John Sprague, of Hingham & Mendon

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John Sprague

Birthplace: Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Sprague, of Hingham; <private> Sprague; Millicent Sprague and <private> Eames
Husband of Elizabeth Bick
Father of John Sprague; Elizabeth Walling; Melicent Peck; John Sprague; William Sprague and 3 others
Brother of Anthony Sprague, Sr.; Samuel Sprague; Elizabeth Sprague; Jonathan Sprague; Persis Doggett and 5 others

Occupation: proprietor of old Mendon
Managed by: Private User
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Immediate Family

About John Sprague, of Hingham & Mendon

John Sprague

  • Christen: Apr 1638, Hingham, Plymouth, MA [231]
  • Death: 23 Oct 1690, Hingham, Plymouth, MA [231]
  • Father: William Sprague (1609-1675)
  • Mother: Melicent Eames (~1616-1696)
  • Marriage: 6 Dec 1666, Hingham, Plymouth, MA [231]
  • Spouse: Elizabeth Holbrook, Birth abt 1645, daughter of William HOLBROOK (1620-1699) & Elizabeth Pitts (~1624-<1696). Survived him, and remarried to John Bick.


  1. John Sprague b: 20 Jul 1668 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
  2. Elizabeth Sprague b: 21 Jul 1670 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
  3. John Sprague b: 20 Jan 1675 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
  4. William Sprague b: 13 Jun 1679 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
  5. Persis Sprague b: 13 Jun 1681 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
  6. Ebenezer Sprague b: 1682 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts
  7. Hannah Sprague b: in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts
  8. Millicent Sprague b: in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts


He joined his father-in-law and brother in settling Mendon. In 1675, the town was attacked by Indians and he escaped with his life, joining a crowd of refugees that went to Boston and Charlestown. (NEHGR 129:351)

1683, October 26. He died at Mendon as stated in Ballou's History of Milford. His will dated September 14, 1683, probated November 2, 1683, shows names of children and his sons not then of age. Father-in-law William Holbrook to be overseer of will.

His children, mentioned in his will, were John, William, Ebenezer, Elizabeth, Hannah, Millesaint, and Perses. He had two sons by the name of John, and two by the name of William; the first of each name died in infancy.

John Sprague died on his homestead (now in the extreme South West corner of Milford on the road from Mendon) of 20 acres purchased from John Bartlett.

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John Sprague, of Hingham & Mendon's Timeline

May 23, 1624
May 23, 1624
Hingham, New Plymouth Col., Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
April 1638
Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
April 1638
Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
April 1638
Hingham, Plymouth, Ma
September 30, 1667
Age 29
July 20, 1669
Age 31
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
July 21, 1670
Age 32
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Age 32
Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts