'Scawen1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Scawen of Horton, Scawen of London, Scawen of Meleneck (Molenick)

(1) Gyll, used to support the lower section, identifies the arms of this family as "A. a chevron G. between three griffins's heads, erased S.". Vivian identifies them as "Arg., a chevron Gu. hetween three griffins' heads erased Sa. the two in chief respecting each other".
(2) Gyll shows the following 2 early generations before William (a temp Edward I) before jumping to Edward (d 1598), last in the upper section.
Roger de Lanscawen of Cornwall
1. Richard
  A. William Scawen of Meleneck, Cornwall (a temp Edward I who r. 1272-1307) the first mentioned by Vivian
  i. William Scawen of Meleneck (a 1321)
  m. Nichola Danny (dau of Sir John Danny) ## see here ##
  a. William Scawen of Meleneck (d before 1385)
  m. Sibilla Kilquite (dau of John Kilquite)
  (1) John Scawen of Meleneck (a 1421)
  m. Johanna
  (A) Thomas Scawen of Meleneck (a 1431)
  m. Johanna
(i) Roger Scawen (a 1480)
  (a) Thomas Scawen (a 1484)
  m. Cicilia Wilshman (dau of John Wilshman)
  ((1)) Walter Scawen of Meleneck (a 1505)
  m1. Anestasia Wenemouth (dau of Robert Wenemouth)
  ((A)) William Scawen 'of St. Germains' (bur 20.04.1597)
  m. Alice Sprye (dau of Thomas Sprye of Tilland)
  ((i)) Edward Scawen (d 12/13.05.1598) - continued below
  m. Joanna Cole (dau of Roger Cole of Cargreene)
  ((ii)) Thomas Scawen of Trethewen
m. Alice (d 30.11.1609)
  ((a)) John Scawen of Trethewen (b c1573, bur 04.05.1642) had issue
  m. (25.11.1603) Jane Budge (bur 25.12.1669)
  ((b))+ other issue - Annis, Elizabeth
  ((iii)) Joane Scawen
  m. William Berrie
  ((iv)) Christian Scawen
  m. Nicholas Dandy (d 1619)
  ((v)) Margerie Scawen possibly of this generation
  m. John Crabb of Castlewich (bur 09.02.1598-9)
  ((vi))+ other issue - John, Walter
m2. Agnes (m2. John Crabb) ## see here ##
  ((B)) Walter Scawen of Meleneck
  m. Agnes or Alice Westcott (dau of John Westcott of Kellington)
  ((i)) John Scawen of Advent, Cornwall (a 1620)
  m. Anne Nicholls (bur 20.11.1622, dau of John Nicholls of Shebbeare)
  ((a)) Matthew Scawen (b c1590, a 1620)
  m. Anne Kelley (dau of Thomas Kelley of Kelly)
  (((1)))+ issue - John (b c1617, a 1620), Richard (bpt 14.02.1623), Blanch (b c1608), Margaret, Elizabeth, Philllip(a)
  ((b)) Richard Scawen (b c1593, a 1620) had issue
  m. (12.01.1619) Thomazin (relict of _ Wythyby or Lithyby)
  ((c)) Margaret Scawen
  m. Geffrey Collyn of Stoke Clymsland
  ((ii)) Matthew Scawen (dsp)



Edward Scawen (b c1541, d 12/13.05.1598) - continued above
m. Joanna Cole (bur 11.1592, dau of Roger Cole of Cargreene)
1. Robert Scawen (b c1568, bur 14.02.1627)
  m. Isabella Nicholls (dau of Humphrey Nicholls of St. Tide (Tudy))
  A. William Scawen (b c1593, bur 18.11.1689)
  Gyll shows this William (b c1600) as elder brother rather than elder son of Robert (b c1568), which is clearly wrong.
  m. Alice Sawle (bur 23.04.1664, dau of Nicholas Sawle)
  i. Alice Scawen (bpt 23.05.1644)
  m. (25.11.1667) Humphrey Spiller
ii.+ other issue - William (bpt 18.09.1636, bur 19.10.1705), Robert (bpt 11.04.1641, a 1669), Philippa (a 1669), Jane (bpt 03.11.1639, bur 29.12.1695), Mary (bpt 27.11.1642, bur 12.06.1696)
  B. Robert Scawen of Horton, Middlesex (bpt 16.05.1602, a 1669)
  m. Catherine Alsop (a 1669, dau of Cavendish Alsop of London)
  i. Sir Thomas Scawen 'of St. Germans, Cornwall' (d 22.09.1730, alderman of London, 6th son)
  m. (03.09.1691) Martha Wessel d 29.06.1766, dau of Lennard Wessel by Ann Crawford) 
  a. Thomas Scawen of Horton & Maidwell (Northamptonshire) (d 11.02.1774, MP)
  m. (08.06.1725) Tryphena Russell (dau/heir of James Russell, son of 1st Duke of Bedford)
  (1) James Scawen, last of Horton (b 1734, dsp 07.01.1800/1, MP)
  (2) Letitia Scawen (d 1819)
  (3) Tryphena Scawen (d 02.12.1807)
  m. (14.06.1759) Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Barthurst (b 20.05.1714, d 06.08.1794)
  (4) Martha Scawen
  m. _ Dicas
  b. Lewis Scawen (d 08.1740)
  m1. Mary (d 1730)
  (1) Mary Scawen
  m. (c1707) William Watkinson
  m2. Mary Foster (dau/coheir of Abraham Foster of Highlaver)
  (2)+ other issue - Robert (d 1710), Francis (d 1710, Colonel), Thomas (d before 12.02.1755), Abraham (d 1746), Martha (d 1798)
c. Robert Scawen of Reigate, Surrey (d 08.11.1778)
  m. Winifred Borret (dau of John Borret (Barrett?) of Shoreham)
  (1) John Scawen (dsp 01.1800-1 in India)
  m. ?? (dau of the Earl of Albemarle)
  (2) Winifred Scawen
  m.William Blunt of Springfield House
  (3)+ other issue - Matilda (d 1752), Charlotte (d 1782), Louisa
  d. Catherine Scawen (d 09.1726)
  m. (21.05.1717) Sir John Shelly, Bart (d 1771)
  e. Martha Scawen
m. Sir Nathaniel Mead of Essex
  f. Ann Scawen
  m. _ Trenchard of Dorset
  g Susannah Scawen
  m. (16.09.1735) Thomas Borret (brother of Winifred)
  h.+ other issue (a 1722) - William (d 06.1775), Mary (d 05.08.1725)
  ii. Sir William Scawen of Carshalton, Surrey (b c1647, dsp 18.10.1722, alderman of London, Governor of the Bank of England, 7th son)
  m. Mary Maynard (bur 10.09.1700, dau of Sir William Maynard of Waltham, Bart)
  iii. Humphrey Scawen (bpt 12.02.1658)
  iv. Catherine Scawen
  m. (09.02.1661) John Stockdale
  v. Ann Scawen
  m. (27.03.166) John Hussey
  C. Francis Scawem of Bambridge (bpt 20.07.1615, d 11/14.03.1669, youngest son)
  Gyll, who looks wrong on a few issues in this generation, shows Francis as father of ...
  i. Mary Scawen (d 1731)
  m. Geoffrey Nanney (d 1695)
  a.+ issue - William (d 1695), Robert (b c1692, d 1734, Rector of Horton, had issue)
  D. Elizabeth Scawen (bpt 07.10.1606, a 1669)
  m. (27.12.1639) Martin Keigwin
  E. Jane Scawen (bpt 01.10.1609, a 1669)
  m. (11.06.1635) William Brokin (d by 1669)
  F. Agneta (Anne) Scawen (bpt 01.04.1613, a 1669)
m. (28.05.1646) William Williams
  G.+ other issue (a 1620) - Humphrey (bpt 20.07.1603), Edward (bpt 24.06.1608, bur 14.12.1633, had issue), John (bpt 10.03.1610, bur 07.02.1691), Philippa (bpt 23.12.1604, bur 12.11.1625), Jane (b c1609), Agnes (b c1613)
2. John Scawen
  m1. (sp) Elizabeth Grills (dau of Charles Grills of Lanreth)
  m2. Elizabeth Trehane (dau of John Trehane of Trehane)
  A. Trehane Scawen (bpt 11.09.1614) had issue
  m. Dorothy Arundell (dau of Rev. Gregory Arundell of Sheviock)
  B.+ other issue (a 1620) - John (b c1615), Peter (b c1619), Elizabeth, Katherine, Anna
3. Alice Scawen
  m. William Hancock of Hender
4. Elizabeth Scawen
  m. John Jane of St. Dominick
5. Agnes Scawen
  m. John Crefell

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, 'Scawen of Molenick') with some input/support for the lower section from 'History of the Parish of Wraysbury ...' (Gordon Willoughby James Gyll of Wraysbury, 1842, 'Pedigree of Scawen, Blunt, and Atkinson', p223)
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