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(?1611-77). Of Little Saxham, Suff.; an influential courtier (first app. c. 1635); after 1660 Master of the Horse to the Duke of York; Captain of the Guards to the Queen Mother and Gentleman of the Bedchamber to the King. He was also from 1658 Governor of the Duke of Monmouth, who for some time went by the name of James Crofts.
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Little Saxham, Suffolk, IP29
3 Km west of Bury St Edmunds
CROFTS, WILLIAM, Baron Crofts Of Saxham (1611?-1677), captain of Queen Henrietta Maria's guards before outbreak of civil war, during which he continued in attendance on the king and queen; given manors in Essex and Suffolk, 1645; gentleman of bedchamber to Charles II, 1652; created peer, 1658; employed on several royal missions after the Restoration.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
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