LAND: Rhode Island Land Evidences
1648 - 1696
Albert T. Klyberg
page 230 - 231
Henry Hull to Jonathan Knight
Henry Hull of Westerly Wever...for...twelve pounds & tenn shillings of moeny of New England...payd...by Jonathan Knight of Warwick...mason...have...sold two hundred acres...northwest from John Sheldons dwelling hous with A skirt of Land to pitticomcott Line-Resering Ahigh Way...bounded...begining at Aread Oake tree marked on foure sides standing at the south Corner eight pole from John Sheldons Corner & so from thence east & benorth ten score pole to Awhitt Oacked bush marked on four sides & from thence 8 score poles to Astake standing north & by west in the plaine which belongs unto John Crandell & so from thence west & be south ten score poles to Astake marked on foure sides Eight pole from John Sheldons Line & so on Astraight to the first mentioned tree, that I have under hand...of Coqanauant...forth day of July...one thousand six hundred ninty three.
The Early Knights of Rhode Island
By G. Andrews Moriarty, A.M., LL.B., F.S.A., of Bristol, R.I.
3. Jonathan Knight (Richard), of Warwick and Providence, R. I., mason, born about 1653, died 25 June 1717. He married, about 1676, Hannah______.
On 30 Apr. 1678 he bought land in that town. On 28 Apr. 1679 he was deputy from Warwick. (Warwick Town Records, book A, pp. 172, 179.) On 12 May 1679 he was fined at the Newport court for failure to serve on a jury (Newport Court Files, book A, p. 45), and he was fined again on 7 Sept. 1680 (ib., p. 55). On 30 Jan. 1681/2 Jonathan Knight of Warwick sold land there on the north side of the Patuxet River (Warwick Deeds, book A 2, p. 265). On 19 Apr. 1684 Jonathan Knight of Warwick bought land there of John Warner (ib., vol. 1, p. 39). On 7 Nov. 1684 he bought land at Warwick in the Great North Neck (ib., p. 43) and that same day he bought of Amos Westcott another tract in the town (ib., p. 44). On 4 July 1693 Henry Hall of Westerly, yeoman, sold to Jonathan Knight of Warwick, mason, 200 acres of land in the Hall and Knight Purchase (this land lay within the bounds of Kingstown). (Rhode Island Colony Deeds, printed). On 15 Mar. 1694/5 Jonathan Knight, together with his wife Hannah, sold his homestead at Warwick preliminary to his removal into Providence (Warwick Deeds, book 2 A, p. 255). On 19 Mar. 1695/6 he purchased of Enoch Place, for l65, 200 acres of land in Mashautatuck in that town, "to be divided off" (Providence Deeds). On 3 Apr. 1698 Jonathan Knight, Sr., and Jonathan Knight, Jr., were both taxed in Providence. In 1704 he was deputy from that town and lieutenant of the local company. Administration on his estate was granted on 19 Aug. 1717 to his son and heir Jonathan. His inventory showed and estate of L198. 7s. 8d.
BIOGRAPHY: Jonathan2 KNIGHT (Richard, 1). Born, CIRCA 1653, in Kent Co., RI. Died,25 JUN 1717, in Providence, RI (ibid.). Occupation: Mason.
30 Apr 1678 , Freeman at Warwick. The adminstration of his Will took place on 19 Aug 1717 by his son and heir Jonathan. Ref. Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of RI. He was a Captain
in the Providence militia company. See Moriarty, 1933, NEHGS Register, Vol. 87, pp. 264-270.
28 May 1678 - He bought certain land in Warwick of Elizur Collins and his mother Mrs. Anne Smith.
28 Apr 1679 - Deputy from Warwick (Warwick Town Records, Book A., pgs 172-179.) 12 May 1679 - He was fined 20s., for not attending jury. (Newport Court files, Book A., pg 45.)
7 Sep 1680 - Fined again (Newport Court Records Book A., pg 55.)
30 Jan 1681/2, Jonathan Knight of Warwick sold land on the N. Side of the Patuxet R. (Warwick Deeds, A2, pg 265.)
19 Apr 1684 - Jonathan Knight of Warwick bought land there of John Warner (Warwick Deeds, Vol. 1, pg 39.)
7 Nov 1684 - Bought land at Warwick in the Great Neck (Vol.1, pg 43) and that same day he bought of Amos Prescott another tract in the town (Vol. pg 44.)
