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Joel Jenkins

Male - 1688


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  • Name Joel Jenkins 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1688  Malden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Joel Jenkins probably came to New England with his future father-in-law Thomas Gilbert as Thomas’s servant.

      From C. Harold Floyd’s article, “Some descendants of Joel Jenkins of Braintree and Malden, Mass.”:
      “Joel Jenkins was one of several early emigrants of that surname who settled in different parts of New England. The records [as of 1912], however, have failed to show any connectoin between him and the others. Neither can he be connected with any place or family in Great Britian. He was living at Braintree, MA, as early as 1640, when his eldest child was born. That same year he was before the General Court (Mass. Colony Recors, vol. 1, p. 298, and vol. 2, p. 294), and on 6 May 1646 he was made a freeman. He appears to have been living in Boston in 1649, when his son Ezekiel was baptized there as being from the church of Braintree; but he soon removed to Malden, where records concerning the family are found as early as 1657, and where he settled permanently. In 1675 he was the owner of a grant of one hundred acres which had been confirmed and registered, and in 1680 he was one of the seven malden thingmen. He is called ‘planter’ in deeds recorded at Cambridge, and from the same source we learn that his wife’s name was Sarah, but nothing more is known about her.
      “In his will, dated 4 July and proved 2 Nov. 1688 (Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 10, p. 395), he bequeathed to his son Lemuel the dwelling house and land which Lemuel was then occupying; to his son Ezekiel his own dwelling house and all his remaining land in Malden; to his son Obadiah a dwelling house and one hundred acres in Reading, for life, with remainder to the latter’s son Joel; to his daughter Lydia, wife of John Paul, one hundred acres in Reading; to his grandchildren Lemuel and Ezekiel, sons of Lemuel, twenty-five acres in Reading; and to his daughters Hannah, wife of Joseph Parker, and Sarah, wife of Joseph Merriam, twenty shillings each “besides what they have already had.” His son Ezekiel was the sole executor, and the executor’s account, dated 12 June 1705, mention s a legacy paid to Robert Bolld (Middlesex Co. Probatge, vol. 11, p. 12).”

      Were Joel’s parents Edward and Anne (Palmer, or Paulmer) Jinkens? [1]
    Person ID I14501  Schirado
    Last Modified 6 October 2007 

    Family/Spouse Sarah Gilbert,   b. about 1615, Yardley, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1688, Malden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 14 July 1640  Braintree, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Lemuel Jenkins,   b. about 1643, Braintree, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 December 1713, Malden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    +2. Obadiah Jenkins,   b. about 1650,   d. 1 April 1720, Malden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    +3. Hannah Jenkins,   b. about 1652, Malden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 December 1716, Concord, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
    +4. Sarah Jenkins,   b. about 1654, Malden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F10463  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S140] Some descendants of Joel Jenkins of Braintree and Malden, Mass., C. Harold Floyd.


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