Person:John Jenny (1)

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John Jenny
b.Bef 1589
d.Bet 28 Dec 1643 and 25 May 1644 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
  • HJohn JennyBef 1589 - Bet 1643 & 1644
  • WSarah CaryEst 1594 - Bet 1655 & 1655/56
m. 1 Nov 1614
  1. Samuel JennyEst 1616 - Bef 1692
  2. Unknown JennyBef 1618 - 1618
  3. Abigail JennyEst 1621 - Aft 1673
  4. Unknown Jenny1623 - Bef 1627
  5. Sarah JennyEst 1625 - Bef 1683
  6. John JennyBef 1627 - Bef 1654
  7. Susanna JennyEst 1634 - Bef 1654
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] John Jenny
Alt Name[1] John Jenney
Gender Male
Birth[1] Bef 1589 Estimate based on date of marriage.
Marriage 1 Nov 1614 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, NetherlandsNew Style Dating.
to Sarah Cary
Immigration[1] 1623 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesAboard the Little James.
Residence[1] 1623 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Other[1] Bef 1 Jan 1632/33 Admitted freeman of Plymouth Colony.
Will[1] 28 Dec 1643 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation[1] Brewer. Miller.
Death[1] Bet 28 Dec 1643 and 25 May 1644 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesBetween date of will and date of inventory.
Estate Inventory[1] 25 May 1644 £108 3s. 3d., real estate not included.
Probate[1] 5 Jun 1644 Will proved.

John Jenny held a variety of offices in Plymouth Colony including Assistant (1637-1640) and Deputy to the General Court (1641).

"In his will, dated 28 December 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 Scittuate 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]."[1]

The Anne and The Little James (1623)
The Anne and the Little James left England together, and arrived a week or so apart in Plymouth. Most of the passengers were probably on the Anne, as the Little James was smaller and carried mostly cargo.
Sailed: May(?) 1623 from an unspecified port in England under William Peirce (Master Anne), Emanuel Althan (Captain Little James), and John Bridges (Master Little James).
Arrived: 10 July 1623 (the Anne) and about 10 days later (the Little James) at Plymouth, Massachusetts
Previous Vessel: Weston's ships (Swan, Charity, Sparrow) (1622)
Next Vessel: Jonathan (1623)

~60 (Full List)
Families of earlier immigrants: Patience and Fear Brewster - Elizabeth (Walker) Warren and daughters - Hester (Mathieu) Cooke and her children - Bridget (Lee) Fuller - Margaret Hicks and her children - Wife and daughter of William Hilton - Frances Palmer - Joshua Pratt - Barbara Standish
Other Passengers: Anthony Annable (and family) - Edward Bangs - Robert Bartlett - Mary Bucket - William Bridges - Thomas Clark - Christopher Conant - Anthony Dix - John Faunce - George Morton (and family) - Godbert Godbertson (and family) - Timothy Hatherly - Edward Holman - John Jenney (and family) - Manasseh Kempton - Experience Mitchell - George Morton (and family) - Ellen Newton - Oldham, John, his wife and sister - Christian Penn - Abraham Pierce - Nicholas Snow - Alice (Carpenter) Southworth - Francis Sprague - Stephen Tracy, wife, and daughter - Ralph Wallen

Resources: Primary Sources: Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation - Mourt's Relation - Pilgrim Hall (wills and other contemporary documents)

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 John Jenny, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)

    "ORIGIN: Leiden, Holland"
    "FREEMAN: In the '1633' Plymouth list of freemen, among those made free before 1 January 1632/3 [PCR 1:3]. In list of 7 March 1636/7 {PCR 1:52]. In Plymouth section of 1639 Plymouth Colony list of freemen, among the Assistants (annotated 'dead') [PCR 8:173]."
    "BIRTH: By about 1589 based on date of marriage, said to be from Norwich in England in his marriage record."

  2. John Jenny, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)

    "Jenny, 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. 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."