was born circa 1680. He married Elizabeth Snow
, daughter of Lt. Jabez Snow Sr.
and Elizabeth Smith
, on 21 December 1704 at Harwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Edward Kendrick married Deborah Tucker
on 30 April 1713. Edward Kendrick left a will on 30 November 1742
witnessed by John Doane, Maziah Harding, John Whitney; proved 18 Feb 1742-3; names wife Deborah, children Solomon, Thomas, Susanah Wing, and Jonathan; executor son Jonathan; Jonathan inherited the homestead at his mother's death; 6 coloured servants went 1 (Phillip) to son Solomon, 1 (Zilpha) to daughter Susanah, and 4 (Cuffee, Barbara, Joseph, and "Luce") to wife Deborah; grandson Edward Kenwrick, aged 7, son of Thomas, got 25 acres of land in Truro previously bought from Experience Turner.
He died circa 1743 at Harwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
He was the ancestor of the Kenricks or Kendricks of Barnsable County and Nova Scotia. Tradition holds that he came from the "West of England", but it is unproven. Some believe he came to the Cape from New Hampshire. By 1704 he was in Harwich, and early in 1705 he was prospecting for land suitable for a farm in the part now South Orleans, between the head of Arey's Pond (then Potonumocot Saltwater Pond) and the fresh Baker's Pond (then Poponessett). He chose 9 acres on the west side of the old line between Eastham and Harwich established in 1682. It adjoined the line and stretched up from John Yates' land to Baker's Pond. It was owned by the Indian landholder John Sipson, who lived at Potonumecot within the limits of the old town of Harwich. On 27 Jun it was conveyed to Mr. Kenwrick by Sipson "out of ye love" for "Mr Edward Kindwrick, weaver" and for "other valuable consierations", with the "liberty" of grazing and cutting timber and firewood on the land "within ye township of Harwich". It appears to have been his first land purchase. He built his house on a small parcel of adjoinging land that he bought from John Paine. Edward seems to have been good friends with the Indians for reasons now unknown, and on many occasions purchased upland from them. Amont the Indian grantors who sold to him were John Laurence, Jacob Jacob, Stephen Jacob, Amos Quason, Rebecca Quason, Lusty Tom, Amos Larrance, Samuel Quot, Joseph George, Thomas Boreman, and Matthia Quansit. Their deeds refer to Edward as a "dealer", meaning shopkeeper, or trader. From Peepen and Joshua Ralph, also Indians, he bought large tracts in Harwich between Muddy Cove River and Round Cove. He had meadow at the Great beach that he bought from Judah Hopkins, meadow in Gregory's Neck at matchapoxit, and meadow at Chequeset near Pleasant Bay. When he died he owned 20 acres in Truro that he had bought from Experience Turner. He was clerk of the proprietors of the Great beach meadow in 1729 and for some years after. The Great beach was included in the Quasons' deed to the purchasers in 1711. After 1725 he moved to a house he built on the west side of the public road now leading from Orleans to Harwich and Chatham, just southwest of what was the home of John Kenrick, Esq., at South Orleans. He built on a lot that belonged to "Mr. Tom", the "Indian minister", who had died and left the land to sons Lusty Tom, Abel Tom and John Tom. The sons sold the land to Edward. At the time the property was inside the old town of Harwich. It was a large house, 2 stories in front and 1 in back, and he continued in business there as a "dealer". He had coloured servants, like most businessmen of the time, to help in and out of his house. At his death he had 3 coloured men and 3 coloured women servants, valued at L98 in the inventory of his personal property. Some of them lived in cabins on his land. On the east side of the main road northeasterly, about 200 rods from Edward's new house, on the westerly slope of a triangular piece of land that Eastham had set apart for an Indian meeting house, and north of the way leading to the Saltwater Pond, was the Indian burial place which until about 1830 had grave mounds made invisible by the plow. Edward may occasionally have attended worship services at the Indian meeting house, and may have given them financial aid. 4 2 Will: 30 NOV 1742 Note: witnessed by John Doane, Maziah Harding, John Whitney; proved 18 Feb 1742-3; names wife Deborah, children Solomon, Thomas, Susanah Wing, and Jonathan; executor son Jonathan; Jonathan inherited the homestead at his mother's death; 6 coloured servants went 1 (Phillip) to son Solomon, 1 (Zilpha) to daughter Susanah, and 4 (Cuffee, Barbara, Joseph, and "Luce") to wife Deborah; grandson Edward Kenwrick, aged 7, son of Thomas, got 25 acres of land in Truro previously bought from Experience Turner. 4 Burial: prob. Old Cemetery, Orleans, MA 4.