Sir Alexander Cruwys Knight


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Sir Alexander Cruwys Knight

  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: 1238/1242, Cruwys Morchard, Devonshire, England

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• Web Reference: Cruwys of Cruwys Morchard. 1453
Alexander de Cruwys is the first of the name clearly holding Cruwys Morchard and Anstey Cruwys. He does not occur as frequently in the records as his presumed brother, Richard de Cruwys of Netherex. He along with Richard de Crues were witnesses to the 'Tracy Deed' which is best dated to the 1230's. [Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, Vol. 20 (1939) p. 85-97 'The Tracy's,' by Margaret Cruwys] In 1236, he is among the list of knights in a case regarding many of the lords of Devon's disaffection with the sheriff of Devon. [Curia Regis Rolls ...: 17-21 Henry III, pp. 510-511] In November or December 1236 Alexander had a writ for an assize of novel disseisin against Robert of Cadeleigh and others, concerning a tenement in Kilmington. [Fine Rolls of Henry III Project , Fine Roll E 371/4, 21 Hen. III]. He occurs in the 1238 Crown Pleas of the Devon Eyre. [Crown pleas of the Devon Eyre of 1238, Vol. 28; 1238, ed., p. 65]

Alexander de Cruwys was last known living in 1238 when he is found in a suit. [Ibid.] He was dead by 1242 when the heirs of 'Alexandri de Crues' held 1 fee in Morceth' (Morchard Cruwys) of the honor of Bradninch and Anstey (East Anstey) of the barony of Cardinan. [Testa de Nevill, pt. 2. pp. 758. 793, 796]

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