Capt. Thomas Prentice, III

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Capt. Thomas Prentice, III

Also Known As: "Capt. Thomas Prentice", "of Newton"
Birthplace: Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Prentice, Jr. and Sarah Tibbits
Husband of Elizabeth Prentice
Brother of Grace Prentice; Samuel Prentice and John Prentice, Rev.
Half brother of Capt. William Denison; Sarah Avery; George Denison; Enos Prentice; James Prentice and 10 others

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About Capt. Thomas Prentice, III

Capt. Thomas Prentice3, of Newton, son of Thomas2 and Sarah; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Dea. Edward Jackson Jr. (she b. 23 Feb 1687 and d. 19 Oct. 1753). He d. 16 Feb. 1729/30.

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth:

  1. Deliverance Prentice, b. 19 May 1704.
  2. Abigail Prentice, b. 4 June 1707; m. 1734, Samuel Wilson; d. 1755.
  3. Ebenezer Prentice, b. 3 March 1708.
  4. Jerusha Prentice, b. 1709; m. 1733, Isaac Bowen; they had one son Prentice Bowen.
  5. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 26 Aug. 1714; m. 1739, Joshua Hammond; she d. 12 April 1798/99.
  6. Sarah Prentice, b. 3 Nov. 1719; m. 1737, Ensign Timothy Cheeney, of Newton; their dau. Sarah, m. 18 Sept. 1782, Samuel Hall, of Newton.

brief biography

From The History and Genealogy of the Prentice, Or Prentiss Family, in New England, Etc., from 1631 to 1883 (Google eBook) Charles James Fox Binney The editor, 1883 - England - 446 pages. Page 165

4. Capt. Thomas3 Prentice (captain of infantry), son of Thomas Prentice, Jr., and Sarah (Stanton) ; m. Elizabeth, dan. of Dea. Edward Jackson, Jr., of Newton; she was b. Feb. 23, 1687, and d. Oct. 19, 1753. Capt. Thomas Prentice was a prominent citizen of Newton, and a slave-owner; left a large estate. A nuncupative will on his death-bed gives his dau. Sarah £20 more of his personal estate than his other children. Inventory, personal, £513 I2d. 6s.; real estate, £2,988; books, £7 15d. 0s.; gun and sword, fl Sd. 0s.; negro slave, £90 ; servant boy, £15 ; gain in sale of latter, £10 P gravestone, £7. Hed. Feb. 16, 1729-30. The following lines, supposed to have been written by his dan. Elizabeth (Hammond), are upon his gravestone in Newton, and which Rev. Dr. William Jenks discovered and cleaned from moss when in Newton, and which has caused considerable controversy, it having also been imagined as on the Trooper Thomas Prentice.

  • "He that's here inter'd needs no versifying,
  • A vertuos life will keep r name from dying,
  • He'll live, 'tho' poets case ther scrlbllngrime,
  • When y' this stone shall mouldered be by time."


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Capt. Thomas Prentice, III's Timeline

Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
February 16, 1729
Age 53
Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States