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Prentice Headstones in MA

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Prentice Headstones in Massachusetts
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2004 and Revised 16 Jan 2004

Norma Middleton Armstrong's email of 16 Jan 2004 has provided us with information about Prentice headstones in some cemeteries in MA as follows:

Old Burial Field - Worcester Co, MA

  Mercy, Mrs, "In Memory of Mrs. Mercy, ye wife of Dr. Stanton Prentice who Deceased on ye 26 of Octob'r AD 1756 in the 40th Year of her Age In Character of a wife, she was kind and faithful. Of a Parent tender, Provident & conssientious. Of a Christian, Cheerful, Charitable & generous, humble & self-denying. In Her the poor have lost a Benefactress. The Sick a skillful Assitant and her acquaintance a much regretted Friend. Her husband, he praiseth her and her Children Rise up and call her Blessed." #69

  Prentice, Daniel, "Here lies the Body of Daniel Prentice, son of Dr Stanton Prentice and Mrs Mercy his wife, who died Sept 21st 1756 Aged 5 years." #73
  Prentice, John, "Ye Rev'd Mr. John Prentice Pastor of Ye First Church in Lancaster Died Jan 6th A. D. 1747/8. AETAT 66. In His Doctrine He Was Learned, Judicious, Plain, Seasonable, & Unreproveable. In his Conversation, Steady, Sober, Temperate, Peaceable, Watchful, Instructive, Prudent and Blameless. In His House Ruling With All Gravity A Tender Husband, A Good Father, A Kind Master & Given To Hospitality. In His Public Charecter, A True Gospel Bishop, In His Private Capacity A Gentleman & An Exemplary Christian; His Memory is Precious & His Praise in ye Churches." #67
  Prentice, Mary, "Here Lies Buried Ye Body of Mary Prentice, Daft'r [daughter] of Doc'tr Stanton & Mrs. Mercy Prentice Who Dec'd May 23d A D 1749 Age 1 Year & 3 mo." #72
  Prentice, Mary, "Here Lyes the Body of Mrs. Mary Prentice, Wife to ye Rev'd Mr. John Prentice, Who Dec'd March ye 9th 1717/8 in ye 37th Year of Her Age." #68
  Prentice, Mercy, "Here lies the Body of Mercy Prentice, Daughter of Dr. Stanton Prentice and Mrs. Rebecca his wife, who died Jan 12th 1759, Aged 3 M." #75
  Prentice, Mercy "Here Lies the Body of Mercy Prentice, Daughter of Dr. Stanton Prentice and Mrs. Mercy his wife, who died Oct'r 6th 1756, aged 2 Y." #74
  Prentice, Peter, "Here Lies the Body of Peter Prentice son of Dr. Stanton Prentice and Mrs. Rebecca his wife, who died July 1766 Aged 5 years and 6 months." #76
  Prentice, Stanton, "In Memory of Dr Stanton Prentice who Deceased on ye first of Dec Anno Domini 1769 AEts 58 "This Life's a Dream, an empty show; But ye bright World to which I go, Hath Joys substantial & sincere; When shall I wake & find me there?" #63
  Prentice, Thomas, "Here lies Buried ye Body of Thomas Prentice Son of Doct'r Stanton Prentice & Mrs. Marcy Prentice, Who Dec'd May 2d AD 1752 Age 6 Years 7 Mos." #70
  Prentice, Thomas, "Here Lies Buried Ye Body of Thomas Prenties [Prentice], Son of Doc'tr Stanton & Mrs. Mercy Prentice Who Dec'd August Ye 17th 1745 Age 3 Years 10 M and 19 D." #71

Old East Parish Burying Ground, Newton, Middlesex Co., Mass.
lst Settlers Monument

  Prentice, James, s. 1650, d. 1710, 81y
  Prentice, Thomas 2nd, s. 1650, d. no date
  Prentice, Thomas, s. 1649, d. 1710, 89y

Old East Parish Burying Ground, Middlesex Co, Mass.

  Prentice, Elizabeth (Mrs), d. Oct 19, 1753, 67y, Relict of Capt. Thomas Prentice, Plot 578
  Prentice, James, See 1st Settlers Monument, Plot 432
  Prentice, Joseph, Parker & Prentice Tomb Erected 1808, S.A.R., Tomb 1344(*)
  Prentice, Samuel, Parker & Prentice Tomb Erected 1808, S.A.R., Tomb 1344
  Prentice, Capt. Thomas, b. 1620, d. Jul 7, 1709, 89y, Plot 491
  Prentice, Thomas, See 1st Settlers Monument, Plot 432
  Prentice, Capt. Thomas, d. Feb 16, 1730, 53y, Plot 576
  Prentice, Capt. Thomas II (2nd), See 1st Settlers Monument, Plot 432

Old Burial Field - Worcester Co, MA

  Mercy, Mrs, "In Memory of Mrs. Mercy, ye wife of Dr. Stanton Prentice who Deceased on ye 26 of Octob'r AD 1756 in the 40th Year of her Age In Character of a wife, she was kind and faithful. Of a Parent tender, Provident & conssientious. Of a Christian, Cheerful, Charitable & generous, humble & self-denying. In Her the poor have lost a Benefactress. The Sick a skillful Assitant and her acquaintance a much regretted Friend. Her husband, he praiseth her and her Children Rise up and call her Blessed." #69

  Prentice, Daniel, "Here lies the Body of Daniel Prentice, son of Dr Stanton Prentice and Mrs Mercy his wife, who died Sept 21st 1756 Aged 5 years." #73
  Prentice, John, "Ye Rev'd Mr. John Prentice Pastor of Ye First Church in Lancaster Died Jan 6th A. D. 1747/8. AETAT 66. In His Doctrine He Was Learned, Judicious, Plain, Seasonable, & Unreproveable. In his Conversation, Steady, Sober, Temperate, Peaceable, Watchful, Instructive, Prudent and Blameless. In His House Ruling With All Gravity A Tender Husband, A Good Father, A Kind Master & Given To Hospitality. In His Public Charecter, A True Gospel Bishop, In His Private Capacity A Gentleman & An Exemplary Christian; His Memory is Precious & His Praise in ye Churches." #67
  Prentice, Mary, "Here Lies Buried Ye Body of Mary Prentice, Daft'r [daughter] of Doc'tr Stanton & Mrs. Mercy Prentice Who Dec'd May 23d A D 1749 Age 1 Year & 3 mo." #72
  Prentice, Mary, "Here Lyes the Body of Mrs. Mary Prentice, Wife to ye Rev'd Mr. John Prentice, Who Dec'd March ye 9th 1717/8 in ye 37th Year of Her Age." #68
  Prentice, Mercy, "Here lies the Body of Mercy Prentice, Daughter of Dr. Stanton Prentice and Mrs. Rebecca his wife, who died Jan 12th 1759, Aged 3 M." #75
  Prentice, Mercy "Here Lies the Body of Mercy Prentice, Daughter of Dr. Stanton Prentice and Mrs. Mercy his wife, who died Oct'r 6th 1756, aged 2 Y." #74
  Prentice, Peter, "Here Lies the Body of Peter Prentice son of Dr. Stanton Prentice and Mrs. Rebecca his wife, who died July 1766 Aged 5 years and 6 months." #76
  Prentice, Stanton, "In Memory of Dr Stanton Prentice who Deceased on ye first of Dec Anno Domini 1769 AEts 58 "This Life's a Dream, an empty show; But ye bright World to which I go, Hath Joys substantial & sincere; When shall I wake & find me there?" #63
  Prentice, Thomas, "Here lies Buried ye Body of Thomas Prentice Son of Doct'r Stanton Prentice & Mrs. Marcy Prentice, Who Dec'd May 2d AD 1752 Age 6 Years 7 Mos." #70
  Prentice, Thomas, "Here Lies Buried Ye Body of Thomas Prenties [Prentice], Son of Doc'tr Stanton & Mrs. Mercy Prentice Who Dec'd August Ye 17th 1745 Age 3 Years 10 M and 19 D." #71

Old East Parish Burying Ground, Newton, Middlesex Co., Mass.
lst Settlers Monument

  Prentice, James, s. 1650, d. 1710, 81y
  Prentice, Thomas 2nd, s. 1650, d. no date
  Prentice, Thomas, s. 1649, d. 1710, 89y

Old East Parish Burying Ground, Middlesex Co, Mass.

  Prentice, Elizabeth (Mrs), d. Oct 19, 1753, 67y, Relict of Capt. Thomas Prentice, Plot 578
  Prentice, James, See 1st Settlers Monument, Plot 432
  Prentice, Joseph, Parker & Prentice Tomb Erected 1808, S.A.R., Tomb 1344(*)
  Prentice, Samuel, Parker & Prentice Tomb Erected 1808, S.A.R., Tomb 1344
  Prentice, Capt. Thomas, b. 1620, d. Jul 7, 1709, 89y, Plot 491
  Prentice, Thomas, See 1st Settlers Monument, Plot 432
  Prentice, Capt. Thomas, d. Feb 16, 1730, 53y, Plot 576
  Prentice, Capt. Thomas II (2nd), See 1st Settlers Monument, Plot 432

Ives Cemetery - Franklin Co., N. Y.

  Easton, George, b. 1829, d. 1915, h/o Minerva L. Prentice
  Easton, Minerva L. (Prentice), b. 1829, d. 1915, w/o George Easton
  Prentice, Juba, d. 3 Apr 1880, Age 76y, h/o Luna Prentice
  Prentice, Luna, d. 19 Oct 1875, age 68y, Dickinson Center NY, w/o Juba Prentice

Steen (Upper) Cemetery - South Cayuga, Haldimand Co, Ontario

  Prentice, John, d. 30 May 1882, aged 61ys

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