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Knowles in England

The Knowles surname is most prevalent in England. 

Sir Charles Knowles was an English Naval Commander and Governor of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia in 1746. He triggered a riot in Boston in 1747 by impressing men for sea duty.  He was the Governor of Jamaica from 1752-1756.  Sir Charles became an Admiral in 1760.   He died in 1777 at age 73.

Sir James Knowles (1831-1908).  English architect, born in London, educated at University College.  He and Lord Tennyson started the Metaphysical Society in 1869.   In 1870, he became editor of the Contemporary Review and later founded the Nineteenth Century and After.  These periodicals were very influential and became a monthly review.  He was knighted in 1804 and died at Brighton on February 13, 1908.

Henry Morrow Knowles
Bolton, England  (1895-1943)
Son:  Wendell Knowles, RAF
Henry & Wendell killed in action WWII.

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Bolton England:

Bolton is located in the administrative county of Greater Manchester and the historic county of Lancashire. It is one of the largest Boroughs in the UK with a population of approx. 265,400.  Twelve miles South-East of Bolton lies Manchester with Manchester Airport a 30 minute drive away.

There is more than one Bolton in Lancashire. This is the main one, and was also known as Bolton-le-Moors. 

Lancashire, a county of England, lying on the Irish Sea, and bounded by Cumberland, Westmoreland, Yorkshire, and Cheshire. It is 75 miles in length, and 30 in breadth. It is divided into 6 hundreds, which contain 27 market towns, 62 parishes, and 894 villages. This county comprises a variety of soil and face of country; there being mountains of more than 2000 feet high, in the north and eastern parts, with wide moorlands or heaths amongst them; extensive bogs or mosses, which yield only turf for fuel, and are very dangerous; and some most fertile land for agricultural purposes. it yields iron, coal, slate, and other building-stones. Grazing is more attended to than agriculture. The fisheries, both in the rivers and the sea, are valuable. As a commercial and manufacturing county, Lancashire is distinguished beyond most others in the kingdom. Its principal manufactures are linen, silk, and cotton goods; fustians, counterpanes, shalloons, baize, serges, tapes, small wares, hats, sail-cloth, sacking, pins, iron goods and cast plate-glass.  Liverpool is now the second port in the United Kingdom. The principal rivers are the Mersey, Irwell, Ribble, Lune, Leven, Wyre, Hodder, Roche, Duddon, Winster, Kent, and Calder, and it has two considerable lakes, Windermere and Coniston Water. Lancaster is the county town. Population, 1,667,054. It returns 26 members to parliament.



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