John Knight Jr

Brief Life History of John

When John Knight Jr was born on 14 May 1626, in Romsey, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Knight, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Vincent, was 30. He married Bathsheba Ingersoll on 8 October 1647, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He immigrated to Southampton, Hampshire, England in 1635. He died on 27 February 1677, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 50.

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John Knight Jr
Bathsheba Ingersoll
Marriage: 8 October 1647
John Knight
Martha Knight
Bridget Knight
Anne Knight
Joseph Knight
Elizabeth Knight
Mary Knight
Sarah Knight
Hanah Knight
Capt. Richard Knight
Benjamin Knight
Isaac Knight

Sources (115)

  • Massachusetts, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
  • Massachusetts, Compiled Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1700-1850
  • John Knight, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924"

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1642 · The English Civil War

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

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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