Name: Thomas Curwen
Death: 8 FEB 1522
Change Date: 27 OCT 2005
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.
Father: Christopher Curwen
Mother: Anne Pennington
- Christopher Curwen
- Type: Book
Periodical: A HISTORY OF THE FAMILY OF SANDFORD OF SANDFORD, ASKHAM, HOWGILL AND HELTON IN THE COUNTY OF WESTMORLAND
Author: William Arthur Cecil Sandford