The Crofton Family

Francis George Crofton

Birth: 6 April 1915

Father: George Crofton

Mother: Frances Eleanor (Smith) Crofton


George Crofton

Birth: 23 March 1881 at Harbor House, Kingstown, county Dublin, Ireland

Father: Francis George Crofton

Mother: Emily Augusta (Caulfield) Crofton

Married: Frances Eleanor Smith on 19 February 1910, in St Marks, Pretoria, Transvaal
George Crofton is recorded as a bachelor, aged 29, born in Kingstown, Ireland and resident at 304 Boom Street, Pretoria. Frances Eleanor Smith is recorded as a spinster, aged 33, born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal and resident at 304 Boom Street, Pretoria. The marriage was witnessed by John Canova Thorp and A. J. E. Smith.

Children: Occupation: Engineer and Inspector of Works for the Public Works Department

Death: 1 August 1946, at the Suid Afrikaanse Hospitaal, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa, aged 65.
The cause of death is listed as myocarditis.

Headstone of George Crofton
Headstone of George Crofton in Rebecca Street cemetery, Pretoria
photo by Derek Walker at eGGSA
Buried: Rebecca Street cemetery, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa

Will: dated 12 November 1919, filed 18 June 1924
Transvaal Probate Records DGS 007830084 images 1382-1390
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me GEORGE CROFTON of Hatfield, Pretoria in the Transvaal Province of the Union of South Africa, married under Antenuptial Contract excluding community of property to my wife FRANCIS ELEANOR CROFTON (born Smith). Hereby revoking, cancelling and annulling all former wills, codicils and other testamentary dispositions made and executed by me, I declare the following to be and contain my last will and testament desiring that it may have effect as such or as a codicil or otherwise in such manner as may be most consistent with law.
  I DECLARE to nominate and appoint my said wife, FRANCES ELEANOR CROFTON (born Smith) to be the executrix of this my will and administratrix of my estate and effects and guardian of my minor child or children, hereby giving and granting unto her in such capacities all such powers and authorities as are required or allowed by law and especially that of assumption. And I direct that any Master of the Supreme Court of South Africa concerned or any other official shall dispense with the finding of security by maid said Executrix or Adminstratrix or Guardian of my minro child or children for the due and faithful administration of my estate and effects.
  I DECLARE to give, devise and bequeath to my child or children surviving me the corpus of an inheritance which has accrued to me from the Estate of my late mother, the Honourable Mrs Emily Augusta Crofton, which corpus is presently held in trust by Lord Crofton and Sir William Mahon in terms of the last Will and Testament of the said Emily Augusta Crofton, and in the event of any child predeceasing me leaving lawful issue I direct that such issue shall come into the place and take the share of such predeceased parent or parents by representation according to law.
  I DECLARE to nominate, institute and appoint my said wife, FRANCES ELEANOR CROFTON (born Smith) to be the sole and universal heiress of the rest, residue and remainder of my Estate and Effects, whether movable or immovable, personal or real of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever situate and whether the same sahall be in possession, reversion, remainder, expectancy or contingency, nothing excepted.
  AND LASTLY I declare to reserve to myself the power from time to time and at all times hereafter to make all such alterations in or additions to this Will as I may think fit either by separate act or at the foot hereof, desiring that all such alterations or additions so made and signed by me shall be held as valid and effectual as if the same had originally been embodied herein.
  IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand at Pretoria aforesaid on theis 18th day of January in the yeat of our Lord One Thousand Nine hundred and twenty-six in presence of the subscribing witnesses.
    George Crofton
SIGNED by the Tesator the said GEORGE CROFTON and by him declared to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us who in his presence and in presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
1.  A. A. Farqhar
2.  L. McCormack

1910: 304 Boom Street, Pretoria, Transvaal   (Transvaal Civil Records Marriages Pretoria 1910 #1)
1926: Hatfield, Pretoria, Transvaal   (Transvaal Probate Records DGS 007830084 images 1382-1390)
1946: 1158 Burnett Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Transvaal   (Transvaal Civil Records Deaths Pretoria 1942 DGS 007731585 image 1768)

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