Thomas PRENTIS

Male 1675 - 1741  (65 years)


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  • Name Thomas PRENTIS  [2
    • Thomas Prentis had no children. He was justice of the peace for the county of New London from 1733 and 1737-1740; in 1734 he was appointed on a committee to build a battery in New London; and in 1739 the General Assembly appointed him, with John Ledyard and Christopher Avery, 2d, a committee to 'bring to the battery at said New London 10 great cannon,' and to get a sloop of sixteen guns ' for the defence of our coast,...these to be kept under the charge and care of said Prentis.'

      His estate was valued at L2,450 and was divided between the widow and seven brothers and sisters, one of whom was Valentine Prentis, of Woodbury, Ct. He traded to Barbadoes, 1695 to 1720. "Hempstead's Diary' says of him: 'He had been commander in many voyages to Newfoundland and the West Indies, but for twenty years had followed the seas and attended to husbandry and public affairs...He died lamented. He had three wives, but never had a child.' [1]
    Born 6 Nov 1675  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Feb 1740/1  [1
    Person ID I67076  Main Tree
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2018 

    Father John PRENTICE,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1691 
    Mother Hester NICHOLS 
    Family ID F02243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary ROGERS,   b. Abt 1678,   d. 31 Dec 1720  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1704/5  [1
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F36766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth PALMES,   b. abt. 1685,   d. 9 Nov 1733  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 1725  [1
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F36767  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Bethiah DART,   b. 12 Dec 1709 
    Married 2 Jan 1739  [1, 2
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F26957  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S9319] The History and Genealogy of the Prentice, or Prentiss Family, in New England, Etc., from 1631 to 1883 , C.J.F. Binney.

    2. [S4618] "A History and Genealogy of the Comstock Family in America", by John Adams Comstock, (The Commonwealth Press Inc - 1949).