Edmund Keene, son of Edmund Kenn and Margaret Strode, was born about 1573 (est). He was Edmund Kean of Langford, Somerset, gentleman, living in 1623.
Edmund married twice, and had nine or 10 children. Edmund Keane, or Keene, a tanner of Wrington, Somerset, wrote his will in January, 1628. It was proved in June, 1630. He writes, " A marriage shortly to be solemnized between my daughter Agnes Keene & John Locke, son of Nicholas Locke, of Pensford. Elizabeth Locke, my daughter. My wife, Mary, Extrix." The will of Edmund's wife, Mary Keene, of Wrington, widow was dated 16 Nov 1636 and proved 8 Dec 1638. Mary names her sons Richard, John & Edmund, and her daughters Jane Peryn and Agnes Locke. Edmund was buried at Wrington, Somerset on 15th Apr 1630, and Mary on 20th Oct 1638, she in the church. The Nicholas Locke mentioned in the will was a member of a Dorset family who had migrated to Somerset, and settled in the hamlet of Belluton close to Pensford.
Children of Edmund Keene and Mary
Elizabeth Keene; m. (1) Jeremy Locke; (2) Strode Allen; d. bef 16 Nov 1636, date her mother’s Will was written
John Keene, attorney
Edmund Keene, a tanner, like his father; m. Frances Locke, b. 5 Oct 1604
Jane Keene, m. Peryn
Agnes Keene, m. 15 Jul 1630 John Locke, b. 29 Apr 1606, clerk to Frances Baber and Alexander Popham; parents of John Locke the Philosopher b. 29 Aug 1632 and Thomas Locke b. at Pensford, bapt. 9 Aug 1637