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Audrey Gawdy (Knightley)

Also Known As: "Ethelrede", "Awdry"
Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Redenhall, Norfolk, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Knightley of Norwich and Agnes Knightley
Wife of Sir Thomas Gawdy, Justice of the Common Pleas
Mother of Anne Reade; Sir Henry Gawdy, KB, MP; Thomas Gawdy; George Gawdy; Frances Mountford and 2 others
Sister of Lettice Knightley; George Knightley; Winifred Coke and Catherine Rowse

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About Audrey Gawdy

Thomas Gawdry, b. by 1526, s. of Thomas Gawdy of Harleston by 2nd w. Rose or Anne, da. of Thomas Bennett of Rushall; half-bro. of Thomas Gawdy I and Francis Gawdy†. educ. I. Temple. m. (1) settlement 30 Sept. 1548, Audrey, da. and coh. of William Knightley of Norwich, 3s. inc. Henry† 4da.; (2) 1567, Frances, da. of Henry Richers of Swannington, 1s. Clipsby† 3da. Kntd. 26 Aug. 1578.1

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.


  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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Audrey Gawdy's Timeline

Norwich, Norfolk, England
Age 10
Harleston, Norfolk
Age 18
Age 21
Harleston, Norfolk
Age 34
Redenhall, Norfolk, England