4 Jul 1693 - Henry Hall of Westerly, yeoman, sold to Jonathan Knight of Warwick, mason, 200 acres of land in the Hall and Knight Purchase (this land lay within the bounds of Kingstown.) Rhode Island Colony Deeds.
15 Mar 1695 - He and wife Hannah, sold to Thomas Greene, Sr., the house "in which I now dwell", orchard, meadow, & c., being all his interest in Warwick.
19 Mar 1695 - He bought of Enoch Place, for 65 pounds, a certain tract of land, meadow, & c., in Mashantatack, 200 acres of which were divided off and bounded.
1695 - Providence, He moved thence about this time.
The Early Records of the Town of Providence
Being part of the Book or Records of Town Meetings
No. 1 1692 - 1715
Printed 1895 - Pages 38
At a Towne meeting march ye 21: 169 (shown as 7/8)
Tho: Olney Moderatr
Chosen for Grand juryman to serve at ye Gennerall Court of Tryalls to sit a Newport for ye Colloney ye last Tuesday of this instant march is Jonathan Knight for petty jury men William Haukings James Bick.
3 Apr 1698 - with his son Jonathan Jr. taxed at Providence.
1704 - Deputy. Lieutenant and subsequently Captain.
19 Aug 1717 - Administration to son and heir Jonathan. Inventory 198 pounds, 7s, 8d., viz: gun, sword, 2 working cattle, 12 cows, steer, 7 two years, 8 yearlings, 8 calves, mare, colt, 31 sheep, 15 lambs, 10 swine, 7 shoats, 3 stacks of bees, 2 spinning wheels, & c.
He may have had another daughter beside Hannah, viz: Rebecca Knight, who, gave 2s, 7d., toward building the Quaker Meeting House at Mashapaug, in 1703.
On pg 465, Additions & corrects to Austins, the mentioned Rebecca is thought to have been a daughter of the first Richard. Jonathan did have a daughter Rebecca, b. 1683 and she would have been 20 in 1703.
New England Ancestry of Susan Alma Cook 1866-1934
Researched and Compiled by Philip R. Bunnelle
Santa Clara, California 1998
Published by PB Press - Santa Clara, Ca
Page 164 - 165
Capt. Jonathan Knight - son of Richard and Sarah (Rogers) Knight. Jonathan was born in Newport, RI, about 1653. He married 17 July 1674 Hannah Bennett. On 30 April 1678 he was freeman at Warwick, RI, and in May bought land there. On 28 April 1679 he was a Deputy from Warwick. The following month and again in September 1680 he was fined at the Newport court for failure to serve on a jury.
Over the next few years he can be tracked through records of land transactions. On 30 January 1681/2 Jonathan Knight of Warwick sold land there on the north side of the Patuxet River. On 19 April 1684 he bought land in Warwick of John Warner. On 7 November 1684 he bought land at Warwick in the Great North Neck, and that same day he bought of Amos Westcott another tract in the town. On 4 July 1693 Henry Hall of Westerly, yeoman, sold to Jonathan Knight of Warwick, mason, 200 acres of land in the Hall and Knight Purchase (this land lay within the bounds of Kingstown).
On 14 March 1694/5 Jonathan Knight, together with his wife Hannah, sold his homestead at Warwick (the house "in which I now dwell," orchard, meadow &c.) preliminary to his removal into Providence. On March 1695/6 he purchased of Enoch Place, for L65, 200 acres of land in Mashautatuck in that town, "to be divided off"(Providence Deeds). In 1704 he was deputy from that town and lieutenant (later Captain) of the local company.
He died intestate at Providence 25 June 1717. The administration of his estate was granted on 19 August 1717 to his son and heir Jonathan.
Inventory, L198, 7s., 8d., viz: gun, sword, 2 working cattle, 12 cows, steer, 7 two years, 8 yearlings, 8 calves, mare, colt, 31 sheep, 15 lambs, 10 swine, 7 shoats, 3 stacks of bees, 2 spinning wheels, &c.
New England Families - Genealogical and Memorial
Compiled under the Editorial Supervision of William Richard Cutter, A.M.
