If we assume that the John Keep arriving in Springfield, MA in 1644 was between 18 and 60 years old, I am looking for a John Keep(e) born between 1584 and 1626.IGI-British Isles records show christenings for the following John Keeps in this period:
County, Town/Date, (father, mother)
Bedford, Thurleigh 3 May 1619 ( John, )
Berkshire, Lambourn 8 Dec 1590 (John, ) 28 Mar 1592 (John, ) Berkshire, Peasemore 24 Jan 1629 (John, Johana) [may have been born earlier?] Berkshire, Wantage 6 Feb 1594 (John, Elizabeth) 3 Feb 1621 (John, Katherine)
Lincoln, Westborough cum Doddington 24 Aug 1589 (Jonas, )
Northampton, Higham Ferrars 27 Dec 1612 (Nicholas, Grace POLEY)
Questions: (1) Is there any information that some of these John Keeps were still in England after 1644? (2) Are there other John Keeps of this period that might be pursued? (3) Are these questions too broad or somehow niave?