Anne Knyvett Sears was born 1509 in Ashwelthorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom to Edmund Knyvet (1493-1527) and Joan Bourchier (1493-1561) and died 12 November 1595 Amsterdam, Netherlands of unspecified causes. She married Richard Sears (1508-1540) . Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Henry II of England (1133-1189)/s, Hugh Capet (c940-996)/s, William I of England (1027-1087)/s.
Anne migrated to Holland in the mid-1500s. This migration coincides with growth of the Dutch Calvinist religious movement there. England, Spain and other countries were stricly loyal to the church of the state and persecuted rebels vigorously. Holland granted a high level of tolerance to this new religion.
|Offspring of Anne Knyvett Sears and Richard Sears (1508-1540)|
|John Sears (1535-1561)||1528 Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands||12 November 1595 Holland, Netherlands||Elizabeth Hawkins (1539-1570)|