John Handy

(circa 1705 - before 26 November 1764)
     John Handy was born circa 1705. He is described as the second son of Samuel Handy in documents in the Registry of Deeds.. He was the son of Samuel Handy and Jane or Joan Lowe.
     John Handy was mentioned in the will of John Handy dated 24 February 1711/12. He was described as his nephew and second son of Samuel Handy. They was listed on a deed dated 3 January 1726/27 as a witness. A memorial of articles dated 3 January 1726/7 whereby Thomas Handy of Templemackatire co. Westmeath, gent. for consideration thereunder mentioned did give & grant to Samuel Handy of Brackarea in the said county, gent, his heirs etc, all his right, title/tithe and interest in the farm lands and appurtenances of Aghrim in the co. of Galway then in possession of the said Samuel Handy forever after the decease of the said Thomas Handy paying yearly during the said Thomas Handy's life the sum of £15 sterling annually which said article is witnessed by Mary Whalley, sister to the said Thomas Handy and by Samuel Handy junior, son to the said Samuel Handy & this memorial is witnessed by Samuel Handy junior and John Handy son to the said Samuel Handy. Samuel Handy - seal, Signed and sealed in the presence of John Handy & Samuel Handy jr. He witnessed a land transaction on 20 January 1739/40 in Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath. Deeds of lease and release dated 20 & 21 January 1739 between Samuel Handy of Brackareagh, Westmeath, gent of the first part & Samuel Handy of Coolelaugh, Westmeath, gent, youngest son of the said Samuel Handy of the other part whereby Samuel Handy the elder in love and affection and the consideration of £700 to be paid to Brabazon Newcomen by the said Samuel Handy the younger did grant bargain and sell unto Samuel Handy the younger the town & lands ... of Coololough being a moiety of the lands purchased by the said Samuel Handy the elder from James Clark, deceased, situate in the barony of Moycashel. And also a moiety of the town & lands of Aghrim containing 1414 acres held by the said SH the elder from Richard Warburton, Esq for lifes with renewals for ever ... with half of the customs or toll of the market & fairs of Aghrim aforesaid and half of the profits of the mills of the same and half the gardens which belonged to the mill with all the privileges etc to the said town and lands ... to the said Samuel Handy the younger and to his heirs forever ... with a clause that Samuel Handy the younger and his heirs & under tenants of Coolelough aforesaid shall have free liberty to pass through Brackareagh to the bog of Brackareagh. Witnessed by John Handy of Brackareagh, Westmeath, gent. Signed by Samuel Handy.
     A virtually identical deed on the same date gave the lands of Brackareagh to John Handy the second son of Samuel Handy with a clause and warranty and a yearly provision out of the said lands and premises for the said Samuel Handy & Joan Handy his wife and the survivor of them.
     John Handy was mentioned in the will of Samuel Handy dated 3 March 1740. He was described as his son. John Handy was mentioned in the marriage settlement for Samuel Handy and Ruth Mirifield dated 31 August 1742. Deed between Samuel Handy of Coolelaugh co Westmeath, esq & Ruth Mirifield alias Bertrand of Dublin city, widow, daughter of Peter Bertrand of Dublin city, merchant who is a party to the settlement of which the trustees are John Bertrand & J... Bred? both of Dublin city, merchants, the bride is entitled to £200 under will of her uncle J John Bertrand of Dublin city merchant deceased & now gets £300 from her father in addition to what she owns in her own right. Handy owes £1400 to Brabazon Newcombe as mortgage of his 1/2 of Coolelough in Moycashel barony, co. Westmeath bought by his father Samuel Handy senior from Jas Clerk which he settles, also his 1/2 of Aughrim ... in Kilconnel barony co Galway held on lease of lives for ever from Richard Warburton dew by Sam Handy senior. Aghrim, Brackareah Asers...lane and Collelaugh have been divided between the bridegroom Handy Handy junior and his brother John Handy. Coolelough being 1/2 of the whole lands of Brackareah, Coolelaugh & A..ras..lane. Memorial gives a very full description of the boundaries of Coolelaugh & Aghrim. Witnesses William Wade of Killervally co. Westmeath, gent, Chas Heatley gent & Gilbert Allason notary public, both of Dublin city, memorial signed by Sam Handy.
     John Handy was mentioned in a deed dated 20 October 1742 in Brackareagh, Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath, Ireland. Indented deed of lease 20 October 1742 between John Handy of Brackareagh, Westmeath, gent & William Crowe of Aghrim, co. Galway, clerk. John Handy did demise to Wm Crow lands of Milcam Bridge meared to the East by the river leading from the loughs of Aghrim to Milcam Bridge on the south by the high road leading from Milcom Bridge to the town of Aghrim on the west by that part of Coololagh called the rough park and on the north by the lough of Aghrim to Kelly bog ... 38 acres 2 perches, plantation measure in the parish of Aghrim, barony of Kilconnell, c. Galway. Lease by lives ... Witnessed by Samuel Handy of Coolelough, Westmeath, gent.
     John Handy and Samuel Handy were mentioned in a deed dated 17 June 1743 in Westmeath. A deed of lease and release dated 17 & 18 June 1743: lease between 1) Richard Warburton, etc. & Brabazon Newcomen & 2) Dame Mary Dunn, widow and release between 1) Richard Warburton, 2? John Handy of Brackareah, Westmeath, gent & Samuel Handy of Coolelough, Westmeath, gent, 3) Brabazon & 4) Dame Mary Dunne: the release citing that James Clarke & Thomas Clarke of Kildare, by deed of release dated 22 April 1706 had released & confirmed in mortgage unto John Tandy of Drewstown in the county of Meath the town and lands of Kilbeg c. 285 acres & Brackareagh, baron of Moycashel, co. Westmeath, with an annuity of £30 payable to Thos Clarke for life and by release dated 5 August 1710 reciting that there was now due to John Tandy .... [£1000] the said John Tandy ... released & confirmed unto John Ussher ... & the said James Clarke agreed to sell to Samuel Handy father of the said John & Samuel Handy his equity of redemption in that part of Kilbeg & Brackareagh commonly known as Colelaugh containing c.150 acres as in map annexed & also to convey to Samuel Handy his equity in redemption in that part of Brackareagh c. 108 acres for which purchase Samuel Handy was to pay £1840/13/6 ... and further reciting that the said Samuel Handy the father was dead but before his death by deed of 21 January 1730/1 ... by which said deed whereof this said memorial in consideration of £1100 to Brabazon Newcomen paid by the said Dame Mary Dunne by the direction of the said John Handy & Samuel Handy the younger ... the said BN did grant release and confirm and the said John Handy & Samuel Handy died ratify & confirm unto the said Dame Mary Dunne the foresaid part of the lands of Kilbeg and Brackah commonly called Colelough c. 180 acres and Brackagh c. 108 acres to hold to the said Mary Dunne her heirs, etc. forever subject to the equity of redemption remaining in the said John & Samuel Handy did ... release forever quitclaim and confirm unto the said Mary Dunne all their estate, right& equity of redemption the said lands to hold to her & her heirs & assigns absolutely. Discharged for the equity remaining ....
     John Handy was mentioned in the will of Jonathan Handy dated 6 February 1759. He was described as his brother.
     John Handy made a will dated 29 November 1763 in Brackareagh, Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath. His will describes him as John Handy of Brackagh-Rea, co Westmeath, gent, and mentions his mother Jane Handy, brothers Jonathan Handy & Samuel Handy, nephew Samuel Handy, sister Anne Fouace, widow, mother of nephews [Sam &?] Chas & Thos Fouace, nieces Margaret Wade alias Fouace and Lidia Warren alias Fouace; niece Joan Oakes alias Handy; lands to brother Samuel then to nephew Samuel Handy and then to nephews the Fouaces. Executor his brother Sam Handy. Witnesses Thomas Handy, Tho Booth, Robert Swindells, probate to executor.
     John died before 26 November 1764 in Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath, Ireland. There is no evidence to link this Westmeath death with the Wexford birth. But he may be the John Handy of Clonmel, co. Tipperary whose will was proved in the diocese of Cloyne in 1752 or the Quaker John born (or his son)..
     His will was proved on 26 November 1764 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland. John Handy, Brackareagh, co. Westmeath, Gent.
     John Handy was mentioned in the will of Samuel Handy dated 1 July 1779. He was described as his brother.

Robert Killigrew

(14 February 1609/10 - 1 July 1635?)
