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  • ID: I37999
  • Name: Thomas 1st Baron KNYVETT , of Escrick, Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1545 in Escrick, York, Yorkshire East Riding, England
  • Death: 27 APR 1622 in Westminster, London, Middlesex, England (dsp) 1
  • Burial: 1 AUG 1622 Stanwell, Middlesex, England 1
  • Note:
    BARONY OF KNYVETT (I) 1607 to 1622

    THOMAS KNYVETT, of Escrick, co. York, younger of the two sons of Sir Henry KNYVETT, of Charleton, by Anne, daughter and heir of Sir Christopher PICKERING, of Killington, Westmorland, was educated at Jesus College Cambridge; created M.A. 1592; Gentleman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth and to James I; M.P. for Westmorland, 1572-82, and for Westminster 1584-89, 1597-98, 1601, and 1604. Warden of the Mint, 27 September 1599; Keeper of Whitehall Palace in 1600; knighted at the Tower, 14 March 1603/4. As a justice of the Peace for Westminster he headed the search in the vaults of the House of Lords for the conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot. Probably as a reward for this service, he was summoned to Parliament, 3 July 1607, by writ directed Thome Knyvet de Escrick, chivaler, whereby he became LORD KNYVET, and subsequently (but without the words de Ercrick) from 9 February 1609/10 to 14 November 1671. He took his seat 4 July 1607, and is then described in the Lords' Journals as LORD KNIVETT OF ESCRICK. P.C. to Anne, the Queen Consort.

    He married, 21 July 1597, at St. Pancras Church, Soper Lane, Elizabeth, widow of Richard WARREN, of Essex (died 25 March 1597), and one of the 16 children of Sir Rowland HAYWARD, sometime (1570-71) Lord Mayor of London, being his 1st daughter by his 1st wife, Joan, daughter and heir of William PILSWORTH, Citizen and Goldsmith of London. He died s.p., at his house in King Street, Westminster, 27 April, and was buried 1 August 1622, at Stanwell, Middlesex, when his peerage became extinct. M.I. His widow, who was Governess to the Princesses Mary and Sophia, died (? 8) September 1622, and was buried at Stanwell. [Complete Peerage VII:351-2, transcribed by Dave Utzinger]

    Father: Henry KNYVET , of Charleton, Sir b: ABT 1510 in Buckenham Castle, Wayland, Norfolk, England
    Mother: Anne PICKERING , Heiress of Escrick b: ABT 1520 in Escrick, York, Yorkshire East Riding, England

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth HAYWARD , widow of Richard Warren b: ABT 1550 in London, Middlesex, England
    • Married: 21 JUL 1597 in 2nd husband 1

    1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VII:351-2
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