KNYVETT FAMILY

Otomar KNEVET

Born: ABT 1040

Married: Emma DAMMARTIN (dau. of Nicholas Dammartin)

Children:

1. Alfred KNEVET


Alfred KNEVET

Born: ABT 1065, Southwick, England

Father: Otomar KNEVET

Mother: Emma DAMMARTIN

Married: Gundreda ?

Children:

1. Edmund KNEVET


Edmund KNEVET

Born: ABT 1095, Southwick, Northamptonshire, England

Father: Alfred KNEVET

Mother: Gundreda ?

Married: Annabel FURNIVALL

Children:

1. Drugo KNEVET


Drugo KNEVET

Born: ABT 1115, Southwick, Northamptonshire, England

Father: Edmund KNEVET

Mother: Annabel FURNIVALL

Married: Florentia STANER

Children:

1. Manfred KNEVET


Manfred KNEVET

Born: ABT 1135, Southwick, Northamptonshire, England

Father: Drugo KNEVET

Mother: Florentia STANER

Married: Isabel STANHOPE

Children:

1. Manser KNEVET


Manser KNEVET

Born: ABT 1155, Southwick, Northamptonshire, England

Father: Manfred KNEVET

Mother: Isabel STANHOPE

Married: Amy De SLESWON

Children:

1. John KNEVET


John KNEVET

Born: ABT 1175, Southwick, Northamptonshire, England

Father: Manser KNEVET

Mother: Amy De SLESWON

Married: Juetta KNEVET ABT 1214, Southwick, Northamptonshire, England

Children:

1. John KNEVET (b. 1205 - d. ABT 1210)

2. Thomas KNEVET


Thomas KNEVET

Born: ABT 1215

Died: 1264, Catford, Middlesex, England

Father: John KNEVET

Mother: Juetta KNEVET

Married: Millicent BENFORD

Children:

1. John KNYVETT

2. Henry KNYVETT (b. ABT 1250)


John KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1240, Southwick, Northamptonshire, England

Father: Thomas KNEVET

Mother: Millicent BENFORD

Married: Mabel HORTON

Children:

1. John KNYVETT


John KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1270, Southwick, Northamptonshire, England

Father: John KNYVETT

Mother: Mabel HORTON

Married: Joan d' ENGAYNE

Children:

1. Richard KNYVETT

2. John KNYVETT (b. 1300)


Richard KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1285, Southwick, Northamptonshire, England

Died: ABT 1355, Southwick, Northamptonshire, England

Father: John KNYVETT

Mother: Joan d' ENGAYNE

Married: Joan WOURCH (dau. of Sir Richard Wourch) 1303

Children:

1. John KNYVETT of Winwick


John KNYVETT of Winwick

Born: ABT 1322, Southwick, Northamptonshire, England

Died: Feb 1381, Southwick, Northamptonshire, England

Notes: Sergeant-at-Law in 1357 (31 Edward III), one of the Justices of the King's Bench in 1359 (33 Edward III), Lord Chief Justice in 1365 (39 Edward III), and Lord Chancellor of England in 1375 (49 Edward III). He was one of the Executors of the Will of King Edward III, dated 7 Oct 1376. The Inquisition Post Mortem at the time of John Knyvett's death showed him to have held a vast extent of property in Cambridge, Northampton, and other Counties.

Father: Richard KNYVETT

Mother: Joan WOURCH

Married: Eleanor BASSETT

Children:

1. John KNYVETT

2. Robert KNYVETT

3. Richard KNYVETT

4. Randulph KNYVETT

5. Henry KNYVETT

6. Margaret KNYVETT

7. Maria KNYVETT


John KNYVETT

Born: 1358/9

Died: 4 Dec 1418, Mendlesham, Suffolk, England

Notes: one of the Knights of the Shire for Huntingdon in 1397 (21 Richard II). He was found by an Inquisition Post Mortem to be co-heir with Sir John De Aylesbury (son of Sir John De Aylesbury by his wife Joan, younger daughter of Ralph Basset) to the family of Basset, on the extinction of heirs male.

Father: John KNYVETT of Winwick

Mother: Eleanor BASSETT

Married: Joan De BOTTETOURTE (dau. of John De Bottetourte of Mendlesham and Joan Weyland) 1371

Children:

1. John KNYVETT

2. Margaret KNYVETT

3. Elizabeth KNYVETT

4. Catherine KNYVETT


Margaret KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1375, Southwick, Northamptonshire, England

Died: AFT 1467

Notes: Evidence indicates that this link is doubtful.

