Person:Elizabeth Unknown (18)

m. EST 1632
  1. William BallardAbt 1630 - Bef 1695
  2. Esther BallardABT 1633 - 1717
  3. John Ballardabt 1634 - 1725
  4. Nathaniel Ballardabt 1636 - 1721/2
m. ABT 1640
  1. Elizabeth Knight1642 - 1705
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth
Gender Female
Birth? 1609
Alt Marriage ABT 1630 Warwick, Engto William Ballard
Marriage EST 1632 to William Ballard
Other 1635 Lynn, Middlesex County, MassachusettsMigration
with William Ballard
Marriage ABT 1640 to William Knight
Death? 15 Mar 1687 Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
  1.   William Ballard, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), [2:1:148 link to].

    William Ballard married Elizabeth By about 1633. Elizabeth and William Ballard of Lynn had Hester, John and Nathaniel. She married (2) in 1640 or soon after William Knight (in his will of 2 December 1653 William Knight refers to "my four children which I had by my last wife Elizabeth," and makes bequests to "John Ballard" and "Nathaniel Ballard" [EPR 1:213; EQC 1:394]) She married third to and Allen Breed. He refers to Marica Lindber Wiswall, William Ballard of Lynn in The Essex Genealogist (1996) 16:71. Note the follow on article published by Charles S Tibbets on William Knight of Lynn had not been published yet. Anderson doesn't find evidence for a child named William.

  2.   Charles S Tibbets, William Knight of Lynn, in The Essex Genealogist (Massachusetts). (Lynnfield, Massachusetts: Essex Society of Genealogists), 18:72 Available at

    Charles S Tibbets updated the genealogy of William Knight in 1998 in TEG 18:72. William1 Knight was born about 1600 and died in Lynn 5:1m:1655. He married first in England a wife whose name is unknown who was mother to his first four children: John, Ann, Francis, Johanna. He married second at Lynn widow Elizabeth Ballard born 1609. She had previously been the wife of William Ballard and after the death of William Knight she married third to at Lynn 28:1m:1656 Allen1 Breed. William1 Knight of Lynn and his second wife Elizabeth had four children including Mary, Elizabeth, Jacob and Daniel. The author reviews each child in turn. Their daughter Elizabeth born abt. 1644/5; married about 1661 JOHN FARRINGTON. He was born 1624 and died in Lynn, 2 May 1666, son of Edmond and Elizabeth (Newhall) Farrington. After he died Elizabeth (Knight) Farrington married Mark Graves on 14 Nov 1667 in at Andover, Mass. He had 9 children with his previous wife (citing earlier research of Kenneth Vance Graves, Samuel Graves ... of Lynn p 13). The author proves the identity of these people in several ways. He shows that in 1661 John Farrington discharged “my father & Mother, Allen & Elizabeth Breed, the sum of the legacy bequeathed to my wife, acc. to the will of her late dec'd father Wm. Knight" [citing Essex Deeds. 2:53]. The author also shows that in 1666, Elizabeth Breed, aged about 59, deposed that “at the making of the match between John Farrington and my daughter Elizabeth, now a widow, I asked Matthew Farrington If he would not give his brother John the other half of their father's estate at the death of himself and his wife, and he said he would" [citing EQC Records 7:199 and the Farrington Family In TEG, Vol. 17]. The author lists their children and spouses. The author also shows that the mother Elizabeth and her first husband William Ballard had son’s John Ballard and Nathaniel Ballard and that William Knight’s (her second husband) will bequests to “John Ballard forty shillings two years after my decease or when my wife pleases; to Nathaniel Ballard forty shillings two years after my decease. The rest of my estate I will to be equally divided among my four children which I had by my last wife Elizabeth…” (including Elizabeth above).

  3.   Marica Lindber Wiswall, William Ballard of Lynn, in Essex Genealogist (Massachusetts) (Essex Society of Genealogists), 16:71 Available on

    Sidney Perley first looked at this family in 1902 in the Essex Antiquarian 6:39-40 and revied it in his History of Salem 1:417 in 1924. Charles Frederic Farlow compiled a Ballard Genealogy in 1911 which contained many errors. Louis deForest revised it in Dommerih Anc 45-47. In 1996 Marica Lindber Wiswall, William Ballard of Lynn. Her account was reviewed by the Great Migration Begins 1:15 and it was revised further in 1998 by Charles S Tibbets, William Knight of Lynn in The Essex Genealogist 18:72. However, Marica Lindber Wiswall's work is still insightful and focuses on William1 Knight of Lynn's wife's first husband William Ballard.