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Dr. Abel Prescott

Male 1718 - 1805  (87 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Dr. Abel Prescott was born on 7 Apr 1718 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Dr. Jonathan Prescott and Rebecca Bulkeley); died on 22 Oct 1805 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Dr. married Abigail Brigham about 1742. Abigail (daughter of John Brigham and Martha) was born on 31 Dec 1723 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died before 12 Jun 1777. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Lucy Prescott was born on 24 Apr 1757 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 10 Oct 1792 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hill Burying Ground, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Dr. Jonathan Prescott was born on 5 Apr 1677 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Capt. Jonathan Prescott and Elizabeth Hoar); died on 28 Oct 1729 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Dr. married Rebecca Bulkeley on 9 Jul 1701 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Rebecca (daughter of Peter Bulkeley and Rebecca Wheeler) was born on 24 Aug 1681 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Rebecca Bulkeley was born on 24 Aug 1681 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Peter Bulkeley and Rebecca Wheeler).
    Children:
    1. 1. Dr. Abel Prescott was born on 7 Apr 1718 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 22 Oct 1805 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

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

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


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

  3. 6.  Peter Bulkeley was born on 3 Jan 1641 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Rev. Edward Bulkeley and Lucian); died on 24 May 1688 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Peter married Rebecca Wheeler on 16 Apr 1667 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Rebecca (daughter of Joseph Wheeler and Sarah Goldstone) was born on 6 Sep 1645 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 20 Feb 1718 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Rebecca Wheeler was born on 6 Sep 1645 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Joseph Wheeler and Sarah Goldstone); died on 20 Feb 1718 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 3. Rebecca Bulkeley was born on 24 Aug 1681 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Prescott died in Dec 1681.

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


  2. 9.  Mary Gawkroger alias Platt was born about 1607; died in 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 about 1643; died on 5 Dec 1721 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  John Hoar was born about 1619 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England (son of Charles Hoar and Joanna Hinksman); died on 2 Apr 1704 in 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 about 1645. Alice died on 5 Jun 1696 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


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

  5. 12.  Rev. Edward Bulkeley was born before 12 Jun 1614 (son of Rev. Peter Bulkeley and Jane Allen); died on 2 Jan 1696 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 12 Jun 1614, Odell, Bedfordshire, England

    Notes:

    Arriving in 1634, he was the first of the extensive Bulkeley family to come to New England.

    Matriculated pensioner from St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, Easter 1629, he studied with the Rev. Cotton in New England while boarding at his house. He was ordained in Marshfield in 1643. After fifteen years as the minister there, he was installed as his father's successor at Concord in 1659, and remained there for 53 years.

    He is said to have been disabled in some manner ("lame and of a feeble constitution"). Of his preaching style, Grindall Reynolds had this to say in 1896:
    One production of Mr. Bulkeley has escaped the tooth of time, -- his sermon delivered after the return of Captain Thomas Wheeler from Brookfield fight. It was a time to stir a man's soul. The whole Colony was convulsed. Every frontier settlement and every lonely farmhouse was in peril. Two of his parishioners had been slain. Two more came home so shattered that they lingered only a few months. The lot of these might any hour be the lot of his hearers. You read the sermon through from text to conclusion. There is not one throb of pathos in it. You cannot find an eloquent line, hardly an impressive sentence. It is a maze of Inquisitions and Instructions, of Applications and Uses, of Doctrines and Reasons, of Motives and Improvements, wherein the mind wanders and is lost. How could a tender human heart help breaking through the meshes of formality? And how was it possible for men, of rude speech possibly, but of strong and hot sympathies, to admire or approve such stiff and measured utterance?

    With so little to guide it is not possible to speak confidently. Still this is certain. The younger Bulkeley has not left behind the impression of power which his father did. Apparently he had not his vigorous personality, his culture, or his great heart. Mather calls him "the worthy son" of a worthy sire. Clearly he was that. An honest, faithful, and devout man. But with all his real excellence one who did not rise much above mediocrity.
    [From A Collection of Historical and Other Papers, Concord, Massachusetts, 1896.]

    Rev. married Lucian. Lucian died after 28 Jan 1679. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Lucian died after 28 Jan 1679.

    Notes:

    She probably predeceased her husband. It is not entirely clear that she was the mother of Edward's son Peter, although naming patterns strongly suggest that she was the mother of his daughters Elizabeth and Mary.

    Children:
    1. 6. Peter Bulkeley was born on 3 Jan 1641 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 24 May 1688 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  Joseph Wheeler was born before 18 Feb 1610 (son of Thomas Wheeler and Rebecca); died after 1678.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 18 Feb 1610, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England

    Joseph married Sarah Goldstone. Sarah (daughter of John Goldstone) died on 12 Mar 1671 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Sarah Goldstone (daughter of John Goldstone); died on 12 Mar 1671 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 7. Rebecca Wheeler was born on 6 Sep 1645 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 20 Feb 1718 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.