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Ezekiel Knight

Male - 1689

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  • Name Ezekiel Knight  [1
    Born of Wells, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 1687  [2
    Died 1689  Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I10678  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2018 

    Family Ann,   d. Aft 1655 
    +1. Elizabeth Knight,   b. Abt 1626,   d. Aft 1678  (Age ~ 53 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S119] Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen by Gerald R. Fuller. Esther Fuller Dial, ed. The Andrew Lee Allen Family Organization, 1952.

    2. [S170] The Wentworth Genealogy, English and American by John Wentworth. Boston: Little, Brown, 1878.

    3. [S660] Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire by Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1928-1939.