15212338. Sir Bevis de Knovill & 15212339. Joan ?
~1275, Joan born in England.
11/6/1277, Bogo de Knovill born in England, s/o 30424676. Bevis de Knovill & 30424677. Joan de Muscegros. (S) See 12/12/1308.
By 1295, Bevis married Joan.
11/23/1301, Grant to Bogo de Knovill the younger of the forfeiture due to the king of Elizabeth, late the wife of Warin Mauduyt, tenant in chief, for marrying without licence. (S) CPRs.
3/1306, Robert Bruce crowned himself King of Scotland. [King Edward I had supported a different successor.]
12/29/1306, The tenants of Roger de Sancto Mauro (30420992) at Landogyn and Penhow, those of Bevis de Cnovile at Landogyn, …, those of the earl of Gloucester at Picotesfeld and Talgar … ought each to carry timber, if necessary, from the wood of Wentwode to the castle of Strogoil every Tuesday from Hokeday to the Gule of August with 2 oxen, if he shall have them, but if it is not necessary he shall not carry or pay anything. (S) CIsPM.
1307, Bevis’ father died.
7/6/1307, Writ for IPM of Bevis de Knovill. Wilts: Dicherygge. The manor … Bevis his son, aged 30, at the feast of St. Leonard last is his next heir. (S) CIsPM. [Age 24 also given, but does not fit the timeline.]
7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.
7/31/1307, Beavis in the army of King Edward II as he marched on Dumfries, Scotland. [No battles.]
9/20/1307, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to deliver to Bevis de Knovill, son and heir of Bevis de Knovill, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage, and to deliver also to him the issues of the said lands for the whole time wherein they have been in the king's hand, Bevis having stayed in the king's service in the parts of Scotland whereby he could not before sue his said business, and the king having granted to him the said issues at the request of Peter de Gavaston, earl of Cornwall. (S) CFRs.
12/12/1308. IPM of John Waleraund, an idiot deceased. Norfolk: … John de Edeworth, son of Alice one of the said John’s aunts; Alice de Everingham, one of the daughters of Cecily [nee Walerand] another aunt; Bevis (Bugo) de Knovill, son of Joan de Knovill another daughter of the said Cecily; and Maud, late the wife of Richard le Bret, and Cecily de Helioun, whom Peter de Helioun married, daughters of Cecily the third daughter of the said Cecily.
11/1309, By reason of inquisitions came to Westminster Alan son of Alan Plukenet, Alice de Everyngham, Bevis de Knovill, Maud la Brut, and Peter de Helyon and Cecily his wife. … The suit against Alan claimed that the Alice, daughter of William and Isabel, was an abbess of Romeseye and died without issue … the whole right of John should revert to Cecily his aunt … [Alan won the suit and awarded lands 2/12/1310.]
10/1321, King Edward II took to the field with a large army to oppose the lords in revolt in the Despenser War. [King Edward II was seizing lands and giving them to his favorites, particularly the Despencers. Leading to the eventual downfall of King Edward II.] (S) UKNA.
12/27/1321, Order to the sheriff of Gloucester to take into the king's hand and to keep safely until further order all the castles, lands, goods and chattels of … [many named] … Bevis de Knovill, … (S) CFRs.
2/13/1322, Commitment during pleasure to Simon de Dryby of the keeping of … [many properties in Gloucester] … of Bevis de Knovill in Teynton … (S) CFRs.
3/16/1322, Battle of Boroughbridge in Yorkshire. Thomas, Earl of Lancaster and the Marcher Lords, against King Edward II and the Dispensers. The rebel forces of about 700 knights and men-at-arms, against about 4,000 in the royal forces. An effective use of longbow against calvary. [Rebeling barons lost and retreated to Tutbury castle.] Bevis de Knovill, rebel, was taken prisoner.
1322, Petition of Joan Knovill, wife of Bogo de Knovill to Isabella of France, Queen of England. Joan asks the queen to intervene with the king for the release from imprisonment in York Castle of her husband Bogo de Knovill. (S) UKNA. [The fact that Joan petitioned the Queen implies she came from a high-ranking family.]
9/18/1322, Bevis de Knovill of the county of Gloucester has made fine in 1,000 marks and has found as mainpernors Roger Maudut, …, of the county of Northumberland, John Darcy 'le Nevou ' of the county of Lincoln, Philip Joce of the county of Gloucester, and John Emold of the county of Essex, and for acknowledgement of the said trespass binds himself and his heirs and all his lands to the king in a tun of wine worth 40s. to be paid yearly. (S) CFRs.
12/30/1325, Order to the treasurer … pursuant to the king's grant to Bevis de Knovill that of the 1000 marks which he owes to the king for his ransom made of late to the king to save his life and to have his lands, he pay 100 marks a year. (S) CFRs.
10/10/1326, Order to Roger de Chaundos, sheriff of Hereford, Edmund de Hacluyt and Bevis de Knovill to take into the king's hand all the castles, manors, lands, goods and chattels of Henry de Lancastre, earl of Leicester, … and to keep the same safely until further order. (S) CFRs.
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England. [1/20/1327, Edward II abdicated.]
1338, Bevis (Bugo) died holding Little Taynton, Gloucester.
11/3/1338, Writ for IPM of Bevis de Knovill, knight. (S) CFRs.
(S) Hist. of Gloucester, V12, 2010, Taynton. (S) CIsPM, Edward II, 1908, P70+ [For the IPMs of 1308-09.]
Children of Bevis and Joan:
i. Eleanor de Knoville (7606169), born ~1296 in England.
ii. John de Knovill, born ? in England.
2/23/1339, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to John, son and heir of Bevis de Knovill, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.
1343, John died holding Little Taynton, Gloucester.
1361, John’s widow Margery, then married to Thomas Moyne, died. The manor was divided between the sisters heirs.
iii. Margaret de Knovill, born ? in England.
Margaret married Thomas Verdun.