A Genealogical Dictionary of  The First Settlers of New England,
Before 1692

Volume #3
Pratt - Pressie

 By James Savage

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Pratt Continued:

1677; Susanna, 2 Oct. 1680; and Jonathan, 6 Oct. 1683; and d. 1690. Perhaps some of these ch. were by his s. w. Hepzibah, wh. m says Porter, John Sadd, 1690, and d. 1712. JOHN, Kingstown, by w. Ann, had Deliverance, b. 13 Nov. 1664; Mary, Apr. 1666; John, Oct. 1667; Ebenezer, 31 Aug. 1669; Phineas, Apr. 1671; Joshua, 10 Jan. 1673; Jeremy, 13 Oct. 1674; and Mercy, 23 Dec. 1676. JOHN, Medfield 1666, was s. of John of Dorchester, but prob. b. in Eng. and I kn. nothing more, exc. that he had John, Mary, Priscilla, Hannah, and Sarah, and w. Rebecca, all nam. in his will of 30 Apr. 1707, from wh. we find that one d. had m. Henry Smith; ano. Timothy Clark; and that s.-in-law, Samuel Wright was made with s. John excor. 

JOHN, Saybrook, s. of lieut. William, m. 8 June 1665, Sarah, d. of Thomas Jones, but whether he had ch. by her, I find not. Geneal. Reg. IV. has giv. from the rec. of Saybrook two JOHNS, as follows: one had Thomas, b. 28 Oct. 1675; Isaac, 16 Jan. 1678; Sarah, 5 June 1680; Lydia, 18 Feb. 1682; and Mehitable, 6 Sept. 1685. He may have been s. of William. The other JOHN, call. a tailor, m. 10 Aug. 1676, Mary Andrews, had Mary, b. 24 May 1677; Martha, 16 Jan. 1679; Daniel, 13 Jan. 1680; Jonathan, 25 Dec. 1682; Hannah, 14 June 1688; and John, 19 Mar. 1691. JOHN, Malden, s. of Richard of the same, by first w. Mary had Richard; John, b. 14 June 1686; and by w. Martha, m. 18 Nov. 1686, had John, b. 4 Aug. 1687; and Martha, 1690; and he may have rem. to Reading, where Mr. Eaton sett. one of the name. bef. 1700; but more prob. he was the deac. wh. d. at M. 15 Nov. 1742, aged 81 yrs. 7 mos. His wid. d. 10 May 1744, aged 83; unless she d. as his w. 20 Sept. 1742, aged 79. However, it may be, that this long liv. John was s. of Phineas, and that his w. Martha was d. of Richard Pratt. The decision is not easy upon Geneal. Reg. IX. 325. Ano. JOHN, or the same, of Malden, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 6 Mar. 1696; perhaps John, Thomas, Hannah, Ebenezer, Joseph, William, Caleb, Abigail, and Joshua, or some of them, for the ch. of this surname as the flowers of the field are spread about; but the gr.-st. in Malden, prove that one John's w. Mary, d. 17 May 1710, in 56th yr. and her h. John had d. 3 June 1708. JOHN, Weymouth, by w. Mary, wh. may have been d. of John Whitman of the same, had Samuel, b. 15 Oct. 1686, and by w. Mercy, prob. the same Mary, had John, 8 Mar. 1692; and John, again, 26 May 1696. One JOHN of Boston, m. 29 July 1691, Margaret Maverick, but of h. or w. I kn. no more. 

JONATHAN, Plymouth, br. perhaps of Benajah, m. 2 Nov. 1664, Abigail Wood, had Abigail, b. 16 June 1665; Bathsheba, 20 Feb. 1667; Jonathan, 20 Mar. 1669; Hannah, 28 June, 1671; Jabez, 1 Nov. 1673; Meletiah, 11 Dec. 1676; and Bethia, 8 Aug. 1679. JOSEPH, Weymouth, by w. Sarah had Sarah, b. 31 May 1664; Joseph, [[vol. 3, p. 474]] 2 Feb. 1666; and John, 17 May 1668; was freem. 1672, and perhaps sw. again in 1674, when he liv. perhaps at Nantucket, and had there Mary, 16 Sept. 1675. JOSEPH, Charlestown, perhaps. s. of Phineas, m. 12 Feb. 1675, Dorcas Folger, had Joseph, b. 19 Oct. 1677, Bethia, 11 Feb. 1680; Benjamin, 19 Jan. 1682, d. soon; Dorcas, 2 Apr. 1683, d. soon; Phineas, 18 Jan. 1684; Joshua, 18 June 1686; Lydia, 28 Nov. 1688; and the liv. three s. and ds. were bapt. 10 Feb. 1689, when unlucki. only Joseph is nam. in the rec. 

