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Crewe, family, Barons Crewe

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Date: 1200-2000
History:

Sir Ranulph Crewe (1558-1646), Lord Chief Justice 1625-6, purchased the ancestral Crewe estates in Cheshire from the heirs of Sir Christopher Hatton and built Crewe Hall in 1615-36. Through his marriage in 1598 to a co-heir of John Clippesby he acquired property in Norfolk, later sold by his grandson, John Crewe. On the death of the latter in 1684 the estates passed to his daughter Anne, wife of John Offley of Madeley (Shropshire), whose eldest son succeeded to the Crewe and Madeley estates and assumed the name of Crewe. The latter’s great-grandson, the 2nd Baron Crewe, married in 1807 Henrietta Walker-Hungerford, of Calne (Wiltshire). The 3rd Baron died without issue in 1893, and the family estates passed to his nephew, Robert Milnes, 2nd Baron Houghton, only son of Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton (d. 1885) by Annabella Crewe. The 2nd Baron Houghton took the name of Crewe-Milnes and was created Earl of Crewe in 1895 and Marquess of Crewe in 1911.

Estates in 1883: Crewe: 10,148 acres in Cheshire; 5,479 acres in Staffordshire; 907 acres in Wiltshire; worth a total of £29,016 a year.

Places:
  • Calne, Wiltshire
  • Clippesby, Norfolk
  • Crewe, Cheshire
  • Madeley, Staffordshire
  • Radbourne, Warwickshire
Sources of authority: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996, p. 42.
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F87621 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F10114 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
13th cent-20th cent: Cheshire (Crewe, etc) and Staffs (Madeley, etc) deeds, family and estate papers, with misc deeds and papers for Leics, Norfolk (Clippesby), Salop and Warwicks (Radbourne)
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 1299 Crewe

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [26a]
2
late 19th cent: misc Madeley (Staffs) estate plans and papers
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: William Salt Library
NRA 7959 Crewe-Milnes

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [26b]
3
13th cent-19th cent: Wilts (Calne, etc) deeds and papers (Crewe and Walker-Hungerford families)
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 1299 Crewe

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [26c]
4
16th cent-17th cent: Crewe Hall (Cheshire) architectural plans and papers rel to Cheshire affairs
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [26d]
5
16th-19th cent: Crewe family papers
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [26f]
6
1818-1824: Crewe Hall labourers account book
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
See Annual Return 2007

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