Name: Henry Kniveton
Birth: ABT 1375 1
Residence: Bradley, Derbyshire
Change Date: 7 JUL 2008
Kniveton of Bradley - see Visitation of Derby 1611.
KNIVETON: The Cheniveton of the Domeday Survey, lies three miles from Ashborne, in the wapentake of Wirksworth and the deanery of Ashborne.
The manor was from a very early period the property, and Kniveton was the original residence, of the ancient family to which it gave name: this family spread into two branches, settled at Bradley and Mercaston: Kniveton the original patrimony of the family, was sold by Sir Andrew Kniveton, Bart., in the reign of Charles II, to Lowe, from whom it passed to the Pegges.
(Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817 (Magna Britannia Vol 5))
This must be later members of the family:
The 1st Lord Grendon, Sir William Chetwynd of Ingestre, Staffordshire, sold the manor of Sturston to John Kniveton of Bradley, son of Sir John Kniveton. John Kniveton died without issue around 1401, and his next brother, William had been "killed in a tumult" that year so the third brother Henry succeeded.
Records tell us Henry was living in 1428, and also as late as 1470. Married to Joan, he had 3 sons and a daughter. Henry, the first son, died before his father, but had married Elizabeth and had a son, Richard.
Father: Henry Kniveton
- Elizabeth Kniveton
- Text: IGI
- Type: Book
Periodical: The Derbyshire Country House
Author: Maxwell Craven & Michael Stanley
Publication: Derbyshire Museum Service