"My great grandfather was Alfred Moffat who later became a
musician and was married to Elise von Wessel, they had a daughter
Alice who married Max Montesole and they had two daughters, Brenda
(my mother) and Erica Margaret (Peggy) (see the family tree).
I am trying to establish what Moffats there are now who are
related to us, also the connection with Sophia Pelham as my
brother has Pelham in his names and also my son. I
understood that one of the Moffats or Knotts eloped with a Sophia
Pelham in the late 1700s (he was a music master to the Duke of
Newcastle's daughter, Sophia). I would be interested to know
if you have any information.
[Tricia Rawlingson Plant, Somerset, England:
"I saw your request for info about the Pelham & Knott
connection. My distant cousin Don has recently emailed me info
about our distant Knott cousins, including the line from John
Knott and Sophia Pelham.
Their son Pelham Knott married Helen McIntyre McOmish,
daughter of Patrick McComish and Margaret Elizabeth Graham Arrott
(the last being our relative).
[Malcolm Walker-Kinnear: February 2005]
"Pelham Knott, son of John Knott and Sofia Pelham, was born
in Edinburgh 27 Oct. 1818.
Pelham Knott married
Helen McIntyre McOmish in Penicuik,
Midlothian, 2 Aug. 1848.
They had seven sons and a daughter. Their sixth child
was the eminent physicist Cargill Gilston Knott.
Pelham Knott died 1864."
[Don - a member of the Knott family who has been
researching the Knott family history February 2005]