Muirae (Demerse) Kenney

Muirae (Demerse) Kenney

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Muirae M. Kenney formerly Demerse aka Hill
Born 1960s.
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My beginnings, and why I'm here

I spent the first ten years of my life in the same small town in New Hampshire where some of my family had lived since the 1700s. I grew up in the house where my father was born and that my great-grandparents bought in the late 1800s. Because of the size of the town and the time period (the '70s) I spent most of my free time exploring on my bicycle, and oftentimes I ended up at MeetingHouse Cemetery deep in the woods at the base of Mt. Monadnock, because it was beautiful and quiet and I loved the solitude of it. I loved looking at the graves and wondering about the lives of the people buried there, but at the time I didn't know I was related to so many of them. But there is the start of my love for genealogy.

About me

I am a native New Englander. I am descended from multiple Mayflower families (definitely two, likely three, possibly four, but I don't have all the information yet,) as well as many of the Puritan Great Migration families; I'm still trying to compile a complete list of these ancestors. I am also descended from Banfield Capron, who emigrated from England in 1674 to Massachusetts. Information on that line is well documented by Phil DeSilva on My maternal grandfather and maternal great-grandparents were all Finnish immigrants, so that is another--more difficult--side of my research. Much of my paternal great-great-grandfather's line came from France by way of Quebec. It's been an education to realize how much easier it is to do research in your own language than one you don't understand.
My family moved to the Carolinas when I was ten, and I have lived there for most of my life. I attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. I owned a bookstore outside of Raleigh, NC for over a decade before closing down in the early part of the 2010's.

Some of My Notable Ancestors

I am directly descended from many Great Puritan Migration Migrants, including--
PGM John Woodbury PGM John Upham
PGM Elizabeth (Slade) Upham
PGM Ruth (Wood) Upham PGM Edward Wood
PGM Ruth (Lee) Wood PGM Joseph Morse
PGM Hester (Pierce) Morse PGM John Pierce
PGM Elizabeth (Trulle) Pierce PGM Isaac Stearns
PGM Mary (Barker) Stearns PGM Deacon John "of Weymouth" Rogers
PGM Judith (French) Rogers PGM Capt. Thomas White
PGM James Penniman II PGM Lydia (Eliot) Wight aka Penniman
PGM Martha (Hoare) Puffer PGM George Puffer
PGM George Holmes PGM Deborah Holmes
PGM Richard Withington PGM Elizabeth (Eliot) Withington
PGM Mary (Chickering) Metcalf PGM John Metcalf
PGM John Bowers PGM Mary (Newgate) Townsend
PGM Thomas Townsend PGM Lawrence Copeland Jr
PGM Ensign Edward Adams PGM Henry Adams
PGM Edith Rosamond (Squire) Adams PGM Deacon Simon Stone Sr
PGM Joane (Clarke) Stone PGM Deacon Samuel (Basse) Bass
PGM Anne (Saville) Bass
PGM William M Holman II PGM Winnifred Lovering (Henchman) Holman
PGM Joseph Kingsbury PGM Millicent (Ames) Kingsbury
PGM Abraham Temple
PGM Thomas Parker PGM Amy (Aylesworth) Parker
PGM Ensign Thomas Newhall II PGM Nicholas Potter
PGM Emma (Knight) Potter PGM Mary (Woodland) Newhall
PGM Nicholas Brown PGM Elizabeth (Leids) Brown
PGM Anne (Bent) Rice PGM John Bent
PGM Agnes (Gosling) Bent PGM Martha (Blanchard) Bent
PGM Gregory Stone
PGM Obadiah Wheeler Sr PGM Susanna Wheeler
PGM Judith (Vassall) White PGM William Vassall
PGM Deacon Edward Rice PGM Edmund Rice
PGM Thomasine (Frost) Rice PGM John Lawrence
PGM Nicholas Byram PGM Susanna(Shaw) Byram
Mayflower Passengers
Peregrine White Sr is my 8th great-grandfather. Click here to see the relationship between Peregrine White Sr and Muirae (Demerse) Kenney.
Resolved White Sr is my 10th great-grandfather. Click here to see the relationship between Resolved White Sr and Muirae (Demerse) Kenney.
William White is my 9th(through Peregrine) and 11th(through Resolved) great-grandfather. Click here to see the relationship between William White Sr and Muirae (Demerse) Kenney.
Susannah (Jackson) Winslow is my 9th/11th great-grandmother. Click here to see the relationship between Susannah (Jackson) Winslow and Muirae (Demerse) Kenney.
James Chilton is my 11th great-grandfather. Click here to see the relationship between James Chilton and Muirae (Demerse) Kenney.
Elizabeth Tilley (haven't completed the research yet--will update here when I have it done.)
John Alden & Priscilla Mullins (same as above.)

Magna Carta Barons

I am directly descended from

William (Albini) d'Aubigny--My 27th great-grandfather. [1]
Hugh III (Bigod) le Bigod--My 27th great-grandfather [2]
Roger Bigod --My 28th great-grandfather [3]
Henry (Bohun) de Bohun --My 25th great-grandfather [4]
Gilbert (Clare) de Clare --My 23rd great-grandfather. [5]
Richard (Clare) de Clare --My 24th great-grandfather [6]
John (Clavering) FitzRobert--My 25th great-grandfather [7]
Robert de Vere--My 24th great-grandfather [8]
Robert FitzWalter--My 24th great-grandfather. [9]
John (Lacy) de Lacy Knt--My 23rd great-grandfather [10]
William Malet--My 25th great-grandfather [11]
William (Mowbray) de Mowbray--My 24th great-grandfather [12]
Richard (Percy) de Percy--My 23rd great-grandfather [13]
Saier (Quincy) de Quincy--My 25th great-grandfather [14]
Robert (Ros) de Roos--my 27th great-grandfather [15]
William (Huntingfield) de Huntingfield--my 24th great-grandfather[16]

I am also indirectly related to

Richard (Montfichet) de Montfichet [17]
Geoffrey V (Mandeville) de Mandeville [18]
William Marshal [19]
William (Lanvallei) de Lanvallay [20]
Eustace (Vesci) de Vescy [21]
Geoffrey (Say) de Say [22]
William (Forz) de Forz [23]

British Royalty

Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England--my 24th (through Henry III) and 27th (through John) great-grandmother.
Edward III (Plantagenet), King of England--my 21st great-grandfather.
Edward II (Plantagenet), King of England, Prince of Wales, of Caernarfon--my 22nd great-grandfather.
Edward (Edward I) "Longshanks, King of England"--my 23rd great-grandfather through Edward II and my 21st great-grandfather through his daughter Elizabeth.
Henry III, King of England--my 22nd great-grandfather.
John (Plantagenet) of England, King of England--my 23rd (through Henry III) and 26th (through Joan Fitzjohn) great-grandfather.
Henry Plantagenet , Henry II,"King of England, Curtmantle, FitzEmpress" --my 25th great-grandfather, through his son William, my 24th and 27th great-grandfather through his son John.
Matilda (Maud) "Holy Roman Empress, Lady of the English" --my 26th (and more) great-grandmother
Henry (Henry I) "Beauclerc, FitzWilliam, King of England"--my 27th (and more) great-grandfather.
Étienne (Stephen I) "King of the English, Duke of Normandy"--my 26th great-grandfather.
William I the Conqueror (Normandie) de Normandie "Duke of Normandy, King of England" --my 28th great-grandfather.
King Æthelred (AEthelred) "The Unready, Rede-less, King of England"--my 29th great-grandfather (search from my father, Demerse-11 to Æthelred to find the connection) through his daughter Goda. Also my 31st great-grandfather through Margaret Ceannmore (see my connection to her under Saints.)
King Ecgberht (Egbert) "Bretwalda, King of England, King of Wessex"--my 39th great-grandfather (through Albini-39.)

British Nobility

William (Plantagenet)"Longsword" Longspee --my 24th great-grandfather.
Sir Thomas Beauchamp "11th Earl of Warwick, Marshal of England"--my 19th great-grandfather, a founder Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1348.

Other European Royalty/Nobility

Charlemagne "Karl der Grosse, Carolus Magnus, Charles the Great, Roi des Francs, König des Fränkischen Reichs, Empereur d'Occident, Karel de Grote"--my 37th great-grandfather (through Normandie-32) and my 38th great-grandfather (through Albini-39.) Other lines not listed.
Lothair (Lothar I) "Emperor, King of Lotharingia" Holy Roman Emperor--my 36th great-grandfather (through Albini-39.)


Margaret (Wessex) Ceannmore, canonized in 1250--my 28th great-grandmother.

Other Notables

My goals on WikiTree

  • To complete my own family tree to the 10th generation
  • To learn the process of proper genealogical research
  • To connect with extended family and help with their search for information
  • To help further the goals of WikiTree in creating a complete, well-sourced, accurate global family tree.


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  • Updated by M Demerse 4/1/2017

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Many of my ancestors emigrated from France to Quebec and Nova Scotia. Family names include Marion, Dumet/Dumais/Demers, Côté, Gratton, and Miloy/Milloir.
Very interested in finding other descendents of this family from Sippola/Kymi, Finland.
I am descended from Banfield Capron
Alternate spelling of maiden name. Family used this spelling several generations back.
My family name.
Project Finland/Finnish brick walls.
My great-great grandmother's family. Esp. interested in Finns from Turku-Pori
Many of my ancestors settled in Essex and Middlesex Counties.
Primarily Cheshire and Merrimack Counties.
Interested in joining some one name studies, especially for White (New England,) Temple (New England) and Converse (New England.)
My great-grandmother's maiden name. Family was from Honkilahti, Turku and Pori, Finland. Very interested in finding other Peltonens from this area.
My grandmother's maiden name. Family was from Eura, Turku ja Pori, Finland.
My great grandmother was Mary Eulaloo Temple White of New Hampshire, grand-daughter of George William Temple and Mary Fisk Temple (cousins,) of (Charlestown) Boston, Mass.

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On 10 Sep 2018 at 11:32 GMT Juha (Niskakoski) Soini wrote:

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We’re 10th cousins once removed through Isaac Stearns. Bob

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