A Genealogical Dictionary of  The First Settlers of New England,
Before 1692

Volume #2
Janes - Jenny

By James Savage

Special thanks to Robert Kraft and his assistant, Benjamin Dunning for scanning this book and to Warren Wetmore for perfecting the text and providing technical help in presenting this work for researchers to enjoy.

JANES, or JEANES, ABEL, Northampton, s. of William, m. 1679 d. of William Judd of Farmington, had Mary, b. 1680; Ruth, 1682; Elizabeth 1684; Sarah; Noah; Rachel; Bathsheba; and perhaps more; rem. to Lebanon. and d. 18 Dec. 1718. His wid. d. 24 Apr. 1735. BENJAMIN, Northampton, br. of the preced. had four ch. k. by the Ind. 13 May 1704; and his w. was scalp. but she recov. rem. to Coventry. JOSEPH, Northampton, br. of the preced. d. unm. 26 Feb. 1695. SAMUEL, Northampton, ano. br. of the preced. m. 1692, Sarah, d. of Samuel Hinsdale, had six ch. of wh. three with hims. and w. were k. by the Ind. when his brother Benjamin fell, and Pascomuck hamlet was destr. 1704, and his s. Samuel was tomahawk. but recov. and s. Jonathan escap. WILLIAM, New Haven 1643, then had fam. of five, perhaps one of more b. in Eng. had Ruth, b. 15 Feb. 1650; preach. a. 1651, rem. 1657, to Northampton, where his w. Mary d. 4 Aug. 1662. By her he had, also, Abel, Joseph, Ebenezer, and Jonathan, the last two were k. by the Ind. 2 Sept. 1675 at Northfield, and also Nathaniel, and Elisha, both d. at Springfield 1663. He m. in few mos. Hannah, wid. of John Broughton, d. of Thomas Bascom, had Samuel, b. 1664; Hepzibah, 1666; Hannah, 1669; Benjamin, 1672; and perhaps, William of Hartford, a. 1700, may also have been his s. His d. Ruth m. 3 July 1667, John Searle. He was among the first sett. at Northfield, and preach. to the peop. there under an oak tree; but twice that planta. was brok. up, and he driv. down to Northampton, there d. 20 Sept. 1690. His descend. spell the name Janes, tho. he always had e bef. the a.

JANSEN, or JANSON, HENDRICK, Newtown, L. I. 1656, a Dutchman, willing to endure the jurisdict. of Conn.

JAQUES, DANIEL, Newbury, youngest s. of Henry, m. 20 Mar. 1693, had Daniel, b. 27 Dec. 1693; and Richard, 2 Feb. 1696; had sec. w. Susanna. HENRY, Newbury, a carpenter, came 1640, m. 8 Oct. 1648, Ann, d. perhaps of Richard Knight, had Henry, b. 30 July 1649; Mary 12 Nov. 1651, d. under 2 yrs.; Mary, again, 23 Oct. 1653; Hannah; Richard, 1658; Stephen, 6 Sept. 1661; Sarah, 20 Mar. 1664; Daniel, 20 Feb. 1667; Elizabeth 28 Oct. 1669; Ruth, 14 Apr. 1672; and Abigail, 11 Mar. 1674. He was freem. 1669; d. 24 Feb. 1687, aged 69, and his wid. d. 22 Feb. 1705. Mary m. 7 May 1674, Richard Brown; Sarah m. 10 Oct. 1683, John Hale, junr.; Hannah m. 15 Jan. 1680, Ephraim Plummer; and Elizabeth m. perhaps, Luke Perkins of Ipswich. [[vol. 2, p. 539]]

HENRY, Newbury, eldest s. of the preced. d. bef. his f. leav. Henry. RICHARD, Newbury, br. of the preced. m. 18 Jan. 1682, Ruth, d. of Samuel Plummer, had Richard, b. 5 Dec. 1682, d. soon; and Richard, again, 6 Jan. 1684; was drown. 28 May 1683. STEPHEN, Newbury, br. of the preced. freem. 1690, m. 13 May 1684, Deborah, d. of Samuel Plummer, had Stephen, b. 28 July 1686, H. C. 1707; Samuel, 19 Mar. 1692; Mary, 26 Sept. 1694; Sarah, 23 Sept. 1697; Richard, 1 Apr. 1700, H. C. 1720, wh. was min. of Gloucester; Benjamin, 23 Sept. 1702; and Ann, 25 Feb. 1705. Two others of this name, beside the above ment. were gr. at Harv. prob. of this fam. also. Sometimes the name is Jaquith.

