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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bell 369376 & 369377

369376. John Knevit & 369377. Alice Lynne {Bell}

~1415, John “Knyvet” born in England, only surviving s/o 738752. John Knevit & 738753. Elizabeth Clifton.

~1415, Alice born in Buckenham, Norfolk, England, d/o 738754. William Lynes.

John married Alice and acquired Buckenham manor. [2 of John’s sisters successively married John Lynne, Alice’s brother, holder of Southwick Manor.]

2/12/1451, “Grant by Sir John Knyvet esq. to Edmund de Grey Lord of Hastings, … of the manor and advowson of Hilborough.” (S) UKNA.

1460-65, “John Knyvet, esq., heir to John Clyfton, knt. v. Friar Robert Wotton, confessor to the said John Clyfton.: Castle of Buckenham and other manors; evidence as to the said John Clyfton's will.: Norfolk.” (S) UKNA. [Heir through his mother, sister of Sir John Clifton.]

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

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

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

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

4/9/1467, “Conveyance … to John, Duke of Suffolk, William Hastyngs, Lord de Hastyngs, John Hastyngs, John Knyvet, Esq., …” (S) UKNA.

1478, John purchased the manor of Toeni’s in West Bradenham, Norfolk.

1/1/1490, John died, survived by Alice.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P394. (S) Notes and Extracts …, Maudslay, 1883, P78.

Children of John and Alice: [3 daughters.]

i. William Knevit (184688), born 1440 in England.

ii. Christine Knevit, born ? in England.
Christine married Sir Henry Collet.

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