Prince/Prence

Thomas Prince

b.abt.1550 Lechlade, Gloucestershire, England; parents ukn
m. abt.1560; dau. of the Maxham Family
b.abt.1552

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Prence (Prince)

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Thomas Prence (Prince)

b.1569/1570 of All Saints, Barking, London, England; s/o Thomas Prince and dau. of the Maxham Family
d.Aug. 14, 1630 All Saints, Barking, Middlesex, England
m.bef.1600 at Lechade, Gloucester, England; Elizabeth Tolderby
b.1577 Lechlade

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Prence b.1599/0

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Thomas Prince

b.abt.1582 All Hallows, Barking, Gloucestershire, England; s/o Thomas Prince and Elizabeth Tolderby
m.Aug. 7, 1616 So. Petherton, Somersetshire, England; Mary Patch
b.1586; d/o Richard Patche and Joan Lavor

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Prince b.1619 Gloucester, MA d.Jan. 17, 1690

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Thomas Prence

b.1599/00 Lechdale, Gloucestershire, England; s/o Thomas Prence and Elizabeth Tolderby
d.March 29, 1673 Eastham, MA
m.(1)Plymouth, MA; Patience Brewster
b.1590 Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England; d/o William Brewster [Mayflower] and Mary Wentworth
d.1634 "of pestilent fever"
m.(2)1635 Mary Collier d/o William Collier
m.(3)1662 Mercy (Southworth) Freeman; d/o Constant Southworth; widow of Samuel Freeman

CHILDREN included:

  1. Mercy [Mary] Prence (Prince) b.Jan. 4, 1631 Duxbury, MA d.Sept. 28, 1711 Eastham, MA m.(1)John Freeman m.(2)abt.1660; John Tracy
  2. Thomas Prence
  3. Rebecca Prence m.Edmund Freeman
  4. Hannah Prence m.(1)nathaniel Mayo m.(2)Jonathan Sparrow
  5. Elizabeth Prence
  6. Judith Prence
  7. Sarah Prence

NOTES:

From Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation, edited by William T. Davis: Thomas Prence arrived Plymouth, MA November 9, 1621 on the Fortune Thomas Barton, Master. Prence, Thomas - Governor of the new jurisdiction of New Plymouth, died 29 Mar 1673 at age 71 "After he had served God in the office Governor sixteen years, or near thereunto, he finished his course in the 73 year of his life. He was a worthy gentleman, very pious, and very able for his office, and faithful in the discharge thereof, studious of peace, a wellwiller to all tha feared God, and a terror to the wicked, his death was much lamented, and his body honorably buried at Plymouth the day and year above mentioned." PCR 8:34.

From page 303 of Bradford's History: "Thomas Prence came over in the Fortune in 1621, about twenty-one years of age. He married in 1624 Patience, daughter of William Brewster, who died in 1634. In 1635 he married Mary, daughter of William Collier and in 1662 Mercy, widow of Samuel Freeman and daughter of Constant Southworth. He died in 1673.

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: THOMAS, at Gloucester, Mass., 1649.

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Thomas Prince

b.1619 Gloucester, MA; s/o Thomas Prince and Mary Patch
d.Jan. 17, 1690 Goucester, MA
m.1645 Gloucester, MA; Margaret Skilling
b.1622 Gloucester, MA
d.Feb. 24, 1706 Gloucester, MA

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Prince b.Dec. 24, 1650 Gloucester, MA d.Jan. 11, 1705
  2. John Prince b.Nov. 12, 1653 Gloucester, MA
  3. Mary Prince b.July 19, 1658 Gloucester, MA d.March 3, 1723 Gloucester, MA m.Hugh _____
  4. Isaac Prince b.Nov. 7, 1663 Gloucester, MA
  5. Jeho Prince b.abt.1665 Gloucester, MA

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Thomas Prince

b.Dec. 24, 1650 Gloucester, MA; s/o Thomas Prince and Margaret Skilling
d.Jan. 11, 1705 Gloucester, MA
m..Sept. 27, 1676 Elizabeth Harradain
b.1656 Gloucester, MA; d/o Edward Harraden and Sarah ______
d.May 14, 1716 Gloucester, MA

CHILDREN included (all born Gloucester, MA):

  1. Mary Prince (twin) b.Dec. 6, 1677
  2. John Prince b.Dec. 6, 1677 d.Apr. 19, 1767
  3. Thomas Prince b.Dec. 8, 1679 d.Jan. 29, 1680
  4. Edward Prince b.June 5, 1681 d.bef. Dec. 18, 1717
  5. Isaac Prince b.Sept. 21, 1683
  6. Elizabeth Prince b.Aug. 1685 d.in infancy
  7. Margaret Prince b.Dec. 25 1687
  8. Thomas Prince b.Dec. 25, 1687
  9. Elizabeth Prince b.Oct. 17, 1690
  10. Sarah Prince b.abt.1692 Gloucester, MA d.April 15, 1775 m.Feb. 12, 1715 at Gloucester, MA John Flanders
  11. Abigail Prince b.Feb. 12, 11698 d.Sept. 29, 1778

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