CRAVEN, William (1705-69), of Wyken, Coventry, Warws.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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24 Dec. 1746 - 10 Nov. 1764

Family and Education

b. 19 Sept. 1705, 1st s. of John Craven of Whitley, Warws. (bro. of William, 2nd Baron Craven of Hampstead Marshall) by Maria Rebecca, da. of Henry Green of Wyken. educ. Emmanuel, Camb. 1723. m. 27 Apr. 1749, Jane, da. of Rev. Rowland Berkeley of Cotheridge, Worcs., s.p. suc. fa. 1726; cos. as 5th Baron Craven 10 Nov. 1764.

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Descended from a wealthy London family, who had purchased estates in Warwickshire and Berkshire during the seventeenth century, William Craven was returned unopposed as a Tory for the county. He is not known to have spoken nor is any vote of his recorded. The 2nd Lord Egmont notes in his electoral survey, c.1749-50, that he ‘will probably be with us for a time’.

He died 17 Mar. 1769.

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Author: Shirley Matthews