Anne Knight

Femaleabout 1736–11 April 1823

Brief Life History of Anne

When Anne Knight was born about 1736, in Sulhamstead Abbots, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Knight, was 11734 and her mother, Anne WRIGHT, was 25. She married Richard Chamberlain on 24 June 1757, in Sulhamstead Abbots, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She was buried in Chaceley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Richard Chamberlain
Anne Knight
Marriage: 24 June 1757
James Chamberlain
Anne Chamberlain
Jenny Chamberlain
Elizabeth Chamberlain
Lucy Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain

Sources (31)

  • Ann in entry for Hosannah Chandler, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Anne Knight in entry for William Chandler, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Anne Knight, "England, Berkshire, Parish Registers, 1515-1993"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1757Sulhamstead Abbots, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (3)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 65

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 72

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


    Age 79

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English: status or occupational name from Middle English knight ‘retainer, attendant’ (Old English cniht ‘boy, youth, lad)’. The specialized feudal sense ‘a high-ranking tenant bound to serve his lord as a mounted soldier’ is not known to have ever given rise to the surname, although it is not out of the question that it may occasionally have been used as a nickname, perhaps for someone who played the part of an armed knight in a local pageant.

    Irish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the knight’. See also McKnight .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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