Gentleman Anthony Thomas Prater

Male 1545 - 1583  (38 years)


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  • Name Anthony Thomas Prater  [1
    Prefix Gentleman 
    Born 1545  Village Latton, Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Anthony Prater 
    Stories and Notes See Notes 
    • Anthony was the second born son in his family. His father was very wealthy, and thus his inheritance was substantial, but it was the custom in those times to give most of the inheritance, titles, etc. to the first born son. He inherited Stanto n St, Bernard Manor which is located in South central Wiltshire (near the famous Stone Henge).

      His older brother Richard was the heir to most of their father's property and titles. Richard lived in Nunney Castle located in Nunney, Somerset. Richard's holdings were vast, consisting of several manors (villages with all the businesses in th e village), 40 farms with surfs (slaves) that lived on them, 30 farms without surfs, 4000 acres of meadow land, and approximately 300 acres of timber. Richard held the title of "Esquire" and "Lord of Nunney". Anthony was named "Trustee" of the e states when Richard died in 1580. Anthony was trustee for 6 years until Richard's son George became of age (Nunney was acquired from "Lord St. John" - Sir William Paulet).

      Anthony had much trouble with his family and was taken to court many times. The Earl of Bolingbroke, which Anthony "held" under, wrote in the court record "Anthony Prater, a troublesome man". Anthony's business dealings were often in dispute.

      Anthony Prater received the manor of "Hook" from his younger brother Nicholis, who he claimed to be a lunatic. He kept and cared for his brother for many years and claimed ownership of "Hook" as his compensation. When Anthony's wife died, Nichol is was sent to live with their sister in London. Shortly after, he brought claim against Anthony claiming "he had regained his former health", but the court found in Anthony's favor and he retained the manor of "Hook".

      Shortly after the court found in Anthony's favor, Nicholis and "others" went to Anthony's manor and stole 18 prize cows. Nothing more is recorded as to the outcome of this act.

      It is recorded that Anthony was later "Excommunicated from the Catholic Church for his 'extorsionate practices'". He died without reconsiliation.

      In order for him to have a burial place in the church, Anthony must have taken the King's religion. Thus, by joining the Church of England he was able to secure his burial place in the church at Stanton St. Bernard.
    To Lady Kathleen Great GrandParent 
    Died 21 Aug 1583  Stanton, St. Bernard, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Stanton St. Bernard Manor Church, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Anthony's tomb is in the floor of the church at his manor
    Person ID I644  Enchanted Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2012 

    Father Esquire George Prater,   b. 1513, Inglesham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1564, Nunney, Somerset, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Judith Ivye,   b. 1550, West Kington, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1578, West Kington, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 1571-1572  West Kington, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Anthony and Judith were cousins when they married
    Children 
     1. Anthony Thomas Prater,   b. 1550, West Kington, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Stanton St. Bernard Manor Church, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Gentleman Thomas Anthony Prater, Gentleman,   b. 6 May 1573, Stanton, St. Bernard, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1628, , Johnson, Kentucy, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Richard Prater,   b. 1574,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Prater,   b. 6 Jun 1574, Stanton, St. Bernard, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1601, , Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     5. Elizabeth Prater,   b. 1575, Stanton, St. Bernard, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. George Prater,   b. 1577, Stanton, St. Bernard, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1578, Stanton, St. Bernard, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. Ferdinando Prater,   b. 1576, Stanton, St. Bernard, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1592, , , Swietokrzyskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Winter 
    Married
    • Elizabeth was the widow of Ferdinando Ivye, and was Anthony's sister-in-law when they were married.
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1545 - Village Latton, Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1571-1572 - West Kington, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Aug 1583 - Stanton, St. Bernard, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Stanton St. Bernard Manor Church, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Stanton St. Bernard Manor Church
    Stanton St. Bernard Manor Church

  • 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).



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