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  • ID: I13697
  • Name: John Hotoft
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 1443
  • Burial: 1443 Knebworth, Hertfordshire
  • Occupation: Sheriff of London. Treasurer of Household of Henry IV
  • MEM: Lytton Chapel, St Mary?s, Knebworth, Herts: part of tomb
  • CITG: (Sheriff)
  • Note: 1 1 2 3 4

    Owned Knebworth estate and built the tower of St. Mary's Church in the park and was buried there in 1443.
    Treasurer of the Household of Henry VI?
    Sheriff of London (Glover 1847 Lytton pedigree).
    Married 2nd, as her 3d husband, Joan, daughter of John Olney of Holt, widow of George Nowers and Richard Fox of Thonglands, Shropshire(d.1435)
    Ian Rogers does not mention him as Sheriff of London or as Treasurer of the Household, only as M.P. Hertfordshire, Escheator of Essex and Hertfordshire, and Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire.
    Edward the Confessor gave the Manor of Knebworth to his Thane Aschil. After the Conquest, the Manor and Fort were granted by William I to his favourite counsellor, Eudo Fitzherbert, called Dapifer from his office as Steward of the Household. During the next four hundred years Knebworth was owned by many distinguished men, Robert de Hoo, Thomas de Brotherton (a son of Edward I) and his son-in-law, Sir Walter Manny K.G., Sir John Hotoft and Sir Thomas Bourchier.
    In 1407 Richard Forster conveyed Knebworth to Robert Brome, who released it to William Askham and others in 1411?12, apparently for the purpose of a conveyance to John Hotoft, who was in possession of the manor soon afterwards.
    Thomas Hotoft(e) of Orsett, Essex, and Knebworth left a will in 1495, in which he left property to the poor of the parish. He mentions land called Gouldwell in the parish of Horndon-on-the-Hill which he ?bowghte of my mother?If he was perhaps Agnes?s brother, then this might give a clue to who their mother was.
    A chantry at Orsett was founded by a Thomas Hotoft.
    How could Thomas Hotoft be of Knebworth if he died in 1495 and yet Robert Lytton of Knebworth, the son of the heiress Agnes Hotoft, died in 1491 (or even 1483)?
    William Argentein left a widow, Margery, who seems to have been previously the widow of John Hervey of Thurleigh, and the daughter of Ralph Parlys. Soon after his death, a provisional grant was made to Margery, of the custody of his lands during the minority of the heir, and of the marriage of the heir, for which she was to pay 200 marks (Fine Roll). However, as 'no agreement could be made' with her, the custody and marriage were granted in May 1419, under similar conditions, to John Hotoft (this one?), Thomas Aleyn and John Fray (Patent Roll).
  • _UID: 6E6EDA27632D44B296EB2A147F7481D2685F
  • Change Date: 12 MAY 2011

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Agnes Hotoft
      2. Has Children Edom Hotofte

      1. Type: Web Site
        Author: Ian Rogers
      2. Type: Book
        Periodical: Victoria County History of Hertfordshire
      3. Type: Web Site
        Title: Monumental Brasses of Thurrock
      4. Type: Web Site
        Title: Some notes on Medieval Genealogy
        Author: Chris Phillips