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Thomas Knowlton

Male Abt 1641 - 1711  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name Thomas Knowlton 
    Born Abt 1641  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Nov 1711  Norwich, New London, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2581  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2018 

    Father William Knowlton,   b. 1604, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jul 1655, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth ?,   d. BTW Jan 1655 and Nov 1682, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 10 Jan 1641  Probably Massachusetts Bay Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1057  Group Sheet

    Family 1 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  [2
    Children 
     1. Thomas Knowlton,   b. 11 May 1670, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1730, East Haddam, Middlesex, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Hannah Knowlton,   b. 1672, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1736  (Age 64 years)
     3. Ebenezer Knowlton,   b. 1674, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1699  (Age > 26 years)
     4. Zerubbabel Knowlton,   b. Between 1675 and 1680, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1684, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 9 years)
     5. Mary Knowlton,   b. 29 Mar 1681, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1749, Poquetannock, Norwich, New London, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Patience Knowlton,   b. 02 Dec 1686, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. East Haddam, Middlesex, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F1002  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Sarah Benjamin 
    Married 31 Dec 1708  Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F2037  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Deacon Thomas Knowlton gift deed to Thomas Knowlton 1688
    Deacon Thomas Knowlton gift deed to Thomas Knowlton 1688
    3 Dec 1688
    "Massachusetts Land Records, 1620-1986," images, FamilySearch
    Essex > Deeds 1694-1697 vol 10-11 > images 264/5; county courthouses and offices, Massachusetts. Vol 11, pp36-7
    Deacon Thomas Knowlton gift deed to Thomas Knowlton 1688
    Deacon Thomas Knowlton gift deed to Thomas Knowlton 1688
    Page 2
    Thomas Knowlton acknowledged receipt of wife's inheritance 1672-3
    Thomas Knowlton acknowledged receipt of wife's inheritance 1672-3
    Ancestry.com. Abstracts of early Woburn deeds : recorded at Middlesex County Registry, 1649-1700 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
    Original data: Johnson, Edward F.. Abstracts of early Woburn deeds : recorded at Middlesex County Registry, 1649-1700. Woburn, Mass.: The News Print., 1895?.
    Thomas Knowlton and Hannah Green marriage 24 Nov 1668
    Thomas Knowlton and Hannah Green marriage 24 Nov 1668
    "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCSH-66B : 3 November 2017), Thomas Knowlton and Hannah Greene, 24 Nov 1668; citing Marriage, Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 892,249, Charlestown, Middlesex, MA; p150
    Norwich, New London, CT Records for Thomas Knowlton, Hannah Green, and Sarah Benjamin
    Norwich, New London, CT Records for Thomas Knowlton, Hannah Green, and Sarah Benjamin
    Vital records of Norwich, 1659-1848
    FamilySearch.org [database on-line]
    Authors: Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut
    Hartford, Connecticut, 1913
    Volume 1, p31
    Thomas Knowlton jur Deceafed Novr 2d 1711
    Hannah Knowlton the Wife of Thomas Knowlton Deceafed octor 24th 1708
    Thomas Knowlton & Sara Benjamin, ware Married the 31st day of Decembr 1708
    Thomas Knowlton signature, 12 Nov 1715
    Thomas Knowlton signature, 12 Nov 1715
    William Knowlton probate records, 1655 - 1715
    Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
    Image 124
    Thomas Knowlton acknowledged receipt of his wife's inheritance
2 Jun 1671
    Thomas Knowlton acknowledged receipt of his wife's inheritance 2 Jun 1671
    Woburn Deeds, Vol. 4, p424-5
    "Massachusetts Land Records, 1620-1986," images, FamilySearch, Middlesex > Deeds 1670-1678 vol 4-6 > image 226 of 702; county courthouses and offices, Massachusetts.

  • Notes 
    • Marriage:
      Abbrev: Edward Fuller Family
      Title: Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, v. 4
      Author: MacGunnigle, Bruce Campbell
      Publication: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1990
      Name: Yavapai College Library
      Call Number: F63.M39 v.4
      Page: p. 43

    • REF: TheTreeDr THETREEDR-THREE Family Tree, Ancestry.com
      In records/histories of Ipswich from about 1660-1692 he is often referred to as "Thomas Jr." even though he's the son of William. After the decease of Deacon Thomas, this Thomas is often referred to as Thomas Sr., and his oldest son born 1670 is the Jr.

    • Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts Volume III,
      p66, May 1663
      "Presented upon suspicion of telling a pernicious lie. Wit: Tho. Knolton, jr., Daniell Chayney, Ensigne Howlet, and Even Moris."
      p131, Mar 1664
      "Nathanell Clarke deposed that he went to Danell Pearse, sr., to hire the living which was formerly his wife's and he told him to go to his son, etc. Thomas Knoulton, jr., deposed the same. Sworn in court."

      Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts Volume IV
      p83, Nov. 1668:
      "Thomas Knoulten, aged about twenty-seven years, deposed that he told Hunt that he heard that he had pulled the hair from Joseph Leigh's head, which Hunt owned, and said had it not been for the old man, he would have pulled them all out. Sworn, Nov. 23, 1668 before Daniel Denison. (autograph)"
      p84, Nov. 1668:
      "Thomas Knoulten, aged about twenty-seven years, deposed that Nathaniell Browne was driving the hinderpart of the flock near about Samuel Eirs' house, etc. Sworn, Nov. 23, 1668 before Daniel Denison. (autograph)"
      p156, Jun. 1669:
      "Bond, dated Aug. 22, 1668, Thomas Knoulten, jr. (autograph) of Ipswich to John West, for a horse, at 8li. to be paid in wheat and malt at Capt. George Corwin's in Salem or to his son Mr. John Corwin, and a saddle to be paid in silver, at 35s. Wit.: Thomas Picton (autograph) and John (his mark) Knolton. Acknowledged, 12:2:1669 by Tho. Knolton"
      p210, Nov. 1669:
      "Execution, dated July 15, 1669, against Thomas Knolton to satisfy judgement granted John West, June 29, 1669, at Salem court; signed by Hilliard Veren (autograph), cleric; and served by Henery Skerry (autograph), marshal of Salem, who delivered a cow, bull and a gun to John West's son."
      p146, Mar. 1673:
      "Thomas Knolton and Hannah, his wife, deposed that about Jan. 14 last..."
      p321, Jun. 1674:
      "Thomas Knowlton, aged thirty-one years, testified that Hunt inquired of his brother Joseph Knowlton, etc. Sworn in court."

      Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts Volume VIII
      p13, Sept. 1680:
      "Warrant, dated July 8, 1680, for the appearance of John Hunkins, signed by Daniel Denison, (autograph) for the court. Nath. Rust, (autograph) constable of Ipswich, appointed Thomas Knolton, jr., his deputy to serve this warrant. No return made."

      Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts Volume IX
      p584, Mar. 1686:
      "Thomas Knoulton, jr., aged about forty-two years, testified that John Potter ... Sworn Feb. 10, 1685, before Samuel Appleton, (autograph) assistant."

      The earliest depositions show that Thomas Knowlton's birth was about 1641.

    • The Essex Genealogist
      Vol. 1 (1981), p75
      20 May 1680 trial of Mrs. Elizabeth Morse for witchcraft with testimony by:
      "Thomas Knowlton charged her with making a death statement against the Ordway child."
      The Essex Genealogist. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.)
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB396/i/12119/75/143207369

    • Land Records
      Source Information
      Title: Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
      Author: Thomas Franklin Waters
      Publisher: The Ipswich Historical Society
      Publisher Date: 1905
      Publisher Location: Ipswich, Massachusetts
      p393
      Giles Birdley sold property to Thomas Knowlton, Jr. on Nov. 1, 1666 (Ipswich Deeds 3: 18)

      Abstracts of Early Woburn Deeds
      Ancestry.com. Abstracts of early Woburn deeds : recorded at Middlesex County Registry, 1649-1700 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
      Original data: Johnson, Edward F.. Abstracts of early Woburn deeds : recorded at Middlesex County Registry, 1649-1700. Woburn, Mass.: The News Print., 1895?.
      p15
      Book 4, p424-5
      Thomas Knowlton signed that he received from his wife's uncles, Samuel and John Carter, the portion of the estate of William Green bequeathed to his daughter, Hannah, and dated his signature February-18-1673.
      Note: Per the original deed records (Vol. 4, p425) of Woburn, Thomas received the inheritance on 2 Jun 1671.


  • Sources 
    1. [S261] Vital records of Norwich, 1659-1848, Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut, (Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut, 1913), V1, p31 (Reliability: 3), 30 Jan 2018.
      Thomas Knowlton jur Deceafed Novr 2d 1711

    2. [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

    3. [S261] Vital records of Norwich, 1659-1848, Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut, (Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut, 1913), V1, p31 (Reliability: 3), 30 Jan 2018.
      Thomas Knowlton & Sara Benjamin, ware Married the 31st day of Decembr 1708