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|31st October 2003||j.l.knight|
my namesake was the resident magistrate at Umsinga during the Zulu war. will sombody please post on this forum a biography of him.
|1st November 2003||John Young|
John Locke Knight was the Clerk and Interpreter to the R.M., who was Henry Francis Fynn Jr., the son of the 1824 pioneer.
J.L. Knight's father was a member of the Natal Legislative Council representing Klip River, where he farmed.
During the Anglo-Zulu War J.L. Knight served as a Levy Leader, he received the campaign medal with no bar.
He would in time become a R.M. for Entonjaneni District. He took part in the 'Disturbances' of 1887-8, and was responsible for the demarcation of Zibhebhu's territory.
All information for the files of the late John Radburn.
|2nd November 2003||j.l.knight|
as ever thank you mr young, john laband fears this subject is fast becoming "played out" but ive only been studying it for about five yrs so i am sure i have plenty to discover, ive read about Farewell,King,Fynn, Merrymen, and co,but its hards to track infomation on some of the fringe 'players, thanks again your the man.
|11th November 2003||Rai England|
Some more info on J.L.Knight he was born on 6 september 1855 in Ladysmith, the son of H.E.Knight, he married 9 june 1885 to Helen Sophia daughter of J.A.Munnick, he was still alive in Natal 1906.
|14th November 2003||l.j.knight|
thank you mr England, that was indeed very helpful,could anybody tell me if j.l.knight saw any actuall combat during the war, i'm thinking of a particular photograph which appears in many publications in which they are described as a group of levy leaders,[page44 brave mens blood]on a personal note
mr england i think your site is outstanding,total dedication.my kids love the Zulus chasingthe curser,so i have to give them 15 mins or so before any work can progress.