Jane Keen

(3 December 1843 - after 1901)
     Jane Keen was christened on 3 December 1843 in Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire. She was the daughter of Valentine Keen and Tryphena Johnston. Mary, Jane, Elizabeth and Valentine were listed as the children of Valentine Keen in the 1851 census in Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire.
     Jane died after 1901.

John Keen

(19 June 1743 - before 24 April 1827)
     John Keen was christened on 19 June 1743 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. He was the son of Valentine Keen and Elizabeth Paxford.
     John Keen married Jane Andrews on 14 May 1770 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. John Keen, bachelor, and Jane Andrews, spinster, both of this parish, were married in this chapel by banns this 14th day of May 1770 by me Thos Leigh. Witnessed by John Freeman and Jon Newman. He made his mark. He witnessed a marriage of Thomas Newman and Mary Alcock on 27 March 1769. The banns were called April 29, July 7 & 14.
     John died before 24 April 1827 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. He was buried on 24 April 1827 in Adlestrop.

Children of John Keen and Jane Andrews

John Keen

(6 December 1772 - before 24 June 1788)
     John Keen was christened on 6 December 1772 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. He was the son of John Keen and Jane Andrews.
     John died before 24 June 1788 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. He was buried on 24 June 1788 in Adlestrop.

John Keen

(10 June 1804 - )
     John Keen was christened on 10 June 1804 in Churchill, Oxfordshire. He was the son of Valentine Keen and Martha Waring.

John Keen

(before 23 July 1758 - )
     John Keen was born before 23 July 1758 in Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire. He was the son of Valentine Keen and Ann Hewett.

John Keen

(14 November 1790 - between 1862 and 1864?)
     John Keen was christened on 14 November 1790 in Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire. He was the son of Valentine Keen and Sarah Miles.
     John Keen married Mary Mason on 6 January 1815 in Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire. John and Mary had at least 5 children, John, Elizabeth, Valentine, George and Ann. John Keen witnessed Valentine Keen and Tryphena Johnston's wedding on 11 May 1841 in Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire.
     John Keen and Mary Mason appeared on the 1841 census in Lower Slaughter. John Keen 50, Mary Keen 45, George (15/18), Ann 10, all born in the county. Next door was his son Valentine and before that his son? John and his wife Mary aged 25 * 20, all ag labourers.
     John Keen and Mary Mason were recorded on the 1851 census in Lower Slaughter. John Keene, head, aged 60, agricultural Labourer, born Lwr Slaughter & Mary Keene, wife, aged 58 born Naunton.
     John Keen and Mary Mason appeared on the 1861 census in Garden House, Lower Slaughter, Stow on the Wold RD. John Keen, aged 70, gardener, born Lower Slaughter Mary Keen, his wife, aged 69, born Naunton, Gls.
     John died between 1862 and 1864?. A John Keen died in the March quarter of 1864 in the Shipston on Stour RD and another in 1862 at Chipping Norton.
     He was not found on the 1871 census - he may have been in a workhouse, etc. which often only gives initials. He was buried on 15 July 1871 in Lower Slaughter.
     John may have died before 1 October 1871 in Stow on the Wold RD, Gloucestershire.

Children of John Keen and Mary Mason

John Mason Keen

(circa 1816? - before 1 July 1857)
     John Mason Keen was born circa 1816?. He may be the 25 year old John with wife Mary aged 20, living close to Valentine and John sr. in the 1841 census. He was the son of John Keen and Mary Mason.
     John died before 1 July 1857 in Stow on the Wold RD, Gloucestershire.

Joseph Valentine Keen

(2 May 1860 - 16 April 1951)
     Joseph Valentine Keen was born on 2 May 1860 in Maugersbury, Gloucestershire. He was the son of Mary Ann Keen. Joseph Valentine Keen was christened on 25 May 1860 in Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire. Joseph was listed in the household of Valentine Keen as a grandchild in the 1861 census in Farm House Cottage, Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire. Valentine Keen, head, 40, ag. lab., his wife Tryphena, 44, children Mary Ann, 17, unmarried, Valentine 12, all born at Lower Slaughter, grandson Joseph 10 months, born Stow. Joseph Valentine Keen was educated in 1864 in Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire. In 1864 Joseph attended Lower Slaughter school, and his parent/guardian was recorded as Thomas Castle - it would seem Mary Ann left home between 1861 & 1864. Joseph attended school in Bourton on the Water before Lower Slaughter so maybe they lived there in 1863?. Joseph was domestic gardener between 1881 and 1948.
     Joseph Valentine Keen married Mary Ann Walker on 25 December 1883 in Badsey, Worcestershire.
     Joseph died on 16 April 1951 in Yard, Godsill, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, aged 90. He was buried on 20 April 1951 in Brighstone, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.

Child of Joseph Valentine Keen and Mary Ann Walker

Mary Keen

(20 July 1777 - 27 July 1852)
     Mary Keen was christened on 20 July 1777 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. She was the daughter of John Keen and Jane Andrews.
     Mary Keen married John Rich, son of Amor Rich and Ann Wroe, on 7 February 1802 in St George, Hanover Square, Soho, Westminster, England.
     Mary Keen and John Rich appeared on the 1841 census in Adelaide Square, New Windsor, Berkshire. John Rich aged 70, Independent, Mary aged 60, Edward aged 3. None were born in the county, with one female sevant..
     Mary Keen and John Rich were recorded on the 1851 census in 18 Adelaide Square, New Windsor, Berkshire. John was aged 82 , annuitant, born Stainbrough, Yorkshire, with his wife Mary aged 74 born in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, with one servant. There was also a William Rich aged 57, Lt in the R. Navy, half pay. Naval Knight, unmarried at New Windsor, but born in Burnham Market, Norfolk.
     Mary died on 27 July 1852 in Ewell, Surrey, aged 75. She was buried on 2 August 1852 in Ewell. Headstone, coffin & foot stones, headstone split in half and broken off. Monumental inscription recorded at Ewell: Sacred to the memory of Mary beloved wife of Mr John Rich of this parish late of New Windsor Berkshire, who died 27 July 1852 aged 75 years also the above named John Rich who died Nov 21 1856 aged 88 yrs. No trace in 1993, adjacent & similar stones photographed.

Children of Mary Keen and John Rich

Mary Keen

(16 October 1748 - )
     Mary Keen was christened on 16 October 1748 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. She was the daughter of Valentine Keen and Elizabeth Paxford.
     Mary Keen married John Kempson on 11 October 1774 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. They were both of this parish and made their marks. The witnesses were John Newman and Richard Lapper.

Child of Mary Keen and Charles Plumb

Children of Mary Keen and John Kempson

Mary Keen

(before 25 March 1710 - )
     Mary Keen was christened before 25 March 1710 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. She was the daughter of Valentine Keen and Elizabeth Hunt.

Mary Keen

(8 October 1769 - )
     Mary Keen was christened on 8 October 1769 in Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire. She was the daughter of Valentine Keen and Ann Hewett.

