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Families covered: Knight of Chawton, Knight of Cowden, Knight (Gally-Knight) of Langold, Knight of Lingfield, Knight of Smythies

John Knighte of Smythies in Lingfield, Surrey (d by 1581)
1. George Knight of Smythies in Lingfield (a 1581)
A. John Knight of Lingfield (bur 28.10.1611)
  m. (04.05.1567) Isabel Saxbie (d by 1627)
  i. Richard Knight of Cowden (bpt 28.11.1574, d before 1646)
  m. (24.01.1602) Elizabeth Vinall (a 1646)
  a. John Knight of Cowden (bpt 18.10.1612, bur 12.08.1644)
  m. Joanna Titchborne (dau of Richard Titchborne (by Dorothy, dau of John Saxbie), m2. John Botting)
(1) Richard Knight of Cowden (bpt 31.01.1636, bur 09.03.1681)
  m1. (16.09.1660) Mary Aynscombe (d 05.06.1674, dau/heir of Rev. Thomas Aynscombe of Cowden & Wadhurst)
  (A) issue (d young?)
  m2. Sarah Johnson (dau of Jeremiah Johnson of Charlwood)
  (B) Catharine Knight (bpt 01.05.1677)
  (C) Sarah Knight (b 10.09.1680)
m. (19.08.1703) Leonard Gale of Crabbett in Worth (b c1673)
  (i) Philippa Gale (d 14.01.1766, coheir) probably of this generation
  m. (1731) James Clitherow of Boston House (b 1694, d 03.05.1752))
  b. Robert Knight of Cowden (bpt 10.04.1625, bur 21.03.1691)
  c. Richard Knight of Cowden (bur 31.10.1692)
  m1. (11.08.1640) Mary Botting of the Bower
  m2. (c03.1647-8) Sibilla Lyndsey (a 1654, dau of Edward Lyndsey of Buxted & sister of Richard, relict of Thomas Gilbert)
  (1) Bridget Knight
  m. John Payne of Legg's Heath, East Grinstead
  (2) Anne Knight (bpt 26.06.1653)
  m. John Bridgland of Maresfield
  ii. John Knight of Hartfield (bpt 14.10.1576, a 1622) had issue
  m1. ??
  m2. (19.05.1611) Marie Knight (bur 14.11.1615)
  iii. George Knight of Lingfield (bpt 08.08.1585, bur 22.10.1641)
  m. Catharine (a 1644)
  a. Edward Knight (bpt 27.12.1629) had issue
  m1. (18.05.1657) Martha Gainsford (bur 15.02.1658)
  m2. (19.11.1661) Mary Budgen
  B Robert Knight in Smythies (a 1581)



Commoners starts with William Knight of Chawton, described as "living about the middle of the sixteenth century" and mentioned as great-grandfather of Nicholas who, by his wife Elizabeth, was father of John, Nicholas & Stephen with Stephen being father of Richard (father of Sir Richard) and Dorothy. This seems somewhat confused, given that BLG1952 shows the following ...
William Knight of Chawton, Hampshire (a 1525, d 1585)
m. (1560) Elizabeth Standen
1. John Knight of Chawton, Sheriff of Hampshire (d 1620-1)
  m. Mary Neale (dau of William Neale of Warnford)
BLG1952 reports that John dsp 1620. Commoners reports that he d 1621 having had ...
  A. Joanna Knight
  m. John Gunter of Racton
2. Stephen Knight of Chawton, Sheriff of Hampshire (d 1627-8)
  m. Judith
  A. John Knight (dsp 1636)
  B. Richard Knight of Chawton (d 1641-2)
  m. Elizabeth Fielder (dau of J. Fielder of Barrow Court)
  i. Sir Richard Knight of Chawton (dsp 1679)
  m. Priscilla Reynolds (dau of Sir Robert Reynolds of Elvetham)
  C. Dorothy Knight
  m. Richard Martin of Ensham
  Chawton passed into the Martin family, members of which assumed the name Knight.
3. son



Descended from "the family of the Knights of St. Dens neer Suthampt. (sic)" was ...
William Knight of Newbury (Berkshire)
m. Alice Worthington
1. Sir Ralph Knight of Langold, Yorkshire (b c1619, d 21.04.1691, MP)
  m1. (23.06.1646) Faith Dickinson (d 18.04.1671, dau/heir of Rev. William Dickinson or Dickenson of Rotherham)
  A. John Knight of Langold (bpt 21.06.1648, d 06.05.1695)
  m. Mary Clarkson (dau of Alderman _ Clarkson of London)
  i. Hannah Knight
  m. (10.04.1708) Thomas Stones of Mosborough
  B. Isaac Knight of Langold (b 1652-3, d 13.09.1721)
m. Elizabeth Robinson (dau of Sir John Robinson of Denston)
  i. Ralph Knight of Langold (bpt 006.06.1712, d unm 1768)
  ii. Elizabeth Knight of Langold (d 1784)
  m. Henry Gally (d 07.08.1769, rector of St. Giles-in-the-Field, chaplain to King George II, refugee following the Edict of Nantz)
  a. John Gally, later Gally-Knight of Langold (b c1741, d unm 1804, MP)
  b. Henry Gally, later Gally-Knight of Langold (d 1808)
m. (1784) Selina Fitzherbert (d 1823, dau of William Fitzherbert of Tissington)
  (1) Henry Gally-Knight of Firbeck Hall & Langold (b 02.12.1788, a 1837)
  m. (1828) Henrietta Eyre (dau of Anthony Hardolph Eyre of Graoce)
  C. Hester Knight
  m. John Clarkson of Kirton
  D. Christian(a) Knight
  m. Jonathan Staniforth
  E. Bridget Knight (b 1655-6, d 13.06.1734)
  m. Richard Taylor of Wallingwells
  F. Faith Knight
  m. Charles Cornwallis of Bevercotes
  G.+ other issue - Raphe (a 1666, dsp), Thomas (b after 1666?, a 1689), Dickinson (d 10.01.1746), Anne (b after 1666? or d infant?), 5 other sons, 3 other sons
  HoP ("Ralph Knight") reports that Ralph & Faith had 8 sons (3 dvp) & 7 daughters. Dugdale names 3 sons & 4 daughters. Commoners names 5 sons & 5 daughters.
  m2. c05.1687, sp) Elizabeth (widow of John Rolleston of Sookholme)
2. Dina Knight
  m. Joseph Payne of Letwell

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : MGH (NS1, vol 4 (1884), 'Knight of Cowden, co. Kent', p199+)
(2) For middle section (originally uploaded to a Temporary page on 02.04.08) : BLG1952 ('Knight of Chawton'), Commoners (vol 1, 'Knight of Godmersham', p443)
(3) For lower section (originally uploaded 23.03.16 to KZmisc04) : Commoners (vol 4, 'Gally-Knight of Firbeck and Langold', p710+) with some support from Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1666, 'Knight of Langold')
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