Knowles, Sir Charles, first baronet
- 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 ...