Hannah Close

Female Abt 1632 - 1694  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name Hannah Close 
    Born Abt 1632  Grinton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 Oct 1694  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1451  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2015 

    Father John Close,   b. Abt 1600, of Grinton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1653, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth,   b. 1606, of Grinton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1656, Stamford Or Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married Bef 1632  of Grinton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joshua Knapp,   b. 5 Jan 1634/1635, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1684, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1657  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Hannah Knapp,   b. 26 Mar 1660, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1721, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +2. Joshua Knapp, Jr.,   b. Mar 1662/1663, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1750, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)
     3. Joseph Knapp,   b. 1664, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Dec 1723, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 59 years)
     4. Ruth Knapp,   b. 1666, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 6 Apr 1736, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 70 years)
     5. Timothy Knapp,   b. Abt 1668, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. From 15 Oct 1733 to 6 Nov 1733, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     6. Benjamin Knapp,   b. 1673/1674, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1716/1719, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +7. Caleb Knapp,   b. 10 Jun 1677, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. From 21 Jun 1750 to 26 Nov 1750, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. Jonathan Knapp,   b. 1679, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1732, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Bowers,   b. Abt 1638,   d. 1694, , Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married Aft 1684  of Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Per the book "The Story of the Early Settlers of Stamford, Connecticut, 1641 - 1700," by Jeanne Majdalany (including genealogies comp. with Edith M. Wicks), page 173-175: "Joshua - b1634, d1684, m1657 Hannah Close (bc1632, d1696, she m2 John Bowers). Greenwich."

      2. "Nicholas Knapp Genealogy," compiled by Alfred Averill Knapp, M.D. "This Genealogy of the Descendants of Nicholas Knapp, first found mentioned at Watertown, Massachusetts in 1630, is the result of the work and research of many individuals. The four principal collectors of data were Charles Ruggles Knapp, Henry Eno Knapp, Ezra Fred Knapp and the author, Alfred Averill Knapp, but they were assisted through correspondence by a large number of individuals who furnished much valuable family and local information..." Second Generation:
      "B-3. Joshua Knapp, son of A-1. Nicholas and Elinor ( ) Knapp.
      B. Nov. 1-1634 or 1-5-1635, Watertown, Mass.
      D. 10-27-1684, Stamford, Conn.
      M. 6-9-1657, Hannah Close, dau. of Goodman or Joseph and Elizabeth ( ) Close. Hannah was b. in 1632. d. 1696. She m. 2nd John Bowers. Others say her estate was settled in 1695 and that she d. 10-6-1694.
      C-2. Hanna, b. 3-26-1660, Stamford, Conn. d. 3-29-1721, Greenwich, Conn. m Daniel Smith in 1679. He b. 1648. d. 3-3-1740, Greenwich, son of Henry Smith, bro. of Hannah, wife of Caleb Knapp. They had a son Ezra, b. 11-24-1705. m. 1st Mary Weed. 2nd Mary Bellamy. Hannah was 25 at the death of her father. Possibly she had 13 children.
      C-3. Joshua, b. 1662/3. d. before 1750. m. Elizabeth Reynolds and Abigail Butler.
      C-4. Joseph, b. 1664, Greenwich, Conn. d. 1716 or 1723. m. Widow Mary (Lockwood) Husted, dau. of Robert and Susannah ( ) Lockwood and widow of Jonathan Husted, or Elizabeth Reynolds who d. before him. No record of children by either. He was the Representative from Greenwich in the Conn. Assembly in Oct. 1706, Apr. 1707, Oct. 1708, May 1709 and Aug. 1710. In 1688 he was among the legal voters of Greenwich. In 1694 he bought the homestead of Moses Knapp. He deeded land 3-12-1703 to his bro. Caleb. He was on the Town Tax List of Greenwich in 1694/5 for 73 pounds. In 1706 he was appointed guardian of David Reynolds, of Greenwich. He was appraiser and administrator of the estate of John Reynolds, 12-12-1701.
      C-5. Ruth, b. 1666, Greenwich. d. after 4-6-1736. m. before 1694, John Reynolds or Renold. No children. He was b. 1662. d. Mch. 1736, at Greenwich, son of Jonathan Reynolds. Perhaps she m. 2nd 7-10-1735, Ebenezer Mead. On 12-10-1726, Benjamin Reynolds agreed to keep John Reynolds and wife Ruth, sister of Joshua Knapp as long as they lived. However, Benjamin d. the next year, 1727, while Deacon John Reynolds, his uncle, lived nine years longer. John Reynolds made his will 9-22-1732. Probated Stamford, 1736. All to Ruth.
      C-6. Timothy, b. 1668/9. d. 1737 (or 1733). m. Elizabeth Seymour and Martha Weeks.
      C-7. Benjamin, b. 1673/4. d. 1716/9. m. Elizabeth Butler, 1700.
      C-8. Caleb, b. June 1677. d. 1750. m. 4-1-1697, Sarah Rundell.
      C-9. Jonathan, b. 1679, Greenwich. Probably d. young. Jonathan, C-9 and Jonathan, D-9 are confused in the records. C-9 Jonathan may have d. young or may have m. Susannah ___, lived in Greenwich and had children Ebenezer and Isaac. He was mentioned in the will of Timothy Knapp of Greenwich, 10-15-1732 as "Cousin Jonathan of Greenwich" so he was living then.
      B-3. Joshua Knapp moved to Stamford, Conn., with his father in 1646, m. there and lived there for some time. In 1663 he moved to Greenwich, Conn. where he was admitted Freeman in 1669, making his home there until his death in 1684. He was one of two persons who made the bargain with the Indians when Bedford Parish was bought from them. The agreement between the Indians and Stamford Colony was witnessed by Joshua Knapp and David Waterbury and signed by seven Indian Chiefs dated 12-23-1680. He bought land in Rye in 1681. His inventory is dated 10-27-1684 and is spoken of as a good estate. He mentions the children named above, except Jonathan, saying that the sons shall receive their share at the age of 21 and the daus. at the age of 18. The will is signed by the widow Knapp, John Bowers and Moses Knapp, all of Stamford, Conn., and also by John Reynolds. Joshua was made Proprietor at Greenwich 2-5-1664. He gave a deed in Stamford 1-14-1657. He was probably a weaver by trade as his father willed him "the other half of the gears" to his loom. Inventory of his estate in 1684 places its value at 54 pounds. He was one of the Committee of Sixteen to confer about the dividing line between Greenwich and Rye. John Bowers was made Proprietor at Greenwich 2-5-1664, was called 43 years old in 1681 and d. in 1694. No children."

