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Millicent Sprague (Eames)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: St George, Fordington, Dorset, England
Death: Died in Hingham, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. Anthony Eames and Margery Eames
Wife of William Sprague, of Hingham
Mother of Anthony Sprague, Sr.; John Sprague; Samuel Sprague; Elizabeth Sprague; Jonathan Sprague and 7 others
Sister of Anna Ford; Thomas Eames; Jonathan Eames (twin); Mark Eames; Persis Pierce and 10 others

Occupation: Homemaker
Managed by: Private User
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About Millicent Sprague

Millicent came over on the pilgrim ship "Lion's Whelp" in 1629.

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William Sprague, immigrant ancestor and progenitor, was a son of Edward Sprague, of Upway, Dorsetshire, England.

Edward Sprague lived at Fordington, Dorsetshire, in early life, and was a fuller by trade. He married Christina, and died in 1614. His will was proved June 6, 1614, in the prerogative court at Canterbury, and copies of the document made at this time are still in possession of the family. Three of his sons, Ralph, Richard, and William, came to America. In Prince’s "Chronology" we find the following mention of the brothers:

Among those who arrived at Naumkeag are Ralph Sprague, with his brothers Richard and William, who, with three or four more, were employed by Governor Endicott to e×plore and take possession of the country westward. They traveled through the woods to Charlestown, on a neck of land called Michawum, between Mystic and Charles rivers,. full of Indians named Aborginians, with whom they made peace."

Ralph Sprague was about twenty-five years of age when he came to New England In 1631. Captain Richard Sprague commanded a company of the train band. On February 10, 1634, the order creating a Board of Selectmen was passed, and Richard and William Sprague signed it. Richard Sprague left no posterity. His sword, which is named in his brother William's will, was e×tant in 1828.

William Sprague settled first in Charlestown, Mass., where he lived until 1636. He then removed to Hingham, landing on the side of the cove, on a tract of land afterward granted him by the town, and he was one of the first planters there. His house lot is said to have been the best situated in the town. Many grants were made him from time to time. He was active in public affairs, and was constable, fence-viewer, etc. William Sprague died October 6, 1675; his will bequeaths to his wife, Millicent, and children, Anthony,

Samuel, William, Joan, Jonathan, Persis, Johanna, and Mary. He married, in Charlestown, in 1635, Millicent Eames, daughter of Anthony Eames, who died February 8, 1695-96.

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Name, marriage, death, parents and children outlined on page 1029 of Cutter, William Richard. New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation. Vol. 3. New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913.

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From The Sprague Project

http://www.sprague-database.org/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I35853&tree=SpragueProject

Millicent Eames[1, 2]

  • Female 1615 - 1696
  • Born 1615 Fordington, Dorchester, , Dorset, England [3]
  • Gender Female
  • Died 8 Feb 1696 Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA [4, 5]
  • Buried 8 Feb 1696
  • Age 81 years

Notes: From Elisabeth Dunbar Donavon

  • The date of death for Millesaint Eames is listed as 8 Feb 1695.

Person ID I35853 Sprague Project

  • Last Modified 9 Nov 2013
  • Father Capt. Anthony Eames,
    • b. 1595, Fordington, Dorchester, , Dorset, England,
    • d. 1686, Marshfield, Plymouth Co., MA, USA – Age: 91 years
  • Mother Margery Pierce (Prisse),
    • b. 1599, Fordington, Dorchester, , Dorset, England,
    • d. 31 Dec 1662, Marshfield, Plymouth Co., MA, USA – Age: 63 years
  • Married Abt 1616 Fordington, Dorchester, , Dorset, England
  • Family ID F13877

Family / Spouse William Sprague,

  • b. Abt Oct 1609, Upwey, Dorsetshire, England,
  • d. 26 Oct 1675, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA – Age: ~ 66 years
  • Married 26 May 1635 Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA, USA [3]

