Henry Killigrew was the son of Sir Robert Killigrew, brother of Thomas Killigrew, and father of the Anne Killigrew celebrated by Dryden. He studied in London with Thomas Farnaby before attending Oxford (B.A. 1632, created M.A. 1638, created D.D. 1642). He was a royalist, chaplain to the king's army during the wars, and, after the Restoration, Rector of Whethampstead, Hertfordshire (1660), chaplain and almoner to the duke of York, and prebendary of Westminster.
The conspiracy: a tragedy. 1638.
A sermon preached before the Kings most excellent Majesty at Oxford. 1643.
A sermon preached before the King. 1666.
A sermon preach'd before his Majesty. 1668.
A sermon preached ... in Westminster Abbey. 1689.
The epigrams of Martial, Englished. 1695.
Epigrams, by the same hand. 1695.
A court of judicature, in imitation of Libanius. With new epigrams. 1697.