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Joseph Knight (abt. 1624 - 1687)

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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
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Joseph Knight was born about 1624 in Romsey, Southampton, England.[citation needed]
"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 [or 1653], was taxed in Woburn, 1666; and was numbered among those who had right in the common lands of Woburn, 1668."[2]
He married Hannah (?Lamb?) and they had children, all born at Woburn:[2]
(1) Sarah b. March 8, 1651
(2) Samuel, b. Sept 8, 1652 & died Dec 26, 1653
(3) Hannah b. Mar 25, 1654
(4) John b. Jan 16, 1665/6
(5) Elizabeth b. April 7, 1658, m. Thomas Kinne Sr., 23 May 1677, Concord, MA
(6) Mary b. June 6, 1660 died April 10, 1661
(7) Dinah b. July 4, 1661 m. John Morse of Watertown 1686
(8) Samuel (again) b. Mar 18, 1663
(9) Mary b. Dec 12, 1672; died March 1, 1673
(10) Joseph b. Dec 12, 1673
(11) Edward b. Aug 31, 1677
(12) Isaac b. Feb 24, 1679/80; died Mar 4, 1679/80
(13) James b. April 22, 1681 & died the next day.
Note: It is said that Joseph Knight 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, Sr. died 13 August 1687 in Woburn, Massachusetts.[3]
"Joseph Knight ["Sen." County Records] died 13 Aug 1687. Hannah, relict of Joseph Knight, se., died 13 Jan. 1694-5."[4]


  1. NOTE: this is the date most often given as his marriage to Hannah Lamb.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Genealogical Notices of the Earliest Inhabitants of Woburn and Their Families: The History of Woburn, Middlesex County, Mass., from the grant of its territory to Charlestown, in 1640, to the year 1860], Sewall, Samuel, pages 623-624
  3. 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.
  4. excerpted from Samuel Sewall, et al., The History of Woburn, Middlesex County, Mass..., Genealogical Notes: KNIGHT, p 623-624


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