Children

  • + 1. Anthony Sprague,
    • b. 2 Sep 1635, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA, USA,
    • d. 3 Sep 1719, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA – Age: 84 years
  • + 2. John Sprague,
    • b. Abt 1638, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA,
    • d. 26 Oct 1683, Mendon, Worcester Co., MA, USA – Age: ~ 45 years
  • + 3. Samuel Sprague,
    • b. Bef 24 May 1640, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA,
    • d. 1709, Marshfield, Plymouth Co., MA, USA – Age: ~ 68 years
  • 4. Elizabeth Sprague,
    • b. Bef 2 May 1641,
    • d. 1684 – Age: ~ 42 years
  • 5. Jonathan Sprague,
    • b. Bef 20 Mar 1642, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA,
    • d. 4 Jul 1647, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA – Age: ~ 5 years
  • + 6. Persis Sprague,
    • c. 12 Nov 1643,
    • d. 1684, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA – Age: ~ 40 years
  • + 7. Joanna Sprague,
    • c. 16 Dec 1644, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA,
    • d. 11 Jul 1678, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA, USA – Age: ~ 33 years
  • + 8. Jonathan Sprague,
    • c. 28 May 1648,
    • d. Sep 1741, Smithfield, Providence Co., RI, USA – Age: ~ 93 years
  • + 9. William Sprague,
    • b. 7 May 1650, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA,
    • d. 26 Sep 1723, Providence, Providence Co., RI, USA – Age: 73 years
  • + 10. Mary Sprague,
    • c. 25 Apr 1652, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA,
    • d. Yes, date unknown
  • 11. Hannah Sprague,
    • c. 26 Feb 1655,
    • d. 31 Mar 1658, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA – Age: ~ 3 years

-------------------- Birth: 1615 Death: Feb. 9, 1695 Hingham Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA

William Sprague married by 1635, Millicent Eames, daughter of Anthony Eames [see below]. On 3 April 1635 Millicent Sprague was admitted to Charlestown church. She died at Hingham on 9 February 1695/6. They had ten children: Anthony, John, Samuel, Jonathan, Persis Doggett, Joanna Church, Jonathan, William, Mary King, Hannah. There is apparently no document which states explicitly the parentage of Millicent, wife of William Sprague, but the identity is supported by much indirect evidence. Alice Sprague, sister of the three immigrant brothers, had married at Fordington St. George a Richard Eames; several children of Anthony Eames (not including Millicent) were baptized at Fordington St. George; Anthony Eames was apparently son of Thomas and Millicent (_____) Eames. The marriage of William Sprague and Millicent apparently took place in late 1634 or early 1635, not long after Anthony Eames arrived in New England and settled at Charlestown, and Anthony Eames and William Sprague moved from Charlestown to Hingham at about the same time. William and Millicent named their eldest son Anthony. Inasmuch as the marriage of Anthony Eames and the baptism of his presumed eldest child Millicent do not appear in the Fordington St. George records, it may be that these events occurred in the home parish of Anthony's wife. Source Anderson's Grfeat Migration Study Project. Find A Grave contributor Lawrence H. Grunert adds: Millicent's b. date of 1615 and b. in Fordingham, Dorset, England. Her parents are Anthony Eames Marjorie Pierce-Eames.


Family links:

Parents:
 Anthony Eames (1592 - ____)
 Margery Pierce Eames (1599 - 1662)

Spouse:
 William Sprague (1609 - 1675)*

Children:
 Anthony Sprague (1635 - 1719)*
 John Sprague (1638 - 1683)*
 Samuel Sprague (1640 - 1709)*
 Joanna Sprague Church (1644 - 1678)*
 Jonathan Sprague (1648 - 1741)*

Siblings:
 Anna Eames Foord (1614 - 1684)*
 Millicent Eames Sprague (1615 - 1695)
 Mark Eames (1617 - 1698)*
 Thomas Eames (1618 - 1679)*
 John Eames (1618 - 1641)*
 Persis Eames Pierce (1621 - 1662)*
 Elizabeth Eames Wilder (1624 - 1692)*
 Justus Eames (1627 - 1706)*
 Robert Eames (1629 - ____)*
 Margery Eames Jacobs (1630 - 1659)*
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Unknown


Created by: Linda Mac Record added: Mar 29, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 35310523

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Millicent Sprague's Timeline

1615
1615
St George, Fordington, Dorset, England
1615
St. George, Fordington, Dorset, England
1618
January 24, 1618
Age 3
Fordington, Dorsetshire, England, United Kingdom
1619
1619
Age 4
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
1635
May 26, 1635
Age 20
Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony
September 2, 1635
Age 20
Charlestown (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1635
Age 20
England
1638
April 1638
Age 23
Duxbury, Plymouth co., Massachusetts
1640
May 24, 1640
Age 25
Hingham, Suffolk County (Present Plymouth County), Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1641
May 2, 1641
Age 26
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA