Is there a project that covers these pre-1700 people? Knight in Virginia

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There seems to be a mess of Knight in Virginia in the 1600s, proliferated in many online trees. I'm looking to work on some of this supporting work on my husband's Knight ancestors. Just found a son married to his mother...

1.) Geographical region and time period:  Virginia 1600s and later

2.) Some example names and dates:   Peter Knight, William Peter Knight, Genevieve Basse, Mary Basse, Francis Anne Hawley

3.) Source(s) for my information on them:  Plan to research Virginia wills, land records, marriages, etc. at local Virginia Beach and Norfolk Libraries; have information for descendants of Osson Knight m. 24 Feb 1789, d. Sep 1817 Amherst, Va.

Before I get started adding and changing profiles, can you tell me if there is a WikiTree project that would cover these people? If so, how do I get in touch with the project members to coordinate and collaborate on the profiles?

WikiTree profile: William Knight
in The Tree House by Kay Knight G2G6 Pilot (617k points)

2 Answers

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I see that you asked this question a while ago. If you're interested, I was trying to get a Knight One-Name Study off the ground last year. It's located here: Given the recent uptick in interest in the Knight One-Name Study, I suppose I'll have to be spending more free time on WikiTree…

by Rebecca McCall G2G6 (9.1k points)
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Hello Kay,

I just bumped into your 2018 question today.

I am a Knight descendant (Capt. Peter Knight's line) and a member of the US Southern Colonies Project. I have been actively working on the Knight profiles you are referring to. Several of these profiles have become US Southern Colonies managed/protected profiles over the last year as I have been working on the "mess".

by Ken Spratlin G2G6 Mach 2 (20.6k points)

I haven't been working on this but it is timely as I just created my husband's profile.

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