Re: Thomas Knutton
The Knuttons appear to have been millers in and about Mytholmbridge for several generations.
In Pigot's directory of 1834 http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/WRY/Kirkburton/Kirkburton34Dry.htmlhttp://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/WRY/Kirkburton/Kirkburton34Dry.html there is an entry for Knutton Sarah & Son, Mytholm bridge
According to your site at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/n/u/Helen-Knutton/BOOK-0001http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/n/u/Helen-Knutton/BOOK-0001 Thomas's sons James and George were both millers so it's reasonable to suppose that Thomas was also a miller and that he was, in fact, "Son" in Pigot and that he was the son of Sarah.
The only candidate I have for this Sarah is the Sally Woodhead (Woodhouse in the HDFHS transcription) who married John Knutton on 1776-08-27 at Almondbury.This would make Thomas the son of John and grandson of James Knutton who married Martha Robuck on 1748-05-19 at Kirkburton.
James's and his children were transcribed as "Knutter" by HDFHS and IGI but having checked the fiche of the register I've no doubt that those transcriptions are wrong.Moreover James is described in the register as corn miller at Thongsbridge mill - maybe the two neighboring mills were being run as a single enterprise.
To return to Sarah/Sally Woodhead/Woodhouse, her date of birth is given on your site as 1757.I can't find a baptism of that date but there was one for Sally Woodhead on 06/11/1756 with the father's abode, significantly, given as Netherthong.I note that she appears to have had brothers Matthew and Joshua and that Matthew and Joshua Woodhead are listed as the fathers of a number of children from 1768 on and both are described as millers of Bridge Mills.A Woodhead is still at Bridge Mills in 1834.The father of Sally and her brothers is given as a clothier so there is no immediate connection with the milling industry although I haven't traced their mother yet.Nevertheless the milling connection seems unlikely to be mere coincidence.Maybe John married the sister of one of his father's apprentices.
As to James I can find no ancestor locally.Jessop's diary records the death of a miller a year or so before James's marriage.I haven't been able to find out any more about this but it could have been the occasion of a vacancy which brought James in from elsewhere; there seem to have been Knuttons in Dewsbury (IGI) and Crigglestone (Wakefield manorial rolls).