Croft, Edward (1465 - 1546/7)

Born / Died

Birth Date: ca. 1465
Death Date: 1547-03-23

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: n.d.
    Union ended: n.d.

Offspring

From Not identified, ( - )

  1. Male offspring: Croft, Richard (d. 1562)

Titles

  • Knight
    Assumed 1513-10-14
    Vacated 1546/7-03-23

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
JP, Herefordshire 1487 n.d.
Commissioner of Gaol Delivery, Herefordshire 1488/9 n.d.
JP, Herefordshire 1492 1496/7
JP, Herefordshire 1501 1502/3
Sheriff, Herefordshire 1504-11-5 1505-12-1
JP, Herefordshire 1504/5 n.d.
JP, Herefordshire 1506/7 n.d.
JP, Herefordshire 1509 n.d.
Keeper, Herefordshire 1509-7-13 n.d.
Receiver-gen of the Earldom of March, Herefordshire 1509-7-13 n.d. These three locations are in the Marches of Wales
Receiver-gen of the Earldom of March, Herefordshire 1509-7-13 n.d.
Receiver-gen of the Earldom of March, Radnorshire 1509-7-13 n.d.
Receiver-gen of the Earldom of March, Shropshire 1509-7-13 n.d.
Seneschal, Shropshire 1509 n.d.
Sheriff, Herefordshire 1509-11-14 1510-11-9
JP, Herefordshire 1512/13 n.d.
Sheriff, Herefordshire 1513-11-9 1514-11-7
Keeper, Herefordshire 1516-6-28 n.d.
Receiver-gen of the Earldom of March, Radnorshire 1516-6-28 n.d.
Receiver-gen of the Earldom of March, Shropshire 1516-6-28 n.d.
Receiver-gen of the Earldom of March, Herefordshire 1516-6-28 n.d. These three locations are in the Marches of Wales
Receiver-gen of the Earldom of March, Radnorshire 1516-6-28 n.d.
Receiver-gen of the Earldom of March, Herefordshire 1516-6-28 n.d.
Receiver-gen of the Earldom of March, Herefordshire 1516-6-28 n.d.
Sheriff, Herefordshire 1517-11-9 1518-11-8
Sheriff, Herefordshire 1521/2-2-3 1522-11-12
JP, Herefordshire 1522 n.d.
Comptroller & Member, Council of Mary, Princess of Wales, Marches of Wales 1525 n.d.
JP, Herefordshire 1525 n.d.
Sheriff, Herefordshire 1525-11 n.d. Possibly held this office
JP, Worcestershire 1525/6 n.d.
JP, Shropshire 1525/6 n.d. Appointed as 'Sir Edward Crostes'
Sheriff, Herefordshire 1525/6-1-27 1527-11-7 Possibly held this office
Sheriff, Hertfordshire 1526 n.d. Possibly held this office
JP, Gloucestershire 1528 n.d.
Sheriff, Worcestershire 1528-11-7 n.d. Possibly held this office
JP, Shropshire 1528/9 n.d.
Sheriff, Herefordshire 1529-11-9 1530-11-11
Commissioner of Gaol Delivery, Gloucestershire 1530 n.d.
Commissioner of Gaol Delivery, Shropshire 1530 n.d.
Commissioner of Gaol Delivery, Worcestershire 1530 n.d.
JP, Shropshire 1530/1 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1530/1 n.d.
JP, Worcestershire 1531 1531/2
JP, Shropshire 1532 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1532 n.d.
Sheriff, Herefordshire 1533-11-17 1534-11-14
JP, Shropshire 1536 n.d.
JP, Worcestershire 1536/7 1540
JP, Gloucestershire 1537 n.d.
JP, Herefordshire 1537/8 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Oxfordshire 1538 1540/1
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Berkshire 1538 1540/1
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Staffordshire 1538 1540/1
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Herefordshire 1538 1540/1
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Shropshire 1538 1540/1
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Gloucestershire 1538 1540/1
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Worcestershire 1538 1540/1
JP, Shropshire 1538 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1538 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Herefordshire 1538/9 n.d.
JP, Shropshire 1539 1539/40
JP, Cheshire 1539 1540
JP, Gloucestershire 1539/40 n.d.
JP, Herefordshire 1539/40 1540/1
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Cheshire 1540 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Herefordshire 1542 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1542 n.d.
JP, Worcestershire 1542 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Gloucestershire 1542/3 1543/4
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Worcestershire 1542/3 1543/4
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Oxfordshire 1542/3 1543/4
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Berkshire 1542/3 1543/4
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Staffordshire 1542/3 1543/4
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Herefordshire 1542/3 1543/4
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Monmouthshire 1542/3 1544
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Shropshire 1542/3 1543/4
JP, Shropshire 1542/3 n.d.
JP, Herefordshire 1542/3 n.d.
JP, Monmouthshire 1542/3 1544
JP, Worcestershire 1542/3 1544
JP, Cheshire 1543 1544
JP, Herefordshire 1543 1544
JP, Gloucestershire 1544 1545
JP, Worcestershire 1544 1545
Commissioner of Musters, Herefordshire 1545/6 n.d.

Details of Properties

Residence

Lands

  • Herefordshire

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1528-1529 Mr Rogers' Tavern, Ludlow , Shropshire Sir Edward Croft's Minstrels

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Sir Edward Croft's Minstrels Croft, Edward (1465 - 1547) Entertainers/Minstrels 1

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Croft Castle Herefordshire Private Residence

Bibliographic Sources

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry VII [1485–1509]. 2 vols. London: HMSO, 1914–16.
Croft, O.G.S. The House of Croft of Croft Castle. Hereford: E.J. Thurston, 1949.
Ham, R.E. 'The Autobiography of Sir James Croft.' Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research 50 (1977): 48–57.
Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII [1509–47]. 21 vols and Addenda (2 vols). London: HMSO, 1864–1932.
List of Sheriffs for England and Wales from the Earliest Times to AD 1831. Public Record Office Lists and Indexes 9. London: HMSO, 1898.
Metcalfe, Walter Charles. A Book of Knights Banneret, Knights of the Bath, and Knights Bachelor made between the Fourth Year of King Henry VI and the Restoration of King Charles II. London: Mitchell and Hughes, 1885.
Shaw, William Arthur. The Knights of England: A complete record from the earliest time to the present day of the knights of all the orders of chivalry in England, Scotland, and Ireland, incorporating a complete list of knights bachelors dubbed in Ireland. 2 vols. London: Sherratt & Hughes, 1906.
Ulman, Diana. Croft Castle. London: The National Trust, 1975.
Wedgwood, Josiah C., and Anne D. Holt. The History of Parliament: Biographies of the Members of the Commons House 1439–1509. London: HMSO, 1936.