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The Haycraft Family - additional bits of history

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Summary Family Tree of two lines

                                      John Haycraft  came to London from Plymouth
John of Rotherhithe 1729 -1767
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Joseph Haycraft Thomas Haycraft John Haycraft
William Tutin Haycraft John Searle Haycraft Henry Haycraft
Samuel Willetts Haycraft Josiah Haycraft Edmund Haycraft
Cicely Grace Haycraft  m. L.A.Dibdin Elizabeth Haycraft m. R.R.West Eliza Fisher Haycraft
Ina Blanche Fugitt


Samuel Willetts m.Georgina Lawton
Bernard m.Frida Binkert             - Nottingham
Edith Ran the Towers School - Saltburn
Gertrude m. Lewis Davis             - Reigate
Cecily m. Lionel Dibdin           - Sutton
Stanley Muirhead 

Taken from Bonhams:

 A pair of portraits of Joseph Haycraft and his wife Sarah Haycraft both inscribed to near contemporary labels 'The likeness of Joseph Haycraft youngest son of John & Mary Haycraftof Rotherhithe and youngest brother of my father, Thomas Haycraft of Deptford'; 'Sarah the younger 'of the respectable family of Searles of Maidenhead in the County of Berks, married to Jos. Haycraft of Deptford Kent Jan 29. 1782. She departed this life Jan 3. 1785 aged 26 years. Much regretted by her said husband she was a sincere and valuable friend a most kind and tender wife and humble Christian', oil on canvas.


The Haycrafts were a family of shipbuilders, prior to 1700 in Torbay, then subsequently in Rotherhithe and Deptford, Joseph was part of the family business, by then a company of ironmongers fitting out ships in the Viturlline Yard in Deptford. In 1795 his brother, Thomas Haycraft famously coined his own token, the 'Haycraft Halfpenny' which bears the legend 'Payable at Tho's Haycraft's, Deptford'.


Devon Quarter Sessions, DHC - Devon QS128

Sidmouth                 QS/128/113/2                 1673            

Margaret Haycraft, widow of John Haycraft, sailor on the Dunkerke against the Dutch