KNIGHTLEY, Valentine (1718-54), of Fawsley, Northants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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14 Apr. 1748 - 2 May 1754

Family and Education

b. 1 Sept. 1718, 1st surv. s. of Lucy Knightley of Fawsley by his 1st w. Jane Grey, da. and coh. of Henry Benson of Dodford, Northants. by Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Thomas Grey, Lord Grey of Groby.  educ. poss. Eton 1732; St. John’s, Oxf. 1735.  m. 21 Dec. 1740, Elizabeth, da. of Edward Dummer of Swaythling, Hants and coh. of her bro. John Dummer, 6s. 3da.  suc. fa. 1738.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Northants. 1743-4.


Knightley was returned unopposed at the general election on 18 Apr. 1754, and died 2 May 1754.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond