Rev Samuel Knight MA. was born in Halifax, the eldest son of Titus Knight.
He was baptised at Square Chapel, Halifax [27th December 1749] by Rev Dr George Legh who at first refused because he thought that the child had died.
He was educated at Hipperholme Grammar School. He was a Fellow of Magdalene College Cambridge and vicar of Humberston in Lincolnshire before becoming Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Halifax  and Vicar of Halifax [1817-1827].
He published popular devotional manuals, including Forms of Prayers for the use of Christian Families published by N. Whitley . His son, James, edited  2 volumes of Samuel's sermons and other writings.
Anne Lister studied arithmetic, geometry, mechanics, rhetoric, Latin and Greek with him.
He married Frances [1767-1832].
He was buried at Halifax Parish Church
The epitaph on his memorial is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions
See St Anne's in the Grove Church, Southowram and Wheelwright's Charity
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