     Robert Killigrew was christened on 14 February 1609/10 in Hanworth, Middlesex. He was the third son and aged 12 in 1622, Tregellas calls him the eldest son. He was the son of Sir Robert Killigrew and Mary Woodhouse.
     In Margaret or Margery Saunders (Leigh)'s will dated 22 May 1623, Robert Killigrew was named as heir; Will of Dame Margery Killigrew, widow of St Margaret Lothbury, city of London.
     Robert matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford University, on 10 June 1630. Robert Killigrew, militis fil. Christ Church, matric 10 June 1630, BA same day; brother of the William 1623 & Henry 1632.
     In Sir Robert Killigrew's will dated 12 September 1632, Robert Killigrew was named as heir.
     Robert was buried on 1 July 1635?. He may be the Robert Killegrew, gent, buried at St Mary Sunbury, Mdx on 1 July 1635.

Sir William Killigrew

(28 May 1606 - October 1695)
Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) Portrait of Sir William Killigrew 1638
     Sir William Killigrew was christened on 28 May 1606 in Hanworth, Middlesex. He was the son of Sir Robert Killigrew and Mary Woodhouse.
     William matriculated at St John's College, Oxford University, on 4 July 1623.
     Sir William Killigrew married Mary Hill.
     More information about Sir William Killigrew may be found at
     Notice of grant. £20.
(i) Sir Wm. Killigrew of Kempton Park, Mddsx., Kt., s. and hr. of Sir Robt. Killigrew, Kt. decd. Sir Chas. Berkeley of Bruton, Somerset, Kt. Rich. Ligon of London, gent. Josias Tully of London, gent. (All excrs. of will of Sir Robt. Killigrew and devisees of manor of Crediton.)
(ii) Hen. Killigrew of Landrake, esq.
Wardship and marriage of Eliz. Mills, dtr. and hr. of Jn. Mills of Credition, clothier and land in the manor of Credition.
Witd. Thos. Killigrew, Harry Killigrew, Thos. Date, Robt. Johnsorn Jn. Sharpess.
     Conveyance Sir William Killigrew of London, knight and others, executors of Sir Robert Killigrew, knight to John Pope of Westwood, Crediton, weaver Three messuages near St. Lawrence Chapel Consideration £70.
     The Killigrews’ portraits make up a true pair, he to our left, she to our right, with the outward arm of each curving gracefully inwards and low, in near mirror-images of one another. Behind each, in the distance, are beautifully depicted complementary landscapes...
William Killigrew was descended from an old Cornish family, whose heraldic arms included a double-headed eagle on a white background (officially described as ‘within a field Argent, an imperial eagle with two necks, within a bordure Bezante Sable'). William was baptised on 28 May 1606 in the parish church of Hanworth, Middlesex, where his parents had a country residence. He was the eldest of the twelve children of Sir Robert Killigrew and his wife Mary Woodhouse, nine of whom were to live to adulthood. Hanworth was conveniently placed for the royal palace of Hampton Court, and Sir Robert was an ambitious and energetic courtier on the rise, having been knighted by James I in 1603. He saw to it that all his children received a good education, and most of his daughters were to hold significant court positions. Anne (1607-41), for instance, was to become dresser to Charles I's French queen, Henrietta-Maria. Her marriage in 1627 to George Kirke, one of Charles’s gentlemen of the robes, was attended by the monarch himself. Elizabeth Killigrew (1622-81) on the other hand, a maid-of-honour to Henrietta-Maria, was to marry the future 1st Viscount Shannon, and in 1652 became the mistress of Charles II, bearing him a daughter called Charlotte-Jemima-Henrietta-Maria (a good string of Stuart family names, emphasising the infant's parentage!).
William's younger brother Thomas (1612-83), to whom we shall return later, was to become the best known of all the siblings, as a minor courtier and dramatist and, principally, as a theatrical manager after 1660. Another brother, Henry (1613-1700), entered the Church and became chaplain to the Duke of York - the future king James II - and Master of the Savoy Hospital in London.
William himself may have been educated at Thomas Farnaby's pioneering school in the City of London, near his parents’ London residence in Lothbury. Certainly, in July 1623 he entered St John's College, Oxford as a gentleman-commoner, but did not stay long, for in April 1624 he was given a pass to travel abroad, with his cousin Maurice Berkeley and three servants. William thus set off on the Jacobean version of a ‘Grand Tour', although his precise itinerary is not known. It is however, probable that he visited the Netherlands, where his younger brother Charles had a position as a page to the Prince of Orange and where the Killigrews had a well-placed friend, the diplomat and scholar, Constantijn Huyghens.
By May 1626, William was back in England, where he was knighted by Charles I. And it is likely that at about this time, or shortly before, he was married - to Mary Hill, daughter of John Hill of Honiley in Warwickshire. Thus William would have been aged around twenty at the time of his marriage; Mary's age at this time is unknown, as her date of birth is not recorded.
Mary and William were to have seven children. Their eldest son, Robert, was to be knighted at Breda in 1650 by the exiled Charles II; he spent many years as a soldier in the Netherlands. Another son, William, also had a military career; Henry died before his father. The couple's eldest daughter, Mary, was to marry a Dutch aristocrat, Frederick Nassau de Zuylestein, and to attend Charles I's daughter Mary, Princess of Orange at the Hague in the Netherlands. Elizabeth (died 1677) was to marry the future 6th Earl of Lincoln, and subsequently became a dresser to Charles II's queen, Catherine of Braganza. The third daughter, Susan (born 1629) married the 2nd Earl of Barrymore, and was to attend queen Henrietta-Maria in her Civil War exile. A fourth daughter, Cecilia, was born in 1635, but lived only two months. So, it is clear that the children of Sir William and Lady Killigrew continued the family tradition of court service.
At around the time of his marriage, William was appointed a Gentleman-Usher of the Privy Chamber to Charles I. At court, he moved in the circles of those who participated in the lavish entertainments - called 'masques’ - that mingled drama, music, dance and rich costumes and elaborate settings within the ideals of platonic love imported by the French-born Henrietta-Maria. Although William's own plays were not performed or published until after the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, their format and sentiments echo those of the court dramas created for Henrietta-Maria in the late 1620s and 1630s.
In 1628, Sir William was elected Member of Parliament for both Newport and Penryn in Cornwall - although he subsequently waived his adoption for the former borough. From 1633 to 1635, he was Governor of Pendennis Castle, a post previously held by his father, who had died in 1633. He also involved himself in his father's project of draining fen lands - the Lindsey level - in Lincolnshire. This project was ultimately to exhaust his economic resources, and meant that he was to be financially hard-pressed for much of the rest of his life.
We know nothing of the circumstances in which the portraits of Sir William and his wife were commissioned or executed. What we do know is that the two works bear inscriptions - thought to be contemporary, or nearly contemporary - identifying the sitters, stating that they were painted by van Dyck and with the date 1638. Similar inscriptions and the same date are also found on pictures of other members of the Killigrew family.
These are a half-length portrait of Thomas Killigrew with a large dog, which survives in various versions - the prime one now at Weston Park in Shropshire - and a sombre double portrait of Thomas Killigrew and a gentleman 'not known certainly' (according to the eighteenth-century observer George Vertue), surrounded by symbols of mourning (The Royal Collection). Undated, but clearly from the same period is the beautiful full-length portrait of the Killigrews’ sister, Anne Kirke in a gold dress (Huntington Art Gallery, San Marino, California), thought to mark her appointment in 1637 as dresser to Henrietta Maria. Anne Kirke appears again in a double portrait, with an unknown slightly older lady, also by van Dyck and dated 1638 (Hermitage, St Petersburg).
The year 1638 was a significant one for the family, for on 1st January they suffered the loss of Cecelia Crofts, the wife of Thomas Killigrew. Only a month later Cecelia's sister Anne Crofts also died. It seems certain that the elegiac quality of the male double portrait in the Royal Collection directly relates to this tragic event. It may also explain the pensive presentation of William in his own portrait. The viewer's attention is drawn to a ring, tied by a ribbon to the centre of his costly black satin jacket. Such rings are often seen in earlier portraits, and are thought to be in allusion to - or in memory of - a loved one.
Meanwhile, the political situation in England was deteriorating. With the outbreak of Civil War, the royalist William became captain of one of the two troops of horse guarding the person of Charles I, whom he accompanied to Oxford, after London was claimed by the Parliamentarians. Indeed, William seems to have treasured a letter written to him by the king in Oxford in January 1643, signed 'Your assured frend / Charles R.' After a riot in Lincolnshire in 1641, William was never able to regain his property in that county.
