Jenney, Jenne, Jenny, Jennings, Geney, Gyney, Jenings, Jene

Henry JENNEY born Norwich Norfolk ENG

Spouse: ?

Children: John born 1585 died 5/1644 Plymouth MA


John JENNEY born  by circa 1589, said to be from Norwich Norfolk ENG; miller, brewer; died between 12/28/1643 (date of will and 5/25/1644 date of inventory;  listed on distribution of cattle 22 May 1627; came on "Little James" 1623; fled to Holland due to religion in 1607-8.

Spouse: Sarah CAREY born 1590 Monk's Soham (Moncksoon) Suffolk ENG; died between 8/18/1655 codicil to will and 3/5/1665-6 probate of will; married 11/1/1614 Leyden South Holland

Children: Samuel eldest son, born Leiden c. 1616, married (1) Susanna Wood (2) Ann Lettice by 1657, Pequot War; Child buried Leiden 1618;  Abigail eldest daughter born c.. 1621, married Henry Wood in Plymouth 4/28/1644; Sarah; John born by 1627 died before 1654; Susannah born c. 1634 married Benjamin Bartlett by 1654 son of Robert Bartlett; Son born 1623 aboard Little James died before 1627


Sarah JENNEY  died before 7/9//1683

Spouse: Thomas POPE of Plymouth MA; born by circa 1612 ENG; migration 1632, first residence Plymouth at Dartmough by circa 1670, died 1683 Dartmouth MA, cooper, oath of fidelity 1638, served in Pequot War, will dated 7/9/1683 proved 11/2/1683, fined 6/7/1670 for vilifying the ministry;  (1) Ann Fallowell married 7/28/1637 Plymouth daughter of Gabriel [AMR] died before 5/29/1646, married (2)  5/29/1646 Plymouth [AMR] Sarah Jenney

Children: (1) Hannah born circa 1639 Plymouth, died 3/12/1710-1, married Joseph Bartlett; wife (2)Susanna born circa 1647;  Seth born 1/13/1648-9, died 3/17/1727, married (1) Deborah Perry daughter of Ezra (2) Rebecca __; Thomas born 3/25/1651 probably died young;  John born 3/15/1652-3 died 7/1675 killed by the Indians along with sister Susanna & her husband Jacob Mitchell; Sarah born circa 1656 married 11/13/1676 Samuel Hinckley & 8/17/1698 Thomas Huckins; Joanna born c 1658, died circa 1698 married 3/5/1683 John Hathaway; Isaac born circa 1664 died 1733, married by 1687 Alice Freeman daughter of Edmund

The Great Migration Begins:  John Jenny. Origin: Leiden, Holland. Migration: 1623 in Little James. First Residence: Plymouth.  Occupation: Brewer. Miller. (On 5 Mar 1638/9 "Mr. John Jenney [was] presented for not grinding corn serviceable, but to great loss & damage, both in not gridning it well, as also causing men to stay long before it can be ground, except his servant be fed ... and also for not keeping his stampers going, which is much to the detriment of all" [PCR 2:76].) On 20 Aug 1644 "Mrs. Jenney, upon the presentment against her, promiseth to amend the grinding at the mill, and to keep the mortars clean, and bags of corn from spoiling and loosing" [PCR 2:676].) Church Membership:  "As for the Dutch, it was usual for our members that understood the language and lived in or occasionally came over to Leyden, to communicate with them, as one John Jenny, a brewer, long did, his wife and family, &c. and without any offense to the church" [Young's Pilgrim Fathers 392, citing Winslow; see also MD 27:63 (which has "London" instead of "Leyden")]. Freeman: In the "1633" Plymouth list of freemen, among those made free before 1 Jan 1632/3 [PCR 1:3]. In list of 7 Mar 1636/7 [PCR 1:52].  In Plymouth section of 1639 Plymouth Colony list of freemen, among the Assistants (annotated "dead") [PCR 8:173].  Education: The inventory of John Jenny included a "small globe," 2s. 6d., and a Bible and other books, 1 1s. The inventory of Sarah Jenny included "a [p]salme booke 1s.," " Cartwright on the Remise 6s.," "Downham's Workes 6s.,"  "four old bookes 6d.," "Mr. Ainsworth on Genesis & Exodus 2s. 6d." and "a great Bible & a small one 11s.," and she made her mark to her will. Offices: Plymouth Assistant, 1637, 1638, 1639, 1640 [PCR 1:48, 79, 116, 140]. Deputy for Plymouth to General Court, 1 Jun 1641 [PCR 2:16]  Committee to assess colony, 2 Jan 1633/4, 2 Mar 1635/6 [PCR 1:26, 28].  Committee to lay out highways, 1 Oct 1634 [PCR 1:31]. Committee to control wages and prices, 5 Jan 1635/6 [PCR 1:36]. Coroner's jury on body of John Deacon, 2 Mar 1635/6 [PC 1:39]. Committee on reuniting Plymouth and Duxbury, 14 Mar 1635/6 [PCR 1:41]. Committee on revising laws, 4 Oct 1636 [PCR 1:44]. Committee to apportion haygrounds, 20 Mar 1636/7 [PCR 1:55]. Committee to survey meadows, 5 May 1640 [PCR 1:52]. Committee on providing soldiers against the Indians, 27 Sep 1642 [PCR 2:45].  In Plymouth section of 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms [PCR 8:188]. Estate:  In the 1623 Plymouth land division "John Jenings" was granted five acres as a 1623 arrival [PCR 12:5].  In the 1627 Plymouth cattle division "John Jene ... his wife Sarah Jene" and Samuell, Abigall and Sara Jene were the first five persons in the twelfth company [PCR 12:13].  John Jenney was assessed 1 16s. in the 25 Mar 1633 Plymouth tax list, and 1 7s. in the list of 27 Mar 1634 [PCR 1:9, 27]. John Jenny was a Purchaser [PCR 2:179]. "Mrs. Jennings" received one share in the Dartmouth lands [MD 4:187].  Assigned as hayground for the year "the grounds from Joh. Wynslow downward to Mr. Allerton's house, or the creek there," 14 Mar 1635/6 [PCR 1:40]. On 20 Mar 1636/7 assigned hayground "where he had the last year, and to edge more upon the sedgy place, that there may be hay also got there for the team of the town" [PCR 1:56].  In 1635 "Mr. John Jeney" sold to George Watson "the dwelling house & garden with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, which was sometimes Richard Maisterson's" [PCR 12:51].  On 6 Jan 1636/7 it is "agreed that the six acres of the lands of John Jenney, and the two acres of Mrs. Fuller, lying at Strawberry Hill, enclosed by Mr. Raph Smyth, ahall be yielding up unto them this year, that they may improve them to the setting of corn; provided that the said John Jenney shall aerect a dwelling house near or upon the said six acres, which are to belong unto the said house as long as it shall be a dwelling" [PCR 1:50].  On 5 Mar 1637/8 "one hundred and fifty acres of lands are granted unto Mr. John Jenney, lying on the east side of the Six Mile Brook, in the way to Namascutt, to be a farm belonging to the town of Plymouth,, and to be called by the name of Lakenhame. And whereas thee was not enough found on the east side of the said brook, the Court granted unto him a certain neck which is bounded as followeth, viz: by Lakenham Brook on the one side, and with a swamp on the other side, with a small brooke in it" [PCR 1:77].  As part of a grant to Gabriell Fallowell, "the residue of the lands reserved for the mill, whereof the five or six acres aforesaid is a part, is, with Mr. Jenny's consent, granted to Gabriell Fallowell; and Mr. Jenney hath other lands granted to him in lieu thereof at Lakenhame" [PCR 1:82].  On 29 Aug 1638 "Web Adey" sold to "Mr. John Jenney all that his house and garden place adjoining situate in Plymouth together with the three acres of lands in the new field thereunto belonging" [PCR 1:35].  On 24 Jan 1638[/9] "Mr. John Jenney"" sold to John Howland all that his house, barns & outhouses at Rockey Nook together with all the lands thereunto belonging laid forth for the said Mr. Jenney's shares with that which was Phillip Delanoy's allowed him for want of measure and the five acres of meadow adjoining," receiving as partial compensation "three acres of lands of the said John Howland lying at Caughtaughcanteist Hill" [PCR 13:41, 42].  On 10 June 1639 "Richard Cluffe of Plymouth, tailor," sold to "Mr. John Jenney of the same ... all that his house & garden with the fence about the same all that the said Richard Cluff bought of Samuell Eddy" [PCR 12:44].  On 16 Sep 1641 "Mr. John Jenney is granted as much more upland as will make his farm at Lakenhame two hundred acres, and when that is used, then to have more added to it, in lieu of some land he hath yielded up at the town to Gabriell Fallowell" [PCR 2:26].  In his will, dated 28 Dec 1643 and proved 5 June 1644, John Jenney of New Plymouth bequeathed to "my eldest son Samuell Jenney" a double portion of all his lands; to "Sarah my loving wife" for life "my dwelling house and mill adjacent with all the lands thereunto belonging"; and to the rest "of my said children John, Abigall, Sarah and Susann" a single portion; "whereas Abigail my eldest daughter had somewhat given her by her grandmother and Henry Wood of Plymouth aforesaid is a suitor to her in way of marriage my will is that if she the said Abigaile will dwell one full year with Mr. Charles Chauncey of Scituate before her marriage ... that then my said daughter Abigall have two of my cows and my full consent to marry with the said Henry Wood" [MD 6:169-70, citing PCPR 1:50-52].  In her will, dated 4 Apr 1654 and proved 5 Mar 1655/6, "Mrs. Srah Jeney of Plymouth being sick and weak in body" bequeathed thinking it "good to dispose of some small things that is my own proper goods leaving my husband's will to take place" to "my daughter Pope" a bed and household good and "further I bequeath to my daughter Sarah Pope all my wearing clothes to dispose of them to my daughter Abigaill Wood and to my grandchild Sarah Wood for their use as they have need excepting two of my petticoats which have not been worn which I give to my daughter Sarah Pope for her pains"; to "my son Samuell Jeney and to my daughter Abigaill Wood my mare equally to be divided between them"; to "my son Benjamin Brtlett all my ... cattle ... in the hands of Joseph Warren at the Eel River"; my sheep to be kept together till my legacies be paid"; to "the teacher Mr. John Reyner one ewe lanb"; to "the Elder Mr. Thomas Cushman one ewe lamb and the Bible which was my daughter Susanna's"; to "my loving friend Goodwife Clarke" one ewe lamb; "also I give one ewe lamb to Thomas Southworth." In a codicil dated 18 Aug 1655 she beequeathed  "that which is my own since the death of my husband I give to my two daughters and the children of my son Samuel, excepting what I give as followeth, one colt I give to the three daughters of my children viz. Sarah Wood, Susanna Pope and Sarah Jeney if she come hither to abide, or else not to have any part of this colt or anything else of my estate"; "I give unto Benjamine Brtlett only the starred cow which is at Thomas Pope's recalling whatsoever else is mentioned in my former will"; to "my daughter Sarah  Pope" household goods"; "my loving friends Capt. Standish, Elder Cushman, Thomas Clarke and Thomas Pope" overseers [MD 8:171-72, citing PCPR 2:1:17-.  The inventory of the estate of "Mrs. Sarah Jeney" was taken 18 Feb 1655[/6] and totalled 248 5s. 8d., including 131 in real estate: "the land & meadow at Lakenham," 7; "all the land at Strawberry Hill and meadow at the Salthouse Beach," 14; "the Purchasers' land," 10; and "the mill with the land belonging to it and dwelling house," 100 [MD 8:173-75, citing PCPR 2:1:18-21].  Birth:  By about 1589 based on date of marriage; said to be from Norwich in England in his marriage record. Death: Plymouth between 28 De 1643 (date of will) and 25 May 1644 (date of inventory).  Marriage: Leiden 1 Nov 1614 [NS] Sarah Cary, of Monk's Soham, Suffolk [Leiden 135]; she died at Plymouth between 18 Aug 1655 (codicil to will) and 5 Mar 1665/6 (probate of will).  Children: i. Samuel, b. Leiden about 1616 ("my eldest son" [father's will], apprenticed for four years in 1633, so perhaps twenty-one in 1637); m (1) after 1637 Susanna Wood [NEHGR 69:188-90; TAG 35:70-72] m. (2) by 1657 Anne Lettice (eldest child b. Plymouth 22 Nov 1657 [TAG 35:72];; in his will of 1678 Thomas Lettice of Plymouth bequeathed to "my three daughters," one of whom was "Anne the wife of Samuel Jenney" [MD 14:64, citing PCPR 4:2:11].  ii.  Child, bur Leiden 1618 [Dexter 619].  iii.  Abigail, b say 1621  ("eldest daughter in father's will); m Plymouth 28 Apr 1644 Henry Wood [PCR 2:79].  iv. Son b 1623 aboard Little James, d before the 1627 Plymouth cattle division.  v.  Sarah, b say 1625; m Plymouth 29 May 1646 Thomas Pope [PCR 2:97].  vi.  John b by 1627 (in 1643 list of men able to bear arms [PCR 8:188]; named in father's will but not in mother's will; no further record.  vii.  Susanna, b say 1634; m by 1654 Benjamin Bartlett, son of Robert Bartlett.  Comments: Emmanuel Altham, master of the Little James, writing in Sep 1623 to his brother Sir Edward Altham, told of "one goodwife Jennings [who] was brought abed of a son aboard our ship and was very well" [Three Visitors 24] (Since Samuel Jenny was apprenticed in 1633 for a term of four years, and since he volunteered for service in the Pequot War in 1637, he could not have been the son born aboard ship in 1623.) Nathaniel Morton in reporting the arrival of the Little James, noted that one of "the principal passengers that came in her was Mr. John Jenny, who was a godly, though otherwise a plain man, yet singular for publicness of spirit, setting himself to seek and promote the common good of the plantation of New Plimouth; who spent not only his part of this ship (being part owner thereof) in the general concernment of the plantation, but also afterwards was always a leading man in promoting the general interest of this colony. He lived many years in New England, and fell asleep in the Lord, anno 1644" [Morton 55].  On 25 July 1633 "John Smith hath covenanted to serve John Jenny the full term of seven years, after the manner of an apprentice" [PCR 1:16].  On 1 Jan 1633/4 "Tho[mas] Higgens, having lived an extravagant life, was placed with John Jenny for eight years, to serve him as an apprentice" [PCR 1:21].  On 26 Aug 1636 "Edw[ard] Holman complainng of Joh. Jenny to the Governor & Assistants, for that the said John would not make payment for a piece he, the said Edw[ard], lost in his service; but the thing being heard, the said John was acquitted" [PCR 1:43].  John Jenney seems to have had a brief feud with Samuel Chandler. On 20 May 1637 Jenney complained "against Samuell Chaundler, in an action upon the case to the damage of 20, whereupon a parcel of beaver of the defendants was arrested aboard the said Mr. Jenney's bark" [PCR 7:6].  On 2 Jun 1640 "Samuell Chaundler complains against John Jenney, gent., in an action of trespass upon the case, to the damage of 40," and the jury found for Chandler [PCR 7:15-16[.  In 1642 and 1643 he had a dispute with Joseph Ramsden [PCR 2:38-39, 57, 7:33-34].  On 4 Sep 1638 "Mr. John Jenney presented for digging down the highway before his mill, to the endangering of man and beats" [PCR 1:98].  On 24 Jan 1641/2 "Mr. John Jenney" purchased a one-sixteenth share in a bark of 40 or 50 tons soon to be built [PCR 2:31].  Bibiliographic Note: A brief account of John Jenny was published by Mary Lovering Holman in 1919 [Scott Gen 286-88\. A more comprehensive treatmant may be found in the manuscript collections of Bertha Winifred Clark at the NEHGS.

Topographical pg 118: JENNEY, John; Norwich Norfolk; "Little James"; Plymouth MA; Ref Mayf Desc 10/129

Mayflower Increasings pg 133: 1627 Cattle Division; the twelveth lott fell to John Jene & his companie joyned to him, his wife 2 Sarah Jene, 3 Samuell Jenne, 4 Abigall Jene, 5 Sarah Jene. Pg 111: Benjaminn Bartlett married (1) Susanna Jenney (her mother's will ment "son" Benjamin Bartlett) (dau of John Jenney & Sarah Carey) b aft 5/22/1627 prob Plymouth (not in the Cattle Division) d prob pre 4/4/1654 Plymouth (her mother's will gives to Elder Thomas CUSHMAN "the bible which was by Daughter Susannas"; definitely dec'd by 8/13/1655, her mother's codicil). Abigail married Henry Wood pg 60 Mayflower Increasings.

Reg. Plymouth Families pg 162: Jenny, John, from Norwich Eng came in the "James" 1623. He m in Leyden 1614 Sarah Carey of Moncksoon Eng whom he brought w/children Samuel married Ann Lettice; Abigail m Henry Wood; and Sarah. He had here, John & Susanna.

Pioneers of MA pg 258: JENNEY, JENNY, [JENNINGS], John, brewer's man of Norwich Eng m at Leyden Holland 9/5/1614, Sarah Carey of Monksoon Eng. Came to Plymouth in the James in 1623 [Mor] Drew lots for 5 persons. His wife Sarah and ch Samuel, Abigail & Sarah had shares in cattle in 1627. He was frm in 1633. Carried on a corn mill in 1638 which the widow continued in 1644. Will dated 12/28/1643, inv taken 5/25; will prob 6/30/1644; gives to wife and children mentioned above, also dau Susan. Dau Abigail had rec'd something by the will of her grandmother; and he consents to her marriage with Henry Wood after one year. The widow's will prob 8/18/1655, mentions daus Sarah Pope and Abigail Wood, son Samuel and son Benjamin Bartlett, and friends [Reg IV, 174 & V 262] Sarah m Thomas Pope; Susan m Benjamin Bartlett.

Mayflower Families in Progress: Robert Bartlett: pg 2 Second Generation - 2 BENJAMIN BARTLETT (Robert1) b. Plymouth bef. 6 June 1633; d. Duxbury bet. 21 and 28 Aug. 1691. He m. (1) prob. Plymouth bef. 4 April 1654 SUSANNAH JENNEY, b. Plymouth after 22 May 1627; d. there bef. 18 Aug. 1655; dau. of John and Sarah (Carey) Jenney. The will of Sarah Jeney of Plymouth dated 4 April 1654 mentions son Benjamin Bartlett; "the Bible which was my Daughter Susannas"; and others. A codicil of 18 Aug. 1655 reduces Benjamin Bartlett's share to one cow. She mentions "my two Daughters" who would be Abigail and Sarah, proving Susanna is dead.

Gen. Reg. of the First Settlers of NE pg 161: JENNY, John, Plymouth, came oven in the ship James in 1623 and was elected an assistant of Plymouth colony in 1637, 1638, and 1639.

History of Bristol Co. MA: One of the oldest and most interesting landmarks hereabouts is the old burying place on the hill just west of Acushnet village near the Parting Ways Borne of the headstones of this old colonial cemetery established in the reign of Queen Anne have dates nearly back to the seventeenth century There are nearly six hundred and fifty tombstones with names and dates upon them and more than one thousand unlettered ones The latter mark the resting places not only of some of the earliest settlers of Dartmouth but of Plymouth Colony The land for this burying ground was given by John Jenne or Jenney as the name is now spelled He was doubtless a son of John Jenne who came to Plymouth in the James in 1623 and who was one of the Governor's assistants at Plymouth in 1637 39. Since those days the name has been very numerous in this section. The deed of gift by which the ground was presented to the Presbyterian parish is a curiously spelled old paper. It is recorded in the North Bristol registry of deeds office and reads as follows: 
To all Christian people to whome these Presents Shall Come John Jenne Senr of the town of Dartmouth in the County of Bristol And Province of the Massechusets Bay in New England Sendeth greeting Know ye that I the sd John Jenne hath for & in Consideration of the want of a Convenient Burying Place but more Esptially a Place whereon to Set or Build an house or Housses for the people of god Called Presbyterians orderly to Essemble and meet in for The Carrying on of the true worship of god as also Because he the Sd John Jenne Veryly Be lives in his heart that the Prysbyterians do worship god after the due Order most agreable to the order of the primitive Christians by these Presents Given granted Enfeoffed aliened & confirmed unto the Sd Presbyterians for the End and use aforesaid one acre of Land Lying and Being in the township of Dartmouth aforesd where the meeting House Built by the Sd Presbyterians now stands Butted and Bounded Westerly Northerly Easterly by the Land of Sd John Jenne and Southerly on or by the County Road with all the Trees Herbiage Priveledges and Apportenances Liberties Profits and Benifits Belonging or in any ways appertaining To the same to have and to hold the above Sd acre of Land with all and Singuler The Priveledges &c as afore Sd unto the only proper use benifit & behoof of them the Sd Presbiterians for Ever and the Sd John Jenne Doth by these Presents Covenant and Promise for him Self his hirs Executers administraters & assigns to and with the Sd Prispiterians that the Sd John Jenne is the true and Proper Owner of the above Sd Bargained Primises Before and at the Ensealing & Delivery of These Presents and hath of himself good Right & Lawfull Authority to give and Convey the Same and that it is free and clear and freely & Clearly acquited & Discharged of and From all other former gifts grants Bargains Sales and all other acts of Incombrance whatsoever & that the Sd Presbyterians Shall and may forever Hereafter have hold & quietly & Peaceably Possess & injoy the above given Primises In a good and Perfect Estate of Inheritance in ffee Simple without any Let Suit hindrance or Molestation from the Sd John Jenne his hirs Executers administraters or assigns or any Other Person or Persons what so ever and will warrant & Defend the Same against the Lawfull Claims of any Person or Persons What soever unto the Said Presbyterians For Ever in witness whereof the sd John Jenne hath hereunto Set his hand And Seal this twenty & fifth day of march in the thirteenth year of her Majesties Reign Annoqe Domini one thousand Seven hundred and thirteen Signed Sealed & Delivered His JOHN T JENNE Jabez Delano mark Dartmouth March the 25th AD 1714 on this day the above Sd John Jenne Personally Appeared Before me one of his majts Justices of the Peace for the County of Bristol and acknowledgeed the above writen Instrument to be his own Valletary act and deed SETH POPE Bristol Ss Brought to Be Recorded august 6 1717 Entred in the Eleventh Books folow 7th By John Gary Recorder .

History of the town of Plymouth, from its first settlement in 1620: 1633 First Water Mill January. Stephen Dean covenanted to set up a water mill that should be sufficient to beat corn for the whole colony. His mill was erected near Billington sea where he had a house. This mill as supposed was merely a pounding mill by which the corn was cleared from the hull and prepared for Samp, {Nausamp) and Succatash, a pleasant and wholesome substitute for bread for a knowledge of which our ancestors were indebted to the Indians. The next year it was agreed that Dean's privilege should be surrendered whenever a grinding mill should be set up. Such a mill was soon afterwards erected by John Jenney for the records inform us that in 1638 John Jenney was presented for not grinding corn well and seasonably. /// New England Execution. Four young men who were servants at Plymouth absconded from their masters and rambling abroad met with an Indian in the woods near Providence but within the jurisdiction of Plymouth they killed him to rob him of his wampum, one of the murderers escaped the other three were tried and confessing their guilt, were condemned and executed. It may be thought extravagant to hang three Englishmen for one Indian but it serves to show the stern purpose of the puritans that the most rigid justice should not be withheld from the defenceless natives.. The court which tried the above mentioned murderers consisted of governor William Bradford, Edward Winslow, Thomas Prince, Capt Miles Standish, John Alden, John Jenney, John Brown and John Atwood.  /// 1640 William Bradford was chosen governor and John Jenney, John Howland, John Atwood and William Paddy were the representatives to the legislature. /// 1641 Mr John Jenney was allowed certain privileges at Clark's Island to make salt which he was to sell to the inhabitants at two shillings the bushel.  It was ordered that every house holder within the town shall pay a half penny for each person in his family except poor people who have no cattle for every wolf that shall be killed within the liberties of the town and the killer shall bring the skin to Mr Jenney and there receive corn for his pay. Mr Jenney to have the skin for his pains. The winter this year was extremely severe the harbor and bays frozen over so as to be passable five weeks for men horses oxen and carts.  

