Person:Richard Knight (2)

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Richard Knight
chr.14 Jan 1602/03 Romsey, Hampshire, England
m. 12 Nov 1588
  1. John Knight1594/5 - 1670
  2. Richard Knight1602/03 - 1683
m. by 1626
  1. Unknown Knightest 1626 - 1626
  2. Richard Knight1627 - 1627
  3. William Knight1628 - 1629/30
  4. Anne Knight1631 - 1704/05
  5. Richard Knight1633 -
  6. Elizabeth Knightest 1640 - 1667
  7. Rebecca Knight1642/43 -
  8. Sarah Knight1647 - 1714
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Richard Knight
Gender Male
Christening[1] 14 Jan 1602/03 Romsey, Hampshire, England
Marriage by 1626 EnglandRomsey?
to Agnes Coffley
Emigration[1][2] 1635 On the James.
Residence[1][2] 1635 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Other[1][2] 25 May 1636 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United StatesAdmitted freeman of Massachusetts Bay.
Will[1] 17 Aug 1681 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Alt Death[1] 3 Aug 1683 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United StatesPer the inventory.
Death[1][3] 4 Aug 1683 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Estate Inventory[1] 13 Aug 1683 Untotalled; the real estae totalled £600.
Probate[1] 25 Sep 1683 Will proved.
The James of London (1635)
At least two ships called the James sailed in 1635 from England to New England. The passenger list for this one refers to the "James of London." It lists only the men and boys, but indicates that wives and children accompanied them.
Sailed: 26 Apr 1635 from London, England under Master William Cooper
Arrived: 3 Jun 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts.

Passengers:
53 men plus families
(men without descendants listed on the category page).
Maurice Anglis - Thomas Antram - Edmund Balter (servant John Smale) - Nicholas Batt - Thomas Browne - Thos Carpenter - Augustine Clement - Thomas Colman - Zacheus Coutris - Thomas Duryes - John Emery - Anthony Emery - John Euered Alias Webb - Robert Field - John Greene - Edmund Hawes - Peter Higdon - Nicholas Holte - Maudit Ingles - John Knight - Ris Knight - Anthony Morse - William Morse - John Musselwhite - John Parker - John Pithouse - William Paddey - John Pike - Sampson Salter - Michael Shafflin - Thomas Smith - George Smythe - Anthony Thetcher - Josuah Verren - Phillip Varren - Richard Walker - Hercules Woodman

Resources: Passenger List - Winthrop Society - Great Migration Newsletter

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Richard Knight, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 4:212-14.

    "ORIGIN: Romsey, Hampshire.
    MIGRATION: 1635 on the James (on or about 5 April 1635, 'John Knight [and] Richard Knight of Romsey, tailors,' were included in the passenger list of the James, about to sail from Southampton for New England [Drake's Founders 56])."
    "OCCUPATION: Tailor [Drake's Founders 56; ILR 1:103].
    CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Newbury church prior to 25 May 1636 implied by freemanship. In the 1671 Newbury church dispute between Rev. Thomas Parker and Edward Woodman, Richard Knight sided with Parker [EQC 4:350-67].
    FREEMAN: 25 May 1636 (second in a sequence of three Newbury men) [MBCR 1:371]."
    "BIRTH: Baptized at Romsey, Hampshire, on 14 January 1602/3, son of William and Elizabeth (Carter) Knight [Phoebe Tilton Anc 235-37] (deposed on 27 Nov 1671 'aged about sixty-nine years' [EQC 4:432]; deposed on 30 Sept 1673 'aged about seventy-three' [EQC 5:224]; deposed on 28 Sept 1675 'aged abt seventy-three years' [EQC 6:66])."

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Richard Knight, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 3:38.

    "Richard (Knight), Newbury, prob. younger br. of the first John, came with him from Southampton in the James, 1635, call. in the custom-ho. rec. tailor of Romsey, in Hants, m. says Coffin, Agnes Coffley, wh. d. 29 Mar. 1679, had Rebecca, b. 7 Mar. 1643; Sarah, 23 Mar. 1648; Ann; and Eliz. He was sw. freem. 25 May 1636, was deac. and d. 4 Aug. 1683, in 81st yr."

  3. Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1911), 2:637.

    "Knight, … Richard, [died] Aug. 4, 1683."