Father: John KNYVETT

Mother: Joan De BOTTETOURTE

Married 1: Robert TY (Sir)

Married 2: Thomas De ECHYNGHAM (Sir Knight)

Children:

1. Anne ECHINGHAM (B. Audley of Heleigh) (b. ABT 1420 - d. 7 May 1498) (m.1 Sir John Rogers - m.2 John Touchet, 3º B. Audley of Heleigh)

2. Elizabeth ECHINGHAM (m. John Lunsford)


Elizabeth KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1375, Southwick, Northamptonshire, England

Father: John KNYVETT

Mother: Joan De BOTTETOURTE

Married 1: John RADCLIFFE (Sir)

Children:

1. Edmund RADCLIFFE

Married 2: Son MORLEY

Married 3: Edmund STAPLETON


John KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1370/80, Southwick, Northamptonshire, England

Died: 1445, Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England

Notes: Sheriff of Northamptonshire, 1427. Acquired Buckenham Castle through Elizabeth Clifton's inheritance.

Father: John KNYVETT

Mother: Joan De BOTTETOURTE

Married: Elizabeth CLIFTON (b. 1392 - d. 1441) (dau. of Constantine De Clifton and Margaret Howard)

Children:

1. John KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

2. Margaret KNYVETT

3. Joan KNYVETT

4. Richard KNYVETT

5. Anne KNYVETT


Joan KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1400/12, Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England

Father: John KNYVETT

Mother: Elizabeth CLIFTON

Married 1: Robert TOPPES

Married 2: Richard ROS


Margaret KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1400/12, Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England

Died: 1458

Father: John KNYVETT

Mother: Elizabeth CLIFTON

Married 1: Richard CHAMBERLAINE (son of Richard Chamberlaine and Margaret Lovayne) 1427

Children:

1. William CHAMBERLAINE (b. 1436 - d. 1471)

2. Richard CHAMBERLAINE

Married 2: William GEDNEY


John KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1405 / ABT 1425, Buckenham, Norfolk, England

Died: 1489/90

Father: John KNYVETT

Mother: Elizabeth CLIFTON

Married: Alice LYNNE (dau. of William Lynne) ABT 1438, Norfolk, England

Children:

1. William KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

2. Elizabeth KNYVETT (d. 1482, unm.)

3. Margaret KNYVETT

4. Christian KNYVETT

Married 2: Alice GREY


Christian KNYVETT

Born: 1446, Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England

Died: 1523, Stepney, London, England

Father: John KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice LYNNE

Married: Henry COLET (Lord Mayor of London) (d. 1505) (son of Robert Colet)

Children:

1. John COLET (Dean of St. Paul) (b. 1466 - d. 1519)


William KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Born: 1440

Died: 2 Dec 1515, Wymondham, Norfolk, England

Notes: Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, 1470, 1479. M.P.

Father: John KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice LYNNE

Married 1: Alice GREY ABT 1461

Children:

1. Edmund KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir Knight)

2. Elizabeth KNYVETT

3. Edward KNYVETT

4. Anne KNYVETT

Married 2: Joan STAFFORD 1477

Children:

4. Benedicta KNYVETT (d. 1499, Unmarried)

5. Margaret KNYVETT

6. Charles KNYVETT

7. Joan KNYVETT

Married 3: Jane COURTENAY AFT 1485


Edward KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1476, Saltash, Cornwall, England

Father: William KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice GREY

Married 1: Margaret Le STRANGE Walton D'eville, Warwickshire, England

Married 2: Anne CALTHORPE


Elizabeth KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1466, Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England

Died: AFT 1515

Notes: Became a Nun.

Father: William KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice GREY


Anne KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1468, Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England

Father: William KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice GREY

Married: John THWAYTES of Hardingham (Esq.) (m.2 Anne, dau. of Sir Aplyarde of Bracon Ash)

¿Married: Charles CLIFFORD (Capt. of La Batiste)?


Charles KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1478, Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England

Died: BEF 1528

Father: William KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Joan STAFFORD

¿Married 1: Agnes CALTHORPE?

Married 2: Anne LUCY

Children:

1. Lucy KNYVETT

2. Elizabeth KNYVETT


Lucy KNYVETT

Died: 1577

Father: Charles KNYVETT

Mother: Anne LUCY

Married: Henry GATES (b. BEF 1523 - d. 7 Apr 1589) (son of Geoffrey Gates and Elizabeth Clopton) BEF 1544, High Easter, Essex, England

Children:

1. Edward GATES

2. Mary GATES

3. John GATES

4. William GATES

5. Henry GATES

6. Elizabeth GATES

7. Frances GATES (m. John Alured)

8. Catherine GATES (m. Richard Egerton)


Elizabeth KNYVETT

Father: Charles KNYVETT

Mother: Anne LUCY

Married: Richard FITZWILLIAM of Milton

Children:

1. John FITZWILLIAM

2. Rachel FITZWILLIAM


Edmund KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1462, Buckenham, Norfolk, England

Died: ABT 1504, Buckenham, Norfolk, England

Buried: Hildeborgworth, Norfolk

Notes: Will, dated 30 Nov 1503, and probated 25 Jul 1504, indicated his wish to be buried in the Parish Church of Hildeborgworth, and mentioned his wife, Eleanor, who was his executrix, his son, Thomas, other unnamed sons, and his father, who was still living.

