- Viscount Knollys
Viscount Knollys, of Caversham in the County of Oxford, is a title in the
Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1911 for the court official Francis Knollys, 1st Baron Knollys, Private Secretary to the Sovereignfrom 1901 to 1913. He had been previously created Baron Knollys, of Caversham in the County of Oxford, in 1902. His son, the second Viscount, served as Governor of Bermuda. As of 2008 the titles are held by the latter's son, the third Viscount.
The Viscounts Knollys are members of the prominent Knollys family (pronounced "Noles") and are descended in the senior male line from
William Knollys, 1st Earl of Banbury. This earldom is considered to have become extinct on the first Earl's death but the extinction has been contested up to the present day. For more information on this, see the Knollys family.
The family seat is
Bramerton Hall, near Norwich, Norfolk.
Viscounts Knollys (1911)
Francis Knollys, 1st Viscount Knollys(1837-1924)
*Edward George William Tyrwhitt Knollys, 2nd Viscount Knollys (1895-1966)
*David Francis Dudley Knollys, 3rd Viscount Knollys (b. 1931)
Heir Apparentis the present holder's son Hon. Patrick Nicholas Mark Knollys (b. 1962)
The Heir Apparent's Heir Apparent is his son Alexander Edward Somerset Knollys (b. 2000)
Earl of Banbury
*Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). "Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage" (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page]
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