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Alfred Lane Craxford[1]

Male 1859 - 1944  (85 years)


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  • Name Alfred Lane Craxford  [2
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Born 28 Feb 1859  St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 20 Mar 1859  St Pancras Church, St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Also known as Cranford 
    Also known as Crauford 
    Residence 1860  188, High Street, Hoxton, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1871  11, Apsley Villas, Twickenham, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Living with George and Elizabeth Bowman (aunt and uncle)
    Residence 1881  117, Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1882  Britannia Theatre, Hoxton, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1882 
    Theatre Manager 
    Residence 1911  3, Woodberry Down, Finsbury Park, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1942  Newton Abbot, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Mar 1944  Bute Court Hotel, Torquay, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cause: Acute pulmonary oedema, influenzal pneumonia 
    Buried 11 Mar 1944  Torquay, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I311  Extended Craxford Family | The Craxfords of London - including Crauford - not yet attached to the main trunk
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2015 

    Father William John Craxford,   b. 24 May 1829, St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1874, Hoxton, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Charlotte Borrow,   b. 1838,   d. Feb 1865, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1855  St Pancras Church, St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Reference:
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 1 Georgeana Forde Pigott,   b. 1856, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1945, Royston, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1882  St Peter's Church, West Hackney, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Witnesses 9 Oct 1882 
    William Craxford (his father); Louise Pigott (her sister) 
    Divorced Abt 1914 
    Children 
     1. Alfred Lane Craxford,   b. 3 Aug 1883, Hoxton, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1928, Hampstead, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. William Harold Craxford,   b. 9 Nov 1884, Shoreditch, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1954, Southwark, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Leonard George Lane Craxford,   b. 1 Feb 1886, Hoxton, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    BMD Certificates
    MC: Craxford, Alfred Lane (1882) (Snr) and Georgina Pigott
    MC: Craxford, Alfred Lane (1882) (Snr) and Georgina Pigott
    The marriage took place in 1882 to Georgie Pigott. Her maiden name was also recorded as Forde on the birth certificate of their son Alfred Jnr
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2009 
    Family ID F217  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 2 Margaret Helen Castiglione,   b. 1878, Sheffield, South Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1964, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married Type: Never Married 
    Children 
     1. Frank Sydney Craxford,   b. 4 Oct 1915, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1993, Torquay, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F9173  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 20 Mar 1859 - St Pancras Church, St Pancras, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - 11, Apsley Villas, Twickenham, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1882 - Britannia Theatre, Hoxton, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Oct 1882 - St Peter's Church, West Hackney, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - 3, Woodberry Down, Finsbury Park, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1942 - Newton Abbot, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Mar 1944 - Torquay, Devon Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    The Britannia Theatre
    The Britannia Theatre
    Brainchild of Samuel Lane and subsequently inherited by Alfred Lane Craxford, the Britannia Theatre stood in Hoxton, London until taken over as a cinema in the early 1900s
    (From the book "Sam and Sallie"
    The Britannia Theatre, Hoxton
    The Britannia Theatre, Hoxton
    The Interior
    (From the book "Sam and Sallie" by Alfred L Crauford)
    Inner sleeve of <em>Sam and Sallie</em>
    Inner sleeve of Sam and Sallie
    The novel by Alfred L Crauford
    This is a semi-fictionalised biography of the Craufords and Lanes and how the Britannia Theatre came into the possession of the Craxford family
    Britannia Theatre Play Bill
    Britannia Theatre Play Bill
    A playbill from 1889 advertising a benefit performance in aid of S and A Crauford (William Samuel and Arthur Lane Craxford). Playbill image supplied by the Templeman Library
    A Play Bill from the Britannia Theatre (1888)
    A Play Bill from the Britannia Theatre (1888)
    A playbill from 1888 advertising a benefit performance in aid of S and A Crauford (William Samuel and Arthur Lane Craxford). Playbill image supplied by the Templeman Library

    BMD Certificates
    BC: Craxford, Alfred Lane (1859) (Snr)
    BC: Craxford, Alfred Lane (1859) (Snr)
    During his time at the Britannia Theatre he, and other members of the family, was known as Lane Crauford. He reverted back to Craxford in the 1920s.
    DC: Craxford, Alfred Lane (1944)
    DC: Craxford, Alfred Lane (1944)
    He died of influenza at a hotel in Torquay. The informant was the mother of his "adopted" son Frank Sydney Craxford

    Bibliography
    SAM & SALLIE (A Novel of the Theatre)
    SAM & SALLIE (A Novel of the Theatre)
    ALFRED L. CRAUFORD (Author)

    Publisher: CRANLEY & DAY, Harrington Road
    LONDON 1933
    Format: Hard Cover 352pp
    Issue price: 8s 6d

    Newspaper Cuttings
    Alfred Lane Craxford
    Alfred Lane Craxford
    Legal notice of Probate. From The Times Friday June 23rd 1944
    Issue 49890 (Ref: CS1738317)
    Alfred Lane Craxford - A film of the Britannia Theatre
    Alfred Lane Craxford - A film of the Britannia Theatre
    A review: The Times. March 21st 1934 Issue 46708 (Ref: CS202713717)
    Alfred Lane Craxford - funeral announcement
    Alfred Lane Craxford - funeral announcement
    From The Times: Friday March 10th 1944
    Page 1 Issue 49801 (Ref: CS17251946)
    'Sam And Sallie'
    "Sam And Sallie"
    "Books of the Week" review by James Agate which appeared on page 16 of the Daily Express on Thursday December 7th 1933

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Personal Contact:John Lane Craxford.

    2. [S7] Personal Ancestry File: Charlotte Stubbs Mann, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, IGI Individual Record (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S27] 1871 England Census, Brentford Twickenham RG10/1316 49 18 (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S34] 1881 English Census, Shoreditch RG11/395 35 1 (Reliability: 4).

    5. [S284] 1911 England Census, Hackney Stoke Newington RG14PN1007 RG78PN34 RD11 SD1 ED3 SN94 (Reliability: 4).

    6. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Newton Abbot 5b 222 (JFM 1944) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, St Pancras 1b 164 (JAS 1855) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S24] Certified Copy of Entry of Marriage, Application No: COL682121; MXC056933 (Reliability: 4).


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