27 October 1866: The Register of Electors to Vote in the Choice of a Member or Members to Serve in Parliament, for the City of Gloucester, for 1866-7. Occupiers of houses in St Catherine’s parish: Thomas Knowles, for a house in Oxford Terrace. Occupiers of property in the parish of St Michael: William Knowles, for a house in Barton Street.
18 March 1880: Bill of sale by William Knowles, Smith Lane, Chorley and Nether [sic], Cheshire, farmer and butcher, in favour of Solomon Auerbach
25 March 1880: Bill of sale by Elijah Knowles, 110 Railway Road, Over Darwen, Lancashire, cotton manufacturer, in favour of Edward Rushton and another; and a bill of sale by William Terry and wife, 7 Longley Street, Newcastle, waste paper dealer, in favour of Thomas Knowles and another; and a bill of sale by Alfred Knowles, 13 Cattell Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, basket maker and dressmaker, in favour of Asher Diamond. . Bills of sale re-registered: William Parry, Birdwood, Churcham, Gloucester, farmer, to William Knowles; Philip Vogt, 36 Cannon Street Road, pork butcher, &c., to William Knowles
24 November 1918: Baptism of Cecil John Thomas Knowles
1923: Prize Winners: Upper VI – Marjorie Baird (European History, Science, Mathematics), Muriel Barratt (History, Latin), Violet Livesey (History), Ina Pickles (Botany), Zillah Taylor (History); Lower VI – Nora Rigg (Art); V – Dorothy Babbage (Needlework); IVaα – Jennnie Knowles (Drilling), Nellie Roberts (Four Years’ Perfect Attendance), Ethel Simpson (Art); IVbα – Marjorie Hughes (General Proficiency); IIIbα – Ivy Ogden (General Proficiency), Edith Watson (General Proficiency); IIIbβ – Bessie Taylor (General Proficiency); IIIbγ – Lucy Norah Templar (General Proficiency), Marjorie Brown (Drilling); IIaβ – Maude Hodgkinson (Needlework), Jean Purcell (General Proficiency); Upper I – Mary Brennand (General Proficiency); Lower I – Irene Atkinson (General Proficiency), Audrey Stampe (General Proficiency), Phyllis Whiffen (General Proficiency)
June 1928: The Reverend M. Hinton Knowles, M.A., The Vicarage, surrogate for granting marriage licences, vicar
‘A Social Hour will be held in the Parish Hall after Evensong on Sunday, June 17th, for the purpose of saying good-bye to the Vicar and Mrs Knowles. Members of the congregation are cordially invited.’
July 1930: Bootham. The Magazine of Bootham School, York & the Official Organ of the O.Y.S.A., volume xv no 1
Editor: G. N. Black, Westwood End, Scarborough. Assistant Editor: Sidney K. Brown, Bootham School, York. Editor of School News, R. T. Cadbury. Hon. Treasurer: J. C. Knowles, Bank Chambers, Letchworth, Hertfordshire. Foreign Correspondent: K. G. Jackson, 81 Duke Street, Grosvenor Square, London W.1
Fifty-second Annual Meeting of the O.Y.S.A.: Held in the John Bright Library, Bootham School, York, on Saturday, June 7th, 1930. Arthur Rowntree presided. J. C. Knowles reported on the Bootham magazine and said that the receipts had been £206 2s 6d and that the profit for the year was £19 12s 4d. The profit for the year compared with the preceding year’s profit of £13. The number of subscribers during the year was slightly less than in previous years. There were now 449 subscribers apart from the school and the masters. The decrease in subscribers was not reflected in this year’s accounts because a number of subscriptions were stopped on March 31st. The explanation of the extra profit was that the last two issues of the magazine had cost rather less. New advertisers in the magazine were needed and they would be glad to hear from anyone able to help in this matter. It had been suggested that publishers might find the magazine a valuable medium for advertising the sale of books and he wondered whether ant members would introduce advertisers of that kind. He added that the work of the Treasurer was greatly lightened by the help of Mr Chalkley, who published the magazine, and the Editor. They felt deep gratitude to Gurney Braithwaite for the ten years of extremely hard work he had put into the magazine. It was no light job, but he had done the work very effectively and had made the office of Treasurer very light and pleasant indeed, and they felt very grateful to him for his work for the magazine.
Officers of the O.Y.S.A., 1930-1931: Executive Committee: Treasurer of Bootham – John C. Knowles
1 April 1931: Urban council elections: Skegness: candidates: J. Crawshaw, F. Cooper, A. W. Allan, T. E. Dewsbury, H. Thornton, H. Wheatley, S. Chester, M. J. Archer, H. Hare, H. Newham, W. H. Foster, W. Grant, Ethel Lloyd-Gwyn, A. W. Knowles.
17 May 1945: Next Week’s Calls. National Vaudeville Corporation, Ltd. Burnley, Victoria – “Over to You”, Harry Pringle, the Musical Elliotts, Moreton and Roy, Ann and Val, Joan Elsmore, Gordon Norval’s Dancing Debutantes, Barry Piddock, Phil Jackley, Wilfred Knowles, etc.
4 October 1963: Albert Knowles, repetiteur, Covent Garden Opera
25 April 1979: Ray Knowles, footballer, Wimbledon F.C. ‘Ray Knowles is a recruit from the ranks of amateur football where he was a consistent marksman and has made his mark on the professional scene.’