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Sir Henry Knollys
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Birth: 1542
Rotherfield Greys
Oxfordshire, England
Death: Dec. 21, 1582, Netherlands

Sir Henry Knollys was the eldest son and heir of Sir Francis Knollys (Treasurer of the Royal household) and Catherine Carey (Lady of the Bedchamber to Elizabeth I).He married to Margaret Cave daughter and heir to Ambrose Cave. The weding took place at Durham House on the Strand. The wedding attended by Queen Elizabeth. It was celebrated with a ball, a tourney, and two masques. They had two daughters, Elizabeth (c.1579-before 1632) and Lettice (c.1583-1655). He studied at Magdalen College, Oxfordshire, England. where he obtained the reputation of being a very cultivated and religious man. At the age of 21 he was an elected Member of Parliament for Shoreham in 1563 and for Oxfordshire. In 1563he was also named to the Privy Council. The courts of law took over the business of dispensing justice, while Parliament became the supreme legislature of the kingdom. He had joined his half-third cousin - John Norreys, fighting for Dutch independence from Spain. He died in the Netherlands, presumably of wounds or disease, on the day he made his will, 21st December 1582.
Family links: 
  Francis Knollys (1514 - 1596)
  Katherine Carey Knollys (1524 - 1568)
  Margaret Cave Knollys (1549 - 1606)*
  Richard Knollys (____ - 1596)*
  Henry Knollys (1542 - 1582)
  Lettice Knollys Dudley (1543 - 1634)*
  William Knollys (1547 - 1632)*
  Anne Knollys West (1555 - 1608)*
*Calculated relationship
St Nicholas Stanford-on-Avon
Daventry District
Northamptonshire, England
Plot: Monument
Created by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
Record added: Nov 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100279852
Sir Henry Knollys
Added by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
Sir Henry Knollys
Added by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
Sir Henry Knollys
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3rd cousin 10x removed
- Angela Carnes XXXIV, Comtesse of Aquitaine
 Added: Jul. 24, 2014

- chevydelray55
 Added: Aug. 14, 2013
Henry, Rest in Peace. My 3rd Cousin 14x removed.
- Wayne, Donna, Tonee, Terrence
 Added: May. 21, 2013

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