Person:Thomas Pratt (5)

Thomas Pratt
b.Est 1636
  1. Thomas Pratt1656 - 1741
  2. Abial PrattAbt 1658 - 1734
  3. Ebenezer PrattAbt 1660 - 1692
  4. Joseph Pratt1663 - 1747
  5. John PrattAbt 1665 - 1733
  6. Philip PrattAbt 1667 - 1739/40
  7. Ephraim PrattAbt 1669 -
  8. Nathaniel PrattAbt 1671 - 1736
  9. Jonathan Pratt1673 - Bef 1760
  10. David PrattAbt 1675 - Bef 1731
  11. Jabez PrattAbt 1677 -
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Pratt
Gender Male
Birth? Est 1636
Marriage to Susanna Gleason
Death[1][2][3][4][6][7][8] Bef 26 Sep 1692 Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United StatesDate of Inventory
  1. Temple, Josiah Howard. History of Framingham, Massachusetts, Early Known as Danforth's Farms, 1640-1880: With a Genealogical Register. (Framingham, Mass.: The Town of Framingham, 1887)

    link PRATT, 1. Thomas. Prob. was of Wat. 1647. A suit at law, bro't by Thomas Boylston of Wat., Apr. 1650, vs. Thomas Pratt, John Sawin, then of Wat., testified : That in 1648, he spoke with the uncle of said Boylston, who told him that he had assigned his house and lands in N. E. to Thomas Pratt in trust for young Boylston and his chil. Boylston was from London, Eng. Sawin was from Roxford, Suffolk Co., Eng. Jan. 20, 1679-0, Thomas Pratt, Sen. "of Sud." bo't of Thomas Eames 30 a. in Fram. on Pratt's Plain, the S. W. corner of the lot touching Learned's pond, and the S. line running thence E. to the highway. He built on the site of the Dr. Elijah Stone ho., where is now the State Arsenal. Mar. 8, 1685, he bo't of Gookin and How, 30 a. lying N. of his first purchase, and extending to Sucker pond. He had "religious privileges" in Sherb. ; d. 1692. Inv. ;£142. 2, dated Sept. 26, 1692. His w. Susannah survived him. Chil. Thomas, b. 1656 2 ; Abial, m Daniel Bigelow ; Ebeneezer 3; Joseph 4; John, b. 1665 5; Philip 6; Ephraim 7; Nathaniel 8; Jonathan 9; David 10; Jabez 11.

    1.Thomas, born 1656; lived in Sudbury, Framingham, and Sherborn; died in Framingham in 1741; married Lydia Parmenter.
    2.Abial (only daughter); married Daniel Bigelow, lived in Framingham.
    3.Joseph; died in, Framingham in 1747; wife was Martha Provender
    4.John; lived in Sherborn, Framingham, and Marlborough; wife was Ruth...
    5.Philip; died in Framingham in 1739; married Rebecca Newton
    6.Ephraim - see his entry.
    7.Nathaniel; apprenticed to Samuel Allen of Sudbury; later in Watertown, Framingham; married (1) to Abigail Townsend and (2) Abigail Wait.
    8.Jonathan; married Sarah Gale of Framingham; moved to Oxford, Massachusetts
    9.David; of Framingham; married (1) Rachel... and (2) Sarah Bancroft.
    10. Jabez; alive in 1754; children born in Framingham; married (1) Hannah Gale and (2) Rebecca Stratton.

  2. Helen Schatvet Ullmann. Susanna Pratt, The Evidence for Her Being a Daughter of Thomas Gleason of Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, in Massachusetts Society of Genealogists. Massog. (Ashland, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, 1977-)
    Volume 32 (2008) 71 - 72.
  3. Lovelace, Jayne Pratt. The Pratt directory. (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, c1995)
    821, 1998.

    Lovelace says he died 26 Sept. 1692 but that is actually the date of his inventory.

  4. Thomas Pratt, in Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871. (American Ancestors, 2014)

    Susanna, Thomas and Ebenezer Pratt, all of Sherborn, posted bond 14 Dec. 1692 on the estate of Thomas Pratt who lived in Sherborn. On 16 Nov. 1696 the heirs made an agreement. Susanna was to enjoy her thirds. The eldest son was Thomas. Sons Jonathan, David, and Jabez were to pay shares to their brethren, Josepoh, Ephraim, Philip, and Nathaniel, and to their sister Abiel, wife of Daniel Bigelow. All made their marks except Thomas who signed his name.

  5.   Hurd, D. Hamilton (Duane Hamilton). History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: J. W. Lewis, 1890)
  6. Pratt, Kenneth Charles. Abraham, the father of us all, a Pratt family history, three hundred fifty years of the history and ancestry of the Pratts of Marion, N.Y. (Oxford, Connecticut: [s.n.], 1968).

