George was born about 1608. George Prowse ... He passed away after 1684. 
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
Visitation of County Somerset, England 1623
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George is 15 degrees from Robert Beheathland, 10 degrees from Bartholomew Gosnold, 14 degrees from Thomas Graves, 18 degrees from Anne Laydon, 18 degrees from Alice Longe, 10 degrees from Samuel Mathews, 17 degrees from Christopher Newport, 12 degrees from John Smith, 17 degrees from Nathaniel Tatum, 9 degrees from Temperance West, 9 degrees from Francis Wyatt and 21 degrees from Valerie Penner on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.
Several trees who have two Hugh Prouses have added George Prouse and Alice Kenn as the parent of the Elder Hugh. In my years of researching the Prowses I have never seen any record of them having a son named Hugh. I will be making some changes in my WikiTree profiles. The common ancestor will continue to be Robert Prowse son of John Prouse and Joan Orchard. and his wife Christian LNU.
I recently received a book titled "Tiverton Cloth" by Peter Maunder. It has many of my ancestors in it. I ran across a short item about a ship called the Dyana being leased by Tiverton merchants Nicholas Nicholas Skinner and John Prowse in 1591 for trade with Europe. John Prowse is the father of John Prowse the elder.
Is there any indication that the John Prowse, son of George as described in the 1623 will was the John of Amesbury, Massachusetts?