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Re: Kenswil

Christopher (View posts)
Posted: 7 Jul 2004 5:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Aug 2008 11:01PM GMT
Surnames: Kenswil, Wilkens, Unico
Hallo there,
my first Kenswil was born in 1808. The same mother had 4 children between 1808 and 1813 with the name Kenswil. This was a free, light colored woman. One of the first names of the Wilkens clan was Unico. Because this is such a typical first name, one can trace a connection to the original Wilkens family probably through occurance of the connection Unico and Kenswil.
To correct an earlier contribution: Kenswil was not a name given to freed slaves at manumission, but a name given by one of the Wilkens men to their illegetimate children by already free colored women.
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Ann Holler 5 Mar 2003 12:27AM GMT 
Christopher 7 Jul 2004 11:34PM GMT 
Ann Holler 11 Jun 2008 1:41AM GMT 
houwey 4 Aug 2008 7:02PM GMT 
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Ann Holler 12 Aug 2008 2:58AM GMT 
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