William Craven, 4th Earl of Craven
He succeeded his father as fourth Earl of Craven in 1883 at the age of fourteen, and later took his seat on the Liberal benches in the House of Lords.
He was succeeded by his eldest son, William, Viscount Uffington upon his death in 1921.
In 1911, he was appointed Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard in the Liberal administration of H. H. Asquith, a post he held until 1915. He was also Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire between 1913 and 1921.
On 18 April 1893, Lord Craven married sixteen year-old Cornelia Martin, (1877-1961), the only daughter of a wealthy American banker, Bradley Martin at Grace Church, New York City. The marriage brought him property in Mayfair. They had:
- William Craven, 5th Earl of Craven (1897–1932), who married married Mary Williamina George on 14 October 1916.
In 1921, whilst racing at Cowes Week, and although a strong swimmer, Lord Craven fell overboard and drowned at age 52. His body was washed ashore on 12 July 1921.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Craven
The Lord Allendale
|Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
1911 – 1915
The Lord Suffield
The Marquess of Northampton
|Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire
1913 – 1921
The Lord Leigh
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|Earl of Craven
1883 – 1921
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