Rev. Thomas Woodrow house in Carlisle

A simple blue plaque screwed to the outside of 83 Warwick Road , Carlisle, Cumbria  is all that indicates the connection of this building and an American President.

No 83 Warwick Road, Carlisle.

No 83 Warwick Road, Carlisle.

Cavendish House was the former residence of Rev. Thomas Woodrow the Grandfather of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States.

His mother, Janet, was born in Carlisle, in 1826, the fifth child of the Reverend Thomas Woodrow and his first wife, Marion Williamson from Glasgow.

This house was built in 1831.

Woodrow visited Carlisle as part of his ‘Pilgrimage of the Heart’ in 1918.

Blue plaque - Thomas Woodrow

Blue plaque - Thomas Woodrow

The blue plaque was installed by the Carlisle and District Civic Trust in 2000.

Rev. Thomas Woodrow was born in Paisley, Scotland. He moved, via Carlisle, to New York in 1836.





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