Lt. William Pratt, Founder, Hartford, CT

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Lt. William Pratt, II

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Baldock, Hertfordshire, England
Death: February 20, 1670 (60)
Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. William Pratt and Elizabeth Pratt
Husband of Elizabeth Parker, of Saybrook
Father of Samuel Pratt; Elizabeth Backus; Ensign John Pratt; Joseph Pratt; Sarah Pratt and 3 others
Brother of Sarah Pratt; Mary Pratt; Alicia Pratt; Elizabeth Pratt; Richard Pratt and 1 other

Occupation: Lieutenant, Founder of Hartford Connecticut
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About Lt. William Pratt, Founder, Hartford, CT

Lt. William Pratt and his brother John were original founders of Hartford, CT.

Griffin was the name of a 17th-century ship known to have sailed between England and English settlements in Massachusetts. Several historical and genealogical references show the Griffin making such journeys in 1633 and 1634. The 1633 journey left at Downs, England and landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts on September 3. This 1633 journey carried religious dissidents, including Thomas Hooker,[1] John Cotton, and others totaling 200 people. The ship Griffin weighed in at 300 tons and she saw the birth of at least one child, Seaborn Cotton, during the 1633 voyage.[2] In 1634 the Griffin carried Anne Hutchinson to the Massachusetts colony. Huthcinson's oldest son had preceded her the previous year, also on the Griffin.

The Puritan minister Seaborn Cotton, son of John Cotton, of the First Church in Boston. He was born at sea, August 12, 1633, on the ship Griffin which brought his parents to America.

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Lt. William Pratt, Founder, Hartford, CT's Timeline

June 6, 1609
Baldock, Hertfordshire, England
June 6, 1609
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
February 1, 1641
Age 31
Hartford or Old Saybrook, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, Colonial America
February 20, 1644
Age 34
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
August 1, 1648
Age 39
Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut
April 1, 1651
Age 41
Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
May 15, 1653
Age 43
Saybrook, Middlesex, CT, USA
October 6, 1655
Age 46
Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
January 1, 1659
Age 49
Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States