Hello Shawna:
The only information on Esther Knight in the Gabriel Book is what was listed on my email. I checked theWestchester Township Book and nothing there for his marraige to Esther KNIGHT. Sorry! Maybe one of the later books has something.


Christopher & Shawna Gray wrote:

> From: Christopher & Shawna Gray <c_s.gray@...>
> I read what you quoted from the different PURDY books...and something really peaked my interest. In my KNIGHT line, I have found that the four sisters of my gr-gr-gr-grandfather all married sons of Gabriel PURDY. One son was with his second wife, Esther ANGEVINE, and the other two were sons of him and his third wife (one of the sons was married to one of the KNIGHT girls, and then after she died, he married her sister). With the obviously close connection between the two families...I am VERY curious about Gabriel's fourth wife, Ester KNIGHT!? All I have been able to find on the parents of my gr-gr-gr-grandfather and his sisters is their first names.
> Is there any other information at all on this Ester KNIGHT...or any other KNIGHT information for that matter...
> I have not found (so far) a direct connection to the PURDYs in my direct line, but I have so many indirect connections that I think I will look into at least one of the books.
> Thank you greatly for the detailed posting for them.
> -Shawna
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> Families of Oxford, Nova Scotia
> Gabriel (5) PURDY b.May 18,1753 or 55 d. May 8, 1841 He served with
> Col------- then Major Holland in the guides and Pioneers and afterwards
> with Col Delancy's Regiment as Sargent. He lived at Westchester Nova
> Scotia. He is mentioned in his brother Gilbert's Diary in 1777. Gabriel
> married:
> m.1st) Charity Purdy on mar 28, 1775. Charity (b. Dec 12,1758) was his
> second cousin, dau of Joseph(4) and Charity [Eisenhart] Purdy m. 2nd) Esther
> Angevine (b.1768 d.1803) dau of Louis and Phobe Angevine of North Castle
> N.Y.
> m.3) Elizabeth Richardson (b........ d. ca 1812)
> m.4) Ester Knight ( b. 1766 d.1828)
> m.5)Ann Aitkins, widow of John Aitkins
> Notes on Rye ( NY - United States):
> The first settlement in the town of Rye was made in 1660. Originally
> Rye was land between the Byram and Blind Brook rivers. Lands west of
> Blind Brook and east by Stonybrook called Budd's Neck. Rye was included
> in the limits of the colony of Connecticut on May 30, 1663. On Sept.
> 5, 1664 New Netherlands surrendered and became the Province of New York.
> Rye was part of the province of New York from 1702. Brother John(2)
> Purdy came to Rye from Eastchester in 1670. Joseph Purdy came to Rye ca
> 1677 and Francis Purdy came ca 1679.
> The above information based on:
> Books published about the decendents of Francis 1
> Purdy who was in Farifield, Connecticut in 1635 . The 6th book
> (Published 1990) is on Gilbert 5 Purdy -His Ancestors and Decendents.
> Gilbert 5 Purdy was born in White Plains, New York and settled in
> Malagash Point, Cumberland County Nova Scotia about 1783.
> This 6th book also contains 37 schematic pages which outline the first 6
> generations decended from Francis 1 Purdy from 1587 to 1790.
> The authors of these books are:
> Clayton C. Purdy
> 30 Meadowbrook Road
> Syosset, NY 11791
> Robert J. Purdy
> 250 Renshaw Road
> East Riverside
> Saint John, N.B.
> E2H 2S3
> Hope this at least can help you decide what book you need.
> Regards,
> Diane Shaw
> Riverview, NB
> > From: JAMES LITTLE <red.knight@...>
> >
> > Some body on the list was looking for the PURDEY BOOK and said they
> > snail mailed to the author in New York NY.Well on my trip I talked to
> > MURIAL PURDY about the book[I have Purdy's in my file too] and she said
> > the one who wrote the book has moved to UTAH she is going to get me the
> > address.
> > There are no books left,but they are working on a second revised edition
> > and she will let me know when it is ready
> > If you are the one who asked for book drop me a line so I can let you
> > know whats happening
> > --
> > May the roots of your tree grow ever stronger,
> > and your tree bear so much fruit,your hard drive
> > runneth over.
> > Looking for LITTLES and THOMPSONS ���
> > Check this out
> >
> > Are YOU a Thompson oe connected to them-check this
> >
> > Thompson's of Oxford NS page.
> >
> >
> >
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