TRENGOVE, alias NANCE, Henry (by 1521-61), of Nance in Illogan, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Oct. 1553

Family and Education

b. by 1521, 2nd s. of Alexander Trengove of Nance by Margaret, da. and h. of Henry Gilly of Cornw. m. Cheston, da. of Henry Nanspan of Pulsack in Phillack, 1s.1

Offices Held

Clerk of the coinage, Cornw. by 1542-d.; bailiff, Tywarnhayle stannary by 1547-54.2


Henry Nance, as he was generally known, succeeded his father at Nance, the family property situated some ten miles north of Helston, although he had an elder brother Richard, one of whose daughters married John Courtenay and later Thomas Arundell. He was one of the three clerks of the coinage: the other clerks, John Caplyn and Thomas Carnsew, held their offices under the receiver-general of the duchy and the comptroller of the coinage, but Nance was responsible to Sir William Godolphin, vice-warden of the stannaries and the leading landowner in west Cornwall. In 1543 Nance and Carnsew were accused of fraudulent behaviour in the exercise of their offices. John Grenville, who drew on information provided by