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.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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Norah Carlin  •  Link

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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