North Runcton

Sir John Cremor

Sir John Cremor (1598-1668) Christened in North Runcton Church, John Cremor was one of 11 children born to George Cremor and Elizabeth (née Williamson) of Seche [Setchey]. He studied Law at Gray's Inn in London and was made Sheriff of Norfolk in 1658/9 and on August 5th 1660 he was knighted by King Charles II. He was also made Lord of the Manor of North Runcton and Setch. Sir John Cremor died without heirs. His niece, Anne Cremor, married the Earl William Lord Fitzwilliam of Milton, Northamptonshire in 1669, and in 1720 their son, John Earl Fitzwilliam, had a tablet erected in North Runcton Church to commemorate Sir John.

 The above information is from a Cremer family website

Cremer tablet

The tablet, on the north wall of the Church, reads:
In hopes of a Joyfull Resurrection lyes interr'd in this Church Sr JOHN CREMOR Knight Lord of this Mannor of North Runcton Sechey cum Hardwick who dyed at Sechey An. Dom. 1668 Whose neice & fole heirefs, ANN CREMOR, Daughter & onely Child of EDMUND CREMOR of West Winch Esq married ye Right Hon. WILLIAM Earl FITZWILLIAM of Milton in Northampton Shire by whom She had 4 Sonns & 6 Daughters, all which are deceafed except JOHN, now Earl FITZWILLIAM, who to ye Pious Memory of his Ancestor has caufed this Monument to be erected Anno Domini 1720.



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