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Edward Musgrave, 1st Baronet

Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Scaleby, Cumberland, England
Death: circa November 22, 1673 (48-56)
Hayton Castle, Hayton, Cumberland, England
Place of Burial: Cumberland, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Musgrave and Catherine Sherburne
Husband of Mary Musgrave
Father of Jane Lawson; Sir Richard Musgrave, 2nd Baronet of Hayton Castle; Frances Musgrave; William Musgrave and Reverend James Musgrave

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About Sir Edward Musgrave, 1st Baronet of Hayton Castle

 Sir Edward Musgrave, 1st Bt. lived at Hayton Castle, Aspatria, Cumberland, England.2 He was created 1st Baronet Musgrave, of Hayton Castle, Cumberland [Nova Scotia] in 1638.1

  • parents: William Musgrave,   b. Abt 1596, Hayton Castle, Hayton, Aspatria, Cumberland, England ,   d. 27 Jan 1634 & Catharine Sherburne,   d. Yes, date unknown 

Children of Sir Edward Musgrave, 1st Bt.

  1. Frances Musgrave+2
  2. Sir Richard Musgrave, 2nd Bt.+3 d. 1710
  3. Reverend James Musgrave+3

Child of Sir Edward Musgrave, 1st Bt. and Mary Graham

  1. Jane Musgrave+1 She married Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 1st Bt.1



  1. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume IV, page 147. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  2. [S47] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, editor, Burke's Irish Family Records (London, U.K.: Burkes Peerage Ltd, 1976), Blennerhassett, page 135. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Irish Family Records.
  3. [S3821] Edmund Lodge, compiler, The Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (London, U.K.: Hurst and Blackett, 1859), page 773. Hereinafter cited as Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire.


Sir Edward Musgrave, 1st Baronet

Sir Edward Musgrave, 1st Baronet (1621–1673),[1] was one of the Musgrave Baronets of Hayton Castle.

Upon the death of William Musgrave of Hayton Castle, the title and all of the estate passed to his eldest son Edward. Edward was born at Scaleby, Cumberland in 1621. He married Mary Graham, daughter of Sir Richard Graham, 1st Baronet, they had four children, Jane who married Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 1st Baronet, of Isell,[2]Francis, Richard and William.[3]

The English Civil War did not deal kindly with Hayton Castle or its owners. Sir Edward Musgrave, created a baronet of Nova Scotia in 1638 was an ardent Royalist, and spared neither his person nor his fortune in this cause. He maintained a regiment of horse at his own expense and in 1648, with the rank of Colonel took part in the Battle of Preston.[4] It is recorded that at the Battle of Worcester, when the horse of King Charles II was shot from under him, Sir Edward dismounted and supplied the King with his own horse, thus allowing him to escape. After the defeat Musgrave found refuge in Scotland with the Duke of Gordon, and so badly was he wanted by the Parliament that when his refuge was discovered Cromwell informed the Duke that “if he did not forthwith deliver up Ned Musgrave he would send a troop of horse to storm his castle”. Musgrave was allowed to escape and he fled to the Isle of Man.[5] Sir Edward Musgrave died on 22 November 1673 at Hayton Castle, and the title passed to his eldest son Richard.[6]



  • MUSGRAVE, Edward (c.1561-c.1641), of Hayton Castle, Aspatria, Cumb.
  • b. c.1561, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of William Musgrave† of Hayton Castle, and Isabel, da. and coh. of James Martindale of Newton, Bromfield, Cumb., wid. of Humphrey Dacre.1 m. by 1590, Catherine, da. of John Penruddock† of Hale, Hants, 2s. (1 d.v.p.) 3da.2 suc. fa. 1597;3 kntd. 10 July 1604.4 d. c.1641.5
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  • .... His elder son William predeceased him, but his grandson Edward, who married a daughter of Richard Graham*, was created a Nova Scotia baronet in 1638. Musgrave’s exact date of death, on the eve of the Civil War, is unknown; no will, administration, or inquisition post mortem have been found. The next member of the Hayton branch of the family to enter Parliament was Richard Musgrave, elected knight of the shire in 1700.
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  • Sir Richard Musgrave
  • Birth: unknown
  • Death: Mar. 8, 1710, England
  • Sir Richard Musgrave, 2nd Bt. was the son of Sir Edward Musgrave, 1st Bt. He married Dorothy James, daughter of William James.
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  • Dorothy James Musgrave (____ - 1718)*
  • Burial: St Kentigern Churchyard, Aspatria, Allerdale Borough, Cumbria, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 108021532
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Sir Edward Musgrave, 1st Baronet of Hayton Castle's Timeline

Scaleby, Cumberland, England
Age 22
Aspatria, Cumberland , England
Age 29
Age 34
November 22, 1673
Age 52
Hayton, Cumberland, England
November 22, 1673
Age 52
Cumberland, England