Name: Thomas Knollys
Birth: ABT 1390 in North Mimms
Death: AFT FEB 1445
Burial: St Antholin?s, Budge Row, London
Residence: North Mymms
Occupation: Citizen and grocer
Note: 1 2|
Change Date: 10 OCT 2011
Thomas Knolles [son of Sir Thomas, Mayor], in his will dated 7 & 8 February 1445 (PCC Luffnam fo 30, refers to his wife Isabel already deceased; mentions his son Robert (to whom he left the manor of North Mymms), his son Richard, and his son John. He mentions also his daughter Beatrice as a nun at Dartford; his daughter Johanna as wife of William Baron, and a daughter Isabella.
Buried beside his father "under a faire marble stone, thus sometime engraven but now quite taken away for the gain of the brasse". The following was the epitaph:
Thomas Knolles lyeth undre this ston
And his wyff Isabell, flesh and bone;
They weren togeder nyntene yere,
And x chyldren they had in fere.
His Fader and he to this Chyrch
Many good dedys they did wyrch.
Example by him ye may see
That this world is but vanitie;
For, wheder he be smal or gret, All sall turne to wormy mete.
This seyd Thomas was leyd on Bere
The eighth day the moneth Fevrer,
The date of Jesu Crist truly
An Mcccc five and forty.
Wee may not prey, hertely prey ye
For owr Soulys, Pater Noster and Ave,
The sooner of owr peyne lessid to be,
Grant us the holy trinite. Amen
Father: Thomas Knollys
- Robert Knollys
- Richard Knollys b: 1414 in North Mimms, Hertfordshire
- Johanna Knollys
- Type: Web Site
- Text: North Mynms - A Short History of the Knolles and Frowick Families
researched and compiled by Rosie Bevan
On Brookmans PArk Newlsetter