John William Croft

Candlesby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John William

When John William Croft was born in 1857, in Candlesby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Croft, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Coxon, was 27. He married Mary Ann Luvicy Lula West on 23 May 1878. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Skirbeck Quarter, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Wilsford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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John William Croft
Mary Ann Luvicy Lula West
Marriage: 23 May 1878
John George CROFT
Walter Croft
Arthur Croft
Ernest Croft
Amy Croft

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    Mary Ann Luvicy Lula West


23 May 1878


+1 More Child

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 23

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 27

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 47

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by an arable enclosure, normally adjoining a house, Middle English croft. There are several places in England named with this word (Old English croft), and the surname may equally be a habitational name from any of them.2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of Kraft .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Croft, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John William Craft in household of William Craft, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John W Croft in household of William Croft, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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