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Norborne Washbourne
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Birth: 1420
Worcestershire, England
Death: 1479
Worcestershire, England

Sir Norman Washborn (7)

Wife: Elizabeth Kniveton.


1. Robert Washborn

2. William Washborn

3. Mary Washborn

4. Eleanor Washborn, b. ~1446, d. 1505, married Sir Richard Scrope and Sir John William Wyndham.

5. Anne Washborn, married Thomas Cower.

6. Sir John Washborn, b. ~ 1451, ancestor of our Washburn lineage

7. A daughter, b. ~ 1457, whose first name is unrecorded, but who married John Hughford.

8. Elizabeth Washborn, b. ~1459, married Nicholas Folyotte.

9. Thomas Washborn, b. ~1463, youngest son of Sir Norman Washborn

Sir Norman Washborn was the elder son of Sir John and Lady Margaret (Le Poher) Washborn. He was born in Wichenford, Worcestershire, England. His wife was Elizabeth Kniveton, daughter of Henry Kniveton. The Kniveton name was derived from the family's lordship of Kniveton, a parish in Derbyshire. Sir Norman's name signals the Norman blood of each of his parent's, Sir John Washburn and Margaret Le Poher, and demonstrates that the English Washborns held in high honor their Viking ancestors.

In the fifth year of the reign of King Henry VI (in the year beginning September 1, 1426, and ending August 31, 1427 as this King's reign began on September 1, 1422), Sir Norman Washborn received Knights' Washbourne from his father, Sir John Washborn, who mentions himself as a Knight and as Lord of Washbourne, which he names his manor of Knights' Washbourne, in the County of Worcester.

Sir Norman Washborn was Sheriff of Worcestershire in 17 Henry VI, 1438-1439. He died before 19 Edward IV, which began on March 4, 1479, and ended on March 3, 1480. Norman was also vice com of Worcestershire in the reign of Henry VI.

During his lifetime, Sir Norman was involved in litigation with Humphrey Salway, who had claimed Stanford through his mother, the half sister of Norman. The controversy was finally referred to George, Duke of Clarence, "the false, fleeting, perjured Clarence" of Shakespeare, and the brother of King Edward. Norman confirmed his property by deed in the eleventh year of Henry VI.

Sir Norman's heir was his eldest son, John.
Family links: 
  John Washbourne (1356 - ____)
  Elizabeth Knyveton Washbourne (____ - 1454)
  John Washbourne (1451 - 1517)*
*Calculated relationship
Norborne WASHBOURNE B: Abt 1420
Stanford, Wickenford, Worchestershire, England
D: Bef 1429
, Ltl Washbourne, Worcestershire, England

Elizabeth KNIVTON B: Abt 1420
Stanford, Wickenford, Worchestershire, England
D: Bef 1479

Created by: Tammy Joy Tanner
Record added: Jan 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84003406

- Evette Dingle-Smith
 Added: Feb. 3, 2015
Honoring the life of my 15th great grandfather.
- Patricia Williams Curry
 Added: Jan. 3, 2015

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 Added: Nov. 29, 2014
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