Lettice Knightley (c.1520 - 1561)

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Nicknames: "Letitia"
Death: Died
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About Lettice Knightley

William Knightley of Norwich (died 1548) was the son of Sir Edward Knightley & Ursula, sister & co heir of John Earl of Oxford. He married Agnes, sister of Sir Nicholas Hare, Knight, Master of the rolls, who survived him.

Children were all under age & last 3 daughters unmarried when will was written in 1547: George (son & heir), Letitia, Wynefryd, Awdry, & Catherine.

  1. Winfred (d aft 1569) married Robert Coke, Esq.
  2. Ethedrede or Awdry married Thomas Gawdrie, Sr
  3. Catherine married Reginald Rowse, Esq.

He had another daughter Letitia, his eldest, married 1st to ---- Clypesbye of Owby (?) & 2ndly to William Cardinal of Great Bromley, & had issue by him.

This family of Knightley bore for their arms, quarterly, or and ermine on the 1st & 4th, 3 pallets gules.


  1. Barton Turf history project, by Anthony Norris PDF document, page 10
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Age 31
Marsham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Age 41
Marsham, Norfolkshire, England, United Kingdom
Pyrton, Oxfordshire, England