'Knyvett2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Knyvet of Ashwellthorpe, Knyvet of Berners, Knyvett of Buckenham, Knyvett of Denver, Knyvet of Rosemeryn

                               
Sir Edmund Knyvett of Buckenham (a 1547)
m. Anne Sheldon (dau of Sir Thomas Sheldon or Shelton or Shellon) named Joan by Banks
BEB1841 reports that Sir Philip, 1st Bart, was son of Sir Edmund's son Sir Thomas but BE1883 suggests that the 1st Bart was great-grandson of Sir Edmund. Banks supports the following.
1. Sir Thomas Knyvett (d 22.209.1569)
  m. Catherine (dau of the Earl of Derby)
  A. Sir Thomas Knyvett (d 1594)
  m. Catharine Lovel (dau of Sir Thomas Lovel of East Herling)
  i. Sir Philip Knyvett, last of Buckenham, 1st Bart (bpt 24.04.1609, bur 28.02.1654/5)
  m. Katherine Ford bur 25.09.1647, dau of Charles Ford/heir of Butley Abbey by Elizabeth, dau/heir of John Jernegan of Somerleyton)
a. Sir Robert Knyvett, 2nd Bart (bpt 23.01.1615, dsp bur 09.10.1699, 3rd son)
  m1. Elizabeth Ludley (dau of William Ludley of Middleham)
  m2. Dorothy Thornborough (dau of William Thornborough of Salstead)
  m3. Philippa Russell (a 1699, dau of Thomas Russell of Barsham)
  b. Dorothy Knyvett (bpt 15.09.1611, bur 04.02.1638/9)
  m. James Erskine, Earl of Buchan (d 01.1639-40)
  c. Eleanor Knyvett
  m1. Sir Henry Hastings of Braunston
  m2. Thomas Waldron of Charley
  d.+ other issue - Philip (bpt 24.04.1609, dvp?), William (bpt 28.06.1610, bur 1615), John (bpt 1616), Katherine (bpt 02.06.1614, d unm)
  ii. Mary Knyvett probably of this generation
  m. (1613) Clement Herne of Haveringland (d before 16.02.1656)
2.+ other issue - Anthony, Edmond, Henry

 

 

