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George Prater, Esq.

Nicknames: "George Prather"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Inglesham or Eaton Water, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Shefford Magna, Wiltshire, England
Place of Burial: Manor Church, Latton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of John Prater, Esq. and Elene Prater
Husband of Jane Prater
Father of Col. Richard Prater; John Prater; Anthony Thomas Prater, Gentleman; Elinor Prater; Dorothy Prater and 9 others
Brother of John Prather; Joane Stephens; John Prater; Alis Prater; Bartholomew Prater and 3 others

Managed by: Donald Franklin Colvin
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About George Prater, Esq.

George Prater lived at Latton, Wiltshire which has been in existence since before the Roman occupation of England. There are still old Roman ruins there today.

Gary Benton Prather (family historian) believes that George was the Reeve of Nunney, Somerset, working under his cousin Sir William Paulet. George later purchased the holdings of Nunney from his cousin in a tax deal, which kept the Manor of Nunney in the family. Nunney Castle was included in this transaction which was handled by a Jack Prater. We do not know how Jack is related to the family. It is possible that Jack was the nickname for John. This was a very common nickname that was used in those days. Records state that Nunney was purchased out of the estate of George's father John.

George lived during the time that King Henry the Eighth created the Church of England and discontinued recognition of the Catholic Church. This was a harsh time for the Praters as they were Catholic. The Praters were heavily taxed for their religion, but because of their high social and political connections they continued to do well. Also they were related to other noble and titled families.

George died "interstate". He was buried in his church at Latton, Wiltshire. His tomb is under the floor of the church in the seventh isle.

The name Prater was the Anglican version of the Latin word Presbyter, Presbyter, Prater, The Elder, Praetor, Praetorian was a class of people of early Roman times who were magistrates, justices, and learned men whose position was usually inherited.

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http://www.meyhem.org/bryon/archives/00000472.html

George Prater purchased the Nunney Castle from John Prather Estate.

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George Prater, Esq.'s Timeline

1510
1510
Inglesham or Eaton Water, Wiltshire, England
1534
1534
Age 24
Shefford Magna, Wiltshire, England
1540
1540
Age 30
England
1542
1542
Age 32
Eaton, Wiltshire, , England
1545
1545
Age 35
Latton, Wiltshire, England
1547
1547
Age 37
Latton, Wiltshire, , England
1548
1548
Age 38
Latton, Wiltshire, , England
1550
1550
Age 40
Latton, Wiltshire, , England
1555
1555
Age 45
Latton, Wiltshire, , England
1555
Age 45
Latton, Wiltshire, , England