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Monday, May 10, 2010

Bell 184688 & 184689

184688. Sir William Knevit & 184689. Alice Grey {Bell}

1440, William born, only surviving s/o 369376. John Knevit & 369377. Alice Lynne.

~1445, Alice born in England, d/o 369378. Sir John Grey & 369379. Elizabeth ?.

11/1460, John and son William seized Buckenham Castle.

10/1461, John and son William removed from the keepting of Buckenham Castle.

12/1461, John and William allowed liscense to Buckenham Castle.

4/1462, John and William pardoned for prior offenses.

1470-71, William and his father supported the Earl of Warwick in his takeover for Henry IV.

12/1471, William pardoned by Edward IV for his support of Warwick.

4/4/1474, Alice died. (S) Brass at Buckenham, Norfolk.

1475, William knighted.

William married 2nd Joan Stafford, d/o Humphrey, 1st Duke of Buckingham, divorced wife of William Beaumont. [3 sons.]

William served as JOP, and twice sheriff, of Norfolk.

1480-83, “…William Knyvet, knight, late sheriff of Norfolk.: …”. (S) UKNA.

1483, William supported Henry, 2nd Duke of Buckingham against Richard III. [For this he was “attained”.]

8/1485, Sir William and his Lady presented John Colet to the Rectory of Denington in Suffolk.

8/22/1485, William, fighting for Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, at the battle of Bosworth [ending the 30-year War of the Roses, King Richard III was killed.]. [For his service his attainder was reversed.]

Bef. 10/8/1489, William married 3rd Joan Courtney, widow of Sir Roger Clifford. [No children.]

1490, William, age 50, heir to his cousin Sir Robert Clifton.

1493-1500, “Sir William Knyvet, knight, son of John, son of Elizabeth, daughter of Constantine, son of Elizabeth, sister of Rauf, father of Rauf, late lord Cromwell; and William Fitzwilliam, son of John, son of William, son of William, son of John, son of John, son of Maud, another sister of the said Rauf. v. Juliane Churchestyle, widow, cousin and heir to William [Waynflete], bishop of Winchester, feoffee to uses.: The manors of Hetherset and other land.: [Norfolk].”. (S) UKNA.

1497, William heir to a distant Cromwell cousin, Maud Stanhope.

9/18/1514, William wrote his will.

12/2/1515, William died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P394.

Children of William and Alice: [3 daughters.]

i. Edmund Knyvet (92344), born ? in England. [Heir]

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