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Knatchbull, of Mersham Hatch, co. Kent (E Baronet, 1641)

 

Creation: let.pat. 4 Aug 1641

 

Family name: Knatchbull

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Arms:

Azure three Cross Crosslets fitchée between two Bendlets Or

Crest:

On a Chapeau Azure doubled Ermine An Ounce statant Argent spotted Sable

Motto:

In Crucifixa Gloria Mea (My glory is in the Cross)

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Sir Norton Knatchbull, 1st Bt. MP

son and heir of Thomas Knatchbull, by his wife Eleanor Astley, sister and cohrss. of Sir John Astley, of Allington, and dau. of John Astley, of Maidstone, co. Kent, Master of the Jewel House, by his wife Margaret Grey, dau. and hrss. of Lord Thomas Grey, younger brother of Henry [Grey], 1st Duke of Suffolk, and 3rd son of Thomas [Grey], 2nd Marquess of Dorset

born

c. 1579

mar. (1)

c. 22 Oct 1630 Dorothy Westrow, dau. of Thomas Westrow, Sheriff of London

children by first wife

1. Sir John Knatchbull, 2nd Bt.

2. Sir Thomas Knatchbull, 3rd Bt.

3. Norton Knatchbull (dvp.)

mar. (2)

27 Nov 1662 Dorothy Steward (widow of Sir Edward Steward; bur. 2 May 1694), dau. of Sir Robert Honeywood, of Charing, co. Kent, by his wife Alice Barnham, dau. by his second wife of Sir Martin Barnham, of Hollingborne, Sheriff of Kent

died

5 Feb 1684/5

created

4 Aug 1641 a Baronet of England, styled "of Mersham Hatch, co. Kent"

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament for Kent 1640 and for New Romney 1640-48

 

Sir John Knatchbull, 2nd Bt. MP

born

c. 1636

mar.

17 Jan 1659 Jane Monins (d. 7 Jun 1699), 2nd dau. of Sir Edward Monins, 2nd Bt., of Waldershare, co. Kent, by his wife Elizabeth Style, 1st dau. of Sir Thomas Style, 1st Bt., of Wateringbury

children

1. Eleanor Knatchbull, mar. Roger West, of Marsworth

2. Elizabeth Knatchbull, mar. ..... Lely

3. Jane Knatchbull (b. c. 1675; dsp.), mar. (1) c. Oct 1697 Sir George Herbert, 3rd Bt., of King's County, and (2) Richard Whitshed, of Dublin

died

s.p.m.s. 15 Dec 1696

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament for New Romney 1660 and for Kent 1685-95

 

Sir Thomas Knatchbull, 3rd Bt.

born

c. 1640

mar.

Mary Dering (bur. 24 Jun 1724), 2nd dau. of Sir Edward Dering, 2nd Bt., of Surrenden Dering, co. Kent, by his wife Mary Harvey, 2nd dau. of Daniel Harvey, of Coombe, co. Surrey

children

1. Sir Edward Knatchbull, 4th Bt.

2. Heneage Knatchbull (d. unm.)

3. Thomas Knatchbull (d. unm.)

1. Catharine Knatchbull (d. 19 Aug 1755), mar. (1) 18 Jan 1705/6 as his third wife Vice-Admiral Sir George Rooke RN, of Rook's Nest (b. 1650; d. 24 Jan 1708/9), 1st son and heir of Sir William Rooke, Sheriff of Kent, by his wife and second cousin Jane Finch, dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Finch, of Copetree; and (2) Rev Hon Henry Moore, Rector of Malpas and Wilmslow, 2nd surv. son of Henry [Moore later Hamilton-Moore], 3rd Earl of Drogheda, by his wife Mary Cole, 3rd dau. of Sir John Cole, 1st Bt., of Newland, and had issue by her second husband

died

after 12 Dec 1711

suc. by

son

 

Sir Edward Knatchbull, 4th Bt. MP

born

mar.

