Thomas Knyvett was born in 1447. He was the son and heir apparent of John Knyvett, Esq. of Stanway and of Ramsden-Belhouse, Essex, England, and his wife, Margery Baynard, the daughter of Richard Baynard, Speaker of the House of Commons, but did not inherit as he predeceased his father.
Thomas married Elizabeth Lunsford, daughter of William Lunsford Thomasina Barrington, before 4 November 1462. They had at least three children:
On 4 November 1463, Thomas' father, John, granted the Manor of Whetle in Essex to William and John Lunsford, brothers of Thomas' wife; this probably was a part of the wedding bargain negotiated between the two families.
Thomas died in 1479, predeceasing his father by about one year.
↑ 1.01.11.21.18.104.22.168 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 11
↑ 2.02.12.22.22.214.171.124 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 15 & 16
↑Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, London, England:John Bowyer Nichols & Son, 1837, p 156, Google Books
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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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, John Knyvet. The potential trails can be inspected at Ten Surety Barons.