Roger Lewknor Esq.

Roger Lewknor Esq. (abt. 1371 - bef. 1400)

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Roger Lewknor Esq.
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Roger Lewknor, Esq. is a descendant of Magna Carta surety baron William de Huntingfield (see details below).



Roger Lewknor, Esq.[1]

Roger Lewknor, son and heir of Sir Thomas Lewknor of Broadhurst by his second wife, Joan D'Oyly, was born before 1374.[1]
Roger Lewknor married Elizabeth Carew; they had two sons and one daughter:[1][2]
  1. Sir Thomas Lewknor, b. 1392 Horsted Keynes, s/o Roger and Elizabeth.[1]
    Thomas, the eldest son, was then 19 years of age when his father died in 1401, therefore was born in 1382. [3][4]
  2. Agnes, or Anne, Lewknor, b. 1393, Broadhurst, Horsted Keynes, wife of Andrew Sackville, Richard Mill Esq, and William Kighley).[1]
  3. Sir John Lewknor, b. 1395, Broadhurst, Horsted Keynes, Sussex, s/o Roger and Elizabeth[1]
    John, a younger son, from whom the Lewknors of Acrise, Co. Kent, were descended.[3]
Roger Lewknor died shortly before 15 November 1400. His widow married (2) Robert Knyvet, Esq. She died 25 September 1410 and was buried at Beddington, Surrey.[1]


Knight[citation needed]
Lord of Kingsley[citation needed]
Forester of Delamere[citation needed]
Member of Parliament 4 Hen. IV[citation needed]


Horsted Keynes, Iteford, Selmeston, Sussex[citation needed]
South Mimms, Middlesex[citation needed]
Stoke Doyle, Northamptonshire[citation needed]
Lived Horsted Keynes.[citation needed]

Research Notes

Estimated Birth: He was born before 1374 (of age in 1395).[1] Since his parents' marriage settlement was dated 1370, an "about" birth date of 1371 would be acceptable.[5]

Marriage "in 1391, Mallerforde, Buckinghamshire".[citation needed][6]

Additional Children:[7]
  1. Eleanor Lewknor, b. 1394, Ranton, Staffordshire.[8] (The Staffordshire location is that of Eleanor's husband, so it is more likely that she married there than that she was born there.)[5]
  2. Walter Lewknor, b. 1396, Goring, Sussex.[9]

Confusion of Lewknors

The following additional information, the results of Jack Day's research, is provided, but does not appear to provide evidence that would change the biographical information provided by Douglas Richardson in his 2013 Royal Ancestry. ~ Noland-165 08:57, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

Jack Day asks if Roger is another name for Thomas, noting that Robertson's 1893 work Stemmata[10] say that Sir Thomas Lewknor, b. 1362 of Thomas and Joan, MP1404, d. 1471 is called Sir Roger in Sussex Arch Soc iii p. 89. m. Elizabeth Carew.[5][11]
Jack continues the discussion of this information about Thomas/Roger, saying: "A very significant problem with this is that Roger died in 1400 not 1471. A second significant problem is Thomas being born in 1362 and dying in 1471 at the age of 109. It is possible that '1471' was simply an error of the typesetter for '1401', since such a long life would be otherwise remarked."[5]
Jack also notes that some genealogies erroneously show
  • Roger married instead to Margaret, daughter of John Carew of Molesford.[citation needed]
  • Thomas married to Elizabeth daughter of Nicholas Carew of Beddington - she was in fact his mother.[citation needed]
  • Thomas married to Catherine - she was in fact his daughter-in-law.[citation needed]
"To add to the confusion," says Jack, "a collection of historical Staffordshire stories[3] reports that Roger Lewknor, who resided at Bradhurst, Co. Sussex, married Margaret, daughter of Sir John Carew, of Molesford, Co. Bucks, Knight, and died 1401."[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, III, 571
  2. Other children are sometimes attributed to them (see above).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 William Salt Archaeological Society Collections for a History of Staffordshire. Birmingham: 1881 Volume II, Part II, page 69. [1]
  4. Father died before November 1400, per Richardson.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Entered by Jack Day.
  6. Marriage in 1391, Mallerforde, Buckinghamshire is in datafields as of 19 Dec. 2019 but without support in the text for this profile. A comment citing this page says "Sir Roger Lewkenor - b: abt 1369 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex, d: abt 1391 in Mallerforde, Buckinghamshire" married Elizabeth Carew (the "also married Mercy Hayme" in the comment refers to Nicholas Carew, not Roger Lewknor).
  7. Not included in Richardson.
  8. Documented by "Staffordshire", but with a caveat. The author of "Staffordshire" writes, "I suppose" Eleanor Harcourt to have been the daughter of the same Sir Roger.
  9. No documentation has been found for Walter, and no explanation for why he was said to be born in Goring rather than Horsted Keynes.
  10. Stemmata Robertson et Durdin, compiled by Herbert Robertson, (London, 1893), InternetArchive, Creative Commons License: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 UK: Scotland. page 102, Table 30
  11. The History of Parliament Online has a biography for a Robert Lewknor "of Heythrop, Oxon. and Pulborough," Sussex, who was MP for Sussex in 1404, and which notes that he "did not come from that important branch of the Lewknor family with large estates in Sussex and Middlesex to which belonged Roger Lewknor, the shire knight of 1335-51, and Sir Thomas Lewknor, the MP of 1422 and 1425, although he was distantly related to them both." ~ Biography of Robert Lewknor by L.S. Woodger, posted by History of Parliament Online (accessed 20 December 2019).
  • Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd edition 2011, Vol. II, p. 509; Vol. III, p. 17-18; Vol. III, p. 181; Vol IV page 1
  • Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 154-155. (With Dallyngridge), and Vol IV, page 570 - 571
See also the following online databases, which are not considered reliable by the Magna Carta Project (see the project's Reliable Sources page):
  • Marlyn Lewis, Our Royal Titled Noble and Commoner Ancestors. .
  • Jorge H. Castelli. Tudor Place, Carew. Accessed July 4, 2015. Note -- while Tudor Place does not document every fact, it cites original documents when possible and appears more reliable than many sites. Jack Day, July 4, 2015). Note2: There were no sources apparent for Roger Lewknor, wife Elizabeth Carew, nor her parents (as of 19 Dec. 2019). ~ Noland-165.


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This profile is in a trail badged by the Magna Carta Project in 2015 to Magna Carta Surety Baron William de Huntingfield. It is also in a trail developed for the project from Gateway Ancestor Henry Filmer that is in the process of being reviewed. ~ Noland-165 19:31, 19 December 2019 (UTC)
See Elizabeth Argall's profile (Magna Carta Project section) for a list of profile on the trail from her son Henry. See Base Camp for information about Magna Carta trails. See the project's glossary for project-specific terms, such as a "badged trail".
The Filmer trail goes through Joan de Keynes, mother of Thomas de Lewknor. See his profile's Magna Carta Project section for information on his father's trail to William Huntingfield.


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posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
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Sir Roger Lewkenor - b: abt 1369 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex, d: abt 1391 in Mallerforde, Buckinghamshire & Elizabeth Carew - b: abt 1372 in Mallerforde, Buckinghamshire - d: 1410 daughter of: Nicholas Carew - b: 1362 d: 1432 & Isabel Delamare they had four children - including an Elizabeth (above) He was also married to: Mercy Hayme and they had 14 children - She was daughter of: Stephen Hayme & Christine.

posted by Cheryl (Stone) Caudill
Only three of the six children shown on this profile are documented by Richardson in Royal Ancestry, Volume III, page 571. Is there any other documentation out there which would help document this family?
posted by Jack Day

Roger is 16 degrees from Frederick Douglass, 21 degrees from Margaret Summitt and 8 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.