Haytham Kenway is Connor's father in Assassin's Creed 3. Introduced at first as a British assassin, he travels to Boston after on the account of the mysterious order he belongs to in order to search for signs of the precursors. After arriving in Boston, he builds a small team of likeminded individuals and goes after the local Redcoats while searching for clues as to where the precursor vault may be. On the way, he befriends a native american woman (Connor's mother) who he impregnates.
Kenway ends up finding the vault, but fails at opening it as he does not have the key. It is then revealed that he is in fact a Templar, thus meaning that not all of Desmond's ancestor's were Assassins.
Several years later, Kenway is a grandmaster Templar. He orchestrates and organizes many of the Templars actions in the region and makes sure that everything is going according to plan. Kenway ends up having to team up with his son when a Templar becomes a liability for both the order and the Assassins guild. During the team up, him and Connor begin bonding, Haytham expressing sadness for the death of Connor's mother. Haytham reveals that it was not his order but George Washington who killed the mother of his child at which point Connor severs all ties with both Washington and Haytham.
Haytham turns on Connor and saves Charles Lee's life after Connor tries to assassinate him. Connor has no choice but to kill Haytham. As Haytham dies, he admits that despite the fact that he doesn't approve of the fact that his son is part of the assassin's guild, he's still proud of him.
He is voiced by Adrian Hough.
- "Haytham" is an Arabic name meaning "young eagle."
- One of the most famous historical figures with that name was the 11th century Iraqi scientist, Ibn al-Haytham. He may have been an influence on Haytham's name.
- "Kenway" comes from an Old English name, either Cynewig or Cenwig, composed of the words cyne ("royal") or cen ("keen, bold") and wig ("war").