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the arms (Croft, granted 6 May 1803). Motto— " Esse
quam videri."

Son of Rev. Stephen Croft, Rector of St. Mary Stoke,

Suffolk, 6. 1794 ; d. 1868 ; m. 1835, Georgiana, d. of

Sir Cornelius Cuyler : —

Henry Herbert Stephen Croft. Esq., M.A. (Camb.),

Barrister-at-Law, Recorder of Tenterden, /^. 184a ; m. 1876,

Emma {d. 1914). d. of Robert Kearse of New Brighton,

Cheshire; and has surv. issue— (1) George Herbert Croft,

Gentleman, i. 1877 [m. 1914, Ella Martha, d. of Sir John

Barwick, Bart.]; and Lilian. ./?«.— 27 Holland Villas,

Kensington, W.8. C/«*.s — New University, Lewes and

County (Lewes).

Son of George Arthur Hutton Croft, Esq., J. P., of
Aldborough Hall. co. York, i. 1829 ; d. 1889 ; tn. 1867.
Catherine Mary (late of Aldborough Hall), d. and cob.
of late Griffith Richards, Q.C. . and grand-dau. of Sir
Richard Richards. Lord Chief Baron of the Ex-
chequer : —
Bernard Thomas Hutton Croft, Esq.. J. P. West Riding
Yorks., Capt. Res. of Officers Gren. Guards. *. 1883;
m. 1908, Vera Howard, only child of the late Col. Sir
Charles Edward Howard Vincent, K.C.M.G., C.B., M.P.
5«a/ — Aldborough Hall. Boroughbridge, Yorks. Clubs—
Guards". Bachelors', County (York).

CROFT of Dodington, Kent (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,
originally granted 7 June 1649, but this grant having been
declared void as a grant made during the Commonwealth,
the same coat was regranted a March 1836 ; another grant
— see 2nd and 3rd quarter ngs — 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. CreBts — 1. on a wreath of the
colours, a lion passant guardant or, supporting a shield of
the arms of St. George (Croft, originally granted 7 June
1649, 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 forepaw resting on an
escutcheon argent, charged with the Star of the Order of
the Tower and Sword (Croft— a crest of honourable aug-
mentation — R.L., 1834); 3. on a wreath of the colours, a
lion passant guardant per pale indented gules and erminois.
the dexter paw resting on a shield quarterly indented as
the arms (Croft of Stillington, granted 6 May 1803).
Motto — " Esse quam videri." Supporters (an honourable
augmentation, to descend with the Baronetcy — R.L., 15
May 1834) — On the dexter side a lion guardant or, gorged
with a wreath of laurel vert, therefrom pendent an escutcheon
gules, charged with a tower gold ; and on the sinister a
bull sable, horned, crined, hoofed, and gorged with a
wreath of laurel or, therefrom pendent an escutcheon argent,
charged with the Star of the Order of the Tower and
Sword proper.

Eld. son of Sir John Frederick Croft, 2nd Bart., J. P.

Kent (High Sheriff 1872), d. 1828; d. 1904; m. 1856,
Emma, d. of late John Graham : —
Sir Frederick Leigh Croft, 3rd Bart. (17 Dec. 1818), i.
i860. Seat —

Sons of William Graham Croft, Esq. (2nd son of 2nd
Bart.), d. 1862 ; d. 1928 ; m. 1909, Marjoric, d. of Rev.
T. Sarsfield Hall, Vicar of Dodington : —
John William Graham Croft, Gentleman, i. 1910. Jies. —
The Forge Cottage, Penshurst, Keni.

William Noble Croft, Gentleman, i. 1915. Jies. —

Yngr. sons of 2nd Bart, (see above).
Percy Hutton Croft, Esq., d. 1872. kes. —
Tom Radcliffe Croft, Esq , i. 1878 ; m. 1909, Louise, d.
of late Francis Sales of Charlton, Kent ; and has issue-
John Archibald Radcliffe Croft. Gentleman, d. 1910 ; and
Rosalind. Jies.—^S Courtfield Road, S.W.

CROFTON. Per pale indented or and azure, a lion
passant guardant counterchanged. Mantling azure and
or. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, seven ears of
wheat growing on one stalk, or. Supporters — On the
dexter a lion azure, on the sinister a stag proper armed
and unguled or. Mottoes — " Dat Deus incrementura "
(over the Crest) — " Pro patria et rege."

