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William Keeney (son of Thomas Kinne, Baronet and Elizabeth Howard)65, 66, 67, 68 was born 1601 in King's Lynn Co., Norfolk, England, and died 1675 in New London, New London, CT, USA69. He married Agnes Douglas on 1627 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachussetts69, daughter of William Douglas.

 Includes NotesNotes for William Keeney:
Keeney is one of New England's old and time honored families, which family has resided continuously in New London county for 250 and more years.

On Oct.19, 1650, grants of land were made by the townsmen of New London to a colony of persons from Gloucester, on the eastern coasts of Massachusetts, on the peninsula of Cape Ann. The colony was led by Richard Blinman, who for eight years had been the minister of the Gloucester Church. His party composed of Obediah Bruen, Andrew Lester, James Averye and Robert Isabel. Mr. Blinman had previously agreed to be minister in Pequot (New London).

About this time William Keeney, Ralph Parker and John Edlerkin had grants of land at Pequot, and all, probably, says Miss Caulkins, in her history of New London, Conn., belonged to the Cape Ann party.

Early in 1651 New Street in New London was opened in the rear of the town plot for the accommodation of the Cape Ann Company; it took the name of Cape Ann Lane. Of the nine lots -- six acres each -- on New Street, William Keeney's was nearly opposite the south entrance of this street on Nahantic road. Mr. Keeney was aged sixty-one years in 1662, and his wife, Agnes or Annie, was at the time aged sixty-three years. He died in 1675. His daughter Susanna, who married Ralph Parker, in 1662, was aged thirty-four; another daughter, Mary, who married Samuel Beebe, twenty; and John, a son was aged twenty-one years.....

The above information on the Keeney's is covered more in depth. Wm. and Agnes were included and we can see why Samuel and Mary's first daughter was named Agnes, probably after her mother.

William Keeny who was born in 1601, came from Gloucester, Mass, with Rev. Richard Blinman about 1650, had a farm at Nahantick, was owner of the barque "Hopewell," and his wife was a member of Mr. Bradstreet's church. William Keeney admitted to church 31 Mae 1646

William Keeney, once master of the Hopewell, a ship which had been one third owned by Sebastian Keene, a free black from Massachusetts who later moved to Virginia.


Keeney Family

Generation No. 1
1. WILLIAM1 KEENEY was born Abt. 1587 in Scotland. He married ANN DOUGLAS. She was born Abt. 1591 in Scotland.
Child of WILLIAM KEENEY and ANN DOUGLAS is:
2. i. WILLIAM2 KEENEY, b. 1601, Of Ashby Parva, Leicestershire, England; d. 1675, New London, New London, Connecticut.

Generation No. 2
2. WILLIAM2 KEENEY (WILLIAM1) was born 1601 in Of Ashby Parva, Leicestershire, England, and died 1675 in New London, New London, Connecticut. He married AGNES Abt. 1637. She was born 1599, and died Aft. 1662 in New London, New London, Connecticut.
Children of WILLIAM KEENEY and AGNES are:
i. MARY3 KEENEY, m. SAMUEL BEEBE; b. Abt. 1633, Broughton, Northamptonshire, England; d. April 06, 1712, Plum Island, Long Island, Connecticut. Samuel came to New England in 1650 and settled at New London, CT, where land was granted him on December 2, 1651. As well as several times afterwards. In 1708 he testified that he and his brother made the fence to Mr. Winthrop's ox-pasture "sixty years since." This expression must be understood to mean about sixty years as he couldn't have been in New London earlier than the summer of 1650. Twin to Thomas
ii. SUSANNAH KEENEY, b. Abt. 1638, New London, New London, Connecticut.
3. iii. AGNES KEENEY, b. 1640, New London, New London, Connecticut; d. April 05, 1725, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
iv. JOHN KEENEY, b. 1641, New London, New London, Connecticut; d. February 03, 1715/16, New London, New London, Connecticut; m. SARAH DOUGLAS, October 1661, New London, New London Co., Connecticut; b. April 08, 1643, Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. August 04, 1689, New London, New London, Connecticut.


Generation No. 3
3. AGNES3 KEENEY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1640 in New London, New London, Connecticut, and died April 05, 1725 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. She married SAMUEL BEEBE 1660 in New London, New London, Connecticut, son of JOHN BEEBE and REBECCA LADD. He was born Abt. 1633 in Broughton, Northamptonshire, England, and died April 06, 1712 in Plum Island, Long Island, Connecticut.

