William Presbrey

3 December 1746–5 March 1832 (Age 85)
Weir Village, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of William

When William Presbrey was born on 3 December 1746, in Weir Village, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, William Presbrey, was 20 and his mother, Mary White, was 22. He married Lydia Pratt before 1778, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 5 March 1832, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Presbrey
1746–1832
Lydia Pratt
1750–1813
Marriage: before 1778
Lydia Presbrey
1778–1849
Asa Prisbrey
1780–
Captain Nathan Presbrey
1784–1830

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
before 1778
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 30

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 30

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1791

Age 45

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

Altered form of English Pres(t)bury ( see Presby ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

THE FIRST ANCESTORS OF PRISBREY'S TO COME TO AMERICA [and Life of Miner Grant Prisbrey]

Written by Mary Prince Bastian, Granddaughter of Miner Grant Prisbrey St. George, Utah William Prisbrey was born in the city of London about 1690. When ten years of age he was impressed on board a m …

Sources (3)

  • William Prisby, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William Presbrey, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William Prisby, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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