Saturday, December 18, 2010

Surname Saturday - PRESCOTT (England to Massachusetts)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week. I am up to number 141, who is the unknown mother of Thomas Dill, father of Elizabeth Horton Dill (1794-1869).  #143 is the unknown mother of Mary Horton, mother of Elizabeth Horton Dill. I am unsure who their parents are, so I will skip them.  Next in line is #145, Elizabeth Prescott (1734-1812), one of my 5th-great-grandmothers. [Note: The 5th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts]


My ancestral line back through five generations of PRESCOTT families is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

18.  Edward Hildreth (1831-1899)
19.  Sophia Newton (1834-1923)

36.  Zachariah Hildreth (1783-1857)
37.  Hannah Sawtell (1789-1857)

72.  Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1828)
73.  Elizabeth Keyes (1759-1793)

144.  Zachariah Hildreth, born 28 Dec 1728 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA; died 18 Apr 1784 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA. He was the son of 288. James Hildreth and 289. Dorothy Prescott. He married  12 Apr 1753 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA.

145. Elizabeth Prescott, born 15 Sep 1734 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 01 May 1812 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA.

Children of Zachariah Hildreth and Elizabeth Prescott are:  Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1828); Elizabeth Hildreth (1755-1803); Hannah Hildreth (1758-1836); Esther Hildreth (1760-????); Timothy Hildreth (1760-????); James Hildreth (1762-1789); Lucy Hildreth (1764-1845); Jonas Hildreth (1766-1808); Ruth Hildreth (1768-1829); Edy Hildreth (1771-1819); Jesse Hildreth (1773-1840); Mehitable Hildreth (1775-1819).

290. Jonas Prescott, born 26 Jan 1702/03 in Groton, Middlesex County, MA; died 09 Sep 1784 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA. He married  07 Mar 1730/31 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA.
291. Elizabeth Harwood, born 28 Jan 1700/01 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA; died 27 Dec 1739 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA. She was the daughter of 582. Nathaniel Harwood and 583. Mary Barron.

Children of Jonas Prescott and Elizabeth Harwood are: Elijah Prescott (1732-????); Elizabeth Prescott (1734-1812); Isaac Prescott (1737-????); Benjamin Prescott (1739-????);

580. Jonas Prescott, born 26 Oct 1678 in Groton, Middlesex County, MA; died 12 Sep 1750 in Groton, Middlesex County, MA. He married  05 Oct 1699 in Concord, Middlesex County, MA.
581. Thankful Wheeler, born 03 Jun 1682 in Concord, Middlesex County, MA; died 06 Nov 1716 in Groton, Middlesex County, MA. She was the daughter of 1162. John Wheeler and 1163. Sarah Larkin.

Children of Jonas Prescott and Thankful Wheeler are: Ebenezer Prescott (1700-1771); Jonas Prescott (1703-1784); Thankful Prescott (1705-????); Mary Prescott (1711-1793); Sarah Prescott (1712-1737); Dorcas Prescott (1714-1803).

1160. Jonas Prescott, born Jun 1648 in Lancaster, Worcester County, MA; died 31 Dec 1723 in Groton, Middlesex County, MA.  He married  14 Dec 1672 in Lancaster, Worcester County, MA.
1161. Mary Loker, born 28 Sep 1653 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, MA; died 28 Oct 1735 in Groton, Middlesex County, MA. She was the daughter of 2322. John Loker and 2323. Mary Draper.

Children of Jonas Prescott and Mary Loker are:  Mary Prescott (1674-1735); Elizabeth Prescott (1676-1744); Jonas Prescott (1678-1750); Nathaniel Prescott (1680-1681); Dorothy Prescott (1682-1722); James Prescott (1684-1704); Sarah Prescott (1686-1716); Abigail Prescott (1688-????); Martha Prescott (1690-1774);  Susannah Prescott (1691-1771); Deborah Prescott (1694-????); Benjamin Prescott (1696-1738).

2320. John Prescott, born about 1604 in probably Lancashire, ENGLAND; died Dec 1681 in Lancaster, Worcester County, MA. He married  11 Apr 1629 in Halifax, Yorkshire, ENGLAND.
2321. Mary Gawkroger, born before 07 Feb 1612/13 in Sowerby, Yorkshire, ENGLAND; died 1674 in Lancaster, Worcester County, MA. She was the daughter of 4642. Abram Gawkroger and 4643. Martha Riley.

Children of John Prescott and Mary Gawkroger are:  Mary Prescott (1630-1716); child Prescott (1631-1631); Martha Prescott (1632-1656); child Prescott (1634-1634); John Prescott (1635-????); Sarah Prescott (1637-1727); Hannah Prescott (1639-1697); Lydia Prescott (1641-1712); John Prescott (1643-1718); Jonathan Prescott (1645-1721); Jonas Prescott (1648-1723).

There are many sources of information about the English ancestry and New England life of John Prescott.  In my opinion, the most authoritative work is from the book:

MaryLovering Holman, The Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and his wife Frances Helen Miller, Concord NH : Rumford Press, 1948. 

One line of the John Prescott family was treated in the book:

Joan S. Guilford, The Ancestry of Dr. J.P. Guilford, Sheridan Psychological Services, Inc., 1990, Volume 1.

I suspect that there will be many readers that are descended from John Prescott, but not too many that are descended from any of the three Jonas Prescotts.

3 comments:

Barbara Poole said...

Wish I had Prescott, as I live next to Westford, MA. I know we are cousins through other people, but this was have been nice too.

Heather Rojo said...

Both Bill West and I have links to these families. Amazing how we all are related, directly or indirectly.

Bill West said...

I'm descended from two of Jonas Prescott and Mary Gawkroger's children:Mary Prescott and Jonas
Prescott.

And like Heather I'm amazed at how many of us geneabloggers are related
in some way!