Once a Knight is Enough

Knight Genealogy

by Laura Knight

Knight Records 1750 - 1759

See Knight Records 1166-1549 for key.

1750 - Jan 15 VA Surry/Sussex – Admin – William Knight – John Richardson & Agnes Battle, sps to Jordan Richardson, son of William and Amy Richardson. (Boddie 1998, p. 119)

1750 - Feb – VA Nansemond – Admin - William Knight - witness to Deed of Gift from Henry Coupland, Sen. Of Nansemond Co, Va. To Henry Coupland, Jun. … land on Meherrin Creek at Bells Branch. (Bell, p. 211)

1750 – Apr - 10 – VA Surry/Sussex – Bap – Rebecca Knight – d/o Richard Knight and wife Elizabeth; Albemarle Parish; Sps: Boyce Tatum, Mary Andrews. (Richards 1958, p. 90)

1750 - Jun 10 – VA Lunenburg – Admin - List of Tithables – Selected: Samuel Moore, Thomas Lewis, Stephen Lewis, James Anderson, William Anderson, William Ferris, James Ferris, Joseph Ferris, Thomas Ferris, Thomas Watkins, John Lee, Charles Ferris, William Byrd and Thomas Anderson; Robert Moore, Joseph Moore, John Moore, Evan Evans and William Evans, John Evans, Hugh Moore, John Fletcher, John Anderson, James Coleman, William Lewis, Charles Evans, Henry Moore, Samuel Jones, Robert Moore, Bershaba Jones, Drurey Moore, William Walker, Thomas Walker, James Walker, Ephraim Clark, Ash. Clark, Rideras Clark, Jonas Anderson, Joseph Hollingsworth, Thomas Hollingsworth, Sylvanus Stokes, Allin Stokes, Young Stokes, David Stokes, Sylvanus Stokes JR, Sylvanus Stokes SR, Edward Jordan, John Knight: 4; Richard Stokes, Tandey Walker, David Stokes, David Jones. (Landon Bell, p.156)

Note: According to the terms of who must be listed as a tithable, John Knight still has no male children 16 or older.

1750 - Oct 10 – VA Surry/Sussex – Admin – John Knight - Albemarle Parish:  John Knight is paid 400 lbs tobacco for keeping Sarah Davis. (Davis 2008, p. 51)

1750 - Oct 15 - VA Surry/Sussex - Admin – William Knight - birth of Ben, slave of William Knight. (Richards 1958, p. 122)

1750 Oct 23 – VA Stafford – Mar - John Knight and Charity Latimore - Overwharton Parish. (King 1961, p. 66)

1750 - Dec 4 – NC Granville – Admin – John Knight - Thomas Christian & wife Mercy to John Knight of Lunenburg Co., VA 100 acres in Granville Col, NC for 15 VA. Money. He purchased another 900 acres adjoining the 300 on both sides of Grassey Creek. (Granville Co., NC Deed Bk. A 311) Note: the previous Granville patent to John Knight “of Granville County” described land “on both sides of ROCKY Creek.” Meanwhile, as we see from the list of tithes in Lunenburg, John Knight is still resident there. I believe this to be a different John

1751 - Feb 23VA Surry/Sussex – Admin – John Knight - Albemarle Parish: Death of Jones Stokes JR reported to parish by John Knight. (Richards 1958, p. 215)

1751 - Apr 21VA Surry/Sussex – Admin – William Knight - Albemarle Parish:  William Knight, John Richardson, Agnes Battle, sps to Jordan, son of William and Amy Richardson. (Richards 1958, p. 188)

1751 - Jun 10 – VA Lunenburg – Admin - List of Tithes - Selected: Edward Jordan, Richard Stokes, Sylvanus Stokes, Allin Stokes, Young Stokes, David Stokes, Gideon Moore, Sylvanus Stokes, JR, David Stokes, Sylvanus Stokes SR, Charles Stokes, Michael Johnson, John Knight, Jonathan Knight: 5; Jos. Farmer:1; Geo. Farmer: 1, Capt. William Jones, James Coleman, Sam Carter, Thomas Evans, John Evans, Charles Evans and son Tom Evans, William Andrews, Richard Andrews, Ephraim Andrews, John Andrews, Morris Evans, William Tucker, Thomas Moore, Francis Tucker, Henry Moore, Robert Moore JR, Robert Moore SR, Drurey Moore, Thomas Jones (Landon Bell, p.164)

Note: John Knight now has a son 16 or older. Since he did not have such at the 1750 tithe list, this means that Jonathan Knight turned 16 in the interim, thus born c. 1735.

