Curwen, Henry (1581 - 1623/4)

Born / Died

Birth Date: ca. 1581
Death Date: 1624-03 (died between March 1622/3 and this date)


Matriculated Pembroke College, Cambridge University 1595

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: 1601-1-1
    Union ended: n.d.
  2. Type: marriage
    Union began: 1609-5
    Union ended: n.d.


From Buskell, Margaret ( - 1656)

  1. Male offspring: Curwen, Eldred (n.d.)

From Dalston, Catherine (1580 - 1605)

  1. Male offspring: Curwen, Thomas (b. 1605)

Primary Title



  • Knight
    Assumed By 1606
    Vacated By 1623/4-03

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Deputy Lieut, Cumberland n.d. n.d.
JP, Cumberland By 1617 n.d.
Sheriff, Cumberland 1619-11-9 1620-Noiv.-6
MP, Cumberland 1620 1621

Details of Properties


  • Thornthwaite Hall, Westmorland
    Patrimony; sold
    Acquired: 1604/5-01-16
    Divested: by 1612
  • Workington Hall, Cumberland
    Acquired: 1604/5-01-16
    Divested: 1623


  • Cumberland: Rottington & Workington Manors
    Acquired: 1604/5-01-16
    Divested: 1623

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1613-1613 Moot Hall, Carlisle , Cumberland Sir Henry Curwen's Musicians
Performance 1614-1614 Moot Hall, Carlisle , Cumberland Sir Henry Curwen's Musicians
Performance 1621-1621 Moot Hall, Carlisle , Cumberland Sir Henry Curwen's Musicians
Performance 1613-1613 Naworth Castle, near Carlisle , Cumberland Sir Henry Curwen's Waits

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Sir Henry Curwen's Musicians Curwen, Henry (1581 - 1624) Musicians 3
Sir Henry Curwen's Waits Curwen, Henry (1581 - 1624) Musicians 1

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Workington Hall Cumberland Private Residence

Bibliographic Sources

Fleming, Daniel. Description of the County of Westmoreland, by Sir Daniel Fleming of Rydal, A. D. 1671. G.F. Duckett, ed. London and Kendal: Bernard Quaritch & T. Wilson, 1882.
Foster, Joseph, ed. Pedigrees Recorded at the Heralds' Visitations of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmorland, made by Richard St George, Norroy King of Arms in 1615, and by William Dugdale, Norroy King of Arms in 1666. Carlisle: C. Thurnam & Sons, [1891?].
Hasler, P.W. The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1558–1603. 3 vols. London: HMSO, 1981.
Haswell, Francis. 'The Family of Dalston.' Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society ns 10 (1910): 201–70.
Jackson, W. The Curwens of Workington Hall and Kindred Families. Kendal: T. Wilson, [1880].
List of Sheriffs for England and Wales from the Earliest Times to AD 1831. Public Record Office Lists and Indexes 9. London: HMSO, 1898.
Nicolson, Joseph, and Richard Burn. The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. 2 vols. London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1777.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (
Shaw, William Arthur. The Knights of England: A complete record from the earliest time to the present day of the knights of all the orders of chivalry in England, Scotland, and Ireland, incorporating a complete list of knights bachelors dubbed in Ireland. 2 vols. London: Sherratt & Hughes, 1906.