Sheep Grazing

Lord Edward Crofton died in 1912 to be buried in the family vault at Killmaine. In many respects he had become disillusioned with life on the estate long before his death, showing little interest in his Irish properties. Instead he preferred, among other roles, that of representative peer at Westminister. As he was a bachelor, his title, along with the subsequently conferred superior title of
baron was passed to his nephew Arthur

Although he took a practical interest in his inheritance, the last of the Land Acts meant most of the estate was sold piecemeal in the early twentieth century. Ownership of what was left passed to his children and then to his grandson Edward Blaise, to whom the title eventually passed. He was the last of the Croftons to reside at Mote, but moved to England in the 1940's.

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