Philip Knight of Topsfield, are his parents known.

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Philip Knight and wife Margery need some help. I've put a couple of items on his profile.

Specifically, I'm trying to verify (or eliminate) the parents attached to his profile. They look suspicious because they are also named Philip and Margery. There absolutely are no death records in Massachusetts (looked at NEHGS and Ancestry) for a Philip Knight 1674.

Note that the "Grandparents" William and Elizabeth are definitely incorrect, by William's will.

Any help re Sources / and links to them would be great.

Thank you.
WikiTree profile: Philip Knight
in Genealogy Help by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1m points)

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I think Philip sr is just a creation of confusion.  Savage mentions John in his paragraph on Philip, kind of hinting at an unknown relationship.

I guess somebody made John a son of Philip, and somebody else made him a brother, and the internet went to work and ended up with two Philips.
by RJ Horace G2G6 Pilot (461k points)
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Meanwhile, on the Williams, we're told a William married Jane Langburne in 1587, a William married Joan Hill in 1588, and a William married Elizabeth Carter 2 months later.

Unless there are more clues, it's going to be very hard to figure out which is which, or whether any of them was the executor of a will nearly 20 years earlier.  (Do we know who probate was actually granted to?)
by RJ Horace G2G6 Pilot (461k points)
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I started a profile for the missing Nicholas

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Knight-10502

based on the register, but no clear-cut father or son.

 

 

by RJ Horace G2G6 Pilot (461k points)

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