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  • ?? Knight (deceased)
    Not the same as William Knight, of Romsey Knight And Elizabeth Wild both died in Romsey in 1569. Their only children were William and Nicholas. This is all per William's will probated in 1569. William'...
  • 1st wife of Richard Knight (b. - bef.1640)
    Richard Knight Immigration: By Aug 4, 1640. Probably arrived by himself, although we know he had a wife, with unknown name, who may have died before he migrated, and a son in England. Aged from 20-40 y...
  • Abigail Knight (1674 - bef.1763)
    11. Abigail Jaques. Born on 11 Mar 1672/3 in Newbury, MA. Abigail died bef 24 Jan 1763 in Newbury, 1692 Abigail married Benjamin Knight , son of John Knight (ca 1622-27 Feb 1677/8) & Bathsheba In...
  • Abigail Knight (1703 - 1790)
    Crane's husband, David E. Knight, was also her 2nd cousin (both being great-grandchildren of William Backus "The Immigrant").

About the Knight surname

One group of Knights came from England to Pennsylvania and before or during the Revolutionary War, they left and went to Canada. At least 2 families returned to the states in the 40's- 50's. One to New York State and one to California. Quite a few remain in Canada. Another group came from England and went to South Carolina I was told.

My Knight ancestors migrated from Surrey England to Virginia in the 1650’s. From there, they moved to North Carolina before eventually settling in middle Tennessee in the 1830’s.
Jerry Knight, Kingston Springs TN.