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Saturday 3 July 1937 – Death of Valentine Orson Knight

Category Hatches, Matches and Dispatches » Deaths
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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The death took place on Sunday after a short illness of Mr Valentine Orson Knight of 1 Council Houses, Aldington.  Deceased, who was 75 years of age, came of a three centuries old Badsey family.  After leaving school at the age of eleven, he was employed by the late Rev T Hunt of Badsey as page, and when Mr Hunt moved in to Wales, Mr Knight went with him.  After leaving Mr Hunt’s employment, Mr Knight continued in private service for the next 20 years, being employed as valet at Leamington, Bromyard, Manchester and London.  He travelled a great deal on the Continent.  On his marriage, Mr Knight settled down as a market gardener and a few years ago moved to Aldington where he resided until his death.  Mr Knight was well-known and highly respected in the district.  He is survived by his widow, three sons and one daughter, with whom great sympathy is felt.  The funeral took place at St James’ Church, Badsey, on Tuesday, the interment being preceded by a short service in the church.  The Vicar (Rev W C Allsebrook) officiated.  The family mourners were:  Mr & Mrs S Knight (son and daughter-in-law), Mr L Knight (son), Mr W Howley (son-in-law), Mrs G Moisey (cousin), and Mrs Careless.  Owing to illness Mrs Knight (widow) and Mrs W Howley (daughter (were unable to attend.  The bearers were Messrs J Hartwell, W D Sparrow, J Perkins and G H Knight.