EARLY BELKNAPS: HISTORIES and DOCUMENTS
Anne Belknap (1460-unknown): married Robert Wotton (1465-1524)
Gathered here is the most comprehensive public repository of materials on the Wotton family into which a branch of the Belknap family married.
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Date(s) Item/Image Link
Will
Will of Sir Robert Wotton, Comptroller of Calais of Boughton Malherbe, Kent; Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury; Register: Bodfelde 7 Jun 1524 PROB 11/21 http://www.belnapfamily.org/PROB_11-21.pdf
Chancery Records (UK National Archives)
Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Early Proceedings, Richard II to Philip and Mary
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
Lincolnshire Archives
Manuscripts of the Earl of Ancaster [2ANC]: FILE - Counterpart indenture of bargain and sale.
Contents: Chas., Duke of Suffolk, to Sir Edward Wotton, Mary Danett, widow of Gerard Danett esq., and Anthony Cooke, esq.
Property: manor of Stockingford, co. Warwick and the parsonages and advowsons of Dorsett Magna and Weston Underwetheley, parcel of the late monastery of Erbury. Consideration: 1050 10s. Signatures and seals of purchasers (Mrs Danett by attorney).
14 Dec 1542 2ANC3/B/20
Printed Genealogies
Burke, John. A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, Extinct, Dormant, and in Abeyance, pp. 581-82 (1831) http://books.google.com/books?id=aB0IAAAAQAAJ&printsec=titlepage
Richardson, Douglas, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial & Medieval Families, Kimball G. Everingham - "Royal Ancestry Series", Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, Maryland, 2004
The Complete Peerage, vol. __, "Wotton"
Cokayne, G.E.; Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., vol I, pp. 251-53, 349-50; vol. II, p. 219; vol. IV, pp. 419-20
Bernard Burke, Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, 1883 ("Burke's Extinct Peerage")
Weir, Alison. Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head), pp. 157-58 1999
Hammond, Peter W., editor. The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, vol. XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda, p. 39
Burke, John. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Enjoying Territorial Possessions or High Official Rank; But Uninvested with Heritable Honours, vol. IV, pp. 362-64. "Rudston-Read, of Hayton." 1838 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Burke_A_Genealogical_and_Heraldic_History_of_Commoners.pdf
Evans, Charles. Margaret Astley, nee Gray, and Her Connexions. Oxford [Univ. Press], Notes and Queries.1964; 11: 163-165
Visitation Records
Metcalfe, Walter C., ed. The Visitations of Northamptonshire Made in 1564 and 1618-19 (1887), p. 201 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Visitations_of_Northamptonshire_1564_1618-19.pdf
Other
Wotton, Henry. Reliquiae Wottonianae, Or, A Collection Of Lives, Letters, Poems; With Characters Of Sundry Personages: And other Incomparable Pieces of Language and Art (1651)
Smith, Logan Pearsall. The Life and Letters of Sir Henry Wotton, vol. I (1907) http://books.google.com/books?id=8Xc3jg_vo24C&printsec=titlepage&dq=life+and+letters+of+sir+henry+wotton
Smith, Logan Pearsall. The Life and Letters of Sir Henry Wotton, vol. II (1907) http://books.google.com/books?id=OrY4AAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=life+and+letters+of+sir+henry+wotton&ei=B1F5R87rHoHciwGumNG-BA
Lee, Sidney, ed.. The Dictionary of National Biography, vol. XXI, pp. 962-63: Wotton, Sir Edward (1489-1551) http://books.google.com/books?id=6SI8AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA972&dq=a#PPA962,M1
Lee, Sidney, ed. The Dictionary of National Biography, vol. XXI, pp. 964-66: Wotton, Edward, first Baron Wotton (1548-1626) http://books.google.com/books?id=6SI8AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA972&dq=a#PPA964,M1
Lee, Sidney, ed. The Dictionary of National Biography, vol. XXI, pp. 966-72: Wotton, Sir Henry (1568-1639) http://books.google.com/books?id=6SI8AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA972&dq=a#PPA966,M1
Lee, Sidney, ed. The Dictionary of National Biography, vol. XXI, pp. 972-76: Wotton, Nicholas (1497?-1567) http://books.google.com/books?id=6SI8AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA972&dq=a#PPA972,M1
Land Holdings
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
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
"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: 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: 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
"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
Web Links
Stirnet: Wotton http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/ww/wzmisc03.htm
Parents
Sir Henry Belknap (about 1420-1488)
Margaret Knollys (1432-1488)
Photographs and Images
Wotton Family
Last update: 31 Dec 2007
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