Family of John KENNETT and Joane FRYAR

Husband: John KENNETT (1520?-aft1550)
Wife: Joane FRYAR (1520?-aft1550)
Children: Thomas KENNETT (1550-aft1574)
John KENNETT (c. 1554- )
Richard KENNETT ( - )
Marriage 16 Jan 1541 Canterbury (St.George's), Kent

Husband: John KENNETT

Name: John KENNETT
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1520 (est) Canterbury, Kent
Death aft 1550 (age 29-30)

Wife: Joane FRYAR

Name: Joane FRYAR
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1520 (est)
Death aft 1550 (age 29-30)

Child 1: Thomas KENNETT

Name: Thomas KENNETT
Sex: Male
Spouse: Unknown KENNETT (1553-aft1574)
Birth Feb 1550 Canterbury, Kent
Occupation Clerk
Death aft 1574 (age 23-24)

Child 2: John KENNETT

Name: John KENNETT
Sex: Male
Birth c. 1554 Chilham, Kent

Child 3: Richard KENNETT

Name: Richard KENNETT
Sex: Male

Note on Husband: John KENNETT

The Surname KENNETT or KENNET is of English origin. Records show other spellings of this surname, including KENNIT, KINNETT, KINETT, KENET, KINNIT, KYNET, KYNIT, KINOT, KINIGHT.


Habitational name for someone from places so named in Wiltshire and Cambridgeshire. Both are named from the rivers on which they stand: the Kennet in Wiltshire and Kennett in Cambridgeshire, an old British or Celtic name of uncertain origin.


'KENNETT' is a small parish, on the Suffolk border of the county, 70 miles from London and 4 north-east from Newmarket, in the hundred of Staploe, The village derives its name from the brook on which it stands, which was called Kennet, or Kent, by the Iberians, a name given by them to several small streams, notably in Berks, Westmorland, Sussex and Wilts.


The following is an extract from the Bristish History Online -


STATENBOROUGH, written in the survey of Domesday, Estenburge, and in other antient records, Stepenberga, and long since Statenborough, is a seat on the northern consines of this parish, which was at the time of taking the above survey in the Conqueror's reign, part of the possessions of the see of Canterbury, being held of the archbishop by knight's service, under which title it is thus entered in it:


William Folet holds Estenberge of the archbishop, and it was taxed at half a suling, and there he has twelve villeins with one carucate and an half.


After which the record continues, that it was, with Buckland and Finglesham, valued in the time of king Edward the Consessor at forty shillings; when the archbishop received them, ten shillings, now thirty shillings.


How this estate passed afterwards I have not found, till about the beginning of king Henry III's reign, when it was become the estate of a family which took its surname from it, as appears by a dateless deed among the archives of St. Bartholomew's hospital, in Sandwich, in which lands are given to it, abutting to those of the heirs of Simon de Statenberg, at Statenberg; (fn. 9) when it passed from this name does not appear, but at the latter end of king Richard II.'s reign, I find a deed, which mentions William Cooke, of Stapynberge, and part of this estate is at this day called Cooksborough; but in the middle of king Henry V.'s reign, it was in the possession of a family called Atte Hall, who were succeeded in it by Wm. Bryan, gent. of Canterbury. How long it continued in this name I have not found; but in the second year of king Richard III anno 1484, it was become the property of John Kennett, gent. of Canterbury, whose son Thomas Kennet, clerk, of that place, in 1534, conveyed his interest in it to Christopher Hales, esq. the king's attorney-general, afterwards knighted, whose daughter and coheir Margaret carried it in marriage to Ralph Dodmore, gent. of Lincoln's Inn, and they jointly in 1757 alienated it to Saphire Paramor, yeoman, of Eastry, being descended of a family of good estimation in this part of Kent, having spread themselves into the different parishes of Ash, St. Nicholas, Monkton, and Minster, in the Isle o Thanet, Fordwich, and here at Eastry, all now extinct, of all of which there are pedigrees in the Heraldic Visitaticn of this county, anno 1619. They bore for their arms, Azure, a fess embattled, between three estoils of six points, or. He died in 1591. After which it continued in the same name and family down to John Paramor, esq. of Statenborough, who died s.p. in 1750; after which it descended by his will, on the death of Mrs Paramor, his widow, to his three nieces and coheirs; that is, one moiety to Jane, wife of John Hawker, gent. of Sandwich, only daughter of John Hayward, gent. of Sandwich, by Jane, his sister then deceased; the other undivided moiety to Jane, wife of W. Boys, esq. then of Sandwich, and Sarah, afterwards the wise of William Boteler, esq of Eastry, the two surviving daughters and coheirs of his other sister Mary, wise of Thomas Fuller, esq. of Sandwich, before-mentioned.