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John Key Jr. (1653 - 1711)

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John Key Jr.
Born in Settrington, East Riding, Yorkshiremap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] in New Kent Co VAmap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died in New Kent County, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Dec 2010
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John Key Jr. settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.
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In the Conlcusion of Key Family Origins, Dr. Gene C. Key, notes that Dr. Marcus M. Key's Y-DNA study, that, "based on Dr. Key's research...the John Keys of Colonial Virginia descend from most likely lived in West Riding or Yorkshire County, England and more precisely Almodnbury or Huddlersfield Parishes."[1]

John Key was born in 1653.


Name: John KEY[2]


Date: 26 JUN 1653
Place: Settrington, East Riding, Yorkshire, England[3]


Husband: John Key
Wife: Mary Palmer
Child: Martin Key
Date: 1669
Place: New Kent, Virginia, USA[4]


Date: 1690
Place: New Kent, Virginia, USA[5]


  1. Reunited --- The Famous Key Family of Colonial Virginia, Vol. 1 of 4, Dr. Gene C. Key,April 15, 201?. Caddo Mills Texas
  2. Source: #S16 Data: Text: Online publication - Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection
  3. Source: #S19 Data: Text: Online publication - OneWorldTree
  4. Source: #S19 Data: Text: Online publication - OneWorldTree
  5. Source: #S19 Data: Text: Online publication - OneWorldTree.
  • Source: S16 Author: Edmund West, comp. Title: Family Data Collection - Individual Records Publication: Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000


  • WikiTree profile Key-230 created through the import of The-Direct-Lineage-of-Selby-Edward--Chip--Stokes--III-25-Aug-2011.ged on Aug 25, 2011 by Chip Stokes.
  • WikiTree profile Key-300 created through the import of 1rebeason jun 2011.ged.ged on Sep 7, 2011 by Richard Beason.
  • WikiTree profile Key-559 created through the import of VKee_2012-09-02.ged on Sep 3, 2012 by Greg Burch.
  • This person was created through the import of Shortened files.ged on 30 December 2010.

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On 13 Apr 2014 at 22:43 GMT Cheryl (Stone) Caudill wrote:

Key-1153 and Key-73 appear to represent the same person because: duplicate profiles

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