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John Jenney

Also Known As: "John Jenne"
Birthplace: Lakenham Parish (near Norwich), Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
Place of Burial: Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Jenney and Mary Jenney
Husband of Sarah Jenney and Sarah Jenney
Father of Sarah Jane Pope; Samuel Jenney; Infant Jenney; Abigail Wood; John Jenney, Jr and 1 other
Brother of Thomas Jenney; Christopher Jenney and Henry Jenney

Occupation: Cooper, Brewer, Miller, Farmer
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About Capt. John Jenney

Captain John Jenney (1596 - 1643), son of Henry Jenney and Mary Smythe, was born 21 December 1596 at Lakenham Parish, Norfolk, England; he died at the age of 46 on 25 May 1643 at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He married Sarah Carey. They emigrated to the Colonies from Leyden in 1623 aboard the Little James, accompanied by the Anne. Their daughter Sarah was born 23 July 1623, at sea. The original Jenney gristmill was built in Plymouth Colony by John Jenney in 1636, and was run by him until his death in 1644. After his death, his wife Sarah and son Samuel continued to run the mill until Stockbridge took over the mill for legal reasons. The mill burned down in 1837.


  • Some sources state that the Jenney family were passengers on the Anne, not the Little James.

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Capt. John Jenney's Timeline

December 21, 1596
Lakenham Parish (near Norwich), Norfolk, England
Age 19
Leiden, Holland, Netherlands
June 16, 1618
Age 21
South Holland (Netherlands)
April 16, 1619
Age 22
Leyden, Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
July 19, 1623
Age 26
Near Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Age 26
Plymouth, Plymouth, Ma
May 22, 1627
Age 30
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
Age 45
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
May 25, 1643
Age 46
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony