The Family of Simon Thwaite (1678 – 1758)

This page is ‘a work in progress’ so should be treated with caution.  I am very grateful to ‘Cloghopper’ for information in his account of the Thwaites of Abbotside.


The spelling can be Thwaites or Thwaite etc.


Simon Thwaite was baptised 1687, a son of Christopher Thwaite and Mary formerly Rowland.


Simon married Ann Cloughton 2 May 1713 at Askrigg.  Ann was a daughter of William Cloughton, who left to his daughter Ann Whate £5 in his probate of 1735 of his will.


He and his family seem to have moved about from hamlet to hamlet within Abbotside.  In 1742 as a witness he said that 29 years earlier he was at Brockell Cote, in 1748 he was a tenant of Bernard Smith at Camhouse, and he had been at Litherskew.


Simon Thwaite died at Sedbusk and was buried at Askrigg 8 March 1758.


Simon and Ann’s children were:

Simon Thwaite, baptised 29 September 1717 at Askrigg. He was the third child and second son of Simon of Camhouse. He married Elizabeth Teasdale of Simonstone 14 November 1739 at Askrigg.


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Posted February 2017