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Families covered: Knightley of Borough Hall, Kinghtley of Fawsley

Thomas Knightley of Brough or Borough Hall (b c1541, a 1619)
m. Elizabeth Shukburgh (dau of John Shukburgh of Navesby)
1. Richard Knightley of Burgh or Borough Hall, later of Fawsley (b c1580-4, bur 19.09.1650) the first mentioned by MGH
  m. Jane Littleton (b c1584, bur 03.09.1657, dau of Sir Edward Littleton of Pillaton)
A. Sir Richard Knightley of Fawsley (d 29.06.1661)
  m1. Elizabeth Hampden (dau of John Hampden of Hampden)
  i.+ issue - Richard (b c1639, d unm 05.10.1665), Elizabeth (d infant)
  m2. Anne Courtine (dau of William Courtine, widow of Essex Devereux)
  iii. Essex Knightley of Fawsley (d 20.04.1670)
  m. Sarah Foley (bur 1687, dau of Thomas Foley of Witley Court)
  a. Anne Knightley (b 06.06.1670, bur 13.05.1727)
  m. (12.07.1688) Thomas Foley of Stoke Edith (d 10.12.1737)
iv. Elizabeth Knightley (d 30.09.1685)
  m. (c02.1664-5) Sir Edward Seabright of Besford Court (b 1645, d 11.09.1679)
  v. Jane Knightley (bur 24.12.1692)
  m. (13.08.1674) Sir Thomas Delves, 4th Bart of Doddington (b 04.10.1652, d 12.09.1725)
  B. Edward Knightley of Hampborough (bur sp 02.09.1659)
  m. Katherine Robinson (dau of John Robinson of Gravesend)
  C. Devereux Knightley of Fawsley (bpt 26.01.1618, d 17.12.1681, 5th son)
  m. Elizabeth Crew (b c1643, d 21.04.1715, dau of John Crew of Utkinton by Mary, dau of Sir John Done of Utkinton)
  i. Devereux Knightley of Fawsley (b 14.04.1676, d 31.07.1695)
  ii. Mary Knightley (bpt 09.07.1673, bur 13.08.1674)
  D. Lucy (Lucius) Knightley of London (b 23.04.1623, 7th son)
m. Elizabeth Dent (b c1631, d 21.01.1710, dau of Giles Dent of London (Alderman))
  i. Lucy (Lucius) Knightley of Fawsley (b c1651, d 08.1738)
  BP1934 is not comprehensive for the generations before this Lucy, an unusual name for a man, but notes that he inherited from his 1st cousin, Essex Knightley. The Visitation record ends with this Lucy and his siblings, noting that he was unmarried in 1681. A note added to the Visitation suggests that he died 29.11.1729 but it seems certain that he is the same Lucy who, according to BP1934, married ...
  m. (after 1680) Jane Grey Benson (dau of Henry Benson by Elizabeth Grey)
  a. Valentine Knightley of Fawsley (b 01.05.1718, d 02.05.1754)
m. (21.12.1740) Elizabeth Dummer (d 11.08.1760, dau of Edward Dummer of Swathling)
  (1) Lucy (Lucius) Knightley of Fawsley (b 23.02.1741-2, dsp 29.01.1791, MP)
  m. (14.04.1764) Catherine Dashwood (dau of Sir James Dashwood, Bart)
  (2) Valentine Knightley of Fawsley, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (d unm 07.07.1796)
  (3) Sir John Knightley, 1st Bart of Fawsley (b 17.02.1746, dsp 29.01.1812, rector of Byfield)
m. (15.04.1779) Mary Baines (d 21.10.1830, dau of John Baines of Layham by Elizabeth Johnson)
  (4) James Knightley (b 05.08.1752, dsp 11.1829)
  m. Mary Davies
  (5) Charles Knightley (b 29.10.1753, d 23.06.1787, rector of Preston Capes, vicar of Fawsley)
  m. (23.06.1779) Elizabeth Boulton (d 18.02.1835, dau of Henry Boulton of Moulton)
  (A) Sir Charles Knightley, 2nd Bart of Fawsley (b 30.06.1781, d 30.08.1864) had issue
  m. (24.08.1813) Selina Mary Hervey (d 27.07.1856, dau of Felton Lionel Hervey of Englefield Green)
  (B) Valentine Knightley (b 1782, dsp)
(C) Henry Knightley (b 23.01.1786, d 09.09.1813, rector of Byfield, vicar of Fawsley) had issue
  m. (1810) Jane Diana Story (d 04.03.1875, dau of Rev. Philip Story of Lockington Hall)
  (D) Sophia Knightley
  m. John Story of Lockington
  (6) Elizabeth Knightley
  m. John Willis Fleming of Stoneham Park
  (7) Jane Knightley
  m. John Kingston of Belmont
  ii. Richard Knightley of London (b c1659, 3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Waldron (dau of _ Waldron, judge in Barbadoes)
  iii. Elizabeth Knightley
m. John Sandford of Ninehead Flory (d 1711)
  iv. Mary Knightley
  m. Jacob Turner of London
  v. Rebeccah Knightley (bur 23.11.1693)
  m. (18.11.1679) John Mabletoft (Mapletoft) of London (bur 15.11.1721, vicar of St. Larwrence Jewry) parents of ...
