John Harpur-Crewe

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Sir John Harpur-Crewe
From a larger painting of him outside Calke Abbey
Born 1824
Died 1886
Occupation Gentleman
Spouse(s) Georgiana Stanhope Lovell (1824-1910)
Children Sir Vauncey Harpur-Crewe, 10th Baronet (1846-1924)
Alice Georgiana Harpur-Crewe (1847-1920)
Hugo Harpur-Crewe (1858-1905)
Parent(s) Sir George Crewe, 8th Baronet and Jane Whitaker

Sir John Harpur-Crewe, 9th Baronet (1824–1886) was a British baronet. He served as a High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1853.


John Harpur-Crewe was the son of Sir George Crewe, 8th Baronet who had married in 1819 Jane Whitaker, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Whitaker, Vicar of Mendham, Norfolk. John was one of six children. The Harpur-Crewe's family seat was at Calke Abbey, a house rebuilt by his ancestor Sir John Harpur, 4th baronet in 1701-04. He married Georgiana Stanhope Lovell.

Sir John served as High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1853[1] but apart from this position he, like his son, played no part in public life. John Joseph Briggs, a local historian tells how 400 people signed an address to Sir John on the occasion of his eldest becoming 21. The address had been prepared by the local printers. Twenty people presented the paper. Sir John made a prepared speech as he complained of poor health. He did note that he had bought a property in Melbourne to ensure that his son could vote. The party afterwards was not attended by Sir John, however he did arrange for two cygnets to be delivered for the festivities.[2]

He died in 1886 and was succeeded by his elder son, Sir Vauncey Harpur-Crewe, 10th Baronet.


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 21409. p. 329. 8 February 1853. Retrieved 2008-02-22.
  2. ^ Melbourne 1820-1875 A Diary by John Joseph Briggs Ed by Philip Heath pub. Derbyshire Hist Research Group 2005, ISBN 0-903463-78-4.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Henry Sacheverell Wilmot Bt
High Sheriff of Derbyshire
Succeeded by
William Drury Lowe
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir George Harpur Crewe
(of Calke Abbey)
Succeeded by
Sir Vauncey Harpur-Crewe