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William Knyvett, Sir

Also Known As: "Sir William Knyvett", "William Knyvett IV", "Knevitt"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Buckenham Castle,,Norfolk,England
Death: Died in Wymondham, Norfolk, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Knyvett IV and Alice Knyvett
Husband of Alice Knyvett; Lady Joan Stafford and Jane Courtenay
Father of Sir Edmund Knyvett, of Buckenham; Anne Knyvett; Benedicta Knyvett; Elizabeth Knyvett; John Knyvett and 4 others
Brother of Christiana Colet; Elizabeth Knyvett and Margeria Knyvett
Half brother of Anne Knyvett

Occupation: Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk
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About William Knyvett, Sir

Sir William Knyvett

Sir William Knyvett (c. 1440 – 2 December 1515) was an English knight in the late Middle Ages. He was the son of John Knyvet and Alice Lynne,[1][2] and assumed the titles of Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk, Burgess of Melcombe, Bletchingley, & Grantham, Constable of Rising Castle.[3]

Sir William married three times. The first was to Alice Grey, daughter of John Grey, Esq., of Kempston, eldest son of Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn by his second wife, Joan Astley; by whom he had issue.[1] His second marriage was to Lady Joan Stafford, daughter of Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Lady Anne Neville, by whom he had issue.[1] His final marriage was to Lady Joan Courtenay, the daughter of Thomas de Courtenay, 5th Earl of Devon, a friend of York, and his wife, Lady Margaret Beaufort; they had no issue.[1][3]

Sir William Knyvett died December 2, 1515 in Wymondham, Norfolk.

His children by his first wife, Alice Grey, were Sir Edmund Knyvett of Buckenham, who married Eleanor Tyrrell; Anne Knyvett who married John Thwaites, Esq.; Bennet Knyvett; and Elizabeth Knyvett.[1] By his second wife, Lady Joan Stafford, Knyvett had three sons including Sir Edward Knyvett and Charles Knyvett; along with three daughters including Anne Knyvett who married Charles Clifford, Esq.[1]

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_William_Knyvett

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  • Sir William Knyvett, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk, Burgess of Melcombe, Bletchingley, & Grantham, Constable of Rising Castle1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
  • M, #27470, b. circa 1440, d. 25 November 1515 or 2 December 1515
  • Father John Knyvet, Esq., Justice of the Peace for Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, & Norfolk2,10,11 b. c 1415, d. 1 Jan 1490
  • Mother Alice Lynne2,10,11 d. a 1 Jan 1490
  • Sir William Knyvett, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk, Burgess of Melcombe, Bletchingley, & Grantham, Constable of Rising Castle was born circa 1440 at of Buckenham & West Bradenham, Norfolk, England; Age 50 in 1490 and age 56 in 1497.2,3,6 He married Alice Grey, daughter of John Grey, Esq. and Elizabeth, circa 1455; They had 1 son (Sir Edmund) and 3 daughters (Bennet; Anne, wife of John Thwaites, Esq; & Elizabeth).12,3,13,6,7 Sir William Knyvett, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk, Burgess of Melcombe, Bletchingley, & Grantham, Constable of Rising Castle married Joan Stafford, daughter of Sir Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke Buckingham, Earl of Buckingham, Hereford, Stafford, & Northampton, Count of Perche, 7th Lord Stafford and Anne II Neville, before 1477; They had 3 sons (including Sir Edward; John; & Charles) and 2 daughters (Elizabeth, wife of Richard FitzWilliam, Esq; & Anne, wife of Charles Clifford, Esq.).2,14,3,5,6,9 Sir William Knyvett, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk, Burgess of Melcombe, Bletchingley, & Grantham, Constable of Rising Castle married Joan Courtenay, daughter of Sir Thomas Courtenay, 13th Earl of Devon, 6th Lord Courtenay and Margaret Beaufort, between 11 September 1486 and 8 October 1489; No issue.15,2,3,4,6,8 Sir William Knyvett, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk, Burgess of Melcombe, Bletchingley, & Grantham, Constable of Rising Castle left a will on 18 September 1514; Requested burial in the church of Wymondham, Norfolk.2,3,6,8 He died on 25 November 1515 or 2 December 1515.2,3,6,8 His estate was probated on 19 June 1516.2,3,6,8
  • Family 1 Alice Grey b. c 1435, d. 4 Apr 1474
  • Children
    • Sir Edmund Knyvett+16,3,6 d. 1504
    • Anne Knyvett+2 b. c 1456
  • Family 2 Joan Stafford d. 1484
  • Children
    • Sir Edward Kynvet3,6 b. b 1480
    • Charles Knyvett, Esq.+2,3,6 b. c 1480, d. b 22 Oct 1528
  • Family 3 Joan Courtenay b. c 1447, d. 6 Feb 1500
  • Citations
  • [S8519] Unknown author, Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th Ed., by F. L. Weis, p. 62; Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, by David Faris, p. 121/2.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 367.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 318-319.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 41-42.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 80.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 175-176.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 414.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 646.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 17.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 317.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 174.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 482.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 175-179.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 674.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. IV, p. 327, notes.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 367-368.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p915.htm#i27470

