Roger KYNGDON of Trehunsey


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Roger KYNGDON of Trehunsey

  • Died: 3 Mar 1471, Trehunsey, Quethiock, Cornwall

  General Notes:

Compiler's 17 x great grandfather

  Research Notes:

Feoffment by Stephen Bodulgate and Joan, his wife to Walt. Bodulgate, Stephen Trenowyth, Jn. Denysyll, clerk, Jn. Warde, clerk, Jn. May and Rich. Talvarth', messuages, lands tents., rents and services, reversions in the manors of Bodulgate, Trevyl, Ventynwonwyth' Newhall' Tressullet, Trevarlych, Trestarleck, Trewynt, Crowen, Crowemor', Pennansquynforda, Peleworgan, Fowy Mor, Deleowell', Deleopolyn', Deleowboll', St. Genys, Lamellyn, Dorsett, Trenowyth', Bodmin', Camelford, Trecorm', Hamet and Downant. To feoffees for life for a red rose at Nativity of St. John the Baptist with reversion to Isabel wife of Thos. Restarrek and Joan, wife of Edwd. Coryton, dtrs. (of Stephen and Joan) and their hrs.

Witd. Jn. Trelavny, Kt. Robt. Buketon', Roger Kyngdon', Jn. Legh', Nich. Stephyn'.

Date: 10 July 1433 1


At the entrance to the south or Trehunsey transept is a stone with Brass effigies, and an inscription to Roger Kyngdon, who died March 3rd, 1471; Joan, his wife, and 16 children : 11 sons and 5 daughters. On inspecting the rubbing of the brass, it is observed that the eldest son is represented shorter than the second son, which is explained thus by Mr. Spence : - "The eldest son is represented in ecclesiastical garments, and being a priest was of course not of this world, the second son consequently becomes the head of the family, and has evidently held some situation under Government, as is shown by the crown on his left hand." The eldest son probably represents Walter Kyngdon, Rector of St. Martin, East Looe, who died 1515 ; the other is conjectured to represent Edward Kyngdon, one of the Yeomen of the Guard in 1461 and 1484. Another son is supposed to be the William Kyngdon, who represented the Borough of Liskeard, in the 31st year of the reign of Henry VI. The inscription on the brass is :-

. " Hic iacent Roger Kyngdon. Joh'na ux ei. filii filie q-ac om'es p'genitor seor qui obiit 111o die Mense Marcii Ao. dm. Mcccclxxio.; quor a i'abs p' piciet ie' anne."

It has been translated thus : -

"Here lie Roger Kingdon, Johanna his wife, sons and daughters, and all their offspring, who died on the third day of the month March, in the year of Our Lord 1471. To whose souls may Jesus be reconciled - Amen." 2

  Marriage Information:

Roger married Johanna. (Johanna died on an unknown date.)


1 Cornwall Record Office, Reference: CY/1054.

2 An illustrated postal directory with map and historical notices, of twenty parishes in East Cornwall, for the new century. From A.D. 449 to 1901, by James Venning (1901), p. 223

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