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  • ID: I36562
  • Name: Thomas Curwen
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 8 FEB 1522
  • Note: 1

    Also married Isabel Percy.
    Edmund Sandford the descendant of William Sandford and Mabel Curwen, writing in 1675, tells a delightful story of Mabel?s brother Sir Thomas Curwen, which though it has no bearing on the Sandford history is worth repeating, Writing of the Curwen family he says:- ?Now let me tell yow the family and, pedigree of this ancient great house Chiviles of Workington for five or six descents: my owne great grandmother being either sister or daughter to Sr. Tho: Curwen, in Henry the Eights Time an excellent Archer at Twelvscor marks: And went vp with his men to shoote: wth. that King Henry 8: at the dissolution of abbeys: And the King says to him Curwen why doth thee begg none of thes Abbeys: I wold gratifie the someway quoth the other I thank yow and afterwards said he would desire of him the Abbie of ffurnes (nye unto him) for 20 one yeares: sayes the King take it for ever: quoth the other it is long enough, for youle set them vp againe in yt. time but they not likly to be set vp againe; this Sir Tho: Curwen sent Mr. Preston who had married his daughter to renew the lease for him: And he even renued it in his own name: which when his father in low questioned: quoth Mr. Preston you shall have it as long as yow live: and I think I may as well have it with yor daughter: as another.?
    The Sir Thomas Curwen referred to in this story died 34 Henry VIII, his father, Sir Christopher, having died 7 Henry VIII. As a matter of fact it was Sir Thomas Curwen?s sister Ellen, and not his daughter, who married John Preston: but that is by the way.
  • _UID: 0C4F8D8679D34AD9B8BBEF8329730F7DEAC5
  • Change Date: 27 OCT 2005

    Father: Christopher Curwen
    Mother: Anne Pennington

    Marriage 1 Anne Hudleston
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Christopher Curwen

    1. Type: Book
      Author: William Arthur Cecil Sandford
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