William Knightley of Norwich

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William Knightley, Gent.

Birthplace: of St. Peter Parmentergate,, Norwich, Norfolk, England
Death: before February 22, 1548
Marsham, Norfolk, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Edmund Knightley, Kt., MP and Ursula Knightley
Husband of Agnes Knightley
Father of Lettice Knightley; George Knightley; Winifred Coke; Audrey Gawdy and Catherine Rowse
Half brother of william Windsor

Occupation: Attorney
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About William Knightley of Norwich

Son of Sir Edward Knightley & Ursula, sister & co heir of John Earl of Oxford.

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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Norwich, Norfolk , England
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Norwich, Norfolk, England
February 22, 1548
Marsham, Norfolk, England
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Marsham, Norfolkshire, England, United Kingdom