Sir William Knighton (1776 – 11 October 1836) In that year he was Assistant Surgeon at the Royal Naval Hospital Plymouth, and then commenced private practice, initially in Devonport, in London from 1803 then briefly Edinburgh, then in London again from 1806. He was Medical Officer to the Embassy to Spain in 1809. He retired from private practice in 1822. He was Physician to the Prince of Wales in 1810. Referred to often in Georgette Heyer novels.