Suffield Historical Society

Family history of William Pritchard.

 

 

++++++++++++    FIRST  GENERATION    ++++++++++++

 

 

1              William Pritchard       

 

                b. ca. 1617, England; d. 2 Aug 1675, New Braintree, Ma; son of William Prichard; m. ca. 1644, Lynn, Ma, Hannah Langton; b. Essex Co., MA; d. 1 Aug 1705, Andover, Ma.

                Children:

    2‑1       John Prichard, b. ca. 1646, Lyn, Ma; m. (1) nfn Denison; m. (2) Mary Towne.

       2       Samuel Prichard, b. ca. 1648, Ipswich, Ma; d. 2 Aug 1675, Brookfield, Ma.

    3‑3       Hannah Prichard, b. 20 Nov 1650, Ipswich, Ma; m. Eleazur Weller.

    4‑4       William Prichard, b. ca. 1652, Ipswich, Ma; m. (1) Elizabeth Allen; m. (2) Elizabeth Palmer; m. (3) Rebecca Taylor.

    5‑5       Mary Pritchard, b. ca. 1654, Ipswich, Ma; m. (1) Judah Trumble; m. (2) Victory Sikes.

    6‑6       Esther Pritchett, b. ca. 1656, Ipswich, Ma; m. John Hanchett.

    7‑7       Elizabeth Prichard, b. ca. 1656, Ipswich, Ma; m. John Allen.

    8‑8       Joseph Prichard, b. 1 Mar 1658, Ipswich, Ma; m. Frances Colby.

    9‑9       Sarah Prichard, b. 22 Jan 1662, Ipswich, Ma; m. Joseph Lovejoy.

 

                There was a William before the court in Salem on 9 July 1645, Timothy Tomlins deposed of William Prichett that "my wife and I were out of the house, and he drew more wine himself and drank to much".

 

                William Pritchett/Pritchard/Prichard removed from Lyn to Ipswich, Mass.  He was one of the founders of Brookfield, Mass., along with Daniel Hovey, Judah Trumble, Samuel Kent, & John Younglove, all of these families and/or their children ended up in Suffield.

 

                On August 2, 1675 he was killed at the ambush in New Braintree, known as "Wheeler's Surprise".  Later that day his son Samuel also died at Brookfield at the very beginning of the King Philip's War.  After this all the families of Brookfield left, most never to return.

 

                Information on this family can be found in "Sergeant William Pritchard of Ipswich and Brookfield, Mass.", by Frederick C. Warner, 1926, TAG 1962 p129‑139.

 

                Reference Documents: 12, 13, 144, 170, 250

 

 

++++++++++++    SECOND  GENERATION    ++++++++++++

 

 

2              John Prichard       

 

                b. ca. 1646, Lyn, Ma; son of William Pritchard & Hannah Langton; m. (1) nfn Denison; d. 28 Mar 1679, Topsfield, Ma.

 

                m. (2) 1 Mar 1681, Mary Towne.

 

                They had three children, Author of Ref #250 id from this line.

 

                Reference Documents: 250

 

 

3              Hannah Prichard       

 

                b. 20 Nov 1650, Ipswich, Ma; d. 16 May 1682, Westfield, Ma; dau. of William Pritchard & Hannah Langton; m. 14 Nov 1674, Westfield, Ma, Eleazur Weller; son of Richard Weller & Ann Wilson; b. 20 Nov 1650, Windsor, Ct; d. 16 Aug 1684, Westfield, Ma.

                Children:

       1       Eleazur Weller, b. 8 Oct 1675, Westfield, Ma; m. (1) Abigail nln; m. (2) Mary Mosely.

       2       Hannah Weller, b. 16 Feb 1677/78, Westfield, Ma; m. (1) Judah Trumble; m. (2) John Smith.

       3       Elizabeth Weller, b. 17 Apr 1680, Westfield, Ma; m. John Stockwell.

       4       dau Weller, b. 19 May 1682, Westfield, Ma; d. 21 May 1682, Westfield, Ma.

