Sir Robert Crane, 1st Baronet
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.
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. He was created a Baronet of Chilton, in Suffolk on 21 April 1626. 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. In 1632 Crane was High Sheriff of Suffolk.
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, Anne who married firstly Sir William Airmine, 2nd 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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