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Knollys 1: Knowles of North Mymms, Knollys of Rotherfield Greys, Knollys of Thame
The first few generations are partly supported by a web site on North Mymms see here which helps pull together the lines of North Mymms and Rotherfield Greys.
Kn18 =20 =23. Sir Robert Knolles b by 1317, d 15.08.1407
m Constance
Kn17 =19 =22 Sir Thomas Knowles of North Myms Mimms, Sheriff then Lord Mayor of London d 1435
m by 1375 Joan
Kn16-1. Robert Knowles
Kn16-1-1 daughter Knowles
m Henry Fordwick of Weley
a. daughter
m John Coningsby
Kn16 = 21 Thomas Knowles of North Mymms d 08.02.1445, grocer
m Isabell
Kn20-1 Robert Knowles of North Mymms
This generation omitted by Mundy's Middlesex Pedigrees 1914, Frowick of the Old Fold which otherwise supports this line.
m Elizabeth Seman dau of Bartholomew Seman of London
a. Robert Knowles of North Mymms
The North Mymms site identifies Robert's wife Elizabeth as dau of Sir William Troutbeck, Chamberlain of Chester, and brother of Sir John d Blore BHeath 1459. Mundy identifies her as dau/heir of William Troutbeck of Cheshire. The only Elizabeth shown by Visitation Cheshire, 1580, Troutbeck was the daughter of Sir William d Blore Heath, son of a John and father of a William who dsp, but she is shown as wife of Sir Alexander Houghton. We presume that the Knowles records mixed up the Troutbeck names so that Robert's wife was ...
m Elizabeth Troutbeck dau/heir of Sir John Troutbeck of Cheshire sister of Sir William, widow of Sir Thomas Venables
1 Anne Knowles
m Henry Frowick of Weld & North Myms
2 Elizabeth Knowles
m John Stracheley
Kn20 Richard Knowles or Knollys
The North Mymms site identifies Richard as ancestor of "the current Viscount Knollys". BE1883 identifies the below-mentioned Robert of Greys a 1517 as descended from the above-mentioned Sir Robert d 1407. TCP identifies Francis Knollys, father of the 1st Earl, as 5th in descent from Lord Mayor Thomas. BEB1841 & Wotton jump from Thomas shown above as d 1445 to ...
Kn19 Robert Knowles
m Margaret D'Oyley
Kn18 Robert Knollys of Rotherfield Greys a 1517
m Lettice Pennyston dau of Thomas Penyston of Haurage, she m2. Sir Robert Lee, m3 Sir Thomas Tresham Prior
Kn17 Sir Francis Knollys of Rotherfield Greys d 1596, KG
m Catherine Cary b c 1525 d 15.01.1568, adopted dau of William Carey or Cary but natural dau of King Henry VIII by Mary Boleyn
Kn16-1 Sir Henry Knollys of Kingsbury
m Margaret Cave d 15.08.1600, dau/heir of Sir Ambrose Cave
a Elizabeth Knollys b c 1579 m Sir Henry Willoughby, Bart of Risley b c1579, d 20.11.1649
b Lettice Knollys d 1655
m before 19.06.1602 William Paget, 4th Lord of Beaudesert b 1572, d 29.08.1629
Kn16-2 William Knollys of Rotherfield Greys, Viscount Wallingford, 1st Earl of Banbury b c1547, d 25.05.1632, Treasurer of the Household
m1 Dorothy Braye d 31.10.1605, dau of Sir Edmund Braye, 1st Lord
Kn16-2-1 daughter d infant
m2 1605 Elizabeth Howard bpt 11.08.1586, d 17.04.1658, dau of Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk Elizabeth had 2 sons during her marriage to Earl William but they were not recognised by him as they were by Edward Vaux, 4th Lord of Harrowden, whom Elizabeth later married. The sons, who are shown under Edward Vaux with continuation on Knollys2, took the name Knollys and claimed the Earldom of Banbury, a claim repeated by their successors for several generations. The matter was not finally resolved until 1813 when the House of Lords rejected the claim.
Kn16-3 Sir Robert Knollys
m Joan Higham
Kn16-3-1 Sir Robert Knollys 'of Gray's Court'
m Johanna Wolstenholme dau of Sir John Wolstenholme
1 Robert Knollys
m Mary Saunders of Menegwell or Mungwell
A Robert Knollys dspms, MP for Oxfordshire
2 William Knollys
3 Letitia Knollys
m by 1645 Sir John Corbet of Stoke, 2nd Bart
4 dau
m y Egerton of Staffordshire
5 dau
m y Holmby of Yorkshire
Kn16-3-2+ other issue - Francis, Lettice
Kn16-4 Richard Knollys
Kn16-4-1 Francis Knollys bur 04.08.1640
m1 x Wiseman dau of Sir Charles Wiseman
m2 Alice Beecher dau of Sir William Beechey of Middlesex
1+ 2 sons and 1 daughter
Kn16-5 Sir Francis Knollys of Battel 'of Reading Abbey'
