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Re: Willoughby CROFT of Navan, Co., Meath, Ireland
Posted by: Eileen Wilson (ID *****8668) Date: February 14, 2014 at 05:20:41
In Reply to: Willoughby CROFT of Navan, Co., Meath, Ireland by R JOHNSON of 94936

It is interesting that there is only one Croft in the 1901 Irish Census in County Meath -- and that a Maud Maria Croft born in England, working as a governess in the home of Lord Killeen.

I believe that while Ernest may have lived in Ireland before coming to Canada, he was born in England:

Name: Ernest Croft
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 15 Feb 1888
Christening Place: Bloxwich, Stafford, England
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Name Note:
Father's Name: Willoughby Croft
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Fanny Croft
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I03130-4
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 1278869
Reference ID: item 11 p 172

1901 English Census
Bloxwich, Staffordshire

Croft, Willoughby, aged 54, widower, collier, born Bedworth, Warwickshire
Croft, Thomas, aged 27, b. Leemore, Staffs
Croft, Louisa, aged 24, b. same
Croft, Harry, aged 15
Croft, Ernest, aged 13, b. Bloswich

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