Elizabeth S Knight

about 1864–17 October 1948 (Age 84)
Lanivet, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth S

When Elizabeth S Knight was born about 1864, in Lanivet, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, Richard Knight, was 32 and her mother, Mary Ann Stick, was 33. She married George W Gibson on 17 November 1884. She lived in Lanivet, Cornwall, England in 1911. She died on 17 October 1948, in Bodmin, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

George W Gibson
Elizabeth S Knight
1864–1948
Marriage: 17 November 1884

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 November 1884

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Knight

    Male1832–1915Male

    Mary Ann Stick

    Female1831–1918Female

siblings

(5)

    Jane Stick Knight

    Female1857–Female

    Emily Elizabeth Stick Knight

    Female1862–1876Female

    Female1864–1948Female

    Albert Edward Knight

    Male1866–1927Male

    Anthony George Knight

    Male1868–Male

World Events (7)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 16

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 20

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 40

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 English: status name from Middle English knyghte ‘knight’, Old English cniht ‘boy’, ‘youth’, ‘serving lad’. This word was used as a personal name before the Norman Conquest, and the surname may in part reflect a survival of this. It is also possible that in a few cases it represents a survival of the Old English sense into Middle English, as an occupational name for a domestic servant. In most cases, however, it clearly comes from the more exalted sense that the word achieved in the Middle Ages. In the feudal system introduced by the Normans the word was applied at first to a tenant bound to serve his lord as a mounted soldier. Hence it came to denote a man of some substance, since maintaining horses and armor was an expensive business. As feudal obligations became increasingly converted to monetary payments, the term lost its precise significance and came to denote an honorable estate conferred by the king on men of noble birth who had served him well. Knights in this last sense normally belonged to ancient noble families with distinguished family names of their own, so that the surname is more likely to have been applied to a servant in a knightly house or to someone who had played the part of a knight in a pageant or won the title in some contest of skill.2 Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the rider or knight’. See also McKnight .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Knight in household of Richard Knight, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Elizabeth J Knight in household of Richard Knight, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Elizabeth Knight in household of Richard Knight, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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