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MUSGRAVE

1. PETER

In the reign of King Henry II there was a dispute between Robert, son of Peter Musegrave and the monks of Byland concerning the boundaries of the manors of Musgrave and Blaterne. The dispute was settled in the county court at Appleby. The manor adjoining Blaterne is the manor of Little Musgrave which being described by the general name of Musgrave infers that the two Musgraves were one entire manor at this time.

Issue-

  • 2I. ROBERT-

    Ref:

    The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland- Joseph Nicolson, Richard Burn, Strahan & Cadell, London, 1777- Vol. I, pp. 590-1


    2I. ROBERT (PETER 1)

    Issue-

  • 3I. ADAM-

    Ref:

    The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland- Joseph Nicolson, Richard Burn, Strahan & Cadell, London, 1777- Vol. I, pp. 590-1


    3I. ADAM (PETER 1, ROBERT 2)

    In the reign of King John, Adam de Musegrave was a witness to a grant of wood and turbary at Sandford by William de Sandford to the first Robert de Veteripont.

    Issue-

  • 4I. THOMAS-

    Ref:

    The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland- Joseph Nicolson, Richard Burn, Strahan & Cadell, London, 1777- Vol. I, pp. 590-1


    4I. THOMAS (PETER 1, ROBERT 2, ADAM 3)

    Issue-

  • 5I. THOMAS-

    Ref:

    The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland- Joseph Nicolson, Richard Burn, Strahan & Cadell, London, 1777- Vol. I, pp. 590-1


    5I. THOMAS (PETER 1, ROBERT 2, ADAM 3, THOMAS 4)

    Gervase, son of John de Langton, gave with a warranty to Thomas, son of Thomas de Musgrave and his heirs male, land in Soulby for the rent of a ha'penny. The gift is dated to prior to 1268 and was witnessed by William de Dacre, Thomas de Hellebeck, Richard de Soulby, Robert de Strickland, Alan de Kaber, knights, and William de Warcop.(1) Thomas de Musgrave gave to Nicholas de Musgrave land in Soulby and the water mill. The gift is dated c.1270-90 and was witnessed by Henry de Stanley, Michael de Harcla, John de Morvill, Robert de Soulby, knights, and Robert de Musgrave, rector of Warcop.(2) Thomas, son of Thomas de Musgrave recieved a deed of gift from Robert, son of William de Sandford to land in Soulby, Hayburg, Wintonnstey, Quertongate, Hyingeslac and Struthwyth. The gift is dated c.1280-90 and was witnessed by William de Steynton, John de Morville, Sheriff of Westmorland, Thomas de Hellebec, Richard de Soulby, William de Warcop, William de Charteney, Thomas Bueth and Richard de Appleby, clerk.(3)

    In 36 Henry III (1252/3)Thomas de Musegrave, sheriff of Westmorland was a witness to a grant by Robert de Veteripont to Richard Clerke of Appleby. Sir Thomas was also one of the executors of the will of Robert. In 6 Edward I (1278/9) Thomas de Musgrave and Ranulph de Dacre obtained a charter for a market at their manor of Orton.

    In a charter of gift with warranty dated c.1290-1310 Thomas de Musgrave gave to Nicholas de Musgrave land in Soulby. This charter was witnessed by Henry de Stanley, Michael de Harcla, John de Morville, Robert de Soulby, knights, Robert de Musgrave rector of Warcop. Gilbert de Wyteby, Henry de Arkeby, Robert Anglico, Richard de Musgrave, Robert de Lancaster, John de Alneto, and John de Helton.(4)

    Issue-

  • 6I. RICHARD- m. Joanna ______ (m.2. Sir John FitzWilliam (d. by 10 Aug. 1352), 3. Thomas de Mounteny (d. by 20 May 1356))
  • II. Nicholas-
  • III. ?Robert- rector of Warcop

    Ref:

    (1) Cumbria Record Office- Carlisle- Musgrave family records- D MUS 2/10/51
    (2) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/92
    (3) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/88
    (4) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/9


    6I. RICHARD (PETER 1, ROBERT 2, ADAM 3, THOMAS 4, THOMAS 5)

    m. Joanna ______ (m.2. Sir John FitzWilliam (d. by 10 Aug. 1352), 3. Thomas de Mounteny (d. by 20 May 1356))

    In 14 Edward I (1286/7) concerning the partition of the Veteripont inheritence between the two daughters and coheirs of the last Robert de Veteripont, the homage and service of Richard de Musgrave were assigned to Idonea, the younger daughter.

