Craythorne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Craythorne family

The surname Craythorne was first found in the North Riding of Yorkshire at Crathorne, a parish, in the union of Stokesley, W. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh. "This place, which is in the district called Cleveland, and situated on the western side of the vale of the river Leven, anciently belonged to the Crathorne family, who were settled here for many generations, and of whom Sir William Crathorne, Knt., died in the early part of the 14th century. The church is a small ancient structure, in the chancel of which is the recumbent effigy of a knight, supposed to be Sir William Crathorne. There is a Roman Catholic chapel, originally founded by the Crathorne family, and rebuilt about 1825." [1]

Early History of the Craythorne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Craythorne research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1345, 1509, 1670, 1740, 1670, 1739 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Craythorne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Craythorne Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Crathorne, Crawthorne, Craythorne, Creythorne, Creythorn, Craythorn and many more.

Early Notables of the Craythorne family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Crathorne (1670-1740), English Catholic divine, born in October 1670, descended from the ancient family of Crathorne of Crathorne in Yorkshire. He was educated in the English college at Douay, where he was a professor for several years. On...
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Australia Craythorne migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Craythorne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Eliza Craythorne, English convict who was convicted in Birmingham, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Elizabeth and Henry" on 11th February 1848, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]

New Zealand Craythorne migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Craythorne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Mary Craythorne, (b. 1818), aged 39, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [3]
  • Mr. William Craythorne, (b. 1818), aged 39, British farm labourer travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [3]
  • Miss Mary Ann Craythorne, (b. 1839), aged 18, British servant travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [3]
  • Miss Fanny Craythorne, (b. 1843), aged 14, British servant travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [3]
  • Mr. Charles Craythorne, (b. 1846), aged 11, British servant travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [3]
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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th March 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/elizabeth-and-henry
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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