Person:Macute Pratt (1)

Macute Pratt
b.Abt 1595 England
m. 9 Nov 1619
  1. Mary Pratt1620 -
  2. Thomas Pratt1622/23 - 1676
  3. William Pratt1625 - Bef 1672
  4. Matthew Pratt1629 - 1712/13
  5. Elizabeth Pratt1631/32 - 1726
  6. John Pratt1634 - 1716
  7. Samuel Pratt1636/37 - 1679
  8. Joseph Pratt1639 - 1720
Facts and Events
Name[2] Macute Pratt
Alt Name[1] Matthew Pratt
Gender Male
Birth[3] Abt 1595 England
Marriage 9 Nov 1619 Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, Englandto Elizabeth Kingham
Immigration[8] Abt 1638 New England
Death[1][4] 29 Aug 1672 Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Ancestral File Number HB4X-NW
  1. 1.0 1.1 Pratt, Francis Greenleaf; Gilbert Nash; and E. Granville (Ezra Granville) Pratt. The Pratt family: A Genealogical Record of Mathew Pratt of Weymouth, Mass., and His American descendants, 1623-1888. (Boston: unknown, 1890)
    pages 19, 21.

    'In the first records of Weymouth he is frequently referred to as Macute Pratt and Mathew Pratt, the names being interchangeable in the same record; but his signature to the will is spelled Mathew.' [sic, see Nicholson postingS2.]
    'The will of Mathew Pratt was recently found on file in the Suffolk County Probate Office at Boston. It is dated March 25, 1672, probated April 30, 1673, .. and is as follows:--
    Mathew Pratt of Weymouth, ...'
    'An Inventory of the Estate of Mathew Pratt who deceased August 29, 1672, & appraised by us who were called thereunto the 12th of the 10th month 1672, ...'

  2. "Re: Matthew Pratt d. 1672 in Weymouth, Mass." by Fred Nicholson, in Pratt Family Genealogy Forum
    msg 2994.

    'Macute/Macuth Pratt ... [Matthew] was never his name - all records have him as Macute - his signature on his own will ... [was] "Macuth Pratt".' [sic, see Pratt FamilyS1. Author of posting is author of TAG articleS3.]

  3. Frederick J. Nicholson, The English Origin of Macuth (or Matthew) Pratt and Edward1 Bates of Weymouth, MA, in The American Genealogist (TAG). (Donald Lines Jacobus,
    65:33-43, 89-96, 1990.
  4. Chamberlain, George Walter. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts. (Weymouth, Massachusetts: Weymouth Historical Society, under direction of the town, 1923)

    Will of "Mathew Pratt of Weymouth" dated 25 Mar 1672, proved 30 Apr 1673, mentions wife Elizabeth, son Thomas, son Matthew, son John, son Samuel, son Joseph, "my Daughter Chard" and her daughter [his granddaughter] Johannah Chard, "daughter White", son Thomas' daughter Sarah and son Thomas' son William. Wife to be executrix. "An Inventory of the Estate of Mathew Pratt who deceased August 29, 1672, ..." dated 12 Dec 1672.
    [Note: full will printed in Source:Pratt, Francis Greenleaf. Pratt Family, p. 19.]

  5.   Janet Ireland Delorey and Dean Crawford Smith, Mary2 (Pratt) White of Weymouth, Massachusetts , in The American Genealogist (TAG). (Donald Lines Jacobus,
    68:29-32, 1993.
  6.   Smith, Dean Crawford, and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2008)
  7.   The Macute (not Matthew) Pratt who died in Weymouth in 1672 was NOT the son of Phineas Pratt (one of the alternatives in Ancestral File HB4X-NW). They were contemporaries (both born approx. 1590-1600). Macute was from Aston Clinton in Buckinghamshire, and was unlikely to have been baptized in Kent as indicated in the Andestral File record.
  8. He had a child baptized in England in 1636/37 and one born in New England in 1639.