- Sex: M
- Born: 1633 in ____, ____, England, UK
- Died: UNKNOWN
In the record of marriage of James Kenyon, it is stated that he was a linen weaver at the time of his marriage and resided in Droylsden in the parish of Manchester. The record also states that his wife was a spinster, daughter of John Smith within Glodwick, in the parish of Oldham, and that both James Kenyon and his wife were about the age of one and twenty years at the date of their marriage. All recorded births of his children show him as a resident of Glodwick after his marriage. There is no record of his death in Rhode Island. The dates of birth and names of his children and grandchildren conclusively prove his identity.
Since there are many grandchildren in this family named Hannah, it is most likely that such was the name of the Mumford wife of John Kenyon and that the church record entry was of the old style spelling corresponding to the characteristic English pronunciation of Hannah with the silent `H'.
He may have come to Rhode Island from Muddy River (now known as `Brookline') Massachusetts.
The elder son, John, may have followed or preceded the family to America by way of Virginia on the `Thomas and John' from England. The passenger list for the `Thomas and John' bound for Virginia, lists two Kenyons, Jo: and Geo:. The entry `Jo:' is believed to be that of John Kenyon. No current knowledge is known regarding the `Geo:' entry by this author. Some family folklore is available that states that John and George were sent by the eldest son of the family, to find their riches, in the new land of America.
Family 1: Ester Smith, b. 1633
- Married: 2 MAY 1654 in Oldham Parish Church, Lancashire, England, UK
- James Kenyon, b. 4 JUL 1657 in ____, ____, England, UK
- Mary Kenyon, b. BEF. 20 MAY 1660 in ____, ____, England, UK
- John Kenyon, b. 26 APR 1655 in ____, ____, England, UK
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