d.11 Nov 1713 Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
m. bef 1635
m. est 1660
Facts and Events
Evidence Helping to Identify Hester Nichols as the First Wife of John Prentice of New London
"We come now to a consideration of the identity of Hester, the first wife of John Prentice. There are two important pieces of evidence, both in the New London County Court Records. The first is in vol. 2, p. 52, and is dated probably 2 May 1669; the year date looks somewhat like 1667, but the last figure nay be a '9' open at the top, and the date of recording is plainly 10 June 1669. The record reads in part: 'Elizabeth Fuller of the Towne of Plimouth in the Jurisdiction of Plimouth … sometimes the wife of Thomas Bowein Late of Rehoboth in the Jurisdiction Aforesd Cooper Deceased And Samuell ffuller of the Towne of Pllmoth Aforesd doe hereby make ordaine frame And Constitute our well beLoued Brother in Lawe John Prentice of new London Jn Newengland Blacksmith our true And Lawfull Atornye …' [reference is made to the will of Bowein dated 11 Apr. 1663, which gave two parcels of land at New London to Elizabeth, and the document is a power of attorney to Prentice to sell this land]. Witnesses: Thomass Cushman, Bridgett ffuller."