Thursday, December 13, 2018

1748 Guardianship of Christopher Kenyon -- Post 440 for Treasure Chest Thursday

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1748 guardianship record of Christopher Kenyon (1746-????) in the Richmond, Rhode Island probate records:

The guardianship record is near the top of the right-hand page of the image above:

The transcription of this record is:

"Voted that Selvester Kinyon is Chosen Gardeen to an olfeen Child
named Christopher Kenyon y^e son of one Abigail Kinyon Late of
y^e town of Richmond Deceased"

The source citation for this record is:

Richmond (R.I.) Probate Court, "Vols. 1 thru 6 -- 1747-1783 1812-1834," Volume 1, page 12 (penned, image 78 of 1277), Christopher Kinyon guardianship entry. 1748; "Probate records, 1747-1915; probate estate files indexes, 1747-1977 [Richmond, Rhode Island]," digital microfilm, FamilySearch, ( accessed 6 December 2018); manuscript on 4 rolls of FHL microfilm, also on US/CAN Microfilm 2,169,128, Item 2.

Christopher Kenyon was born 24 June 1746 in Richmond, and his mother, Abigail Kenyon, died in December 1746, probably in Richmond, Rhode Island.  Christopher apparently was born out of wedlock and his father is unknown.  After Abigail Kenyon died, her brother Sylvester Kenyon was named administrator of her estate one year later on 1 January 1747/8.  It is likely that Sylvester Kenyon and his wife Anna took care of the child after Abigail's death, since they were raising their family in this time frame and place.  Christopher Kenyon apparently married 27 December 1759 in Richmond to Mary Rathbun.  

Sylvester Kenyon (1710-1800) is my 6th great-grandfather, who married Anna Barber (1717-after 1800) in 1740.  I am descended through  his son, John Kenyon (1742-1831).


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