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Jemima Crewe (Waldegrave)

Also Known As: "Lady Jemima Crewe (Waldegrave)"
Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Death: October 14, 1675 (69-77)
Place of Burial: Northamptonshire, UK
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward Waldegrave, Esq. and Dame Sarah Waldegrave
Wife of John Crew, 1st Baron Crew of Stene
Mother of Deborah Woodhull; Jemima Montagu; Rt. Rev. Nathaniel Crewe, 3rd Baron Crewe; Sir Thomas Crewe, 2nd Baron of Stene and Ann Pye

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About Jemima Crewe

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.


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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Jemima Crewe's Timeline

England, United Kingdom
Age 21
Age 22
Thenford, Northamptonshire, UK
July 17, 1625
Age 23
Brackley, Northamptonshire, England
January 31, 1633
Age 31
Age 38
Steane, Northamptonshire, England
October 14, 1675
Age 73
Northamptonshire, UK