Birth: John Jenny was born in England by about 1589.
Death: He died in Plymouth between December 28, 1643, and
May 25, 1644.
Ship: Little James, 1623
Life in England: John Jenny described himself as being
from Norwich at his 1614 betrothal in Leiden.
Life in Holland: John was living in Rotterdam and working
for a brewer when he married Sarah Carey from Monk Soham, Suffolk in
Leiden in 1614. He probably moved to Leiden at that time. Edward Winslow
mentioned John Jenny as one of the members of the Separatist church who
understood Dutch andoccasionally attended the Dutch reformed church.
Life in New England: John Jenny came to Plymouth with his
family in 1623 aboard the Little James, of which he was part
owner. His wife gave birth to a son during the voyage, but the baby
apparently died young. John was a freeman of the colony in 1633, and
served on many committees, as well as being an assistant to the governor
for several years. By 1638/9, he owned a mill for grinding corn, which
his wife operated after his death.
Family: John Jenny married Sarah Carey in Leiden on
November 1, 1614, and had seven children. She died in Plymouth between
August 18, 1655, and March 5, 1665/6.
Children of John and Sarah Jenny: