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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sir John Knyvet & Elizabeth Clifton

738752. Sir John Knyvet & 738753. Elizabeth Clifton

~1394, John Knivet born in England, s/o 1477504. John Knyvet & 1477505. Joan Botetort.

By 1396, Elizabeth born in England, heir & d/o 1477506. Constantine Clifton & 1477507 Margaret Howard.

2/19/1396, Elizabeth’s father died.

Bef. 1412, John married to Elizabeth.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

6/6/1415, Lease for five years by John son of John Knyvet esq. of Southwick, Northants., and Elizabeth his wife to Simon Butwyleyn and Henry Smyth of manor called Holtusplace in Woodnewton, Northants. (S) UKNA.

7/1415, Muster roll prior to depature with King Henry: Retinue of Sir John Blount: Sir Baldwin Frevile, Sir Robert Harlyrett, Sir John Knyvet and Sir Hugh Fastolf, with 62 lances and 178 archers. (S) Henrici Quinti, Angliae Regis, Williams, 1850, P266.

9/22/1415, John with King Henry at the capture of Harfleur after a siege.

10/25/1415, Battle of Agincourt in northern France. [Documented by 3 eye witnesses.] The English longbows gave “a terrifying hail of arrow shot.” French estimate of their own dead of 4,000 would imply a ratio of nearly 9 to 1 in favour of the English.

1417, John with King Henry V’s 2nd excursion in Normandy.

1417, King Henry captured Argentan.

1417-18, In a winter siege, King Henry captured Falaise.

By 1418, John knighted. (S) Hist. of Parlaiment, Roskell, 1993.

1418, King Henry began the long siege of Rouen.

12/4/1418, John’s father died. [John and William Leek named executors.]

1/19/1419, The capture of Rouen, France. A major event in the Hundred Year's War, where English forces captured the capital of Normandy.

6/20/1419, To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order not to trouble John Knyvet knight, son and heir of John Knyvet of Mendelesham esquire, … commanding livery to be given him of his father's lands; and the king has taken his homage. (S) CCRs.

3/22/1421, John with the English at the battle of Beauge in Anjou, France. A major defeat for the English in the Hundred Years war under the leadership of Thomas, Duke of Clarence, s/o Henry V.

1421, John captured in France near Senlis; ransomed by his family. Later fighting in Picard, France he was again captured, and ransomed for £1000.

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

11/3/1427, John Knyvet, knt. vs. Nicholas Lovet, of London. Subject: debt of £112 6s 4d. (S) CPRs.

1428, Sir John held Carduns’ manor , previously held by his father.

1430, John settled Carduns’ manor on his son John and his wife Alice [with the stipulation that their right would cease if they ever divorced.]

7/4/1430, “Debtor: John Knyvet, knight. Creditor: Lady Alice Lynne. Amount: 1000m.” (S) UKNA. [Alice his son’s mother-in-law.]

7/12/1430, “John knyvet knt. to John Rowland of Apthorp & Alice his wife …” (S) UKNA.

1/28/1433, “Debtor: John Knyvet, knight, … Amount £15. … Creditor … Thomas, lord of Etchingham …”. (S) UKNA.

1435, John coheir to his cousin John Stretch acquiring manors in Norfolk.

7/7/1435, John Knyvet, son and heir of John Knyvet knight (militis), to Gilbert Haultoft … Quitclaim with warranty of the manor of Fendrayton called 'Knyvettes halle' [Suffolk] … (S) CCRs.

1442, John sold Southwick manor to John Lynne married to his daughter Joan.

11/9/1445, Sir John died.


11/14/1445, Writ of diem clausit extremum, after the death of John Knyvet, knight ; Northampton ; Cambridge and Huntingdon. (S) CFRs.

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

Bef. 12/8/1461, Elizabeth died.

(S) The Dormant and Extinct Baronage, Banks, 1837, P21. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P393.

Child of John and Elizabeth: [10 children.]

i. John Knivet (369376), born ~1415 in England.