Margaret Killigrew

(circa 1526 - )
     Margaret Killigrew was born circa 1526 in 'Arwenack', Budock, Cornwall. She was the daughter of Capt John Killigrew and Elizabeth Trewinnard.
Margaret Killigrew married Sir Francis Godolphin, son of Thomas Godolphin and Katherine Bonythan, on 29 June 1552 in Breage, Cornwall. Franunces Godolphin, Esq & Margaret Kellygrew, daughter of John Kellygrew, esq. He later married Alice daughter of John Skerritt and widow of John Glanville.

Children of Margaret Killigrew and Sir Francis Godolphin

Margaret Killigrew

(28 November 1647 - )
     Margaret Killigrew was christened on 28 November 1647 in St Gluvias, Cornwall. Daughter of Simon & Elizabeth. She was the daughter of Simon Killigrew and Elizabeth Orell (Ross or Roose).

Margaret Killigrew

(24 January 1727 - )
     Margaret Killigrew was christened on 24 January 1727 in Stoke Gabriel, Devon. She was the daughter of Edward Killigrew and Jane Unknown.
Margaret Killigrew married Robert Matthews on 25 April 1727 in Stoke Gabriel, Devon.

Maria Killigrew

(circa 1595 - )
     Maria Killigrew was born circa 1595 in Cornwall. She was the daughter of John Killigrew and Dorothy Monk.
Maria Killigrew married Sir George Grenville.

Child of Maria Killigrew and Sir George Grenville

Mary Killigrew

(circa 1560 - )
     Mary Killigrew was born circa 1560 in 'Arwenack', Budock, Cornwall. She was the daughter of Sir John Killigrew and Mary Wolverston.
     Mary Killigrew and Anne or Agnes Killigrew, Sir Henry Killigrew, Alexander Killigrew and Katherine Killigrew were beneficiaries in James Killigrew's will dated 12 January 1566/67 in St Budock, Cornwall, England. Mary was a beneficiary in James Killigrew's will proved 16 November 1568 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
Mary Killigrew married Henry Billingsley on 24 February 1602/3 in St Katharine Coleman, London. Henry Billingsley, esquire & Mary Killigrew , married by licence 24 Feb 1602.

Mary Killigrew

(24 June 1623 - 6 November 1677)
     Mary Killigrew was christened on 24 June 1623 in St Margaret, Lothbury, London. She was the daughter of Sir Robert Killigrew and Mary Woodhouse.
     Mary Killigrew was mentioned in the will of Sir Robert Killigrew dated 12 September 1632.
Mary Killigrew married Sir John James after 1656.
     Mary died on 6 November 1677 in London aged 54. She was buried on 10 November 1677 in Westminster Abbey. The Lady James, wife to Sir John, in the Abbey.

Children of Mary Killigrew and Sir John James

Mary Killigrew

(20 March 1627 - )
     Mary Killigrew was christened on 20 March 1627 in St Margaret, Lothbury, London. She was the daughter of Sir William Killigrew and Mary Hill.
She went over to Holland, aged barely seventeen, as a maid of honour to Mary, Princess Royal of England and Princess of Orange, in February 1644.
Mary Killigrew married Frederick de Nassau General Zuylestein in 1644. O 1648?.

Child of Mary Killigrew and Frederick de Nassau General Zuylestein

Mary Killigrew

(before 1570 - )
     Mary Killigrew was born before 1570 in England. She was the daughter of Sir Henry Killigrew and Katherine Cooke.
Mary Killigrew married Reginald Mohun circa 7 September 1589 in London, England. 1589 Sep 7, Reginald Moone [i.e. Mohun] Esq., now of City of London, son & heir of Sir __ Moone, kt. & Mary Killigrew spinster, daughter of Henry Killigrew of St Margaret Lothbury, London, Esq. General Licence Harleian Society v.25 London Marriage licences 1520-1610, p.181.

Mary Killigrew

( - after 1566)
     Mary Killigrew was the daughter of Robert Killigrew and Elizabeth Morys (of Wolstane).
     Mary died after 1566.

Mary Killigrew

(circa 1678 - )
     Mary Killigrew was born circa 1678 in St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, Middlesex, England. She was the daughter of Henry Killigrew and Lady Mary Savage.
Mary Killigrew married William Newbury on 27 April 1696 in St Martin in the Fields. London marriage licences - Killigrew, Mrs Mary of Scotland Yard, parish of St
Martin in the Fields, spinster, 18, with consent of her father Henry Killegrew Esq. & William Newbury, gent of St Giles, Cripplegate, bachelor 23, at St Martin afsd. 27 April 1696
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Mary Killigrew

(before 1650 - )
     Mary Killigrew was born before 1650 in Soho, Westminster, Middlesex, England. She was the daughter of Henry Killigrew DD.
Mary Killigrew married Nicholas Only on 14 August 1665 in Wheathampsted, Hertfordshire. Mary Killigrew, daughter of Dr Killigrew of Westminster, licence to marry
Nicholas Only, clerk at Whethamstead, Herts. 1, 152 [Act Books, Index library v.55 p.490]..