JOSEPH, Saybrook, s. of William the first, recom. for freem. 1673, by first w. had Joseph, William, Sarah, Experience, and Margaret. In Sept. 1686, he took sec. w. Sarah, youngest d. of Robert Chapman of the same, had Ann, b. 12 Aug. 1687, d. in few mos.; Ann, again, 7 Oct. 1688; Susanna, 18 Mar. 1690; Robert, 26 Oct. 1691; Caleb, a. 1693; Elizabeth 6 Sept. 1695; Hannah, 27 Feb. 1699; and Temperance, 15 Feb. 1701, d. soon. JOSHUA, Plymouth came in the Ann 1623, prob. a youth, of wh. all that is kn. seems to be, that in 1652 he was one of the purch. of Dartmouth, and d. soon aft. for inv. of his prop. present. by Bathsheba, prob. his wid. 6 Oct. 1656, was only of the amo. £18 11s. 3d. Perhaps he had ch. but the gr.s. Ephraim, by Farmer believ. to be b. Nov. 1687, and his s. Michael, wonders of old age in 1804 and 1826, are by Barry render. wholly improb. JOSHUA, Medfield 1649. MATTHEW, Weymouth, freem. 13 May 1640, had Joseph, b. 10 Aug. 1637, prob. d. soon; and perhaps others, and may have, bef. 1643, rem. to Rehoboth. 

MATTHEW, Weymouth, perhaps s. of the preced. by w. Sarah, had Matthew, b. 18 Sept. 1665; Mary, 1667; Hannah, 4 Nov. 1670; William, 5 May 1673; may have rem. to Boston in the war of king Phillip, had s. Samuel, bapt. at 3d ch. 2 Apr. 1676, and gone again to W. there had Ann, 14 Sept. 1682; and Susanna, Sept. 1684. Prob. he was s. but may have been neph. of the preced. He bec. deaf at 12 yrs. and almost lost speech, and his w. was deaf and dumb after 3 yrs. as in the Magnalia 12 of cap. 26 of book III. is agreeably told (extract. from Remarkab. Providence of Increase Mather, the more judicious. f. of the author), with less admixt. of nonsense than is commonly seen in that work. MICAH, Weymouth, had John, b. 4 Oct. 1691. NATHANIEL, Saybrook, s. of William first of the same, m. 2 May 1688, Sarah Beament, had Sarah, b. 6 Feb. 1689; Nathaniel, 6 Mar. 1691; Samuel, 24 Jan. 1693; Abigail, 9 Oct. 1695; Deborah, 1 Jan. 1699; Hezekiah, 9 July 1701; and Gideon, 17 Sept. 1704. 

PETER, Lyme, m. 5 Aug. 1679, Elizabeth that d. of Matthew Griswold, wh. had been, three yrs. bef. divorc. from John Rogers for his heresy, had Peter, and d. 24 Mar. 1688, and, 1691, his wid. m. Matthew Beckwith. It is not kn. whose s. he was, tho. sometimes it has been guess. that he was William's, of [[vol. 3, p. 475]] wh. the prob. is remote. PHINEAS, Plymouth, came in June 1622, as one of capt. Weston's men, planted at Weymouth, but in Mar. foll. as Gov. Winslow tells in Young's Chron. of the Pilgr. he went to P. had sh. in the div. of ld. as if he had come in the Ann with Joshua, wh. may have been a br. and so may we excuse the error of Mitchell, 279, wh. says he came in the Ann, when it is plain he was here one yr. earlier; m. 1630, a d. of Cuthbert Cuthbertson, it is said, rem. aft. many yrs. to Charlestown. He address. a petition to our Gen. Ct. in 1662, accomp. with a narrative of the first planting, whereupon, they gave him 300 acres. That tract, with illustrations by the diligence of Frothingham, is print. in 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. IV. 476. He d. 19 Apr. 1680, hav. been so reduced in est. as to need aid from the town. Frothinghm, 156. Perhaps in mak. his age a. 90 yrs. the inscript. on his gr.st. at Charlestown may be 10 or 12 yrs. too liberal. See Prince, Ann. I. 131, or Mr. Hale's Ed. 213. RICHARD, Charlestown, b. it is said, youngest of nine ch. to John of Malden in Co. Essex, and there bapt. 29 June 1615, by w. Mary, had Mary, b. 7 or 30 Sept. 1643; Thomas, 5 Mar. or May 1646; Mercy, 15 June 1650, d. young; John, 1655; Elizabeth; Martha, 1663; and Hannah. He liv. on Malden side, and d. 1691. Mary m. Thomas Skinner; Elizabeth m. Gershom Hawkes; Martha m. 18 Nov. 1686, John Pratt; and Hannah on slight report is call. w. of a Hovey. 

