Musgrave, Thomas, Lord Musgrave (b. in or before 1307, d. c.1385)
Sir Thomas de Musgrave (b. 1302, d.c. 1385) of Harcla Castle, Soldier, Warden of the West March, knighted at the battle of Nevilles Cross in 1346, Sheriff of Yorkshire 1360 and 1363-65, Sheriff of Westmorland 1342,Governor of Berwick then York, numerous other official posts and almost continuous official employment. Lord Musgrave from 1350.
Musgrave's first wife was Margaret, daughter and coheir of William Roos, of Youlton, Yorkshire. Their son and heir, Thomas, was born about 1338. After Margaret's death Musgrave married Isabel, widow of Robert, Lord Clifford, and daughter of Maurice, Lord Berkeley, between May 1344 and June 1345. On her death in 1362, he sought to exclude his stepson Roger de Clifford from Isabel's Yorkshire estates at Skipton. Clifford's attempts to recover these through litigation in 1366 led to disorder in Westmorland. Musgrave and his followers broke into and poached from Clifford's park at Murton in 1368. Clifford responded by besieging Musgrave's manor house at Hartley in 1370, which Musgrave had been given licence to crenellate in 1353 due to repeated Scottish attacks. (Baxter)
Biographical source include;
- R. R. Baxter, Sept 2004, Musgrave, Thomas, Lord Musgrave (b. in or before 1307, d. c.1385) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press)online edn, Jan 2008 online copy (subscription may be needed)