Eunice PRENTICE

Female 1717 - 1796  (78 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Eunice PRENTICE was born 08 Dec 1717, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA (daughter of Samuel PRENTICE and Esther HAMMOND); died 23 Mar 1796, Groton, New London Co., Conn.; was buried , Allyn Burying Ground, Ledyard New London Co., Connecticut.

    Eunice married Christopher AVERY 10 Sep 1735, Groton, New London, Co., Connecticut. Christopher (son of Capt Christopher AVERY and Abigail PARKE) was born 16 Nov 1709, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; died 02 Jul 1778, Ledyard, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Allyn Burying Ground, Ledyard New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Esther AVERY was born 1736; died 1814.
    2. Eunice AVERY was born 19 Dec 1739; died 28 Dec 1807.
    3. Thomas AVERY was born 10 Feb 1746, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; died 04 May 1825, Colerain, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Samuel PRENTICE was born 1680 (son of Thomas PRENTICE and Sarah STANTON); died 24 Apr 1728, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Death: 24 Apr 1728, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Name:
    His grandfather conveyed to him by deed of gift, one hundred acres of land in Newton, in 1705. He sold this land and removed to Stonington, Conn., about 1709.

    Samuel married Esther HAMMOND 1701. Esther (daughter of Nathaniel HAMMOND and Mary GRIFFIN) was born abt. 1684, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died , Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Christopher Avery Cemetery, Ledyard, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Esther HAMMONDEsther HAMMOND was born abt. 1684, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts (daughter of Nathaniel HAMMOND and Mary GRIFFIN); died , Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Christopher Avery Cemetery, Ledyard, New London Co., Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. Deacon Samuel PRENTICE was born 25 Nov 1702, Stonington, New London Co. Connecticut; died 11 Oct 1773.
    2. Joseph PRENTICE was born 26 Jan 1704, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    3. Grace PRENTICE was born 16 Jan 1705.
    4. Mary PRENTICE was born 12 Apr 1708, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 05 Nov 1799.
    5. Jonas PRENTICE was born 28 Sep 1710, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 07 Jun 1766, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Esther PRENTICE was born 12 Dec 1713, Stonington, New London Co. Connecticut.
    7. Oliver PRENTICE was born 1715.
    8. 1. Eunice PRENTICE was born 08 Dec 1717, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 23 Mar 1796, Groton, New London Co., Conn.; was buried , Allyn Burying Ground, Ledyard New London Co., Connecticut.
    9. Thomas PRENTICE was born 25 Oct 1719, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 30 Mar 1783, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    10. Oliver PRENTICE was born 25 Oct 1720, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 18 Oct 1755, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    11. Dorothy PRENTICE was born 13 Dec 1723.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Thomas PRENTICE was born 22 Jan 1650, Cambridge, Massachusetts (son of Capt. Thomas PRENTICE and Grace BULL); died 19 Apr 1685.

    Thomas married Sarah STANTON 20 Jan 1674/5, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. Sarah (daughter of Thomas STANTON and Anna LORD) was born Abt 1656, Pawcatuck, New London Co., Connecticut; died 07 Aug 1713, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Sarah STANTON was born Abt 1656, Pawcatuck, New London Co., Connecticut (daughter of Thomas STANTON and Anna LORD); died 07 Aug 1713, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. Thomas PRENTICE was born 13 Jan 1676; died 16 Feb 1729/30.
    2. Grace PRENTICE was born 1678.
    3. 2. Samuel PRENTICE was born 1680; died 24 Apr 1728, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Rev. John PRENTICE was born 1682.

  3. 6.  Nathaniel HAMMOND was christened 12 Mar 1643, Hingham, Massachusetts (son of Thomas HAMMOND and Elizabeth CASON); died 29 May 1691, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Name:
    An ancient note book kept by nathaniel hammond, Jr., is still in existence and is no (1902) in possession of a descendant, Mr. George Warren hammond, of yarmouthville, Me. it contains many valuable records relating to early Newton families and is relied upon to prove, without a question of doubt, who his mother really was. So much doubt has been entertained on this point in the past that the author has taken pains to copy a few entries from this very interesting and ancient book. the following are among the earlier entries and may be taken to prove the connection conclusively. Under date of Feb. 23, 1711-12, the entry is as follows:

    Then reckoned with my unkol, Joseph Griffin, and paid for his son's work, the year ending June 12, 1711.

    There is also an entry of money paid to Benjamin Griffin, probably the son.

    August 1, 1712, Paid to my onkel, Joseph Griffin, four pounds.

    May 25, 1713, then reckoned with my unkol, Joseph Griffin; due to him ten pounds, seven shillings.......

