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Grace Pratt

Female - 1694


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  • Name Grace Pratt 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Oct 1694  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Person ID I36603  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2021 

    Father Bennett Pratt 
    Mother Ann Primrose 
    Married 12 May 1601  Bridport, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F21519  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Osmund Dutch,   b. Abt 1593,   d. Dec 1684, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1629  Bridport, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Grace Dutch
     2. Alice Dutch,   d. Bef 4 May 1704, Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F21518  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From The Ancestry of Nicholas Davis (citation details below):

      Grace Dutch, being a midwife, often gave court testimony. She was forty-two years old in 1658 and "about fifty" in both 1660 and 1664. In 1653, for saying that Goody Dutch was suspected of witchcraft, Edmond Marshall was forced to make acknowledgment of his sin of defamation in the meeting-houses of Gloucester, Ipswich and Salem. Forty years later Grace would have been in deadly danger. [...]

      Grace Dutch died in October, 1694, at Gloucester. During her widowhood she had lived with her daughter and son-in-law Esther and Samuel Elwell, and there is some evidence in a deposition by Joseph Gardner that they had not treated the old woman with proper consideration.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6011] The Hammatt Papers No. 1: The Early Inhabitants of Ipswich, Mass, 1633-1700 by Abraham Hammatt. Ipswich, Massachusetts: Ipswich Antiquarian Papers, 1880.

    2. [S1331] The Ancestry of Nicholas Davis, 1753-1832, of Limington, Maine by Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: Anthoensen Press, 1956., month, year, and place only.

    3. [S1689] History of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Including the Town of Rockport by John J. Babson. Gloucester, Massachusetts: Procter Brothers, 1860.

    4. [S1668] Vital records of Gloucester, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849. Volume 1, Topsfield, Massachusetts: Topsfield Historical Society, 1917. Volume 2, Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1923. Volume 3, Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1924.

    5. [S1331] The Ancestry of Nicholas Davis, 1753-1832, of Limington, Maine by Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: Anthoensen Press, 1956.