Lachlan passed away in January 2010.  As a memorial, this site remains as he left it.
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Welcome to Lachlan Cranswick's Personal Homepage in Melbourne, Australia

Hand Drawn Cranswick Family Trees by Loraine Cripwell using information from Harold Cranswick

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Via Loraine - notes from Harold Cranswick

Extract from Harold's letter to Loraine of 8 Nov 2001:

"All the Cranswicks I have contacted or know about originated in
East Yorks where the village of Cranswick is located 4 miles south of
Driffield and is mentioned in the Doomsday Book [Domesday Book] of 1083. The Cranswick
name is very uncommon even in Yorkshire, where it is most common; e.g.
in Bradford (pop. 300,000) where I was born, there was only one other
Cranswick family. In the 19th century several Cranswicks emigrated to
the Colonies. Burke's Peerage "Book of Cranswick" (neither accurate nor
comprehensive) lists just 4 families in South Africa today...." 

Trying to find Hutton-Cranswick mentioned in the Doomsday Book [Domesday Book] of 1083

Rich C. [] wrote :

AD Mills "A Dictionary of English Place-Names", Oxford Press 1991 p184
"Hutton Cranswick: Hutton - a common name 'Farmstead on or near a ridge
or hill-spur' Old English (450-1100) hoh+tun; (Hottune 1086 Domesday
Book). Distinguishing affix from it's proximity to Cranswick (Cranzuic
DB 1086) which is possibly '[dairy] farm of a man named Cranuc'(Old
English personal name) + wic."

  • A brief history of Hutton Cranswick:

    • Both Hutton and Cranswick are mentioned in the Domesday Book, With Eddulf, Norman and Cnut having three manors. In the 1600s the village was listed as Hutton and Cransvryic in Parish Registers.

      Until the Enclosures Act of 1770 no houses were built on the road joining the villages of Hutton and Cranswick. They were, until this century, considered as separate villages. Situated just under a mile apart and now joined by a stretch of houses along one side of Hutton road, Hutton and Cranswick still retain separate postal addresses.

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