William Sprague was my 9th great grandfather.
When William Sprague was born on October 26, 1609, in Upwey, Dorset, England, his father, Edward, was 33 and his mother, Christiana Margaret Holland, was 31. William’s father was a fuller by trade.
William married Millicent Eames on May 26, 1635, in Charlestown, Massachusetts. They had 12 children in 18 years. He died on October 26, 1675, in Hingham, Massachusetts, at the age of 66.
William was one of the first planters in Massachusetts. He had arrived in Massachusetts Bay having left from Upway, Dorsetshire, England in 1628. He probably traveled on the ship Abigail. He traveled to the colonies with his brothers Ralph and Richard. They were some of the first settlers in Watertown and Charlestown. William moved to Hingham in 1634 with his future father-in- law, Lt. Anthony Eames.
From source: Great Migration Study Project…”By 1636 William was a proprietor and in ensuing years received several grants of land. He served as a fence-viewer, constable and disbursing officer as well as a selectman in 1645.”
I thought that it was most interesting that in his will, part of his estate were his books valued at 8s.
William Sprague, Sr., my 10th great grandfather died the 26 day of October, 1675, but ” not a stone tells where he lies.”
Web sites that tell of William’s life:
You can purchase this book on Amazon: The Genealogy Of The Sprague’s In Hingham: Arranged In Chronological Order, To The Fourth Generation, Counting From William Sprague, One Of The First … England, In The Year 1628.
On the free website FamilySearch.org the ID# for William is LT3K-KCD
I too desend from William Sprague, Sr.
John Sprague 1638-1683, son of Wm. Sprague, Sr
William Sprague 1679-1752, son of John Sprague
William Sprague, Jr. 1719-1800, son of William Sprague
Col. William Sprague, III 1759-1828, son of William Sprague Jr
Isaac Sprague 1792-1863, son of Col. William Sprague, III
Capt. Dennis Sprague 1814-1886, son of Isaac Sprague
Charles D Sprague, MD 1849-1889, son Capt. Dennis Sprague
Charles Hartwell Sprague 1882-1959, son of Charles D Sprague
Charles Henry Sprague, Sr 1916-1998, