Thomas Lewknor

Thomas Lewknor (1392 - 1452)

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Sir Thomas Lewknor
Born in Horsted Keynes, Sussex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of and
Husband of — married 24 Oct 1417 [location unknown]
Husband of — married before 1426 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Goring By East Preston, Sussex, Englandmap
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WikiTree currently gives Thomas a descent from the Magna Carta Surety Robert FitzWalter, on his mother's side. This appears not to be correct. Elizabeth Carew's parents appear to be questionable, and Lucy Willoughby seems not to be identified as a granddaughter of John Grey KG.


1392 Birth and Parentage

Sir Thomas Lewknor was born about 1392.[1]

Sir Thomas Lewknor, sometime Sheriff of Surrey & Sussex, Burgess of Lewes was born about 1392 (age 12 in 1404, 19 in 1411).

He was the son of Roger Lewknor of Horsted Keynes, Esq, and Elizabeth Carew.

1403 Estates of Tregoz family

Sir Thomas Lewknor, the eldest son, was in 1403, found heir, through his grandmother, Joane D'Oyley, to the extensive estates of the Tregoze family, at Goring, Co. Sussex, and elsewhere in that county, and removed his seat to Goring. [2]

Goring Manor, Preston, Manor, Walderton Manor (in Stoughton), Sussex

1415 Battle of Agincourt

Sir Thomas Lewknor fought in the Battle of Agincourt in 1415.[1]

1417 Marriage to Philippe Dallingridge

He married (1st) before 24 October 1417 Phillippe Dallingridge, daughter of Sir Walter Dallingridge.[3]

She was the widow of Richard Berners, Esq, of West Horsley, surrey (d. 6 August 1412, and daughter and heiress of Walter Dallingridge (or Dalyngrygge), Knt, b Margaret, Daughter of John Chamond.[3]

They had 1 son, Sir Roger, Knt..[3]


Horsted Keynes, Sussex
South Mimms, Middlesex
Stoke Doyle, Northamptonshire [3]

He lived at Horsted Keynes, Sussex, England.[1]

1426 Marriage to Elizabeth Echingham

Philippa died 2 Oct 1421. [3]

Sir Thomas married (2nd) before Michaelmas 1426 (as her 2nd husband) Elizabeth Echingham, daughter of Sir William Echingham and his 2nd wife Alice Batisford. [3]

Sir Thomas Lewknor died on 22 June 1452. His widow survived him, but evidently did not remarry. She was living in 1455; her will, dated 1450/1 (?is that right) was proved 23 Feb 1464 (ambiguous date).

-- based on Marlyn Lewis [4]

1426 Public Office

Sheriff of Sussex and Surrey, 1426, 1431-2.[1]

1452 Death

He died in 1452.[1]


Sir Thomas Lewknor left six sons, between whom his large estates were divided.[2]

Child of Thomas and Philippe (married about 1417:

  1. Sir Roger Lewknor, the eldest son, however, succeeded to Stoke D'Oyley and the principal estates, and died in 1475, leaving six sons and three daughters, of whom Thomas, the eldest son, succeeded to Stoke D'Oyley.[2][5], He was born 1419, Broadhurst, Horsted Keynes, Sussex, child of Sir Thomas Lewknor and Philippe Dallingridge.

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth: (married about 1426)

  1. Sir John Lewknor [3]
  2. Walter Lewknor ref name="ra2013"/>b. 1421, Broadhurst, Horsted Keynes, Sussex,
  3. Thomas Lewknor, [3]b. 1424, Broadhurst, Horsted Keynes, Sussex,
  4. Jane Lewknor, [3], b. 1425,Broadhurst, Horsted Keynes, Sussex,wife of Thomas Goode
  5. Richard Lewknor, Esq. [3]b. 1426 Broadhurst, Horsted Keynes, Sussex,
  6. Alice Lewknor wife of John Pelham, Knt,[3] b. 1432 Broadhurst, Horsted Keynes, Sussex,
  7. Joan Lewknor, wife of Henry Frowicke[3]
  8. Nicholas Lewknor, child of Thomas Lewknor and Elizabeth Echingham. [3] b. 1435, Kingston Bowsey, Sussex

In addition, Elizabeth Lewknor, b. 1423 Broadhurst, Horsted Keynes, Sussex may be a member of the family. Both the birth place and date is plausible, but she is not listed by Richardson.

However, Margaret Lewknor, b. 1432, Kingston, Devon has been de-linked from this family. While the birth date is plausible, the location is not one associated with this family and raises the question of why Margaret's mother would go to Kingston to deliver her.


  • Royal Ancestry 2013 Vol. IV p. 155-156
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1st edn. 2005), page 508.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 2013, Vol. II, p. 230-231.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, III, 571
  4. Citing
    • The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, by Gary Boyd Roberts, p. 431
    • Wallop Family, p. 488.
    • Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, 1st Edition, p. 518.
    • Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol II p. 8, Vol III pp. 17-8, 181.
    • Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol II p. 230-1, 363-4, Vol III pp. 305-6, 571, Vol IV p. 154-5.
  5. Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 657.

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On 26 Nov 2018 at 06:53 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

The trail was reviewed/approved by a member of the Magna Carta Project on 9 July 2015. I just saw that the trail now has several Uncertain connections and I added the Needs Re-review maintenance category.

Thomas is 20 degrees from Carroll Shelby, 27 degrees from Joan Whitaker and 7 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.