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Sir William Killigrew (bap. 1606, d. 1695) by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1638 © reserved


Killigrew, Sir William (bap. 1606, d. 1695), courtier and playwright, was baptized on 28 May 1606 at Hanworth, near Hampton Court, Middlesex, the eldest child of Sir Robert Killigrew (1579/80–1633) and Mary, daughter of Sir Henry Woodhouse of Kimberley, Norfolk; he was brother to ...


Smith, William (c. 1550–1618), herald and playwright, was born in Oldhaugh, Cheshire, one of the nine children of Randall Smith (d. 1584) of Oldhaugh and his first wife, Jane (d. 1562), daughter of Ralph Bostock of Norcroft, Cheshire. Anthony Wood supposed that ...