Father: William KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice GREY

Married: Eleanor TYRRELL (dau. of Sir William Tyrrell of Gipping, Suffolk, and Margaret Darcy) 1480, Gipping, Suffolk, England

Children:

1. Thomas KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir Knight)

2. William KNYVETT

3. Anthony KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

4. Christopher KNYVETT

5. James KNYVETT

6. Anne KNYVETT

7. Edward KNYVETT

8. Edmund KNYVETT (1° B. Berners)


William KNYVETT

Born: 1489

Father: Edmund KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Eleanor TYRRELL

Married: Joan HAUTE


Anthony KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Born: 1485

Died: 1549

Father: Edmund KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Eleanor TYRRELL

Married 1: Matilda ?

Married 2: Avis ?


Christopher KNYVETT

Born: 1491

Died: 1520

Father: Edmund KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Eleanor TYRRELL

Married: Catherine ?


James KNYVETT

Born: 1487

Notes: Never married. Captain of the "Margaret of Topsham", part of the same fleet as the "Regent", his brother Thomas' ship.

Father: Edmund KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Eleanor TYRRELL


Edward KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1486

Died: 1503 / 1539

Father: Edmund KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Eleanor TYRRELL

Married 1: Anne ?

Children:

1. Elizabeth KNYVETT

Married 2: Catherine MARNEY


Elizabeth KNYVETT

Died: Feb 1508

Father: Edward KNYVETT

Mother: Anne ?

Married: John RAINSFORD of Bradfield (b. BEF 1482 - d. 1559) (son of John Rainsford and Anne Starkey) (See his Biography) BEF 1503


Anne KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1475

Died: 1558

Father: Edmund KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Eleanor TYRRELL

Married: George St. LEGER (Sir)

Children:

1. John St. LEGER of Annery (Sir Knight)

2. Catherine St. LEGER

3. George St. LEGER

4. Lath St. LEGER



I. KNYVETT LINE

Thomas KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir Knight)

Born: 1482/9, Buckenham, Norfolk, England

Died: 12 Aug / 14 Dec 1512, England / 10 Aug 1512 at sea

Notes: made a Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of Henry VIII on 23 Jun 1509, and Master of the King's Horse on 26 Feb 1509/10. He was Captain of the "Regent", the largest ship in the Royal Navy, and he was killed in action at sea off Brest in a battle with the French on 10 Aug 1512.

Father: Edmund KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Eleanor TYRRELL

Married: Muriel HOWARD (V. Lisle) BEF 1510, Norfolk, England

Children:

1. Catherine KNYVETT

2. Anne KNYVETT

3. Edmund KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

4. Ferdinado KNYVETT (b. 1509)

5. Henry KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

6. Anthony KNYVETT


Catherine KNYVETT

Father: Thomas KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Muriel HOWARD (V. Lisle)

Married 1: William FARMER

Married 2: Nicholas MYNNE


Anne KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1505, Buckenham, Norfolk, England

Father: Thomas KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Muriel HOWARD (V. Lisle)

Married: Thomas THORESBY (Esq.) Buckenham, Norfolk, England


Edmund KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Born: 1507/8, Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England

Died: 1 May 1550/1

Notes: will dated 18 Apr 1550 and he died 1 May 1550, his IPM being held at Diss 12 Jan 1551/2 where it was stated that Thomas Knyvett was his son and heir aged 23 years and more and that Anne, the widow lived at Morton. Their descendants through Thomas would eventually be baronets and named to the Barony of Knevett.

