of Charles Lawrence, of The Querns,

Cirencester : —

The Rt Hon. Sir Charles Alfred Cripps, P.C, K.C.V.O.,

ist Baron Parmoor, of Frieth, CO. Bucks. (16 jan.i9i4),6.

1852 ; m. ist, 1881, Teresa (d. 1893), d. of Richard Potter.

of Rusland Hall, Lanes. ; and, 1919, Marian Emily,
d. of Rt. Hon. John Ellis, P.C, of Wrea Head, Sealby,
Yorks ; and has issue by ist marriage — (i) Hon. Alfred
Henry Seddon Cripps, Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple,
b. 1882 (Res. — Parmoor, Henley-on-Thames. Club —
Brooks's) ; (2) Hon. Frederick Hey worth Cripps, D.S.O.,
Lieut.-Col. (ret.) Bucks. Yeo., D.L. Bucks., b. 1885 [m.
1927, Violet, Duchess of Westminster, d. of the late Sir
William Nelson, ist Bart. {Res. — 29 Wilton Crescent,
S.W. C/u6— White's)] ; {3) Hon. Leonard Harrison
Cripps, C.B.E., Major 4th Queen's Own Hussars (Re-
serve), b. 1887 [m. 1913, Miriam Barbara, d. of the Rt.
Hon. Sir Matthew Ingle Joyes, P.C. ; and has issue —
(i) Matthew Anthony Leonard Cripps, Esq., b. 1913 ; (2)
Charles Thomas Joyce Cripps, Gentleman, b. 1916.
{Club — Cavalry)]; (4) Hon. Richard Stafford Cripps, K.C.,
J.P- Bucks., Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple, b. 1889 [m.
191 1, Isobel, d. of Comdr. Harold Swithinbank, D.L., of
Denham Court, Bucks. ; and has issue — John Stafford
Cripps, Esq., b. 1912 ; Isobel Diana; Anne Theresa;
Enid Margaret {Res. — Goodfellows, Lechlade, Glos.
Club — Athenaeum)]; Hon. Ruth Julia [w. 1912, Capt.
Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton, F.R.S. {Res. — 16 Linton
Road, Oxford)]. Seat — Parmoor, Hambledon, Bucks.
Town res. — 29 Wilton Crescent, S.W. C/m6— Athenseum.


CRISP (H. Coll.) Sable, on a chevron argent, sur-
mounted by a pale engrailed of the last, pierced of the
field, five horse-shoes counterchanged. Mantling sable
End argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, in front

of a camelopard statant argent, sem^e of pellets gorged
with a collar with line reflexed over the back gules, three
horse-shoes sable. Motto — " Mens conscia recti."

J.P. and D.L,, C.C. co.
Middlesex, and of Girton
(High Sheriff Cambs. and
; m. 1874, 'he eldest
London : —

Sons of Fred Crisp, Esq.
Cambs., of Friern Barnet,
and Longstanton, Cambs.
Hants. i8q8), />. 1848 ; d.
daii. of Richard Coxford of
Albert Hemington Crisp, Gentleman, B.A. (Cambs.), 6.
1878 ; m. 1902, Dorothea, d. of Charles Mylne Barker of
Holland Park, Kensington ; and has issue — Dudley Charles
Hemington Crisp, Gentleman, 6. 1903. J?es. —
Frederick Crisp, Gentleman, i. 1884. /?es. —
Stanley Searie Crisp, Gentleman, i. 1887. Jfes. —
Gerald' Firth Crisp, Gentleman, 6. 1896. -Res. —




CRISP of Bungay, Suffolk (H. Coll., 23 March 1914).
Paly of four ermine and gules, on a chevron or, five horse-
shoes sable. Mantling gules and argent. Crest— On a
wreath of the colours, a camelopard sejant or, gorged with
a collar with chain reflexed over the back gules, supporting
with the de.xter foreleg an oar of the Royal State Barge
proper. Badge — A bee preying upon a salvia bloom,
between to the dexter a briar rose and to the sinister
a lens all stalked, slipped and leaved proper and banded
gules. Motto—" Res non verba."

Sons of Sir Frank Crisp, ist Bart., J. P., B.A., LL.B.,
Solicitor, i^. 1843 ; d. 1919 ; w. 1867, Catherine, only
child of George Durrant Howes of Stoven, Suffolk : —

Sir Frank Morris Crisp, 2nd Bart. (5 Feb. 1913), i. 1872.
Res. — s Lansdowne Road, W. 11.

John Wilson Crisp, Esq., Solicitor, i. 1873; tn. 1920,
Marjorie, d. of J. Shriver, and has issue — John Peter Crisp,
Gentleman, i. 1925 ; and Susan l.ella.

Bernard Woodward Crisp, Esq., i. 1875; ;«. 1903, Eisa
Florence, d. of Robert Schwartz; and has issue — Joan
Veronica; and Daphne. J?gs. — Twyford, Berks.

Charles Oak Crisp, Esq., B.A. Oxon., Solicitor, i. 1878.
Res. — t) Lansdowne Road, W. 11.

CRISP of Moor Close (H. Coll., 27 Jan. 1922). Or, a
fesse sable betw^een in chief two horse-shoes, and in
base a Chinese dragon proper. Mantling sable and or.
(jrest — On a wreath of the colours, in front of a buck's
head proper, bezantee, two horse-shoes as in the arms.
Motto — " Justum et tenacem."

Son of Charles Birch Crisp, of Bristol, b. 1867 : —
Charles Birch Crisp, Gentleman, b . Res. — Moor

Close, Binfield, co. Berks.

man, F.S.A. Born June 27, 1851, eldest son of Frederick
Augustus Crisp of Playford, Suffolk, and of Sarah his wife,
dau. of John Steedman of Walworth, Surrey. Armorial
bearings— He bears for Arms : Party per pale argent and
or, on a chevron invected and plain cottised sable, five horse-
shoes of the second. Upon the escutcheon is placed a
helmet befitting his degree, with a Mantling sable andargent ;
and for his Crest, upon a wreath of the colours, upon a
rock proper, a camelopard statant sable, sem6e of annulets,
and gorged with a collar, thereto affixed a chain reflexed
over the back, and holding in the mouth a horse-shoe all or ;
with the Motto, " Dum tempus habeitiusoperemur bonum."
Married, October 21, 1880, Gertrude, dau. of John South
of Stutton, Suffolk, and afiVrf 1922, leaving issue— Dorothy
[m. 1910, Capt. Alan James Murray Binny, Duke of York's
Own Lancers, andhasissue] ; Margaret; Ursula; Katharine
[m. 1910, Hubert Goodman Stocker of The Rookery Farm,
Westcott, Surrey, and has issue] ; Cecily ; and Barbara
[m. 1916, William I. F. Macdonald, and has issue]. Seats
—The Manor House, Godalming, Surrey ; Little Wenham,

CRISP. Party per pale argent and or, on a chevron in-
vected and plain cottised sable, five horse-shoes of the second.
Mantling sable and argent. Crest — On a wreath of the
colours, upon a rock proper, a camelopard statant sable,
sem^e of annulets, and gorged with a collar, thereto affixed
a chain reflexed over the back, and holding in the mouth a
horse-shoe, all or. MottO — " Dum tempus habemus f pere-
mur bonum."

Son of William Henry Crisp, Gentleman, b. March 2,
1855; d. 1902; m. Dec. 8, 1882, Charlotte Elizabeth,
dau. of William Burehall Perrin of Compton Durville,
South Petherton, by Elizabeth his wife, dau. of John
Francis Louch of Stonechester, Somerset : —
Harold Godfrey Crisp, Gentleman, b. May ii, 1885 ; m.
; and has issue. Post, add. — Great Bealings, Suffolk.

CRISPIN of Dodbrook (H. Coll.). Gules, ten lozenges,
four, three, two, and one, and a chief all argent. Mant-
ling gules and argent. Crest — On a wreath of the
colours, a hydra statant proper. Motto — " Mens conscia

[Members of this family have been landowners for

Son of George Crispian Crispm, Gentleman, of
Rickham, East Portlemouth, co. Devon, b. 1781 ;
d. 1861 ; m. 1820, Mary [d. 1880), d. of Robert
Williams, of Liverpool : —
Alexander Ball Crispin, Gentleman, Lord of the
Manor of Dodbrook, b. 1836 ; m. ist, 1864, Charlotte

{d. 1913), d. of Isaac Snape, of Haverhill, Suffolk; 2nd,
1916, Ethel Florence, d. of Alderman WiUiam John
Cook, of Richmond, Surrey ; and has issue (by ist
marriage) — Frederick Alexander Crispin, Gentleman,
b. 1870 [m. 1902, Florence Mabel, d. of Charles Thomas
Hawton ; and has surv. issue — Joyce Eleanor ;: and
Florence] ; and Eleanor Theodora. Res. — 3 Jevington
Gardens, Eastbourne.

