Thomas PRENTICE

Male 1676 - 1730  (54 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Thomas PRENTICE was born 13 Jan 1676 (son of Thomas PRENTICE and Sarah STANTON); died 16 Feb 1729/30.

    Thomas — Elizabeth JACKSON. Elizabeth was born Between 23 Feb 1686 and 1687; died 19 Oct 1753. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Jackson PRENTICE was born Between 1713 and 1719, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 12 Apr 1798, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  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. 3.  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. 1. Thomas PRENTICE was born 13 Jan 1676; died 16 Feb 1729/30.
    2. Grace PRENTICE was born 1678.
    3. Samuel PRENTICE was born 1680; died 24 Apr 1728, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Rev. John PRENTICE was born 1682.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  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. 5.  Grace BULL died 09 Oct 1692.
    Children:
    1. 2. Thomas PRENTICE was born 22 Jan 1650, Cambridge, Massachusetts; died 19 Apr 1685.

  3. 6.  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 Bef 18 Sep 1614, Towcester, England; was christened 18 Sep 1614; died 1688, Anquilla, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Anna LORD was born Bef 18 Sep 1614, Towcester, England; was christened 18 Sep 1614 (daughter of Thomas LORD and Dorothy BIRD); died 1688, Anquilla, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Abt 1621

    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. 3. 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 Between 30 Jan 1697 and 1698, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 14.  Thomas LORD was born 1585, Towcester, England (son of Richard LORDE and Joane BYRDE); died 17 May 1678, Hartford, Hartford Co. Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Name:
    He lived at Towcester from 1610 to at least as late as 1629. He sailed from London, April 29, 1635 in the ship "Elizabeth and Ann", with his wife and all his children except Richard the eldest who had preceded him. He was then fifty and his wife forty-six. After a year or more at Cambridge or Boston, he joined Hooker's party in 1636 and became an original proprietor of Hartford. His home lot was on the bank of the Little River, now Wells St., and hie owned eight other parcels of land. He was a man of position and influence and was given the prefix "Mr." His eldest son, Richard, came over some years before he did and was in Cambridge where he owned a shop. (Paige's Cambridge, P. 600.) but followed his father to Hartford, where he was Constable in 1643. He afterwards settled in New London, became a very prominent citizen and was mentioned in the Royal Charter.

    Thomas married Dorothy BIRD 23 Feb 1610/11, Towcester, Northamptonshire, England. Dorothy (daughter of Robert BIRD and Amy MARSEAD) was born 25 May 1588, Towcester, England; died 02 Aug 1675, Hartford, Hartford Co. Connecticut; was buried 1675, First Church of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 15.  Dorothy BIRD was born 25 May 1588, Towcester, England (daughter of Robert BIRD and Amy MARSEAD); died 02 Aug 1675, Hartford, Hartford Co. Connecticut; was buried 1675, First Church of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. Richard LORD, Sr. was born Bef 05 Jan 1611, Towcester, Northamptsonshire, England; was christened 5 Jan 1611/12; died 10 May 1662, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. 7. Anna LORD was born Bef 18 Sep 1614, Towcester, England; was christened 18 Sep 1614; died 1688, Anquilla, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
    3. Thomas LORD, Jr. was born Bef 15 Nov 1616, Towcester, England; died 23 Oct 1661, Hartford, Hartford Co. Connecticut.
    4. William LORD was born Bef 27 Dec 1618, Towcester, Northamptsonshire, England; was christened 27 Dec 1618, England; died 17 May 1678, Lyme, New London County, Connecticut.
    5. Robert LORD was born Bef 12 May 1620, Towcester, Northamptsonshire, England; died 13 Jul 1678, Charlestown, Suffolk County,Massachusetts.
    6. John LORD was born Between 21 Jan 1623 and 1624, Towcester, Northamptsonshire, England; died Between 1654 and 1715, Starford, Virginia.
    7. Amy LORD was born Bef 30 Nov 1625, Towcester, Northamptsonshire, England; died 08 Jan 1690, Hartford, Hartford County,Connecticut.
    8. Dorothy LORD was born Bef 01 Jul 1629, Towcester, Northamptsonshire, England; was christened 1 Jul 1629; died Jan 1656/57, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.