1660 Info 2: Cromptons of the Restoration
The line of Robert Crompton and Ann Haldenby

Thomas CROMPTON Esq Of Great Driffield- their first son

Thomas the eldest son of Robert and Ann HALDENBY was born in 1619. He married Mary Remington, of Lund, and lived in Hutton Cranswick. He died on 15 September 1666.

The Inner Temple Admissions Database records that Thomas CROMPTON, gentleman, son and heir apparent of Robert CROMPTON, an armiger (an 'armour bearer for a knight - a squire, or a person entitled to heraldic arms') of Great Driffield, Yorkshire was admitted to the Inn on 7 November 1639.

In the English Civil War (1642-1651) he was in arms against Parliament. In 1649, according to Clay, two Thomas CROMPTON's are mentioned as Royalist sympathisers. Each was compounded - agreed for a consideration not to be prosecute. One estate was penalised to the amount of £387. This is equivalent, by an income value, to £1,675,000 in 2018. The other estate was fined £887. This is equivalent, by income value, to £3.84 million in 2018. At this moment it is not know which Thomas was fined which amount. Source: Measuringworth.com (Accessed: 14 July 2019) See also Thomas CROMPTON 1600info5

The 'Cromptons of Crompton Co. Lancashire describes 'a wealthy kinsman Sir Thomas CROMPTON' [...] '[who was a] friend and patron, [of] the great Cecil'. Sir Thomas was further described as 'Auditor of the Exchequer, and agent for nearly all the principal noblemen and statesmen about the Court. He was a great trafficker in Crown lands, and acquired (among other great estates), Houndslow Priory in Middlesex, Skerne Manor in Yorkshire, and Mountgrace Abbey and Bennington Park, Herts.' This is clearly, by occupation and lands owned, Thomas 'Auditor' CROMPTON of Driffield. It is further recorded that 'Mountgrace, an estate in Yorkshire which he [Lord Farnworth] had recently acquired, and which had been the property of Sir Thomas Crompton in the days of Queen Elizabeth, but which had been sold by his descendant in 1642.' [for £24,000]. Perhaps, the sale of Mountgrace, though a reported seven years before the compound, provided the source of revenue to pay the fine. Farnworth also purchase Skerne for £19,480, both to forward his Viscountcy. Mount Grace Priory is at East Harlsey, North Yorkshire . p.32, 49 and 53


Their granddaughter, Elizabeth CROMPTON

On 2 October 1702 Elizabeth, the wife of Thomas Holmes of Beverley gent., was the surviving daughter of Thomas CROMPTON esq. dec‘d. [and Mary Remington]) and release to lead in Hutton and Skerne. Hull History Centre reference U DDSY/34/96]

Their grandson Thomas, born 1642

John Venn's Alumni Cantabrigenses, Part 1 page 422 published in 1922 gives a brief detail of Thomas' academic achievement at Cambridge.

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