    In an indenture gift dated to the early 14th century, Richard de Musgrave gave to Thomas de Katerygh (Catterick) land in Soulby for life for a rent of 4s. The indenture was witnessed by Henry de Wharton, John de Kirkby, William de Sunnerdale, John de Berwys and John Downay.(1)

    On 7 Mar. 1318 Joanna de Musgrave, Lady of Soulby, gave with warranty to Thomas de Whitfield, rector of Soulby, all her lands in Westmorland, the manor of Crosby Gerard, Lordship of Overton, manor of Little Musgrave, Soulby, and land in Kirkby Stephen.(2)

    On 10 Aug. 1352 Johanne, widow of Sir John FitzWilliam quitclaimed to Robert, son of Richard de Musgrave, all her rights in the manors of Crosby Gerard, Little Musgrave and Soulby and the advowson of Crosby Gerard.(3) On 20 May 1356 John FitzWilliam, son and heir of Joanna, widow of Thomas de Mounteny, quitclaimed to Thomas de Musgrave, knight, all rights in the manors of Crosby Gerard, Little Musgrave and Soulby, land in Kirkby Stephen and the advowson of Crosby Gerard.(4)

    Issue-

  • 7I. THOMAS- m. 19 Edward III (1346/7), ISABELLA de BERKELEY (m.1. John, Lord Clifford, d. 36 Edward III)
  • II. Robert-

    Ref:

    (1) Cumbria Record Office- Carlisle- Musgrave family records- D MUS 2/10/22
    (2) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/15
    (3) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/35
    (4) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/17

    The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland- Joseph Nicolson, Richard Burn, Strahan & Cadell, London, 1777- Vol. I, p. 591


    7I. THOMAS (PETER 1, ROBERT 2, ADAM 3, THOMAS 4, THOMAS 5, RICHARD 6)

    m. 19 Edward III (1346/7), ISABELLA de BERKELEY (m.1. John, Lord Clifford, d. 36 Edward III)

    In 3 Edward II (1310/1) upon an inquisition of tenants in Westmorland it was found that Thomas de Musgrave, who was under age and in wardship, held Great Musgrave, Moreton, Souleby, half of Rookby, and part of Sandford. At the same time Richard de Musgrave held Little Musgrave and Crosby Gerard. This Richard had a brother Robert who conveyed lands to him in Soulby. In 8 Edward II (1315/6) after the death of Robert, Lord Clifford, the jurors find the same again, that Thomas was still under age and held the same lands by cornage for the whole of 45s 10d.

    On 2 Oct. 1325 Sir Thomas de Musgrave was bound in 100 marks to Sir John FitzWilliam.(8)

    In Aug. either 7 or 17 Edward III (1333 or 1343) Hugh de Wharton granted lands in Soulby Woodhall to Thomas de Musgrave, knight.(1)

    Thomas served as knight of the shire of Westmorland in 14, 15, 17, and 18 Edward III (1345/6). After his marriage to Isabella from 24 to 47 Edward III (1351-1374) he was summoned to Parliament. In 20 Edward III (1347/8) he was associated with the bishop of Carlisle in guarding the western marches towards Scotland. Upon the invasion by King David Bruce, Sir Thomas was one of the commanders which gave battle to King David near Durham where his army was routed and the king and many nobles were taken prisoner. Thomas was afterwards one of the commissioners for negociating with the Scottish commissioners concerning the release of their king. In 21 Edward III (1348/9) he was Governor of Berwick and sole justiciar throughout all the lands in Scotland held by the English.

    In 24 Edward III (1351/2) he obtained from the King a remission of all the profits of two parts of the castle and manor of Skipton for the time he and his wife had held it during the minority of the infant heir, her son, by her former husband Robert, Lord Clifford. Also for his good services he had a grant of 100 marks per year to be received out of the exchequer.

    Skipton Castle

    In 26 Edward III (1353/4) he and Thomas, Lord Lucie were commissioned to raise all the men-at-arms in Cumberland and Westmorland for the defense of the adjacent coasts due to a threatened invasion by the French fleet. He and Lord Lucie along with Ralph, Lord Nevil were in the wardenship of the West Marches in 27 Edward III (1354/5).

    On 23 Sept. 1355 Robert de Woulselay and William Beauchamp, chaplains, gave to Sir Thomas de Musgrave land in Soulby and Crosby Gerrard, Little Musgrave and Kirkby Stephen and the advowson of the church at Crosby. The gift was witnessed by William de Threlkeld, Hugh de Lowther, Thomas L'Engleys knights, John de Helton, and Thomas de Warcop.(2)

    St. Andrew's Church- Crosby Garrett

    Robert de Musgrave enfeoffed Thomas de Musgrave of lands in Soulby, Crosby Garrett, Little Musgrave and Kirkby Stephen to re-enfeoff Robert of all these lands within 40 days saving the reversion to Thomas.(3) On 7 May 1357 there is an indenture of Thomas de Musgrave and Thomas de Sandford and Isabelle granting an annual rent of 20 marks out of the manors of Musgrave and Soulby.(7)

    In 32 Edward III (1359/0) Sir Thomas obtained a charter for free warren in all his demesne lands at Musgrave and other places, with power to impark his woods called Hevenings in Musgrave, containing 200 acres. Hevening or Heyning means freed or spared, so winter heyning in forests was when the cattle were not to be put in.

    On 15 Feb. 1362 Hugh de Wharton gave to Sir Thomas Musgrave, Lord of Musgrave, land in Soulby.(4) Hugh quitclaimed to Thomas Musgrave, senior for 20 marks owed for the farm on his lands in Soulby for 10 years.(5)

    In 42 Edward III (1369/0) he was constituted escheator for the counties of York, Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland.

    In 46 Edward III (1373/4) he was appointed with the Bishop of Carlisle and others to the office of Warden of the West Marches. The following year he was made Governor of Berwick again and again 49 Edward III (1376/7) and in 50 Edward III (1377) for three years more. On 2 Feb. 1380 Sir Thomas de Musgrave gave to Thomas Musgrave, junior a gift by indenture of John Thomson, Perkyn de Soulby, a villein and his household living and yet to be born and all their chattels.(6) He must have died about this time as he is not listed amoung those summoned to that Parliament.

    Sir Thomas obtained Harcla from Ralph de Nevil, baron of Raby which was confirmed by the King 34 Edward III (1361/2) and remitted the rent and granted him a special licence to rebuild and fortify the castle of Harcla, 4 Oct. 1353, which had been burned by the Scots: "mansum manerii...Harcla quod prope Marchiam Scociae situartur et per Scotos inimicos nostros saepius ante haec tempora combustum extitit et destructum". (9) The castle had been in the possession of Andrew de Harcla or Hartley prior to being granted to Ralph de Nevil. Harcla was convicted of collusion with Robert the Bruce and was ordered by King Edward II to be hanged, drawn and quartered and his earldom and lands forfeited. The castle was improved in 1615, but was abandoned by 1677 and was demolished in the early 18th century.

    Hartley Castle- 1739

    Kirkby Stephen Parish Church

    Tomb of Thomas Musgrave- Kirkby Stephen

    Issue-

  • 8I. THOMAS- m.1. Margaret, d. of Sir William Ross of Yelton, Yorkshire, 2. Mary, d. of John Vaux (m.1. Thomas Holland, Earl of Kent), d. 8 Richard II (1385/6)

    Ref:

    (1) Cumbria Record Office- Carlisle- Musgrave family records- D MUS 2/10/33
    (2) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/73
    (3) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/96
    (4) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/77 & 90
    (5) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/18
    (6) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/20
    (7) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/37
    (8) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/34
    (9) Some Accounts of Domestic Architecture in England- T.H. Turner, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1859- Vol. III, pt. 2, p. 416

    The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland- Joseph Nicolson, Richard Burn, Strahan & Cadell, London, 1777- Vol. I, pp. 591-3


    8I. THOMAS (PETER 1, ROBERT 2, ADAM 3, THOMAS 4, THOMAS 5, RICHARD 6, THOMAS 7)

    m.1. Margaret, d. of Sir William Ross of Yelton, Yorkshire
    2. Mary, d. of John Vaux (m.1. Thomas Holland, Earl of Kent)
    d. 8 Richard II (1385/6)

    In 37 & 43 Edward III (1364/5 & 1370/1) Thomas served in Parliament for Yorkshire where he probably resided during his father's lifetime on his former wife's estate there. In 5 Richard II (1382/3) he presented a clerk to the rectory of Crosby Garret.

    In an undated 14th century gift Gervase, son of John de Langton, gave to Thomas, son of Thomas de Musgrave, land in Soulby. This gift was witnessed by Richard de Soulby, Alan de Kaber, John de Morvill, William de Warcop, Henry de Stanelay, Humphrey de Overton, Thomas Buhet, Robert de Sandford, and John de Maltbey.(1) In another undated charter Gervase gave to Thomas, son of Thomas de Musgrave and his heirs male or his brother Richard and his heirs male, 20 acres of land in Soulby for the rent of a root of ginger.(2)

    Issue-

  • 9I. THOMAS- m.1. Elizabeth FitzWilliam, 2. ALICE ______, d. 10 Henry IV (1409/0)

    Ref:

    (1) Cumbria Record Office- Carlisle- Musgrave family records- D MUS 2/10/2-3
    (2) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/23

    The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland- Joseph Nicolson, Richard Burn, Strahan & Cadell, London, 1777- Vol. I, p. 593


    9I. THOMAS (PETER 1, ROBERT 2, ADAM 3, THOMAS 4, THOMAS 5, RICHARD 6, THOMAS 7, THOMAS 8)

    m.1. Elizabeth FitzWilliam- d. of Sir William FitzWilliam of Sprotsburgh, Yorkshire
    2. ALICE ______
    d. 10 Henry IV (1409/0)

    In 16 Richard II (1393/4) Thomas was Sheriff of Cumberland and in 1 Henry IV (1399/00) he was knight of the shire for Westmorland.

    On 24 Mar. 1411 Alexander de Fetherstonehalgh and Thomas de Warthecopp of Warcop granted to Alice, widow of Sir Thomas de Musgrave, land in Crosby Gerrard, Little Musgrave, Wharton, Nateby, Sleagill and Soulby for her life on condition she enfeoff Sir Thomas de Tunstall and Richard de Musgrave for 20 rent.(1) There was a confirmation of this grant on 26 Mar. to Richard Musgrave, son of Sir Thomas de Musgrave and Alice.(2)

    Issue-

  • 10I. RICHARD- m. ELIZABETH ______ (d. 1416/7)

    Ref:

    (1) Cumbria Record Office- Carlisle- Musgrave family records- D MUS 2/10/42
    (2) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/44


    10I. RICHARD (PETER 1, ROBERT 2, ADAM 3, THOMAS 4, THOMAS 5, RICHARD 6, THOMAS 7, THOMAS 8, THOMAS 9)

    m. ELIZABETH ______ (d. 3 Henry V (1416/7))

    On 3 Apr. 1410 Alexander Fetherstanehall and Thomas de Warcop of Warcop gave to Thomas de Tunstale and Richard de Musgrave all the manors and lands in Westmorland which they have by enfeoffment from Thomas de Ullesby and others.(2)

    In the Inquisition Post Mortem of John, Lord Clifford, Martinmas 1424, the jurors find that Sir Richard de Musgrave, knight, held the manors of Great Musgrave, Hartley, Crosby Gerrard, and Murton.(1) He is the first in the list of jurors who took that inquisition.

    Tomb of Richard Musgrave- Kirkby Stephen

    Issue-

  • 11I. THOMAS- m. JOAN D'ACRE (living 1456/7)

    Ref:

    (1) Cumbria Record Office- Carlisle- Musgrave family records- D MUS 2/10/95
    (2) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/78

    The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland- Joseph Nicolson, Richard Burn, Strahan & Cadell, London, 1777- Vol. I, p. 593


    11I. THOMAS (PETER 1, ROBERT 2, ADAM 3, THOMAS 4, THOMAS 5, RICHARD 6, THOMAS 7, THOMAS 8, THOMAS 9, RICHARD 10)

    m. JOAN (living 34 Henry VI (1456/7)), d. of Lord DACRE

    About the time of Henry IV or Edward IV the Musgraves obtained a cup, the Luck of Eden Hall. The story goes that the butler was going to get water from the well and surprised a group of fairies who were dancing on the green near the spring where they had left this cup. The butler stole the cup and upon his refusal to return it the fairies said:

    "Whene'er this cup shall break or fall,
    Farewell the luck of Eden Hall"

    The Luck of Eden Hall is preserved in a stamped leather case ornamented with scrolls of vine leaves and has the letters I.H.S. on the top. Since 1926 it resides in the Victoria & Albert Museum which is probably a good place for it as it is upon the preservation of this cup that the prosperity of the Musgrave family depends.

    The glass was made in Syria in the 13th century and was probably brought home by some crusader returning from the Holy Land. The excellent condition of the glass is due to it's leather case which was probably made in France in the 13th century. How the Musgrave family obtained it is unknown.

    Longfellow translated Johan Ludwig Uhland's ballad of 1834 concerning the destruction of the cup and the house of Musgrave:

    As the goblet ringing flies apart,
    Suddenly cracks the vaulted hall;
    And through the rift the wild flames start;
    The guests in dust are scattered all,
    With the breaking Luck of Edenhall!
    In storms the foe with fire and sword;
    He in the night has scaled the wall,
    Slain by the sword lies the youthful Lord,
    But holds in his hand the crystal tall,
    The shattered Luck of Edenhall.

    The Luck of Eden Hall

    (1)

    Nine year old Georgiana Rosetta Smyth recorded an account in her journal from 1844: 'At our dinner Sir George [Musgrave] brought the enchanted Cup, he told us that Duke Wharton used to throw it up in the air, and have a manservant to catch it again. We all drank out of it, the little Musgraves were not allowed to come into the room for fear of breaking it. Sir George showed us where the cup was kept, there was an Iron door and stone wall, in case of fire, the Cup was then put into a tin box.'

    Issue-

  • 12I. RICHARD- m. ELIZABETH BEETHAM, 9 Nov. 1464 Harley Castle, Kirkby Stephen, Westmoreland
  • II. Elizabeth- m. Henry Wharton

    Ref:

    (1) Victoria & Albert Museum- London- Item No. C1-1959

    The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland- Joseph Nicolson, Richard Burn, Strahan & Cadell, London, 1777- Vol. I, pp. 593-4


    12I. RICHARD (PETER 1, ROBERT 2, ADAM 3, THOMAS 4, THOMAS 5, RICHARD 6, THOMAS 7, THOMAS 8, THOMAS 9, RICHARD 10, THOMAS 11)

    m. ELIZABETH BEETHAM, d. of Sir Thomas Beetham of Beetham
    d. 9 Nov. 1464 Hartley Castle, Kirkby Stephen, Westmoreland

    Sir Richard was Under Sheriff of Westmorland. He was one of the jurors of the Inquisition post mortem of John, Lord Clifford in 4 Edward IV (1465/6).

    "Here lies Rich. Musgrave Knt. near Eliz. his wife & Thos. Their son & heir who d. on the 9th day of Nov. 1464 on whose soul have mercy Amen"

    "Tradition has it that the last wild boar killed on Wild Boar Fell was killed by Sir Richard Musgrave (d. 1464). His tomb is in the Hartley Chapel, and this boar tusk was found in his tomb during the 19th century restoration of the Chapel."

    Sir Richard's Boar

    Issue-

  • 13I. THOMAS- m. JOAN STAPILTON
  • II. John- d.s.p.
  • III. Richard- m. Mary Stapleton (m.1. Sir William Hilton, d. after 13 Oct. 1457)
  • IV. Elizabeth- m. Thomas Agart
  • V. Isabel- m. Thomas Middleton, Esq. of Middleton Hall
  • VI. Margaret- m. Thomas Elderton, Esq.
  • VII. Eleanor- m. William Thornburgh, Esq.
  • VIII. Mary- m. Thomas Warcop, Esq.
  • IX. William-
  • X. Agnes- m. Robert Warcop, Esq.

    Ref:

    The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland- Joseph Nicolson, Richard Burn, Strahan & Cadell, London, 1777- Vol. I, p. 594
    Burke's Commoners- Vol. I, p. 479
    Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants- Vol.I, p.189


    13I. THOMAS (PETER 1, ROBERT 2, ADAM 3, THOMAS 4, THOMAS 5, RICHARD 6, THOMAS 7, THOMAS 8, THOMAS 9, RICHARD 10, THOMAS 11,RICHARD 12)

    m. JOAN STAPLETON, d. of William Stapilton of Edenhall
    d. before Oct. 1457 Hartley Castle, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland

    On 22 Apr. 1446 William Bernes and Katherine granted to Thomas de Musgrave, son of Sir Richard de Musgrave, all the lands and rents in Crosby Gerrard.(1)

    Issue-

  • 14I. RICHARD- m. JOAN De CLIFFORD
  • II. Eleanor- m. Christopher Lancaster
  • III. John- of Musgrave Hall
  • IV. Nicholas- of Hayton
  • V. William- of Crookdake
  • VI. Margaret- m. John Sandford
  • VII. Mary- m. Nicolas Ridley
  • VIII. Isabella- m. John Crackenthorp, Esq. of Newbiggin

    Ref:

    (1) Cumbria Record Office- Carlisle- Musgrave family records- D MUS 2/10/56

    The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland- Joseph Nicolson, Richard Burn, Strahan & Cadell, London, 1777- Vol. I, p. 594
    The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom- George Cokayne, Ed- Vol. IX, p. 437
    Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants- Vol.I, p.189


    14I. RICHARD (PETER 1, ROBERT 2, ADAM 3, THOMAS 4, THOMAS 5, RICHARD 6, THOMAS 7, THOMAS 8, THOMAS 9, RICHARD 10, THOMAS 11, RICHARD 12, THOMAS 13)

    m. JOAN De CLIFFORD- d. of Thomas, Lord Clifford
    d. 10 Aug. 1491

    In a feodary of knights holding in free tenancy of Thomas de Clifford 21 Henry VI (1443/4), Richard held Great Musgrave by homage and fealty and 4s 2d cornage. In 8 Henry VII (1493/4) there was a dispute between Richard and the Bishop of Carlisle concerning the patronage of the church of Musgrave.

    Issue-

  • 15I. EDWARD- m.1. ______, 2. Joan Ward of Givendale
  • II. Thomas-
  • III. John- a priest
  • IV. Jane-

    Ref:

    The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland- Joseph Nicolson, Richard Burn, Strahan & Cadell, London, 1777- Vol. I, p. 594
    The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom- George Cokayne, Ed- Vol. IX, pp. 437-8
    Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants- Vol.I, p.189


    15I. EDWARD (PETER 1, ROBERT 2, ADAM 3, THOMAS 4, THOMAS 5, RICHARD 6, THOMAS 7, THOMAS 8, THOMAS 9, RICHARD 10, THOMAS 11, RICHARD 12, THOMAS 13, RICHARD 14)

    m.1. Alice Radcliffe- d. of Thomas Radcliffe, Esq.
    2. JOAN WARD of Givendale in Ripton (will 1540)- d. of Sir Christopher Ward, Kt. of Gryndall, York
    d. 23 May 1542

    Sir Edward was knighted after the battle of Flodden 9 Sept. 1513.

    In 5 Henry VIII (1514/5), Edward was sheriff of Cumberland along with John Crackenthorp, Esq. He was sheriff again in 19 Henry VIII (1528/9).

    On 19 July 1527 is a bond for 100 for Sir John Lowther, Edward and William Musgrave, knights, to abide by a judgement on the lands in dispute in Soulby.(1)

    On 15 Apr. 1542 he and his son William exchanged the lands of Soulby and Crosby Gerrard alias Crosby super Montem for the lands in Wharton, Nateby, Sleagill, Cutterside and Uldale with Sir Thomas Wharton, King's Councilor, Warden of the Western Marches, Captain of the Castle and city of Carlisle.(2) There was a final concord between Richard and Sir Thomas concerning the land in Soulby and Crosby Gerrard on Martinmas 1549.(3)

    By his marriage to Joan he was possessed of Gryndall out of which Joan gave in her will in 1540 to Katharine Allon, her old servant, a sufficient living for the term of her life.

    Edward and Joan's daughter Elizabeth married John Nevill. After her death John married Catherine Parr who became after John's death the sixth wife of King Henry VIII! Interesting family connection. Fortunately, Catherine outlived Bluff King Hal (one of the few to do so) but died in childbirth in 1548.

    Issue-First two children by Alice, last six by Joan.