SAMUEL, Weymouth, a carpenter, freem. 1666, by w. Hannah, perhaps d. of John Rogers of the same, had Judah, b. 25 June 1661; ano. ch whose name is out, 17 Aug. 1633; Hannah, 21 Dec. 1665; Mary, 3 Mar. 1668; Samuel, 15 Nov. 1670; Experience, 8 Jan. 1673; and perhaps Martha, 8 Aug. 1675. He was engag. in settlem. of Mendon 1663. SAMUEL, Wickford 1674. SAMUEL, Weymouth, s. of Samuel of the same, by w. Patience, had Judith, 23 Nov. 1695. THOMAS, Watertown, freem. 1647, unless, I suspect, Barry overlooked one generat. and it was not that freem. but his s. wh. had, partly bef. and partly aft. rem. to Framingham, after being of Sudbury, these eleven ch. Thomas, b. a 1656; John; Ebenezer; Joseph; Philip; David; Jabez; Nathaniel; Abial, fem. Ephraim; and Jonathan; in 1682 had ld. set to him at Sherborn, and d. a. 1692; at least, admin. that yr. was giv. to wid. Susanna and s. John. All these ten s. m. and had fams. It seems prob. that the f. of these many ch. was he wh. sw. fidel. in 1652, rather than the freem. of 1647, wh. may have been his f. THOMAS, Weymouth, had William, b. 6 Mar. 1659. A serg. Pratt of Weymouth, perhaps not this man, but Joseph, Matthew, or Samuel, was k. by the Ind. in Philip's war, 19 Apr. 1676. 

THOMAS, Malden, by w. Sarah had Sarah, bapt. 6 Jan. 1661, d. young; Elizabeth 2 Feb. 1662; John, 29 May 1664; Sarah, again, 19 Aug. 1666, Robert, 19 Apr. 1668, d. young; Edmund, 30 Jan. 1670; Hannah, [[vol. 3, p. 476]] 25 Feb. 1672; William, 13 Sept. 1674; Deborah, 1 Oct. 1676; and Robert, again, 22 June 1684. THOMAS, Malden. eldest s. of Richard of the same, had, by w. unkn. to me, Richard, John, Mary, Sarah, and Thomas, b. 1707, wh. it is said, to 20 Aug. 1776; but the f. d. 1718. TIMOTHY, Boston, s. of John of Dorchester, m. 9 Nov. 1659, Deborah Cooper, join. the sec. or Mather's ch. and was freem. 1683. He had sec. w. Mary, as appears in his will of 16 Aug. 1694, in wh. he ment. s. Josiah, and the Deborah, d. of his s. Timothy, dec. TIMOTHY, Charlestown, s. of the preced. m. 19 Nov. 1679, Grace, eldest d. of Thomas Shippey, had Deborah, nam. in the will of her gr.f. Pratt; Rebecca, b. 22 July 1682, d. in one yr. aft.; and he d. 25 Mar. of the same yr. He had been a barber of Boston. 

WILLIAM, Hartford, an orig. propr. prob. br. of John, the sec. of the same, by w. Elizabeth d. of John Clark of Milford, had Elizabeth b. 1 Feb. 1642; John, 20 Feb. 1645; rem. that yr. to Saybrook, there had Joseph, 1 Aug. 1648; Sarah, 1 Apr. 1651; William, 5, but Parsons quotes 15 May 1653; Samuel, 6 Oct. 1655; Lydia, 1 Jan. 1660; and Nathaniel, perhaps bef. the last, but not nam. in rec. but by his f. in a deed to him; was lieut. in 1661, rep. 1666, and eleven yrs. more. His eldest d. m. William Backus of Norwich; Sarah m. 1670, Isaac Waterouse; and Lydia m. 18 Nov. 1679, John Kirtland of Saybrook. WILLIAM, Weymouth, freem. 1651. WILLIAM, Saybrook, s. of the first William, m. 20 Feb. 1679, Hannah, d. of Nathaniel Kirtland, had Benjamin, b. 14 June 1680; Hannah, 24 July 1682, d. at 2 yrs.; Prudence, 11 Mar. 1685; Ebenezer, 17 Aug. 1688; and Jabez, 19 May 1691. WILLIAM, Weymouth, may have been s. of William of the same, or neph. freem. 1680, by w. Elizabeth d. of Richard Baker of Dorchester had Thankful, b. 4 Oct. 1683, and by w. Experience, had Joanna, b.23 Sept. 1692; and William, 3 Oct. 1695. He rem. to Dorchester. Six of this name, had in 1834, been gr. at Harv. as many at Yale, and eleven at other N. E. coll. PRAY, ELISHA, Providence, sw. alleg. May 1682. EPHRAIM, Braintree, s. prob. eldest, of John of the same, m. Elizabeth d. of John Hayden, had Ephraim, b. 14 June 1681; John, 18 Aug. 1683; Elizabeth 27 Sept. 1685; Hannah, 3 June 1687; Ruth, 28 Mar. 1689; Samuel, 14 May 1692; Joseph, 14 Jan. 1696; Mary, 17 Sept. 1697; and Sarah, 16 Jan. 1700. EPHRAIM, Providence 1676, "who staid and went not away," says the rec. thro. the war. He m. the wid. of Benjamin Herendean. JOHN, Braintree, m. 7 May 1657, Joanna Dowman, had John, b. 11 Mar. foll. prob. d. bef. his f. beside Ephraim, Samuel, Joseph, and two ds. Hannah Bell, and Dorothy Furbush, to div. his est. in July 1699; but I kn. not the h.'s. JOHN, Providence, sw. alleg. 1671, another of those not frightened away in 1676. 

QUINTIN and RICHARD, says Lewis, were of [[vol. 3, p. 477]] Lynn 1645; the former is among debtors, 1655, to est. of Joshua Foote, and the latter by Farmer is put among first sett. of R. I. and in Philip's war refus. to quit Providence. He had sw. alleg. to the king, June 1668. WILLIAM, Providence, sw. alleg. May 1682.

PREBLE, ABRAHAM, Scituate 1637, m. Judith, d. of Nathaniel Tilden, had Abraham, b. a. 1642; Nathaniel, bapt. there 1648, tho. some yrs. bef. he had rem. to York, where he perhaps had Benjamin, and others; was magistr. 1650, submit. soon to Mass. and freem. 1652, treasr. of the Col. 1659, and d. 1663, leav. wid. Judith and sev. ch. of wh. one d. was m. Willis I. 102. ABRAHAM, York, s. of the preced. prob. eldest, was made treasr. of the Co. 1678, lieut. 1680, when he took o. of alleg. to the k. He m. a. 1685, acc. fam. tradit. Hannah Kelly, wh. liv. 9 May 1751, a. had Mary, b. 8 June 1686; Abraham, 21 Aug. 1687, Caleb, 7 July 1689; Jonathan, 11 Apr. 1695; Ebenezer, 26 Mar. 1698; and Samuel, 19 Apr. 1699. He was judge and deac. d 4 Oct. 1714 in 72d yr. "univers. faithful to the death," says gr.-st. JOHN, NATHANIEL, and STEPHEN, wh. took the o. of alleg. to his majesty at York, 1680, were prob. his bros. and his s. Abraham, Esquire, of York, d. unm. 30 Mar. 1720 in his 50th yr. Abraham the f. was appoint. admin. on est. of John 1695, Hannah, the wid. of John hav. d. 19 Aug. of that yr. Of this stock was the famous Com. P.

