Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Thomas Prather

Male Abt 1673 - 1712  (~ 39 years)


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  • Name Thomas Prather 
    Born Abt 1673  Prather Hall, Swan Creek, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Mar 1711/12  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I009756  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Father Jonathan Prather,   b. Abt 1630, Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1680, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory (Calvert) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Jane Mckay,   b. Between 1635 and 1638, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1713, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married Abt 1664  Prather Hall, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F06361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Sprigg,   b. 1676, Northampton Manor, Calvert [Later Prince George’s] County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1742, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1698  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eleanor Prather,   b. Abt 1700, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1749, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     2. Thomas Prather,   b. Abt 1704, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1785, Washington County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     3. Rachel Prather,   b. Abt 1706, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1742, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     4. John Smith Prather,   b. 1706, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1763, Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     5. Philemon Gittens "Philip" Prather,   b. 1707, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1767, Laurens County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     6. Aaron Prather,   b. 10 Oct 1710, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1777, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F05149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prather, Thomas, Prince George's County, 13th Dec., 1711; 15th March., 1712.
      To son Aaron and hrs., 150 A., plantation part of Orphan's Gift and 56 A., part of "Andrew" at decease of wife, and personalty at 18 yrs.
      To son Thomas and hrs., 166 A., part of "Sprigg's Request" at 18 yrs. of age and personalty at decease of his mother.
      To son John Smith (Prather), at 18 yrs., and hrs., 166 A., part of "Sprigg's Request."
      To Philip Prather and hrs., 166 A., residue of "Sprigg's Request."
      To daus. Elinor and Rachel (Prather), personalty.
      To wife Martha, extx., life interest in lands afsd. devised son Aaron, and residuary legatee.
      Test: Philip Gittings, Jr., Weldon Jefferson, Jno. Banks. 13. 379.
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      Thomas Prather 33B.147 A PG £196.0.11 £252.19.2 May 12 1713
      Received from: Mr. Thomas Sprigg, Mr. Joseph Jackson (merchant in London), Keysar & Wharton (merchants in London), John Nutthall, Jr.
      Payments to: Mr. Charles Purgess, Mr. John Gerard, Dr. Richard Pills, W. Bladen, Esq., William Bladen, Esq.
      Distribution to: widow (unnamed), 6 children (unnamed).
      Executrix: Martha Prather.
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      John was father-in-law

      Smith, John (planter), Mattapany Landing, Prince George's County, 3rd Sept., 1707; 23rd Sept., 1707.
      To Rev. Nathaniel Taylor and to Mary, dau. of James Mullikin., personalty.
      To Ellen Mullikin, dau. of same, part of 110 A., "Thropland," bought of Capt. James Keech; she dying without issue, to pass to Mary afsd. and hrs.
      To eld. and young. daus. of Richard Chaffy, personalty.
      To John, son of Jonathan Prather, and his hrs., 1/2 of 500 A., "Hope Yard," and 154 A., "Hope's Addition," both tracts on eastern branch Potomac R.
      To nephew John Bowie, land bought of Robert Brooke, part of "Brooke Wood," house and lot at Nottingham Town on Patuxent R. and personalty, including Scotch boy Robert Maconaugh.
      To wife Jane, dwelling plantation, 350 A., part of Brookfield," during life, land to pass to sd. nephew John
      Bowie and hrs, at her decease. He dying without issue., to pass to brother Thomas Prather,
      To wife and nephew afsd., joint exs., and their hrs., residue of personalty, including Betty Gard, Jane Gallary., Thomas Daniell and George Dunbarr. No bequest to sd. John Bowie to be sold without consent of Robert Bradly or James Stoddard.
      Test: Robt. Bradley,, Wm. Conly, Geo, Dunbar. 12, 150.
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      Thomas M. PRATHER was born ABT 1673 in Calvert County, Maryland, and died AFT 1713 in Laurens County, SC. He was the son of 2. Jonathan PRATHER and 3. Lyle Jane MCKAY. He married Martha SPRIGG 1695 in Prince George's County, Maryland, daughter of Thomasº SPRIGG and Eleanor NUTHALL. She was born 1677 in Calvert County, Maryland, and died 13 NOV 1742 in Charles County, Maryland. He married Hennerete PRATHER. He married Margery PRATHER.

      Children of Thomas M.º PRATHER and Marthaº SPRIGG are:

      i. Eleanor PRATHER was born ABT 1700, and died AFT 1742. She married Thomas WILLIAMS ABT 1716, son of Baruch WILLIAMS and Eleanor HILLEARY. He was born 1693, and died AFT 7 DEC 1749.

      ii. Thomas Mackay Sprigg PRATHER was born ABT 1704 in Frederick County, Maryland, and died 24 JUL 1785 in nr site of Washington, DC. He married Elizabeth CLAGGETT 10 JUN 1725, daughter of Thomas CLAGGETT and Mary KEENE. She was born 1708, and died 1767. He married Sarah Beall ODELL 31 OCT 1754. She died 1769. He married Jennet SMILEY. She died AFT 8 OCT 1785.

      iii. John Smithº PRATHER was born ABT 1706 in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died ABT 1764 in Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Maryland. He married Elizabethº NUTHALL 17 FEB 1725/26 in Prince Edward County, MD, daughter of Johnº NUTHALL and Eleanorº SPRIGG. She was born ABT 1710, and died AFT 1776 in MD.

      iv. Rachel PRATHER was born ABT 1706, and died AFT 1742. She married William POTTENGER. She married Joseph Milburn SEMMES.

      v. Philomen Gittens "Phillip" PRATER was born 1707 in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died ABT 1767 in Laurens County, SC. He married Henrietta MAYFIELD. He married Catherine HUNT 17 FEB 1725 in Prince George's County, Maryland, daughter of John HUNT. She was born ABT 1710, and died ABT 1736. He married Margaret "Marjery" HUNT 3 DEC 1737 in Calvert County, Maryland, daughter of John HUNT. She was born ABT 1716.

      vi. Aaron Allen PRATHER was born 10 OCT 1710 in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died 27 NOV 1777 in Montgomery County, Maryland. He married Mary 'Jane' PRATHER ABT 1717 in Calvert Co. (now Prince George's Co.), MD, daughter of Jonathan PRATHER and Elizabeth BIGGERS. She was born 12 SEP 1703 in MD, and died 1779.

      vii. Elizabeth PRATHER. She married Robert WADE.

      viii. Anne PRATHER. She married Phillip GITTINGS.

      ix. Mary PRATHER. She married Thomas STOCKETT.
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      Thomas Prather 338.147 A PG £196.0.11 £252.19.2 May 12 1713
      Received from: Mr. Thomas Sprigg, Mr. Joseph Jackson (merchant in London), Keysar & Wharton (merchants in London), John Nutthall, Jr.
      Payments to; Mr. Charles Purgess, Mr. John Gerard, Dr. Richard Pille, W. Bladen, Esq., William Bladen, Esq.
      Distribution to: widow (unnamed), 6 children (unnamed).
      Executrix: Martha Prather.
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY LAND RECORDS, Deed, 25 June 1700
      From: NINIAN BEALL of P. G. County, gent.
      To: THOMAS PRATHER of P. G. Co. Price: 2000 lbs. tobacco
      Property: A 56 acre part of the tract called "St. Andrews" on the north side of the western branch of Patuxent River in the freshes, bounding on land of
      WILLIAM POWELL.
      Signature: NINIAN BEALL
      Wit.: (none)
      Ackn'd: NINIAN BEALL and wife RUTH, 25 June 1700 Recorded: 2 November 1700, Vol. A, p. 232
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      Prince George's Land Records 1717-1726 - Liber I - Folio: 694 6 Feb 1717 Deposition of William Prater, planter of Prince George's County, aged 40 years; mentions Ninian Beall and his father-in law John Smith, and Thomas Prather, brother of William; also division of land called Orphan's Gift; also William Powell's Canfield;
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1749-1752; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 54. At the request of Thomas Cross the following Deed was recorded June 27, 1750
      Indenture made June 2, 1750; Aaron Prather in consideration of 40 pounds current money paid by Thomas Cross has sold part of two tracts devised to him by Thomas Prather, vitz; "Orphan's Gift"and "St. Andrews" containing 206 acres and binding on a line of William Powell. Signed Aaron Prather in the presence of and acknowledged before Thomas Gantt Jr., Mordecai Jacob and at the same time the wife (not named) of Aaron Prather relinquished her right of dower