Sir Thomas Knollys, Lord Mayor of London was born to Sir Robert Knollys and Lady Constance de Beverley. He was twice married, firstly o a lady named Isabell. From this union was born a son and a daughter: Robert Knollys c.1402-1485, and Margery Knollys 1416-1444.
He held a Membership in the Worshipful Company of Grocers -- The Company was responsible for maintaining standards for the purity of spices and for the setting of certain weights and measures.
Epitaph: Thomas Knolles, citizen and grocer, inherited the manor of North Mymms but only enjoyed possession for ten years. He was also a great benefactor to the church of St Antholin in Budge Row, where he was buried "under a faire marble stone, thus sometime engraven but now quite taken away for the gain of the brasse". The following was the epitaph: Thomas Knolles lyeth undre this stone And his wyff Isabell, flesh and bone; They weren togeder nyntene yere, And x chyldren they had in fere. His Fader and he to this Chyrch Many good dedys they did wyrch. Example by him ye may see That this world is but vanitie; For, wheder he be smal or gret, All sall turne to wormy mete. This seyd Thomas was leyd on Bere The eighth day the moneth Fevrer, The date of Jesu Crist truly An Mcccc five and forty. Wee may not prey, hertely prey yeFor owr Soulys, Pater Noster and Ave, The sooner of owr peyne lessid to be,
Grant us the holy trinite. Amen
His will, dated 20 May 1435, was proved 11 July 1435 at Lambeth, where it is still preserved.
Sadly, St Antholin's church and these memorials were destroyed in the Fire of London in 1666.
(With love and respect, the research and bio is by the 17th great granddaughter of Sir Thomas Knollys)
Robert Knollys (1312 - 1407)
Thomas Knollys (____ - 1445)*
St Antholin's Church
City of London
Greater London, England
Plot: St Antholin's church and these memorials were destroyed in the Fire of London in 1666.
Maintained by: Todd Whitesides
Originally Created by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
Record added: Nov 07, 2012
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