'Knill2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Knill of Knill (Knull of Knull, Knyll of Knyll), Knill of Llanbadarn Vynyd, Knill of Stowe

MGH starts this pedigree with Ifor Goch of Elvel ap Gr. ap Rees Gryg ap the Lord Rees, Prince of South Wales". This appears to be ...
Griffith ap Rhys Gryg (who d 1233) ap Rhys, Lord of South Wales
1. Ifor Goch ap Elvel
  A. Rees ap Ifor of Elvel
  i. Jevan (John) Goch ap Rees of Elvel
  m1/2. Eleanor de Brokenbergh (dau/heir of John de Brokenbergh (son of John by Alice, heiress of Knull (Knill)))
  a. Richard ap Jevan of Knull (a 1415)
  b. Rees ap Jevan Coch (a 1391, 1415)
  (1) John Knyll or Knull of Knill, Herefordshire (a 1428)
  The following is largely supported by the Visitation which starts with this John. The next few generations, as taken from that Visitation, were originally uploaded to KZmisc02 on 27.06.10. MGH identifies John's wife as ...
  m. Alice (possibly dau of Sir John Lingen)
(A) William Knull of Knull (Knyll of Knyll) (a 1449, 1461)
  (i) John de Knell or Knyll
  Visitation indicates that John's wife was possibly Margaret, dau of Sir John Lingen. Noting that MGH suggests that a dau of Sir John Lingen may have been this John's grandmother (above), provisionally we follow MGH in identifying this John's wife as ...
  m. Gwenliana (dau of Hoell Griffith Vaughan)
  (a) Jenkin Knill (Knyll) of Knill (a 1471) - continued below
  m. Anne Devereux (dau of Sir Richard Devereux)
  (b) William Knill had issue
  MGH identifies William as "Ancestor to the families of Knill of Evenjobb and Knill of Womaston, who can be very clearly traced down to 1740."
  (ii) Hugh Knill or Knulle
  m2/1. Gladis (dau of Mer. ap Hull ap Cinfrig ap Mad ap Jestin)
  B. Jevan of Llanvyhangell Cwmdhy
  m. Jonet (dau of Ralph, Lord Mortimer)
  C. Phe of Gyleglas



Jenkin Knill (Knyll) of Knill (a 1471) - continued above
m. Anne Devereux (dau of Sir Richard Devereux)
1. John Knill of Knill, Sheriff of Radnorshire (a 1519, d 1561 (or 1564), Recorder of Ludlow, MP)
  m1. Margery Whitington (dau of Sir John Whitington of Pantly)
  A. Francis Knill of Knill (d 1599)
  m. Jone Lewis (dau of Hugh Lewis (ap Lewys) of Harpton (Harton))
  i. John Knill of Knill (dsp 1607)
  m. Catherine Bradshaw (dau of Edmond Bradshaw of Prestend (Presteign))
  ii. Barbara Knill
  m. John Walsham of Presteign (d 1639)
  Knill Court passed into the Walsham family.
  iii. Sibell (Sybill) Knill
  m. John Price
  B. Eleanor Knill
  m. Evan James (Vicar of Llanbister)
C. Katherine Knill
  Visitation shows Katherine as married to Richard Pryce, MGH to ...
  m. Peter ap Howell
  D. Anne Knill (dsp)
  m. Harry Howell not mentioned by Visitation
  m2. Sybill Vaughan (a 1580, dau of Roger Vaughan of Hergest (son of Watkin Vaughan of Hergest), widow of Hugh Lewis of Harpton)
  Visitation does not show any children by Sybill. HoP ("John Knill (Acknyll)") shows that he had 2 s.1 da. by this marriage (as well as 1s. 3 ds. by his first). MGH provides the following.
  E. Thomas Knill of Llanbister
  i. Evan Knill
  i. Thomas Knill of Llanbadarn Vynyd, Radnorshire (d 1672)
  m. Ethlin
  a. Thomas Knill of Llanbadarn Vynyd & Bettws (d 1710)
  m. Maria (d 1741)
  (1) Evan Knill of Llanbadarn Vynyd & Stowe (Salop) (d 1750)
m. Jane (d 1770)
  (A) John Knill of Llanbadarn Vynyd & Stowe
  m. (1763) Frances Clarke
  (i) Mary Knill (b 1770, bur 1852)
  m. (1798) Lawrence Lambe
  (ii) Ann Knill (dsp)
  m. William Smallpiece
  (iii) Frances Knill
  m. _ Wood
  (iv) Sally Knill
  (B)+ other issue - Thomas, Evan, Maria, Anna
  F.+ other issue - Edmund of Llanbister & Berchop, Margaret
2. Walter or William Knyll (3rd son) mentioned by Visitation but not by MGH
  A. Stephen Knyll
  B. John Knyll
  m. ?? (dau of Rice of Howell)
3.+ other issue - Hugh, Roger mentioned by Visitation but not by MGH

Main source(s): MGH (NS5 vol 5 (1925), 'Descent of Knill in the male line from the Royal Family of Wales', p96+) with some input/support from Visitation (Herefordshire, 1569, 'Knyll') as reported above
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