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Ann Knight (Langley)

Also Known As: "Agnes (Langley) Ingersoll", "Agnes"
Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Sandy, Central Bedfordshire, England
Death: July 30, 1677 (87)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Newbury, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Langley and Ann Langley
Wife of Richard Ingersoll and John Knight, of Romsey & Newbury
Mother of Alice Wolcott; John Ingersoll; Lieut. George Ingersoll; John Ingersoll; Joanna Pettingill and 7 others
Sister of Agnes Langley; Thomas Langley; Millicent Langley; Robert Langley; John Langley and 6 others

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About Ann Knight

Agnes (or Ann) Langley (1590-1677), immigrant to Salem, Massachusetts. She is thought to have been a cousin of John Spencer, of Newbury, Massachusetts (NEHGR 53:343). The will of her second husband, John Knight, provided £11 per year for her maintenance while she lived, the privilege of dwelling in the end of the house, and the use of any of his goods that she might have use of while she lived.


  1. Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of the ..., Volume 4 By William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams PG.2631-2633




Richard Ingersoll: In his will of 21 July 1644, proved 2 Jan. 1645, he mentions: wife Anne (Langely); sons George, John, and Nathaniel, the youngest; son-in-law Richard Pettingell, who m. his daugh. Joanna, and William Haines, who m. his daughter Sarah, (she had 2nd hus. Joseph Houlton); daughters Alice (wife of Josiah Walcot), and Bathsheba, the youngest, (who later m. John Knight, jr., and bef. 1652, his father John Knight, sr. married her mother Anne, wh. d. 1677.) In his inv. a pair of oxen is set down as of the value of £14, and his farm of fifty acres £7.

The following abstract is taken verbatim fr a copy made by Joshua Coffin when researching the Salem Quarterly Court Records: "I give to Ann my wife all my estate of land, goods & chattels whatsoever except as followeth, viz. I give to George Ingersoll my son six acres of meadow lying in the great meadow. Item I give to nathaniel Ingersoll, my youngest son a parcell of ground with a little frame thereon, which I bought of John P[ease?] but if the said Nathaniel dy without issue of his body lawfully begotten then the land aforesaid to be equally shared between John Ingersoll my son, & Richard Pettingel & William Haines my sons in law. I give to Bathsheba my youngest daughter two cowes. I give to my youngest daughter Alice Walcott my house at town with 10 acres of upland & meadow after my wife's decease. R (his mark) I." I read this will to Richard Ingersoll & he acknowledged it to be his wll. Jo. Endecott." Wit: Townsend Bishop.

Inventory taken 4 Oct. 1644. As illustrating the relative value of land and stock, I give some items of the appraisement of the estate. 7 cows œ34, 2 young steers œ4, bull œ7, pair of oxen œ14, 2 horses and mare and a young colt œ25, a farm of 80 acres œ7. Among other items was a moose Skin Suit. (E. I. Hist. Coll. 1:12.)

He was a Ferryman.7681 He was also known as Richard Inkersall.9766 He came to New England with his family on the 2nd Mayflower in 1629. The Master of this Mayflower was the famous Capt William Pierce. The ship left Gravesend, London, England March 1629 and arrived at Plymouth, May 15, 1629. There were approximately 35 passengers including Richard Ingersall, his wife Anne and their children: George, Joanna, John, Sarah and Alice. He kept the ferry at North River.

(REF: Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-33, Comments on Richard Ingersoll) In the 1636 Salem land grant, Richard Ingersoll appears in that portion of the list which included "non-freemen," which in Salem tells us clearly that he was not a member of the church. In the 1637 Salem land grant, Richard Ingersoll is shown with a family of nine. Seven of his children living at that date, but his eldest daughter Alice was already married to William Walcott and would have been included in her husband's household. Thus, there may have been an additional child otherwise unrecorded, but this child in turn must have died before 1644; alternatively there may have been a more distant relative or a servant living with the Ingersolls that year.

