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Knollys, Viscount (UK, 1911)


Creation: let. pat. 4 Jul 1911


Family name: Knollys




Per pale Gules and Argent a Chevron counterchanged and charged with three Roses also counterchanged barbed and seeded proper


Between two Crosses Moline per pale Azure and Or fimbriated counterchanged an Elephant statant Argent


On either side an Heraldic Antelope the dexter Argent and sinister Or both tufted horned and unguled Sable and charged on the shoulder with a Cross as in the Crest


In Utrumque Paratus (In every way prepared)



Francis [Knollys], 1st Baron Knollys later 1st Viscount Knollys, GCB GCVO KCMG ISO PC

2nd son of Rt Hon Gen Sir William Thomas Knollys KCB, by his wife Elizabeth St Aubyn, sister of Sir Edward St Aubyn, 1st Bt, of St Michael's Mount, co. Cornwall


16 Jul 1837


11 Apr 1887 Hon Ardyn Mary Tyrwhit (b. 2 Sep 1860; d. 26 Dec 1922), 1st dau. of Sir Henry Thomas Tyrwhitt, 3rd Bt., by his wife Emma Harriet Wilson, suo jure Baroness Berners, only dau. by his second wife of Rev Hon Robert Wilson, Rector of Ashwellthorpe, co. Norfolk


15 Aug 1924


21 Jul 1902 Baron Knollys, of Caversham in the County of Oxford

4 Jul 1911 Viscount Knollys, of Caversham in the County of Oxford

suc. by



Private Secretary to HM King Edward VII 1870-1910 and to HM King George V 1910-13


Edward George William Tyrwhitt [Knollys], 2nd Viscount Knollys, GCMG MBE DFC


16 Jan 1895


11 Oct 1928 Margaret Mary Jospehine Coats (d. 1987), only dau. of Sir Stuart Auchincloss Coats, 2nd Bt., of Ballathie, Stanley, co. Perth, by his wife Jane Muir Greenlees, dau. of Thomas Greenlees, of Paisley, co. Renfrew


3 Dec 1966

suc. by



Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Bermuda 1941-43


David Francis Dudley [Knollys], 3rd Viscount Knollys, DL


12 Jun 1931


1 Oct 1959 Hon Sheelin Virginia Maxwell, raised to the rank of a Baron's daughter by Royal Warrant 1959 (b. 5 Dec 1937), sister of Barry Owen Somerset [Maxwell], 12th Baron Farnham, and 1st dau. of Lt Col Hon Somerset Arthur Maxwell MP (by his wife Angela Susan Roberts, only dau. of Capt Marshall Owen Roberts, of Grosvenor Square, London), 1st son and heir ap. of Arthur Kenlis [Maxwell], 11th Baron Farnham


1. Capt Hon Patrick Nicholas Mark Knollys (b. 11 Mar 1962), mar. 24 Sep 1998 Sarah Wright (former wife of ..... Wright), only dau. of Michael Petch, of Chobham, co. Surrey, and has issue:

1a. Alexander Edward Somerset Knollys (b. 24 Jan 2000)

1a. Sophia Emma Knollys (b. 25 Jun 2002)

2. Capt Hon Christopher Edward Knollys, Equerry to HRH the Duke of Kent (b. 2 Sep 1964), mar. 22 Mar 1997 Sarah Gwynne, 1st dau. of E St J Gwynne, and has issue

3. Capt Hon Michael James George Knollys (b. 27 Jul 1968)

1. Hon Clarinda Susan Knollys (b. 23 Jun 1960), mar. 1988 Andrew M B Snowball, of Mill of Remichie, Dallas, co. Moray, 2nd son of Brig Edward Joseph Dove Snowball OBE, of Ballochneck, Thornhill, co. Perth, and has issue


 Last updated 20 Aug 2003




3rd Viscount Knollys, of Caversham in the County of Oxford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 4 Jul 1911)

3rd Baron Knollys, of Caversham in the County of Oxford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 21 Jul 1902)



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