Person:John Kennard (12)

John Kennard
b.Bef 1656
  • HJohn KennardBef 1656 - Aft 1687/88
  • WRebecca SpencerEst 1660 - Aft 1710
m. Bef 1681
Facts and Events
Name[1] John Kennard
Gender Male
Birth[2] Bef 1656 Based on estimated date of marriage.
Marriage Bef 1681 to Rebecca Spencer
Will[3] 3 Jan 1687/88 Nuncupative.
Death[3] Aft 3 Jan 1687/88 Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States (probably)
Estate Inventory[3] 5 Feb 1687/88 £49-08-06. Taken by James Welles, John Bate & Alexander Rowle.
  1. John Kennard, 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)

    "Kennard, John, Haddam, a. 1674, m. Rebecca, d. of Jared Spencer of the same, and d. Feb. 1689, leav. John, 6 yrs. old; and Eliz. 2. His wid. m. John Tanner."

  2. Jared Spencer, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kennoe, John, Haddam, in Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., 1904-06)

    "Probate Records. Vol. IV, 1687 to 1695. Page 2-3.

    Kennoe, John, Haddam. Invt. £49-08-06. Taken 5 February, 1687-8, by James Welles, John Bate & Alexander Rowle. Will Nuncupative, dated 3 June [has to be January or it makes no sense], 1687-8:

    These are to certify all whome it may concerne, that I, John Kennoe, of Haddam, bestowe & give my three-acre lott unto my wife and son, as also my House, Moveables and Homested, unto the above-sd. persons, with the 6 acres in the Little Meadow, as also the 26 acres lying by John Bate, with my Right in the Undivided Land belonging unto me. I farther give and bestow on the above mentioned persons my horse and Cattle, Great & Smale, & likewise my swine. And unto Grace Spencer, living with me, I give 40 Shillings in Country Pay.


    Witness: John James.

    The age of the Children: John Kennoe, 6 years old, & Elizabeth, 2 years.

    Court Record, Page 3—24 October, 1689: An Inventory of the Estate of John Kenner was exhibited in Court, and the Court finding no Will made by John Kennoe which can be proven, made Dist. of the Estate: To the Widow, 1-3 part of the Lands during her natural life, & £12 of Personal Estate. And to the son, the whole of the Lands, 2-3 when he comes of age, and 1-3 after his Mother's decease, & £6 in Inventoried Estate; & to the daughter, £13 of the Personal Estate when she comes of age.

    Page 18—4 September, 1690: The Adms. refuse to act, and this Court appoint Thomas Shaylor Adms.

    Page 64—6 December, 1693: Thomas Shaylor has recd of the Estate £12-08-09. This Court leave it with the said Shaylor, He paying the Interest to the Widow of the said Kennae, now the Wife of John Tanner. And the said Thomas Shaylor, with Alexander Rowley, bind themselves in the sum of £20 in money to pay the sayd money to the Child when it comes of age, and to pay Interest at the rate of £6 per Hundred as it becomes due.

    Thomas Shaylor, Alexander Rowley.

    Note: The son received his portion in Lands, the Daughter in Money.

    Page 91—(Vol. VII) 3 March, 1706-7: The County Court at Hartford, 6 December, 1693, did order that Thomas Shaylor of Haddam, who then had the Custody of £12-08-09 as Money of the Estate of John Kenner Decd, should still have and keep the same until Elizabeth, daughter of the sd. John Kenner, is 18 years of age. And now the sd. Thomas Shaylor presents a receipt to the Court and discharge of both Principal and Interest, under the hand of the sd. Widow and Elizabeth her daughter, now of age. This Court fully discharge Alexander Rollo and Thomas Shaylor."