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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lord John Knivet Esq. & Alice Lynne

369376. Lord John Knivet Esq. & 369377. Alice Lynne    

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

~1416, Alice born in London, England, d/o 738754. William Lynne & 738755. Alice ?.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

1421, Alice’s father died.

2/1424, Guardianship of Alice Lynne’s 2 sons given to her, daughters Alice and Margaret were in the guardianship of Thomas Catworth [1443 Mayor of London], and daughter Beatrice in the guardianship of William Trymnel, mercer.

[––John & Alice––]

1430, John married Alice and acquired Buckenham manor. [2 of John’s sisters successively married John Lynne, Alice’s brother, holder of Southwick Manor.]

11/9/1445, John’s father died.

1447, John’s mother Elizabeth heir to her brother Sir John Clifton, inheriting Old Buckenham castle and other properties in Norfolk.

1449, Edmund Mille, Thomas Hoo and John Dragon v. John Knyvet, esquire; manor of Walderton. (S) Sussex Fines.

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.

8/1453, King Henry VI had a mental breakdown. [3/27/1454, Richard, Duke of York, appointed Protector of the Realm.]

3/1/1454, John Knyvet esquire to William Knyvet esquire. Letter of attorney, appointing the said William to oversee, rule, repair and demise to farm all his manors, annuities and tenements within the realm, … (S) CCRs.

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

1461, Alice left in charge of Buckenham Castle by John, refused to surrender the castle. Raising the drawbridge, she defended the castle "with slings, 'paveises', faggots, timbers, and other armaments of war", assisted by fifty people "armed with swords, 'glavyes', bows and arrows.

6/28/1461, Edward IV succeeded Henry VI as King of England. [1st Yorkist King, after King Henry VI captured at the Battle of Northampton.]

10/20/1461, John and son William removed from the keeping of Buckenham Castle. (S) CPRs.

11/6/1461, Lease for 20 years by John Knyvet to William Dansethe of all his tenements, lands etc. in Elsworth, Cambs. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 12/8/1461, John’s mother died.

11/6/1461, Lease for 20 years by John Knyvet to William Dansethe of all his tenements, lands etc. in Elsworth, Cambs. (S) UKNA.

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

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

1462-65, “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.]

4/6/1464, Licience, for 6 marks ... for John Knyvet, esquire, kinsman and heir of John Clyfton, knight, to grant the manor of Old Bokenham ... Gryshagh, co. Norfolk, ... in fee simple. (S) CPRs.

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

10/3/1470, Henry VI regained the throne of England. [Earl of Warwick & Duke of Clarance effectively ruling.]

5/11/1471, Edward IV regained the crown after the Battle of Tewkesbury.

1478, John and his wife Alice purchased the manor of Toeni’s in West Bradenham, Norfolk.

2/11/1480, Pardon to ... John Knyvet, esquire, William Knyvet, knight, Elizabeth Knyvet, ... John Paston, esquire, of all ... without licence of ... Bukkenham Castell, ... co. Norfolk ... Buxworth, co. Cambridge, ... (S) CPRs.

6/26/1483, Richard III succeeded Edward V as King of England.

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

1/1/1490, John died. (S) IPM of John.


1/25/1490, Writ for IPM of John Knyvet, esq. … Alice his wife, who survives, with remainder to his heirs. … He died 1 Jan. last, seised of the under-mentioned manor in fee. William Knyvet, knt., aged 50 and more, is his son and heir. Norf.: Manor of West Bradenham, worth £4 … Suff.: Manor of Mendelesham, worth £20 … Camb.: Manor and advowson of Boxworthworth 40s  … Hunt.: Manor of Hamerton worth 100s … (S) CIsPM

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P394. (S) Notes and Extracts …, Maudslay, 1883, P78. (S) Medieval London Widows, Barron, 1994, P171.

Children of John and Alice: [3 daughters.]

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

ii. Christine Knevit, born ? in England.

~1466, Christine married Sir Henry Collet.

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