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Families covered: Knyvett (Knyvet or Knevet or Knevitt) of Buckenham

According to BEB1844, descended from Othomarus de Knyvet of Launceston, who was alive at the time of the Conquest and who married Emma, daughter of William Dammartin, was ...
Sir John Knyvett, lord of Southwark
1. ?? Knyvett
  A. Richard Knyvett
  m. Joan (dau of Sir Richard Wourch)
  i. Sir John Knyvett, Lord Chancellor of England (a 1366)
  m. Eleanor Basset (dau of Ralph Basset, Lord of Welden)
  a. John Knyvett (a 1398)
  m. Joan Botetort (dau of Sir John Botetort of Mendlesham)
  (1) Sir John Knyvett 'of Buckenham Castle'
  m. Elizabeth Clifton (dau of Sir Constantine de Clifton, 2nd Lord of Buckenham)
  (A) Sir William (probably not John) Knyvett of Buckenham (d c1492)
BE1883 names the "only on and heir" of Sir John & Elizabeth as another John but there are some uncertainties here. TCP (Beaumont) reports that Joan Stafford, daughter of the Duke of Buckingham and previously 1st wife of the 2nd Viscount Beaumont, was 2nd of the 3 wives of Sir William Knyvett of Buckenham (who was alive in 1491 aged 51). A site visitor (DS, 01.06.04) implies that BE1883 has combined generations here and misidentified & perhaps confused the wives (eg the Alice Grey who was one of Sir William Knyvett's wives was daughter of John Grey of Barwell, shown on 'Grey01' as a half-brother of the Alice we are showing here as having married Sir John). 'The Geneallogist' (vol 1, p345) identifies a different son of Sir John & Elizabeth as being named John. This is to be investigated further in due course.
  m1. Alice Grey (dau of Reginald Grey, Lord of Rythyn)
  (i) Sir Edmund Knyvett of Buckenham
  m. Eleanor Tyrell (sister of Sir James Tyrell)
  (a) Sir Thomas Knyvett of Buckenham
m. (after 1512) Muriel Howard (dau of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk)
  ((1)) Sir Edmund Knyvett of Buckenham (a 1547)
  m. Anne Sheldon (dau of Sir Thomas Sheldon)
  ((2)) Ferdinando Knyvett
  ((3)) Sir Henry Knyvett 'of Horsley' (a 1574)
  m. Anne Pickering (dau of Sir Christopher Pickering of Killington)
((A)) Sir Henry Knyvett of Charlton
  The following is supported by CTG (vol 7, p83).
  m. Elizabeth Stumpe (dau of Sir James Stumpe of Malmesbury)
  ((i)) Katherine Knyvett or Knevet (d 09.1633)
  m1. (sp) Richard Rich (dvpsp 1580, son/heir of Lord Robert)
  m2. (c1583) Sir Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk (b 24.08.1561, d 28.05.1626)
  ((ii)) Elizabeth Knyvett or Knevitt (a 1622)
  m. (after 21.09.1584) Thomas Clinton, 3rd Earl of Lincoln (b 1568, d 15.01.1618-9)
  ((iii)) Frances Knyvett or Knevitt
m1. Sir William Bevill of Kilkhampton
  m2. (1602) Francis Manners, 6th Earl of Rutland
  ((B)) Sir Thomas Knyvett, Lord of Escrick (dsp 27.04.1622)
  m. (21.07.1597) Elizabeth Hayward (d 09.1622, dau of Sir Rowland Hayward, Lord Mayor of London, by Joan Pilsworth, widow of Richard Warren)
  ((C)) Margaret Knyvett apparently of this generation
m. Henry Vavasor
  ((D)) Katherine Knyvett (d 20.12.1622) apparently of this generation
  m1. (20.05.1567) Henry Paget, 2nd Lord of Beaudesert (b c1537, d 1568)
  m2. Sir Edward Cary of Aldenham & Berkhampstead (b c1540, d 1618)
  ((C)) Alice Knyvett probably of this generation
  m. (1563) Christopher Dacre (d 16.06.1593)
((4)) Lucy Knyvett (d 01.10.1577) probably of this generation
  m. Sir Henry Gates of Seamer (d 07.04.1589)
  (b) Edmund Knyvett (d 01.03.1539)
  m. Jane Bourchier of Ashwellthorpe, de jure Baroness Berners (d 17.02.1561/2, dau of Sir John Bourchier, 2nd Lord Berners)
  (c) Anne Knyvett
  m. Sir George St. Leger
  (d)+ 3 sons
  (ii) Ann Knyvett possibly of this generation
  m. John Thwaites of Thwaites, Denton Castle & Smeaton (b 1457, d 29.01.1507)
  m2. Joan Stafford (dau of Humphrey Stafford, Duke of Buckingham)
  (iii) Sir Edward Knyvett, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk (a 1540)
  (B) John Knyvett (d 1466) probably of this generation
  m. Alice Lynne (sister of John Lynne of London & Southwick Hall)
  (C) Alice Knyvett probably of this generation
  m. John Lynne of London & Southwick Hall (d before 09.08.1487)
  (2) Margaret Knyvett thought to be of this family, probably of this generation (shown as such on various web sites)
  m. Sir Thomas Echyngham of Etchingham (d 1444)
  (3) daughter

Main source(s): BE1883 (Knyvett of Escrick), BEB1844 (Knyvett of Buckenham)
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