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Aug. 5. 1668
Thos. Holden to Williamson.
A vessel from Bermuda arrived at Penzance, and sold part of her lading there.

Sir Peter Killigrew, who died at Exeter, going for London, is expected here to
be interred.
[Ibid. No. 96.]
Sir Peter Killigrew, MP for Helston (1593-1668) of Arwennack, St. Budock, Falmouth, Cornwall, was a cousin of George Monck, Duke of Albemarle.
He was brother-in-law to “Mad Madge” Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of
Newcastle, and the former governor of Pendennis Castle.
He continued the development of the market at Smithwick (the old name for Falmouth) and the Carrick Roads at the mouth of the River Fal.
Sir Peter raised money to build and endow a church dedicated to King Charles the Martyr, Falmouth, where he is buried.…

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