Place:Croxall, Staffordshire, England

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NameCroxall
TypeHamlet
Coordinates52.721°N 1.708°W
Located inStaffordshire, England     (1895 - )
Also located inDerbyshire, England     ( - 1895)
See alsoTamworth Rural, Staffordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
Edingale, Staffordshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1934
Lichfield (district), Staffordshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Croxall is a parish that was in Derbyshire, England until 1895, but is now in Staffordshire. In 1934 the civil parish of Croxall was incorporated into the neighbouring parish of Edingale. The settlement today is mainly the Church of England parish church of St John and Croxall Hall.

The lordship of the manor of Croxall was held for several centuries by underlords of the Ferrers, the Curzon family of Kedleston Hall, an early Anglo-Norman family seated at Derbyshire since the 12th century. A Curzon heiress carried the manor and Croxall Hall to the Sackvilles, Earls of Dorset, who in turn conveyed the manor to the Prinsep family, heirs of John Prinsep, an early Anglo-Indian merchant and later Member of Parliament.

On the death in 1849 of Thomas Prinsep, High Sheriff of Derbyshire, the manor of Croxall was inherited by his nephew Thomas Levett-Prinsep. The St John's parish church contains memorials to all four families, as well as the Horton family of nearby Catton Hall, a member of whom (Anne Wilmot-Horton) prompted the poet Lord Byron to write his famous poem beginning with the lines: "She walks in beauty, like the night...."

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