CRASTER, John (?1697-1763), of Craster, Alnwick, Northumb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1754 - 1761

Family and Education

b. ?1697, 1st s. of John Craster of Craster by Mary, da, of John Ayton of Fawside, co. Dur. educ. Merton, Oxf. 4 July 1712, aged 15; C.C.C. Oxf.; G. Inn 1716, called 1721. m. Jan. 1727, Catherine, da. of Col. Henry Villiers, 3s. 2da.

Offices Held

Bencher, G. Inn 1742; lt.-gov. Tynemouth castle.


Craster was returned for Weobley by his wife’s cousin Lord Weymouth. He was classed by Dupplin in 1754 as ‘pro’. No vote or speech by him is reported. He did not stand in 1761 and died 31 Dec. 1763.

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Author: Mary M. Drummond