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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lord Richard Knyvet & Joan de Wurth

5910016. Lord Richard Knyvet & 5910017. Joan de Wurth

~1285, Richard Knivet born in England.

4/1294, Joan born in England, d/o 11820034. John de Wurth.

9/29/1304, Joan’s marriage granted to Richard. (S) Writ of 6/14/1311.

Aft. 5/16/1307, Joan heiress to her brother John.

2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.

7/6/1310, Writ of certiorari on the complaint of Richard Knyvet of Suthwyk and Joan his wife, daughter and heir of John de Wurth, deceased, that the late escheator had taken into the king’s hand certain lands in Barkworth, which Robert de Barkworth held of them by knight’s service, by reason of lands which the said Richard and Joan hold in Haynton of Thomas de Grelle, of the inheritance of the said Joan, whereby the wardship of the said lands by reason of the minority of William son and heir of the said Robert ought to pertain to them. (S) CIsPM.

6/14/1311, Writ of certiorari on the petition of Richard for Joan, daughter and heir of John de Wurth alias de Worth, and wife of Richard Knyvet of Suthwyk. Lincoln: Haynton. 20a. land are in the king’s hand by reason of the minority of the said Joan, … Barkeworth [Lincoln]. A messuage and 6 bovates land … The said Joan (Knyvet) is next heir of John de Worth, and was 17 on Saturday before Palm Sunday last, and Richard Knyvet espoused her, her marriage having been granted to him at the feast of St. Michael, 32 Edw. I. by the executors of Hawis de Grelle, in whose wardship she was by reason of the lands, &c. which her father held of the said Hawis in Hainton and Barkeworth by service of 1 knight’s fee. (S) CIsPM.

7/5/1311, Order to cause Richard Knyvet, of Suthwyk, and Joan his wife, daughter and heiress of John de Wurth, a tenant in chief of the late king, to have seisin of the said John's lands, as she has proved her age before the said escheator and the king has taken the fealty of her husband. (S) CCRs.

9/6/1322, Commission of oyer … on complaint … [many persons] … Richard Knyvet … broke his close and houses at Aylyngton, co. Huntingdon, by night, … (S) CPRs.

3/24/1324, Grant for life, to Richard de Knyvet of the custody of the forest of Clyve, … By K. (S) CPRs.

1325, William de Bohun Earl of Northampton to Sr John Engayne, Robert de Teye, Richard Knyvet & William de Dersham to raise by the sale of Timber Rents or other profits of his lands the sum of 6000 French Florins. (S) UKNA.

4/14/1326, Appointment of Richard Knyvet to follow an arrest Ralph son of Roger la Zousch of Lubesthorp, … indicted in the death of Roger Beler in the county of Leicester, and to bring them before Henry de Lancastre, earl of Leicester, … (S) CPRs.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

7/22/1327, Writ of aid for Thomas de Southorp’ and Richard Knyvet’, appointed to arrest William son of William de Sancto Mauro, … and other of their confederation, who lately went to Scotland in the company of Dunald de Mar, a rebel, … (S) CPRs.

9/6/1331, “…  Witn. Dom.Robert de Thorp, Dom.Robert de Veer, Knts.; Richard Knyvet; …” (S) UKNA.

7/6/1332, Writ of certiorari, on the petition of Richard Knyvet and Joan his wife, to enquire whether the said Joan is heir of the said Geoffrey le Clerk of certain lands in Haynton, which have been taken into the king’s hands. Lincoln: Haynton. A bovate of land, … Sewall de Worth, grandfather of the said Joan, whose heir she is, granted the said bovate to the said Geoffrey for life only, with reversion to himself and his heirs. The said Joan, aged 14 years on the day of the said Geoffrey’s death, is his heir of the land aforesaid as heir of the said Sewall in reversion. (S) CIsPM. [Richard received livery of the land 11/1/1332.]

7/20/1335, Commission to survey the wates in the forest … Ralph Basset of Weldon … and Richard Knyvet, in the forest between the bridges of Oxford and Staunford in the counties of Northampton, Huntingdon, Oxford and Buckingham. (S) CPRs. [Same group to survey the castle of Rokyngham.]

7/26/1337, Richard Knyvet one of 7 persons appointed to buy 1,200 sacks of wool at 8.5 marks a sack in the county of Northampton for the king. (S) CPRs.

1337-8, “Roll of inquisitions of arrentations of the waste in Rockingham forest, made by John de Montgomery, John de Macclesfeld, Richard Knyvet and William de Dalyngton.” (S) UKNA.

10/3/1337, John de Verdon, knight, going beyond seas, … appoints Richard Knyvet as one of his attorneys in England. (S) CPRs.

2/15/1338, John de Makelesfeld and Richard Knyvet appointed to survey and arrent the king’s wastes in the forest of Rokyngham and the stewardship of the forest between the bridges of Oxford and Staunford. (S) CFRs.

7/6/1338, Commissions of array and peace … Richard Knyvet } Nottingham. (S) CPRs.

12/5/1339, … a chantry in the church of St. Andrew, Cotherstok, in the diocese of Lincoln, for the good estate of … William de Kyrkeby, Christina his wife, John de Houby, John Knyvet, Joan his wife, Richard Knyvet, Joan his wife, Walter de Houby (15212392), … and all other benefactors of the founder of the chantry … (S) CPRs.

8/24/1340, Commission as taxers of the 9th of sheaves, lambs and fleeces … Richard Knyvet } Northampton and Rutland. (S) CPRs.

8/10/1341, To Richard Knyvet and John Haclut. Order to cause 20 archers of co. Rutland to be chosen of the number of 160 archers and to cause them to be taken to the port of Wynchelse well furnished with bows and arrows with the other archers, chosen in co. Northampton. (S) CCRs.

3/7/1342, Appointment of Richard Knyvet, … to arrest all persons … (S) CPRs.

3/9/1342, Richard Knyvet to Richard de Elkelteleshale: Receipt, indented, for £53, part of the money due from Eustace de Burneby and John de Heigam to the Earl of Northampton for the ninths assigned to the earl in the county of Northampton. Richard’s seal design: shield of arms (a bend within a bordure engrailed) with a ?horn above, within an outline of ?4 angles and ?4 lobes. (S) UKNA.

1343, “John de holtes to Richard knyvet Johanna his wife & John son of sd. Richard. Lands in Wodenewton. Feoffment. At Appethorpe.” (S) UKNA.

1/28/1344, Writ of allowance for Richard Knyvet of Suthwerk for £94 17s. 8d. in which the king was bound to him for his wool sent to parts beyond the sea from the port of London. (S) CCRs.

1344, “Henry de Hatton of Harringworth, Richard Knyvet of Southwick, … to grant messuages and land in Maidwell and Wood-Newton to the prior and convent of Fineshade, the said Richard retaining a messuage and land in Southwick, …” (S) UKNA.

10/24/1344, Licence of the alienation in mortmain to the prior and convent of Fynnesheved … by Richard Knyvet of Sothewyk, a moiety of a mill in Wodeneuton; … (S) CPRs.

3/15/1345, Commission to Master John de Goushull, Richard Knyvet, … counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon … (S) CPRs.

4/30/1345, Grant to Thomas de Verdon, Richard Knyvet and William de Seymor of Boughton, for 350 marks which they have paid at the Receipt of the Exchequer, of the wardship of the lands in the counties of York and Northampton, late of Thomas Vavasour. (S) CFRs.

1345, Henry de Hatton of Harringworth, Richard Knyvet of Southwick, and John de Holt of Wood-Newton to grant messuages and land in Maidwell and Wood-Newton to the prior and convent of Fineshade, the said Richard retaining a messuage and land in Southwick. (S) UKNA.

5/12/1346, Richard Knyvet paid 16 marks for the expenses of a man at arms and 2 archers from Northamton to go with the king overseas. (S) CFRs.

10/8/1346, Commission to John Dengayn, Richard Knyvet, … to find by inquisitions taken by oath of men … (S) CPRs.

6/14/1347, Enrolment of grant by … to Sir Andrew de Bures, knight, …  Witnesses: Richard Knivet, John Knivet his son, … (S) CCRs.

1347-48, John de holt to Master John s. of Richard knyvet senior. 12 pence rent charge in Wodenewton, Northampton, for 4.5a. (S) UKNA.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol]. [The records beyond this of a ‘Richard Knyvet’ (d.1352) do not refer to ‘senior’.]

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P476.

Child of Richard and Joan:

i. John Knyvet (2955008), born ~1325 in England.


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