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Marine Sergeant Isaac Knight (c.1750....1842)

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  • Born : Circa 1750
  • Where Born : Ferney, Fermanagh, Ireland
  • Occupation : Marine
  • Date Arrived : 26/1/1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Alexander"
  • Rank attained : Marine Sergeant
  • Date of Enlistment : 2 . Feb 1781
  • Where Enlisted : Portsmouth
  • Date of Discharge : 11. Dec 1792
  • Where Discharged : England
  • Died : 17/4/1842
  • Where Died / Buried : St John's Cemetery, St John's Church Parramatta
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Elizabeth White (nee) Marks
  • Born : Circa 1766
  • Where Born
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived : March 1803
  • Ship Arrived on : "Glatton"
  • Date Married :
  • Where Married :
  • Died : 13/7/1827
  • Where Died / Buried : St John's Cemetery, St John's Church Parramatta
  • Spouse's Parents :
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    Descendants
     
     
    Area Settled :
    Georges's River
     
    Children :
    1 . Isaac Knight(b. England .....d.21/1/1809)
    2 . Daniel Marks Knight (b, 28/8/1804 Sydney....d.)
    3 . John Marks Knight (b.2/12/1806.Sydney....d)

    History & Achievements :

    Marine Sergeant Isaac Knight enlisted as a member of the 8th Portsmouth Company. He was stationed on board the ship " Alexander" and it was on this ship he left England for Australia. Prior to his service on this ship he served as a marine on board the guardships " Ganges" and the "Eagle" . On board the "Eagle "he was discharged as a prisoner. Following his arrival in Sydney he spent some time with exploration parties through Richmond Hill and the Hawksbury. He returned to England on board the ship" Atlantic" in 1792 ,returning in March 1803 with his wife and one child on board the ship "Glatton". He recieved a grant of land for 100 acres at Bankstown . Recieved grants for land of 100 acres at Georges's River where he establised his home . The house was lost to floods in January of 1809. Granted further land at Castle hill of 100 acres and at Upper Minto of 100 acres,he died at MacQuarie Grove
    Marine Sergeant Isaac Knight and Elizabeth Knight's headstone reads as follows . NOTE 1 head stone marks the resting place of 7 people.
    Sacred
    To the Memory of WM.T.-WHITE
    Who departed this life 29th December 1822
    Aged 12 Months
    Also -S ELIZth KNIGHT
    who departed
    Life 13th July 1827 Aged 61 Years
    MARY CATHERINE WHITE
    Died March 30th 1828 Aged 5 Days
    Mrs MARIA WHITE
    died 22nd August 1837 Aged 5 Days
    ISAAC KNIGHT
    died 17th April 1842
    Aged 92 Years
    FIRST FLEETERS PLAQUE
    ISAAC KNIGHT
    26/1/1788
    Died 11/4/`842
    Fellowship of First Fleeters
    1978
     
    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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