Birth: 1795 - Circa

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Loughborough, Leicestershire

Baptism: 8 September 1795

Place of Baptism: All Saints, Loughborough, Leicestershire

Death: 7 September 1863 - Aged 68

Place or Registered Place of Death: Barrow-upon-Soar, Leicestershire

Place of Burial: Quorndon, Leicestershire

Father: John Cradock (1766-1833)

Mother: Mary Alleyne (1766-1807)

Spouse(s): Mary Octavia Grover

Date of Marriage: 14 October 1841

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Children:

Mary Cradock (1843-)
John Davys Cradock (1845-1921)
Catherine Clara Cradock (1847-1899)
Thomas Cradock (1846-)
Emily Anne Cradock (1849-)

Notes:

Thomas Cradock was a solicitor and banker. (1851 Census)

Thomas Cradock was a solicitor and banker. (1861 Census) - Living at High Street, Quorndon In The Barrow On Soar, Leicestershire.

Thomas Cradock Esq. baptized 8 Sep 1795, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, Lord of the Manor, married 14 Oct 1841, Mary Octavia Grover. Thomas practiced as a solicitor in Loughborough and was honorary secretary for the Quorn Hunt for many years during the nineteenth century. He made extensive alterations to Quorn Court and much of the original building was considerably reconstructed at this time. Cradocks were secretaries of the Hunt for three generations and Hunt Balls were held at Quorn Court for many years. In 1843 Thomas Cradock was a solicitor and banker in Loughborough and he acquired the memorial rights of Loughborough in 1846. As Lord of the Manor he was entitled to one penny a head from those inhabitants owing suit of court but it became impossible to enforce the obligation. In 1886 his son John sold both the market and manorial rights to the Local Board of Loughborough for £4000.

Thomas died 7 Sep 1863, Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire, England. Lord of the Manors of Loughborough and Walton-on-the-Wolds.

Children of Thomas and Mary:

Mary Cradock born Oct-Dec 1843, Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire, England.
Married Rev. C. George Anderson, vicar of Otterhampton, Somerset.

John Davys Cradock born 6 Apr 1845, of Leicestershire, England, died 5 September 1921.

Catherine Clara Cradock born Jan-Mar 1847, Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire. Married John Henry Paget Esq of Buck Hill (see Paget of Southfields)

Thomas born 1846.

Emily Anne Cradock born Apr-Jun 1849, Barrow on Soar. Married 30 Jun 1880, J Hawkes Woodford Esq of Temple Balsall, Warwickshire.

Probate Index - 8 October 1863 - Cradock, Thomas - Will with codicil, estate £50,000, late of Quordon, Leicestershire, gent, died 7 Sep. 1863 at Quordon, proved at Leicester by Mary Octavia Cradock or Quordon, widow, relict, and William John Wooley, of Loughborough, gent. The execs.

Monumental Inscription
Sacred to the memory of Thomas Cradock esquire who died 7th September 1863 aged 68 years, also, to Mary Octavia his wife, born 23rd February 1814, died 5th October 1887, also, to John Davys their son died 5th September 1921.

John Cradock, the son of William Cradock (1727-1805) and Elizabeth Davys (-1821), was born at Loughborough in Leicestershire on 26 February 1766 and was baptised at All Saints, Loughborough on 1 April of that year. John died 28 March 1833 at Loughborough, Leicestershire and was buried there.

Mary Alleyne, daughter of the Rev. John Alleyne and Mary Trott, was born about 1766 in Nottingham and baptied on 29 October of that year at Saint Peter, Nottingham. Mary died 11 August 1807, aged 41, at Loughborough and was buried there.

John Cradock and Mary Alleyne were married on 26 January 1792 at Saint Peter, Nottingham.

William Cradock, b. abt 1727, baptized 4 Jun 1727 in Richmond, Yorkshire, England, d. 30 Nov 1805 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, buried: in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England. Landed Gentry p 385 names the father of William as John Cradock of Richmond Yks, and gives baptism as 4 Jun 1727, Richmond. Another hand written pedigree (source unknown, but appears to be a visitation record), names William Cradock and his wife Mary Sheldon as his parents.

The Genealogist, Vol 6.
William Cradock, (second son of John and Dorothy) was bp at Richmond 4 Jun 1727. He left Richmond early in life, and settled in Loughborough, where he pursued the profession of Attorney at law. In 1753 he is described as of Lincolns Inn, Middlesex, gentleman. He married at Loughborough, 2 Sep 1756, Elizabeth 2nd dau of John Davys of Loughbrough, and aunt of the Rt Rev. George Davys, DD Lord Bishop of Peterborough descended from Edward Davuys elder brother to Sir John Davys, the poet and Attorney General for Ireland.

He had estates at Barrow upon Soar, Hathern, and Loughborough etc, in Co. Leicester and at Richmond. He died at Loughborough 30 Nov 1805 age 78; bur at Loughborough. Will proved PCC 11 Mar 1806. His widow, Elizabeth died 28 Jun 1821, age 79; bur at Loughborough. They had issue...

He married Elizabeth Davys, married 2 Sep 1765 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, d. 28 Jun 1821, buried: in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England. Elizabeth: dau of John Davys of Loughborough, & Elizabeth Campion Aunt to Right Rev. George Davys D.D. Bishop of Peterborough.

Children:
i. John Cradock Esq. b. 26 Feb 1766.

ii. William Cradock, b. 19 Feb 1767, baptized 17 Apr 1767 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, d. 25 May 1826 in Belton, Leicestershire, buried: 28 May 1826 in Belton, Leicestershire. The Genealogist, Vol 6 - ... lived at Belton, Leicestershire, died un.

iii. Lucy Cradock, b. 6 Jun 1768 in of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, baptized 12 Jul 1768 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England. The Genealogist, Vol 6 "Lucy born 6 Jun 1768, m. Rev. William Wiilkinson BA, rector of Sth Croxton, Leicestershire, had issue John, William, Sheldon and 2 daus. Wm Wilkinson was also rector of Folkesworth Huntingdonshire 1807; Loseby Leicestershire 1814; Sproxton and Saltby 1828; he died at Spalding Lincolnshire where some of his descendants are still living."

Interesting that one of their children was named Sheldon as this gives some indication that this line could be of the line of William Cradock and Mary Sheldon.

iv. Joseph Cradock, b. 3 Jan 1770 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, baptized 20 Mar 1770 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, d. 12 Aug 1835, buried: 17 Aug 1835
in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England. The Genealogist, Vol 6 Joseph born 3 Jan bapt at Loughborough 20 Mar 1770; lived at Leamington; died un. 12 Aug 1835, age 65; bur. 17th at Loughborough. Will proved PCC 15 Oct 1835.

v. Thomas Cradock, b. 8 Jun 1772 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, baptized 24 Jul 1772 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, d. 4 Oct 1783, buried: in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England.

vi. Fernando Cradock, b. 29 Aug 1774 in of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, baptized 16 Sep 1774 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, d. 8 Feb 1826, buried: in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England. The Genealogist, Vol 6 Name Ferdinando.

vii. Elizabeth Cradock, b. 3 Feb 1777 in of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, baptized 23 Feb 1777 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, d. 9 Jun 1836 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, buried: in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England. The Genealogist, Vol 6 Unmarried.

viii. Sheldon Cradock b. 29 Sep 1778.

ix. Thomas Cradock, b. abt 1785 in of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, baptized 6 Oct 1785 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, d. 5 Apr 1851 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. The Genealogist, Vol 6 Thomas, born 6 Oct 1786, at Loughborough; Lieut. in 27th, afterwards Captain in 85th Regt, and honorary Major; served throughout the whole of the Peninsular War, including the two sieges of Badados and was severely wounded at Waterloo; he mar. Florence Eliza, dau of .... and had issue - a dau. Florence who mar ... Horrock and died s.p. He was afterwards one of the poor Knights of Windsor; died at Leicester 5 Apr 1851, age 66; bur. at Loughborough. There is a stained window in Loughborough church, erected by his brother Sheldon to his memory. His widow died at Nice 31 Jul 1877 age 82.

John Cradock Esq., b. 26 Feb 1766 in of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, baptized 1 Apr 1766 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, d. 18 Mar 1833, buried: in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England. The Landed Gentry give bp date as 1 Apr 1756. This is clearly incorrect - parents married 1765 and siblings born after this date. John Cradock Esq. of Loughborough and Woodhouse Eaves, Lord of the Manor of Walton on the Wolds.

The Genealogist, Vol 6.
John Cradock was born 26 Feb 1766; bapt at Loughborough 1 Apr 1766; lived at Loughborough, and was an Attorney at law, and afterwards at Woodhouse Eaves; he mar. 26 Jan 1792, at St Peter's Nottingham, Mary, dau and coheir of the Rev. John Alleyne.

Through this marriage the Cradocks have a direct Royal Descent from King Henry III]. he died 28 Mar 1833 age 67. bur. at Loughborough 23rd. Will dated 25 Feb 1833. Mr Cradock was Lord of the Manor of Walton on the Wolds, LEI. His wife d 11 Aug 1807 age 41, and was bur. at Loughborough. The Arms of Alleyne as given on John Cradock’s bookplate, were Argent a cross moine Sable. They had issue.

He married Mary Alleyne, married 26 Jan 1792, d. 11 Aug 1807.3 Mary: Dau of Rev. John Alleyne.

The Rev. John Alleyne, son of an Attorney at Loughborough, was of University College, Oxford ; M. A. 1755 ; B.D. 1777. Though a Fellow of University College, he was Steward of Magdalen College, where he resided till he gave up that office. He was presented in 1780 to the Rectory of North Cerney in Gloucestershire; where he died, after one day's illness, Nov. 6, 1792.—His Library contained several valuablebooks.

The children of John Cradock and Mary Alleyne were:

John Cradock (1792-)
William Cradock (1794-)
Thomas Cradock (1795-1863)
Edward Cradock (1797-)
Robert Fernando Cradock (1798-)
Katherine Morris Cradock (1802-)
Mary Penelope Cradock (1803-)
Catherine Alleyne Cradock (1805-)

Thomas Cradock