Genealogical & Family History of the State of VT: John Jenny the progenitor of the family in this country was born in Norwich England and having adopted Puritanism for his faith and belief he was forced to escape from England in the fall of 1607 or the spring of 1608 and he sought refuge in Amsterdam Holland. In the fall of 1608 he removed to Leyden and became a member of the church of which John Robinson was pastor. His trade was that of a brewer and he followed this occupation for some years. On November I 1614 at Leyden he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Cary of Mancksoon England. Three children were born to them in Holland Samuel, Abigail, and Sarah Jenny In the summer of 1623 a little vessel forty tons was constructed for the Puritans at Leyden It was christened the Little James and in this frail craft John Jenne and his family in company with others sailed for Plymouth Massachusetts. They arrived there safely in August 1623 and Mr Jenny being a well read and highly educated man soon became prominently identified with the affairs of Plymouth. He served as deputy governor for several years and was also appointed a member of important committees and councils. His duties were varied and important he conducted the public affairs of the town during the absence of the governor and served as justice at the terms of the general court he also dealt out corn in payment of bounty for the killing of wolves and he manufactured salt which is so essential to the wants of all mankind. Samuel Jenny son of John and Sarah Jenny was born about the year 1616 at Leyden England. He came to this country with his parents when quite young and settled in Plymouth Massachusetts where he was united in marriage to Miss Ann Littis of Plymouth. Nine children were born of this union. 

Descendants of Edward Small of NE: JOHNi JENNEY JOHN 1 JENNEY came to New England in the Little James with wife Sarah and three children Samuel, Abigail and Sarah landing at Plymouth in the month of August 1623. He was with the Pilgrims in Leyden at the time of his betrothal in 1614 and it is possible that he was there as early as 1609 when a John Jennings witnessed the betrothal of Robert Peck to Jane Merritt both from England. The record of his betrothal states that John Jenney a brewer's drayman from Norwich in England but more recently from Rotterdam was betrothed to Sarah Carey from Moncksoon on September 5 1614. Roger Wilson and Jane Lee accompanying them. The marriage took place on the first day of November following .The erratic spelling in the Leyden records arising from the unfamiliarity of the Dutch officials with the English language leaves a doubt whether Moncksoon was intended for Monk Soham County Suffolk or Monkton County Hants England. Roger Wilson one of the witnesses was a say weaver from Cambridge England. Jane Lee the other may have been a daughter or relative of Josephine Lee then living in Leyden with a son Samuel and a daughter Bridget who was betrothed in 1617 as his third wife to Samuel Fuller from London. Although a resident of Leyden for so many years John Jenney did not become a citizen as did William Bradford, Isaac Allerton, Edmond Chandler, and others. Dexter states that sixty five of the Pilgrim Company were made citizens there thirty three before the sailing of the Speedwell in July 1620 and thirty two between 1621 and 1642. He estimates that the whole number of members belonging to that Company previous to July 1620 was four hundred and seventy three and the other English of whom some perhaps belonged to the colony numbered one hundred and fifty three making a total of six hundred and twenty six .Yet not more than two thirds of that number appear in the Leyden records. Among the varied occupations followed by the Pilgrims but two persons chose such an arduous calling as that of a brewer's man and while some changed their employment John Jenney remained a brewer's man or brewer so long as he remained in Leyden. He was more familiar with the Dutch language than many of Pastor Robinson's Company for Winslow wrote. As for the Dutch it was usual for our members that understood the language and lived in or occasionally came over to London to communicate with them as one John Jenny a Brewer long did his wife and family &c and without any offence to the Church. On June 16 1618 John Jenney buried a child in St Peter's Church at Leyden. He was then living in the Veldesstraat Field Street. Upon his arrival in New England in August 1623 he and his family shared with Experience1 Mitchell and others who came in the Anne and Little James the trials and privations of that fateful summer the most distressing period of the early settlement when they apparently faced starvation. Although John Jenney's years of usefulness terminating in his death were but twenty in number his services to the Colony were many and conspicuous. He was one of the few who were early styled gentlemen and on March 25 1633 34 he paid the third largest tax in the town of Plymouth a tax of 1 16 oo rated in corn at vi p bushel. The name John Jenney appeared in the first list of freemen of the Incorporacon of Plymouth in 1633 and John Jenney gen in a later list of March 7 1636 37. John Jenney Sen, Samuel Jenney and John Jenney Jur were among the males in August 1643 who were able to bear arms from xvj yeares old to 60 yeares. On Oct I 1634 Francis Cooke, John Jenney and five others were appointed for laying out of highways in the town of Plymouth. On January 5 1635 36 John Jenney was on a committee of seven who were chosen to assiste ye Gouer & Counsell to sett shuch rates on goods to be sould & labourers for their hire as should be meete & juste. On March 6 following Captain Myles Standish, John Jenney and three others were a committee to select a suitable location for the two meeting houses. In 1636 John Jenney was a Deacon of the Plymouth Church. Mr John Jenney on March 20 1636 37 was appoynted to view the hey grounde from the town of Plymouth to Hand Creeke. Mr John Jenney, Francis Cooke and John Cooke with four others were chosen May 5 1640 to view the meddows about Edward Doteys & to compute the numbers of acrees & make report thereof to this Court. In 1641 and 1642 he was among those authorized by the General Court to grant lands in Plymouth. John Jenney gent was chosen Governor's Assistant on January 5 1635 and was continuously reelected to that office for seven years with Winslow, Bradford and Prince successively Governor. At the time of his election in 1638 John Jenney was away on one of his many voyages to England and it was provided by the General Court on June 5 that Forasmuch as Mr Edward Winslow & Mr John Jenney were elected Assistants the last Court and were now absent & so could not bee sworne the Court doth order that the Gounr and rest of the Assistants shall administer the oath vnto them if they returne home before the next Court. Two months later on August 7 Mr John Jenney was sworne for an Assistant according to the form elecon and the order of the Gefial Court. He also was Deputy to the General Court in 1641 42 and appeared as Deputy. September 27 1642 at a special session occationed by the Indians to guide forces against them for an offensiue & defenciue warr and though all the inhifs inhabitants were warned yet they appeared by their seuerall deputies as they had liberty to doe. When the Court met having intelligence of a general conspiracy by the natives to cutt off all the English in this land they tooke the same into serious consideration and agreed to make speedy pparacon throughout the gouerment for defence. Yet with all their many threats no serious uprising occurred among the Indians previous to 1675. In the first distribution of ground by lot to those who came over in the Anne and Little James in 1623 John Jenney or Jenings as his name was spelled in the list was allotted five acres out of forty five that lye beyond the brooke to Strawberie hill later known as Mill Hill and now Watson's Hill. The Indians called it Cantaughcantiest or Planted Fields. Davis says that these forty five acres were situated on both sides of what is now Cold Spring Brook. In 1626 27 Mr John Jenney with Mr Isaack Allerton, Thom Cushman, Francis Cooke, Experience Michell and others became Purchasers of the English merchants interest in Plymouth Colony. This enabled him to share in the division of cattle May 22 1627. The twelueth lott fell to John Jene & his companie joyned to him  2 his wife Sarah Jene 3 Samuell Jene 4 Abigail Jene 5 Sarah Jene Robert 6 Robert Hickes 7 Margret Hickes 8 Samuell Hickes 9 Ephraim Hickes 10 Lydia Hickes 1 1 Phebe Hickes 12 Stephen Deane 13 Edward Banges. To this lott fell the greate white backt cow wch was brought our with the first in the Ann to W cow the keepeing of the bull was joined for thes psents to puide for heere also two shee goats. In the assignment of the heyground for the year 1636 it was ordered That John Jenny and Edw Holman with him for a cow & calfe have the grounde fro Joh Wynslow downeward to Mr Allertons howse or the creeke there and the following year the same plot was given to him where he had the last yeare and to edge more vpon the sedgy place that there may be hey also gott there for the teame of the towne. On January 6 1636 37 it was agreed that the six acrees of the lands of John Jenney and the two acrees of Mris Fuller lying at Strawberry Hill enclosed by Mr Ralph Smyth shalbe yeilded vpp vnto them this yeare that they may ymproue them to the settling of corne prouided that the said John Jenney shall erect a dwelling house neare or vpon the said six acrees wch are to belong vnto the said house as long as it shalbe a dwelling. John Jenney also received a grant September 16 1641 of as much more vpland as will make his farme at Lakenhame now Carver two hundred acres and when that is used then to haue more added to yt in lue of some land he hath yeilded vp at the towne to Gabriell Fallowell. The first mill on Town Brook was proposed January 8 1632 by Stephen Deane who at once erected it and kept it in operation until his death in 1634. The inventory of his estate taken October 2 1634 gave the valuation of the mill as 20. Two years later John Jenney undertook to build a mill for grinding corn on about the same site and the permit to do so dated March 7 1636 was as follows. It is concluded vpon by the Court That Mr John Jenney shall haue liberty to erect a Milne for grinding and beating of Corne vpon the brook of Plymouth to be to him & his heires for euer And shall haue a pottle of Corne towle vpon euery bushell for grinding the same for the space of the two first yeares next after the said Milne is erected and afterwards but a quart at a bushell for all that is brought to the milne by others but if he fetch it & grind it himself or by his servants then to haue a pottle toule for euery bushell as before. Grist mills at first were scarce and to build such a mill required more skill as well as capital than was possessed by most of the townsmen hence the miller usually was a man of much importance. Yet this mill was not altogether a success. On September 4 1638 Mr John Jenney was psented at Court for diging downe the highway before his mill to the endangering of man and beast and six months later he was psented for not grinding corne ser uiceable but to greate losse & damnage both in not grinding it well as also causeing men to stay long before it can be grounde except his servant be feede. These accusations were not sustained by the evidence and the Court ordered the defendant Released. On August 20 1644 after the death of her husband in the spring Mrs Jenney vpon the psentment agst her pmiseth to amend the grinding at the mill and to keepe the morters cleane and baggs of  corne from spoyleing and looseing. Her son Samuel practically carried on the mill but other complaints followed at intervals until the long suffering town took the matter into its own hands and ordered in Reference to the Corn mill that Mr Edward Gray and two others should treat with Samuel Jenings and the rest of the partners for the purchase of the mill but if he refused they should signify to him that they Intend to Build another mill. Samuel Jenney had been apprenticed by his father in January 1633 to Kenelm Winslow for a term of four years to learn the joyners occupacon but during the following year John Jenney took two apprentices John Smith and Thomas Higgins the former for seven years and the latter for eight who were employed about the mill during his lifetime. For trading with the Indians against the law John Jenney was presented at Court on January 6 1636 37 in the following manner. Whereas John Jenney, Thomas Willett, and George Watson did contrary to the auncient lawes of this colony trade wth the Indians for corne and thereby both the quantitie of corne & the value thereof was forfaited to the collony and that there vpon the corne so traded contrary to law was seized to the vse of the collony and that afterwards by a publicke order made in Court it was referred to the bench the said bench doth now order that thone the one halfe of the said corne and the for faiture besides shalbe freely giuen to them againe and thother the other halfe of the corne shalbe deliuered to the Treasurer for the vse of the collony to be disposed as the bench shall think fit. On April 20 1641 John Jenney obtained permission to make salt on Clark's Island and to use such wood on the Island as he may but there is no further mention of the venture.
The first frame house in Plymouth was erected before 1627 on Smith's Lane and was constructed of hewn plank. It is thought by Davis that this house was built by Richard Marsterson who died in 1633 and that after his death it came into the possession of John Jenney who sold it in 1635 with the land for 23 to George Watson. In February 1638 Mr John Jenney for jC&2 sterling and three acres of land of said Howland lying at Caughtaugh canteist hill on the south side of the towne of Plymouth sold to John Howland all his houses barnes & outhouses at Rockey Nooke together wth all the lands therevnto belonging. As all Jenney's home associations were connected with the neighborhood of the Town Brook on Strawberry Hill it is probable that this was simply an investment as was his purchase in February 1638 from Web Adey for 1 20 of his house and garden place adjoyneing and three acres upon which the house stood in Plymouth. In June 1639 Jenney purchased from Richard Clough for 15 sterling All his house & garden wth the fence about the same together with some posts rails and pallasa does lying in the woods. These two adjoining lots that came into the possession of Jenney in 1638 and 1639 were situated on the south side of Summer Street in Plymouth and extended from Spring Lane as far as the middle of the lot on which in 1883 stood the house owned and occupied by Barnabas Churchill. John Jenney also participated extensively in the trade and maritime interests of the colonists and although there is no evidence to support the statement that he owned the pinnace Little James atwo masted craft of forty four tons he did possess in 1637 a new barque which plying back and forth between England and the Colony for a number of years was known as John Jenney's barque. It is also known that he often sailed in her. When the colonists decided on January 24 1641 42 to build a new and larger ship than any yet undertaken at Plymouth although it was but a Bark of 40 to 50 Tun estimated at the Charge of 2OOO those who contributed toward it were William Paddy, Mr William Hanbury, and John Barnes who each pledged themselves for I eight part and Mr William Bradford, Mr John Jenney, Mr John Atwood, Samuel Hicks, George Bower, John Cooke & his father. Samuel Jenney, Thomas Willett, Mr Hopkins and Edward Bangs each j xvjth one l6th part, Mr Thomas Princem Mr William Paddym Mr Thomas Willettm and John Barnes were appoynted to vndertake the pcureing her to be built. As juryman and on the Grand Inquest John Jenney served many times also on committees chosen by the General Court for special service. In January 1641 42 he was to view the lands on both sides of the towne that convenient heighwayes & passages for cattell into the woods be reserued & set forth. On September 20 1642 Governor Thomas Prince, Mr Atwood, Mr Jenney, and Mr Paddy were chosen to have the fortification strengthened another piece of ordnance mounted and to repaire the watch house and make a brick chimney to it. The Governor, Mr Prince, Mr Hopkins, Mr Jenney, Mr Paddy, and Nathaniel Souther on October 9 1643 were appointed To be a Counsell of war for the Towne. The year 1644 was fateful in Plymouth The Elder William Brewster died in April, Stephen Hopkins and several others in July, and John Jenney passed away probably early in May since the inventory of his estate was taken on the 20 th of that month His age was less than sixty years. 
1644 The last Will and Testament of John Jenney of Plymouth gent lately Deceased exhibited to the genrall Court the fift of June in the XXth yeare of the now Raigne of our Sou aigne Lord Charles Kinge of England &c I John Jenney of New Plymouth in New England being sick and weake in body but through Gods speciall goodness in pfect memorie Do thinke meete to settle that estate the Lord in mercy hath bestowed on me according as I conceiue hee requireth at my hands And therefore Do ordaine this my last will and testament And therefore haueing bequeathed my soule to God that gaue it and my body to the earth whereof it is I do give vnto my eldest sonne Samuell Jenney a Double porcon of all those lands I stand possessed of or haue right vnto w hin the Gouernment of New Plymouth my will being pformed next of all I giue vnto Sarah my loueing wyfe whom I ordaine my Executrix my Dwelling house and Milte adjacent together wth all the lands therevnto belonging my will being that shee freely and fully enjoy it together wth all other my moueables goods and chattells so long as God shalbe pleased to continue her life except such as I shall after Dispose of or shee shall willingly and freely part w h to any our children according to my will and Desire Alsoe whereas Abi gaile my eldest Daughter had somewhat giuen her by her grandmother and Henry Wood of Plymouth aforesaid is a suter to her in way of marriage my will is that shee the said Abigaile will Dwell one full yeare wth mr Charles Chauncy of Scittuate before her marriage puided he be willing to entertaine her that then my said Daughter Abigail haue two of my cowes and my full consent to marry wth the said Henry Wood And in case