Missing After Indian attack 4 July 1706 in Amesbury, MA
On 4 July 1706, Indians attacked the town of Amesbury, MA, and several were killed. Barnes
Prowse, age 46, husband of Deborah Kimball and father of two girls, was missing after the
attack. It was not until 1 August 1715, that his estate was settled. A letter written on
the day of the attack by Capt. John Wadleigh reported the incident to Capt. True:
"Sir, about one of the clock, the Indians killd Natt Weed's wife and three children;
one of them dead and two mortally wounded. At the same time Robert Hoytt's wife killd, a
child missing and a boy of Thomas Hoyt's killd. John Ash killd. Barnes Prowse missing; we
fear killd all at one time, as neer as we can judg. Sir, pray send a party of men. I think
it is a good way to go out this knight. We think to be about 30 Indians."
Barnes Prowse is my ancestor.
PS: Information from Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Vol. I by David Hoyt
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