(English Roots, Pg 3)
"Notable" here is a term of deference
to ancestral antiquity in some cases
and achievement in other cases.
Roger de Crosland: Roger de Crosland has distinction. He is the earliest known, specifically named member of the ancient family of Crosland. Roger was born late 1100s at Crosland Hill in West Yorkshire and married Phillipa, daughter of Ufton. His son was Adam de Crosland and his father may have carried that same name.
Grace Crosland: Grace Crosland, was born circa 13th Century the daughter and heiress of Sir Edward Crosland, Knight, and married Sir Robert Beaumont, Knight. The Crossland estate and manor may have passed to the Beaumonts in Grace's union with Sir Robert.
Grace (or Alice) Crosland: Grace (or Alice) Crosland was born about 1557 the daughter of Thomas Crosland of Crosland Hill and Marina Hawksworth. Grace (or Alice) married Leonard Calvert of Kipling and became the mother of George Calvert. George Calvert was elevated to peerage in 1624 and became Baron Baltimore of Baltimore. He was granted lands in America north and east of the Potomac River, lands now known as the State of Maryland, USA.
George Calvert died before taking possession of the lands and his 1st son, Cecil Calvert, inherited both lands and title according to the law of primogeniture. Cecil appointed his younger brother, Leonard Calvert, First Governor of the Colony of Maryland.
The Great Seal of Maryland was brought to the Colony of Maryland from England in 1634 by Governor Calvert. That seal was decorated with the Arms of Calvert and Crosland quartered according to heraldic order. The same heraldic markings were much later adopted by the State of Maryland as the flag of the state. Images of Calvert and Crossland Arms and the Flag of Maryland may be viewed here.
Nathaniel Crosland: Nathaniel Crosland of Crosland Hill died about 1644. Nathaniel was Captain of Horse in the Army of King Charles I during the Civil War.
Sir John Crosland, Knight: Sir John Crosland, Knight, was born at Crosland Hill about 1610 and later seated at Newby-Hall in Ripon. He was was Knighted during the reign of Charles II and was in the service of Roger, Earl of Rutland. Sir John died in 1670 and was buried at Ripon.
George Crosland: George Crosland received B.A and M.A. degrees Cambridge University and was Vicar or Almondbury, Yorks from 1598 until the year he died which was 1636.
Thomas Crosland: Thomas Crosland of Crosland Hill was admitted to Jesus College at Cambridge in 1677, received B.A and M.A. degrees from Cambridge, and incorporated at Oxford in 1684. Thomas was ordained a deacon and priest and served as Rector of Kirk Bramwith, Yorks 1685-1714. He sold Crosland-Hill to Matthew Wilkinson of Greenhead.
Thomas Pearson Crosland, MP: In 1865, T.P. Crosland was a member of the House of Commons from the parliamentary borough of Huddersfield of West Yorkshire.
1Dougdale, Visitation of Yorkshire, 1665
2Secretary of State, State of Maryland, Maryland State Web Site
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