Son of William Henry Crispin, Gentleman, of

Rickham House, Haverstock Hill, b. 1823 ; d. ;

m. 1869, Anna Nathalie [d. 1926), d. of Augustin

Dalger, of St. Projet de Salers, Cantal, France : —

Henri Paul Crispin, Gentleman, b. 1872 ; m. 1898,

Therese Marie, d. of Eugene Chassan, Chev. Legion of

Honour, of Impasse de Chemin de Fer, Rosny-sous-Bois,

Seine, France. Res. — 5 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris.

CRISPIN (H. Coll. and U.O.). Quarterly of eight,
I and 8, erminois, three lions rampant azure, armed and
langued purpure ; 2, sable, a lion rampant or billetty
sable, a bordure or ; 3, fusilly gules and argent, on a
chief of the second two lions passant combatant of the
first ; 4, gules, a griffin segreant or, on a chief of the
second two pallets of the first ; 5, argent, two bendlets
cottised between as many martlets sable, in the fesse
point a cinquefoil gules ; 6, argent, a chevron azure
between three chaplets gules, on a bordure sable ten
roundels of the first ; 7, argent, on a fesse cottised sable
three plates. Mantling azure and or. Crest — On a
wreath of the colours, a demi-griffin erased with wings
addorsed azure. Motto — " Dum clarum rectum teneam."
Badge — A hydra rampant vert.

Eldest son of Benjamin Franklin Crispin, Gentle-
man of Berwick, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., b. 1847 ;
d. 1903 ; m. 1874, Margaret, d. of Hon. Mordecai
William Jackson, of Berwick, Penn. : —
Mordecai Jackson Crispin, Gentleman, B.A. (Prince-
ton, U.S.A.), b. 1875 ; m. ist, 1900, iMarie, d. of Capt.
Frank Eugene Brockway ; 2nd, 19 16, Erma, d. of James
Dwight Marchant ; and has issue (by ist marriage) —
Elizabeth Brockway. Res. — 375 Park Avenue, New




York City ; Berwick, Pa. Clubs — Society of Colonia
Wars, Sons of the Revolution (U.S.A.), University,

Calumet, Lotos, Princeton (New York), Racquet

CRITCHETT (H. Coll., 1908). Azure, a fire-chest
argent, flames proper, between three crickets cr. Mantling
azure and argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a
starling in front of an iris flowered proper. Motto —
" Suivez raison."

Onlv son of Sir George Anderson Critchett, ist Bart.,

K.C.V.O., M.A. Camb., F.R.C.S. , Surgeon Oculist to

H.M. King Edward VII. and King George, d. 1845;

d. 1925 ; m. 1883, Agnes, d. of late C. J. Dunphie : —

.Sir George Montague Critchett, 2nd Bart. (1908), Capt.

T.A. Res., Lord Chamberlain's Office since 1912, and is

State Invitation Assistant, 6. 1884; m. 1914, Innes, d.

of Col. George Francis Wiehe, late 68th Durham L.I. ;

and has issue — Ian George Lorraine Critchettt, Esq.,

i. 1920. Res. — 24 Avenue Road, Regent's Park, N.W.

CRITCHLEY of Warrpnfield, Herts. (H. Coll.). Quar-
terly, gules and argent, in the first and fourth quarters a
fieur-de-lys of the second, and in the second and third a
martlet sable. Mantling gules and argent. Crest— On a
wreath of the colours, a harp vert between two wings or.
Motto — " Spe vires argentur."

Sons of Walter Richard Critchley of Sahvick Hall.

Lund, Lanes., 3. 1818 ; d. 1882; m. 1858, Elizabeth,

d. of Thomas Ann Dawson of Leyland, Lancashire: —

Walter Asheton Paget Critchley, Gentleman, Barrister-

at-Law (Inner Temple), i. 1859; m. 1905, Laura Isabel,

d. of late George Pearson, Esq., J. P., of Brickdendon-

bury, Herts. Jies. — 187 Queen's Gate, S.W.7. Clui —


Oswald Asheton Critchley, Esq., late Capt. WestmorUnd
and Cumbeiland Yeo., i. 1S64; m. ist, 1889, Maria Cecil,
second d. of Col. W. Newbolt, R.H.A. ; ;;/. 2nd, 1892,
Mary Winifred, third d. of William Durning Holt ; and has
had issue — (i) Alfred Cecil Critchley, Brig.-Gen. (R. of O. ),
C.M.G., D.S.O., ». 1890 [m. Maryon, eldest d. of John
Gait of Victoria, Canada ; and has issue — John Gait
Critchley, #. 1917 ; Ann Gait Critchley, i>. igi8 {Clufis —
Bath. Queen's, R.A.F.)]; (2) Waher Ramsay Critchley,
D.S.O. , 6. 1891 ; (3) John Asheton Critchley, Major
Canadian Forces, ^I.C. . i. 1892; killed in action 1917;

(4) Gerald Holt Critchley, Lieut. Indian Army, i. 1905 ;

(5) Richard Oswald Critchley, Lieut. Indian Army, i. 1905.
/?es. — Heron Rock, Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham.

Harry Dawson Critchley, Gentleman, t. 1867; m. 1801,
Amy Corinne, elder d. of Edward King Fordham of Ash-
well Bury, Herts. ; and has issue, /fes. —

Surv. son. of John Asheton Critchley, Esq., J. P. of

Stapleton Tower, .Annan, Dumfries, *. 1823; </. 1915 ;

m. 1851, .Anne Jane {d. 1892), d. of late John VVylie

of Stapleton : —
Edward Asheton Critchley, Esq., J. P. Dumfriesshire,
Major late 4th Queen's Own Hussars, K 1855 ; rn. 1898 (his
cousin), Elizabeth Louise, d. of Walter Richard Critchley,
and has surv. issue — Ronald Asheton Critchley, Gentleman,
Lieut. 13/18 Hussars, 6. 1905; John Reginald Critchley,
Gentleman,^. 1913; Geoffrey Oswald Critchley, Gentleman.
i. 1914. ; and three daus.]. 6Va/— Stapleton Tower, Annan,
Dumfries. CJuis—NdLval and Military, Hurlingham.

CROFT of Croft Castle (c. 1308, Roll of Arms tem^.
Edward 11.). Quarterly, i. quarterly per fesse indented
azure and argent, in the first quarter a lion passant
guardant or ; 2. or. two lions passant guardant gules ;

3. paly of six argent and gules, a lion rampant sable ;

4. gules, a bend between six lions' heads erased argent.
Mantling azure and argent. Crest — On a wreath of
the colours, a wyvern sable, vulned in the breast gules.
[The family make use of a second crest, viz. a 11' n
passant guardant. There is a record of this crest at the
Visitation of Wales 1530, but as no colour is stated, this is
held officially to be an imperfect registration]. Mottoes —
" Tryumphe o trespas," " Esse quam videri."

Son of Sir Herbert Archer Croft, loth Bart. , J. P. , D. L. ,
i. 1868; d. 1915; tn. ist. 1892. Kathleen {d. 1898), d.
of John Hare of Invercargill, New Zealand ; 2nd. 1903,
Katharine Agnes, d. of J. Charlton Parr of Grappen-
hall Heyes, Warrington : —
Sir James Herbert Croft, nth Bart. (18 Nov. 1671), 6.
1907. Seai — Croft Castle, Kingsland, co. Hereford.
Sons of Sir Herbert George Denman Croft, 9th Hart.,
J. P., D.L.. M.P. . 6. 1838 ; d. 1902 ; m. 1865, Georgi-
ana Eliza Lucy, d. and coli. of Matthew Marsh of
Ramridge House, Hants. : —
Hugh Matthew Fiennes Croft, Esq. , i. 1874 ; m. 1900,
Lucy, d. of Frederick G. Taylor of Terrible Vale, New S.
Wales; and has issue — (i) Bernard Hugh Denman Croft,
Gentleman, l>. 1903; (2) Herbert Frederick Croft, Gentle-
man, i. 1906; (3) Frederick Croft, Gentleman, i. 1909 ; (4)
Richard Marsh Croft, Gentleman. 3. 1910 ; (5) Archer James
Croft, Gentleman, d. 1913; and Phyllis. /?es. — Salisbury
Court. Uralla, New South Wales.

