Peter Killigrew

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Sir Peter Killigrew, 2nd Baronet (c 1634 - 8 January 1704) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660.

Killigrew was the son of Sir Peter Killigrew, who was commonly known as Sir Peter the Post, because of his great diligence in conveying messages to King Charles I during the English Civil War.[1]

In 1660, Killigrew was elected Member of Parliament for Camelford in the Convention Parliament. After a double return, he was seated on 5 May 1660, but his election was declared void 12 June 1660. He inherited the baronetcy on the death of his uncle Sir William Killigrew, 1st Baronet in 1665.[2]

Killigrew married Frances Twisden, daughter of Sir Roger Twisden, of East Peckham, Kent. His only son George was killed in a duel[3] in a tavern in Penryn.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b John Burke, John Bernard Burke A genealogical and heraldic history of the extinct and dormant baronetcies
  2. ^ a b Lysons, Daniel (1814). Magna Britannia: Cornwall. T. Cadell and W. Davies. p. 102. 
  3. ^ Gay, Susan E (1903). Old Falmouth. The story of the town from the days of the Killigrews to the earliest part of the 19th century.