Is Macute Pratt, husband of Elizabeth Kingham, related to Phineas Pratt 1595

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Phineas Pratt and Macute Pratt were settlers in Plymouth Massachusets around 1622. They travelled separately with the Gorges company. Macute married Elizabeth Kingham at Aston Clinton. Were they related to Phineas Pratt?
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From what I have found in my research, they were likely brothers or very close relatives, along with Samuel Pratt.  In what I have read, there is not any documentation about their relationship although their timing of arrival and Weymouth connection.
by Jennifer Hyatt G2G Crew (540 points)
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Hello:  my name is Allyn Pratt and I am researching for my ancestors. Based on my research I believe the following is accurate. Phineas Pratt arrived in Mass. (near current day Weymouth) in 1822 on the ship named 'Sparrow'.  Macute (Matthew) Pratt (1595 to 1672), in some accounts, is documented to have arrived in the fall of 1623 at about the same location. Note, other sources show he did not arrive until 1638.

At this point it is not determined if they were brothers or cousins (closely related). Based on information from, 'Genealogy and Family History of Central New York, 1912, page 646' the discussion includes information on a Thomas Pratt (will dated Feb. 5, 1538/39 and lived at Baldock, county of Hertz, England) who had three sons and a daughter.  The sons are, Thomas, James and Andrew.  The daughter's name is Agnes.  Andrew Pratt's family line is discussed here as his line contains the Pratts (John and William, sons of Andrew) that were part of the original settles that founded Hartford, Conn. However, this same record does not provide a discussion on the two other brothers (Thomas and James). Perhaps this is the connection where Phineas and Macute are related? (Other records show that Macute' s father was a Thomas Pratt). What is implied, and confirmed by history, is that both Phineas (by way of the failed Weston colony and then the Plymouth colony) and Macute (by way of the  Weymouth (Wessagusset) colony) established the Pratt name in America.
by Allyn Pratt G2G1 (1.6k points)
Thank you for your interesting account.

I did think that Maccuth Pratt and Elizabeth Kingham travelled on the Sparrow. I understand that they returned to Aston Clinton for a while and had children there before returning to Weymouth. I know the history is well documented. I understand that most of the Pratt family are descended from Maccuth Pratt and the Pratt house still stands.
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I know this answer comes a little late, but I can confirm that Macuth, Phineas, and Joshua Pratt are related.  The Pratt Family yDNA Surname Project over at FamilyTreeDNA currently has yDNA for 16 descendants of these three individuals and they suggest a common ancestor for these three individuals lived sometime around 1500 AD +/- 100 years.  We are currently awaiting 2 bigY results (bringing the total to 4 bigY tests) which should provide some focus on how these three are related.
by Tom Pratt G2G1 (1.2k points)
I am a descendant of Joshua Pratt and only have confirmation in the documents that I found that he is brother to Phineas. I am interested in learning more about the family in this document.
What documents are you referring to?  There has been quite a bit of conjecture over the years regarding Joshua and Phineas being brothers.  The Pratt Family yDNA project at Family Tree DNA has confirmed that Joshua and Phineas are related as is Macuth Pratt.  However, the relationship between Phineas and Joshua is more remote than siblings.

Based on the SNP tree, it appears that at least three generations separate Phineas and Joshua from their common ancestor.  FTDNA predicts the common ancestor was born around 1520 (but keep in mind this is just an estimate).  My best guess is that Phineas and Joshua were second cousins.

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