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John Musgrave

Birthplace: Edenhall Manor, Edenhall, Cumberland, England
Death: before 1608
Catterlen, Penrith, Cumberland, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Simon Musgrave, of Harde Castle, MP and Julianna Musgrave
Husband of Isabel Vaux and Julian Musgrave
Father of Katherine Graham; Anne Townson; Gillian Musgrave; Richard Musgrave; John Musgrave and 2 others
Brother of Richard Musgrave; Anne Curwen; Christopher Musgrave, of Hartley Castle, MP and Thomas Musgrave, Captain of Bewcastle

Occupation: Deputy Constable of Bewcastle
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About John Musgrave

Edenhall, Cumbria: The little village was home to the Musgrave family, subject of a ballad by Longfellow. According to Longfellow, the House of Musgrave was doomed if a 'fairy cup' in their possession was broken. The cup, believed to be 13th century Persian, is now in a museum in London, and the house is destroyed. The parish church is Norman, built on Saxon foundations, and several Musgrave monuments can be found in the interio

Death: PRE 2 OCT 1608 in Newton Reigny parish register. (Deceased prior to the baptism of his son John


  1. Julyan Musgrave, daughter of Michael Musgrave, of Plompton;
  2. 2ndly Isabella Musgrave, daughter of Thomas Musgrave, of Hayton (below). (H1. William Musgrave > I1. Thomas Musgrave, of Hayton. > J1. Isabella Musgrave, m. John Musgrave, of Catelayne (above).)


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John Musgrave's Timeline

Edenhall, Cumberland, England
May 1593
Age 40
Edenhall, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
July 1594
Age 41
Edenhall, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
October 12, 1597
Age 44
Newton Reigny, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
March 14, 1599
Age 46
Edenhall, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
March 23, 1603
Age 50
Newton Reigny, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
November 2, 1606
Age 53
Newton Reigny, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
October 2, 1608
Age 55
Newton Reigny, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
Age 55
Penrith, Cumberland, England