Gentleman Thomas Anthony Prater, Gentleman

Male 1573 - 1628  (55 years)


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  • Name Thomas Anthony Prater  [1, 2
    Prefix Gentleman 
    Suffix Gentleman 
    Born 6 May 1573  Stanton, St. Bernard, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Namesake Thomas was born the 6th child, and was named after his first born brother who had died. 
    Occupation He was in the wool business, farming, and ferrier business. 
    Immigration Information 1622  , , Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Stories and Notes See Notes  [3
    • Thomas Prater was the sixth born in his family. He was named after his first born brother who died young. Thomas was raised at Eaton Water and Stanton St. Bernard in Wiltshire, England. We find him living as an adult at Eaton Water House, Eato n Water, on the Cricklade, Wiltshire, England.

      Thomas must have gained his position by the grace of other family members and his wifes dowery. He was not a wealthy person, but owned his own land at Eaton Water. His business was the woolen trade, farming, and ferrier (Eaton Water was locate d on the banks of the Thames River where he owned a ferry). Eaton Water was also a place that people who used the river to transport their goods to the ports of London could stop and feed their livestock and find food and lodging for themselves.

      Eaton Water was a part of the old family estates that also consisted of Latton Manor and Inglesham Manor, all of which sat along the banks of the Thames River in Northern Wiltshire on what is called the Cricklade.

      Stanton St. Bernard Manor is located in South central Wiltshire about 50 miles South of Eaton Water Manor. This manor was owned by Thomas' father Anthony Prater. Anthony Prater, who was excommunicated, lost almost all of his property by the tim e of his death in the late 1500's. His son Thomas, being the youngest son, had little or no inheritance.

      Thomas' mother died at his birth and little is known about his childhood, but we do know that he was taken as a new born child to relatives in the North Wiltshire estates to be suckeled and cared for. He may have been raised by these relatives u til his father remarried or he may have stayed with these relatives until his adulthood. Thomas lived at Eaton Water House when his son Thomas Prather (Prater) was born in 1604 [this Thomas came to America in 1622].
    Stories and Notes shows a daughter Margaret, born about 1608  [4
    To Lady Kathleen Great GrandParent 
    Died 18 Dec 1628  , Johnson, Kentucy, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I646  Enchanted Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2012 

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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
    Family ID F288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Quintyne,   b. 1578, Nushton Manor, Nushton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1628, , Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1599  Cliffe Pypard, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Child 1 Prather,   b. 1598, , Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Alice Prater,   b. 18 Feb 1599, Cliffe, Kent, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1628, Cliffe Pypard, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     3. George Prater,   b. 1601, , Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1602, , Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Child 2 Prater,   b. 1602, , Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Thomas Prather,   b. 26 Dec 1604, Eaton Water, , Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1666, Elizabeth City, Norfolk, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     6. Richard Prater,   b. 7 Mar 1607, Eaton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Margaret Prater,   b. 1608, Eaton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1628  (Age 20 years)
     8. Samuel Prater,   b. 1610, Cliffe Pypard, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1679, , Dorchester, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     9. William Prater,   b. 1612, Eaton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , , England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 May 1573 - Stanton, St. Bernard, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jun 1599 - Cliffe Pypard, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration Information - 1622 - , , Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Dec 1628 - , Johnson, Kentucy, United States Link to Google Earth
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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. [S133] Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Gale Research, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2009.Original data: Filby, P. William, ed.. Passeng;), Place: Virginia; Year: 1622; Page Number: 58. (Reliability: 3).
      Arrival date: 1622
      Arrival place: Virginia

    3. [S6] Researcher - Gary Benton Prather.

    4. [S238] FamilySearch - Ancestral File - LDS, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Created by Family Search Internet Genealogy Service, 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search).



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