Henry de Croft
(-Bef 1346)
John de Croft
Sir John de Croft Knight
(Abt 1362-1419)


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Sir John de Croft Knight

  • Born: Abt 1362, Dalton, Lancashire, England
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: 31 Dec 1419, Dalton, Lancashire, England about age 57 764,773

bullet  General Notes:

~ Abstracts of Inquisitions Post Mortem, p. 141, Sir John de Croft, settled his estate 13 Oct 1396 (20 Richard II) and died 31 Dec 1419 (I Henry V). His son was Nicholas de Croft who married Elena Botleler, daughter of John le Boteler, of Merton. 773

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information: VCH: Lancaster, Volume 8. 775
John's son John occurs from 1371 onward. As Sir John de Croft, chivaler, he made a settlement of his estate in 1396 on his son Nicholas's marriage with Ellen daughter and heir of John Boteler of Marton. Sir John died on 31 Dec 1419 holding the manors of Dalton and Leighton, a fourth part of Over Kellet, the advowson of Claughton Church and various lands in Yealand Conyers and Farleton in Westmorland. Sir John's son. Nicholas, then thirty years of age, succeeded, and was followed by his son James, who died in or before 1457, leaving two daughters as co-heirs- Mabel, who married Piers Legh of Lyme, and Alison, who married Geoffrey Middleton.

~VCH: Lancaster, Vol. 8, Dalton, pp. 183-185

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