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John Killegrew

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Fowey Cornwall England
Death: 1567 (47-55)
Laroch, Cornwall, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Killigrew of Arwennack and Jane Petit
Husband of Elizabeth Killigrew
Father of Peter Killigrew; Thomas Killigrew; Sir Henry Killigrew, Kt., MP; Jane Michell (Killigrew); Margaret Godolphin and 6 others
Brother of Elizabeth Treffry; Agneta Killegrew; James Killegrew; Bennett Killegrew and Thomas Killegrew
Half brother of John Trevanion

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About John Killigrew

Capt John Killigrew was born before 1500 in Cornwall, England. He was the son of John Killigrew and Jane or Joan or Maude Petit.

    Capt John Killigrew married Elizabeth Trewinnard, daughter of James Trewinnard and Phillipa (?), before 1520. John was a Captain, in Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall, England. 
    He is listed as John Kyllygrewe jun with his father in the 1522 military survey: the value of the goods of the inhabitants of the borough of Penryn and their "harneis". They head the list and the amount is blank. Only one John Kyllygrew is listed for the loan and the amount is £40, again heading the list..      

Capt John Killigrew paid tax in 1524 in Penryn, Cornwall. 1524 subsidy Penryn burgh: John Killygrew goods 40, & John Killygrew jun. land 4. Probably the John who was listed at Budock in 1543 & the benevolence of 1545 having lands and fees worth 50 (a collector in 1545 and named as a commissioner with Robert Vyvyan & John Reskymer 1543-5); and of Budock in 1569 with John jr. (although he was dead by then).

    He was named as son & heir, of full age at his father's death. He was also named in the will of his brother James and in the Inquisition Post Mortem on the death of his son John.

He and William Killigrew bought extensive ex-monastic lands (spending £508). He and his family were Protestants.

    In 1551 John Killigrew was appointed surveyor of the fortifications being bult there at a cost £3,124 - Killigrew's fee was ¤691 per year.. 
    In 1554 the Protestant John Killigrew the elder was forced to make recognisances to faithfully keep Pendennis Castle. He was imprisoned from 28 June 1556 in the Fleet Prison, London. St James: John Killigrewe the elder and John Killigrewe the yonger were this daye committed to the Fleete, to be kepte there aparte in close prison . 
    He had wardship of the 15 year old son of Thomas Arundell of Tolverne from 1563. 
    As his mother was a Petit, he may the John mentioned in the Arundell land records, Manor of Carbugus (Carnaeggas in St Erth) Extent made 13 May 1566: Trenerth in Gwinear presumably – John Killigrewe, esq., formerly John Petit, 2 acres Cornish in Trenerth by Knight’s service and suit as above, rent ¾. Free tenant. 
    In Capt John Killigrew's will dated 12 January 1566/67 in St Budock, Cornwall, England, Capt John Killigrew was named as executor of the estate. 
    John died after 26 November 1567 in 'Arwenack', Budock, Cornwall. He was buried in 1567 in St Budock. A brass plate in front of the altar records: Here lyeth John Killigrew Esquier, of Arwenack and Lord of ye manor of Killigrew in Cornewall and Elizabeth Trewinnard his wife. He was the first Captaine of Pendennis Castle, made by King Henry the eight & so continued until the nynth of Queen Elizabeth at which time God tooke him to his mercye. Being the year of our Lord 1567. Sr John Killigrew, Knight his sone succeeded him in ye same place by the Gift of Queen Elizabeth

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John Killigrew's Timeline

Fowey Cornwall England
Age 9
Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
Age 11
Age 12
Age 12
Lothbury, Cornwall, England
Age 19
Stockland, Dorset, Devon, United Kingdom
Age 24
Age 26
Arweneck, Cornwall, England
Age 34
Age 39