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Kinne Coat of Arms

Sir Thomas Kinne (son of Thomas Kinne) was born 1578 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England4984, and died 1678 in New London, New London, Connecticut.

 Includes NotesNotes for Sir Thomas Kinne:
Baronet of Kings Lynn. Baronet: ranked below a baron and higher than a knight

JOHN KINNE (1600-1677) PURITAN ANCESTOR AND 2,000 DESCENDENTS


The early Kinne settlers in Massachusetts stayed with the Kinne spelling. One observer concludes that Keeney became the preferred spelling of some New London CT families and as they spread to Pennsylvania and westward so their Keeney spelling spread.
Historically, almost all these groups look back to England and Sir Thomas Kinne, who was made a baronet by 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 Mar 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.



JOHN KINNE, PURITAN is the title of one New England historical account: and whether the spelling be KINNE or KEENE or KINNEY or KEENEY or KEENY or another favorite spelling, we claim the same ancestry. For years the writer disregarded spellings other than KEENEY until he discovered that there are many more Kinnes and Kinneys around the country and their spelling was much earlier.
The early Kinne settlers in Massachusetts stayed with the Kinne spelling. One observer concludes that Keeney became the preferred spelling of some New London CT families and as they spread to Pennsylvania and westward so their Keeney spelling spread.
Historically, almost all these groups look back to England and Sir Thomas Kinne, who was made a baronet by 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.

THE ORIGINAL KINNE COAT OF ARMS
The lettering on the original reads: "By the name of KINE, granted and confirmed 4 October 1613, to Sir Thomas Kinne of Norfolk and his descendents of the name,"



Sir Robert Keney, Kings Lynn, Norfolk County, England was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I, for "the gifte of ships to the Admiral of the Navy, Sir Humphrey Davey." This was shortly before the battle of the Armada, probably the latter part of 1587 or early in 1588. ---- Sun Feb 17 10:21:25 2002 Contact: Susan P. Canney

More About Sir Thomas Kinne:
Record Change: April 15, 20024984

Children of Sir Thomas Kinne are:
  1. +John Kinne, b. 1600, King's Lynn, England4984, d. September 30, 1670, Boston, Massachusetts4984.
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