  a. John Mapletoft (b 24.06.1687)
  b. Elizabeth Mapletoft (bpt 11.08.1680, bur 08.02.1761)
  m. (20.08.1703) Francis Gastrell, Bishop of Chester
  vi.+ other issue - Giles (d young), John (d young), Devereux (d young), Valentine, Giles (b 10.08.1674), Jane (a 1681), Susanna (a 1681), Lucy (a 1681), Dent (b c1678)
  E. Jane Knightley
  m1. (21.03.1631-2) Peregrine Gastrell of East Garston
  m2. John Tomson of Preston Capes
  F. Elizabeth Knightley
  m. William Randall of Lincoln's Inn
  G. Mary Knightley
  m. (27.03.1649) John Shelton of West Bromwich
  H.+ other issue - Walter (b before 1616, d infant), William (b before 1616, d infant), Valentine (b c1620, d unm 01.05.1671), Bridget (bur unm 27.02.1637-8)
2. Samuel Knightley (b c1587, a 1634, dsp)
  m. Elizabeth Pledwell (dau of John Pledwell)
3. Edward Knightley of East Haddon (b c1595, bur 20.05.1674)
  m. Elizabeth Dyer
  A. Jane Knightley (bpt 04.08.1641, a 1688)
  m. William Hodges
  B. Sarah Knightley (bpt 13.12.1648, d 15.03.1705)
  m. William Wills of Murcote
  C. Martha Knightley (bpt 15.09.1638, bur 13.10.1681)
  m. _ Chapman
  D.+ other issue - Edward (bpt 12.04.1633, draper in London), Richard (bpt 25.08.1634, bur 23.11.1644), Alice (bpt 10.12.1635, bur 30.07.1638), Honor (bpt 22.12.1643), Elizabeth (bpt 02.04.1632)
4. Thomas Knightley (b c1599, d 15.10.1688, rector of Byfield, 5th son)
The following is supported by 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton' (George Baker, vol 1 (1830), Knightley of Byfield and Charwelton, p299).
  m. (06.08.1632) Elizabeth Smith of Northampton (d 12.1679)
  A. Richard Knightley (b c1647, d 17.09.1695, rector of Charwelton, prebend of Durham)
  m. (c07.1664) Sarah Wood (bur 11.06.1723, dau of John Wood of Hookland Park)
  i. Thomas Knightley (b c1673, d 14.09.1721, rector of Byfield, 4th son) had issue
  m. (c 11.1698) Sarah Mitford (bur 15.07.1732?, dau of Humphrey Mitford of Mitford)
  The following is supported by MGH (NS2, vol 1 (1886), 'Continuation, with additions and corrections, of the Pedigree of Knightley of Byfield and Charwelton', p245).