JAQUITH, ABRAHAM, Charlestown, m. Ann, d. of James Jordan of Dedham, whither he soon rem. I think, had Abraham, b. 19 Dec. 1644; Mary, 3 Nov. 1646; and three other ch. wh. were all rememb. in the will of gr.f. Jordan. He was freem. 1656, writ. Jackewish, when the spell. was by sound. ABRAHAM, Woburn, s. of the preced. m. 13 Mar. 1671, Mary Adford, or Adverd, d. of Henry, had Abraham, b. 17 Feb. 1673; Elizabeth 19 May 1675; Sarah, 21 Sept. 1677; and perhaps he rem. ELEAZER, Woburn, perhaps br. of the preced. was freem. 1671. Sometimes the name is as the preced.

JARRATT, JOHN, Rowley, freem. 13 May 1640; d. 1648. His inv. of Sept. in that yr. was £69, in his will nam. w. Susanna, and d. ElizabethFelt would count him of Salem.

JARVIS, JOHN, Boston, merch. d. 24 Sept. 1656; but prob. he was only trans. visit. JOHN, Boston, shipwright, m. 18 Sept. 1661, Rebecca, d. of Elias Parkman, had Nicholas, bapt. 1666; and Samuel, 1674; but prob. the elder d. young. In his will of 19 Jan. 1689, pro. 4 Mar. 1690, he names w. Rebecca, and three ch. all minors, Samuel, Mary, and Abigail. STEPHEN, perhaps of Huntington, L. I. m. a d. of Jonathan of the same bef. 1670.

JAY, JONATHAN, a soldier, 1676, under capt. William Turner. WILLIAM, Boston, m. a. 1653, Mary, d. of John Hunting of Dedham. I presume he d. early, and his wid. in her mo.'s will was call. Buckner.

JECOCKES, or JECOXE, FRANCIS, Stratford 1646. It may be Jacocks, or sometimes Jackax.

JEFFORD, JOHN, Lynn 1675.

JEFFREY, JEFFRIES, or JEFFERY, DAVID, Boston, merch. m. 15 Sept. 1686, Elizabeth d. of John Usher, had Jane, b. 4 July 1687; John, 5 Feb. 1689; David, 15 June 1690, H.C. 1708; Elizabeth 12 Feb. 1692, wh. m. 13 Jan. 1709, Charles Sheprove; Rebecca, 9 Dec. 1693, wh. m. 9 Aug. 1711, Ebenezer Wentworth; Sarah, 4 May 1695, wh. m. 10 Jan. 1711, George Jaffey; Frances, 12 July 1696, wh. d. at 19 yrs.; and Peter; 18 Nov. 1697, d. young; these all liv. when his w. d. 27 June 1698, as Sewall tells, in Geneal. Reg. VI. 77. DAVID, Boston, s. of the preced. m. 5 Nov. 1713, Catharine, d. of John Eyre, had only ch. David, b. 23 Oct. 1714, H.C. 1732; and perish. in shipwr. 1716, return. from Eng. His wid. m. 6 Feb. 1719, Oliver Noyes. DIGORY, Kittery, was constable in 1664. EDWARD, came in the Truelove 1635, aged 24, from London; but we kn. [[vol. 2, p. 540]] not, where he sat down. FRANCIS, Falmouth, a. 1685. Willis, I. 218. GEORGE, Windsor, had there Mary, b. 12 June 1669; Hannah, 23 Aug. 1671; Elizabeth 24 Dec. 1675; rem. to Suffield, there had James, 1681, wh. was of Westerly, R. I. 1709; also he had Sarah, and perhaps other ch. and d. 15 Sept. 1683. GEORGE, Boston 1676, a merch. from Scotland, may have been, 1684, at Portsmouth, the mem. of Moody's ch. wh. had a vessel, seiz. by Edward Randolph, wh. was rescu. See Farmer's note in Belkn. I. 104. GREGORY, Wells, was freem. 1653, constable 1658, had w. Mary and s. John, an inf. as his will of 14 Jan. 1662, only two or three days bef. his d. shows. To ea. he gave half of his est. and his wid. m. John Lux. By her will of 8 Sept. 1664, she gave some of her prop. to her h. and more to her s. but if he (1. bef. 17 yrs. old then to Mary Lux and her br. Joseph. JOHN, Boston, eldest s. of the first David, m. 24 Sept. 1713, Ann d. of Thomas Clark, had only Ann, b. 25 June 1719 or 20, d. young. 

ROBERT, Charlestown, came in the Elizabeth and Ann 1635, aged 30, emb. at London with w. Mary, 27, and ch. Thomas, 7; Elizabeth 6; and Mary, 3; two maid serv. Susan Brown, 21; and Hannah Day, 20. His w. unit. with the ch. in Apr. of next yr. but tho. in the great relig. schism, I do not find him so promin. as to be public. censur. yet he rem. with the disaffect. to R. I. 1638, where he was in high repute as physician, and treasr. of Newport 1640, and there was liv. 1646. THOMAS, Dorchester, freem. 14 May 1634, rem. bef. 1643 to New Haven, prob. with Eaton in 1638, had serv. with reput. in the Pequot war; was call. a serg. when he d. Aug. 1661, in good esteem. By will, of wh. Thomas Trowbridge was excor. his cst. of £152 was distrib. to relat. and friends, in part, and to the poor, nam. no ch. nor br. only a sis. Sarah, w. of George Betty, and her two ch. in St Nicholas Co. Somerset. WILLIAM, Weymouth, one of the earliest sett. in Mass. Bay, bef. Gov. Winthrop or even capt. Endicot, prob. first at Cape Ann, and may have drift. along shore to Manchester, early call. Jeffry's creek, or as far as Salem, and Felt claims him for Ipswich, but of course this would be some yrs. later. He desir. adm. 19 Oct. 1630, and was sw. freem. 18 May foll. I think he may have had Mary, b. 20 Mar. 1642, and tradit. gives him s. John. He may be the br. of Robert, wh. was on R. I. 1638, and certain. is seen in the list of freem. at Newport 1655, where he d. 2 Jan. 1675, aged 84. From his will of 8 Dec. 1674, refer. to his mo. Audry J. late of Chittingly, Co. Sussex, it may be presum. that he came from that shire; it names his w. Mary, eldest d. Mary, w. of John Green of N.; s. Thomas, ds. Sarah, w. of James Barker; Priscilla, and Susanna, and brs. of his w. John and Daniel Gould.

JEFTS, or JEFFS, HENRY, Woburn 1640, m. 13 Sept. 1647, Ann Stowers, and next, 21 May 1649, Hannah Borth, or Births, perhaps Booth, had John, b. 11 May 1651; Hannah, wh. d. first wk. of May 1653; Hannah, again, 14 Feb. 1655; Joanna, 24 May 1656; Henry, [[vol. 2, p. 541]] 21 Mar. 1659; and possib. others bef. or aft. but these all, since the first, at Billerica, of wh. he was one of the first sett. and there d. 24 May 1700, aged 94. Strangely is the name print. Sciffs in 2 Mass. Hist. Coll. II. 162. HENRY, Billerica, call. jr. prob. s. of the preced. freem. 1690. JOHN, Boston 1656, mariner, had Mary, b.8 Jan. 1636, by w. Sarah, wh. took admin. upon his est. 26 Aug. 1670, bec. "nigh twelve yrs. since depart. and no news of him." Subseq. John, prob. his s. had admin. de bon. non. WILLIAM, R. I. 1652.

JEGGLES, JEGLIS, or JIGGLES, DANIEL, Salem 1639. DANIEL, Salem, perhaps s. of Thomas, or possib. of the preced. was master of a vessel tak. by the Fr. 1689. See Revo. in N. E. Justif. 43. THOMAS, Salem, perhaps br. of first Daniel, m. Oct. 1647, Abigail, d. of Elder Samuel Sharp, had Abigail, b. 21 July 1648; Thomas, 14 Nov. 1650; William, 1 Mar. 1653, d. in few days; Samuel, 4 Feb. 1654; Elizabeth 15 Oct. 1656; William, again, 30 May 1659; Daniel, 9 Dec. 1661; Mary, 9 Mar. 1665; Nathaniel, 14 Sept. 1666; all exc. the third, bapt. 22 Nov. 1668; John, b. 25 Mar. 1669; Ebenezer, 9 Mar. 1672, bapt. in May foll.; and Benjamin, b. 25 May 1674. Abigail m. 2 Dec. 1668, Isaac Foote. THOMAS, Salem, s. of the preced. a mariner, m. Mar. 1683, Mary, d. prob. of John Weston, had Sarah, b. 5 Jan. 1685; and Thomas, and William, perhaps tw. bapt. 25 June 1699; for he d. 19 Aug. 1687, and the wid. brot. them to the rite. Ano. Thomas, also a mariner of Salem, and prob. older than the preced. was s. of William. WILLIAM, Salem 1637, shipwright, prob. br. of first Daniel, and, perhaps, of first Thomas, d. May 1659. He had w. Mary, and s. John, and two or three other ch.; but his wid. Elizabeth was adm'x, and d. soon. Ano. William, of Salem, wh. came from Virg. d. 12 May 1674, was prob. his s. Giggles, Gyggles, and other forms are used.

JELLETT, JOHN, Boston, d. 13 Aug. 1656, yet it might seem that he was only trans. since we see not other ment. of him; but the rec. of m. contains that of William Wardell with wid. Elizabeth J. and under Gillet may be read more of her.

JELLICOE, THOMAS, Middletown, had w. Mary, but prob. no ch. d. 1684.

JEMPSON, GIMSON, or JEMSON, JAMES, Boston, had w. Sarah, adm. of our ch. 27 Nov. 1647, and s. James, b. 22 Dec. 1651, wh. prob. d. soon; and James, again, 2 Jan. 1655; and d. Jan. 1662. His est. was small, but his w. took admin. 1 Feb. Perhaps he may have writ. the name Jameson. JOHN, Amesbury, possib. s. of the preced. m. 15 Mar. 1670 Esther, d. of George Martin of Salisbury, took o. of fidel. 20 Dec. 1677. PATRICK, at Dover adm. an inhab. in Jan. 1659, and there was tax. sev. yrs. See Jameson.

JENKINS, or JENKIN, *EDWARD, Scituate 1643, prob. came with Nathaniel Tilden, for in his will, 1641, he is call. his serv. was rep. 1657, m. 1684, perhaps as sec. w. Mary, wid. of Abraham Ripley, [[vol. 2, p. 542]] d. 1699, leav. Thomas, prob. by earlier w. Deane. HENRY, New Hampsh. d. a. 1670. JOEL, Braintree, m, Sarah Gilbert, had Lydia, b. 13 Oct. 1640; and Theophilus, 7 Apr. 1642; was freem. 1646, rem. to Malden, as Theophilus, his s. d. there 15 or 25, July 1660. Lydia m. 3 May 1657, John Paul. JOHN, Plymouth 1643, prob. rem. to Barnstable, there m. 2 Feb. 1653, Mary Ewer, had Sarah, b. 15 Nov. 1653; Mehitable, 2 Mar. 1655; Samuel, 12 Sept. 1657; John, 13 Nov. 1659; Mary, 1 Oct. 1662; Thomas, 15 July 1666; and Joseph, 31 Mar. 1669. Mehitable m. Oct. 1675, Eleazer Hamblen. He may, or may not, be the passeng. in the Defence from London, 1633, call. 26 yrs. of age. A few wks. later Elizabeth J. aged 27, emb. in the Truelove, at London, for N. E. She may be the person wh. d. at Sandwich, 30 Apr. 1649. JOHN, Barnstable, prob. s. of the preced. had Mehitable, b. 25 Sept. 1694; Samuel, 15 July 1697; Philip, 26 July 1699; Joseph, 13 Aug. 1701; and Ruth, 1704; and he d. 8 July 1736. JOSEPH, br. of the preced. m. Oct. 1694, Lydia Howland, had Abigail, b. July 1695; Bathshua, July 1696; Ann, May 1701; Joseph, 29 Feb. 1704; Lydia, 30 June 1705; Benjamin, 30 June 1707; and Reliance, 6 Apr. 1709. 

LEMUEL, Malden 1671, m. 12 July 1670, Elizabeth d. of Thomas Oakes, had Lemuel, b. Mar. 1672; and Elizabeth wh. d. 16 Feb. 1698, unless she were a gr.d. MATTHEW, Nantucket, s. of Peter, m. 9 Aug. or Oct. 1706, Mary Gardner, d. of Joseph, had Thomas, b. 29 Nov. 1707; Peter, 30 Apr. 1710; Joseph, 29 Mar. 1713; Benjamin, 15 Jan. 1717; Bethia, 25 Jan. 1719; Sarah, 24 Oct. 1722; and Mary, 15 May 1727. He d. 10 Nov. 1758. OBADIAH, Malden, m. 11 Jan. 1677, Mary Lewis, had Sarah, b. 9 Mar. 1685; Ann, 29 Oct. 1687; and Obadiah, 4 Apr. 1690; was freem. 1690. PETER, Edgartown 1670, had Joseph, Matthew, Thomas, and Sarah; but no dates of b. of ch. or of his own m. or d. are seen. REGINALD, Dorchester 1630, is prob. the man, wh. rem. says Winthrop I. 89, to Cape Porpus, there was k. by the Ind. 1632. REGINALD, Kittery, wh. submit. 1652, to the jurisdict. of Mass. rem. to Dover, there by w. Ann had Philadelphia, wh. m. 14 June 1676, Matthew Estes. He may have been s. of the preced. ROBERT, Dover 1657, call. Junkins, prob. the same nam. Jenkins, at York 1674, where he took, 22 Mar. 1681, o. of alleg. to the k. SAMUEL, Greenwich 1672, may have been he wh. m. 6 July 1670, Mary, wid. of Eleazer Fawer of Dorchester. THOMAS, Barnstable, s. of the first John, m. 24 Aug. 1687, Experience, d. of James Hamblen, had Thankful, b. 19 May 1691; Experience, 28 Mar. 1693; Mercy, 5 Jan. 1695; Ebenezer, 5 Dec. 1697; Samuel, 7 Jan. 1700; Josiah, 16 Apr. 1702; Hope, 5 July 1704; and Sarah, 1 Dec. 1706.

JENKS, DANIEL, Cumberland, youngest s. of first Joseph, built the first mills in that region, m. Catharine Balcom, or Bolcom, had Abigail, 8 July 1696; Martha, 6 Aug. 1698; Susanna, 24 May 1700; Daniel, 12 Mar. 1702; Hannah, 15 Feb. 1704; Ruth, 9 Dec. 1705; and Joseph, 5 Mar. 1709; and next m. Mary, d. of his br. Joseph, and had Mary. EBENEZER, Providence, third s. of sec. Joseph, ord. 1719, after good part of his days had pass. in civ. life, but in no pub. office, m. Mary Butterworth, had fourteen ch. Sarah, b. 26 Dec. 1695; Ebenezer, 17 Sept. 1699; Daniel, 18 Oct. 1701; Phebe, 16 Jan. 1703; Rufus, 18 Dec. [[vol. 2, p. 543]] 1704; Rachel, 1 Dec. 1706; Mary, 17 Oct. 1708; Joseph, 25 June 1711; Mercy, 26 Aug. 1712; one s. d. soon; Benjamin, 3 Nov. 1714; Freelove, and Noah, tw. 13 Sept. 1717; and Josiah, 2 Apr. 1720. He d. 14 Aug. 1726. JOHN, Lynn, s. of the first Joseph, m. 11 July 1681, Sarah, d. of William Meriam, had Elizabeth b. Mar. 1683; Sarah, 12 July 1686; Deborah, 5 June 1690, d. young; Hannah, 20 Jan. 1694, d. young; and John, 6 Apr. 1697, wh. by three ws. had nineteen ch. of wh. twelve were m. and one was f. of Rev. William, H. C. 1797. He was freem. 1691, and d. 1698. His wid. m. John Lewis. 

