Solomon Prentice

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Solomon Prentice

Birthplace: Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Death: July 24, 1719 (72)
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry "The Planter" Prentice, Sr. and Joane (Joanna) Gibson
Husband of Hepzibah Prentice
Father of Thomas Prentice, of Cambridge; Mary Balch; Capt. Stephen Prentice; Elizabeth Prentice; Nathaniel Prentice and 4 others
Brother of Mary Hancock; Abiah Prentice; Samuel Prentice; Henry Prentice of Cambridge and Sarah Smith

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About Solomon Prentice

3.   SOLOMON PRENTICE2, son of Henry1 and Joane;


  1. Elizabeth _______, she d. bef.1678;
  2. Hepzibah Dunn (or Dunton), she d. Jan. 15, 1741, ae. 89.

Children of Solomon and Elizabeth:

  1. Solomon Prentice3, b. 7 June 1674; d. June 25, 1758.

Children of Solomon and Hepzibah:

  1. Thomas Prentice3, b. 25 Aug 1676; d. Dec. 7 or 17, 1709.
  2. Mary Prentice3, b. Jan. 4, 1678; m. Jan. 4, 1710, Benjamin Balch, of Charlestown, Mass.
  3. Stephen Prentice3, b. June 1, 1681; d. bef. March 19, 1761
  4. Elizabeth Prentice3, b. July 20, 1684; she d. single, May 14, 1727.
  5. Nathaniel Prentice3, b. July 20, 1684; d. Sept. 18, 1688.
  6. Nathaniel Prentice3, b. Oct. 18, 1689; d. Oct. 24, 1722-23
  7. Henry Prentice3, b. 1693; d. Oct. 18, 1778, ae. 85
  8. Samuel Prentice3, bapt. June 12, 1698, d. young

brief biography

Solomon the f. was a husbandman and brickmaker. In 1672 he bought a house and land on the westerly side of the Common, on which estate near the close of his life he erected a new house, supposed to be the same not long ago occupied by Misses Betsey and lVrsis Bates. He d. 24 July 1719, a. nearly 73; his w. Hepzibah d. 5 Jan. 1741-2, a. 88.

[According to the Town Records, Thomas, s. of Solomon and Elizabeth, was b. 7 June 1674, and the birth of Solomon is not recorded. I am confident that Thomas is a mistake for Solomon. Solomon was 84 years old at his death in 1758, as inscribed on his gravestone, corresponding with his birth in 1674; and the age of Thomas, at his death 7 Dec. 1709, is inscribed on his gravestone with much minuteness, as 33 years 3 months and 12 days, answering to his birth at the date assumed by me, 25 Aug. 1676. Moreover, there is no evidence that Solomon was the son of the 2d w. Hepzibah: but it is certain, from the recorded settlement of Hepzibah's estate, that Thomas was her son.]


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Solomon Prentice's Timeline

September 23, 1646
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
June 7, 1674
Cambridge, Middlesex, MA, United States
January 13, 1676
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
January 4, 1677
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
June 1, 1681
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
July 20, 1684
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
July 20, 1684
Cambridge, MA, United States
October 18, 1689
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
June 12, 1698
Cambridge, MA, United States