Miss Caulkins, in her History of New London: Where she
speaks of William Keeney, she says his daughter Mary married
Samuel Beebe, and that her age in 1662 was 22. A deed re-
corded in New London, and dated May 8th, 1716 was from
Mary Beebe, now resident of Colchester, and relict of Samuel
Beebe, late of New London, deceased, and conveyed to Samuel
Fox, of New London, for a valuable sum of money, land in
New London, "originally granted to William Keeney".
SOURCE: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~steeles/Steele/d93.htm#P9248
Sir Thomas KEENEY was born in 1578 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk Co., ENG. He was a Baronet of King's Lynn in 1618 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk Co., ENG. (13752)
He was married in ENG. Children were: John KEENEY, Thomas KEENEY, William KEENEY.
William KEENEY was born in 1601 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk Co., ENG. He died in 1675 in New London, New London Co., CT. Parents: Sir Thomas KEENEY.
He was married to Agnes (m. William Keeney) .
Agnes (m. William Keeney) was born in 1599 in ENG. She died in 1663 in CT.
She was married to William KEENEY.

From: http://www.keeneyklan.com/Roscoe/KeeneyUpdate/v17n1March2000/v17n1March2000.htm

WILLIAM KEENE - from ENGLAND TO NEW LONDON

GENERATION #1 - SIR THOMAS KENNE (KENEY) born 1578 in Norfolk, England; baronet - father of John (who has thousands of descendents), WILLIAM (featured here) and MARY, wife of Jeremiah Tibbets (1631-1677) and (2) John Loomes; Thomas died in New London CT.

The second son of Sir Thomas Kinne (Keeney) is mentioned often in early Connecticut history, beginning with the Cape Ann party of 1650 when WILLIAM K(eeney)INNE Joined others in settling on 6-acre lots in what became NEW London. New London records of 1662 list William age 61 and Agnes age 63.

William had been born in 1601 at Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England. Numerous sources list his death as 1675 in New London. By 1651 the settlers had named a new Cape Ann Lane (now Ann St) in the back of town. William became a deputy in 1662. Apparently the sons of Sir Thomas had received some good Puritan tutoring, since we read that William "translated Amish and Anabaptist materials for his religious community.

William married Agnes (Anne) Douglas, of Suffolk, in 1627. She was born ca 1599 in Gloucester d/o William.
Few of the descendents of this pair carried the KINNE (Keeney) name, since they had only one son.

SUSANNA KINNE PARKER
2. CAPT. WILLIAM Kinne (KEENEY) 1601-1675 m. Agnes (Anne) Douglas of Suffolk (b.1599)
3. SUSANNA DOUGLAS KINNE (KEENEY) was b. 1628 in England and d in 1662; m. Ralph Irving Parker (b.ca 1630 in England, d. 1683; he was a shipmaster and landowner of Gloucester and New London
4. THOMAS PARKER
4. HANNAH PARKER m. Richard Wyatt
4. MEHITALBO PARKER (died 1713) m. William Pendell in 1676
5. JOHN PENDELL b. Nov 1679 m. Elizabeth Carpenter 19 Jun 1704
4. JONATHAN PARKER
4. MARY PARKER b. 1663 m. William Condy
4. SUSANNA PARKER b. 27 Mar 1666 m. Capt. Thomas Foster
5. REBECCA FOSTER m. Deacon Robert Burdick 4 Jan 1700
4. RALPH PARKER b. 29 Aug 1670
4. REBECCA PARKER b.ca 1685 m. John Prentice
5. RALPH PRENTICE
AGNES KINNE BEEBE
MARY KINNE BEEBE
3. AGNES KINNE (KEENEY bap 23 Jun 1633 in England; came to New England in 1639 with her brother John d. 9 Mar 1725; "Mother of All Northhamptonshire" m. Samuel Beebe (b. 1633 Broughton, Eng, d. 1712 at Rum Island CT; s/o John (who d. 18 May 1650 on the passage to America)& Rebecca Ladd Beebe
4. SAMUEL (KING) BEEBE (1660-1742) lived on Long Island; m. Elizabeth Rogers (b. 15 Apr 1658) on 9 Feb 1682
5. SAMUEL BEEBE III m. Ann Lester 16 Jul 1697
4. MARY BEEBE (died before 1712) m. Aaron Fountain
4. AGNES BEEBE b. ca1661 at New London m. John Danie1 (1665-1756) on 22 Oct 1685; d. Niantic CT
4. WILLIAM BEEBE m. (l) Ruth Rogers c. 1665 m.(2) Hannah
4. NATHANIEL BEEBE m. Elizabeth Wheeler 2 Jul 1697; lived at Northhamptonshire
4. SUSANNA BEEBE m. Thomas Crocker 23 Apr 1700 (his second marriage)
4. JONATHAN BEEBE b. 19 Aug 1674, d. 12 Oct 1761 at East Hadden CT; m. Bridget Brockway (l671-1756) in 1692 (DAR)
5. JONATHAN BEEBE JR
6. JOSHUA BEEBE
6. FULLER BEEBE
6. JERUSHA BEEBE b. 1710 m. Young Fuller on 23 Apr 1730; lived in Middlesex Co CT
7. JOSHUA FULLER
6. WILLIAM BEEBE (died 1788) m. (1) Phoebe (2) Eleanor (DAR record)
5. MERCY BEEBE m. Richard Tozer 8 Apr 1702
5. THOMAS BEEBE b. c.1682 m. Ann Hobson on 17 Dec 1702
3. MARY BEEBE b. 1640 - second wife of Samuel Beebe Sr. after birth of Thomas; information from ANCIENT BURIAL GROUNDS OF LONG ISLAND); b. c. 1639), d. 9 May 1725

The English spelling for several hundred years previous is simply KENE, and the Milesian spelling, "CINEADH" (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 as yet found.
JOHN KENY - a son of Thomas Kinne
HENRY b. 8 July 1623, King's Lynn bpt 3 May 1624 Leyden, Holland where his parents had gone to escape religious persecution, as they were Puritans. Settled in Salem, MA d 19 June 1696; Newbury m Ann ( ______).
His name first appears in Roxbury, 21 June 1639, when Henry Kenninge, apprenticed to Wm. Park by Vincent Potter, who was presumably a relative and who brought him from Holland in May 1635, by way of London on ship "Elizabeth and Ann", which sailed for the New World 29 Apr of that year.
The name appears in early colonial records under various spellings: KENY, KENE, KINNE, KEYNEY, KEENEY, KENNEE, KINE, KENNE, etc. In a deed given by Henry Kinne, the name is spelled six different ways in the same document.
As Henry Keny he appears in Ipswich, MA records in 1648. In Salem vital records, his name appears twice as Kenney; as signor of a court petition in Salem village, 10 Oct 1667, as Henry Keine.


History of the
Keeney Family From 1630
http://www.keeneyklan.com/Mike/1630.htm

The first ancestor of the Keeney family that we have any record of, was William Kinie (Note the spelling).

From Babson's History of Gloucester, Mass., we read his name among those who were known to have been residents of Gloucester, Mass., or tillers of the soil from the time of its present settlement to 1650. We also found that Gloucester was settled in 1633, but did not become a town until 1642. Also that William Kinie had a house and land which he sold to Thomas Prince in 1652. He had a daughter who married Ralph Parker. From another history found of New London, Conn., we saw where William Keeney of Gloucester, Mass., came with a party of friends to make arrangements for receiving Mr. Richard Blinman, who had been the minister of Gloucester for eight years and was now engaged to begin the ministery of the Pequoit Plantation.

They belonged to what was called the Cape Ann party and took up a grant of land at New London, October 16, 1650. These lots, nine in number of six acres each, extended each side of the narrow street from the Alder swamp in front to the Cedar Swamp on the west.

Early in 1651 a new street in the rear of the town plot wag opened up, and took the name of Cape Ann Lane; now called Ann Street.

The lot of William Keeney was nearly opposite to the south entrance of the new street on the Niantic Road. It also stated that William Keeney was Deputy in 1662, and we were lead to believe that he came from England to Plymouth with Mr. Blinman.

William Keeney died in New London in 1675 and we will try and follow his lineage down until the present.

**NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL Register, Vol CVIII 1954
"Keeney Update Newsletter" Vol XVII, No. 1 March 2000 pg. 1.
"Keeney Update Newsletter" Vol XVII, No. 1 March 2000 pg. 4. this source shows only one son. I have 2 sons
"Keeney Update Newsletter" Vol XVII, No. 2 Spring 2000 pg. 1. admitted to church on March 31, 1646; he was b. 1601
Sir Thomas Kinne was made a baronet by King James I and fled to Holland because of religious persecution under Charles I. Some of his family preceded him to the colonies, first settling near Plymouth MA and Dover NH. In 1969 Mabel Demers Benchley of Duneden FL wrote: "The line goes back with authority to Sir Thomas Keney of Kings Lynne, Norfolk, England, who had at least three sons: WILLIAM KENEY (Keeney) wife Agnes, admitted to church 31 Mae 1646: he was b. c1601
JOHN KINNE b. c1600, m. before 1623 in England and came to Newbury MA
THOMAS (spelled Caney) b. 1611, settled in Dover NH: m. Elizabeth: he was called 'of the county and town of York 1670': a daughter married into the Tibbets family.
Sir Thomas also had one or more daughters, whose genealogical line KEENEY UPDATE would welcome."
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Came to Gloucester and in 1651 went to New London, Conn; Actually came to Salem Ma
From History of the Keeney Family Reunion 1630 to 1926-7:
The first ancestor of the Keeney family that we have any record of, was William Kinie (Note the spelling).
From Babson's History of Gloucester, Mass., we read his name among those who were known to have been residents of Gloucester Mass., or tillers of the soil from the time of its present settlement to 1650. We also found that Gloucester was settled in 1633, but did not become a town until 1642. Also that William Kinie had a house and land which he sold to Thomas Prince in 1652. He had a daughter who married Ralph Parker. From another history found of New London, Conn., William Keeney of Gloucester, Mass., came with a party of friends to make arrangements for receiving Mr. Richard Blinman, who had been the minister of Gloucester for eight years and was now engaged to begin the ministry of the Pequoit Plantation.
They belonged to what was called the Cape Ann party and took up a grant of land at New London, October 16, 1650. These lots, nine in number of six acres each, extended each side of the narrow street from the Alder swamp in front to the Cedar Swamp on the west.
Early in 1651 a new street in the rear of the town plot opened up, and took the name of Cape Ann Lane; now called Ann Street.
The lot of William Keeney was nearly opposite to the south entrance of the new street on the Niantic Road. It also stated that William Keeney was Deputy in 1662, and we were lead to believe that he came from England to Plymouth with Mr. Blinman.
William Keeney died in New London in 1675 and we will try and follow his lineage down until the present.
This info verified "Keeney Update" Vol XVII, No 1 March 2000 pg4. Also states about brothers having good education because William translated Amish and Anabaptist materials for his religious community.
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Baronet of King's Lynn County, Norfolk, England

New London, CT records list William as age 61 in 1662 and Agnes as age 63. per "Keeney Update" Vol XVII, No 1 March 2000 pg4

spouse: Douglas, Agnes (1599 - )
- m. 1628
----------child: Keeney, Susanna Duglas (~1628 - )
----------child: Keeney, Mary (? - 1725)
----------child: Keeney, John (1641 - 1716)
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Keeney, William - male
father: Keeney, John (1699 - )
mother: Waller, Hannah
spouse: Calkins, Lucretia (1732 - 1773)
- m. 14 NOV 1749
----------child: Keeney, William
----------child: Keeney, Naomi
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Keeney, William - male
father: Keeney, William
mother: Calkins, Lucretia (1732 - 1773)
spouse: Darrow, Namoa
spouse: Stewart, Wheatley
spouse: Moore, Betty
----------child: Keeney, John
----------child: Keeney, Ezra
----------child: Keeney, Patty
----------child: Keeney, Betsey
spouse: Chaffelt, Mary
----------child: Keeney, Joseph (? - 1842)
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Keeney, William (1767 - ) - male
b. 31 OCT 1767
father: Keeney, Jonathan (1741 - 1829)
mother: Boothe, Catherine
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Keeney, Wilma Ione (1916 - 1923) - female
b. 15 JUN 1916
d. 1 FEB 1923 in Death Valley, CA
father: Keeney, Gettie James (1876 - )
mother: Noble, Myrtle

of 2104. Thomas Keeney. He married 1053. Agnes Parker.
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Children of William Keeney and Agnes Parker are:

i. Mary Keeney, born Abt. 1639; died 9 May 1725 in New London, New London Co., CT; married Samuel Beebe 1660 in New London, New London Co., CT.

Notes for Samuel Beebe:
. bp. 23 Jun 1633, Broughton, Northamptonshire, England, m. 1660, in New London, New London, CT, Mary Keeney, b. ABT 1639, d. 9 May 1725, New London, New London, CT, bd. 10 May 1725. Samuel died 1712, Plum Island, Suffolk, NY.

