John Craven, 1st Baron Craven of Ryton

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John Craven, 1st Baron Craven of Ryton (baptised 10 June 1610 at St Andrew Undershaft, London-1648), was an English peer.

Background[edit]

Craven was the son of William Craven, Lord Mayor of London in 1610. William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven (1608–1697), was his elder brother.[1]

Political career[edit]

Craven was elected Member of Parliament in the Long Parliament for Tewkesbury in November 1640 in an election which was declared void on 6 August 1641. In 1643 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Craven of Ryton.

Family[edit]

Lord Craven of Ryton married Elizabeth, daughter of William Spencer, 2nd Baron Spencer of Wormleighton and granddaughter of Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, in 1643. He was childless and the title became extinct on his death in 1648..

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archer, Ian W. (2008). "Craven, Sir William (c.1545–1618)" (Online for subscribers, also in print). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  • Archer, Ian W. (2008). "Craven, Sir William (c.1545–1618)" (Online for subscribers, also in print). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2008-08-21.  (includes substantial section on John Craven, 1st Baron Craven, son of Sir William)
Peerage of England
New creation Baron Craven of Ryton
1643–1648
Extinct