475378. Lord Henry Belknap Esq. & 475379. Margaret Knollys
~1422, Henry Bealknap born in England, 3rd s/o 950756. Hamon Belknap & 950757. Joan Boteler.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
1/1429, Henry’s father died.
~1435, Margaret born in England, d/o 950758. Richard Knollys & 950759. Margaret d’Odyley.
Bef. 10/1/1436, Henry’s oldest brother John died; leaving William as the heir.
12/13/1436, To the escheator in Kent. Order in presence of William Bealknap, Henry Bealknap and Philip Bealknap, or of their attorneys, to make a partition of 10 acres of land in Orpynton into 3 equal parts … to give the said William seisin of his purparty … John Bealknap esquire at his death held that land … William, Henry and Philip are his brothers and next heirs … (S) CCRs.
12/31/1436, William, Henry, & Philip Belknap. [Sons of Hamon, IPM of John.]
1440, Henry appears in a deed in Yorkshire where the family held land.
1452, Henry mainpernor to Henry Skenward and William Bertram.
2/10/1453, Commitment to Henry Skenard …, by mainprise of Henry Belleknap, esquire, and James de Crolle, esquire, both of the county of Kent, … (S) CFRs.
8/1453, King Henry VI had a mental breakdown. [3/27/1454, Richard, Duke of York, appointed Protector of the Realm.]
11/30/1454, Henry mainpernor to Margaret, countess of Shrewsbury, who had been committed to hold the lands of John late Viscount Lysle and the marriage and wardship of his minor son Thomas. (S) CFRs.
3/3/1456, Commitment to Thomas Wylde and William Bartram, esquires, by mainprise of Henry Belkenap of the county of Kent, esquire … (S) CFRs.
By 1457, Henry’s brother Philip Belknap, esq., died.
1457, Henry mainpernor to Thomas Wylde and William Bertram who were allowed to keep some small parcels of land belonging to the king.
6/28/1461, Edward IV, age 19, crowned King of England in London. [War of the Roses.]
2/23/1465, Memorandum of the intent of a bond in 2000 marks … Richard earl of Warwick and Salisbury, Henry earl of Essex, … bound to Thomas Mountgomerey knight, Henry Belknap squire and Cristofer Huet squire, … (S) CCRs.
[––Henry & Margaret––]
Aft. 5/1463, Henry married Margaret, d/o Richard Knollys, s/o 156266. Thomas Knolles.
1465, Henry Belknap and his wife, Margaret, widow and executrix of Richard Flynte (died 5/13/1463), sued John Patewyn, of Bourhenton, Somerset, husbandman, and John Sherard, of East Chinnock, Somerset, husbandman, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £20. (S) CCPs, CP40/814.
1465, Edward IV captured Henry VI and put him in the Tower of London.
2/5/1466, Thomas Moungomery, knight, Henry Belknap, esquire, and Christopher Huet to John Say, knight : Release of all actions on a bond for £3000 given in the Common Pleas. (S) Ancient Deeds, Series D.
1466-67, “Thomas Moungomery, knight, Henry Belknap, esquire, … to John Say, knight : …”. (S) UKNA.
1471-72, Edmund Shall, … Henry Belknap esquire, … v. Thomas Slyfeld & his wife Anna … (S) Pedes Finium, Surrey, 1894, P195.
11/12/1476, Fine 1) John Apsle, ... and Henry Belknap, plaintiffs 2) William Uvedale, ..., defendants. Lands and rents in Artington. (Surrey). (S) UKNA.
6/12/1477, “ Commission de walliis et fossatis … to Thomas Echyngham, knight, … Henry Belknap, …”. (S) CPRs.
6/26/1483, Richard III succeeded Edward V as King of England.
1484, Henry of Beccles, Sussex, heir to his surviving older brother Willliam, receiving lands in Warwickshire and Worchestershire.
8/22/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England.
1487, Henry Belknap held a moiety of the manor of Kingswood. [1499 held by his son Edward.] (S) Hist. of Warwick, V5, 1949, Lapworth.
By 1488, Henry Beleknap wrote his will. (S) Proved 12/2/1488.
7/3/1488, Henry Belknap, esquire, of Kent, Warwickshire, Sussex, died; Margaret surviving; requesting burial in Our Lady at Beckley, Sussex. (S) UKNA, IPM.
11/10/1488, IPM of Henry Belknap, esq. Died 20 June 3 Hen. VII. Heir, son Edward B., aged 17. Lands.–Manor of Knelle in Beckle and Pesemarsh, wife Margaret has it for life. (S) Sussex Inquisitions, V14, 1912, P21.
12/2/1488, Margaret receive Knelle manor as her dower for life with land in Peasmarsh.
(S) The Hist. and Topo. Survey of … Kent, V2, 1797. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P796. (S) Visitations of Essex, Part II, P564, Cooke. (S) Visitations of Essex, Part I, P39, Cooke.
· There is a Sir Henry Belkenap, knight, contemporary with this Henry: 6/12/1456-57, Licence to Henry Belkenap to trade between Spain and England for the liberation of a prisoner. (S) Parliamentary Papers, V44, 1887, P421. 1458, Bristol. Letters for safe conduct. On petition of Henry Belkenap’, knight. Ship La Marie de Ypusque in Ispannia. 100 dol. (S) Great Red Book of Bristol, 1938, P44.
Children of Henry and Margaret:
i. Elizabeth Belknap (237689), born 1464 in England.
ii. Anne Belknap, born ? in England.
Anne married Sir Robert Wotton.
iii. Sir Edward Belknap, born 1471 in England. [Heir]
3/25/1520, Edward died and left his sisters [or their heirs] as his heirs.
10/5/1520, IPM of Edward Belknapp, Knt. Coheirs, sisters Anne wife of Robert Wotton, knt.; Mary wife of Gerard Bennett, aged 43; Alice wife of William Shelley, kt., aged 40 and more; and great-nephew Anthon Coke, esq., son of John, son of Elizabeth, another sister of E. B., aged 16 and more. [In his will: wife Lady Alice B., brother William Shelley and my sister and his wife, neice Beatrix Ranson. (S) Sussex Inquisitions, V14, 1912, P21.
iv. Mary Belknap, born 1477 in England.
Mary married George Bennet.
v. Alice Belknap, born 1480 in England.
Alice married Sir William Shelley.
1518-29, William Shelley, serjeant-at-law, and Alice, his wife, sister and co-heir of Edward Belknap, knight, son of Harry Belknap, esquire.: Petition for the examination of witnesses as to complainants' title to share under the will of the said Harry … Sussex, Warwick, Essex. (S) UKNA.