EARLY BELKNAPS: HISTORIES and DOCUMENTS
Philip Belknap (about 1426-1457)
Gathered here is the most comprehensive public repository of materials on the life of Philip Belknap, mayor of Canterbury, who was a son of Hamon Belknap and grandson 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" 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 Close Rolls
15 Henry VI, vol. __, p. 86; John, William, Henry, Philip Belknap 31 Dec 1436
Chancery Records (UK National Archives)
Chancery: Extents for Debts, Series I
Debtor: John Ideley, of Chilham in Kent [Felborough Hundred], esquire.
Creditor: Thomas Coventry.
Amount: 50.
Before whom: Henry Frowick, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster.
When taken: 22/01/1452
First term: 01/11/1452
Last term: 01/11/1452
Writ to: Sheriff of Kent
Sent by: Chancery.
Endorsement: "I, John Cheyne, knight, Sheriff of Kent, certify" that I have imprisoned John Ideley at Canterbury. The execution of the rest of the writ appears in the inquisition. Philip Belknap, his successor, has taken charge of John Ideley from his predecessor.
(Note: Inquisition and return: Date to be returned: 25/11/1455. Attached is the inquisition made at Sherynghope in Kent [unidentified] on Thu., 02/10/1455, before John Cheyne, knight: John Ideley had no lands or chattels in the bailiwick.)
3 May 1455 C 131/69/19
Exchequer Records (UK National Archives)
Exchequer: King's Remembrancer and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer: Sheriffs' Accounts, Petitions, etc.
Kent: Inquisition on goods of Philip Belknap, Sheriff (no lands) 36 Henry VI E 199/20/15
Parliamentary Papers: Calendar of French Rolls
p. 219: Bealknap Philip, receiver and procurator general of Guisnes [Henry VI] http://books.google.com/books?id=LXgTAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA308&dq=%22john+beleknapp%22&lr=&as_brr=0#PPA219,M1
Feet of Fines
Plea of covenant between William Rogers, querent, and Philip Belknap and Isabel, his wife, deforciants, re: The manor of le Mote by Cantuar and 1 messuage, 300 acres of land, 200 acres of pasture, 30 acres of meadow and 200 acres of wood in Cantuar and in the parishes of St Martin by Cantuar, St Paul by the walls of the city of Cantuar, Lytylborn, Fordwych, Sturrey and Westbere. 20 Oct 1454 CP 25/1/116/325, no. 792 http://www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk/fines/abstracts/CP_25_1_116_325.shtml#792
Land/Historical Records
Hasted, Edward. "General history: Sheriffs of Kent," The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, vol. 1 (1797), pp. 177-213 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=53762
Books/Periodicals mentioning Philip Belknap
Fuller, Thomas and Nuttall, P. Austin. The History of the Worthies of England, (new edition) vol. II, p. 170 1840 http://books.google.com/books?id=5eIDAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA233&dq=england+worthies+belknap&ei=UqhWSL7DKJOkiwHT0M2nBA#PPA170,M1
Camden, William. Britannia (1607), with an English translation by Philemon Holland: "Cantium" (par. 20) http://www.philological.bham.ac.uk/cambrit/kenteng.html
Visitation Records
Philipot, John. The Visitation of Kent, Taken in the Years 1619-1621, London, 1898: Finch page 67 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Kent_Visitation_p067.jpg
page 68 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Kent_Visitation_p068.jpg
Spouse
Isabel [---]
Children
Alice Belknap (about 1450-unknown) (Finche Family)
Agnes Belknap (about 1452-unknown)
Parents
Sir Hamon Belknap (about 1380-1429)
Joan Boteler (about 1398-before 1473)
Photographs and Images
Philip Belknap
Last update: 19 Feb 2011
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