    May 6, 1702, nathaniel and Thomas Hammond, Samuel Truesdale and Elizabeth, his wife, Samuel Prentice and Esther, his wife, mary and Sarah Hammond, children of Nathaniel Hammond, late of Newton, agreed that the share of their sister, Hannah, deceased, in her minority, should go to their brother, Thomas. In this agreement they mention "Mary Williams, our mother, widow of our father, Nathaniel Hammond."

    Nathaniel married Mary GRIFFIN Abt 1670. Mary (daughter of Richard GRIFFIN and Mary ?) was born Abt 1650; was christened 17 May 1657, Roxbury, Massachusetts; died 13 Oct 1732; was buried , Eliot Cemetery, Roxbury, Massachusetts . [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary GRIFFIN was born Abt 1650; was christened 17 May 1657, Roxbury, Massachusetts (daughter of Richard GRIFFIN and Mary ?); died 13 Oct 1732; was buried , Eliot Cemetery, Roxbury, Massachusetts .

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Richard and Mary Griffin

    Notes:

    Name:
    Mary Griffin, b. about 1650, (bapt. with several other children of Richard and Mary Griffin, in Roxbury, Mass., May 17, 1657, ) dau. of Richard and Mary (?) Griffin, the early settlers in Roxbury, Mass. She m. 2nd Capt. Isaac Williams, of Newton, Mass. She had a brother, Joseph Griffin, who adm. her father's estate.

    "At a Court held in Boston, by adjournment, March 28, 1680, adm. on the estate of Richard Griffin, sometime of Muddy River, dec'd intestate, formerly under the administration of mary his relict, now also dec'd is granted to joseph Griffin, his son." (Suffolk Court Records, Vol. 9, p. 1)

    Children:
    1. Mary HAMMOND was born 15 Dec 1672, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 1702.
    2. Sarah HAMMOND was born 3 Oct 1675, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 1702.
    3. Nathaniel HAMMOND was born 26 Jul 1678, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 4 Apr 1749, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    4. Elizabeth HAMMOND was born 11 Mar 1682/3, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died Bef 1730, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    5. 3. Esther HAMMOND was born abt. 1684, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died , Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Christopher Avery Cemetery, Ledyard, New London Co., Connecticut.
    6. Thomas HAMMOND was born 27 Feb 1686, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 15 Mar 1753, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    7. Hannah HAMMOND was born 31 Mar 1689, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 20 Sep 1700.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Capt. Thomas PRENTICE was born 1621, England; died 06 Jul 1710, Fell off his horse.

    Notes:

    Name:
    Capt. Thomas Prentice, b. in England in 1621. The earliest record of his being in this country is the birth of his tow children, Thomas and Elizabeth, twins, Jan. 22, 1650. He and his wife joined the church in Cambridge in 1652. They lived in the eastern part of Cambridge village, and later in Newton, Mass., where he d. from a fall from his horse July 6, 1710, aged 80 years. He was appointed captain of the troop of horse in the Indian war, June 24, 1675. He was a terrible enemy to the hostile Indians, but ever a friend to the Indian converts. He m. Grace, and brought her with him to this country with his eldest child. Mrs. Grace d. Oct. 9, 1692.

    Thomas — Grace BULL. Grace died 09 Oct 1692. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Grace BULL died 09 Oct 1692.
    Children:
    1. 4. Thomas PRENTICE was born 22 Jan 1650, Cambridge, Massachusetts; died 19 Apr 1685.

  3. 10.  Thomas STANTON was born 30 Jul 1616, Wolverton, Warwickshire, England; died 02 Dec 1677, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Wequetequock Bruial Ground, Stonington, New London, Co., Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Name:
    Thomas Stanton, who became distinguished among the first planters of Stonington, Conn., was in early manhood in England designed and educated for a cadet, but not liking the profession of arms, and taking a deep interest in the religious principles of the migrating Puritans, he left his native land, embarking o board of the good ship 'Bonaventure,' in 1635, and landed in Virginia, but left there almost immediately for Boston, mingling with the native on the way, and rapidly acquired a knowledge of their language and customs. On arrival in Boston he was recognized by Winthrop and his associates as a valuable man, worthy of the most unlimited confidence, for the very next year he was selected by the Boston authorities to accompany Mr. Fenwick and Hugh Peters, as interpreter on a mission to Saybrook, Conn., to hold a conference with the Pequot Indians relative to the murder of Capt. Stone and Newton. After the close of the conference Mr. Stanton went up to Hartford, and there fixed his permanent abode in 1637. Mr. Stanton's accurate knowledge of the language and character of the Indians soon gave him prominence in the new settlements of Connecticut, for the very first year that he came to Hartford, the General Court gave him ten pounds for the service he had already done for the country, and declared that he should be a public officer, to attend the court upon all occasions, either general or particular, at the meetings of the magistrates, to interpret between them and the Indians, at a salary of ten pounds per annum. Mr. Stanton did not always agree with the policy of Capt. Mason and the court relative to the treatment of the Indians, and drew upon himself their displeasure; but being a man accustomed to speak his own mind and act upon his own convictions, maintained his position, though they discontinued his salary for two years, alleging long absence as the cause, and appointed Mr. Gilbert to take his place, but in 1648 they restored him to the place with its compensation. He became the intimate and special friend of Gov. Winthrop of Connecticut, acting as his interpreter in all of his intercourse with the Indians. it was while thus employed, in an interview with Ninigret in the Narragansett country that Mr. Stanton became acquainted with the Pawcatuck Valley, and selected it for his future residence. He was the first white man who joined Mr. William Chesebrough in his new settlement. He petitioned the General Court of Connecticut for liberty to erect a trading house there, which was granted in February, 1650. In the spring following he came to Pawcatuck and erected his trading house on the west bank of Pawcatuck river, in Stonington, in 1651, near a place ever since known as Pawcatuck Rock, for the reason that the deep water channel in the river touched the east side of said rock where vessels trading with him could easily receive and discharge their cargoes without any expense for the erection of a wharf. Mr. Stanton did not remove his family to Pawcatuck in Stonington until 1657, where he had previously erected a dwelling house...

