b.est 1616 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
d.bef 12 Apr 1692 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States (probably)
m. 1 Nov 1614
m. aft 1637
Facts and Events
Samuel Jenny's Will
"In ye name of God Amen. The twenty-fifth day of November one thousand six hundred eighty and five. I Samuel Jenney senr of Dartmouth in the Colony of New Plymouth in New England in America, yeoman being weak in body but of sound and perfect memory praysed be to God for the same, and knowing the uncertainty of this life here on earth and desiring to settle things in order, doe make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following.
ffirst I commit my soul to Almighty God my creator and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such decent manner as by my executrix hereafter named shall be thought meet and convenient, and as youching [sic] my worldly goods which God in mercy hath lent me my meaning is that they shall be bestowed as by this my will is hereafter expressed.
Item I give to my son John Jenney one shilling out of my estate together with what I have already given him.
I give to my son Job Jenney one shilling out of my estate together with what I have already given him.
I give to my son Samuel Jenney one shilling together with what I have already given him.
I give to my son Lettice Jenney one shilling together with what I have already given him.
I give to my son Mark one shilling together with what I have already given him.
Item I give to my three daughters Susanna, Elizabeth and Ruth Jenney forty shillings a peece out of my estate after ye decease of my wife Ann Jenney.
Item I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Ann Jenney the whole benefits and profits of all my whole estate both of the lands housing meadow lands moveables and chattel during the time of her natural life and I give and bequeath to my loving wife aforesaid all my house and lands in the township of Plimouth aforesaid with all the privaledges and appurtences thereto belonging to be disposed of as she my said wife shall so meet or convenient and all my moveables and chattels in Dartmouth aforesaid to the onley proper use and behoof of her the said Ann Jenney my well beloved wife to be disposed of as she my said wife shall meet
And I do constirute ordaine and appoint my well beloved wife Anne Jenney to be executrix to this my last will & testament. In witness hereunto set my hand and seal the day, year above written.
Samuel Jenney his mark
Signed Sealed and Delivered in ye presence of us The mark of Abraham Jackson Senr Nathll Clark
This will was proved on April 16, 1692, six and a half years after it was written."