Notable Crofts

  • William Croft – High Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1424
  • Sir James Croft PC – died 1590
  • Herbert Croft – (1603-1691) – Bishop of Hereford, chaplain to King Charles I and dean of the chapels Royal to Charles II; and his son
  • Sir Herbert Croft – (ca. 1651-1720) – 1st Baronet
  • Sir Herbert Croft (1751-1816), writer and lexicographer, 5th Baronet
  • Sir Richard Croft (1762-1818), physician and Royal Obstetrician, 6th Baronet
  • William Croft – (1678-1727) – English Composer and organist
  • Sir Richard Croft – (abt 1429-1509) – Royal official for Kings Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III, and Henry VII
  • Thomas Croft – (c. 1435-1488) –  shipowner and patron of Atlantic exploration
  • Sir James Croft – (c.1518-1590) – Lord deputy of Ireland and leading conspirator in Wyatt’s Rebellion
  • Sir Henry Page Croft – (1881-1947) – 1st Baron Croft, soldier and politician, Under-Secretary of State for War 1940-1945
  • Sir James Herbert Croft – (1907-1941) – died on active service with No 1 Commando
  • John William Croft – (1871-1913) – Australian Politician
  • Chancy Croft – (b.1937) – American Politician, Workers’ Compensation attorney