Mary Knight


Personal and Family Information

Mary was born about 1618, the daughter of Thomas Knight but her mother is unknown. The place is not known.

She died on 5 MAY 1663 in Shropshire, England.

Her husband was Daniel Benyon, who she married on 6 MAY 1637 in St.. Julians, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. Their five known children were Sarah (c1640-?), Elizabeth (c1643-?), Daniel (c1646-1690), Martha (c1647-?) and Mary (c1649-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Mary Knight


Thomas Knight



BirthABT 1618
Death5 MAY 1663
Place: Shropshire, England
Christening21 JUN 1618
Place: St.. Alkmonds, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Burial7 MAY 1663
Place: Whitchurch, Shropshire, England


Note 1

!P: Mary Knight, daughter of Thomas Knight, of the town of Shrewsbury, draper. Bapt. at St.. Alkmond's, Shrewsbury, 21st June, 1618. Married at St.. Julian's, Shrewsbury, 6th May, 1637. Described in her Marriage Settlement as "one of the daughters of Thomas Knight, of the towne of Shresbury, in the county of Salop, gentleman." Her marriage portion was £600.

!P: Mr. Philip Henry, in his Diary, says: --

!P: "1663. April 15. I went to Ash. Uncle Benyon seal'd a feoffment of his lands in Little Ash for portions for his daughters, to mee and cosin John Hotchkis; livery and seisin executed; the deed committed to my custody."

!P: "1663. May 5. My dear Aunt Benyon died. She was daughter to Mr. Knight of Shrewsbury, and had been marry'd about 27 years to my uncle Benyon, by whom she had ishue now living, Daniel, Martha, Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth. Shee was the fittest wife for him in the world, being patient and prudent in opposition to his passion and rashness. Shee was, I verily believe, one that truly feared God, and was taught to do so from her youth."

!P: "1663. May 7. My dear aunt Benyon was buryed at Whitchurch. Mr. Thomas preacht: -- Text, 1 Cor. III. 22." [Diary of Rev. Philip Henry for 1663. M.S. Copy in the possession of his descendants.]