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Knight, Sir John

Susanna Fisher

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/15728

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Knight, Sir John (bap. 1747, d. 1831), naval officer and surveyor, was baptized on 21 February 1747 at Dundee, the fourth of five known children of Rear-Admiral John Knight (c.1710–1788) and his wife, Jean Hay. In 1758 Knight joined the frigate ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Naval Forces and Warfare

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