Sir William de Echingham

M, b. circa 1324, d. 18 January 1388
Father*James Echingham b. c 1280, d. 1349
  • Sir William de Echingham married Elizabeth (?).
  • Sir William de Echingham was born circa 1324.
  • He was the son of James Echingham.
  • Sir William de Echingham died on 18 January 1388.

Child of Sir William de Echingham and Elizabeth (?)

Elizabeth (?)

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Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Echingham.

Child of Elizabeth (?) and Sir William de Echingham

James Echingham

M, b. circa 1280, d. 1349
Father*Richard de Echingham b. c 1257, d. b 1340
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJames Echingham was also known as de Echingham.
  • James Echingham was born circa 1280.
  • He was the son of Richard de Echingham.
  • James Echingham died in 1349.

Child of James Echingham

Richard de Echingham

M, b. circa 1257, d. before 1340
Father*Lord William de Echingham b. c 1240, d. 1329
Mother*Eva de Stopeham b. c 1242

Child of Richard de Echingham

Lord William de Echingham

M, b. circa 1240, d. 1329
  • Lord William de Echingham married Eva de Stopeham.
  • Lord William de Echingham was born circa 1240.
  • He died in 1329.

Child of Lord William de Echingham and Eva de Stopeham

Eva de Stopeham

F, b. circa 1242
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEva de Stopeham was also known as Stopeham.
Married NameHer married name was de Echingham.

Child of Eva de Stopeham and Lord William de Echingham

John Knyvett

M, b. circa 1379, d. 1481
Father*Lord Thomas Knyvett b. c 1357, d. 4 Oct 1459
Mother*Alinore Durward b. c 1359

Child of John Knyvett and Margaret Baynard

Margaret Baynard

F, b. circa 1380
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Knyvett.

Child of Margaret Baynard and John Knyvett

Lord Thomas Knyvett

M, b. circa 1357, d. 4 October 1459
Father*Robert Knevet b. c 1336, d. 10 Jan 1419
Mother*Johana Chastelene b. c 1336
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLord Thomas Knyvett was also known as Knevitt.

Child of Lord Thomas Knyvett and Alinore Durward

Alinore Durward

F, b. circa 1359
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Knevitt.
Married NameHer married name was Knyvett.

Child of Alinore Durward and Lord Thomas Knyvett

Robert Knevet

M, b. circa 1336, d. 10 January 1419
Father*Lord Chancelor John Knyvet b. c 1310, d. 16 Feb 1381
Mother*Alinore Bassett b. c 1318
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRobert Knevet was also known as Knyvett.

Child of Robert Knevet and Johana Chastelene

Johana Chastelene

F, b. circa 1336
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Knevet.
Married NameHer married name was Knyvett.

Child of Johana Chastelene and Robert Knevet

Lord Chancelor John Knyvet

M, b. circa 1310, d. 16 February 1381
Father*Richard Knevett b. c 1285, d. 1311
Mother*Lady Joan de Worth b. c 1286
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLord Chancelor John Knyvet was also known as Knivett.
Name VariationLord Chancelor John Knyvet was also known as Knyvett.
Name VariationLord Chancelor John Knyvet was also known as Knevet.
     Sir John Knyvet or Knivett (died February 16, 1381) was an English lawyer and administrator. He was Chief Justice of the King's Bench from 1365 to 1372, and Lord Chancellor of England from 1372 to 1377.

Knyvett was eldest son of Richard Knyvet of Southwick, Northamptonshire, and a keeper of the "Forest of Clyve" (now part of Rockingham Forest). His mother was Joanna, a daughter and the heiress of Sir John Wurth. He married Eleanor, daughter of Ralph, Lord Basset of Weldon, and they had four sons and a daughter. He owned and improved Southwick Manor, which he inherited from his father; the house still survives today.

Knyvet was practicing in the courts as early as 1347; in 1357 he was called to the degree of Serjeant-at-law, and on 30 September 1361 was appointed a justice of the Court of Common Pleas. On 29 October 1365 he was raised to the office of Chief Justice of the King's bench. In the Parliament of 1362 he served as a "trier of petitions" for Aquitaine and other lands over sea, and afterwards in each Parliament down to 1380, except while he was Chancellor, as a trier of petitions for England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.

On 30 June 1372, after the death of Sir Robert Thorpe, who had been appointed Chancellor in consequence of a petition by the commons that the great seal should be entrusted to laymen, Knyvet was appointed his successor - he held the office for four and a half years until 1377;[1] three speeches which he made at the opening of Parliament in 1372, 1373, and 1376 respectively, are given in the Rolls of Parliament.

In January 1377 Edward III, under the influence of John of Gaunt, reverted to the custom of appointing ecclesiastical chancellors, and Adam de Houghton was appointed to succeed Knyvet on 11 January Knyvet did not again hold judicial office, though he was appointed with the two chief justices to decide a question between the Earl of Pembroke and William la Zouch of Haryngworth. He was an executor of the will of Edward III.

Knyvet held large estates both in Northamptonshire and East Anglia, and when he died in 1381 his descendants established themselves as an important family in Norfolk.1

Child of Lord Chancelor John Knyvet and Alinore Bassett

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_John_Knyvett

Alinore Bassett

F, b. circa 1318
Father*Ralph Basset
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAlinore Bassett was also known as Basset.
Name VariationAlinore Bassett was also known as Eleanor.
Married Name1335As of 1335,her married name was Knevet.
Married Name1335As of 1335,her married name was Knyvet.

Child of Alinore Bassett and Lord Chancelor John Knyvet

Richard Knevett

M, b. circa 1285, d. 1311
Father*Sir John Knyvett b. c 1261
Mother*Johanna de Engayne b. c 1261
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRichard Knevett was also known as Knyvet.

Child of Richard Knevett and Lady Joan de Worth

Lady Joan de Worth

F, b. circa 1286
Father*Sir John Wurth
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLady Joan de Worth was also known as Wurth.
Married Namecirca 1309As of circa 1309,her married name was Knevett.
Married Namecirca 1309As of circa 1309,her married name was Knyvet.

Child of Lady Joan de Worth and Richard Knevett

Sir John Knyvett

M, b. circa 1261

Child of Sir John Knyvett and Johanna de Engayne

Johanna de Engayne

F, b. circa 1261
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Knyvett.
  • Johanna de Engayne married Sir John Knyvett.
  • Johanna de Engayne was born circa 1261.

Child of Johanna de Engayne and Sir John Knyvett

Ralph Basset

M
     Lord Basset of Weldon.

Child of Ralph Basset

Margaret Audley

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Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1563As of before 1563,her married name was Howard.

Children of Margaret Audley and Thomas Howard

Philip Howard

M, b. circa 1557
Father*Thomas Howard b. 10 Mar 1536, d. 2 Jun 1572
Mother*Mary Fitzalan d. c 1557

Thomas Howard

M
Father*Thomas Howard b. 10 Mar 1536, d. 2 Jun 1572
Mother*Margaret Audley

Elizabeth Dacre

F
Father*Thomas Dacre
Mother*Elizabeth Leyburne
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Howard.

Children of Elizabeth Dacre and Lord William Howard

Thomas Dacre

M

Child of Thomas Dacre and Elizabeth Leyburne

Elizabeth Leyburne

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Dacre.

Child of Elizabeth Leyburne and Thomas Dacre

Katherine Knyvet

F, b. 1564, d. circa 1633
Father*Sir Henry Knyvet
Mother*Elizabeth Stumpe
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Howard.
     Catherine Knyvet (1564 - 1633?) was born in Charlton, Wiltshire.

She was the daughter of Sir Henry Knyvet of Charlton and Elizabeth Stumpe. Her half-brother was Sir Thomas Knyvet who foiled the gunpowder plot.

She married Richard son of Robert Rich, 2nd Baron Rich, and grandson of Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich and then Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk.

In 1619 she suffered from smallpox "which spoiled that good face of hers, which had brought to other much misery and to herself greatness which ended with much unhappiness."

She had thirteen children.1

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Knyvet

Sir Henry Knyvet

M

Child of Sir Henry Knyvet and Anne Pickering

Child of Sir Henry Knyvet and Elizabeth Stumpe

Elizabeth Stumpe

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Knyvet.

Child of Elizabeth Stumpe and Sir Henry Knyvet

Anne Pickering

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Knyvet.

Child of Anne Pickering and Sir Henry Knyvet