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Henry Lawson

Death: February 25, 1645
Melton Mowbray or Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England (Killed in the battle (of Melton Mowbray) between Col. Rossiter and Langdale.)
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Lawson and Anne Lawson
Husband of Catherine Fenwick, Countess of Derwentwater
Father of Isabella Swinburne and Isabel Swinburne
Brother of Sir John Lawson, 1st Bt. Lawson, of Brough Hall; Roger Lawson and Dorothy Blakiston

Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Henry Lawson

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Henry Lawson:

Henry Lawson [1]

  • M, #394521,
  • d. 1654
  • Last Edited=29 Aug 2009

Henry Lawson was the son of Henry Lawson and Anne Hodgson.[1]

He married Catherine Fenwick, daughter of Sir William Fenwick.[1]

He died in 1654 at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England, killed in action.[1] He fought in the Battle of Melton Mowbray in 1654.[1]

Child of Henry Lawson and Catherine Fenwick

  • 1. Isabella Lawson+[2]


  • 1. [S155] Peter Townend, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 104th edition (London, U.K.: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1967), page 1461. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage, 104th ed.
  • 2. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume IV, page 224. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

Ben M. Angel notes: The death date of 1654 appears to be transposed from 1645. According to the English Wikipedia page on Melton Mowbray:

During the English Civil War, Melton was a Roundhead garrison commanded by a Colonel Rossiter. Two battles were fought in the town:

  • 1. in November 1643, Royalists caught the garrison unaware and carried away prisoners and booty;
  • 2. in February 1645, Sir Marmaduke Langdale, commanding a Royalist force of 1,500 men, inflicted severe losses on the Roundheads. Around 300 men were said to have been killed. According to legend a hillside where the battle was thought to have been fought was ankle deep in blood, hence the name 'Ankle Hill'. However, this name is mentioned in documents pre-dating the Civil War. Furthermore, in the past, the names of Dalby Road and Ankle Hill have been switched around, thus confusing the true site of the battle.

British Civil Wars places the battle site at Market Harborough:

February 25: Langdale routs Colonel Rossiter at Market Harborough in Leicestershire.

Cavaliers, the Royalist Army at War 1642-46, John Barratt (Stroud 2000)

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February 25, 1645
Melton Mowbray or Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England
Camlington, Northumberland, England
Brough, Yorkshire