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  • ID: I3970
  • Name: William Knoyle 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1558 in Sandford Orcas, Dorset
  • Note: age 49 in 1607
  • Death: 21 JAN 1607
  • Note: aged 49 2
  • Burial: Sandford Orcas, Dorset
  • MEM: Sandford Orcas, Dorset: wall memorial showing kneeling effigy of knight in armour
  • Note: 2 3 4

    Left three sons and four daughters.
    Died age 48.
    [In Sandford Orcas Church] A strange wall monument of carved and painted alabaster shows a knight in armour, kneeling between his two wives and eleven children. Seven children kneel in black gowns and the others are in swaddling clothes of red and lying in a heap behind their mother. The knight, who rests below the memorial is William Knoyle who died a few years before Shakespeare.
    The reading on the stone gives us more information on this strange tomb, dated 1607. It seems he married 'fillip, daughter of Robert Morgane by whom hee had yssve 4 children and bee dead'.
    The knight's second wife was Grace Clavel, by whom he had three sons and four daughters, who survived him.
    A previous wife, was also entitled to her place in the family. When William Knoyle?s widow, Grace, commissioned his tomb in 1607 at Sandford Orcas in Dorset, she evidently thought it appropriate to include her predecessor, Fillip, along with her four dead babies. Fillip has her own panel, but she is the same size ? and as dignified ? as Grace, though she wears the headdress of an earlier date.
    His wife Felip was dau of Robert Morgan of Maperton, who must haev been the one who was son of John Morgan d 1535, qv.
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  • Change Date: 1 APR 2011

    Father: Edward Knoyle b: 18 DEC 1551
    Mother: Katherine Martyn

    Marriage 1 Grace Clavel b: ABT 1564 in Barston, Dorset
    • Married: ABT 1576
    1. Has Children Leonard Knoyle b: 29 OCT 1571

    1. Type: Gedcom File
      Title: Pedigree Resource
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: History of Dorset
      Author: Hutchins
    3. Type: Web Site
      URL: ttp://
    4. Text: Love and Death in Early Modern Marriage: The Winter?s Tale and Monumental Sculpture
      By Catherine Belsey
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