Mary Killigrew

(19 March 1722/23 - )
     Mary Killigrew was christened on 19 March 1722/23 in St Paul, Covent Garden, Westminster, England. She was the daughter of Charles Killigrew and Elizabeth Vaughan.

Mary Killigrew

     Mary Killigrew was the daughter of Henry Killigrew Lord of Admiralty and Lucy Jervoise.
Mary Killigrew married Edward Barker on 3 February 1726/27 in St George, Hanover Square, Westminster.
She is probably Moll Killigrew (cousin of Richard Jervoise) who had married a 'Turkey' (Turkish?) merchant - Mr Barker by 7 Feb 1726/7.
Mary Killigrew mentioned on 23 November 1736.

Mary Killigrew

(23 November 1742 - )
     Mary Killigrew was christened on 23 November 1742 in Westminster, London. She was born on 23 November 1742 in London. She was the daughter of Thomas Guilford Killigrew and Catherine Chubb.

Mary Killigrew

( - 25 January 1699/0)
     Mary was buried on 25 January 1699/0 in St Giles Without Cripplegate, London. Mary Killegrew, spinster.

Mary Killigrew

(14 January 1717/18 - )
     Mary Killigrew was christened on 14 January 1717/18 in St Bride Fleet St, London. She was the daughter of Edward Killigrew and Mary Weston.

Mary Killigrew

(10 August 1719 - )
     Mary Killigrew was christened on 10 August 1719 in St Bride Fleet St, London. She was the daughter of Edward Killigrew and Mary Weston.

Mary Killigrew

( - 8 January 1687/88)
     Mary was buried on 8 January 1687/88 in St Bride Fleet St, London.

Mary Killigrew

(6 May 1685 - )
     Mary Killigrew was christened on 6 May 1685 in St Bride Fleet St, London. She was the daughter of Edward Killigrew and Frances Unknown.

Mary Cecilia Killigrew

(21 August 1718 - )
     Mary Cecilia Killigrew was christened on 21 August 1718 in St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, Middlesex, England. She was the daughter of Lt Col Henry Killigrew and Frances Maria Bucknall.

Odelia Killigrew

(24 October 1599 - )
     Odelia Killigrew was christened on 24 October 1599 in St Margaret, Westminster, Middlesex. She was the daughter of John Killigrew and Dorothy Monk. Odelia Killigrew and Dorothy Monk were beneficiaries in Sir John Killigrew's will proved 29 May 1633 in Exeter, Devon.

Otho Killigrew

     Otho died. He was living in the time of Edward III. He was born in England. He was the son of John Killigrew.
Otho Killigrew married Joan Canterbury, daughter of William Canterbury. She was called Joane, daughter & heir of William Kentebury.

Children of Otho Killigrew and Joan Canterbury

Peter Killigrew

(12 October 1686 - before 8 March 1686/87)
     Peter Killigrew was christened on 12 October 1686 in Falmouth, Cornwall. He was the son of George Killigrew and Ann St Aubyn.
     Peter died before 8 March 1686/87 in Falmouth, Cornwall. He was buried on 8 March 1686/87 in Falmouth.

Peter Killigrew

(18 August 1680 - 21 November 1680)
     Peter Killigrew was christened on 18 August 1680 in Falmouth, Cornwall. He was the son of Sir Peter Killigrew (2nd Bart) and Lady Frances Twisden.
     Peter died on 21 November 1680 in Falmouth, Cornwall. He was buried on 25 November 1680 in Falmouth. Peter, son of Sr Peter Killagrew, Baronet, by Lady ffrances his wife.