  • I. Mary- m. John Martindale
  • II. Margaret- m. John Heron of Chipchase
  • 16III. WILLIAM- m. ELIZABETH CURWEN, d. 18 Oct. 1544
  • IV. Edward- d.s.p.
  • V. Simon-
  • VI. Elizabeth- m. 20 July 1528 John Nevill, Lord Latimer (m.1. Dorothy Vere (d. 7 Feb. 1527 Well, Yorkshire), m.3. Catherine Parr (m.1. Sir Edward Burgh, m.3. King Henry VIII, m.4. Apr. 1547 Thomas Seymour, Baron Sudely, d. 7 Sept. 1548 Sudely Castle, Gloucestershire), d. 2 Mar. 1543 London)
  • VII. Magdalene- m. Thomas Blenkinsop, Esq. of Helbeck
  • VIII. Joan-

    Ref:

    (1) Cumbria Record Office- Carlisle- Musgrave family records- D MUS 2/10/47
    (2) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/48-49
    (3) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/76

    The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland- Joseph Nicolson, Richard Burn, Strahan & Cadell, London, 1777- Vol. I, p. 594
    Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants- Vol.I, p.189


    16I. WILLIAM (PETER 1, ROBERT 2, ADAM 3, THOMAS 4, THOMAS 5, RICHARD 6, THOMAS 7, THOMAS 8, THOMAS 9, RICHARD 10, THOMAS 11, RICHARD 12, THOMAS 13, RICHARD 14, EDWARD 15)

    m. ELIZABETH CURWEN (m.1. Thomas Tamworth) d. of Sir Thomas Curwen of Workington

    Bewcastle

    Sir William was the Keeper of the Castle of Bewcastle, Cumberland. He was knighted at Jedburgh on 25 Sept. 1523. He was sheriff of Cumberland in 24 & 33 Henry VIII (1533/4 & 1541/2). In 34 Henry VIII (1542) William was charged by the King's letter to find 60 horse and 40 foot and assisted Sir Thomas Wharton in the defeat of the Scots at Sollom Moss.

    On 22 Mar. 1543 William Musgrave, knight received an annuity of 40s for life from one tenement where Thomas Hogeson, his servant, lived in Edenhall, and from a water mill there.(1)

    On 35 Henry VIII (1544/5) William had the King's licence to settle his lands in Raughton, Gateskell, Brackinthwaite, Stocklewath, and Sebreham in Cumberland, upon John Musgrave, Gent., for life, with remainder to Adam, John, and Ingram, sons of the said John, successively in tail male, with the remainder to the heirs male of the body of the said John the father.

    Issue-

  • 17I. RICHARD- b.c.1524, m. ANNE WHARTON, d. 10 Sept. 1555

    Ref:

    (1) Cumbria Record Office- Carlisle- Musgrave family records- D MUS 2/2/61

    The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland- Joseph Nicolson, Richard Burn, Strahan & Cadell, London, 1777- Vol. I, pp. 594-5
    Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants- Vol.I, p.189


    17I. RICHARD (PETER 1, ROBERT 2, ADAM 3, THOMAS 4, THOMAS 5, RICHARD 6, THOMAS 7, THOMAS 8, THOMAS 9, RICHARD 10, THOMAS 11, RICHARD 12, THOMAS 13, RICHARD 14, EDWARD 15, WILLIAM 16)

    b.c.1524
    m. ANNE WHARTON (m.2. Humphrey Musgrave of Hayton), d. of Thomas Wharton, Lord Wharton
    d. 10 Sept. 1555 Edenhall

    Sir Richard had livery of his lands in 37 Henry VIII (1546/7).

    On 2 May 1548 John FitzWilliam of Kingley, Southampton, sold to Richard Musgrave of Hartley, Esq. the manor of Warcop and land in Burton Gill, Sandford, Flitholme, Soulby and Branton, Blencogo, Crofton, Gaitsfill, Langholm and Ghyll.(2)

    In 3 Edward VI (1550/1) he purchased of the King the rectory and advowson of the church of Kirkby Stephen and sold it to Thomas, Lord Wharton, except the tithes of corn and hay of Hartley, Soulby and Kaber.

    On 18 Dec. 1549 Thomas, Lord Wharton sold to Richard Musgrave of Harley, Esq. the reversion of all his lands and rights in Crosby Gerrard in exchange for other land in Crosby Gerrard and 72.(1)

    Issue-

  • I. Thomas- d.s.p.
  • 18II. ELEANOR- b.c.1546, m.1. WILLIAM THORNBURGH, 2. Robert Bowes or Aske, York

    Ref:

    (1) Cumbria Record Office- Carlisle- Musgrave family records- D MUS 2/10/57
    (2) Ibid- D MUS 2/10/50

    The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland- Joseph Nicolson, Richard Burn, Strahan & Cadell, London, 1777- Vol. 1, p. 595
    Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants- Vol.I, p.189


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