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Sarah Carey/Cary born say 1592 Suffolk, England, died about 1655 in Plymouth, Mass., spouse of John Jenney Get hold of US

Sarah Carey/Cary was born, say 1592, in England. She was in Leiden, Holland, by 1614 when she married John Jenney (typically Jeney, Jenne, Jennings) and was a member of the Pilgrim Separatists. Sarah was a spouse, mom, and enterprise proprietor. It’s at all times thrilling when I’ve sufficient data on an early feminine ancestor to jot down a sketch! Sarah Cary is my eleventh great-grandmother on my grandfather Arthur Washburn Davis’ aspect of the household.

I’ve but to search out Sarah’s start data, however her 1614 marriage report to John Jenney at Leiden states she was from “Monksoon,” which might be Monks Soham, Suffolk, England.  

A transcription of the wedding report is on the market at 

The betrothal and marriage of John Jenney and Sarah Carey is recorded within the information of the Metropolis of Leiden: “Jene, Jehan of Norwich in England, Brewer’s mate, dwelling in Rotterdam (Zuid-Holland), acc[ompanied] by Rogier Wilson his acq[aintance] betr[othed] 5 Sept. 1614, mar[ried] 1 Nov. 1614 to Sara Kaire of Monksoon in England, acc[ompanied] by Johanna Leyns her acq[aintance]”

Sarah and John Jenney got here to Plymouth in 1623 on board the Little James. Sarah gave start to a son through the voyage however sadly he died someday earlier than the 1627 cattle division. 

Kids of Sarah and John:

  1. Samuel born Leiden about 1616; m. (1) after 1637 Susanna Wooden (NEHGR 69:188-89); TAG 35:70-72); m. (2) by 1657 Anne Lettice (eldest youngster b. Plymouth 22 November 1657 (TAG 35:72) 
  2. Youngster, buried Leiden 1618 [Dexter 619]
  3. Abigail, born say 1621; m. Plymouth 28 April 1644 Henry Wooden [PCR 2:79]
  4. Son, born 1623 aboard Little James, d. earlier than the 1627 Plymouth cattle division
  5. Sarah b. say 1625 m. 29 Might 1646 Thomas Pope [PCR 2:98]
  6. John b. by 1627; named in father’s will however not in mom’s will; no additional report
  7. vii.Susanna, born say 1634, m. by 1654 Benjamin Bartlett, son of Robert Bartlett

I descend from Sarah who married Thomas Pope whom I wrote about right here.  

John Jenney was a brewer and have become an early grist mill proprietor in Plymouth. The present Plimoth Grist Mill (a re-imagining of Jenney Mill; it’s not identified precisely what the unique regarded like) on City Brook is in roughly the placement the place John and Sarah’s mill stood. After John’s demise between 1643 and 1644, Sarah ran the mill. She will need to have been a robust lady and an equal associate to her husband, uncommon for the time. I’ve visited the mill and love envisioning Sarah overseeing the operation, chatting with neighbors as they waited for his or her grain to be milled. It’s nonetheless a stupendous spot and is a well-liked vacation spot every spring to look at the herring run upstream from Plymouth Harbor, up City Brook, previous the mill, to spawn within the lake referred to as Billington Sea. 

After John Jenney’s demise, the Plymouth leaders anticipated the mill to proceed with no hitch as Sarah was admonished at courtroom for not conserving issues on the mill as much as snuff. On 20 August 1644 “Mrs. Jenney, upon the presentment towards her, promiseth to amend the grinding on the mill, and to maintain mortars clear, and baggage of corn from spoiling and loosing.” [PCR 2:76].

Sarah Jenney lived on for 12 years after her husband’s demise, and though she was not a younger lady she took an curiosity in enterprise and performed land transactions and clearly had a head for finance, making good investments in her land purchases.

2 Oct 1650 “Mis Sara Jennings” complained towards Roger Nash for 50 kilos in damages. Jury discovered for Sarah within the lawsuit. 

