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Commander Crawford Caffin 68

  • Born: 1845, Southsea, Hampshire
  • Marriage: Josephine Mary Rose on 16 January 1883 in St. Jude's, Southsea 54
  • Died: 9 March 1891, Nice, Southern France aged 46

bullet  General Notes:

From The Times, April 25, 1889

Change of Name - I, Crawford Caffin of Her Majesty's Coastguard,
King's Lynn, in the County of Norfolk, a Commander in Her Majesty's
Royal Navy, hereby give notice, that by a Deed Poll, bearing the day
of March, 1889, and enrolled in the Chancery Division of Her Majesty's
High Court of Jusice on the 28 th day of the same month of March, I
have ASSUMED and ADOPTED the SURNAME of CRAWFORD jointly with and in addition to my present surname of Caffin. And that at all times
hereafter the joint surname of Crawford-Caffin will be used by me in
all deeds and writings, and on all occasions whatsoever. Dated this
25th day of April, 1889.

From The Times, March 18, 1891

Captain Crawford-Caffin, R.N., who died on the 9th inst. at Nice, aged
46, was the only son of the late Admiral Crawford-Caffin, K.C.B. he
entered the Royal Navy in 1858, and became a sub-lieutenant in 1864, a
lieutenant in 1865, and a commander in 1879. During the Zulu campaign
of 1879 he commanded the transport service at Natal. He was also
transport officer at Alexandria during the Egyptian War.
Subsequently, as commander of the Sphinx, he served ashore at
Trinkitat and at the battle of El Teb. He wore the Zulu medal and
clasp, the Egyptian medal and Suakin and El Teb clasps, the Khedive's
bronze star, and the Medjidieh of the 3d class. His last appointments
were as commander of the President, drill ship at the West India
Docks, and as inspecting officer of coastguard at Lynn.
Midshipman in 1861. Commander in 1883.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1861 in Vanbrugh Lodge, Vanbrugh Fields, Greenwich.

2. Resided: 9 March 1891, Dersingham Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk. 13

3. He had an estate probated on 26 September 1891 in Principal Registry. 13


Crawford married Josephine Mary Rose, daughter of William Rose and Unknown, on 16 January 1883 in St. Jude's, Southsea.54

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