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William Craven, 6th Baron Craven

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Name  William 6th
Coronation date  1769
Deposed date  1791

William Craven, 6th Baron Craven

Died  September 26, 1791, Lausanne, Switzerland
Children  Maria Molyneux, Countess of Sefton

William Craven, 6th Baron Craven (11 September 1738 – 26 September 1791) was an English nobleman.

He was the son of Rev John Craven of Staunton Lacy, Shropshire and succeeded his uncle, William Craven, as Baron Craven in 1769. In 1775, he built Benham Park at the site of Benham Valence in Speen, Berkshire where he lived with his wife, Lady Elizabeth Berkeley, until she left him in 1780 to travel in Europe. They had issue of three sons and four daughters. After his death on 27 September 1791 at age 53 in Lausanne, Switzerland, she married the Margrave of Anspach.

It was Lord Craven who, in 1780, built the original Cottage at what is now a Championship stadium Craven Cottage, Fulham.


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