- Sir Edward Knatchbull, 9th Baronet
The son of
Sir Edward Knatchbull, 8th Baronetand Mary Hugessen was educated in Christ Church, Oxfordand matriculated in 1800. He was admitted a Fellow of the Royal Societyon 6 May 1802. [cite web | url=http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/page.asp?id=1727 | title=Lists of Royal Society Fellows | accessdate=2006-12-15] He was called to the bar ( Lincoln's Inn) in 1803 and succeeded to his father's baronetcyon 21 September 1819.
Member of Parliamentfor Kent from 1819 to 1831, and for East Kent from 1833 to 1845. In 1829 he became one of the leaders of the ' Ultra-Tories' who were opposed to Catholic emancipation in Ireland and their own Tory Government when they changed to law that year.
Sworn of the Privy Council in 1834, he was
Paymaster of the Forcesbetween 1834 and 1835, and Paymaster-Generalbetween 1841 and 1845.
He died, aged 67, at the family's Mersham Hatch estate in Kent.
Knatchbull married twice. His first wife was Annabella Christiana Honywood, daughter of
Sir John Honywood, 4th Baronet: they married on 25 August 1806and had six children, including:
*Mary Louisa Knatchbull (b. 1808)
*Eleanor Grace Knatchbull (d. 1913)
*Beatrice Joanna Knatchbull (d. 1932)
*Mary Dorothea Knatchbull (d. 1838)
*Sir Norton Joseph Knatchbull, 10th Baronet (1808–1868)
*(child, d. 1818)
Annabella died in childbirth in 1814.
24 October 1820, he married secondly Fanny Catherine Knight, daughter of Edward Knight (née Edward Austen, the brother of English novelist Jane Austen). They had nine children, including:
Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st Baron Brabourne(1829–1893)
*Reverend Reginald Bridges Knatchbull-Hugessen (b. 1831)
Herbert Thomas Knatchbull-Hugessen(b. 1835)
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