1473. Kendrick


  1. George Kendrick (d. aft. 1691) m. (1) 1647 Ruth Bowen (d. 1688); Rehoboth, Mass.
  2. Ruth Kendrick (1650–1706) m. 1672 Sgt. John Willmarth (d. 1719); Rehoboth, Mass.

Full essay

A general treatment of four generations of the descendants of George Kendrick appears William B. Saxbe Jr., Richard Bowen, 1594?–1675 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and His Descendants, 4 vols. (Hope: Rhode Island Genealogical Society, 2011–7). Because no such work was available at the time I developed my line of descent from George, mainly in 2003, my own account of the family is also posted here, in the PDF essay linked below. Compared to Saxbe, I have made similar use of the standard collection of Rehoboth vital records, James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642–1896: Marriages, Intentions, Births, Deaths (Providence, R. I.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1897), and of the standard abstracts of Bristol County probate records, H. L. Peter Rounds, comp., Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records, 1687–1745 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992); H. L. Peter Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records: Book 2, 1745–1762 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988). Saxbe also uses land records to a greater extent than I have. Unfortunately, he does not always follow the recent literature closely enough to avoid some mistakes that arise from shortcomings in the published sources. For this reason, it is worth consulting his Additions and Corrections, at 2:651-80, 3:575-95, 4:93-8. Although I necessarily pursue only one child in each family, I also attempt to provide basic chronological information on all of my ancestors’ other children and their spouses.

Related surnames

2947, 2969. Bowen · 23. Willmarth

Created 18 September 2013; last updated 19 September 2019.
Austin W. Spencer | email: spencer@rootedancestry.com