Rev. Arthur Stafford Crawley MC

Born1876 Tressady, Sutherland

Life Events

1903Married Anstice Katherine Gibbs in Wraxall, Somerset
1904Birth of son Cosmo Stafford Crawley
1906Birth of daughter Janet Inez Crawley
1908Birth of son Aidan Merrivale Crawley MBE, TD
1911Birth of daughter Lady Beatrice Anstice Crawley
1913Birth of son Kenneth Arnold Gibbs Crawley

Biography and Notes

His wife's 3rd cousin, being great-grandson of Sir Thomas Crawley Boevey (2nd Baronet, died 1818), (refer to Family Tree entry) and Debrett's 'Baronetage'. 6th and youngest son of George Baden Crawley by Inez, daughter of Henry Young Hulbert of East Farleigh, Kent. Educated at Harrow School 1890-5; matric. Oxford (Magdalen College) 1895; 3rd Class History and BA 1898; MA 1905; student at Cuddesdon Theological College, 1900.

At Harrow was in the School Cricket XI and School Racquet pair, 1894-5: at Oxford was in the Racquet and also in the Royal Tennis pairs for the University, 1897-8, and Royal Tennis singles, 1898. Deacon, 1901. Priest, 1902. Curate of St. Dunstan's, Stepney, and chaplain to the Bishop, 1901-3; curate of St. Luke's, Chelsea, 1903; vicar of Benenden, Kent, 1905-10: vicar of Bishopthorpe, co. York, 1910-18. Chaplain to the Archbishop, 1910-18 and 1924-28; vicar of Acaster Malbis, co. York, 1914-18; Church of England Men's
Society's Messenger to Dioceses of Bristol, Glos., and Hereford, 1919-22; vicar of East Meon, Hants., 1922-24; sec. of Yorks Dioc. Board of Finance, 1924-28; canon and preb. of Givendale in York Minster 1928; assist, sec. of Central Board of Finance of the Church of England (Ch, House, Westminster) 1928-29. Dioc. Sec. St. Albans and Hon. Canon St. Albans from 1929. In the Great War he was Temporary Chaplain in the Army, 1915-17 and 1918-19 (in France 1915-17 with the Guards Division and the 8th Division and in Italy 1918-19 with the 48th Division); mentioned in despatches (London Gazette} 14 Nov. 1916, and 5 June, 1919; Military Cross, 1916 and clasp, 1917; 1915 Star, British War Medal, Allies' (Victory) Medal; Coronation Medal, 1911. Canon of Windsor 1933-until his death in 1948. Precentor of St. George's Chapel. Steward of the Dean and Chapter of St. George's 1946-48.

Hon. Secretary to The Society of Friends of St. George's and the Descendants of the Knights of the Garter from 1934 until his death. Started and presided over an association of families of Prisoners of War in Windsor throughout the war.