Father: Thomas KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Muriel HOWARD (V. Lisle)

Married: Anne SHELTON BEF 1527

Children:

1. Thomas KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir)

2. Edmund KNYVETT

3. Henry KNYVETT

4. Anthony KNYVETT


Thomas KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir)

Born: BEF 1528, Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England

Died: 1569

Father: Edmund KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne SHELTON

Married: Catherine STANLEY 4 Mar 1565, settlement

Children:

1. Thomas KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir)

2. Son KNYVETT


Thomas KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir)

Born: ABT 1565, Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England

Christened: 31 Jan 1565, New Buckenham, Norfolk, England

Died: 26 Sep 1594

Buried: 26 Jul 1595

Father: Thomas KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir)

Mother: Catherine STANLEY

Married: Catherine LOVELL 5 Nov 1582, East Harling, Norfolk, England

Children:

1. Eleanor KNYVETT


Eleanor KNYVETT

Died: ABT 1618, New Buckenham, Norfolk, England

Father: Thomas KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir)

Mother: Catherine LOVELL

Married: Henry HASTINGS

Children:

1. Thomas HASTINGS


Henry KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Born: BET 1506/10, Buckingham, Norfolk, England

Died: 30 Mar 1547, England

Father: Thomas KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Muriel HOWARD (V. Lisle)

Married: Anne PICKERING (b. 1496 - d. 1582) (dau. of Sir Christopher Pickering of Killington and Jane Lewknor) (w. of Sir Francis Weston - m.3 John Vaughn)

Children:

1. Henry KNYVETT of Charlton (Sir)

2. Catherine KNYVETT (B. Paget of Beaudesert)

3. Alice KNYVETT

4. Anne KNYVETT

5. Margaret KNYVETT

6. Thomas KNYVETT (1° B. Knyvett of Escrick)


Catherine KNYVETT (B. Paget of Beaudesert)

Born: 1543, Buckenham, Norfolk, England

Died: 20 Dec 1622

Notes: a maid of honor in 1562, until she married Henry, 2nd baron Paget. As Lady Paget and as Lady Paget-Cary, Catherine was a lady of the bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth. Her second husband, Sir Edward Carey, was master of the jewel house.

Father: Henry KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne PICKERING

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Married 1: Henry PAGET (2° B. Paget of Beaudesert) 1562, Buckenham, Norfolk, England

Children:

1. Elizabeth PAGET

Married 2: Edward CAREY of Aldenham (Sir) ABT 1568, Buckenham, Norfolk, England

Children:

2. Henry CAREY (1º V. Falkland)

3. Frances CAREY (C. Rutland)

4. Adolphus CAREY

5. Phillip CAREY (Sir)

6. Jane CAREY

7. Muriel CAREY

8. Catherine CAREY

9. Anne CAREY

10. Elizabeth CAREY


Alice KNYVETT

Born: 1549, Charlton, Wiltshire, England

Father: Henry KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne PICKERING

Married: Thomas (Christopher) DACRE

Children:

1. Henry DACRE


Anne KNYVETT

Born: 1547, Charlton, Wiltshire, England

Father: Henry KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne PICKERING

Married: Son THORESBY


Margaret KNYVETT

Born: 1537, Charlton, Wiltshire, England

Father: Henry KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne PICKERING

Married 1: Ralph VAVASOUR ABT 1558, Charlton, Wiltshire, England

Married 2: Henry VAVASOUR AFT 1558, Copmanthorpe, Yorkshire, England

Children:

1. Anne VAVASOUR

2. Frances VAVASOUR

3. Thomas VAVASOUR of Skellingthorpe (Sir Knight)


Thomas KNYVETT (1° B. Knyvett of Escrick)

Born: 1545, Escrisk, Yorkshire, England

Died: 27 Apr 1622, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne PICKERING

Married: Elizabeth HAYWARD (dau. of Sir Rowland Hayward and Catherine Smythe) 21 Jul 1597, St.Pancas Church, Soper Lane


Henry KNYVETT of Charlton (Sir)

Born: 1539, Charlton, Wiltshire, England

Died: 1598, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne PICKERING

Married 1: Elizabeth STUMPE (d. 14 Jul 1585) 13 May 1563, Laycock, Wiltshire, England

Children:

1. Elizabeth KNYVETT (C. Lincoln)

2. Frances KNYVETT (C. Rutland)

3. Catherine KNYVETT (C. Suffolk)

4. Thomas KNYVETT (b. 1558)

5. Wroughton KNYVETT

6. Margaret KNYVETT

Married 2: Mary SYDENHAM (dau. of John Sydenham and Ursula Brydges) (w. of John Fitz of Fitzford) BEF Jun 1595

Married 3: Elizabeth GORGES

Associated with: ¿?

Children:

7. Anthony KNYVETT (d. 1649)


Elizabeth KNYVETT (C. Lincoln)

Born: 1569 / 1574 / ABT 1578, Charlton, Wiltshire, England

Died: 11 May 1622 / 1630

Notes: in 1622, as a widow and with a great deal of knowledge of her subject, Elizabeth published a tract on breastfeeding called “The Countesse of Lincolnes Nurserie”. She dedicated it to Theophilus’s wife. All was not well between them, however. In 1625 Theophilus brought suit against his mother in chancery, attempting to take away from her the guardianship of his three younger brothers.

Father: Henry KNYVETT of Charlton (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth STUMPE

Married: Thomas CLINTON FIENNES (3° E. Lincoln) AFT 21 Sep 1584, Ickenham, Middlesex, England

Children:

1. Theophilus CLINTON FIENNES (4° E. Lincoln)

2. Dorcas CLINTON FIENNES

3. Elizabeth CLINTON FIENNES

4. Frances CLINTON FIENNES

5. Sara CLINTON FIENNES

6. Susan CLINTON FIENNES

7. Arabella CLINTON FIENNES

8. Anne CLINTON FIENNES

9. Henry CLINTON FIENNES (b. ABT 1586 - d. BEF 1593)

10. Thomas CLINTON FIENNES

11. Catherine CLINTON FIENNES (b. ABT 1589 - d. 7 Jan 1618)

12. Lucy CLINTON FIENNES

13. Edward CLINTON FIENNES (b. ABT 1604 - d. BEF 25 Nov 1615)

14. Charles CLINTON FIENNES

15. Robert CLINTON FIENNES (b. ABT 1607 - d. BEF 25 Nov 1615)

16. Knyvett CLINTON FIENNES

17. John CLINTON FIENNES

18. James CLINTON FIENNES


Frances KNYVETT (C. Rutland)

Born: ABT 1566, Charlton, Wiltshire, England

Died: BEF Oct 1608

Father: Henry KNYVETT of Charlton (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth STUMPE

Married 1: William BEVILLE of Kilkhampton

Married 2: Francis MANNERS (6° E. Rutland) 6 May 1602

Children:

1. Catherine MANNERS (20° B.Ros/D. Buckingham)

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Frances Knyvett, Countess of Rutland

Portrait at Belvoir Castle


Catherine KNYVETT (C. Suffolk)

Born: 1564, Charlton, Wiltshire, England

Died: 8 Sep 1626/1633/1638

Notes: rumored to have been Robert Cecil’s mistress, but there seems little foundation for the story. Not sure if she married Hon. Richard Rich or his father, Robert Rich, 2° B. Rich of Leez. She had smallpox in 1619 "which spoiled that good face of hers, which had brought to other much misery and to herself greatness which ended with much unhappiness". When their daughter Frances was tried for the murder of Thomas Overbury, Thomas Howard, Earl of Sufolk, and his Countess, were also brought before the Star Chamber. They were fined £30,000 and imprisoned until the fine was paid.

Father: Henry KNYVETT of Charlton (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth STUMPE

Married 1: Richard RICH (Hon.) BEF 1580

Married 2: Thomas HOWARD (1º E. Suffolk) ABT 1583

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Catherine Knyvett, C. Suffolk

by William Larkin

Children:

1. Theophilus HOWARD (2º E. Suffolk)

2. Thomas HOWARD (1° E. Berkshire)

3. Henry HOWARD

4. Catherine HOWARD (C. Salisbury)

5. Frances HOWARD (C. Essex/C. Somerset)

6. Edward HOWARD (1° B. Howard of Escrick)

7. Elizabeth HOWARD (C. Banbury)

8. Charles HOWARD (Sir)

9. Robert HOWARD (Sir)

10. William HOWARD (Sir)



II. BERNERS LINE

Edmund KNYVETT (1° B. Berners)

Born: ABT 1473/1486/1490, Buckenham, Norfolk, England

Died: 1 May 1539/40

Buried: Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England

Notes: Brother Thomas Knyvett. Sergeant Porter to Henry VIII. He acquired Ashwellthorpe through his marriage to Jane Bourchier, heiress of John Bourchier. Edmund's will, dated 24 Jun 1546, and probated the same year, mentioned his wife, Jane, and his children, but not by name. The will of Jane Knyvett, widow, daughter and sole heir of John Bourchier, Knight, late Lord Berners, deceased, was dated 8 Apr 1560, and probated Dec 1562. It included a record of an earlier legal document that mentioned her sons, William and Edmund Knyvett, as well as her son, John Knyvett, her heir apparent. Mentioned in the will were her sons, William and Edmund, her daughters and sons-in-law, Alice and Oliver Sheers, Rose Reymes, widow, and Christian and Thomas Foster, and her "cousin", Thomas Knyvett, her heir apparent (presumably her grandson, the oldest son of her son, John). Also mentioned were her "goddaughters", Jane Walpole, Mary Walpole, and Bridget Walpole, all unmarried, "the same Agnes" (unmarried and unidentified), Bridget (the daughter of Edmund Knyvett) who was unmarried, and Henry (the son of Thomas Knyvett) who was under 21. One of the executors was her son, William Knyvett. The "goddaughters" must be "granddaughters", since the will of William Walpole, son of Catherine and John Walpole, dated 5 Aug 1587, and proved 5 Dec 1587, in the PCC, mentioned his mother, Catherine, now married to Thomas Scarlett, and his sisters, Mary Houghton, Jane Ryvett, and Bridget Houghell (amongst others)