1751 - Aug 15 VA Stafford – Bap - Samuel Knight – s/o John Knight and Charity Latimore Knight, born/baptized. (King 1961, p. 66)

1751 Aug 19 VA Northampton – Mar- Thomas Knight & Susanna Fisher. (VA MG REC 1700-1850)

1751 - Sep 15 – VA Surry/Sussex – Admin – William Knight - Albemarle Parish Vestry meeting to order Processioning: William Knight as one of Processioners. (Davis 2008, pp. 54, 55)

1751 - Nov 23 – NC Northampton – Admin - John Knight - witnesses the will of Patrick O’Quin. (Grimes 1910, p. 274)

1751 - Dec 3 – NC Bertie – Will - William Knight - Will proved in Feb court 1752. Sons: John Knight, William Knight, Nemiah Knight. Wife: Martha. Friends: Isaac Carter, Joseph Benthall. Executors: Isaac Carter, John Joseph Benthall. Clerk of the Court: Samuel Ormes. (Grimes 1910, p. 205) The image of the will record gives more information:

Written 1747 Dec 3: To son John, all my tools and the parts of the whipsaw.
To son William, all my land and plantason o the south side of the Carter’s Branch and one horse to be purchiched out of my estate about three years old to be paid to him at the age of Sisteen and my hunting gun.
To son Nemiah all the rest of my Lands on the North side of the Branch;
To my wife Martha (Carter) one third part of the rest of my estate and my horse cold and as many of my casks with my tobacco to be sold as will pay all of my lawful debts and all the rest of my estate to be equally divided among all my children.
I leave Isaac Carter and Joseph Benthall and ___ Langston to equill divide my estait among my wife and children according to my will.
Son John to be executor. (North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998, Wills and Court Minutes, 1712-1758, image of will online, ancestry.com)

1752 - Jan 20 – VA Surry/Sussex – Admin – William Knight - Albemarle Parish – William Knight is sponsor to child of Charles and Jane Mabrey. (Boddie 1998, p. 90)

1752 - Mar 1VA Surry/Sussex – Admin – William Knight - Albemarle Parish:  William Knight, Edward Carter, Mary Richardson, sps. to Charles, son of Charles and Jane Mabry. (Richards 1958, p. 14)

1752 - Feb 13 VA Surry – Admin - William Knight -  With Nathaniel Felts and Benjamin Adams appointed Appraisers of the estate of Matthew Wilkinson. (Hart 1983, p. 53)

1752 - Mar 31 – VA Surry/Sussex – Admin – Land Processioning - Albemarle Parish Vestry meeting to record Procession results. Names mentioned: Edward Eppes, William Knight, Richard Knight, John Knight, James Cain Jr, John Davis, William Bass. ( Davis 2008, pp. 58-72)

1752 - Jun 10 – VA Lunenburg – Admin - List of Tithes – Selected:  Joseph Johnson, Francis Moore, Allin Stokes, Sylvanus Stokes JR, Sylvanus Stokes SR, David Stokes, Edward Jordaine;Jordan, Sylvanus Stokes (son of Yount), William Stokes, Young Stokes, David Stokes, Richard Stokes, Jonathan Knight, John Knight: 5; George Farmer, Thomas Ferris, Charles Ferris, Robert Andrew, George Evans, James Anderson, Thomas Anderson, Stephen Evans, Sylvanus Walker, Robert Moore, Robert Jone JR, James Jones, Thomas Evans, John Evans, Charles Evans and sons Thomas and Major, James Coleman, Michael Johnson, John Johnson, Richard Andrews, Timothy Carter, Augustin Spears (Spier?), Barshaba Jones negro, Henry Jones, Robert Moore, Drurey Moore, Andrew Jones, William Walker, George Walker, Philip Walker, John Walker, James Walker, William Clark, Jonas Anderson, William Watkins, John Anderson (Landon Bell, p.182) 

Note: John Knight still has only one son 16 and older listed here, i.e. Jonathan Knight. There will now be a 10 year skip in the records during which time it appears that Charles Knight and William Knight come of age and leave home! By 1762, John will sell to his son William Knight and Jonathan Knight, land in Granville Co NC. The land of Charles Knight is mentioned as being adjacent, but I have found no record of his acquisition.

1752 - Jun 21VA Surry/Sussex – Admin – Daniel Knight - Albemarle Parish:  Daniel Knight, Thomas Weathers, Elizabeth Whitehead, sps to Jesse son of James and Jane Horn. (Richards 1958, p. 190)

1752 - Sep 12VA Surry/Sussex – Admin – Alice Knight - Albemarle Parish: Alice Knight, Amy Freeman, Thomas Northcross sps to Elizabeth dau of William and Mary Longbottom. (Richards 1958, p. 138)

1752 - Sep 16 VA Spotsylvania – Admin - Ephraim Knight - With Zachariah Garton, witness a sale of land from William Bell, Jr., to Uriah Garton, Jr. (Crozier, p. 192)

1752 Oct VA Gloucester – Info - In the summer of 1752 a counterfeiting scheme was hatched in Virginia. Patrick Moore, a tailor, was living in that province, where he worked at his trade at the house of Richard Brooker in Gloucester County. A certain Daniel Johnston, alias Dixon, a chemist or doctor, and William Jillet, a blacksmith, frequently went to Brooker’s home. If these two told the truth, Moore was the promoter of the counterfeiting venture. Be that as it may, sometime in June Brooker gave Moore a small boat with a supply of provisions sufficient to bring the tailor, Johnston and Jillet, with their bellows, hammers, molds, and other materials for making money, to North Carolina. About the end of June the men went up the Neuse River, where they landed and thence proceeded to the house of Peter Matthews, about thirty miles from New Bern. Near this dwelling, in a great swamp, they set up their forge and prepared molds and other materials for making doubloons, pistoles, pieces of eight, and half pistareens.

By some means the sheriff of the county discovered their undertaking and, acting with great vigilance and industry, captured the coiners at the home of Matthews, who was also apprehended on suspicion of being concerned in the affair. Some of the doubloons, a pistole, pieces of eight, and half pistareens were found on the persons of the three coiners but the money was so badly done as not to be imposed easily upon anyone. Apparently, however, the coins had not been completed, for, although they were very exact in similitude and size, they were much wanting in color, so that it was believed that the proper coloring of them was to have been the finishing stroke.  The prisoners were locked up in the jail at New Bern, a prison which had previously been remarkable for letting its inmates escape, but the sheriff kept a watch around the building each night and foiled several attempts which were made by the counterfeiters to break out. They came up for trial at the General Court which ended early in October. Moore turned evidence for the Crown against his associates, Matthews was acquitted, and Jillet and Johnston were found guilty of treason and condemned to death. (Maryland Gazette (Annapolis), Nov. 9 and Dec. 7, 1752; Boston Weekly News-Letter (Massachusetts), Dec. 7, 1752; Pennsylvania Gazette

1752 - Nov 13 – VA Surry/Sussex – Admin – John Knight - Albemarle Parish Vestry business meeting. John Knight paid 25 lbs tobacco for keeping Sarah Davis 5 months. Moses Johnson proposed to the Vestry to keep Sarah Davis an Aged Infirm Woman for one Year Next ensuing & Provide necessaries for her for 600 lbs Tobo which is agreed to by the Vestry. (APVB, p.)

