Kenneth Knowles

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Kenneth Davenport Knowles[1] (9 March 1874 – 9 December 1944[2]) was a priest of the Church of England.[3] He was the Archdeacon of Huntingdon from 1921 to 1943.[4]

Knowles was educated at The King's School, Canterbury, at Bedford School, and at Worcester College, Oxford.[5] He was admitted as a solicitor in 1900[6] before entering Ely Theological College in 1905. He was ordained the following year and his first curacy was at Ramsey, Huntingdonshire after which he was Rector of Woodwalton. He was a temporary chaplain[7] to the British Armed Forces during World War I.[8] Later he was Rector of Brampton, then Upton and finally Diddington.[9]


  1. ^ genealogical website
  2. ^ "Deaths", The Times, 12 December 1944, p1.
  3. ^ London Gazette, 29 June 1926
  4. ^ Cambridgeshire Archives
  5. ^ Who was Who 1897-2007, London, A & C Black, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  6. ^ The Times, 3 February 1900, p4, "The Law Society".
  7. ^ 29 September 1916
  8. ^ war time memories
  9. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1940-41, Oxford, OUP, 1941
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Thomas Hodgson
Archdeacon of Huntingdon
Succeeded by
William Andrewes Uthwatt
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