Ashwellthorpe Church, Norfolk

Father: Edmund KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Eleanor TYRRELL

Married: Joan BOURCHIER (B. Berners) ABT 1508, Ashwell Thorpe, Norfolk

Children:

1. John KNYVETT (Esq.)

2. Anne KNYVETT

3. Elizabeth KNYVETT

4. Thomas KNYVETT

5. Edmund KNYVETT

6. Alice KNYVETT

7. Christian KNYVETT

8. Rose KNYVETT

9. William KNYVETT

10. Catherine KNYVETT

11. Anne KNYVETT


Anne KNYVETT

Born: 1509/1540, Ashwell Thorpe, Norfolk, England

Died: 12 Nov 1595, Holland

Father: Edmund KNYVETT (1° B. Berners)

Mother: Joan BOURCHIER (B. Berners)

Married: Richard SEARS ABT 1526, Colchester, Essex, England

Children:

1. John BOURCHIER SEARS (m. Elizabeth Hawkins)


Elizabeth KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1527/1536

Father: Edmund KNYVETT (1° B. Berners)

Mother: Joan BOURCHIER (B. Berners)

Married: Francis BOHUN of Westhall

Children:

1. John BOHUN

2. Nicholas BOHUN of Westhall


Thomas KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1523, Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England

Father: Edmund KNYVETT (1° B. Berners)

Mother: Joan BOURCHIER (B. Berners)


Edmund KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1525, Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England

Died: Nov 1567, Sp

Father: Edmund KNYVETT (1° B. Berners)

Mother: Joan BOURCHIER (B. Berners)

Married 1: Elizabeth KNYVETT 1547, Norfolk, England

Married 2: Elizabeth GOODAY 1557, Norfolk, England

Children:

1. Bridget KNYVETT


Rose KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1515, Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England

Died: BEF 27 Mar 1588

Father: Edmund KNYVETT (1° B. Berners)

Mother: Joan BOURCHIER (B. Berners)

Married: Oliver REYMES ABT 1536, England

Alice KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1513, Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England

Died: AFT 1560

Father: Edmund KNYVETT (1° B. Berners)

Mother: Joan BOURCHIER (B. Berners)

Married: Oliver SPIERS ABT 1534, England

Christian KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1519, Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England

Died: AFT 1560

Father: Edmund KNYVETT (1° B. Berners)

Mother: Joan BOURCHIER (B. Berners)

Married: Thomas FOSTER

Catherine KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1516, Ashwelthorpe, Norfolk, England

Died: 1596

Father: Edmund KNYVETT (1° B. Berners)

Mother: Joan BOURCHIER (B. Berners)

Married 1: John WALPOLE (Sergeant at Law) 14 Jan 1542/3, England

Children:

1. William WALPOLE

2. Jane WALPOLE

3. Mary WALPOLE

4. Bridget WALPOLE

Married 2: Thomas SCARLETT BEF 1587, England


Anne KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1529, Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England

Died: AFT 1561

Father: Edmund KNYVETT (1° B. Berners)

Mother: Joan BOURCHIER (B. Berners)

Married: Edmund THEMELTHORPE ABT 1549, England

William KNYVETT

Born: 1535

Died: 1612, Fundenhall, Norfolk, England

Father: Edmund KNYVETT (1° B. Berners)

Mother: Joan BOURCHIER (B. Berners)

Married: Dorothy THEMELTHORPE (dau. of Robert Themelthorpe) 1559/60

Children:

1. John KNYVETT

2. Joan KNYVETT (b. 1561)

3. Anne KNYVETT (b. 1562 - d. 1566)

4. Thomas KNYVETT (b. 1563 - d. 1595)

5. Edmund KNYVETT (b. 1565)

6. Anne KNYVETT (b. ABT 1566)

7. Henry KNYVETT (b. 1569)

8. Muriel KNYVETT (b. ABT 1571 - d. 1612)

9. Margaret KNYVETT (b. 1573)

10. Amphillis KNYVETT (b. 1579)


John KNYVETT

Born: 1560

Died: 1640

Father: William KNYVETT

Mother: Dorothy THEMELTHORPE

Married: Joan BROWNE

Children:

1. Mary KNYVETT

2. Catherine KNYVETT

3. Muriel KNYVETT

4. John KNYVETT (d. 1665)

5. Margaret KNYVETT

6. Frances KNYVETT


Muriel KNYVETT

Died: 1671

Father: John KNYVETT

Mother: Joan BROWNE

Married: John BROWNE


John KNYVETT (Esq.)

