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In memory of William Knowlton Sr, my Maternal 11th Great-Grandfather on the HARVEY branch.


  • "The History & Genealogy of the Knowltons of England & America" by Charles H. W. Stocking [Link]
  • Wills of William (the younger) & John Knowlton;
  • Topographical Dictionary of 2885 Emigrants, by Banks
  • Dow, Ball, Eaton and allied families : a genealogical study with biographical notes, by American Historical Co., 1951, p. 343. [Link]
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William Knowlton Sr

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Knowlton Manor, Kent, England


1608 (est.)




1632 June 6

at sea near Nova Scotia





William Knowlton was born in London, England. See his Memorial on Findagrave for more details. He appears to have two entries on Findagrave. Memorial #34381388 and #70063798.

An article in a Barron County, Wisconsin, newspaper states the following: "In 1632 Captain William Knowlton left London, England, for America. Now, you might ask, what does that have to do with Barron County? Well, when Knowlton left he brought his wife and four children with him and although he died on the way, his wife and children went to Nova Scotia and later settled in Massachusetts. Eventually, some of the Knowltons left New England and came to the midwest."


William Knowlton Sr & Ann Elizabeth Smith were the parents of my ancestor,

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