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Ursula Yale (Knight)

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: St. Olave's, Southwark, Surrey, England
Death: February 7, 1698 (73-81)
Wrexham, Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Knight, of St Olave's and Elizabeth Knight
Wife of David Yale
Mother of Joseph Yale; Elizabeth Yale; David Yale; Elihu Yale, of Place Gronow, Esq.; Theophilus Yale and 3 others
Sister of Elizabeth Stoughton; John Knight, of St. Olave's; Rev. William Knight, of New Meadows & Ipswich and Mary Clark

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About Ursula Yale

Ursula Knight

  • Death: Feb 7 1698 - Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales
  • Husband: David Yale

Ursula Knight (1624–1698) married David Yale (1613–1690). Their son Elihu Yale (April 5, 1649 – July 8, 1721) was a Welsh merchant and philanthropist, governor of the East India Company, and a benefactor of the Collegiate School of Connecticut, which in 1718 was named Yale College in his honor.


William Knight died in 1630, leaving a will dated 21 Mar 1629/30 in which he appointed as the executor, Israel Stoughton, his son-in-law. By that time, Israel Stoughton had married William Knight’s daughter, Elizabeth. After William Knight’s death, these members of the family of Elizabeth Knight, wife of Israel, also came to New England, including her mother, the widow Elizabeth Knight, her brother, Rev. William Knight, and two other sisters, Mary, wife of Thomas Clark and Ursula, wife of David Yale, accounting for all of the children mentioned in the will except John.

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Ursula Yale's Timeline

Southwark, Surrey, England
Age 16
New Haven, New Haven County, CT, USA
May 1644
Age 23
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
September 18, 1645
Age 24
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
April 5, 1648
Age 27
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
January 14, 1651
Age 30
Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 39
Age 45
February 7, 1698
Age 77
Wrexham, Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom