James Knapp was born 1627 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England to William Knapp (1578-1658) and Judith Tue (1589-1649) and died 26 September 1657 Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes.


Migration to New England 1630


As a child he was a passenger on the English Winthrop Fleet, which sailed under direction from Gov. John Winthrop from England in 1630 bound for to settle Massachusetts Bay Colony, landing first at Salem. The ship arrived safe at Massachusetts Bay. But nearly 200 of the 600 passengers onboard died in the first year there.

His father is listed in Watertown Founders Monument.


Offspring of Elizabeth Warren Knapp and James Knapp (1627-1657)
Name Birth Death Joined with
James Knapp (1657-1657)
Elizabeth Knapp (1657-1728)
John Knapp (1661-)



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