KNOLLYS FAMILY

Thomas KNOLLYS

Married: Joan FITZWITH

Children:

1. Robert KNOLLYS (Sir)

2. Richard KNOLLYS


Robert KNOLLYS (Sir)

Born: 2 Jan 1312, North Mimms, Herefordshire, England

Died: 15 Aug 1407, Sconethorp Manor, Norfolk, England

Notes: known as 'The Devil for Fighting.'

Father: Thomas KNOLLYS

Mother: Joan FITZWITH

Married 1: Constance BEVERLEY

Children:

1. Thomas KNOLLYS

Married 2: Catherine BEVERLEY

Thomas KNOLLYS

, North Mymms, Hertfordshire , England

Died: 15 Sep 1435

Father: Robert KNOLLYS (Sir)

Mother: Constance BEVERLEY

Married: Joan ?

Children:

1. Thomas KNOLLYS

2. Robert KNOLLYS

3. Isabel KNOLLYS

4. Richard KNOLLYS

5. Margaret KNOLLYS

6. Joan KNOLLYS


Isabel KNOLLYS

Born: 1386

Died: 1461

Father: Thomas KNOLLYS

Mother: Joan ?

Married: Thomas MOYLE (Mayor of Bodmin)

Children:

1. Walter MOYLE of Eastwell (Sir) (b. 1403 - d. 31 Jul 1480) (m. Margaret Lucombe)

2. Henry MOYLE (Sir)

Thomas KNOLLYS

Born: 1380

Died: 1445

Father: Thomas KNOLLYS

Mother: Joan ?

Married: Isabel MORE (dau. of Thomas More and Jane ?)

Children:

1. Richard KNOLLYS

2. Thomas KNOLLYS

Richard KNOLLYS

Born: ABT 1330, London, Middlesex, England

Died: BEF 1400, London, Middlesex, England

Father: Thomas KNOLLYS

Mother: Joan FITZWITH

Married: ?

Children:

1. Thomas KNOLLYS (Sir Lord Mayor of London)


Thomas KNOLLYS (Sir Lord Mayor of London)

Born: ABT 1360

Died: 1435

Notes: Lord Mayor London 1409-1410. He directed the rebuilding of the Guildhall in 1400 and was a member of the Grocers company in the City of London.

Father: Richard KNOLLYS

Mother: ?

Married 1: Agnes PINCHEON

Married 2: Isabel ? (d. 1431)

Children:

1. Thomas KNOLLYS

2. Margery KNOLLYS

3. Margaret KNOLLYS

4. Beatrice KNOLLYS

5. Thomas KNOLLYS


Margery KNOLLYS

Born: 1390, London, Middlesex, England

Died: 1444, London, Middlesex, England

Father: Thomas KNOLLYS (Sir Lord Mayor of London)

Mother: Isabel ?

Married: John CHICHELEY (Lord Chamberlain of the City of London) (son of William Chicheley and Beatrix Barret)

Children:

1. Agnes CHICHELEY (b. 1412 - d. 1453) (m. 1 John Tattersall - m.2 William Kene)

2. Thomas CHICHELEY

3. John CHICHELEY

4. Henry CHICHELEY (b. 1422 - d. 1490) (m. Alice Clopton)

5. William CHICHELEY

6. Robert CHICHELEY

7. Catherine CHICHELEY

8. Reginald CHICHELEY

9. Phillipa CHICHELEY

10. Martin CHICHELEY

11. Florence CHICHELEY

12. Edith CHICHELEY

13. Elizabeth CHICHELEY (b. 1430 - d. 1499) (m.1 Sir Thomas Kyriell – m.2 Ralph Ashton - m.3 John Bourchier)

14. Valentine CHICHELEY (Sir) (m. Phillipa Chicheley)

15. Christiane CHICHELEY (m. John Hervey)

16. Beatrix CHICHELEY (b. 1433 - d. 1485) (m. Sir William Peche)

17. Margery CHICHELEY (m. Robert Barret)


Beatrice KNOLLYS

Father: Thomas KNOLLYS (Sir Lord Mayor of London)

Mother: Isabel ?

