1477504. Sir John Knevit & 1477505. Joan Botetourt
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~1358, John Knivet born in England, s/o 2955008. Sir John Knyvet & 2955009. Eleanor Basset.
~1370, Joan born in England, heir & d/o 2955010. Sir John Botetourt & 2955011. Katherine de Weyland.
7/16/1375, Licence for the prior and brethren of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England to demise for life at a fixed farm to John Knyvet, knight, Eleanor his wife, and John their son, all their garden in Fletestrete in the parish of St. Bride in the suburb of London, lying between the inn of the abbot of Faveresham and the water of the Thames, … (S) CPRs.
Bef. 1377, John married to Joan acquiring Hamerton, Huntingdon from the Botetourts [and Winwick and Turning in Huntingdon and Northamptonshire from his father through his mother.]
7/16/1377, Richard II crowned king of England.
1377, Joan’s father died.
2/1381, John heir to his father, named executor of his will. (S) CPRs.
6/28/1381, Grant to John son and heir of John Knyvet, knight, deceased, tenant in chief, of the custody of his father’s lands, as he is of full age … (S) CPRs.
7/7/1384, Appointment … John Elyngeham, the king’s serjeant-at-arms, and the sheriff of Huntingdom to arrest and bring before the king and council John Knyvet and Richard his brother, to answer for their contempt. (S) CPRs.
11/20/1388, Licence … Thomas Bekerying, for him to enfeoff John Knyvet, … of a third part of the manor of Tuxford, co. Notts. … (S) CPRs.
10/10/1391, William Cardon, for not appearing to render 100s. to John Knyvet, executor of the will of John Knyvet, knight. (S) CPRs.
1394, a writ was directed to John Knyvet, escheator of Norfolk, to divide the lands and deliver siesin to Constatine Clifton and Maud, wife of Sir Ralf Cromwell, as cousins and heirs of Mary, widow of John Lord Roos and daughter of Joan, daughter and heir of John de Orreby.
1394, “… John Knyvet, knight, Chancellor of England; …” (S) UKNA.
1398, John and Joan received a papal indult for a portable altar.
1398-9, John a knight in parliament for Huntingdonshire.
4/28/1398, “John Aylesbury and John Knyvet state that they are the true heirs of heirs of Ralph Basset of Weldon, knight, as sons of his father's sisters.” (S) UKNA.
1398, “… John Knyvet, then Chancellor; …” (S) UKNA.
9/29/1399, Imprisoned Richard II resigned as king of England.
10/13/1399, Henry IV crowned king of England.
1409, John co-heir with Sir John de Aylesbury to the Basset family. (S) Extinct and Dormant Baroneticies, Burke, 2009, P294.
12/4/1418, Sir John died.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P393.
• John was likely appointed as the temporary Chancellor when the king-appointed Chancellor was overseas, or out of favor, which happened a lot during this time. John’s father was one of the most respected Chancellor’s of this period.
Children of John and Joan: [2 daughters.]
i. John Knevit (738752), born ~1394 in England.
ii. Margaret Knyvet (369407), born ~1405 in England.