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Michael Robinson  •  Link

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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