Deacon Thomas Knowlton

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Thomas Knowlton

Birthplace: Canterbury, Kent, England
Death: Died in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Place of Burial: Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, New England
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. William Knowlton, Sr. and Ann Elizabeth Knowlton
Husband of Susannah Knowlton; Hannah Knowlton and Mary Knowlton
Brother of John Knowlton, I; Samuel Knowlton; William Knowlton, Immigrant; Robert Knowlton; Mary Guilford and 4 others

Occupation: deacon, cordwainer, and shoemaker, Cordwainer & Shoemaker
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About Deacon Thomas Knowlton

Thomas "Deacon" Knowlton was a cordwainer in Ipswich, Mass., and also a shoemaker, for he is so called in a deed in which John Knowlton, his brother, and John Baker join him as grantors. He was in Ipswich in 1642,and took a prominent part in the civil affairs of town, and was Deacon of the old First (Congregational) Church.

Having no children, he sent William's "boys to scool from the age of 5 to8, and a girl from 1 1/2 till she was married," and he also took Nathaniel, his nephew, to live with him. His nephew Thomas, styled"Thomas, Jr." (early in life, then Thomas, Sr after his son, Thomas, Jr,was born) was given a bequest December 3, 1688, and he conveyed the bulk of his remaining property to his nephew, Nathaniel, by a deed of gift,dated December 5, 1688, for which the said Nathaniel executed a bond of even date for he faithful performance of his trust. As this will and bond expressly declare the legattes to be the children of his brother William,this evidently settles in the negative the disputed question as to whether Deacon Thomas had children. He left a silver vessel to the church, and the rest of his property as mentioned in the Appendix (of Stockings 1897 "Genealogy of Knowltons in England and America")

'Thomas Knowlton

  • 'M, b. 19 May 1662, d. 4 February 1749
  • Father John Knowlton b. 1633, d. 8 Oct 1684
  • Mother Sarah Whipple b. c 1639, d. 4 Feb 1678
  • ' Thomas Knowlton was born on 19 May 1662 at Ipswich, Essex, MA. He married Margery Goodhue, daughter of Joseph Goodhue and Sarah Whipple, on 2 December 1692 at Ipswich, Essex, MA. Thomas Knowlton married Mary Carter on 6 June 1702 at Beverly, MA. Thomas Knowlton died on 4 February 1749 at Shrewsbury, MA, at age 86.
  • 'Family 1 Margery Goodhue b. 1671, d. 23 Aug 1698
  • Child
    • ◦Robert Knowlton+ b. 7 Sep 1693, d. 29 Dec 1794
  • 'Family 2 Mary Carter b. 21 Dec 1683
  • Child
    • ◦Deacon Ezekiel Knowlton b. 5 Mar 1707, d. 14 Mar 1774
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Deacon Thomas Knowlton's Timeline

Canterbury, Kent, England
April 23, 1692
Age 72
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
April 1692
Age 72
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, New England
May 19, 1880
Age 72
May 19, 1880
Age 72
April 1, 1885
Age 72
April 1, 1885
Age 72
April 30, 1945
Age 72