Dear Lisa, I had set out to prove that my Gr,GR...Grandfather, Richard Canney(Kenney)Waldron was "not" the illigitimate son of any Richard Waldron.I have found for pretty sure that the Richard Waldron, son of Elizabeth Westbrook and Richard Waldron was lost at sea. Confusing, since he was also born circa 1719. The following exerpt seems most likely, after all my searching; that he was named after his mother's father... CHAPTER XLIV HISTORY OF HARRINGTON (VI)
NOTED PERSONS AND LOCALITIES
Col. Isaac VValdron was born in Madbury, March 16, 1747; he died in the VValdron house, near the railway station, May 3, 1841, in the ninety-fifth year of his age. He was son of Richard Kenney VValdron and his wife, Mary Clark. The ancestry of Richard Kenney Waldron has not been definitely determined, but it seems probable he is a descendant from Foulke VValderne, brother of Maj. Richard Walderne, famous in Dover history. That he has a double name given to him at his birth in 17 19 is a notable fact, as not until more than a half century later did the fashion begin to give children double names. The given name of his father is not known, but it is supposed that his mother was daughter of Richard Kenney who married Deborah Stokes, Aug. 15, 1687, as shown by Dover records, who was a grandson of Thomas Canney, the immigrant who came to Dover in 1633.
Richard Kenney Waldron was a farmer in Madbury when his son Isaac was born, but about 1760 removed to that part of Barrington called "Canaan." He was a soldier in Capt. (later Maj.) Samuel Hale's company of Dover men at the siege of Louisburg, 1745; soldier in Capt. Samuel Gerrish's com- pany of Col. Nathaniel Meserve's regiment in the "Crown Point Expedition," May I to Nov. i, 1756; a soldier on militia duty in Capt. John Cochrane's company at "Fort William and Mary," now Fort Constitution, Newcastle, July 6 to Sept. 28, 1771. He died at the home of his son Isaac, but the date of his death is not known.