Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Knott

Male Abt 1637 - Aft 1656  (~ 20 years)


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  • Name William Knott 
    Born Abt 1637  Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1656  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I71701  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2023 

    Father George Knott,   b. 1618, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1655/56, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Berry,   b. 1624, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 18 Dec 1690, Mattaponi Neck, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1640  Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1652-1658 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book; [Frank V. Walczyk]
      George Nott his will.
      In the name of God Amen, I George Nott of the County of Northumberland in Virginia being weak of body but of sound and perfect memory for which I praise Ahnighty God and knowing the certainty of death and the time and hour uncertain do therefore make and declare this my last will and testament. First I give and commend my soul unto the hands of almighty God hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ to receive remission of all my sins.
      Next I commit my body to the earth from whence it came and as touching such estate as God hath endowed me withall I do dispose thereofas followeth (vizt)
      First - I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Nott one cow called by the name of, "White Foot" and one hundred acres ofland out of the divident I now live on upon Yeocomoco River and that to be where I now live with all housing thereto belonging.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto my loving son George Nott one cow called, "Motley" and one hundred acres of land next adjoining unto the land of Robert Sharpe deceased.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto my loving son John Nott one heifer called, "Mullberry" and one hundred acres of land next adjoining unto the land of my wife Elizabeth Nott.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto my loving son William Nott one heifer called, "Nansey" and also the first cow calf that falls from the cow called, "Motley" given to my son George Nott and one hundred acres of land next adjoining unto Francis Peale.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Ann Nott one great brass kettle.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto my loving son George Nott my long gun and to my son John my muskett.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto Henry Lenton the son of Anthony Lenton my short gun.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto my loving brother George Berry one cow calf.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto Thomas Hall (he to be bound by indenture or by order of court) one cow calf to be delivered for his use three years before the expiration of his freedom.
      All the rest and residue of my estate whatsoever my debts and legacies being paid I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Nott whom I do make my sole and lone executrix of this my last will revoking all former wills gifts and legacies whatsoever and ordaining this to stand for and as my last will and testament In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this 18th of November 1655.
      The mark of George Nott
      Sealed and delivered by the above named George Nott for and as his last will and testament in the presence of the mark of Seth Foster, Richard Flynt
      20th March 1655, This will was proved in open court by the
      oath of Richard Flynt.
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      1706-1713 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Hamrick]; Page 501
      Northumberland County Court December 17, 1707
      - SAMUEL RUST upon his Petition to the Court the Nineteenth day of November 1707 having Obtained an Order that Mr. JOHN CLAUGHTON, Mr. JAMES JOHNSON and Mr. DAVID STRAUGHAN or any two of them should meet and Value an Acre of Land belonging to WILLIAM KNOTT opposite to the Land of the said RUST and suitable to his Design of building a Water Mill on a Branch of Yeocomoco River and that such persons who should Value the same should put the said RUST in possession thereof According to Law which said JOHN CLAUGHTON and DAVID STRAUGHAN pursuant to the said Order having met and Valued the same report on the said Order as follows: December the thirteenth 1707 In Obedience to the within Order We the Subscribers went upon the within mentioned Land and Viewed One Acre of the same according to the purport of the said Order and valued the same at One hundred and Fifty pounds of Tobacco which said Report on the said RUST's Motion is Admitted to Record And Ordered that the said RUST pay the said sum of One hundred and fifty pounds of Tobacco with Costs unto
      the said WILLIAM KNOTT alias Execution.
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      1662-1666 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 105
      An Accot of Cattell belonging to these Orphans putt in ye Custodye of SAMLL. MAN
      July the 20th 1663. GEO: KNOTTS & JNO: BENNETTs Orphans
      To GEORGE KNOTT foyer cowes, one heyfer, two cow calves & a steere;
      To JOHN KNOTT one cowe, a heyfer & a yearling cowe calfe, heyfer, &
      to WM: KNOTT three cowes a yeareling heyfer & a cowe calfe;
      To ROBERT BENNETT two cowes, two heyfers, one cowe calfe & two steares -7. In all -23. SAMUELL MAN
      20th July 1663. Sworne in Court & recorded

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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 366
      WILLIAM KNOTT, 500 acs. N.Ely. upon Petomeck Riv. in the freshes above Anacosta, S.Ely. upon land called by him Vincent Cocks {sic COX}. 15 July 1657, p. 173, (258). Trans. of 10 pers: Edmond Ayres twice, Nicholas Megen, Peter Odle, Wm. Eubanke, Jno. Squire, Jno. Corlis, Darby Stanlin, Ann Burkett, Ri. Harman.

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