EARLY BELKNAPS: HISTORIES and DOCUMENTS
Sir Edward Belknap (about 1471-1521)
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Will
Will of Sir Edward Belknappe or Belknap of Blackfriars, City of London; Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury; Register: Maynwaring 28 Sep 1521 PROB 11/20 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Will_of_Sir_Edward_Belknappe_or_Belknap_of_Blackfriars_City_of_London_(1521-09-28).pdf
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Inquisitions Post Mortem
Attree, Frederick William Town, ed. & transl. Notes of Post Mortem Inquisitions Taken in Sussex. 1 Henry VII, to 1649 and After (Sussex Record Society, 1912), vol. XIV, p. 21, no. 98: "Edward Belknapp" [5] Oct [13 Henry VIII] http://www.archive.org/details/notesofpostmorte00greauoft
http://www.belnapfamily.org/Sussex_Inquisitions_021.pdf
Calendar of Patent Rolls
7 Henry VII, vol. __, p. 376: Keeper of par of Weggenok, Warwickshire 24 Apr 1492
Calendar of Close Rolls
1 Henry VII, vol. __, p. 24: Keeper of part of Weggenok, Warwickshire 23 Sep 1485
Feet of Fines
Brigg, William, ed. The Herts Genealogist and Antiquary (1895), vol. I, p. 8: Manor of Pyrton 1505 http://books.google.com/books?id=otIKAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA70&dq=beltoft#PPA8,M1
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
Chancery Records (UK National Archives)
Chancery: Ancient Deeds, Series CC
Grantor: Nicholas Brome, esquire, Robert Throkmerton, knight, Robert Brudnell, serjeant-at-law, Edward Belknap, Edward Grevyll, Andrew Wyndson, esquire, John Archer, John Harwell, Hugh Shyrley, Edward Rawley the younger, Thomas Denton, John Archer the younger, John son of William Clopton and Richard Throkmerton. Grantee: Edward Ferrers, esquire, and Constance his wife. Place or Subject: Warwick, Beausale (Bewasale) [in Hatton] and Haseley. County: Warw 22 Henry VII C 147/113
Chancery pleadings addressed to William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury as Lord Chancellor
Robert Neuton, clerk, and Thomas Neuton, of Derby. v. Thomas Saucheverell and John Willot, both under-stewards of the manor of Hor[es]ton.: Refusal to permit a conveyance for term of years of lands at Horseley and Castelhouses in the said manor, late of Edward Belknap, knight.: Derby. 1504-1515 C 1/342/4
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
Thomas Burnby, esquire, son and heir of George Burnby, esquire. v. William Shelley, justice of the C.P., executor of Edward Belknap, knight, son-in-law of complainant, and Eustace Burnby.: Detention of a deed relating to the manors of Watford and Wappenbury, and half the manor of Woolsthorpe, required for use in the foregoing suit.: Northants, Warwick, Leicester 1518-1529 C 1/474/48
Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Early Proceedings, Richard II to Philip and Mary
John BRYGYS of Ivington, co. Hereford, gentleman, v. John KYLDERMERE, clerk, and Robert ASSHEBORNE, pedlar.: Household goods (described) and deeds obtained at Chilvers Coton of Alice, wife of complainant, formerly Alice Belknap.: WARWICK. 1544-1551 C 1/1198/59-60 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATID=-2463589&CATLN=7&Highlight=&FullDetails=True
Edward WOTON, knight, Mary DANETT and Anthony COKE, esquire, son and heir of John Coke, v. John BRUGGE and Alice his wife, late the wife of Edward Belknap, knight.: Portions of the manor of Dorset (i.e. Burton or Avon Dassett) not bequeathed to the said Alice.: WARWICK. 1538-1544 C 1/1087/51
Edward WOTON, knight, Mary DANETT and Anthony COKE, esquire, son and heir of John Coke, v. John BRUGGE and Alice his wife, late the wife of Edward Belknap, knight.: Manor of Weston-under-Weatherley, late of the said Sir Edward Belknap, brother of the said Mary and uncle of the said Sir Edward Woton and John Coke.: WARWICK. 1538-1544 1/1087/49-50
Chancery pleadings addressed to Thomas Wriotheseley, Lord Wriotheseley as Lord Keeper or Lord Chancellor
Anne, late the wife of Thomas TRYE, esquire, and administratrix of his goods, v. George RAWLEY, esquire.: Reviver of a suit for lands in Burton Dassett (Byrton and Darset), late of Alice, Lady Belknap.: WARWICK. 22 Apr 1544 -
15 Feb 1547
C 1/1162/65 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATID=-2462315&CATLN=7&Highlight=&FullDetails=True
Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series II, and other Inquisitions, Henry VII to Charles I
Belknap, Edward, knight: Sussex 1521-1522 C 142/37/133
Belknap, Edward, knight: Kent 1521-1522 C 142/37/83
Belknap, Edward, knight: Essex 1521-1522 C 142/36/69
Court of Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Early Proceedings, Richard II to Philip and Mary
John Brygges and Alice his wife, late the wife of Edward Belknap. v. William Cartwryte.: Action on a bond given by the said Alice in jest, with condition that she should not marry. 1532-1538 C 1/739/49 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATID=-2447209&CATLN=7&Highlight=&FullDetails=True
Exchequer Records (UK National Archives)
Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Ancient Deeds, Series DD
Quadripartite Indenture Parties: Thomas [Wolsey] Archbishop of York, Sir Edward Belknap and Sir John Dauncy, kts., John Heron, esq., Treasurer of the Chamber; on behalf of the King; Katherine [Courtenay] Countess of Devon; Richard [Fox] Bishop of Winchester; Hugh [Oldham] Bishop of Exeter; Lewis Pollard Justice of Common Pleas; Sir John Speke, kt., John Kuleway and William Merwode, esqs.; John [Fisher] Bishop of Rochester, Henry Horneby and Hugh Assheton clerks, as executors of Margaret [Tudor] Countess of Richmond. Places or Subjects: Sheviock, Porthloe, Treverbin, County Corn; and other places, County Devon, Soms. 7 Henry VIII E 211/146
Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Particulars of Customs Accounts
Port: Lynn Particulars of account of C.Coo as deputy to Sir Edward Belknap, Chief Butler.
Note: 2 fos.
12-13 Henry VIII E 122/99/13
Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Escheators' Files, Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series II, and other Inquisitions, Henry VII to Elizabeth I
Belknap, Edward, knight: Sussex 13 Henry VIII E 150/1074/3
Belknap, Edward, knight: Kent 13 Henry VIII E 150/477/2
Exchequer: Treasury of the Receipt: Miscellaneous Books
ARMY AND NAVY: Accounts of Sampson Norton and Edward Belknap, kts, Masters of the Ordnance 5-6 Henry VIII E 36/236
Miscellaneous Archives Records (UK National Archives)
King's Remembrancer: Accounts Various
Names and wages of those appointed by Sir Edward Belknap and Bede Olyver to unlade at the Tower ordnance coming from Calais; for six days from 11 December.
Note: Paper. 16 pp.
[6 Henry VIII] E 101/61/8
FRANCE: Discharge (signed by council) for Sir Edward Belknap, concerning works at Guisnes. 1514 E 101/547/7/1
Account book of Edward Belknap, butler.
Note: Paper. 62 pp.
9-10 Henry VIII E 101/86/5
Court of Requests: Pleadings
Alice Belknap, widow of Sir Edward Belknap, v John Briggs, one of the King's servants (and the plaintiff's husband): claiming restitution of goods and lands in Weston under Wetherley and Dassett, Warwickshire, detained by the defendant in disobedience of a decree of the court. 2 mm. 1538 Apr 22-1539 Apr 21 REQ 2/6/173
State Papers (UK National Archives)
Anne, Lady Hastings, to Edward Belknap. Payments made to Edmund Dudley and recognisances given in discharge of an outlawry falsely sued against Walter Herbert, knight early Henry VIII SP 46/162/fo 274
State Papers Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII; Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Miscellanea relating to the Dissolution of the Monasteries and to the General Surveyors (formerly State Papers Henry VIII Suppression Papers)
46: Lease: Crown to Thomas Butler of Berkeley, Glos, gent., of the manor of Appulrugge in Berkeley, Glos, part of Berkeley's lands. (by Sir Edward Belknap) 20 Sep
9 Henry VIII
State Papers Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII
R.O.: 279. Henry Sadleyer to Cromwell.
You promised, when I was last with you, to get me the rest of the 28l. of Master Shelley when he comes out of Sussex. If you get it I shall be as sure of it as if it were in my own purse. I have bought a house in Hackney, at 40s. a year rent, and 8d. quit rent. I have paid for it within 8l. 2s., without any danger of my friends. This must be paid in the utas of next Trinity Term; but without your help I cannot make shift; therefore get my debt from Master Shelley of 24l. 13s. 4d. I have only you to call upon since my old master Belknap departed. Tiltey, 1 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful. Endd.
1 Jun 1531 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77460
Grants: 13. Thomas ap Gwilliam, one of the yeomen ushers of the King's chamber. Lease of the site of the manor of Fownehope, Heref., with all demesue lands, &c. in Fownehope, and a close there called "the Old Parke," which Jevan Saunt, late farmer there, held, parcel of the lands of the late earl of Warwick, with reservations; for the term of 21 years from Mich. A.D. 1538, on the expiration of a certain lease of the premises granted to Sir Walter Devereux lord Ferrers by Sir Edward Belknap, general surveyor of Crown lands, by an indenture dated 16 July 9 Hen. VIII., at the annual rent of 17l., and 20d. of increase. Westm., 12 Mar.Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 30. Mar 1532 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77481
Grants: 18. Sir Francis Bryan and Sir John Dudley, son and heir of Edmund Dudley. Grant, in survivorship, of the offices of constable of Warwicke castle, and constable of the lordship, manor, town, or borough of Warwik, with a messuage or mansion in Warwik called "le Steward's Place," and fees of 10l. a year as constable of the said castle, and 10 marks a year as steward of the said lordship; and the office of keeper of the manor or lordship of Gooderest, with the garden and waters in Weggenoke park, with fees of 4d. a day; the fees in all the above offices to be payable out of the issues of the said manor of Warwick, and of the manors of Snyterfeld, Kyngton, Barkeswell, Moreton, Lighterne, Claredon, and Henley Ardern, Warw. Also the office of keeper or parker of Weggenoke park, Warw., with fees of 6d. a day, and the appointment of inferior officers, in the same way as Edward Belknappe or any other held that office; the said fees of 6d. a day to be payable out of the issues of the said manors of Warwick, Snyterfeld, Kyngton, Berkeswell, Moreton, Weggenoke, Claredon, and Henley. Also the office of master of the hunt of deer, hares, coneys, &c. in Weggenoke park, with the usual fees; and the herbage and pannage of the said park, and fishery in the same, at the annual rent of 10 marks, payable to the receiver of Warwik's londs.
This patent is granted on surrender by the said Francis of patent 4 Dec. 20 Hen. VIII., granting the premises to him and Thomas marquis of Dorset, now deceased. Westm., 29 Feb. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 16 Mar. P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 34.
Mar 1532 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77481
Grants: 23. Anne marchioness of Pembroke. Grant of the several rents and farms reserved to the King and the abbot and convent of Waltham Holy Cross, in the following leases, viz. :
. . . Patent 20 May 8 Hen. VIII., granting (by the advice of Sir Edw. Belknap, now deceased, Bartholomew Westby, and Rob. Blag, likewise deceased,) to Sir Owin Perot and Katherine his wife a 21 years' lease of the mills of Haverford West, and the weir and water of Dongledy, with the fishery therein, which Wm. ap Ho lately held, at the annual rent of 15l., and 26s. 8d. of increase. . . .
Oct 1532 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77497
Grants: 24. Thos. Lawe. To be wood-ward or keeper of the King's woods in Wedgenok and Fernehill, Warw., lately held by John Knight, deceased, with the usual fees payable out of the issues and profits, from which Sir Edw. Belknapp, late occupant of the office, took the same. Greenwich, 25 Sept. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Nov.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 34. Nov 1532 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77499
R. O.: 231. Robert Acton to Pawlet and Cromwell.
Thanks them for their kindness. Perceives by their letter they wish to be informed of the state of the woods within his office of the lordship of Elmeley Lovet. There are two "coppyes" within the lordship, called Bawckryge and Jones Wodde ; the first eight acres of six years' growth, the other six acres of seven years' growth. They were sold by one Ric. Cam, that was deputy to Sir Edw. Beltnop, and not by Mr. Wickson, late master of the wood sales, for 6l. 13s. 4d., to Mr. Richard Newport and John Buttler, of Draytewyche. The tenants also "bear me in hand" that the hedges about the said two "copyes" ought to be set open and broken when they are of six or seven years' growth. There is a common called Snedys Wodde, containing 100 oaks as estimated by three honest persons (named). Elmley Lovet, 12 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful Sir William Pawlet, knight, controller of the King's house, and unto Mr. Crumwell, of the King's council.
12 Mar 1533 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77542
Grants: 3. Will Conyngeshy, general-attorney of the duchy of Lancaster. Grant, in tail, for 300l. paid to John Jenyns, a page of the Privy Chamber, of the reversion and rent reserved upon a lease, which Sir Edw. Belknapp (by virtue of pat. 5 Jan. 7 Hen. VIII. appointing the said Sir Edward and Barth. Westby and Rob. Blagge surveyors-general of Crown lands in accordance with the statute 6 Hen. VIII.) granted to John Butts of Myddelton, Norf., by a certain deed indented, of the site of the manor of Rouughton, Norf., with a grange, house and all demesne lands, &c., thereto belonging; which manor of Rouughton or Rooughton Hall was lately held by one Ric. Myot, and was parcel of the lands called Beamoundes lands, late of lord Beamound; for 21 years; at the annual rent of 17l. 10s. 8d. and 3s. 4d. of increase. Del. Westm., 2 Jan. 29 Hen. VIII.S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 19 Dec 1537 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=75727
Grants: 18. Hen. Palmer, a lancer of Calais. To be surveyor and receiver of the lordship or manor of Henley in Ardern, Warw.; with 4d. a day, out of Henley, and the manors of Warwick, Kyngton, Morton, Lighterne, Claredon, and Burkes well; in as full manner as Sir Edw. Belknapp, Sir Thos. Palmer, and Chr. Villers or any other enjoyed the said offices. On surrender, by the said Sir Thomas, of pat. 17 Mar. 27 Hen. VIII. granting the same to him and the said Christopher now deceased. Del. Westm., 13 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 14. Dec 1537 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=75727
Grants: 43. Edm. Haselwood. Lease of the close called Thorpeland, parcelof the earldom of Warwick, Northt.. with reservations; for 21 years, at 10l. 6s. 8d. rent and 13s. 4d. increase, on surrender of a similar lease made to him 22 Nov. 8 Hen. VIII. by Sir Edw. Belknap, dec., surveyor-general of crown lands. Del. Westm., 11 July 30 Hen. VIII.S.B.b. Pat. p. 8, m. 3 Jul 1538 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87449
Grants: 48. David Vincente, one of the pages of the wardrobe of Beds. Lease of the manor or lordship of Pyrrybarr, Staff., with two mills, a corn mill and a sythe mill, thereto belonging; with reservations; which premises are parcel of Warrewick's lands, and late in tenure of Martin Arden: for 21 years: rent, 20l. 10s. The premises were leased by Sir Edward Belknapp, as general surveyor of crown lands, by indenture dated 12 Oct. 8 Hen. VIII., to Martin Ardern, gent., for 21 years, from the expiration of which term they were prospectively leased for a similar term by Sir John Daunce and John Hales, general surveyors of crown lands, by indenture dated 20 June, 21 Hen. VIII., to Roger Knight of London, who, before the commencement of his term, viz., at the hustings of the Common Pleas holden in London, on Monday in the feast of St. Boniface, 23 Hen. VIII., by the name of Roger Knyght of London, one of the clerks of the Signet, was outlawed at the suit of Robt. Adams, citizen and salter of London, in a plea of debt, whereby he forfeited his term to the King. Westm., 27 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 31 Jan.P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 23. Jan 1539 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=75842
Parliamentary Archives
House of Lords: Public Act, 6 Henry VIII, c. 21: An Act of Restitution for Sir Edward Belknap 1514 HL/PO/PU/1/1514/6H8n26
"House of Lords Journal Volume 1: 12 March 1515." Journal of the House of Lords, vol. 1: 1509-1577 (1802), pp. 31-32: Edward "Beltnap" 12 Mar 1515 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=30720
"House of Lords Journal Volume 1: 14 March 1515." Journal of the House of Lords, vol. 1: 1509-1577 (1802), pp. 32-33: Edward "Beltnap"/"Beltknap" 14 Mar 1515 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=30722
"House of Lords Journal Volume 1: 24 March 1515." Journal of the House of Lords, vol. 1: 1509-1577 (1802), p. 37: Edward "Beltnap" 24 Mar 1515 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=30731
"House of Lords Journal Volume 1: 30 March 1515." Journal of the House of Lords, vol. 1: 1509-1577 (1802), pp. 39-40: Edward "Beltnap" 30 Mar 1515 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=30736
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Artificial collection of title deeds and estate papers including court rolls of several Hertfordshire manors, together with title deeds of the Hertfordshire estate of Lord Winterton of Shillinglee Park, West Sussex, [1279] - [C1880] 6 Jul 1498 DE/Z120/44984
Watford: Agreement between William Broun, esq, 1st, and Reynold Pegge, 2nd, for the former, with Christine his wife, to assure to the latter the manor of Oxhey [Richard] and lands there formerly of John Broun, father of William, while Reynold Pegge and Anne his wife are to assure to William Broun lands & tenements in Rothersthorpe, Middleton beside Collingtree, Horton, Piddington, Milton and Harlestone, Northampton. If William has no heirs, remainder to Alice, wife of Edward Belknapp, esq, sister to William; if she has no heirs remainder to John Brown "dwellynge beside Nonne Eyton".
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office
Archer of Tanworth
Edward Belknapp to [John Archer] Tanworth: Mrs. Harrington has complained to writer that Archer is claiming 6s. chief rent for 'Warners' in Tanworth more than he should. Asks Archer to submit evidences at Warwick to 'lerned men' on Saturday. 22 May [c. 1510]
DR 37/2/Box 88/7
Ferrers of Baddesley Clinton
Baddesley Clinton, Woodloes and Woodcote: The said parties therefore agreed that if the said Elizabeth died before the said Nicholas and the said Nicholas married again, the said Master John Arondell' and Edmund Stradlyng should stand seised of the manor of Woodloes and Wodcot, together with such other lands of the said Nicholas in co. Warwick so that the said manor should be equal in yearly value to the manor of Baddesley Clynton, to the use of the said Nicholas and any future wife for their lives, then to the said male heirs of the said Nicholas, then to the heirs of the said Nicholas by the said Elizabeth and then to the assigns of the said Nicholas. 8 Jan 1490/ 1491 DR 3/275
However if the said feoffment to Master John Arondell' and Edmund Stradlyng only applied to the manor of Baddesley Clynton, then the said Nicholas with the advice of the said Thomas undertook to make a feoffment to Sir Richard Hawght' knt., Richard Hall, John Denton', Robert Throgmerton', Edward Belknap', John Harewell', Andrew Wyndsoer, John Archer, Richard Higham, Thomas Essex, Thomas Frowyk', John Bardfeld', Robert Brudenell', Hugh Shirley, Edward Rawley the younger, Edward Greneild', Thomas Denton', John Archer the younger, John Clopton the younger son of William Clopton and Richard Throgmerton' gents. of the said lands to hold for the said uses. . . .
Gift from Thomas Brereton esq. of the King's Bodyguard and John Brome gent. to Richard Higham, Thomas Frowyk' serjeants of the King at law, Robert Throgmerton', Edward Belknap', Richard Halle, John Denton', John Harwell', Andrew Wyndesore, John Archer, Thomas Essex, John Bardefeld, Robert Brudenell', Hugh Shyrley, Edward Rawley the younger, Edward Grevyle esqs., Thomas Denton', John Archer the younger, John Clopton' son of William Clopton' and Richard Throgmerton gents. of the manor of Baddysley Clynton' with appurtenances, 7 acres of meadow, 28 acres of pasture and 4 acres of woodland in Baddesley Clynton', also the manor of Wodelowe with appurtenances and lands in Wodelowe, Ouirwodecote, Netherwodecote, Bewsall, Offchurch, Eythorp', Honnyngham, Warwyk', Myton', Lee, Budbrook, Hampton Curle and Bardford', excepting the lands lately granted to Thomas Marowe and Isabel his wife and their heirs, all which lands aforesaid the grantors held by the gift and feoffment of Thomas Kebell serjeant of the King at law. 10 Jul 1496 DR 3/283
To hold the same for ever from the chief lords of the fee for due and customary service. The said grantors appointing William Hobson and William Dowman attorneys to deliver seisin. Sealing clause.
Declaration of the uses of DR 3/283. DR 3/284. whereby Richard Higham, Thomas Frowyk', Robert Throgmerton', Edward Belknap', Richard Halle, John Denton', John Harwell', Andrew Wyndesore, John Archer, Thomas Essex, John Berdefeld', Robert Brudenell', Hugh Shyrley, Edward Rawley the younger, Edward Grevyle, Thomas Denton', John Archer the younger. John Clopton and Richard Throgmerton' acknowledged that they stood seised of the manor of Baddesley Clynton' with lands and appurtenances to the use of Nicholas Brome esq. and Elizabeth his wife and their lawful heirs, or in default of such issue to the assigns of the said Nicholas. If the said Elizabeth died before the said Nicholas and the said Nicholas married again, the said feoffees were to stand seised of the manor of Woodlowe and Wodecote with appurtenances to the use of the said Nicholas as recited, with the proviso that if . . . . 10 Jul 1496 DR 3/285
The said parties also agreed that whereas Isabella the elder daughter of the said Nicholas had married the said Thomas Marrowe and had received from the said Nicholas lands of the yearly value of 20, and the said Nicholas had enfeoffed the residue of his estate to Richard Hiham, Thomas Frowyk, serjeants-at-law, Robert Throckmorton, Edward Belknappe, John Harwell, Andrew Windsore, John Archer, Thomas Essex, Robert Brudwell, Hugh Shirley, Edward Rawley the younger, Edward Sriwell, Thomas Denton, John Archer the younger, John Clopton son of William Clapton, together with John Denton and John Beryfelde now deceased, that the said Nicholas should cause the said feoffees to make estate of his manor of Lapworth alias Bromes, and of a capital messuage called Bromesplace lying in Crosse street in Warwick, another tenement in the same street in the tenure of William Hoo, a tenement in the tenure of . . . . 5 Dec 1497; 20 May 1535 DR 3/286
Mid 17th century attested copy of the Inquisition held at Warwicke 31 May 9 Henry VIII [1517] by Thomas Purfray esq. Escheator to the King for the county of Warwick, upon the death of Nicholas Brome esq. The jurors Rowland Stokes, Roger Harwell, John Brerely, George Wagstafe, Thomas Commander, John Wheeler, John Bull, William Smith, Thomas Lett, Richard Holte, John Smith and John Woode stated that Robert Throckmorton, Robert Brudenell, Edward Belknap, Edward Grevill, Andrew Windsore, John Archer, John Harwell, Hugh Sherly, Edward Rawley the younger, Thomas Denton, John Archer the younger, John Clopton son of William Clopton, and Richard Throckmorton were seised of the manor of Baddesly Clynton with the advowson of the church, the park, 7 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture and 4 acres of wood with appurtenances in Baddesly Clynton to the use of the said Nicholas Brome. 21 May 1517 DR 3/294
Quitclaim from Thomas Nevyll knt. and Robert Bromeley to Robert Egeworthe and Robert Tydder of the manor of Baddysley Clynton', the advowson of the church of Baddysley and all messuages, lands and appurtenances belonging to the said manor in Baddysley then in the tenure of the said Robert Egeworthe and Robert Tydder, which property the grantors together with John Ferrers knt. and Thomas Comaunder, now deceased, lately held by feoffment from Nicholas Brome esq., Robert Throgmerton' knt., Robert Brudnell' serjeant-at-law, Edward Belknapp' esq., Edward Grevyll', esq., Andrew Wyndsore esq., John Archer, John Harwell', Hugh Shyrley, Edward Rawley the 'younger, Thomas Denton, John Archer the younger, John Clopton son of William Clopton and Richard Throgmerton'. To hold the same for ever. Sealing clause. 6 Dec 1530 DR 3/299
After the death of the said Constance the annual rent of 26s. 8d. from the Bell and Chequer in London was to pass to the parson of the parish church of Baddesley Clynton and to his successors in recompense for lands in Baddesley called the Foure fields held by the said Sir Edward, and the said annual rent of 20s. from tenements in Ball Alley in London after the death of the said Constance was also to pass to the said parson and his successors to be used to say an obit on the feast of St. Thomas at Christmas [21 December], a dirge the same evening, and for a mass the following day to be sung by eight priests, two clerks and two children for the souls of the said Sir Edward and Constance, Sir Edward Belknapp knt., Thomas Marrow late serjeant-at-law and Isabel his wife and for the souls of their fathers, mothers, friends, benefactors and all faithful souls. 10 Jul 1535; 18 Nov 1535 DR 3/307
For this ceremony a herse was to be set up with two tapers of burning wax and the bells of the said church were to be rung during the said dirge and mass, the eight priests were to receive 8d. each, the two clerks 4d. each, the two children 2d. each, 4d. was to be given for light, 4d. for bells, 4d. to the churchwardens and the residue of the said 20s. rent was to pass to the said parson to pray for souls departed. The executors of the said will being charged to see that the said rents were paid, and all persons seised of these lands mentioned by the said Sir Edward were to stand seised of these lands to the uses of his will.