An inventory of the property taken on Oct. 4, 1644. Some of the items listed were as follows: 7 cows, 34 lbs; two young steers, 4 lbs.; bull, 7 lbs.; pair of oxen, 14 lbs.; two horses and mare and young colt, 25 lbs.; a farm of 80 acres, 7 lbs. A moose skin suit was another item.

Among Richard Ingersoll's papers was found this recipe: "A metson to make a man's hear groe when he is bald: Take some fier flies and some Redd worms and sum black snayles and sum hune bees and drie them and pound them to powder and mixt them in milk or water."

It is claimed that a certain house in Salem was built by Richard Ingersoll and was the original house of the romance novel by Nathanial Hawthorne-House of the Seven Gables.

Several years after, the widow, Anne, married John Knight, Sr. of Newbury and litigation arose over the farm her husband had willed her. In the trial, her son-in-law gave the following testimony: "I Richard Pettingell, aged about 45 years doe testify that this farm o land that is now in contriversy was reserved by the widow Inkersoll to herself before her marriage to John Knight, Sr. and she verbally gave this land to John Inkersoll, her son. I, Richard Pettingell doe farder testify that about the year 52 the said John Knight came home to Newbury and tould his wife that hee had promised Mr. Pain sum timber at frost fish river; she was then troubled at it and said what have you to doe to sell my timber wher upon the said John Knight promised her twenty shillings, and the said John Knight, Sr. did then own that he had no right in that land". (Essex Court Files XIV 28-32) John Knight then joined with his wife in conveying the farm to her sons John and Nathaniel "Ingerson".


  • Ann Langley
  • F, #34605, b. 1590, d. 30 July 1677
  • Father Thomas Langley b. c 1548, d. 12 Jul 1600
  • Mother Ann b. c 1552, d. c 29 Jul 1595
  • Ann Langley was born in 1590 at Sandy, Bedfordshire, England. She married Richard Ingersoll, son of George Ingersoll and Alicia Hankin, on 20 October 1611 at Sandy, Bedfordshire, England. Ann Langley died on 30 July 1677 at Salem, Essex, MA.
  • Family Richard Ingersoll b. 10 Mar 1588, d. 21 Jul 1644
  • Children
    • Alice Ingersoll+ b. 12 Dec 1612, d. b 1643
    • Sarah Ingersoll+ b. c 1623, d. c 1719
    • Joanna Ingersoll+1 b. 3 Mar 1625, d. 1693
  • Citations
  • [S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
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  • LANGLEY, Ann
  • b. ABT 1598
  • d. 30 JUL 1677
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 20 OCT 1616 Sands, England
  • Spouse: INGERSOLL, Richard
  • b. ABT 1595 Bedfordshire, England
  • d. 1644
  • Children:
    • INGERSOLL, Alice
    • INGERSOLL, George
    • INGERSOLL, Sarah
    • INGERSOLL, John
    • INGERSOLL, Joanna
    • INGERSOLL, Bathshua
    • INGERSOLL, Nathaniel
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  • Anne Langley Knight
  • Birth: 1592 Sandy, Bedfordshire, England
  • Death: Jul. 30, 1677 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Anne Knight was the daughter of Thomas and Anne Langley of Sandy, England. She was first married to Richard Ingersol at St. Swithins Church in Sandy England Oct. 10, 1611. Richard and Anne sailed to America 25th April 1629, on the Mayflower ( not THE MAYFLOWER) arriving 29th June. They settled at Salem Mass.
  • After Richard's death in 1644 she married John Knight of Newbury Mar. 20 1645.
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • John Knight (1595 - 1670)
  • Children:
    • Bathsheba Ingersol Knight (1630 - 1705)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 114706269
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  • John Knight, Jr
  • Birth: May, 1626 Romsey, Hampshire, England
  • Death: Feb. 7, 1677 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • John Knight Jr. was the son of John Knight Sr. and Elizabeth Vincent. He married Bathsheba Ingersol daughter of Anne and Richard Ingersol in 1647.
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  • Spouse:
  • Bathsheba Ingersol Knight (1630 - 1705)*
  • Children:
    • John Knight (1648 - 1723)*
    • Mary Knight Noyes (1657 - 1718)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 114701358
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