John Knyvett was born in about 1422. 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.
He married Margery Baynard, daughter of Richard Baynard, Speaker of the House of Commons and Grace Burgoyne. Marlyn Lewis estimates the marriage date as about 1444. 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. He also had properties at Newington Belhouse in Kent and Castelins, Groton in Suffolk.
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.
John Knyvett died in 1480 and left a will that had been prepared in 1476 and was not proved until 1486, probably because son and heir apparent, Thomas, had predeceased him by a matter of months. An Inquisition Post Mortem for John's land holdings was conducted prior to March 1481.
The approximate date of John's marriage is not documented.
↑ 2.02.12.22.184.108.40.206.72.82.9 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
↑ 3.03.13.23.220.127.116.11 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, p 451, KNYVET 14 and 15
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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