mr Chauncey be against it then I would haue her dwell wlh mri Winslowe of Careswell the said terme of one yeare ffurther as I haue giuen to my eldest sonn Samuell a double porcon of all my lands what soeuer after the death of his said mother so also I giue him a Double po con of my whole estate wth the rest of my children vizi John Abigatt Sarah and Susann My will being that after the death of my said wyfe my house and mill and other my lands and goods be sold or valued to the vtmost they are worth and that the estate be equally Distributed amongst my said children Samuell John Abigatt Sarah and Susan as followed Samuell to haue a double peon and the rest of them eich a single & equall porcon of the same Last of all I do ordaine my worthy frends mr Wm Bradford nowGouenor of Plymouth and mr Thomas Prence of the same now Ourseers of this my last will and testament and Do giue eich of them a paire of gloues of fiue shillings price And in witnes that this is my Will I haue herevnto sett my hand & scale the XXViij of December Anno Dm 1643 JOHN JENNEY HIS SEALE Witnesses herevnto EDWARD WINSLOWE THOMAS WILLETT WILLIAM PADDY A true Inventory of all the goods chattels and cat tells wch were mr John Jen neys lately Deceased taken and apprise by Wiltm Paddy and Nathaniell Sowther the zxvth Day of May Anno Dm 1644 The value of these early inventories in showing something of the habits and customs of the times cannot be overestimated John Jenney was a man of position and wealth yet there was a bed probably the best bed with all its proper furnishings in the parlor while what is called the Dwelling house appears to have been the common living room with the great fireplace for cooking purposes Here too he had his few cherished books and globe his three fowling peecs or muskets a pistol & a paire of bandeliers The latter more correctly spelled bandaleer or bandoleer from the Dutch band and leer leather was a broad leathern belt formerly worn by soldiers over the right shoulder and across the breast under the left arm to support their muskets and cases of ammunition Then again napkins and tablecloths were possessed only by the more wealthy and utensils of pewter and brass were treasured possessions The dairy though primitive in its appointments was probably a room in the lean to at the northwest corner of the house where it would be the coolest John Jenney had also more cattle than was common at that period 1644 Few had been brought to New England and their increase was scattered among the later comers The valuation of his two cows at 10 06 08 and the three oxen at 19 seems low when we consider that at that very time in Boston and elsewhere cattle were sold for 25 apiece Mistris Jeney occupying the position due to her as the widow of John was not forgotten in the division of land at Acushena Dartmouth among the Purchasers or old Comers in 1652 when she was allotted one whole share Mistris Warren Widow of Richard also received the same Although Mistris Jeney had died early in the year 1655 her name appeared in 1657 in a list of those who had an interest in the Townes Plymouth land att Punckateesett over against Road Hand later known as Little Compton which was laid out March 22 1663 f The exact date of her death is not known Her will was as follows A Will t Appointed to bee Recorded Aprill the 4th 1654 Mris Sarah Jeney of Plymouth being sicke and weake in body being otherwise by gods goodnes of pfect memory doeth think good to despose of som smale thinges that is my owne proper goods leaveing my husbands will to take place according to the true Intent and meaning therof J beqveath to my daughter Pope my bed and furniture thervnto belonging one bolster two pillows and pillowbeers three blanketts one old Rugg one paire of sheets further J beqveath to my daughter Sarah Pope all my wearing Clothes to despose of them to my daughter Abigail Wood and to my grandchild Sarah Wood for theire vse as they haue need excepting two of my petticoats which have not been worne which J giue to my daughter Sarah Pope for her paines further J beqveath to my son Samuell Jeney and to my daughter Abigaill Wood my mare eqvally to bee divided between them further J beqveath to my son Benjamin Bartlett all my f of Cattle that is in the hands of Josepth Warren att the Eel riuer further my will is that my sheep bee kept together till my legacies bee paid And my will further is to giue vnto the Teacher Mr John Reyner one ewe lamb further J giue to the Elder Mr Thomas Cushman one ewe lamb and the bible which was my daughter Susannas further J beqveath to my loveing frind good wife Clarke one ewe lambe and also J giue one ewe lambe to Thomas Southworth Witnesse SARAH JENEY THOMAS SOUTHWORTH her I marke Alt the generall Court held att Plymouth the fift of march 1655 Leiftenant Thomas Southworth Testified vpon his oath that the Will aboue written is all the Will of Mis Sarah Jeney deceased which shee left with him August the i8lh Ann i655 An Addition to my late Will left in the hands of Leiftenant Southworth My Will is that That which is my owne since the death of my husband I give to my two daughters and the Children of my son Samuell Excepting what I give as followeth one Colt I give to the three daughters of my Children viz Sarah Wood Susanna Pope and Sarah Jeney if shee come hither to abide or ells not to have any pte of this Colt or any thing ells of my estate Moreover my will is that if my son Samuell take away his Children that are now heer with mee then my will is that none of them shall have any thinge of myne estate but it shall bee Reserved for the two boyes if they doe well when they come to age It I give vnto Benjamin Bartlett onely the Starred Cow which is att Thomas Popes Realizing whatsoever ells is men cioned in my former Will alsoe I give vnto my daughter Sarah Pope the bed I now lye on and the two pillows and three blan ketts and the Rugg and also two petticoates one being of Turkey Moheire Confeirming whatsoever ells is in in my former Will In Witnesse whereof I have put to my hand the day and yeare above written and I give vnto Lieftenant Southworth one ewe lamb In the presence of SARAH C JENEY WILLIAM BRADFORD wt her J marke ALICE BRADFORD her marke And I desire my loveing ffrinds capt Standish Elder Cushman Thomas Clarke and Thomas Pope to bee the overseers of this my will Alt the generall Court held att Plymouth the fift of March i655 MF VVittam Bradford senir and M Alice Bradford did Testify vpon their oathes that this next before written was the last will and Testament of Mu Sarah Jeney deceased An Inventory taken the i8th of ffebrewary 1655 of the goods of Mu Sarah Jeney which shee died possessed of Ib d 
ISSUE I A child2 b in Leyden and buried June 16 1618 in St Peter's Church at Leyden II Samuel 2 b in Leyden came to New England with his father in the Little James in 1623 mar in I Plymouth Mass Ann daughter to Thomas Lettice. The prominence he enjoyed during his early life appears to have deserted him since in April 1679 the town granted unto Samuell Jenney the watch house Upon the ffort hill in Respect of his destitute Condition to be a house for him to dwell in not to be sold nor estranged to other use but to be moved if he so desired In 1683 he removed to Dartmouth Issue i Samuel b July 3 1659 in Plymouth 2 Another son These were mentioned in their grandmother Jenney's will as the two boyes 3 Ruth mar Nathaniel Jackson and probably other children III Abigail b in Leyden came in the Little James with her parents She was mentioned in her father's will as my eldest Daughter mar April 28 1644 Henry Wood. They were of Plymouth Issue i Samuel Wood b May 25 1647 2 Jonathan Wood b Jan 1 1649 3 David Wood b Oct 17 and probably others IV Sarah 2 b in Leyden and came over in the Little James mar May 29 1646 as his second wife Thomas1 Pope of Plymouth. The first wife of Thomas Pope whom he mar July 28 1637 was Anne Fallowell. The date of Anne's death is not known.. Issue seven V John b in Plymouth was mentioned in his father's will dated Dec 28 1643 DUI was not remembered in the will of his mother in 1654. Probably he was not then living VI Susanna 2 b in Plymouth. The death of Susanna Jennings is recorded March 23 1654 at Plymouth. On April 4 following her mother bequeathed to the Elder Mr Thomas Cushman one ewe lamb and the bible which was my daughter Susannas. 


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