1604 - 20 Dec 1681
: Mary GAWKROGER
- BIRTH: 1604, Standish, Lancaster, England
- CHRISTENING: 1604, Shevington, Standish, Lancaster, England
- EMIGRATION: 1638, Barbados
- EMIGRATION: 1640, Watertown, Middlesex, MA
- DEATH: 20 Dec 1681, Lancaster, Worcester, MA
- BURIAL: Dec 1681, Lunenburg, Lancaster, Worcester, Ma
- MARRIAGE: 24 Jan 1629, Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
- Mary PRESCOTT
- Martha PRESCOTT
- John PRESCOTT
- Sarah PRESCOTT
- Lydia PRESCOTT
- Jonathan PRESCOTT
- +Jonas PRESCOTT
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(Shattuck and associated family lines from a GEDCOM file posted to RootsWeb by Robert Wylie [email@example.com]).
See the list of potential problems for this family under the entry for Mary Gawkroger.
"Notes on Families of the Parish of Halifax, Yorksire"
Hunt, John G.
TAG 40:22-29 (Jan 1964)
"Mr. Torrey agreed with the present contributor that Genet or Jenet Fairbank named in his
paper [TAG, 37:68] did not die young as stated. She married, it now seems certain, James
(Richard, John, Richard, John) Platts alias Gawkroger of Sowerby. They had, with others,
Abraham Platts alias Gawkroger and James. This Abraham Platts was father of Mary who
married in 1629 John Prescott of Sowerby with whom she shortly removed to New England,
where he became principal promoter of Lancaster, Mass., which seems to have been named to
"Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy"
Frederick A. Virkus; Chicago, 1925
Vol 1, Appendix: "Immigrant Ancestors"
"PRESCOTT, John (ca. 1604-1681), from Eng. to the Barbados, 1638, thence
to Watertown, Mass., 1640; with others bought from Indians a large tract
of land and became a founder of Lancaster, N.H., 1645 or 46; took oath
of allegiance, 1652; admitted freeman, 1669; blacksmith and miller; m in
Eng., 1629, Mary Platts (d 1674)."
(Virkus is in error about Lancaster; it's the one in Massachussets.)
"A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers
of New England, Before 1692"
Boston, MA, 1860-1862, pp. 480-482
"New England Marriages Prior to 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey, Baltimore, MD, 1985
PRESCOTT, John & Mary GAWKROGER; 11 Apr 1629, Halifax, Eng; Watertown/Lancaster