Penryn prospers as the town quay handles large quantities of tin, copper, oysters, fish, gunpowder, flour, fruit, meat, cattle, guano, coal and timber.
The market house where this museum is housed is built by this time.
James I grants Penryn a new royal charter and a mayor and corporation are established.
Lady Jane Killegrew
The people of Penryn shelter and protect Lady Jane Killegrew after she escapes from imprisonment by her husband in Pendennis Castle.
In gratitude she presents the town with a silver loving cup with the inscription,
“When they received me that was in great misery”.
Traveller and diarist, Peter Munday witnesses a procession through his home town of Penryn, like a Roman Triumph, of Parliamentarian soldiers. Led by men with hurling Balls on the points of their swords, these soldiers have just put down a Royalist rising in West Cornwall.
Falmouth, a rival town to Penryn gains its first charter.
Penryn’s Exchequer Quay is constructed in an attempt to control the payments of duties on imported and exported goods.
King James II grants Penryn and other Cornish towns, new charters.