Biography of William Craven 4th Earl Craven 1868-1921

On 25 Aug 1866 [his grandfather] William Craven 2nd Earl Craven (age 57) died. His son [his father] George Grimston Craven 3rd Earl Craven (age 25) succeeded 3rd Earl Craven in Yorkshire, 3rd Viscount Uffington, 9th Baron Craven of Hamstead Marshall in Berkshire.

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On 02 Jan 1867 [his father] George Grimston Craven 3rd Earl Craven (age 25) and [his step-mother] Evelyn Laura Barrington Countess Craven 1848-1924 (age 18) were married. She by marriage Countess Craven in Yorkshire. He the son of William Craven 2nd Earl Craven and Emily Mary Grimston Countess Craven 1816-1901 (age 50). He a great x 5 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 16 Dec 1868 William Craven 4th Earl Craven was born to George Grimston Craven 3rd Earl Craven (age 27).

On 07 Dec 1883 [his father] George Grimston Craven 3rd Earl Craven (age 42) died. His son William Craven 4th Earl Craven (age 14) succeeded 4th Earl Craven in Yorkshire, 4th Viscount Uffington, 10th Baron Craven of Hamstead Marshall in Berkshire.

On 18 Apr 1893 William Craven 4th Earl Craven (age 24) and Cornelia Martin Countess Craven (age 21) were married at Grace Church Manhattan. She an heiress bringing an allowance of $75000 per year and property in Mayfair. He the son of George Grimston Craven 3rd Earl Craven.

On 31 Jul 1897 [his son] William Craven 5th Earl Craven was born to William Craven 4th Earl Craven (age 28) and [his wife] Cornelia Martin Countess Craven (age 25).

Times Newspaper Marriages. 22 Jun 1910. LORD ACHESON (age 33) AND MISS CARTER (age 22).

The marriage of Viscount Acheson (age 33), elder son of the Earl (age 68) and Countess of Gosford (age 54), and Miss Mildred Carter (age 22), only daughter of Mr. J. Ridgely Carter (age 46), American Minister to Rumania, and Mrs. Ridgely Carter (age 45), took place yesterday at St. George's, Hanover-square. The Sub-Dean of the Chapels Royal (the Rev. Edgar Sheppard, D.D.) performed the ceremony, assisted by the Rev. David Anderson and other clergy, and Mr. Ridgely Carter (age 46) gave his daughter away. She wore a very simple wedding gown of soft white satin with a long train draped with old point de Venise, and a Venetian lace cap over a spray of myrtle and orange blossom, covered by a plain tulle veil. Master David Stanley, Master Julian Ward, and Miss Diana Roberts, dressed all in white, followed the bride, and there were seven bridesmaids, Lady Theo Acheson (age 28) (sister of the bridegroom), Lady Victoria Stanley, Mlle. Irene deo La Grange, Miss Canilla Morgan, the Hon. Rhoda Astley, Miss Elsie Nicholl, and Miss Marian Scranton, who wore white chiffon dresses with draped bodices and wreaths of myrtle beneath tulle veils. They also wore diamond neckislides and carried loose bunches of red roses. The Hon. Patrick Acheson (age 26) was best man to his brother.

