Mary Prentice

1716–about 1750 (Age 34)
Newton, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Prentice was born in 1716, in Newton, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, John Prentice, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Hall, was 19. She married Nathanial Luce on 25 December 1735, in Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died about 1750, in Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 34.

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Nathanial Luce
Mary Prentice
Marriage: 25 December 1735
Nathan Luce
Eunice Luce
Lucretia Luce

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1735Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children


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    Name Meaning

    (1997: 2952;2007: 5981; 2010: 7874)Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English (East Anglia): from Middle English prentis, prentiz, a shortened form of apprentis ‘apprentice’ (Anglo-Norman French apprenti(e)z, prentiz, prentice, from Old French aprendre ‘to learn, to understand’, Latin appre(he)ndere ‘to understand, grasp’), denoting someone learning a craft or trade, but probably originating as a nickname in the case of the surname.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Mary in entry for Eunice Luce, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Mary Prentice, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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