384 Years Ago in Charlestown, Massachusetts

It was 384 years ago, 26 May 1635, in Charlestown, in the Colony of Massachusetts, that my nine times great grandparents, William Sprague and Millicent Eames were wed.   Both William and Millicent were born in England – William on 26 October 1609 in Upway, Dorsetshire; and Millicent in 1615 in St. George, Fordington, Dorsetshire.

William came to North America with his brother [Ralph] in 1628. … settled in Hingham in 1636.  Both of Millicent’s parents died in Marshfield, Massachusetts, so the family may have migrated together.

In the Colony of Massachusetts, the two had 11 children: Anthony William (1635), John (1638), Samuel (1640), Elizabeth (1641), Jonathan (1642), Persis (1643), Joanna (1644), Jonathan (1648) [my 8 times great grandfather], Mary (1652), William (1653), and Hannah (1654).

Grandfather Sprague died on 26 October 1675, in Hingham, Massachusetts.  Grandmother Sprague died on 8 February 1696, also in Hingham.  Both were buried there.

This is the ancestral line of my Jenks family who connect through Sprague descendant, Patience Sprague [my 7 times great grandmother] who married William Jenks [5 times great grandfather].


About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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