Son of Hon. Charles St. George Crofton, Lieut. R.N.,
b. 1836 ; d. 1895 ; m. 1864, Theresa Augusta, d. of
Daniel Bunbury-Tighe, of Rossana, co. Wicklow : — .
Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur Edward Lowther Crofton, 4th
Baron Crofton of Roscommon, Ireland (9 Mar. 1798), 7th
Bart. (12 Jan. 1758), Lieut.-Col. (ret.) R. Fusiliers, J. P.,
D.L. CO. Roscommon, b. 1866, s. his uncle 1912 ; m. 1893,
Jessie Castle (d. 1923), d. of James Hewitson, and widow
of Neville Paddon ; and has issue — Hon. Edward Charles
Crofton, b. 1896 [m. 1925, Cecelia, d. of John Day, of
Hayeswood, Streatham Park, and widow of Alexander
F. Macdonald and has issue — Edward Blaise Crofton,
Esq., b. 1926 (Res. — Mote Park, Ballymurray, Ros-
common)] ; Hon. Arthur Marcus Lowther Crofton,
Lieut, (ret.) Irish Gds. [m. 1920, Marguerite (who
obtained a divorce 1923), d. of Maj. F. Welchman, of
Camberley] ; Eileen Mabel Lowther [m. 1918, Lieut.
Geofirey Hughes-Onslow, D.C.C., of Mount Charles, co.
Ayr]. Seat — Mote Park, Ballymurray, co. Roscommon.

CROFTON of Longford House (Certif. by Betham, Ulster;
recorded in Coll. of Arms). Per pale indented or and
azure, a lion passant guardant counterchanged. Mantling
azure and or. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a stalk of
wheat of seven ears or. Motto — "Dat Deus incrementum."

Son of Sir Malby Crofton. 3rd Bart., B.A.. J. P., D.L.

CO. Sligo, i. 1857; d. 1926; m. 1880, Louisa Margaret,

d. of Richard J. Verschoyle, Esq., J. P., of Tanrago,

CO. Sligo : —
Sir Malby Richard Henry Crofton, 4th Bart. (18 Aug.
1838), D.S.O. and Bar, Maj. R.F.A., served Grear War
(dospatehes), d. 1881 ; m. 1918, Katharine Beatrix, d. of
George Sturges Pollard. Esq.. J.P.of Burley-in-Wharfedale.
and has issue — Maltby Sturges Crofton, Esq.. 6. 1923 ; and
Beatrix Katharine. Seat — Longford House, Ballisodare.
CO. Sligo. Clui — Junior United Service.

Yr. son of Sir Malby Crofton, 2nd Bart., i. 1797;

d. 1872; m. i8ai. Sarah Jane, d. of Major Andrew

Parke :—
Col. Malby Edward Crofton, late comdg. and Batt. K.O.
Royal Lancaster Regt. , served in S. Africa 1879 (medal
and clasp) and 1899-1900, present at Spion Kop, Vaal
Krantz, Tugela Heights, and Relief of Ladysmith (medal
and two clasps), i. 1847; m. 1880. Henrietta, d. of Rev.
John L. Moore, D D., Vice- Provost of Trin. Coll., Dub. ;
and has issue — (i) Malby Crofton, Esq., D.S.O. . Col. R.A.,
C. R.A. 42nd E. Lanes. Div. . served in S. Africa 1901-2
(medal with five clasps), and Great War, 1914-18 (despatches
6 times, D.S.O. and Bar, Bt. Lt.-Col.), 6. 1881 [m. 1911.
Sarah Dorothy Beatrice, eldest d. of Col. William Frederick
Noel Noel of Stardens. Newent ; and has surv. issue —
Ursula Doryne Elizabeth {Xes. — Mere Oaks, Thornhill,
Wigan)]; (a) Roger Crofton, Esq., M.C., Major R.G.A.,
served Great War (despatches), 6. 1888 [w. ist, 1914, Stella
Clifton {d. 1916), d. of the late judge Th' mas Gilbert
Carver; and, 1921, Dorothy Frances, only child of Col.
H. M. Hatchell, D.S.O., iate Roy. Irish Regt.]. Jfes.—
I Dunsford Place, Bath.

Crofton of Mohill (Confn. 13 Apl. 1801, U.O. ). Same
arms, crest, and motto.