Ferrers of Baddesley Clinton: Bromes, Warwick, Myton, Hatton and Hampton-on-the-Hill
Feoffment from Richard Heigham, Thomas Frowyk, serjeants-at-law, Robert Throkmerton', Edward Belknap', John Herwell', Andrew Wyndesoner, John Archer, Thomas Essex, Robert Brudnell', Hugh Shirley, Edward Raweley the younger, Edward Grevyll, Thomas Denton', John Archer the younger and John Clopton, son of William Clopton, at the request of Nicholas Brome esq. to Edward Ferrers son and heir of Henry Ferrers knt. and Constance his wife, daughter of the said Nicholas, of the manor of Lapworth alias Bromes and the capital messuage called Bromys-place in a street in Warwyk called le Crossestrete, one tenement with appurtenances in le Crossestrete in the tenure of William Hoo, one tenement in the tenure of . . . . 1 Mar 1497/ 1498 DR 3/456
Ferrers of Baddesley Clinton: London
Gift from Edward Ferrers knt. to Thomas Nevile knt., Edward Belknapp knt., Edward Grevell knt., William Shelley gent., Thomas Holt and George Wagstaffe of his share of 3 burgages in Crokye Lane in the city of London and of an annual rent of 26s. 8d. from a tenement called le bell le Cheker lately in the tenure of the rector and wardens of the church of St. Dionysus Bakchurch [S. Dyonis - Backchurch] London, and of the annual rent of 20s. from a tenement and 'aleya' within the parish of All Saints next the Walls London, all which property formerly belonged to Thomas Marrow serjeant-at-law. To hold the same for ever from the chief lords of the fee for due and customary service. Sealing clause. 29 Nov 1518 DR 3/558
George Sherwood, Record Agent
Will of Sir Edward Belknappe of Weston-on-Avon 1520 ER101/38
Gregory of Stivichall
Ashow, Warwickshire: Copy of a writ Ad Quod Damnum dated 26 June, 7 Henry VIII directed to the King's Escheators in Warwickshire to enquire what damage would accrue to the King if Edward Belknap, knight, Edward Grevyle, knight, William Shelley, esq., Thomas Glasyer, clerk, Richard Wyllys and Thomas Hogges were permitted to assign to Robert abbot of Stonley a messuage, fifty acres of land, thirty acres of wood and 100 acres of heath in Asshoo, one messuage and half a virgate of land in Kyngeshill and five acres of land in Canley; and also what were the value of such hereditaments and of whom were they held. 26 Jun 1515 DR10/12
Hoo and others v. Corbet: Endorsed: i) with an inquisition, dated 28 August, 15 Henry VIII [1523] recording that Thomas Butler, on his death, was seised of the manor of Alspathe, and of two messuages, two cottages, two hundred acres of land, forty acres of pasture, ten acres of meadow and two hundred acres of wood in Alspathe and one cottage, eight acres of land and two acres of meadow in Meryden; and that he enfeoffed Edward Belknap, Edward Grevill, William Browne, William Bowghton, William Shelley and Nicholas Ruggeley of the same for the performance of his last will. 1523-1527 DR10/1777
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire: Feoffment with warranty from William Suffolk of Lyghtharn' and Margery his wife, daughter and heiress of John Colet, late of Kyngeshull', to Edward Belknapp', esq., Thomas Seman and Thomas Hodges of all their lands, tenements etc. in the town and fields of Kyngeshull', which the said Margery inherited from the said John Colet her father; to hold the same of the chief lord of the fee. Appointment of Edward Welshe as attorney to deliver seisin. 16 Jan 1511/ 15122 DR10/1191
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire: Quitclaim from William Suffolk of Lyghtharne and Margery his wife, daughter and heir of John Colett, late of Kyngeshull', to Edward Belknapp', esq., Thomas Seman and Thomas Hodges, of all their right in those lands, tenements, etc. in Kyngeshull'; to hold the same of the chief lord of the fee. 21 Jan 1511/ 1512 DR10/1192
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire: Demise from Edward Belknapp', esq., Thomas Seeman and Thomas Hodges to William Suffolk and Margery his wife, of all their lands and tenements etc. in the town and fields of Kyngeshull; to hold the same for their lives, rendering annually to the said grantors a red rose at Midsummer, and to the Abbot of Stonley a chief rent of 3d., and carrying cut all repairs. 12 Mar 1511/ 1512 DR10/1193
Leigh of Stoneleigh
Ashow, Warwickshire: Copy inquisition ad quod damnum held at Warwick, in accordance with a writ of 26 June 1515, concerning land in Ashow to be given to Stoneleigh Abbey by Sir Edward Belknap, Sir Edward Grevile, William Shelley, esq., Thomas Glasier, clerk, Richard Willis and Thomas Hogges. 22 Aug 1515 DR 18/1/61
Warwickshire County Record Office
Holbech family of Farnborough: Avon Dassett: Deeds relating to property of the Neale family in Dassett, Fenny Compton, etc.
