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Henry Knollys MP (1541 - abt. 1596)

Henry Knollys MP
Born [location unknown]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 16 Jul 1565 in Durham House, The Strand, London, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Rotherford Greys, Oxfordshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Nov 2008
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Henry Knollys MP is Notable.

Henry was the eldest son of Francis Knollys and Catherine Carey and was born the Tuesday before Easter Day in 1541, which would be about the 12 April. [1]

On 16 July 1565 he married Margaret Cave, daughter of wealthy diplomat Sir Ambrose Cave. Their marriage took place at Durham house on The Strand and was attended by Queen Elizabeth. The festivities apparently included a feast, a ball, a tourney, two masques that went on until about 1:30 in the morning! [2] [3]


  1. 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
  2. Bundesen, Kristin & Lawson, Jane. (2018). Dudley Knollys: Elizabethan Gender Identification. Notes and Queries. 65. 110-118. 10.1093/notesj/gjx184.PDF
  3. Women at Court: The Royal Household PDF
  • Wikipedia biography [1]


  • WikiTree profile Knollys-65 created through the import of Newmans.ged on Nov 14, 2011 by Kathryn Newman. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Kathryn and others.

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Knollys-106 and Knollys-14 appear to represent the same person because: duplicate son of Francis & Katherine
posted by Andrea Powell

Rejected matches › Henry Knollys