John Knight DNA breakthrough

John Knight
John Knight

The family of John Knight (1812-1912) grew up with the story that he was the illegitimate son of Emanuel Hungerford [E]. Now, two hundred years later, we have proof.

Who was John Knight?

John Knight was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1812. He came to Australia in 1828 on the Alexander Henry with Emanuel's family and grew up and lived nearby, until moving to the Merriwa district. He died a century later in 1912.

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