Judge William Jenison

17 October 1676–19 September 1741 (Age 64)
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William

When Judge William Jenison was born on 17 October 1676, in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ensign Samuel Jennison, was 31 and his mother, Judith Newcomb, was 30. He married Elizabeth Goulding on 20 June 1700, in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 19 September 1741, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 64, and was buried in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Judge William Jenison
Elizabeth Goulding
Marriage: 20 June 1700
Samuel Jennison
Abigail Jennison
Elisabeth Jennison
Lydia Jennison
Mary Jennison
Mercy Jennison
Peter Jennison

Spouse and Children

20 June 1700
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


+2 More Children

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+5 More Children

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Jan ( see Jayne ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

William Jennison community minded

Was selectman ten years between 1727 and 1741. Representative to the General Court, 1731-2. He gave the land upon which the first Court House in Worcester was ordered to be built in 1732.

Sources (3)

  • William Jamison, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • William Jameson, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • William Jennison in entry for M..Cy Jennison, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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