Peter Killigrew

(before 1529 - )
     Peter Killigrew was born before 1529 in 'Arwenack', Budock, Cornwall. He was described as the second son. He was the son of Capt John Killigrew and Elizabeth Trewinnard.
Aug 21 1556: #24 Interrogatories for the examination of Peter Kyllygrew, relative to an intended invasion of England, and aid promised from France. #25 Answers of Peter Killygrew to the above. His dealings with Dudley, Ashton, the Tremaynes, and Horseys. Ships taken by Kyllygrew and his companions at sea. #26: Further confession of Peter Kyllygrew relative to the fitting out and arming of two ships and plundering of a Spanish vessel and others at sea, at which young Asshton was present. Henry Dudley complains of poverty. #31 Sep 16, Claim for restitution of a French ship taken with the pirate Kyllygrew. Peter Killigrew and Sir John Killigrew were pardoned on 15 January 1559 in 'Arwenack', Budock, England. 15 Jan (1 Eliz) - The brothers John, Henry & Peter Killigrew were pardoned :"Peter Killegrew, etc. of Arwenack, co. Cornwall, gentleman, alias of London, 'mercer'".
Henry Killigrew of Arwenack, was pardoned with his brothers Peter & John of Arwenack in the first year of the reign of Elizabeth (15 Jan 1559).
Peter Killigrew married Ellen Higgins on 17 February 1560/61 in St Mary le Bow, London.
In 1556 when the Protestant Peter Killigrew was captured by ships of Q Mary's navy while he was roaming the Chanel in search of Spanish prizs, his mistress was found to have 159 crowns about her person, but we are not told how she cambe by the money
Chynoweth further states that he was a pirate in Ireland. About 1553 Peter and his brother Thomas engaged in piracy agianst Spanish ships in the Channel from a base in New Rochelle. In March 1554, they had three ships, one of which had been supplied by the King of France, and hoped to intercept King Philip of Spain on his way to England to marry Mary. The brothers were involved with Sir Peter Carew intrying to persuade the French to invade England, but they were captured in 1556. Peter was tortured in the Tower, while Thomas may have been hanged..
June 14 1568: Petition of citizens of Antwerp to Queen. Had a council letter to Peter Killigrew of Cornwall, to restore 184 rubies taken from a ship coming from Spain to Cornwall, on payment of half their value, but the messenger sent with the letter could not find Peter K; his father who lives with him refused to receive it & threatened the messenger. Begs a letter to the Sheriff of Cornwall to apprehend Peter K, & if he is not found, to attach his goods till he either restores the rubies or appears before Council.. Peter Killigrew mentioned in the 1569 militia list in Budock, Cornwall, with Sir John Killigrew and John Killigrew. The 1569 muster lists John Kyllygrew Esq of Budock with John Kyllygrew Esq. jun. who furnished one (erased and fower written over) gelding with his furniture for a light horseman 4 corselts furnished 4 almayn rivets or in their stead 4 coats of plate or brigandines 12 pikes one morrion 12 long bows 2 steel caps or sculls ...but. Next entry is for Peter Kyllygrew with bow arrows ...calybers 2 murryans. John jr was one of the five Commissioners and signed at least five of the Hundreds. See also Penryn. He served on a jury in 1576 in Launceston, Cornwall, in the trial of Father Cuthbert Mayne. Peter Killigrew was mentioned at the Inquisition Post Mortem held on 28 February 1584/85 on the death of Sir John Killigrew.
Peter Killigrew was mentioned as tenant in the manor court rolls dated at Michaelmas 1585 in Carnsew Manor, Cornwall, At Michaelmas 1585 he was listed "Of Peter Killigrew 1/0" at Carsnew Manor.

Letters of attorney 1 Wm. Killigrew esq. P.C. 2 Peter Killigrew esq. his brother To take livery of seisin of property within the late college of Glasney at Penryn.

Peter Killigrew

(14 January 1700/1 - before 26 February 1719)
     Peter Killigrew was christened on 14 January 1700/1 in St Stephen's, St Albans, Hertfordshire. He was the son of Henry Killigrew Lord of Admiralty and Lucy Jervoise.
     Peter died before 26 February 1719 in St Julians, Hertfordshire. He was unmarried.
     The administration of his estate was granted to Lucy Jervoise on 26 February 1719 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Administration was granted to his mother.

Sir Peter Killigrew

(circa 1593 - July 1668)
     Sir Peter Killigrew was born circa 1593 in England. He was aged 27 in 1620. He was the son of John Killigrew and Dorothy Monk.
He was known as "Peter the Post". Peter was brought up "with the Earl of Bristol in Spain", attended at Court, and in his youth loved a little gambling. As the Arwenack estate had dwindled to £80 a year, his friends the Earl of Pembroke and his brother, befriended him by bestowing land on him near Cardiff to the amount of £300 p.a. in order to enable him to marry. He was loyal to the King, but took no active part in the actual war, which cost him dear, and, in addition, Lady Jane's jointure witheld his lands from him for some 16 years. He was, however, able to bring £12,000 into the estate on his succession, and was knighted by Charles II. [Gay, p.16].
     In 1646 the house was set on fire by the troops at Pendennis Castle - the last to hold out against the Cromwellian forces (in Cornwall), in order that it should not be occupied by the latter. ... As a family, however, they were courtiers and Royalists and adherents of the Stuarts to a degree which, added to the extravagance of the son and heir of the first Sir John, ended in the reduction of a rent-roll of 6000 to some 80 pounds a year. It is not surprising that the first Sir Peter, who inherited the remainder of the estates, became somewhat dubious as to a policy which meant ruin, and that he accepted the two thousand pounds voted to him by Parliament for his services, and was appointed Governer of Pendennis Castle in 1660 by General Monk. After the restoration of the monarchy, the charter of Falmouth was granted to him for his services to Charles II and his father, which naturally aided him in improving an impoverished estate ... Arwenack manor is one of those old places which felt the unfortunate blight of the Civil War, and it is probably owing in great part to the disaster which marred its extent and original grandeur that the descendants of its old owners withdrew from Falmouth, allowed the fine old avenue to become a rope-walk, and sold or leased land to toehr for the building of various houses in what had one been the park of a celebrated mansion. [Gay, p.12, 20-21].

