John Crew (Crewe), Esq. (c.1598 - 1679) MP

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Birthplace: Crewe, Cheshire, England
Death: Died in Northampton, England
Occupation: Politician
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About John Crew (Crewe), Esq.

John Crew, 1st Baron Crew of Stene (Steyne) (1598 – 12 December 1679) was an English Puritan politician, who sided with the Parliamentary cause during the Civil War but was raised to a peerage by Charles II after the Restoration. more biography

  • Parents: son of Sir Thomas Crew, Speaker of the House of Commons by his wife Temperance Bray.

Married

  1. Jemima Waldegrave, daughter of Edward Waldegrave of Lawford Hall in Essex.

Child of John Crewe, 1st Baron Crewe of Steyne

  1. Anne Crewe+1 d. 27 Sep 1708

Children of John Crewe, 1st Baron Crewe of Steyne and Jemima Waldegrave include

  1. Sir Thomas Crew (1624–1697), who succeeded his father in the peerage but died without male issue
  2. Rev. Nathaniel Crew (1633–1721), Bishop of Durham, who succeeded his older brother as 3rd Baron
  3. Jemima, Countess of Sandwich (1625–1674), who married Edward Montagu, later Earl of Sandwich, in 1642.
  4. Anne, who married Sir Henry Wright, 1st Baronet, of Dagenham, Essex.
  5. Reverend Samuel Crew, died in 1660.

Citations

  • [S282] Sir Bernard Burke, editor, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 4th edition, (London, England: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1863), page 1241. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Landed Gentry, 4th ed.

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Notes

  • Rob Hall, on his website, lists John Crewe's date of birth as 1625 in Crewe, Cheshire, and his death date as 29 August 1660, in Hungars Parish, Northampton County, VA.

Since Temperance Crewe (Bray) is recorded as dying in 1619, this certainly causes a problem with the birth date! (Ref - www.tudorplace.com) Tina Gardner

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT KINSHIP: Son and heir. BIRTH: Date Calculated> Age being 81 years in 1679 [death year].

EDUCATION: Matriculated at Oxford (Magdelene College), 1616. OFFICE: [M.P.] Member of Parliament for Agmondesham, 1624-1626; for Brackley, 1626, 1640-1648; for Banbury, 1628-1629; for Northants, 1640, 1654-1655, 1660. ASSIGNMENTS: Summoned to Cromwell's "Other House" in 1657, but never took his seat.

TITLES: Created Baron Crew of Stene, 1661.

PROBATE: Will dated 19 Aug 1678; will proved 15 Dec 1679. MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTION: At Stene {Steane, Northamptonshire, England}.

Sources [S452] #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 3 p. 532.

[S335] #506 Visitation of England and Wales, Notes (1896-1921), Howard, Joseph Jackson, (14 volumes. [London]: Frederick Arthur Crisp, 1896-1921), FHL book 942 D23hn., vol. 5 p. 96.

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John Crew, 1st Baron Crew of Stene (1598 – 12 December 1679) was an English Puritan politician, who sided with the Parliamentary cause during the Civil War but was raised to a peerage by Charles II after the Restoration. [edit] Career The son of Sir Thomas Crew, Speaker of the House of Commons from 1623 to 1625, he followed his father into Parliament. He was first elected Member for Amersham in 1625, and also subsequently represented Brackley in the Parliament of 1626 and the Short Parliament, Banbury in the Parliament of 1628–9 and Northamptonshire in the Long Parliament. He voted against the attainder of Strafford, but supported Parliament when Civil War came, although he was a moderate, suspicious of the Army and supported the Self-Denying Ordinance. He was chosen chairman of the Commons Committee on Religion, was one of the parliamentary commissioners sent to negotiate with the Royalists at Uxbridge in 1645, and was one of those entrusted with the custody of the King at Holdenby House after the Scots handed him over to Parliament in 1647. However, the following year the army leaders, knowing that he would oppose the trial of the King, had him arrested and he was excluded from his parliamentary seat in Pride's Purge.

He returned to the Commons in the First Protectorate Parliament as MP for Northamptonshire but was once again excluded by the government. Despite this, he was summoned by the Lord Protector to sit in his new House of Lords, which first met in 1658. After the collapse of the restored Rump he resumed his seat in the briefly resurrected unpurged House, then was elected once more for Northamptonshire in the Convention Parliament, was appointed to the Council of State, and was one of the delegation sent to meet Charles II at The Hague and arrange his return to the throne.

On 20 April 1661, he was created Baron Crew of Stene in recognition of his efforts to promote the Restoration, and thereafter retired from active politics. A wealthy man, he had bought a large house in Lincoln's Inn Fields during the 1650s, and was a well-regarded host; Samuel Pepys, who was a retainer of his son-in-law Edward Montagu and mentions him many times in his diaries, was a frequent guest.

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Family

He married Jemima Waldegrave, daughter of Edward Waldegrave of Lawford Hall in Essex. Their children included: Sir Thomas Crew (1624–1697), who succeeded his father in the peerage but died without male issue Rev. Nathaniel Crew (1633–1721), Bishop of Durham, who succeeded his older brother as 3rd Baron Jemima, Countess of Sandwich (1625–1674), who married Edward Montagu, later Earl of Sandwich, in 1642. Anne, who married Sir Henry Wright, 1st Baronet, of Dagenham, Essex. Reverend Samuel Crew, died in 1660.

Lord Crew died in 1679.

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1598
1598
Cheshire, England
1623
1623
Age 25
1623
Age 25
1624
1624
Age 26
Thenford, Northamptonshire, England
1625
July 17, 1625
Age 27
Steane, England
1633
1633
Age 35
1640
1640
Age 42
1679
December 12, 1679
Age 81
Northampton, England
1679
Age 81
Farthinghoe, Northamptonshire, UK
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