m Lettice Barret dau of John Barret of Hanham
a Sir Francis Knollys 2nd son
m Ellen Milles dau/heir of Richard Milles of Lower Winchendon
1 Richard Knollys 3rd son?
m Mary Bellingham of Everingham sister/heir of Henry Bellingham
A Francis Knollys 'of Winchington'
m Anne Bateman of Berkshire heir
i Francis Knollys d 1701, MP for Reading
m Elizabeth Striblehill d 1701, dau/coheir of John Striblehill of Thame
a Francis Knollys of Thame, Oxfordshire d unm 24.06.1754
b Richard Knollys of Thame
m1 Elizabeth Thayer dau/coheir of Humphrey Thayer
1 Sir Francis Knollys of Thame, Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Bart dsp 20.06.1722
m 1756 Mary Carter dau/heir of Sir Robert Kendall Carter of Kempston, son of John of Basingbourn Hall
m2 sp Hannah Salivey dau of Theophilus Salivey of Woodford
m3. sp Anne Taylor dau of John Taylor
c+ other issue d young - John, Cecilia
ii Elizabeth Knollys d 15.11.1723
m Sir Francis Curson of Waterferry
2+ other issue - William b c1614, d 1623, Francis dsp
b+ other issue - Sir Robert dsp, Anne, Lettice, Elizabeth, Frances
Kn16-6 Sir Thomas Knollys
m Odelia de Morada dau of John de Morada, Marquess of Bergen
a Penelope Knollys
m William Le Hunt
b Elizabeth or Lettice Knollyspossibly of this generation dvp?
m Sir Rowland Rugeley of Dunton d 1629
Kn16-7 Lettice Knowles
m1 Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex b c1553, d 22.09.1576
m2 21.09.1578 Sir Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester b 24.06.1532/3, d 04.09.1588
m3. before 08.1589 Sir Christopher Blount d 18.03.1600/1
Kn16 Anne Knollys b c 1555
m 19.11.1571 Thomas West, 2nd Lord De La Warr b c 1556, d 24.03.1601-2
-1 Thomas West, 3rd Lord De La Warr b 09.07.1575 d 07.06.1618 m 25.11.1596 Cecily Shirley bur 31.07.1662, dau of Sir Thomas Shirley of Wiston) -1-1
Kn16-9 Cecilia or Elizabeth Knollys
m Sir Thomas Leighton of Feckenham, Governor of Jersey
Kn16-10 Catherine Knollys bur 20.12.1632
m1 10.1578 Gerald FitzGerald, Lord Offaly b 28.12.1559, dvp 06.1580
m2 Sir Phillip Boteler of Watton Woodhall d 01.1591/2
Kn17-2 Joan or Jane Knollys
m Sir Charles Wingfield of Kimbolton Castle b 1513, d 24.05.1540
-1 Thomas WINGFIELD of Kimbolton Castle b 1539 Kimbolton m1 Honora Denny + 6 ch m2 Mary DORINGTON (dau. of Richard Dorington she m2 Sir Francis Ventris
-2. Anthony WINGFIELD b c 1534
-3. Richard WINGFIELD of Stone Castle b 1540 d aft 1586
-4. Anne WINGFIELD m Sir William Smythe
-1-1 Edward WINGFIELD (Sir)
-1-2. James Wingfield
-1-3. Robert WINGFIELD
-1-4. Elizabeth WINGFIELD
-1-5. Honora WINGFIELD
-1- 6. Catherine WINGFIELD
Kn19-2 Margaret Knollys
m Sir Henry Belknap
Kn20-3 Joanna Knowles
m William Baron
Kn20-4+ 7 others including John, Beatrice nun, Isabella
Kn16 =18 Margaret Knowles b Knowles b c1390shown by various web sites as of this family, of this generation
m John Chicheley chamberlain of London
-1 Beatrix Chichley Ch15 m William Peche Pe15 =17 -1-1 Elizabeth Peche m John Hart Ha14 =16 -1-1-1 PercivalHart Ha13 m Frideswida Braye Br13 =15 -1-1-1-1 Catharine Hart Ha12 m Thomas Willoughby Wi12 =14 -1-1-1-1-1 Percival Willoughby Wi11 =13 m Bridget Willoughby Wi11 =13 -1-1-1-1-1-1 Thomas Willoughby Wil10 =12 s.b. m Alice ?Brewster Br10=12 -1-1-1-1-1-1-1 Thomas Willoughby Wi9 =11 m Ann Halstead Ha9 =11
Kn16-4.+ 16 others
Kn17-2. Emma Knowles
m Anthony Babington

Sources: BE1883 Knollys, BEB1841 Knollys of Thame, Wotton 1771, vol 3, Knollys of Thame, TCP Banbury
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