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CRAVEN Family History

This interesting surname is of English locational origin from the district of Craven in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The placename is recorded as "Crave" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and probably derives from the Welsh "craf" meaning garlic. During the Middle Ages, when migration for the purpose of job seeking was becoming more common, people often took their former placename as a means of identification, thus resulting in a wide dispersal of the name. The surname was first recorded in the latter half of the 13th Century (see below), and Agnes de Craven and Johannes de Craven, appear in the Poll Tax Returns of Yorkshire, dated 1372)...

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Craven

Hi there is record's to be found that Kinds of the West of Ireland were John & James Crave these record's are held at Trim Library Co Meath they ruled on behalf of the British Crown until Oliver Crowell Came over to Ireland and made a Mess of things I am a direct decedent of Kings John & James Craven they had worked for the British Crown and were good to the Irish People this information could be found and the Internet any reference to this has been taken down because of Political Interest it is my Family History and I want it back up With Kind Regards James J Craven

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Roberta

Make that the brothers Thomas and Robert. No way to edit!

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Roberta

We are descendants of John's son Robert (from Ougham/Sligo) who emigrated to the US. I have been struggling with the ancestry due to the repetition of names. I had suspected the brothers John and Robert for John Sr. I had found their names on a record of rental farm property in Tobercurry. The Craven home still exists there, although it is in a shambles. They farmed in Tobercurry with the Shaws, who owned a home nearby.

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Craven

Cravens Church of Ireland originally from Lancashire, Anglican: Eileen Mary Craven 1892-1953 (Doonanarrow, Mayo) mother Belinda Anne Taylor (of the Beresford Taylor, Sackville, Eastwood, Persse, Boleyn, Butler (Ormond Earls of Ireland), Plantagenet line) 1861-1947 - married Thomas Craven (Rusheens, Mayo 1852-1913); his father John Craven (1819-1892 Tobercurry/Ogham Sligo) married Elizabeth Shaw (Sligo 1839-1891); his father John Craven ca 1780 Ogham/Tobercurry Sligo and brothers Thomas, Robert Craven ca 1776 listed as Flax Growers Sligo 1796; John Craven 1798 claimant for loss of horse during rebellion. Oral family history and previous lost research says a CRAVEN (possibly a John) came from LANCASHIRE with a military regiment during the mid 1700s. Cannot trace the connection into Lancashire from that point. Any help would be tremendous - the missing piece.

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Craven

Hi Theirs; I am sure you Might be able to get this up on the Internet, my Mother Mrs Mary Ellen Craven nee Enright died on the 18th day of May 2013 in Enfield Co Meath The Person Names John Craven 1998 was my Great Grandfather he did Go to the USA along with his Brother William Craven they attended starting up Craven Railway Builders in Manchester UK and did in 1853 my Grandfather was Lieutenant Tomas Craven of the Irish Liverpool Brigade he was a Peace Keeping Troop and had taken part in the 1916 Rising e had lost his Right Eye and was Unbearable Discharged from the Army he was a Blacksmith & Engineer for Craven Railway Builders in 1919 the Established Craven Railway Carriages, Sheffield Yorkshire UK my Grandfather Sir Tomas Craven had married Eileen Lenihan they Bought and Took over a Hotel, my Grandfather Named the Hotel the 7 Horseshoes, Hotel on Main St Belturbet Cavan the Name Butler is associated with my Family for a Long time why did my Grandfather Pick Belturbet Cavan to live in because of Butlers Castle Belturbet Cavan My Grandfather Sir Tomas Craven had been Involved in the Building of the Queen Mary 1 Ship in Harlem and Wolf Belfast Co Antrin he had been Born in Co Down both his Parents John & Mary Craven were Originally from Co Mayo LESSER RAILWAYS OF Bowland Forest and Craven Country and the Dam Builders in ... engaged in the construction of dams and reservoirs in much of Lancashire .This is your Missing Link John Craven was Involved in Building Dams / Bridges he was or is related to Earl Richard Keppel Craven (1779–1851) Liverpool UK they were involved in Ship Building My Family Originated from Liverpool UK & Sheffield Yorkshire UK Earl William Bradly Craven Born: July 31, 1897 Died: September 15, 1932 Partner: Mary Williamina George (1916–) Children: William Craven, 6th Earl of Craven Grandchildren: Thomas Robert Douglas Craven, 7th Earl of Craven, MORE Great grandchildren: Benjamin Robert Joseph Craven, 9th Earl of Craven, MORE Parents: William Craven, 4th Earl of Craven, Cornelia, Countess of Craven the Present day Earl is Benjamin Craven Liverpool UK So if you are Lost Oral family history and previous lost research says a CRAVEN (possibly a John) came from LANCASHIRE with a military regiment during the mid 1700s. Cannot trace the connection into Lancashire from that point. Any help would be tremendous - the missing piece.is John Craven build Dams Bridges associated with Transport Land and Sea my address is Apt 9 Railway Lough, Belturbet Cavan I grew up at Station Yard C.I.E / Irish Rail, Enfield Co Meath my Great Grandfather was John Craven LANCASHIRE org. from Liverpool UK theirs your Missing Links

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