George Crawfurd

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George Crawford (also Crawfurd) (1681-1748) was a Scottish genealogist and historian.



He was the third son of Thomas Crawfurd of Cartsburn. When Simon Fraser laid claim to the barony of Lovat, he employed Crawfurd to investigate the case and to supply materials to support it. It is said to have been chiefly due to the researches of Crawfurd that Fraser obtained a favorable decision; but he declined to pay Crawfurd anything. [1]

He died at Glasgow, 24 December 1748. [1]


Crawfurd was the author of:

The Description of the Shire of Renfrew was published separately, with a continuation by Semple, at Paisley in 1788, and a second edition, with a continuation by Robertson, also at Paisley, 1818.

The "Letters of Simon, Lord Fraser, to George Crawfurd, 1728–30", while the Lovat case was in progress, were published in the Spottiswoode Miscellany, 400–9.


By his wife, Mary, daughter of James Anderson, author of ‘Diplomata Scotiæ,’ he had four daughters. [1]

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Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain : Henderson, Thomas Finlayson (1887). "Crawfurd, George". In Stephen, Leslie (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography . 12. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 60.