      3. FHL book 929.273-K727kf: "Knapp's N' Kin, The Ancestral Lines of Frederick H Knapp and Others," compiled by: Frederick H Knapp, Rt. #2, Box 438C, AB Hwy, Richland, Missouri, 65556; 1987; Revised/Updated 1991:
      "The Close line:
      The name Close is of agricultural origin, though intimately associated with ecclesiastical usage, in which it is applied specifically to denote the precinct of a Cathedral or Abbey. Lower's "Patronymica Brittanica" defines it as follows:
      "Close, any piece of ground that is enclosed with hedge, wall or water." The word is from the Latin clausus, past participle of claudo, and meaning closed, enclosed or surrounded. The spelling of the name has varied with the custom of the times and the degree of literacy of its writers, Cloos, Closse, Closs, Clos, Clusse, Cluss, being various renderings of the name now used as Close.
      The name of Close in New England first appears in the will of William Frost, of Fairfield, Connecticut, dated 6 Jan 1644, where one Goodman Close is mentioned as having one of the testator's heifers. John Close died at Fairfield, Connecticut in 1653, and is buried there, and left surviving him his widow, and four children. His widow, Elizabeth, married afterwards, George Stuckey, of Windsor, Connecticut and later found in Stamford, Connecticut.
      According to research of the records in England, the family in the Parish Registers for County York, England, seem to indicate that John Close and his wife, Elizabeth, were born in Grinton Parish, County York, where the family attained considerable prominence about 1606; came to America about 1642, and finally settled in Fairfield, Connecticut. All of his children were born in Grinton Parish, Co York, England. The name is still found in America today; having many descendants of this particular line."

      4. FHL book 929.273-K727kf: "Knapp's N' Kin, The Ancestral Lines of Frederick H Knapp and Others," compiled by: Frederick H Knapp, Rt. #2, Box 438C, AB Hwy, Richland, Missouri, 65556; 1987; Revised/Updated 1991:
      "The will of Joshua and his inventory of estate bear the same date (27 Oct 1684), dying the same day, and is spoken of as a good estate. He mentions his children, except Jonathan, who died young, saying that the sons, shall receive their share at age 21 and the daughters at age 18. The will is signed by his widow, Hannah, John Bowers, and Moses Knapp, all of Stamford, Connecticut, also by John Reynolds... The value of his estate in 1684 was 54 pounds... After his death, Hannah (Close) Knapp, the widow, married John Bowers of Greenwich, b. 1638- d. 1694. No children of the marriage."

      BIRTH:
      1. Per website "The Knapp Family".

      MARRIAGE:
      1. In speaking of Joshua Knapp: "m. Stamford 9 Jun 1657 Hannah Close (The American Genealogist 10:45)" per the book cited below.

      DEATH:
      1. Per Ancestral File. The website "The Knapp Family" indicates death date of 1696 in Stamford.

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. See biography notes for father for quote from the book: "The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633," 1995, Robert Charles Anderson, ISBN 0-88082-043-8, published by New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass. 02116.

      2. From "The Knapp Family" at website: "http://members.tripod.com/~Silvie/Knapp.html"

      3. FHL book 929.273-K727kf: "Knapp's N' Kin, The Ancestral Lines of Frederick H Knapp and Others," compiled by: Frederick H Knapp, Rt. #2, Box 438C, AB Hwy, Richland, Missouri, 65556; 1987; Revised/Updated 1991. It has a family group sheet of this family noting its sources of information as:
      -Encyclopedia of Biography.
      -NK Gen. (1953).
      -NK Gen. Suppl. (1956).
      -Hist. of Greenwich, by Mead.
      -Will of Wm. Frost (1644).
      -Patronyminca Brittanica-Lower.
      -List of Immigrants to America, by Hotten.