Son of William Cross of Redscar. He was one of Lear’s closest friends and married Elizabeth, daughter of Admiral Sir Phipps Hornby and a great-niece of the 12th Earl of Derby (SL, 288).

“Finding a letter from my friend Cross of Redscar, ― I set out to meet him at Malta” (Letter to the 13th Earl of Derby of 12 January 1849, SL, 97). The two then went on to Egypt, SL, 98-106.

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