PRENCE, THOMAS, Plymouth, came in the Fortune, 1621, was s. of Thomas of Lechlade, in Co. Gloucester, near Cricklade, in Wilts, m. 5 Aug. 1624, Patience, d. of Elder William Brewster, had Thomas, Rebecca, Hannah, Mercy, and Sarah, of none of wh. are dates of b. kn. His w. d. 1634, and he rem. to Duxbury, m. 1 Apr. 1635, Mary, d. of William Collier, and was chos. Gov. that yr. and for two or three yrs. aft. an Assist. and Gov. again in 1638, afterwards an Assit. many yrs. this w. he had Jane, b. 1 Nov. 1637; and prob. Mary, Elizabeth and Judith; in 1645 rem. to Eastham, there again. chos. Gov. 1658, and there his w. d. A third w. Mary in 1662, was wid. of Samuel Freeman, sen. and he rem. again, 1663, to Plymouth, there he d. 29 Mar. 1673, aged 72, leav. wid. Mary. The s. Thomas went to Eng. m. and d. young, leav. wid. and d. Susanna. Of the ds. all were m. and we kn. the dates of all but one, and the name of her h. is obscure, even after the inquiries of Mr. Hamblen. Rebecca m. 22 Apr. 1646, Edmund, Freeman, jun.; Hannah, m. 13 Feb. 1650, Nathaniel Mayo, and sec. h. Jonathan Sparrow; Mercy m. 13 or 14 Feb. 1650, John Freeman; Sarah m. 1650, Jeremiah Howe of Yarmouth; Jane m. 9 Jan. 1661, Mark Snow; Mary m. John Tracy of Duxbury; Elizabeth m. 9 Dec. 1667, Arthur Howland, jr.; and Judith m. 28 Dec. 1685, Isaac Barker of [[vol. 3, p. 478]] Duxbury. See Morton's Mem. by Davis, 421-5; Mitchell's Bridgewater; Winsor; and Geneal. Reg. VI. 234.

PRENTICE, EDWARD, Newton, s. of the sec. Thomas of the same, by w. Sarah, d. of Humphrey Osland, who surv. him, had only Edward, b. 19 Nov. 1706 and d. 16 Sept. 1724. Near fortry yrs. aft. the wid. join. in deed with gr.ch. convey. the est. ENOS, Newton, br. of the preced. perhaps youngest, by w. Lydia, had Ebenezer, b. 4 Nov. 1710, and Jackson tells no more. HENRY, Cambridge 1640, was an orig. propri. of Sudbury, freem. 1650, d. 9 June 1654. His first w. Elizabeth d. 13 May 1643, and by sec. w. Joanna, he had Mary, b. 25 Nov. 1644; Solomon, 23 Sept. 1646; Abiah, a d. 22 May 1648; Samuel, 3 Aug. 1650; Sarah; and Henry. His wid. m. 24 July 1662, John Gibson; and Mary m. 8 Mar. 1664, Nathaniel Hancock. HENRY, Cambridge, prob. s. of the preced. freem. 1684, by w. Mary, had Mary, wh. d. 2 May 1685; Mary, again, d. 11 Mar. 1686; Hannah, d. 3 June 1687; Jonathan, d. 1 May 1688; and perhaps some that liv. JAMES, Cambridge, on that side wh. bec. Newton, may have been s. of Robert of Roxbury, b. in Eng. by w. Susanna, d. of famous capt. Edward Johnson, had James, b. 11 Mar. 1656; Susanna, 29 June 1657; Hannah, 24 Apr. 1659; Elizabeth 25 Aug. 1660; Sarah, 1662; and Rose; was freem. 1690, selectman, 1694, and d. 7 Mar. 1710, aged 81. The wid. and s. James had admin. and he and the two next ch. are rememb. in gr.f. Johnson's will in 1671. James sold his sh. in est. of his f. to the five sis. all single women, a designat. that could, I suppose, apply to no other five, or four, or three, sis. of their age in N. E. JAMES, Newton, s. of Thomas, the sec. of the same, m. 8 Mar. 1709, Elizabeth d. of Henry Bartlett of Marlborough, had Robert, b. 19 Apr. 1714; James, 1 Mar. 1715; and Mary, 19 Nov. 1716; he liv. only to 1719, and his w. surv. 

