Joseph Jenckes

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Joseph Jenckes was born in St. Ann Blackfriars, London, England back in 1599 to John and Sarah.  His father was a sword and cutlery maker.  He followed in his father’s footsteps.  He married Joan Hearne in 1627.  They had two children both dying at a very young age, Joan died in 1635. After her death in 1642, he immigrated to New England arriving in New Hampshire in 1643.  Two years later he was working at the Saugus Iron Works in Lynn, Massachusetts Bay.  In 1655, he received a 14-year patent for a new kind of water-driven machine to make sawmill saw blades and other edged tools.  That same year he was granted a 7-year patent for an improved scythe, his scythe remains virtually unchanged to this day.  it is reported he cut the first dies for the first coins minted in America.  He died in 1683, he was 83.

What you may not know about Joseph is that he was granted the first machine patent in America.

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Comments (19)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray 

Dec 11, 2020 03:02 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I learn something new each and every day from your posts, but please don't ask me tomorrow what I learned today, haha.

Dec 11, 2020 04:50 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

It must have been a shut down his hair is a mess.

Dec 11, 2020 04:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No question about it, James... this was something and someone I had no knowledge about!

Dec 11, 2020 04:52 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Now I know who to blame for the calluses and sore muscles from the scythe!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 11, 2020 04:56 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Used a scythe extensively in my youth! So it is Joseph I can thank! Enjoy your day!

Dec 11, 2020 05:05 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Considering he lost his wife and children in 8 years, or less, it's amazing he still had the drive to go forth and create. Thanks for the education James Dray .

Dec 11, 2020 05:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Dec 11, 2020 05:39 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James Dray - I learn something new from your post and then get to see the person courtesy of Barbara Todaro !

Dec 11, 2020 05:55 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Some things we have are timeless!

Dec 11, 2020 06:41 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - Like Brian England, I learn something new from your posts but remembering each of those things doesn't seem to be a part of my reality.  Fortunately, there are those rare moments when I can say - ah, yes, I remember that.  

Dec 11, 2020 06:48 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am joining the choir today in stating that I learn something new every day from you!  Happy Friday.  A

Dec 11, 2020 07:11 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James Dray sounds like a man that found inspiration and creativity where others saw obstacles

Dec 11, 2020 08:54 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Every morning I find how much of world history I have forgot and US history there's not much better.

Happy Friday morning James Dray 

Dec 11, 2020 09:24 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

He had some interesting, and long-lasting "firsts." Another read about someone I had never heard of!

Enjoy your weekend!


Dec 11, 2020 10:01 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- very interesting!!! And from Barbara Todaro he looks a bit like Bob Hope. 

Dec 11, 2020 10:31 AM
Barbara Todaro

yes, he does....LOL

Dec 11, 2020 01:05 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

When you look back at these folks you realize how incredible they had to be!

Dec 11, 2020 12:53 PM
Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM
Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale

Who says you can't learn something new every day? I sure can with your posts. Thank you, James. 😎

Dec 11, 2020 01:40 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Mo offense. Something is not quite right. The first US patent was issued 107 years after he passed away. 

US i st patent was not issued until 7/31/1790 to Samuel Hopkins by George Washington.

Jan 09, 2021 01:39 PM