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John Knowles

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Lancashire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Knowles and Grace Knowles (Clavell)
Husband of Elizabeth Knowles (Willis)
Father of Richard Knowles

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About Rev. John Knowles


Rev. John Knowles, immigrant ancestor, was born in Lincolnshire, England, and educated at Magdalen College. He came to New England about 1636 and was admitted to the church as a “studyent” in Lynn, August 25, 1639; was dismissed to the church at Watertown and ordained colleague pastor, November 10, 1640; was a godly man and prime scholar; was selected to accompany Mr. William Thompson to Virginia in the effort to plant churches of the New England type there. He returned from Virginia to Watertown and finally to England. He sold land to the Iron Works Company at Lynn, October 24, 1651. He was living in Bristol, England, March 30, 1655, when he sold more land at Lynn. He married Elizabeth. Children: Richard (according to good authority), mentioned elsewhere; Mary, born April 9, 1641; Elizabeth, May 15, 1643; Hannah, married Benjamin Eyres.

Reverend John Knowles and Elizabeth came to America in 1639.

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Rev. John Knowles's Timeline

November 1, 1596
Lancashire, England, (Present UK)
September 17, 1614
Age 17
Lancashire, England, (Present UK)
February 1, 1681
Age 84
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA