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Thomas Knyvett Esq (abt. 1395 - 1459)

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Thomas Knyvett Esq aka Knyvet
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Thomas Knyvett is in a trail badged by the Magna Carta Project to surety baron William de Huntingfield (see text below).

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Biography

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Thomas Knyvett Esq was born in England.

Birth and Parentage

Thomas Knyvett, Esq. was born circa 1395, the son of Robert Knyvett, Esq. and his first wife, Joan Castelayn, the daughter of John Castelayn, Esq.[1][2]

First Marriage

Thomas married twice. His first wife was Eleanor Doreward, daughter of John Doreward, Sheriff of Essex & Hertfordshire, Speaker of the House of Commons and his wife, Katherine Wolcot.[1][2] They married before 1418.[1][2] They had two sons:

Eleanor died sometime in or after 1426.[1][2]

Stanway, Essex

Thomas' father-in-law bought the Manor of Stanway in Essex from Thomas' father in 1401. The manor had come into the Knyvett family control when it had been the legacy of Thomas' mother from her parents. The manor returned under the control of the Knyvetts when it was bequeathed to Thomas and Eleanor when her father died in 1420.[3] However, the title to Stanway was still in contention in 1441, when Thomas sued John Doreward, who presumably was a relative of Eleanor, who had died some years earlier.[4]

Inheritance from his Father

Thomas' father died in 1419[5], and as his primary heir, Thomas inherited the manors of Ramsden-Belhouse in Essex, Newington Belhouse in Newington, Kent and Castelins in Groton, Suffolk.[1][2]

Second Marriage

Thomas subsequently married Margaret Flemingles.[1][2] They had three children:

Later Life

Thomæ Knevet [sic] was listed by the Commissioners of Essex as being among the gentry of that county in 1433.[8]

Death

Thomas prepared a will dated 4 October 1458 in which he requested burial in the chancel of the church of Stanway, Essex, between his two wives. The will was probated on 21 July 1459.[1][2]

Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 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 pp. 509-510, KNYVET 9
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 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, pp 449-450, KNYVET 13 and 14
  3. Collectanea Topographica et Genealocica. London, England:John Bowyer Nichols & Son, 1837, Vol. VII, p 274, Internet Archive
  4. G Wrottesley. Pedigrees from the Plea Rolls. undated. p 374. [1]
  5. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 509, KNYVET 8
  6. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 184, TEY 10
  7. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 148, TEY 15
  8. Thomas Fuller. The History of the Worthies of England. London, England: Thomas Tegg, 1840. Vol. I, p 524, Internet Archive
  • 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.

Acknowledgements

Magna Carta Project

Magna Carta ancestry
Thomas Knyvett 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.
If you are interested in being a Gateway Guardian, or joining the project (or both), please post a comment to WikiTree-36, answer "yes" to the project's G2G "join" post (to join the project), or contact me. ~ David Douglass
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
Thomas Knyvet is also potentially the descendant of William d'Aubeney, Lord of Belvoir Castle. His descent from these two Barons is directly from his father, Robert Knyvet. The potential trails can be inspected at Ten Surety Barons.


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On 10 Aug 2019 at 15:30 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

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

On 8 Aug 2019 at 13:01 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.

Thomas is 23 degrees from Cari Starosta, 15 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 8 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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