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Elizabeth Knight

Female Abt 1626 - Aft 1678  (~ 53 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Elizabeth Knight was born about 1626 (daughter of Ezekiel Knight and Ann); died after 1678.


    Note that Torrey has the marriage of Elizabeth Knight to William Wentworth as "bef 1653".

    Elizabeth married William Wentworth about 1644. William (son of William Wentworth and Susanna Carter) was born on 15 Mar 1616 in Alford, Lincolnshire, England; died on 15 Mar 1697 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Ezekiel Wentworth was born about 1649 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died between 30 Oct 1711 and 6 May 1712.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Ezekiel Knight was born in in of Wells, York, Maine; died in 1689 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1687


    According to The Wentworth Genealogy (citation details below), the will of Ezekiel Knight "gave to his wife Mary all his estate for life; at her death, two thirds were to go to son Ezekiel Knight, jr., and one third to daughter Elizabeth Wentworth, of Cocheco." Evidently there were exactly two and only two Elizabeth Wentworths in Cocheco at the time, thus establishing that Ezekiel Knight was the father of either the wife of Elder William Wentworth or of the wife of his son Ezekiel. We show him as the former, but either way he's a direct ancestor of TNH.

    "He was Commissioner for the town of Wells 1654, 1662, 1663; on the grand jury 29 June 1654; one of seventy-one petitioners to Oliver Cromwell, 12 August 1656, that they remain under the Massachusetts government in 1663, was one of the Associate Justices, and when the authority of the King's Commissioners ended (which continued from 1665 to 1668), he was immediately re-chosen. [...] In 1661, 1 July, it was 'Ordered by this Court that,' while Wells was without a minister, 'Ezekiel Knight and William Hammond shall duly attend the place of public meeting on the Lord's day, and they improve their best abilities in Speaking out of the Word of God, Praying, Singing of Psalms and reading some good Orthodox Sermons.'" [The Wentworth Genealogy]

    "Of Puritan inclination, he gained great prominence on the ascension of Massachusetts [over Maine]." [Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, citation details below.]

    Ezekiel married Ann. Ann died after 1655. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Ann died after 1655.
    1. 1. Elizabeth Knight was born about 1626; died after 1678.