Reskymer was a significant Cornish surname which originated in the 12th century from a manor called Reskymer near Helston. The family took its name and were based here, and in Tremayne, until 1618 when it was sold by Johna nd William Reskymer ro Mrs Catherine Travanion.
One prominent member of the 14th c family was Sir John Reskymer (1299-), son of Roger Reskymer (1318-) and Joan Whalesborough (1320-) [her parents were Roger Whalesborough (1299-) and Joan de St Aubyn]. He succeeded his father in 1374, becoming a tax collector in 1380, and Cornwall’s commissioner of arrests from 1383-1390, he was a JP from 1387-90. John married twice, to Philippa, the daughter and heir of John Deviock, an later to a Maud (?). He had a son, Ralph, and two daughters Joan, who married John Urban* of Helston, little os known of his other daughter, Elizabeth. He was knighted late in 1387, serving as Cornwall’s MP from 1388-1390 but achieved lettle distinction, and was appointed Sheriff of Cornwall in 1390. He died in 1391.
His grandparents were Richard de Reskymer (1295-1361) and Clarabel Lambourne (1299-), and GGPs were William de Reskymer (1270-1340) and Melior Rosmerin (1276-)
family originally lived in Cornwall, the manor of Reskymer, near Helston. “The manor of Reskymer-Meneage, in some old records called Manek, belonged in the twelfth century to the Reskymer family. This manor remained in this family until the year 1618, when it was sold by John and William Reskymer the two last descendants of this family, to Mrs. Catherine Trevanion. On the barton of this estate was the original seat of the Reskymers, before they removed to Tremayne in St. Martin.”
|Born||Abt 1620||St. Columb Major, Cornwall, England|
|Died||Abt 1690||St. Columb Major, Cornwall, England|
|Buried||St. Columb Major, Cornwall|
|Family||Keate (Kete, Keete), Gertrude (Gertrud, Gartrid, Garthred, Grace), b. Abt 1639, St. Columb Major, Cornwall, England|
|Married||8 Apr 1665||Cubert, Cornwall, England [2, 7]|
|Children||+1. Allen, Charles, b. Abt 1660, St. Columb Major, Cornwall, England [natural] 2. Allen, Ralph, b. Abt 1665, St. Columb Major, Cornwall, England , d. 24 Sep 1672, St. Columb Major, Cornwall, England (Age ~ 7 years) [natural] +3. Allen, Philip I, b. Abt 1667, St. Columb Major, Cornwall, England , d. Abt 1728, Bath, Somerset, England (Age ~ 61 years) [natural] 4. Allen, Reskymer (Reskimer), b. Abt 1669, St. Columb Major, Cornwall, England [natural] 5. Allen, Matilda, b. 1672, St. Columb Major, Cornwall, England , d. 4 Aug 1672, St. Columb Major, Cornwall, England (Age 0 years) [natural] 6. Allen, Gertrude (Gartrid), b. Abt 1673, St. Columb Major, Cornwall, England [natural] 7. Allen, Ralph, b. 1678, St. Columb Major, Cornwall, England [natural]|
1538: A synopsis of the members of the Manor of Tregear from the rental of 1538 mentions Lands held by the Manor by Knights Service – including Trewyns.
In the times of the Star Chamber (Edward VI, 1537-53) we read that “Stephen Craier seized the manors of ….and a tenement called Trewince in Gerrans.
1563: Alice Reskymer made a will and left “to the heirs of her body …. a mes called Trewins in Cherens [Gerrans]. Alice R when she died she was seized of the manors of Trewins”. Peter Courtenay esq. is also mentioned.
memorial with 4 figures carved in shallow relief with shields above, probably in memory of Alice, wife of William Reskymer who died circa 1563-4