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Thomas Andrew, of Winwick Manor

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Charwelton, Northamptonshire, England
Death: May 23, 1594 (53)
Winwick Manor, Charwelton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Charwelton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas Andrew, Kt. and Katherine Cave
Husband of Frances Andrew and Mary Isham
Father of Mary Shuckburgh; Samuel Andrew; Sir Eusebius Andrew; John Andrew; Anne Andrew and 7 others
Brother of Roger Andrew, of Pebworth; Edward Andrew; John Andrews; Anne Andrew; Audrey Andrew and 2 others
Half brother of Thomas Andrew of Ilmington; Mary Lane; Valentine Andrew; Simon Andrew; Richard Andrew and 1 other

Occupation: sheriff of Northamtonshire 1568, 1587
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About Thomas Andrew, Esq., Sheriff of Northamptonshire

"Thomas, the sheriff of Northamptonshire, officiated at the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1587, and on the orders of Elizabeth I disposed of her remains secretly in Fortheringhay Castle, where they remained for many years until exhumed and buried in Westminster. Catholics were deeply embittered, not only with Mary's death, but especially over the way her remains were treated. This became a concern for the Andrews family's safety. The Charwelton family lines became Puritans at this time, along with the Knightley family, as did many families in the Midlands, which put them at odds with the Church of England and the Crown. Political persecution followed, and many in the family lost land, influence, and wealth. England entered decades of political, social, and military chaos that, according to the Rolls of Parliament, resulted in the execution of a William and Eusebius Andrews."

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Andrew, Thomas (c.1541-94) of Winwick Manor. Eldest son of Sir Thomas Andrew (d. 1564) of Charwelton and his first wife, Katharine, daughter of Edward Cave, born about 1541. Sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1568 and 1587, in which capacity he was unexepectedly caught up in national events when called upon to manage the secret execution of Mary, Queen of Scots at Fotheringhay Castle; for his courtesy to the Queen she gave him a crucifix before going to the block; his function included procuring two surgeons to embalm the queen's body, and burying her heart and other internal organs 'in a secret place known only to himself' - something he is said to have done so successfully in the cellars of the castle that the burial site has never been discovered. He married 1st, Frances (d. 1568), daughter of Sir John Cotton of Lanwade (Cambs) and 2nd, Mary (d. 1589), daughter of Gregory Isham of Braunston, and had issue:

  • (2.1) Mary Andrew; married, 30 October 1593, Edward Shuckburgh of Naseby;
  • (2.2) Samuel Andrew; died without issue;
  • (2.3) Sir Eusebius Andrew (c.1579-1619) (q.v.);
  • (2.4) John Andrew (fl. 1622) of Yelvertoft (Northants); married Mary Love of Leicester and had issue three sons and three daughters;
  • (2.5) Anne Andrew (b. & d. 1581), baptised 16 April and buried 5 October 1581;
  • (2.6) Elizabeth Andrew (b. 1582), baptised 25 April 1582; married Anthony Watson of Liddington;
  • (2.7) Nathaniel Andrew (b. 1583), baptised 15 August 1583; married Elizabeth Smith of Yorkshire and had issue one daughter;
  • (2.8) Susanna Andrew; married Thomas or William Purefoy of Barwell (Leics);
  • (2.9) Sarah Andrew (b. 1587), baptised 25 December 1587; married Richard Onley (d. 1622) of Staverton;
  • (2.10) Anne Andrew; died without issue;
  • (2.11) Sorrowson Andrew (fl. 1618) of London;
  • (2.12) Thomas Andrew (fl. 1618).

He inherited the Charwelton and Winwick estates from his father in 1564. He was buried at Winwick 23 May 1594, but is commemorated by a monument at Charwelton, erected in 1590, four years before his death. His first wife died without issue, 12 January 1567/8. His second wife died 4 April 1589.


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Charwelton, Northamptonshire, England
May 5, 1576
Age 35
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