Mistress Jeney is on the March 1651 listing of those who have curiosity and properties in Punkateesett (Little Compton) towards Rhode Island. 

On 1 Dec 1640, a bunch of Plymouth Purchasers, together with John Jenney, bought giant tracts of land at “Acusana, Ponagansett and Coaxett” later to be often called Dartmouth, though the precise buy was not made till a number of years after John’s demise, so it was Sarah who concluded the deal on 7 March 1752. Every get together owned 1/34 of the huge quantity of land. The land included what’s now all of New Bedford, Fairhaven, Westport, Acushnet, and Dartmouth. The value paid was: 30 yards of fabric, 8 moose skins, 15 axes, 15 hoes, 15 pairs of breeches, 8 blankets, 2 iron kettles, one cloak, 8 kilos in campus, 8 pairs of stockings, one iron pot, and 10 shillings in one other commodity, presumably rum.  Sarah didn’t settle there however her son Samuel was among the many first settlers. Samuel’s holdings had been east of the Acushnet River in what’s now Fairhaven and Acushnet village. Acushnet Library stands on what was Jenney floor, close by the traditional burying floor. Her daughter Sarah together with her husband Thomas Pope settled at Dartmouth as properly, one thing the household will need to have deeply regretted as two of their youngsters and their son-in-law had been killed fleeing for security throughout King Philip’s Warfare. 

In Sarah’s will, dated 4 April 1654 and proved 5 March 1655/56, “Mrs. Sarah Jeney of Plymouth being sick and weak in physique” considering it “good to eliminate some small issues that’s my very own correct items leaving my husband’s will to happen.” 

Sarah’s bequests:

  • to “my daughter Pope” a mattress and family items and “additional I bequeath to my daughter Sarah Pope all my carrying garments to eliminate them to my daughter Abigail Wooden and to my grandchild Sarah Wooden for his or her use as they’ve want excepting two of my petticoats which haven’t been worn which I give to my daughter Sarah Pope for her pains” 
  • to “my son Samuell Jeney and to my daughter Abigail Wooden my mare equally to be divided between them”
  • to “my son Benjamin Bartlett all my …cattle…within the palms of Joseph Warren on the Eel River”; “my sheep be saved collectively until my legacies be paid”
  • to “the trainer Mr. John Reyner one ewe lamb”
  • to “the Elder Mr. Thomas Cushman one ewe lamb and the Bible which was my daughter Susanna’s”
  • to “my loving pal Goodwife Clarke” one ewe lamb
  • one ewe lamb to Thomas Southworth 

Signed by Sarah Jeney, her mark

Witnessed by Thomas Southworth

“Att the generall Courtroom held att Plymouth the fifth of march 1655 (1656) Leiftenant Thomas

Southworth Testifyed upon his oath that the Will abovewritten is all the need of Mis Sarah Jeney Deceased which shee left with him.”

Sarah wrote a codicil dated 18 August 1655:

That which was her personal for the reason that demise of her husband she give to 2 daughters and the youngsters of son Samuel, excepting what I give as followeth: 

  • one colt to the three daughters of youngsters viz. Sarah Wooden, Susanna Pope and Sarah Jeney if she come hither to abide, or else to not have any a part of this colt or anything of her property
  • if son Samuel take away his youngsters that had been with Sarah, then none of them shall have something of hers…however it shall be reserved for the 2 boys in the event that they do properly once they come to age
  • Benjamine Bartlett was given solely the starred cow which is at Thomas Pope’s recalling in any way else is talked about in my former will
  • daughter Sarah Pope family items together with her mom’s mattress, bedding, petticoats

Loving mates Capt. Standish, Elder Cushman, Thomas Clarke, and Thomas Pope  (her son-in-law) had been overseers [MD 8:171, citing PCPR 2:1:17-18]

Sarah signed by her mark within the presence of William Bradford and Alice Bradford. 

On the Common Courtroom held at Plymouth 5 March 1655[/56] Mr Willam Bradford Senr and

Mis Alice Bradford did testify upon their oaths that this subsequent earlier than written was the final Will and Testomony of Mis Sarah Jeney Deceased.

