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Richard Eales Knowling was born in Plymouth-Dock on March 28th 1802 and baptised at Stoke Damerel Parish Church on April 11th 1802.  He was son of mason/builder Mr George Knowling, who was a resident of Princes Street and who was buried in a walled grave at Stoke Damerel Parish Church on June 24th 1836.

Richard E Knowling was Mayor of Devonport for 1851-52 and 1852-53.

Richard Eales Knowling, brewer (Eagle Brewery) and Town Councillor, died at his home in Morice Square on Tuesday September 20th 1870.

The funeral service, organised by Mr B C Stenlake, undertaker, of King Street, took place at Stoke Damerel Parish Church on Saturday September 24th 1870.  The service was conducted by the Reverend W J Saint Aubyn and the Reverend J Crass, the incumbent of the Anglican Church of Saint Paul the Apostle, Morice Square.  The cortege left the house at 10.30am and passed down King Street and along Fore Street on its way to the Church.  The leading carriage contained the family surgeon, Mr T Crossing, and the Reverend Crass.  In the mourning coach were the Reverend George Knowling, son of the deceased; and the deceased's grandsons, Mr Richard Knowling, of Oxford; Midshipman George Knowling, of HMS "Volage"; and Master Ernest Knowling.  After the third carriage of mourners a group of fifteen men employed at the Eagle Brewery walked behind Mr G R Shenton, the foreman.  In the next carriage, escorted on either side by Borough police under the charge of Superintendent Lynn, was the Mayor of Devonport, Doctor Rolston, and Mr J J E Venning (1833-1906) representing the town clerk.  On the box sat Inspector Bryant holding the town mace draped in black.

The deceased was laid in the walled grave with his father, mother and granddaughter.