JOSEPH, Lynn 1645, blacksmith, employ. at the iron works, came, a widower, is the tradit. of the fam. from Hammersmith, or Hounslow, Co. Middlesex, or Colnbrook, in the edge of Bucks, near London, had ch. Joseph, b. in Eng. and, perhaps, ano. s. that may have gone South, and be progenit. of the name in N. C.; and by sec. w. Elizabeth wh. d. July 1679, had prob. Sarah; certain. Samuel, b. at Lynn 1654; Deborah, 11 June 1658; John, 27 July 1660; and Daniel, 19 Apr. 1663; and d. Mar. 1683. He was an ingenious workman; in 1652 was engag. to cut the dies for our coinage, says report; and Boston, in 1654, gave power (we find by the rec.) to its selectmen to contr. with him for engines to carry water, in case of fire. Sarah m. 28 July 1667, John Chilson. α JOSEPH, Pawtucket, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. liv. a short time at Concord, and in R. I. at Warwick bef. P.; built, it is said, the first ho. in that planta. m. Esther, d. of William Ballard, had, beside six ds. four s. ea. of wh. built a ho. at P.; Joseph, b. 1656, perhaps at Salem, for his f. was there 1659; Nathaniel, 29 Jan. 1662; Ebenezer, 1669; and William; and he d. after being an Assist. of the Col. 4 Jan. 1716, aged 84; and has number. sev. thousand in his posterity. Some of the 8th generat. are in Ohio. His forge was destr. in Philip's war. The ds. were Joanna, wh. m. Sylvanus Scott, d. 1756, in 85th yr.; Abigail, m. Samuel Whipple, had eleven ch.; Elizabeth m. a Tefft; Sarah, m. Nathaniel Brown; Mary, sec. w. of her uncle Daniel; and Esther, m. Samuel Miller of Rehoboth. & JOSEPH, Providence, s. of the preced. m. Martha, d. of James Brown, had Joseph, wh. d. young; Obadiah; Catharine; Nathaniel; Martha; Lydia; John; Mary; and Esther; was a very useful man, agent of the Col. in London sev. yrs. and Gov. five yrs. but resign. some reasonab. time bef. his d. 15 June 1740, in 84th yr. 

NATHANIEL, Providence, sec. s. of sec. Joseph, sw. alleg. to Charles II., May 1682; had Jonathan, Nathaniel, Hannah, and Elizabeth || RICHARD, Boston, ar. co. 1666, freem. 1683. SAMUEL, Lynn, third s. of the first Joseph, freem. 1691, m. Elizabeth Darling, had Samuel, b. 11 Nov. 1687; John, d. young; Elizabeth 28 June 1692; Mary, 27 Dec. 1695, d. unm. 17 July 1729; Joseph, d. young; Abigail, 2 Nov. 1702; and Nathan, 25 Mar. 1705. He m. next, 5 May 1709, wid. Elizabeth Floyd, and d. 1738, aged [[vol. 2, p. 544]] 84, and his wid. d. 6 June 1757, in 86th yr. WILLIAM, Providence, youngest s. of sec. Joseph, a judge, m. Patience Sprague, had Jonathan, William, Margaret, Patience, John, Susanna, Esther, and Mercy. He d. 3 Oct. 1765, in his 91st yr. Five of this name, the old form of wh. was Jenckes, had been gr. at Harv. in 1834, and five at Brown Univ.

JENNER, GINNER, or JENNERS, DAVID, Boston 1685, freem. 1691, prob. was of Charlestown bef. and aft. and by w. Mabel Russell, m. 14 June 1688, had Mabel, b. a. 31 Oct. bapt. 2 Nov. 1690; and Rebecca, bapt. 3 Jan. 1692; but in B. Thomas, 24 Dec. 1693; Elizabeth 2 Aug. 1696; and David, 9 July 1699; and d. 24 Aug. 1709, in 46th yr. JOHN, Dorchester, perhaps soon went to Stratford, where he might be 1650, or of Brookhaven on L. I. 1655, had prob. m. Alice, only ch. of Robert Pigg of New Haven, wh. in his will, 1660, gave est. to Thomas J. "my d.'s s. and her other ch." *THOMAS, Roxbury, a. 1634 or 5, rem. soon after to Weymouth, was min. there but a few mos. or yrs. freem. 8 Dec. 1636, rep. 1640, and went to Saco, there preach. not long, but went home, and in 1651 was in Norfk. so poor as to sell his libr. See let. of apostle Eliot in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. IV. 144. Winthrop I. 250. Ano. Jenner was of Weymouth at the same time with this min. and if his name of bapt. were Thomas, might be that freem. of 6 Sept. 1639. But in the div. of lds. June 1646, six acres for ea. person over twelve yrs. and three for younger, eighteen acres fell to the sen. and 45 to the jun. for his fam. THOMAS, Charlestown 1658, prob. the same, to wh. Frothingham, 86, says, liberty of resid. was giv. 1636, was not a freem. of the Col. but perhaps Esther, wh. join. the ch. 9 July 1648, was his w. THOMAS, Charlestown, perhaps s. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 22 May 1655, Rebecca, d. of Nicholas Trerice, wh. d. 23 Sept. 1722, aged 86, had Rebecca, b. 27 Feb. 1656, and prob. other ch. we kn. Thomas and ano. ch. were bapt. 6 May 1660; David, 25 Oct. 1663; Sarah, 22 July 1667; Samuel, 21 Mar. 1669; Eleanor, and Elizabeth tw. 12 Feb. 1671; and Eleanor, 22 Feb. 1674; unit. with the ch. in Mar. 1681, yet was not made freem. tho. it is less remark. since in 1682, I find only two men of that town sw. and only three others in 1690, among sev. hundreds from other towns, wh. took that privilege bef. 1692. He was of ar. co. 1673; a capt. and I presume that master of the sh. from London to Boston, 1685, with wh. came honest John Dunton, wh. calls him a man with "some smatterings of divinity in his head;" and d. a. 1699.

JENNESS, FRANCIS, Hampton, baker, m. a d. of Moses Coxe, had Thomas, b. 23 Feb. 1671, d. at 25 yrs.; Hannah, 26 Mar. 1673; Hezekiah, 30 Mar. 1675; John, 14 June 1678; Elizabeth 30 Jan. 1681; Mehitable; and Richard, 8 June 1686. Descend. are num. Hannah m. Edward Locke; and Elizabeth m. James Berry. Sometimes this name appears Jennings.

JENNINGS, JOHN, Hartford 1639, rem. a. 1641, to Southampton, [[vol. 2, p. 545]] where he was 1664. Ano. John, of mean charact. at Hartford, was whip. 1649. JONATHAN, Norwich 1684, left descend. JOSHUA, Fairfield 1656, had, in 1648, liv. in some town on the riv. prob. Hartford, where he m. 23 Dec. 1647, Mary Williams, but whose d. she was is unkn. He gave offence, d. at F. 1676, leav. fam. and good est. NICHOLAS, Hartford, came in the Francis, from Ipswich 1634, aged 22, prob. a Suff'k. man, and, perhaps, br. of John, forfeit. his gr. of a lot by non resid. attract. possib. to Saybrook, where, in Oct. 1673, admin. on his est. was giv. to s. John. RICHARD, Ipswich, came in 1636 with Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, being a Suffk. man, b. at Ipswich, went home in 1638 or 9, obt. the living at Combs, whence, by the Act of Uniform. he was eject. 1662. Calamy, 649. RICHARD, Bridgewater 1666, had, I suppose, been apprent. 1635, to Robert Bartlett, may have been f. of that Susanna wh. d. at Plymouth 23 Mar. 1654 and liv. aft. at Sandwich, whence he rem. to B. had there a fam. of ch. but the name is not found there in our day. Yet it might, from bad MS. be read Jenney. RICHARD, New London 1676, came from Barbados, early in June 1678, m. Elizabeth Reynolds, wh. came from the same isl. had Samuel, b. 11 Mar. 1679; Richard, 11 Mar. 1680; and Elinor, wh. m. 20 May 1710, Richard Manwaring. SAMUEL, Portsmouth, R. I. in the list of freem. 1655. STEPHEN, Hatfield, m. 15 May 1677, Hannah, d. of John Dickinson, the wid. of Samuel Gillet, k. at the Falls fight 19 May of the yr. preced. At the assault on Hatfield 19 Sept. next, the Ind. took her, carr. to Canada, where 14 Mar. foll. was b. the d. call. aft. getting home the same yr. Captivity. Other ch. were Stephen, b. 16 June 1680; Joseph, 23 Aug. 1682; Sarah, 29 Aug. 1684; Benjamin, whose date is not found; and Jonathan, 1691. He was freem. 1690; rem. to Brookfield; there Captivity m. Abijah Bartlett, wh. was k. by the Ind. 1708, when her br. Joseph was wound.; and on 20 July 1710, the brs. Stephen (tho. one acco. makes him the f.) and Benjamin were also k. by the Ind. THOMAS, Portsmouth, R. I. in the list of freem. 1655, perhaps br. of Samuel. WILLIAM, Charlestown 1630, not nam. says Frothingham, 80, after 1634, wh. is very consist. with the mistake for Jennison. See that.

