Sir John Knatchbull, 2nd Baronet
Knatchbull was the eldest son of Sir Norton Knatchbull, 1st Baronet and his first wife Dorothy Westrow, daughter of Thomas Westrow. Knatchbull was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge and matriculated in 1652. He was then called to the bar by the Inner Temple in 1655.
In April 1660, Knatchbull was elected Member of Parliament for New Romney together with his father until the following year. In 1685 he succeeded his father as baronet and was elected MP for Kent. He was re-elected MP for Kent in 1689 and 1690. In 1690, he was appointed Commissioner to the Lord Privy Seal, an office he held for the next two years.
Knatchbull married Jane Monins, daughter of Sir Edward Monins, 2nd Baronet on 17 January 1659, His sons having all predeceased him, he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his younger brother Thomas.
- Kimber, Edward (1771). Richard Johnson, ed. The Baronetage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets. vol. I. London: Thomas Wotton. p. 402.
- "Knatchbull, John (KNTL652J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- History of Parliament Online - Knatchbull, John/
- Haydn, Joseph (1851). The Book of Dignities: Containing Rolls of the Official Personages of the British Empire. London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longman's. p. 147.
|Parliament of England|
|Member of Parliament for New Romney
With: Sir Norton Knatchbull, Bt
Sir Norton Knatchbull, Bt
Sir Edward Dering
Sir Vere Fane
|Member of Parliament for Kent
With: Sir William Twysden 1685–1689
Sir Vere Fane 1689–1691
Sir Thomas Roberts 1691–1695
Sir Thomas Roberts
|Baronetage of England|
(of Mersham Hatch)