FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN KNIGHT AND
MARGERY CORDON


John Knight was born in about 1570 of Stanley, Derbyshire. He married Margery Cordon 26 February 1594 in Shipley, Derbyshire. Margery was born in about 1574 of Heanor, the daughter of Henry and Alice Cordon. John was a husbandman in Stanley.


John left a will dated dated 2 February 1629 and proven 5 April 1630:


John Knight will

Will of John Knight, 1630



In the name of God Amen, the second day of Ffebruarie in the yeare of our Lord God his incarnaton  according to the computation of the Church of England one thousand six hundred and twentie nine Anno num domini nor parole num rigis Anglie et quinto, I John Knight of Standley in the Countie of Derbie, husbandman being in good and pfecte health & of good & sound memory, howbeit aged & somewhat decrepit in body, do ordaine & make this my last will & testament in manner & forme following, that is to say, ffirste & principally I give & commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my maker & Savior & sanctifier. And my body to the earth, to be buryed in the churchyard of Standley aforesayd, and to be honestly brought home, and my funeral charges to be well & truly payd & discharged by mine executors hereafter named. And as touching my goods & chattells, I bequeath them after my funeral expenses discharged & my debts payde by mine executors here after named in manner & forme following: Imprimis, I give& bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Knight twenty pounds of lawfull & currant money of England one to be payde unto her at & upon her wedding day, whensoever it shall please God to bee. Item, I give & bequeath more unto my sayd daughter Elizabeth so much houshould stuffe as shalbe upon reasonable pennyworths judged to be worth the summe of three pounds, five shillings & eightpence of lawfull & currant money of England, and well & truly delivered unto her by mine executors here after named on her sayd wedding day. Item, I give & bequeath more unto my sayde daughter Elizabeth Knight twenty pounds more of lawfull & currant money of England, and to be payed unto her or her assignes if shee be then living at the end of two whole yeares next immediately after my decease without any further delay, and likewise to be payd unto her or her assigns as afforesayd by mine executors here after named. Item, further more my will is that if it shall so happin that my sayd daughter Elizabeth do dye before the tyme when the sayd last mentoned twenty pounds shall become due to be payde unto her as is afore sayde, then in such case my will is that my other two daughters Allice Russell & Mary Corden shall have & reserve the same of mine executors to be indiferently divided betwixt them. Item, I give & bequeath unto my daughter Allice Russell the summe of fourty shillings of lawfull & currant money of England, well & truly to be payde unto her or her assigns by mine executors hereof at the end of three yeares next ensuing after my decease in full payment of her childs pt & porton. Item, I give & bequeath hereby unto my daughter Mary Corden the some of three pounds five shillings eight pence of lawfull & currant money of England to be payd to her or her assigns by mine executors here after named at the end of three yeares next following after my decease without any further delay. Item, I give & bequeath unto Richard Corden sonne of Henry Corden one ewe & a lambe. Item, I give unto Mary Corden daughter of the sayd Henry Corden & sister to the sayde Richard Corden another ewe & a lambe. Item, I give & bequeath unto Elizabeth Rossell my daughters daughter another ewe & a lambe. Item, I give & bequeath my godsonne Willem Cooke ten shillings. I give & bequeath unto my godsonne John Schoolby ten shillings. Item, I give & bequeath unto my wife Margery & to my sonne Richard Knight all the residue, remnant & remainder of all & singular my goods & chattells, money & cattell moveable & unmoveable, quick & dead whatsoever I have or of right to have had & enjoy within the Lordshippe of Standley aforesayd or use where within the realme of England indifferently to be divided betwixt them, except the legacies before named & my sayd funeral expenses discharged & also my debts. And finally I do hereby make & ordaine my loving wife Margery Knight & my sayde sonne Richard Knight joint executors of this my last will & testament whome I doe desire to execute the same in all points well & truly as I trust they will. And I further desire my loving friend Henry Corden aforesayd, my sonne in lawe, and William Hindley of Ocbrooke and Francis Cooke of Little Hallam to be the overseers of this my last will & testament to be the same sufficiently pformed & executed by my sayd executors. And also I would desire Robert Corden of Little Hallam to bee another overseer hereof. In witnesse whereto I the sayd John Knight have hereunto put my marke & seale this day & yeare first above written.

 

 John and Margery had the following children:


1. Richard


2. Allice; married Mr. Russell.


*3. Mary; born in about 1600 of Stanley; married George Corden
30 November 1626 in Shipley.


4. Elizabeth


SOURCE: Will of John Knight, 1630, on www.findmypast.co.uk.

 

  



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