William Knight1

#8630, ( - 1630)
William Knight's wikitree page states that the will cited here is for another William Knight, and that this William Knight, father of William Knight of Ipswich, was made in Southwark, Surrey, England, 20 Mar 1629. The sources given are Susan Harrington Moore's Abandoning America: Life-stories from Early New England (Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2013) 167- 168 (available in paperbach from Boydell Press), and Thomas Lechford's Plain Dealing: or, Newes From New-England (London 1642), 92 (p. 84 in the 1847 edition (Boston: Wiggin and Parsons Lunt), available at www.Archive.org.)2 
Birth*He was born at EnglandG.3 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth _____.4 
Death*1630He died in 1630 at EnglandG.5 
21 March 1629/30He left a will on 21 March 1629/30 at Lincoln, Lincolnshire, EnglandG.5,6 


  1. [S804] Genevieve Tylee Kiepura, "Stoughton-Knight Data", The American Genealogist 33:1 (Jan. 1957).
  2. [S1966] Wikitree.com, online www. wikitree.com, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Knight-7210, William Knight (ca. 1565 - post 1629).
  3. [S520] VWH.
  4. [S520] VWH.
  5. [S759] Ralph W. Stoughton, "The Stoughton Families of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn.", The American Genealogist 29:4 (Oct. 1953): pp. 198; at the time of this writing, the marr. of Israel Stoughton to Elizabeth Knight was not known; the author, Ralph Stoughton, had concluded that Wm. Knight was the second husband of Israel's widowed mother Elizabeth (true step-father, not literally father-in-law).
  6. [S805] U.K. Extracted Probate Records, 1269-1975, online Ancestry.com, Wm. Knight, gentleman; Will dated 1629, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. Calendar of Wills Proved and of Administrations Granted in the Commissary Court of the Peculiar and Exempt Jurisdiction of Groby, 1580-1800. Collection: Lincolnshire and Huntingdonshire: - Calendar of Lincolnshire Wills, 1601-1652, Calendars of Huntingdonshire Wills, 1479-1652; Volume: Wills Proved in the Consistory Court of Lincoln.; Chapter: Calendar No. 4. 1601--1652.