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Judith March (Knight)

Birthplace: of, Romsey, Hampshire, England
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William ll Knight, of Romsey and Elizabeth Knight
Wife of Hugh March
Mother of George March; Judith Thurlow; Capt. Hugh March; James March and John March
Sister of John Knight, of Romsey & Newbury; Thomasine Knight and Dea. Richard Knight, of Romsey & Newbury

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About Judith March


Sometime before 1651, HUGH MARCH took JUDITH KNIGHT (who was either a sister or a daughter of either JOHN or RICHARD KNIGHT, brothers and tailors, from ROMSEY, HAMPSHIRE, England, who came to NEW England aboard the Ship JAMES In 1635 and settled at "old" NEWBURY) as his first wife. She was to become the mother of all five of his children. [March Family History Volume 1, pg 34-35]


Judith is not listed in the will made "This 5 of May 1670 John Knight of Newbury Sen." (see   Placing her as a sister of John & Richard Knight, the immigrants 


In 1653 Hugh March he appeared before the court when his wife Judith was before it for wearing a silken scarf in public. In that case, Hugh displayed evidence that he "held Worthe in excess of 200". The case was dismissed

Traditional family stories say that the last time all the members of this family were together was at the funeral of their mother, Judith in December of 1675. After that, certain differences arose between Hugh and his son John March. These differences led to harsh words, and, from the time of his marriage in 1676 Hugh was not to have "a cordial father-to-son talk" with John.


  1. Captain George MARCH was born 1649 and died Nov 1699. married Mary FOLSOM
  2. Judith MARCH 1, 2, 3 was born 3 Jan 1653 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
  3. Captain Hugh MARCH 1, 2, 3 was born 3 Nov 1656 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. He died 26 Feb 1727 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
  4. Colonel John MARCH 1, 2, 3 was born 10 Jun 1658 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. He died Aug 1712 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
  5. Mary MARCH 1 was born 1661 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
  6. Captain James MARCH 1, 2, 3 was born 11 Jan 1664 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. He died Dec 1721 in York, York, Maine.


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Judith March's Timeline

Romsey, Hampshire, England
June 14, 1651
Age 33
Newberry, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 33
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
January 3, 1652
Age 34
November 3, 1656
Age 38
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
January 11, 1664
Age 46
Newbury, MA, USA
December 14, 1675
Age 57
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts