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James Prescott, IV, Knight

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Birthplace: Driby, Lincolnshire, UK
Death: Died in Driby, Lincolnshire, UK
Place of Burial: Drilby Church, Drilby, Lincolnshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of James Prescott, Esquire and Elizabeth Prescott (Standish)
Husband of Alice Prescott and Agnes Prescott
Father of Anne Page; William Prescott; John Prescott, Esquire; Peregrine Prescott; Richard Prescott and 1 other
Brother of Robert Prescott, III; Ralph Prescott; William Prescott, IV; Roger Prescott; John Prescott and 6 others

Occupation: Lord of the Manor of Dryby
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About Sir James Prescott

  • The Prescott memorial, or, A genealogical memoir of the Prescott families in America, in two parts by Prescott, William
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  • .... By the kindness of F. W. Prescott, Esq., of Brookline, Mass., a Genealogical Chart was obtained, which gave the lineal descent of John Prescott, who came to Massachusetts in 1640, from James Prescott of Standish, in Lancashire, Eng., who was required by an order of Queen Elizabeth, dated Aug., 1564, to keep in readiness horsemen and armor. From this James, John of Watertown and Lancaster, Mass., was of the fourth generation, through his second son, Roger, and grandson, Ralph.
  • The oldest son of the above James was James, Jr., who married Allice Mollineaux. By sending to England for a further investigation, the author has ascertained that James Prescott, that emigrated to America and settled at Hampton, N. H., was also a descendant of James, sen or, by wife Standish, from whom he was of the fifth generation, and the fourth generation from James, Jr., and Alice, through their son John, and grandson James, as will be more fully illustrated and explained in the genealogical arrangement, hereafter. .... etc.
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  • .... from whom descended JAMES PRESCOTT of Standish, in Lancashire, one of the gentlemen of Lancashire who were required by an order of Queen Elizabeth, dated August, 1564, to keep in readiness horsemen and armor.
  • He married a daughter of Roger Standish, Esq., of Standish, and sister to Ralph Standish, by whom he had the following issue :
    • SECOND GENERATION.
  • Issue of James Prescott, senior, and —— Standish.
    • 2. 1, JAMES, bap. ; m. Alice Molineaux. For his bravery and military prowess and achievements he was created lord of the
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    • manor of Dryby in Lincolnshire, and had new arms granted to him, described above (for which see the title page to Part II. of this Memorial), and was afterward known as Sir James Prescott. He d. March 1, 1583, leaving a son John and a daughter Anne.
    • 3. 2. ROGER, bap.; m. 1st, Elizabeth —— , in 1563, She dying soon, he m. 2d, Ellen (?) Shaw of Standish, Aug. 20, 1568. He resided in Shevington in the parish of Standish. His will was dated Sept. 26, 1594, and he was buried in the church at Standish.
    • 4. 3. RALPH, bap. ; d. young.
    • 5. 4. ROBERT, bap. ; m. Feb. 3, 1565, Elizabeth Nightingale. He resided at Standish, where he d. in 1576, leaving sons John and Robert, and dau. Elizabeth, who m. Alex. Standish.(?)
    • 6. 5. WILLIAM, bap. ; he had three wives ; by his 2d wife, Margaret, he had, with others, Alexander Prescott of London, who was the father of Sir John Prescott, lord of the manors of Radwington in Essex, and Bromley in Kent counties. Sir John died in 1640, leaving two daughters, co-heiresses. William (6-5) resided at Copley in the parish of Standish, in Lancashire.
    • 7. 6. JOHN, bap. ; m. Anne —— ; resided at Sutterby in the county of Lincoln ; by his wife Anne he had an only daughter, Anne, who m. William Boston of Phimbleby, in the county of Lincoln.
    • THIRD GENERATION.
  • Issue of Sir James Prescott (2 — 1) and Alice Molineux of Dryby, in Lincolnshire.
    • 8. 1. JOHN, b. at Dryby ; m. (but we know not who) and had children ; lived at Dryby.
    • 9. 2. ANN, b. at Dryby.
  • Issue of Roger Prescott (3 — 2) and 1st wife, .... etc.

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  • Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who Came to America Before ... By Frederick Lewis Weis ....
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  • 37. SIR RICHARD MOLYNEUX, KNT., of Sefton, son by (1), sheriff of Lancashire 1566-1568, d. 3 Jan. 1568/9; m. (1) ELEANOR RADCLIFFE (36-39), dau. of SIR ALEXANDER RADCLIFFE (36-38); m. (2) Eleanor Maghull, dau. of Robert Maghull, Esq., of Maghull. Monumental brass for Sir Richard Molyneux and his two wives in parish church of Sefton. (Gens. 33-37: VCH Lanc- III: 69-70; Baines, History of Lancashire II, 390; Mill Stephenson, A List of Monumental Brasses in the British Isles (1926), 272. Gens. 34-37; DNB).
  • 38. ALICE MOLYNEUX, dau. by (1), d. 11 May 1581; m. James Prescott, gent. d. 1 Mar. 1583, eldest son of James Prescott and ALICE STANDISH (34-40), purchased the manor of Driby and Sutterby, co. Lincoln, 1579/80, transferred them to trustees. (Inq.p.m. James Prescott, gent., of Driby, 1583, no. 185 and "Pedigree of James Prescott, gent., and Alice Molyneux, John Prescott, Esq., and Elizabeth Manby, James Prescott, gent., and Mary Copeland," by the Rev. W.O. Massingberd, Rector of Ormsby with Driby, co. Lincoln, 21 Mar. 1901, in Frederick L. Weis, The Families of Standish of Standish and Prescott of Prescott of Standish Parish Lancashire, England (typed ms.) 1948, (at the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass.), pp. 58-60, 65-67; White, Ancestry of John Barber White (Haverhill, 1913), 123; brass effigies in Driby church with inscription and arms of Prescott and Molyneux; F.L. Weis, The Descent of John Prescott Founder of
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  • Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1645, From Alfred the Great King of England, 870-901 (Clinton, 1948), Part III., p. 8).

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  • Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: A ..., Volume 4 By Lewis Publishing Company
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  • The two American branches are of the same original stock, although they bear different coats of arms.
  • (I) James Prescott, a gentleman of Standish in Lancashire, England, was ordered by Queen Elizabeth in 1564 to keep in readiness horsemen and armor. He married a daughter of Roger Standish, Esquire, of Standish, and they had six sons: James, mentioned below; Roger, Ralph, Robert, William and John. (Mention of Roger and descendants forms part of this article.)
  • (II) James (2), eldest son of James and —— (Standish) Prescott, married Alice Molineaux. For his bravery and military prowess he was created lord of the manor in Dryby, in Lincolnshire, and was afterwards known as Sir James. A new coat- of-arms was granted with the title. This emblem is entirely different from that borne by the Massachusetts branch. The main features are two leopards' heads, or, on an ermine field; the crest rising out of a ducal coronet, or, is a boar's head and neck, argent, "bristled with the first." In untechnical language this means, when the symbol is painted, that the coronet should be of gold and the boar's head of silver with bristles of gold. The motto is "Vincit Gui Patitur." Sir James Prescott died March 1, 1583, leaving two children: John and Anne.
  • (III) John, son of Sir James and Alice (Molineaux) Prescott, was born at Dryby, where he lived. He married and nothing further is known of him except that he had two sons, William and James.
  • (IV) James (3), younger son of John Prescott, married, and had several children, four of whom are recorded: Mary, baptized in 1631 ; John, baptized in 1632; Anne, baptized in 1634; and James, who came to America.
  • (V) .... etc.
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  • (II) Roger, second son and child of James Prescott, resided in Shevington, in the parish of Standish. His will was dated September 26, 1594, and he was buried in the church at Standish. He married (first), 1563, Elizabeth, whose surname is unknown. She soon died and he married (second), August 20, 1568, Ellen (?) Shaw, of Standish. The issue of the first marriage were: Helen and Lawrence; and of the second: Anne, and Ralph, the subject of the next paragraph.
  • (III) Ralph, only son of Roger and Ellen (Shaw) Prescott, was baptized 1571-2. He resided at Shevington, in the parish of Standish, and was co-executor of his father's will. His own will, dated November 7, 1608, was proved January 24, 1609. He married Ellen, who was co-executor of her husband's will. The children of Ralph and Ellen were: Helen, Roger, Alice, Cecilia and John, whose sketch follows.
  • (IV) John, youngest child of Ralph and Ellen Prescott, was baptized at Standish, 1604-5, and died in Lancaster, in 1683. .... etc.

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  • New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the ..., Volume 1 edited by William Richard Cutter
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  • .... etc.
  • (I) James Prescott, of Standish, Lancashire, England, was required by order of Queen Elizabeth dated August, 1564, to keep in readiness horsemen and armor. He married a daughter of Roger Standish, Esq., of Standish, and sister of Ralph Standish. Children : James, mentioned below ; Roger ; Ralph ; Robert : William, grandfather of Sir John Prescott, Lord of the Manors of Radwington in Essex and Bromley in Kent ; John.
  • (II) Sir James (2) Prescott, son of James ( I ) Prescott, married Alice Molineaux. Children : John, mentioned below ; Ann. For his bravery and military prowess and achievements he was created Lord of the Manor of Dryby in Lincolnshire and had arms granted to him. He died March 1, 1583.
  • (III) John, son of Sir James (2) Prescott, was born at Dryby. Married and had children : William, James, mentioned below.
  • (IV) James (3), son of John Prescott, was born at Dryby and lived there. Married and had children : Mary ; John, mentioned below ; Anne; James ; others, names unknown.
  • (V) John (2). son of James (3) Prescott, was the immigrant ancestor. He was baptized at Dryby, Lincolnshire, England, in 1632. He was the first settler in Nashaway, now Lancaster, Massachusetts, and when the inhabitants there asked for incorporation, they desired to name the town Prescott, but the general court refused, and finally chose Lancaster, the place in England from which Prescott came, incorporation dated May 18, 1653. .... etc.

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Sir James Prescott's Timeline

1529
1529
Driby, Lincolnshire, UK
1529
Standish, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1568
1568
Age 39
Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
1574
1574
Age 45
Driby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
1576
1576
Age 47
Driby Manor, Standish, Lancashire, England
1577
1577
Age 48
Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
1578
1578
Age 49
Driby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
1583
March 1, 1583
Age 54
Driby, Lincolnshire, UK
March 1583
Age 54
Drilby Church, Drilby, Lincolnshire, England
1584
1584
Age 54
Lancashire, UK