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Henry Newton Knights

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Henry Newton Knights (1872-1959) of GWK and H. Newton Knights and Co

Engineer and contractor

1872 Born the son of Frederick Knights.

1874 Baptised in Peckham

1891 A merchants clerk[1]

1898 Married at Southwark to Grace Emma Mitchell. HNK is an Hydraulic Engineer.

1901 Henry N Knights 28, iron founder and hydraulics engineer, lived in Deptford, with Grace E Knights 28 and Helen M Knights 1[2]

1908 Associate member, I Mech E; general manager Brockley Iron Works

c.1909 Established H. Newton Knights and Co

1911 Living at 43 Calton Road, Dulwich Village: Henry Newton Knights (age 38 born Camberwell), Engineer and Contractor. With his wife Grace Emma and their two daughters.[3]

1919 Henry Newton Knights M.P., A.M.I.Mech.E. of The Glebe, Dog Kennel Hill, SE5. Director and Chairman of GWK.[4]

1921 Subject of a receiving order under the Bankruptcy Act[5]

1922 Left Parliament[6]

1932 Receiving Order against Henry Newton Knights, engineering contractor, lately carrying on business at 43, King William Street, London, E.C., and The Astbury Engineering Works, Astbury Road, Peckham, and residing at 3, The Glebe, Dog Kennel Hill, Dulwich, London.[7]

1959 Died in Greenwich, age 87[8]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1891 census
  2. 1901 census
  3. 1911 Census
  4. Dundee Courier - Monday 10 November 1919
  5. The Edinburgh Gazette 28 June 1921
  6. London Gazette 24 February 1922
  7. London Gazette 27 May 1932
  8. BMD

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