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About Thomas Killigrew

'Thomas Killigrew was born before 1530 in 'Arwenack', Budock, Cornwall. He was the third son. He was the son of Capt John Killigrew and Elizabeth Trewinnard.

    About 1553 Peter and his brother Thomas engaged in piracy against 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.. 
    Thomas died before 1558 in Falmouth, Cornwall, England
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