Thomas Crew, 2nd Baron Crew

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Thomas Crew, 2nd Baron Crew of Stene (1624-1697) (Peter Lely)

Thomas Crew, 2nd Baron Crew (1624 – 30 November 1697) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1654 and 1679 when he inherited the peerage Baron Crew.

Life[edit]

Jemima Waldegrave, Thomas Crew's mother

Crew was the son of John Crew, 1st Baron Crew and his wife Jemima Waldegrave, daughter of Edward Waldegrave of Lawford Hall, Essex. He was a student of Gray's Inn in 1641 and was studying in Padua in 1647.[1]

In 1656, Crew was elected Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire in the Second Protectorate Parliament. He was elected MP for Brackley in 1659 for the Third Protectorate Parliament.[1]

In 1660, Crew was elected MP for Brackley in the Convention Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Brackley for the Cavalier Parliament in 1661.[1] In 1679 he inherited the barony on the death of his father.

Crew died at the age of 73. As he had no male issue, his fortune was devolved upon his daughters as co-heiresses, while the barony passed to his brother, Rev. Nathaniel Crew.[2]

Family[edit]

Crew married firstly Mary Townshend, the eldest daughter of Sir Roger Townshend, 1st Baronet of Raynham, Norfolk, by whom he had surviving issue:[2]

  • Anne Crew (d. bef 1696), married to John Jolliff Esq., of Coston.[2]
  • Temperance Crew (d. 18 October 1728), married firstly to Rowland, son and heir of Sir Alston Bart of Odell and secondly to Sir John Wolstenholme of Enfield, 3rd baronet.[2]

Crew married secondly in 1674, Anne, daughter and co-heiress of Sir William Airmine, 2nd Baronet. By her, he had four daughters:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c History of Parliament Online - Crew, Thomas
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Sir Bernard Burke. A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct peerages of the British empire, Harrison, 1866. pg 146. Google eBook
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Gilbert Pickering, Bt


Thomas Brooke
John Crew
Sir John Norwich, Bt
John Claypole, senior
Sir John Dryden, Bt

Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire
1656
With: Sir Gilbert Pickering, Bt
John, Lord Claypole
William Boteler
James Langham
Alexander Blake
Succeeded by
Richard Knightley
Philip Holman
Preceded by
Not represented in Second Protectorate Parliament
Member of Parliament for Brackley
1659
With: William Lisle
Succeeded by
Not represented in restored Rump