Henry de Croft
- Marriage: Alice Kellet 764
- Died: Bef 1243-1244, Dalton, Lancashire, England 764,755
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information: VCH: Lancaster, Volume 8. 755
About the time of Henry II. The manor of Dalton was held by Roger de Croft, the surname being derived from Croft in Winwick, who granted 15 acres in Dalton in marriage with his daughter, and gave 40 acres to Gospatrick Prat for a rent of 12d.
Before 1194, he was succeeded by his son Gilbert, who was the tenant at the survey in 1212, and was still livinging 1235. His son Henry, who died in or before 1243 holding of the king the two plough-lands by 10s rent, succeeded him. Gilbert retained 5 oxgangs of land in demesne and the remainder was in service, rendering 6s. 6d. yearly. Gilbert de Croft and Henry his son attested a Burton charter [Cockersand Chartul. iii, 1005]. Henry married Alice sister and eventually heir of William de Kellet of Over Kellet.
~VCH: Lancaster, Vol. 8, Dalton, pp. 183-185
• Inquest: 28 Henry III, Inquisition post mortem. 764
Inquest made by Thomas de Kaupmanwra, Adam de Urswic, Adam de Middelton, Adam de Hest, Richard de Berewick, Vivian de Hesaym, Richard de Burton, William, son of Yngrith, John de Kancefeld, Gervase, the cler, Hugh de Mittun and Adam de Kellet, who say that Henry de Croft held two carucates of land in Dalton, and Burton of the King in chief, of which he held 5 bovates in demesne and 11 bovates in service ; the former are yearly worth 20s., and the later paid yearly to him 6s. 6d. His mill is yearth worth 1 mark. he renders yearly to the King 10s.
Roger, son of Henry de Croft, is his next heir.
Lancashire Inquest, Extents and Feudal Aids A. D. 1205 - A. D. 1307, p. 158
• Background Information. 764
"Gilbert de Croft holds ij. carucates of land in Dalton in thanage and renders yearly xs. Roger, his father, gave xl. acres of land in marriage with his daughter; and to Gospatric Prat xl. acres by rendering xijd. yearly."
Gilbert de Croft has been noticed as tenant of Southworth and Croft, in the parish of Winwick. By fine in 1228 his son Henry being his attorney, he made an agreement with William, son of Henry de Burton, touching lands and common right in Burton-in-Kendal and Dalton [Final Concords, p. 54]. In 1235, William de Prees released to Gilbert de Croft his claim in 2 carucates of land in Burton and Dalton [Ibid. p. 70].
Henry married Alice Kellet, daughter of Gilbert de Kellet and Unknown.764 (Alice Kellet was born over Kellet, Bolton-le-Sands Parish, Lancashire, Lancashire, England.)