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John Fiennes Twistleton Crampton
Anne Verner
(Cir 1743-1826)
Lieutenant General William Fyers R.E.
Anne Wanton
Insp. Gen. John Fiennes Twisleton Crampton
Louisa Fyers
(Abt 1795-)

The Very Rev. John Fiennes Twisleton Crampton


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1. Anna Handcock

2. Frances Crofton Staveley

The Very Rev. John Fiennes Twisleton Crampton 2 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 26 Apr 1817, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2 8 9
  • Christened: 23 May 1817, St. Ann's, Dublin, Ireland 9
  • Marriage (1): Anna Handcock on 1 May 1845 in Ballinasloe Church, Ballinasloe, Galway, Connacht, Ireland 1
  • Marriage (2): Frances Crofton Staveley on 11 Mar 1858 in St. Peter's, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland 2 3 4
  • Died: 14 Oct 1888, The Rectory, Aughrim, Co. Galway, Ireland aged 71 2 10 11
  • Buried: 17 Oct 1888, Churchyard, Holy Trinity Aughrim, Co. Galway 12

bullet   Another name for John was The Very Rev. Provost John Fiennes Twisleton Crampton B.A.

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Grave: Churchyard, Holy Trinity Aughrim, Co. Galway.

Not Lost But Gone Before

Erected By His Family
In Loving Memory Of
The Very Reverend
John Fiennes Twisleton Crampton
Provost of Kilmacduagh
And 43 Years Rector of Aughrim

He Fell Asleep In Jesus
Sunday 14th October 1888
Aged 71 Years

To Me To Live Is Christ
To Die Is Gain

Also In Memory
Of His Infant Sons
Josiah Fiennes Twisleton
Died 31st March 1867
St John Died 18th March 1872

And Of His Wife
Frances Crofton Crampton
Died 1st August 1889 Aged 51 Years

Memorial: Holy Trinity Church, Aughrim, Co. Galway, Ireland.

Erected By
The Parishioners and Friends of
The Very Reverend
John Fiennes Twistleton Crampton
Provost of Kilmacduagh
For 43 Years Rector of Aughrim

To Record his long and faithful ministry,
The deep interest he manifested
in the spiritual welfare of those
commited to his care.
His zeal and generosity
in forwarding everything which was
for the advantage of the parish.
His unswerving adherence
to sound scriptural truth and his
blameless, honourable and consistent life.

he died on the 14th October 1888
Aged 71 years

Well done thou good and faithful servant
- Matt 25:21 -

Occupation: Provost of Kilmacduagh. 11 Rector of Aughrim and Prebendary of Kilteshill, Co. Galway.

Religion: Church of Ireland, 1817-1888.

Residence: Ireland, 1817-1888.

Birth, 26 Apr 1817. A pedigree of the Fiennes, Twisleton and Crampton families was recorded in about 1826, showing a descent from James Fiennes, 2nd Viscount Saye and Sele (died 1674). He married Frances, daughter and coheir of Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon. Their grandson Cecil married George Twisleton. The pedigree descends to Charlotte, who married 13 January 1731 the Revd. John Crampton, Archdeacon of Tuam. The pedigree ends with John Fienes [sic] Twisleton Crampton, only son of John Crampton and Louisa his wife formerly Fyers. The entry includes a certificate stating that John Fienes Twisleton Crampton, eldest son of John Crampton of Upper Merrion Street, Dublin, was born Saturday 26 April 1817, and was baptized 23 May 1817 in the parish of St Anne, Dublin. The sponsors were Charles Kendal Bushe (now Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench Ireland); the Revd. Josiah Crampton, Rector of Castle Connell; and Charlotte Austin. [Ulster's Office records 15/263].

Education, 4 Nov 1833-1838, Trinity College, Dublin. 8 John Fiennes Twisleton Crampton, who paid a fixed sum annually, entered Trinity College on November 4, 1833, aged 16. His Schoolmaster was Mr. Enright. John Fiennes Twisleton Crampton was born in Dublin and was the son of John Crampton, the Inspector-General. He graduated with a BA (Bachelor of Arts) in spring 1838.

