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Thomas Andrew, Kt.

Also Known As: "Andrew", "Andrewes"
Birthplace: Probably Charwelton, Northamptonshire, England
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: City of London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Andrew and Agnes Andrew
Husband of Mary Andrews and Katherine Cave
Father of Thomas Andrew of Ilmington; Mary Lane; Valentine Andrew; Simon Andrew; Richard Andrew and 9 others
Brother of Nicholas Andrews of Blisworth, Gent.; Edmond Andrews; Anthony Andrews; George Andrews; Anne Andrews and 3 others

Occupation: Sir Knight
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About Sir Thomas Andrew, Kt.

Andrew, Sir Thomas (d. 1564), kt. of Charwelton. Eldest son of Thomas Andrew (d. 1541) of Charwelton and his wife Agnes, daughter of Robert Newport of Sandon (Herts). Sheriff of Northamptonshire, 1556. Knighted 2 October 1553. He married 1st, Katharine (d. 1555), daughter of Edward Cave, and 2nd, Mary (fl. 1563), daughter of John Heneage of Towse (Northants) and widow of Erasmus Cope, and had issue:

  • (1.1) Thomas Andrew (c.1541-94) (q.v.);
  • (1.2) Roger Andrew (fl. 1563) of Pebworth (Glos); married Magdalen, daughter of William Box of London and had issue a son;
  • (1.3) Edward Andrew (fl. 1563) of West Haddon (Northants);
  • (1.4) John Andrew; died without issue before 1563;
  • (1.5) Anne Andrew (fl. 1563); Valentine Pigott of Loughton;
  • (1.6) Audrey Andrew; died without issue before 1563;
  • (1.7) Dorothy Andrew; died without issue before 1563;
  • (1.8) Ursula Andrew (fl. 1563); married 1st, June 1583, Thomas Hesilrigge (d. 1600) of Noseley and 2nd, Robert Forest of Huntingdonshire;
  • (2.1) Thomas Andrew (d. 1609) of Longdon (Worcs) (q.v.);
  • (2.2) Mary Andrew (fl. 1563); married Sir William Lane (d. 1615);
  • (2.3) Valentine Andrew; probably died young before 1563;
  • (2.4) Simon Andrew (fl. 1563);
  • (2.5) Richard Andrew (fl. 1563);
  • (2.6) Katherine Andrew (fl. 1563).

He inherited the Charwelton estate from his father in 1541, and bought the manor of Ilmington (Warks) in 1550. He died 1 February 1563/4 and was buried at Charwelton, 8 February 1563/4; his will was proved 19 May 1564. His first wife died 18 August 1555. His widow married 3rd, Sir Robert Lane.


SIR THOMAS ANDREW, Kt. of Charwelton, son and heir of Thomas, mar., to his first wife, Katherine , da. and heir of Edward Cave, eldest brother of Sir Thomas Cave, Kt., and by her had issue, THOMAS ANDREW, his eldest son and heir; Roger, second son; Edward, third son; John, fourth son; Ann and Audrey, unmar.; Ursula, mar. to Thomas Haselrigge of Nosley, co. Leic., Esq. and hath issue -- Thomas Haselrigge, -- after, the said Sir Thomas mar., to his second wife, Mary, second da. of John Hennage of Towne, co. Linc., Gent., and by her hath issue, -- Thomas; Symond; Richard; Mary; and Katherine."


His first wife Katherine died during the reign of Mary I Tudor (1553-1558). His second wife was named Mary, and his tomb at Holy Trinity Church, Charwelton, Northamptonshire depicts him between the two of them.

A bas-relief on the foot end shows a man (presumably him) with seven sons and a woman with three daughters.



"Sir Thomas Andrew(es) of Charwelton acquired the Winwick estates upon marriage to Sir Thomas Malory's great-great-great-granddaughter Katharine Cave around 1540, and further augmented his holding by acquisition of the Pipewell Abbey lands, which had become available following Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries. The Andrewes family illustrate perfectly the 'rise of the gentry' -- rising through four generations from merchants to Midlands squires. The series of brasses and memorials in Charwelton church marks the profound change from mercator (merchant), through generosus (gentleman), armiger (bearing arms), to miles (knight). Sir Thomas, clearly a man of no little ego, served as Sheriff of Northamptonshire, built himself a fine monumental tomb in Charwelton after the death of his first wife (and before his own) and crowned his achievements with an impressive new house, now known as Winwick Manor, on the high ground overlooking his Winwick estates.......The oldest inhabited brick house in Northamptonshire (the honour of the oldest brick house, unlived in for over 300 years, goes to Dower House at Fawsley, built by Sir Thomas' cousin; a touch of family rivalry here?), Winwick Manor House...was certainly lived in at the time of Sir Thomas' death in 1564, and passed to his 22 year old son, Thomas Andrew.......The triumphal arch opening onto the original entrance court, a common feature in Northamptonshire, is described by Pevsner as 'a very fine piece of Elizabethan display' and by Timothy Mowry as 'the earliest and most overtly classical archway in the county'. The spandrels of the arch bear the moor's head -- complete with hoop earrings -- the Andrewes family crest."

Source -- "Project Winwick -- Reject Winwick Warren Wind Farm" / _______________________________________________________

FILM 91942 PCC 16 STEVENSON 1564

SIR THOMAS ANDREWS of CHERWELL 1564 EXTRACT Sir Thomas Andrews of Cherwell, Knight. Will made 26th June 1563.

to be buried in the vault under the tomb between the chapel and chancel to the poor of Badbie 10s to the poor and poor husbandmen of Duston 13s 8d to the poor of Ashbie "legiors" 10s to the poor of Weldon 10s to the poor of "Copley" 13s 4d to the poor of Cherwell 13s 4d to the poor of Winwick 13s 4d household items to my well beloved wife Mary and sons Simon Andrew, Richard Andrew and daughter Katherine Andrew and to remain in my house at Charwelton goods and chattles in my Manor of Little Charwelton called Byduston? Manor to be divided in four parts between aforesaid Mary my wife and Simon, Richard and Katherine when they reach eighteen years to wife Mary and children Simon, Richard and Katherine, the parsonage house of Charlwelton and the taxes? of the pastures of Little Charlwelton, Mary paying the parson of Charwelton four pounds Immediately after my death, Mary to be bound to the executors in the sum of one thousand pounds, on condition that she shall deliver to Thomas Andrew, Roger Andrew, Edward Andrew and Thomas Bowtner? or so many of them as shall be living, three parts of the goods to Simon, Richard and Katherine.

Mary to "suffer the profits of the Manor lands" in Langan (?) to be used for the "maintenance and schooling of my said children in consideration that I puchased the wardship of her son Edward Cope as I took order with her brother William" to Edward Cope the best colt, and twenty ewes Refers to marriage Indentures between wife Mary, himself and John Hennege and John Hugford? (Hungerford?) to Thomas ....awe the lease of a house or tenement "which I and my children dwelleth in Salbridge" to " Anne Emily a good milch cow and five ewes" to Katherine Hugford (Hungerford?) twenty lambs to Amie Bullingham three pounds.

refers to "my mother Hennege" and " my brother Hugford" to Anne Auston my daughter household items, horses, swine "that I have within the Lordship of Winwick" five hundred pounds to daughter Marie if she is "ruled in the choice of her husband and in marriage by Mary my wife, Roger Andrew, E. Andrew and William Hennege to Roger Andrew, John Andrew, Simon Andrew, Richard Andrew and Katherine Andrew one hundred pounds when 21 or day of marriage.

one hundred lambs "coming out of Bounden de Wynde mill fields to my son Haselrige and Ursula his wife" to " John Parsons the younger five marks of yearly rent during his life to be taken out of my lands in Charwelton mills, Thorney Manor with clause of distress" to Thomas Na..... "the boy of the kitchen" three pounds to every manservant that have been with me two years, a years wages to every woman servant "that hath been with me one whole year" ten shillings to William Cobins the tenement with all lands etc "which he now dwelleth in........ "and if he list to tarry and do service to my wife or to Thomas Andrew" forty shillings besides the house.

to John Parsons the elder my servant the lease of his house to the same John 26s 8d yearly during his life, out of the Manor of Charwelton caller Thorney Manor to John Hardwyn 26s 8d yearly out of the lands in Winwick to Edward Andrew my son all goods etc within the town and fields of West Haddon Refers to Manor of Great Charwelton called Thorney Manor and the Manor of Sauting, lands in Winwick, Byfield, Woodford and Hynton, and leases of Manor of Sabridge, the parsonage of W...saw.... Crick, the grange of Winwick called Pynwell Grange "and all those my lands and tenements in Gilsborow, Byfield, Woodford and Hynton" to eldest son Thomas Andrew.

Executors to account to Sir Edward Saunders, Marie my wife, T. Hasellrigge my son in law or two of them Executors Roger Andrew and Edward Sollugrow(?)(Killigrew?) who shall be bound in two thousand pounds to overseers Marie my wife, Sir Edward Saunders, T. Andrew my eldest son and Simon Andrew.

Sir Edward Saunders to have two of the best horses or geldings he can choose.

Additional executors Simon Arden? and John Andrew my son refers to said cousin ......?? and John my son signed Thomas Andrew Probate granted 19 May 1568.

(NB copy of will quite difficult to read) _____________

  • 'Thomas Andrews1
  • M, b. circa 1515, d. 6 February 1563
  • Father Thomas Andrews b. c 1490, d. 2 Jul 1541
  • Mother Agnes (Anne) Newport b. c 1495
  • 'Thomas Andrews was born circa 1515 at of Charwelton, Northamptonshire, England.1 He married Katherine Cave, daughter of Edward Cave and Dorothy Mallory, circa 1538 at of Charwelton, Northamptonshire, England.1 Thomas Andrews died on 6 February 1563 at of Charwelton, Northamptonshire, England.1 He left a will on 8 February 1563 at Charwelton, Northamptonshire, England.1
  • Family Katherine Cave b. c 1515, d. 18 Aug 1555
  • Child
    • ◦Thomas Andrews1 b. c 1540, d. 27 Mar 1594
  • Citations
  • 1.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, SLC Archives.

THE VISITATION OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, 1564 -- "Andrew of Charwelton" _____________ The above is incorrect or incomplete.

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