My grandfather's house / Helen Rutledge.Publication details: Sydney : Doubleday, 1986.Description: 224 p. : ill., geneal. tables, ports. ; 26 cmContent type:
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Edward Knox (1819-1901), son of Scotsman George Knox, was born in Elsinore (Helsingør), Denmark, where his father was a merchant at a trading post on the Baltic Sea. Edward was educated in Denmark, and worked for an uncle in London from ages 11 to 16. In 1840 Edward immigrated to Sydney, New South Wales in 1840. Eventually he became one of the foremost business managers in Sydney in the late 19th century, and also served several terms in the legislative council. In 1844 he married Martha Rutledge (an English immigrant), and one of his eight children was Edward William Knox (1847-1933), who built the house called "Rona" at Bellevue Hill in Sydney and was the grand- father of the author. Descendants and relatives of Edward William (Ned) lived in New South Wales and elsewhere, and five generations of his descendants called "Rona" their home.