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John McKnitt, II

Male 1687 - 1714  (27 years)


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  • Name John McKnitt 
    Suffix II 
    Born 1687  Manocan Hundred, Summerset Co., Maryland Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1714  Cecil County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1339  MyTree
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2014 

    Father John McKnitt, I,   b. Abt 1660, Raphoe, Donegal, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1714, Elk River, Cecil Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Jane Alexander,   b. Abt 1665, Raphoe, Co. Donegal, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1692, Manokin Hundred, Somerset Co., Maryland Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Family ID F4185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 

    • 1 Margaret McKnitt,daughter of John Mcknitt & born of Jane his wife at
      Monocan the 26 day of December anno Domini 1693 (Somerset Court Liber
      IKL,175)
      Margaret was the fifth child of John McKnitt Sr. and his wife Jane
      Wallace Ref:The Brevard Family pg 172
      2 Family Tree of James Alexander Margaret McKnitt born 25 Dec 1693/4
      and spouse James Alexander.
      Wells Hist pg 40 "He married Margaret McKnitt about 1713 Margret was
      born Dec 26 1693 and died between 1736 and 1745"
      3 Wells Hist pg 40 "He married Margaret McKnitt about 1713 Margret was
      born Dec 26 1693 and died between 1736 and 1745"
      Source: (Name)
      Title: Second Census 1800 Population Vol 2 Maryland Cecil
      Media: Census
      Note: This source was located at the LDS Family History Center in
      Kensington, Montgomery County, MD.

      Data:
      Text: The source lists Margaret McKnitt as the daughter of John and
      Jane. Her birth date is listed as Dec 26, 1695 at Manocan.
      This source gives the spelling of the name as Margaret McKnitt.

      Source: Shanna Palmer, the wife of Mark Alexander Palmer
      xandria50@hotmail.com
      The Alexanders of Munster and Mecklenburg- In the year 1714 James
      Stephenson, gent., of Bucks, Co., Pa. appointed John McKnitt of Back
      Creek, Cecil Co., MD., his attorney to sell a tract of land in the
      N.E. Corner of Cecil Co., called “New Munster". This tract of 8000
      acres commenced where the Sure Creek enters the Big Elk, and with a
      breadth of two miles ran North six miles up the Elk river until it
      entered some distance with the present Pennsylvania line, in Chester
      County.
      Edward Odine had first patented these lands from King Charles and
      Odine sold them to David Taos; D. Taos willed them to his son John,
      and he, having run into debt to Robert Roberts, the colonial
      Legislature granted 4500 acres to Roberts to satisfy his claim against
      Taos, who had absconded.
      Finally Roberts in 1714, sold these 4500 acres to Stephenson, and
      he in the same year, through John McKnitt sold about 2000 acres to a
      company consisting of James Alexander, farmer; Arthur Alexander,
      farmer; David and James Alexander, weavers; Joseph Alexander, tanner
      and his son James; Elias and Arthur Alexander and William Wallace.
      The reason assigned by Stephenson for selling to this person was that
      they had already settled and improved thereon * their settlement must
      therefore have been sometime prior to 1714.
      Four years after the purchase Stephenson gave them individually
      deeds, to each one for that part on which he had settled and improved.
      These lands lay on the East side of the Elk and between that river and
      Christiania and Delaware. The relative posititions of their
      settlements were these: James the farmer was located south towards
      the Elk; Arthur was east of James towards the Christiana; David was
      north of both James and Arthur; James, the weaver and his son Moses
      were north of David: Elias east of James and Moses. Near these John
      Alexander bought land in 1718. Afterwards others of the same name
      came and settled along the boarders of Pennsylvania and Maryland, from
      Munster to Nottingham.