Sir Robert Crane, 1st Baronet

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Sir Robert Crane, 1st Baronet (died February 1643) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1614 and 1643.

Crane was the son of Robert Crane of Suffolk.[1]

In 1614 Crane was elected Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds and held the seat until 1620. He was elected MP for Suffolk in 1621 and elected MP for Sudbury in 1624 and 1625.[2] He was created a Baronet of Chilton, in Suffolk on 21 April 1626.[1] Crane was re-elected MP for Suffolk in 1626 and re-elected MP for Sudbury in 1628, He sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[2] In 1632 Crane was High Sheriff of Suffolk.[1]

In April 1640, Crane was elected MP for Sudbury in the Short Parliament and in November 1640 for the Long Parliament. He held the seat until his death in February 1643.[2]

The baronetcy became extinct on Crane's death as he had no sons.

Crane married firstly Dorothy Hobart, daughter of Sir Henry Hobart, 1st Baronet Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, by whom he had no issue. He married secondly, Susan Alington, daughter of Sir Giles Alington of Horsebeath. They had four daughters - Mary who married Sir Ralph Hare, 1st Baronet, Jane who married firstly Sir William Airmine, 1st Baronet and secondly John Lord Belasyse, Susan who married Sir Edward Walpole, and Katherine who married Edmund Bacon, nephew of Sir Robert Bacon, 3rd Baronet. After Crane's death, Lady Crane married secondly, Isaac Appleton, esq. of Waldingfeld.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds
1614-1620
With: Sir Thomas Jermyn
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Jermyn
Josiah Woodford
Preceded by
Sir Henry Bedingfield
Sir Robert Drury
Member of Parliament for Suffolk
1621-1622
With: Thomas Clenche
Succeeded by
Sir William Spring
Sir Roger North
Preceded by
Edward Osborne
Brampton Gurdon
Member of Parliament for Sudbury
1624-1625
With: William Pooley
Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston
Succeeded by
Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston
Thomas Smith
Preceded by
Sir Edmund Bacon
Thomas Cornwallis
Member of Parliament for Suffolk
1626
With: Sir Robert Naunton
Succeeded by
Sir William Spring
Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston
Preceded by
Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston
Thomas Smith
Member of Parliament for Sudbury
1628-1629
With: William Pooley
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Sudbury
1640-1643
With: Richard Pepys 1640
Simonds d'Ewes 1640-1643
Succeeded by
Simonds d'Ewes
Brampton Gurdon