Born: ABT 1517, Ashwell Thorpe, Norfolk, England

Died: AFT 1543/1547, Plumstead, Norfolk, England / 17 Feb 1560

Father: Edmund KNYVETT (1° B. Berners)

Mother: Joan BOURCHIER (B. Berners)

Married: Agnes HARCOURT 14 Feb 1536/7, Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England

Children:

1. Abigail KNYVETT

2. Thomas KNYVETT (2° B. Berners)

3. Anthony KNYVETT (Sir)

4. Henry KNYVETT

5. Elizabeth KNYVETT

6. Edmund KNYVETT (Sir Knight)


Anthony KNYVETT (Sir)

Born: 1539

Died: 1554

Father: John KNYVETT (Esq.)

Mother: Agnes HARCOURT

Married: ¿?


Henry KNYVETT

Born: 1540, Ashwell Thorpe, Norfolk, England

Father: John KNYVETT (Esq.)

Mother: Agnes HARCOURT

Married: Frances ELSYNGE


Elizabeth KNYVETT

Father: John KNYVETT (Esq.)

Mother: Agnes HARCOURT

Married: Son ASHFIELD

Children:

1. Abigail ASHFIELD


Edmund KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Father: John KNYVETT (Esq.)

Mother: Agnes HARCOURT

Married: Avis KNYVETT


Abigail KNYVETT

Died: 15 Dec 1623

Buried: Wacton, Norfolk, England

Father: John KNYVETT (Esq.)

Mother: Agnes HARCOURT

Married: Martin SEDLEY (Sir Knight) (b. 1531 - d. BEF 10 Feb 1609/10) (son of Martin Sedley and Elizabeth, dau. of John Mounteney Gen.) (w. of Anne Shelton)

Children:

1. Muriel SEDLEY


Thomas KNYVETT (2° B. Berners)

Born: ABT 1539, Plumstead, Norfolk, England

Acceded: 1579

Died: 9 Feb 1617/8, Plumstead, Norfolk, England

Buried: 9 Feb 1617/8, Ashwellthorpe

Notes: Knighted in 1578. Became High Sheriff of Norfolk in 1579. He inherited the Ashwellthorpe estates from his grandmother, Jane Bourchier.

Father: John KNYVETT (Esq.)

Mother: Agnes HARCOURT

Married: Muriel PARRY (B. Berners) (d. 1616) (dau. of Sir Thomas Parry and Anne Read)

Children:

1. Thomas KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

2. Henry KNYVETT

3. Anne KNYVETT

4. Abigail KNYVETT

5. Catherine KNYVETT

6. Mary KNYVETT

7. Muriel KNYVETT


Anne KNYVETT

Father: Thomas KNYVETT (2° B. Berners)

Mother: Muriel PARRY (B. Berners)

Married: John JOHNSON


Abigail KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1575

Father: Thomas KNYVETT (2° B. Berners)

Mother: Muriel PARRY (B. Berners)

Married: Edmund MOUNDEFORD 17 Dec 1600, Ashwellthorpe


Catherine KNYVETT

Born: 1578

Died: 10 Mar 1628/9

Notes: obliged to play an active role in family legal affairs because her husband was sickly and his father, Christopher Paston, was mentally ill. This also led to the preservation of forty-eight letters written by Catherine and thirty-seven addressed to her or to members of the Paston family. 

Father: Thomas KNYVETT (2° B. Berners)

Mother: Muriel PARRY (B. Berners)

Married: Edmund PASTON (Sir Knight) 28 Apr 1603

Children:

1. William PASTON (b. 1610 - d. 1663)

2. Thomas PASTON (b. 1614)


Mary KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1579

Father: Thomas KNYVETT (2° B. Berners)

Mother: Muriel PARRY (B. Berners)

Married: Thomas HOLLAND (Sir) 19 Oct 1601


Muriel KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1581

Father: Thomas KNYVETT (2° B. Berners)

Mother: Muriel PARRY (B. Berners)

Married: Edmund BELL (Sir)


Thomas KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1560, Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England

Died: 1 Sep 1605, Stradbroke, Suffolk, England

Father: Thomas KNYVETT (2° B. Berners)

Mother: Muriel PARRY (B. Berners)

Married: Elizabeth BACON

Children:

