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View Tree for Sir  Thomas Kinne KeneySir Thomas Kinne Keney (b. 1578, d. date unknown)

Thomas Kinne Keney (son of Sir Robert Keney) was born 1578 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, and died date unknown. He married Elizabeth Howard on Abt. 1590 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England.

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Sir Thomas was born in England, and later made a Baronet in Kings' Lynn County, England.

"In 1611 King James I created from the landed gentry of England an order of hereditary knights called "baronets." Family tradition says that Thomas Kinne, of Norwich, England, was made a Baronet, with the title of Sir and a Coat of Arms, after payment of the established fee of One Thousand Pounds, Sterling. Family history records that the family were puritans, and fled to Leyden, the Netherlands in 1633 during the reign of Charles I, who attempted to carry out the dictum of his father, James I, who said of the Puritans, "I will make them conform or I will harry them out of the land." Sir Thomas' son John was born in Leyden.

It is unknown whether Sir Thomas Kinne came to America. His grandson Henry immigrated in 1635 from Holland, so it likely that Sir Thomas and his son John both lived in the Netherlands. Sir Thomas date of death is unknown.

Source: Unpublished manuscript by Edwin V. Beitzell, 1948.

The name Kinne appears in early colonial records under various spellings as Keny, Kinne, Keyney, Keeney, Kennee, Kine, Kenne, etc. The English spelling for several hundred years previous is simply Kene, and the Milesian spelling, "Cindeadh" (d is silent) for instance, Cil'Cineadh; Kil Kenney. Cel Hall was the home of Cineadh or Kennee. This Cineadh was the first written form of the family name found.
The original Keeney (Kinne) Coat of Arms: The letter on the original reads: By the name of Kinne, granted and confirmed 4 October 1618, to SIR THOMAS KINNE of Norfolk (England) and his descendents of the name. (from Ancestry From A to Z by E. P. Amos)
Sir Thomas Keney, Baronet of Kings Lynn Co Norfolk, England was born in 1578 at Norfolk and died sometime before 1677 in New London CT. Various records indicate that he was twice married, the second marriage to a Jane (who died before 1661). One source states that he was a brother of William Kinne (1601-1675), who married Agnes Annie.
There may have been many children, but there are clear records of two sons, John (1600) and William (1602). Tracing the ancestry of the Hollister family in New England gives one, information on Mary Kiney, daughter of Sir Thomas, who married John Loome (Looms and later married Jeremiah Tibhets. Jeremiah & Mary were parents of Henry Tibbets (1675-1727), who was married to Mary Ackerman (sp). Henry and Mary were parents of Capt. Benjamin Tibbets (1700-1761).

More About Thomas Kinne Keney and Elizabeth Howard:
Marriage: Abt. 1590, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England.

Children of Thomas Kinne Keney and Elizabeth Howard are:
  1. +John (Keney) Kinne, b. 1600, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, d. 1670, Salem, Mass..
  2. William Kinne Keney, d. date unknown.
  3. Thomas Keney, d. date unknown.
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