1752 - Nov 28 – VA Stafford – Mar - John Anderson & Sarah Carney -  (Jordan Dodd, Virginia Compiled Marriages 1660-1800, Ancestry, Provo, 1997; I am not confident of this source)

1753 - Jan 16 – VA Surry/Sussex – Will - Daniel Eppes - Of Albemarle Parish,  Date: 6 Sept. 1749. Proved 16 Jan 1753.  William Willie (pastor)  and Edward Eppes Executors.  Wife: Mary. Son: Edward.  Daughters: Elizabeth Knight and Mary Tatum.  Grandson: Daniel Eppes (not 21) Wit: William Willie.  (Parks 1982, p. 592) “Daniel Eppes, aged eighty-one, died June 6 1753, certified by Edward Eppes. (McGahn 1982, p. 514)

1753 - Apr 1 – VA Surry/Sussex – Admin – William Knight - Albemarle Parish – William Knight is sponsor to child of William and Elizabeth Richardson. (Boddie 1998, p. 119)

1753 - May 20VA Surry/Sussex – Admin – William Knight - Albemarle Parish:  William Knight, Sarah Wellborn, Peter Green, sps. to Nathaniel, son of William and Elizabeth Richardson. (Richards 1958, p. 38)

1753 - Jun 16 – VA Surry – Admin - William Knight - With Jeremiah Bullock and John Battle, Jr. appointed Appraisers of the estate of Francis Felts. (Hart 1983, p. 58)

1753 - Jun 12 – NC Edgecombe – Admin - John Knight & Robert Knight - witness sale of land From Benjamin Brett of Edge. Co. to William Matthews of Southamton Co., Va: 200 acres on the south side of Fishing creek. (Hofmann 1732 – 1758, p. 156, )

1753 - Sep 9VA Surry/Sussex – Admin – Daniel Knight - Albemarle Parish:  Daniel Knight, Angelica Cain, Mary Kellyham, sps. to Kesiah, dau of Arthur and Agnes Freeman. (Arthur dec’d) (Richards 1958, p. 31)

1753 - Oct 2 – VA Stafford – Bap - Sarah Ann Knight – d/o George Knight and Jean Dawson Knight born/baptized. (King 1961, p. 66)

1754 – VA Sussex County – Info - Sussex County is formed from part of Surry County; Albemarle Parish is now entirely in Sussex. Albemarle Parish is a lineal descendant of James City Parish, the first Anglican parish to be established in the New World. At its inception, James City County laid astride the north and south sides of the James River. In 1652 Surry County was formed from that part of James City County lying south of the James River. The new county included two parishes that had been created earlier out of James City County: Lawne's Creek Parish (1640) and Southwark Parish (1647). In 1738 these two parishes were divided, with parts of both parishes north of the Blackwater River united into one parish and retaining the name Southwark. The parts on the south side of the Blackwater River became another distinct parish, named Albemarle. With the changes in boundaries, Lawne's Creek Parish then became extinct. Sussex County was created from Surry County in 1754, with Surry County remaining in Southwark Parish and Albemarle Parish encompassing the new county. A change in boundary lines configured Albemarle Parish to fit entirely into Sussex County. (Davis 2008, Introduction) Note: The Red Blotch is the area where the Knights of Sussex were located.

VA 1750 Nottoway

1754 - Jan 4 VA Sussex  – Admin – Benjamin Hyde - Albemarle Parish: Note made by the Rev. William Willie in the Parish Death Register: “Benjamin Hyde and Mary his wife, Sarah, Cherry, Hannah, their children. d. Jan 4, 1754,  All murder’d by their own Negro Man! The Man was murder’d in the Field, and all the rest in the House, all their Heads were cut off, only the Child, an infant, had its Brains dashed out. The Negro was the most obdurate Wretch I ever conversd with, for nothing that I could say to him cou’d prevail upon to own it to be wrong!” (Richards 1958, p. 217)

1754 - Feb 3 – VA Stafford – Bap - Ephraim Knight – s/o Isaac Knight born/baptized. (King 1961, p. 67)

1754 - May 20VA Sussex – Admin – Daniel Knight - Albemarle Parish:  Daniel Knight, Nathaniel Rainey, Elizabeth Richardson, sps. to Daniel, son of William and Mary Rainey (Richards 1958, p. 17)

