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John Pratt

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. William Pratt and Elizabeth Pratt
Husband of Elizabeth Pratt
Father of John Pratt, Jr.; Daniel Pratt; Hannah Pratt and Elizabeth Pratt
Brother of Sarah Pratt; Mary Pratt; Alicia Pratt; Elizabeth Pratt; Richard Pratt and 1 other

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About John Pratt, of Hartford

Founder of Hartford, Conn. : http://www.cslib.org/foundhtfd.htm

From Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford: John Pratt, an original proprietor of Hartford ; his home-lot in 1639 was on the west side of Main St., and he purchased a lot belonging to Gov. Haynes, adjoining his own, so that his possessions extended from what is now the north corner of Asylum St. to the Melodeon building, and Pratt St. received its name because it was opened through land belonging to his descendants townsman, 1654. He d. 1655 ; will, dated Oct. 20, 1654, names wife Eliza bath, and sons John and Daniel ; inv. July 15, 1655, £515. 2. 6. - Ch. : i. John, m. Hannah, dau. of James Boosy, of Wethersfield ; freeman, 1657 constable, 1670 ; he had a second wife, Hepzibah, who m. (2) John Sadd, ol Hartford. His will is dated April 9, 1687; d. Nov. 23, 1687 ; names wife, eons Joseph and Jonathan, and 5 dau rs ii. Daniel, Hartford ; freeman 1656-7 ; m. and had 8 children ; will, dated April 19, 1690, names 7 dau'rs and son Daniel. He was buried April 24, 1691

http://www.foundersofhartford.org/founders/pratt_john.htm

About his family connections: http://jared.pratt-family.org/general_histories/general_english_origins.html

Pratt Biographies: http://jared.pratt-family.org/general_histories/general_pratt_biographies.html

Video of Pratt Family that includes John Pratt: http://jared.pratt-family.org/general_histories/pratt-family-in-england-movie-2.html

Geneology info on Pratt-Boosey site: http://kinnexions.com/smlawson/pratt.htm#JPratt


Biographical Summary:

John Pratt, an original proprietor of Hartford; his home-lot in 1639 was on the west side of Main St., and he purchased a lot belonging to Governor Haynes, adjoining his own, so that his possessions extended from what is now the north corner of Asylum St. to the Melodeon building, and Pratt St. received its name because it was opened through land belonging to his descendants; townsman, 1654. He died 1655; will, dated October 20, 1654, names wife Elizabeth, and sons John and Daniel; inventory July 15, 1655, £515. 2. 6.

Children:

i. John, married Hannah, daughter of James Boosy, of Wetherefield; freeman, 1657; constable, 1670; he had a second wife, Hepzibah, who married (2) John Sadd, of Hartford. His will is dated April 9, 1687; died November 23, 1687; names wife, sons Joseph and Jonathan, and 5 daughters.

ii. Daniel, Hartford; freeman, 1656-7; married and had 8 children; will, dated April 19, 1690, names 7 daughters and son Daniel. He was buried April 24, 1691.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 255. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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  • PRATT, John
  • b. ABT 1608 England
  • d. 8 JUL 1655 Hartford, Hartford, CT.
  • Family:
  • Spouse: Elizabeth,
  • Children:
    • PRATT, Daniel
    • PRATT, Hannah b. 25 NOV 1648 Hartford, Hartford, CT.
    • PRATT, John
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_c26.htm#0

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  • John Pratt
  • M, #72138, b. 9 November 1602, d. 15 July 1655
  • Father William Pratt b. 1 Jun 1562, d. 1629
  • Mother Elizabeth Prime b. c 1565, d. a 1629
  • John Pratt was christened on 9 November 1602 at Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England. He married Elizabeth Tucker circa 1625. John Pratt died on 15 July 1655 at Hartford, Hartford, CT, at age 52.
  • Family Elizabeth Tucker b. c 1605
  • Child
    • Daniel Pratt+ b. c 1629, d. 24 Apr 1691
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2401.htm#i72138

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  • The New England historical and genealogical register (1865) Vol. 19
  • http://archive.org/details/newenglandhistor019wate
  • http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhistor019wate#page/284/mode/1up
  • The Pratt Family; or the Descendants of Lieut. William Pratt, one of the First Settlers of Hartford and Say-Brook, with Genealogical Notes of John Pratt, of Hartford; Peter Pratt, of Lyme; John Pratt (taylor), of Say-Brook. by REV. F. W. CHAPMAN, A.M. Hartford: Printed by Case, Lockwood & Co. 1864. 8vo. pp. 420.
  • It will be of course agreed that any genealogical work by the author of the Chapman Genealogy will be a full and careful register of all the facts accessible at this day. Accordingly we find nothing to do but to praise that portion of the book which treats of the history of the family in New England. From p. 53 to p. 306, we have an exhaustive collection of the facts relating to, the descendants of William Pratt, of Hartford, who married Elizabeth, daughter of John Clark, and niece of George Clark, of Great Mundon, in Hertfordshire. They had eight children, all of whom married, and their issue is traced in separate chapters. First we have the Backus family, descended from the oldest daughter ; then the issue of John and Joseph Pratt ; then the Watrous family ; then those descended from William and Samuel Pratt; then the Kirtlands ; and lastly the issue of Nathanael Pratt.
  • John Pratt, also of Hartford, is presumed to be a brother of William, and the author has made large collections of his family. The others, Peter and John, are only slightly mentioned.
  • The least satisfactory part of the book is the attempt to identify the father of the emigrant. It is clear that the Rev. William Pratt, of Stevenago, in Hertfordshire, had three sons, John, William and Richard, of whom John was born in 1620. It is also clear that John, William and Elizabeth are not named in their father's will ; but why
  • http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhistor019wate#page/285/mode/1up
  • we should presume that they were in New England, rather than dead, we do not see. We cannot see the slightest ground for the supposition, and trust if any proofs remain they will be furnished us.
  • Our comparison of dates strengthens our view. John Pratt, supposed in this pedigree to have been born in 1620, represented Hartford in 1639. Is it probable that a youth of 19 years held this position ? Again, his grandson was born in 1658 ; i. e., he was a grandfather at the age of 38. This is not impossible, but it seems unusual.
  • .... etc.

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baptismal date for John Pratt is November 29, 1607

-http://jared.pratt-family.org/general_histories/general_english_origins.html _____________________

Founder of Hartford, Conn. : http://www.cslib.org/foundhtfd.htm

From Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford: John Pratt, an original proprietor of Hartford ; his home-lot in 1639 was on the west side of Main St., and he purchased a lot belonging to Gov. Haynes, adjoining his own, so that his possessions extended from what is now the north corner of Asylum St. to the Melodeon building, and Pratt St. received its name because it was opened through land belonging to his descendants townsman, 1654. He d. 1655 ; will, dated Oct. 20, 1654, names wife Eliza bath, and sons John and Daniel ; inv. July 15, 1655, £515. 2. 6. - Ch. : i. John, m. Hannah, dau. of James Boosy, of Wethersfield ; freeman, 1657 constable, 1670 ; he had a second wife, Hepzibah, who m. (2) John Sadd, ol Hartford. His will is dated April 9, 1687; d. Nov. 23, 1687 ; names wife, eons Joseph and Jonathan, and 5 dau rs ii. Daniel, Hartford ; freeman 1656-7 ; m. and had 8 children ; will, dated April 19, 1690, names 7 dau'rs and son Daniel. He was buried April 24, 1691

http://www.foundersofhartford.org/founders/pratt_john.htm

11/28/2015 Disconnected Elizabeth Pratt as spouse. Speculation based on a Tucker? listed in New England Marriages.


died 15 JUL 1655 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT

Married Elizabeth NLN (PRATT)

Children:

  1. John PRATT b: 1638 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
  2. Daniel PRATT b: ABT 1639 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
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John Pratt, of Hartford's Timeline

1607
November 9, 1607
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
November 29, 1607
1620
November 9, 1620
Age 13
Baldock,Hertford,England
November 9, 1620
Age 13
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
1633
1633
Age 25
Cambridge, MA
1638
August 1, 1638
Age 30
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1639
1639
Age 31
Hartford,CT
1641
1641
Age 33
1641
Age 33
1655
July 15, 1655
Age 47
Hartford, Connecticut Colony