Honor Meliton (Godolphin)

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Honor Myliton (Godolphin)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Godolphin, Cornwall, England
Death: Died in England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir William Godolphin and Margaret Godolphin
Wife of William Harris and William Mylleton
Mother of Phillipa Myliton; Lady Elinor Bonython (Milton, Myliton) Heiress of Pengerswick Castle; Elizabeth Meliton; Grace Meliton; Anne Meliton and 4 others
Sister of Elizabeth Godolphin; Sir William Godolphin (elder bro), MP; Thomas Godolphin, Captain; William Godolphin, (younger bro), MP and Grace Godolphin

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About Honor Meliton (Godolphin)

Job was made govenor of Saint Michael's Mount and his son, William, was made sheriff of Cornwall in 1565 and married Honor Godolphin, daughter of Sir Willi Godolphin.

According to local legend, it was William Millaton who lived a cat and dog live with his wife Honor. They hated each other with a deadly hate. At length, each resolved that their unhappy union must end.

William Millaton said to his wife, "Honor, we have lived in wretchedness too long. Let us resolve in a reconciliation, forget the past, and begin a new life."

"Most certainly do I agree," said she.

"And," continued William, "as a pledge of our reunion, let us have a feast tonight."

So a banquet was spread in Pengersick Castle for the both alone that night.

And after they had finished their meal, William said, "Let us drink to our reunion."

"I will drink if you will drink," said she.

Then he drained his glass, and after this she drained hers.

With a wicked laugh she said, "William,you have but three minutes to live. Your cup was poisoned."

"And you," he retorted, "have but five, for yours was poisoned also."

"It is well," said Honor; "I am content. I shall have two minutes in which to triumph over your dead carcass, and spurn it with my foot."

The two bodies were found slumped to the floor by the servents the next morning ending the story of this unhappy pair

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Job was made govenor of Saint Michael's Mount and his son, William, was made sheriff of Cornwall in 1565 and married Honor Godolphin, daughter of Sir Willi Godolphin.

According to local legend, it was William Millaton who lived a cat and dog live with his wife Honor. They hated each other with a deadly hate. At length, each resolved that their unhappy union must end.

William Millaton said to his wife, "Honor, we have lived in wretchedness too long. Let us resolve in a reconciliation, forget the past, and begin a new life."

"Most certainly do I agree," said she.

"And," continued William, "as a pledge of our reunion, let us have a feast tonight."

So a banquet was spread in Pengersick Castle for the both alone that night.

And after they had finished their meal, William said, "Let us drink to our reunion."

"I will drink if you will drink," said she.

Then he drained his glass, and after this she drained hers.

With a wicked laugh she said, "William,you have but three minutes to live. Your cup was poisoned."

"And you," he retorted, "have but five, for yours was poisoned also."

"It is well," said Honor; "I am content. I shall have two minutes in which to triumph over your dead carcass, and spurn it with my foot."

The two bodies were found slumped to the floor by the servents the next morning ending the story of this unhappy pair

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Job was made govenor of Saint Michael's Mount and his son, William, was made sheriff of Cornwall in 1565 and married Honor Godolphin, daughter of Sir Willi Godolphin.

According to local legend, it was William Millaton who lived a cat and dog live with his wife Honor. They hated each other with a deadly hate. At length, each resolved that their unhappy union must end.

William Millaton said to his wife, "Honor, we have lived in wretchedness too long. Let us resolve in a reconciliation, forget the past, and begin a new life."

"Most certainly do I agree," said she.

"And," continued William, "as a pledge of our reunion, let us have a feast tonight."

So a banquet was spread in Pengersick Castle for the both alone that night.

And after they had finished their meal, William said, "Let us drink to our reunion."

"I will drink if you will drink," said she.

Then he drained his glass, and after this she drained hers.

With a wicked laugh she said, "William,you have but three minutes to live. Your cup was poisoned."

"And you," he retorted, "have but five, for yours was poisoned also."

"It is well," said Honor; "I am content. I shall have two minutes in which to triumph over your dead carcass, and spurn it with my foot."

The two bodies were found slumped to the floor by the servents the next morning ending the story of this unhappy pair

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Honor Meliton (Godolphin)'s Timeline

1519
1519
Cornwall, England
1535
1535
Age 16
Breage, Cornwall, UK
1537
1537
Age 18
1539
1539
Age 20
1540
December 1540
Age 21
Breage, Cornwall, , England
1540
Age 21
1545
1545
Age 26
St Michaels,,St Kerrier,England
1545
Age 26
1549
1549
Age 30
1550
1550
Age 31