Dea. Edward/1 Collins

M, #21761, (circa 1603 - 9 April 1689)
Last Edited:25 Aug 2017

Child with Martha (–?–):

  • Abigail/2 Collins6 b. 20 Sep 1644
Dea. Edward/1 Collins, born in England circa 16031, was of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1638, and freeman there 13 May 1640.1
     Sibley says that "after living many years on Governor Cradock's farm at Medford, [he] bought it, [and] sold sixteen hundred acres to Richard Russell, besides what he disposed of to others …."1
     Edward Collins died at Charlestown 9 Apr 1689, "aged about eighty-six."1

COLLINS, EDWARD, Cambridge, 1640, a deacon of the church, representative 16 years, from 1654 to 1670, excepting 1661. Mather [ii. Magnalia, 116] says he lived to see "several most worthy sons become very famous persons in their generation." The church records of Cambridge give the names of his children, viz: Daniel, who lived in Koningsberg, in Prussia, in 1658; John, H.C. 1649; Samuel, who went to Scotland, and was living there with his wife and son Edward in 1658; Martha; Nathaniel, H.C. 1660; Abigail, Sybil, and Edward. Fifteen graduates at the N.E. colleges of this name.2

Local Notes:

Electedbetween 1654 and 1670, Cambridge, MA… representative 16 years, from 1654 to 1670, excepting 1661.2
Property1660"In 1660 [Thomas Brooks], with his son-in-law, Timothy Wheeler, bought 400 acres of land in Medford, for 404 pounds sterling, which he owned at the time of his death. His farm in Medford was bought of Edward Collins, and thus, probably, a part of the great Cradock estate." — Charles Brooks, History of Medford
     For more on Mathew Cradock, the principal of the London Company and the man behind the 1630 settlement expedition of 17 ships, see History of Medford, p. 532.3,4
Appointed23 May 1666, Concord, MAOn that same day he was appointed together with Mr. Edward Collins and Captain Richard Beers to resolve a boundary dispute between Billerica and Woburn. They were also tasked to lay out 500 acres in response to a petition from Francis and John Wyman. On 10 Oct 1666, the committee reported the land laid out and the boundaries set. The General Court deemed this acceptable, but the matter did not rest. Later, the committee, without Edward Collins, but otherwise augmented, recommended that the Wymans contribute equally to the support of both Billerica and Woburn."5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S283] John Langdon Sibley, Graduates of Harvard University, 1:186, John Collins.
  2. [S1112] John Farmer, A Genealogical Register, 66.
  3. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:721.
  4. [S282] John Brooks Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 9: "In 1660 he and his son-in-law, Timothy Wheeler, jointly bought of Edward Collins, for £404, 400 acres in Medford, a house and some artifacts. One third of it was for Wheeler. (Middlesex Deeds 2:118)."
  5. [S354] Raymond David Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:67-68.
  6. [S308] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 1:151, Abigail Collins b.

Joseph/4a Prout

M, #21762, (say 1683 - )
Father*Capt. Ebenezer/2 Prout1 b. 15 Mar 1657
Mother*Elizabeth/3a Wheeler1 b. 6 Oct 1661, d. 11 Oct 1683
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2a Brooks
Descendants of Elizabeth/3a Wheeler
Descendants of Joseph/4a Prout
Last Edited:1 Feb 2009

Children with Mary (–?–):

  • Samuel/5a Prout4 b. 31 Jan 1705/6
  • Joseph/5a Prout4 b. 29 Sep 1707
  • Benjamin/5a Prout4 b. 24 Sep 1709
Joseph/4a Prout and his brother Timothy were named in their grandfather Timothy Wheeler's will, 1 Mar 1686/7, and left a house and land at Boston.2,3 He married Mary (–?–).4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S354] Raymond David Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:68.
  2. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 214, legacy of Timothy Wheeler.
  3. [S354] R.D. Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:67-68.
  4. [S354] R.D. Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:71.

Ebenezer/4a Prout

M, #21769, (say 1681 - )
Father*Capt. Ebenezer/2 Prout1 b. 15 Mar 1657
Mother*Elizabeth/3a Wheeler1 b. 6 Oct 1661, d. 11 Oct 1683
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2a Brooks
Descendants of Elizabeth/3a Wheeler
Descendants of Ebenezer/4a Prout
Last Edited:18 May 2008

Children with Rachel (–?–):

  • Rachel/5a Prout4 b. 12 Jan 1711
  • Elizabeth/5a Prout4 b. 24 Oct 1713
  • Ebenezer/5a Prout4 b. 16 Nov 1715
Ebenezer/4a Prout Jr., "grand child that now liveth with me and shall so live till he is 21 or my decease," received, by the will of his grandmother Mary/2a Brooks dated 20 Apr 1691, "one silver cupp marked E.W. and a feather bed with its furniture being my best bed and furniture and £5."2 He married Rachel (–?–).3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1405] John Brooks Threlfall, Ancestry of my Children, 512, Thomas Brooks.
  2. [S354] Raymond David Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:67-68.
  3. [S354] R.D. Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:70.
  4. [S354] R.D. Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:70-71.