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Knight, Sir John (bap. 1747, d. 1831), naval officer and surveyor

Susanna Fisher

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/15728
Knight, Sir John (bap. 1747, d. 1831), naval officer and surveyor

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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 Tartar, commanded by his father, in the expedition against ...

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