Nathaniel Knott

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Nathaniel Knott

Birthplace: Virginia, Colonial America
Death: March 13, 1700 (67)
Charles County, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Knott, of Nansemond, Gent. and Elinor Knott
Father of James Patriarch Knotts, Sr. and James Absalom (Patriarch) Knotts, Senior
Brother of Elizabeth Thomas; Bernard Knott; William Knott, Sr.; Mary Knott and Francis Knott

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About Nathaniel Knott

Nathaniel Knott, son of James and Eleanor Knott, was under age in 1651.


James Knott was evidently a man of restless activity, and is very interesting personality to the delver in our ancient records. While he is known to have been an extensive land owner in Nanesmond County, Virginia, he demands and receives 200 acres of land in st. Mary's County, Maryland, in 1651, for transporting himself and his minor son, Nathaniel, into the Provinex (Liber A B H, folio 237, Annapolis Land Records.)

Following is his will, in which, however, he does not mention all his sons.

Liber No. 1, folio 51, Annapolis Wills; James Knott of Nansemond, in Virginia: will dated September 4, 1651, proved May 13, 1635. [sic: 1653] Witness: George White, Devises:-To my threes sonnes Bernard Knott, Nathaniel Knott and William Knott, four cowes (mentions Bernard as his eldest son and stipulates that the "cowes" shall be kept together until he comes to the full age of 20 years); to my dau. Mary 6 cowes to be delivered by 25th of Dec. next, also a negro man to dau. Mary to be delivered her in Oct. 1654; to son BernardKnott 600 acres of land, "plantation whereon I lnow live, with reversion to his other children;" to sons Nathaniel & William Knott 600 acres of land, equally divided between them, "being the upper part of this division now in my possession, with reversion in case of death of either;" "I give to my sister E. M. Colins, Anna Young or any of her chidren 2 cowes that shall come here to demand them: I give to my dau. Elizabeth Thomas, one cowe;" balance ofestate divided into five parts, viz.: "one part to my wife & four parts to my four children, Bernard, Nathaniel, William and Mary Knott; my loving friend John Ascumb to be over-seers of this my last will and testament."

The lands of James Knott in St. Mary's County were conveyed to his son Francis, who conveyed some of them whild living, and devised them in his will, proved in St. Mary's County, May 14, 1705, in his old age (Liber B No. 2, folio 500, Annapolis Wills).

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Nathaniel Knott's Timeline

September 1632
Virginia, Colonial America
Kent County, Maryland, United States
March 13, 1700
Age 67
Charles County, Maryland, United States