Social Victorians/People/Crawley

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Crawley
  • Eustace Crawley
  • Some uncertainty exists about whether Eustace Crawley or his elder brother Ernest Crawley is the right Mr. E. Crawley; both seem possible.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality: British[1]

Residences[edit | edit source]

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Eliza Inez Hulbert ( – 1913)[2]
  • George Baden Crawley (4 September 1833 – 23 November 1879)[3]
    1. George Abraham Crawley (1864–1926)[4]
    2. Henry Ernest Crawley (19 August 1865 – 18 June 1931)
    3. Major Eustace Crawley (19 April 1868 – 2 November 1914)
    4. Caroline Inez Crawley (6 February 1870 – 15 June 1920)
    5. John Kenneth Crawley (1873 – 29 November 1943)
    6. Reverend Arthur Stafford Crawley (18 September 1876 – 8 October 1948)[5]
    7. Georgina Beatrice Crawley ( – 1968)
  • Captain John Eliot Pringle ()[6]

Relations[edit | edit source]

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Organizations[edit | edit source]

Major Eustace Crawley[edit | edit source]

  • 12 (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1863 August 6, George Baden Crawley and Eliza Inez Hulbert married.[2]

1886, Eliza Inez Hulbert Crawley and Captain John Eliot Pringle married.[2]

1887, a story about a current cricket match in 1901 recalled this story from 1887 with Mr. E. Crawley, who because of other cricket stories must surely be Eustace:

Mr. E. Crawley, the old Harrovian, had in 1887 an experience somewhat akin to that of Mr. Smith at a later date, for so uncertain was the Light Blue Captain as to whom he should give his final cap, that in the last of the trial matches he arranged with the M.C.C. captain to play twelve men a side, with the proviso that only eleven should field; on the Cambridge side Mr. Crawley was the batsman who stood out so far as fielding was concerned. Up to the beginning of this match Mr. Crawley had proceeded to the wickets on five occasions, and only scored 38 runs, whereas Mr. F. Meyrick-Jones, who was also in the running for the final place in the eleven, and who a year later when awarded his "blue" on the day of the match more than justified his choice, seeing that on going in when eight wickets were down the dark horse, as he turned out to be, made the top score of the match, had already scored a fine innings of 67 for the 'Varsity against Mr. C. I. Thornton's team. In this trial match, however, Mr. Meyrick-Jones scored the unwelcome pair of "spectacles" and Mr. Crawley, putting together 16 and 19 not out, was awarded his "blue." That the "dark horse" came in with a canter in the subsequent 'Varsity figure is proved by the fact that he scored 35 in the first and 103 not out in the second innings of a remarkable match, in which the eleventh choices of both sides did far and away better than any other of the players taking part in the fixture.[7]

1891 November, Friday, The Sussex Express, Surrey Standard, Weald of Kents Mail, Hants and County Advertiser says, "Viscount and Viscountess Hampden are entertaining a number of guests at Glynde Place, including Lord and Lady Brassey, Colonel, Mrs., and Miss Clifton Brown, Mr. and Mrs. MarshaH [probably Marshall] Brooks, Mr. E. Crawley, and Mr. Freeman Thomas."[8]

1893 August 1, Caroline Inez Crawley and Frederick Rudolph Lambart (later Field Marshal Frederick Rudolph Lambart, 10th Earl of the County of Cavan) married.[9]

1897 July 2, Mr. E. Crawley attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball.

1899 November 16, John Kenneth Crawley and Florinda Frances Paget married.[10]

1902, John Kenneth Crawley and Cecily Frances Booker married.[10]

1902 January 23, Thursday, Mr. Ernest Crawley and Miss Gathorne-Hardy married:

The marriage of Miss Violet Gathorne-Hardy, elder daughter of Colonel the Hon. C. and Lady Cicely Gathorne-Hardy, to Mr. Ernest Crawley, was solemnised yesterday afternoon at St. Saviour's Church, Walton Street, London. The chancel was decorated with palms, ferns, and white flowers and / the service was full choral. Colonel Gathorne-Hardy gave his daughter away. She wore a dress of white satin, veiled in chiffon and Brussels lace, and made with a long train, which was borne by Master Goschen, attired in page's costume. There were eight bridesmaids, nearly all of whom were children — Lady Violet Bentinck (daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Portland, Miss Muriel Gathorne-Hardy, Miss Dorothy Gathorne-Hardy, Miss Marjorie Nevill, Miss Marguerite Nevill, Miss Crawley, Miss Phyllis Goschen, and Miss Pringle. They wore pretty costumes of cream colour, relieved with touches of pale green, with green beaver hats to match.[11]

1903 June 16, Arthur Stafford Crawley and married.[12]

1904 December 14, Eustace Crawley and Lady Violet Ella Finch married.[13]

Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]

At the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Mr. E. Crawley (at 711) was dressed as a "gentleman of the period of Charles I. ... from Pettie's picture of 'His Grace.'"[14] (36, Col. 3b)

Notes and Questions[edit | edit source]

  • George Baden Crawley was a railroad contractor and builder.
  • Not certain whether Mr. E. Crawley is Eustace or Ernest, whose name was Henry Ernest but who seems to have gone by Ernest.[11]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. "George Baden Crawley." Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Baden_Crawley (last edit 28 March 2021).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Eliza Inez Hulbert." The Peerage https://www.thepeerage.com/p21144.htm#i211437.
  3. "George Baden Crawley." The Peerage https://www.thepeerage.com/p5833.htm#i58330.
  4. "George Abraham Crawley." Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_A._Crawley (27 March 2021).
  5. "Arthur Stafford Crawley." Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Stafford_Crawley (8 June 2021).
  6. " Captain John Eliot Pringle." The Peerage https://www.thepeerage.com/p23087.htm#i230870.
  7. "Dark Horses of the Inter-'Varsity Match." Pall Mall Gazette 04 July 1901 Thursday: 2 [of 12], Col. 1a [of 3]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000098/19010704/006/0002.
  8. "Glynde." The Sussex Express, Surrey Standard, Weald of Kents Mail, Hants and County Advertiser 27 November 1891 Friday: 7 [of 8], Col. 4c [of 6]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000654/18911127/193/0007.
  9. "Caroline Inez Crawley." The Peerage https://www.thepeerage.com/p6919.htm#i69182.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "John Kenneth Crawley." The Peerage https://www.thepeerage.com/p819.htm#i8184.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Mr. E. Crawley and Miss Gathorne-Hardy." Bristol Times and Mirror 24 January 1902 Friday: 5 [of 8], Col. 6c–7a [of 8]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000984/19020124/068/0005.
  12. "Arthur Stafford Crawley." The Peerage https://www.thepeerage.com/p3214.htm#i32131.
  13. "Lady Violet Ella Finch." The Peerage https://www.thepeerage.com/p5832.htm#i58320.
  14. “The Duchess of Devonshire’s Ball.” The Gentlewoman 10 July 1897 Saturday: 32–42 [of 76], Cols. 1a–3c [of 3]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003340/18970710/155/0032.