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  • Name Philip KNIGHT 
    Born Stepney, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Phillip KNIGHT 
    Died Nov 1668  Topsfield, Essex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • (1) New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, Vol. 3 [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, p. 1595:

      Philip Knight, the immigrant ancestor, was an early settler at Charlestown, Massachusetts. As early as 1637 his name appears in the list of inhabitants. He owned a house lot and operated a ferry, for which lands were granted to him in 1651. He removed to Topsfield, Massachusetts. His wife Margery was admitted to the Charlestown church, May 7, 1650. He died in 1665. Children: Jonathan, born 1642, died January 17, 1738, married, March 31, 1663, Ruth Wright; Philip . . . ; Rebecca, 1651; Elizabeth, 1655; Mary, 1657.

      (2) Lamont, Belle Eldredge, Lamont-Eldredge family records, Albion, NY: 1948, p. 138:

      Philip Knight, imigrant ancestor, was a cooper, and was a citizen of Charlestown 1637. He died according to Savage Genealogical Dictionary Nov. 1668 and his will, dated Sept: 23, 1665, names his widow Margery and children, Jonathan, Philip, Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Mary, ages given as 26, 23, 17, 13, 11.

      Children of Philip and Margery:

      1 Jonathan Knight, b. 1642; by father's will 1639.

      2 Philip Knight, b. 1645; by father's will 1642.

      3 Rebecca Knight, b. 1651; by father's will 1648.

      4 Elizabeth Knight, b. 1655; by father's will 1652.

      5 Mary Knight, b. 1659; by father's will 1654.

      Signed M. M. J.

      (3) Merriam, Sidney Augustus, The Ancestry of Franklin Merriam Peabody, Salem, MA: Newcomb & Gauss, 1929, p. 34:

      PHILLIP KNIGHT of Charlestown, married about 1641 Margery -. He moved to Topsfield, where he died in November 1688; administration granted . . . to wife, Margery. The ages of the children are recorded in estate papers as: Jonathan 26, Phillip 23, Rebecca 17, Eliza 13, and Mary 11. (Essex Probate; printed.) (Also Essex Inst. Coll. 2 : 18.)


      i. Jonathan, b. about 1642. . . .

      ii. Philip, b. about 1645.

      iii. Rebecca, b. about 1651.

      iv. Eliza, b. about 1655.

      v. Mary, b. about 1657.

      (4) Crandall, Ralph J. and Coffman, Ralph J., Charlestown's Inhabitants, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 131 (1977), pp. 121, 128:

      Name: Knight, Phillip, d. 1668, m. Margery by 1642
      Occupation: cooper, ferryman
      English Origin: Stepney, Middx.
      Church Member:
      Acres 1638:
      Residence(s) Chas: 1637
      Residence(s) Other: Topsfield, ca. 1656

      (5) Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Volume IV, Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1914, p. 74:

      November 1668:

      Administration upon the estate of Phillip Knight, was granted to the wife Margery, who brought in an inventory amounting to 106li. 18s. Court ordered to the eldest son, 20li., and 10li. each to Phillip, Rebeca, Elizabeth and Mary, at age or at marriage, and the widow was bound for the children's portions. . . .

      Inventory of the estate of Phillipe Knight, taken by John Putnam and Thomas Fuller: Two cows, 8li.; two oxen, 14li.; two steres, 9li.; two young cattle, 4li; one mare, 5li.; five swine, 5li.; feather bed with the furniture, 9li.; puter, 15s.; wereing clothes, 4li.; wooding lumber, 6li.; Beefe & porcke, 2Ii.; Irron were, 8li. 16s.; Brasse were, 2li. 12s.; Indian Corne, 6li.; Rie & Barley, 2li.; hoopes, 3li.; hempe & flax, 3li.; Cotton woole, 2li.; two beeds & furniture, 5li.; five pare of shetes, 3li. 10s.; three pare of pillowbyes, 15s.; table cloth & napkines, 1li.; five sackes & wino shette, 1li.; new Cloth & one Wallett, 1li. 10s.; total, 106li. 18s. There were five children: Jonathan, aged 26 years; Phillep, aged 23 years; Rebeca, aged 17 years; Eliza, aged 13 years; Mary, aged 11 years.
    Person ID I15770  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 

    Family Margery (KNIGHT) 
    Married Bef 1642  Charlestown, Suffolk County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
     1. Elizabeth KNIGHT,   b. Abt 1655,   d. Aft 14 Jun 1687  (Age ~ 32 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 19:38:14 
    Family ID F7084  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Torrey, Clarence Almon,New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1985: KNIGHT, Philip (-1668) & Margery _____, ?m/2 Thomas BATEMAN, 1669, m/3 Nathaniel BALL 1670/1; by 1647; Charlestown/Topsfield {Essex Co. Probates 2:141; Charlestown 590; Peabody Anc. 34; Reg. 90:357}.