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Benjamin Prescott

Male 1717 - 1778  (61 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Benjamin Prescott was born 29 Jan 1717, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts (son of Rev. Benjamin Prescott and Elizabeth Higginson); died 18 Aug 1778, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Benjamin married Rebecca Minot 12 Aug 1741, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Rebecca (daughter of Col. James Minot and Martha Lane) was born 5 May 1720, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 8 Oct 1761, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Rebecca Prescott was born 20 May 1742, Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts; died 19 Apr 1813, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rev. Benjamin Prescott was born 16 Sep 1687, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Capt. Jonathan Prescott and Elizabeth Hoar); died 27 May 1777, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 28 May 1777

    Notes:

    Graduated A.M. at Harvard College, 1709. Minister of the Second Parish of Salem, 1713-1756.

    Rev. married Elizabeth Higginson 20 Oct 1715, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of John Higginson and Hannah Gardner) was born 28 Jun 1696, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died 20 Mar 1723, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Higginson was born 28 Jun 1696, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts (daughter of John Higginson and Hannah Gardner); died 20 Mar 1723, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 1. Benjamin Prescott was born 29 Jan 1717, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died 18 Aug 1778, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Capt. Jonathan Prescott was born Abt 1643 (son of John Prescott and Mary Gawkroger alias Platt); died 5 Dec 1721, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Capt. married Elizabeth Hoar 23 Dec 1675. Elizabeth (daughter of John Hoar and Alice) was born Abt 1655; died 25 Sep 1687. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth Hoar was born Abt 1655 (daughter of John Hoar and Alice); died 25 Sep 1687.
    Children:
    1. Dr. Jonathan Prescott was born 5 Apr 1677, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 28 Oct 1729, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    2. 2. Rev. Benjamin Prescott was born 16 Sep 1687, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 27 May 1777, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  John Higginson was born 20 Aug 1675, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts (son of John Higginson and Sarah Savage); died 26 Apr 1718, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    A merchant. Registrar of probate, 1698-1702; selectman in 1704. A lieutenant in 1797, his estate settlement calls him "captain."

    John married Hannah Gardner 11 Sep 1695, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. Hannah (daughter of Lt. Samuel Gardner and Elizabeth Browne) was born 4 Apr 1676, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died 24 Jun 1713, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Hannah Gardner was born 4 Apr 1676, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts (daughter of Lt. Samuel Gardner and Elizabeth Browne); died 24 Jun 1713, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Sherman Genealogy (citation details below) mistakenly calls her "Sarah Gardner."

    Children:
    1. 3. Elizabeth Higginson was born 28 Jun 1696, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died 20 Mar 1723, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Prescott died Dec 1681.

    John married Mary Gawkroger alias Platt 11 Apr 1629, Halifax, Yorkshire, England. Mary was born Abt 1607; died 1674. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Mary Gawkroger alias Platt was born Abt 1607; died 1674.

    Notes:

    Her odd surname means "left-handed Roger." Many of her relatives appear to have used Platt or Platts as an alternative surname, after the area of Yorkshire the family was associated with. But she appears to have used Gawkroger or Gawroger during the periods of her life when she was unmarried. The exact identity of her parents, however, is unclear.

    Children:
    1. 4. Capt. Jonathan Prescott was born Abt 1643; died 5 Dec 1721, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  John Hoar was born Abt 1619, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England (son of Charles Hoar and Joanna Hinksman); died 2 Apr 1704, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    He came to New England in or about 1642, with his mother, his brothers Daniel and Leonard, and his sister Joanna.

    John married Alice Abt 1645. Alice died 5 Jun 1696, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Alice died 5 Jun 1696, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 5. Elizabeth Hoar was born Abt 1655; died 25 Sep 1687.

  5. 12.  John Higginson was born 1646, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut (son of Rev. John Higginson and Sarah Whitfield); died 23 Mar 1719, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "John Higginson was one of the great merchants of Salem, and held many public offices. In 1678, he was chosen to keep the town books, and was frequently selectman. He was deputy from Salem, 1685, 1689, and 1691, and a member of the Council from 1700 until his death. He was also county treasurer and justice of the Court of Common Pleas. He was commissioned ensign in 1675 and promoted until, in 1701, he ranked as colonel." [Descendants of the Reverend Francis Higginson, citation details below.]

    John married Sarah Savage 9 Oct 1672, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of Capt. Thomas Savage and Mary Symmes) was born 25 Jun 1653, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died Bef 26 Jun 1713; was buried 26 Jun 1713, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Sarah Savage was born 25 Jun 1653, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (daughter of Capt. Thomas Savage and Mary Symmes); died Bef 26 Jun 1713; was buried 26 Jun 1713, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 26 Jun 1653, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 6. John Higginson was born 20 Aug 1675, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died 26 Apr 1718, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  Lt. Samuel Gardner (son of George Gardner and Hannah).

    Lt. married Elizabeth Browne 24 Apr 1673. Elizabeth (daughter of John Browne) was born Bef 14 Apr 1644; died Aft 1682. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Elizabeth Browne was born Bef 14 Apr 1644 (daughter of John Browne); died Aft 1682.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 14 Apr 1644, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 7. Hannah Gardner was born 4 Apr 1676, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died 24 Jun 1713, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.