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Rebecca Wallis (Knight)

Also Known As: "Somberby"
Birthplace: Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Dea. Richard Knight, of Romsey & Newbury and Agnes Knight
Wife of John Tompkins, of Eastchester ; Abiel Somerby, Sr. and Nicholas Wallis
Mother of Abigail Somerby and Abiel Somerby, Jr.
Sister of Anne Jacques (Knight); Elizabeth Morse (Knight) and Richard Knight
Half sister of Sarah rich; Stillborn Knight; William Knight and Elizabeth (child) Knight

Managed by: Sandra Lee Billets
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About Rebecca Wallis

3813. Rebecca Knight. Born on 3 Mar 1642 in Newbury, MA.14

On 13 Nov 1661 when Rebecca was 19, she first married Abiel Somerby, son of Anthony Somerby (ca 1610-Jul 1686) & Abigail [Somerby], in Newbury, MA.14 Born on 8 Sep 1641 in Newbury, MA. Abiel died in Newbury, MA, on 27 Dec 1671; he was 30.

Their children include:

  1. Henry Somerby (13 Nov 1662-)
  2. Elizabeth Somerby (20 Dec 1664-)
  3. Abiel Somerby (21 Aug 1667-8 Jan 1744/5)
  4. Sarah Somerby (12 Feb 1694/5-17 Feb 1773)

On 28 Apr 1691 when Rebecca was 49, she second married Nicholas Wallis, son of Robert Wallis & Rebecca [Wallis], in Ipswich, MA. Born ca 1633. Nicholas died on 1 Feb 1710/11 in Ipswich, MA


  1. [S37] Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston,).


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Rebecca Wallis's Timeline

March 7, 1642
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 11
Newbury, Essex, MA
August 2, 1667
Age 25
of, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts
January 8, 1688
Age 45
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts