John Pratt, Sr. (1620 - 1655) MP

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Birthplace: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Managed by: Thomas Shirley
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Founder of Hartford, Conn. : http://www.cslib.org/foundhtfd.htm

From Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford: John Pratt, an original proprietor of Hartford ; his home-lot in 1639 was on the west side of Main St., and he purchased a lot belonging to Gov. Haynes, adjoining his own, so that his possessions extended from what is now the north corner of Asylum St. to the Melodeon building, and Pratt St. received its name because it was opened through land belonging to his descendants townsman, 1654. He d. 1655 ; will, dated Oct. 20, 1654, names wife Eliza bath, and sons John and Daniel ; inv. July 15, 1655, £515. 2. 6. - Ch. : i. John, m. Hannah, dau. of James Boosy, of Wethersfield ; freeman, 1657 constable, 1670 ; he had a second wife, Hepzibah, who m. (2) John Sadd, ol Hartford. His will is dated April 9, 1687; d. Nov. 23, 1687 ; names wife, eons Joseph and Jonathan, and 5 dau rs ii. Daniel, Hartford ; freeman 1656-7 ; m. and had 8 children ; will, dated April 19, 1690, names 7 dau'rs and son Daniel. He was buried April 24, 1691

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Biographical Summary:

John Pratt, an original proprietor of Hartford; his home-lot in 1639 was on the west side of Main St., and he purchased a lot belonging to Governor Haynes, adjoining his own, so that his possessions extended from what is now the north corner of Asylum St. to the Melodeon building, and Pratt St. received its name because it was opened through land belonging to his descendants; townsman, 1654. He died 1655; will, dated October 20, 1654, names wife Elizabeth, and sons John and Daniel; inventory July 15, 1655, £515. 2. 6.

Children:

i. John, married Hannah, daughter of James Boosy, of Wetherefield; freeman, 1657; constable, 1670; he had a second wife, Hepzibah, who married (2) John Sadd, of Hartford. His will is dated April 9, 1687; died November 23, 1687; names wife, sons Joseph and Jonathan, and 5 daughters.

ii. Daniel, Hartford; freeman, 1656-7; married and had 8 children; will, dated April 19, 1690, names 7 daughters and son Daniel. He was buried April 24, 1691.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 255. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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John Pratt, Sr.'s Timeline

1620
November 9, 1620
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
November 9, 1620
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
November 9, 1620
Baldock,Hertford,England
1630
1630
Age 9
1633
1633
Age 12
Cambridge, MA
1639
1639
Age 18
Hartford,CT
1640
1640
Age 19
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1641
1641
Age 20
1641
Age 20
1655
July 15, 1655
Age 34
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA