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Keen, William

Keen, William

Male 1658 - 1730  (72 years)

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  • Name Keen, William 
    Born 1658  Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military 24 Aug 1676  Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    listed as Henchman 
    Occupation SAY 1690  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    shiftwright, tailor, and merchant at various times 
    Military 1692  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    in the Artillery Company 
    • He was a First Sargeant in 1702
    Served Mar 1693  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    served in numerous public offices, including Constable, 
    • Seybolt, in "The Town Officials of Colonial Boston, 1634-1775" lists several positions in which Wm. Keen served. [Bracketed numbers indicate the page on which each is listed]:
      1663 - Watchman [30];
      1691 - woodcorder [83];
      1692 - woodcorder [85];
      1694 - clerk of the market [90];
      1698 - clerk of the market [96];
      1698/99 - clerk of the market [97];
      1700 - scavenger [100];
      1702 - clerk of the market [103];
      1706 - scavenger {113];
      1707 - scavenger [116].
    Adm_Church BY 1710  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Brattle Square Church 
    • January 25, 1711 William Keen (merchant) and wife Jane, one of the owners of the new Church situated in Brattle's pasture, deeds to John Staniford (tailor) one full 1/2 part of all sd William Keen's share in aforesaid church and the pew or seats in sd Church, and one full 1/2 part of the estate belonging to sd keen. (SD 25: 182)
    Occupation 1719  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    bar keeper, "permitted to sell strong drink as a retailer," 
    • 1719 Permitted to sell strong drink as a retailer. (TR 13 :56)
    Will 10 Dec 1729  Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • He named "my well-beloved wife Jane" as sole Executrix, bequeathing her the house, land on which it stands, and adjoining land, "which house and land is Cituate in Concord... in the further part," along with all his "moveable property whether in town or out of town;" also "give and bequeath to my well-beloved daughter pound, Namely Silence Bulkley of Concord..."
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    _UID 00B03BD666324E3BA2DB12CDC54C1F07752C 
    Died 8 Mar 1730  Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Person ID I11359  Tree_1
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2021 

    Father Keen, John,   d. BY 1690, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother [--?--] Keen\Kind, Hannah,   d. Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "May 12, 1711 William Kind (shipwright) and James Kind (mariner) children of late John Kind (butcher), house and land, which their grandfather, Authur Kind, left
      their father and aunt Sarah Rouse (afterwards wife of James, deceased), to be equally divided..." [10]
    Family ID F4091  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Keen, Jane,   b. Abt 1665, Massachusetts Bay Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1737, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married Jan 1683  Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Torrey lists William and Jane's marriage as "by 1686 by 1683?; Boston/?Concord." The apparent date was 1686, but some records say their first child, Silence, was born in 1684, suggesting an earlier date.
    Residence 1687  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Fitch's Alley 
    • 1687 appears on tax sheet
    Residence 23 Feb 1702  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Fitch's Alley 
    • February 23, 1702 William Keen allowed to build over the town's property in the alley between his land and the house of Thomas Fitch, alley to be kept open. (TR 11 : 16) April 29, 1703 William Keen: Fitch's alley. Building a new house. Alley 6 ft. wide. (TR 11 :32)
    Children 
     1. Keen, Silence,   b. BY Dec 1683, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1775, Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years)
     2. Keen, Hannah,   b. Abt 1685, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Keen, William,   b. 2 May 1686, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Keen, John,   b. 1688, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BY 1691, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     5. Keen, John,   b. 15 Apr 1691, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BY 1715, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F4089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1658 - Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - listed as Henchman - 24 Aug 1676 - Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jan 1683 - Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    Fitch's Alley - 1687 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - shiftwright, tailor, and merchant at various times - SAY 1690 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - in the Artillery Company - 1692 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsServed - served in numerous public offices, including Constable, - Mar 1693 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    Fitch's Alley - 23 Feb 1702 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsAdm_Church - Address:
    Brattle Square Church - BY 1710 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - bar keeper, "permitted to sell strong drink as a retailer," - 1719 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 10 Dec 1729 - Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Mar 1730 - Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1020] Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England, 1620-1775, 18 January 2021; pg. 143: William Kean of Concord, Henchman.

    2. [S937] Boston - Inhabitants of Boston 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection), pg. 11752, REFCODE 41348.

    3. [S937] Boston - Inhabitants of Boston 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection), pg. 11752.

    4. [S2559] History of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, pg. 246.

    5. [S2560] Town Officials of Colonial Boston, 1634-1775, pg. 88.

    6. [S937] Boston - Inhabitants of Boston 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection), pg. 11751-2.

    7. [S764] Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871, 18 January 2021; Probate file 12990 for William Keen of Concord.

    8. [S2557] Keen, William (1658-1730) FamilySearch family tree by AFN, 18 January 2021.

    9. [S691] Concord Births, Marriages and Deaths, William Keen; 3 March 1730/1; Book II, pg. 127.

    10. [S937] Boston - Inhabitants of Boston 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection).

    11. [S2540] New England Marriages to 1700 (Torrey), Vol. 2, pg. 878; marriage of William Keen & Jane_____; 18 January 2021.