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The Visitation of Sussex incorrectly shows Sir Roger Lewknor's second. wife, Mary West, as the wife of Sir Roger's son, Roger "the elder" instead. See the son's page for a full discussion of this error.
Sir Roger Lewknor of Broadhurst (in Horsted Keynes), Sussex, etc, son and heir of Sir Thomas Lewknor by his 1st wife, Philippe Dallingridge.
He was 30 or more in 1452, and 50 or more in 1471. , thus was born not later than 1422 in the first instance or 1421 in the second. Since his first marriage took place in 1426, his birth could not have been this late.
Roger's father Thomas was aged 12 in 1404 and 19 in 1411  and thus born in 1392. Between Thomas birth in 1392 and Roger's marriage in 1426 is a 34 year window in which two men must grow to maturity. Giving both father and son 17 of these years, places Thomas at age 17 at his son's estimated birth in 1409, with Roger then 17 at his marriage in 1426.
Therefore a birthdate of 1409 has been placed in the datafield. The location of birth is placed at the family seat of Horsted Keynes, but there is no evidence of this, nor of which of several plausible sites he spent his own time or at which his own children were born. Day-1904 07:27, 13 July 2015 (EDT)
In right of his 1st wife:
Before 1426 he married (1st) Eleanor Camoys, daughter of Sir Richard Camoys of Camoys (in Great Milton), Oxfordshire, by Joan daughter of Sir Richard Poynings, 3rd Lord Poynings. In 1426 she became co-heiress, with her sister Margaret (wife of Ralph Radmill Esq), on the death of her brother Hugh. She was born about 1408 (age 18 in 1426). 
Assuming Roger was born 1409, he was 17 when he married Eleanor in 1426.
Eleanor was living in 1433 and allegedly died in 1455 at the age of 47. The 11 children -- seven sons and four daughters -- of Roger and Eleanor were thus born in the 29 year period between 1426 and 1455.
In 1428 Roger, Eleanor, and Eleanor's sister Margaret were plaintiffs in a suit for the manors of Didling, Elsted, and Trotton in Sussex.
He married (2nd) Mary West, daughter of Sir Reginald West, 6th Baron la Warre, 3rd Baron West, by his 1st wife, Margaret Thorley.
The date of the marriage is unknown, however it was not later than 1468-9 when Roger and his wife Mary conveyed lands in South Mimms, Middlesex to Richard Carpenter. The date of the marriage could thus have been at any time between Eleanor's death in 1455 and the land transfer in 1468. 
Mary West was born circa 1426 at Snitterfield, Warwickshire, England. 
Marlyn Lewis, in accounting for the marriage, incorrectly states that Robert was born about 1421.  This would be reasonable if Mary West, born 1426, were his first marriage, but by the time of this marriage Robert had already had a previous marriage and 11 children!
Since Mary's marriage to Roger could have taken place at any time between 1455, when she was 29 and Roger 46, and 1468, when she was 42 and Roger 59, an earlier date would be much more plausible for a first marriage for her, and motherhood of three children.
In 1471, Roger became heir to his uncle, Richard Dallingridge Esq of Lymbourne, and inherited Bodiam Castle etc.
Mary died on July 24, 1473. 
Roger married (3rd), by settlement dated 1477, the heiress Katherine Chidiock, widow of William Stafford of Stinsford Esq and of John Arundell of Lanherne. She was the daughter of John Chidiock of Chideock by Katherine Lumley, daughter of the 1st Lord Lumley.
Assuming Roger was born in 1409, he was 68 when he married Katherine Chidiock in 1477.
He died 4 August 1478, leaving a will (dated 23 July, proved 28 Nov). He was survived by his wife, who died 9 April 1479.
Richardson  shows Roger and Eleanor had 7 sons and 4 daughters as children of Roger and Eleanor. The Visitation of Sussex  also shows 11 children for Roger and Eleanor, but not all of the children are the same.
These children would have been born between the beginning of the marriage. about 1426, and Eleanor's death, about 1445.
Roger and Mary West had three sons.. They would have been born between about 1455, and 1473.
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On 17 Mar 2017 at 18:26 GMT J (Schmeeckle) S wrote:
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