Yr. son of Capt. Edward Hugh Crofton, Rifle Brigade,




b. 1854, d. 1882 ; m, 1877, Isabel Annie Julia, d. of

Col. Miller, 13th Hussars : —
Sir Morgan George Crofton, 6th Bart., D.S.O. (1918),
of Mohill Castle (10 Aug. i8oi), J. P. co. Leitrim, J. P.
and (1925) High Sheriff, Hants., Lt.-Col. Res. of Ofhcers,
late Life Gds., served S. Africa 1899-1902 (Queen's medal
with s clasps), and Great War 1914-18 (despatches twice,
D.S.O., Legion of Honour), b. 1879; rn. ist, 1905, Frances
Margaret, only d. of late Lt.-Col. Leonard Howard Loyd
Irby ; 2nd, 1918, Adele Violet Blanche, d. of the late Sir
George Donaldson ; and has issue - Morgan George
Crofton, Esq., 2nd Lieut, Hampshire Regt., b. 1907. Seat
—Mohill Castle, co. Leitrim. Res. — Woodside, March-
wood, Southampton. Town res. — 15 Kensington Square
\V.8. Clubs — Marlborough, Pratt's, Cavalry, Garrick.

Son of Henry Morgan Earbery Crofton, Esq., J. P., of

Inchinappa, co. Wicklow, b. 1840; d. 1878; tn. 1865, ■

Henrietta, d. of Henry Townshend : —
Hugh Arthur Crofton, Gentleman, b. 1873. Res. —

Yr. son of Rev. Henry William Crofton of Inchinappa,

CO. Wicklow, b. ; d. 1862; m. 3rd, Frances, d.

of Robert Westropp of Fort Anne, co. Clare : —
Edward Hugh Robert Crofton. Gentleman, late 5th
Lancers, b. 1853 ; m. 1885, Mina Frances Westropp
Harrison, d. of William John Harrison Moreland, Esq. J. P.,
of Rahee Manor, co. Clare ; and has had issue — Edward
Vivian Morgan Crofton, Gentleman, Lieut. R.E., b. 1889;
killed in action 1917; and Mina Aileen Emily. Res. —
Marlton House, co. Wicklow.

Son of Gen. John ffoUiott Crofton, b. 1800; d. 1885;

m. 1845, Anne Agnes, only child of John Addison of

Preston : —
Rev. William d'Abzac Crofton, M.A. (Oxon.), b. 1854.
Res. — Codicote Vicarage, Welwyn, Herts.

Son of Robert Benjamin Crofton, Esq., Capt. R.A.,

b. 1873 ; d. 1923 ; m. 1904, Helena Chute, d. of

Richard Grubb Ridgway of Waterford : —
Robert Dennis Crofton, Gentleman, b. 1907.

Sons of Lt.-Gen. James Crofton, b. 1826 ; d. 1908 ; m.

2nd, 1867, Clara Elizabeth [d. 1890), d. of Capt.

Edward Lake, R.N. :—
Charles D'Arcy Crofton, Gentleman, I.C.S., b. 1879; m.
1910, Mary Helen Elizabeth, eldest d. of H. G. Gearing of
Coon or, Nilgiris, S. India ; and has issue — Patience
D'Arcy ; and Bsatrix Barratt. Res. —

John Hutchinson Crofton, Gentleman, M.B. , B.Ch.
(Cantab), M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. (Lond.), b. 1883; nt. 1914,
Alice, d. of the late Arthur C. H. Owen, of Glansevern,
Montgomery, and has issue — Anne Dorothy ; and Ruth
Margaret. Res. — 33 Church Street, Oswestry.

Sons of Morgan William Crofton, Gentleman, F.R.S.,

M.A. (Dub)., b. 1826; d. 1915; m. 1857, Julia Agnes

Cecilia, d. of J. B. Kernan : —
William John Camille Crofton, Gentleman, b. 1858.
John Louis Crofton, Gentleman, b. 1863.

Sons of Rev. Henry Woodward Crofton (2nd son of

Rev. William Crofton and Melesina Woodward), b.

1827; d. 1894; m. ist, 1856, Janette Barberie (</. 187a),

d. of Charles Butler ; 2nd, 1875, Jane, d. of E. W. H.

Schenley : —
Rev. Henry Francis Crofton, M.A., Priest in charge
of Whitton-on-Humber, b. 1859 ; m. 1886, Catherine
Louise, d. of H. N. Chipman, M.D. ; and has surv.
issue — Hubert Oliver Woodward Crofton, Esq., Paymaster-
Lieut. R.N., b. 1896; Charles Cyril Robarts Crofton,
Gentleman, b. 1898; Janette Melesina; Isabel Ona; and
Cecilia Francesca. h'es. — Whitton, Scunthorpe, Lines.

