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Govenor Thomas Prence, of the Fortune[1]

Male 1600 - 1673  (73 years)


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  • Name Thomas Prence  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Prefix Govenor 
    Suffix of the Fortune 
    Born 1600  Lechlade, Glouchestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch ID 9MWV-FM6 
    Immigrated 1621  America Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    on the "Fortune" 
    Died 29 Mar 1673  Eastham, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Buried 8 Apr 1673  Old Burial Ground, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I4313  Main
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2017 

    Family 1 Patience Brewster, of the "Anne",   b. 1603,   d. 12 Dec 1634  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 5 Aug 1624  Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Rebecca Prence,   b. 1625,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Thomas Prence,   b. 1627,   d. England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Hannah Prence,   b. 1629,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Mercy Prence,   b. 4 Jan 1631, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1711, Eastham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F1719  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Collier,   c. 18 Feb 1611, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1 Apr 1635  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Notes 
    Married:
    • "His second of four wives" [7]
    Children 
     1. Jane Prence,   b. 1 Nov 1637,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Prence,   b. 1639,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2004 
    Family ID F1724  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1600 - Lechlade, Glouchestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigrated - on the "Fortune" - 1621 - America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Aug 1624 - Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Apr 1635 - Plymouth, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Mar 1673 - Eastham, Barnstable, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From Great Migration Begins:

      THOMAS PRENCE

      "the ninth marriage at New Plymouth"

      ORIGIN: All Saints Barking, London

      MIGRATION: 1621 on Fortune

      FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth

      REMOVES: Duxbury by 1637, Eastham 1644, Plymouth by 1665

      FREEMAN: In the "1633" Plymouth list of freemen Thomas Prence was just after the councillors, and ahead of those admitted on 1 January 1632/3. In the list of assistants at the head of the "1639" list of Plymouth Colony freemen, but as this list was revised and annotated his name was included in the "Nawsett" portion of the list

      EDUCATION: His inventory included a long list of books valued at 14 2d., including two great Bibles and "100 of psalm books."

      OFFICES:
      Plymouth Governor, 1634, 1638, 1657-72 
      Assistant, Plymouth Colony, 1632-33, 1635-37, 1639-56
      Treasurer, 1637
      Commissioner for the United Colonies, 1645, 1650, 1653-58, 1661-63, 1670-72
      In Plymouth section of 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms
      .
      ESTATE: In the 1623 Plymouth division of land Thomas Prence received one acre as a passenger on the Fortune
      In the 1627 Plymouth division of cattle Thomas Prince, Patience Prince and Rebecca Prince are the tenth, eleventh and twelfth persons in the fifth company

      DEATH: Plymouth 29 March 1673, in his 73rd year ("Thomas Prence, Esquire, Governor of the jurisdiction of New Plymouth, died the 29th of March, 1673, and was interred the 8th of April following. After he had served God in the office of 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 that 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; see also MD 3:203-04]). [8]

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  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S986] Glen C. Bodie, Glen C. Bodie, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gcbodie&id=I9954 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S946] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society), http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/great_migration/P.asp#THOMAS_PRENCE (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S1012] Genealogical History of the Whitman, Bedwell and related, Mary Elizabeth Bedwell, (Commonwealth Press; Richmond, VA; 1974).

    5. [S1013] Walt Whitman, The Man and His Work, Leon Bazalgette, (Translated from the French by Ellen Fitzgerald).

    6. [S1701] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 23 Jul 2017), entry for Thomas Prence, person ID 9MWV-FM6. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S946] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society), http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/great_migration/C.asp#WILLIAM_COLLIER (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S946] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society), Extensive article (Reliability: 0).