1754 - Aug 22 – NC Edgecombe – Admin - Robert Knight - and Tereca his wife of Edg. Co. to Nicholas Williams of Southampton Co., Va. … 300 acres on the north side of Swift creek, joining Joseph Parker and the creek a grant to the sd. Robert 25 May 1749. Wit: Thomas Mann, James Speir  Reg. Edge. Co. Aug. Ct. 1754 B. Wynns C. Cl. (Hofmann 1732-1758, p. 50 )

1754 - Sep 22VA Sussex – Admin – William Knight - Albemarle Parish:  William Knight, Nathanael Felts, Hannah Felts, sps. to Christopher, son of John and Mary Crossland. (Richards 1958, p. 14) Oct 11 (Boddie 1998, p. 33)

1754 - Oct 11 – VA Sussex – Admin – William Knight - Albemarle Parish – William Knight is sponsor to child of John and Mary Crossland. (Boddie 1998, p. 33)

1754 - Nov 17VA Sussex – Admin – John Knight - Albemarle Parish:  John Knight, Edward Shelton, Mary Rose, sps. to Frederick, son of James and Mary Hern. (Richards 1958, p. 23)

1755 - Jan NC Chowan – Will - John Sumner - Mentions land “bought of Joseph and Gregory Stallings and John Knight”. (Grimes 1910, p. 365)

1755 - Apr 6VA Sussex – Admin – Richard Knight - Albemarle Parish:  Richard Knight, William Stewart, Mary Stewart, sps. to Gabriel, son of Walter and Anne Barr. (Richards 1958, p. 24)

1754 – Aug 5 – VA Spotsylvania – Will - Uriah Garton – Father in law of Ephraim Knight who was gr- Grandson of Capt. Peter Knight and Anne Hawley. Written: 1752 Mar 5. Exs. Of Will: sons Zachariah Garton, Uriah Garton and Elijah Garton.  Leg. Son, Zachariah, my land that I hold in Lancaster Co; son, Uriah, plantation whereon I now live; son, Elijah, plantation whereon Ephraim Knight now liveth; wife, Winifred Garton. Will probated 5 Aug 1755: (Crozier 1905, p. 14)

1755 - Aug 8 – VA Sussex – Admin - William Knight - Albemarle Parish Vestry meeting to appoint Processioners.  Edward Lee & Edward Eppes, William Knight & John Battle (and others). (Davis 2008, pp. 83, 84)

1755 - Sep 4 – VA Sussex – Admin - Richard Knight - Deeded all his land (Sussex Co., VA), seven slaves, and other property to his son Ephraim and left for NC. (Harlander, p. 1)

1756 - Apr 20 – VA Sussex – Admin – John Knight, Ephraim Knight, Richard Knight - Albemarle Parish Vestry meeting to record Procession results. Names mentioned: John Knight, Ephraim Knight, James Cain, James Cain Jr. Peter Cain, John Carter, Edward Lee, Edward Eppes, Francis Eppes, James Carter, Richard Knight (shared property line with son Ephraim) (Davis, pp. 89-95)

1756 - Oct 22 VA Northampton – Mar - Henry Knight & Hamutal Knight.  (VA MG REC 1700-1850, p. 430)

1756 - Nov 26 – VA Sussex – Admin – John Knight - Albemarle Parish Vestry Business Meeting: Ordered that John Knight be paid for keeping Frances Hood one Year According to his Agreement made with Mr. Robert Jones JR.  John King JR has agreed with the Vestry to keep Frances Hood for the Year Ensuing & find her all Necessaries for five Hundred pounds of Tobacco. (Davis, p. 102 APVB)

1756 - Dec 19 – VA Stafford – Mar - Peter Knight & Rachel Abbott. (King 1961, p. 67)

