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Papers relating to the Barrels (Wootton Wawen) estate of the Knight family, with particular reference to its sale in the nineteenth century, but including a letter of Lady Luxborough, 1752, and some 20th-century material.

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    Knight, Family

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    United Kingdom - England - Warwickshire - Wootton Wawen,

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DR 36: 202 documents relating to estates in Studley, Warwickshire, the property of Robert Knight of Barrells, natural son and heir of Robert, Earl of Catherlough, 1658-1852 and to an estate in Wem, Shropshire, the property of Captain Henry Calverley Cotton and his wife, Georgiana, grand-daughter of Robert Knight, 1735-1878 DR 225: Deeds and papers relating to parts of the settled estates of the Knight family in Ullenhall, Wootton Wawen, Henley-in-Arden and Oldberrow which, after disentailing, passed in the 19th century to the Rev. Henry Charles Knight, 1316-1879 DR1110 DR885

Admin History

The Knight family were settled at Barrells from the seventeenth century. Robert Knight who died in 1744 was Cashier to the South Sea Company. His son, Robert served variously as M.P. for Great Grimsby, Castle Rising and Milborne Port. In 1745 he was created Baron Luxborough of Shannon, in 1763 Viscount Barrells and Earl of Catherlough. He separated from first wife, Henrietta, Lady Luxborough, the patron of Shenstone and other poets. Dying without surviving legitimate issue, the estates were inherited by his elder illegitimate son, Robert Knight.