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Memorable Manitobans: Howard W. H. Knott (1877-?)

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Howard W. H. Knott
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Lawyer, civil servant.

Born at Worcester, England on 21 June 1877, one of seven children of Henry Knott and Catherine Grimbly, he was educated at Downing College, Cambridge. He was called to the English Bar in 1894 then emigrated to Canada in 1896 where he practiced law in Winnipeg starting in 1902, first with the firm of Andrews and Andrews then, after 1908, in partnership with Joseph Bernier. He served as solicitor for the Town of St. Boniface in 1908 and, four years later, he moved to Carman to accept an appointment as Registrar of Land Titles there. He returned to Winnipeg between 1916 and 1917 where he served as Deputy Land Titles Registrar.

On 28 August 1906, he married Isabel Martin (1883-?). They had no children. He was a member of the Law Society of Manitoba and the Adanac Club.


“Oppose blocking Provencher Ave.,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 January 1908.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“New district registrar,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 July 1912.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2014

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