Kenyon, John (1784–1856)

When a resident of Nether Stowey he was introduced to Southey, Wordsworth and Coleridge by Thomas Poole. Kenyon was a very wealthy man, with extensive land holdings in Jamaica. He was well known for his generosity and contributed to the costs of Derwent Coleridge’s education. He was one of the party who accompanied Southey on his final tour of France in 1838.