Geoffrey Hugh Schenley Crofton, Esq., Maj. Res. of
Officers, late East Surrey Resjt., and late 3rd Batt. W.
Yorks. Regt., formerly 3rd Hussars, served in S. Africa
1900, b. 1876 ; m. 1908, Monic.i, d. of A. W. Hall, Esq., J. P. ,
of barton Abbey. Steeple Aston, Oxon. ; and has issue —
Henry Horatio Crofton, Gentleman, b. 1910 ; and 2 daus.
Club — Junior Naval and Military.

Sons of Francis Blake Crofton, Gentleman, B.A. (Trin
Coll., Dub.), b. 1842; d. 1911 ; m. 1872, Emma
Katherine, d. of James Foster Bradshaw : —
Algernon Francis Blake Crofton, Gentleman, *. 1873 ; tn.

1893, E>lith, d. of James Hall of Peterborough, Ontario;

and has issue — Kathryn Anne. Res. — San Francisco.
Arthur Molesworth Crofton, Gentleman, b. 1874 : "*• ^897,

Gwendolyn, d. of Col. Forrest of Quebec; and has issue —

Vivyan and .Marian. ./?«. — i5oSt. Peter's Road, Sydney,


CROFTON of Lakefield (U.O.). Per pale dancett^e or
and azure, a lion passant guardant counterchanged.
Mantling azure and or. Crest -Upon a wreath of the
colours, seven ears of wheat on one stalk proper. MottO —
" Dat deus incrementum."

Sons of Capt. Duke Arthur Crofton, R.N., J.P.and

D.L. (High Sheriff 1906) co. Leitrim, b. 1850 ; m. 1883.

Augusta Maude {Res. — Chewton, Somerset), d. of

Gen. Sir J. H. Lefroy, K.C.M.G., C.B., R.A.:—

Hugh Lefroy Crofton, Gentleman, Lieut. Roy. Innis-

killing Fus., ^. 1884. 6>a/— Lakefield, Mohill, co. Leitrim.

Philip Duke Crofton, Esq., Lieut. -Comdr. R.N., b. 1886.

John Henry Crofton, Gentleman, Lieut. Roy. Irish Regt. ,

b. 1889.

Richard Marsh Crofton, Gentleman, b. 1891.
Patrick George Crofton, Gentleman, b. 1899.
Son of Maj. -Gen. Kichard Henry Crofton, R.A., b.
1818 ; (/. 1897; m. 1848, Frances Mary {d. 1906),
dau. of Arthur Cuthbert Marsh, of Eastbury,
Herts. :—
Major Caldwell Henry Crofton, late R.A., ^. 1856; in.
1890, Helen Rose Anne, d. of late Sir William Milman,
3rd Bart. ; and has issue— Richard Cecil Milman Oofton,
E=q.. Capt. (M.C. and Bar) R.H.A., b. 1895. Res.—
Heathyfield, Farnham, Surrey.

CROKER (U.O.). Argent, a chevron engrailed gules,
between three ravens proper. Mantling gules and argent.
Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a drinking-cup or,
with three fleur-de-lys, also or, issuing above the rim, and
charged in the centre with a rose gules. Motto — "Deus
alit eos."

Son of Edward Croker, Esq. of Ballynagarde and
Raleighstown, J. P., D.L. , Capt. 17th Lancers,
b. i8ia ; d. 1869; tn. 1841, Lady Georgiana Ellen
Monck. d. of Henry Stanley, Earl of Rathdowne : —
Courtenay Le Poer Trench Croker, Esq., J. P. and D.L.
CO. Limerick, Auditor Local Govt. Board 1882-1911, b.
1853; m. 1882, Mary, d. of late Ven. Charles Hare, Arch-
deacon of Limerick. Seats — Ballynagarde, co. Limerick ;
Blackwater, Limerick. Club — County (Limerick).

Son of Charles de la Poer Beresford Croker, Gentle-
man, i^. 1856; (/. 1891 ; tn. 1884, Edith Elizabeth, d.
of Alfred Adams :^
Alfred Edward Beresford Croker, Gentleman, b. 1886.

Son of Edward Croker, Esq., Capt. 17th Regt., /'.

