John Knight 1794 - 1845

Woollen Draper/Broker . Moved from Devon to Shoreditch after his 1831 marriage in Devon.

Not born in London, but there by 1841. Maybe born Stoke Damerel, Devon, &, indeed,

Seemingly 2 OPTIONS

1794 John Knight was baptised in Stoke Damerel on 13/1/1794 to John Knight & Mary Wills - FS


1798. John Knight was baptised in Stoke Damerel on 5/8/1798 to John Knight & Fanny - FS

But his 1845 burial record gives his age then as 50, so this much nearer to a 1794 birth

1831. John Knight, woollen draper, married Ann Lang on 25/10/1831 in Stoke Damerel, Devon . FMP

Both of Stoke Damerel Parish at the time of marriage



1831-1833. John Knight moved to Shoreditch

1839 Fanny Knight was baptised 22/12/1839 in Haggeston to Ann & John , he a Woollen Broker . Address Maidstone Street . Thus he named his 2nd daughter after his mother


1841C. John Knight, 40, is living Maidstone Street, St Leonards Shoreditch . Entry too faint to determine John's occupation . Neither John nor Ann born in Mddx

John Knight Male 40 1801 -  
Ann Knight Female 30 1811 -  
John Knight Male 8 1833 Middlesex, England  
Mary Knight Female 5 1836 Middlesex, England  
Fanny Knight Female 1 1840 Middlesex, England

1845 . John Knight, of Maidstone Street, aged 50, is buried on 30/1/1845 in St Mary Haggeston .This implies he was born 1794/5


1845 .His widow, Ann Knight, of Maidstone Street, aged 34, is buried on 13/4/1845 in St Mary Haggeston

The 2 daughters are taken in by an aunt & uncle down in Devon, Joseph & Elizabeth Collins: I suspected Elizabeth & Ann were sisters : they were indeed