no image

Joseph Knight (abt. 1624 - 1687)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Joseph Knight
Born about in Romsey, Southampton, Englandmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in not in Watertown or Woburn MA VRsmap
Died in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USAmap
14 November 2015
15:20: April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer edited the Biography for Joseph Knight. (combined merged texts, edited gedcom) [Thank April for this]
This page has been accessed 1,034 times.


"Joseph, sen., was originally of Watertown. He sold his house there, Dec. 10, 1649;[1] and soon after, with his wife, Hanah, removed to Woburn. He was made freeman 1652, was taxed in Woburn, 1666; and was numbered among those who had right in the common lands of Woburn, 1668. [goes on to name his children born in Woburn by wife Hannah]...

Joseph Knight was born about 1624 in Romsey, Southampton, England.[citation needed]

Joseph Knight, Sr. died 13 August 1687 in Woburn, Massachusetts.[2]

He married, apparently 10 Dec 1649 Hannah Lamb. Online trees claim Watertown, but no such marriage is recorded in the published Watertown vital records; nor is such a marriage recorded in Woburn, MA, where the family resided

"Joseph Knight ["Sen." County Records] died 13 Aug 1687. Hannah, relict of Joseph Knight, se., died 13 Jan. 1694-5."[3]


  1. NOTE: this is the date most often given as his marriage to Hannah Lamb.
  2. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, database (, Boston, MA: NEHGS, citing Woburn Vital Records, volume 2, p 108: (Deaths) KNIGHT, Joseph, Sen., s. of ----, Aug. 13, 1687.
  3. excerpted from Samuel Sewall, et al., The History of Woburn, Middlesex County, Mass..., Genealogical Notes: KNIGHT, p 623-624


  • WikiTree profile Knight-1291 created through the import of Scoullar Family Tree dec07.ged on Jul 10, 2011 by Rhonda Scoullar. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Rhonda and others.
  • WikiTree profile Knight-1220 created through the import of WALKER2Large.ged on Jun 9, 2011 by Amanda Walker. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Amanda and others.
  • WikiTree profile Knight-2528 created through the import of my family 10.ged on Aug 1, 2012 by Lydia Vierson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Lydia and others.

More: Family Tree & Genealogy Tools

Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

Do you have a GEDCOM? Login to have every name in your tree searched. It's free (like everything on WikiTree).

No known carriers of Joseph's Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA have taken yDNA or mtDNA tests.

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Family Tree DNA.


There are no public comments yet.

Joseph is 16 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 19 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 44 degrees from Lisa Kudrow, 24 degrees from Kurt Vonnegut and 17 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

K  >  Knight  >  Joseph Knight