William Pratt1

#37901, b. 15 May 1653, d. 1718

Relationship1st cousin 10 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherWilliam Pratt1 b. 6 Jun 1609, d. 1678
MotherElizabeth Clark1

Major Life Events

     William Pratt was born on 15 May 1653 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.1 He married Hannah Kirtland on 20 February 1678/79.2,3 William died in 1718.2

Family of William and Hannah Kirtland

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (William Pratt, ID: I17691).
  2. [S834] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, page 600.
  3. [S839] Lucius Barnes Barbour, Families of Early Hartford, CT, page 466.

Samuel Pratt1

#37902, b. 6 October 1654

Relationship1st cousin 10 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherWilliam Pratt1 b. 6 Jun 1609, d. 1678
MotherElizabeth Clark1

Major Life Events

     Samuel Pratt was born on 6 October 1654 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.1 He married first Ruth Huntington.2 He married second Elizabeth Peck.2

Family of Samuel and Ruth Huntington

Family of Samuel and Elizabeth Peck

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (William Pratt, ID: I17691).
  2. [S839] Lucius Barnes Barbour, Families of Early Hartford, CT, page 466.

Lydia Pratt1

#37903, b. 1 January 1659

Relationship1st cousin 10 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherWilliam Pratt1 b. 6 Jun 1609, d. 1678
MotherElizabeth Clark1

Major Life Events

     Lydia Pratt was born on 1 January 1659 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.1 She married John Kirtland.2

Family of Lydia and John Kirtland

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (William Pratt, ID: I17691).
  2. [S839] Lucius Barnes Barbour, Families of Early Hartford, CT, page 466.

Nathaniel Pratt1

#37904

Relationship1st cousin 10 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherWilliam Pratt1 b. 6 Jun 1609, d. 1678
MotherElizabeth Clark1

Major Life Events

     He married first Sarah Beament. He married second Sarah Willard.2 Nathaniel married third Rebecca ?.2

Family of Nathaniel and Sarah Beament

Family of Nathaniel and Sarah Willard

Family of Nathaniel and Rebecca ?

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (William Pratt, ID: I17691).
  2. [S839] Lucius Barnes Barbour, Families of Early Hartford, CT, page 466.

Ellen Pratt

#37905, b. 1561

Relationship10th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherAndrew Pratt1

Major Life Events

     Ellen Pratt was baptized in 1561 in Baldock, Hertfordshire, England.2

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (Richard Pratt, ID: I17689).
  2. [S832] Charles B. Whittelsey, Ancestry and Descendants of John Pratt, page 8.

Richard Pratt1

#37906, b. 27 June 1567

Relationship10th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherAndrew Pratt1

Major Life Events

     Richard Pratt was baptized on 27 June 1567 in Baldock, Hertfordshire, England.2

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (Andrew Pratt, ID: I17692).
  2. [S832] Charles B. Whittelsey, Ancestry and Descendants of John Pratt, page 8.

Thomas Pratt1

#37907, d. after 5 February 1538/39

Relationship12th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsAncestry of John Henry Sloan (#1)
Ancestry of John Henry Sloan (#2)
Descent from Thomas Pratt to Susannah Pratt

Major Life Events

     Thomas Pratt married Joan ?.1 Thomas died after 5 February 1538/39 in Baldock, Hertfordshire, England.2

Narrative

     Thomas made a will. Thomas' will was sealed with the the arms of the Pratts of Baldock, a fesse dancett in chief, two lions rampant. He names his wife, Joan Pratt, executrix, and heir with their children Thomas Jr., James, Andrew, and Agnes.

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (Andrew Pratt, ID: I17692).
  2. [S832] Charles B. Whittelsey, Ancestry and Descendants of John Pratt, page 7.
  3. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (Thomas Pratt, ID: I17695).

Joan ?

#37908

Relationship12th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsAncestry of John Henry Sloan (#1)
Ancestry of John Henry Sloan (#2)
Descent from Thomas Pratt to Susannah Pratt

Major Life Events

     Joan ? married Thomas Pratt.1

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (Andrew Pratt, ID: I17692).
  2. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (Thomas Pratt, ID: I17695).

