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San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Lucky Prince Charles, as he left England for exile in Jersey and France, followed by wandering all over the place, this is where he stayed. I hope he remembered fondly his stay in the Isles of Scilly. Scroll down for a picture of the two castles there ... one was built by Cromwell after Charles had left.…

Otherwise, the isles were most often used by the fleet which stayed here for six weeks of quarantine if they had been to an infected place.

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The following people served as Governor of the Isles of Scilly, off the coast of Cornwall.
An early governor of Scilly was Thomas Godolphin, whose son Francis received a lease on the Isles in 1568.
They were styled Governors of Scilly and the Godolphins and their Osborne relatives held this position until 1834.
In 1920 the ownership reverted to the Duchy of Cornwall.
Today, the Dorrien-Smith estate still holds the lease for the island of Tresco.

Governors during the Stuart Century were:

1568–1608 Sir Francis Godolphin (1540–1608)
1608–1613 Sir William Godolphin of Godolphin (1567–1613)
1613–1636 William Godolphin (1611–1636)
1636–1643 Sidney Godolphin (1610–1643)
1643–1646 Sir Francis Godolphin of Godolphin (1605–1647)
1647–1648 Anthony Buller (Parliamentarian) (1)
1649–1651 Sir John Grenville (Royalist)
1651–1660 Joseph Hunkin (Parliamentary control)
1660–1667 Sir Francis Godolphin of Godolphin (1605–1667) (restored to office)
1667–1700 Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin (1645–1712)
1700–1732 Sidney Goldolphin (1652–1732)

(1) Per slate tablet on external wall of Old Town Church, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, inscribed as follows: "To the memory of Francys, the wife of Joseph Hunkyn of Gatherly in the parish of Lifton in Devon, Governour of the Iland of Silly. She was the daughter of Robert Lovyes of Beardon in the parish of Boydon in Cornwall Esqu. She dyed the 30 day of March 1657 about the 46 (?) yeer of her age." See image and transcript [1]; For pedigree of "Hunkin of Gatherleigh" see: Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p. 493…

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