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Richard Knowles

Birthplace: Lancashire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. John Knowles and Elizabeth Knowles (Willis)
Husband of Ruth Knowles (Bowers)
Father of Mercy Doane; Deacon Samuel Knowles; Captain John Knowles; Mehitable Brown; James Knowles and 3 others

Occupation: Ships Master, Sea captain
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About Richard Knowles

Richard Knoelrs was a Mariner,a Ships Master..

He was married to Ruth Bower,daughter of george and Barbara Bower. Ruth was also sister of Rev. Bower or Bowers .

Richard first appeared in Plymouthrecords when he was hauled into courtjan. 1637/38, for bringing barke from greenes Harbor( a Winslow settlement in marshfield) on the Lord's day. Chargers were discharged.

19 months later he was married to a girl from Scituate. Just before he got married he was granted " a garden place next to John Barnes' This was on the Eele River Side of Plymouth next to Duxbury.

1649 Richard was back in court for " denying passage of acttell in the hichway."

While a navigator he was also carring on business on land.

7 Oct. 1641 Richard's wife was prosecuted " for retailing strong waters fo 5 or 6 shillings a bottle that cost just 35 s. per case. she was fined 10s. to go to the town's poor.

1667 he served twice on the coroner's jury.

1669 Richard Knowles and William Walker were elected survyors of highways, The next year Richard was again elected to same office along withSamuel Freeman.


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Richard Knowles's Timeline

September 17, 1614
Lancashire, England, (Present UK)
- 1653
Age 18
- 1653
Age 18
August 15, 1639
Age 24
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
October 1640
Age 26
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County, Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Age 27
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
November 17, 1648
Age 34
Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusettes
September 17, 1651
Age 37
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
May 20, 1653
Age 38
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusettes
September 28, 1656
Age 42
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony