Friday, June 09, 2006

Question from Michael - Info on Sir Anthony Knyvett

The responsibility for the building of Southsea Castle was initially given to Sir Anthony Knyvett. I have looked in vane for information on his background and his family. Does anyone know where information about him and his family may be found?

1 comment:

Anniina said...

Anthony Knyvett was the son of Sir Thomas Knyvett of Buckenham, Master of Horse for King Henry VIII. What makes researching him difficult is that 1) the name is variously spelled as Knyvett, Knyvet, Knivert, Knivet, etc., 2) there were two other men by the name of Anthony Knyvett living, at roughly the same time period.