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James KENYON

James KENYON

Male 1633 - 1732  (99 years)

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  • Name James KENYON 
    Born 1633  Droylsden, Manchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1732  S.Kingstown, Washington, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1767  The Turses
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2006 

    Family Ester SMITH,   b. Abt 1633, Glodwick, Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. S.Kingstown, Washington, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 2 May 1654  Oldham, Parish Church, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John KENYON,   b. 26 Apr 1655, Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1732, Westerly, Washington, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. James KENYON,   b. 4 Jul 1657, Glodwick, Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1724, WESTery, Washington, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Mary KENYON,   b. 20 May 1660, Glodwick, Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1665  (Age 5 years)
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F1219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1633 - Droylsden, Manchester, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 May 1654 - Oldham, Parish Church, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1732 - S.Kingstown, Washington, RI Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • In the record of marriage of James KENYON it is stated that he was a linen weaver at the time of his marriage and resided in Droylsden in the parish of Manchester. The record also states that his wife was a spinster, daughter of John Smith within Glodwick, in the parish of Oldham, and that both James KENYON and his wife were about the age of one and twenty years at the date of their marriage. All recorded births of his children show him as a resident of Glodwick after his marriage. There is no record of his death in RI. The dates of birth and names of his children and grandchildren conclusively prove his identity.

      Since there are many grandchildren in this family named Hannah, it is most likely that such was the name of the MUMFORD wife of John KENYON and that the church record entry was of the old style spelling corresponding to the characteristic English pronunciation of Hannah with the silent `H'.

      He may have come to RI from Mud River MA.

      The elder son, John, may have followed or preceded the family to America by way of Virginia on the `Thomas and John' from England. The passenger list for the `Thomas and John' bound for Virginia, lists two Kenyons, Jo: and Geo:. The entry `Jo:' is believed to be that of John KENYON. No current knowledge is known regarding the `Geo:' entry by this author. Some family folklore is available that states that John and George were sent by the eldest son of the family, to find their riches, in the new land of America. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S94] Rhode Island Kenyons, Clark T. Kenyon, Colorado Springs, CO.