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Abigail Jacques

Female 1673 - Bef 1763  (< 89 years)


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  • Name Abigail Jacques  [1
    Born 11 Mar 1673  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 24 Jan 1763  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I34277  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DK
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2021 

    Father Henry Jacques,   b. Abt 1619, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1687, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Anne Knight,   b. Bef 5 May 1631,   d. 22 Feb 1705, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1648  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F20173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benjamin Knight,   b. 21 Aug 1668 
    Married Abt 1692  [1
    Children 
    +1. Isaac Knight,   b. 15 Jan 1695, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F20172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abigail Jacques and her husband Benjamin Knight were second cousins, both of them descended from William Knight and Elizabeth Carter.

      In The Ancestry of Phoebe Tilton (citation details below), Walter Goodwin Davis says of Henry Jacques' daughter Abigail "that she is not mentioned in the will of her father in 1686 makes her suggested marriage to Benjamin Knight, with no date given, very questionable." However, as a W. Harris points out in the comments to her Wikitree page, Henry's will does in fact mention her: "[A]nd to my daughter Abigail I give £60 to be paid by my executor after her marriage". She was thirteen when her father made her will, and fourteen when he died.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5450] A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport, and West Newbury from 1635 to 1845 by Joshua Coffin. Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1845.

    2. [S2717] Massachusetts births and christenings, 1639-1915, on familysearch.org.

    3. [S534] Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849, Volume II, Marriages and Deaths. Salem: The Essex Institute, 1911.

    4. [S5451] Essex County, Massachusetts, Probate Records, 1648-1890, on ancestry.com.

    5. [S1427] The Ancestry of Phoebe Tilton, 1775-1847, Wife of Capt. Abel Lunt of Newburyport, Massachuetts by Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: The Anthoensen Press, 1947.