According to his father, Thomas was born on the Wednesday before Candlemas Day 1558.  He was the seventh, and youngest, of Francis and Catherine's sons.
Sir Thomas Knollys was a commander in the Low Countries under Maurice, Prince of Orange during the Eighty Years' War, and, in 1568, was subsequently appointed as Governor of Ostend.  At about the same time as the receipt of his governorship, Thomas was knighted in the Low Countries by Lord Willoughby. 
In 1588 he was prominent in his aid to Peregrine Bertie at the seige of Bergen. In about 1589 Thomas married Odelia de Morada, daughter of the Marquis of Bergen, and they had one known daughter, Penelope. 
↑ Varlow, Sally Sir Francis Knollys's Latin dictionary: new evidence for Katherine Carey Historical Research, Volume 80, Issue 209, August 2007, Pages 315–323,Oxford Academic
↑ 3.03.1 Nicola Tallis,
Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester Michael O'Mara Books, 2 Nov 2017 Google Books
↑ Shaw, William Arthur, 1865-1943; Burtchaell, George Dames, 1853-1921 The Knights of England. A complete record from the earliest time to the present day of the knights of all the orders of chivalry in England, Scotland, and Ireland, and of knights bachelors, incorporating a complete list of knights bachelors dubbed in Ireland London Sherratt and Hughes 1906 pg. 87 archive.org
↑ The Diplomatic Correspondence of Thomas Bodley, 1585-1597 Bodley
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