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John Jenney

Male 1585 - Bef 1644  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name John Jenney 
    Born May 1585  Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 25 May 1644  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • First constructed by Pilgrim John Jenney in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1636, the mill remained in continous operation until is destruction by fire in 1847.

      The Jenney Mill utilzes the water-driven technology of 360 years ago to continue to produce fresh and unique cornmeal, wheat, and rye flours at the site.

      The Pilgrims saw a need for this mill early on. In the 1620's, the Indians had taught them how to plant and harvest the native Indian Yellow corn. The wooden morter and pestle grinding methods of the Indians would serve to produce meal for so large a colony, so in 1636, Plymouth's court granted "Master Jenney" permission to build a mill which could produce enough meal and flour for all.

      Settlers on the waterfront could follow the Town Brook path to the Mill to have their corn ground, leaving Master Jenney a pottle (2 quarts)-per-bushel, or perhaps some fishor squash in trade.Thus the Jenney Grist Mill became the very center or "hub" of commerce in the Old Colony of Plymouth.

      Corn was planted with herring (called "Alewives") as fertilizer in the native American manner. These alewives spawn in the mill stream of Town Brook, and in the mid-spring can be seen struggling upstream to their spawing ground. The underground corn was also used as the "coin of the realm", and debts were paid by the bushel.

      Master Jenney ran the mill from 1636 until his death in 1644, when his sons took over as millers. For 360 years, the mill has been privately owned and run.

      As you cross the wooden bridge over Town Brook, following the same path as those early settlers, you can see the huge breast wheel of the Jenney Grist Mill turn as fresh corn is ground by the turn of the stone.


      Great Migration Begins

      JOHN JENNY

      ORIGIN: Leiden, Holland

      MIGRATION: 1623 in Little James

      FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth

      OCCUPATION: Brewer. Miller. (On 5 March 1638/9 "Mr. John Jenney [was] presented for not grinding corn serviceable, but to great loss & damage, both in not grinding it well, as also causing men to stay long before it can be ground, except his servant be fed ... and also for not keeping his stampers going, which is much to the detriment of all" [PCR 1:118]. On 20 August 1644 "Mrs. Jenney, upon the presentment against her, promiseth to amend the grinding at the mill, and to keep the mortars clean, and bags of corn from spoiling and loosing" [PCR 2:76].)

      CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: "As for the Dutch, it was usual for our members that understood the language and lived in or occasionally came over to Leyden, to communicate with them, as one John Jenny, a brewer, long did, his wife and family, &c. and without any offense to the church" [Young's Pilgrim Fathers 392, citing Winslow; see also MD 27:63 (which has "London" instead of "Leyden")].

      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].

      EDUCATION: The inventory of John Jenny included a "small globe," 2s. 6d., and a Bible and other books, 1 1s. The inventory of Sarah Jenny included "a [p]salme booke 1s.," "Cartwright on the Remise 6s.," "Downham's Workes 6s.," "four old bookes 6d.," "Mr. Ainsworth on Genesis & Exodus 2s. 6d." and "a great Bible & a small one 11s.," and she made her mark to her will.

      OFFICES: Plymouth Assistant, 1637, 1638, 1639, 1640 [PCR 1:48, 79, 116, 140]. Deputy for Plymouth to General Court, 1 June 1641 [PCR 2:16]. Committee to assess colony, 2 January 1633/4, 2 March 1635/6 [PCR 1:26, 38]. Committee to lay out highways, 1 October 1634 [PCR 1:31]. Committee to control wages and prices, 5 January 1635/6 [PCR 1:36]. Coroner's jury on body of John Deacon, 2 March 1635/6 [PCR 1:39]. Committee on reuniting Plymouth and Duxbury, 14 March 1635/6 [PCR 1:41]. Committee on revising laws, 4 October 1636 [PCR 1:44]. Committee to apportion haygrounds, 20 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:55]. Committee to survey meadows, 5 May 1640 [PCR 1:152]. Committee on providing soldiers against the Indians, 27 September 1642 [PCR 2:45].

      In Plymouth section of 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms [PCR 8:188].

      ESTATE: In the 1623 Plymouth land division "John Jenings" was granted five acres as a 1623 arrival [PCR 12:5]. In the 1627 Plymouth cattle division "John Jene ... his wife Sarah Jene" and Samuell, Abigall and Sara Jene were the first five persons in the twelfth company [PCR 12:13].

      John Jenney was assessed 1 16s. in the 25 March 1633 Plymouth tax list, and 1 7s. in the list of 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:9, 27]. John Jenny was a Purchaser [PCR 2:179]. "Mrs. Jennings" received one share in the Dartmouth lands [MD 4:187].

      Assigned as hayground for the year "the grounds from Joh. Wynslow downward to Mr. Allerton's house, or the creek there," 14 March 1635/6 [PCR 1:40]. On 20 March 1636/7 assigned hayground "where he had the last year, and to edge more upon the sedgy place, that there may be hay also got there for the team of the town" [PCR 1:56].

      In 1635 "Mr. John Jeney" sold to George Watson "the dwelling house & garden with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, which was sometimes Richard Maisterson's" [PCR 12:51].

      On 6 January 1636/7 it is "agreed that the six acres of the lands of John Jenney, and the two acres of Mrs. Fuller, lying at Strawberry Hill, enclosed by Mr. Raph Smyth, shall be yielded up unto them this year, that they may improve them to the setting of corn; provided that the said John Jenney shall erect a dwelling house near or upon the said six acres, which are to belong unto the said house as long as it shall be a dwelling" [PCR 1:50].

      On 5 March 1637/8 "one hundred and fifty acres of lands are granted unto Mr. John Jenney, lying on the east side of the Six Mile Brook, in the way to Namascutt, to be a farm belonging to the town of Plymouth, and to be called by the name of Lakenhame. And whereas there was not enough found on the east side of the said brook, the Court granted unto him a certain neck which is bounded as followeth, viz: by Lakenham Brook on the one side, and with a swamp on the other side, with a small brook in it" [PCR 1:77].

      As part of a grant to Gabriell Fallowell, "the residue of the lands reserved for the mill, whereof the five or six acres aforesaid is a part, is, with Mr. Jenny's consent, granted to Gabriell Fallowell; and Mr. Jenney hath other lands granted to him in lieu thereof at Lakenhame" [PCR 1:82].

      On 29 August 1638 "Web Adey" sold to "Mr. John Jenney all that his house and garden place adjoining situate in Plymouth together with the three acres of lands in the new field thereunto belonging" [PCR 1:35]. On 24 January 1638[/9] "Mr. John Jenney" sold to John Howland "all that his house, barns & outhouses at Rockey Nook together with all the lands thereunto belonging laid forth for the said Mr. Jenney's shares with that which was Phillip Delanoy's allowed him for want of measure and the five acres of meadow adjoining," receiving as partial compensation "three acres of lands of the said John Howland lying at Caughtaughcanteist Hill" [PCR 12:41, 42]. On 10 June 1639 "Richard Cluffe of Plymouth, tailor," sold to "Mr. John Jenney of the same ... all that his house & garden with the fence about the same all that the said Richard Cluff bought of Samuell Eddy" [PCR 12:44].

      On 16 September 1641 "Mr. John Jenney is granted as much more upland as will make his farm at Lakenhame two hundred acres, and when that is used, then to have more added to it, in lieu of some land he hath yielded up at the town to Gabriell Fallowell" [PCR 2:26].

      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].

      The inventory of the estate of "Mr. John Jenney" was taken 25 May 1644 and totalled 108 3s. 3d., real estate not included; a list of debts owed by the estate was appended [MD 6:171-74, citing PCPR 1:50-52].

      In her will, dated 4 April 1654 and proved 5 March 1655/6, "Mrs. Sarah Jeney of Plymouth being sick and weak in body" bequeathed thinking it "good to dispose of some small things that is my own proper goods leaving my husband's will to take place" to "my daughter Pope" a bed and household goods and "further I bequeath to my daughter Sarah Pope all my wearing clothes to dispose of them to my daughter Abigaill Wood and to my grandchild Sarah Wood for their use as they have need excepting two of my petticoats which have not been worn which I give to my daughter Sarah Pope for her pains"; to "my son Samuell Jeney and to my daughter Abigaill Wood my mare equally to be divided between them"; to "my son Benjamin Bartlett all my ... cattle ... in the hands of Josepth Warren at the Eel River"; "my sheep be kept together till my legacies be paid"; to "the teacher Mr. John Reyner one ewe lamb"; to "the Elder Mr. Thomas Cushman one ewe lamb and the Bible which was my daughter Susanna's"; to "my loving friend Goodwife Clarke" one ewe lamb; "also I give one ewe lamb to Thomas Southworth." In a codicil dated 18 August 1655 she bequeathed "that which is my own since the death of my husband I give to my two daughters and the children of my son Samuel, excepting what I give as followeth, one colt I give to the three daughters of my children viz. Sarah Wood, Susanna Pope and Sarah Jeney if she come hither to abide, or else not to have any part of this colt or anything else of my estate"; "if my son Samuel take away his children that are now here with me, then my will is that none of them shall have anything of mine ... but it shall be reserved for the two boys if they do well when they come to age"; "I give unto Benjamine Bartlett only the starred cow which is at Thomas Pope's recalling whatsoever else is mentioned in my former will"; to "my daughter Sarah Pope" household goods"; "my loving friends Capt. Standish, Elder Cushman, Thomas Clarke and Thomas Pope" overseers [MD 8:171-72, citing PCPR 2:1:17-18].

      The inventory of the estate of "Mrs. Sarah Jeney" was taken 18 February 1655[/6] and totalled 248 5s. 8d., including 131 in real estate: "the land & meadow at Lakenham," 7; "all the land at Strawberry Hill and meadow at the Salthouse Beach," 14; "the Purchasers' land," 10; and "the mill with the land belonging to it and dwelling house," 100 [MD 8:173-75, citing PCPR 2:1:18-21].

      BIRTH: By about 1589 based on date of marriage; said to be from Norwich in England in his marriage record.

      DEATH: Plymouth between 28 December 1643 (date of will) and 25 May 1644 (date of inventory).

      MARRIAGE: Leiden 1 November 1614 [NS] Sarah Cary, of Monk's Soham, Suffolk [Leiden 135]; she died at Plymouth between 18 August 1655 (codicil to will) and 5 March 1665/6 (probate of will).

      CHILDREN:
      i SAMUEL, b. Leiden about 1616 ("my eldest son" [father's will], apprenticed for four years in 1633, so perhaps twenty-one in 1637); m. (1) after 1637 Susanna Wood [NEHGR 69:188-89; TAG 35:70-72]; m. (2) by 1657 Anne Lettice (eldest child b. Plymouth 22 November 1657 [TAG 35:72]; in his will of 1678 Thomas Lettice of Plymouth bequeathed to "my three daughters," one of whom was "Anne the wife of Samuel Jenney" [MD 14:64, citing PCPR 4:2:11]).
      ii Child, bur. Leiden 1618 [Dexter 619].
      iii ABIGAIL, b. say 1621 ("eldest daughter" in father's will); m. Plymouth 28 April 1644 Henry Wood [PCR 2:79].
      iv Son, b. 1623 aboard Little James; d. before the 1627 Plymouth cattle division.
      v SARAH, b. say 1625; m. Plymouth 29 May 1646 THOMAS POPE [PCR 2:98].
      vi JOHN, b. by 1627 (in 1643 list of men able to bear arms [PCR 8:188]; named in father's will but not in mother's will; no further record.
      vii SUSANNA, b. say 1634; m. by 1654 Benjamin Bartlett, son of ROBERT BARTLETT.

      COMMENTS: Emmanuel Altham, master of the Little James, writing in September 1623 to his brother Sir Edward Altham, told of "one goodwife Jennings [who] was brought abed of a son aboard our ship and was very well" [Three Visitors 24]. (Since Samuel Jenny was apprenticed in 1633 for a term of four years, and since he volunteered for service in the Pequot War in 1637, he could not have been the son born aboard ship in 1623.)

      Nathaniel Morton, in reporting the arrival of the Little James, noted that one of "the principal passengers that came in her was Mr. John Jenny, who was a godly, though otherwise a plain man, yet singular for publicness of spirit, setting himself to seek and promote the common good of the plantation of New Plimouth; who spent not only his part of this ship (being part owner thereof) in the general concernment of the plantation, but also afterwards was always a leading man in promoting the general interest of this colony. He lived many years in New England, and fell asleep in the Lord, anno 1644" [Morton 66].

      On 25 July 1633 "John Smith hath covenanted to serve John Jenny the full term of seven years, after the manner of an apprentice" [PCR 1:16]. On 1 January 1633/4 "Tho[mas] Higgens, having lived an extravagant life, was placed with John Jenny for eight years, to serve him as an apprentice" [PCR 1:21].

      On 26 August 1636 "Edw[ard] Holman complaining of Joh. Jenny to the Governor & Assistants, for that the said John would not make payment for a piece he, the said Edw[ard], lost in his service; but the thing being heard, the said John was acquitted" [PCR 1:43].

      John Jenney seems to have had a brief feud with Samuel Chandler. On 20 May 1637 Jenney complained "against Samuell Chaundler, in an action upon the case to the damage of 20, whereupon a parcel of beaver of the defendants was arrested aboard the said Mr. Jenney's bark" [PCR 7:6]. On 2 June 1640 "Samuell Chaundler complains against John Jenney, gent., in an action of trespass upon the case, to the damage of 40," and the jury found for Chandler [PCR 7:15-16]. In 1642 and 1643 he had a dispute with Joseph Ramsden [PCR 2:38-39, 57, 7:33-34].

      On 4 September 1638 "Mr. John Jenney presented for digging down the highway before his mill, to the endangering of man and beast" [PCR 1:98].

      On 24 January 1641/2 "Mr. John Jenney" purchased a one-sixteenth share in a bark of 40 or 50 tons soon to be built [PCR 2:31].

      BIBILIOGRAPHIC NOTE: A brief account of John Jenny was published by Mary Lovering Holman in 1919 [Scott Gen 286-88]. A more comprehensive treatment may be found in the manuscript collections of Bertha Winifred Clark at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. [1]
    • (Research):JOHN & SARAH JENNEY
      John Jenney was from Norwich, England. He had moved to Leyden by 1614, when he married Sarah Carey of Monk Sohan, Suffolk, England. John Jenney was a brewer and a miller. He and his wife, with their 2 living children, journeyed to Plymouth on the Little James in 1623. Another son was born on board ship.

      John and Sarah had 7 children in all: Samuel, who was born in Leiden and journeyed with his parents to Plymouth; an unnamed child who died as an infant and is buried in Leiden; Abigail, who also journeyed with her parents to Plymouth; an unnamed son who was born in 1623 aboard the Little James but who died before 1627; Sarah, John and Susanna, all born in Plymouth.

      Nathaniel Morton characterized Jenney as "a godly, though otherwise a plain man, yet singular for publicness of spirit, setting himself to seek and promote the common good of the plantation of new Plimouth." Jenney was involved in refinancing the Plantation in 1626 and served several terms as an Assistant to the Governor as well as in other positions of resonsibility within the Colony.

      John Jenney is best known, however, for operating Plymouth Colonys third (and most successful) corn mill. The earliest corn mill had been located near Billington Sea, a distance from town. Then, in 1632, the General Court authorized Stephen Deane to set up a water-powered corn mill on Town Brook; this mill was only in operation for about 2 years when Stephen Deane died. In 1636, Jenney was authorized to "erect a mill for grinding and beating of corn upon the brook of Plymouth."

      John operated the mill until his death in 1644. After his death, Sarah operated the corn mill. The mill was then carried on by their son Samuel and then by outsiders, until its demise in 1847. Sarah died in late 1655 or early 1666.

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      The Last Will and Testament of John Jenney
      "The last Will and Testament of John Jenney of Plymouth gent lately Deceased exhibited to the genrall Court the fift of June in the xxth yeare of the now Raigne of our sovraigne Lord charles Kinge of England &c.
      I John jenney of new Plymouth in New England being sick and weake in body but through Gods speciall goodnes in pfect memorie Do thinke meete to settle that estate the Lord in mercy hath bestowed on me according as I conceive hee requireth at myhands. And therefore Do ordaine this my last will and testament. And therefore having bequeathed my soule to God that gave it and my body to the earth whereof it s I do give unto my eldest sonne Samuell jenney a Double porcon of all those lands I stand possessed of or have right unto wthin the goverment of new Plymouth my will being pformed next of all I give unto Sarah my loveing wyfe whom I ordaine my Executrix my Dwelling house and Mille adjacent together wth all the lands thereunto belonging, my will being that shee freely and fully enjoy it together wth all other my moveables goods and chattells so long as God shalve pleased to continue her life except such as I shall after Dispose of or shee shall willingly and freely part wth to any our children according to my will and Desire Alsoe whereas Abigaile my eldest Daughter had somewhat given her by her grandmother and Henry Wood of Plymouth aforesaid is a sute to her in way of marriage my will is that if shee the said Abigaile will Dwell one full yeare wth mr Charles chauncey of Scittuate before her marriage (pvided he be willing to entertaine her) that then mys aid Daughter Abigall have two of my cowes and my full consent to marry wth the said Henry Wood And in case ms Chauncey be against it then I would have her dwell wth mrs winslowe of Careswell the said terme of one yeare ffurther as I have given to my eldest sonn Samuell a double porcon of all my lands whatsoever after the death of his said mother so also I give him a double porcon of my whole estate wth the rest of my children vizt John Abigall Sarah and Susann My will being that after the death of my said wyfe my house and mill and other mylands and goods be sold or valued to the utmost they are worth and that the estate be equally Distributed amongst my said children Samuell John Abigall Sarah and Susan as followeth, Samuell to have a double pcon and the rst of them eich a single & equall porcon of the same Last of all I do ordaine my worthy frends mr Wm Bradford now Goveror of Plymouth and mr Thomas Prence of the same the Ovrseers of this my last will and testament and do give eich of them a paire of gloves of five shillings price And in witnes that this is my Will I have hereunto sett my hand & seale the xxviiith of December anno Dm 1643.

      John Jenney (seale)
      Witnesses hereunto : Edward Winslowe, Thomas Willett, William Paddy.

      From Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 6, p. 169-170.

      THE INVENTORY OF JOHN JENNEYS ESTATE, 1644
      "A true Inventory of all the goods chattells and cattells wch were mr John Jenneys lately Deceased taken and apprise by Willm Paddy and Nathaniell Sowther the xxvth Day of May Anno Dm 1644.

      L s d
      Inpris two cowes 10 06 08
      It one three yeres old heiffer 14 13 04
      It iiii ewe sheepe 06 00 00
      It one ewe sheeps 01 00 00
      It three weather sheepe 02 05 00
      It i cow calfe 00 12 00
      It three oxen 19 00 00
      43 17 00

      In the chamber ovr the parlor

      It i little feather bed & two boulsters 01 00 00
      It i pillow 00 02 06
      It ii blanketts 00 10 00
      It i pere of old sheets 00 05 00
      It i old chest 00 02 00
      It i new sheete 00 06 00
      It 5 fine old sheets 01 05 00
      It 5 paire of old sheets at 5s 4d 01 06 08
      It 8 pillow beers at 20d 00 13 04
      It i halfsheets & a peece of old linnen cloth 00 03 00
      It i table cloth 00 04 00
      It 9 old napkins at 4d 00 03 00
      It a little towell & old linnens 00 02 00
      It i old trunck 00 00 08
      It a baskett wth Dressed hemp in it 00 02 06
      It xlb of feathers 00 06 08
      06 12 04

      In the Parlor

      It vi sett cusheons 00 10 00
      It a feather bed and furniture to yt 3 old blanketts i old greene rugg & curtaine 3 10 0
      It an old warmeing pann 00 02 06
      It a chest 00 02 00
      It 9 napkins at 6d 00 04 06
      It 4 fine old napkins 00 02 00
      It i long towell 00 01 08
      It 2 Diap cloths 00 01 04
      It 8 course napkins 00 03 04
      It old linnen table cloths 00 04 00
      It i seeled chest 00 06 08
      It a short carpett 00 03 00
      It a carpett 00 06 08
      It his weareing apparell 03 00 00
      It 5 yards cotton Darnix 5s a black hatt 12s 00 17 00
      It a chaire table 4s & a featherbed tick 16 01 00 00
      It 2 beere barrells & other lumber 00 04 00
      It 3 silver spoones 00 15 00
      08 04 08
      It 2 Diap cloths 00 01 04
      It 8 course napkins 00 03 04
      It old linnen table cloths 00 04 00
      It i seeled chest 00 06 08
      It a short carpett 00 03 00
      It a carpett 00 06 08
      It his weareing apparell 03 00 00
      It 5 yards cotton Darnix 5s a black hatt 12s 00 17 00
      It a chaire table 4s & a featherbed tick 16 01 00 00
      It 2 beere barrells & other lumber 00 04 00
      It 3 silver spoones 00 15 00
      08 04 08

      In the Dwelling house

      It i smale globe 00 02 06
      It Cartwright on the Rehemist testament 00 08 00
      It mr Downams workes 00 08 00
      It i old bible 00 01 00
      It other old bookes 00 04 00
      It a kneadeing trough & cover 00 08 00
      It 2 joyne stooles i forme and a chaire 00 07 06
      It i spinninge wheele 00 04 00
      It 3 old peecs a pistoll & a paire of bandeliers 01 10 00
      It 3 salts & 2 smale pewter cupps 00 03 00
      It 2 quart potts & a pint pott 00 06 04
      It x peecs of pewter 32 l & 3 porringers 01 15 04
      It x peecs more of pewter 24 l 01 04 00
      It 3 smale latten pans 00 01 06
      It i larg latten pan 00 01 00
      It a pewter bottle 00 00 02
      It 3 smaler kettles 00 11 00
      It a bras cover 00 00 03
      It a smale bras pann 00 12 00
      It 2 larg bras kettle 21l at 16 01 08 00
      It icopper kettle 21l at 01 01 00
      10 16 07
      It i larg copper kettle 01 05 00
      It i frying pann 00 02 00
      It a skimmer and an old bras ladle 00 00 08
      It a bras candlestick 00 01 06
      It a bras p osnett 00 02 00
      It a larg iron pott 00 10 00
      It 4 other iron potts broken & maymed & a posnet 00 16 00
      It i iron kettle 00 05 00
      It a fire shovell & a paire of tonges 00 02 00
      It 3 paire of pott hooks 00 02 00
      It 2 paire of pott hangers 00 05 00
      It for trees payles & other lumber 00 05 00
      It a black bill 00 01 08
      03 17 10

      In the Dary house

      It 8 earthen panns & potts & tubbs 00 05 00
      It 3 trees & a kimnell 00 02 06
      It an earthen bason 00 00 02
      It a churne 00 02 00
      It a cheese presse 00 02 06
      00 12 02

      In the chamber over the house

      It two bed steads 00 12 00
      It a feather bed & boulster & two pillowes 02 00 00
      It i old rugg and a blankett 00 06 00
      It i paire of sheets 00 07 00
      It i smale seacanvas feather bed & boulster wth cotton 00 12 06
      It iiii old blanketts 00 12 00
      It 2 pillowes & pillow beers 00 07 00
      It i joyned table 00 12 00
      It i longe wheele 00 04 00
      It 2 old axes 00 02 00
      It i smal adds & other old iron 00 07 00
      It 2 old netts 00 05 00
      It an old cartrope 00 02 00
      It 2 jarrs tubs & old baskets & lumber 00 05 00
      It a paire of steeleyards 00 06 08
      It 18 bushells of wheate 03 12 00
      It vi bushells of barley 01 04 00
      11 16 02

      Without Doores

      It 3 yeokes 00 07 06
      It a paire teases for a single oxe 00 02 06
      It i old Harrow 00 01 06
      It i old weane and wheeles 04 00 00
      It 2 cheanes & a broken one 00 14 00
      It i old plow an ovrworne coulter & share & hooke 00 09 00
      It a broken sith a clevis pin & old saw & a yeoke & fork 00 01 00
      It i boate viL xs whereof she hath a third pte 02 03 04
      It ii bushells & a peck of wheate 00 09 00
      It iii bushells & a half of barley 00 14 00
      It 5 pecks of peas 00 05 00
      It I bushell of oates 00 02 00
      It to receive for the salt panns 08 06 08
      It 5 sides at tanning 04 10 00
      22 05 06

      Sum totall 108 L . o3s . 03d.
      Nathaniel Sowther
      William Paddy


      Debts oweing by the Testator

      It To Samuell Chaundler 05 10 00
      It To mr Paddy 04
      It To Thom Pope 00 07 00
      It To John Barnes 03 00 00
      It To John Yeonge 01 02 00
      It To Richard mr Chanceys man 00 04 00
      It To Josias Cooke 00 10 00
      It To mr Gray 00 16 00
      Irt To Samuel Jenney 05 00 00
      It To James Hurst for John wood 00 04 00
      It To Giles Rickett 00 08 00
      It To Henry Wood 01 00 00
      It To Richard Smyth 02 00 00
      It To Richard Sparrow 00 15 00
      It To the Apothecary for Phisick 00 10 00
      It funerall charges 30s & pbat of the will &c 01 16 00
      It for mending the mill & morters & planks 00 12 00
      It more to Thomas Pope 00 07 00
      It To ffrancis Cooke 01 10 00


      From : Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 6, p. 171-174.
    Person ID I6868080  7_families
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2006 

    Father Henry Jenney,   b. 3 Jul 1560, Greatgressingham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1595, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Mother Mary Smythe,   b. Abt 1559-1560, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1584  Of Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2158246  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah Carey,   b. Abt 1590, Monkwon, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1655, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1614  Leyden, Zuid, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Samuel Jenney,   b. Abt 1616, Leyden, Zuid, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1692, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F2158239  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S127322] Great Migration Begins, Robert Charles Anderson, (Boston : New England Historic Genealogical Society, c1995), CD containing all volumes..