William Francis Knatchbull

30th Jul 1804 - 2nd May 1871

Claimant or beneficiary


MP for Somerset East 1852-1865. Awarded part of the compensation for the Virgin Valley estate in St James with his wife Emma Louisa Knatchbull (q.v.), the daughter of Charles Gordon Gray (q.v.).

  1. William-Francis Knatchbull of Babbington Co. Somerset, son of Wyndham Knatchbull and great grandson of Sir Edward Knatchbull 4th Bart., married to 11/04/1829 Emma Louisa Gray, daughter of late Charles Gordon Gray of Stratton House.

  2. Will  of William Francis Knatchbull late of Babington Co. Somerset who died 02/05/1871 at 11 Cavendish Street was proved 03/06/1871, effects under £25,000.


T71/873 St James claim no. 172 (Virgin Valley Estate), which gives him as W.F. Knatchbull.

  1. John Debrett, The baronetage of England, ed. Revised by G.W. Collen (London, William Pickering, 1840) pp. 329-330 'Knatchbull of Mersham Hatch Co. Kent.'

  2. National Probate Calendar 1871.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
W.F. Knatchbull
Emma Louisa Gray
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£2,820 6s 3d

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

election →
Somerset Eastern Somerset
1852 - 1865

Relationships (1)

Husband → Wife

Addresses (1)

Babington House, Babington, Somerset, South-west England, England