Samuel Jennison
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Samuel Jennison (1642 - 1701)

Ensign Samuel Jennison
Born in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Husband of — married 30 Oct 1666 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Watertown, Middlesex, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Biography

Samuel Jennison was born at Watertown, Massachusetts, 15 December 1642 ("15 (10) [1642]"), son of Robert Jennison and his second wife Grace Kilbourne.[1][2][3]

He married Judith Newcomb at Watertown on 30 October 1666.[2][4] Judith was born 16 January 1645/6 at Braintree, Massachusetts, daughter of Francis and Rachel (Brackett) Newcomb.[3][5][6]

He was admitted a freeman on 11 October 1682.[2][3]

Ensign Samuel Jennison was Town Clerk in 1691.[3][7]

Ensign Samuel Jennison died at Watertown on 15 October 1701, at the age of 58.[2][3][8]

His wife Judith died in Watertown ("an Aged Widow Woman") on 1 March 1722/3.[2][3][9]

Children

The following are the children of Samuel and Judith Jennison, all born in Watertown:[2][3][7]

  1. Judith, born 13 day, 6 month 1667[10]; married first, James Barnard on 16 December 1692; married second, John Bemis on 30 May 1726.[3][7][11]
  2. Mercy, born 23 day 11 month 1669[12]; died young.
  3. Rachaell, born 8 day, 8 month 1671[13]; married Timothy Barron, 10 March 1698/9.[3][14]
  4. Mercy, born 28 February 1671[15]; died young.
  5. Samuel, born 12 October 1673[16]; died 2 December 1730[17]; married Mary Stearns 2 November 1699.[7][18]
  6. Elizabeth, born 17 April 1676[19] (a twin); died before her father.[3][7]
  7. William, born 17 April 1676 (a twin); married Elizabeth Golding, 20 June 1700, at Charlestown, Massachusetts[20]; lived in Sudbury, Massachusetts[2]; died in Worcester, Massachusetts, on 19 September 1741/4?.[3][7]
  8. Peter, born 1 October 1681[21]; died at Sudbury 17 January 1722/3.[22]; married Jean/Jane ___.[3]
  9. Grace, born 11 February 1678[23] married John Holdin, 7 November 1699.[3][24]
  10. Robert, born 24 July 1684[25]; removed to Sutton; married widow Dorothy (Thomas) Whittemore. [7][3]
  11. Lydia, 18 May 1688[26], baptized May 20; married John Traine on 5 May 1705.[7][3][27]

[Note: WatertownVR has births of two daughters named Mercy, but some sources list one daughter Mercy with birth Feb. 1699 and death Feb. 1670/1. This is more likely as Rachaell and the second Mercy's birth are too close together. Also note William is not in Watertown births as are all his siblings, but is cited as a twin with his sister Elizabeth by other sources.][3][7]

Will & Estate

Samuel Jennison's Will dated 30 November 1700; proved 3 November 1701; recorded Middlesex County Probate 10:167; mentions:[3][7][28]

  • wife Judith
  • eldest son Samuel Jr.
  • son William of Sudbury
  • son Peter
  • youngest son Robert (then a minor)
  • daughter Judith Barnard
  • daughter Rachel Barron
  • daughter Grace Holden
  • youngest daughter Lydia (then under 18)
  • grandchildren: Mary Jennison, James and Samuel Barnard, Timothy Barron, and John Holden
  • grandhchild Joseph Bowman (supposedly illegitmate son of daughter Rachel and Joseph Bowman)[3]

His inventory, dated 31 October 1701; house, &c., £95; farm, 50 acres, £90; farm, 20 acres, £60; 12 acres in lieu of township, &c., £5; one acre of meadow, £10. Total, real and personal estate, £383.1. As the currency was not then depreciated, the whole amount was equivalent to 1270 silver dollars, which in those days entitled the possessor to be considered a rich man.[3]

Research Notes

  • Robert Charles Anderson in his Great Migration, Volume V, page 162 feels that the "M" in Macomber has been misinterpreted and is actually an "N" and he treats the name as Newcomb.[6]

Sources

  1. Watertown Records: Vol. 1 (1894). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "Samuel the sonne of Robert & Grace Jennifon borne 15 (10) [1642]." (p. 10).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Drake, Samuel G. Brief Memoirs and Notices of Prince’s Subscribers, The New England Historical & Genealogical Register. (NEHGS, Boston, Mass., 1853). Volume VII. "Samuel, mar. 1666 Judith Macomber…" (p. 71).
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 Vinton, John. The Giles Memorial. (Boston, 1864). "5. Ensign Samuel Jennison." (pp. 239-240).
  4. Watertown Records: Vol. 1 (1894). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "Samuell Jeniffon & Judith Macombe Joyned in Maryage the 30 of october [1666]." (p. 28).
  5. Braintree Records: "Judith Nucome the daughter of ffrancis Nucome and Rachell his wiffe was borne the (16) (11) 1645." (p. 630).
  6. 6.0 6.1 Anderson, Robert Charles. Great Migration 1634-1635, M-P. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org($). New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, M-P, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007. "vi. Judith Newcomb." (p. 244).
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 Bond, Henry. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts. (Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1855). 2nd Edition. "(II.) Ensign Samuel Jenison." (pp. 307, 800).
  8. Watertown Records: Vol. 2 (1900). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "Ensign Samuel Jenison Diceaced october : the fiftenth : 1701." (p. 21).
  9. Watertown Records: Vol. 2 (1900). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "Judieth Jenefon an Aged Widow Woman Deceased March 1st. 1722/3." (p. 75).
  10. Watertown Records: Vol. 1 (1894). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "Judith Jennifon Daughter of Samuell & Judith Jennifon borne the 13 : 6mo [1667]." (p. 29).
  11. Watertown Records: Vol. 2 (1900). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "May : 30 1726 John Bemis & Judith Barnard both of Watertown were joyned in Marriage by mr Warham Williams Minifter in sd Town." (p. 79).
  12. Watertown Records: Vol. 1 (1894). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "Mercy Jenifon daughter of Samuell & Judeth Jenifon borne ye 23 of ye 11mo [1669]." (p. 32.)
  13. Watertown Records: Vol. 1 (1894). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "Rachaell Jenifon daughter of Samuell and Judeth Jenifon borne the 8 of the 8mo [1671]." (p. 34).
  14. Watertown Records: Vol. 2 (1900). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "Timothy Barron & : Rachel Jenison both of water town wear Joyned in marriage before mr Henry Gibbs the 10th: of March 1699." (p. 5).
  15. Watertown Records: Vol. 1 (1894). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "Mercy Jenifon daughter of Samuell and Judeth Jenifon borne the 28 of February [1671]." (p. 34).
  16. Watertown Records: Vol. 1 (1894). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "Samuell Jenifon, son of Samuell and Judah Jenifon borne the 12 of october [1673]." (p. 37).
  17. Watertown Records: Vol. 2 (1900). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "Samuel Jenifon Deceafed December the Second 1730." (p. 93).
  18. Watertown Records: Vol. 2 (1900). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "famll: Jenison & Mary stearns both of water town weare lawfully Joyned in Marriage by Henry Gibbs minister in water town Nou : 2 1699." (p. 11).
  19. Watertown Records: Vol. 1 (1894). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "Elizabeth Jenifon Daughter of Samuell and Judeth Jennifon borne the 17 of Aprill [1676]." (p. 41).
  20. Sudbury Records: Marriages. "Jennison, William and Elizabeth Golding, June 20, 1700, in Charlestown." (p. 224).
  21. Watertown Records: Vol. 1 (1894). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "Peter Jennifon son of Samuel & Judith Borne the first of October [1681]." (p. 50).
  22. Sudbury Records: Deaths. "Jenison, Peter, Jan. 17, 1722-3." (p. 313).
  23. Watertown Records: Vol. 1 (1894). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "Grace Jenifon daughter of Samuel and Judeth Jennifon Borne the 11 of february [1678]." (p. 44).
  24. Watertown Records: Vol. 2 (1900). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "John Holdin & Grace Jennison both of water town were lawfully Joyned in Marriage by mr Henry gibbs minister in water town Nou : 7 1699 :" (p. 11).
  25. Watertown Records: Vol. 1 (1894). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "Robert Jennifon the son of Samuel & Judeth borne the 24 of the 5th viz July [1684]." (p. 55).
  26. Watertown Records: Vol. 1 (1894). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "Lydia Jennifon daughter of Samuel & Judith borne the 18 of May [1688]." (p. 59).
  27. Watertown Records: Vol. 2 (1900). Records of Births Deaths and Marriages. "John Traine and Lydia Jenifon both of Watertown, wer Joyned in Marriage by Jonas Bond Justice of the peace May 5 1705." (p. 20).
  28. 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.). (Case File12586:p. 1-9).

See also:

  • Middlesex Massachusetts Deponents 1645-1700: Samuel deposed in 1686 that he was 44 years old..
  • NEHGS Register; July 1853, page 282; birth,. October 15, 1642,
  • New England Marriages prior to 1700; page 419.
  • Worcester County, Massachusetts Memoirs; Volume I, page 440; birth & marriage


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Jennison-374 and Jennison-3 appear to represent the same person because: They are both married to the same spouse, Judith Jennison, and have the same father, Robert (who is already under pending merge).
posted by Chip White Jr.
This is some very nice work! On a WikiTree technical note, constructs such as <ref name=WatertownVR/> need to refer to a previous citation. You can see under Sources that #1, #4 and #8 don't refer to anything. Full disclosure: Samuel is my 8thGG, so if you have no objections, I would be very happy to clean these up for you and learn about Samuel at the same time.
posted by Chip White Jr.
Jennison-7 and Jennison-3 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth location, same wife and marriage , same death data
posted by Hayward Houghton II
I have this info on my home tree. I am trying to find a source.

Elizabeth Grace Moody Kilbourne born 12 March 1614, Wood Ditton, Cambridge, England daughter of Frances Moody and Thomas Kilbourne. 1634 Arrival in Massachusetts Marriage to Robert Jenison -1636 ,Watertown.MA Death - 26 Nov 1686 in Watertown, MA

posted by Susan Fitzmaurice

J  >  Jennison  >  Samuel Jennison

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