John Knight

???? - 1753


Son and main heir of James Knight (q.v.).

  1. Will of John Knight of Kingston Jamaica proved 13/02/1754. The probate showed him at Philadelphia at the time of his death. He left £300 currency and an annuity of £100 p.a. to Susannah Cherry 'who now lives with me' , £300 currency to his executor James Barclay, and £300 currency and £100 currency to the 'poor housekeepers' of Kingston and Port Royal respectively, and £100 currency to buy a branch [sic] for Kingston Church. He left the debts due to him from John Lewis of Westmoreland to Lewis's son, also John. He left the rest of his estate to his sisters Sarah Williams widow of John Williams late of Jamaica and now of Westminster and Ann Knight of Westminster.

  2. The estate of John Knight was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 155 acres of land in St Andrew.


  1. PROB 11/806/358. The name of his brother-in-law this ties this John Knight to the will of his father James.

  2. A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1753 [SY] - 1774 [LA] → Previous owner
1767 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - United States of America