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NameHenry Knowles
Birth1610, England [689]
ImmigrationJul 1635, New England aboard the Susan and Ellen
Move1644, Portsmouth, Newport, RI
Will2 Jan 1670/1, Warwick, Kent, RI [702]
Deathbef 20 Jan 1670/1, (Will prv) Warwick, Kent, RI [702]
SpouseElizabeth Potter
Birth1645, Warwick, Kent, RI [689]
Death28 Dec 1719, Cranston, Providence, RI [689]
Marriage19 Nov 1668, Warwick, Kent, RI [78]
2 MWilliam Knowles
Birthabt 1645, Portsmouth, Newport, RI
Deathbef 21 Apr 1727, (will prv) Kingston, Washington Co, RI [702]
SpouseAlice Fish
3 MJohn Knowles
Birthabt 1647
Death16 Sep 1716, Warwick, Kent Co, RI [702]
Never married
4 FMartha Knowles
Birthabt 1651, Portsmouth, Newport, RI
Deathbef 14 Oct 1728, North Kinstown, Newport Co, RI [702]
SpouseSamuel Eldred
5 MHenry Knowles
Birthabt 1654, Portsmouth, Newport, RI
DeathSummer 1726, Kingston, Washington Co, RI [702]
Notes for Henry Knowles
Came in the Susan and Ellin as a servant of Ralph Hudson. Hudson was a draper in Hull, Yorkshire. By the time Hudson made his will in 1638, Henry had left his service and is not mentioned in the will.

Henry was in Rhode Island as early as 1638, and appears in records beginning with grand jury services in late 1643 at Newbury and March 1644 at Portsmouth. In the winter of 1648, he was one of fifty who swore their submission to Oliver Cromwell’s government. In January 1654/5, Henry sold his land in Portsmouth, and later that year appears on a list of freeman at Warwick. He is involved in several suits during the winter of 1661/2. In March 1664/5, he and three others are listened to keep ordinaries for the entertainment of strangers.

His will refers to his wife (but does not name her), sons John, Henry and William, daughters Mary and Martha.[ [702]]

Savage’s: HENRY, Warwick, on list of freem. 1655, in 1644, was of Portsmouth, R. I. and had, I suppose, m. a d. of Robert Potter of Warwick; and 1671 was in his 62d yr. 6 Jan. when, I judge, his will was made, by wh. he names s. John, William, and Henry, ds. Mary, wh. had m. g Nov. 1668, Moses Lippit, and Martha, w. of Samuel Eldredge; and at Kingstown, or into Piarraganset, that disput. territory, prob. all the brs. and sis. were gather.
Notes for Elizabeth Potter
Daughter of Robert Potter.
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