Clipsby Crew

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Sir Clipsby Crewe (1599 - June 1648) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1624 to 1626.

Crewe was the elder son of Ranulph Crewe and his wife Julia Clipsby. He matriculated from St John's College, Cambridge at Easter 1616 and was admitted at Lincoln's Inn on 29 May 1619.[1] He was of Crewe Hall and was knighted on 18 June 1620.[2]

In 1624, Crewe was elected Member of Parliament for Downton. He was re-elected MP for Downton in 1625. In 1626 he was elected MP for Callington.[3]

Crewe died at the age of 48.[1]

Crewe married and had sons Ralph, who was an artist killed in Paris, and John.[1] His granddaughter Anne Crewe eventually succeeded to the inheritance She married John Offley of Madeley Old Manor, Staffordshire. Her great-grandson was raised to the peerage as Baron Crewe of Crewe in 1806. Crewe's brother John was also an MP in 1654.


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Carew Raleigh
Thomas Hinton
Member of Parliament for Downton
With: Sir WIlliam Dodington 1624
Edward Herbert
Succeeded by
Edward Herbert
Sir William Tremhall
Preceded by
Sir Richard Weston
Thomas Wise
Member of Parliament for Callington
With: John Rolle
Succeeded by
John Rolle
Sir Wiliam Constable