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John Knyvet

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Knyvet was born in in of Buckenham, Norfolk, England (son of John Knyvet and Elizabeth Clifton); died on 1 Jan 1490.

    Notes:

    Justice of the peace for Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, and Norfolk.

    Family/Spouse: Alice Lynne. Alice (daughter of William Lynne and Alice Stokes) died after Jan 1490. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. William Knyvet was born between 1440 and 1441 in of Buckenham, Norfolk, England; died on 25 Nov 1515.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Knyvet was born about 1394 in of Southwick, Northamptonshire, England (son of John Knyvet and Joan Botetourt); died on 9 Nov 1445.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between 1394 and 1395, of Mendlesham, Suffolk, England

    Notes:

    He was present at the siege of Harfleur, and also at Henry V's invasion of Normandy two years later. On two separate occasions he was captured and ransomed by the French, said ransoms forcing him to sell some of his property.

    Knight of the shire for Northampton, 1421; sheriff of Northamptonshire 1427-28.

    John married Elizabeth Clifton before 1412. Elizabeth (daughter of Constantine de Clifton and Margaret Howard) was born about 1392; died before 8 Dec 1461. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Clifton was born about 1392 (daughter of Constantine de Clifton and Margaret Howard); died before 8 Dec 1461.
    Children:
    1. 1. John Knyvet was born in in of Buckenham, Norfolk, England; died on 1 Jan 1490.
    2. Margaret Knyvet was born about 1412; died before 12 May 1458.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Knyvet was born about 1358 in of Southwick, Northamptonshire, England (son of John Knyvet and Eleanor Basset); died on 4 Dec 1418 in Mendlesham, Suffolk, England; was buried in Mendlesham, Suffolk, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between 1358 and 1359, of Mendlesham, Suffolk, England

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, 1391-92; of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, 1392-93; knight of the shire for Huntingdonshire, 1397.

    John married Joan Botetourt before 1377. Joan (daughter of John Botetourt and Katherine de Weyland) died about 1417. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Joan Botetourt (daughter of John Botetourt and Katherine de Weyland); died about 1417.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 1429

    Notes:

    Also called Jane, as usual.

    Children:
    1. 2. John Knyvet was born about 1394 in of Southwick, Northamptonshire, England; died on 9 Nov 1445.

  3. 6.  Constantine de Clifton was born about 1372 in of Buckenham, Norfolk, England (son of John de Clifton and Elizabeth de Cromwell); died on 19 Feb 1396.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1395

    Constantine married Margaret Howard after Feb 1390. Margaret (daughter of Robert Howard and Margaret de Scales) died on 25 Mar 1434; was buried in Abbey of the Black Friars, Norwich, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Margaret Howard (daughter of Robert Howard and Margaret de Scales); died on 25 Mar 1434; was buried in Abbey of the Black Friars, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 25 Mar 1433

    Children:
    1. 3. Elizabeth Clifton was born about 1392; died before 8 Dec 1461.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Knyvet was born in in of Winwick, Northamptonshire, England (son of Richard Knyvet and Joan de Worth); died on 16 Feb 1381.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Southwick, Northamptonshire, England
    • Alternate death: Aft Apr 1381

    Notes:

    Chief Justice of the King's Bench. Lord Chancellor of England.

    From Wikipedia:

    Sir John Knyvet (or Knivett) (died 16 February 1381) was an English lawyer and administrator. He was Chief Justice of the King's Bench from 1365 to 1372, and Lord Chancellor of England from 1372 to 1377.

    Knyvett was eldest son of Richard Knyvet of Southwick, Northamptonshire, and a keeper of the "Forest of Clyve" (now part of Rockingham Forest). His mother was Joanna, a daughter and the heiress of Sir John Wurth. He married Eleanor, daughter of Ralph, Lord Basset of Weldon, and they had four sons and a daughter. He owned and improved Southwick Manor, which he inherited from his father; the house still survives today.

    Knyvet was practicing in the courts as early as 1347; in 1357 he was called to the degree of Serjeant-at-law, and on 30 September 1361 was appointed a justice of the Court of Common Pleas. On 29 October 1365 he was raised to the office of Chief Justice of the King's bench. In the Parliament of 1362 he served as a "trier of petitions" for Aquitaine and other lands over sea, and afterwards in each Parliament down to 1380, except while he was Chancellor, as a trier of petitions for England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.

    On 30 June 1372, after the death of Sir Robert Thorpe, who had been appointed Chancellor in consequence of a petition by the commons that the great seal should be entrusted to laymen, Knyvet was appointed his successor -- he held the office for four and a half years until 1377; three speeches which he made at the opening of Parliament in 1372, 1373, and 1376 respectively, are given in the Rolls of Parliament.

    In January 1377 Edward III, under the influence of John of Gaunt, reverted to the custom of appointing ecclesiastical chancellors, and Adam de Houghton was appointed to succeed Knyvet on 11 January Knyvet did not again hold judicial office, though he was appointed with the two chief justices to decide a question between the Earl of Pembroke and William la Zouch of Haryngworth. He was an executor of the will of Edward III.

    Knyvet held large estates both in Northamptonshire and East Anglia, and when he died in 1381 his descendants established themselves as an important family in Norfolk.

    John married Eleanor Basset about 1358. Eleanor (daughter of Ralph Basset and Joan) died on 3 Sep 1388. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Eleanor Basset (daughter of Ralph Basset and Joan); died on 3 Sep 1388.
    Children:
    1. Robert Knyvet was born in in of Stanway, Essex, England; died about 1419.
    2. 4. John Knyvet was born about 1358 in of Southwick, Northamptonshire, England; died on 4 Dec 1418 in Mendlesham, Suffolk, England; was buried in Mendlesham, Suffolk, England.

  3. 10.  John Botetourt was born about 1332 in of Mendlesham, Suffolk, England (son of Otes Botetourt and Sibyl); died before 15 Dec 1376.

    John married Katherine de Weyland. Katherine (daughter of Robert de Weyland and Cecily de Baldock) died after Dec 1376. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Katherine de Weyland (daughter of Robert de Weyland and Cecily de Baldock); died after Dec 1376.

    Notes:

    The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz gives her as a daughter of Sir William Wayland, knight of the shire for Somerset in 1307, who died 20 Mar 1327.

    Children:
    1. 5. Joan Botetourt died about 1417.

  5. 12.  John de Clifton was born about 1353 in of Buckenham, Norfolk, England (son of Constantine de Clifton and Katherine de la Pole); died on 10 Aug 1388 in Rhodes.

    Notes:

    He was summoned to Parliament by writs, 1 Dec 1376 to 28 Jul 1388. He was a butler at the coronation of Richard II in 1377.

    John married Elizabeth de Cromwell. Elizabeth (daughter of Ralph de Cromwell and Maud de Bernake) died on 24 Sep 1391. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Elizabeth de Cromwell (daughter of Ralph de Cromwell and Maud de Bernake); died on 24 Sep 1391.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Between 1393 and 1394

    Children:
    1. 6. Constantine de Clifton was born about 1372 in of Buckenham, Norfolk, England; died on 19 Feb 1396.

  7. 14.  Robert Howard was born in in of Wigginhall, Norfolk, England (son of John Howard and Alice de Bois); died on 18 Jul 1388 in East Winch, Norfolk, England; was buried in East Winch, Norfolk, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1342

    Robert married Margaret de Scales before 10 Mar 1363. Margaret (daughter of Robert de Scales and Katherine de Ufford) died after 8 May 1416; was buried in East Winch, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Margaret de Scales (daughter of Robert de Scales and Katherine de Ufford); died after 8 May 1416; was buried in East Winch, Norfolk, England.
    Children:
    1. 7. Margaret Howard died on 25 Mar 1434; was buried in Abbey of the Black Friars, Norwich, Norfolk, England.
    2. John Howard was born about 1365 in of Wiggenhall, Norfolk, England; died on 17 Nov 1436 in Jerusalem; was buried in Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk, England.