1756 – VA Sussex – Admin - Richard Knight – Court: After Richard deeded all his land (Sussex Co., VA), seven slaves, and other property to his son Ephraim, and decamping to NC, he returned to Sussex Co and accused Ephraim of tricking him into signing the deeds while he (Richard) was in the state of extreme drunkenness. He claimed that he, Richard Sr, left the colony (of VA) for NC in order to escape problems with a Mr. Barr. Richard Jr's (age 18) deposition stated his father "had been in much trouble with one Barr's wife for some time before." Richard Sr. came back to VA--after a short stay in NC--and wanted his land and property back. Ephraim refused. Thus, Ephraim, Richard Sr., Richard Jr. (aged 18), daughter Alice (Threewitt, wife of Edward), and a William Knight (no relationship stated ) all gave extensive testimony - all in Richard Sr.'s favor (and all mentioning his severe liquor problem). The court eventually determined that land and property were to be returned to Richard and that Ephraim was to be "kept within the bailiwick." The sheriff reported that he could not find Ephraim Knight. (Harlander, p. 1)

1757 – Apr 27 – VA Sussex - Admin - John Knight JR & Elizabeth Stokes Knight - 1757 Apr 27 birth of Lydia, dau of John Knight JR, and wife Elizabeth, bap. 12 June, sps. Josias Freeman, Phoebe Freeman, Lucy Stokes. (Richards 1958, p. 77)
1760 Apr 27, Creesy dau of John Knight JR and wife Elisabeth baptized, no sp. given. (Richards 1958, p.15)
1762 May 24, Walker, Bap. 20 Jun, sps. Peter Knight, William Gilbert, Lydia Stokes. (Richards 1958, p. 181)
1763 Dec 20, Lewis, son of John Knight and w. Elisa: Bap 26 Feb 1764, sps Levi Gilliam, William Newsome ___ Freeman. (Richards 1958, p. 147)
1766 Fab 11, b. Frank-Eppes son of John and Elisabeth Knight, bap. 23 Mar, sps Micajah Stokes, Jesse Rogers, Elisabeth Rogers. (Richards 1958, p. 68)
1770 Feb 5, Sylvanus, Bap. 1770 Apr 15, sps. Sylvanus Bell, William Moore, Tabitha Rowland. (Richards 1958, p. 208)
Elizabeth Stokes must have died sometime after the birth of Sylvanus, named for her father.
Subsequent children by a Sarah named in will:
1772 Elizabeth Knight
1774 Charles Knight (underage, left in care of bro. Lewis whose birth was registered in Sussex)
1775 John Knight (underage, left in care of bro. Walker whose birth was registered in Sussex)
1776 Rhoda Knight (underage at time of will)

1757 - Apr 29VA Sussex – Admin - Ephraim Knight - Son of Richard of Albemarle Parish, appeared in court charged with “being guilty of entering house of Robert Jones, Jr. with intent to rob same.”  The court decided that Ephraim should be tried in Williamsburg. After this decision, Ephraim was taken under guard from Sussex County to the jail at Williamsburg.  (Loose Court Papers of Sussex County, VA 1754-1870, The King vs. Ephraim Knight 1757.)

1757 - Oct 29 – VA Sussex – Admin – John Knight - Albemarle Parish Vestry Business Meeting: Paid out to John Knight 900 lbs tobacco, doesn’t say what for.  (Davis, p. 107)

1757 - Nov 2 – VA Stafford – Bap – Christopher Knight – s/o Peter Knight and Rachel Abbot Knight born/baptized. (King 1961, p. 67)

1757 – July - VA Sussex – Admin – Ephraim Knight - July Court. Thomas Dowdy appear'd in court and alledged agt. Ephraim Knight that he thought himself in fear of his life or of some bodily hurt to be done or procured to be done him by Ephraim [Knight] whereupon divers witnesses were sworn and examined and mature deliberation thereupon had on consideration whereof it is ordered that the said Ephraim enter into recognizance for his good behaviour for one year from this day the said Ephraim in 50 and his security in 25 whereupon the said Ephraim with James Carter his security acknowledge themselves to be indebted to our soverign Lord the King the said Knight in the sum of fifty pounds and the said Carter in the sum of 25.   (Loose Court Papers of Sussex County, VA 1754-1870, The King vs. Ephraim Knight 1757.)

1757 – Aug – VA Sussex – Admin – Ephraim Knight - August Court. Thomas Dowdy plt vs. Ephraim Knight deft. In case. Same as next above [ continued to next court]  (Loose Court Papers of Sussex County, VA 1754-1870, The King vs. Ephraim Knight 1757.)