Edmund Knyvett of Ashwellthorp, Norfolk (d 01.03.1539, "serjeant porter to Henry VIII")
m. Jane Bourchier of Ashwellthorpe, de jure Baroness Berners (d 17.02.1561/2, dau of Sir John Bourchier, 2nd Lord Berners)
1. John Knyvet of Plumstead (b 1510, dvm/dvp)
  m. Agnes Harcourt (dau of Sir John Harcourt of Stanton Harcourt & Ellenhall, m2. William Bowyer)
  A. Sir Thomas Knyvet, Sheriff of Norfolk, de jure 4th Lord Berners (b c1539, d 09.02.1617-8)
  m. Muriel Parry (d 25.04.1616, dau of Sir Thomas Parry, sister/coheir of Sir Thomas of Welford)
i. Sir Thomas Knyvet (dvp bur 20.09.1605)
  m. Elizabeth Bacon (dau of Sir Nathaniel Bacon of Stiffkey)
a. Thomas Knyvet of Ashwellthorpe, de jure 5th Lord Berners (bpt 10.06.1596, d 30.06.1658)
  m. (28.02.1619-20) Catherine Burgh (bur 01.05.1646, dau of Thomas Burgh, 5th Lord of Gainsborough)
  (1) Sir John Knyvet, de jure 6th Lord Berners (d 28.07.1673)
  m. (13.06.1655) Mary Bedingfield (d 18.04.1713, dau of Sir Thomas Bedingfield of Darsham)
  (A) Thomas Knyvet of Ashwellthorpe & Darsham, de jure 7th Lord Berners (b 02.1655-6, d unm 28.09.1693)
  (B) Elizabeth Knyvet
  m. Thomas Glemham of Little Glemham
  (C) Katharine Knyvet, Baroness Berners (bpt 13.08.1658, dsp 29.11.1743)
  m1. (02.10.1685) John Harris of London (dsp 09.1686)
  m2. (05.01.1696) Richard Bokenham of Weston Market (d 02.09.1721)
  (D) Mary Knyvet (d 29.10.1700)
  Le Neve reports that Mary was unmarried in 1693 and died in 1700 but does not mention a marriage. However, it appears that she married ...
  m. Dugald Campbell, 3rd of Kilberry
(E) Jane Knyvet (dsp 19.06.1704)
  m. (06.1698) Oliver Le Neve of Great Witchingham (m1. ??)
  (F)+ other issue (d before 1711) - John (dps 15.02.1689, Captain), Muriell (d unm 08.09.1688)
  (2) Thomas Knyvet of Mutford (bpt 22.02.1624, d c1658)
  m. Emme Haward (d 1656, dau of Thomas Haward or Hayward of Cranwise)
(A) John Knyvet of Trowse & Norwich (bur 10.1731)
  m. Lucy Suckling (a 1717, dau of Charles Suckling)
  (i) Elizabeth Knyvet of Ashwellthorpe (bur 24.08.1757)
  m. (02.05.1720) Henry Wilson of Didlington (bur 28.03.1741)
  The barony of Berners was successfully claimed by one of their grandsons.
  (ii) Lucy Knyvet (bur 11.04.1740)
  m1. Thomas (not Rowland) Holt of Reading (d 11.1728)
  m2. (1729) John Field of Reading
  (iii)+ other issue (d unm) - Paston (d 1727), Thomas, John, John (a 1717, d unm?), Charles, Henry, Catherine (d young)
  (3) Elizabeth Knyvett (d 07.07.1670)
  m. (1656) Sir John Rous, 1st Bart of Henham Hall (b 1608, d 27.11.1670)
  (4) Muriel Knyvett (dsp 1712)
  m1. Robert Legard of Lincolnshire
  m2. ??
  b. Nathaniell Knyvett of Denver, Norfolk (d before 17.12.1659, 2nd son)
  Visitation (Norfolk, 1664, Knevett) shows Nathaniell as of this generation and provides the following:
  m. Margaret Vernatti of Delft, Holland
  (1) Nathaniell Knyvett of Denver (dsp before 15.02.1672-3)
  (2) Elizabeth Knyvett
  m. John Ayde
  (3) Adriana Knyvett
(4) Margaret Knyvett
  m. Robert London of Aldeby
  c. Elizabeth Knyvet shown by Visitation (Norfolk, 1664, Knevett)
  m. Sir Thomas Pettus, Sheriff of Norfolk, 1st Bart of Rackheath (d 21.11.1654)
  d. Catherine Knyvet (d 1628) probably of this generation
  m. Sir Edmund Paston of Paston (b c1584, d 1632)
  ii. Henry Knyvet possibly of this generation
  m. Mary Wolverstone (dau of Philip Wolverstone of Wolverstone Hall)
iii. Merriell Knyvet probably of this generation
  m. Edmund Bell of Outwell
  iv. Abigail Knyvet probably of this generation
  m. Martin Sedley
  B. Rose Knyvet
  m. Michael Beresford (a 1580, son of George of Newton Grange)
2. William Knyvet of Fundenhall, Norfolk (bur 30.06.1612)
  m. Dorothy Thorpe (bur 02.03.1616, dau of Robert Thirnel (or Thimel) Thorpe of Tunstead)
3. Henry Knyvet
  Henry is the only son (other than Thomas) mentioned by Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, 'Knyvett', p272) which provides the following.
  m. Mary Wolverston (dau of Philip Wolverston, m2. Sir John Killigrew of Arwenack)
  A. Henry Knyvet of Rosemeryn, Cornwall (bur 21.05.1617)
  m. Mary Croker (dau of John Croker of Lynam)
  i. Henry Knyvet of Rosemeryn (a 1620)
  m. Elyn Forster (dau of Robert Forster)
  a. Henry Knyvet (b c1606, bur 1671)
  m. (09.02.1646) Joan Hals (bur 1669)
  b.+ other issue - Thomas (b 15.05.1617, bur 1662), Barbara (bur 1676), Ann
  ii. Mary Knyvet
  m. Thomas Whitfeld
  iii. Sara Knyvet
  m. Robert Kemnp of Roscarrock
  iv. Frances Knyvet
m. Robert Ingram
The following are mentioned in BEB1844 (Knyvett of Buckenham).
3. Edmund Knyvet
4. Rose Knyvet
  m. Oliver Reynes
5. Alice Knyvet
  m. Oliver Spiers
6. Christian Knyvet
  m. Thomas Foster
7. Katherine Knyvet probably of this generation
  m. John Walpole (d 1557, lawyer, MP)
8. Elizabeth Knyvet apparently of this generation
  m. Francis Bohun of Westhall (d before 29.07.1607)

Main source(s):
(1) For Knyvett of Buckenham : BE1883 ('Knyvett of Escrick'), BEB1841 ('Knyvett of Buckenham'), Banks 'Baronies in Fee' (vol 1 (1844), 'Clifton, Cromwell of Tatshall, and Basset of Weldon', p158), TCB (vol 1, 'Knyvet of Buckenham', p24)
(2) For Knyvett of Berners : BP1934 ('Berners') with some input/support from TCP ('Berners'), Le Neve's Knights (1873, p21+) and a little from BE1883 ('Knyvett of Escrick')
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