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Judge William Jenckes
Birth: 1675
North Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1765
North Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

Hon. William Jenckes Esq. was the son of the founder of Pawtucket, Joseph Jencks, and his wife, Hester/Esther Ballard Jencks.

He was the Chief Justice of Providence County Court and Deputy to the Assembly at Newport 1727. In 1734 he was Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.

He married, first, by 1696, Patience Sprague.

He married, second, later in life, Patience's younger sister Mary (Sprague) Brown, the widow of Daniel Brown Jr. (It was Mary, not Patience, who died Aug 29,1770).

Children(by first marriage): Mercy Jencks Comstock, Esther Jencks Comstock(wife of John Comstock), William Jencks Jr, Patience Jencks Olney, Jonathan Jencks, Mehetable Jencks Olney, and John Jencks(father of Henry Jenckes, Lawrence Jenckes, and Sarah Jenckes Comstock).

"The Jenks Family in America" incorrectly lists three other children: Joseph (died young), Susanna(here?) (m.Joseph Bucklin), and Margaret (m.James Coman).

 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Jencks (1628 - 1717)
  Esther Ballard Jenckes (1632 - 1717)
 
 Spouse:
  Patience Sprague Jenckes (1674 - ____)
 
 Children:
  Mercy Jenckes Comstock (1697 - 1761)*
  William Jenckes (1702 - 1765)*
  Jonathan Jenckes (1707 - 1781)*
  Mehetable Jencks Olney (1709 - 1762)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Jenckes (1656 - 1740)*
  Elizabeth Jenckes Tefft (1658 - 1740)*
  Sarah Jencks Brown (1660 - 1707)*
  Nathaniel Jencks (1663 - 1723)*
  Ebenezer Jenckes (1669 - 1726)*
  Joanna Jencks Scott (1672 - 1756)*
  William Jenckes (1675 - 1765)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"William Jenckes, Esq. Who Departed this Life July the 19th A. D. 1765; in the 93rd Year of His Age."
 
Burial:
Governor Joseph Jencks Lot (Defunct)
Pawtucket
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Maintained by: Kevin Avery
Originally Created by: Superkentman
Record added: May 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19419801
 

To My 8th Great Grand Uncle, May You Forever Rest in Peace
- Elton Ellis
 Added: Nov. 9, 2014

- Tracy Terry
 Added: Oct. 8, 2014
My 9x Great Grandfather R.I.P.
- Sharon
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