EARLY BELKNAPS: HISTORIES and DOCUMENTS
John Belknap (about 1305-after 1367)
Gathered here is the most comprehensive public repository of materials on the life of John Belknap, father of Sir Robert Belknap who served as Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in England during the 14th Century.
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Biographies and Related Materials
Howard, Joseph Jackson, ed. Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, vol. 2 (1876), pp. 324-37: "Finch Genealogy" http://www.belnapfamily.org/Miscellanea_Genealogica_et_Heraldica_v2_(1876)_p324-337.pdf
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
Calendar of Patent Rolls http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/patentrolls/
CPR, Edward III, vol. 10, p. 68 16 May 1354 http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/patentrolls/e3v10/body/Edward3vol10page0068.pdf
CPR, Edward III, vol. 10, p. 448 4 Jul 1356 http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/patentrolls/e3v10/body/Edward3vol10page0448.pdf
CPR, Edward III, vol. 13, p. 436 10 May 1367 http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/patentrolls/e3v13/body/Edward3vol13page0436.pdf
Berkeley Castle Muniments (UK National Archives)
BCM/D/5/92/6: Lady Alice de Segrave; and John Bilknap of West Hatch and Robert Writhelok of the same. Sun. after Michaelmas, 4 Edw. III. Alice has demised at farm to John and Robert, for her life, her manor of Westhach (Wilts.); rent 20 a year to be paid at her manor of Northpidele. At: North Piddle. 30 Sep 1330 BCM/D/5/92/6 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/A2A/records.aspx?cat=2189-bcm_3&cid=-1&Gsm=2008-06-18
BCM/D/5/92/7: John Bilknap of West Hatch and John de Swaleweclyve. Sun. the feast of St. Leonard, 8 Edw. III. John Bilknap has granted to John de Swaleweclyve, his heirs and assigns the manor of Westhache with the appurtenances, for the term of the life of Lady Alice de Segrave; rent to Alice 20 a year at her manor of Northpudele. Witnesses: Walter de Shireveton, William de Colyngebume, John de Reyny, John atte Forde, Richard de Hatche. At: West Hatch. 6 Nov 1334 BCM/D/5/92/7 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/A2A/records.aspx?cat=2189-bcm_3&cid=-1&Gsm=2008-06-18
Inquisitions Post Mortem
Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitiones Post Mortem, Returned Into the Court of Chancery in the Reigns of Henry III, Edward I, and Edward II (1908), pp. 446-47: Stephen de Segrave (mentions John Bulkenap) 8 Jan 1327 http://www.archive.org/stream/abstractswiltsh01frygoog#page/n484/mode/2up
http://books.google.com/books?id=uE4EAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA446&lpg=PA446&dq=%22john+bulkenap%22&source=bl&ots=O6socHVy0i&sig=wwUEWZmequhHmvhY3wzLp20EI1M&hl=en&ei=lTtcTYmYDtLOgAfyxYWBDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBgQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22john%20bulkenap%22&f=false
Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitiones Post Mortem, Returned Into the Court of Chancery in the Reign of King Edward III (1914), pp. 76-77: Manor of Sutton Maundeville (mentions John Byleknapp) 1331 http://www.archive.org/stream/abstractsofwilts48grea#page/76/mode/2up
Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitiones Post Mortem, Returned Into the Court of Chancery in the Reign of King Edward III (1914), p. 186: Robert de Litelton of Henlegh (mentions John Bilknap) 1348 http://www.archive.org/stream/abstractsofwilts48grea#page/186/mode/2up
Miscellaneous
John Beleknappe practising as a lawyer in London 1346 [SOURCE?]
Spouse
Alice [---] (about 1308-about 1370)
Children
Sir Robert Belknap (about 1330-1401)
Photographs and Images
John Belknap
Last update: 15 Jul 2011
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