Charlott Maria Knight

Female1825–28 March 1878

Brief Life History of Charlott Maria

When Charlott Maria Knight was born in 1825, her father, James Knight, was 42 and her mother, Susanna Tratt, was 40. She married John Rice Barfett on 7 August 1850, in Bideford, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Yarcombe, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Clarington, Durham, Ontario, Canada in 1871. She died on 28 March 1878, in Newcastle, Durham, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

John Rice Barfett
Charlott Maria Knight
Marriage: 7 August 1850
Sarah Barfett
Ellen Barfett
about 1854–1949
Louisa Barfett
about 1856–1926
Charles Barfett
about 1859–
Robert James Barfett
about 1861–
William Barfett
about 1864–
Fredrick Barfett
about 1865–1953
Fanny Barfett
about 1856–1935
Ada Barfett
George R. Barfett
James Rice Barfett
Joseph C Barfett

Sources (18)

  • Charlotte Knight in household of James Knight, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Charlotte Knight in entry for George Barfelt and Kathleen Eleanor Gibbons, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Charlotte Maude Knight in entry for Fanny Mcmurtry, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 August 1850Bideford, Devon, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (7)


    Age 5

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 8

    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.


    Age 18

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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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