Joseph Knighton

1787–30 May 1869 (Age 82)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Knighton was born in 1787, in England, United Kingdom, his father, George Knighton, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Tagg, was 21. He married Ann Bostwick on 31 July 1807, in Alfreton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1869. In 1841, at the age of 54, his occupation is listed as coal miner in Alfreton, Derbyshire, England. He died on 30 May 1869, in High Moor, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 82, and was buried in Tupton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Knighton
1787–1869
Ann Bostwick
1790–1854
Marriage: 31 July 1807
Elizabeth Knighton
1807–1889
Rebecca Knighton
1828–
Thomas Knighton
1834–1868
George Knighton
1809–1809
Mary Knighton
1812–
Joseph Knighton
1814–
Ann Knighton
1817–1872
Benjamin Knighton
1819–
Rebecca Knighton
1822–
John Knighton
1824–1853
George Knighton
1827–
Lydia Knighton
1831–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 July 1807
Alfreton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(12)

    Elizabeth Knighton

    Female1807–1889Female

    George Knighton

    Male1809–1809Male

    Mary Knighton

    Female1812–Female

    Joseph Knighton

    Male1814–Male

    Female1817–1872Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 0

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 14

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.
1815

Age 28

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English cnihta, genitive plural of cniht ‘servant’, ‘retainer’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Knighton, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Joseph Knighton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Joseph Knighton, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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