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John Kynnersley esq (1579 - abt. 1648)

John Kynnersley esq aka Kinnersley
Born in Ward End, Aston Juxta Birmingham, Warwickshiremap
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Husband of — married 31 Aug 1612 in Biddenham, Bedfordshiremap
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Died about in Warwickshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
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John Kynnersley esq was born in England.


John Kinnersely was born on 25 Sep 1579 at Aston Juxta Birmingham, Warwickshire, son of Edward. The entry reads "John Kinn'rsley first born son of Edward Kinn'rsley, gent of Wardend was baptised, and was born on the 25 Sep previous 1579"[1].

John 'Kinnerdsley' married Katherine Boteler [Butler] on 31 Aug 1612 at Biddenham, Bedfordshire[2].

John was recorded in the Visitation of the County of Warwick in 1619 as the son of Edward Kynnersley/Kinardesley of Ward End, Warwickshire and Margaret Bond. He was also noted as the husband of Katherine, daughter of William Butler, and the father of four children: John, Ursula, Martha and Thomas[3].

John was noted in the will of his mother in law, Ursula (Smythe) Butler, the will made in 1619 and proved in 1621. The will also referred to the following children of John and Katherine, namely: Ursula, John and Martha[4].

He was also recorded In the Butler/Boteler Pedigree in the visitation of Bedfordshire in 1634 as John Kinnersly, gent of Warden End, Warwickshire, husband of Katherine Butler[5].

John was a beneficiary and co-Executor of the will of his father, Edward Kinnersley of Ward End, Warwickshire, gent, his will made on 24 Jan 1610/1611 and proved on 19 Apr 1611[6].

John Kinnersley inherited the manor of Ward End / Little Bromwich near Birmingham in Warwickshire. The Manor had passed down to his mother, Margery Bond, via her grandfather, John Bond a Clothier of Coventry[7]. A John Kinnersley and his wife Martha sold the manor in 1658. It has been suggested [1] that the Manor was sold by John Kinnersley, son of Margery Bond. However, John Kinnersley, son of Margery, died in 1648-1649. Presumably the seller was John Kinnersley, grandson of Margery (Bond) Kinnersley.

John Bond of Coventry had also acquired the Manor of Witton, and this was conveyed to John Kynnersley in 1606 who subsequently sold most of the land and in 1620 conveyed the manor to William Booth of the Inner Temple (London)[8].

From his own will (see summary below) it is apparent that John Kynnersley died either in 1648 or in January 1648/1649. There is a gap in the Aston juxta Birmingham Parish Register for these years and hence, assuming he was buried in Aston, there is no surviving record of his burial.

Summary of the Will of John Kinnersley Esq. of Ward End, Warwickshire 1649

In his will made on 14 Jul 1648 and proved 25 Jan 1648/1649[9] he was recorded as "John Kinnersley of Wardend in the parish of Birmingham Ashton in the county of Warwick, Esq."

Firstly he bequeathed his bay mare to his son in law, Mr Thomas Fawcett, and £100 to his "sayd sonne Fawcet and to my daughter his wife".

Whereas by an Indenture of trust dated 23 Sep 1646 he had allowed his son Edward £200 for his portion and his daughter Ursula £100 for her portion (in the form of an annuity for her life); his intent was that his Trustees should settle the "close or closes" [a property] called ?ippshis Moore (in the possession of Robert King) and the "close or closes" called Hollbrookes (in the possession of Thomas Newey the elder) being all together of the yearly value of eleven pounds ten shillings and eight pence or thereabouts, upon his son Edward in satisfaction of his portion. And likewise, that his Trustees should settle an annuity of £15 per annum on his daughter Ursula for her life in lieu of the £100 granted in the Indenture, the annuity to be issuing out of the Testator's lands contained within the Trust.

All his lands within the Trust which remained after the payment of his debts, legacies and portions as he had appointed, were to remain to his eldest son (not named).

He appointed as his Executors: Sir William Boteler of Biddenham, Bedfordshire; Oliver Boteler of Wootton; and John Keyling Esq. of Southill, Bedfordshire.

Probate was granted on 15 Jan 1648/1649 to Sir William Boteler and John Keyling.


  1. The Registers of Aston-juxta-Birmingham. By William F Carter. Vol. 1. Published, Birmingham, 1900.
  2. Blaydes F A (1890) Genealogia Bedfordiensis: being a collection of evidences relating chiefly to the landed gentry of Bedfordshire, AD 1538-1700.
  3. The Visitation of the County of Warwick 1619. The Publications of the Harleian Society. Fetherston J (Ed.). Vol XII. 1877. Kynnersley Pedigree p397.
  4. Will of Ursula Boteler, Widow of Biddenham, Bedfordshire. 11 Jun 1621. PROB 11/137/525. National Archives.
  5. The Visitations of Bedfordshire, AD 1566, 1582 and 1634. Blaydes F A (Ed). 1884. Publications of the Harleian Society. Vol XXI.
  6. Will of Edward Kinnersley, Gentleman of Ward End, Warwickshire. 19 Apr 1611. PROB 11/117/367. National Archives.
  7. 'Manors', in A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 7, the City of Birmingham, ed. W B Stephens (London, 1964), pp. 58-72. British History Online
  8. 'Manors', in A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 7, the City of Birmingham, ed. W B Stephens (London, 1964), pp. 58-72. British History Online
  9. Will of John Kinnersley of Birmingham Aston, Warwickshire. 25 Jan 1649. PROB 11/207/200. National Archives.

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