Walter Crane
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Walter Crane (1845 - 1915)

Sir Walter Crane
Born in Liverpool, Lancashire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Horsham, West Sussex, Englandmap
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Walter Crane was born in England.

Walter Crane (15 August 1845 – 14 March 1915) was an English artist and book illustrator. [1] His birth was registered on the July to September quarter of 1845 at Liverpool, Lancashire. [2]

The 1851 census lists Walter as the 5 year old scholar son of Thomas (Portrait Painter) and Mary Crane. They are living at Upton, Tormoham, Devon. He was born about 1846 in Liverpool, Lancashire.[3]

The 1861 census lists Walter as a 15 year old apprentice engraver living in his mother’s household at Argyle Square, St Pancras, London with his sister Lucy and brothers Thomas and Arthur. [4]

The 1871 census lists Walter as the 25 year old, unmarried artisan, son of Marie Crane. He is living with his mother and siblings Lucy, Thomas and Arthur at St Pancras, London. [5]

He died on 14 March 1915 at Horsham, and was cremated and his ashes buried at Golders Green Crematorium, London, Middlesex.[6] [7]



  1. Wikipedia, Walter Crane
  2. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), Walter Crane, 1845; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
    Name Walter Crane
    Event Type Birth Registration
    Registration Quarter Jul-Aug-Sep
    Registration Year 1845
    Registration District Liverpool
    County Lancashire
    Event Place Liverpool, Lancashire, England
    Volume XX Page 526 Line Number 14
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2017), Walter Crane in household of Thomas Crane, Tormoham, Devon, England; citing Tormoham, Devon, England, p. 56, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  4. "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 December 2017), Walter Crane in household of Mary Crane, St Pancras, London, Middlesex, England; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  5. "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 December 2017), Elizabeth Gray in entry for Marie Crane, 1871.
    Name: Walter Crane
    Event Type: Census
    Event Date: 1871
    Event Place: St Pancras, London, Middlesex, England
    Enumeration District: 11
    Gender: Male
    Age: 25
    Marital Status: Unmarried
    Occupation: Artisan
    Relationship to Head of Household: Son
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1846
    Birthplace: Liverpool, Cheshire
    Household ID: 347
    Entry Number: 14
    Affiliate Image Identifier: GBC/1871/0217/0060
    GS Film Number: 000824599
    Digital Folder Number: 004317174
    Image Number: 00061
    Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
    Marie Crane Head F 61 Chester, Cheshire
    Lucy Crane Daughter F 29 Liverpool, Cheshire
    Thomas Crane Son M 27 Liverpool, Cheshire
    Arthur Crane Son M 22 Torquay, Devonshire
    Walter Crane Son M 25 Liverpool, Cheshire
    Elizabeth Hutchins Servant F 35 Lambeth, Middlesex
    Elizabeth Gray Servant F 17 Southwark, Surrey
  6. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2015), Walter Crane, 1915; Burial, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England, Golders Green Crematorium; citing record ID 8795569, Find a Grave,
    Name Walter Crane
    Event Type Burial
    Event Date 1915
    Event Place Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
    Photograph Included N
    Birth Date 15 Aug 1845
    Death Date 14 Mar 1915
    Affiliate Record Identifier 8795569
    Cemetery Golders Green Crematorium
  7. "British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 23 December 2017), Walter Crane, 1915.
    Name Walter Crane
    Titles and Terms Mr
    Event Type Obituary
    Event Date 16 Mar 1915
    Event Place Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
    Gender Male
    Relationship to Deceased Deceased
    Birth Date Aug 1845
    Birthplace Liverpool, ,
    Death Year (Estimated) 1915
    Death Place Horsham, ,
    Newspaper Manchester Evening News
    Page 0006
    Spouse and Children
    Crane Wife Female
    Parents and Siblings
    Thomas Crane Father Male
    Extended Family
    Thomas Andrews Father-in-Law Male
    Others on Record
    W J Linton Non Relative Unknown
    Rossetti Non Relative Unknown
    Millais Non Relative Unknown
    Sandys Non Relative Unknown
    William Morris Non Relative Unknown
    Fred Walker Non Relative Unknown

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