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Henry Killigrew, DD

Birthplace: Hanworth, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Robert Killigrew, MP and Mary Woodhouse
Husband of Judith Killigrew
Father of Admiral of the Fleet Henry Killigrew, MP; Anne Killigrew; James Killigrew and Elizabeth Lambe
Brother of Sir William Killigrew, MP; Anne Killigrew; Robert Killigrew; Thomas Killigrew; Elizabeth Killigrew and 3 others

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About Henry Killigrew, DD, Chaplain to the King's Army

Dr Henry Killigrew Born 11 February 1613(1613-02-11) Hanworth, Middlesex, England Died 14 March 1700(1700-03-14) (aged 87) England Nationality British Occupation Chaplain, almoner, Master of the Savoy

Dr Henry Killigrew (1613-1700) was the fifth and youngest son of Robert Killigrew and his wife Mary. He was the younger brother of the dramatist Thomas Killigrew, and became chaplain and almoner to the duke of York, and master of the Savoy after the Restoration.

Henry was born in Hanworth on 11 February 1613, and educated at Cripplegate, London. In 1628, he became a Commoner at Christ Church, Oxford. In 1638, he became MA and was appointed a chaplain in the army shortly afterwards. In November 1642, he became Doctor of Divinity, and subsequently chaplain to James, Duke of York (the future king) and rector of Wheathampstead.

At the Restoration, he was appointed almoner to the Duke of York and the following year Master of the Savoy. A juvenile play of his, The Conspiracy, was printed surreptitiously in 1638, and in an authenticated version in 1653 as Pallantus and Eudora.

He married Judith and had four children:

Henry Killigrew (died 1712), an admiral

James Killigrew, also a naval officer, who was killed in an encounter with the French in January 1695 during the Nine Years' War

Anne Killigrew (1660-1685), poet and painter, who was maid of honour to the Duchess of York, and was the subject of an ode by Dryden, which Samuel Johnson thought the noblest in the language

Elizabeth Killigrew (died 1701) married her father's curate at Wheathampstead, John Lambe, and produced 10 children

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (Eleventh ed.). Cambridge University Press.


Langhaim, Gerard (1691) Account of the Dramatic Poets, &c., p. 330 Persondata Name Killigrew, Henry Alternative names Short description Date of birth 11 February 1613 Place of birth Hanworth, Middlesex, England Date of death 14 March 1700 Place of death England

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Henry Killigrew, DD, Chaplain to the King's Army's Timeline

February 11, 1613
Hanworth, Middlesex, England
Age 38
Age 46
London, England
March 14, 1700
Age 87