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John Knyvett Esq. (abt. 1422 - 1480)

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John Knyvett Esq.
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John 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

John Knyvett was born in about 1422[1]. He was the son of Thomas Knyvett, Esq. of Stanway and Ramsden and his first wife, Eleanor Doreward, daughter of John Dorewarde, Speaker of the House of Commons.[2][3]

He married Margery Baynard, daughter of Richard Baynard, Speaker of the House of Commons and Grace Burgoyne.[2] [3] Marlyn Lewis estimates the marriage date as about 1444.[4] They had four sons:

John's father died in 1459 at which time John was recorded as being 37 years old. From his father, John inherited the Manors of Groton in Suffolk and Dunhall, Stanway, and Ramsden-Belhouse in Essex as well as an advowson from the Kersey Priory.[1][5] He also had properties at Newington Belhouse in Kent and Castelins, Groton in Suffolk.[2]

On 4 November 1463, John granted the Manor of Whetle in Essex to William and John Lunsford, brothers of his son Thomas' wife; this probably was a part of the wedding bargain negotiated between the two families.[6]

John Knyvett died in 1480 and left a will that had been prepared in 1476[1][2] and was not proved until 1486[2][3], probably because son and heir apparent, Thomas, had predeceased him by a matter of months.[2] An Inquisition Post Mortem for John's land holdings was conducted prior to March 1481.[7]

Research Notes

Marriage date

The approximate date of John's marriage is not documented.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 W A Copinger. The Manors of Suffolk, Vol. 1, London, England: T. Fisher Unwin, 1905, p 114, Internet Archive
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 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. 510, KNYVET 10
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 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 451, KNYVET 14 and 15
  4. Marlyn Lewis, 'Our Royal, Titled, Noble and Commoner Ancestors'
  5. Nicholas Harris Nicolas (ed.). Testamenta Vetusta, Vol. I, Nichols and Son, London, England, 1826, p. 294, Internet Archive
  6. Collectanea Topographica et Genealocica. London, England:John Bowyer Nichols & Son, 1837. Vol. IV, p 156. Google Books
  7. The National Archives, Kew, England, accessed 16 Sep 2018
  • 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.

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Magna Carta Project

Magna Carta ancestry
John 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
John 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, Thomas Knyvet. The potential trails can be inspected at Ten Surety Barons.


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On 8 Aug 2019 at 13:00 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 wife and children.

On 3 Aug 2019 at 14:53 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.

John is 16 degrees from Thomas Edison, 26 degrees from Nikola Tesla and 20 degrees from George Westinghouse on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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