Thwenge of Kilton

References taken from :

The Yorkshire Pedigrees (vol 96)  Pages 371-378

Transcribed and edited by J.W.Walker OBE FRCB FSA

Published by Harleian Society London 1944. 

Arms : Argent, a fess gules, three popinjays vert, beaked and membered gules.


The Thwenge' s probably came originally from the county of Durham; their arms resemble those of the FitzMarmadukes of Horden in Durham; the Thwenges of Kilton held land of the Bishop of Durham in Lund, near Beverley, East.Riding. Yorkshire, The name is derived from the village of Thwing, eight miles north of Bridlington, in the east window of which church are the arms of Thwenge, and of Lumley, lords of the manor

Robert de Thwenge, held Legsby, co. Lincolnshire of the Brus family in 1130


Robert de Thwenge, held half a knight's fee in Thwing in 1164; gave the Church of St. Thomas in Legsby to the Gilbertian priory of Sixhills, co Linc.; d c 1190

Married Emma


Sir Marmaduke de Thwenge, b 1164; in prison for homicide in 1205 gave 3 marks to recover seisin of lands in the manor of Lund, of which Hy de Pudsey had possessed himself on the occasion of de Thwenge's imprisonment : took the side barons against King John; in 1217 made his peace the king; in 1226 a Justice Itinerant in Yorkshire; 1230 a Coroner for Yorkshire : Osbert Wirfank released to him his right in the advowson of the Church of Hinderwell in 1234; d 1235

Married to Emma, daughter and heir of Duncan Darell, Lord of Lund, E.R Yorks


Sir Robert de Thwenge, knt., b 1202 : active the name of Will Wither in harrying the Roman clergy who were farming the benefices granted to them by the Pope, his hostility being aroused by the intrusion of a papal nominee into his advowson of I of the ch of Kirkleatham In 1239, he was deputed by the barons to go to Rome on this matter, and succeeded in his mission as to the rights of lay patrons over their benefices In Oct 1240, he accompanied Richard Plantagenet, Earl of Cornwall, second son of King John, on a Crusade to the Holy Land : was back in England in May 1242 Through his wife he acquired the castle and manor of Kilton, and in 1242 gave the manors of Kilton and Kirkleatham to his Marmaduke to dower his bride Lucia de Brus; died at Thwing 1247, aged 45 years

Married to Matilda, dau of Roger de Kilton, niece & heir of William de Kilton, Rogers brother; wid of Sir Richard de Autrey (Alta Ripa); mar 1224 In Jan 1229 was granted by her uncle William the presentation to the ch of Kirkleatham, to which she presented a clerk in 1268; d. June 1279


Sir Marmaduke de Thwenge, Knt, b and bap at Kilton Castle, 1225; of Kilton and Kirkleatham; acquired the manor of Danby in right of his wife; in 1257 obtained a charter of free warren in his manors of Thwing, Kirkleatham, Kilton, and Moorsom, besides weekly markets at his manors of Lund, Thwing and Coatham, with yearly fairs there; d Dec 1279; bur in the chancel of Guisborough priory

Married to Lucia, dau, & coh of Peter de Brus II, lord of Skelton and Helewise, eldest dau of Peter Merley, sister & coh of her brother Peter de Brus III; mar 27 Sept. 1257(transcript says 1237) had Brotton, Danby, and other lands as her share d 1272 On the death of her brother Peter she obtained the patronage of Guisborough priory jointly with her sister Agnes, wife of Walter de Fauconbergh


Sir ]ohn de Thwenge, Knt, b at Kilton 1261 a fugitive from justice in 1293, and in 1294 charged with the murder of Roger Colstan, pardoned by Ed. I; on Feb of that year summoned to join the King at York; d 2 Dec 1330 The escheator was ordered to take into the king's hands the lands late of Sir ]ohn de Thwenge, Knt at Comburgh, given to him by his elder bro. Marmaduke

Married to Joan, dau of Sir Robert de Mauley. d 13 July 1347 Inq p m 21 July 1347;orderd to take into the King's hands the lands late of Joan, late the wife of ]ohn de Thwenge


Sir Edmund de Thwenge of Cornburgh, nr Sheriffhutton, and Southburn; d.15 Oct 1344 Inq.p.m 15 Oct 1344; bur at Sheriff Hutton, where his effigy in mail armour still exists in the north chapel

Married to Isabel, dau. of Sir Robert Constable of F1amborough, and Katherine, dau of Peter, Lord Mauley; dower assigned 18 Oct. 1345 of lands in Cornbrough and Southburn; d. 1346; bur. at Flamborough. Inq.p.m. 21 July 1346


John de Thwenge of Cornburgh and Southburn ; of full age 10 July 1347 and to have seisin of all the lands whereof his father, Edmund de Thwenge, was seised at his death; inq p m 16 Oct 1369 when the escheator was ordered to take his lands into tbe King's hands to hold until the lawful age of the heir

Married to Margaret. On 6 May 1370 assigned her dower in her late husband' s lands, on condition that she do not marry without the King's licence, the heir being not of full age


Alice Thwenge= John Wawton of Cliffe Esq.


John Wawton living in 1424

John Wawton of Cliffe, d 1479 bur. At Mansfield


Margaret dau. Of Thomas Clesby and Eliz. Conyers