    After the articles of confederation between the New England colonies had been established in 1643, among all of the distinguished interpreters of New England, Mr. Stanton was selected as interpreter general, to be consulted and relied upon in all emergencies. In this capacity and in their behalf he acted as interpreter, especially between the ministers employed by the commissioners of the United Colonies, acting as agents of the London Missionary Society, and the Indians, to whom they preached. He also aided the Rev. Abraham Pierson in the translation of his catechism into the Indian tongue, certifying to the same in his official capacity. After Mr. Stanton became an inhabitant of Pawcatuck in Stonington he took an active part in town affairs, he became prominent, and was elected to almost every position of public trust in the new settlement. In 1658, when Pawcatuck was included in the town of Southertown, under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts, he was appointed selectman and magistrate. After Pawcatuck was set off to the Connecticut Colony by the charter of 1662, Mr. Stanton was appointed magistrate and commissioner and re-appointed every year up to the time of his death. he was elected deputy or representative to the General Court of Connecticut in 1666 and re-elected every year up to 1675.

    Thomas married Anna LORD 1637, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Anna (daughter of Thomas LORD and Dorothy BIRD) was born 1621, Towcester, England; was christened 18 Sep 1614; died 1688, Anquilla, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Anna LORD was born 1621, Towcester, England; was christened 18 Sep 1614 (daughter of Thomas LORD and Dorothy BIRD); died 1688, Anquilla, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. Thomas STANTON, Jr. was born Abt 1638, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 11 Apr 1718, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Capt. John STANTON was born 1641, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 31 Oct 1713, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , His homestead farm, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
    3. Mary STANTON was born 1643, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 1683, Montville Center, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Hannah Lord STANTON was born 1644, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 17 Oct 1727, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Joseph STANTON was born 1646, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut; was christened 21 Mar 1646; died 21 Mar 1713/4, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
    6. Daniel STANTON was born 1648, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 1687, Barbadoes, West Indies.
    7. Dorothy STANTON was born 1651, Pequoit, New London Co., Connecticut; died 19 Jan 1742/3, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Robert STANTON was born 1653, Pequoit, New London Co., Connecticut; died 24 Oct 1724, Pawcatuck, New London Co., Connecticut.
    9. 5. Sarah STANTON was born Abt 1656, Pawcatuck, New London Co., Connecticut; died 07 Aug 1713, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    10. Samuel STANTON was born Abt 1658, Pequoit, New London Co., Connecticut; died 30 Jan 1697/8, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

  5. 12.  Thomas HAMMOND was born , England; was christened 2 Sep 1603, Melford, County of Suffolk, England; died 1675.

    Notes:

    Name:
    Thomas Hammond, son of William and Mary (?) Hammond, of Melford, England, and grandson of John and Agnes (?) Hammond, of Lavenham, England, was baptized at Melford, county of Suffolk, England, with his twin brother, John, Sept. 2, 1603. He was a first cousin of William Hammond, who settled in Watertown, Mass., in 1636.

    He married in Lavenham, England, Nov. 12, 123, Elizabeth Cason, b. in Great Whelnetham, a few miles north of Lavenham, before 1604, daughter of Robert and Prudence (Hammond) Cason. She was a grand-daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (?) Hammond, of Great Whelnetham.

    Thomas Hammond was one of the first settlers in Hingham, Mass. Had land granted him there in 1636. Took the freeman's oath march 9, 1636-7.

    He was on the grand jury in 1637. His two younger children were baptized in Hingham. The elder children were undoubtedly born in England, although the place of their birth has not been definitely ascertained.

    Thomas Hammond, Vincent Druce, John Parker, Nicholas Hodgdon and John Winchester all settled in Hingham at about the same time; all of these removed from there and settled in the same neighborhood, near the boundary line between what are now the towns of Newton and Brookline, Mass.

    Nicholas Hodgdon first purchased 67 acres of land on Cambridge Hill, which he sold Dec. 4, 1650, to Thomas Hammond and Vincent Druce, then of Hingham. They also bought 13 acres, granted by the town of Cambridge to Robert Bradish, and 16 acres in Muddy River, next to lands of John Parker. Hammond and Druce bought in 1658, of Thomas Brattle and others, 600 acres in Muddy River (now Brookline) called Royton farm, which they held in common for some years. The division was finally made as shown by his unsigned will. He probably removed to Cambridge Village (now Newton) about 1650, but held lands in Hingham for same years after that date. In 1652, he sold land there (Suffolk Deeds, folios 221-222)...

    In 1656, he sold lands in Hingham to William Sprague for L60. In the same year he bought of Esther Sparhawk, daughter of Nathaniel Sparhawk, 330 acres more of land, in Cambridge, for L40.

    His homestead, in Newton, was near the Brookline boundary and near a beautiful sheet of water, which has since borne his name, "Hammond Pond." the homestead remained in the family several generations, Josiah Hovey Hammond, father of Mr. George W. Hammond, of the Forest Paper Co., having been the last of the race who was born there.

    Thomas Hammond was one of the wealthiest men in town in his day. there seems to have been a close friendship between himself and Vincent Druce, but no relationship has been shown by any papers or records found.

    He died in 1675, leaving an unsigned will which was admitted to probate.....It is found in Middlesex Probate, No 7160....

    His inventory amounted to L1,139 16S 2d and was by Elder Wiswall and John Spring. It was dated Oct. 25, 1675, and states that he deceased Sept. 30, 1675. A family tradition relative to Elizabeth Cason, his wife, is given on p. 299 of Jackson's History of Newton and is as follows:

    "It is said that when a young woman, in England, she took a walk with a party of young folks and went into the Mint to see how money was coined. the master of the Mint was pleased with her appearance and chat, and gave her an invitation to try her hand in the operation. She had evidently made some impression on him, and he was desirous to know if she could make as good an impression upon the coin; so he placed a piece of silver coin upon the die, about the size of a half crown--she came forward and grasped the lever and stamped a fair impression upon the coin, where upon he presented her with the silver piece, which she bore off in triumph; and from her fair hand it has passed through those of her descendants, to the seventh generation, and is now (1854) possessed by Stephen Hammond, of Roxbury, whose son, William, of the eighth, is looking wishfully for it."

    This coin is now (1902) in the possession of Mr. George W. Hammond, of Yarmouthville, Me.

    Thomas married Elizabeth CASON 12 Nov 1623, Lavenham, England. Elizabeth was born Bef 1604, Great Whelnetham, England. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Elizabeth CASON was born Bef 1604, Great Whelnetham, England.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Robert Cason and Prudence Hammond

    Children:
    1. Thomas HAMMOND was born Abt 1630, England; died 20 Oct 1678, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    2. Elizabeth HAMMOND was born Abt 1633/4, England.
    3. Sarah HAMMOND was christened 13 Sep 1640, Hingham, Massachusetts; died Bef 1675.
    4. 6. Nathaniel HAMMOND was christened 12 Mar 1643, Hingham, Massachusetts; died 29 May 1691, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  Richard GRIFFIN died 28 Feb 1666/7, Probably in Muddy River (Brookline), Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Name:
    Richard was in Massachusetts Bay by 3 May 1657, when he joined the church in Roxbury. He was admitted as a freeman 6 May 1657. His three oldest children were baptized in Roxbury the same month. Mary Griffin joined the church in Roxbury 7 Apr 1661.

    Richard owned 12 1/2 acres in Muddy River on the Roxbury line. His widow purchased an interest in an adjoining half acre in january 1667/8.

    Richard died intestate. His widow Mary was appointed administrator of his estate 3 May 1667. Then their son Joseph Griffin was appointed 25 March 1680, replacing "Mary his Relict now also deceased."

    Richard married Mary ? Abt 1652. Mary died Bef 25 Mar 1680. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Mary ? died Bef 25 Mar 1680.
    Children:
    1. 7. Mary GRIFFIN was born Abt 1650; was christened 17 May 1657, Roxbury, Massachusetts; died 13 Oct 1732; was buried , Eliot Cemetery, Roxbury, Massachusetts .
    2. Joseph GRIFFIN was christened 17 May 1657, Roxbury, Massachusetts; died 17 Feb 1714/15; was buried , Eliot Cemetery, Roxbury, Massachusetts .