William Denman Croft. Esq., C.M.G. , D.S.O. and
three Bars. Col. R. Tank Corps, temp. Lt.-Col. comdg.
nth Batt. R. Scots 1915-19 ; temp. Brig.-Gen. 1917-19,
late Lt.-Col. 26th Cameronians, i. 1879 ; m. 1912, Esm6,
only d. of Sir Arthur E. Sutton, 7th Bart. ; and has issue-
William Owen Glendower Croft, Gentleman, 6. 1913 ; John
Armentieres Croft, Gentleman, t. 1915 ; Violet Lorna ; and
Angela Desiree. /?es. — Shanks House. Wincanton, Somer-
set. Clui — Army and Navy.

Owen George Scudamore Croft, Esq., J. P. co, Here-
ford, MaJ. late Shropsh. I. Yeo., d. 1880; m. 1909, Stella
Isabel, d. of late Nicholas Bouwer of Buenos Ayres. Kes.
— Hephill, Lugwardine, co. Hereford. Clui — Junior

Jasper Brodie Croft. Esq., 6. 1884 ; m. 1907, Kate, d. of
Frederick Taylor of Terrible Vale, N.S. W. ; and has issue
— Jasper Thomas Croft, Gentleman, d. 1924 ; Kitty
Macleod ; Ana ; Isabel ; Marjorie Enid ; and Perena
Nancy. J?es. — Tiara, Walcha. N.S.W.

Sons of Richard Benyon Croft, Esq. D.L., J. P.. and
County Alderman Hertfordshire, High Sheriff for that
county 1892, served in China War i860 (medal and
clasp), ret. Lieut. R.N. 1871. afterwards in Hertford-
shire Yeo. (Lieut. -Col. ), f. 1843; d. 1912 ; m. 1869,
Anne Elizabeth, d. of Henry Page of Ware: —
Richard Page Croft, Esq., D.L., J. P., and County
Councillor Herts. (High Sheriff 1911). Lt.-Col. late 4th
Batt. Beds. Regt. , served in S. Africa 1900-1, and Great
War 1914-17 (despatches), fi. 1872 ; m. 1908, Eva Pansy
Melicent Philippa S., d. of William Sharp Waiihman of
Merlin Park, Galway ; and has issue — Richard Arthur
Fitz Roy Page Croft, Gentleman, <*. 1910. J?es. — Fanham's
Hall. Ware. C/m(J— Carlton.

Sir Henry Page Croft, ist Bart, of Knole(28 Feb. 1924),
C.M.G. , T.D., J. P., D.L. Herts. M.P. for Christchurch
Div. of Hants. 1910-18, Bt.-Col. late Hertfordshire Regt.
Territorial Army, Hon. Brig.-Gen. /'. 1881 ; m. 1907, Hon.
Nancy, d. of ist Baron Berwick; and has issue —
Michael Henry Glendower Page Croft, Esq., i. 1916;
Hilda Elizabeth Mary ; Nancy Dina Joyce ; and Anne




Rosemary Dorothea. Seat — Knole, Bournemouth. Town
res. —IS Southwell Gardens, S.W. C/«*— Carlton.

Son of Rev. Thomas Denman Croft, M.A. (Oxon.),

late Vicar of Kimplon, Herts., i. 1845; <i. 1913 ; m.

1891, Eleanor Fraser, d. of Rt. Rev. George Tomlin-

bon, D.D. , late Bishop of Gibraltar : —
Thomas Fraser Croft-Fraser, Esq., 6. 1893, assumed the
additional surname of Fraser on succeeding to tiie estates
of his g. -uncle Col. Frederick Mackenzie Fraser, 1906.
Seats — Castle Fraser, and Inverallochy, Aberdeenshire.

CROFT of Stillington and Aldborough (H. Coll.).
Quarterly, i and 4, quarterly per fesse indented or and
gules, in the first quarter a lion passant guardant of the
second (Croft of Stillington, originally granted 7 June 1649,
but this grant having been declared void as a grant
made durmg the Commonwealth, the same coat was re-
granted 3 March 1836 ; another grant— see and and 3rd
quarterings — having been made in the interval) ; 2 and 3,
quarterly, indented erminois and gules, in the first quarter
a lion passant guardant of the second (Croft of Stillington,
granted 6 May 1803). Mantling gules, doubled argent.
CreatB- 1, on a wreath of the colours, a lion passant guard-
ant or, supporting a shield with the arms of St. George
(Croft, originally granted 7 June 1649, declared void and
regranted 2 March 1836) ; 2. on a wreath of the colours, a
lion passant guardant per pale indented gules and erminois,
the dexter paw reposing on a shield quarterly indented as

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