Having paid the fines levied on royalists by the winning Parliamentarians, he and his family found themselves in even worse financial straits. As he wrote in 1655, 'my wants do drive me live wherever I am welcome' and the republican general John Lambert gave him shelter from his creditors on the former crown property at Nonsuch, in Surrey. Poverty, it seems, necessitated Sir William and his wife living apart. In another letter, he wrote that the loss of his estate '... doth force me from the comforts of livinge with my Wife and Children, we being compelled to begge our bread in severall Countryes ... and this lookes as if my Wife and I were parted through discontent, though all our frends doe knowe that in thirty yeares beinge Maried we have never had one discontent or anger between us... I ... doe desire nothinge in this world more then to have my Wife live [with] me' (British Library, Add. MSS. 21,423, fol. 193). This may indicate that Lady Mary was, like many royalists – and not least, the surviving members of the Royal Family itself - in exile on the Continent. It is possible that the fine van Dyck portraits of Sir William and his wife could have been distrained or sold at this difficult time.
With the Restoration of the Stuart monarchy in Britain in 1660, Sir William's situation - although not his finances - improved considerably. He was re-appointed to his court post as Gentleman-Usher of the Privy Chamber and took up lodging in the palace at Whitehall. A plan of the palace from 1668 shows that he had an apartment near the river front close to those of the queen, Catherine of Braganza, whose Vice-Chamberlain he became. His wife, meanwhile, became dresser to their old patroness, the Queen-Dowager, Henrietta-Maria. He continued to pursue his interest in fenland drainage, but between 1662 and 1666 also concentrated on writing a number of tragi-comedies, in a by-now rather old-fashioned idiom, resonant of the themes and preoccupations of Charles I's court. No doubt they would have appealed particularly to Henrietta-Maria. These plays are: Selindra, a chivalric adventure, staged by William's brother Thomas at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in March 1662; Pandora or the Converts, a drama of matrimonial debate that was originally designed as a tragedy but reworked as a comedy and staged in around 1662; Ormasdes or Love and Friendship, written almost entirely in couplets, and printed in 1664; The Siege of Urbin, often considered his best work and written in circa 1665; and his least satisfactory play - actually a translation of a twenty-year-old Latin text - The Imperial Tragedy, published in 1669. Not all of them appear to have been performed on stage.
In 1660-1, as a mark of favour, Henrietta-Maria had granted William's wife Mary a lease on an extensive marsh in Lincolnshire. We do not know, however, how long the elderly re-united couple had together before Lady Mary died. It is certain that during the 1680s William continued to have money problems. By July 1693 he was reduced to lodging with his brother Henry, in his residence attached to Westminster Abbey. Towards the end of his life William published collections of his own writings on religious and moral themes. The 1694 dedication at the front of his Mid-night and Daily Thoughts. In Prose and Verse begins, ' I Live so much alone, that I have not found a Friend to whom I could communicate this new Bundle of my ... Thoughts’ which suggests that he was now a widower. Certainly Lady Mary is not mentioned in William's will, which is dated 3 October 1695 (Public Record Office, PROB 11/427 s. 152). His principal bequest - 2,000 acres of fen-land - went to his sons Robert and William. Very soon after - the precise date is not known - he died. On 17 October 1695 he was buried at the Savoy Chapel in London.. A picture of Sir William Killigrew and Mary Hill by the Flemish master, Anthony Van Dyck. The portraits were reunited when purchased by the Tate about 2000.
Sir Anthony van Dyck's Portraits of Sir William and Lady Killigrew, 1638

     ‘I ... doe desire nothinge in this world more then to have my Wife live [with] me'
Sir William Killigrew 1655

Van Dyck (1599-1641) was one of the most significant painters to work within the British Isles. In the centuries following his death he had a far greater influence on portraiture there than any other artist. The forms of portrait that he introduced during the years that he worked for the Stuart king Charles I and members of his Court were to be an inspiration to numerous later artists, including Sir Peter Lely, Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Richard Parkes Bonington and John Singer Sargent. Yet until 2002 Tate possessed only a single work by this most influential of masters, the full-length portrait of an unknown lady thought to be a member of the Spencer Family, which had been acquired in 1977. Although delightful, this work was not in tip-top condition.
