Politician, architectural writer and antiquary.
This person is the subject of ongoing research. We have started by researching their relationship to the enslavement of people.
No known connections with slavery.
According to History of Parliament, on 24 May 1832, ‘He looked forward to "the complete extinction of slavery"’. (Martin Casey, ‘GALLY KNIGHT, Henry (1786-1846), of Firbeck Hall, Yorks. and 69 Grosvenor Street, Mdx.,’ in History of Parliament Trust (ed.), The History of Parliament: British Political, Social & Local History [online], London, 1964 -, 1820-1832, <https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1820-1832/member/gally-knight-henry-1786-1846> accessed 4 August 2021.)
National Gallery painting connections
Donor: presented in 1839: NG173–174.
History of Parliament Trust (ed.), The History of Parliament: British Political, Social & Local History, London 1964-, https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/
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W. W. Wroth and J. Harding, 'Knight, Henry Gally', in C. Matthew et al. (eds), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford 1992-, https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/15721
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