John Knowles

Brief Life History of John

When John Knowles was born in 1798, in Westwell, Kent, England, his father, Thomas Knowles, was 25 and his mother, Hannah Gibbons, was 24. He married Charlotte Partis on 26 November 1832, in Challock, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Boughton Aluph, Kent, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died in September 1867, in East Ashford, Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 69, and was buried in Boughton Aluph, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Knowles
Charlotte Partis
Marriage: 26 November 1832
Matilda Knowles
about 1833–
Cathrine Knowles
about 1836–1857
George Knowles
Barbara Knowles
Frederick Knowles

Sources (28)

  • John Knowles, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Knowles, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Knowles, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English knol(le) ‘knoll, hilltop’ (Old English cnoll) or from any of the many places (some lost) named with this word, for example Knowle (Devon, Dorset, Lancashire, Somerset, Warwickshire, and Yorkshire) and Knole (Kent, Sussex).

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail (see Newell ).

English: variant of Noel , often, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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