11/17/1530, George born in Katchfrench,
Com. Cornwall, England; heir & s/o 16408.
Johannes Kekewich & 16409. Thomasin Bradfield.
~1534, Katherine born in Lanrack,
England, d/o 16410. Edward Courtenay
& 16411 Margaret Trethurfe.
9/15/1538, George’s father left him 200
pounds and some plate.
10/31/1539, George’s father died.
10/13/1541, IPM of George’s father: George
inheriting lands in Cornwall, and Margetting in Essex.
1542, Sir John Smith of Cressing Temple,
Essex, acquired George’s wardship.
1546, George, entering into possession of
his Cornish lands, was faced with a demand for the payment of 9 years’ arrears
of rent for some duchy of Cornwall property in Catchfrench. He denied liability
but after the duchy officials had referred the matter to the court of wards he
was obliged to pay.
Edward VI succeeded Henry VIII as King of England.
~1547, Plaintiff: George Kekewich Defendant:
John Feyrechild, John Brendon, and Robert Westowte Place Or Subject: Seizure of
cattle County: Cornwall. (S) UKNA, STAC 2/18/157.
3/1553, George a member of parliament for
Saltash. [Saltash is 10 miles from Catchfrench.]
Lady Jane Grey became the [disputed] Queen of England [for 9 days.]
7/19/1553, Mary I, sister of Edward VI,
became Queen of England.
~1555, George married Katherine.
11/1555, George named as overseer in the
will of Katherine’s stepfather, Richard Buller. “… Peter Corteney George Keckwiche
and Thomas Malet Esquires my overseers for the performannce of this my Last
Will and Testament …”.
5/12/1556, “… Margaret Buller [Katherine’s
mother], the relict and sole executrix in the will of Richard Buller,
gentleman, deceased, , having … Margaret, personally present, te administration
of all the goods etc, by means of intestacy, was granted to Peter Courtney and
George Ketwiche, gentlemen, to administer the goods, rights and chattels of the
same …” (S) UKNA, PROB 11/38/36.
1569, George a Justice of the Peace for
11/15/1575, George, sheriff of Cornwall.
(S) Lists and Indexes, Iss8, 1897, P23.
Elizabeth I succeeded Mary I as Queen of England. [Both daughters of King Henry
1558-79, Plaintiffs: George Kekewiche. Defendants:
Richard Radyshe and Mary Radyshe his wife. Subject: (lands etc) estate of the
deceased Thomasine Hyde widow of Essex. (S) UKNA, C 3/107/36.
7/20/1581, George Ketwich, esq., wrote
his will; naming his children and his wife Catherine. (S) Cornwall OPC.
6/26/1582, George died.
11/9/1582, “The … will was proved in
London … Prerogative Court of …, proctor for Katherine, relict, and George
Kekewiche, executors …” (S) UKNA, PROB 11/64/488.
(S) The Visitations of the County of
Cornwall, P252. (S) Heraldic Church Notes From Cornwall. (S) The House of
I George Kekewiche of Katchefrenche in the Countie of Cornewall esquier beinge
perfecte of remembrannce … Doe make and ordayne this my last will and Testament
…. My worldlye goods I will as followeth. Item I geve to my daughter Grace 200
poundes currant englishe money. Item I geve to my daughter Mary 200 poundes ….
Item I gyve to Margett my youngest daughter 200 poundes …, All whiche payments
I will to be made to eache of theme at the daye of theire mariage, … Item I
geve to John Kekewiche my seconde sonne 100 poundes …. Item I gyve to Peter Kekewiche
my thirde sonne 200 poundes …. Item I geve to Edwarde Kekewiche my forthe sonne
200 poundes Item I geve to Frannces my youngest sonne 200 poundes …. Also my
will is that my sonnes Edwarde and Frannces shall have my porcion of Burthye, theise
paymentes to be made the daye of theire marriage or when theye shall
accomplishe the age of 21 yeares, …. Item I geve to Catherine my wieff the
chaine of goulde, ringes and Juells whiche she moste usuallye did weare and one
Salte of sylver guilte withe one dossen of spoones and one goblett. Item I geve
to George Kekewiche my eldeste sonne my greate Flagen chaine of angell goulde,
all my owne wearinge Ringes and Juells and all my plate not bequeathed before.
Item I will that my daughter Cate Lanyan have the 6 poundes 13 shillinges 4
pence given her by her grandmother Buller, And 3 poundes 6 shillinges 8 pence
more …. Item I will that my Daughter Anne Clowberye have the 6 poundes 13
shillinges 4 pence gyven her by her grandmother Buller, and 3 poundes 6
shillinges 8 pence more …. Item I geve to eche of my Servanntes one halfe
yeares wages. The reste of my goods cattelles debts ready moneye or other
chattell whatsoever I geve and bequeathe to Katherine my wieff and George
Kekewiche my eldest sonne whome I doe make and ordaine my executors … Item I
geve to Andrewe Burden 20 shillinges a yeare duringe his lieff to bee leavyed
owte of my Mannor of Tregenhawke. My daughters unmarrried I commytte to the
governement of theire mother …. My three younger Sonnes I commytte to the
governement of theise as followethe, Peter Kekewiche to his uncle and godfather
Peter Courtneye …. Edward Kekewiche I commytte to Mr Doctor Tremayne. Frannces
Kekewiche I committe to his uncle Frannces Buller …. Item I appointe as Overseers
to appease quarrell … Peter Courtney esquier … Olyver Clowberye gent my sonne
in lawe, to whiche Olyver I geve 10 poundes for his paines. My will is that my
wief and my elder sonne sholde keepe howse together to the comforte and helpe
of the reste of my children. …. By me George Kekewiche.
of George and Catherine:
George Keckwich, baptized 8/14/1556 in Ketchfrench, Com., Menheniot, Cornwall,
7/20/1581, George named in the will of
his father. [Eldest son]
1581, George, the heir, age 24 and more
at the death of his father.
1581, George Keckwich leased lands within
the manor of Bonyalvey on Cornwall’s south coast. He held 3 tenements of more
than 145 acres. (S) The Estates of the English Crown, Hoyle, 2002, P105.
12/3/1584, at Breage, George married
Blanch, d/o Sir Francis Godolphin. (S) 1530 Visitations of Cornwall.
11/25/1591, George, sheriff of Cornwall.
(S) Cal. of State Papers, GBPRO.
12/11/1597, Blanch buried at St. Germans.
George 2nd married Julian, d/o
William Viell, widow of George Grenville.
5/31/1607, George wrote his will.
12/22/1611, George died; buried the next
day at St. Germans.
John Kekewich, born ~1557 in Ketchfrench, Com., Menheniot, Cornwall, England.
7/20/1581, John named in the will of his
father. [2nd son]
3/25/1598, at St. Germans, John married
Radigan, d/o William Bligh of Botathon, a widow.
5/31/1607, John named in the will of his
7/23/1622, John buried at St. Germans.
Peter Kekewich, born ~1559 in Ketchfrench, Com., Menheniot, Cornwall, England.
7/20/1581, Peter named in the will of his
father. [3rd son]
5/31/1607, Peter named in the will of his
6/11/1633, Peter named in the will of his
2/26/1634, Peter buried at St. Germans.