Knyvet, Sir John
- W. M. Ormrod
Knyvet, Sir John (d. 1381), justice and administrator, was the eldest son of Richard Knyvet of Southwick, Northamptonshire (d. 1353), the keeper of Rockingham Forest in that county, and Joanna, daughter and heir of Sir John Wurth. Knyvet was practising in the courts by 1347; in 1354 he became serjeant-at-law, and from 1356 to 1361 served as a king's serjeant. On 24 June 1361 he was appointed a justice of the ...