Mrs. Ridgely Carter (age 45) afterwards held a large reception at Dorchester House (lent by the American Ambassador and Mrs. Whitelaw Reid), and among the many who came on from the church were the French, Russian, German, Spanish, and Italian Ambassadors, the Danish Minister, tho Rumanian Minister, the Swedish Minister and Countess Wrangel, Mme. Dominguez, the Servian Charge d'Affaires and Mme. Grouitel, the Chilian Minister and Mme. Gana, the Belgian Minister and Countess de Lalaing, the Duke (age 63) and Duchess of Somerset (age 57), Katharine Duchess of Westminster (age 53) and Lady Helen Grosvenor (age 22), Prince and Princess Alexis Dolgorouki, the Marquis and Marchioness of Hamilton, the Marchioness of Tweeddale, the Marquis (age 48) and Marchioness of Salisbury (age 42), the Marchioness of Anglesey (age 26), the Countess of Powis (age 45), the Earl (age 56) and Countess of Chesterfield, the Countess of Kintore and Lady Hilda Keith-Falconer, the Earl (age 68) and Countess of Gosford (age 54), Prince and Princess Frederick Liechtenstein, the Countess of Kimberley, Countess Grey, the Marquis d'Hautpoul, the Countess of Leicester (age 54) and Lady Bridget Coke (age 19), the Earl (age 41) and Countess of Craven (age 38), the Earl of Desart, Countess Fritz Hochberg, the Earl and Countess of Meath, the Countess of Bilmorey, the Countess of Londesborough (age 49) and Lady Irene Denison (age 19), the Earl and Countess of Derby (age 70), the Earl (age 51) and Countess of Yarborough (age 51), Ellen Lady Inchiquin and the Hon Lilah O'Brien, Lord and Lady Charles Beresford, Lord and Lady Leith of Fyvie, Lady Saltoun, Baroness Nunburnholme (age 30), Baroness Newborough, Sir John and Lady Lister-Raye, Lord and Lady Monson, Lord and Baroness Savile, Lady Rothschild, Viscount and Viscountess AIdleton, Lady Alexander Paget, Lady Harcourt, Lady Desborough, Lord Suffield, Sir Herbert and Lady Jekyll and Miss Jekyll, the Hon. Sir Francis and Baroness Ufford and Miss Viliers, Lady Heien Vincent, Lord Knaresborough and the Hon. Helen Meysey-Thompson, Lady Pauncefote, Lord and Lady Weardale, Lady Grace Baring, Lord Strathcona, Lady Margaret Graham and Miss Graham, Sir Francis and Lady Channing, Mary Baroness Gerard, Baroness Manners and the Hon. Misses Manners, Lady Edward Cavendish, Mme. Langenbach, Lord Revelstoke, the Countess of Bessborough (age 84) and Ladv Gweneth Ponsonby (age 22), Lord Aberdare and the Hon. Eva Bruce, the Hon. Harry and Mrs. Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Martin, Mrs. F. Vanderbilt, Mrs. Arthur James, Mrs. Walter Burns, Mrs. Lewis Harcourt, Mrs. Lowther and Miss Lokther, Mine. Vagliano, Captain and Mrs. Clonman, Miss Ralli, Mr. William Giuett, Mrs: Hwfa Williams, the Hon. Mrs. Derek Keppel, Mr. William Phillips, Mrs. Frank D'Arcy, the Hon. Lady Murray, Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Sassoon, Sir Bartle Frere, Mme. de Bille, Mrs. Featherston- haugh, Mrs. Cotton Jodrell, Mrs. Frank Mackay, the Hon. Urs. Charles Lawrence, the Hon. Mrs. Rochfort Maguire, Lady Barrymore, Mrs. Chauncey, and Mrs. Ronalds.

Lord (age 33) and Lady Acheson (age 22) left later in the afternoon for the Continent, the bride (age 22) travelling in a dress of grey chiffon and a large hat swathed in tulle to match the dress.

A list of the principal wedding presents was published in The Times yesterday.

On 14 Oct 1911 [his son] William Craven 5th Earl Craven (age 14) and [his daughter-in-law]  were married. He the son of William Craven 4th Earl Craven 1868-1921 (age 42) and Cornelia Martin Countess Craven (age 40).

On 10 Jul 1921 William Craven 4th Earl Craven (age 52) drowned having fallen overboard during Cowes Week. His body washed ashore two days later. His son [his son] William Craven 5th Earl Craven (age 23) succeeded 5th Earl Craven in Yorkshire, 5th Viscount Uffington, 11th Baron Craven of Hamstead Marshall in Berkshire. [his daughter-in-law]  by marriage Countess Craven in Yorkshire.

On 24 May 1961 [his former wife] Cornelia Martin Countess Craven (age 89) died.

Family Trees of William Craven 4th Earl Craven 1868-1921

Paternal Family Tree: Craven

Royal Ancestors of William Craven 4th Earl Craven 1868-1921

Kings Wessex: Great x 25 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 22 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 28 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 23 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 6 Grand Son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Kings Scotland: Great x 18 Grand Son of Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 21 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 8 Grand Son of Henry IV King France

Ancestors of William Craven 4th Earl Craven 1868-1921

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Craven 5th Baron Craven

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Craven of Stanton Lacy

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Craven 6th Baron Craven

Great x 1 Grandfather: William Craven 1st Earl Craven 3 x Great Grand Son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: James Berkeley 3rd Earl Berkeley 1679-1736 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Augustus Berkeley 4th Earl Berkeley 1715-1755 Great Grand Son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Louisa Lennox Countess Berkeley 1694-1716 Grand Daughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 2 Grandmother: Elizabeth Berkeley Margrave Brandenburg Ansbach 1750-1828 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Drax

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Drax Countess Berkeley and Nugent

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Ernle

GrandFather: William Craven 2nd Earl Craven 4 x Great Grand Son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 1 Grandmother:

Father: George Grimston Craven 3rd Earl Craven 5 x Great Grand Son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

William Craven 4th Earl Craven 1868-1921 6 x Great Grand Son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland