Barry Williams has put together a CD - his description
"I have a disk called Some Knyvett Papers.
It is 215 pages with 140 images. It is in two parts:
1. Knyvetts in England,
2: Knyvetts in New Zealand.
Each part consists of three "folios": Part 1, Folio 1a.The
Descent of the Knyvetts. Folio 1b,From Dunheved to Nelson, and
Norfolk to Darling Downs (Notes of Rev Charles William Knyvett and Frederick Estcourt Guy Knyvett-Parsons). Folio 2, Knyvett Places and People. Folio 3,
Men of Letters (Bourchier/ Berners translator of Froissart's Chronicles
1523-5. Lord Berners 1863-1950. Thomas Knyvett 1596-1658).
Part 2, folio 4, Nelson Knyvetts: Biographical Notes. Edmund
Knyvett: Nelson College's First Music Teacher. The Parsons Family at Pelorus
and Kaikoura. Migratory Birds: the Knyvetts in Rangitikei. Folio 5, Early
Canterbury: the Ferrers Knyvett Brothers and their connections. Frank Berners
Knyvett and the NZ Military Bureaucracy. Folio 6, William Whitehorn
1831-1881 and his Family.
It is not a continuous chronicle but a series of notes,
or mini-essays in the case of Folio 4, Migratory Birds, all of Folio 5, and much
of Folio 6." The Folios in print form may be seen at the reunion.
Barry has also sent this picture described as follows:
"This picture is the totem at All Saints Church, Ashwellthorpe,
seat of many generations of Knyvetts. The totem acknowledges the great Thomas
Knyvett Letters , a copy of which I have in its first edition 1949. See
www.isp.net.au/~colin/knevett/t8.html His tomb
is in the church with a marvellous dedication to him as a Royalist in the days
of Oliver Cromwell."
The price of the CD will be
NZ $20 payable in cash or by cheque at the reunion. If you would like to
reserve a copy - please email Barry by clicking
John Saxon 13 Feb 2007