1893 text

Sir Peter Killigrew, Knight, of Arwenack, Cornwall, was known as “Peter the Post,” from the alacrity with which he despatched “like wild fire” all the messages and other commissions entrusted to him in the King’s cause. His son Peter, who succeeded his uncle as second baronet in 1665, was M.P. for Camelford in 1660.

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Roger Miller   Link to this

Cornwall was strongly Royalist.

Falmouth Parish Church is dedicated to King Charles the Martyr. There's some background to Killigrew's involvement here: http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/Falmouth.htm

Norah Carlin   Link to this

Sir Peter Killigrew's role as messsenger between King and Parliament in 1645, 1647 and most importantly during the Newport negotiations of 1648, is mentioned in the titles of the following pamphlets in the Thomason Tracts: E.314[6], E.314[26] and E393[24].

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  • 1660
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