Sir Francis Knollys

Sir Francis Knollys

Male Abt 1514 - 1596  (~ 82 years)

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  • Name Francis Knollys  [1
    Title Sir 
    Born Abt 1514  Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jul 1596  Rotherfield Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1734  mytree
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 

    Father Robert Knollys,   d. 1521 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Catherine Carey,   b. 1522, Chilton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1569, East Molesey, Richmond upon Thames, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 1538 
    Children 
    +1. Anne Knollys,   b. 1556,   d. Aft 30 Aug 1608, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F873  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1514 - Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sir Francis Knollys - Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22
    Sir Francis Knollys - Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22

  • Notes 
    • Encyclopedia Britannica:
      "Knollys, who entered the service of Henry VIII before 1540, became M.P. in 1542 and was knighted in 1547 while serving with the English army in Scotland. A strong supporter of the reformed doctrines, he retired to Germany after Mary's accession, returning to England to become a privy councillor, vice-chamberlain of the royal household and a member of parliament under Queen Elizabeth, whose cousin Catherine (d. 1569), daughter of William Carey and niece of Anne Boleyn, was his wife. Knollys was sent in 1566 to Ireland, his mission being to obtain for the queen confidential reports on the lord deputy Sir Henry Sidney, of whose conduct of affairs he gave a good report. In 1568 he was sent to Carlisle to take charge of Queen of Scots; he was afterward in charge of the queen at Bolton castle and then at Tutbury castle. He gave up the position of guardian just after his wife's death in Jan. 1569. He was treasurer of the royal household from 1572 until his death on July 19, 1596. His monument may still be seen in the church of Rotherfield Grays, Oxfordshire. Knollys was Elizabeth's commissioner on such important occasions as the trials of Mary Queen of Scots, of Philip Howard earl of Arundel, and of Anthony Babington."
      Sir Francis Knollys participated in the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 and was treasurer of the royal household.

  • Sources 
    1. [S74] Internet, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/c/o/Herb-Scott/GENE4-0018.html.

    2. [S214] Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online.
      Record for Sir Francis Knollys


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