1820; d. 1892; m. 1850, d. of William Henry Keily,of

Glanaboy, co. Waterford : —

Maj. -Gen. Sir Henry Leycester Croker, K.C. B. , C.M.G.,

late Col. Comdg. Leics. Regt., served S. Africa 1899-1902,

Great War 1914-19, Maj. -Gen. 1918, ret. 1923, G.C.

Order of the Redeemer, Croix de Guerre (Greece), Croix de

Guerre avec palmes (France), White Eagle (Serbia),

b. 1864; m. 1897, Mabel Elizabeth, d. of the late Major

Edward Tedlie, 35th Roy. Sussex Regt.; and has issue —

Phyllis Marion Ellen ; and Sheila Elizabeth. Res. — Dony-

land House, Colchester. Clubs — Naval and Military,


CROKER (U.O.). Quarterly, i and 4, argent, a chevron
engrailed gules, between three ravens proper (Croker) ;
2 and 3, argent, a lion rampant between three crescents
gules, issuant from each crescent an estoile of the field,
over all a fesse azure (Dillon). Mantling gules and argent.
Crest- On a wreath of the colours-, a two-handled drinking-
cup or, charged with a rose gules and above it three fleurs-
de-lys argent. Motto — " Deus alit eos." [Ped. U.O.].
Livety — Silver-grey, black collar and cuffs, red piping.

Sons of Edward James O'Brien Croker, (lentleman,

Irish TraflSc Manager, Great Western Railway of

England, b. 1847; d. 1921 ; tn. 1880, Henrietta Emily,

d. of William Odium of Meelick, Maryborough,

Queen's Co. : —

Edward James O'Brien Croker, Esq., Eng.-Comdr.

R.N., b. 1881 ; m. 1908, Dorothy Conybeare, d. of the late

Charles Peter Newport, and has issue — Edward James

O'Brien Croker, Gentleman, b. 1910; and Dorothy Mary.

Res. — Podds House, nr. Gosport, Hants.

George FitzGerald Croker, Esq., Eng. Comdr. R. N., b.
1885; tn. 1914, Amy, d. of Capt. F. Edwards, R.N., and
has issue— Yvonne Doris. Res. —

Crofton Croker, Esq., O.B.E., Capt. R.A.S.C, b. 1888:
tn. ■s.^'2T , Kathleen 0'."Vloore, d. of Alfred Henry Barnes, of
Natal. Club — United Service.





William Pennefather Croker, Esq., Maj. R.A.M.C, /'.
1889 ; m. 1917, Jennie Stewart, d. of the late Y. Pratt, of
Meath ; and has issue — John Newport Crokt-r, Gentleman,
h. 1924; Margaret; and Hazel. Res. —

Reginald Croker, Gentleman, b. 1891 ; m. 1922, Nancy,
d. of the late James Norton, of Sheffield. Res. — Barrow
House, Monasterevan, Ireland.

CROMBIE of Auckland, N.Z. (L.O., 27 July 1908).
Parted per pale vert and gules, a cross botonn^e or, on a
chief argent, a boar's head couped sable, armed and

angued gules. Mantling vert, doubled argent. Crest —
On a wreath of his liveries, a dexter arm in armour em-
bowed, holding a hammer proper. MottO — " Non vi sed
virtute." Livery — Green and silver.

Second son of late John Nicol Crombie of Glasgow,

and Aucklan,d, N.Z., Engineer, b. \^'2'j \ d. 1879; m.

1864, Harriette, d. of Thcmas Berry : —

Rev. Ernest John Crombie, M.A. (Oxon.), b. 1870.

Estates — Auckland, New Zealand. Res. — The Rectory,

Glencarse, Perthshire.

CROMER, Earl of, see BARING.


CROMPTON of Flower Lilies, co. Derby (H. Coll.,
1751). Vert, on a bend argent, double cottised ermine,
between two covered cups or, a lion passant gules, on a chief
azure, three pheons or. Mantling vert and argent. Crest —
On a wreath of the colours, a demi-horse rampant sable
vulned in the breast by an arrow or, shafted and feathered
argent. Motto—" Love and loyalty."

Son of Joshua Samuel Crompton, Esq., J. P., D. L. ,

M.P., of Azerley Hall and Zion Hill, co. York, b,

1799 : d. 1881 ; m. 1834, Mary, d. of Claude Alexander

of Ballochmyle, N.B. : —

Col. Rookes Evelyn Bell Crompton, C.B. , R.E. , M.Inst.

