John Pratt

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John Pratt

Birth
England
Death 8 Jul 1655 (aged 46–47)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 35393302 · View Source
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Born by about 1608, based on estimated date of marriage. Came to Massachusetts Bay in 1633. First settled in Cambridge; moved to Hartford in 1636. Died in Hartford 8 July 1655 (inventory). (Manwaring gives the death date as 15 July 1655, seemingly quoting the inventory, but the original clearly gives the death a week earlier)
Married by about 1633, Elizabeth _____, who was living when he made his will, but does not appear in the probate of the estate.
More than a century ago Rev. Frederick W. Chapman proposed that John Pratt was brother of William Pratt of Saybrook, and that John and William were sons of Rev. William Pratt of Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Many later genealogists have rejected this identification, noting that the baptismal dates given for the supposed brothers were too late for the Connecticut settlers, and that John and William were not proven to be brothers. Matthew Grow has recently reviewed the history of this problem and reexamined the Stevenage parish register, and has shown that the sons of Rev. William Pratt were born more than a decade earlier than had been thought, thus relieving the chronological objection to the identification. The evidence, however, is as yet insufficient to show that John and William Pratt were brothers, or that they were the two sons of Rev. William Pratt by those names.


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  • Created by: Linda Mac
  • Added: 31 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35393302
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Pratt (1608–8 Jul 1655), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35393302, citing Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Linda Mac (contributor 47062703) .