Name: Stephen de CROFTON 1
Birth: ABT 1225
Death: Deceased in Crofton Manor, Thursby, Cumberland, England
The following is copied Magna Britannia:
THURSBY, in Cumberland ward, on the road from Carlisle to Wigton, lies six miles from the former, and five from the latter. The parish is divided into the townships of Parton, High-Thursby, Low-Thursby, and Whinow, or Crofton-Quarter, containing collectively, in 1811, 94 houses, and 340 inhabitants. The manor of Thursby was given by Alan, second Lord of Allerdale, to Herbert de Bruce, who took the name of Thursby; from his family it passed by an heir female to a younger branch of the Boyvills, who held it in the reign of Edward I. Soon after it was in the Ogles, who continued to possess it in the reign of Edward IV. afterwards it came to the Dacres, and having been united to the barony of Burgh, is now the property of the Earl of Lonsdale.
The manor of Crofton belonged in King John's reign to Gilbert de Dundraw, one of whose coheiresses brought it to Stephen de Crofton. The heiress of Crofton brought the manors of Crofton and Whinow, about the year 1390, to the Briscoes, of Briscoe, near Carlisle. Sir John Briscoe, the immediate descendant of this ancient family, was created a baronet in 1782. Crofton is now the property and seat of his son Sir Wastell, who succeeded to the title and estate in 1805. There is a deer park at this place. From: 'Parishes: Thursby - Workington', Magna Britannia: volume 4: Cumberland (1816), pp. 159-175. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50694&strquery=crofton Date accessed: 04 May 2009.
Ada de DUNDRAW , Heiress of Crofton b: ABT 1230 in Crofton Manor, Thursby, Cumberland, England
- John de CROFTON b: ABT 1255 in Crofton Manor, Thursby, Cumberland, England
- Title: Magna Britannia: volume 4: Cumberland (1816), pp. 159-175. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk