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Thomas Prence, III

Nicknames: "Thomas Prince III"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire, UK
Death: Died in All Saints, Barking, London, England
Place of Burial: All Saints, Barking, London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Prince II and unknown Prince (Maxham)
Husband of Elizabeth Prence (Tolderby)
Father of Katherine Prince; Rebecca Prence; Thomas Prence, Governor of Plymouth Colony; Mercy Prence; Susanna Wade (Prence) and 1 other
Brother of Simon Prince; Alice Prince; Robert PRINCE and Jean Prince

Occupation: carriage maker
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About Thomas Prence, III

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"Thomas Prence, senior, removed from Lechlade at an unknown date to All Saints, Barking, London,where he carried on the trade of carriage-maker, and where on July 31, 1630 he made his will, which was probated on August 14, following. It made bequests to daughter Katherine Crayford, daughter Rebecca Diple, and 'to son Thomas Prence now remayninge in new England in the pts beyond the seas one beere bole of silver and alsoe my seale Ringe of gold to be deld to him at his next return . . .' ".

He was "Thomas Prince of All Hallows, Barking, London, carriage maker." He "had lived at Lechlade, Gloucestershire, before coming to London, but the parish records, such as survive in transcripts, do not indicate that this was the original home of the family. nterseting contemporary letters concerning the father and grandfather of Governor Prence are in the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Thomas Prince, Senior, of All Hallows, in his will of 1630 mentions 'my son Thomas Prence now remayninge in New England in parts beyond seas' (P.C.C. 70, Scrope). As he bequeaths a 'seale Ringe of Gold' to his son, it may be presumed that the family was armigerous. The future Governor was brought up in the neighborhood whence came so many of the passengers of the first two ships, and the Mayflower must have taken her passengers in sight of his home, near the Tower.

The proper spelling of this surname is Prince and it was so written by his immediate and collateral forebears, but he chose to write it as Prence. He lived in the hamlet of Ratcliffe, parish of Stepney, as a boy and probably remained there with his parents until his emigration."

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Name may have originally been Prince. Was a carriage maker at Lechlade, Gloucestershire, but was at All Hallows (Saints), Barking, London, when he made his will 31 July 1639. (1630 in one source)

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Thomas Prence, III's Timeline

1574
1574
Reading, Berks, England
1576
January 29, 1576
Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire, UK
January 29, 1576
Saint Mary-Le-Port, Bristol, Glouchestershire, England
January 29, 1576
Saint Mary-Le-Port, Bristol, Glouchestershire, England
1596
1596
Age 19
Lechlade, Cloucester, England
1600
1600
Age 23
Lechlade, Glouc., Eng.
1600
Age 23
Lechlade, Gloucestershire, England
1600
Age 23
Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
1600
Age 23
Lechdale, Gloucester, UK
1602
1602
Age 25
Lived At, Catherine Gate, Nr Tower London, England