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Agnes Knightley (Hare)

Also Known As: "Ann Hare"
Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk, England
Death: after circa 1549
Marsham, Norwich, Norfolkshire, England
Place of Burial: Marsham, Norwich, Norfolkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Hare of Homersfield and Elizabeth Hare
Wife of William Knightley of Norwich
Mother of Lettice Knightley; George Knightley; Winifred Coke; Audrey Gawdy and Catherine Rowse
Sister of John Hare, Dr, DCL; Sir Nicholas Hare, MP, Speaker of the House of Commons; Christian Hare and Margaret Hare

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About Agnes 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.

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


Marriage (1) settlement 30 Sept. 1548, Audrey, da. and coh. of William Knightley of Norwich, 3s. inc. Henry† 4da

WINIFRED KNIGHTLEY (1515-January 16, 1569)

Winifred Knightley was the daughter of William Knightley of Morgrave Knightley and Norwich (d. 1545+), a wealthy attorney, and Margaret Pawe, whose father was also a Norwich lawyer. On December 22, 1543, she married Robert Coke of Melcham, Norfolk (1513-1561)

  1. Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition ...By Douglas Richardson. Page 78
  2. Barton Turf History project, by Anthony Norris. PDF document, page 10
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Agnes Knightley's Timeline

Norwich, Norfolk, England
Age 35
Age 40
Age 45
Norwich, Norfolk , England
Age 47
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Age 50
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Age 64
Marsham, Norwich, Norfolkshire, England
Marsham, Norwich, Norfolkshire, England