Sir James Crofte, Knight

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James Crofte, Knight

Also Known As: "James Croft"
Birthplace: Probably Dalton, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Dalton, Lancashire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Nicholas Crofte, of Dalton and Elena Crofte
Husband of Ellen Croft
Father of Mabel Legh
Brother of Douce Strickland
Half brother of Robert Lathom, of Parbold

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About Sir James Crofte, Knight


aka James Dalton? --- The family Croft, of whom the last male heir, Sir James Croft of Dalton, was living in 1428, and whose armorial bearings are cut in stone over the north door, seems to have rebuilt Warton Church in the 15th century except the south side of the nave. --- Lord of the manor of Dalton, in Burton-in-Kendal, co. Lancaster, and of Yealand Conyers and Leighton, both in Warton, co. Lancaster.

From 'Townships: Marton', A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 7 (1912), pp. 239-242. URL: Date accessed: 01 January 2014. Add to my bookshelf

The estate of the Botelers of Marton descended by marriage to the Crofts of Dalton and Leghs of Lyme. (fn 22)

  • 22. In 1383–4 an agreement was made for the marriage of Ellen, daughter of John Boteler of Marton, with Nicholas, son and heir of John Croft; Raines MSS. xxxviii, 583. She had in 1378 been married to Edward son of Sir Thomas de Lathom the younger, lands in Layton being settled on them in that year with remainders to John Boteler of Kirkland, Thomas son of John Boteler of Marton and John son of Nicholas Boteler; ibid. 109. See Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc), i, 20, 141, and the account of Dalton in Lonsdale. Nicholas Croft was in possession in 1417; Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxiii, App. 14.


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Probably Dalton, Lancashire, England
Age 21
Dalton, Lancashire, England
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Dalton, Lancashire, England
Age 46
Dalton, Lancashire, England