Robert Knollys (politician died 1659)

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Sir Robert Knollys (1588–1659) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1614 and 1629.

Knollys was the son of Richard Knollys of Stanford-in-the-Vale in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire). He matriculated at Oriel College, Oxford on 13 May 1603, aged 15. He was knighted on 12 January 1613. In 1614, he was elected Member of Parliament for Abingdon. He was elected MP for Berkshire in 1621. In 1624 he was elected MP for Abingdon again, and was re-elected in 1625 and 1626. In 1628 he was elected MP for Wallingford and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[1]

Knollys bought Greys Court from his uncle, William Knollys, Earl of Banbury, and died at the age of about 70 and was buried on 26 June 1659.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Richard Lovelace
Member of Parliament for Abingdon
1614
Succeeded by
Robert Hyde
Preceded by
Sir Henry Neville
Sir Thomas Parry
Member of Parliament for Berkshire
1621–1622
With: Sir Richard Lovelace
Succeeded by
Edmund Dunch
Sir Richard Harrison
Preceded by
Robert Hyde
Member of Parliament for Abingdon
1624–1626
Succeeded by
Sir John Stonhouse, 2nd Baronet
Preceded by
Sir Anthony Forrest
Unton Croke
Member of Parliament for Wallingford
1628–1629
With: Edmund Dunch
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640