Elizabeth Knight1

#2526, (say 1606 - 1644)
Father*William Knight2 ( - 1630)
Mother*Elizabeth _____3


Israel Stoughton b. c 1603, d. 1645
Children 1.Israel Stoughton Jr7 (c 1628 - 1647)
 2.Susanna Stoughton7 (c 1630 - )
 3.William Stoughton7 (c 1632 - 1701)
 4.Hannah Stoughton7 (c 1637 - 1670)
 5.John Stoughton7 (1638/39 - b 1665)
 6.Rebecca Stoughton+7 (1641 - )
 7.Thomas Stoughton12 (1644 - c 1644)
Poss.two different people, deaths.4 
Birth*say 1606She was born say 1606 at EnglandG.4 
27 March 1627 As of 27 March 1627,her married name was Stoughton.1 
Marriage*27 March 1627She married Israel Stoughton, son of Rev. Thomas Stoughton and Katherine Montpesson, on 27 March 1627 at Rotherhithe, Surrey, EnglandG.5,1 
1632She and Israel Stoughton migrated with 2 or 3 children in 1632.6 
Death*1644She died in 1644 at Lincoln, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, EnglandG.7 
17 July 1644In Israel Stoughton's will dated 17 July 1644 at London, England, Elizabeth Knight was named as executor and heir, as "Deere and worthily honored wife."8,9 
Death6 August 1681She died on 6 August 1681 at Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG.10,11 


  1. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), online AmericanAncestors.org, p. 1775, citing The American Genealogist vol. 33, no. 1, p. 108.
  2. [S804] Genevieve Tylee Kiepura, "Stoughton-Knight Data", The American Genealogist 33:1 (Jan. 1957).
  3. [S520] VWH, see TAG articles and GMB.
  4. [S520] VWH.
  5. [S804] Genevieve Tylee Kiepura, "Stoughton-Knight Data", p. 108, The Registers of Rotherhite, Surrey [today a suburb of London]; 1627, Mar. 27: Israel Stoughton m. Elizabeth Knight.
  6. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pp. 1773-5; migration 1632, settled Dorchester.
  7. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, p. 1775.
  8. [S806] Wm. B. Trask, "Abstracts from the Earliest Wills on Record in the County of Suffolk, Mass.", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 4 (1850): IV:1, pp. 51-52. Will of Israel Stoughton (17 Jul 1644), written in London, England, while he was visiting and involved in "the hazard of warre." Bequeaths to "Deere & worthily honored wife"; "Eldest sonne Israel"; [son] William; "sonne John". "In case my number be seven", referring to his wife's pregnancy [his fourth son Thomas was b. in Dorchester, MA 30 Jul 1644, thirteen days after the date of this will]. Three daughters, not named. Gives two hundred acres to Harvard College. Executors wife and son Israel; overseers John Winthrop, Sr., Thomas Dudley, Richard Bellingham, Increase Nowell, "my deere brother(s) "Wm. Knight, Thomas Stoughton, Thomas Clarke and David Yale." Codicil (added the same day) mentions friends Thomas Jones of Dorchester and Edward Johnson of Roxbury.
  9. [S759] Ralph W. Stoughton, "The Stoughton Families of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn.", The American Genealogist 29:4 (Oct. 1953): pp. 200-1. Discussion of the will of Israel Stoughton which names overseers " 'my deere brothers, Mr. Wm. Knight, Mr. Thomas Stoughton, Mr. Thomas Clarke, Mr. David Yale' "; provisions for his " 'deere mother' ", the [possibly] Widow Knight, "who with her three youngest children had come to Dorchester in 1635, and was then a member of his household." [In this account, the widow is his step-mother; in other later accounts, she is his mother-in-law.]
  10. [S813] A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston Containing Dorchester Births, Marriages, and Deaths to the End of 1825 (Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1890), p. 30, Deaths 1681; Mrs. Elizabeth Stoughton d. 6 Aug 1681.
  11. [S759] Ralph W. Stoughton, "Stoughton Families of Dorchester", p. 200.
  12. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, p. 1776.