John Knott

MaleApril 1804–July 1879

Brief Life History of John

When John Knott was born in April 1804, in London, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Knott, was 37 and his mother, Ann Castle, was 34. He married Jane Foster about 1831, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in St Paul's Cathedral, London, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died in July 1879, at the age of 75.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know John? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Knott
Jane Foster
Marriage: about 1831
Rhoda Knott

Sources (3)

  • John Knott, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John Knott, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Knott in entry for Edwin Guest, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1831England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 4

    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 11

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


    Age 26

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Knotte, from knotte ‘knot’, related to, possibly confused with, but not historically identical with Cnut (Old Norse Knútr, Knut, originally a nickname from Old Norse knútr ‘knot’), found Latinized as Canutus.

    German: variant of Knoth .

    English: nickname, perhaps for a short, thick-set person, or for a person with a prominent tumour, wart, or boil, from a transferred use of Middle English knot(te) ‘hard or firm mass, such as that formed by a knot tied in a string’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.