(Original text: CRAMPTON, JOHN FIENNES TWISLETON, Pen. (Mr Enright), Nov. 4, 1833, aged 16; s. of John, Inspector-General; b. Dublin. B.A. Vern. 1838.)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Spring 1838, Trinity College, Dublin. 8 11

Occupation: Rector of Aughrim, 1845-1888, Aughrim, Galway, Connacht, Ireland.

Presentation: Address and presentation to the Rev. John F. T. Crampton, Rector of Aughrim, by his Parishioners, 4 Jul 1873, Infant School House, Aughrim, Galway, Connacht, Ireland. We feel great pleasure in directing the attention of our readers to an advertisement in our columns with reference to the pleasing announcement of an address and presentation to the Rev. John F. T. Crampton, Rector of Aughrim, by his Parishioners. Both speak well for the kind and cordial feeling existing in that parish between pastor and people.


On Wednesday, the 4th instant, in the Infant School-house, Aughrim, at the hour of 7 o'clock, p m, the Parishioners assembled in large numbers, and a very handsome Illuminated Address, together with a richly and ornamented Timepiece, were presented to the Rev. John F. T. Crampton, as a token of esteem and affection after his long connection with the Parish, on his return from Italy, after an absence of six months, where he had been for the benefit of his health.

The Address was done in the highest style of art, and reflected the greatest credit on Mr Waller, of Dublin. The magnificent Clock was supplied from the workshop of Mr M. Carty, Duke Street.

The address and reply are as follow: - REV. AND DEAR SIR, - We, the undersigned, being your Parishioners in the Union of Aughrim, cannot allow the present favourable opportunity to pass without conveying to you the earnest assurance of the intense satisfaction it affords us to welcome you back to the scene of your Ministerial labours. Deeply regretting the cause which led to your separation, we now rejoice to think your brief sojourn on the Continent has so improved your health that, in the good providence of God, we may confidently look forward to many additional years' duration of those close and intimate relations which have for more than a quarter of a century existed between us. When our thoughts run back over this long period - during which you have been our Pastor - we cannot fail to recognise, and acknowledge, your untiring zeal in the discharge of your Parochial duties - your faithful preaching of the Word of God, in its purity and simplicity - your uncompromising fidelity to sound Protestant principles - your earnest anxiety to have our children trained up in the way they should go, and the unusual success with which it has pleased the Lord to crown your efforts, evidenced not only by the rich spiritual blessings of which many, through your instrumentality, have been, and are, partakers; but also by great temporal beliefs which have almost invariably accompanied the liberal and religious education bestowed in the Schools of this Parish. These qualifications in you - the highest which can characterise a Christian Minister, and to which we gratefully bear witness - have so endeared you to your people in Aughrim, that we hail with much pleasure your return to resume in our midst the important, solemn, and onerous duties of your exalted office. - As a small token of our esteem and attachment we beg your acceptance of the accompanying Timepiece, which will serve as a slight memento of the present auspicious occasion; and, in conclusion, heartily praying for Mrs. Crampton, your amiable family, and yourself the blessing of length of days and much prosperity in everything but especially in the highest sense of the word.
We are, your attached Parishioners, [Signed on behalf of the Parishioners and others.]

Wm. Ussher, Rochfort Wade.}Church Wardens

MY DEAR FRIENDS, - I thank you heartily for your genial address and generous present. I shall ever cherish the remembrance of the affectionate relationships which have so long existed between us. If I have been enabled to serve you the praise is due to God alone, from whom all grace proceeds. It was only my duty, and has been a grateful task, sweetened by your kind indulgence and approval. At a time when so many are growing intoxicated with the Babylonian Cup. I am thankful that you have retained a relish for the simple and sublime Gospel of the Grace of God, and that you have not "turned away your eyes from the truth and been turned unto fables". May God enable us for ever to hold fast by the great Scriptural principle of Salvation, full and free by Christ alone, through faith alone, and may we ever reject the teaching which substitutes salvation by sacraments, by priests or by obedience to human ordinances or ritualistic observances. Let us strive to show forth in our lives the power of a simple dependence on the Person, Work and Offices of our Blessed Lord, not only to purge the conscience from guilt, but to sanctify the heart, ennoble the character and fill the soul with love, joy, and peace in the Holy Ghost. - I remain your grateful and affectionate Pastor,

