Knight family of Boston discover their long-lost relatives

Brothers from Boston's Knight family. NA
Brothers from Boston's Knight family. NA

A GATHERING of relatives who have never met could be on the cards for Boston’s Knight family.

A couple of weeks ago The Standard printed an article about Lincoln woman Jayne Knight who is looking for descendants of her family – and printed these two pictures with an appeal for information.

Now several people have made contact to say they are related to the men.

Standard reader Barbara Thompson, 67, of Woodville Road West, recognised her father in the top photograph.

“I was over the moon when I saw the photos as my father Richard is in the middle of the picture.” she said.

“I did not know my grandparents names as they died before I was born. After reading this in the Standard – I now know my grandfather was also a Richard.”

Marie Roe from Spalding rang to say her father John is also in the photo. “I was quite excited when I heard he was in the Standard,” said Marie, 72.

“My grandfather was also Richard Knight, but I think it’s so sad I have never even seen a photo of my grandmother Rebecca, as they both died at quite a young age.”

She added: “It would be great to speak to other descendants of the Knights and perhaps have a get-together.”

Sue Elleray from Wyberton rang to fill in more details about the family.

“My late husband John’s mother was Ellen Knight, sister to the five brothers,” said Sue, 62, “And there were two other sisters – Olive and Mary. Mary was the eldest and took on the role of mother when their parents died.

“The family lived at the old Caroline Street in Boston.”

She added: “I have a copy of both the photos but I never knew who the two older men in the picture were - until now.”