JENNISON, JOHN, Amesbury 1680; possib. s. of William. ROBERT, Watertown 1636, by w. Elizabeth in the rec. call. Grace, I suppose by mistake, wh. d. Oct. 1638, had Elizabeth b. 12 Apr. 1637; and by Grace, his sec. w. wh. d. 26 Nov. 1686, a d. Michal, 17 Dec. 1640; Samuel, 15 Dec. 1642, d. soon; and Samuel, again, 1645; was freem. 1645; d. 4 July 1690. His will was pro. 7 Oct. aft. It ment. only d. Michal Warren, and s.-in-law George Read, wh. had been, of course, h. of Elizabeth Michal m. 10 Feb. 1658, Richard Bloise; and next, 11 July 1667, John Warren. SAMUEL, Watertown, s. of the preced. m. 30 Oct. 1666, Judith Macomber, [[vol. 2, p. 546]] wh. d. 1 Mar. 1723, had Judith, b. 13 Aug. 1667; Mercy, or Mary, 23 Jan. 1669, d. young; Rachel, 8 Oct. 1671;Samuel, 12 Oct. 1673; Elizabeth 12 Apr. 1676; William; Grace, 11 Feb. 1679; Peter, 1 Oct. 1681; Robert, 25 July 1684; and Lydia, 18 May 1688; was ensign; freem. 1682; d. 15 Oct. 1701. But the names and dates of some of these ch. are various. giv. by Bond, 307, and Geneal. Reg. VII. 71. 

*WILLIAM, Watertown, br. of Robert, came, prob. in the fleet, 1630, with Sir Richard Saltonstall and Winthrop freem. 18 May 1631, having req. adm. 19 Oct. bef. hav. liv. at Bermuda some time, was ensign 1633, serv. in the Pequot war 1636, as Underhill tells; lieut. and capt. aft. rep. 1635, and very often later, ar. co. 1638, went home 1651; and in Apr. 1657 his br. Robert, as his Atty. conveys est. of William of Colchester, Co. Essex. Winthrop II. 176, is explicit in his praise. Five of the name had, in 1828, been gr. at Harv. and two at Dart.

JENNY, α*JOHN, Plymouth, wh. was a brewer of Norwich, went to Holland in his youth, liv. at Rotterdam, came in the James, a little vessel of 44 tons, built for the Pilgrims of Leyden, arr. Aug. 1623. with w. Sarah (wh. he m. at Leyden, 1 Nov. 1614, by the name of Carey), and ch. Samuel, Abigail, and Sarah, at the same time with the Ann, therefore with her passeng. reckon. among "old comers," had b. here John, and Susanna, was an Assist. 1637-39, and rep. 1641. His will, 28 Dec. 1643, names w. and the five ch. but provides that the eldest d. Abigail should live one yr. with Rev. Charles Chauncey of Scituate bef. m. with Henry Wood. He d. early in the foll. yr. and his wid. wh. was one of the first purch. of Dartmouth in 1652, by her will, of 4 Apr. 1654, and codic. 18 Aug. 1655, nam. ds. Sarah Pope, and Abigail Wood, s. Samuel, and his ch. gr.ch. Sarah Wood, Susanna Pope, and Sarah Jenny, and giv. Elder Cushman "the Bible wh. was my d. Susanna's," permits us to infer that both the younger ch. were d. and perhaps that John had left d. Sarah. JOHN, Dartmouth, s. prob. of Samuel, but possib. of John, certain. gr.ch. of the preced. was a resid. 1686. OTIS, Dartmouth 1686, prob. a gr.s. of the first John, but whether s. of John or of Samuel is unkn. and it may be, that he was a gr.s. of one of them. SAMUEL, Plymouth, s. of the first John, rem. early to Dartmouth, where he was liv. 1686; had Samuel, b. 3 July 1659, and some elder ch. one of wh. was Sarah, refer. to in the will of their gr.mo. SAMUEL, Dartmouth, s. of the preced. was an inhab. 1686. The name in the rec. of div. of lds. 1623, reads Jenings.

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