Name: Richard Reskimer
Change Date: 14 SEP 2010
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?During the middle ages the largest landholders in the parish of St.Keverne were the Reskymers of Reskymer in Mawgan. Gilbert, the first of the family, received a grant of Reskymer from Earl Reginald as Lord of Helston circa 1170. He heads the Reskymer pedigree and is stated to have married Elizabeth the daughter and heiress of Zeiote
Paulyn. This marriage probably brought him land in St.Keverne. In the account of Lanheverne we have noticed a John Paulein granting lands in Tregonan, etc. to Hervey, son of Gilber (Reskymer) and John, son of Richard (Reskymer). This was in 1201.
Another Charter concerning the same land is granted by one Nicholas,
son of Eilant, probably the 'Zeiote' of the pedigree.
Gilbert Reskymer appears from these Charters to have had two sons,
Hervey, a clerk, and Richard, who succeeded to his inheritance as
Richard fitz Gilbert. The latter left a son, John fitz Richard who
married in 1249 ((x) Honorata, the daughter of William, son of
Richard fitz Yve.
This marriage brought the overlorship of Rosenython and other lands on
the east coast of the parish to the Reskymers.
Their great great grandson was Sir Roger Reskymer, a survey of whose
lands made in 1318 is in the PRO (y).The first part of this gives an
account of all his lands held freely under him in Menaoch.
From this it appears that he was overlord of the greater part of
St.Keverne Parish including Rosenython,Treloyhen,Treginges,Carnellas,
The lands which he held himself are not given but they included
Trewoon,Tregidden,Trelease,Treliver,Trevenwith and Priscan.
During the 14th C the Reskymer lands came to be known as the Manor of
Meneage Reskymer or Reskymer Meneage to distinguish it from their
western lands known as Reskymer Cutter.
John Reskymer of Merthen, Esq., the last of his race, died in 1566,
leaving by his concubine, Margaret Greber, four bastards, all of whom
assumed the name of Reskymer and inherited his lands. John, the
eldest of these, died in 1602 without issue. William, the second,
likewise. Their nephew,John Reskymer, sold the family estates about
1620 to his steward, William Thorns?
- Richard Reskymer b: 1172
- Type: Book
Periodical: The Topography of The Parish of St. Keverne Cornwall
Author: CHARLES HENDERSON, M.A. (Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford)