Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bond 59420 & 59421

59420. Sir John Killigrew & 59421. Elizabeth Trewinard {Bond}


~1510, John born in co. Cornwall, England, s/o 118840. John Killigrew & 118841. Jane Petit.

~1515, Elizabeth born in England, 2nd d/o 118842. James Trewennard.

John of Arwenack, Cornob.

1536, Sir John Killigrew “the Younger” listed as having major investments with Virginia in the records of Edward Bennett of London. [John’s father died late in the year.]

2/1/1537, “Bargain and sale. 1 John Killigrew of Penryn esq. 2 Alex. Killigrew esq. …; two tenements in Penryn.” (S) UKNA.

~1544, John appointed Governor of Pendennis Castle by Henry VIII, about the time the castle was completed. [He held this position until his death.]

1544-47, “Nicholas Carmynowe, …, v. John Killigrew, esquire, and James Trewennard.: Maintenance of a suit in the Court of Whitehall in the name of Alexander Killigrew for two messuages in St. Erme held of the manor of Killigrew, … at Truro.: Cornwall.” (S) UKNA.

1547-53, “Plaintiff: Ralph Cowche. …, constables of Budock, John Killigrew, and others Place Or Subject: Forcible entry into a mill at Budock County: Cornwall.” (S) UKNA.

4/1549, John and others were king’s commissioners of the property of sundry churches in Kerry. (S) Calendar of State papers 1601-1603, P398.

John built at Arwennack “a very costly mansion” [near the town of Falmouth which was created by his grandson John Killigrew in 1613.] (S) The Ancient Cornish Drama, Norris, 1859, P487.

1567, John died; buried in the parish church of Budock. A brass memorial has this inscription: “Here lyeth John Killigrew, Esquire, of Arwenack, and Lord of ye Manor of Killigrew, in Cornwall ; and Elizabeth Trewinnard, his wife. He was the first captaine of Pendennis Castle, made by King Henry the eight, so continued until the nyath of Queen Elizabeth, at which time God took him to his mercye, being the year of ou Lord 1567. Sir John Killigrew, knight, his sone, succeeded him in ye same place by the gift of Queene Elizabeth.”

(S) Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity, 1817, P99. (S) Bibliotheca Cornubiensis, Boase, 1882. (S) Pendennis and St. Mawes, Oliver, 1875, P10. (S) Journal, Truro Royal Institution of Cornwall, P179 …, 1889.

Children of John and Elizabeth:

i. Sir John Killigrew, born ? in Cornwall, England.
John married Mary Wolverton, d/o Philip.
John, Captain of Pendennis castle.
1582, Mary is known to have committed piracy of a Spanish ship.
3/5/1584, John died; buried in the parish church of Budock.
Children: [“3 sonnes, viz., John, Thomas, and Symon ; and 2 daughters, Mary and Katherine.”]
John Killigrew: succeeded his father as Captain.
He married Dorothy Monck.
1588, he was “a notorious pirate”.
Dorothy Killigrew: married Thomas Monck of Poderidge.

ii. Henry Killigrew (29710), born ~1535 in England.

iii. Catherine Killigrew, born ? in Cornwall, England.
Catherine married Robert Trapps of London.
1596, Catherine married 2nd Henry Billingsley, knt., lord mayor of London.
5/4/1598, Catherine died, buried in St. Catherine church, Coleman St.

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