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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sir Thomas Knyvet & Muriel Howard

46172. Sir Thomas Knyvet & 46173. Muriel Howard   

~1485, Thomas Knevet born in Buckenham castle, Norfolk, England, s/o 92344. Sir Edmund Knyvet & 92345. Eleanor Tyrell.

8/22/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England.

1486, Muriel born in Norfolk, England, d/o 92346. Duke Thomas Howard & 92347. Elizabeth Tilney.

[––Muriel & John––]

Muriel 1st married John Grey, 2nd Viscount Lisle.

1504, Thomas’ father died at sea.

9/9/1504, John Grey, Viscount Lisle, died, buried at Abingdon Monastery.

1/17/1505, IPM of John Grey, Viscount Lysle. He took to wife Meriella, daughter of Thomas, earl of Surrey, treasurer of England; and after the marriage he enfeoffed the said earl, Thomas Howard, John Bourghchier, knight, lord Barners, Thomas Fenys, knight, lord Dacre, …, of the manor of Kyngeston Lysle, Berks. … Elizabeth Grey is his daughter and heir, and is aged 8 weeks and more before the taking of this inquisition. (S) CIsPM.

[––Thomas & Muriel––]

Bef. 7/9/1506, Thomas, of Buckenham, Norfolk, married Muriel, a lady-in-waiting of Queen Katherine.

5-6/1507, Thomas, a squire of the king’s body, jousted in tournaments.

4/21/1509, Henry VIII succeeded Henry VII as King of England.

6/23/1509, Thomas created Knight of the Bath at Henry VIII’s coronation.

7/27/1509, Thomas made Bearer of the King’s Standard.

11/6/1509, Thomas, Earl of Surrey, Treasurer of England, … Lease of all the possessions in England, Wales, or Calais, in the King's hands by the minority of Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir John Grey, Viscount Lisle, dec.; …  to hold to the use of Thomas Knyvet, and Mercella his wife, viscountess Lisle, … during the said Elizabeth's minority; at rent of £292 5s. 4¼d. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V1, 1920.

1/5/1510, Sir Thomas Knyvet, Sir Edward Howard, …. Licence, within 3 years, to export 500 sacks of wool from London, Southampton or Sandwich, through and beyond the mountains through the Straits of Marrok, duty free. (S) CCRs. [The group had recently acquired the ship ‘Mary and John’ of London.]

2/8/1510, Sir Thomas made knight for the Body. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V1, 1920.

2/22/1510, Sir Thomas made Master of the Horse. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V1, 1920.

7/4/1510, “Common recovery, Sir Thomas Knyvet, Sir Thomas Boleyn, …, Sir Philip Tylney, … against Thomas, Earl of Surrey re the manor of Thetford.” (S) UKNA.

1512, Thomas a Captain in a fleet of 50 ships sailing from Hampton.

1512, The Fleet encounted an enemy fleet of 28 ships of Brest.

9/8/1512, The smaller enemy treat retreated into the harbor, leaving 2 larger ships at sea [which may not have been able to return because of their draft and the tide.]

8/12/1512, Thomas died as Captain of the “Regent”, the largest ship in the Royal Navy; killed in action at sea off Brest in a battle with the French. The Regent grappled the Cordeliere, the largest French ship. In a long battle, the Cordeliere was set on fire by its crew to prevent capture, and then both ships burnt. According to one report, Thomas was killed by gunfire before the fires. Of the 800 English on board the ‘Regent’, 170 were saved; and of the 1,500 Frenchmen, 20 were saved and made prisoners. [A large amount of money and gold was taken from the French ships that were captured.]

12/14/1512, Muriel died at Lambeth in childbirth.

4/1513, Thomas’ will proved at the Perogative Court of Cantebury. (S) UKNA.

(S) Historical Notes. 1509-1714, 1856, Sheppard, P178. (S) A Gen. and Heraldic Hist. …, Burke, 1838, P294. (S) Fifty Ancestors of Henry Lincoln Clapp, 1902, P74. (S) Will of Sir Thomas Knyvet, April 1513, UKNA. (S) Letter from Antonio Bavarin to Francesco da Pesaro of London, 9/5/1512.

Child of John and Muriel:

i. Elizabeth Grey, born 11/1504 in England.

Child of Thomas and Muriel:

i. Edmund Knyvet, born 1508 in England. [Heir]

11/25/1515, Edmund heir to his great-grandfather 184688. Sir William Knevit of the manor of Crumwell. (S) Hist. of Nottingham, V3, 1796, Crumwell.

Edmund married Jane Bourchier, d/o Sir John, 2nd Lord Berners, & Katherine Howard [half-sister to Edmund’s grandfather.]

ii. Henry Knevet (23086), born ~1510 in England.