KNYVET, Thomas II (d.1605), of Ashwellthorpe, Norf. and Stradbroke, Suff.
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Family and Education
1st s. of Sir Thomas Knyvet of Ashwellthorpe (d.1617) by Muriel (d.1616), da. of Sir Thomas Parry. educ. Queens’, Camb. 1584; M. Temple 1591. m. Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Nathaniel Bacon of Stiffkey, Norf., 2s. 1da. Kntd. 1603.
Purveyor, Tower mint 1600; commr. sewers, Norf. by 1602.
As Knyvet died in his father’s lifetime, probably aged under 40, he never became prominent in the county. His parents, who seem to have had puritan sympathies, supported Nathaniel Bacon, later Thomas’s father-in-law, and Thomas Farmer in their quarrel against Sir William Heydon and Sir Edward Clere, one of the more notorious disputes in a faction-ridden county. Knyvet himself possibly owed his return at Aldeburgh to his relatives the Woodhouses of Kimberley, and at Thetford to