C.E., M.Inst.E.E., served in S. African War 1899-1900,

late Capt. Rifle Brigade, Hon. Maj. in Army, Lt.-Col.

comdg. Elec. Vol. Engineers,^. 1845; m. 1871, Gertrude

Elizabeth, d. of George Clarke of Tanfield House, Bedale ;

and has surv. issue — Claude Crompton, Gentleman, b.

1876 [m. Jeannetta, d. of Sir Thomas Gordon, and has

issue] ; and 3 daus. Res.— AzerXey Chase, Ripon, Yorks. ;

Tanfield House, Bedale, Yorks.

Son of Henry Crompton, Gentleman, Barrister-at-Law,
b. 1836; d, 1874; m. 1870, Hon. Lucy Henrietta
Romilly, d. of ist Lord Romilly : —
David Crompton, Gentleman, b. 1873. Seat — Churt
House, Farnham.

CROMPTON-ROBERTS (H. Coll., R.L., 3 Aug. i86i)
Quarterly, i and 4, grand quarters, quarterly i. and iiii. ,
per bend dove-tailed gules and or, a lion rampant between
in sinister chief and dexter base two pheons, all counter-
changed (for Roberts); ii. and iii. , per pale argent and
azure, on a fesse wavy between three lions rampant, two
lozenges, all counterchanged (for Crompton), a crescent for
difference ; 2, grand quarter, the same arms of Roberts ; 3,
grand quarter, the same arms of Crompton. Mantling
gules and or. Crests — i. upon a wreath of the colours,
a demi-lion guardant per bend dovetailed or and gules,
holding in the dexter paw a sword erect, also gules, and
resting the sinister upon a pheon or (for Roberts) ; 2.
upon a wreath of the colours, a talbot sejant or, pellett^e,
resting the dexter paw upon an escutcheon azure charged
with a lozenge argent (for Crompton). Motto — " God and
my conscience." Livery — Blue.

Son of the late Charles Henry Crompton-Roberts,
Esq., of Drybridge and 16 Belgrave Square, b. 1832;
d. 1891 ; m. 1861, Mary, only d. and h. of the late
Roger Crompton of Breightmet and Kearsley, Lanca-
shire : —
Charles Montagu Crompton-Roberts, Esq., J. P. and
D.L. CO. Monmouth, High Sheriff 1897, and Lt.-Col. till
1912 R. Monmouthshire Roy. Eng. (Militia), now " Special
Reserve," b. 22 July 1865 ; nt. 26 May 1896, Winifred Eyre,
eld. d. of Sir Walpole Lloyd Greenwell, ist Bart., of Green-
well, CO. Durham, and of Marden Park, Surrey; and has
issue — Phyllis Muriel ; Joan Margery ; and Lettice Mary.
Seat — Drybridge, Monmouth. Clubs — Conservative, Vi'el-
lington. Royal Automobile.

CRONSHAW (H. Coll.). Quarterly, i and 4, argent,
a pile vert, on a chief of the last a mural crown
or (for Cronshaw) ; 2 and 3, or, a fesse between two
mullets in chief, and in base a stag lodged all azure
(for Watkinson). Mantling vert and argent. Crest —
Issuant out of a mural crown argent, charged with a fylfot
sable, a dexter hand with the forefinger erect proper.
Motto—" Nisi fide frustra."

Son of James Cronshaw, Gentleman, of Cheadle,
b. id. ; m. Mary, d. of Benjamin Watkin-

son : —
William Scholfield Cronshaw, Gentleman, b.
Res. — The Firs, Cheadle, Cheshire.

CROOKES Or, on a chevron vert, three prisms proper,
between in chief two crosses patt^e of the second, and
in base a radiometer proper. Mantling vert and or.
Crest — On a wreath of the colours, an elephant quarterly
or and vert, charged with two crosses patt^e counter-
changed, resting the dexter forefoot on a prism proper.
Motto — "Ubi crux ibi lux."

Surv. sons of Sir William Crookes, O.M., Knight
Bachelor (1897), Fellow of the Royal Society, President
of the Society of Chemical Industry, President of the
Society of Psychical Research, President of the
Chemical Society, President of the Institution of
Electrical Engineers, President of the British Associ-
ation, b. June 17, 1832; d. 1919 ; m 1856, Ellen, dan.
of W. Humphrey of Darlington : —
John William Crookes, Esq., 1^. Oct. 30, 1863. Res. —

Bernard Humphrey Crookes, Esq., b. Oct. 28, 1865.
Res. — 34 Devcnshire Place, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Walter Scott Crookes, Esq., b. May 16, 1867. Res.—
15 Doughty Street, W.C.i.

