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Elizabeth Cole (Knight)

Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. William Knight, of New Meadows & Ipswich and Anne Knight
Wife of Daniel Cole, Gent.
Half sister of William Knight, Vicar of Stotfold

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About Elizabeth Cole

Elizabeth Knight, born say 1664, was the daughter of Rev. William Knight (died 1694), whose wife was probably Mary Hubbard in 1639, and whose wife was Anne in 1692.

She married Daniel Cole 27th December 1685 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.

She was her father's sole heir in 1693, and apparently did not yet have children.

From Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History, Volume 7 G. Thompson, 1891 - Suffolk (England). "Rectors of St. Matthew's, Ipswich" page 170

S. Matthew's Register. "1685. Daniel Cole and Elizabeth Knight single persons were marryed the 27th December 1685."

Arms :—A lance right up, on either side a bunch of grapes.

[Suff. Fams. Conder, p. 31. Davy m.s. Add. 19,094, f. 99.]

Will Of Rev. William Knight.

  • In the name of God, Amen I William Knight, Rector of S1. Matthew's Church in Ipswich in the County of Suffolk being weak in body but of sound it perfect mind it memory (praise be given to Almighty God therefore) doe make and ordaine this my last will & Testamt: in manner it forme followinge (that is to say) Hirst & principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God hopeing (through the meritts death & passion of our blessed Saviour Jesus Christ) to have full & free pardon & forgiveness of all my shms it to inheritt everlasting life, my Body I committ to the Earth to be decently buried at the discresion of my Executrix hereafter named, And as touching the disposition of all my tcmporall Estate, I give it dispose thereof!' as followeth, Imprimis I will that my debts it funerall charges shall be paid it discharged. Item I give devise it bequeath unto my loving daughter Elizabeth Colt (the wife of Daniell Cole gentleman) all it singular my messuages lands Tenem1" & hereditamts whatsoever whereoff or wherein I am or shall be seized or interested at the time of my death with their it every of their appurtencês it all my Estate right Title it interest of in & to the same & every of them, To have and to hold the same & every of them with their & every of their appurtenances unto her my said daughter Elizabeth Cole her heires & assignes for ever, Item I give & bequeath unto my said daughter Elizabeth Cole all and singular my goods Chattels, leases, debts, ready money, plate, Jewells, rings, houshold stuff & all other im, personall estate whatsoever, upon this speciall trust & confidence that she shall thereout, make such necessary provision for her self & for such child or children as she shall have at the time of my decease as shall be thought reasonable for her & their support & maintenance according to the discretion of my said daughter, And I doe hereby make constitute & appoint the said Elizabeth Cole the full & sole Executrix of this my last will & Testamt hereby revoking disannulling & making void all former wills & Testamts by me heretofore made either by word of mouth or in writing, In Wittness whereof? I the said William Knight to this my last will & Testamt have sett my hand & seal, this fourteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one Thousand six hundred ninety & three it in the fifth year of the reigne of our most Gratious Sovereigue Lord & Lady William & Mary by the grace of God of England Scotland ffrance it Ireland King & Queen defenders of the faith &c. William Knight.
  • Signed sealed published & declared by the sd William Knight to be his last will & Testamt in the year of us whose names are hereunto subscribed as witnesses hereto & attested by us by subscribing our names as witnesses hereto in the presence of the said William Knight.
  • Richard ffouller, Mary ffoulger, Susan Aumer her mark.
  • Proved 24 January 1694, By oath of Executrix.
  • [Ipswich Probate Registry, f. 56.]
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