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William Knight

Male 1880 - 1936  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name William Knight  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born March 1880  Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 1936  Kingstanding, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I72648  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 February 2008 

    Family/Spouse Margaruite Florence Johnson,   b. September 1888, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 6 October 1907  St Stephens Church, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Lillian Knight,   b. 1908, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     2. William Knight,   b. 1909, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Ivy May Knight,   b. 20 June 1911, St Stephens Church, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Francis Knight,   b. Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Leonard Knight,   b. Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2002, Kingstanding, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F50788  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Known as Tiger Knight. Lied about his age so that he could sign up for the war. Was badly gassed when he joined up again for WW1. Was a terrible nag and thought all decent people were in bed by 10 o'clock.

      He wasn't a tall man and was blonde haired and blue eyed. Wouldn't cross the yard to the communal toilet if his shoes weren't clean and his hair combed.

      Kept a small barrel of beer in the cupboard under the stairs but would not let his wife, Margaruite, have even a small glass. She used to sneak out sometimes for a half at the pub on a Sunday lunch time and if she wasn.t back before him there would be a flaming row over the Sunday roast whereby her wedding ring used to be thrown at him. The last time it went up the chimney never to be seen again.

      Charles, his brother, Eleanor (Pem) who apparently swore like a trooper, were witnesses at his wedding to Margaruite.

      His mother, who was Welsh and red haired, was put into Winson Green suffering from Alziemer. She may have been called Martha. His sister certainly was and was also redhaired. His father was Irish.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1567] GEDCOM file titled “Moffat Tree.paf.ged”, submitted by Rita Moffat.


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