Created by: Sharon Hanson Frey
Record added: Jun 25, 2009 
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May 6, 1628, England

Death:  Jan. 1, 1691
New London County
Connecticut, USA

Born in Chelmsford, Essex, England to Valentine Prentice and his wife Alice B_____. John arrived at the age of three in Massachusetts aboard the Lyon with his parents November 2, 1631.

His occupations were recorded as being both a blacksmith and seaman. He lived in Boston in 1631; Roxbury in 1632; and New London in 1652. He retained his membership in the Roxbury church and baptized his children there.

He married first Hester Nichols, who was the daughter of John Nichols and his wife Grace. He married second Esther Nichols, daughter of Caleb Nichols and his wife Anne Ward. Hester and Esther were first cousins. (John and Caleb were brothers.) His third wife was Rebecca Parker, with whom he had no issue.

He married Hester Nichols about 1651 and they had issue:

1. John P. Prentice who married Sarah Jones

2. Joseph Prentice

3. Jonathan Prentties, who married Elizabeth

4. Esther Prentice, who married Benadam Gallup

5. Peter Prentice 

6. Stephen Prentice

7. Mercy Prentice

8. Hannah Prentice

9. Thomas Prentice, twin
10. Elizabeth Prentice, twin

He married Esther Nichols 1680 in Connecticut and they had issue: 

11. Valentine Prentice (note; she died shortly after his birth)

He married Rebecca Parker 1685, there was no issue from this marriage. (Note: I have found no record for a Ralph Prentice, who some believe was a son of his third marriage. Rebecca was 57 years old when she married John.)

Family links: 
  Valentine Prentice (1601 - ____)
  Alice B Prentice Watson
  Hester Nichols Prentice (1635 - 1679)*
  Esther Nichols Prentice (1652 - 1682)*
  Rebecca Parker Prentice (1628 - 1689)*
  Jonathan Prenties (____ - 1727)*
  Esther Prentice Gallup (1660 - 1751)*
*Calculated relationship
White Hall Graveyard 
New London County
Connecticut, USA