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Gov Thomas Prence
Birth: 1600
Gloucestershire, England
Death: Mar. 29, 1673
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Colonial Royal Governor. He was born about 1600 (based on his age at the time of his death), and was the son of Thomas Prence, carriage-maker, of Lechdale, Co.Gloucestershire, England. He came to America on the ship "Fortune" in 1621, and he served as the fourth Governor of Plymouth Colony from 1634 to 1635, then from 1638 to 1639, and again from 1657 until his death in 1673. He was married four times, and had children by each of his first two wives, and probably by his third wife. He married, first, on Aug 5,1624 at Plymouth, Patience Brewster. He married, second, on Apr 1,1635 at Plymouth, Mary Collier. He married, third, by 1644, Mrs. Apphia (Quicke) Freeman. According to recent analysis in the Great Migration Begins series, she is perhaps the mother of Thomas' last three children. He married, fourth, by August 1668, Mrs Mary (Burr) Howes.

Children(by first marriage): Rebecca Prence Freeman(first wife of Edmund Freeman), Thomas Prence, Hannah Prence Mayo Sparrow, and Mercy Prence Freeman.

Children(by second marriage): Jane Prence Snow and Mary Prence Tracy(wife of John Tracy).

Children(perhaps by third marriage): Judith Prence Barker Tubbs, Elizabeth Prence Howland, and Sarah Prence Howes.
 (bio by: Deena) 
Family links: 
  Patience Brewster Prence (____ - 1634)
  Mary Collier Prence
  Apphia Quick Freeman Prence
  Mary Burr Prence (____ - 1695)
  Rebecca P. Prence Putnam (1627 - 1704)*
  Hannah Prence Sparrow (1629 - 1688)*
  Mercy Prence Freeman (1631 - 1711)*
  Jane Prence Snow (1637 - 1712)*
  Judith Prence Barker Tubbs (1645 - ____)*
  Sarah Prence Howes (1646 - 1707)*
*Calculated relationship
Burial Hill
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
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Originally Created by: Deena
Record added: May 26, 2003
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Gov Thomas Prence
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Click on image for full size. loving memory of my 10th great-grandfather.
- Trudy
 Added: Mar. 29, 2015
For my 12th Great grandfather
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