Thomas Pratt Jr.

#37909

Relationship11th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherThomas Pratt1 d. a 5 Feb 1538/39
MotherJoan ?1

Major Life Events

     Thomas Pratt Jr. married Ellen Coke.2

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (Thomas Pratt, ID: I17695).
  2. [S832] Charles B. Whittelsey, Ancestry and Descendants of John Pratt, page 7.
  3. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (Thomas Pratt Jr., ID: I17697).

James Pratt1

#37910

Relationship11th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherThomas Pratt1 d. a 5 Feb 1538/39
MotherJoan ?1

Major Life Events

     James Pratt married Dorothy ?.2

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (Thomas Pratt, ID: I17695).
  2. [S832] Charles B. Whittelsey, Ancestry and Descendants of John Pratt, page 7.
  3. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (James Pratt, ID: I17698).

Agnes Pratt1

#37911

Relationship11th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherThomas Pratt1 d. a 5 Feb 1538/39
MotherJoan ?1

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (Thomas Pratt, ID: I17695).

Ellen Coke

#37912

Major Life Events

     Ellen Coke married Thomas Pratt Jr., son of Thomas Pratt and Joan ?.1

Citations

  1. [S832] Charles B. Whittelsey, Ancestry and Descendants of John Pratt, page 7.
  2. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (Thomas Pratt Jr., ID: I17697).

William Pratt

#37913

Relationship1st cousin 12 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherThomas Pratt Jr.1
MotherEllen Coke1

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (Thomas Pratt Jr., ID: I17697).

John Pratt

#37914

Relationship1st cousin 12 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherThomas Pratt Jr.
MotherEllen Coke

James Pratt

#37915

Relationship1st cousin 12 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherThomas Pratt Jr.1
MotherEllen Coke1

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (Thomas Pratt Jr., ID: I17697).

Elizabeth Pratt

#37916

Relationship1st cousin 12 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherThomas Pratt Jr.1
MotherEllen Coke1

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (Thomas Pratt Jr., ID: I17697).

Alice Pratt

#37917

Relationship1st cousin 12 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherThomas Pratt Jr.1
MotherEllen Coke1

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (Thomas Pratt Jr., ID: I17697).

Ellen Pratt

#37918

Relationship1st cousin 12 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherThomas Pratt Jr.1
MotherEllen Coke1

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (Thomas Pratt Jr., ID: I17697).

Grace Pratt

#37919

Relationship1st cousin 12 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherThomas Pratt Jr.1
MotherEllen Coke1

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (Thomas Pratt Jr., ID: I17697).

Dorothy ?

#37920

Major Life Events

     Dorothy ? married James Pratt, son of Thomas Pratt and Joan ?.1

Citations

  1. [S832] Charles B. Whittelsey, Ancestry and Descendants of John Pratt, page 7.
  2. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (James Pratt, ID: I17698).

James Pratt

#37921

Relationship1st cousin 12 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherJames Pratt1
MotherDorothy ?1

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (James Pratt, ID: I17698).

John Pratt

#37922

Relationship1st cousin 12 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherJames Pratt1
MotherDorothy ?1

Major Life Events

     John Pratt married Elizabeth Prime.2

Family of John and Elizabeth Prime

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (James Pratt, ID: I17698).
  2. [S832] Charles B. Whittelsey, Ancestry and Descendants of John Pratt, page 7.

Edward Pratt

#37923

Relationship1st cousin 12 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherJames Pratt1
MotherDorothy ?1

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (James Pratt, ID: I17698).

Jane Pratt

#37924

Relationship1st cousin 12 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherJames Pratt1
MotherDorothy ?1

Major Life Events

     Jane Pratt married John Rishton.2

Family of Jane and John Rishton

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Our Reserch by Alice Gedge (James Pratt, ID: I17698).
  2. [S832] Charles B. Whittelsey, Ancestry and Descendants of John Pratt, page 7.

James Boosey

#37925, b. circa 1604, d. 22 June 1649

Relationship9th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsAncestry of John Henry Sloan

Major Life Events

     James Boosey was born circa 1604.1 He married Alice ? circa 1629.2,3,1 James died on 22 June 1649.3,1

Children of James and Alice ?

Narrative

     James was also known as [Lt.] James Boosey.

     James was an early and leading settler at Wethersfield as early as 1639 when he was clerk of the train band. He was a gentleman with a large estage. In April and September 1639, and many times later, he was a deputy to the General Court.4

     James made a will on 21 June 1649. James' will:

"James Boosey late of Wethersfield upon the River on Connecticut who died the 22th of this instant month" bequeathed to "my eldest son Joseph Boosey" £200 at age twenty-one and also "my homelot with a barn standing upon it which I bought of Mr. Olcot which was Thomas Sherwood's the younger containing six acres…17 acres of my plain that is to say the little plain running to the great plain…and seven acres in the Great Meadow which I bought of Rob[er]t Coe…and five acres in Beaver Meadow…and all my upland which I bought of Rob[er]t Coe…and twenty-nine pounds in such pay as his mother can conveniently pay him in, when my son Joseph comes to the enjoyment of this land according to this my will he shall repay back again the hundred pounds unless he take this hundred pound in land"; to "my daughter Mary" £50 at age twenty-one or marriage; to "my daughter Hanah Boosey" £50 at age twenty-one or marriage; to "my daughter Sarah Boosey" £50 at age twenty-one or marriage; "my two sonsJoseph & James shall have all my lands after the death of their mother, Joseph shall have all my purchased land, except four acres in Beaver Meadow, which is twenty acres on the Great Plain and four acres in the Great Meadow which was John Simonses & Jarimiah Jagers, this with that before mentioned is the whole purchased land except the four acres in Beaver Meadow before expressed, my son James shall have my now dwelling house & houselot and barns & houses standing thereon with all the lands which was given me by the town that is now in my possession which is twelve acres in the Great Meadow, 56 acres of upland & swamp with four acres in Beaver Meadow which was named before"; residue of land to be divided among children, with Joseph receiving four shares, James two shares, and each of the three daughters, Mary, Hannah and Sarah, one share apiece; residue to "my wife," she to be sole executrix; "Mister Wells, Brother Smith Senior & Brother Dickinson" to be supervisors.5

     His will was proved before 4 August 1649. The inventory of the estate of James Boosey, taken 4 August 1649, totalled £983 8s., of which £400 was real estate: "his house and lands"; "his joiner's and wheelwright's tools" were valued at £10.

     On 15 May 1668, "[u]pon the petition of Ensign Steele, John Pratt and Nath[aniel] Standley &c. This Court do hereby order that the children of James Boosey or their heirs shall not be prejudiced or disenable, by the law for claim of land and prosecution within twelve month & a day, to sue for or recover any right or title they may have or ought to have in any land in reversion after the death of their mother, either by will or heirship at common law."

     The inventory of the estate of "Alice Wakely deceased," taken 6 September 1683, totalled £348 19s., of which £233 was real estate; "homelot 7 acres with dwelling house, barn, outhouses, orchard, cider press," £150; and "11 acres of land in the Great Meadow," £83.

     Within a few months of Alice's deceased, her sons-in-law Samuel Steel and Nathaniel Stanley instituted legal proceedings to recover the land which they believed Alice had illegally sold pror to 1668. This legal action generated a large number of informative documents, including copies of James Boosey's will and of the inventories of his Wethersfield landholdings, copies which are generally more legible than the originals.6

Citations

  1. [S851] Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn Great Migration, Vol. I 1634-35, page 349.
  2. [S832] Charles B. Whittelsey, Ancestry and Descendants of John Pratt, page 13.
  3. [S834] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, page 82.
  4. [S839] Lucius Barnes Barbour, Families of Early Hartford, CT, page 81.
  5. [S851] Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn Great Migration, Vol. I 1634-35, page 348.
  6. [S851] Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn Great Migration, Vol. I 1634-35, pages 348, 349.
  7. [S843] James Savage First Settlers of New England Vol. I, page 211.