Monday, April 20, 2015

John Knight (1757 - 1826)

52 Ancestor Challenge - Challenge 16

Blake, King, Coleman, Pearce, Farmer, unknown, Lambden, Sarah (unknown), Knight, Ellis, Knight, Vincent, Butt, Durnford, Arnold, Molton, Cotterel, Bartlett, Alderman, Ann (unknown), Sherwood, unknown, Habberfield, Collings, Rawlings, Tanner, Dove, Morgan, Lywood, Canham, unknown, Peck, Pincombe, Charley, Rowcliffe, Pearse, Rew, Moggridge, Siderfin, Kent, Gray, Hilton, Cobb, Sproxton, Routledge, Tweddle, Routledge, Routledge, (unknown) Buller, unknown, Beard, Hemsley, Welch, Brockhouse, Cheatle, Woodcock, unknown Taylor, unknown, Harborne, Lewis, Roberts, Croxall, Lawley, unknown

John Knight is my second Knight 4x great grandfather baptized 2 Oct 1757 at Spetisbury. He was the son of David Knight and Martha Butler  who had themselves married 17 Feb 1756 at Spetisbury. He had four brothers David (1759-1759), Thomas (1761-1761), William 1764 and Thomas 1772.

John's father David was baptized 2 May 1736 at Spetisbury son of Henry Knight and Mary Oliver mentioned in my blog I do not know amything about Martha so will attempt to fill in her information and perhaps find a burial date for David. Searching through various record databases I could not find a date of death/burial for David. However I had more luck finding information for Martha Butler. Martha is likely the daughter of John Butler and Susannah Shepherd who were themselves married 26 Oct 1734 at Gussage All Saints. They baptized five children that I have located thus far:

John baptized 13 Jun 1736 at Pentridge
Thomas baptized 4 Apr 1738 at Pentridge
Martha baptized 12 Oct 1739 at Swanage
Charles baptized 23 Nov 1740 at Pentridge
Anne baptized 22 Jun 1743 at Morden

I am perhaps somewhat suspicious at the three different locations but they are all within a reasonable distance of each other. John Butler is possibly the John Butler baptized 22 May 1714 at Horton the son of John and Martha Butler. I have not yet located a marriage for this couple. I did not have any luck finding parents for Susannah Shepherd (although there was an interesting baptism). However this family tree has grown back another generation plus so a good accomplishment doing a 52 ancestor challenge for this 4x great grandfather.

I do not know anything for sure about David in terms of occupation. This Knight family is mentioned in "The Book of Spetisbury" History of a Stour Valley Village by Ann Taylor published in 2006. They are mentioned under the heading Occupations on page 109 and their occupation was listed as craftsmen for many of them.

Ancestry of John Knight

1. Elizabeth BLAKE
2. Ernest Edward George BLAKE (b 20 Aug 1904) - Eastleigh Hampshire England
3. Samuel George Blake (b 10 Feb 1875) - Upper Clatford Hampshire England
4. Maria Jane KNIGHT (b 27 Jan 1849) - Turnworth Dorset England
5. Samuel KNIGHT (b 25 May 1828) - Turnworth Dorset England
6. Eleanor KNIGHT (b 12 Dec 1786) - Spetisbury Dorset England
7. John KNIGHT (b 2 Oct 1757) - Spetisbury Dorset England
8. David KNIGHT (b 2 May 1736) - Spetisbury Dorset England
9. Henry KNIGHT (possibly b 2 Feb 1701) - Mapperton Dorset England
10. Thomas KNIGHT (junior)
11. Thomas KNIGHT (senior)

John KNIGHT's mother
1. Martha BUTLER (possibly b 12 Oct 1739) - Swanage Dorset England
2. John BUTLER (possibly b 22 May 1714) - Horton Dorset England
3. John BUTLER

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