1. Thomas KNYVETT (3° B. Berners)

2. Muriel KNYVETT

3. Edmund KNYVETT

4. Elizabeth KNYVETT


Muriel KNYVETT

Father: Thomas KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth BACON

Married: Charles Le GROSSE (Sir)

Children:

1. Charles Le GROSSE

2. Catherine Le GROSSE

3. Thomas Le GROSSE


Elizabeth KNYVETT

Father: Thomas KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth BACON

Married: Thomas PETTUS (Sir)


Thomas KNYVETT (3° B. Berners)

Born: 1596, Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England

Christened: 10 Jun 1596, Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England

Died: 30 Jun 1658, Henham Hall, Suffolk, England

Buried: 2 Jul 1658, Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England

Father: Thomas KNYVETT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth BACON

Married: Catherine BOROUGH (B. Berners) 28 Feb 1620, St Mary Le Strand

Children:

1. Elizabeth KNYVETT (b. ABT 1621) (m. Sir John Rous, Knight)

2. Thomas KNYVETT (chr. 3 Apr 1622 - bur. 9 Nov 1622)

3. John KNYVETT (4° B. Berners) (m. Mary Bedingfield)

4. Thomas KNYVETT

5. Nathaniel KNYVETT (chr. 17 Feb 1625 - bur. 18 Feb 1628)

6. Muriel KNYVETT (chr. 22 May 1627) (m. Robert Legard 21 Jun 1655, Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England)

7. Elizabeth KNYVETT



III. STANWAY LINE

Robert KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1352

Died: 10 Jan 1418/9, Stanway, Essex, England

Buried: Church of St. Marye at Ramysden Belhouse

Father: John KNYVETT of Winwick

Mother: Eleanor BASSETT

Married 1: Joan CHASTELYN (dau. of John Chasteleyne and Isolda De Belhouse) BEF Feb 1382

Children:

1. Thomas KNYVETT

2. Margaret KNYVETT (b. ABT 1376)

Married 2: Ellen KNYVETT (d. 1436)

Children:

3. Richard KNYVETT (b. ABT 1406)

4. Joan KNYVETT (b. ABT 1408)


Thomas KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1375, Stanway, Essex, England

Died: 1459

Buried: Whealty & Downhall Manor, Essex, England

Father: Robert KNYVETT

Mother: Joan CHASTELYN

Married 1: Eleanor DURWARD (dau. of John Durward)

Children:

1. John KNYVETT

2. Nicholas KNYVETT

3. Robert KNYVETT (Priest)

4. Elizabeth KNYVETT (m. Robert Tey 1457)

5. Margaret KNYVETT (m. Robert Baynard)

Married 2: Margaret KNYVETT (d. BEF 1459)


John KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1375

Died: 1481

Father: Thomas KNYVETT

Mother: Eleanor DURWARD

Married: Margaret BAYNARD

Children:

1. Thomas KNYVETT

Thomas KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1441, Stanway, Essex, England

Died: 1481

Father: John KNYVETT

Mother: Margaret BAYNARD

Married: Elizabeth LUNSFORD (b. ABT 1441, Hoathley, Sussex, England - d. 1472) 1452 / 1466

Children:

1. Edward KNYVETT

2. Thomasine KNYVETT

Thomasine KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1454, Great Stanway, Essex, England

Died: 1536, Essex, England

Notes: While Sir William Clopton was off to do battle with one Lambert Simnel, his wife, Thomasine, added to her duties of maintaining the household and bearing children, the responsibility of guarding her husband's properties. Warfare defined the world of the Clopton and women from the ninth to the seventeenth century. A knight's lady acted on their behalf in their absence during war. The wives and daughters exercised authority, defended the family's lands and title. While women received no formal education, surviving documents show they could read and write. Noblewomen left records of their household accounts, instruction to administrators of the family's holdings, and letters to their husbands to keep them abreast of decisions made while they were at battle. Like the other women of the castles and manors, Lady Thomasine would be expected to serve food and drink to the warrior bands and tend the injured and sick.

Father: Thomas KNYVETT

Mother: Elizabeth LUNSFORD

Married: William CLOPTON of Kentwell (son of John Clopton and Alice Darcy) ABT 1490

Children:

1. Richard CLOPTON of Fore Hall

2. Francis "the Elder" CLOPTON of Melford

3. John CLOPTON



Mary KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1558

Died: ABT 1574

Father: Richard KNYVETT

Mother: Dau. BROWNE

Married: Henry NORTH (Sir Knight) ABT 1574, Milden-Hall, Suffolk, England

Children:

1. Roger NORTH



William KNYVETT

Born: ABT 1496

Married: Catherine NEVILLE BEF 3 Mar 1534/5


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