Robert Jennison

Robert Jennison (1607 - 1690)

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Robert Jennison
Born in Colchester, Essex, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1636 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Profile last modified 27 May 2019 | Created 31 May 2009
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Robert Jennison migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640). (See Great Migration Begins, by R. C. Anderson, Vol. 2, p. 1088)
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[Note:conflict : Watertown VR lists child Elizabeth born 12: 2m: 1637 [April 12, 1638] as daughter of Robert and Grace Jenison; but lists his first wife Elizabeth's burial as 10: 8m: 1638]

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Disputed Origin

According to The Great Migration Directory: Immigrants to New England, 1620–1640 the parents and origins of this person are not known.[1] There is no evidence he was son of Robert Jennison and Anne Bonar. Therefore per PGM guidelines they have been removed. For a review of his family please refer to Dawes-Gates ancestral lines. A memorial volume ... v. 1. Ferris, Mary Walton, 1872-1943 p 369 [2] and Susan Hardman Moore, Abandoning America: Life-stories from early New England (Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: The Boydell Press, 2013) 162 link [3] His brother William returned permanently to Colchester, England. His brother was a mariner and merchant in Viginia and Bermuda before coming to New England. See also Roger Thompson, Divided we stand: Watertown, Massachusetts, 1630-80 (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1994), 17, 41, 42-3, 58, 68, 96, 97, 147, 170; W], 119, 183, 248n., 518-19 [4] No further information about this family in England has been published.

Biography

Robert Jennison came to Watertown, Massachusetts, about 1637. He was the brother of William Jennison, who had come to Watertown after being first of Bermuda, then of Charlestown in 1630. [5]

  • 1645: Robert Jenison, freeman, Massachusetts Bay Colony. (p. 3978) [6]
  • 1646: April 30: Robert Jennison of Watertown put up his house and lands in Watertown as surety for the debt of his brother Captain William Jennison, who owed L14 13s, if William did not send goods from England or elsewhere to meet the obligation. [5]
  • 1654: May 5: Robert Jennison was a jury member is the trial of Caleb Johnson who accidentally shot John Woodis. [7]

Watertown Possessions:

  • Granted six acres homestall. [8]
  • Granted two aces of meadow and the 73rd lott. [8]
  • Granted three acres of plow land and the the 28 lott. [8]
  • Granted twenty acres upland in the 1st division. [8]
  • Granted sixteen and one half acres upland. [8]
  • 1642/3: March 7: Robert Jennison of Watertown granted 20 acres of land to John Stowers. [9]

Robert Jennison married his first wife Elizabeth _____ by 1637, who died at age 30 and was buried at Watertown, Massachusetts on 10: 8m: 1638 (10 October 1638). [8]

Some have claimed she was the Elizabeth baptized May 12, 1614 at Wood, Ditton, Cambridgeshire, daughter of Thomas and Frances (Moody) Kilbourne. [10] But age 30 in 1638 would translate to a 1608

He then married Grace _______.

Some have claimed she was "Elizabeth Grace" and also identified her as daughter of Thomas Kilbourne and Francis Moody but there was no use of middle names that era and place.

Grace Jennison died at Watertown on November 6, 1686.[8]

In her will dated November 13, 1650, widow Frances Kilbourne of Wethersfield, made a bequest to her grandchild, Elizabeth Geneson. [10]

A 2009 article has argued that Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Kilbourne and Francis Moody was the wife of Hugh Gunnison, not Robert Jennison.[11]

He died at Watertown on July 4, 1690. [12]

His will, written on September 15, 1683 mentions:

  • his loving wife
  • daughter Mikall Warrin
  • son-in-law George Read, husband of my deceased daughter [Elizabeth]
  • son Samuel executor
  • grandson William Jenison [12]

On April 2, 1687, he added:

  • grandson Robert Jenison [12]

Children

  1. Elizabeth born April 12, 1638 [12: 2m: 1637][8]; married George Read October 4, 1652 at Woburn, as his first wife. [9]
  2. Micaell Jennison born at Watertown 17: 10m: 1640 (December 17) married first Richard Bloyce, on February 10, 1657. [13] She married second, on John Warren at Watertown on July 11, 1667. [5] [8]
  3. Samuel born December 15, 1642; married Judith Nucombe/Newcomb of Braintree on Oct. 30, 1666. [14] [8]

Source notes

Watertown Births

Elizabak Jenison, d. Robert and Grace, 12: 2m: 1637. (p. 5)
Michall, d. Robert and Grace Jennison borne 17: 10m: 1640. MCR (p. 8)
Samuel, sonne of Robert and Grace Jennison borne 15: 10m: 1642. MCR (p. 10)

Watertown Marriages

Micaell [Jenison] and Richard Bloyss, Feb. 10, 1657. (p. 19)
John Warrin and and Mychaell Bloyss, joyned in marriage 11: 5m: 1667. (p. 29)
Samuell Jenisson and Judith Macombe, joyned in maryage Oct. 30, 1666. (p. 28)

Watertown Deaths

Elizabeth Jenison, wife of Robertt Jenison, buried 10: 8m: 1638, aged 30 yeares. (p. 6)
Grace Jennison, wife of Robert Jennison dyed the 26 of November 1686. (p. 57)
Seirgt Richard Bloyse deceased 7: 6m: 1665. (p. 27) [8]

Sources

  1. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Directory: Immigrants to New England, 1620–1640 (Boston, Massachusetts. New England Historic and Genealogical Society. 2015)
  2. [https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89066183567;view=1up;seq=415 Dawes-Gates ancestral lines. A memorial volume] ... v. 1. Ferris, Mary Walton, 1872-1943 p 369
  3. Susan Hardman Moore, Abandoning America: Life-stories from early New England (Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: The Boydell Press, 2013) 162 link
  4. Roger Thompson, Divided we stand: Watertown, Massachusetts, 1630-80 (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1994), 17, 41, 42-3, 58, 68, 96, 97, 147, 170; W], 119, 183, 248n., 518-19.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., by Robert Charles Anderson, NEHGS, Boston, MA, 1995 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010)
  6. Massachusetts: Miscellaneous Census Substitutes, 1630–1788, 1840, 1890, (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013.
  7. Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Records, 1643-1674, V.1: p. 47 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003)
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 Watertown Records Comprising the First and Second Books of Town Proceedings with the Land Grants and Possession, and the First Book and Supplement of Births, Deaths and Marriages, The Historical Society, Press of Fred G. Barker, Watertown, MA, 1894
  9. 9.0 9.1 The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VI, R-S, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009, (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.)
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume IV, I-L, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2005, (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.)
  11. Ernest H. Helliwell III, "Was Elizabeth2 Kilbourne the first wife of Hugh Gunnison of Boston and Kittery," in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.) 163 (Jan 2009): 16-18 link for subscribers
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Case12585: p.1-4: Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)
  13. The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume I, A-B, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2005 (p. 328, (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.)
  14. The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, M-P, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007, (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.)

See also:

  • Source: New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 1 William Richard Cutter Genealogical Publishing Com, 1 okt. 1998 - 2395 pagina's pg 885

Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile Jennison-50 created through the import of Thompson Family Tree (2)_2012-11-16.ged on Nov 16, 2012 by Daniel Thompson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Daniel and others. Source:S16 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;; Repository: #R1
  • WikiTree profile Jennison-43 created through the import of BDM7-7-11.ged on Jul 8, 2011 by Brian McCullough. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Brian and others.


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On 27 May 2019 at 11:39 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

The profile of his wife "Elizabeth Grace" appears to be conflating two people-- Elizabeth Kilbourne (his first wife) who died in 1638 and his second wife Grace ??

On 25 Mar 2018 at 14:40 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Jennison-142 and Jennison-2 appear to represent the same person because: Other than DOB for -142, they match.

On 23 Mar 2018 at 18:43 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Jennison-142 and Jennison-2 appear to represent the same person because: Other than DOB for -142, they match.

On 23 Mar 2018 at 18:14 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Jennison-142 and Jennison-2 appear to represent the same person because: Other than DOB for -142, they match.

On 22 Mar 2018 at 23:28 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Jennison-142 and Jennison-2 appear to represent the same person because: Other than DOB for -142, they match.

On 3 Jul 2017 at 19:49 GMT Ashlea Wade-Jenison wrote:

I am a Jennison descendant. My family (relatives) own/donated the Jenison museum of arts and history in Belmond, Iowa (now called the Belmond Art Museum). The museum has a large history of archives, including hand-written notes from the early 1800's about the family. My cousin wrote a book about the Jenisons after spending 2-3 years on England and working on the history project with Roger Clifton Jennison (professor at Kent University). If you read the book, (Chasing restless roots) it highlights many descrepencies. For instance, Robert's birthdate listed as September 29, 1594. The book commented how unusual it was for someone back then to live past 90. The book also says both brothers were gray's inn lawyers (cambridge)- and that they were only a year apart in age. No records...help!

On 26 Feb 2017 at 22:27 GMT R (Baker) B wrote:

According to The Great Migration Directory: Immigrants to New England, 1620–1640 the parents and origins of this person are not known.[1] There is no evidence he was son of Robert Jennison and Anne Bonar. Therefore per PGM guidelines they have been removed.

On 3 Feb 2016 at 22:10 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

This profile needs a source for the listed parents. If no documented source can be found, they should be removed.


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