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date: 08 December 2019

Knightley, Sir Richardlocked

(1533–1615)
  • William Joseph Sheils

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Knightley, Sir Richard (1533–1615), politician and patron of puritans, was the eldest son of Sir Valentine Knightley of Fawsley, Northamptonshire, and his wife, Anne, the daughter of Edward Ferrers of Warwickshire. The family fortunes were based on sheep farming, for which the lands on their estates were enclosed, and on the death of his father in 1566 ...

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P. W. Hasler, ed., , 3 vols. (1981)
private collection
Northamptonshire Record Office, Northampton