The Western Morning news 25 April 1861 reported: we find in a very old history of Cornwall, after alluding ot Penryn, it adds - "near this town is Arwenack, the seat of th famous ancinet family of the Killigrews, of which was Sr Peter Killigrew, who, in the time of Oliver's usurpation, rode from Madrid, in Spain, quite through France, and having passed th sea, got to London in seven days. ....
     More information about Sir Peter Killigrew may be found at http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1660-1690/member/killigrew-sir-peter-1593-1668.
     Peter was a defendant in a court case on 10 June 1620 in London. Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 10 June 1620- Recognizances, taken before Sir Edward Sackeville and Lewes Lewkenor knts, and J.P.s, of Sir Charles Riche of St Andrews in Holborne, London knt. and Peter Killigree of Lothbury Esq., in the sum of one hundred pounds each, and Dudley Jenninges of St Giles-in-the Fields, Mdx, gent. in the sum of two hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said Dudley Jennings at the next Session of the Peace for Mdx "to answere the great disorder assault and ryott which he and his company committed in Lincolnes Inn Feildes at the house of Margery Walton, and for assaulting and beating the watch", and in the mean time for their peaceful behaviour. G.D.R. ... 18 James I.. He was knighted in 1625.
Sir Peter Killigrew married Mary Lucas, daughter of Sir Thomas Lucas and Mary Byron, after November 1625 in England.
7 Aug. 1635 - Jn. Harris of Herne, Devon, esq., to Peter and Simon Killigrew, Jn. Trefusis and Abel Rolle.
1634 order in Chancery to Leonard Yeo, jun., Jn. Yeo, Arthur Arscott and Leonard Treise, defendants at suit of Edm. Yeo, esq., to transfer all their right to lands of Leonard Yeo sen. (as in X355/134 above) to Sir Peter Killigrew of London, Jn. Harris, esq., Jn. Trefusis of Trefusis, esq., Simon Killigrew of London, esq., and Abel Rolle of North Petherwin, gent., appointed by court of Chancery as trustees; they also to receive custody of all Leonard Yeo's goods, clothes, cattle, plate, jewels, bills, bonds, household stuff and implements.
1 Dec. 1635 Chris. Ough of St. Cleer, gent., to Sir Peter Killigrew and Simon Killigrew, esq., both of London.
25 Nov. 1648 Sir Peter Killigrew and Simon Killigrew, esq., both of London, to Paul Yeo of North Petherwin, esq.
16 Jan. 1635. Marriage settlement/deed: Leonard Yeo of Huish, esq., Arthur Arscott of Dunsland, esq., Jn. Yeo of Hatherleigh, esq., and Leon Treise of St. Thomas-by-Launceston, esq., executors of will of Leonard Yeo sen. late of North Petherwin, decd., to Sir Peter Killigrew of London, Jn. Harris of Heyne, Devon, Jn. Trefusis of Trefusis, esq., Simon Killigrew of London, esq., and Abel Rolle of North Petherwin, gent. Sir Peter Killigrew graduated in 1635/36 from Cambridge University with a M.A. (Lit. Reg) |He was described as of Arwenick.
Surrender of lease. Hen. Facye of Borington, Devon, yeo., to sir Peter Killigrew of London, Jn. Trefusis of Trefusis, esq., Simon Killigrew of London, esq., Abel Rolle of North Petherwin, gent., and Eliz. Yeo, wid. of Edm.Yeo of North Petherwin, esq., decd.
Interest in Upcott in Borington late in occ. of Walter Forde and w. Thomasine, lately reputed to be the lands of inheritance of Leonard Yeo, esq., decd.
Land in Smithicke in the parish of Budocke, Cornwall, on the beach or strand. George Wyatt: Sir Peter Killigrewe, Kt. (part document).      
Sir Peter Killigrew and Sir Peter Killigrew (2nd Bart) were the Member of Parliament in 1660 for Camelford, Cornwall. Cokayne states that this was the son Peter.
b. c.1634, o.s. of Sir Peter Killigrew*. educ. Queen's, Oxf. 1650; travelled abroad 1653; Padua 1654, m. lic. 24 Dec. 1662, Frances (d. Apr. 1711), da. of Sir Roger Twysden, 2nd Bt., of Royden Hall, East Peckham, Kent, 2s. d.v.p. 2da. suc. uncle Sir William Killigrew as 2nd Bt. June 1665, fa. 1668.1
Offices Held
Gent. of privy chamber by June 1660-89.2
J.p. Cornw. 1669-July 1688, Oct. 1688-?d., commr. for assessment 1673-80, 1689-90; jt. receiver-gen. duchy of Cornw. 1673-d; commr. for recusants, Cornw. 1675; recorder, Falmouth 1680-d.3
Biography
Killigrew stood for the open borough of Camelford at the general election of 1660, and was seated with Samuel Trelawny* on the merits of the return. He was classed as a friend by Lord Wharton, but he made no recorded speeches in the Convention and was appointed to no committees before the election was declared void. He did not stand at the by-election, nor did he sit again, though he lived for another 45 years. He was active in local affairs, and seems to have enjoyed a measure of royal favour. He hoped to succeed his father as MP for Helston in 1668, but his interest could not prevail against his fellow-courtier Sidney Godolphin I*. He continued to receive his father's £300 p.a. pension, which had been extended to cover his life. In 1673 he and John Tregagle* were appointed joint receivers of the duchy of Cornwall for life, although by a private agreement he was to receive up to £300 a year out of the office and leave its functions, salary and profits to Tregagle. In the following year he took part in an investigation into the coinage of tin and the laws of the stannaries. He continued his father's efforts to develop Falmouth, where, by 1676, a neew quay had been built, to which, depsite their strong opposition, the neighbouring ports of Truro, Penryn and Helston had to bring most of their goods.4
Killigrew remained on the Cornish commission of the peace in 1680 and was presumably opposed to exclusion. In June 1688, he was marked as 'absent' in the returns of the royal agents on the answers to the questions on the Test Act and Penal Laws, and his name was not included in the list of proposed justices of the peace. In 1697 he was reprimanded for failure to render any account of duchy revenues since the Revolution. He retired to Ludlow, but in 1702 he was found to be £3,133 in debt to the crown, and proceedings were commenced against him. He died on 8 Jan. 1705, aged 71, and was buried at Falmouth. His son had been killed in a duel by Walter Vincent II*, and Arwennack was inherited by his daughter, whose husband, Martin Lister, assumed the name of Killigrew and wrote a history of the family.5
Ref Volumes: 1660-1690
Authors: M. W. Helms / Paula Watson.

