Samuel Jenney, Pilgrim on the James[1]

Male Abt 1616 - 1692  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name Samuel Jenney 
    Suffix Pilgrim on the James 
    Born Abt 1616  Leiden, South Holland, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Apr 1692  Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3424  32 Generations
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2011 

    Father John Jenney, Pilgrim-James,   b. 1585, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1644, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Sarah Carey, Pilgrim on the James,   b. Abt 1590, Manckson, Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1656, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1614  Leiden, Zuid Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • HE PIONEERS OF MASSACHUSETTS,

      JOhn, brewer's man, of Norwich, Eng., m. at Leyden, Holland, Sept. 5, 1614, Sarah Carey , o f Monksoon, Eng. Came to Plymouth in the James in 1623. [Mor.]
      Drew lots for 5 persons. His wife Sarah and ch. Samuel, Abigail and Sarah had shares in cat t le in 1627. He was frm. in 1633. Carried on a corn-mill in 1638, which
      the widow continued in 1644.
    Family ID F2846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Lettice,   b. Abt 1628, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. WFT Est 1668-1723  (Age ~ 95 years) 
    Children 
     1. Lettice Jenney,   b. Abt 1662, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. WFT Est 1699-1752  (Age ~ 90 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F2845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Jenney Book says Samuel was born in Leyden about 1617, but Stratton says it was a son who was born on board the James, which arrived at Plymouth in August 1623. That son would have to have been Samuel. The Jenny Book says it was daughter Sarah who was born on board the Little James, about a month before her parents landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts -- therefore in late July 1623.
      Samuel lived at Plymouth until about 1643, when he removed to Portsmouth, Rhode Island. There he married Susanna Wood, and became a freeman of Portsmouth in 1648. When his mother died early in 1656, Samuel returned to Plymouth to take care of the mill and sons Job and John, who had been living with their grandmother. At Plymouth he married second wife Anne Lettice. In 1662 Samuel left partners to run the mill, and moved his family to Acushnet (his part of the area soon to be incorporated as Dartmouth. He was one of the first seven men to settle in any part of Dartmouth, the the first town officer of Acushnet.

      King Philip's War broke out, and in July 1675 Dartmouth was completely destroyed, except for the outlying garrison houses. Almost all property was lost, but because they could easily reach the coast, most of the settlers' lives were spared. They fled as refugees to Plymouth. After about four years, he returned to Dartmouth and rebuilt his house.
      In a series of deeds in November 1685, Samuel Jenney Sr. deeded land, "for love," to sons Samuel, Lettice and Mark, the three sons of his second wife.

      On 24 May 1686 Semual Jenney Sr., John Jenney, Lettice Jenney and Samuel Jenney Jr. were among those who took the oath of fidelity at Dartmouth
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      Samuel continued to live at Dartmouth until his death. His inventory was recorded 12 April 1692 and amounted to L80-08s-00d.

      SAMUEL JENNY WAS AMONG THE SOLDIERS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ACTIVE SERVICE BUT WERE NOT CALLED OUT - JUNE 7, 1637.

      Plymouth Colony: Its History and People 1620-1691
      Part Three: Biographical Sketches
      Biographical Sketches
      Winslow, Kenelm

      On 6 January 1633/34 Samuel Jenny, son of John Jenny, was apprenticed to Kenelm Winslow, joyner, for four years (PCR 1:24).

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Imported GEDCOM file.