Thomas Knyvett, 7th Baron Berners

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Arms of Knyvett: Argent, a bend sable a bordure engrailed of the last

Thomas Knyvett, 7th Baron Berners (1655 or 1656 – 28 September 1693) was an English peer and Tory politician.

The son of Sir John Knyvett and Mary Bedingfield, he was baptised in Darsham in Suffolk in February 1655 or 1656. In 1673, Knyvett succeeded his father de jure as Baron Berners. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Dunwich from 1685 to 1687 and for Eye from 1689 to 1690.

Knyvett died unmarried and was buried in Ashwellthorpe in Norfolk on 30 September 1693. With his death the barony fell into abeyance, but was terminated in 1711 in favour of his sister Katherine Bokenham.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Philip Skippon
Sir Robert Kemp, Bt
Member of Parliament for Dunwich
with Roger North

1685–1687
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Rich, Bt
Sir Philip Skippon
Preceded by
Sir Charles Gawdy
Sir John Rous
Member of Parliament for Eye
with Henry Poley

1689–1690
Succeeded by
Henry Poley
Thomas Davenant
Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Knyvett
Baron Berners
(de jure)

1673–1693
Succeeded by
Abeyant
(terminated in 1711 for)
Katherine Bokenham