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From: dunhevet <>
Subject: Re: Was Rose, wife of Michael Beresford, a Knyvett or a Fitzwilliam?
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 14:49:21 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 7, 4:56 am, Johnny Brananas <> wrote:
> > Aside from this Notts visitation, is there any record of a locality
> > called Knyvett (or a variant of that) in England? I'm unable to find
> > such a place in a gazetteer of England. In addition, I can see no
> > indication in records of the Knyvett family that their surname was
> > associated with, or derived from, a place of the same name. Also, is
> > there any record of any Fitzwilliam family being "of Knevett" or
> > Knyvett aside from this visitation reference?
> Hmmm, well, that's for smarter smarties than I.
> When I pointed this out to Doug Richardson, he seemed to think it was
> a good indication she was actually from the southern Knyvett family,
> with "John Fitzwilliam of Knevitt" being some weird patronymic meaning
> "John son of William Knyvett." I didn't think this was any too likely
> in a document dating from 1569 and there we left it.
As well as The two Visitations of Kent (Philipot, Vis. of Kent
1619-21 and Benolte & Cooke, Vis. of Kent 1530-1, 1574 & 1592) which
both mention that Michael Beresford's wife was Rose Knyvett (Knevett),
we have "Boyd's Inhabitants of London & Boyd's Family Units 1200–1946"
recently released by FindmyPast from the Society of Genealogists.
Under the page on Tristram Beresford and his wife Elizabeth Brooks
there is this infomation about Tristram: Father - Michael Beresford,
Mother - Rose Knevet daughter John Knevet. This is John Knevet "of
Plumstead" whose wife was Agnes Harcourt.
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