1757 – Sep – VA Sussex – Admin – Ephraim Knight - September Court. Thomas Dowdy plt vs. Ephraim Knight deft: In case. the deft. by his attorney pleads that he did not assume the plt. joins the issue and the cause is continued for trial.  (Loose Court Papers of Sussex County, VA 1754-1870, The King vs. Ephraim Knight 1757.)

1757 - Nov 14 – VA Sussex – Admin – Richard Knight vs Ephraim Knight - Richard Knight, Jr, under the age of 21, told the Court that he ws afraid that Ephraim Knight, Carpenter, (his brother), would beat, wound, maim, or kill him. On the 25th of the month, Ephraim appeared and pledged 20 pounds that he would appear in court. In December, Richard did not appear against his brother and the court discharged Ephraim and ordered Richard to pay costs. (Harlander and Knight 1934, p. 3)

1758 – Feb – VA Sussex – Admin – Ephraim Knight - Feb Court. Thomas Dowdy plt vs Ephraim Knight deft: in case. This day came the parties by their attornies and thereupon came also a jury, to wit, Henry Tatum, Charles Gee, John Bailey, Clement Hancock, Francis Gee, Frederick Green, Robert Wynn, Lewis Brown, Burrell Green Jr, Benjamin Hunt, John Pennington, and Levy Gilliam who being elected...do say that the deft hath not performed the assumption in the declaration mentioned in manner and form as the plt threin agt him hath alledged and do assess the plts damages by occasion threof to eleven pounds fifteen shillings and four pence besides his costs. Therefore it is consider'd that the plt recover agt the said deft his damages aforesaid in form afd. assessed and his costs by him in this behalf expended and the said deft. in mercy &c. (Loose Court Papers of Sussex County, VA 1754-1870, The King vs. Ephraim Knight 1757.)

1758 - Feb 4 – VA Stafford – Mar - John Knight & Elizabeth Yates. (King 1961, p. 67)

Note: Text mutilated but is probably John, son of Leonard Knight and Eleanor, b. 1740.

1758 - Feb 12 – VA Stafford – Mar - Ephraim Knight & Anne Abbott.  (Fletcher, p. ; King 1961, p. 67)

1758 - Jun 17 – NC Edgecombe – Admin - Robert Knight - and his wife Tereca witness deed between James Speir of Edge. Co NC. to John Spier (Spear) of Edg. Co. (Hofmann 1732-1758, p. 242 )

1758 - Nov 2 – VA Stafford – Bap - Peter Knight – s/o  Peter and Rachel Abbott Knight born/baptized. (King 1961, p. 67) Note: Text is mutilated but they have already listed Christopher, so this must be 2nd son, Peter wno later married Elizabeth Kendall and moved to Harrison County, VA)

1758 - Dec 31 – NC Edgecombe – Will – Simon Parker - James Knight (brother-in-law) named executor of the will of Simon Parker. Wife is Judith Parker Knight, children: Francis, Simon, William, Robert, James, Judah, Sarah, Winne, Charitie and Ruth. (Grimes 1910, p. 279)

1758 – VA Sussex – Admin – Richard Knight & Edward Threewit – listed on the Sussex County Insolvent List. Had moved to NC. (Harlander, p. 3)

1758 – VA Northumberland – Admin – Rent Rolls -  John Knight.

1759 - Mar 28 VA Nansemond – Admin – Luke Sumner – Land patent for 136 acs. “adj. Henry Brinkley, Peter Franklin, James Knight & John Riddick. (VA Gen. Soc. Qrtly. Vol. 32, No. 3, p. 257)

1759 - Aug 6 – VA Sussex – Admin – William Knight - Albemarle Parish Vestry Meeting to order Processioning.  Again, William Knight appointed. (APVB, p. 115)

1759 - Dec 9 – VA Sussex – Admin – Mary Knight - Albemarle Parish: Mary Knight, James Bell, Sarah Freeman, sps to Jane dau of James and Mary Hern. (Richards 1958, p. 44) (Boddie 1998, p. 62)  Note: Wife of William Knight.

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