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Anne (Hayward) Crayford (abt. 1585)

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Anne Crayford formerly Hayward
Born about in City of Londonmap [uncertain]
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Profile last modified | Created 20 Jul 2014 | Last significant change: 16 Jul 2018
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Anne Hayward, the daughter of Sir Rowland Hayward and Katherine Smythe, was a beneficiary of the will of her grandmother, Alice (Judde) Smythe, the will made on 10 Jul 1592[1].

Anne was noted on the memorial to her father, Sir Rowland Hayward, at St Alphage, City of London[2].

In the will of her mother, Katherine (Smythe) Scott, the will made in Jan 1616/1617, she was described as 'my daughter Crayford', widow[3].

In the Visitation of Kent, 1619-1621, she was recorded as Ann, the wife of Edward Crayford, and the daughter of Rowland Hayward. There were five children of the marriage between Ann and Edward Crayford, namely: William (aged 10); George (aged 8); Richard (aged 6); John; and Anne[4].


  1. Will of Alice Smythe, Widow of London. 11 May 1598. PROB 11/91/377. National Archives.
  2. The History and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, Borough of Southwark, and parts adjacent. 1753.
  3. Will of Katherine Scott of Nettlestead, Kent. 12 March 1617. PROB 11/129/289. National Archives.
  4. The Visitation of Kent. Taken in the Years 1619-1621. The Publications of the Harleian Society Vol XLII. Edited by Robert Hovenden, 1898. Craford Pedigree

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