22 Dec 1698 Alice Wyndham (d. 15 Apr 1723), only dau. of John Wyndham, of Norrington, Wilts., by his wife Alice Fownes, dau. of Thomas Fownes

children

1. Sir Wyndham Knatchbull later Knatchbull-Wyndham, 5th Bt.

2. Sir Edward Knatchbull, 7th Bt. MP

3. Rev Wadham Knatchbull LLD, Chancellor and Prebendary of Durham (b. 28 Apr 1707; d. 27 Dec 1760), mar. 8 Jul 1743 Harriet Parry, dau. of Charles Parry, and had issue

4. Maj Norton Knatchbull (b. 28 May 1711; d. 10 May 1782), mar. 1758 Judith Long (d. 18 May 1772), dau. and cohrss. of William Long, of Downside, by his wife Elizabeth Crumpe, dau. of Sir Richard Crumpe, and had issue

5. Thomas Knatchbull (dsp.)

6. John Knatchbull (dsp.)

1. Alice Knatchbull (b. 4 Apr 1703), mar. Edward Hearst, of Salisbury, co. Wilts.

2. Catherine Knatchbull (b. 3 Feb 1709/10; dsp. 8 Jun 1796), mar. 11 Jun 1754 Thomas Harris, a Master in Chancery (b. 1 Jan 1711/2; dsp. 21 Feb 1785), 2nd son of James Harris, of The Close, Sarum, co. Wilts., by his second wife Lady Elizabeth Cooper, 3rd dau. of Anthony Ashley [Cooper], 2nd Earl of Shaftesbury

3. Mary Knatchbull (d. 1729)

died

3 Apr 1730

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Rochester 1702-05, for Kent 1713-15 and 1722-27, and for Lostwithiel 1728-30

 

Sir Wyndham Knatchbull later Knatchbull-Wyndham, 5th Bt.

born

26 Nov 1699

mar.

23 Jun 1730 Catherine Harris (d. 6 Jan 1740/1), only child of James Harris, of The Close, Salisbury, co. Wilts., by his first wife Catherine Cocks, 1st dau. of Charles Cocks MP, of Worcester

children

1. Sir Wyndham Knatchbull later Knatchbull-Wyndham, 6th Bt. MP

1. Joan Elizabeth Catherine Knatchbull later Knatchbull-Wyndham (d. unm.)

died

3 Jul 1749

suc. by

son

note

assumed the additional name of Wyndham after that of Knatchbull for himself and his children by Act of Parliament 1746

 

Sir Wyndham Knatchbull later Knatchbull-Wyndham, 6th Bt. MP

born

10 Feb 1737

died

26 Sep 1763

suc. by

uncle

note

Member of Parliament for Kent 1760-63

 

Sir Edward Knatchbull, 7th Bt. MP

born

23 Dec 1704

mar.

Grace Legge, 2nd dau. of William Legge, of Salisbury, co. Wilts.

children

1. Sir Edward Knatchbull, 8th Bt. MP

2. Norton Knatchbull (d. unm.)

3. Wyndham Knatchbull (dvp. an infant)

1. Anne Eliza Knatchbull (dsp.), mar. Lt Col ..... Newton, of Southover

2. Catherine Maria Knatchbull (d. 30 Jan 1807), mar. 12 Jun 1790 her first cousin Wyndham Knatchbull (b. 11 Sep 1750; d. 29 Jun 1833), 2nd son of Rev Wadham Knatchbull, Chancellor and Prebendary of Durham, and had issue

3. Alice Knatchbull (b. c. 1762; dvp. 1779)

4. Grace Knatchbull (dvp. an infant)

5. Joan Knatchbull (dvp. an infant)

died

21 Nov 1789

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Armagh 1727-60

 

Sir Edward Knatchbull, 8th Bt. MP

born

mar. (1)

Jul 1780 Mary Hugessen (d. 24 May 1784), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of William Western Hugessen, of Provender, co. Kent, by his wife Thomasine Honywood, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Sir John Honywood, 3rd Bt., of Evington, co. Kent

children by first wife

1. Rt Hon Sir Edward Knatchbull, 9th Bt. MP

2. Norton Joseph Knatchbull (dvp. 1801)

mar. (2)

4 Jun 1785 Frances Graham (d. 23 Nov 1799), dau. of John Graham, Governor of Georgia, British North America

children by second wife

3. Rev Wyndham Knatchbull. Rector of Aldington, Smeeth and Westbere (b. 23 Aug 1786; d. 5 Apr 1868), mar. 16 Dec 1826 Anna Maria Elizabeth Dawkins (d. 1855), dau. of Henry Dawkins, by his wife Augusta Clinton, 1st dau. of General Sir Henry Clinton, Commander-in-Chief of British land forces in America (by his wife Haqrriet Carter, dau. of Thomas Carter), 1st son and heir of Admiral Hon George Clinton, Governor of New York (by his wife Anne Carle, dau. of Peter Carle), 2nd son by his second wife of Francis Fiennes [Clinton], 6th Earl of Lincoln, and had issue

