Capt. Jonas/2 Prescott

M, #21473, (1648 - 31 December 1723)
Father*John/1 Prescott1 b. 1604/5, d. Dec 1681
Mother*Mary Platts1 b. s 1608
Last Edited:19 Aug 2017

Children with Mary Loker:

  • Mary/3 Prescott12 b. 3 Feb 1674
  • Elizabeth/3 Prescott13 b. 23 Jan 1676
  • Capt. Jonas/3 Prescott+14 b. 26 Oct 1678, d. 12 Sep 1750
  • Son1/3 Prescott15 b. 21 Dec 1680, d. 9 Jan 1680/81
  • Dorothea/3 Prescott16 b. 16 Feb 1681
  • James/3 Prescott17 b. 16 Mar 1684, d. 9 May 1704
  • Sarah/3 Prescott18 b. 3 May 1686
  • Abigail/3 Prescott19 b. 8 May 1688
  • Martha/3? Prescott20 b. circa 2 May 1690, d. 30 Apr 1774
  • Susanna/3 Prescott21 b. 31 Dec 1691
  • Deborah/3 Prescott22 b. 5 Mar 1694
  • Benjamin/3 Prescott23 b. 4 Jun 1695
Findagrave.com, memorial #23798608. Photo by Amy Levesque.
Capt. Jonas/2 Prescott was born in 1648 [June, per Groton rec.] at Lancaster, Massachusetts.1,2 In 1667, his father contracted with the town of Groton to build the town a grist mill in exchange for 520 acres of land, did so on a site now in the bounds of Harvard, placed Jonas in charge, and later deeded the lands and mill to him.3
     Jonas married, 14 Nov 1672 at Lancaster, Mary Loker of Sudbury, daughter of John Loker and Mary (–?–).4,5 "He resided at Groton and Forge Village,"6 and died at Groton 31 Dec 1723.7 His widow died there 28 Oct 1735, a. 82.8 They are interred in the Old Burying Ground in Groton.9,10
     "He was a blacksmith by trade, and owned the mill in the south part of Groton, now within the limits of Harvard. It is said that a grant of land made by the town, about the year 1675, when it was much in need of a blacksmith, induced him to remove nearer to the village. He built a house and shop on the lot, which was situated on the easterly side of James's Brook, perhaps a third of a mile south of Lawrence Academy. He bought lands, until he became one of the largest owners of real estate in the town … Jonas filled many important positions in the town, and represented it in the General Court during the years 1699 and 1705 …."11

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S130] Henry S. Nourse, Lancaster Records, 4, 452.
  2. [S268] Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, 1:190, Jonas Prescott b.
  3. [S1545] Robert (Rob) Roy, "Ancestry of Robert Roy and Family," http://genealogy.theroyfamily.com/index.htm
  4. [S130] Nourse, Lancaster Records, 14, Jonas Prescott/Mary "his wife" m.
  5. [S268] Groton VR, 2:139, Jonas Prescott/Mary Laker m.
  6. [S203] Records of Littleton, Massachusetts, 462, Prescott.
  7. [S268] Groton VR, 2:257, Jonas Prescott d.
  8. [S268] Groton VR, 2:257, Mary Prescott d.
  9. [S268] Groton VR, 2:257, Jonas Prescott, Mary Prescott d.
  10. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #23798608, #30665220.
  11. [S525] Samuel A. Green, Groton Epitaphs, 249, Prescott.
  12. [S268] Groton VR, 1:191, Marey/Mary Prescott b.
  13. [S268] Groton VR, 1:190, Elisabeth Prescott b.
  14. [S268] Groton VR, 1:191, Jonas Prescott b.
  15. [S268] Groton VR, 1:193, s. Jonas/Marey Prescott b.; 2:258, d.
  16. [S268] Groton VR, 1:190, Dorithea Prescott b.
  17. [S268] Groton VR, 1:190, James Prescott b.
  18. [S268] Groton VR, 1:192, Sarah Prescott b.
  19. [S268] Groton VR, 1:189, Abigall Prescott b.
  20. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #91174460.
  21. [S268] Groton VR, 1:192, Sousanah Prescott b.
  22. [S268] Groton VR, 1:189, Deb[o]rah Prescott b.
  23. [S268] Groton VR, 1:189, Benjamin Prescott b.

Mary Loker

F, #21474, (28 September 1653 - 28 October 1735)
Father*John Loker1 b. s 1623
Mother*Mary (–?–)1 b. s 1625
Last Edited:19 Aug 2017

Children with Capt. Jonas/2 Prescott:

  • Mary/3 Prescott8 b. 3 Feb 1674
  • Elizabeth/3 Prescott9 b. 23 Jan 1676
  • Capt. Jonas/3 Prescott+10 b. 26 Oct 1678, d. 12 Sep 1750
  • Son1/3 Prescott11 b. 21 Dec 1680, d. 9 Jan 1680/81
  • Dorothea/3 Prescott12 b. 16 Feb 1681
  • James/3 Prescott13 b. 16 Mar 1684, d. 9 May 1704
  • Sarah/3 Prescott14 b. 3 May 1686
  • Abigail/3 Prescott15 b. 8 May 1688
  • Martha/3? Prescott16 b. circa 2 May 1690, d. 30 Apr 1774
  • Susanna/3 Prescott17 b. 31 Dec 1691
  • Deborah/3 Prescott18 b. 5 Mar 1694
  • Benjamin/3 Prescott19 b. 4 Jun 1695
Findagrave.com, memorial #30665220. Photo by Amy Levesque.
Mary Loker, born 28 Sep 1653 at Sudbury, Massachusetts1, married, 14 Nov 1672 at Lancaster, Capt. Jonas/2 Prescott of Groton, son of John/1 Prescott and Mary Platts.2,3 They lived at Groton, where he died 31 Dec 17234, and she 28 Oct 1735, a. 82.5 They are interred in the Old Burying Ground in Groton.6,7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S189] Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 85, Mary Loker b.
  2. [S130] Henry S. Nourse, Lancaster Records, 14, Jonas Prescott/Mary "his wife" m.
  3. [S268] Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, 2:139, Jonas Prescott/Mary Laker m.
  4. [S268] Groton VR, 2:257, Jonas Prescott d.
  5. [S268] Groton VR, 2:257, Mary Prescott d.
  6. [S268] Groton VR, 2:257, Jonas Prescott, Mary Prescott d.
  7. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #23798608, #30665220.
  8. [S268] Groton VR, 1:191, Marey/Mary Prescott b.
  9. [S268] Groton VR, 1:190, Elisabeth Prescott b.
  10. [S268] Groton VR, 1:191, Jonas Prescott b.
  11. [S268] Groton VR, 1:193, s. Jonas/Marey Prescott b.; 2:258, d.
  12. [S268] Groton VR, 1:190, Dorithea Prescott b.
  13. [S268] Groton VR, 1:190, James Prescott b.
  14. [S268] Groton VR, 1:192, Sarah Prescott b.
  15. [S268] Groton VR, 1:189, Abigall Prescott b.
  16. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #91174460.
  17. [S268] Groton VR, 1:192, Sousanah Prescott b.
  18. [S268] Groton VR, 1:189, Deb[o]rah Prescott b.
  19. [S268] Groton VR, 1:189, Benjamin Prescott b.