Ellen Knight

1815–1823 (Age 8)
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen Knight was born in 1815, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John R. Knight, was 29 and her mother, Mary Hancock, was 30. She died in 1823, at the age of 8.

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Family Time Line

John R. Knight
1786–1833
Mary Hancock
1785–1829
John R. Knight II
1813–1889
Mary Ann Knight
Ellen Knight
1815–1823
Margaret Knight
1815–1829

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World Events (3)

1815
Age 0
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed
Age 6
The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
1823
Age 8
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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.

Possible Related Names

Knights
McKnight

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