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Eleanor (Basset) Knyvet (1325 - 1388)

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Eleanor "Alianore" Knyvet formerly Basset
Born in Great Weldon, Northamptonshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and [uncertain]
Wife of — married about 1358 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Northamptonshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified 11 Sep 2019 | Created 30 Mar 2011 | Last significant change: 13 Sep 2019
16:03: Michael Cayley edited a message from Michael Cayley on the page for Eleanor (Basset) Knyvet (1325-1388). [Thank Michael for this]
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Eleanor Basset is in a trail badged by the Magna Carta Project to surety baron William de Huntingfield (see text below).

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Biography

Eleanor was the daughter of Ralph Basset and Joan Latimer.[1][2]

Eleanor married Sir John Knyvet, Lord Chancellor of England, etc. and son of Richard Knyvet, Forester of Clive[3][1] , in about 1358.[3] They had five sons and two daughters:[4]

Eleanor's father died shorty before 4 May 1341,[6] and his primary heir, Eleanor's brother, Ralph, inherited the majority of his property, including the primary Basset manor of Weldon. However, brother Ralph became an actual Brother Ralph when he entered the Abbey of Laund in Leicestershire on 23 October 1368. The manor of Weldon became the property of Brother Ralph's son, another Ralph Basset. However, this Ralph died in 1385, and the manor devolved to his son, Richard, who was eight years or older at the time of his father's death. Richard died without issue on 9 January 1400. One of Richard's heirs was Eleanor's second son, John Basset, Esq.[5] John, Esq. seems to have accomplished a goal of his parents by taking control of Weldon. Eleanor's husband and her brother-in-law, Sir John Aylesbury, had brought suit to obtain the manors of Weldon and Weston and the advowson of the Abbey of Laund from Richard Basset et al. in 1391.[7]

In 1372, Sir John and Eleanor bought the reversion of the manor of Boxworth in Cambridgeshire from her cousin, Sir William de Huhtingfield, who died in 1376.[1][8]

Sir John died on 16 February 1381. Inquisitions Post Mortem were held for the properties that he held jointly with Eleanor in Rutland, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, and Huntingdonshire.[9]

Eleanor died on 3 September 1388. Inquisitions Post Mortem were held in London, Cambridge, Essex, Huntingdonshire, and Northamptonshire to account for the large holdings of land that her heirs would receive.[10]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham, 2nd edition (Salt Lake City: the author, 2011), Vol. II, p. 508, KNYVET 7
  2. John Nichols. The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester. London, England: John Nichols, 1811, Volume IV, Part II, p 905.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, entry for his father, 'Knyvet, Sir John (d.1381)', print and online 2004, available online via some libraries
  4. Walter Rye (Editor). The Norfolk Antiquarian Miscellany, Norwich, Norfolk, England: Gibbs & Waller, 1908, Part 3, p 83.Google Books
  5. 5.0 5.1 Halliwell, J. O. (Editor). The Autobiography and Correspondence of Sir Simonds d'Ewes, Bart. London, England: Richard Bentley, 1845. Vol I, p 337, Internet Archive
  6. G E Cockayne. The Complete Peerage, new edition, Volume II, pp 10-13, London, England: St. Catherine Press, 1912
  7. G Wrottesley. Pedigrees from the Plea Rolls, London, England: Harrison & Sons, undated, p 192.
  8. Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013, Vol. III, p 449, KNYVET 12. See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.
  9. Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, 1-7, Richard II, London, England: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1974. Volume XV, pp. 149-154
  10. Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, 7-15, Richard II, London, England: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1974. Volume XVI, pp. 268-272
  • Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. Salt Lake City: the author, 2011. See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013. See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.
  • Marlyn Lewis.

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Magna Carta ancestry
Eleanor Basset is in a trail from Magna Carta Surety Baron William de Huntingfield to Gateway Ancestor William Clopton that was approved for the Magna Carta Project on 6 September 2019 by Michael Cayley. This profile was developed in accordance with project standards (by a former Gateway Guardian of William Clopton). See Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails.
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Magna Carta Trail
  1. William Clopton is the son of William Clopton
  2. William Clopton is the son of Walter Clopton
  3. Walter Clopton is the son of William Clopton
  4. William Clopton is the son of Richard Clopton
  5. Richard Clopton is the son of Thomasine (Knyvet) Clopton
  6. Thomasine (Knyvet) Clopton is the daughter of Thomas Knyvet
  7. Thomas Knyvet is the son of John Knyvet
  8. John Knyvet is the son of Thomas Knyvet
  9. Thomas Knyvet is the son of Robert Knyvet
  10. Robert Knyvet is the son of Eleanor (Basset) Knyvet
  11. Eleanor (Basset) Knyvet is the daughter of Ralph Basset
  12. Ralph Basset is the son of Joan (Huntingfield) Basset
  13. Joan (Huntingfield) Basset is the daughter of Roger Huntingfield
  14. Roger Huntingfield is the son of William Huntingfield
  15. William Huntingfield is the son of Roger Huntingfield
  16. Roger Huntingfield is the son of Surety Baron William (Huntingfield) de Huntingfield
Eleanor is also potentially the descendant of William d'Aubeney, Lord of Belvoir Castle. Her descent from these two Barons is directly from her father, Ralph Basset. The potential trails can be inspected at Ten Surety Barons.


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On 11 Sep 2019 at 17:37 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

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On 19 Aug 2019 at 15:06 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

I have now finished my review of this profile for the Magna Carta Project, and also edited the profiles of her family.

On 12 Aug 2019 at 15:27 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

I will be doing a little work on this profile as part my review for the Magna Carta Project of the trail from William Clopton to Surety Baron William de Huntingfield.

Eleanor is 23 degrees from Cari Starosta, 15 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 7 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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