Name: Thomas Knoell 1
LVG: Edw III [1327-77] 1
Change Date: 18 JAN 2008
Sandford Orcas had been in the Knoyle family since the early 14th Century, having descended from the original owners, the de Orresculitz family (of which Orcas is a pleasant West Country derivation), through the female line.
The final third of the manor of East Lydford, Somerset, passed to the Knoyle family of Sandford Orcas (Dors.), possibly by marriage with the Wykyng family or their descendants. Thomas Knoyle, son of Robert (d. c. 1412) and Joan Knoyle, held lands in East Lydford in 1412 and died in 1416. (fn. 113) William Knoyle (d. 1502) held it by 1475, (fn. 114) and thereafter the property descended successively to Peter (d. 1508), (fn. 115) Leonard (d. 1532), (fn. 116) and Edward Knoyle. (fn. 117) John Parham of Poyntington (Dors.) married Edward's eldest daughter in 1571, (fn. 118) and Edward Knoyle and his son William conveyed the third to Parham in 1583.
- Robert Knoell
- Type: Book
Periodical: Visitation of Somerset
- Text: English Manor Houses