- 1756-1966 (Creation)
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The Musgraves were a Cambridgeshire family. Peete Musgrave was born in 1756, the son of William and Maria Musgrave. A prominent tailor and woollen draper of Cambridge, he was known for his support of the Whig Party. In 1779 he married Sarah Betts and the couple’s children included Thomas, born in 1788, and Charles born c.1793.
Both Thomas and Charles were educated at the University of Cambridge before entering the church. Thomas Musgrave rose to become Bishop of Hereford in 1837 and then Archbishop of York in 1848. His brother Charles was vicar Whitkirk between 1821 and 1826 and then of Halifax from 1827 to his death in 1875. He was also first Archdeacon of Craven from 1836.
In 1821 Charles married Selina Buxton at Cambridge. She died in 1828 and in 1830 he married Ellen Frances Waterhouse, the daughter of John Waterhouse Esq. of Wellhead and his wife Grace-Elizabeth Rawson.
Their son, Vernon, was born the following year and went on to become a clergyman like his father. He was vicar of Mattersey in Nottinghamshire between 1855 and 1862 and then rector of Hascombe in Surrey until his death in 1906. He was also Canon of Winchester in 1881. He married Frances Freshfield in 1855.
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