Alice Belknap (unknown-before 1548): married William Shelley (about 1479-1548/1549)
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Chancery Records (UK National Archives)
Chancery pleadings addressed to Thomas Wolsey, Archbishop of York, Cardinal and Papal Legate as Lord Chancellor
William Shelley, serjeant - at - law, and Alice, his wife, sister and co-heir of Edward Belknap, knight, son of Harry Belknap, esquire.: Petition for the examination of witnesses as to complainants' title to share under the will of the said Harry (recited) in the manors of Knell, Wolston, Marston, Mascallsbury, and Stondon, in one-third of the manors of Blo .. - sters and Wappenbury, in lands, rents, services, and common of pasture in Beckley, Peasmarsh, Wolston, Marston, Dartford, Monks Kirby, Stretton-upon-Dunsmore, Binley, Wappenbury, Eythorpe, Hougham, Billesley, Clayton, Honiley, Knotlond, Gage, Haseley, Hatton, Wroxall, Warwick, Mascallsbury, Great Stondon, White Roothing, Great Easton (`on the Hill'), and Thaxted, and in the advowson of the church of Stondon. Commission.: Sussex, Warwick, Essex. 1518-1529 C 1/579/28
Land Holdings: Stondon Massey, Essex
"Stondon Massey: Worthies," A History of the County of Essex, Victoria County History, vol. 4, p. 242 (1956)  http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=15687  
"Stondon Massey: Manor," A History of the County of Essex, Victoria County History, vol. 4, pp. 242-45 (1956)  http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=15688  
"Stondon Massey: Roman Catholicism," A History of the County of Essex, Victoria County History, vol. 4, p. 247 (1956)  http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=15690  
Land Holdings: Clapham/Michelgrove, Sussex
"Clapham," A History of the County of Sussex, Victoria County History, vol. 6, part 1 (1980), pp. 10-21 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=18214  
Land Holdings: Orpington, Kent
Hasted, Edward. "Parish: Orpington," The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, vol. 2 (1797), pp. 97-112 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62804  
Land Holdings: Tubbenden, Farnborough, Kent
Hasted, Edward. "Parishes: Farnborough," The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, vol. 2 (1797), pp. 46-53 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62799  
Land Holdings: Other
"Parish: Weston-under-Wetherley," A History of the County of Warwick, Victoria County History, vol. 6, pp. 251-55 (1951) http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=57140  
"Parish: Wolston," A History of the County of Warwick, Victoria County History, vol. 6: Knightlow hundred (1951), pp. 273-80 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=57147  
Brigg, William, ed. The Herts Genealogist and Antiquary (1895), vol. I, p. 79: Redbourn, Flanstead, Wethamsted, Harpeden 1517 http://books.google.com/books?id=otIKAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA70&dq=beltoft#PPA79,M1  
Printed Genealogies
Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 1934, "Shelley"
Berry, William. County Genealogies: Pedigrees of the Families in the County of Sussex (1830) [collected from the Heraldic Visitations and other Authentic Manuscripts in the British Museum and in the possession of private individuals]
Kimber, E. & R. Johnson. The Baronetage of England: Containing A Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets Now Existing, vol. I (1771), pp. 36-39 http://books.google.com/books?id=EvQfAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA36&lpg=RA1-PA36&dq=john+michelgrove&source=web&ots=komu51O0yg&sig=MhKOb4rvK5QwBCBRjkVV7JliD8g#PRA1-PA35,M1  
Collen, George William. Debrett's Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1811), p. 216 http://books.google.com/books?id=DuwDAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA216&lpg=PA216&dq=john+michelgrove&source=web&ots=sRgOFImQjT&sig=0BQ5vM-EMdnpu3lDAvM7KSzVV_8#PPA216,M1  
Web Links
Stirnet: Shelley http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/ss4as/shelley01.htm  
Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clapham (Brightford Hundred, Bramber Rape): Tomb of Sir William Shelley family http://www.informatics.sussex.ac.uk/research/groups/vision/census/images/Clapham/index.htm  
Haines, Rev. Herbert. A Manual of Monumental Brasses: Comprising an Introduction to the Study of These Memorials and a List of Those Remaining in the British Isles, part II (1861), p. 301 http://books.google.com/books?id=6zkCAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA208&lpg=PA208&dq=john+michelgrove&source=web&ots=p4b005BWdr&sig=T5WkmHkzRsDhwtBHflgtNjzras0  
The Peerage: Shelley http://www.thepeerage.com/i1333.htm#s27044  
Wikipedia: Shelley Baronets http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelley_Baronets  
Tudor Place: Sir John Guildford http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/JohnGuildford.htm  
Catholic Encyclopedia: Richard Shelley http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Catholic_Encyclopedia_(1913)/Richard_Shelley  
Sir Henry Belknap (about 1420-1488)
Margaret Knollys (1432-1488)
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Last update: 26 Jul 2008
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