Note: John of Amesbury may actually be the son of a different George (or at least of this George and Margery Tucker) and may be of Tiverton, Devon. Research is still very active on this point. If he IS the son of George of Tiverton and Margery Tucker, they might not have been married yet by John's baptism as a "base son" of Margery Tucker appears in the Tiverton parish register compared to a "George Prowse, son of Mr. George Prowse" (mother not listed) who appears a few years later. Further note that this young George may have died at about age 6 months based on a matching Tiverton burial record and if all this is true, yet another George Prowse may have been born in Tiverton, being the younger brother of this John. Work in Progress...
John and Hannah appear as parents in the baptismal records of their children Abigail October 1666 in Salisbury, John (Amesbury as were the younger children) in 1669, Barnes in 1672 and Hannah in March 1676,
On 20 Dec 1677 John Prowse appears in Amesbury, Essex, MA listed as taking the Oath of Allegiance and again in May 1680 in Amesbury as a member of a military training team:
The Amesbury Training band, being without an officer to conduct & instruct them in military exercises, the following persons signed a petition that our well respected and esteemed Friend Samll Foot, our late Sergeant & chieffe officer,be or Lieftena'tt. They state that they consider him the most suit- able person for the place, as they have experienced or observed his faculty in Military discipline. Philip Watson Challis Will Barns Richrd Currier Gerhard Hadden John Hoyt Senr Thos. Wells John Weed Sen, Thomas Nicols Thomas Sargeant Thomas Rowell Thomas Harvey Richrd Martin John Coleby John Prowse (others listed).
John is also listed as the husband of Hannah Prowse on her 28 May 1688 death record in Amesbury, MA. (original scanned image available at this link).
He passed away intestate in 1706 (first page of inventory of his estate seems to say both 12 July 1706 and 14 Aug 1706). Probate lists daughter Abigail & her husband Israel Diamond, son Barnes & his wife Deborah, John Jewell who married John's daughter Hannah & Orlando Bagley Son John Prowse (b.1669) is not listed and Barnes is listed as "eldest son" so presumably John had died before 1706. No record of his death or marriage has been found yet so he may have died very young.
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On 5 Jun 2016 at 03:35 GMT Joe Cochoit wrote:
On 20 Sep 2015 at 21:20 GMT Rand Prouse wrote:
What do you think?
On 20 Jun 2015 at 18:42 GMT Dave Rutherford wrote:
On 21 Apr 2015 at 15:22 GMT Ann (Thompson) Johnson wrote:
On 6 Dec 2014 at 00:33 GMT Rand Prouse wrote:
I disagree that Richard Prowse and Honor Tubeville can be his parents! Honor Tubeville died May 16, 1612. John was born c 1643. No second marriage of Richard is available that I know of.
http://www.familycentral.net/index/family.cfm?ref15303:1183&ref25303:1184 It is more likely that John Prowse is the son of George Prowse and Alice Kenn are his parents.