About Mary Sprague (Sharp?)
- from The Sprague Project
Some have reported Richard's wife to be Mary Sharp. "The Migration Begins" does not support that fact (page 1734).
(Ancestral File - Ver. 4.11) Mary Sharp (AFN:GVLW-F3)
"The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633", Volume III P-W, by Robert Charles Anderson, page 1735.
Marriage: By 1632 Mary ____________. (Wife Mary is first seen at her dismissal from Boston church on 14 October 1632, but there is no record of her admission to that church as wife of Richard Sprague. Savage and others assume that he had married in England, and brought his wife with him, but it seems more likely that he married between 1630 and 1632, and that his wife was one of the women named Mary admitted to Boston church in its first two years.)
She died between 6 December 1672 (acknowledgement of deed) and 12 June 1674 (date of inventory).
The wills of both Richard Sprague and his wife Mary suggest a close relationship with Alice, the wife of Robert Rand. Mary explicitly calls Alice her sister, and as Mary makes a much larger bequest to Alice and her family than to others, it is likely that Alice and Mary were siblings.