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William Knowlton, II

Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: Knowlton Manor Hall, Kent, England
Death: July 17, 1655 (40)
Ipswich,Essex County,Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, New England
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. William Knowlton, Sr. and Ann Elizabeth Knowlton
Husband of Ann Elizabeth Knowlton and Elizabeth Balch
Father of Thomas Knowlton; William Knowlton, III; John Knowlton; Benjamin Knowlton, Sr.; Samuel Knowlton and 3 others
Brother of John Knowlton, I; Samuel Knowlton; Robert Knowlton; Elizabeth Knowlton; Dea. Thomas Knowlton and 3 others

Occupation: Bricklayer, Brickmason
Managed by: Timothy Cannell Davis
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About William Knowlton, Immigrant

Source: Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts by Ellery Bicknell Crane

William Knowlton son of Captain William Knowlton I was bom in Kent England 1615. He settled at Ipswich and was a brick mason by trade. He was a member of the First Church of Christ Congregational. He was admitted a freeman in 1641/42. He was given commonage with pasturage for one cow and a share in Plum Island. He sold to Edward Bragg of Ipswich December 12 1643 a house and lot he had bought of John Andrews. He died in 1653. The account of the estate was presented in the Essex court by his brother Thomas Knowlton in 1678. Thomas stated that he had kept two boys from the age of five to eight and a girl from one year old till she married.

  1. Children of William and Elizabeth Knowlton:
  2. Thomas born 1640 married Hannah Green November 24 1668
  3. Nathaniel born 1641 married Deborah Grant May 3 1662
  4. William born 1642 married Susannah
  5. John born 1644 married Bethia Carter
  6. Benjamin born 1646 married Hannah Mirick November 30 1676
  7. Samuel born 1647 married Elizabeth Witt 1669
  8. Mary born 1649 married Samuel Abbe October 12 1672 had a son Jonathan resided at Wenham

it is belleived that william and thomas first lived in hingham with their mother arriving there young from kent. they left hingham and moved to ipswich where their brother john was around 1642 john had been there since 1639.

he took the oath as freeman and church member in 1642 and was allotted pasturage for one cow and a portion of the land comprising plum island. he also bought a house and lot of john andrews which he sold on dec. 12 1643 to edward bragg.

he died rather penniless and his brother thomas shared the care of the children with the widow who was ann smith before her marriage to william

WILLIAM Knowlton was born in England in 1615 and died in Ipswich, Mass., in 1655. He sailed from London, England, with his parents in 1632, landed in Nova Scotia, went from there to Hingham, Mass., and settled finally in Ipswich, where he was admitted freeman in 1641. He was a member of the first Church of Christ (Congregational). His estate was inventoried 17 July, 1655, and was estimated at £37.2.1.

He married Elizabeth .

Children all born in Ipswich:

Thomas/ b. 1640.

Nathaniel, b. 1641; m. 3 May, 1662, Deborah Grant.

William, b. 1642; m. Susannah .

John, b. 1644; m. Bertha Carter.

Benjamin, b. 1646; m. 30 Nov., 1676, Hannah Merrick.

Samuel, b. 1647; m. 1669, Elizabeth Witt.

Mary, b. 1649; m. 12 Oct., 1672, Samuel Abbe.

William was a bricklayer, and resided in Ipswich. He was a member of thethe First Church of Christ (Congregational), and a freeman in 1641/2. Hewas given commonage, with pasturage for one cow, and a share in PlumIsland. On December 12, 1643, he conveyed to Edward Bragg of Ipswich ahouse and lot which he had purchased of John Andrews. He died in 1655,his estate being inventoried July 17, and estimated at 27 pounds /14/1.

He left his wife, Elizabeth ________, with seven children, ages twothrough fourteen, to raise. They were Thomas, Sr., William, (III)., John,Samuel, Benjamin, Joseph and Mary.

William Knowlton, born Abt. 1615 in Knowlton Manor,Canterbury,Kent,England; died 17 Jul 1655 in Ipswich,Essex County,Massachusetts. He was the son of 9732. William Knowlton,Capt. and 9733. Elizabeth Ann Smith. He married 4867. Elizabeth Wilson 10 Jan 1639/40 in Ipswich,Essex County,Massachusetts. 



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Knowlton Manor Hall, Kent, England
Age 24
Ispwich, Mass.
November 1640
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
December 1642
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Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
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Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
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