Esquire George Prater

Male 1513 - 1564  (51 years)


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  • Name George Prater  [1
    Prefix Esquire 
    Born 1513  Inglesham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Stories and Notes See Notes 
    • George lived at Latton, Wiltshire, which has been in existance since before the Roman occupation of England. There are still old Roman ruins there today.

      It is believed that George was the Reeve of Nunney, Somerset, working under his cousin, Sir William Paulet. George later purchased the holdings of Nunney from his cousin in a tax deal, which kept the Manor of Nunney in the family. Nunney Castl e was included in this transaction which was handled by a Jack Prater. We do not know how Jack is related to the family. It's possible that "Jack" is a "nick-name" for John. Records state that Nunney was purchased out of the estate of George's f ather, John.

      George lived during the time that King Henry the Eighth created the Church of England and discontinued recognizing the Catholic Church. This was a harsh time for the Praters because they were Catholic. Most of the Christian world was Catholic a t this point in history. The Praters were taxed heavily for their religion, but because of their high social and political connections they continued to do well. Also, they were related to many other noble and titled families.
    To Lady Kathleen Great GrandParent 
    Died 15 Jun 1564  Nunney, Somerset, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He died while traveling between his manors at Laton and at Eaton Water
      Records state that George died "enterstate". It is believed by some that he died while working at Nunney.
    Buried Latton Manor, Village Latton, Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • He was buried in his church at Latton, Wiltshire. His tomb is under the floor of the church in the 7th aisle. People of this period in history believed that they would surely go to heaven if they were buried in the church. Only the wealthiest co uld afford a place in the church.
    Person ID I651  Enchanted Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2012 

    Father Esquire John Prater,   b. 1480-1492, , Johnson, Kentucy, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1547, Inglesham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Elene Kingston,   b. 1493, Painswick, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1557, Inglesham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1505  Inglesham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Source is from the Will of Elene Kingston Prator
    Family ID F294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Plott,   b. 1515, Blewberry Manor, Blewbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1587, Village Latton, Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1534  Shefford Magna, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alice Prater,   b. 1534, Village Latton, Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Richard Prater,   b. 1540, Village Latton, Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1580, Nunney, Somerset, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     3. Elinor Prater,   b. 1542, Village Latton, Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1566, Latton Manor, Village Latton, Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    +4. Gentleman Anthony Thomas Prater,   b. 1545, Village Latton, Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1583, Stanton, St. Bernard, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     5. Nicholas Prater,   b. 1550-1560, Village Latton, Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1589, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     6. John Prater,   b. 1550-1560, Village Latton, Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Dorothy Prater,   b. 1550-1560, Village Latton, Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1578  (Age 18 years)
     8. Alis Prater,   b. 1550-1560, Village Latton, Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Margaret Prater,   b. 1550-1560, Village Latton, Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , , England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Alice Prater,   b. 1559, Village Latton, Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1559  (Age 0 years)
     11. Bartholomew Prater,   b. 1560, Village Latton, Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1620, , Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     12. Elizabeth Prater,   b. 26 Jun 1575, Stanton, St. Bernard, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1575  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1513 - Inglesham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1534 - Shefford Magna, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jun 1564 - Nunney, Somerset, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Latton Manor, Village Latton, Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Nunney Castle
    Nunney Castle
    Prather Family
    Church of Latton Manor
    Church of Latton Manor
    Owned by George Prather

    Headstones
    Latton Manor
    Latton Manor
    Tomb of George Prather
    Tomb of George Prather
    The Statue Effigies and tomb are those of Richard Prater, Esquire that died in 1580. The tombs were those of Richard Prater, Esq. and at the foot of his tomb is that of Sir William Paulet, Lord St. John and his wife. In the window ledge behind Richards tomb is the effigy of Sir John de la Mare, whose tomb is in the floor below that of Richard Prater's. The tombs of Richard Prater, Esq. (died 1580) and Sir William Paulet originally set on each side of the main isle in near where the Chancel is today. The Chancel built by Richard Prater's (died 1580) son, George Prater, Esq. and this George Prater, Esq. placed his tomb in the floor in the center of the Chancel this George Prater, Esq. was the father of the Capt. Richard Prater, Esq. that held Nunney Castle in favor of King Charles during the English Civil War and was? executed in 1645.

    Histories
    Nunney Castle, owned by the Prathers
    Nunney Castle, owned by the Prathers
    Nunney Castle

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  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Ancestry Family Trees (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S6] Researcher - Gary Benton Prather.