John Prescott

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ChartsAncestors of William Jerome Pierce
John Prescott, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born at England, in 1604.1 He died at Lancaster, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 1 December 1681, at age 77,1,2 and was buried in the Old Burial Field, Lancaster, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.3

John married Mary Gawkroger, daughter of Abram Gawkroger and Martha Ryley, at Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, 11 April 1629.1,4

He left a will dated 8 October 1673 and proved 4 April 1682. The published vital records for Lancaster erroneously indicate it was a nuncupative will, proved 20 December 1681.5,3


Mary Gawkroger b. 7 Feb 1612/13, d. aft. 1678
  • Mary Prescott+1 b. 24 Feb 1630, d. Apr 1716
  • Infant Prescott5 b. bef. 7 Mar 1631, d. bef. 7 Mar 1631
  • Martha Prescott1 b. 11 Mar 1631/32, d. 24 Jan 1656
  • Infant Prescott5 b. bef. 1633/34, d. bef. 3 Jan 1633/34
  • John Prescott1 b. 1 Apr 1635
  • Sarah Prescott1 b. abt. 1637
  • Lydia Prescott1 b. 15 Aug 1641, d. aft. 1712
  • John Prescott1 b. abt. 1643, d. 1718
  • Jonathan Prescott1 b. abt. 1646, d. abt. 4 Dec 1721
  • Jonas Prescott1 b. Jun 1648, d. 31 Dec 1723
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  1. [S762] Joan S. Guilford, The Ancestry of Dr. J. P. Guilford: Volume I: Seventeenth Century–New England Colonials (Orange, California: Sheridan Psychological Services, 1990), 629-648, further cited as Guilford, Guilford: Vol I.
  2. [S907] Henry Stedman Nourse, The Birth, Marriage, and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1850, two vols. (Clinton, Massachusetts: W. J. Cooper, Printer, 1890), 1:20, further cited as Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster.
  3. [S907] Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster, 2:420.
  4. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1229, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  5. [S16] Mary L. Holman, Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and His Wife Francis Helen Miller (Concord, New Hampshire: Rumsford Press, 1948), 54-60, further cited as Holman, Stevens-Miller Genealogy.