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Knowles, Sir Charles, first baronetlocked

(d. 1777)
  • J. K. Laughton
  • , revised by Richard Harding


Knowles, Sir Charles, first baronet (d. 1777), naval officer, was reputedly the son of Charles Knollys, styled fourth earl of Banbury (bap. 1662, d. 1740); the identity of his mother, the date of his birth, and details of his upbringing are all unknown. His abilities as an engineer suggest a sound education. He may have served as a volunteer on the ...

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