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My wife's ancestors - Belknap - Contents


Reference to Sir Robert Belknap in The Gentleman's Magazine, Nov 1830.
Suggesting possible burial at Keston, Kent.
From p.447 of July-Dec 1830 volume.

John Belknap,
had issue:

Sir Robert Belknap (also here),
born about or before 1330,
knighted 1374,
Chief Justice of the Common Pleas 1374-1388,
attainted and exiled to Ireland 1388,
attainder and exile revoked 1397,
died 19 January 1401,
[DNB] says he was probably buried in Rochester Cathedral, Kent,
had issue:

  1. Joan Belknap,
    mar 2ndly to Sir Edmund Hampden
    and had issue:

    1. John Hampden,
      mar Elizabeth Whalesborough,
      see her descent from Henry I by Ed Mann,
      had issue:

      1. Eleanor Hampden,
        mar Walter Arden and had issue [ancestors of Shakespeare].

  2. Sir Hamon Belknap,
    mar Joan Boteler [descendant of King John, see descent by George Larson],
    had issue:

    1. Sir Henry Belknap, born 1435,
      mar Margaret Knollys,
      died 1488, age 53 yrs,
      had issue:

      1. Elizabeth Belknap,
        mar Sir Philip Cooke [born 1454] and had issue.

      2. Alice Belknap, born c.1475,
        mar Sir William Shelley, Knt. [born 1476] and had issue.

Tomb of Sir William Shelley and Alice Belknap, Clapham, Sussex.
Photo courtesy of J. Malcolm-Davies © The Tudor Tailor. Used with permission. From here.

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