John Chenery and Emma --

John Chenery was the son of Thomas Chenery. John reported in a Chancery suit that he was only a year old when his father died, about 46 years before. The suit took place between 1544 and 1547, meaning that John was born about 1497-1500. John was of Kennett, Cambridgeshire, England and he married Emma --. John's will was written 25 October 1549 and proved 21 October 1550. He was buried in the Kennett churchyard, as stated in his son John's will. Emma's will was written 12 November 1558 (when she was apparently living in Moulton, Suffolk, England) and proved 8 June 1560.

John and Emma’s children are:

  1. John Chenery, married Elizabeth Norwich (dau. of Stephen and Agnes Norwich, m. 2) William Hinson 30 Jul 1576 in Kennett, Cambridgeshire, England, bur. 28 Jun 1619, will dated 8 Aug 1616 and proved 27 Mar 1626), will dated 25 Sep 1575 and proved 2 Nov 1575.
  2. William Chenery, a husbandman of Howndwell, Kennett, Cambridgeshire, England, married Anne --, buried 6 Feb 1567/8 in Kennett, Cambridgeshire, England, will dated 1 Jan 1567/8 and proved 7 Apr 1568.
  3. Richard Chenery, of Kennett, Cambridgeshire, England, married Phylipe -- (m. 2) Richard Drury 20 Aug 1567 in Exning, Suffolk, England, bur. 23 Jun 1587 at Exning, Suffolk, England, will dated 19 Jun 1587 and proved 2 Oct 1587 at Sudbury, Suffolk, England), will dated 6 Nov 1563 and proved 7 Apr 1568 in Kennett, Cambridgeshire, England.
  4. Marion Chenery, married John Heyward.
  5. Katherine Chenery, married Thomas Gilbert.
  6. Elizabeth Chenery, married (Thomas?) Perkins (a Thomas P(ar)kyne was witness to Elizabeth's father John Chenery's will and may be the Perkins that Elizabeth married).


Records related to the John and Elizabeth (Norwich) Chenery family but not copied below due to copyright considerations:

  1. Nicholson, Frederick J., "The Chenery Ancestry of John Moody and of Frances (Moody) Kilbourn of Hartford and Wethersfield, Conn.," The American Genealogist, vol. 64, Jan 1989, pgs. 1-11.
  2. Nicholson, Frederick J., "The Norwich Ancestry of John Moody and of Frances (Moody) Kilbourn of Connecticut," The American Genealogist, vol. 66, Oct 1991, pgs. 197-204.
  3. Will of John Chenerye or Chenerey of Bourn, Cambridgeshire, 21 October 1550, found in the Peculiar Court of Canterbury, PROB 11/33/376, held by the National Archives,
  4. Will of Emma Chyney of Moulton, Suffolk, 28 June 1560, found in the Peculiar Court of Canterbury, PROB 11/43/412, held by the National Archives,
  5. Will of John Chenerie or Chenerye, Yeoman of Kennett, Cambridgeshire, 2 November 1575, found in the Peculiar Court of Canterbury, PROB 11/57/476, held by the National Archives,

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