Jasper James Knight
Jasper James Knight (1937 – 2020) was born in London on 5th May 1937 to Betty and Jasper. He had two younger siblings, Robert and Diana. Jasper boarded at Wellington House Prep School in Thanet, followed by Radley in Oxfordshire. Jasper was a keen rower and beagler at Radley. He did his national service in Colchester before starting a French and Physics degree at Exeter College, Oxford. He left before graduating and eventually entered the property development and interior design business with a shop in Islington. Jasper married Mo in 1963 and they had two daughters, Charlotte in 1963 and Sarah in 1971. The family lived in Elmstone, Kent during the 1970s, before moving to Ramsgate. Jasper was involved with the Blean Beagles and the West Street Hunt. At the age of 45, Jasper took up skiing and in 1990, bought a property in the French Alps where he immersed himself in local life. He had four grandchildren, Jasper, Will, Katie and Jess. In 2018 Jasper moved into Littlebourne House, a care home in the East Kent village of Littlebourne. Jasper died, aged 83, on 26th December 2020.