1st Francis Paynter of Boskenna
1639 - 1724

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 Relationship to me: Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather Gen -8
Born: 1639 at Trelissick, St Erth (Cornwall)
Died: 1724
Age 85  
Father:      William Paynter of Trelissick d. 1681
Mother: Jane Keigwin of Mousehole
Siblings: (elder) Arthur d. 1679
  William d. 1715
Married:  Agnes Leane (see note below) 1655 - 1748
Children: Margaret (m. 1st cousin Francis Paynter in 1706)
  Mary (m. Thos Haweis)   
  2nd Francis Paynter of Boskenna 1676 - 1762

Outline his Life: Read Chapter 2 of Boskenna and the Paynters by Jim Hosking. Basically though, this first Francis of Boskenna was the great great grandson of William Camborne, who heads the Paynter family tree in Jim Hosking's book. Apparently, William Cambourne murdered William Paynter, escaped to Ireland and some years later returned to marry William Paynter's wife, take over his property and lands, and take over his name as well.

Jim's book suggests that this Francis and his son the 2nd Francis of Boskenna were both "smart" lawyers with almost as little respect for law and property rights as their ancestor!

Note: The name of Francis's wife was originally shown as Margaret Pawlett. Virginia Rundle, a direct descendant of Francis Paynter kindly pointed out this error. She adds that she has found a marriage record for the couple which is corroborated by Burke's Family Records of Cornwall. The couple married on 19 Dec 1681 at Gwennap. See http://www.relativesmatter.com for information from her researches into her Paynter ancestors.

Location of Boskenna

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