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Henry of Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
ca. 1624 - ca. 1710
Keany - Keeny - Keine - Kene - Keney - Kenne - Kening - Kennee - Kenney - Kenninge - Kenny - Kennye - Keny - Keyney - Kine - Kiney - Kinne - Kinney
Researchers/Contributors
Henry - Table of Contents

 

Henry's Timeline
Work in progress
Timeline project began 15 March 2006
Last revision: 10 April 2008 (tweaked  title of  page,  no new information)
Georgia Kinney Bopp

 

SUMMARY - The links "jump" to more details below

1624 (birth?). Ancestry not proved.

1639 - Roxbury, MA, apprenticeship (1639)

1640's - Court records - bound/discharged/fined (1648)

1650's
Admonished (1651); begins family, (1651-69); soldier (1654); wife joins church (1654); witnesses will (1657); purchases property (1658); conveys property (1659)

1660's
More children (1651-69); granted land (1662); on jury (1668); signs petition, fined/apologizes, defames (1669); signs statement (1669/70)

1670's
Will of John (1670); in report (1672); Salem Village church records (1672 onward); appraiser, petition, meeting house (1674); sues/loses, writ, on committee (1675); King Philip's War (1675/76); petition, lie/fined (1676); on list, petition, allegiance, freeman (1678); slanders minister, says was a soldier (1679)

1680's
Killed a woolfe; sued by tailor (1680); lawsuits (1683-1684); on village list/assessed (1683); Constable (1685); highway (1686)

1690's
Salem Witch Trials (1691/2); map (1692); 2nd marriage? (1698)

1700's
He/wife in church record (1706), died by 1710

MISC.
Salem Village
Could Henry write his name?
What does "freeman" mean? (1678)
Witch Trials (1691) - Henry Sr.? or Jr.?

 

DATE
(appx age -
based on born abt 1624)

EVENT   Red = NOT PROVED
Some of the later entries attributed to Henry may belong to Henry, Jr. Some are noted with a ? and others are not. There are format inconsistencies that may cause confusion - e.g., font changes, some items have "   " and some do not, some items may or may not be in bold, etc. When in doubt - locate copy of the cited item (most of which have links here). GKB

SOURCE

(Contributor)

 Birth-1630's

About 1624

Born about 1624
Derived from 1679 testimony in which he is identified as "Henery Kenny, aged about fifty-five years . . . . "
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol7/images/essex310.html
See transcription below under 1679

Essex
¬ direct link

Ancestry not proved

 

See: The Four Basic Claims of the Family Origin of Henry “Kinne

There is no documented evidence of Henry's full birth date or baptism, or locales, or the names of his parents.
There is no evidence of an alleged Bible of Henry and/or Deposition of Henry containing ancestry information.
There is no evidence of relationship to a Sir Thomas or any other “Kinne” knight.
There is no evidence he was related to the John Keney/Keyney/etc. who died about 1670.
      
See:  John Keyney (died about 1670)

 

to MA ca. 1635 ?
ASSUMPTION

" . . . [Potter] brought him from Holland in May, 1635 by way of London on Ship "Elizabeth and Ann" which sailed for the New World April 29th of that year."

No evidence of Holland or of Henry's arrival. There is evidence of 1635 arrival of Potter. who placed Henry as an apprentice in 1639.
The Elizabeth & Ann, 1635
Formerly: American Plantations and Colonies
1635 (May 6-14) The Elizabeth & Ann departed London for New England
Source: "Hotten's Lists", pages 57-58, 61, 76, 78.
Potter, Vyncent . . . . . . 21

[ Above data copied from the below site which has recently been discontinued:
http://english-america.com/spls/635ne002.html ]
See also:
http://www.winthropsociety.org/ships.php#passship
& Who Was Vincent Potter?

Robertson 1947, p. 1
(From Bopp) 

 

 

 

(From Bopp/Green)

 

1639
(abt age 15)
Apprenticed

 

Henry, (Kenninge) placed as an apprentice with Wm. Parke of Roxbury 21 (4) 1639, by Vincent Potter.  [L]  Rem. to Salem. [Wife] Ann, Salem, adm. chh. 24 (6) 1654.   Ch. John bapt. 10 (7) 1654, Mary bapt. 3 (5) 1659, Sarah bapt. 29 (4) 1662, Elizabeth, of sister K., bapt. 1 (3) 1694, ____ bapt. 12 (3) 1666.

Obviously, Pope assumed Kinninge to be identical to Henry of Salem Village, and thus, so do most of Henry's descendants.

Pope p. 266
Image
[under KENNEY, KENEY, KENNY, KENNINGE]
(From Bullock, et al)

POTTER, Vincent, gent., ae. 21, came in the Elizabeth and Ann in May, 1635. Had apprentices, John Johnson, Stephen Barrett, Henry Kenninge and William Browne, whom he placed with new masters in 1639. [L.]

Pope p. 370
Image
[Under POTTER]

(From Bopp, et al)

Vincent Potter assigned Henry Kenninge an apprentice for eight years to William Parke on 26 June 1639 [Lechford 101].
Note the eight years!??

Anderson
(From Bopp)

April 21, 1639: "Henry Kenninge, placed as an apprentice with William Park of Roxbury 21 Apr. 1639 by Vincent Potter"-Note Book (legal memoranda) of Thomas Lechford, "a practiser at law, arrived at Boston 1638, kept careful record of papers drawn by or executed by him.

(From Cook) Another source? Or his wording based on the above sources?

See also:
Who Was Vincent Potter?

(From Lani)

 1640's

1648
(abt age 24) 
Ipswich Court Records.

26:7:1648 - Henry Keney/Keny/Kenye in Ipswich Court Records.

   "Robert Prince, Henry Keney and John Bond turned over by Mr. Endecott for
criminal prosecution to Ipswich." . . . .

   "Constable of Salem allowed costs for keeping the prisoners, viz: Henry
Keny and John Bond. Robt Prince to make acknowledgement to court when and
where Capt. Hawthorne pleases.
   "Edward Wharton of Salem bound for appearance of above said Robt Prince,
Henry Keny and John Bond. . . .
   "Robert F. Prince, Henry Kenye and John Bond bound to good behavior."
Vol. VIII p-108: Ipswich Court Records And Files
========
[The outcome, but not what the crime was, was printed in an earlier edition of the Essex Antiquarian]
Vol. VI, p-108: Ipswich Court Record, 26:10:1648
"Robert Prince, Henry Keny and John Bonde, bound to good behavior by Ipswich Court, are discharged."
[Don't have copy] This from Vernon's original 2003 post to RootsWeb List:
http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/KINNEY/2003-02/1044207419

Perley
Essex Antiquarian
(From Vernon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 1648 - "Robert Prince, Henry Keny and John Bond fined and bound to good behavoir for throwing down a great gun, and to pay the constable of Salem for keeping them prisoners. [Turned over to the constable of Ipswich by Mr. Endecott for criminal prosecution. Robt Prince to make acknowledgement to court when and where Capt Hathorne pleases. Edward Wharton of Salem bound for the appearance of the three men.--Waste Book.]" (1)
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol1/images/essex147.html

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Cook)

Dec 1648: "Robert Prince, Henry Keny and John Bonde, bound to good behavior by the Ipswich Court, were discharged."
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol1/images/essex155.html

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Cook)

26:10:1648 "Robert Prince, Henry Keny and John Bonde, bound to good behaviour by Ipswich Court, are discharged."
Vol 6 #3 July 1902 p 108

Perley
Essex Antiquarian
(From Vernon)

"Sept. 26, 1648, the court fined Robert Prince, Henry Keny1 and John Bond for throwing down a great gun."
Vol II 1638-1670; Salem, Mass., 1926 p 187
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/vol2/images/p2-187.html
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/vol2/images/p2-188.html
Note1 - pages 187-188 include some "Kenney" genealogy.

Perley
History of Salem, MA
(From Vernon)
¬ direct link

1650's

ca. 1650
(abt age 26)

Married Ann. Putnam? Howard?
There is no evidence of the maiden name of Henry’s wife.

Robertson 1947, p. 1
et al

1651
(abt age 27)

Nov 1651 - "Henry Keny and Henry Cooke of Salem presented for striking each other. Cooke was fined, and Keney admonished. Wit: Phillip Verin."
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol1/images/essex244.html

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Cook)

25: 9: 1651 - "Henry Keney and Henry Cooke of Salem, for striking each other. Cooke was find and Keney admonished. [Wit: Ed: Batter, jr., Ph Deron and Hen: Duminge,¾ Files.]"
Salem Quarterly Court Records and Files.
Vol VII 1903 p 82-83

Perley
Essex Antiquarian
(From Vernon)

1651-1669

Kene Keny children born - See Henry's Children
John 1651
Thomas 1655
Hannah 1657/8
Mary 1659
Sarah 1661
Elizabeth 1662
Lidea 1666
Henry 1669

Salem VR CD
(From Bullock, et al)

ca. 1654
(abt age 30)

Soldier under Major Sedgwick.
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol7/images/essex310.html
See transcription below under 1679

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Cook, et al)

1654

Wife admitted to the church. "[Wife] Ann, Salem, adm. chh. 24 (6) 1654."
[Robertson uses August 24, 1654 date]

Pope p. 266
[image]
(From Bullock, et al)

1657

Witnesses Will of John Alderman of Salem - "Henery Keny his marke"
Vol VII 1903 p 79-80

Perley
Essex Antiquarian
(From Vernon)

1658
(abt age 34)

Henry "Kening" of Salem purchases house/land from John Putnam
< On page 60 of The Putnam Leaflets Vol. 1, Nos. 8 & 9, there is recorded an early property deed. In it, John Putnam (1579-1662) sells his house and 3 acres of land to a Henry "Kening" of Salem. The location was near "Norman's Rocks, at the head of Essex Street, Salem." This land was bounded by land of Richard Addams in the south and William Flint in the north, with the street in the northwest. The document was dated Oct. 1, 1658. Witnessed by Walter Price and Robert Lord. Acknowledged by John "Puttman, Jun.," before Hilliard Veren, clerk.
Book 1243, fo. 289, Essex Deeds. Found in the Essex Institute Archives.>

See M. Kinney's original 2003 post to RootsWeb List:
http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/KINNEY/2003-03/1048184431

Putnam Leaflets Vol. 1, Nos. 8 & 9
Need copy or confirmation
(From M. Kinney)

Feb. 28, 1659
(abt age 35)

1700 map of area bounded by Flint, Broad, Essex and Jackson streets in Salem identifies property of Flints, et al. Mentions three lots known "in the last quarter of the seventeenth century as Goldthwaite's and Putnam's lots. . . . [and states that] Henry Kenney of Salem, husbandman, owned three acres of the southwestern end of the Edward Flint and Thomas Flint lots, with a dwelling house thereon, Feb. 28, 1659, when he conveyed the estate to William Flint of Salem, who already owned the remainder of the lots and the David Flint lot."
Vol 5 #3 March 1901 p 36, map p 34
[Essex Registry of Deeds, book I, leaf 86]

Perley
Essex Antiquarian
(From Vernon)

 1660's

Dec. 17, 1662

The selectmen grant to Henry Keny thirty acres of land.
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/vol2/images/p2-312.html

Perley
History of Salem, MA
(From Green)

1667
(abt age 43)

" . . .[signed] a court petition in Salem Village, Oct. 10, 1667 as Henry Keine;"
See below Jan 1669 entries below

Robertson 1947, p. 1
(From Bopp)

May 4, 1668
(abt age 44)

Henry Keny served on a jury of inquest reporting on the untimely death of
Edward Yard
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol4/images/essex098.html

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Cook)

Henry Keny on jury of inquest regarding the dismembered body of Edward Yard found floating in North River.
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/vol2/images/p2-398.html

Perley
History of Salem, MA
¬ direct link
(From Green/Vernon)

Jan 1669
(abt age 45)
 1676? 1667 ?

Henery Keny signed Petition to Capt. Corwin dated Sallem, 10:30:1667
[read the petition at the bottom of the link]
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol4/images/essex092.html

Essex
(From Bopp)

 

Henry Keine listed on a petition of men assigned for military watch over the town of Salem,complaining of the difficulties of distance in their watch area and how their absence from their own families endangers them too.
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/vol2/images/p2-438.html

Perley
History of Salem, MA
(From Green)

Jan 1669
(abt age 45)

"Henry Keny complained of for highly abusing the committee and commanders and gentleman of Salem, coming to demand a fine of him for his neglect of watching by answering that he had halters for all of them, was fined, and was ordered to make acknowledgment at the head of the Troop the next day of exercise that he spoke "foolishly & highly provoaking, for which he is sorry & desires the sd Gent to pass it by." He owned in court that in reply to Anthony Asby speaking to him of a brake, he said he had halters for them all"  
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol4/images/essex093.html

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Cook)

Nov 30, 1669
(abt age 45)

Henery, Hen. Keney, Keny, Keene with ("pitchforcke" nearby) called John Putnam a "cheating knave, etc"
John Putman v. Hen. Keny. Defamation. Verdict for the Plantiff http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol4/images/essex187.html
Details on the next page at this link; the words spoken by Henery Keny are amusing . . . .
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol4/images/essex188.html

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Cook)

Nov 1669
(abt age 45)

Nathaniell Putnam's and Henry Keney's fines were remitted one-half.
Context? Is the related to the above?
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol4/images/essex204.html

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Bopp)

 1670's

March 7, 1669/70

Henry Kenney on a list of farmers that signed a statement regarding the selectmen's consideration in the matter of building a new meeting house in the town.
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/vol2/images/p2-439.html

Perley
History of Salem, MA
(From Green)

Nov 1670
(abt age 46)

Sara Kenny, wife of John Kenny [signed John Keyney], deceased, presented his will for administration. The majority of estate left to wife; friends, but no children, are mentioned. Relationship, if any, to Henry is unknown.
See Henry's Father? DRAFT/LINK NOT READY YET
Will of John (sent to Green without citation; anyone know the source?)
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol4/images/essex305.html

(From Green)

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Cook)

March 1672
(abt age 48)
Ispwich

 

New highway laid out at boundary of Henry Keney's property using a tree as a marker.
henry keney

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol5/images/essex026.html
Henry Keny

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol5/images/essex027.html
[context]
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol5/images/essex028.html
henry keney
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol5/images/essex029.html

Essex
¬ direct links
(From Cook)

See also
New highway laid out at boundary of Henry Keney's property using a tree as a marker.

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/vol2/images/p2-400.html

Perley
History of Salem, MA
(From Green)

December 26, 1672

Henry Kenny was on the committee to build the new meeting house.
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/vol2/images/p2-443.html
See also the below Salem Village Record Book

Perley
History of Salem, MA
(From Green)

1672-1713
Salem Village Record Book

Various entries for Henry and/or his sons

SALEM VILLAGE RECORD BOOK [For Years 1672 1713]

Henry's first entry :
December - [7] 26 of the 10 m:1672
"It was voted that we have Chosen to joine with the Selectmen for [to] agree with a Carpenter to build the meeting house and setting [men] to work Nathl Putnam, Henry Kenney, Joseph Hutchinson and Jo[hn] Putnam."

This is apparently the source of ". . . on the church roll of founders who voted Dec. 26, 1672 to build a meetinghouse, as Henry Kenny;" Robertson 1947, p. 1

The record book contains about 50 entries for Henry and/or his sons during this period. Henry appears to be in good standing and in some places is referred to as Constable or Corporall.
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/salem/17docs.html
Click on Salem Village (not on Salem Village Church)

Entries for Henry (& others) in the Salem Village Record Book
The above is Murach's summary of entries for:
Henry, Henery, John, Jon
Kenney, Kenny, Keny, Keney, Kenyes, Keany, Kneye, Kiney, Kiny

SALEM VILLAGE RECORD BOOK [For Years 1672 1713] Transcription published in installments in The Historical Collections of the Danvers Historical Society, 1924-1931
(From Murach/Bopp)

March 1674
(abt age 50)

Henery (his mark) Keny - appraiser
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol5/images/essex271.html
Henery Kenney - petition
Henry Keeny - related to building of a meeting house
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol5/images/essex273.html
[not sure if last one is different from the next entry]

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Cook)

March 27, 1674

The selectmen engaged Henry Kenny to make a sufficient cartway over the bridge at Beaver Dam.
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/vol2/images/p2-429.html

Perley
History of Salem, MA
(From Green)

July 1675
(abt age 51)

John Putnam, Henry Keny and John Buxton, in behalf of the committee of Salem farmers v. John Upton. Debt. Verdict for defendant.
__________
Henry Kenny [Writ]
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol6/images/essex045.html

Henry Kennye (on a "Comitty)
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol6/images/essex046.html

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Cook)

1675/76
(abt age 51)

Henry participated in "King Philip's War"
More details below

Bodge - Soldiers in King Philip's War
et al

Sept 6, 1676

Henry Kenny is listed on a petition of troopers of Salem requesting that Capt. George Corwin be restored to his former command. http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/vol3/images/p3-98.html

Perley
History of Salem, MA
(From Green)

Nov 1676
(abt age 52)

Henry Keney (and two others) fined for telling a willful lie (no details)
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol6/images/essex234.html

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Cook)

The next three items may refer to same thing

1678
(abt age 54)

Henery Keney, John Keney, Thomas Keny
List of names, dated 1678 [context?]
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol7/images/essex159.html

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Bopp)

 

List of constables of Salem from 1650 - 1689 (Henry is on 7th line from top)
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/vol2/images/p2-402.html

Perley
History of Salem, MA
(From Green)

May 1678
(See freeman)

List of freemen (7 lines above the signature at the bottom of the page: Listed as Henry Keny, Jr. May ___, 1678. But this cannot be Henry, Jr. because he was only 9 years old at this time. So this must be in error and should read Henry Keny, Sr.)
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/vol2/images/p2-403.html

Perley
History of Salem, MA
(From Green)

July 1678
(abt age 54)

Henry Kenny (petition)
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol7/images/essex074.html

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Cook)

October 2, 1678

Court order was issued requiring that every male inhabitant sixteen years of age and upwards submit an oath of allegiance. Henry Keney and son Thomas Keny are listed.
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/vol3/images/p3-118.html

Perley
History of Salem, MA
(From Green)

June 1679
(abt age 55)

Henry Kenny, Henery Keeney slandered minister.
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol7/images/essex248.html
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol7/images/essex249.html

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Cook)

Henry Kenny Brought to Court For Slandering
Reverend James Bailey (1679): Abstract of Depositions
Complaint of Thomas Putnam Senior, John Putnam Senior, Daniel Andrew
and Nathaniel Ingersoll: that Henery Keeny (Kenny) had greatly slandered their
minister, Mr. Bayeley, by reporting that he neglected family duties (i.e., family
prayers), at several places, i.e., to John Collins, to the wife of Nathaniel
Ingersoll, to the wife of Jonathan Knight, to Edw. Putnam, and to the wife of
Joseph Holtone, Senior.

Warrant, dated April 4, 1679, for the appearance of Henry Kenny, for
slandering Mr. Baily, minister, by reporting that he did not perform family
duties. Also summonses the wife of Nathanile Ingersoll, the wife of Jonathan
Knight, Edward Putnam, and the wife of Joseph Holton, as witnesses.

Ann King, aged about 50 years, deposed that being at Mr. Baly's house for
three weeks together, she never heard him read a chapter, not expound any part
of the Scripture, which was a great grief to her.

Edward Putnam, aged about 23 years, deposed that he heard Kenny make the
charges. The wife of Nathaniel Ingersoll and the wife of Joseph Holton testified
the same.

James Smith, Frances Geferd, John Shepard and Mary Woodrow deposed that
they had lived in Mr. Bayly's family at different times, and he always performed
family duties, morning and evening, unless sickness or some other unavoidable
providence prevented.

Sworn March 2, 1678/79

See Green's original 2003 post to RootsWeb List:
http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/KINNEY/2003-02/1044926490

Salem-Village Witchcraft
A Documentary Record of Local
Conflict in Colonial New England

Edited by Paul Boyer & Steven Nissenbaum
Northeastern University Press - Boston

Pages 245-246

(From Green)

Nov 1679
(abt age 55)

Henery Kenny, "aged about fifty-five years," testified that he was a soldier under Major Sedgwick about "twenty-five years ago", at the taking of St. John's from the French and heard Capt. Lawthrop ask the General to give him a bell, which the General promised to do. Sworn in court.
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol7/images/essex310.html

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Cook)

 1680's

21: 10: 80
(abt age 56)

"Hen Keny is Crd for his [can't read] killing a woolfe 30s "
Salem Town Records. Vol. LXIII-1926 p. 181

Essex - Salem Town Records.
(From Vernon)

May 15, 1680
(abt age 56)

Writ: Samuell Wakefield v. Henry Kenne, sr. [Kenny, Kiney]; debt; due for tailor's work and some goods and stuff put in [interesting details] http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol7/images/essex425.html

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Bopp)

Sept 1683

Thomas Roottes v. Hen. Kenny. For withholding a parcel land. Verdict for plaintiff. [details]
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol9/images/essex087.html
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol9/images/essex088.html

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Bopp)

Nov 1683

Henry Kenny v. the estate of Josiah Roots, deceased, . . . . Verdict for the defendant. [details] http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol9/images/essex107.html

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Bopp)

26: 9: 83

"Henr Keny . . . "const Popes ward"
[Context? - ". . . metting of the Select men . . . Chosen for Tything men . . . ." This may be related to the next entry.]
Salem Town Records. Vol. LXV-1929 p. 30

Essex - Salem Town Records.
(From Vernon)

Nov 1683

Henry Keney assessed 3 schillings on Constable Joseph Pope's Village list, for country rate. Son Thomas Keny is listed at 2 schillings.
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/vol3/images/p3-422.html

Perley
History of Salem, MA
(From Green)

Mar 1684

[Hen. Kenny v. . . . . estate of Josiah Roots. Verdict for plaintiff. Waste Book] (1)
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol9/images/essex172.html
[more related to Roots]
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol9/images/essex175.html

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Bopp)

 

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol9/images/essex377.html
more links to add
context? Property listing - for taxes or ??????

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Bopp)

Nov 1684

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol9/images/essex425.html
more related to above Roots matter

Essex
¬ direct link
(From Bopp)

1684

Alleged deposition regarding ancestry, etc.- NOT PROVED
See
Henry's Parents?   DRAFT/LINK NOT READY YET

 

8 March 1685/6

At a "Gen Towne meeting", Henry Keany Sen, is on list of men "Chosen for Constables"
Salem Town Records. Vol. LXVII-1931 p. 385

Essex - Salem Town Records.
(From Vernon)

June 1686

". . . motion of the ffarmers for laying out of high wayes . . . . Henry Keny desires of a high way for his accomedation . . . . Select men . . . empowrd to Lay out a high waye for the said Keney . . . ."
Salem Town Records. Vol. LXVII-1931 p. 394

Essex - Salem Town Records.
(From Vernon)

[The above is probably the source of . . . .]
Henry Kenney is mentioned in a meeting regarding the locations for the laying out of a new highway.
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/vol3/images/p3-202.html

Perley
History of Salem, MA
(From Green)

 1690's

1692
(abt age 68)
Henry Sr. or Jr.?

Map of Salem, including location of Henery Kenny house (#28)
http://etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/maps/mapframe2.html
28. Henery Kenny
[Upper Right Quadrant 2]
Map: W.P. Upham 1866

(From Cook) 
See link

1692 (1691/2)

The Salem witchcraft trials began in Salem Village (now known as Danvers) in 1692 and spread elsewhere with about 150 persons being accused. Of the 19 people executed, 12 came from the Salem Village area.
http://etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Witch.html
Henry (Sr.? Jr.?) spoke against two of the women who were hanged.
Witch Trials (1691)- Henry Sr.? or Jr.?

March 19, 1691/2

Henry, Sr., ?
(abt age 68)
Henry, Jr., ?
abt age 22

Henery Keney compliant against Martha Cory for witchcraft
Warrent for Arrest of Martha Corey:
There being Complaint this day made before us, By Edward put-
nam and Henery Keney Yeoman both of Salem Village, Against
Martha Cory the wife of Giles Cory of Salem farmes for suspition
of haveing Comitted sundry acts of Witchcraft and thereby donne
much hurt and injury unto the Bodys of Ann Putnam the wife of
Thomas Putnam of Salem Village Yeoman And Anna Puttnam the
daugtter of s'd Thomas putnam and Marcy Lewis Single woman Live-
ing in s'd Putnams famyly; also abigail Williams one of mr parris
his family and Elizabeth Hubert Doctor Grigs his maid.
You are therefore in theire Majest's names hereby required to
apprehend and bring; before us. Martha Cory the wife of Giles Cory
abovesaid on Munday next being the 21't day of this Instant month,
at the house of Lt Nathaniell Ingersalls of Salem Village aboute
twelve of the Clock in the day in order to her Examination Relateing
to the premises and hereof you are not to faile
Dated Salem. March. the 19'th. 1691/2
http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-salemname?name=Henry+Keney&query=kenhen
Note: Martha Cory was hanged September 22, 1692
http://etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Commemoration.html

Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak of 1692. Edited by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum
(online version)

The Salem Witchcraft Papers Verbatim Transcriptions of the Court Records
In three volumes
Edited by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum
Da Capo Press: New York, 1977.

(From Cook, Bopp, et al)

March 24, 1691/2

Henry, Sr., ?
(abt age 68)
Henry, Jr., ?
abt age 22

Hen. Kenny speaks against Rebecca Nurse in the Salem Witchcraft Trials.
The examination of Rebekah Nurse at Salem Village
24. mar. 1691/2
Mr. Harthorn. What do you say (speaking to one afflicted) have you seen this
Woman hurt you?
Yes, she beat me this morning
Abigial . Have you been hurt by this Woman?
Yes
Ann Putman in a grievous fit cryed out that she hurt her.
Goody Nurse , here are two An: Putman the child & Abigail Williams
complains of your hurting them What do you say to it
N. I can say before my Eternal father I am innocent, & God will clear
my innocency
Here is never a one in the Assembly but desires it, but if you be
guilty Pray God discover you.
Then Hen: Kenny rose up to speak
Goodm: Kenny what do you say
Then he entered his complaint & farther said that since this Nurse came
into the house he was seizd twise with an amaz'd condition
Here are not only these but, here is the wife of Mr Tho: Putman who
accuseth you by credible information & that both of tempting her to
iniquity, & of greatly hurting her.
N. I am innocent & clear & have not been able to get out of doors these
8. or 9. dayes.
Mr Putman: give in what you have to say
Then Mr Edward Putman gave in his relate
Is this true Goody Nurse
I never afflicted no child never in my life
http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-salemname?name=Henry+Keney&query=kenhen
Note: Rebecca Nurse, age 71, was hanged July 19, 1692
http://etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Commemoration.html

(From Cook, Bopp, et al)

1698
(abt age 74)

Henry Senior or Junior?

Robertson states Jr. Jeff Green says Sr.

Second Marriage
Green states "On May 14, 1698 I find a Henry Kenning of Salem Village who filed an intention of marriage with the widow, Mrs., Magdaleane Wiggins in Newbury, Essex, MA."

(Bopp found this on Ancestry.com)
Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850 Record
Name: Henry Kenning
Gender: Male
Spouse: Mrs. Magdaleane Wiggins
Marriage Date: 14 May 1698
City: Newbury
County: Essex
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0886202 item 3.

Newbury-Marriages 
Newbury, Essex County, MA - Volume 2, Page 269
(From Green)
 

 1700-1710

1706
(abt age 82)

"Salem Village Record Book" for "Year 1706 October" [refers to] "Henery Keney senr" [and] wife.
See SALEM VILLAGE RECORD BOOK

(From Green)

1710

Last entry for Henry Sr. in SALEM VILLAGE RECORD BOOK
1710 March - Minister Rate for 1709 Henery Keney senr 5 shillings, Henery Keney Junr 4 shillings, Thomas Keney 8 shillings, John Keney 5 shillings 6 pence

Salem Village Record Book
(From Murach)

Bef. Mar 1 1709/10
(abt age 85)

 

Died
Jeff Green states ". . . Henry Keney, Sr. died between the spring of 1709 and March 1, 1709/10." Green's logic/evidence will be added here soon.

Details to be added

 

Does anyone have below mentioned vital records data? Copy of, or info about, the deed?
(Jeff Green thinks the mystery date of June 19, 1696 might be the death date of Henry's first wife Anne.)
"He is probably the same Henry Kinne who d. June 19, 1696 in Newbury, Mass. (v.r.). A quit-claim deed from his youngest son, Henry to his oldest son, John, dated June 6, 1712, refers to him as deceased, hence same records give 1712 as the possible year of his death. . . ."

Robertson 1947, p. 1
(From Bopp)

 

 

"In a deed given by Henry Kinne the name is spelled six different ways in the same document."
Does anyone have info about this deed? (Maybe it's a Henry, Jr. deed.)

Robertson 1947, p. 1
(From Bopp)

 

"In Salem vital records, his name appears twice as Kenney"
Which records? Kene and Keny appear in Salem Vital Records on CD-ROM data according to Bullock.

Robertson 1947, p. 1
(From Bopp)

 

". . . and in various forms in other Salem records and the documents of Boston State House, but usually as Kinne or Kinney."
Usually? Not based on above list -(no sign of KINNEY in our above list).
Maybe this refers to later generations.

Robertson 1947, p. 1
(From Bopp)

 

Henry - "The name appears in early colonial records under various spellings as Keny, Kene, Kinne, Keyney, Kenney, Kennee, Kine, Kenne, etc."
These are yet not reported in our above list: Kennee, Kine, Kenne
Maybe these are in later generations.

Robertson 1947, p. 1
(From Bopp)

 

Salem Village (17 miles north of Boston)

In the late 1630's, Salem Village (now known as Danvers or Danvers Highlands) was established by a group of farmers who moved five miles from Salem town. In 1752 Danvers became a township separate from Salem.

http://home.att.net/~Local_History/MA-Essex-Co.htm
http://etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Danvers.html

Could Henry write his name?

From Jeff Green [minor edits]:
Regarding the terminology "mark":

From what I've found is, a large number of people could not write and the term "make your mark" was a generalization. It meant that you were to make a mark by your own hand, whether legible or not, and in the presence of witnesses. Those who could sign, did so, and those who couldn't, (became doctors and wrote prescriptions. lol) they just made their familiar mark.

See "Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts"
Volume 4 page 98 for the year 1669
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/vol4/images/essex098.html

On the bottom of the page there is a remark " * Autograph" which means the individuals with an asterisk next to their name, signed their name. Henry has an asterisk next to his name.

Update to discuss with Jeff - 1657 Alderman will - four witnesses and signor of will - but H's name is the only one that mentions a "marke"

What does "freeman" mean? (May 1678 entry above)

From Jeff Green [minor edits]:

"The prerequisites for freemanship were not always the same. In some clerical companies the more prominent of the settlers were freeman by virtue of the fact of having made significant financial contributions to the company. Others were very stringent in their requirements, emphasizing consistent demonstration of Puritan virtues, a declaration of faith, and Church membership. Joining a Congregational church in the first generation was not an easy thing to do. After 1635, a candidate had to stand before a highly skeptical group of elders and satisfy them in three respects: adherence to Calvinist doctrines, achievement of a godly life, and demonstrable experience of spiritual conversion." http://www.dowdgen.com/dowd/document/henry.html
(Located in Footnotes for a personal genealogy of the Dowde family)

1691/92  (above)
Witch Trials- Henry Sr. or Jr?    

   

 

"King Philip's War"
Who was "King Philip"? What was the War about?
Two links with "short" versions . . . .
http://www.answers.com/topic/king-philip-s-war
http://www.pilgrimhall.org/philipwar.htm

1675/76
(abt age 51)

Henry's participation in "King Philip's War"
More details . . .

Sources

 

"King Philip's War" - 12/03/1675 he is with Capt. Prentice in the Narraganset campaign. Henry is mentioned as drawing pay for a number of actions:
February 29, 1675-6 "Henry Kenney, 01 10 00" pg-82
July 24, 1676
under Capt. John Whipple of Ipswich "Henry Kenny 03 08 06" pg-283
August 24, 1676
Assignment of Wages "Henry Kenny 03 03 06" pg-371
Sept. 23, 1676
under Capt. George Corwin "Henry Kenney 00 11 05" pg-291

Soldiers in King Philip's War, George Madison Bodge
1896
(From Vernon)

 

August 24, 1676 - During King Philip's War, Henry Kenny is on a list of men from Salem credited with wages.
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/vol3/images/p3-99.html

Perley
History of Salem, MA
(From Green)

Entries based on online index search at
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/newengland/philip/
Henry: (all noted above)
Chapter 3 Part 2 - February 29, 1675-6 Henry Kenney [p 82]
Chapter 20 Part 6 - July 24th, 1676 Henry Kenny [p 283]
Chapter 20 Part 10 - July 24, 1676 Henry Kenney [p 291 - date entry error, date is
Sept. 23, 1676]
Chapter 25 Part 13 - August 24, 1676 Henry Kenny [p 371]
[Later the below will be moved to pages for sons John and Thomas]
Son Thomas:
Chapter 10 Part 1 - Thomas Kenny
Chapter 28 Part 4 - Thomas Kenny w. son Daniel listed as heir
Son John:
Chapter 28 Part 10 - John Kinne
Chapter 28 Part 15 - John Kenney

Soldiers in King Philip's War
online index

(From Green)

Some/all of the above (and perhaps additional?) information is reportedly also in the NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL REGISTER
Vol 37 1883 pg 281 (From Murach)
Vol XXXVII Jan 1883 p 61 (From Vernon)
Vol XLII Oct 1888 p 285 (From Vernon)
Vol 42 1888 p 101 (From Pumyea)
Vol XLIII Oct 1889 p 259 (From Vernon)

Do not have copies and can not confirm

 

 

Dates  

Dates are entered as found and may be subject to revision as some original records are not available and subject to error during records transcription. Double year dating is in use where applicable.

Some dates in the "Essex" entries (see Sources below) are from the date at the top of the publication's page and may differ from the dates in the material.

Robertson states: "The dates until the 3rd of Sept. 1752 in the old cemeteries and other records are old style dates and eleven days must be added to bring into new style. Also, the year 1656-7, for example, means the ecclesiastical year 1656 and the civil year 1657. The ecclesiastical year began on the 25th day of March - - the civil year on the first of January. Hence this double way of writing the year is found in January, February and March to the 24th." Robertson 1947, p. 2

More about dates - notes

Notes

(1) Waste Book - A book used among merchants. All the dealings of the merchant are recorded in this book in chronological order as they occur.
(also blotter), n. ~ A bookkeeping record, typically a bound volume, detailing in rough form each day's receipts and expenditures in order of their occurrence.

http://www.archivists.org/glossary/term_details.asp?DefinitionKey=1233
(From Green, Bopp)

SOURCES

If available link to source (or image) is provided in each Timeline entry.

ANDERSON

Source Information:[From Ancestry.com]
Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, vols. 1-3. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995

BODGE

George Madison Bodge (1841-1914), a reverend from East Boston, MA, was a member of the New England Historical Genealogical Society and chaplain for the Massachusetts Society of Colonial Wars (a hereditary society).

Soldiers in King Philip's War
Being A Critical Account of That War With A Concise History of the Indian Wars of New England from 1620-1766   Official Lists of the Soldiers of Massachusetts Colony Serving in Philip's War, and Sketches of the Principal Officers, Copies of Ancient Documents and Records Relating to the War   Also Lists of the Narraganset Grantees of the United colonies    Massachusetts, Plymouth, and Connecticut. Leominster, Mass. 1896.

Index is online at: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/newengland/philip/

Bodge may have published some or all of the information in the NEHGS Register prior to the above publication.

ESSEX 

Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County
Volumes I-IX
Edited by George Francis Dow
Transcribed and Abstracted from the Original Manuscript by Harriet S. Tapley
Published and Copyrighted by the Essex Institute
(Originally Published and Copyrighted by the Essex Institute, ca. 1914 [Vol 4].)

Images at Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project
http://etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/

The Essex Institute Historical Collections
Salem Town Records.
Salem, Mass.
[Copies were mailed to me by Vernon but they have not yet been scanned for this web site]

KEENEY, R. C. ~    Items included here because many are familiar with the publication (not a scholarly work).
See entry under Keeney, Roscoe C. in Publications

PERLEY (Sidney Perley)

Perley, Sidney. The History of Salem, Massachusetts In three volumes - Vol 1: 1626-1637, pub 1924; Vol II: 1638-1670, pub 1926; Vol III: 1671-1716, pub 1928. Haverhill, Massachusetts: Record Publishing Co. (1924, 1926, 1928) 1987
http://etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/
Also accessed by this link:
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/salem/scholarship/scholar.html
Chapter XXIIL of Volume II is titled Salem Village Parish, p. 435-446
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Perley/vol2/

Essex Antiquarian - "The Essex Antiquarian was a monthly publication from 1897 to 1904 and then a quarterly until its end in 1909. It was devoted to the biographies, genealogies, history and antiquities of Essex County, MA. The editor, Sidney Perley, was its main contributor and researcher."
See http://www.rootsweb.com/~maessex/EssexAntiquarian/

[Copies of items on Timeline from Mark Vernon were mailed to me by Vernon but have not yet been scanned for this web site]

POPE

Pope, Charles Henry, THE PIONEERS OF MASSACHUSETTS, A DESCRIPTIVE LIST, Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns and Churches, and other Contemporaneous Documents. (Boston, 1900 Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1998)

Images of title pages: 1st and 2nd (provided by James Bullock)

Ancestry.Com has an electronic text version (not images of actual pages); identified as:
Ancestry.com. Massachusetts Pioneers [database online]. Orem, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 1997.
Original data: Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts, np, nd.


Page 266 Image
Transcription:

Henry, (Kenninge) placed as an apprentice with Wm. Parke of Roxbury 21 (4) 1639, by Vincent Potter.  [L]  Rem. to Salem. [Wife] Ann, Salem, adm. chh. 24 (6) 1654.   Ch. John bapt. 10 (7) 1654, Mary bapt. 3 (5) 1659, Sarah bapt. 29 (4) 1662, Elizabeth, of sister K., bapt. 1 (3) 1694, ____ bapt. 12 (3) 1666.

Page 370 Image
Transcription:
Vincent, gent., ae. 21, came in the Elizabeth and Ann in May, 1635. Had apprentices, John Johnson, Stephen Barrett, Henry Kenninge and William Browne, whom he placed with new masters in 1639. [L.] [See Thomas Fowle.] He was entertained to serve at the fort in Boston for one year from 13 (8) 1636, at 10 li. Wages. [W.]

[L] Thomas Lechford Memoranda Notebook, also known as
Note Book (legal memoranda) of Thomas Lechford,
[From James Bullock] His Notebook contains "conveyances such as a sale of land or house, leases, mortgages, wills, powers of attorney, articles of apprenticeship and so on. It also includes work that was not specifically legal - receipts, business letters, and ordinary copying" which has much information of genealogical value. He served basically as a notary. . . . See also:
http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/lhr/23.2/fernandez.html

Roberston 1947 ~ Unfortunately this monumental work contains almost no sources. Items are included here because so many researchers are familiar with the publication. When an item in Robertson is confirmed by an earlier source/citation, the Robertson item is removed from the Timeline.

Robertson, Florance Keeney. THE GENEALOGY OF HENRY AND ANN KINNE, PIONEERS OF SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS. (1947) 231p. Available at Quintin Publications. [Original?] publisher: Wetzel Publishing Co., Inc. 524 South Sprint Street, Los Angeles, California. This book is also listed in the Family History Library Catalog (LDS). See other entries under Robertson in Publications.

Robertson, (1947) p. 2, states "The children of Henry and Ann Kinne, as recorded in Salem, v. r. . . . ." and p. 4(top), regarding pages 1-4(top): "Sources: Essex Historical Collections -- Town & church records -- Family Bible records as received from numerous contributors and correspondents. History of the Putnam Family of England and America by Eben Putnam, pub., 1891, Salem, Mass. Archives of the Boston State House. Perley, History of Salem, 1928. Research in England by Wm. Kinne of Ithaca, N. Y.: p. 704, vol. II, Genealogical History of Jefferson Co., N.Y.--Oaks Lewis Pub. Co. 1905."

Salem Village Church Records

SALEM VILLAGE CHURCH RECORD BOOK. [ca. 1689-1698 ?]
Transcribed by WM. THADDEUS HARRIS, Esq. J

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/villgchurchrcrd.html
These 23 (web) pages, may have been originally published in - or is the below the source of the material? -
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register,
Vol. 11, 1857 (April) pp. 131-135; (October) pp. 316-321;
Vol. 12, (July) 1858; pp. 127-128; (January) 245-248.

SALEM VILLAGE RECORD BOOK

SALEM VILLAGE RECORD BOOK [For Years 1672 1713] Transcription published in installments in The Historical Collections of the Danvers Historical Society, 1924-1931

Click on Salem Village (not on Salem Village Church)
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/salem/17docs.html
[longer link]
 http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=SalVRec.xml&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=all

Extracted entries for Henry and family are here:
Entries for Henry (& others) in the Salem Village Record Book

Salem VR

Vital Records of Salem Massachusetts To The End of the Year 1849.  The Essex Institute, Salem, MA,. Newcomb & Gauss Printers, Salem, Mass.  Six volumes published 1916-1925.  My database has items from Volume I - Births (1916), Volume III - Marriages (1924), Volume V Deaths (1925).
CT. R. refers to court records, Essex Co. Quarterly Court.

Images available on Ancestry.com and elsewhere.  Some extracts and/or scans are on the web including, but not limited to:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~maessex/VitalRecords/EssexCounty/Salem/index.html
See remarks at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~maessex/VitalRecords/

Some of the information in my database was given to me by researchers from the following CD:
The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, Vital Records of Salem, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, 6 volumes. (Newcomb & Gauss Printers, Salem, MA, 1916-1925 Reproduced on CD-ROM by Search & ReSearch, Wheat Ridge, CO; 1998)
Text: vol. 1, p. 487, Salem Births, Essex County Quarterly Court Records
Text: vol. 3, p. 562, Salem Marriages, Essex County Quarterly Court Records
Text: vol. 3, p. 563, Salem Marriages, Essex County Quarterly Court Records

 

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Misc.

Salem witchcraft - link problems
http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-salemname?name=Henry+Keney&query=kenhen
http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-salem?specfile=/texts/english/salem/public/salem.o2w&act=text&offset=4750476

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