|Death: ||Dec. 23, 1714|
"Thirty-five years before these first McNitts arrived, however, John McKnitt of Ulster Province settled on a 1,000 acre tract called the Strand in Somerset County, Maryland. Two sons, ROBERT (b 1685) and JOHN (b 1687) were born there. John later moved to Cecil County, Maryland and son John McKnitt II acquired the Strand. Other descendants included John McKnitt III and John McKnitt IV who, according to Cecil County records, amended his name to - John McKnight!
In 'The MacNauchtan Saga,' V.V. McNitt speculates that members of the Maryland McKnitt family may have removed to the Carolinas and other places in the South, where the surname McKnight is often encountered. There is no evidence that any of these McKnitts/McKnights changed their name to McNitt in the Colonies -- although, they did use a remarkable total of 18 surname variants. Still, the Ulster-Scot 'McKnitts' and 'McNitts' doubtless share a common ancestor, probably named McKnight or MacKnight, who lived in Galloway 500 or 600 years ago."
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John McKnitt-McKnight (1630 - 1708)
Elizabeth Wallace McKnight (1632 - 1708)
Jane Alexander McKnight (1665 - 1691)
Jane Wallace McKnitt (1662 - 1698)
Martha Dale McKnight (1662 - ____)
Mary Katherine McKnitt Brevard (1689 - 1734)*
Margaret McKnitt Alexander (1693 - 1736)*
Jean McKnight Alexander (1698 - 1726)*
Sarah McKnight Wallace (1701 - 1773)*
John McKnight (1660 - 1714)
Abigail McKnitt Alexander (1667 - 1714)*
Head of Christiana Church Cemetery
New Castle County
Maintained by: Dee Mack
Originally Created by: Sue McDuffe:)
Record added: May 25, 2010
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