Henry Foley Knight
|Sir Henry Foley Knight
|Governor of Madras Presidency (acting)|
26 February 1946 – 5 May 1946
|Governor-General||Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell|
|Preceded by||Arthur Hope, 2nd Baron Rankeillour|
|Succeeded by||Archibald Nye|
19 January 1886|
|Spouse(s)||Jesse Spence Duncan|
Henry Foley Knight was born to John Henry Knight and Elizabeth Bligh Foley in Farnham on 19 January 1886. He graduated from Caius College, Cambridge and in 1909, passed the Indian Civil Service examinations.
In 1910, Foley was sent to India as an Assistant Collector and Magistrate in Bombay Presidency. He served in the army during the First World War and as an Indian Army Reserve Officer from 1916 to 1919. Between 1919 and 1920, Foley served as an Under Secretary and then, Deputy Secretary of the Revenue and Financial Department of the Government of Bombay.
Knight married Jesse Spence Duncan in 1926 and had one son and one daughter.