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Thomas Knollys, Lord Mayor of London

Birthplace: London, Middlesex, , England
Death: Died in London, UK
Place of Burial: City of London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Knollys and Catherine Knollys
Husband of Joan Knollys
Father of Isabelle (Knollys) Moyle; Robert Knollys; Margery Knollys; Thomas Knollys and Margaret Knollys

Occupation: Lord Mayor of London
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Sir Thomas Knollys (died 1435) was Sheriff of London in 1395 and Lord Mayor of London in 1399 and 1410.[1]

Contents [hide] 1 Biography 2 See also 3 Notes 4 References

Biography[edit]Lord-mayor Knollys was a member of the Grocers' Company. He directed in 1400 the rebuilding of the Guildhall, and he also rebuilt St. Antholin's Church in Watling Street, where he was buried with his wife Joan. His will, dated 20 May 1435, was proved 11 July 1435 at Lambeth, where it is still preserved.[1]

Knollys was a forebear of Robert Knollys (great-great-grandson) and Francis Knollys (Robert's son).[1]

Knollys is said by Dugdale to have been descended from Sir Robert Knollys or Knolles (d 1407), the soldier, but, according to Sidney Lee in the Dictionary of National Biography, this is an error. Discussing Francis Knollys, Lee states: "Sir Francis's pedigree cannot be authentically traced beyond Sir Thomas Knollys ... from whom Sir Francis's father was fifth in descent".[1]

See also[edit]Knollys (family) Notes[edit]^ Jump up to:a b c d Boase, G. C. (1892). "Knollys, Sir Francis (1511/12–1596), politician". Dictionary of National Biography Vol. XXXI. Smith, Elder & Co. Retrieved 2007-12-31. The first edition of this text is available as an article on Wikisource: "Knollys, Francis". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. References[edit] This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Knollys, Francis". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

Sir Thomas died in 1435, and was buried with his wife, Joan, in St Antholin’s Church in the north aisle. On their tomb was the following epitaph.

“Here lyeth graven undyr this ston

Thomas Knolles, both flesh and bon,

Grocer and Alderman yeres fortye,

Sheriff, and twis Maior truly:

And for he should not ly alone,

here lyeth wyth him his good wyff Jone:

They weren togeder sixty yere,

And nineteen children they had in feer;

Now ben they gon wee them miss:

Christ have there Sowlys to heven bliss. Amen”

-------------------- Alternative spellings of Family Name:

  • Knollys
  • Knolles
  • Knowles
  • Knowls
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