JOHN, New London, s. of Valentine, b. in Eng. brot. by his f. to Roxbury 1631; was a blacksmith, rem. from R. 1652; by w. Esther, had John, b. 6 Aug. 1652; Joseph, 2 Apr. 1655, d. at 21 yrs.; Jonathan, 15 July 1657; Esther, 20 July 1660; Peter, 31 July 1663, d. at 7 yrs.; Stephen, 26 Nov. or Dec. 1666; and the five last of these were brot. to bapt. 19 Apr. 1668, at Roxbury, more than a hundred miles, as had the first b. been 29 Sept. 1667, into the ch. there, the f. hav. been rec. 24 Sept. 1665. Other ch. he had, Mercy, b. Dec. 1668, d. at 21 yrs.; Hannah, June 1672; Thomas and Elizabeth tw. 6 Nov. 1675; and Valentine, whose date is not found. He was a prosper. man, rep. 1668 and 70, owned shipping and cultiv. ld. m. 1685, sec. w. Rebecca, d. of Ralph Parker, had Ralph, and d. a. 1691. Often the name appears Prents. Esther m. Benadam or Benjamin Gallop; Hannah m. lieut. John Frink of Stonington; and Elizabeth d. unm. 13 Dec. 1770. 

JOHN, Newton, s. of [[vol. 3, p. 479]] capt. Thomas of the same, m. 28 June 1677, Elizabeth d. of the first Edward Jackson, had no ch. and d. 4 Mar. 1689. His wid. m. 13 Nov. 1699, Jonas Bond. JOHN, New London, mariner, s. of first John of the same, in one of whose vessels he was part owner and master, m. Sarah, d. of Matthew Jones of Boston, had Ann, Sarah, Patience, Elizabeth and Irene, wh. all m. but no s. Perhaps he was of Stratford 1701, and d. 21 Mar. 1715. JOHN, Newton, s. of the sec. Thomas, m. 1696, Hannah, d. of Humphrey Osland, had Hannah, b. 25 Oct. 1697; Experience, 26 Sept. 1700; and Rebecca, 27 Mar. 1704; and his w. d. 2 May next. By sec. w. Bethia, he had Elizabeth; Bethia, 16 Aug. 1713; and Ann, 17 Nov. 1717; and he d. 4 Jan. 1721. JONATHAN, New London, s. of John the first, m. Elizabeth d. of Robert Latimer, whose elder sis. Sarah Jones had m. his elder br. John. 

ROBERT, Roxbury, d. or was bur. 3 Feb. 1666, and his inv. of 7th of the same, was giv. in by his br. capt. Thomas, on 26 Apr. foll. but I can find nothing of his time of coming, or whether he had w. or ch. SAMUEL, Newton, s. of the sec. Thomas of the same, m. Esther Hammond, had Samuel, b. 25 Nov. 1702; Praise, 26 Jan. 1705; and Mary, 12 Apr. 1708. SOLOMON, Cambridge, s. of Henry the first, had two ws. Elizabeth wh. d. bef. 1678, and Hepzibah, wh. surv. him, and d. 15 Jan. 1742, in her 89th yr. He had Solomon, b. 1673; Thomas, 7 June 1674; Stephen; Nathaniel; and others, most of them prob. by sec. w. and d. 24 July 1719. THOMAS, Cambridge, on S. side of the riv. now Newton, brot. from Eng. w. Grace, and d. Grace, bapt. there, had here Thomas and Elizabeth tw. b. 22 Jan. 1650; Mary; John, 2 Feb. 1654, d. next yr.; John, again, 10 July 1655; and Hannah, 1661; was freem. 1652; rep. 1672-4, in 1675, on the first day aft. Philip began hostil. went to the war in comm. of a troop of horse, and with great reput. serv. through it. His influence was great in obt. separat. of Newton, in wh. his est. was. The w. d. 9 Oct. 1692, and he d. 6 July 1710 in 89th yr. Jackson assures us that the gr.-st. says 1709, and with error is easily beliv. Grace m. 27 Nov. 1667, Thomas Oliver; and Elizabeth m. 4 May 1675, Thomas Aldrich of Dedham. The epitaph that in Homer's Hist. of N. is said to be on his gr.-st. belongs to somebody else, lying 45 feet from the grave of the capt. whose head and foot stone have plain inscript. as I am assur. by the highest authority. 

THOMAS, Cambridge, in the part now Newton, prob. br. of James, possib. neph. of the preced. b. in Eng. it is thot. m. Rebecca, d. of Edward Jackson, sen. had Frances, Thomas, John, Edward, James, Ebenezer, Enos, Rebecca, and Sarah, but unhap. no date is giv. for either, was freem. 1680, selectman in 1686, and sev. yrs. aft. and d. 11 Dec. 1724, at great age, perhaps above 90. Frances m. 13 Nov. 1687, Joseph Palmer of Stonington; and Sarah m. 15 May 1707, John Hyde. 

THOMAS, Newton, s. of [[vol. 3, p. 480]] Thomas the first, m. 20 Mar. 1676, Sarah, d. of Thomas Stanton, had Thomas, b. 13 Jan. 1677; Grace; Samuel, a. 1680; and John, 1682, H. C. 1700, the min. of Lancaster; was freem. 1680, and d. 1684. His wid. m. William Denison of Stonigton. THOMAS, Newton, s. of Thomas the sec. by w. Elizabeth had John, b. Mar. 1692; Rebecca, 2 Dec. 1693; Thomas; and Ebenezer, 1706, and d. 11 Dec. 1724. VALENTINE, Roxbury, came in 1631, prob. with Eliot in the Lion, bring. w. Alice and s. John, hav. bur. one ch. at sea, as the ch. rec. tells, was freem. 7 Aug. 1632, perhaps had one ch. b. here, but d. prob. bef. the end of next yr. for the town rec. has it, that she m. 3 Apr. 1634, John Watson. One Alice P. wh. possib. was d. of his, d. at Concord, 8 Mar. 1644. Ellis, in his Hist. of R. quotes from the ch. rec. the ment. of his sufferings and d. closing with a clause that proves how variously our ancient MS. may read, "leaving a good cup of gentleness behind him," when my version of the words in Italic is "SAVOR OF GODLINESS." VALENTINE, Woodbury, youngest s. of John of New London, m. Abigail, d. of the sec. Zechariah Walker, had John, bapt. Oct. 1710, d. at 5 yrs.; Esther, b. 16 May 1712, d. young; Joseph, 20 Jan. 1715; Esther, again, 2 May 1717; John, again, 1 Nov. 1719; Thomas, 9 May 1722, d. soon; Thomas, again, d. at 21 yrs.; Christopher, 13 Apr. 1726; Abigail, bapt. 17 Nov. 1728; and Patience, b. 7 July 1731. A portion of the descend. of Henry, change the two last letters for ss, but the distinct. was not, for the first hundred yrs. uniform, and Valentine's progeny always used these. In both forms, nineteen had been gr. in 1834 at Harv. four at Yale, and five at other N. E. coll. and of ten clerg. eight were of Harv. two of Yale.

PRESBURY, JOHN, Sandwich 1643, was bur. 19 May 1648. JOHN, Saco, in 1670 was constable there, d. 1679, leav. only ch. Nathaniel.

PRESCOTT, JAMES, Hampton, by w. Mary, d. of Nathaniel Boulter, had Joshua, b. 1 Mar. 1669; James, 1 Sept. 1671; Rebecca, 15 Apr. 1673; Jonathan, 6 Aug. 1675; Mary, 11 June 1677; Abigail and Temperance, tw. 1 Sept. 1679; John, 19 Nov. 1681; and Nathaniel, 1683. Rebecca m. 3 Dec. 1691, Nathaniel Sanborn; Mary m. 2 Nov. 1699, Jabez Colman; and Abigail m. Richard Bounds. Descend. in N. H. are num. He took the o. of alleg. 1678. JAMES, Hampton, sec. s. of the preced. m. 6 Mar. 1695, Mary, d. of William Marston, had Jeremiah, b. 8 Dec. 1695; Samuel, 14 Mar. 1697; Elisha, 18 Mar. 1699; Sarah, 20 Jan. 1701; Lucy, 6 Feb. 1703; Ebenezer, 3 Feb. 1705; James, 12 Dec. 1708; and Rebecca, 27 Feb. 1711. He took 2d w. 17 June 1746, wid. Abigail Sanborn. 

JOHN, Lancaster, blacksmith, came, a. 1640, as is said with w. Mary Platts (a Yorksh. girl, while he was b. in Lancash. but liv. at Sowerby in the parish of Halifax in the W. [[vol. 3, p. 481]] riding of Yorkshire) and sev. ch. sat down first at Watertown, rem. 1645 or 6 to the foundat. of new sett. at L. Childr. were Mary, Sarah, Martha, and John, all suppos. to be b. bef. com. hither; Lydia, b. Aug. 1641; Jonathan; and Jonas, June 1648; the last prob. the only one at L. Difficulty and loss in his cross. Sudbury riv. on his rem. is told by Winthrop II. 306. He took o. of alleg. 1652, but was not adm. freem. bef. 1669; was with his fam. rem. shortly aft. the doleful day of 10 Feb. 1676, and the town was wholly abandon. for sev. yrs. so that no white man liv. betw. the towns on Conn. riv. and those of the Concord. In 1682 the number of fams. was not more than one third so large as seven yrs. bef. but of these, Presott's was one, and the yr. assign. for his d. tho. with some hesit. is 1683. Mary m. Thomas Sawyer; Sarah m. Richard Wheeler; Martha m. John Rugg, and d. a. 1655; and Lydia m. 28 May 1658, Jonas Fairbanks. JOHN, Lancaster, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. blacksmith, on the destruct. of the town, sett. at Concord. freem. 1679; by w. Sarah, had Mary; John, b. a. 1672; and Ebenezer, both of wh. perpet. the name. 

JOHN, Hampton, fourth s. of James the first, m. Aug. 1701, Abigail, d. of James Marston, had John, b. 15 Aug. 1702; Rebecca, 10 Aug. 1704; Lydia, 20 Nov. 1706; Benjamin, 18 Sept. 1708; James, 11 Apr. 1711; Abigail, 29 Apr. 1713; Nathaniel, 25 July 1715; Abraham, 20 May 1717; Jedediah, 1 June 1719; and Josiah, 2 Oct. 1721. He d. 1740; and his wid. d. at Kingston, 14 Nov. 1762. JONAS, Groton, s. prob. youngest ch. of John the first, call. of Sudbury, when he took freeman's o. 1678, m. Oct. 1669, Thankful Wheeler, as one acco. says, or 14 Dec. 1670, Mary, d. of John Looker, as ano. has it, had eighth ds. wh all m. and four s. and d. 13 Dec. 1723. The youngest of the s. Benjamin, b. 4 Jan. 1696, wh. d. 3 Aug. 1738, was f. of col. William, the command. at Bunker Hill, 17 June 1775, the f. of that disting. jurist, William, H. C. 1783, wh. was f. of the more disting. historian of Ferdinand and Isabella. JONATHAN, Concord, br. of the preced. by first w. Dorothy, m. 3 Aug. 1670, wh. d. 8 Oct. 1674, had only Samuel, b. bef. he was driv. from Lancaster; by sec w. Elizabeth d. of John Hoar, wh. d. 25 Sept. 1687, had Jonathan, b. 5 Apr. 1677; Elizabeth 27 Nov. 1678; Dorothy, 31 May 1681; John, 13 July 1683; Mary, 4 Aug. 1685; and Benjamin, 16 Sept. 1687, H. C. 1709, min. of Danvers; by third w. Rebecca, wid. of Hon. Peter Bulkely, whose d. Rebecca m. his s. Jonathan, and by fourth w. Ruth Brown wh. outliv. him, and d. 9 Feb. 1740, he had no ch. was capt. freem. 1690, and rep. 1692 at first Ct. under the new chart. and his day of d. is not kn. but he was on serv. Feb. 1707. 

JONATHAN, Hampton, third s. of James the first, by w. Elizabeth had Jonathan, b. 16 July 1696; Jeremiah, 4 Oct. 1698; Benjamin, 2 Nov. 1700; Abigail, 28 Mar. 1703; Joseph, 27 [[vol. 3, p. 482]] Dec. 1705; and Mary, 8 Sept. 1709. JOSHUA, Hampton, eldest br. of the preced. had, by w. whose name is unkn. Joshua, Reuben, and Edward. NATHANIEL, Hampton, youngest br. of the preced. m. 30 Dec. 1702, Ann, d. of James Marston of H. wh. d. at Kingston, 30 Dec. 1761; and he d. 26 Feb. 1771 without ch. PETER, Salem, freem. 1682, liv. in the village that bec. Danvers, and had part in the troubles of Rev. Mr. Paris. He had m. 22 May 1679, Elizabeth Redington. Of this name eighteen had been gr. at Harv. bef. 1829.

PRESSIE, JOHN, Salisbury, m. 4 Dec. 1663, Mary Gage, had John, b. 1 Oct. 1664; Mary, 30 Nov. 1665; and William, 2 June 1671; bef. Dec. 1677 was of Amesbury to take o. of alleg.

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