Samuel was a twin brother of Thomas and baptized with him at Broughton, England, 23 June 1633. He came to New England in 1649 with his brother John. They lived briefly in Gloucester, MA but then removed to New London, CT where land was granted him December 2nd 1651 as well as several times afterwards. In 1708 he testified that he and his brother made the fence to Mr Winthrop's ox pasture "sixty years since." This expression is understood to mean about sixty years as he could not have been in New London earlier than the summer of 1650. A deed recorded in New London, and dated 8 May 1716 from Mary Beebe, then resident of Colchester, and relict of Samuel Beebe, late of New London, deceased, and conveyed to Samuel Fox of New London, for a valuable sum of money, land in New London, "originally granted to William Keeney." He probably moved to Plum Island and died there early in 1712 as administration was granted on his estate, 6 April 1712, to his widow, Mary and his son Samuel of Southold, Long Island. The Genealogy by Clarence Beebe names a first wife, Agnes Keeney, which is believed to be in error. Search does not reveal any such person other than Mary Keeney's mother, the wife of William Keeney. It appears that Clarence Beebe merely repeated the incorrect information provided by Frances M. Caulkins who earlier wrote the History of New London. New London Probate Record (A/620), rejected will of Samuel Beebe of New London, dated 10 Nov 1702, mentions wife Mary (executor), sons Samuel, William, Nathaniel, Jonathan and Thomas Beebe; daughters Agnes, Susanna and Mercy. His daughter Mary was not mentioned although Mary dec'd was mentioned in the distribution of her father's estate. Mary: Daughter of William and Agnes (Duckett?) Keeney. She was called "Old Goodie Beebe" in Hempsteads Diary. More recent researchers have incorrectly applied this "pet" name to Abigail Yorke.

ii. Susannah Keeney, born Abt. 1628; died in New London, CT; married Ralph Parker.

526 iii. John Keeney, born 1641 in New London, CT; died 3 Feb 1715/16 in Niantic, CT; married (1) Sarah Douglas 1 Oct 1661; married (2) Elizabeth Latham 21 Sep 1673; married (3) Naomi Burdick Aft. 1694.
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Posted by Mike Vincent on September 29, 1999 at 20:56:11:

In Reply to: William and Anne KEENEY posted by David W. Bernthal on September 16, 1999 at 20:17:29:

Your question sounds like my 8th great-grandfather, William Keeney. I have his birth date as about 1601 and birthplace as Kings' Lynn, Norfolk, England (which is not exactly near Scotland). William's wife was Agnes (also referred to as "Annis") Douglas (sometimes listed as "Duckett"), born about 1599. My source of information is a booklet published in the early 1920's by my great-grandfather, Edward Carroll Keeney, and his siblings, "History of the Keeney Family Reunion." Other Keeney descendents, most from William's nephews,Henry or Alexander Keeney (sons of John Keeney, William's brother), list the father
of William and John Keeney as a Sir Thomas Keeney (or "Kinne"), born about 1578 in King's Lynn. I've never seen a name given for William's mother. If you are also descended from William Keeney, get in contact with me to see what information we can swap. (Both my wife and I are descendents of William's son, John Keeney.)

"Keeney Update" Vol XVII, No 1 March 2000 says father of Alexander was John
William Keeney (m). Agnes or Annis Duglas, date unknown

Children:

Susanna Duglas Keeney (m) Ralph Parker.

(2) John Keeney (m). Sarah Duglas (1), Elizabeth Latham (2), Naomi Burdock Rogers (3). Child of John and Sarah Duglas Keeney, Susanna Duglas Keeney (m). Ezekial Turner, child of John and Elisabeth Latham Keeney.

Agnes (m). Samuel Beebe.

(3) John Keeney (m). Hannah Waller, Feb. 5, 1718. Children:

John, Elizabeth, William and Lucy.



More About William Keeney:
Date born 2: 1601, Ashby Parva, Leicester, England.69

More About William Keeney and Agnes Douglas:
Marriage 1: 1627, Boston, Suffolk, Massachussetts.69
Marriage 2: 1637, New London, New London, CT, USA.69

Children of William Keeney and Agnes Douglas are:
  1. Susannah Keeney, b. 1628, Boston, Massachussetts69, 69, d. 1706, New London, New London, CT, USA69, 69.
  2. +Mary Keeney, b. 1639, Boston, Massachussetts70, d. March 09, 1724/25, Plum Island, Suffolk, NY..
  3. John Keeney, b. 1641, Boston, Massachussetts71, d. February 03, 1715/16, New London, New London, CT, USA71.
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