Birth: 6 January 1861

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Paris, France

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 1924 - December Quarter - Aged 63

Place or Registered Place of Death: Chelsea, London

Father: Dr. Mervyn Archdall Nott Crawford, M.D., F.R.C.S. of Millwood, Brighton (1807-1891)

Mother: Amelia Sophia Busk (1817-1896)

Spouse(s): Edward Raymond-Barker

Date of Marriage: 9 January 1883

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Brighton, Sussex


Mary R. Barker (1885-)
Mervyn J. Barker (1889-)
Winifred Mary Barker (1891-)
Henry Edward Raymond-Barker (1893-)
Richard Barker (1894-1918)
Mildred Mary Barker (1896-)
Aubrey Basil Barker (1897-)
Margaret Mary Barker (1900-)
Charles Edward Barker (1901-)


Dr. Mervyn Archdall Nott Crawford was born about 1807 at Milltown House in Dublin, Ireland. Mervyn died during the June quarter of 1891 at Steyning in Sussex, aged 84.

Amelia Sophia (Emily) Busk was born about 1817 in London. She died during the March quarter of 1896, aged 80, at Kingston in Middlesex.

Dr. Mervyn Archdall Nott Crawford and Amelia Sophia Busk were married at St. Mary's, Bryanstone Square in Middlesex on 26 April 1848.

Mervyn was the fourth son of Colonel Alexander Crawford (1768-1814) and Dorothy Jones (daughter of Colonel Jones)

Mervyns siblings were:

Alexander Fitzgerald Crawford (1794-1873)
Guy Crawford (1796-1874)
Carleton Thomas (1804-1882)
William Connolly Crawford (1809-1886)
Meta Crawford (1812-1821)

The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 184 - June, 1848
At St. Mary's, Bryanstone Square, Mervyn Crawford, Esq., to Sophia Amelia, daughter of Hans Busk, esq., of Great Cumberland Place and granddaughter of Sir Wadsworth Busk.


1871 Census:

Oriental Place, Brighton, Sussex
Mervyn A.N. Crawford - Head - Married - 63 - 1808 - Physician, M.D. Cambridge - Ireland
Amelia S. Crawford - Wife - 54 - 1817 - London, Middlesex
Rose M. Crawford - Daughter - 10 - 1861 - Paris, France

1881 Census:

20, Wilbury Rd, Hove, Sussex
Mervyn Crawford - Head - Married - 73 - 1808 - Retired Physician - Dublin
Sophia Crawford - Wife - 64 - 1817 - London, Middlesex
Rose M. Crawford - Daughter - 20 - 1861 - France


Amelia Sophia was the daughter of Captain Hans Busk Esq. (born 28 May 1772, d. 8 February 1862) and Maria Green, daughter of Joseph Green of Paris, (b. 22 May 1788, d. 18 August 1840), of London and of Glenalder (High Sheriff County Radnor; J.P. and D.L. for Radnor in 1887) and Culversden Lodge, Kent.

Hans Busk (Sen.) lived at:
22 Gt. Cumberland Place, Hyde Park, London
Culverden Grove, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
28 Brunswick Terrace, Brighton
Glenalder, Radnorshire

Amelia's (the oldest daughter) siblings were:

Hans Busk b. 10 May 1815, b. 26 June 1815, d. 11 March 1882
Maria Georgiana Busk b. 1826, d. 15 November 1907
Julia Clara Busk b. 27 May 1819, bap. 6 July 1819 d. 1894 (Second Daughter)
Rachel Harriette Busk - The Authoress

Hans Busk the younger DL (May 11, 1815, London – March 11, 1882, Westminster) was one of the originators of the "England's volunteer army" (Victoria Rifles.
He was educated at King's College London and Trinity College, Cambridge. While still an undergraduate, he lobbied the Government to form rifle clubs for defence against invasion, and created a model rifle club at Cambridge in 1837. He was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in 1841.

Julia Clara Pitt Byrne, née Busk (1819-1894), wrote several books, usually in the form of anecdotal memoirs - which recount her times with the famous celebrities of her day - literary, political and religious figures of England and Europe. A noted work is Flemish Interiors.
On some of her works, in place of her name, she is referred to as "The Author of Flemish Interiors".
She also wrote some serious social commentary, such as her Undercurrents Overlooked, which dealt with the abuses of workhouses. Her contacts with Charles Waterton are described in Gossip of the Century and Social Hours With Celebrities. Gossip is the first of two instalments of memoirs; the second, Social Hours with Celebrities, was published just after her death and edited by her sister, Rachel H. Busk. Gossip is sometimes available as a two volume set or, when Social Hours is included, as a four volume set.

The children of Dr. Mervyn Archdall Nott Crawford and Amelia Sophia Busk were:

Margaret Barclay Crawford
Cecyll Mary Crawford (1852-) - A Dominican Nun at Stone, Staffordshire.
Raymond Crawford (1858-)
Rose Mary Crawford (1861-1924)

Rose Mary Crawford