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Families covered: Croft of Croft Castle, Croft of Wharton

Bernard de Croft, Sheriff of Gloucester (a 1086)
1. Sir Jasper de Croft
2. Gilbert de Croft
  A. Hugh de Croft of Wharton
  i. Hugh de Croft of Wharton (a 1165)
  a. Hugh de Croft of Wharton
  m. Christine
  (1) Sir Hugh de Croft of Wharton, Newton and Croft
  m. Isabel (dau of Robert Longberch)
(A) Robert de Croft (dsp before 01.1289)
  m. Eva
  (B) Sir John de Croft (a 1305)
  m. Catherine
  (i) Sir Hugh de Croft of Wharton, Newton and Croft, Sheriff of Salop and Staffordshire (a 1310)
  m1. Perina Havering (dau of Sir Hugh Havering)
m2. Eleanor (possibly dau of William Parker, son of John of the Fords)
  (a) John de Croft
  m. _Haviock (dau of Sir John Haviock)
  ((1)) Sir John de Croft (a 1403) - continued below
  m. Janet of Glyndwrdwy (dau of Owen Glyndwr, 'Prince of Wales')
  (b) Margaret Croft (b 27.10.1293)
  m. Robert de Harley
  (c) Elizabeth Croft (b 12.12.1294)
  m. (07.12.1309) Edward of Cornwall
  (ii) Robert de Croft of Staunton and Letton
  b. Miles de Croft
  B. Robert de Croft



Sir John de Croft (a 1403) - continued above
m. Janet of Glyndwrdwy (dau of Owen Glyndwr or Glendower, Lord of Glyndwrdwy, 'Prince of Wales')
1. William de Croft of Croft Castle (b c1398, d 1436)
  m. Margaret Walwyn (dau of Thomas Walwyn of Hellens by Isabella Hathway)
  A. Sir Richard Croft of Croft Castle, Sheriff of Herefordshire (b c1431, d 29.07.1509)
  m. Eleanor Cornewall (dau of Sir Edmund Cornewall of Burford)
i. Sir Edward Croft of Croft Castle, Sheriff of Herefordshire (b 1465, d 23.03.1541)
  m. Joyce Skull (dau of Sir Walter Skull of the Holt)
  a. Sir Richard Croft of Croft Castle (d 01.01.1562)
  m. Katherine Herbert (dau of Sir Richard Herbert of Montgomery)
  (1) Sir James Croft of Croft Castle, Lord Deputy of Ireland (a 1552, 2nd son)
  m1. Alice Warnecombe (dau of Richard Warnecombe of Irington)
  m2. Catherine Blount (a 1582, dsp, dau of Edward Blount)
  (2) Thomas Croft (b 1520)
  m. Audrey Paris (dau of Philip Paris of Lynton)
(A) Christian Croft
  m. John King
  (3) Joyce Croft
  m. Sir Thomas Gamage
  (4) Ann Croft
  m. Thomas Delawarr
  (5) Sybill Croft
  m1. Edmund or Edward Randolph
  m2. John Hastings
  (6)+ other issue (dsp) - Richard, John (d Boulogne 1551), Edward (d Boulogne 1551)
b. Robert Croft of Oakey Park
  m. Mary Scryven (dau of G. Scryven)
  (1) son ancestor of Crofts of Oakey Park
  (2) Mary Croft
  m. John Davies
  c. Eleanor Croft
  m. Thomas Scryven of Froydsley (d 1533)
  d. Margaret Croft
  m. John (Ieuan) Apryce or Gwynne
  e. Anne Croft
  m. (1520) John Harley of Brampton (b 1491, d 06.08.1542)
  f. Joyce Croft
  m. Sir David ap Owen (of Tudor family)
g. Elizabeth Croft
  m. Sir James Vaughan of Hergest
  h. Maud Croft
  m. Hugh Lloyd of Bellas
  i. Agnes Croft
  m. H. Philips of Leominster
  k.+ other issue - Thomas (dsp), George (d 1539, rector of Sapey)
  ii. John Croft (d 1531) ancestor of Croft of Holt
  m1. (Joan?) Skull (dsp, dau of Sir Walter Skull of Holt)
  m2. Elizabeth Seymour (dau of Sir John Seymour)
  The following is supported by VCH (Worcestershire, vol 3, Parishes: Holt).
  a. John Croft of Holt
  (1) Martin Croft of Holt
  iii. Robert Croft of Kyre
  m. Elizabeth
a. Margaret Croft
  m. Thomas Wysham of Tedston
  iv. Ann Croft
  m. Sir Thomas Blount of Kinlet (d 1525)
  v. Elizabeth Croft
  m. Thomas Whittington (not Whittingham) of Pauntley
  vi. Joyce Croft
  m. Thomas Mill of Avenbury
  vii. Alice or Jane Croft
  m. Sir Edmund (Edward) Darrel of Littlecote
  viii. Sibyll or Jane Croft
  m. Sir George Herbert of St. Julians
The following comes from 'The Retrospective Review and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine', Series 2 Volume 1 (1827), edited by Henry Southern & Nicholas Harris Nicolas, with thanks to a contributor (OWC, 24.10.12) for bringing this to our attention.
  B. Thomas Croft of Shotswell (d(sp?) 1488, ranger)
  m. Elizabeth (d c1500, dau of Margaret Beauchamp (dau of John Beauchamp of Holt) by either Walter Skull (3rd husband) or John Wysham (2nd husband), Elizabeth m2. Nicholas Crowmer)
  C. Richard Croft of Chipping Norton (d 1502, 2nd of the name) shown a generation later by some sources
  m(2). Anne Fox (d 1509)
  i. Elizabeth Croft (d 29.03.1527)
  The Magazine shows Elizabeth as wife of Sir John Fienes but this is thought to be the Elizabeth, dau of Richard Croft of 'Chaffing Norton' (sic, should probably be Chipping Norton), who married ...
  m1. Richard Fiennes, 4th Lord Saye & Sele (b 1471, d 1501)
  m2. (after 07.07.1503) William or Richard West
  ii. Anne Croft or Crofts
  m. Sir John Rodney of Stoke Rodney
  iii.+ other issue - Hugh, Lionel
  D. Joan Croft
  m. Richard Wigram of Lacton (dvp 1435)
  E. daughter
  m. John Dumbleton alias Downton

Main source(s): 'The House of Croft of Croft Castle' by O.G.S. Croft (published by E.J. Thornton, 1945) with input as reported above
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