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Lady Constance Beverley Knollys
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Birth: 1316
West Yorkshire, England
Death: unknown
North Mymms
Hertfordshire, England

The Knollys were living in the City of London, the Year of Our Lord, Thirteen Hundred and Eighty-One and her husband, Sir Robert Knollys was a moderately wealthy person. While he was on an expedition out of the country. His wife, Lady Constance Knollys, became annoyed that light industry was being built very close to her property so she bought up the land to use as an extension to her home and to plant a rose garden. Between her two pieces of property was a main road. This presented somewhat of a problem, so she to built a small foot bridge over the road linking her two buildings. Unfortunately, she failed to get planning permission to build the bridge, so the London City council called a meeting to discuss the issue... because Constance Knollys' husband, Sir Robert Knollys, was a very powerful person, the council decided that the bridge can remain, but a fine should be imposed. There final decision was that a red rose was to be presented yearly to the Lord Mayor. Sir Robert died in 1407, and left this house on Seething Lane to the Church. The garden that remains in Seething Lane is modern, being a left over from the construction of the nearby Trinity House, built in the 1920. It is believed this helped bring back to life the Knollys Rose ceremony in 1924. There is a project to renovate the rose garden, because the Ceremony is now an integral part of the heritage of the site. Long may the roses bloom there.
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  Robert Knollys (1312 - 1407)*
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Whitefriars Carmelite Monastery
City of London
Greater London, England
Maintained by: Todd Whitesides
Originally Created by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
Record added: Nov 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100402880

In memory of my 13th Great Grandmother Lady Constance (De Beverley) Knollys
- Katina "Tina" West
 Added: Jul. 10, 2015
with Love, in memory of my 16th great grandmother
- Annabelle
 Added: Jul. 3, 2015
Rip from your x 17 grandson . Went to the knolley ceremony in 2015 , proud to think that you are remembered all these years on . X
- Roy wales
 Added: Jun. 26, 2015
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