4. Capt Thomas Knatchbull (dsp. 1855), mar. 30 Apr 1825 Jane Connell, dau. of Sir John Connell, of Edinburgh, Judge of the Admiralty

5. Capt Charles Knatchbull (b. c. 1789; d. 13 Aug 1835)

6. John Knatchbull (d. unm.)

1. Frances Anne Knatchbull (d. 14 Mar 1843), mar. 24 May 1806 Rev Charles Hughes later Hughes-Hallett, of Higham and Little Dunmow, co. Essex, Rector of Gestingthorpe and Vicar of Patrixbourne (b. 5 Apr 1778; d. 10 May 1846), 1st son and heir of William Hughes, of Betshanger, co. Kent, by his first wife Mary Hallett, 1st dau. of Capt John Hallett, of Little Dunmow, co. Essex, and had issue

2. Mary Knatchbull (d. 23 Feb 1846), mar. 20 Jun 1818 Rev W Dickins, Rector of Adisham

3. Harriet Knatchbull (d. 5 Aug 1864), mar. 20 Aug 1816 Admiral George William Hughes later Hughes-D'Aeth, of Knowlton Court, co. Kent, 1st son of William Hughes, of Betshanger, co. Kent, by his second wife Harriet Hardy, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Joseph Hardy, Consul at Cadiz,by his wife Harriet D'Aeth, 5th dau. of Sir Thomas D'Aeth, 1st Bt., of Knowlton Court, co. Kent, and had issue

mar. (3)

13 Apr 1801 Mary Hawkins (d. 19 Dec 1850), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Hawkins, of Nash Court, co. Kent, by his wife Mary Theresa Bradshaw, only dau. of John Bradshaw, of London

children by third wife

7. Rev Henry Edward Knatchbull, Rector of Camsea Ashe (b. 30 Aug 1808; d. 31 Aug 1876), mar. 17 Sep 1835 Pleasance Bagge (d. 31 Dec 1865), dau. of Thomas Bagge, of Stradsett Hall

8. Lt Gen Reginald Edward Knatchbull, of Claremont Court, Jersey (b. 11 May 1812; d. 15 Apr 1885), mar. (1) 11 Jul 1845 Lucy Eleanor Bowen (d. 20 Sep 1846), 2nd dau. of Capt William Bowen, and (2) 21 Oct 1852 Sarah Emma Lomer (d. 23 Nov 1907), 1st dau. of Capt Owen Lomer, and had issue by both wives

4. Mary Anne Knatchbull (d. 24 Jul 1843), mar. 6 Mar 1823 Henry Revel Reynolds

5. Eleanor Knatchbull (d. 30 Oct 1883), mar. 24 Jul 1823 George John [Watson later Milles], 4th Baron Sondes, and had issue

6. Anne Frances Knatchbull (d. 16 Aor 1837), mar. 4 Apr 1836 Rev W H Hanson, Rector of Hockwold

7. Catherine Knatchbull, mar. 17 May 1828 Henry Charles Morton Dyer

8. Grace Mary Knatchbull (d. 14 Jan 1873), mar. 1 Aug 1832 John Hopton Russell Chichester

9. Eliza Knatchbull (d. unm. 5 Jul 1900)

died

1 Sep 1819

suc. by

son by first wife

note

DCL Oxford; Sheriff of Kent 1785;  Member of Parliament for Kent 1785-86, 1790-1802 and 1806-19

 

Rt Hon Sir Edward Knatchbull, 9th Bt.

born

20 Dec 1761

mar. (1)

25 Aug 1806 Annabella Christiana Honywood (d. 4 Apr 1814), 3rd dau. of Sir John Honywood, 4th Bt., of Evington, co. Kent, by his wife and cousin Lady Frances Courtenay, 12th dau. of William [Courtenay], 2nd Viscount Courtenay and de jure 8th Earl of Devon

children by first wife

1. Sir Norton Joseph Knatchbull, 10th Bt.

1. Mary Dorothea Knatchbull (d. 22 Feb 1838), mar. 1 May 1826 as his first wife her stepmother's brother, Edward Knight, of Chawton and Godmersham Park, co. Kent, Sheriff of Hampshire (b. 1794; d. 5 Nov 1879), first cousin of Jane Austen, the novelist, and 1st son of Edward Austen later Knight, of Chawton and Godmersham Park, co. Kent, by his wife Elizabeth Bridges, 3rd dau. of Sir Brook Bridges, 3rd Bt., of Goodneston, co. Kent, and had issue

mar. (2)