John F. T. Crampton
4th July 1873

John married Anna Handcock, daughter of Arthur Handcock and Hon. Margaret Downing, on 1 May 1845 in Ballinasloe Church, Ballinasloe, Galway, Connacht, Ireland.1 (Anna Handcock was born circa 1820, died on 1 Aug 1855 13 and was buried on 5 Aug 1855 in Churchyard, Holy Trinity Aughrim, Co. Galway 14.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage: Service conducted by Rev. Dr. William Le Poer Trench (RIN. 1708), 1 May 1845, Ballinasloe Church, Ballinasloe, Galway, Connacht, Ireland. 1 15

John next married Frances Crofton Staveley, daughter of Rev. Robert Staveley III and Sarah Frances Crofton, on 11 Mar 1858 in St. Peter's, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland.2 4 11 (Frances Crofton Staveley was born on 11 Dec 1837 in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland,2 died on 1 Aug 1889 in 37 De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London 16 and was buried on 5 Aug 1889 in Churchyard, Holy Trinity Aughrim, Co. Galway.)


1 Peter Kenelm Wingfield Digby (RIN. 3607), Exeter, England [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,] to Ryan John Kriste, e-mail, 27 Sep 2011, "Re: Third Cousin"; privately held by Kriste.

2 Henry Thomas Crofton et al, The Crofton Memoirs, 1911 (Trinity College Dublin Library Collection
An account of JOHN CROFTON of Ballymerry, Co. Roscommon, Queen Elizabeth's (I) Escheator-General of Ireland and of His Ancestors and Descendants and other Bearing the Name.), Page 308.

3 Peter O'Donoghue Bluemantle Pursuivant, "College of Arms," p. 2; report to Ryan John Kriste, [STREET ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 14 December 2009; Research done on behalf of Ryan Kriste by the Bluemantle Pursuivant of the College of Arms (Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4BT - The official repository of the coats of arms and pedigrees of English, Welsh, Northern Irish and Commonwealth families and their descendants.

4 Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport, "Irish Genealogy," database ( : accessed 29 Aug 2010), Marriage Records.

5 John Fiennes Twisleton Crampton (Family Tree - Aughrim Rectory), "The Very Reverend," supplied by (Family Tree - Aughrim Rectory), [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Passed down through the family via George Crampton to Eileen Crampton to Colleen Engelsman to Ryan Kriste.

6 Crockford's Clerical Directory (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), 758.

7 Charles Mosley, Editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage - 107th Edition (Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), 1.

8 George Dames Burtchaell M.A., K.C., M.R.I.A. (Sometime Deputy Ulster King of Arms) and Thomas Ulick Sadleir M.A., M.R.I.A., editors, Alumni Dublinensis - A Register of the Students, Graduates, Professors, and Provosts of Trinity College, in the University of Dublin (London: Williams & Northgate, 1924 -, 2005), Pg. 187.

9 Peter O'Donoghue Bluemantle Pursuivant, "College of Arms," p. 3; report to Ryan John Kriste, [STREET ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 14 December 2009.

10 Grave Monument, Monument in Aughrim Church, Galway.

11 Peter O'Donoghue Bluemantle Pursuivant, "College of Arms," p. 2; report to Ryan John Kriste, [STREET ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 14 December 2009.

12 Holy Trinity Aughrim (Aughrim, Co. Galway, Ireland), "Burial Records," No. 220; Aughrim Rectory, Ballinasloe.

13 Holy Trinity Aughrim (Aughrim, Co. Galway, Ireland), "Death Records"; Aughrim Rectory, Ballinasloe.

14 Holy Trinity Aughrim (Aughrim, Co. Galway, Ireland), "Burial Records," No. 59; Aughrim Rectory, Ballinasloe.

15 Peter Kenelm Wingfield Digby (RIN. 3607), Exeter, England [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,] to Ryan John Kriste, e-mail, 30 Sep 2011, "Re: Children of JFT Crampton"; privately held by Kriste.

16 England and Wales, Death Certificate for Frances Crofton Crampton, died 01 August 1889; citing 01A/68/85, July/August/September quarter 1889, Kensington registration district, Kentish Town sub-district; General Register Office, Southport.

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