CARMINOWE, Nicholas (c.1519-69), of Respryn, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. c.1539, 2nd s. of Thomas Carminowe by Elizabeth; bro. of John. m. Elizabeth, da. of Christopher Tredeneck of St. Breock, 1da.

Offices Held


Carminowe was a country gentleman who owned tin mines near Bodmin, the borough for which he was returned to Elizabeth’s first Parliament. In 1564 he was ‘considered meet to be a justice’ in Cornwall, but apparently he never attained the commission. He was buried at Lanhydrock in 1569.

Vivian, Vis. Cornw. 74-5, 457-8; J. Maclean, Trigg Minor, iii. 160-2; PCC 7 Jankyn, 19 More; C142/84/11, 32; C. S. Gilbert, Hist. Surv. Cornw. ii. 55, 56; D. Gilbert, Parochial Hist. Cornw. iii. 214; A. L. Rowse, Tudor Cornw. 83, 87; Cam. Misc.ix(3), p. 69.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: Irene Cassidy