24 Oct 1820 Fanny Catherine Knight (d. 24 Dec 1882), first cousin of Jane Austen, the novelist, and 1st dau. of Edward Austen later Knight, of Chawton and Godmersham Park, co. Kent, by his wife Elizabeth Bridges, 3rd dau. of Sir Brook Bridges, 3rd Bt., of Goodneston, co. Kent

children by second wife

2. Edward Hugessen Knatchbull later Knatchbull-Hugessen, later 1st Baron Brabourne

3. Rev Reginald Bridges Knatchbull later Knatchbull-Hugessen, Rector of West Grinstead, co. Sussex (b. 19 Feb 1831; d. 28 Jan 1911), mar. (1) 23 Aug 1866 Maria Brockman (d. 28 Dec 1880), 2nd dau. of Rev Tatton Brockman, Rector of Otham, of Beachborough, co. Kent, and (2)  29 May 1885 Rachel Mary Montgomery, 4th dau. of Admiral Sir Alexander Leslie Montgomery, 3rd Bt. RN, of The Hall, co. Donegal, by his wife Caroline Rose Campbell, dau. of James Campbell, of Hampston Court, co. Middlesex, and had issue by both wives

4. Herbert Thomas Knatchbull later Knatchbull-Hugessen, Member of Parliament for Feversham 1885-95 (b. 1 Dec 1835; d. 15 May 1922), mar. 20 Sep 1883 Elizabeth Lewis Burton, dau. of Moses Burton, and had issue

died

24 May 1849

suc. by

son by first wife

note

inherited the Hugessen estates through his mother and willed them ultimately to his issue by his second wife; Member of Parliament for Kent 1819-31 and for East Kent 1833-45; Privy Counsellor; Paymaster-General 1834-35 and 1841-45

 

Sir Norton Joseph Knatchbull, 10th Bt.

born

10 Jul 1808

mar.

31 May 1831 Mary Watts-Russell (d. 3 Sep 1874), 1st dau. of Jesse Watts-Russell, of Ilam Hall, co. Stafford

children

1. Sir Edward Knatchbull, 11th Bt.

2. Sir Wyndham Knatchbull, 12th Bt. JP MP

1. Mary Louisa Knatchbull (d. 30 Jan 1923), mar. 29 Mar 1856 Maj Gen Charles Stirling Dundas, (b. 9 Sep 1824; d. 28 May 1895), 4th son of James Dundas JP, 26th of Dundas Castle, by his wife Lady Mary Tufton Duncan, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1833, 5th dau. of Adam [Duncan], 1st Viscount Duncan of Camperdown, and had issue

2. Eleanor Grace Knatchbull (d. 20 Apr 1913), mar. 29 Aug 1857 Robert John O'Reilly, of Mill Castle, co. Westmeath (d. 18 Dec 1879), son of James O'Reilly, of Baltrasna, co. Meath, and had issue

3. Beatrice Joanna Knatchbull, an Extra Lady in Waiting to HRH the Duchess of Albany (dsp. 17 May 1932), mar. 1 Dec 1874 as his fourth wife Charles Edmund [Law later Towry-Law], 3rd Baron Ellenborough

died

2 Feb 1868

suc. by

son

 

Sir Edward Knatchbull, 11th Bt.

born

26 Apr 1838

died

30 May 1871

suc. by

brother

note

barrister-at-law

 

Sir Wyndham Knatchbull, 12th Bt. JP MP

born

9 Jun 1844

mar.

18 Mar 1902 Margaret Elizabeth Browne (widow of John Dillon Browne; d. 5 Nov 1921), dau. of Charles Taylor, of Frencham Hill, co. Surrey

died

s.p. 30 Jul 1917

note

Member of Parliament for East Kent 1875-76

 

On the death of Sir Wyndham Knatchbull the Baronetcy of Knatchbull of Mersham Hatch passed to his half-cousin, Cecil Marcus [Knatchbull-Hugessen], 4th Baron Brabourne.

 

Last updated 25 Jun 2017

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