Thomas Urswick, Knt., of Fishwick, Lancashire

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Thomas Urswick, Knight

Birthplace: Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Urswick, Lancashire (now Cumbria), England
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert de Urswick and Ellen Southworth
Husband of Johanna Urswick
Father of Ellen Urswick, Countess of Badsworth; Christopher Urswick; Sir Thomas Urswick; John Urswick; Robert Urswick and 3 others
Half brother of Robert Urswick

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About Thomas Urswick, Knt., of Fishwick, Lancashire

Surname has also been reported to be:

Date and place of birth have been erroneously reported to be:

  • circa 1332 at Urswick, Lancashire (now Cumbria), England
  • 1332 at Uprawcliffe, either Yorkshire or Lancashire, England

styled Esq., of Badsworth (and apparently also of Urswick and of Fishwick)

Date and place of marriage have been erroneously reported to be 1363 at Talham, Lancashire, England.

From an unidentified source:

Sir Thomas Urswick, heir of his brother Robert's moiety of Badsworth, in addition to his own, which he obtained by marriage with Johanna Hertforth, daughter and heiress of Roger Hertforth of Badsworth, was Knight of Parliament in 1422, according to Dodsworth, who also shews that at an earlier date, viz, 1417, he filled the office of Justice of the Peace. Wilson's pedigree in Leeds library represents him as Knight of Parliament in 1441, but that is somewhat doubtful, although he was still living and holding his estate of Badsworth at that time. We have no entry of the date of his marriage with Johanna Hertforth.
Two of the offspring of that union were Robert (Robert Urswick of Badsworth, High Sheriff, 1466) and Ellen. Robert married Katherine, daughter of Sir Thomas Haryngton, of Brierley, and Ellen was first wedded to Sir Richard Molineux, son and heir of Sir William who was son and heir of Sir John Molineux, living in the reign of Edward the 3rd. By Sir Richard, Ellen had two sons and three daughters, and becoming a widow in the year 1397, was afterwards married to Sir James Haryngton, a younger brother of Sir Thomas of Brierley. On the occasion of this her second marriage Ellen seems to have been well dowered, for we find the following Fine dated the year 1406, "Between Sir James de Haryngton, Plaintiff (which in these documents signifies the party who either purchases or accepts the property as a gift) and Thomas de Urswick with Johanna his wife, Deforciants (ie vendors or, in this case, grantors of the same) of messuages and lands in Wessington and Barningham, and also of a moiety of the Badsworth estate, known as Hertford's.


  1. Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists who came to New England between 1623 and 1650, with additions and corrections by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. Fifth Edition, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, 1979.
  2. Records of the family of Urswyk, Urswick, or Urwick, Thomas Augustus Urwick and William Urwick, Printed for the Private Circulation by Gibbs & Bamforth, the St Albans Press, Published 1893, p 39, 40
  3. Richardson, Douglas, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial & Medieval Families, Kimball G. Everingham - "Royal Ancestry Series", Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, Maryland, 2004, © Douglas Richardson, 1681 W. 1000 N., SLC, Utah 84116; <douglasrichardson at>, Heavily documented; see book for primary sources., "I regard this book as almost equivalent to a primary source.," p 638.


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