Mary Ann Keen

(26 December 1841 - before 1 July 1909)
     Mary Ann Keen was christened on 26 December 1841 in Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire. She was the daughter of Valentine Keen and Tryphena Johnston. Mary, Jane, Elizabeth and Valentine were listed as the children of Valentine Keen in the 1851 census in Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire. Mary and Valentine were listed as the children of Valentine Keen in the 1861 census in Farm House Cottage, Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire.
     Mary Ann Keen married Henry Kiteley before 31 December 1865 in Stourbridge RD, Worcestershire.
     Mary Ann Keen and Henry Kiteley appeared on the 1871 census in Field lane, Upper Swinford, Worcestershire. Henry Kiteley Head Mar 47 Nail Forger Old Swinford, Worcs; Mary A Kiteley Wife Mar 29 No occ Lower Slaughter, Gloucs; Henry Valentine Kiteley Son 8 Scholar Stourbridge, Worcs; William Thomas Kiteley Son Scholar 5 Old Swinford; Albert Kitely Son 2 Old Swinford.
     Mary Ann Keen and Henry Kiteley appeared on the 1881 census in Upper Swinford, Worcestershire. Henry Keightley Head Mar 58 Nailer Old Swinford, Worcs; Mary Ann Keightley Wife Mar 38 Laundry Woman Burton -- ------ [looks like on Trent]; Harrry Ba-- Keightley Step Son 18 Horse Nail Maker Stourbridge, Worcs; Thos Wm Keightley Son 15 Spade Maker Old Swinford; Albert Ed Keightley Son 12 Scholar Old Swinford; Elizabeth Keightley Dau 8 Scholar Old Swinford
Walter Keightley Son 6 Scholar Old Swinford; Mary Ann Keightley Dau 3 Old Swinford.
     Mary Ann Keen appeared on the 1891 census in Upper Swinford, Worcestershire. Mary Ann Keightley Head Wid 48 Laundress Lower Slaughter, Glos
Elizabeth Keightley Dau 18 Old Swinford
Walter Keightley Son 16 ---------- Old Swinford; Mary Ann Keightley Dau 13 Old Swinford; William Keightley Son Mar 25 Chain Maker Old Swinford
Mary S Keightley Step Dau Mar 26 Machinist Kingswinford, Staffs
Gertrude Keightley Grand dau 1 ------.
     Mary Ann Keen married Alfred Perks before 1 July 1900 in Stourbridge RD Worcestershire.
     Mary Ann Keen and Alfred Perks appeared on the 1901 census in Prospect Row, Field Lane, Upper Swinford, Worcestershire. Alfred Perks Head Mar 51 Chain Maker Old Swinford; Mary Ann Keightley-Perks 58 Laundress Lower Slaughter; Pamela Holdger Visitor Mar 26 Kingswinford, Staffs.
     Mary died before 1 July 1909 in Aston, Warwickshire.

Children of Mary Ann Keen

Merril Keen

(20 April 1760 - )
     Merril Keen was also known as Merial in records. She was christened on 20 April 1760 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. She was the daughter of Valentine Keen and Elizabeth Paxford.

Richard Keen

(25 November 1806 - )
     Richard Keen was christened on 25 November 1806 in Churchill, Oxfordshire. He was the son of Valentine Keen and Martha Waring.

Richard Keen

(before 26 December 1757 - )
     Richard Keen was born before 26 December 1757 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. He was the son of Valentine Keen and Elizabeth Paxford.

Richard Keen

(before 16 April 1677 - 11 July 1680)
     Richard Keen was born before 16 April 1677 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. He was the son of Valentine Keen and Alice Unknown (Keen).
     Richard died on 11 July 1680 in Adlestrop.
     He is possibly the Richard Keen of Adlestrop whose will was proved in Jan 1720/21 at Gloucester..

Samuel Keen

     Samuel Keen was born in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.
Marriage banns for Samuel Keen and Ann Lane were published on 12 January 1812 in Adlestrop. Samuel Keen of Chipping Norton (Oxon) & Ann Lane of this parish Wintessed by Daniel Smith & Elizabeth Lane.
     Samuel Keen married Ann Lane on 8 February 1812.

Thomas Keen

(25 November 1806 - before 1810?)
     Thomas Keen was christened on 25 November 1806 in Churchill, Oxfordshire. He was the son of Valentine Keen and Martha Waring.
     Thomas died before 1810?.

Thomas Keen

(2 March 1810 - before 1815?)
     Thomas Keen was christened on 2 March 1810 in Churchill, Oxfordshire. He was the son of Valentine Keen and Martha Waring.
     Thomas died before 1815?.

Thomas Keen

(11 June 1815 - )
     Thomas Keen was christened on 11 June 1815 in Churchill, Oxfordshire. He was the son of Valentine Keen and Martha Waring.

Thomas Keen

(12 October 1746 - )
     Thomas Keen was christened on 12 October 1746 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. He was the son of Valentine Keen and Elizabeth Paxford.

Thomas Keen

(31 January 1683 - )
     Thomas Keen was christened on 31 January 1683 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. He was the son of Valentine Keen and Alice Unknown (Keen).
     In Valentine Keen's will dated 11 May 1707 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, Thomas Keen was named as heir; His will mentions his sons Valentine & Thomas, his wife Alice and daughter Elizabeth.
In the name of God Amen: May 11 1707 I Vallentine Keen of Addlestrop in the county of Glos, labourer, being in perfect memory but weake of body do make & ordaine this my last will & testament in manor and form following First I bequeath my soul unto the hands of God my maker hoping to ... pardon for all my sins by the meritorious ... of Jesus Christ my saviour and redeemer and my body to be buried in Christian burial after the direction of my executrix hereafter named.
I give unto my son Vallentine all my house or cottage and close and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging after the decease of my wife Allice my executor
I give unto my son Thomas Keen one tablebord formerly given by his grandmother and forty shillings to be paid to him within two years after my decease to be paid by me executrix
All the rest of my rady money, cray? and stock and goods whatsoever moveable within my now dwelling house after my debts said I give unto my loving wife Allice whom I make my hole and sole executrix and after her decease to my daughter Elizabeth It she so ... or the one ... if my executrix thinks so fitt. Witness my own hand and seal this 11th day of May 1707.
Signed Vallentine Keene, witnessed by John Shaylor, John ...

Valentine Keen

(25 June 1775 - )
     Valentine Keen was christened on 25 June 1775 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. He was the son of John Keen and Jane Andrews.
     Valentine Keen married Martha Waring before April 1800 in Churchill, Oxfordshire.

Children of Valentine Keen and Martha Waring

Valentine Keen

(18 October 1713 - before 7 June 1767)
     Valentine Keen was christened on 18 October 1713 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. He was the son of Valentine Keen and Elizabeth Hunt.
     Valentine Keen married secondly Elizabeth Paxford on 3 October 1742 in Hampnett, Gloucestershire. He was a widower.
     Valentine was a defendant in a court case on 3 November 1742 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. Valentine Keen the younger along with John Insole and William Newman, labourers, confessed to copying a key to enable them to steal wine from William Leigh's cellar under the summer house (while working as a gardener under John Insole for the Leighs).
     Valentine died before 7 June 1767 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. He was buried on 7 June 1767 in Adlestrop.

Child of Valentine Keen

Children of Valentine Keen and Elizabeth Paxford

Valentine Keen

(before 1731 - before 4 April 1806)
     Valentine Keen was born before 1731. He was the son of Valentine Keen. Valentine Keen was christened on 10 November 1745 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire.
     Valentine Keen married Ann Hewett on 14 November 1749 in Burton on the Water, Gloucestershire.
     Valentine died before 1753. Another son Valentine was baptised, but this could be from a second marriage.
     Valentine died before 4 April 1806 in Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire. He was buried on 4 April 1806 in Lower Slaughter.

Children of Valentine Keen and Ann Hewett

Valentine Keen

(10 June 1753 - )
     Valentine Keen was christened on 10 June 1753 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. He was the son of Valentine Keen and Elizabeth Paxford.

