Grace Pratte

Female 1607 - 1694


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  • Name  Grace Pratte  [1, 2
    Born  1607  Bridport, , Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Female 
    Died  10 Oct 1694  Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I15185  alger
    Last Modified  9 Dec 2009 

    Father  Bennett Pratte,   b. 1576,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Ann Primrose,   b. 1580,   d. Aft 1609, , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 May 1601  Bridport, , Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID  F8275  Group Sheet

    Family  Osmond Dutch,   b. 1584, Bridport, , Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1684, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Mar 1629  Bridport, , Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Grace Dutch,   b. Bef 6 Dec 1629, Bridport, , Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1632, Bridport, , Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Dutch,   b. 1631, , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 9 Feb 1632, Bridport, , Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Grace Dutch,   b. 1632, , , , America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1703
     4. Susanna Dutch,   b. 1633, Bridport, , Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 11 Nov 1633, Bridport, , Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. William Dutch,   b. Abt 21 Sep 1635, Bridport, , Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 16 Jul 1636, Bridport, , Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Esther Dutch,   b. Abt 1639, , , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1721, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Samuel Dutch,   b. Abt 1645,   d. Jul 1693
     8. Hezekiah Dutch,   b. 29 Mar 1647, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1730
     9. Mary Dutch,   b. 22 Oct 1652, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1680, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Alice Dutch,   b. Abt 1637, , , , America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 May 1704, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  9 Dec 2009 
    Family ID  F4601  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
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      The following is from the Shiels reference:

      "Probably the daughter of Bennett Pratt who married Ann Primrose on 12 May 1601, based on Bridport records."

      IF Osmund went to New England in 1630, his wife and children arriving eight years later. Who fathered the children born between 1630-1638? He was a mariner, so were the children conceived during trips home?

      In 1653, Grace 'Goody' Dutch was falsely accused of witchcraft by Edmond Marshall. "He was forced to make acknowledgement of his sin of defamation in the metting houses of Gloucester, Ipswich and Salem. Forty years later, Grace would have been in deadly danger."

      "When Osmund died, Grace was left very poor and sick. She petitioned the court to sell her land to maintain her in her old age.

      "The Humble Petition of the Poore distressed widdow Grace Duch of the towns of Gloucester to the honoured Generall Courte now setting at Boston this 21st July 1685."

      Grace lived for 10 years following her husband's death, with her daughter Esther and son-in-law Samuel Elwell.
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      Grace was a midwife.

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Alger Family Historian - e-mail: alger@alum.mit.edu

  • Sources 
    1. [S89] Web sites - electronic file cabinet, GEDCOM of rshdsh database from rootsweb.com - 14 Aug 2004 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S214] Alger files - Porter, Mary Roe, Mary Roe Porter, Family group record for Joseph Elwell and Mary Dutch - undated (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S50] Family Search Ancestral File - V 4.19, Mormon Church, Pedigree chart for Hezekiah Elwell - AFN=NHR2-FL - 17 Jan 2005 (Reliability: 3).


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