Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Hannah BOTTING (c178o-?)
Stephen Knight and Hannah Bottin married on 19 May 1803 in
Rudgwick, Sussex. The witnesses to the marriage were Rebecca
Stevens, William Knight and James Mitchener.
(They were not my direct ancestors. Stephen and Hannah were the 3x
great parents of my cousins.)
Stephen Knight may have died before the 1841 census was recorded.
Might he have been baptised on 31 May 1778 in Slinfold and have been the son
Hannah Botting was born about 1780 in Sussex. When the 1841
census was recorded she was living at Brookiln Farm in Rudgwick and she was
said to be a farmer. Also with her on census night was 80 year old
Mary Botton. Her son Stephen was then living at the previous
property on the census enumerators route. Hannah may have died in
either the third quarter of 1842 or the fourth quarter of 1844 in the
Horsham registration district. Might she have been baptised on 14
November 1784 in Horsham and have been the daughter of
Botting (1756-?) and
Stephen Knight and Hannah Botting had 4 known children:
William Knight was baptised on 11 December 1803 in Rudgwick.
He died aged 72 years at Bucks Green and was buried on 4 July 1875 in
Hannah Knight was baptised on 20 April 1806 in Rudgwick.
was baptised on 30 January 1808 in Rudgwick. He married
in 1831. (They have their own page.)
James Knight was baptised on 17 March 1811 in Rudgwick. He
died aged 59 years at Bucks Green and was buried on 2 January 1871 in
Other Stephen Knights
Stephen Knight was born on 8 November 1772 in Slinfold and buried
there on 11 February 1773. He was the son of Nathaniel Knight
and Ann Caffin, who had married on 17 May 1769 in Slinfold.
Stephen Knight was born on 25 August 1776 and his birth was
registered at the Baptist Chapel in Horsham. He was the son of
James Knight and Mary. The IGI suggests he was
born in Billingshurst.
He may have married Elizabeth Clear by licence on 23 October 1805
in Billingshurst. They were both of Billingshurst. The
witnesses to the marriage were Thomas Puttock, junior and Ann
Clear. Their marriage licence was issued by the Archdeaconry of
Chichester on 19 October 1805. It recorded that he was a 26 year old
bachelor and malster of Billingshurst. She was a 22 year old
spinster of Billingshurst. Surety for the licence was provided by
Stephen himself and John Plumer a tallow chandler of Horsham.
As a widower Stephen may also have married Jane Woolven by licence
on 12 November 1823 in Wiston, Sussex. She was a spinster of Wiston
and he was of Billingshurst. The witnesses to the marriage were
Thomas Woolven and Charlotte Woolven.
When the 1841 census was recorded, 60 year old Stephen and 55 year old
Jane were living in Gingers House, Billingshurst and Stephen was a malster.
Also with them was 15 year old servant Charlotte Wadey. In
1851, 74 year old Stephen Knight was a widower and he was living in
Billingshurst Village where he was a master malster employing 2 men.
He then gave his place of birth as Billingshurst. Also with him at
that time was his 41 year old married daughter Mary Smart, 19 year
old granddaughter Jane Smart and 26 year ols servant Sabina
Stephen Knight was born on 14 February 1781 and his birth was
registered at the Baptist Chapel in Horsham. The IGI suggests he was
born in Pulborough, Sussex. He was the son of Philip Knight
and Sarah Baker, who had married on 4 January 1764 in Wisborough
Green. Philip was of Wisborough Green and Sarah of Pulborough and
the witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Baker and Hannah
He may have married Joanna Bridger by banns on 20 December 1802 in
Wisborough Green. They were both of Wisborough Green. The
witnesses to their marriage were James Kinggett and Sarah
Stephen Knight was baptised on 10 September 1783 in Slinfold, the
son of Stephen Knight and Bythia Holland, who had married by
banns on 9 April 1780 in Slinfold.
He may have married Ann Vaus by banns on 1 October 1806 in
Itchingfield. In 1841, 55 year old Stephen Knight was living
at Boishurst, Itchingfield, the home of James Evershed, and
he was an agricultural labourer. The 1851 census records that 66
year old Stephen Knight, born in Slinfold, was loding at Boishurst
in Itchingfield, in the home of James Evershed. Stephen was a
widower and agricultural labourer. Also part of the household was 30
year old James K. Botting who was and unmarried agricultural
labourer who had been born in Itchingfield. A couple of properties
away were the family of 30 year old William Knight and his wife
Maria. That William was born in Itchingfield and he married
Maria Lindfield on 23 October 1843 in Horsham.
This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012