EARLY BELKNAPS: HISTORIES and DOCUMENTS
Sir Henry Belknap (about 1420-1488)
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Biographies and Related Materials
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
Will
Will of Henry Beleknapp or Beleknap; Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury; Register: Milles 2 Dec 1488 PROB 11/8 http://www.belnapfamily.org/PROB_11-8.pdf
summary http://www.belnapfamily.org/PROB_11-8.htm
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. 97: "Henry Belknap" 10 Nov [4 Henry VII] http://www.archive.org/details/notesofpostmorte00greauoft
http://www.belnapfamily.org/Sussex_Inquisitions_021.pdf
Calendar of Patent Rolls
32 Henry VI, vol. __, p. 171: Defense of Guysnes castle 16 Apr 1454
Calendar of Close Rolls
15 Henry VI, vol. __, p. 86; John, William, Henry, Philip Belknap 31 Dec 1436
5 Edward IV, vol. __, p. 328: Surety; John Norbury 1466
Calendar of Fine Rolls (Feet of Fines)
Lewis, Frank B., ed. Pedes Finium; or, Fines Relating to the County of Surrey, Levied in the King's Court, From the Seventh Year of Richard I. to the End of the Reign of Henry VII. (1894, extra vol. I), pp. 194-95, no. 19 9 Edward IV http://books.google.com/books?id=bDw2AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA300&dq=#PPA194,M1
Lewis, Frank B., ed. Pedes Finium; or, Fines Relating to the County of Surrey, Levied in the King's Court, From the Seventh Year of Richard I. to the End of the Reign of Henry VII. (1894, extra vol. I), p. 196, no. 7 16 Edward IV http://books.google.com/books?id=bDw2AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA300&dq=#PPA196,M1
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
Exchequer Records (UK National Archives)
Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Ancient Deeds, Series D
Thomas Moungomery, knight, Henry Belknap, esquire, and Christopher Huet to John Say, knight : Release of all actions on a bond for 3000l. given in the Common Pleas, 5 Feb., 5 Edw. IV, the said John and Thomas Prowet, clerk, having, in accordance therewith, recovered the manors of Bedwell and Little Berkhamsted, co. Herts, and Stoke D'Abernon, Fetcham, and Albury ( Aldebury ), co. Surrey : Herts. Surrey. 6 Edward IV E 210/2682
Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Ancient Deeds, Series DD
Indenture Parties: Sir Thomas Montgomery, kt., William and Henry Belknap esqs., Elizabeth Sydney widow, Anne Norbury, sister of John Norbury esq., son and heir of Sir Henry Norbury kt.; Sir John Gay kt. Places or Subjects: Divers places, County Surrey Bedford Cambridge. 5 Edward IV E 211/504
Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Escheators' Files, Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series II, and other Inquisitions, Henry VII to Elizabeth I
Belknap, Henry: Kent 4 Henry VII E 150/459/1
Belknap, Henry: Sussex 4 Henry VII E 150/1059/12
State Papers (UK National Archives)
State Papers Domestic: Supplementary
Bond of Henry Belknap of Yorkshire and Edmund Hamden in 40 to Sir James de Ormond, son and heir of the Earl of Ormond, to be paid by 1 April following 8 Dec 1440 SP 46/183/fo 28
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. 39-40 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. 563-65. "Cooke" http://www.belnapfamily.org/Visitations_of_Essex_pII.pdf
Land Holdings
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
Spouse
Margaret Knollys (1432-1488)
Children
Eleanor or Elizabeth Belknap (1452-1517) (Cooke Family)
Anne Belknap (1460-unknown) (Wotton Family)
Sir Edward Belknap (about 1471-1521)
Mary Belknap (1473-1565) (Danett Family)
Alice Belknap (unknown-before 1548) (Shelley Family)
Griselda Belknap (unknown-1498) (Carryll Family)
Daniel Belknap (unknown-before 1520)
Margaret Belknap (unknown-1513) (Boteler Family)
Parents
Sir Hamon Belknap (about 1380-1429)
Joan Boteler (about 1398-before 1473)
Photographs and Images
Sir Henry Belknap
Last update: 27 Jul 2008
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