Name: Thomas Knollys
Prefix: Sir 1
Burial: St Antholin?s Church, London
Residence: Cordwainer St, London
Occupation: Mayor of London 1399 & 1410
CITG: Grocer (Mayor)
Change Date: 18 SEP 2008
Mayor of London 1399 and 1410. He directed the rebuilding of the Guildhall in 1400 and was a member of the Grocers company in the City of London.
It has been said that this branch of the Knollys family descended from the great Sir Robert Knollys of Sculthorpe, (the soldier from the famous 'Free Companies' of the Hundred Years War) but [Sir Francis Knollys?s] pedigree cannot be properly traced beyond Sir Thomas Knollys, Lord Mayor of London.
In 1388 William de Kesteven sold his share of the manor of North Mimms to the farmer of its other three parts, Beatrix Mountviron. Beatrix in 1391 became the widow of William Bakton, and as such she sold her fourth part of the manor to Thomas Knolles and Joan his wife for a hundred marks of silver.
William Swanlond with Dionisia his wife sold his three parts of the manor in 1428 to Thomas Knolles, grocer, who ?purchased it with a part of his good duly gotten by merchandise ... he was a merchant in the city of London, and by his wisdom and governance was an alderman of the same city, and he was twice chosen mayor, in which time he did many notable things which do great easement to many people; and moreover with the part of his goods did marry his children to such men as were at that time much taken heed by.?
Father: Robert Knolles b: 1315 in Cheshire
Mother: Constance Beverley b: in Of Pontefract
- Thomas Knollys b: ABT 1390 in North Mimms
- Margaret Knollys Or Knowles b: ABT 1416 in London, Middlesex
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Author: Jorge H. Castelli