John Gally Knight
He was the eldest son of Rev. Henry Gally, rector of St. Giles-in-the Fields, Holborn, Middlesex and educated at Eton College (1753–57) and Trinity Hall, Cambridge (1757), where he was awarded LLB in 1764 and elected fellow in 1764. He trained in the law at Lincoln's Inn (1756) and was called to the bar in 1765.
He was born John Gally, but adopted the Knight name and arms in 1768 on inheriting substantial properties from his mother Elizabeth, sole heiress of the Knight family of Warsop, Firbeck and elsewhere. He inherited Firbeck Hall in Rotherham, which served as his seat.
He was unmarried. His estate descended via his brother to his nephew Henry Gally Knight, himself later an MP for Aldborough.
- "GALLY KNIGHT, John (?1741-1804), of Langold Park, Yorks.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
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