    Thomas Pratt, b. ca. 1615, prob. England. In Watertown, MA as early as 1647 when he took Freeman's Oath, [citing GENEALOGICAL REGISTER OF FIRST FAMILIES OF NEW ENGLAND; John A. Farmer; Lancaster, MA, Carter , Andrews & Company; 1829] to be father of Thomas of Weymouth. Much confusion in several ref. regarding Thomas of Watertown. However, Chandler states that he was son of Joshua of Plymouth, pure and erroneous guesswork [citing HISTORY OF IPSWICH, NH, 17 35-1914;Charles H. Chandler and Sarah Fiske Lee; Fitchburg. MA; Sentinel Printing Co.1914]. A Thomas Pratt died 8 Feb 1705/6 in Watertown which should certainly prove he was not the same as but was probably father of Thomas who b 1636 who d. 1692 in Sherborn [how does the author know the age of Thomas Pratt d 1705 - could have been a child?]. This premise is also presented in similar terms by Kenneth Charles Pratt who proposes that Thomas Pratt of Watertown b 1636 who died in 1692 was son of a father Thomas Pratt ca 1615, both of Watertown. Authorities disagree whether there were a father/son both name of Thomas or only one. Certain facts indicate there were two, probably father/son. The younger married Susannah and d. 26 Sept 1692, Sherborn, Middlesex at which time widow Susannah was granted adimistration of his estate. He is probably the same who took Oath of Allegiance 1652, at least 16 years of age. Stephen D. Pratt, author of Thomas Pratt of Watertown, Mass. and a few of his Framingham and Oxford descendants, 1635-1816 (Framinham, MA: S.D. Pratt, 1970) [copy available at Western Reserve Historical Society Bath, Ohio] authored an excellent report on this family including land records, maps, and biographical data. He suggests that Thomas of Watertown may have been he who in 1635 left Gravesend, England on the "America" age 17, bound for Virginia. However, if that passenger disembarked at Boston, he was probably Thomas Pratt of Malden and brother of Richard Pratt of Malden, also of Gravesend. An unpublished genealogy of Thomas Gleason and wife Susannah of Watertown contains a typewritten note: "It is very probable that Thomas [Gleason] and Susannah Gleason had another daughter born ca. 1639 who married ca. 1655 Thomas Pratt of Watertown who in 1678 bought land in Framingha m next to Thomas Gleason Jr." [citing Marjorie E. Bowers, 1101 S. BayRoad, Olympia, W A 98506, Katherine S. Moore, 20001 Marine Dr. N. W.Stanwood, WA 98292] "Thomas and Susanna Gleason probably would have named a daughter Susanna but no complete list of their heirs exists. The children in the Gleason genealogy are listed by circumstantial evidence. Thomas and Susannah Gleason could certainly have had a child old enough to marry Thomas Pratt by 1655. Thomas Gleason Jr. owned land adjacent to other land in Sudbury bought by Thomas Pratt 1678. Thomas Pratt Sr. was one of those who took inventory of Thomas Gleason Jr.'s estate in 1705. Susanna, daughter of Thomas Gleason, if she was such, had eldest bro. Thomas; here next four bros. were Joseph , John, Philip and Nathaniel in that order. Thomas and Susannah Pratt used the same four names in that order for their sons, althogh others in between. This claim [that Susannah Pratt was nee Gleason] deserves further search althogh there is not much chance of better evidence. On this basis I have tentatively listed the wife of Thomas Pratt as Susannah Gleason althogh unproved." Children:

    Thomas, b. 1656
    Abigail/Abiel ca. 1658
    Ebenezer, ca 1660
    Joseph ca. 1662
    John ca. 1665
    Philip ca. 1667
    Ephraim ca. 1669
    Nathaniel ca. 1671
    Jonathan ca 1673
    David ca 1675
    Jabez ca 1677

  7. Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)

    link two thirds down page Savage believes Barry is in error and an older Thomas Pratt was the freeman of 1647 and this Thomas Pratt his son was he who swore then oath of fidelity in 1652. "these eleven children: Thomas, b. about 1656; John; Ebenezer; Joseph; Philip; David ; Jabez ; Nathaniel ; Abial(female); Ephraim; and Jonathan; in 1682 he had land set to him at Sherborn, and d. ab out 1692; at least, administration that year was given to widow Susanna and son John. All these ten sons married and had families."

  8. Paige, Lucius Robinson. History of Hardwick, Massachusetts : with a genealogical register. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1956)

    link Follows the line of his son John several generations

  9.   Sanborn, Melinde Lutz. Ages from court records 1636 to 1700. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., c2003).

    Only records listed - this is probably Thomas Pratt of Weymouth son of Macuth not this man:
    Thomas Pratt aged 39 in 1685 (Middlesex Ct folio 116); aged 39 1685 (Suffolk Ct 2325); aged 48 1696/7 (Middlesex Ct folio 204)

  10.   Claassen, Judith Gleason. Origin of Thomas Gleason of Watertown and Cambridge, Massachusetts, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)
    168:13, Jan 2014.

    Susan the daughter of Thomas Gleson and Susan his wife, [baptized] 13 October 1635.