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Knight, Samuel, 1677-1746 (Church of England clergyman and antiquary)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1677 - 1746

Biography

Samuel Knight (1677-1746), Canon of Ely and rector of Bluntisham, Hunts was born in London and educated at St Paul's School and Trinty College, Cambridge. He graduated BA during the year 1702-3, MA in 1706, and DD in 1717, and was later incorporated at Oxford in 1740. He was ordained priest in 1704 and held a number of church positions in East Anglia. He was a keen collector of manuscripts and antiquary and counted amongst his acquaintances many of the foremost antiquarian scholars of the age, including William Cole, Edmund Gibson, Thomas Tanner, White Kennett and Thomas Baker. He died in 1746.

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

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Collection of epitaphs and inscriptions

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.57
Scope and Contents

English and foreign, including some from the ancient world. In various 17th-cent. hands, completed in the hand of Samuel Knight. Incorporating printed copy of William Barker, 'Epitaphia et Inscriptiones lugubres', London, 1566.

Dates: 1566-1750 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Collection of letters and documents, 1564-c. 1750

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.03.64
Scope and Contents A miscellaneous collection, mostly of original letters and other documents, including material relating to Mary Queen of Scots.Writers of letters include: Robert Stapleton; Thomas Lydgate; Abraham Wheelocke; De Peiresc; Sir Henry Spelman; the Earls of Bedford and Dover (1635); William L’ysle; Jeremy Stephens; Sir Nicholas Throckmorton; William Watts; John Littleton; Alexander Cunningham; John Jeffery; William Battie; Dean Prideaux; S. Knight; Joshua Barnes; Johannes Arcerius Theodor;...
Dates: 1564-c. 1750
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Collection of sermons in various hands, including those of Simon Patrick and Samuel Knight

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.51
Scope and Contents Includes: two copies of William King, 'Europe's Delivery from France and Slavery, a Sermon preached at St Patrick's Church in Dublin 16 of November 1690', published 1691; 'Sermons to the Lord Justices of Ireland 1690', incomplete; notes of sermon preached by Stephen Marshall to the House of Commons, 7 Sep. 1641 and published in the same year; Isaac Barrow, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, sermon on Prov. iii.17, preached 1664; Joseph Johnston, 'The Excellency of Charity', preached 10...
Dates: 1688-1773 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Collections relating to Ely Cathedral, Samuel Knight

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.49
Scope and Contents Includes: Samuel Knight, 'History of the Church of Ely from the Foundation', unpublished; copy of Anthony Walker, 'A Brief Description of the Life and Death of Mr John Bois BD.', printed in Peck, Desiderata Curiosa, London 1779, pp.326-42; copies of wills of Sir James Hall (d.1557), Laurence Mopted (d.1557), John Mere (d.1558), John Fuller (d.1558), John Atkinson (d.1558), Richard Edyll (d.1559), Henry Walker (d.1564), Robert Beaumont (d.1567), Edward Buckenham (d.1568), Nicholas Carr...
Dates: circa 1730
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Henry Smyth: Commonplace Book

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.69
Scope and Contents

Mostly theological in content. Also includes: letter from Henry 'Smith' to his son, undated; notes of sermons preached by W. Daniell at Norwich, 1621, by William Lucy, bishop of St David's, at Royston, 20 Oct. 1622, and by James Ussher, archbishop of Armagh, at Wanstead, 20 June 1624 (first printed 1624). Also includes sermons in the hand of Samuel Knight DD, prebend of Ely (? 1678-1746) in pages originally left blank.

Dates: 1617-1740 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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John Patrick and Simon Patrick: List of texts of sermons

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.76
Scope and Contents

Written by Simon Patrick. Sermons numbered and arranged with reference to the boxes in which they were kept. In both cases, some sermons by others are included. At fos 44-55 is a list of the same texts arranged in order of the books of the Bible. The book includes (fos 41, 42, 55v-137) sermons in the hand of Samuel Knight DD (d. 1746). fos 3-21: torn out. fo. 22: rough accounts headed 'Cous. Sandys', 1686-7.

Dates: c. 1686
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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John Patrick: Collections and miscellaneous works

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.84
Scope and Contents Pieces include: John Patrick, 'Notae ex Bassonis Phistis collectae', 'Argumenta contra Scientiam medam ...', 'Ex Theophrasti Characteribus'; Thomas Fletman, 'Like a dog with a bottle fast ty'd to his tayle'; Abraham Cowley, The Thirsty Earth (first printed 1656); C. W., 'A brief Pistle'; Charles Sackville, earl of Dorset, 'Verses to Edward Howard'; doggerel couplet in Latin and English; list of documents and books presumably in the possession of Samuel Knight, 1716; catalogue of the books of...
Dates: 1650-1690 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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John Patrick: Explicatio locorum scripturae; Samuel Knight, Draft of the Life of Dean Colet

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.46
Dates: Late seventeenth century - early eighteenth century
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John Patrick: Notes on and extracts from classical and other authors

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.77
Scope and Contents

Blank pages (fos 41v-120) have been filled by sermons in the hand of Samuel Knight DD (? 1678-1746). fos 1 and 138v: 'John Patrick'. inside front cover: '15'.

Dates: 1658 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Miscellaneous collection of documents chiefly relating to the Cathedral and Diocese of Ely, and to the University of Cambridge

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.41
Scope and Contents

Compiled by Samuel Knight DD. Includes statutes, copies of surveys, rentals, plans, notes on Robert Grossteste, charters, list of churches, biographical notes and lists of members of the church, notes on tenants and rents, testimonials to college figures, wills relating to College benefactions, orations, speeches to University of Cambridge Senate, lists of College fellows, copies of decrees relating to University of Cambridge.

Dates: 1317-1730 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Miscellaneous documents on parchment

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.71
Scope and Contents Including: pedigree of the Fawconer family, 'per Raphe Brooke Yorks Herault 1613'; William Alington: patent of creation as a baron, 5 Dec. 1682; Cambridge University: list of chancellors and vice-chancellors with coats of arms, 1500-1632, and list of honorary MAs, 1583-1631; lease for 3 lives by Simon Patrick to John Acton and Edmund Rivett of the priory and parsonage of Swavesey, and of the manor of Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire, 1693; copy of will of John Patrick, with attached probate, 6...
Dates: 1613-1693
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Richard Hollwaye: Collection of 1,000 numbered theological extracts.

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.75
Scope and Contents

There is an alphabetical index at fos 78-86. The book includes additional sermons and notes in the hand of Samuel Knight DD (d. 1746), two dated to Ascension Day and the Feast of St Peter 1707. fos 4, 5, 115: blank.

Dates: 1650 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Samuel Knight: biography of John Strype

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.59c
Scope and Contents

Autograph.

Dates: 1740 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Samuel Knight: Collection of sermons

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.67
Scope and Contents

Sermons apparently composed and preached by Samuel Knight. Includes: fos. 5-17: statement of accounts for cider etc, with various public houses, 28 Sep. 1671 - 6 Mar. 1674. In various hands.

Dates: 1671-1700
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Samuel Knight: Collection of sermons

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.68
Scope and Contents

Sermons apparently composed and preached by Samuel Knight.

Dates: 1700 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Samuel Knight: Collection of various biographies

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.48
Scope and Contents Collections for a biographies of Robert Grosseteste, bishop of Lincoln; John Peckham, archbishop of Canterbury; George Montaigne, archbishop of York; Lancelot Andrewes, bishop of Winchester; John Jewel, bishop of Salisbury; and John Overall, bishop of Norwich. The latter including 'Censure of a sermon ...' (see also Add. 80 ), 'Orationes et Scripta Joannis Overall', 'Praelectio D. D. Overalli' (see also Gg.1.29 ), and copies of letters exchanged between Overall, John Cosin, and Hugo Grotius,...
Dates: 1730 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Samuel Knight: Collections for a life of Simon Patrick, bishop of Ely

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.20
Scope and Contents Including copies of letters by George Collop; Seth Ward, bishop of Salisbury; William Sancroft, archbishop of Canterbury; and Daniel Finch, earl of Nottingham. Items dated c. 1665-95. Also including epitaph for John Patrick (d. 1695), list of names of commissioners for reviewing the liturgy (1689), and a receipt signed by John Eachard for sum received from Patrick towards rebuilding of St Catharine's Hall, Cambridge (undated). The 'Life' was not published, but was evidently used in preparing...
Dates: 1665-1695 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Samuel Knight: Life of Dr John Colet

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.46b
Dates: 1723 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Samuel Knight: Notes on Cambridgeshire churches

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.21
Scope and Contents

With drafts of his lives of Erasmus and John Colet. The book was formerly used by an unidentified 17th cent. divine to draft sermons. Among the notes (fos 60-2) are copies of the wills of John Sixtin (24 Mar. 1518), John Yonge (25 Apr 1516), Andrew Ammonius (17 Aug. 1517), and William Lychefeld (2 Nov. 1517).

Dates: 1200-1700 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Simon Patrick: Commonplace Book

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.74
Scope and Contents

In shorthand. Includes notes dated at Bristol, 11 July 1677, and paraphrases of Pss. i-viii and Job iii-xxviii. (Patrick published paraphrases of Job in 1679, and of the Psalms in 1689.) fos 47v-90: blank. Includes two sermons (fos 36v-47) in hand of Samuel Knight DD (? 1678-1746).

Dates: 1677 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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Subject
Sermons 7
Cambridgeshire 1
Churches 1
Ely, Cambridgeshire 1
Epitaphs 1
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