Sir Peter, after walking a successful tightrope between King and Parliament, obtained a charter to found the town of Falmouth in 1661.
     Peter died in July 1668 in near Exeter, Devon. He was living in 1662, confusion re death date 1667 or 1670! Knighted by Chas II.. He was buried in July 1668 in Falmouth, Cornwall.
     The administration of his estate was granted in September 1668 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Children of Sir Peter Killigrew and Mary Lucas

Sir Peter Killigrew (2nd Bart)

(before December 1637 - 8 January 1704/5)
      He succeeded to the estates and about £7000 in money, with which he purchased the bartons of Tregenver and Trescobeas, and part of Tregeneggy - sold about 100 years afterwards. He inherited the Baronetcy from his uncle Sir William Killigrew, Bart. In 1670 the Killigrews resided for a time at the Manor-House, during which period Sir Peter turned his attention to the improvement of the town, but was also a good deal at Court, having been appointed Receiver-General for the Duchy of Cornwall. ... Sir Peter removed to London in 1690, but was present at his daughter Anne's marriage. [Gay, p.16-17].
     He was educated at Oxford then France. Wrote verse at Oxford [Tregellas p130]. About 1670 left London and settled in Arwenack, by late 1683 in debt, after marrying off his children retired to London leaving the estate in the hands of the parson of the parish, then in 1697 to Ludlow. In 1700 Martin was put in charge. After his death Lady Killigrew returned to London with her children. Frances, Ann & Martin continued to live in the Charles St. house. His portrait (reproduced in "Old Falmouth by S Gay) was in the posession of Mrs Boddam Castle, of Grove House, Clifton.
     Complete baronetage / Cokayne 1660: Sir Peter Killegrew, (1665-1705) Bart of Arwenick, nephew, being only surviving son & heir of Sir Peter Killigrew (died July 1668, aged 74) of the same (well known as "Sir Peter the Post") by Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Lucas, of Colchester was born about 1634, matric at Oxford (Queens College) 16 Nov 1650; was M.P. for Camelford 1660 till void in May; was a Gent of the Privy Chamber 1660; succeeded to the Baronetcy on the death of his uncle in July 1665 under the special remainder in the creation thereof, and succeeded his father 3 years later. He married (Lic fac. 24 Dec 1662) Frances (then aged 19) daughter of Sir Roger Twisden, 2nd baronet [1611] of East Peckham, by Isabella, daughter & co-heir of Sir Nicholas Saunders. On his death the baronetcy became extinct, George Killigrew, his only surviving son & heir apparent was killed v.p. in a duel March 1687 leaving a daughter who married John Dunbar and who was living...
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     More information about Sir Peter Killigrew (2nd Bart) may be found at http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1660-1690/member/killigrew-peter-1634-1705. He was born before December 1637 in Falmouth, Cornwall. He was the only surviving son and heir of Peter and his brother Sir William, Bart. Born about 1634 according ot Cokayne. He was the son of Sir Peter Killigrew and Mary Lucas.
     Peter matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford University, on 18 November 1650. Peter was Gent of the Privy Chamber in 1660.
Copies of Royal grant of fairs and markets of Smithick and of Falmouth to Flushing ferry to Sir Peter Killigrew, Falmouth; Copies of Charter granting markets, fairs, tolls and ferries to Peter Killigrew.      
Sir Peter Killigrew (2nd Bart) and Sir Peter Killigrew were the Member of Parliament in 1660 for Camelford, Cornwall. Cokayne states that this was the son Peter.
b. c.1634, o.s. of Sir Peter Killigrew*. educ. Queen's, Oxf. 1650; travelled abroad 1653; Padua 1654, m. lic. 24 Dec. 1662, Frances (d. Apr. 1711), da. of Sir Roger Twysden, 2nd Bt., of Royden Hall, East Peckham, Kent, 2s. d.v.p. 2da. suc. uncle Sir William Killigrew as 2nd Bt. June 1665, fa. 1668.1
Offices Held
Gent. of privy chamber by June 1660-89.2
J.p. Cornw. 1669-July 1688, Oct. 1688-?d., commr. for assessment 1673-80, 1689-90; jt. receiver-gen. duchy of Cornw. 1673-d; commr. for recusants, Cornw. 1675; recorder, Falmouth 1680-d.3
Biography
Killigrew stood for the open borough of Camelford at the general election of 1660, and was seated with Samuel Trelawny* on the merits of the return. He was classed as a friend by Lord Wharton, but he made no recorded speeches in the Convention and was appointed to no committees before the election was declared void. He did not stand at the by-election, nor did he sit again, though he lived for another 45 years. He was active in local affairs, and seems to have enjoyed a measure of royal favour. He hoped to succeed his father as MP for Helston in 1668, but his interest could not prevail against his fellow-courtier Sidney Godolphin I*. He continued to receive his father's £300 p.a. pension, which had been extended to cover his life. In 1673 he and John Tregagle* were appointed joint receivers of the duchy of Cornwall for life, although by a private agreement he was to receive up to £300 a year out of the office and leave its functions, salary and profits to Tregagle. In the following year he took part in an investigation into the coinage of tin and the laws of the stannaries. He continued his father's efforts to develop Falmouth, where, by 1676, a neew quay had been built, to which, depsite their strong opposition, the neighbouring ports of Truro, Penryn and Helston had to bring most of their goods.4
Killigrew remained on the Cornish commission of the peace in 1680 and was presumably opposed to exclusion. In June 1688, he was marked as 'absent' in the returns of the royal agents on the answers to the questions on the Test Act and Penal Laws, and his name was not included in the list of proposed justices of the peace. In 1697 he was reprimanded for failure to render any account of duchy revenues since the Revolution. He retired to Ludlow, but in 1702 he was found to be £3,133 in debt to the crown, and proceedings were commenced against him. He died on 8 Jan. 1705, aged 71, and was buried at Falmouth. His son had been killed in a duel by Walter Vincent II*, and Arwennack was inherited by his daughter, whose husband, Martin Lister, assumed the name of Killigrew and wrote a history of the family.5
Ref Volumes: 1660-1690
Authors: M. W. Helms / Paula Watson.

A note appearing after the parish register entry on 31 July, states: Memorandum: That in the year of our Ld 1660 Charles ye second by Grace of God erc: didd by proclamation command that Smithich alias Peny-come-quick who'ld from and forafter teh 20th of August 1660 be called by ye name of ffalmouth and otherwise. In a marginal note opposie: Consecration of ye Chyrchyd. By ye prucurement of Sr Peter Kelligrew. Notandum-consecracon of ye churchyd.
Tregellas states: In 1662, Sir Peter, who had been made Governor of Pendennis on the Restoration, married the handsome, virtuous, and accomplished Frances Twysden, daughter of Sir Roger, the well-known judge of that name;[62] and the union appears to have been a happy[131] one in every respect, save as to the offspring. Peter, the eldest, died young; George, the second son, was killed in a tavern brawl at Penryn (at the house of a Mr. Chalons, says Tonkin), by 'a stab in the back' from a barrister named Walter Vincent. Another account states that the skull, which was found in 1861, showed that the hole made by the rapier was clearly visible in the forehead. Frances, the elder daughter, married a Cornish gentleman named Richard Erissey,[63] who 'cast her off' three years after their marriage. Ann, the youngest, who died without issue, married Martin Lister, a Staffordshire gentleman and soldier of fortune, who assumed the name of Killigrew, and managed the estates for many years. Clearly the main stem of the great race of Killigrew was rapidly decaying!.
     Sir Peter Killigrew (2nd Bart) and Lady Frances Twisden obtained a marriage licence on 24 December 1662 in London.
Sir Peter Killigrew (2nd Bart) married Lady Frances Twisden, daughter of Sir Roger Twisden (2nd Bt) and Isabella Saunders, after 24 December 1662 in St Margaret, Westminster, Middlesex. Sir Peter Killigrew (2nd Bart) was an executor of Sir William Killigrew Baronet's estate on 4 September 1668 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
A manuscript copy of "Act for the better Explanation of an Act made in this present Parliament entitled An Act for the making of the Church erected at Falmouth a Parish Church and noe part of the Parish of Gluvias or the Chappellry of St. Budock" is held at the Cornwall Record Office. It provides details of bounds of parish of Falmouth and extent of properties paying tithes. (Private Act, (22/23 Chas. II cap. 12, 1670)
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Lease: Parties: 1) Sir Peter Killigrew, Arwenack, Knight and baronet 2) John Wilford, Falmouth, yeoman Garden in Falmouth late Arwenack meadow, taken in and enclosed from the latter. East: garden wall of New Tavern. `To run upwards to the hill Westwards with the sayme breadth of Ground that the sayd new Taverne Garden contayns, three score and eighteen feet? Term: 99 years. Yearly rent: 20 shillings. Heriot: 5 shillings or two lives. Capon at Christmas or 12 pence. Harvest journey or 6 pence, 2) to do suit of court. Office of reeve. 2) to repair re-entry after arrears of three months. Lives of: John Joseph and Abraham, sons of 2). Witnesses: John Searle and Thomas Edwards. Endorsed: 'Number 193'..
Mortgage, St Aubyn Manors
Parties:
1) Edward Byrch of Leacroft, Staffordshire, serjeant-at-law, Henry Halsell of London, serjeant-at-law, John Garrett of London, scrivener, and Arthur Squire of St Clements Inn, Mddlesex, gentleman
2) Sir William Coryton of West Newton Farrars, Dame Susanna his wife, Dame Susanna Biddulph of West Combe, Kent, widow, and Edward Littleton of Pilleton Hall, Staffordshire, esquire, father of Susanna Coryton

3) Sir John St Aubyn of Clowance and Dame Anne St Aubyn of Clowance, widow of Sir John St Aubyn, deceasd, father of Sir John St Aubyn
4) Charles Trevanion of Carhays, esquire, and Richard Spoure of Grays Inn, Midlesex, gentleman
Recites: £2000 mortgage by Sir John St Aubyn to Sir Peter Killigrew of Arwennack, of the manors of Gaverigan, Treniniack and Cusgarne of 22-23 September 1684
£500 repaid by Dame Anne St. Auby
£3300 mortgage to 1) of 25-26 March 1689
Marriage settlement of William Coryton and Susanna Littleton, 1) being trustees, of 1688
1) to 4)
Consideration: £54 3 shillings 4 pence.
Letter from John Seyntaubyn; at Clowance To Sir John Arundell, knight; at Lanherne On receiving the news of His Majesty's death [Charles II]. A reply to your letter with its enclosure from my brother Francis concerning his administering my deceased brother's affairs [details]. I am poorly assisted in administering the country at this time; the family of Godolphin is away, the lieutenant colonel too aged, Major Prade of uncertain inclination; I have only Sir Peter Killigrew. We shall do what we can for the new king. `I have put som men in the Mount for itts security.' 17 February 1684-1685..
     Sir Peter Killigrew (2nd Bart) and Ann St Aubyn were mentioned in a deed dated 26 March 1689. Mortgage by way of lease & release. (1) Sir Peter Killigrew, Arwenack, knight. (2) Dame Anne St. Aubyn, widow.
(3) Edward Byrche, Leycroft, co. Staffs, Serg-at-law; Henry Hatrell, Middle Temple, London, Esq; Arthur Squire, Clement Dane, co. Middx., gent; John Garrett, London, scrivener; William Coryton, Middle Temple, London, Esq.
Moiety of Manors of Caverigan, Trewinniack, Cusgarne .. p. St. Columb Major, Roche, Bodmin, St. Austell, boro. Mitchell, St. Enoder, St. Columb Minor, Breage, St. Merryn, Newlyn, Crantock, Goran, Veryan, Probus, St. Mewan, Gwennap, St. Hilary, Stithians, Gwinear; also lands in Roche, Gwennap, St. Erth, St. Ives, St. Hilary, Marazion, Madron, Penzance, Gwithian. Consideration £3,000. Date: 25/26, March, 1689
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     Sir Peter Killigrew (2nd Bart) made a will dated 15 February 1691/92 in 'Arwenack', Budock, Cornwall. The will of Sir Peter Killigrew of Arwenack, Knight & Baronet, dated 15 Feb 1691, mentions his dearly beloved wife Dame Frances Killigrew, son-in-law Martin Killigrew Esq. & my daughter his wife 20 pounds for mourning, to my daughter Erisey the same for herself for her daughter my gr-childe ..., to Richard Erisey Esq the husband of my said daughter. ... property in ... Charles St, parish of St James Westminster Mdx, premises was granted and conveyed to me by John Grove, citizen & plaisterer of London by indenture dated 26 Dec 1670.
Lease: Parties: 1) Right Honourable Sidney, lord Godolphin, Sir Stephen Fox, Charles Montague esquire [chancellor and under treasurer to His Majesty's Exchequer], Sir William Trumbull and John Smith, esquire, Lord commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury. 2) Sir Peter Killigrew of Arwenack [receiver general of revenues of Duchy of Cornwall]. 2) to 1): parcel of ground formerly reputed to be about 50 acres but lately found 'by an admeasurement thereof taken by his said Surveyor General to conteyne sixty three acress, Twenty nine pearches or thereabouts', in occupation of John, earl of Bath, being part of Castle Hill in Cornwall, 'Whereon a fort commonly called Pendinas alias Pendennis is erected, and which was heretofore inclosed for the better Service of the Crown, about or concerning the said Castle, as by a Certificate in that behalfe heretofore taken and returned unto the Exchequer, more at large appeareth, together with the fortifications there and other the appurtenances ...'. Term: 21 years. Rent: £20. Rent to be paid out of revenues of Duchy of Cornwall, but if income insufficient, to be paid 'out of any such other branch of the revenues of the Crown of England as ... the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury or Lord High Treasurer ... shall direct'. Distraint after 40 days non payment..
