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George (Prouse) Prowse (aft. 1608 - aft. 1684)

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George Prowse formerly Prouse
Born after in Tiverton, Devonshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died after in Kingston, Somersetshire, Englandmap
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Biography

George was born about 1608. George Prowse ... He passed away after 1684. [1]


Letter from Mary Prowse dated 24 Aug 2001: (38) ABPs numbering George Prowse of Kingston, next Yeovil, Co. Somerset, dated 10 Aug, 21 Jac I 1623 Proved 16 Feb 1624/5 by James Prowse, son and Exor. mentions his eldest son James b. 1596. To George Prowse, second son, all lands at Botham, Tiverton, a pair of blue silk curtains with valence, and two silver spoons "one gilded and the other "white?" and other specified effects. Grandfather's (ABP) notes: Also mentioned wife Elizabeth, sons Robert, Thomas & youngest John and children of daughters Prudence, now Bisse. He also mentions land owned by Edward Humphrey and another daughter Jane married an Edward Humphrey, although neither Jane, dor daughter Elizaabeth who married Roger Roberts are named. Grandfather's notes unfortunately refer to "legacies to grandchildren." No mention of second son George being in America.

Bolham [status: a] in Tiverton parish and Tiverton hundred (EPNS, p541). It appears in DB as Boleham, held by William the Usher (DB 51,8). In 1284 it was held for a quarter of a fee by Hugh Raleigh of the honor of Dunster, the overlordship having passed to the Mohun family (FA i p319). It descended in the Raleigh family until the famous Sir Walter Raleigh sold it in 1596/7 to George Prowse and Richard Hagley (OJR, Supp, p29). Lysons does not mention it in 1822. Unknown if this is the same Prowse, but it is in the same place and time.

County of birth based upon the Visitation of Somersetshire of 1620

Sources

https://archive.org/stream/visitationofcoun00byustge#page/n101/mode/2up/search/prowse
  1. First-hand information as remembered by Randall Prouse, Monday, October 6, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.

Visitation of County Somerset, England 1623



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