Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Per L&M Companion:-
sp. "Knightley." kt. 1677 (d. 1699) A Merchant long resident in Seething Lane; also of Ashtead, Surrey; churchwarden of St. Olave's in 1667; and a Common Councilman in 1675. Pepys consulted him about the history of customs dues when gathering material for his history of the navy.
LITTLE ASHTEAD, or PRIOR'S FARM" ... In 1650 Thomas conveyed it to John Wall in trust for Peter Evans, (fn. 79) who died 1661, leaving a son and heir Peter. This Peter conveyed the estate to Leonard Wessell, (fn. 80) and it was sold by him to Robert Knightley (afterwards knighted), whose grandson John (1713) suffered a recovery of the manor, and probably sold it to Aquila Wyke, (fn. 81) ..."http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?co...
Includes some information about the family:http://web.ukonline.co.uk/the.nook/dacinfo/asht...
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