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4238. Joseph JENCKS II was born in 1632 in , London, Middlesex, England. He died on Jan 4, 1717 in Pawtucket, providence, Rhode Island. He is reference number 1C95-NT. Joseph Jr. JENCKS
Birth: 1627 in Colnbrook, London, Middlesex, England
Death: 4 JAN 1716/1717 in Pawtucket, Providence County, RI

For a condensed account of his life, we quote from the Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island by John O. Austin.

Joseph, born 1632. On March 25, 1669, he was granted land on either side of the Pawtuxet for the employ of his sawmill, and he, for this favor from the purchasers of Warwick, agreed to let them have boards at 4s 6d the hundred, and all other sawn work to be equivalent to same. The grant included trees of pine, chestnut, or oak, within half a mile of each side of the river, that is floatable, the proprietors reserving the right to cut what they need.

January 18, 1670. He was foreman of a jury in the case of Thomas Smith and Ruth, his wife, "who were both drowned in the river of Pawtuxet, the 16th instant at night."

October 10, 1671. Providence. He bought 60 acres more or less with right of commonage, of Abel Potter, and wife Rachel, said land belonging formerly to Rachel's grandfather, Ezekiel Holliman, and being situated near Pawtucket Falls. Here he established his forge, saw-mill, &c.

1676. His forge was destroyed by the Indians, in King Phillip's war.

1677. Freeman

July 1, 1679. Taxed 12s 6d, including his saw-mill.

1679-80-81. Deputy.

May 5, 1680. He and two others were empowered by Assembly to purchase a bell "for the public use of this colony, and for giving notice or signifying the several times or settings of the Assemblys and Courts of Trial, and General Councils." The bell was purchased for 3 Pounds 10s of Freelove Arnold (daughter of Governor Benedict Arnold). Earlier the Assembly had been called together by beat of drums.

1680-81-82-83-84-85-86-90-91-95-96-98. Assistant

November 14, 1683. He had land laid out.

September 1, 1687. He and his sons, Joseph and Nathaniel, were taxed together 12s.

August 6, 1688. Rerable estate, 6 acres planting land, 2 acres meadow, 8 acres pasture, 30 acres wild pasture, rights in land, 4 oxen, 7 cows, 2 steers, heifer, yearling, 2 mares, colt, swine, sheep, saw-mill.

January 30, 1690. He and five others and the Deputy Governor, wrote a letter to William and Mary congratulating them on their accession to the throne, and informing them that since the deposition of Sir Edmund Andros, the former government under the charter had been reassumed. They also mentioned the seizure of Andros, in Rhode Island, on his flight from Massachusetts, and his return to that colony, on the demand of Massachusetts.

July 2, 1695. He was chosen by the Assembly to run the eastern line of the colony.

July 16, 1713. Taxed 12s 6d.

October 21, 1708. Date of his will, which was proved February 11, 1717.

The will of Joseph Jenks is published in its entirety in The Jenks Family in America.

Joseph JENCKS II and Esther BALLARD were married about 1655 in Lynn, Essex, Mass..

4239. Esther BALLARD was born in 1632. She died in 1695 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. She is reference number 1C95-P1. Children were:

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Joseph JENCKS III9 was born in 1656 in Pawtucket, providence, Rhode Island. He died on Jun 15, 1740. He is reference number 1C96-2V.
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Elizabeth JENCKES.

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Sarah JENCKES9 was born in 1660 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. She died in 1708. She is reference number 8TGL-NC.
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Lemuel Holmes JENCKS9 was born about 1661. He is reference number 1C97-MX.
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Nathaniel JENKS_OR_JENCKES9 was born on Jan 29, 1662 in Pawtucket, providence, Rhode Island. He died on Aug 11, 1723. He is reference number 8NT4-QK.
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James Varnum JENCKS9 was born about 1663. He is reference number 1C97-N4.
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Esther JENCKES9 was born in 1664 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. She died in 1720. She is reference number 8TGL-S2.
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Mary JENCKES9 was born about 1666 in Pawtucket, providence, Rhode Island. She is reference number 8TGL-RV.
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George Foster JENCKS9 was born about 1667. He died on Jun 2, 1682. He is reference number 1C97-QG.
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Ebenezer JENCKS9 was born in 1668/69 in Pawtucket, providence, Rhode Island. He died on Aug 14, 1726. He is reference number 9X4Q-JF.
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William Thompson JENCKS9 was born about 1669. He is reference number 1C97-RM.
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Albert Carlisle JENCKS9 was born about 1671 in Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island. He is reference number 1C97-SS.
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Joanna JENCKES9 was born in 1672 in Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island. She died on Mar 12, 1736. She is reference number 8TGL-T7.
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Abigail JENCKES was born in 1676 in Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island. She died on Mar 12, 1756. She is reference number 8TGL-VD.