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  • ACCORDING TO OTHER REFERENCES THERE IS A GENERATION MISSING BETWEEN SIR WILLIAM KNYVETT & ELIZABETH CLIFTON & SIR JOHN KNYVETT, ANOTHER JOHN KNYVETT WHO MARRIED ALICE LYNN, ELIZABETH & SIR WILLIAM WOULD BE THIS WILLIAM'S GRANDPARENTS
  • Sir William Knyvett1
  • M, #119895, b. circa 1440, d. after 1491
  • Last Edited=18 Aug 2013
  • Sir William Knyvett was born circa 1440.1 He was the son of Sir John Knyvett and Elizabeth de Clifton.2 He married Lady Joan Stafford, daughter of Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Lady Anne Neville, circa 1477.1 He died after 1491.1
  • He was also known as Sir John Knyvett.3
  • Child of Sir William Knyvett
    • Sir Edmund Knyvett+3
  • Citations
  • [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 63. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • [S3706] David Barttelot, "re: Crosland Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 7 April 2009. Hereinafter cited as "re: Crosland Family."
  • [S22] Sir Bernard Burke, C.B. LL.D., A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, new edition (1883; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1978), page 308. Hereinafter cited as Burkes Extinct Peerage.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p11990.htm#i119895

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  • Sir William Knyvett1
  • M, #248378
  • Last Edited=27 Oct 2007
  • Sir William Knyvett married Joan Courtenay, daughter of Thomas Courtenay, 5th Earl of Devon and Lady Margaret Beaufort, after 1485.1
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1123. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p24838.htm#i248378

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  • William KNYVETT (Sir Knight)
  • Born: 1440
  • Died: 2 Dec 1515, Wymondham, Norfolk, England
  • Notes: Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, 1470, 1479. M.P.
  • Father: John KNYVETT (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Alice LYNNE
  • Married 1: Alice GREY ABT 1461
  • Children:
    • 1. Edmund KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir Knight)
    • 2. Elizabeth KNYVETT
    • 3. Edward KNYVETT
    • 4. Anne KNYVETT
  • Married 2: Joan STAFFORD 1477
  • Children:
    • 4. Benedicta KNYVETT (d. 1499, Unmarried)
    • 5. Margaret KNYVETT
    • 6. Charles KNYVETT
    • 7. Joan KNYVETT
  • Married 3: Jane COURTENAY AFT 1485
  • From: http://tudorplace.com.ar/KNYVETT.htm#William KNYVETT (Sir Knight)1

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  • Sir William Knyvet
  • Birth: unknown
  • Death: Nov. 25, 1515
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • Alice Grey Knyvett (1415 - 1474)
  • Children:
    • Edmund Knyvet (1462 - 1504)*
  • Burial: Wymondham Abbey, Wymondham, South Norfolk District, Norfolk, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 137635751
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=137635751

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Husband: William Knyvett, [Sir Knight]

  Born:                  at: of Buckenham Cas, Norfolk, Engl.  

Married: ABT 1461 at:

  Died: 2 Dec 1515       at:   
Father:John Knyvett, Sir
Mother:Alice Lynne
       Other Spouses: Joan Stafford  Joan Courtenay  

NOTES

  Wife: Alice Grey
  Born: 1415             at: of Buckenham Cas, Norfolk, Engl.  
  Died: 4 Apr 1474       at:   
Father:John Grey, [Sir Knight Gar
Mother:Constance de Holand, [Duchess of Nor
       Other Spouses: John Knyvett  Nicholas Gibson  

NOTES

CHILDREN

  Name: Edmund Knyvett, [Sir Knight]
  Born: ABT 1462         at: of Buckenham Cas, Norfolk, Engl.  

Married: ABT 1481 at:

  Died: 1528             at: Killed in Sea Ba  

Spouses: Eleanor Tyrrell Anne

NOTES

  Name: Benedicta Knyvett
  Born: ABT 1464         at: of Buckenham Cas, Norfolk, Engl  

Married: at:

  Died:                  at:   

Spouses:

NOTES

  Name: Edward (Edmund) Knyvett, [Sir]
  Born: ABT 1466         at: of, Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England  

Married: at:

  Died: BEF 10 Dec 1528  at:   

Spouses:

  Name: Elizabeth Knyvett
  Born: ABT 1466         at: of Buckenham Cas, Norfolk, Engl  

Married: at:

  Died: AFT 1515         at:   

Spouses:

NOTES

  Name: Anne Knyvett
  Born: ABT 1468         at: of Buckenham Cas, Norfolk, Engl  

Married: at:

  Died:                  at:   

Spouses: Charles Clifford

NOTES

  Name: Anne Knyvett
  Born: ABT 1474         at:   

Married: at:

  Died:                  at:   

Spouses:

  Name: Edward Knyvett
  Born: ABT 1476         at: of Saltash, Cornw, Engl.  

Married: at:

  Died:                  at:   

Spouses: Anne Strange

  Name: Charles Knyvett
  Born: ABT 1478         at: of Buckenham Cas, Norfolk, Engl.  

Married: at:

  Died: BEF 1528         at:   

Spouses: ? Anne Lucy

NOTES

  Name: John Knyvett
  Born: ABT 1480         at: of Buckenham Cas, Norfolk, Engl.  

Married: at:

  Died:                  at:   

Spouses:

NOTES

  Name: Joan Knyvett
  Born: ABT 1482         at: of Buckenham Cas, Norfolk, Engl.  

Married: at:

  Died:                  at:   

Spouses:

NOTES

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William Knyvett, Sir's Timeline

1438
April 23, 1438
Buckenham Castle,,Norfolk,England
1460
1460
Age 21
Of Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England
1464
1464
Age 25
of Buckenham Cas, Norfolk, England
1466
1466
Age 27
Of Buckenham Cas, Norfolk, Engl
1468
1468
Age 29
Of Buckenham Cas, Norfolk, Engl
1472
1472
Age 33
of Buckenham Cas, Norfolk, Engl.
1476
1476
Age 37
Of, Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England
1482
1482
Age 43
Of Buckenham Cas, Norfolk, Engl.
1483
1483
Age 44
of Buckenham Cas, Norfolk, Engl.