Lewis Philip Crookes, Esq., b. May 2, 1874; m. , and
has issue^ Crookes, Gentleman, b. . Res —

3 Heath Lane, Troston, Bury St. Edmund's.

CROOKS of St. Helens (H. Coll., 4 Nov. 1912). Gules,
on a pale or, between two shepherds' crooks, the heads
argent, hafted of the second, three Cornish choughs' heads
erased proper. Mantling gules and or. Crest— On a
wreath of the colours, in front of an cak-tree proper, two
shepherds' crooks in saltire, as in the a-ms. Motto — " Do
right, fear nothing."

Son of James Crooks of St. Helens, b. 1827; d. 1893 ;

?n. 1850, Ann, d. of Henry Webster of St. Helens:—
Sir James Crooks, Knt. Bach. (1927), J. P., Mayor of St.
Helens 1912-13, b. 1858 ; m. 1885, Emily, d. of Richard
Broomfield of Knowsley, Lanes.; and has issue— (i) Capt.
Frederic Crooks, late 5th Batt. The F'rince of Wales' Vols.
(South Lanes. Regt.), and Signal Service R.E., served
Great War 1914-18, b. 1886 [m. 1912, Janet, d. of William


Henry Lackland of Eccleston Park, Prescot, Lanes., and
has issue — Richard Rumbold CJrooks, Gentleman, b. 1919 ;
and Charlotte AnneJ ; (2) Ernest Crooks, Gentleman, b.
1889. y?«. -Woodlands, Eccleston Park, Prescot, Lanes.
Ciub — Cunstitutional.

CROOKS(L.O. ). Gules, on a bend or, three escutcheons
sable, a crescent of the second for difference. Mantling:

Ceo 467

Usher Crookshank, Gentleman, b. 1915 ; (3) George

gules and or. Crest— .A demi-leopard rampant proper.
Motto — "Nihil sine Deo."

Son of Robert Crooks, and Mary, d. of Peter

Fleming: —
Robert Fleming Crooks, Gentleman, b. 1855; f- 19°'.
Eldith, d of Samuel Hammond Russell of Boston, U.S.A.,
and widow of ist Baron Playfair. >¥«.— Steprock House,
St. Andrew's, Fife.

CROOKSHANK (U.O. confirmation 1925). Or,
three boars' heads erased sable, armed and langued
azure, a bordure of the second. Mantling gules, doubled
argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a dexter
cubit arm in armour, holding in the hand a dagger in
bend sinister proper, hilt and pommel or. Motto —
" Conferre gladium." Livery — Dark green and yellow.
Eldest son of Col. A. C. W. Crookshank, C.B.,
heir-at law of Crookshank of Drumhalry, co. Long-
ford, b. 1841 ; d. of wounds, Black Mountain
Expedition, India, 1888 ; m. 1867, Mary, d. of Rev.
J. B. D'Aguilar, Vicar of Ashwick, nr Bath : —
Col. Chichester de Windt Crookshank, Member of
H.M.'s Bodyguard of Hon. Corps, of Gentlemen-at-
Arms, Knight of Grace of the Order of the Hospital of
St. John of Jerusalem, M.P. Berwick and Hadding-
ton, J. P. East Lothian, Brev.-Col. (ret.) (1924), b.
1868 ; served in R.E. and 5th Batt. Royal Irish Regt.
(Pioneers), Miranzai Exped. 1891, S. Africa 1900-02,
Natal 1906, Great War 1914-19 ; m. 1910, Mary, yngst.
d. of the late Andrew Usher, D.L. of Johnstouriburn, E.
Lothian; and has issue — (ij Chichester William Usher
Crookshank, Gentleman, b. 1911 ; (2) Arthur Patrick

Howard Usher Crookshank, Gentleman, b. 1917 ; and
Esther Mary Patricia. Seat — Johnstounburn, Humble,
E. Lothian, N.B. Town res. — 47 Cadogan Place, S.W.i.
Clubs — Army and Navy, Bath, New (Edinburgh).


CROPPER (H. Coll.). Or, two spears in saltire azure,
on a chief dovetailed of the last, as many cropper pigeons

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