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Lt. Thomas Knowlton

Lt. Thomas Knowlton

Male 1670 - 1730  (60 years)

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  • Name Lt. Thomas Knowlton 
    Title Lt. 
    Born 11 May 1670  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Sep 1730  East Haddam, Middlesex, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Old Cove Burying Ground, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2436  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2017 

    Father Thomas Knowlton,   b. Abt 1641, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1711, Norwich, New London, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Hannah Green,   b. 07 Feb 1647, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1708, Norwich, New London, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1668  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1002  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Susannah ? 
    Married Aft 1694 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Knowlton, Jr.,   b. 31 Mar 1699, East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1781, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Susanna Knowlton,   b. 14 Mar 1698, East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Junia Knowlton,   b. 14 Mar 1698, East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Lucy Knowlton,   b. 11 Dec 1705, East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Hannah Knowlton,   b. 05 May 1712, East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F421  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mercy Kimball,   b. Abt 1675, , Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1694, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years) 
    Married 17 May 1682  , Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mercy Knowlton,   b. 07 Aug 1694
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F1001  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Lt. Thomas Knowlton Will 1730
    Lt. Thomas Knowlton Will 1730
    Probate Records, 1649-1932; Author: Connecticut. Probate Court (Hartford District); Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut
    Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
    Vol.11, p111-2
    Lt. Thomas Knowlton Will 1730
    Lt. Thomas Knowlton Will 1730
    Page 2

  • Notes 
    • REF: Nancy Moore's Relatives Nancy Moore
      http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=nmoor02&id=I6950

      REF: Records of the First Congregational Church at East Haddam, Connecticut, 1704?1802
      Sept. 4, 1715 A child of Lieut. Knowltons was baptized called Hannah
      Was there another Hanna in this family?

    • Land Transactions:
      East Haddam, CT records: FHL digital records can only be seen at a FHL location (Index FHL#4110)

    • Military
      Thomas was appointed role of Lieutenant in May 1706
      Ancestry.com. The public records of the colony of Connecticut [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
      Original data: The public records of the colony of Connecticut. Hartford: Brown & Parsons, 1850-1890.
      Vol.IV. pp531-3
      General Assembly, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut
      May 9 - 17, 1706
      "Lieut John Chapman, Thomas Knowlton and Serjeant Joshua Brainard are by this Assembly appointed to be military officers in Haddum on the east side of the great river there; Thomas Knowlton to be Lieutennant, and Serjt Josua Brainard to be their ensign, and to be all commissionated accordingly."

    • Probate Records
      A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records: Hartford District, 1729-1750.
      By Charles William Manwaring
      Compiled by Charles William Manwaring
      Published by R. S. Peck & co., printers, 1906
      Original from the University of Virginia
      Digitized Aug 23, 2007 by Google
      Volume 3, page 77
      Probate Records
      Volume XI
      1729 - 1732
      Page 111-113
      Knowlton, Thomas, Haddam, East. Died 25 December [September], 1730. Invt. L394-15-07. Taken by Daniel Brainard, Shubael Fuller and Thomas Cone. Will dated 15 September, 1730.
      I, Thomas Knowlton, Sen., of Haddam, on the east side of the Great River, in the County of Hartford, do make my last will and testament: I give to my wife Susannah the sole benefit and profit of the remaining part of my homestead, together with the house and barn and orchard, and all the conveniences belonging thereto, as also my woodlott division on the common, during her life; and 1/3 part of my moveable estate forever. I give unto my son Thomas, besides what I have already done for him or given him by deed of gift, the piece of swamp and lowland lying at the mouth of Moodus River, as also my homestead, house, barn and orchard, and the lott on the commons, that is to say, the abovesd, swamp and lowland to be to his use and profit presently, but the other he shall not have the use and profit of until after his mother's decease and until his sisters hereafter mentioned have done with them according to the true intent of what is after mentioned, together with all my right and interest in the commons or undivided lands. I give to my daughter Mercy Bates one cow, and add nothing further to her, she having had her mother's estate. I give to my daughter Susannah Olcott nothing further than this (she having already had the main intended for her), viz., that at her mother's decease she shall injoy the house, barn, orchard, and homelott so far as my furthermost bars where there is a cross fence, to remain to her so long as she continue in her deserted condition or a single state. I give to my two daughters, viz., Lucy and Hannah, my division of land lying on Eight-Mile River, as also the remaining two-thirds of my moveables, to be equally divided between them. And if these my two daughters, or either of them, shall continue in a single state after my wife's decease, my will is that they shall have a good priviledge in the house so long as they continue in a single state, and no longer.
      Witness: Stephen Hosmer, Thomas Knowlton, L.S.
      Nathaniel X Lord,
      Joseph Grover.

  • Sources 
    1. [S254] Ipswich, Essex, MA Vital Records, Town Clerk, (FamilySearch.org), 29 (Reliability: 3), 7 Nov 2017.
      Thomas, son of Thomas Knowlton, borne the 11 of May 1670

    2. [S253] Connecticut, Wills and Probates, Connecticut State Library (Hartford, Connecticut), (Ancestry.com), Vol 11-13, 1729-1752, p111-2 (Reliability: 3), 5 Nov 2017.
      An inventory of the Estate of Thomas Knowlton of Haddam who departed this life September the 25 1730

    3. [S254] Ipswich, Essex, MA Vital Records, Town Clerk, (FamilySearch.org), 47, Image 58 (Reliability: 3), 7 Nov 2017.
      Thomas Knowlton & Hanah Greene, marryed the 24 of Novembar, 1668