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Jane Fenwick

Birthplace: Bitchfield, Lincolnshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Fenwick and Isabel Fenwick
Mother of Samuel Strickland and Sarah Strickland
Sister of John Fenwick, Gent.; George Fenwick; Elizabeth Fenwick; Mark Fenwick and Thomas Fenwick

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About Jane Fenwick

Not the wife of Sgt. John Strickland

The information below is unsupported:

Jane Fenwick was born in Bitchfield, England 1604. She married John Strickland in England, before 1620. Jane died 1663 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York, at 59 years of age

Bitchfield is a small village in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It consists of two groups of buildings connected by Dark Lane, known as Bitchfield and Lower Bitchfield, collectively called Bitchfield. The village is situated approximately 6 miles (10 km) south-east from Grantham.


906. John Strickland, 1600-1672 John was born in Boynton Manor, England bef 1600. He married Jane Fenwick in England, bef 1620. John died 1672 in Hempstead, Long Island, Ny, at 72 years of age. Came to America with the first party of "Bay Coherts" to Salem, MA, in 1629, took possesion of Charlestown and vicinity in 1630, and was made Freeman in May, 1631. Moved to Long Island after 1646. See: The Freemen of Massachusetts Bay and Freemen to Take the Oath, 1630.

907. Jane Fenwick, 1604-63 Jane was born in Bitchfield, England 1604. She married John Strickland in England, bef 1620. Jane died 1663 in Hempstead, Long Island, Ny, at 59 years of age.

Disputed Family

No primary source documents have been found to connect Jane Fenwick with John Strickland of Charlestown, then Watertown, Massachusetts, and Hempstead and Jamaica, Long Island, New York. There are many internet sites, including the International Genealogical Index (IGI) at which show this connection derived from published books that do not have source records to support the hypothetical marriage. A critical study by Herbert F. Smith notes that these books, which do not provide sources to support the marriage include: "Eavenson-Strickland and Allied Families by Sexta Eavenson Strickland, publ 1933; "The Jones Family of Long Island" by J. H. Jones; "Long Island Genealogies" by Mary Powell Bunker and the Davol-Willitts Genealogy by Mrs. Joseph C. (Samuel C.) Frost.[2] Robert Charles Anderson in the extensive research in The Great Migration study of John Strickland does not mention any connection to Jane Fenwick. [3]


  • Tom Kelly, Apr 21, 2012; Crickett Lucero, Oct 7, 2011
  • "John Strickland of Long Island and his sons-in-law" by Herbert F. Smith in "The American Genealogist" vol 11, 1934, p 87
  • Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. P-W ed. Vol. III. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995. p. 1785-1787
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Jane Fenwick's Timeline

Bitchfield, Lincolnshire, England
came to Long Island
Chaarleston, Massachusetts, United States