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About us

Our Mission

The Kenyon Project aims to advance the understanding of Kenyon ancestry by combining

documented lineage with genetic advances through DNA testing.


  1. Identify specific American Kenyon lines (refer to background page)
  2. Identify specific English Kenyon lines
  3. Identify most recent common ancestor (MRCA) between English and American lines
  4. Assist members in making matches to their lines
  5. Identify potential prospects for future testing
  6. Increase membership numbers to 100



  • Descendants of American immigrants John Kenyon (ID=1) and James Kenyon (ID=2). Source for these lines comes from American Kenyons, by Howard N. Kenyon, published 1935*
  • Locate and compare Illinois, North Carolina, and Missouri lines (K-line, T-line, Roger Kenyon, etc.).
  • Locate, identify, and document subsequent Kenyon immigrants, arriving after John and James.


  • Identify Kenyon lines living in England today.
  • Descendants of Lord Lloyd Kenyon and Jorden de Kenyon
  • Descendants of the 17th century Lord Roger Kenyon of Peel Hall

* The book American Kenyons, by Howard N. Kenyon is available for free through Heritage Quest. You can get a code, if your public library carries it. It is also available on Reprints may also be purchased online at Higginson Book Company (

Last updated: 2 October 2016