Cosmo Stafford Crawley

Born1904 95 Elm Park Gardens, Chelsea
Died1989 Westminster
FatherRev. Arthur Stafford Crawley MC (1876 – 1948)
MotherAnstice Katherine Gibbs (1881 – 1963)

Life Events

1930Married Rosemary Christie-Miller in St. Margaret's, Westminster
1948Death of father Rev. Arthur Stafford Crawley MC
1963Death of mother Anstice Katherine Gibbs

Biography and Notes

Baptised at St. Luke's, Chelsea. Educated at Harrow School 1918-22; matric at Oxford (Magdalen College) October 1922; 4th class Honours and BA 1925.

At Harrow he was in the Cricket XI and Rackets Pair 1920-22. Fives Pair 1921 and 1922. Played Rackets and Royal Tennis First string for Oxford 1923-25. At cricket awarded a Harlequin 1925. Joined Messrs. C. T. Bowring & Co. (Insurance) 1925, a Director 1934-67. Consultant 1967-73. Underwriting Member of Lloyds 1927 to date. Amateur Singles Champion of Rackets 1929. Amateur Doubles Champion 1931-1936-1938-1939-1946. Captain of British Rackets Team v. U.S.A. 1947, winning International match, 5-2, in New York, personally successful in Singles and Doubles. Winner of Weston Rackets Doubles Chicago, and Canadian Doubles Montreal 1947. President of Harrow Wanderer's Cricket Club 1965.

1938 Joined Supplementary Reserve of Coldstream Guards, serving 1939-45. A major in Petroleum Warfare Department 1943-45.

Died 10 February 1989.

Children: 4 daughters:

(1) Sarah Veronica, born 1 Jan. 1933, m. Captain Ian Henderson, born 18 October 1918, Royal Horse Guards (died 31 Dec. 1969) and has issue - Shamus Henderson, married to Camilla Carolyn Adams on 31 August 1986 and they have two children James Archie born on 27 January 1988 and Laura Natasha born on 8 February 1990;

(2) Camilla, born 1 March 1936, m. Captain Charles Worthington, Royal Horse Guards, and has issue;

(3) Henrietta Rose, born 4 June 1937, married Captain Thomas Rendall Dunne and has issue, 2 sons and 2 daughters: (1) Nicholas Dunne who married Lady Jasmine Nancy Cavendish in 2003 and they have 3 children: Cosmo Edward Walker Dunne born 30 August 2006, Barnaby William Stoker Dunne born 6 August 2008 and Reggie Thomas Drew Dunne born on 3 October 2010; (2) Philip Martin Dunne (MP) born in 1958 and married to Dominica Margaret Anne Fraser (born in 1960) with issue - Evelyn Anne Margaret born in 1990, Mathilda Rose Phillipa born in 1992, Thomas Hugo Rendel born in 1995 and Edward Cosmo John born in 1998; (3) Camilla Rose Dunne (born in 1960) and who married The Hon. Rupert Soanes OBE (born in 1959) with issue - Arthur Christopher born in 1990, Daisy Blanche Griselda born in 1992 and Jack Winston Thomas born in 1994; and (4) Letitia Anne Dunne (born in 1965).

(4) Rosanna Margaret, born 10 Nov. 1946, married Captain David E. Bulmer and has issue.