 

                Reference Documents: 250

 

 

4              William Prichard       

 

                b. ca. 1652, Ipswich, Ma; d. Jan 1698, Suffield, Ct; son of William Pritchard & Hannah Langton; m. (1) 14 Nov 1683, Suffield, Ct, Elizabeth Allen; dau. of Edward Allen & Sarah Kimball; b. 20 Dec 1666, Ipswich, Ma; d. 16 Jan 1684/85, Suffield, Ct.

                Children:

       1       William Pritchard, b. 5 Dec 1684, Suffield, Ct; d. 8 Dec 1684, Suffield, Ct.

 

                m. (2) 22 Oct 1688, Suffield, Ct, Elizabeth Palmer; dau. of Timothy Palmer & Elizabeth Huggins; b. 23 Mar 1670/71, Rowley, Ma; d. 15 Jun 1694, Suffield, Ct.

                Children:

       2       William Pritchard, b. Suffield, Ct; d. 20 Apr 1690, Suffield, Ct.

       3       Elizabeth Pritchard, b. 4 Dec 1690, Suffield, Ct; d. 20 Apr 1691, Suffield, Ct.

 

                m. (3) 22 Jan 1696, Suffield, Ct, Rebecca Taylor; dau. of Samuel Taylor & Ruth Cogan; b. 7 Nov 1676, Springfield, Ma.

                Children:

   10‑4      Rebecca Pritchard, b. 15 Dec 1696, Suffield, Ct; m. Nathaniel Miller.

 

                William may have been in Suffield as early as 1673, but for sure by March 6, 1677/78.

               

                Widow Rebecca married 9 Oct 1699 Ebenezer Burbank and had eight more children.

 

                Reference Documents: 2, 12, 13, 170, 177, 205

 

 

5              Mary Pritchard       

 

                b. ca. 1654, Ipswich, Ma; d. 6 Jun 1722, Suffield, Ct; dau. of William Pritchard & Hannah Langton; m. (1) 19 Sep 1672, Brookfield, Ma, Judah Trumble; son of John Trumble & Eleanor Chandler; b. 3 Jun 1643, Rowley, Ma; d. 1 Apr 1692, Suffield, Ct.

                Children:

       1       John Trumble, b. 5 Mar 1673/74, Brookfield, Ma; m. Martha Taylor.

       2       Ebenezer Trumble, b. 1 Aug 1675, Brookfield, Ma; d. 29 Sep 1675, Suffield, Ct.

       3       Joseph Trumble, b. 3 Jan 1676/77, Suffield, Ct; m. Anne Towsley.

       4       Judah Trumble, b. 2 Jan 1678/79, Suffield, Ct; m. Hannah Weller.

       5       Mary Trumble, b. 20 Mar 1681/82, Suffield, Ct; m. Thomas Marsh.

       6       William Trumble, b. 9 Jul 1683, Suffield, Ct.

       7       Samuel Trumble, b. 1 Jun 1685, Suffield, Ct.

       8       Ephraim Trumble, b. 6 Jul 1688, Suffield, Ct; m. Abigail Marshall.

 

                m. (2) 22 Dec 1692, Suffield, Ct, Victory Sikes; son of Richard Sikes & Phoebe nln; b. 3 Mar 1648/49, Springfield, Ma; d. 25 Apr 1708, Suffield, Ct.

 

                Reference Documents: 2, 10, 12, 13, 170

 

 

6              Esther Pritchett       

 

                b. ca. 1656, Ipswich, Ma; d. 29 Nov 1711, Suffield, Ct; dau. of William Pritchard & Hannah Langton; m. 6 Sep 1677, Westfield, Ma, John Hanchett; son of Thomas Hanchett & Deliverance Langton; b. 1 Sep 1649, Wethersfield, Ct; d. 22 Oct 1744, Suffield, Ct, ae. 95 yrs..

                Children:

       1       Ester Hanchett, b. 1 Aug 1678, Westfield, Ma; m. Samuel Granger.

       2       John Hanchett, b. 16 Nov 1679, Westfield, Ma; m. Lydia Hayward.

       3       Samuel Hanchett, b. 7 Apr 1681, Suffield, Ct; d. 11 Sep 1682, Suffield, Ct.

       4       Hannah Hanchett, b. 7 Dec 1683, Suffield, Ct; m. Abraham Granger.

       5       Bathsheba Hanchett, b. 19 May 1685, Suffield, Ct; m. Joseph Fuller.

       6       Mehitable Hanchett, b. 22 Jan 1686/87, Suffield, Ct; m. Samuel Sikes.

       7       Ebenezer Hanchett, b. 13 Jan 1688, Suffield, Ct; d. Suffield, Ct.

       8       Deliverance Hannah Hanchett, b. 10 Aug 1693, Suffield, Ct.

       9       Ebenezer Hanchett, b. 22 Nov 1711, Suffield, Ct; d. Suffield, Ct.

 

                Deacon John Hanchett's last three wives were all widows, the first being widow of Nathaniel Harmon.

 

                Reference Documents: 12, 158, 170

 

 

7              Elizabeth Prichard       

 

                b. ca. 1656, Ipswich, Ma; d. 11 May 1704, Deerfield, Ma; dau. of William Pritchard & Hannah Langton; m. 22 Feb 1681/82, Suffield, Ct, John Allen; son of Edward Allen & Sarah Kimball; b. 29 Aug 1659, Ipswich, Ma; d. 11 May 1704, Deerfield, Ma.

                Children:

       1       John Allen, b. 21 Dec 1682, Suffield, Ct; d. 3 Apr 1683, Suffield, Ct.

       2       John Allen, b. 19 Jan 1683/84, Suffield, Ct; m. Abigail Severance.

       3       Richard Allen, b. 17 Sep 1685, Suffield, Ct; d. 8 Jun 1696, Suffield, Ct.

       4       Elizabeth Allen, b. 4 Nov 1686, Deerfield, Ma; m. Thomas Granger.

       5       Sarah Allen, b. 4 Jan 1687/88, Deerfield, Ma; m. Edward Smith.

       6       Joseph Allen, b. 18 Mar 1691, Deerfield, Ma.

       7       Benjamin Allen, b. 8 Apr 1693, Deerfield, Ma; m. Abigail Jaquish.

       8       Ebenezer Allen, b. 16 Aug 1696, Deerfield, Ma.

 

                John and Elizabeth killed by Indians 11 May 1704 at Deerfield, Mass.

 

                Reference Documents: 12, 13, 170, 177

 

 

8              Joseph Prichard       

 

                b. 1 Mar 1658, Ipswich, Ma; d. 10 Apr 1732, Amesbury, MA, ae. 74 yrs.; son of William Pritchard & Hannah Langton; m. Frances Colby; d. 1732, Amesbury, MA.

 

                Reference Documents: 250

 

 

9              Sarah Prichard       

 

                b. 22 Jan 1662, Ipswich, Ma; dau. of William Pritchard & Hannah Langton; m. 26 May 1685, Andover, Ma, Joseph Lovejoy; d. Jun 1737, Andover, Ma.

 

                Reference Documents: 250

 

 

++++++++++++    THIRD  GENERATION    ++++++++++++

 

 

10            Rebecca Pritchard       

 

                b. 15 Dec 1696, Suffield, Ct; dau. of William Prichard & Rebecca Taylor; m. 18 Jan 1716/17, Suffield, Ct, Nathaniel Miller; son of Lazarus Miller & Mary Burbank; b. 6 Dec 1693, Springfield, Ma.

                Children:

       1       Rebecca Miller, b. 6 Nov 1717, Suffield, Ct.

       2       Ruth Miller, b. 18 Feb 1718/19, Suffield, Ct.

       3       Mary Miller, b. 13 Sep 1720, Suffield, Ct.

       4       Rachel Miller, b. 13 Sep 1721, Suffield, Ct.

 

                They moved to Brimfield, Mass.  Will dated 1743, proved 1743 has additional children: Anna, Ebenezer, Nathaniel, Noah, William, & Joseph and wife Rebecca.

 

                Reference Documents: 2, 12