Phinney (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of October 31, 2020:

  • Recruiting direct male-line John Phinney descendants for SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact Raymond T. Wing (email: wing.genealogist AT gmail DOT com)


First Generation

John Finney/Phinney was baptized at Lenton, Nottinghamshire, England on 15 Mar 1603, son of Robert Finney (son of Jeffrey/Geoffrey & Ellen). John died at Swansea 6 Jan 1686. He married three times, first Lenton 22 Nov 1636 to Christian Patten; second Barnstable 10 Jun 1650 to Abigail (Bishop) Coggin; and third Barnstable 26 Jun 1654 to Elizabeth Bailey. He had three children (Margaret, John & Thomas [died young]) by his first wife and seven children (Jonathan, Robert, Hannah, Elizabeth, Josiah, Jeremiah & Joshua) by his third wife.

Second Generation

John Phinney (II) was born in Plymouth 24 Dec 1638 and died in Eastham 19 Apr 1718. He married 10 Aug 1664 to Mary Rogers. They had twelve children: John, Melatiah, Joseph, Thomas, Ebenezer, Samuel, Mary, Mercy, Reliance, Benjamin, Jonathan & Hannah.

Jonathan Phinney was born in Barnstable 14 Aug 1655 and died at Swansea in May 1728. He married Joanna Kinnicut and had six children: Robert, Hannah, Joanna, Elizabeth, Mary & Hannah.

Robert Phinney was born in Barnstable 13 Aug 1656 and died at Plymouth 23 Jul 1690. As he was not mentioned in Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700 it is believed he never married.

Josiah Phinney was born in Barnstable 2 Sep 1657 and died at Plymouth bef 2 Jan 1727. He married twice, first Plymouth 19 Jan 1688 to Elizabeth Warren then to Mercy Ford. He had eight children, all by his first wife: Josiah (died young), Elizabeth, Robert, Priscilla, Josiah, John, Phebe & Joshua

Jeremiah Phinney was born in Barnstable 15 Aug 1662 and died Bristol, RI 8 Feb 1748. He married Bristol, 7 Jan 1684 to Esther Lewis. They had eleven children: Jeremiah (died young), Mary, Hannah, Mehitable, John (died young), Rebecca, Esther, Deborah, John, Abigail & Jeremiah.

Joshua Phinney was born in Barnstable 31 Jan 1665 and died in Swansea 7 Sep 1714. He married (intentions Bristol 31 May 1688) to Mercy Watts. They had eight children: Joshua, Elizabeth, Mary, John, Samuel, Josiah, Elizabeth & Mercy

DNA results

As of October 31, 2020, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) does not have a Phinney surname project, but has eleven kits associated with the Phinney surname.

External links and References

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 148:315-327 "The Finney Family of Lenton, Nottinghamshire and Plymouth, Massachusetts" by Clifford L. Stott Phinney's Place Genealogy

Wakefield, Robert S., Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 18 Part III Richard Warren, 5th Generation of Abigail, Nathaniel and Joseph 2001, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA