Sir Edward Crayford, knight, was the eldest son of Sir William Crayford, knight, a lineal descendant of Sir William Crayford, made knight banneret by King Edward IV for his gallant and distuinguished services after the battle of Northampton in 1460. He was of Great Mongeham, in Kent and died in 1615, aged 39. He married Ann Hayward, the fourth daughter of Sir Rowland Hayward, thrice Lord Mayor of London, and Katherine Smyth, the daughter of Thomas Smythe of Ostenhanger in Kent.

Their eldest son William inherited Crayford House and considerable estates, which he left by his will to his second wife Ursula Horsemonden. He died without issue and Crayford House alias Stone Hall was subsequently pulled down by his second wife's second husband.

Sir Edward and Ann had another son George, who died in 1661 aged 51. He married Margaret Boys, daughter of Edward Boys of Betshanger in Kent.
Their eldest son was Edward Crayford, who was deputy recorder of Canterbury in 1687. He died on 15th November 1713. He married Susan Peters alias de la Pierre, daughter of Pierre de la Pierre, surgeon of Canterbury, originally from Flanders. He had been naturalized by an act of parliament on the restoration of King Charles II in 1661; he died in 1668. He left three sons and two daughters. His arms were: Or, three roses gu.

Edward and Susan had children:

1 William
2 George, born 22nd February 1671
3 Edward, born 9th April 1674, buried 6th February 1693
4 Peter, born 10th December 1676, buried 21st October 1732. He married Anthionetta, who died 27th September 1727.
5 Margaret, born 3rd December 1668. She married William Maundy by licence on 30th March 1693.
6 Susan, born 29th May 1682, buried 29th May 1726

William their son was Deputy Recorder of Canterbury and died on 1st May 1718. By his first wife Jane Rogers he had children:

1 William, of whom hereafter
2 Susan, who married Henry Wright of Ospringe, Kent and had issue.
3 Elizabeth. She married ----- Budd of Faversham.

By his second wife Ann Chalker he had children:

1 Edward, baptized 11th May 1707. He married ---- Ansell of Romney, Kent.
2 Anne, baptized 4th December 1702, buried 2nd October 1737. She married Peter Hayward (see

William son of William was Recorder of Canterbury. He died in 1733 and was buried at St Alphage's, where there are a number of memorials and monuments to this family. Bu his wife Susan Cumberland, who died in 1775, he had children:

1 Robert, born 8th June 1727 and died without issue.
2 William, born 10th August 1729 and died without issue.
3 Edward, born 15th May 1733. He died or was buried without issue on 17th December 1811. He had for his first wife Benet Toker, who died 4th November 1766 aged 35. For his second wife he married Elizabeth Bannister, who died on 25th July 1812.
4 Susan, born 1725, died 29th May 1726.
5 Elizabeth, born 4th March 1730, died 28th January 1735.

The above is taken from a manuscript compiled by Edward Jacob in November 1851, numbered '3' (Jacob MSS)