FIRST GENERATION

THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. MA.

ESTATE OF JOHN KNIGHT SR. OF NEWBURY. (cont.)

skilet and a warming pan, 3li.; in pewter, 1li. 10s.; In Iron things, 3li. 10s.; Coberd, tabl, forme and other things, 1li. 10s.; 4 woodn bols, a tunnell , tray, 4 dishes, to pails, 10s. 6d. Jug, tubs, barell, sivs, slid, bags & wood, 1li. 4s.; a gunn, 1li. 5s.; 16 bushells of mault, 3li. 12s.; 3 oxn and a steere, 20li.; 4 Cows and a heifer, 201i.; 2 yearlings, 21i. 15s.; 12 sheep and 4 lambs, 6li.; on horse, 6li.; on Calfe, 12s.; 4 swine, 31i.; bacon, 21i. 10s.; 3 bush. of Rie, 13s.; one sadl, pilion & bridl, 1li.; free hold or Comanag, 8li.; in trees, 2li.; total, 324li.11s. 6d.

The July 1937 issue of Americana, published by the American Historical Society, Inc. has a long, excellent article by William H. Clark of Winthrop, MA. entitled 'High Lights Of Three Centuries Of Old Newbury, Mass.,' which describes the early days of the colony.

-lA- RICHARD, bp. in Romsey, Hants, Eng. 14 Jan. 1603; d. In Newbury, Ma. 4 Aug. 1683, ae 80; m. In Romsey ca 1625 Agnes Coffley, b. ca 1602; d. in Newbury 22 Mar. 1679, ae 74. He was a tailor, as was his brother John. Of his eight children, only the daughters survived, so that Richard at his death had no male descendants named Knight. There is still extant a four-line poem which he left to his children, though it Is not known whether the poetry was original or not:

He was a Deacon in the First Church of Newbury. From Essex County Court Records there are entries as follows: 'August 19, 1653: The wife of Richard Knight was presented for wearing a silk hood,' (accused of extravagence in dress, the custom then being that such ornament was forbidden in a family whose assests were less than 200 pounds). 'Her husband gave evidence that he was worth more than 200 pounds and she was discharged.' 'Nay 1663: Richard Knight and Hugh March were presented for playing cards in Richard Knight's house.'

ISSUE: first four b. in Romsey, last three b. in Newbury:

1. Richard, bp. 21 June 1627; buried 15 July 1627.

2. William, bp. 7 Dec. 1628; buried 10 Jan. 1630.

* 3. Anne, bp. 5 May 1631; d. 22 Feb. 1704-05; m. 8 Oct. 1648 Henry Jaques, d. 24 Feb. 1687.

4. Richard, b. 18 Oct. 1633, 'died young.'

* 5. Elizabeth, b. ca 1641; d. 29 July 1667; m. 8 May 1660 Anthony Norse Jr., d. 12 Oct. 1686.

* 6. Rebeckah, b. 3 Mar. 1642; m. 13 Nov. 1661 to Abiel Somerby. b. 8 Sept. 1641; d. Sept. 1671. She m. (2)1691 Nicholas Wallis of Ipswich, Ma.

* 7. Sarah, b. 23 Mar. 1647; d. ca 1714; m. 25 May 1663 John Kelly Jr., d. 21 Mar 1718.

* Family history listed below.

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FIRST GENERATION

THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. MA.

ESTATE OF JOHN KNIGHT SR. OF NEWBURY. (cont.)

skilet and a warming pan, 3li.; in pewter, 1li. 10s.; In Iron things, 3li. 10s.; Coberd, tabl, forme and other things, 1li. 10s.; 4 woodn bols, a tunnell , tray, 4 dishes, to pails, 10s. 6d. Jug, tubs, barell, sivs, slid, bags & wood, 1li. 4s.; a gunn, 1li. 5s.; 16 bushells of mault, 3li. 12s.; 3 oxn and a steere, 20li.; 4 Cows and a heifer, 201i.; 2 yearlings, 21i. 15s.; 12 sheep and 4 lambs, 6li.; on horse, 6li.; on Calfe, 12s.; 4 swine, 31i.; bacon, 21i. 10s.; 3 bush. of Rie, 13s.; one sadl, pilion & bridl, 1li.; free hold or Comanag, 8li.; in trees, 2li.; total, 324li.11s. 6d.

The July 1937 issue of Americana, published by the American Historical Society, Inc. has a long, excellent article by William H. Clark of Winthrop, MA. entitled 'High Lights Of Three Centuries Of Old Newbury, Mass.,' which describes the early days of the colony.

-lA- RICHARD, bp. in Romsey, Hants, Eng. 14 Jan. 1603; d. In Newbury, Ma. 4 Aug. 1683, ae 80; m.

In Romsey ca 1625 Agnes Coffley, b. ca 1602; d. in Newbury 22 Mar. 1679, ae 74. He was a

tailor, as was his brother John. Of his eight children, only the daughters survived, so that Richard at his death had no male descendants named Knight. There is still extant a four-line poem which he left to his children, though it Is not known whether the poetry was original or not:

He was a Deacon in the First Church of Newbury. From Essex County Court Records there are entries as follows: 'August 19, 1653: The wife of Richard Knight was presented for wearing a silk hood,' (accused of extravagence in dress, the custom then being that such ornament was forbidden in a family whose assests were less than 200 pounds). 'Her husband gave evidence that he was worth more than 200 pounds and she was discharged.' 'Nay 1663: Richard Knight and Hugh March were presented for playing cards in Richard Knight's house.'

ISSUE: first four b. in Romsey, last three b. in Newbury:

1. Richard, bp. 21 June 1627; buried 15 July 1627.

2. William, bp. 7 Dec. 1628; buried 10 Jan. 1630.

* 3. Anne, bp. 5 May 1631; d. 22 Feb. 1704-05; m. 8 Oct. 1648 Henry Jaques, d. 24 Feb. 1687.

4. Richard, b. 18 Oct. 1633, 'died young.'

* 5. Elizabeth, b. ca 1641; d. 29 July 1667; m. 8 May 1660 Anthony Norse Jr., d. 12 Oct. 1686.

* 6. Rebeckah, b. 3 Mar. 1642; m. 13 Nov. 1661 to Abiel Somerby. b. 8 Sept. 1641; d. Sept. 1671. She m. (2)1691 Nicholas Wallis of Ipswich, Ma.

* 7. Sarah, b. 23 Mar. 1647; d. ca 1714; m. 25 May 1663 John Kelly Jr., d. 21 Mar 1718.

* Family history listed below.

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