Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameDr Henry KILLIGREW, 9298
FatherSir Robert KILLIGREW , 9291 (1580-1633)
MotherMary WOODHOUSE , 9292 (1584-1656)
1Judith, 9310
ChildrenAnne , 9303 (1660-1685)
 James , 9311
 Henry , 9312 (1652-1712)
 Elizabeth , 9313 (-1701)
Notes for Dr Henry KILLIGREW
Henry Killigrew (1613–1700), a clergyman, wrote only one play ... but he wrote it twice. His The Conspiracy was published in 1638, apparently pirated; he revised it into Pallantus and Eudora (1653). Henry was the father of the poet Anne Killigrew.

From Wikipedia

Dr Henry Killigrew (1613-1700) was the fifth and youngest son of Robert Killigrew and his wife Mary. He was the younger brother of the dramatist Thomas Killigrew, and became chaplain and almoner to the duke of York, and master of the Savoy after the Restoration.


Henry was born in Hanworth on 11 February 1613, and educated at Cripplegate, London. In 1628, he became a Commoner at Christ Church, Oxford. In 1638, he became MA and was appointed a chaplain in the army shortly afterwards. In November 1642, he became Doctor of Divinity, and subsequently chaplain to James, Duke of York (the future king) and rector of Wheathampstead.

At the Restoration, he was appointed almoner to the Duke of York and the following year Master of the Savoy. A juvenile play of his, The Conspiracy, was printed surreptitiously in 1638, and in an authenticated version in 1653 as Pallantus and Eudora.


He married Judith and had four children:
Henry Killigrew (died 1712), an admiral
James Killigrew, also a naval officer, who was killed in an encounter with the French in January 1695 during the Nine Years' War
Anne Killigrew (1660-1685), poet and painter, who was maid of honour to the Duchess of York, and was the subject of an ode by Dryden, which Samuel Johnson thought the noblest in the language
Elizabeth Killigrew (died 1701) married her father's curate at Wheathampstead, John Lambe, and produced 10 children

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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