Earl William Craven

Earl William Craven

Male 1608 - 1697  (~ 88 years)    Has 14 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name William Craven 
    Prefix Earl  
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Christened 26 Jun 1608  St. Andrew Undershaft, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 09 Apr 1697  Drury Lane, Holborn, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1390861  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2012 

    Father William Craven,   b. Abt 1548, Burnsall, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1618  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Whitmore,   b. Abt 1580,   bur. 17 Aug 1624, St. Andrew Undershaft, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Siblings 6 siblings 
    Family ID F103445  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Oxford (Trinity College), matriculated, 1623; created M.A. 1636.

      High Steward of Cambridge University, 1667 till death.

      Colonel - a regiment of Foot, 1662; Colonel - Coldstream Guards, 1670-1689; Lieutenant General of the Forces, 1678-1689.
      Battles and Wars> Gained some military distinction under the Prince of Orange; Commander of the English forces in Germany, at the taking of Kreuznach on behalf of the Elector Palatine, 1632; with a force he was sent to assist the young Elector and his widowed mother the Ex-Queen of Bohemia, but was defeated by the Imperialists, near Wesel, wounded, and taken prisoner, 1637 - released, 1639.

      A Lord Proprietor of Carolina, 1663.

      [P.C.] Privy Councillor, 1666-1679, 1680/1681-1688/1689.

      Master of the Trinity House, 1670-1671.

      Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex and Southwark, 1670-1689.

      A commissioner for the government of Tangier, 1673.

      Knighted, 1626/1627.

      Created Baron Craven of Hampsted Marshall, 1626/1627; created Viscount Craven of Uffington, Earl of Craven, and received an extension of the title of Baron Craven of Hampsted Marshall, 1664/1665; received a further extension of the title of Baron Craven of Hampsted Marshall, 1666.
      Upon his death, in 1697, all his honours, except the Barony conferred in 1666, became extinct.

      Tory.

      Named in the 1618 will of his father.
      Named, as Rt. Hon. William Lord Craven, in the 1647 will of his brother John CRAVEN, Baron Craven of Ryton.

      Wounded at the taking of Kreuznach, 1632;
      wounded again while performing military duties, 1639.

      Coffin Plate - The Right Honble William Earl of Craven Viscount Craven of Uffington & Baron Craven of Hamstead Marshall Departed this life 9th of April 1697 Aged 88 yeares and 10 mon. - Craven Vault, Binley, co. Warwick.

      Died unmarried.


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