Rev. Peter Prudden

Is your surname Prudden?

Research the Prudden family

Rev. Peter Prudden's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Peter Prudden

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kings Walden, Hertfordshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Milford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Milford Cemetery, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Prudden; Peter Prudden; Mildred Prudden and Mildred
Husband of Jane Prudden (Thomas) and Joanna Prudden (Boyse)
Father of Joanna Chittenden; Mary walker; Elizabeth Prudden; Samuel Prudden, Rev; Rev. John Prudden and 4 others
Brother of James Prudden (colonist); Robert Prudden; Joseph Prudden and Mildred Prudden

Occupation: Pastor of the Milford Church, Reverend
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Peter Prudden

'Peter Prudden; a story of his life and New Haven and Milford, Conn. (1901)

  • http://archive.org/details/peterpruddenstor00prud
  • http://archive.org/stream/peterpruddenstor00prud#page/58/mode/1up
  • Capt. and 'Mrs. Willett' first resided in New York, and then removed to Rehoboth and Swansea, Mass., where he died in 1674. The record of the letter which received her again into the fellowship of Milford church shows that 'Mrs. Willett returned shortly after Capt. Willett's death to Milford.'
  • 'Although past sixty years of age Mrs. Joanna Prudden Willett was again sought in marriage' and became the wife of the Rev. John Bishop, for fifty years pastor in Stamford, Conn.* He was a few years her junior, a widower with several grown-up children, and with him she lived until her death. Neither the date of this marriage, nor of her death, nor of the place of her burial is known. In a letter from Rev. John Bishop to Increase Mather, written in 1681, he sends his "Greetings" and those of his wife, "who was Mrs. Willet, to good Mrs. Mather."
    • The following is a copy of
      • '"Last Will of Joanna, wife of Rev. Peter Prudden."
    • 'The last will and testament of Mrs. Joanna Bishop, sometime Prudden, late of Milford, now of Stamford in the ....
    • * Rev. John Bishop walked all the way from Boston to Stamford with his Bible under his arm accompanying two men who had been sent to invite him to become pastor of the Stamford church. This Bible is still owned by his descendants. ....
  • http://archive.org/stream/peterpruddenstor00prud#page/63/mode/1up
  • Pg. 63
  • ' The children of Peter Prudden1 and Joanna Boyse1 -- daughter of Rev. John Boyse and Joana Boyse of Halifax,* England:
    • I. Joanna2, born August, 1640, married __ Chittenden.
    • II. Mary2, born Jan., 1641, married Zacheriah Walker as his first wife. ....
    • (1) III. Elizabeth2, born Feb., 1642, baptized 4th of March, 1643. Married, name unknown.
    • (2) IV. Samuel2, born Feb., 1643, died 1685; lived in Milford.+
    • V. John2, born Nov., 1645 in Milford, died Dec. 11, 1725, ....
    • VI. Abigail2, baptized Dec., 1647, married Joseph Walker of Stratford, Nov. 14, 1667. Married, second, Richard Hubbell, in 1688. ....
    • VII. Sarah2, born May 12, 1650, married Gideon Allen.
    • VIII. Peter2, born May 26, 1652, died June 10, 1652.
    • IX. Mildred2, born March, 1653, married Lieut. Sylvanus Baldwin, 20th of Sept., 1671, died Jan. 6, 1712. ......
  • ________________________

'Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and some of his descendants (1903)

  • http://archive.org/details/cu31924029842907
  • http://archive.org/stream/cu31924029842907#page/n159/mode/1up
  • Pg. 174
  • Joanna3 was the granddaughter of 'Rev. Peter Prudden1* and his wife Joanna Boyse2. He was born in Yorkshire, England, 1601, died at Milford, Ct., July 6, 1656. He preached in Yorkshire and Herefordshire and brought his congregation with him probably in the Hector or its consort the Martin, landing at Boston June 26, 1637, with Rev. John Davenport, John Harvard, Samuel Eaton and other prominent Puritans. In March, 1638, he sailed from Boston and in April reached Quinnepiac, now New Haven, Conn., and assisted in laying the foundation of a Colony there. He preached his first sermon in the Colony at New Haven .....
  • http://archive.org/stream/cu31924029842907#page/n163/mode/1up
  • Pg.176
  • ' Joanna Boyse2 was the daughter of Rev. John Boyse and his wife Johane __, of Halifax, Yorkshire, England.' Rev. John Boyse1 died, as indicated by his will, about 1620, and his wife, Johane, about 1631, as shown by her will. One of Joanna Boyse's sisters was the wife of Rev. John Raynor, pastor of the Church of Plymouth, Mass., from 1637 to 1655, and later of Dover, N. H. 'It is not known when she married Rev. Peter Prudden, but various indications point to about 1638, and that the marriage took place in this country. Her father was a man of estate. In her will, dated 1681, November 8th, she mentions two sons and five daughters, all of the name Prudden. She was one of four coheiresses to property in Edgton and Welburn. After the death of her husband she married, September 20, 1671, Capt. Thomas Willett,* died August 4, 1674, who was the first Mayor of New York. Later she became the wife of Rev. John Bishop, for fifty years pastor of the church at Stamford, Conn.
*_______________

Peter Prudden (1601 - 1656)

Immediate Family:

Son of Robert, Robert, Mildred, and Mildred

Husband of Jane and Joanna

Father of Elizabeth, Mildred, Peter, Mildred, Abigail, Joanna, John, Mary, Samuel, Sarah, Abigail, Mildred, Sarah, John, and Samuel

Brother of James and James

Added by: Kelly Sonby on 3/27/09

Managed by: Kelly Sue Sonby

Birthdate: December, 1601

Birthplace: Kings Walden, Hertfordshire, England

Death: Died July 6, 1656 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Immediate Family:

Son of Robert, Robert, Mildred, and Mildred

Husband of Jane and Joanna

Father of Elizabeth, Mildred, Peter, Mildred, Abigail, Joanna, John, Mary, Samuel, Sarah, Abigail, Mildred, Sarah, John, and Samuel

Brother of James and James

Occupation: Pastor of the Milford Church

Added by: Thomas Beddy on 2/18/09

Managed by: Me

Peter Prudden  (1601 - 1656)

Immediate Family:

Son of Mildred and Robert

Husband of Joanna, Jane, and Joanna

Father of Elizabeth, Abigail, Joanna, John, Mary, Mildred, Peter, Samuel, and Sarah

Added by: Thomas Beddy on 2/18/09

Managed by: Thomas Gavin Edwin Beddy

--------------------

Arrived Boston on "Davenport"

Founder of first church in Milford, Conn. -------------------- Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century (26031) -------------------- Rev. Peter Prudden, b. in December 1601. He was initially educated at the Merchant Taylor's School at London (1616-1617) and on June 20, 1620 entered Emmanuel College at Cambridge as a "sizar" or non-scholarship student. He later preached in Hertfordshire, England (about 25 miles from London) until prior to arriving in New England. He sailed from London arriving at Boston June 26, 1637 with John Davenport, Theophilus Eaton and Rev. Samuel Eaton, who soon founded present-day New Haven, Conn. Rev. Prudden's first wife, Jane Thomas, daughter of William Thomas, Gent. of Wales, presumably died prior to his coming to America. While still in the Boston area, he married his second wife, Joanna Boyes, purportedly on July 2, 1637 at Boston, or only six days after his arrival in New England. But this stated date of their marriage is unlikely. Joanna was the youngest daughter of Rev. John & Joanna (Stowe) Boyes of Halifax, England, latter both deceased by 1630.

Rev. Prudden initially declined an invitation to settle as pastor of the church at Dedham southwest of Boston instead he preached for a short time at Wethersfield, Conn. When Davenport and Eaton's newly formed New Haven Colony purchased a tract called Wepawaug from the Indians, and renamed it Milford, Rev. Prudden and a flock of settlers from New Haven settled there in 1639. On April 8, 1640, Rev. Prudden was ordained the first pastor of the Milford church.

Rev. Prudden was given Milford homelot #40, the eastern end of which was "Peter Prudden's Garden" later becoming the first burial ground at Milford. It was used for this purpose until 1675 when his garden was expanded into what is now the Milford Cemetery. Rev. Prudden, himself, as well as his infant son Peter, were buried in his garden. His will dated July 26, 1656 was followed by the inventory of his estate on September 2, 1656. While it is claimed he died in July 1656, one's estate inventory was usually taken within days of a person's death in order to preserve that which was of value to pay for the deceased's debts. This suggests he more likely died in August versus July 1656.

Rev. Peter's 2nd wife Joanna was the mother of his nine known children: Joanna (Thos. Chittenden), Mary (Rev. Zachariah Walker), twins Elizabeth (Jehu Burr) and Samuel (Grace Judson), Rev. John (Grace), Abigail (Joseph Walker), Sarah (Gideon Allen), Peter (d. in infancy), and Mildred (Silvanus Baldwin).

After Rev. Prudden's death, the widow Joanna became the 2nd wife of Capt. Thomas Willet, formerly of Plymouth, Mass., the founder of Swansea, Mass. and in 1666 the first English mayor of present-day New York City. Willet died in 1674 at Swansea. The widow Willet subsequently became the 2nd wife of Rev. John Bishop of the Stamford First Congregational Church. He died at Stamford in 1694 having for 50 years been the Stamford church's 2nd minister. She wrote her will November 8, 1681 at Stamford with her inventory taken March 22, 1682/3. Her will names her two sons, Samuel and John as joint executors coupled with daughters Joanna, Elizabeth, Abigail, Sarah, Mildred, and two unnamed children of her deceased daughter Mary Walker. She died at Stamford in early 1683, but her place of interment at Stamford remains unknown. Note: The picture to the right, at Memorial is not his tombstone rather a memorial at one end of the Memorial Bridge over the Wepawaug River at Milford honoring Rev. Peter Prudden as the first minister of the Milford Church.[1] -------------------- Rev. Peter Prudden, b. in December 1601. He was initially educated at the Merchant Taylor's School at London (1616-1617) and on June 20, 1620 entered Emmanuel College at Cambridge as a "sizar" or non-scholarship student. He later preached in Hertfordshire, England (about 25 miles from London) until prior to arriving in New England.

He sailed from London arriving at Boston June 26, 1637 with John Davenport, Theophilus Eaton and Rev. Samuel Eaton, who soon founded present-day New Haven, Conn. Rev. Prudden's first wife, Jane Thomas, daughter of William Thomas, Gent. of Wales, presumably died prior to his coming to America. While still in the Boston area, he married his second wife, Joanna Boyes, purportedly on July 2, 1637 at Boston, or only six days after his arrival in New England. But this stated date of their marriage is unlikely. Joanna was the youngest daughter of Rev. John & Joanna (Stowe) Boyes of Halifax, England, latter both deceased by 1630.

Rev. Prudden initially declined an invitation to settle as pastor of the church at Dedham southwest of Boston instead he preached for a short time at Wethersfield, Conn. When Davenport and Eaton's newly formed New Haven Colony purchased a tract called Wepawaug from the Indians, and renamed it Milford, Rev. Prudden and a flock of settlers from New Haven settled there in 1639. On April 8, 1640, Rev. Prudden was ordained the first pastor of the Milford church.

Rev. Prudden was given Milford homelot #40, the eastern end of which was "Peter Prudden's Garden" later becoming the first burial ground at Milford. It was used for this purpose until 1675 when his garden was expanded into what is now the Milford Cemetery. Rev. Prudden, himself, as well as his infant son Peter, were buried in his garden. His will dated July 26, 1656 was followed by the inventory of his estate on September 2, 1656. While it is claimed he died in July 1656, one's estate inventory was usually taken within days of a person's death in order to preserve that which was of value to pay for the deceased's debts. This suggests he more likely died in August versus July 1656.

Rev. Peter's 2nd wife Joanna was the mother of his nine known children: Joanna (Thos. Chittenden), Mary (Rev. Zachariah Walker), twins Elizabeth (Jehu Burr) and Samuel (Grace Judson), Rev. John (Grace), Abigail (Joseph Walker), Sarah (Gideon Allen), Peter (d. in infancy), and Mildred (Silvanus Baldwin).

After Rev. Prudden's death, the widow Joanna became the 2nd wife of Capt. Thomas Willet, formerly of Plymouth, Mass., the founder of Swansea, Mass. and in 1666 the first English mayor of present-day New York City. Willet died in 1674 at Swansea. The widow Willet subsequently became the 2nd wife of Rev. John Bishop of the Stamford First Congregational Church. He died at Stamford in 1694 having for 50 years been the Stamford church's 2nd minister. She wrote her will November 8, 1681 at Stamford with her inventory taken March 22, 1682/3. Her will names her two sons, Samuel and John as joint executors coupled with daughters Joanna, Elizabeth, Abigail, Sarah, Mildred, and two unnamed children of her deceased daughter Mary Walker. She died at Stamford in early 1683, but her place of interment at Stamford remains unknown.

view all 22

Rev. Peter Prudden's Timeline

1601
December 1601
Kings Walden, Hertfordshire, England, (Present UK)
1633
1633
Age 31
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, (Present UK)
1639
1639
Age 37
Edgton, Yorkshire, England, (Present UK)
1640
1640
Age 38
Milford, New Haven Colony
1641
December 4, 1641
Age 40
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1642
March 11, 1642
Age 40
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1643
February 18, 1643
Age 41
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1645
November 9, 1645
Age 43
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
November 1645
Age 43
Milford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
1647
February 13, 1647
Age 45
Milford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut, (Present USA)