James Crofte, Knight
|Birthplace:||Probably Dalton, Lancashire, England|
|Death:||Died in Dalton, Lancashire, England|
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About 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: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53227&strquery=croft 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.