Christopher  URSWICK

B1488  D 1522

Rector of Bradwell on Sea

Urswick was at the centre of the Royal Court in the late 1400's .

His position as priest and confessor to Lady Margaret Beaumont mother to King Henry 7th gave him great power evidenced by his appearance having a conversation with powerbroker Lord Derby in Shakespeare's play Richard III.

Urswick was Rector of Bradwell on Sea from 1488 amongst several other similar appointments.

He was mainly an absentee Rector leaving the ministry in the hands of his Curate although on his death Essex featured prominently amongst his legacies