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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lord Robert Barrett & Margaret Knolles

78132. Lord Robert Barrett & 78133. Margaret Knolles    

~1420, Robert Barett born in Essex, England, heir & s/o 156264. Thomas Barrett & 156265. Maud Poyntz.

~1420, Margaret born in London, England, d/o 156266. Thomas Knolles & 156267. Joan Herkstede.

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

5/20/1435, Margaret, youngest daughter and unmarried, named in the will of her father.

By 1440, Robert’s father died.

Robert 1st married Margaret Chicheley. [No children.]

1458, Robert bought his cousin Walter Serjeant’s share of Belhouse. [Decendant of his grandmother Alice’s sister and coheir Isolda.]

[––Robert & Margaret––]

~1450, Robert 2nd married Margaret Knolles.

1453, Robert made a grant of lands called Gossards in S. Ockendon.

6/25/1456, Robert Laxton citizen and vintner of London, to … Witnesses: John Boway, Robert Barret, Stephen Reygate citizens of London. (S) CCRs.

1458-59, Robert acquired the share of Belhouse bought from his cousin Walter Sergeant.

6/28/1461, Edward IV crowned at Westminster, beginning the House of York.

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

By 1483, Robert of Belhouse in Aveley, Essex, died, succeeded by his son John.


Margaret married 2nd John Edwards, citizen and salter of London.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry: P44. (S) Peerage of England, 1812, Collins, P585. (S) 1570 Visitation of Essex. (S) A Hist. of the County of Essex, V8, 1983, Aveley. (S) Account of the Families of Lennard and Barrett, Henry Barrett-Lennard, 1908, P344.

Family notes:

·         The manor of Perry itself, with the mansion and demesne lands round it, descended to Robert Barret, esq. (625056) who died in the 9th year of king Richard II. possessed of Perry court, and of lands likewise at Hawkhurst, leaving two sons, Valentine and John (312528) [grandfather of Robert], the latter of whom, by marriage with Alice (312529), sister and coheir to her brother John de Belhouse, became possessed of Belhouse, in Essex, where his descendants continued for some generations. (S) Hist. of Kent, V6, 1798, Preston.

Child of Robert and Margaret:

i. John Barrett (39066), born ~1455 in Essex, England.

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