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William Knowlton

Male 1604 - Abt 1655  (51 years)


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  • Name William Knowlton 
    Born 1604  Uxbridge, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 31 Dec 1641  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence Oct 1643  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Abt Jul 1655  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2617  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2017 

    Father William Knowlton,   b. 1584, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1632, on voyage to Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Ann Elizabeth Smith,   b. Bef 1592, , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 1675, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 83 years) 
    Married Abt 1605  , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1068  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth ?,   d. BTW 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 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Knowlton,   b. 1641, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 02 Nov 1717 and 1719, Norwich, New London, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. William Knowlton,   b. 1643, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1718, Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. John Knowlton,   b. Between 1645 and 1646, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1728, Hamlet, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
     4. Samuel Knowlton,   b. 1647, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1697, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     5. Benjamin Knowlton,   b. 1649, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1690, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     6. Joseph Knowlton,   b. Abt 1651, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mary Knowlton,   b. 1653, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1700, Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years)
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F1057  Group Sheet

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

      William resided in Ipswich, Ma. and was a member of the First Church of Christ (Congregational) and a freeman in 1641/2. He was given commonage, with pasturage for one cow, and a share in Plum Island. On Dec. 12 1643, he conveyed to Edward Bragg of Ipswich a house and lot which he had purchased of John Andrews. He died in 1655, his estate being inventoried July 17 and estimated at L37-2-1. His debts amounted to L27-14-1. If his widows name was Ann Elizabeth she must have been living in 1668.

      Text: Some Ancestral Lines, Being a Record of Some of the Ancestors of Guilford
      Solon Tingley and his wife Martha Pamelia Meyers collected by Raymon Meyers
      Tingley, 1935 The Tuttle Publishing Co.
    • Probate
      The Essex Antiquarian. Salem, MA: The Essex Antiquarian, 13 vols. 1897-1909. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006.); Ipswich Court Records and Files, Vol 11 (1907), p27
      Court 25: 7; 1655
      William Knowlton died intestate; and administration on his estate was granted to his brother Thomas Knowlton, to whom is committed ye care of ye widow and children.

      Inventory taken July 17, 1655, by Theophilus Willson and Thomas Knowlton.
    • Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts Volume I
      p113, Mar 1647:
      Goodwife (also widow) Andrews admonished for cursing and refiling her son-in-law, Umphrey Griffin. Wit: Will. Knoulton. (signature)"

      Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts Volume II
      pp434-4, Sept 1662:
      "Robert Lord, aged fifty nine years, testified that there were six acres of marsh sold to Thomas Knowlton, in behalf of his brother William Knowlton, in the marshes beyond Chebache if it were there, ..."

      Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts Volume VIII
      p302, May 1682:
      "Deed, dated May 29, 1656, from Edward Harrendon, (autograph) of Ipswich, for 114li., to Richard Brabrooke of Ipswich, all his house and land that he bought of Thomas Knowlton, administrator of the estate of his brother William Knowlton, and what he had of the town, about 150 acres, on Chebaco river,..."
      p408, Nov. 1682:
      "Copy of Deed, dated Jan. 14, 1655, from Thomas Knowlton of Ipswich, shoemaker, and Elizabeth Knowlton, for 34li., to Edward Haraden of Ipswich, in cattle and wheat, all the house and lands sometimes in the possession of William Knowlton, lately deceased, about 30 acres in Ipswich joining a piece of upland belonging to John West on the east, upon Edward Harraden's land on the west, and Chebaco river on the north; six acres of said marsh was purchased of the selectmen of Ipswich. Wit: James Chute and Francis (his mark) Swan. Acknowledged Nov. 14, 1682, before Samuel Appleton, assistant. Elizabeth Knowlton, late wife of the William Knowlton, deceased, released her dower, Jan. 14, 1655. Sworn by James Chute, sr., one of the witnesses, Nov. 15, 1682, before Samuel Appleton, assistant. Recorded among the records of lands for Essex at Ipswich, book 4, page 483.
      Deacon Knowlton and Robert Lord, sr., deposed that there being six acres of marsh sold to Deacon Knowlton in behalf of his brother William Knowlton by the town of Ipswich, ..."

  • Sources 
    1. [S255] Ipswich MA Town Records, G.A. Schofield, 1992, (Ancestry.com), pp96-7 (Reliability: 3), 13 Nov 2017.
      17th of the 12th mo. 1641.
      The names of such as are Comoners in Impswich, viz: that have right to Comonage there: the last day of the last month 1641. Willm. Knolton ... John Knolton

    2. [S255] Ipswich MA Town Records, G.A. Schofield, 1992, (Ancestry.com), pp104-5 (Reliability: 3), 13 Nov 2017.
      Octob. 1643.
      Mr. Browne his note of such as have forfeited, for not returning their Powder, according to an order of the Towne. ... Wm. Knolton 1 lb