Category St. James’s Day

John Knill and St. James’s Day

‘Till St. James’s Day be come and gone, you may have hops or you may have none.’ John Knill was an articled clerk to a solicitor in Penzance and was a Collector of Customs at St. Ives between 1762 and 1782.  He was also Mayor of the town in 1767. He was a well-respected citizen […]