New York - Lewis Historical Publishing Company
1915 - Page 233
Captain Jonathan Knight, son of Richard Knight (q. v.), lived in Warwick, Rhode Island, where on April 30, 1678, he was made freeman. In 1693 two hundred acres of the Hall and Knight Purchase in Narragansett was laid out to him, and on March 15, 1694, he and his wife Hannah sold their house, orchard and meadow in Warwick to Thomas Greene Sr. In 1695 he purchased a tract of land in Machantatack, and two hundred acres of this was divided off and bounded. This same year he moved to Providence, Rhode Island, where in 1704 he was deputy to the general assembly. In 104 he was lieutenant and later captain. He died June 25, 1717.
DEATH: The Early Records of the Town of Providence
BEING THE RECORDS CONTAINED
IN WILL BOOK NO. 2 FROM SEPT. 12, 1716
TO JAN. 7, 1728/9
Printed 1901 - Page 26 - 29
An Inventory Taken of the Esstate of Capt Jonathan Knight who departed this Life June ye 25th 1717 of what was brought to view of us whose names are here unto subscribed is as followeth.
And first a paire of working Cattle four yeare L. s d
old 11 - 00 - 00
More 12. Cowes 51 - 00 - 00
To a three yeare old steere 04 - 00 - 00
To 7 two yeare old cattle 21 - 00 - 00
To 8 yearelings 13 - 00 - 00
To Eight Calves 05 - 00 - 00
To a meaire and Coult 04 - 00 - 00
To: 31: sheepe and 15 Lambs 13 - 00 - 00
To: 10: swine and 7 shoats 09 - 05 - 00
To: 3: stocks of bees 00 - 15 - 00
More a Beed and Bedstead and Furniture 12 - 00 - 00
To another bed and Bedstead Bed Clothes 08 - 00 - 00
To a Trundle bed Cloths and Bedstead 01 - 10 - 00
To: 2: Chests and 4 old boxes 01 - 10 - 00
To tallow hoggs fatt & hunney 01 - 10 - 00
To a warming pan and a hetchel 01 - 04 - 00
To Iron Potts a Pan and stillards 01 - 04 - 00
To Andirons Trammels and other iron 01 - 19 - 00
To puter and brass and Tinn & Bees wax 06 - 17 - 00
To Earthon ware 01 - 00 - 00
To: 2: spining wheles and Cheairs 00 - 11 - 00
To: 2: small Tables and a spitt 00 - 10 - 00
To milke vessels Trays and pailes 00 - 14 - 06
To a Chirn a keler and a Peck 00 - 07 - 00
To sheepes woll and new Cloath 04 - 05 - 00
To a Gun and a sword 01 - 15 - 00
To yearne and Taglocks and Tow 00 - 17 - 04
To Chese and Butter 04 - 06 - 00
To two Calve skins and shoo Leather 00 - 07 - 00
To:4: sithes three axes and a spade 01 - 02 - 00
To Plow irons:2:Cheains & hooes 02 - 07 - 00
To Carte whele Boxes bolts and hoops 02 - 07 - 00
To a Copring staple Clevis and Pin 00 - 04 - 00
To a Grindstone and shaft 00 - 10 - 00
To 2 paire of forke tines & a hammer 00 - 03 - 10
To money and Plate 01 - 13 - 00
To a Pocket book 2 knives & ink horn 00 - 03 - 04
To a Trunck 2 small boxes money weights 00 - 04 - 00
To waireing Clothes hatts and shooes 07 - 00 - 00
Total sum Errors Excepted 198 - 07 - 08
On the back side of the paper it was written as followeth
Att A Towne Councill held att Providence august ye 19th 1717 The within Inventory was Exammined and approved to be True and Parfect Enventory
As Attest Richard Waterman Clerke
Recorded this 24th of August 1717
mee Richard Waterman Clerk
Name: Jonathan Knight
Death Date: 25 Jul 1717
Death Place: Providence, Rhode Island
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B07198-8
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 915075
Reference Number: p540
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
MILITARY: Register of the Society of Colonial Wars in
the District of Columbia
1905 - Page 46
Jonathan Knight (1653 - 1717) of Rhode Island; Deputy, 1704; Lieutenant, 1704, and subsequently appointed Captain.