John Crampton Mayor of Mansfield 1902

John Crampton, Mayor of Mansfield 1902

John Crampton was made the 12th mayor of Mansfield in 1902 he was the well known founder of the firm of Estate Agents and Auctioneers of Crampton, Son and Clements, later known as Crampton Sooby an Eastgate.

John was born in 1840 in Upton near Southwell. He was elected to the council in 1891 the year of the charter of Incorporation which gave Mansfield the status of Borough.

In his early years he was one of the pioneers of Methodism and for 59 years he served as a Wesleyan Methodist preacher on the Mansfield Circuit.

John Crampton and his wife had 11 children and he died in 1924. There are no more Cramptons left in Mansfield, if there are Iwould love to hear from them as I am John’s great Granddaughter and the eldest son of each generation after him have become Surveyors.

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  • Hi Stef…I hope your ok. I name my daughter after you


    By Joanne Lanes (21/11/2023)
  • I worked at Crampton Sooby and Eastgate, in 1970 I was just 16. I remember Linda, Mrs MacSherry, Margaret, Stephanie and Mr Sooby’s secretary who I cant remember her name. My name was Jo or Joanne.

    By Joanne Lanes (21/11/2023)
  • Hi Stephanie, I am John Crampton’s great, great grand daughter. He died in 1924 so it was long before you worked at the estate agents. Mr Eastgate wasn’t a nephew, just a business partner.

    By Gill Harcourt (27/09/2023)
  • Hi, I worked at Crampton Sooby and Eastgate on Westgate, 1979 to 1984 (the firm no longer exists). There was no Mr Crampton there, but I believe Mr Eastgate might have been a nephew?

    By Stephanie (09/10/2022)

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