Person:John Kenyon (3)

John Kenyon
m. 2 May 1654
  1. John Kenyon - Bef 1732
  2. James Kenyon1657 - Bef 1724
  3. Mary Kenyon1660 -
  1. David Kenyon - Bef 1772
  2. John Kenyon - Bef 1747
  3. Enoch KenyonAbt 1688 - Bef 1781
  4. James KenyonAbt 1690 - 1774
  5. Jonathan Kenyon1695 - Bef 1767
  6. Joseph KenyonAbt 1697 - Bef 1766
  7. Samuel KenyonAbt 1699 - Bef 1724
Facts and Events
Name John Kenyon
Gender Male
Will[3] 12 Jun 1732 Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
Death[3][4] Bef 26 Jun 1732 Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

In 1712, John Kenyon executed a deed in Rhode Island naming his brother-in-law, Thomas Mumford, Jun. So we know that in 1712 John Kenyon was married to a daughter of Thomas Mumford. But John Kenyon's wife's maiden name is never mentioned in the RI records. Capt. Howard N. Kenyon made an attempt to "jump the Atlantic" without any more documentation than finding a man named John Kenyon in England who was married to Anna and had a son named John and a daughter named Sarah. But in 1717 John Kenyon testified that he was living in Rhode Island when at the time John and Anna had two children baptized in England.

All we know for certain about John Kenyon's wife or wives is that in 1712 he was married to a former Miss Mumford, given name unknown. We do not know that this lady was the mother of his children. For a more in depth discussion of the issues and my sources visit my "John Kenyon did not marry Anna Mumford" webpage:

  1.   Meredith Colket, in The American Genealogist (TAG). (Donald Lines Jacobus,
    13:53-55, 61:85ff.
  2.   William E. Wright, in Wright, William E. Ancestors and descendants of William Browning Greene and Mary Hoxsie Lewis: with allied families. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Gateway Press, c1993)
    pp 274-5, 1993.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Abstracts of Westerly Wills, in Alden G. Beaman. Rhode Island Genealogical Register. (The Rhode Island Genealogical Research Institute)
    303, April 1985.

    John Kinyon of Westerly, yeoman. Will dated 12 June 1732, proved 26 Jun 1732, pps. 18-19.
    Sons: John, James, Enoch, Joseph, David and Jonathan.
    Witnesses: Samuel Larkin and Samuel Wilbore.

  4. LAND:
    -14 Oct 1715 John Kinyon of Kingstown, yeoman, for love to my son John Kinyon of Kingstown one hundred [burn] [burn] acres land in [burn] bounded: [burn]st my brother-in-law Peleg Mumfor[d] [burn] [burn] Thomas Mumford Jr, S [burn] [burn] Tennor, Alce [burn] [burn] W Sacutucket River, my Brother-in-law Thomas Mumford. Dated 16 of [burn] 17[burn], ack 14 Oct 1715, rec lost, 17 Oct 1712 livery [burn] [burn] above mentioned premises [burn] [burn] us George Belfore, Samll helme. Signed: John [burn]. Witnesses: Agnes Belfore, William Brown. [North Kingstown Land 3:51-52]
    -5 Feb 1724/5 John Kinyon Sr. to son David Kinyon, 128 Acres the farm where I now dwell, bounded: Samuel Lewis, John Kinyon Jr., highway, lands I have given to my son Jonathan Kinyon, and lands I have given to my son Samuel Kinyon. Witnesses: Daniell Brown, Jonathan Lewis. [Westerly Land 4:95]
    -10 Jul 1732 Indenture dated 10 July 1732, John Kinyon eldest son & heir of John Kinyon late of Westerly Deceased to Joseph Kinyon, quit claim, 128 Acres. Witnesses: Thomas Kinyon and Jos Fox. [Westerly Land 6:81-82]