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Thomas Prince, III

Also Known As: "Thomas Prence"
Birthplace: All Hallows, Barking, Gloucester, England
Death: August 1631 (45-53)
England, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Prince and Agnes Prince
Husband of Mary Prince
Father of Thomas Prince, IV; Deborah Skillings; Mary Prince; Isaac Prince and Jeho Prince

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About Thomas Prince, III


Thomas Prince (1550- )

Thomas Prence/Prince (1576-1630)

Thomas Prence (1599-1673)

Thomas Prince (1582-1616)

Thomas Prince (1619-1690)

Thomas Prince (1650-1705)

'Thomas Prince

b.abt.1550 Lechlade, Gloucestershire, England; parents ukn

m. abt.1560; dau. of the Maxham Family


CHILDREN included:

Thomas Prence (Prince)

b.1569/1570 of All Saints, Barking, London, England;

s/o Thomas Prince and dau. of the Maxham Family

d.Aug. 14, 1630 All Saints, Barking, Middlesex, England

m.bef.1600 at Lechade, Gloucester, England; Elizabeth Tolderby

b.1577 Lechlade

CHILDREN included:

Thomas Prence b.1599/0

Thomas Prince

b.abt.1582 All Hallows, Barking, Gloucestershire, England;

s/o Thomas Prince and Elizabeth Tolderby

m.Aug. 7, 1616 So. Petherton, Somersetshire, England; Mary Patch

b.1586; d/o Richard Patche and Joan Lavor

CHILDREN included:

Thomas Prince b.1619 Gloucester, MA d.Jan. 17, 1690

Thomas Prence

b.1599/00 Lechdale, Gloucestershire, England; s/o Thomas Prence and Elizabeth Tolderby

d.March 29, 1673 Eastham, MA

m.(1)Plymouth, MA; Patience Brewster

b.1590 Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England; d/o William Brewster [Mayflower] and Mary Wentworth d.1634 "of pestilent fever" m.(2)1635 Mary Collier d/o William Collier m.(3)1662 Mercy (Southworth) Freeman; d/o Constant Southworth; widow of Samuel Freeman

CHILDREN included:

Mercy [Mary] Prence (Prince) b.Jan. 4, 1631 Duxbury, MA

d.Sept. 28, 1711 Eastham, MA m.(1)John Freeman m.(2)abt.1660; John Tracy

Thomas Prence

Rebecca Prence m.Edmund Freeman

Hannah Prence m.(1)nathaniel Mayo m.(2)Jonathan Sparrow

Elizabeth Prence

Judith Prence

Sarah Prence


From Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation, edited by William T. Davis: Thomas Prence arrived Plymouth, MA November 9, 1621 on the Fortune Thomas Barton, Master. Prence, Thomas - Governor of the new jurisdiction of New Plymouth, died 29 Mar 1673 at age 71 "After he had served God in the office Governor sixteen years, or near thereunto, he finished his course in the 73 year of his life. He was a worthy gentleman, very pious, and very able for his office, and faithful in the discharge thereof, studious of peace, a wellwiller to all tha feared God, and a terror to the wicked, his death was much lamented, and his body honorably buried at Plymouth the day and year above mentioned." PCR 8:34.

From page 303 of Bradford's History: "Thomas Prence came over in the Fortune in 1621, about twenty-one years of age. He married in 1624 Patience, daughter of William Brewster, who died in 1634. In 1635 he married Mary, daughter of William Collier and in 1662 Mercy, widow of Samuel Freeman and daughter of Constant Southworth. He died in 1673.

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: THOMAS, at Gloucester, Mass., 1649.

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Thomas Prince

b.1619 Gloucester, MA; s/o Thomas Prince and Mary Patch d.Jan. 17, 1690 Goucester, MA m.1645 Gloucester, MA; Margaret Skilling b.1622 Gloucester, MA d.Feb. 24, 1706 Gloucester, MA CHILDREN included: Thomas Prince b.Dec. 24, 1650 Gloucester, MA d.Jan. 11, 1705 John Prince b.Nov. 12, 1653 Gloucester, MA Mary Prince b.July 19, 1658 Gloucester, MA d.March 3, 1723 Gloucester, MA m.Hugh _____ Isaac Prince b.Nov. 7, 1663 Gloucester, MA Jeho Prince b.abt.1665 Gloucester, MA Return to Prince Index

Thomas Prince

b.Dec. 24, 1650 Gloucester, MA; s/o Thomas Prince and Margaret Skilling d.Jan. 11, 1705 Gloucester, MA m..Sept. 27, 1676 Elizabeth Harradain b.1656 Gloucester, MA; d/o Edward Harraden and Sarah ______ d.May 14, 1716 Gloucester, MA CHILDREN included (all born Gloucester, MA): Mary Prince (twin) b.Dec. 6, 1677 John Prince b.Dec. 6, 1677 d.Apr. 19, 1767 Thomas Prince b.Dec. 8, 1679 d.Jan. 29, 1680 Edward Prince b.June 5, 1681 d.bef. Dec. 18, 1717 Isaac Prince b.Sept. 21, 1683 Elizabeth Prince b.Aug. 1685 infancy Margaret Prince b.Dec. 25 1687 Thomas Prince b.Dec. 25, 1687 Elizabeth Prince b.Oct. 17, 1690 Sarah Prince b.abt.1692 Gloucester, MA d.April 15, 1775 m.Feb. 12, 1715 at Gloucester, MA John Flanders Abigail Prince b.Feb. 12, 11698 d.Sept. 29, 1778 Return to Prince Index

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'Thomas Prince – Gloucestershire

Posted on February 17, 2012 by markeminer

Thomas PRINCE (1582 – )

Thomas Prince was baptized about 1582, All Hallows Barking By The Tower, London, England or in


His parents were Thomas PRINCE and Elizabeth TOLDERBY.

He married Mary PATCH on 7 Aug 1616 South Petherton, Somerset, England

All Hallows-by-the-Tower, also previously dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin and sometimes known as All Hallows Barking, is an ancient Anglican church on Byward Street in the City of London, overlooking the Tower of London. Founded in 675, it is the oldest church in London, and contains inside a 7th-century Saxon arch with recycled Roman tiles, the oldest surviving piece of church fabric in the city. The heart of Richard I is said to be buried somewhere in the north part of All Hallows’ churchyard where a chapel once stood that had been built by Richard in the 12th century.

The church was badly damaged by an explosion in 1650 caused when some barrels of gunpowder being stored in the churchyard exploded; its west tower and some 50 nearby houses were destroyed, and there were many fatalities. The tower was rebuilt in 1658, the only example of work carried out on a church during the Commonwealth era of 1649-1660. It only narrowly survived the Great Fire of London in 1666 and owes its survival to Admiral William Penn, father of William Penn of Pennsylvania fame, who had his men from a nearby naval yard demolish the surrounding buildings to create firebreaks. During the Great Fire, Samuel Pepys climbed the church’s spire to watch the progress of the blaze and what he described as “the saddest sight of desolation”.

Thomas was baptized in All Hallows by the Tower Church, London

Mary Patch was baptized 16 May 1586, South Petherton, Somerset, England. Her parents were Richard PATCHE and Joan LAVOR.

Mary was baptized in the Church of St Peter and St Paul in South Petherton. Note the octagonal tower

Children of Thomas and Mary:

Name Born Married Departed 1. Thomas PRINCE Sr. c. 1618 South Pertherton, Somerset, England. or Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire, England. Margaret SKILLINGS 1649 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts 17 Jan 1690 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts. 2. Deborah Prince c. 1622 England Thomas Skilling 1642 Salem, Mass . George HADLEY 29 Jun 1668 in Ipswich, Mass. After 1692 Ipswich, Mass. Joan’s father Richard PATCH was born 1552 in South Petherton, Somerset, England. He married Joan LAVOR on 1578 in South Petherton, Somerset, England. He died Apr 1595 in South Petherton, Somerset, England and was buried 22 Apr 1595 in South Petherton, Somerset, England.

Joan’s grandfather William PATCH was born 1527 in South Petherton, Somerset, England. He married [__?__] on 1551 in South Pertherton, Somerset, England. William died Jun 1575 in South Petherton, Somerset, England and was buried 15 Jun 1575 in South Petherton, Somerset, England.


Thomas Prince, III

Nicole Prince says: April 24, 2013 at 7:32 pm The coat of arms that you have displayed was awarded to Richard Prynce of Whitehall, Shewsbury, Salop (Shropshire) in 1584. As these are a hereditary coat of arms, only the direct descendants of Richard Prynce, that still bear the Prince surname, are eligable to use the coat of arms. At this stage I have found no descendants of Richard who are American. Reply markeminer says: April 25, 2013 at 8:05 am Hi Nicole, I use the family coat of arms to indicate immigrant ancestor, but in reality the large majority of our ancestors were yeomen without arms. This category denotes our few gentry that took the trip across an unknown ocean Reply Coat of Arms Gifts says: October 2, 2015 at 2:09 pm This coat of arms is copyright of Please remove it, or at least add a link to our website and remove any advertising to outside companies, such as…. This amounts to you using my images to collect ad dollars for yourself. Please cease and desist. You have quite a huge number of my graphics on your site at Sincerely; Mike Kennaugh Owner Reply markeminer says: October 2, 2015 at 6:29 pm Coat of Arms changed. I use this as a symbol to indicate immigrant ancestor, first of his name in America in this line. Reply Leave a Reply

Thomas Prince

b.abt.1582 All Hallows, Barking, Gloucestershire, England;

s/o Thomas Prince and Elizabeth Tolderby

m.Aug. 7, 1616 So. Petherton, Somersetshire, England; Mary Patch

b.1586; d/o Richard Patche and Joan Lavor

CHILDREN included:

   Thomas Prince b.1619 Gloucester, MA d.Jan. 17, 1690 
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Thomas Prince, III's Timeline

All Hallows, Barking, Gloucester, England
Age 37
South Petherton, Somerset, UK
Age 41
Lavenham, Suffolk, England
August 1631
Age 49