Married 1: Richard GOSLYN

Married 2: John BEDHAM


Thomas KNOLLYS

Died: 8 Feb 1445

Notes: citizen and grocer, inherited the manor of North Mymms but only enjoyed possession for ten years. He was also a great benefactor to the church of St Antholin in Budge Row, where he was buried beside his father "under a faire marble stone, thus sometime engraven but now quite taken away for the gain of the brasse".

Thomas Knolles, in his will dated 7 & 8 Feb 1445, refers to his wife Isabel already deceased; mentions his son Robert (to whom he left the manor of North Mymms), his son Richard, and his son John. He mentions also his daughter Beatrice as a nun at Dartford; his daughter Johanna as wife of William Baron, and a daughter Isabella.

Father: Richard KNOLLYS

Mother: ?

Married: Isabel ?

Children:

1. Richard KNOLLYS

2. Robert KNOLLYS

3. John KNOLLYS

4. Beatrice KNOLLYS (Nun at Dartford)

5. Joan KNOLLYS

5. Isabella KNOLLYS


Joan KNOLLYS

Father: Thomas KNOLLYS

Mother: Isabel ?

Married: William BARON

Robert KNOLLYS

Born: 1416, North Mimms, Herefordshire, England

Died: ABT 1485, North Mimms, Herefordshire, England

Father: Thomas KNOLLYS

Mother: Isabel ?

Married: Elizabeth ?

Children:

1. Anne KNOLLYS

2. Elizabeth KNOLLYS


Elizabeth KNOLLYS

Father: Robert KNOLLYS

Mother: Elizabeth ?

Married: James STRACHELEY


Anne KNOLLYS

Father: Robert KNOLLYS

Mother: Elizabeth ?

Married: Henry FROWYKE

Children:

1. Elizabeth FROWICK (m.1 John Conningsby, Esq. – m.2 William Dodds)

2. Thomas FROWYCK (m. Mary Sandys)

3. Isabel FROWYCK (m. Thomas Bedlowe)


Richard KNOLLYS

Born: 1414, Mimms, North Hertfordshire, England

Father: Thomas KNOLLYS

Mother: Isabel ?

Married: Margaret DOYLEY

Children:

1. Margaret KNOLLYS

2. Robert KNOLLYS


Margaret KNOLLYS

Born: 1432, Sussex, England

Died: 7 Oct 1488

Father: Richard KNOLLYS

Mother: Margaret DOYLEY

Married: Henry BELKNAP (Sir) (son of Hamon Belknap and Joan Butler) 1447

Children:

1. Elizabeth BELKNAP (m. Phillip Cooke)

2. Edward BELKNAP

3. Alice BELKNAP (m. William Shelley)


Robert KNOLLYS

Born: 1435

Died: AFT 1458, Mimms North, Herefordshire, England

Father: Richard KNOLLYS

Mother: Margaret DOYLEY

Married: Elizabeth TROUTBECK

Children:

1. Robert KNOLLYS


Robert KNOLLYS

Born: 1481, Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire, England

Died: AFT Nov 1520

Buried: BEF 19 Jun 1521, St Helen, Bishopgate, Middlesex, England

Father: Robert KNOLLYS

Mother: Elizabeth TROUTBECK

Married: Lettice (Catherine) PENNYSTONE (b. 1485 - d. 1558) (dau. of Sir Thomas Penyston of Hawridge and Alice Bulstrode) (m.2 Sir Robert Lee - m.3 Sir Thomas Tresham)

Children:

1. Francis KNOLLYS (Sir Knight)

2. Joan KNOLLYS

3. Elizabeth KNOLLYS

4. Margaret KNOLLYS


Margaret KNOLLYS

Born: ABT 1502, Rotherfield, Gray's, Oxon, England

Father: Robert KNOLLYS

Mother: Lettice (Catherine) PENNYSTONE

Married: Robert BARRETT (b. ABT 1495) (son of Thomas Barrett and Matilda Poyntz) (w. of Margaret Crichley)

Children:

1. John BARRETT of Hanham (m. Elizabeth Braytoft)


Elizabeth KNOLLYS

Father: Robert KNOLLYS

Mother: Lettice (Catherine) PENNYSTONE

Married: Richard FORTESCUE

Children:

1. Humphrey FORTESCUE

2. John FORTESCUE


Joan KNOLLYS

Born: ABT 1516, Rotherfield, Gray's, Oxon, England

Father: Robert KNOLLYS

Mother: Lettice (Catherine) PENNYSTONE

Married: Charles WINGFIELD of Kimbolton Castle (Sir) 1535/6

Children:

1. Thomas WINGFIELD of Kimbolton Castle

2. Anthony WINGFIELD

3. Richard WINGFIELD of Stone Castle

4. Anne WINGFIELD


Francis KNOLLYS (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1514, Rotherfield, Gray's, Oxon, England

Acceded: Rotherfield Grays, Oxford

Died: 19 Jul 1596 / 18 Aug 1596, Rotherford Greys, Oxfordshire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Robert KNOLLYS

Mother: Lettice (Catherine) PENNYSTONE

Married: Catherine CAREY (Chief Lady of Bedchamber) ABT 1539 / ABT Apr 1540, Hampshire, England?

Children:

1. Henry KNOLLYS (Sir Knight)

2. Mary KNOLLYS (b. 1542)

3. Lettice KNOLLYS (C. Essex/C. Leicester)

4. William KNOLLYS (1 E. Banbury)

5. Edward KNOLLYS (MP) (b. 1546 - d. 1580)

6. Maud KNOLLYS (b. 1548)

7. Elizabeth KNOLLYS

8. Robert KNOLLYS (Sir)

9. Richard KNOLLYS

10. Francis KNOLLYS (Sir)

11. Anne KNOLLYS (B. De La Warr)

12. Thomas KNOLLYS (Sir)

13. Catherine KNOLLYS (B. Offaley)

14. Cecily KNOLLYS

15. Dudley KNOLLYS (b. 1562)


Robert KNOLLYS (Sir)

Born: 1550, Reading, Berkshire, England

Died: 1619 /Jan 1625

Notes: appointed Keeper of Syon House in 1560 and Usher of the Mint in the Tower on 5 Feb 1578. He was Member of Parliament for Reading from 1572 to 1589 and for Breconshire from 1589 to 1604, subsequently sitting for Abingdon in 1644, and again in 1624 and 1625, and for Berkshire in 1626. He was created a Knight of the Bath 24 Jul 1603.

Father: Francis KNOLLYS (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine CAREY (Chief Lady of Bedchamber)

Married: Catherine VAUGHAN (dau. of Sir Rowland Vaughan of Porthamel)


Richard KNOLLYS

Born: 1552, Stanford, Berkshire, England

Died: 21 Aug 1596, Rotherlield Greys

Notes: lived at Stanford-in-the-Vale in Berkshire and was Member of Parliament for Northampton in 1588 and for Wallingford in 1584. Married Joan Heigham, of Cliffords in Sussex, sister of John Heigham of Stanford. Her second husband was Francis Winchcombe of Bucklebury, also in Berkshire. She was buried at Rotherfield Greys on 10 Oct 1631. Sir Robert Knollys, her son by her first husband, was knighted on 10 Jan 1613 and acquired the Rotherfield Greys estate from his uncle, William, Earl of Banbury, on 4 Mar 1631. The lands were only finally alienated from the family in 1686.

Father: Francis KNOLLYS (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine CAREY (Chief Lady of Bedchamber)

Married: Joan HEIGHAM (dau. of John Heigham of Cliffords)

Children:

1. Robert KNOLLYS (Sir) (d. 1659)


Thomas KNOLLYS (Sir)
Born: ABT 1558

Died: AFT 1596

Notes: distinguished himself in the warfare in the Low Countries, acting as Governor of Ostend in 1586 and prominently aiding Peregrine Bertie in the Siege of Bergen in 1588.

Father: Francis KNOLLYS (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine CAREY (Chief Lady of Bedchamber)

Married: Odelia De MORADA (dau. of John de Morada, Marquis of Bergen)


Lettice KNOLLYS (C. Essex/C. Leicester)

Born: 8 Nov 1543, Wanstead, Warwick, England

Died: 25 Dec 1634, Drayton Basset, Staffordshire, England

Buried: Collegiate Church, Warwick, Warwichshire, England

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: Francis KNOLLYS (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine CAREY (Chief Lady of Bedchamber)

Married 1: Walter DEVEREUX (1 E. Essex) ABT 1562/1564, Nethwood, Herefordshire, England

Children:

1. Penelope DEVEREUX (B. Rich)

2. Robert DEVEREUX (2 E. Essex)

3. Dorothy DEVEREUX (C. Northumberland)

4. Walter DEVEREUX

Married 2: Robert DUDLEY (1 E. Leicester) 21 Sep 1577/8, Wanstead, Essex, secretly and bigamously

Children:

2. Robert DUDLEY (B. Denbigh) (b. 1579 - d. 1584)

Married 3: Christopher BLOUNT (Sir) 1589, Berkshire, England


William KNOLLYS (1 E. Banbury)

Born: ABT 1544/5, Rotherfield, Gray's, Oxon, England

Died: 25 May 1632, Paternoster Row, London, England

Buried: Rotherfield Grey, Oxfordshire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Francis KNOLLYS (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine CAREY (Chief Lady of Bedchamber)

Married 1: Dorothy BRAY (B. Chandos of Sudeley) AFT Mar 1573

Married 2: Elizabeth HOWARD (C. Banbury) 23 Dec 1605

Children:

1. Nicholas KNOLLYS (2 E. Banbury) (b. 1628 - d. 1645)

2. Henry KNOLLYS (3 E. Banbury) (b. 1630 – d. 1674)


Elizabeth KNOLLYS

Born: 15 Jun 1549

Died: ABT 1605

Notes: at court as a maid of honor early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. In 1578, she married Thomas Leighton, but continued her career as a lady of the privy chamber. Elizabeth had died by 10 Jun 1605, when her annuity of 200 was granted to Elizabeth Howard, Lady Carrick.

Father: Francis KNOLLYS (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine CAREY (Chief Lady of Bedchamber)

Married: Thomas LEIGHTON of Feckenham (Sir Governor of Jersey) (b. 1535 - d. ABT 1611) (son of John Leighton of Watlesburgh and Joyce Sutton) 1578

Children:

1. Anne LEIGHTON (d. 1628) (m. Sir John St. John, Bt.)

2. Elizabeth LEIGHTON (d. 12 Jan 1633) (m. Sherrington Talbot)

3. Thomas LEIGHTON


Anne KNOLLYS (B. De La Warr)

Born: ABT 1555, Stanford, Berkshire, England

Died: AFT 30 Aug 1608, Lansium, Hants, England

Father: Francis KNOLLYS (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine CAREY (Chief Lady of Bedchamber)

Married: Thomas WEST (2 B. De La Warr) 19 Nov 1571, Hampshire, England

Children:

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1. Walsingham WEST

2. Anne WEST

3. Helena WEST

4. Catherine WEST

5. Leticce WEST

6. Elizabeth WEST

7. Robert WEST

8. Thomas WEST (3 B. De La Warr)

9. Penelope WEST

10. Francis WEST (Gov. of Virginia)

11. John WEST (Gov. of Virginia)

12. Nathaniel WEST (Lt. Col.)


Francis KNOLLYS (Sir)

Born: ABT 1553, Reading, Abbey, Berkshire, England

Died: 1643, Battle Manor, Reading, Berkshire

Notes: sixth son. He leased  the manor of Battle on the western side of Reading from, the Crown. He was well known at court as "young Sir Francis" and was Member of Parliament for Oxford from 1572 to 1588, and for Berkshire in 1597 and 1625. A son, Sir Francis, seems to have been Member of Parliament for Reading in 1625, 1626, 1628 and 1640, whilst his daughter, Leticia, became the second wife of the famous Parliamentarian, John Hampden. Young Sir Francis died in 1643.

Father: Francis KNOLLYS (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine CAREY (Chief Lady of Bedchamber)

Married: Lettice BARRETT (dau. of John Barrett of Hanham and Elizabeth Braytoft) 21 Dec 1588, license

Children:

1. Francis KNOLLYS (Sir) (d.1643)

2. Leticia KNOLLYS


Catherine KNOLLYS (B. Offaley)

Born: ABT 1560, Stanford, Berkshire, England

Died: 30 Dec 1632

Buried: 20 Dec 1632, Watton, Stone

Father: Francis KNOLLYS (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine CAREY (Chief Lady of Bedchamber)

Married: Gerald FITGERALD (B. Offaley)

Children:

1. Lettice FITZGERALD (B. Offaley)

Married 2: Phillip BUTLER of Watton Woodhall (Sir)


Henry KNOLLYS (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1541, Kingsbury, Warwickshire, England

Died: 1582/3

Notes: eldest son, lived at Kingsbury, Warwickshire, was educated at Magdalen College School, Oxford, and, after accompanying his father to Germany, is said to have matriculated at the college (although his name does not appear in the university register) and to have obtained there the reputation of being a very cultivated and religious man. He was elected Member of Parliament for Shoreham in 1563 and for Oxfordshire in 1572. He accompanied his brother-in-law, Walter Devereux, Earl of Essex, to Ireland in 1574 and was made an Esquire of the Body to Queen Elizabeth. He married, before 11 Apr 1568, Margaret (1549-1600), the daughter of Sir Ambrose Cave, by whom he had two daughters, Elizabeth (died before 1632), wife of Sir Henry Willoughby of Risley (d.1649) in Derbyshire, and Leticia, wife of William, 4th Lord Paget (d. 20 Aug 1629), from whom descend the Marquises of Anglesey. Henry died in 1583.

Father: Francis KNOLLYS (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine CAREY (Chief Lady of Bedchamber)

Married: Margaret CAVE (d. 1606) (dau. of Sir Ambrose Cave, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Margaret Willington) 16 Jul 1565

Children:

1. Elizabeth KNOLLYS

2. Lettice KNOLLYS (B. Paget of Beaudasert)


Elizabeth KNOLLYS

Born: ABT 1579, Rotherfield Grey's, Oxford, England

Died: BEF 1632

Father: Henry KNOLLYS (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret CAVE

Married: Henry WILLOUGHBY of Risley (1 Bt.)

Children:

1. Margaret WILLOUGHBY

2. Mary WILLOUGHBY

3. Frances WILLOUGHBY (b. 14 Oct 1607)

4. Anne WILLOUGHBY (b. 1614)


Lettice KNOLLYS (B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Born: ABT 1583, Rotherfield Grey's, Oxford, England

Died: 1655

Buried: 1655, West Drayton, Middlesex, England

Father: Henry KNOLLYS (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret CAVE

Married: William PAGET (4 B. Paget of Beaudasert) BEF 19 Jun 1602

Children:

1. William PAGET (5 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

2. Anne PAGET

3. Catherine PAGET

4. Mary PAGET

5. Dorothy PAGET

6. Margaret PAGET

7. Henry PAGET

8. Thomas PAGET


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