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Notes for Richard Knightley and Eleanor Throckmorton

Stanard states, "John Throckmorton left issue by Eleanor aforesaid, two sons and six daughters ... Of the six daughters, Eleanor married to Richard Knightley, of Fawsley, in Northamptonshire, Esq." [1]

Bridges provides the following description and transcription of a tomb-stone in the chancel of the church of St Mary in Fawsley: [2]

Upon an old defaced tomb-stone in the chancel.
... Uxoris dicti Ricardi filii filie Johannis Throgmerton Armigeri & Alicie ..."
What follows is on separate small pieces of brass dispersed up and down the tombstone:
— Gyfford of Watforth — Thomas Purefey Armiger — Jesu mercy — Jesu mercy — Joha uxor ejus filia Johis Catesby & Emme uxoris ejus — Johes Trokkuston Armiger — Ric. Knightley filius Ric. Knightley & Elizabeth uxoris ejus — Elionorea Knightley filia Johis Throgmerton & Elianore uxoris ejus — Elizabeth uxor ejus filia Thome Purfey.
Upon this tomb-stone lies a man in armour and his wife by him, with thirteen children.


[1] W. G. Stanard, "Throckmorton, of England and Virginia," William and Mary College Quarterly 2 (1893-1894), 241-247, at 242, [HathiTrust].

[2] John Bridges and Peter Whalley, ed., The History and Antiquities of Northamptonshire, Vol. 1 (Oxford, 1791), 68.