Valentine B Prentice, Jr. (c.1598 - c.1633) MP

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Birthplace: Felsted, Essex, England
Death: Died in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: CAME TO US 1631, Came to Rexbury, Mass. in 1630.
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About Valentine B Prentice, Jr.

Source: Prentice Net family website

Valentine1 Prentice, of Roxbury, MA has roots which have been traced back to the early 1500s in England. Born about February, 1598/9 in Felsted, Essex Co., England, chr. 25 Feb. 1598/99, in Felsted. He married, in 1626 in nearby Chelmsford, Alice Bredda. Valentine and his family immigrated to America in 1631 aboard the "Lion" with Eliot. Of his three known children, one died before sailing, one died at sea, and the third, John, is the ancestor of all of Valentine's descendants.

Valentine died in 1633 in Roxbury at the age of only 34. His widow, Alice, then married John Watson of Roxbury and she and John Watson had at least six (6) additional children. We do not yet know where she died, but it would have been after the 1644 birth of her last known daughter.

Ellis, in his History of Roxbury quotes from the church records the mention of Valentine Prentice's sufferings and death, closing with a clause that proves how variously our ancient manuscripts may read, "leaving a good cup of gentleness behind him," when my version of the words in Italic is "SAVOR OF GODLINESS."

Children of Valentine Prentice:

  1. Josias2, b. 14 June 1627, Chelmsford, Essex, England; d. before 1632.
  2. John2, b. 6 May 1628, Chelmsford, Essex, England. [2]
  3. Geremiah2, b. 9 April 1630, Chelmsford, Essex, England; d. before 1632.

-------------------- Valentine Prentice emigrated to America from England in 1631 on the Lyon with his wife, Alice (Bredda) Prentice and settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

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Valentine B Prentice, Jr.'s Timeline

February 1598
Felsted, Essex, England
May 19, 1601
Age 3
Stewkley, Buckinghamshire, England
Age 22
Age 26
June 29, 1626
Age 28
Chelmsford, Essex, England
June 14, 1627
Age 29
Chelmsford, Essex, UK
May 6, 1628
Age 30
Chelmsford, Essex, England
April 9, 1630
Age 32
Chelmsford, Essex, UK
Age 34
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Age 34
Massachusetts, United States