Posted By:Kim Reynolds
Subject:Re: Willoughby CROFT of Navan, Co., Meath, Ireland
Post Date:February 14, 2014 at 05:58:22
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Hi, I looked through many Irish records and could find no reference whatsoever to Willoughby Croft.The only thing I did manage to find was the birth records of 2 Ernest Crofts;

Ernest Alfred Croft born 1888 co Roscommon
Ernest Edwin Croft born 1894 co Antrim

I then looked at passenger lists to the US and there were several listings for Ernest Croft in the 1920's period.

I had a hunch to try English records and came across the following;

1881 England census:

Walshall Foreign,Staffordshire
Willoughby Croft born 1814 Bedworth,Warwickshire
widower occ:coal miner
living with:
Willoughby Croft son
born 1851 Black Bank,Warwickshire
Thomas Croft grandson
Elizabeth Croft granddaughter
Arthur Croft grandson
(children all born in Bloxwich,Staffordshire)

Chilvers Coton,Warwickshire
Willoughby Croft born 1814 Chilvers Coton,Warwickshire
married occ: coal miner
Elizabeth Croft wife
Clara Croft daughter
Elizabeth Croft relative

Willoughby R Croft born 1814 Clerkenwell,Middlesex
married occ:houses and land
Maria Croft wife
Willoughby Croft son age 29
Jessie B Croft daughter age 22

looking then at 1901 England census I find:

Willoughby Croft boarder
born 1880 Nuneaton,Staffordshire
living in Balsall Heath,Worcestershire

Willoughby Croft boarder
born 1845 Bedworth,Warwickshire
living in Bedworth,Warwickshire

Willoughby Croft head of house
born 1847 Bedworth,Warwickshire
living in Walsall,Staffordshire
Ernest Croft son
born 1888 Bloxwich,Staffordshire
living with family in Walsall,Warwickshire

Could these last two be the two you seek? The only Willoughby Crofts I came across are in England.Hope this helps,Kim