  a. Thomas Knightley (d 05.1805, rector of Charwelton)
  m. Frances Anne Jackson (b 1760, d 15.07.1837, dau of Rev. Gilbert Jackson of Titchfield, cousin)
  (1) Arabella Knightley (b 1797, dsp 18.04.1879)
  m. (1824) Gilbert Rich Charles Jackson (d 16.09.1870, Vicar of Tockenham, son of Rev. Gilbert of Donhead St. Mar's by Bathia Pitfold)
  (2) Anne Knightley (b 1803, d 25.09.1877)
  m. (15.08.1831) John Thornburgh Osburne (b 1791-2, d 19.08.1843, Lt. Colonel son of Henry of Cork by Sarah Elly)
  (3)+ other issue (d unm) - Richard (b 1785, d before 1824), Frances Anne (b 1787, d 19.04.1851), Maria (b 1789, d 19.09.1857), Sarah Jane (b 1790, bur 1801), Charlotte (b 1792, d 12.12.1868), Jane (b 14795, d 22.02.1883), Anne (b 1799, bur 1801), Sarah (b 1801, d before 1822)
b. Anne Knightley (bpt 05.07.1733)
  m. (17.03.1778) George King of Broughton
  c. Sarah Knightley (bpt 13.07.1734, d 1769)
  m. (02.07.1762) Thomas Wightwick, later Wightwick-Knightley of Offchurch (Major)
  (1) Sarah Wightwick-Knightley (dsp)
  m. William Little
  (2)+ other issue - John (b 31.08.1763, had issue), Catherine (b 1764, d 1769)
d.+ other issue - Richard (b 03.12.1728, d 1759), Thomas (b/d 1735)
  ii. Elizabeth Knightley (b c1668, d 17.11.1737)
  m1. Simon Adams of Oxford
  m2. Samuel Leeke of Lichborough
iii.+ other issue - Thomas (b c1665, bur 26.10.1669), Richard (b c1671, bur 22.07.1673), John (b c1673, bur 18.10.1676), John (b c1677)
  B. Anne Knightley (bur 24.03.1692-3)
  m. (15.06.1681) Richard Hindes (rector of Boddington)
  C. Catherine Knightley (b c1646, d 03.02.1718-9)
m. (17.08.1670) William Adams of Charwelton (son of John of Charwelton)
  D. Elizabeth Knightley
  m1. Andrew Adams of Dodford (d 1671-2, brother of John of Charwelton)
  m2. Samuel Hawes of Daventrie
  E. Jane Knightley
  m. (23.02.1668-9) Daniell Danvers of Northampton (bur 15.05.1699)
5. Jane Knightley
  m. (1602) Richard Hood of Grooby Park
6. Elizabeth Knightley
  m1. Matthias Martin of Barton
  m2. Sir Walter Devereux of Bromwich, Bart of Lye Court, later 5th Viscount Hereford (bur 08.11.1649)
7. Mary Knightley
  m1. Fabian Gastrell of Tedbury
  m2. Major _ Gunter
  m3. _ Dennie
8. Anne Knightley
  m. John Smith of Colsham
9. Martha Knightley
  m. John Norden of Middlesex
10.+ other issue - Nathaniel (b c1595, draper in London), Frances



John Knightley
m. Margaret Daniell (dau of Thomas Daniell)
1. Thomas Knightley of Bent, Staffordshire
  m. _ Gifford
  A. William Knightley ('of Morgrave Knightley') of Marsham, Norfolk (d 1543, 3rd son)
  m. Anne Hare (dau of Thomas Hare, sister of Sir Nicholas)
  i. George Knightley of Essex (dsp)
m. Katherine Pyrton (dau of Sir William Pyrton of Essex)
  ii. Lettice Knightley
  m1. William (not John) Clipsbye
  m2. William Cardinall 'of Bromley Magna, Essex'
  b. Charles Cardinall
  (1) William Cardinall
  iii. Winifred Knightley (d 01.1569)
m1. Robert Cooke (b c1513, d 15.11.1561)
  m2. Robert Bozom
  a. John Bozom
  iv. Elizabeth Knightley
  m. John Hill
  a. John Hill
  m. Joyce Woodnoth
  (1)+ issue - Henry, Anne
  v. Audrey Knightley
  m. Thomas Gawdey (d 1588, serjeant at law)
  vi. Katharen Knightley
  m. Reynold Rouse of Badingham
  B.+ other issue - Thomas, Mathew (priest)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 15.04.05) : BP1934 ('Knightley'), MGH (vol 1, 1868, 'Magnam pergamenam perantiqua Familiae de Knightley, p129+), Visitation (Northamptonshire, 1681, 'Knightley of Fawsley') with a little support from Visitation (Warwickshire, 1619, 'Knightley')
(2) For lower section (uploaded 17.01.11) : Visitation (Essex, 1558, 'Knightley')
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