Child of Valentine Keen and Mary Hooper

Valentine Keen

(5 November 1680 - before 23 December 1761)
     Valentine Keen was christened on 5 November 1680 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. He was the son of Valentine Keen and Alice Unknown (Keen).
     In Valentine Keen's will dated 11 May 1707 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, Valentine Keen was named as heir; His will mentions his sons Valentine & Thomas, his wife Alice and daughter Elizabeth.
In the name of God Amen: May 11 1707 I Vallentine Keen of Addlestrop in the county of Glos, labourer, being in perfect memory but weake of body do make & ordaine this my last will & testament in manor and form following First I bequeath my soul unto the hands of God my maker hoping to ... pardon for all my sins by the meritorious ... of Jesus Christ my saviour and redeemer and my body to be buried in Christian burial after the direction of my executrix hereafter named.
I give unto my son Vallentine all my house or cottage and close and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging after the decease of my wife Allice my executor
I give unto my son Thomas Keen one tablebord formerly given by his grandmother and forty shillings to be paid to him within two years after my decease to be paid by me executrix
All the rest of my rady money, cray? and stock and goods whatsoever moveable within my now dwelling house after my debts said I give unto my loving wife Allice whom I make my hole and sole executrix and after her decease to my daughter Elizabeth It she so ... or the one ... if my executrix thinks so fitt. Witness my own hand and seal this 11th day of May 1707.
Signed Vallentine Keene, witnessed by John Shaylor, John ...

     Valentine Keen married Elizabeth Hunt on 2 May 1709 in Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire.
     Valentine died before 23 December 1761 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. He was buried on 23 December 1761 in Adlestrop. Valentine Keen buried 23 December 1761. Another Valentine Keen was buried 7 June 1767; another July ye 3rd, 1760? buried Valentine Keen.

Children of Valentine Keen and Elizabeth Hunt

Valentine Keen

(circa 1650 - after 11 May 1707)
     Valentine Keen was born circa 1650. There are no Keen references in Adlestrop between 1630 and 1710. A Robert Keen had issue there between 1559 and 1594. A Richard Keen had a daughter there in 1630, but there were two contemporary Richards. As Valentine's eldest known son was a Richard, he is likely to be the son of one of those Richards..
     Valentine Keen married Alice Unknown (Keen) before 1677. On 1 November 1694 Valentine Keen leased property in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. Lease dated 1 November 1694 from Theophilus Leigh of Adlestrop, Esq., and Valentine Keene the elder of the same, husbandman of a cottage and land in Adlestrop. Signed and sealed Valentine Keene.
     Valentine Keen made a will dated 11 May 1707 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. His will mentions his sons Valentine & Thomas, his wife Alice and daughter Elizabeth.
In the name of God Amen: May 11 1707 I Vallentine Keen of Addlestrop in the county of Glos, labourer, being in perfect memory but weake of body do make & ordaine this my last will & testament in manor and form following First I bequeath my soul unto the hands of God my maker hoping to ... pardon for all my sins by the meritorious ... of Jesus Christ my saviour and redeemer and my body to be buried in Christian burial after the direction of my executrix hereafter named.
I give unto my son Vallentine all my house or cottage and close and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging after the decease of my wife Allice my executor
I give unto my son Thomas Keen one tablebord formerly given by his grandmother and forty shillings to be paid to him within two years after my decease to be paid by me executrix
All the rest of my rady money, cray? and stock and goods whatsoever moveable within my now dwelling house after my debts said I give unto my loving wife Allice whom I make my hole and sole executrix and after her decease to my daughter Elizabeth It she so ... or the one ... if my executrix thinks so fitt. Witness my own hand and seal this 11th day of May 1707.
Signed Vallentine Keene, witnessed by John Shaylor, John ...

     Valentine died after 11 May 1707 in Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. He was buried on 19 May 1707 in Adlestrop. An inventory of his estate was dated in 1707.
     His will was proved on 15 October 1707 at Gloucestershire.

Children of Valentine Keen and Alice Unknown (Keen)

Valentine Keen

(20 April 1766 - before 27 June 1792)
     Valentine Keen was christened on 20 April 1766 in Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire. He was the son of Valentine Keen and Ann Hewett.
     Valentine Keen married Sarah Miles on 15 October 1789 in Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire.
     Valentine died before 27 June 1792 in Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire. He was buried on 27 June 1792 in Lower Slaughter.

Child of Valentine Keen and Sarah Miles

  • John Keen+ b. 14 Nov 1790, d. bt 1862 - 1864?