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This book will be of interest not only to members of the Knight family but to anyone interested in New Zealand social history and the early settlement of the Hutt Valley, especially the Lower Hutt Methodist Church.

The Knight Family played a significant role in the development of Lower Hutt.

William and Mary Ann Knight, together with their five oldest children, were part of the first wave of settlers to the area, arriving in Petone on board the Duke of Roxburgh in 1840.

James Penrose Knight was a borough councillor from 1891 to 1895, and his son Willoughby was later deputy mayor of Lower Hutt.

These people are remembered today in some of the Lower Hutt street names. We have a Penrose Street and a Willoughby Street as well as a Knights Road.