Studying the codicil, I at first thought Sarah was maybe controlling and manipulative utilizing her belongings to get what she wished, however after doing extra analysis it appears after her daughter-in-law had died, Sarah probably wasn’t enamored of her son Samuel Jenney’s parenting expertise. Her granddaughter Sarah was about eight years outdated and her grandsons dwelling together with her had been about 5 and 7 when she wrote the codicil. 

The stock of the property of “Mrs. Sarah Jeney” was taken by Thomas Willett and Thomas Southworth on 18 February 1655[/6] and totaled 248 kilos 5 shillings 8 pence, embody 131 kilos in actual property: “the land & meadow at Lakenham,” 7 kilos; “all of the land at Strawberry Hill and meadow on the Salthouse Seaside,” 14 kilos; “the Purchasers’ land” 10 kilos, and “the mill with the land belonging to it and dwelling home” 100 kilos [MD 8:173-75, citing PCPR 2:1:18-21].

Her stock additionally included:

  • cows, horses, sheep, pigs, beef
  • copper, iron, pewter, earthenware, and brass kitchenware, three silver spoons, mortar and pestle, brass candlestick, andirons, a dozen trenchers 
  • Sheep sheers, a cheese press, sheep wool, brewer’s slings, tallow, an awesome trough 
  • A big number of clothes together with waistcoats, hat, silk caps, a hood, handkerchiefs, muff, petticoats, pair of footwear, pair of stockings, free coat, and a flannel coat
  • Linens together with curtains, aprons, napkins, tablecloths, carpet, sheets
  • Books: 4 outdated books, a psalm guide, Mr. Ainsworth of Genesis and Exodus, Cartwright on the Remise, Downham’s Works, an awesome Bible, a small Bible
  • Furnishings together with two bedsteads, a desk, a chair, two stools, 5 chests and a case
  • Linen, wool, cotton wool, cotton sheet, Spanish leather-based pores and skin, 12 parcels of lace and yarn
  • Money:  one piece of eight & 2 half Crowns & extra, seven pence in silver
  • Money owed owed to the property totaled 9 kilos 19 shillings and 6 pence

The inclusion of books in Sarah’s stock depart me hopeful that she might learn, however it might properly be the books had been merely saved in the home after the demise of her husband. Though I can’t think about working a mill with out some capability to learn in addition to a head for figures.

Sarah Cary Jenney died at Plymouth between 18 Aug 1655 (will codicil) and 5 March 1655/6 (probate of will). 

From my analysis, it’s clear that she and her husband John had been an prosperous, necessary Plymouth couple. They had been mates with among the distinguished folks on the town: Governor Bradford and his spouse Alice, Edward Winslow, the Southworths, the Cushmans, Thomas Prence, Miles Standish. Their youngsters married into among the finest households. They’re typically referred to in information with the honorifics of Mr. and Mrs, and John is typically referred to as Gentleman. 

After Sarah’s demise, her son Samuel and son-in-law Thomas Pope took over the mill operation. Samuel was dwelling in Dartmouth and on 13 October 1680 bought his one-half of the “grist mill or corne mill” mendacity on the City Brook and one half of the three acres mendacity with it to Charles Stockbridge.

Thomas Pope, cooper of Dartmouth, bought his one-fourth of the mill on 31 October 1680 to Charles Stockbridge of Scituate, cooper. I’ve not researched who owned the ultimate quarter of the mill after Sarah Jenney’s demise. Her son-in-law Benjamin Bartlett is one chance to analyze.

Sources not listed above:

Robert Charles Anderson, The Nice Migration Begins, 1995

The Jenney Guide: John Jenney of Plymouth and his descendants, compiled from manuscripts of Bertha W. Clark, 1988.

Marriage report: Johanna W. Tammel, comp., The Pilgrims and Different Individuals from the British Isles in Leiden, 1576-1640, c1989), p. 135 

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