Henry Knight (bishop)

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Henry Joseph Corbett Knight (22 June 1859 in East India – 27 November 1920 in Hitchin) was Bishop of Gibraltar [1] from 1911 until his death.

Henry Knight was born on 22 June 1859,[2] son of the Rev. John Lister Knight.[3] He was educated at Islington Proprietary School and St Catharine's College, Cambridge[4][5], where he graduated tenth Classic in 1882. He was ordained in 1886.[6] He began his career as Tutor (Lecturer) in Theology at Selwyn College, Cambridge (1885-1895).[7] After this he was Rector of Marnhull (1895-1901) and also Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Salisbury.[8] He then returned to Cambridge as a Fellow of Corpus Christi[9], and Principal of the Clergy Training School, where he remained until his elevation to the Episcopate. A Sub-Prelate of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, he died on 27 November 1920.[10] His brother, Arthur Mesac Knight, was the third Bishop of Rangoon.


  1. ^ Bishops of Gibraltar Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Genealogy of the Swete Family
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ The Times, Friday, 19 June 1891; pg. 10; Issue 33355; col B University Intelligence
  5. ^ "Knight, Henru Joseph Corbett (KNT878HJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  6. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  7. ^ “College histories:Selwyn College, Cambridge”Brown, A.L: London, Hutchinson & Co, 1906
  8. ^ The Times, Wednesday, 4 March 1896; pg. 9; Issue 34829; col F Ecclesiastical Intelligence
  9. ^ Anglican Church in Malta & Gozo
  10. ^ The Times, Monday, 29 November 1920; pg. 1; Issue 42580; col A Deaths
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Edward Collins
Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe
1911– 1920
Succeeded by
John Harold Greig