Tate's acquisition of the portrait of Sir William Killigrew came in part through the 'acceptance in lieu' scheme, under which pre-eminent works of art and important heritage objects can be transferred into public ownership in payment of inheritance tax. The story might have ended there, but for the sudden unexpected appearance in an auction in January 2003 in New York of the companion piece to this picture, van Dyck's portrait of Sir William's wife, Lady Mary Killigrew. This picture had been known to be in a private collection somewhere in the USA, but exactly where had been unclear. Through an exceptional combination of circumstances, it became possible for Tate to bid for it, and thus to acquire it, too.
Thus the two portraits by van Dyck, both dated 1638, closely related in size and clearly conceived as a pair, are re-united at last within the Tate collection. We do not know how long they have been apart, but at the very least it has been a century and a half. Certainly by the early nineteenth century, Sir William's portrait was owned by the Carpenter family, who sold it at auction in 1853. At the same date, Lady Mary's portrait was almost definitely with the Grey family, who were Earls of Stamford. During the nineteenth century, the 7th Earl kept it at the family's house at Enville in Staffordshire, but research is currently under way to establish whether it was previously at the family's original residence, Dunham Massey (now a National Trust property).
Like many other artists, van Dyck painted a number of matching husband-and-wife portraits, particularly when he was living and working in Antwerp. One English pair are his early full-lengths of Sir Robert and Lady Shirley of 1622, thought to have been painted in Rome (Petworth House). It is thought, however, that the Killigrews, now at Tate, may be the only example from van Dyck's English period of a (non-royal) pendant pair in a British public museum.
Over the previous century, it had not been unusual for artists in Britain to receive commissions to produce such paired portraits. Hans Holbein II, who worked for Henry VIII and his court during the years 1527-9 and 1534-43, painted a number, including those of Sir Henry and Lady Guildford, 1527 (The Royal Collection and the Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri), and Dr William and Margaret, Lady Butts (Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, Boston).
Portrait of Sir William Killigrew 1638
Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641)
Portrait of Sir William Killigrew 1638
Tate: Accepted by HM Government in lieu of tax with additional payment (General Funds) made with assistance from the Patrons of British Art, Christopher Ondaatje and the National Art Collections Fund 2002
+View in Tate Collection      Portrait of Mary Hill, Lady Killigrew 1638
Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641)
Portrait of Mary Hill, Lady Killigrew 1638 in 1638.
     In 1655 they were so poor they were forced to live apart. He wrote"... allour fiends doe knowe that in thirty years beinge maried we have never had one discontent or anger between us... (I) doe desire nothinge in this world more than to have my wife live with me.".
     Gent usher of the Privy Chamber, Vice chamberlain to Queen Katherine. 1661 Baronetage (see Cornish Worthies, p.157) Governor Pendennis. Inherited a great estate from his father. Had 2 wives, yet died a beggar and chiefly supported by Dr Killigrew, his brother. He had a son Robert who had 3 sons all dead in my time [Killigrew mss p.194].
     He was involved in the draining of the fens in Lincolnshire [Dictionary of National Biography, p.116]..
     Brief concerning the dispute between Sir Robert and Sir William Killigrew Comptrs. of Pendennis Castle and Sir Francis Vyvian and Hannibal Bonython, Esq., deputie of St. Mawes Castle, which 'anseth from letters... inhibiting the Capt. or his deputie of St. Mawes to call the masters or Capts of any ship or ships coming into that harbour to make their appearance to the said Castle but to forebeare all such undue courses, nor to stop any ship or vessels but when they shal receive warrant for the same ..." The brief lists several points concerning the suitability of St. Mawes to take precedence over Pendennis and also criticisms of "the civil consequences" of Pendennis being the more important.
     Petition of Sir William Killigrew, complaining of the behaviour of his sister-in-law, Charlotte Killigrew, when his wife died while in attendance on the Queen at Somerset House (1681!).
     Sir William Killigrew made a will dated 3 October 1695 in St Margaret, Westminster.
     William died in October 1695 in Westminster, aged 89. He was buried on 17 October 1695 in Savoy, London.
     His will was proved on 25 October 1695 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Children of Sir William Killigrew and Mary Hill