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John Tenny (abt. 1567 - bef. 1644)

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John Tenny aka Tenney
Born about in Great Limber, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Brocklesby, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Riby, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
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John Tenney, named as son in the 1593 will of Thomas Tenney, was baptized April 1567, at Great Limber, Lincolnshire, England. [1]

He married Ursula Mumby/Mumbie 29 October 1599, at Brocklesby, Lincolnshire. She was buried at Great Limber, 4 April 1642.[1]

John was a husbandman. He also served as churchwarden in 1595, 1607 and 1614, and possibly 1636.[1]

In 1629, he provided a house for John Jacklyn, wife Ursula and their children, and pledged himself and his heirs, to provide enough so that they would not be a burden to the town.[1]

He was the administrator of the will of his sister Alice Tenney; an appraiser of the estate of John Mumby, of Brocklesby (he signed the inventory with his mark.)[1]

After Ursula died, John moved to Riby with his son John. He was buried 30 Oct 1644, in Riby, Lincolnshire, England.[1]


  1. John Tenny, bpt. 9 Nov 1600; m. (1) Jane Aeton, (2) Anne _____.
  2. Robert Tenny, bpt. 3 July 1608; m. at Riby in Feb 1642/3 Elizabeth Roberts.
  3. Elizabeth Tenny, immigrant to New England, bpt 8 Aug 1610.
  4. Thomas Tenny bp 24 Jan 1612/3; d. young
  5. Thomas Tenny (ensign), immigrant to New England, bpt 25 June 1615; m (1) Ann Mighill, (2) Elizabeth (Northend?) Parrat
  6. William Tenny (Deacon), immigrant to New England, bpt 23 Dec 1616; m. Katherine _____
  7. Edward Tenny, bpt. 19 March 1618/9; buried at Great Limber 21 Oct 1624.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Richardson, Douglas. "The English Background of the Tenney Family." New England Historical Genealogical Register, Volume 151, Pages: 329-341 Publication: July 1997. pp 334-337. Link at American Ancestors (subs. req.)

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