Peter Killigrew, recorder, was listed in the Falmouth part of the Association Roll.
     Sir Peter Killigrew (2nd Bart) was mentioned in a civil court action in 1701. Cole v Killigrew. Plaintiffs: Richard Cole. Defendants: Sir Peter Killigrew kt, Dame Frances Killigrew his wife and Martin Killigrew, Anne Killigrew his wife, Richard Erisey, Frances Erisey his wife and Anne Bishopp widow.
Subject: money. Document type: answer only
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Dwelling house and stable with orchard, gardens and plots belonging, formerly known as Pentecost's Orchard, then as Newman's House and gardens in Falmouth town, formerly leased to Arthur Newman sen., then of Penryn, gent., by Sir Peter Killigrew, by lease of 25 Mar. 1704; premises being bounded on n. with the way, waste ground, and old quarry taken out of the Cliff Closes; on e. with a line to be drawn south from western end of Philip Webber's garden, about 12' long and 10' broad, next to the little house near the old gateway there across the way or street to the said Webber's brewhouse on the other side thereof, and with the brewhouse and the wall of a tenement called Rogers' Brewhouse tenement; towards the south with walls and hedges lying next to Tresahar's moor and the moor or meadow formerly in possession of Wm. Wills; on w. with the driving lane leading to the watering place belonging to Cliff Close.
     Peter died on 8 January 1704/5 in Ludlow, Shropshire. He was buried on 1 February 1704/5 in Falmouth, Cornwall. His brass coffin plate (with his wife Frances and infant son Peter, is held at the church having been recovered during excavations. It is available on request from the vestry.
"Petres Killigrew, Nil e Bar, filirs Petri Killigrew, Nil, obt Aoud Ludlow, in Com Salop, 8th Jan 1704, Ano Atetos Suae 71" [Peter Killigre, Knight Baronet, son of Peter Killigrew, Knight, died at Ludolow, in the county of Shropshire, 8th January 1704 in the 71st year of his age].
     His will was proved on 7 February 1704/5 at PCC. Probate granted at London to Dame Frances St Aubin Killigrew, relicta.

Children of Sir Peter Killigrew (2nd Bart) and Lady Frances Twisden

Ralph Killigrew

     Ralph died. Raphe, Lord of Killigrew in St Erme, temp Hen III. He was born in England. Cornish Worthies states: Ralph Killigrew, said to have been a natural son of Richard, Earl of Cornwall, and King of the Romans, by his concubine Joan de Valletort. Hence, so it is said, the double-headed spread eagle and the 'border bezanty' of the family arms.[52] Henry, Otho, Simon, Thomas, John, and Maugan are other Christian names of very early Killigrews..
The earliest documented instance of a Killigrew was about 1240 when Ralph de Killigrew was granted the right to bear arms (weapons) by King Henry III.
Henry, son of Henry, Lord of Killigrew in mentioned in a confirmation of grant document in 1260 at the Cornwall Record office [R3145].
21 Jun 1286 Gift: 1 Rich. 1d. of Trewyla; 2 Reg. de Treloudas; 4 messuages and moiety of all 1's land of Trewyla with all land which Jn. Kenn', Hen. Claudus and Wilrist(?) Malefant' once held of 1, with common of pasture for all draft animals
Witnesses: Reg. de Wolvedon, Thos. le Veel, Luke de Sorn, Ralph Kelligreu, Adam Trestrael.
Ralph de Kellygre witnessed a grant concerningJn de Arundel and others on 24 August 1301.

Child of Ralph Killigrew

Rebecca Killigrew

(31 March 1757 - )
     Rebecca Killigrew was christened on 31 March 1757 in Falmouth, Cornwalll. She was the daughter of Henry Killigrew and Mary Unknown.