Gift by Edward Belknapp of Weston to Edward Odyngsels of Long Itchington: Details the payment of thirty one pounds paid to Belknapp by Odyngsels for an annuity or annual rent of five marks from property belonging to Edward Belknapp in Knyghtcote, Northend and Dorset [Dassett] 27 Nov 1505 CR0457/6/1
Gift, with receipt for 60 and bond attached, by Edward Odyngsels to Henry Makepeace of Chapyng Dorset [Burton Dassett]: Odyngsels grants to Makepeace for an annuity or annual rent of 5 marks from property in Knyghtcote, Northend and Dorset [Burton Dassett] formerly owned by Edward Belknapp, knight, deceased. 24 Jun 1522 CR0457/6/2
Conveyance by William Neale to Thomas Neale: Concerns a five mark annuity on property in Knightcote, North End and Dassett formerly in the occupation of Edward Belknapp. Signed and sealed by William Neale. 20 Jun 1612 CR0457/6/3
Assignment by William Neale to John Vincent of an annuity of 44s. 4d.: William Neale assigns two thirds of an annuity or yearly payment of 5 marks out of certain lands and tenements in Knightcote, Northend and Dorsett [Burton Dassett] now belonging to Lord Viscount Cobham, which was formerly granted by Edward Belknapp to Edward Odyngsells of Long Itchington and granted by him to Henry Makepeace of Cheping Dorsett [Burton Dassett], and is now vested in William Neale, to secure the repayment of a loan of 50 by Vincent. Signed and sealed by William Neale, and sealed and delivered in the presence of Mary Lamprey and Robert Sparrow. 21 Apr 1731 CR0457/6/10
Conveyance by William Neale to William Holbech of an annuity of 44s. 2d.: Details the payment of seventy five pounds to William Neale by William Holbech for the purchase of a yearly rent of forty four shillings and two pence three farthings out of property in Knightcote, North End and Dassett previously in the possession of Edward Belknapp and lately in the possession of Lord Viscount Colham and Thomas Blencowe regarding property. Signed and sealed by William Neale. 16 Feb 1757 CR0457/6/11
Throckmorton Papers: Part I: Family and Marriage Settlements, Wills, etc.
Conveyance by Sir Henry and Dame Margaret Guldeford, lord and lady of the manor of Hampton in Arden, to Sir Edward Belknapp and Master William Shelley, of the advowson of Hampton in Arden. 14 Jan 1515 CR 1998/Box 72/13
Worcestershire Record Office
Berrington Collection
Gift from Richard Boteler of Solyhull [Solihull], Warwicks., son of Richard Boteler, formerly of Solyhull, to Edward Ferrers, knt., Edward Belknap, knt., Henry Wylloughby, knt., William Helbache and George Wagstaff of a meadow called lez Newlond medowe with appurtenances below the lord of Solyhull between a lane called Marvels lane leading from lez Smythes pyttes to lewodheth on the one side and two crofts of the said Richard Boteler near the land of Thomas Hawe on the other side and in breadth between the high road leading from lez Solyhull to Norton on the one side and two crofts of the said Richard, of which one is called Blake Croft and the other Canhilcroft on the other side to hold to the use of the said Edward Ferrers. 15 June, 9 Hen. VIII. Witnesses: James Cayller, clerk; Anthony Broune, William Cokks. Seal - damaged. 15 Jun [1517] 705:24/820
Warwick Castle
"The borough of Warwick: The castle and castle estate in Warwick," A History of the County of Warwick, Victoria County History, vol. 8: The City of Coventry and Borough of Warwick (1969), pp. 452-475 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16051
Land Holdings: Essex
Essex: Stondon Massey
"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
Land Holdings: Warwickshire
"Borough of Nuneaton," A History of the County of Warwick, Victoria County History, vol. 4: Hemlingford Hundred (1947), pp. 165-73 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=42674
"Parish: Solihull," A History of the County of Warwick, Victoria County History, vol. 4: Hemlingford Hundred (1947), pp. 214-29 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=42685
"Parish: Bubbenhall," A History of the County of Warwick, Victoria County History, vol. 6, pp. 46-48 (1951) http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=57094
"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: Withybrook," A History of the County of Warwick, Victoria County History, vol. 6, pp. 265-68 (1951) http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=57145
"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
"Borough of Warwick," A History of the County of Warwick, Victoria County History, vol. 8, pp. 452-75 (1969) http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=16051
"Parish: Burton Dassett," A History of the County of Warwick, Victoria County History, vol 5: Kington hundred (1949), pp. 69-77 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=57043
"Parish: Charlecote," A History of the County of Warwick, Victoria County History, vol. 5: Kington hundred (1949), pp. 34-38 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=57034
"Parish: Whitchurch," A History of the County of Warwick, Victoria County History, vol. 5: Kington hundred (1949), pp. 209-213 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=57077
Parish: Lapworth," A History of the County of Warwick, Victoria County History, vol. 5: Kington hundred (1949), pp. 108-116 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=57052
Deed B.2981. "Deeds: B.2901 - B.3000," A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds, vol. 2 (1894), pp. 346-356 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=64287
Land Holdings: Worcestershire
"Parish: Belbroughton," A History of the County of Worcester, Victoria County History, vol. 3 (1913), pp. 11-19 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=43080
"Parish: Church Lench," A History of the County of Worcester, Victoria County History, vol. 3 (1913), pp. 45-50 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=43085
Land Holdings: Lancashire
"Parish: Ribchester," A History of the County of Lancaster, Victoria County History, vol. 7 (1912), pp. 36-44 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=53184
Land Holdings: Kent
Kent: Seintlyng (Sentling) Manor, St. Mary Cray
Hasted, Edward. "Parish: St. Mary Cray," The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, Victoria County History, vol. 2 (1797), p. 115-6 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62805
Kent: Boughton Malherb
Hasted, Edward. "Parish: Boughton Malherbe," The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, vol. 5 (1798), pp. 397-415 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62921
Land Holdings: Norfolk
Norfolk: Salthouse
Parkham, Charles. "Salthouse." An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk (1808), vol. 9, pp. 429-431 http://books.google.com/books?id=RkwuAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA429&lpg=PA429&dq=robert+de+avenel&source=web&ots=YsChSWlEJ4&sig=wh-zqI3QWutR-Sy6aeZm-5kTN2I
Books/Periodicals mentioning Sir Edward Belknap
Elton, G. R. "Henry VII: A Restatement," Historical Journal, vol. 4, No. 1 (1961), pp. 1-29
Lehmberg, Stanford E. "Parliamentary Attainder in the Reign of Henry VIII," Historical Journal, vol. 18, No. 4 (Dec 1975), pp. 675-702
Guy, J. A. "Wolsey, the Council and the Council Courts," English Historical Review, vol. 91, No. 360 (Jul 1976), pp. 481-505
Dyer, Christopher. "Deserted Medieval Villages in the West Midlands," The Economic History Review, New Series, vol. 35, No. 1 (Feb 1982), pp. 19-34
Fuller, Thomas and Nuttall, P. Austin. The History of the Worthies of England, (new edition, 1840) vol. II, p. 250 http://books.google.com/books?id=5eIDAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA233&dq=england+worthies+belknap&ei=UqhWSL7DKJOkiwHT0M2nBA#PPA250,M1
Printed Genealogies
Cokayne, George Edward, ed. The Complete Baronetage, vol. I, p. 156; vol. IV, p. 101
Betham, Rev. William. The Baronetage of England. 1801, vol. I, p. 194
Howard, Joseph Jackson, ed. Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, vol. 2 (1876), pp. 324-37: "Finch" http://books.google.com/books?id=PSQFAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA333&lpg=PA333&dq=belknap&source=web&ots=iZu4sblMzw&sig=cf_LwIijZrD_BoCthUjIggOp5ro&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result#PPA333,M1
Visitation Records
The Visitations of Essex by Hawley, 1552; Hervey, 1558; Cooke, 1570; Raven, 1612; and Owen and Lilly, 1634. To Which are Added Miscellaneous Essex Pedigrees from Various Harleian Manuscripts: and an Appendix Containing Berry's Essex Pedigrees, part I, pp. 287-88. "Scott" http://www.belnapfamily.org/Visitations_of_Essex_pI.pdf
The Visitations of Essex by Hawley, 1552; Hervey, 1558; Cooke, 1570; Raven, 1612; and Owen and Lilly, 1634. To Which are Added Miscellaneous Essex Pedigrees from Various Harleian Manuscripts: and an Appendix Containing Berry's Essex Pedigrees, part II, pp. 705-07. "Scott" http://www.belnapfamily.org/Visitations_of_Essex_pII.pdf
Bannerman, W. Bruce, ed. The Visitations of the County of Sussex, Made and Taken in the Years 1530 and 1633-4, p. 74: Bushop, Bysshopp http://www.belnapfamily.org/Visitations_of_the_County_of_Sussex_1530_1633-34.pdf
Miscellaneous (Unsorted)
Grazebrook, Henry Sydney. The Heraldry of Worcestershire, pp. 153-55: "Dannet" http://books.google.com/books?id=8lMBAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover
M. Beresford, The Lost Villages of England (Sutton Publishing, 1983)
Ducarel, Andrew Coltee. Anglo-Norman Antiquities Considered:In a Tour Through Part of Normandy (1769 ed.), p. 46 [Google]
"The corporation of Southampton: Letters and loose memoranda." The Manuscripts of the Corporations of Southampton and Kings Lynn: Eleventh report, Appendix; part III (1887), pp. 97-134: Edward Beltknap 3 Feb [24 Henry VI] http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=67101
http://books.google.com/books?id=zKUKAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA107&lpg=RA1-PA107&dq=beltknap&source=web&ots=SKpJkKzUR7&sig=sB_QPE7CU_NBlLApX2PX5m32Kh8&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result
[UK National Archives: same as above] SC/TCBox/3/3 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/A2A/records.aspx?cat=043-tcbox&cid=-1&Gsm=2008-06-18
Web Links
Wikipedia: Edward Belknap http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Belknap
The Peerage http://www.thepeerage.com/p14325.htm#i143247
Spouse
Alice Burnby
[unknown mistress]
Children (illegitimate)
Elizabeth Belknap (unknown-unknown):
Scott Family
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Parents
Sir Henry Belknap (about 1420-1488)
Margaret Knollys (1432-1488)
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