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Who was John, son of Mauger?

Devon & Cornwall Notes and Queries vol. VI, (January 1910 to October 1911), pp. 175-6.


Oswald J. Reichel

Prepared by Michael Steer

[Killigrew Family - refers to vol.6, p.155, par.145.]

Heanton Satchville was a historic manor in the parish of Petrockstowe, North Devon. With origins in the Domesday manor of Hantone, is recorded as belonging to the Yeo family in the mid-14th century and was then owned successively by the Rolle, Walpole and Trefusis families. In 1812, It earlier belonged to the Killigrews, a prominent Cornish family. The mansion house was destroyed by fire in 1795. The article, from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

167. WHO WAS JOHN, SON OF MAUGER? (VI., par. 145, P* I 55) I suggest he was John de Killigrew for the following reasons: Mauger, son of John, was the tenant of Heanton Satchvil in 1285 {Feud. Aids, 329). In 1292 Henry, son of Henry [de Killigrew] , was tenant of the same (I. P. M., Hugh de Courtney, 20 Ed. I., No. 38). In 1352 John de Killigrew and Joan his wife conveyed Heanton for settlement to John Penhirghard (Feet of Fines, Devon Mich., 26 Ed. III). Compare with this the fact that in 1285 "Mauger, son of Henry," and the heirs of James de Bolley held the township of Kentisbeare with members for ij fees (Feud. Aids, 322), and that in 1303 Henry, son of Mauger, held 1 ½  fees in Kentisbeare and Ponsford. This Henry, son of Mauger, is apparently the same person as Henry de Killigrew, who on 26 Dec, 1317, presented to Kentisbeare rectory (Stapeldon, 225). In 1361 John de Penhirgarde presented to Kentisbeare rectory (Grandisson, 1474). This is not strict proof, but it is clear that the family of Mauger, son of John, who held Heanton, were afterwards known as Killigrew, and that the same family also held Kentisbeare, since John de Penhirgarde was in possession of both estates apparently under a settlement.             Oswald J. Reichel.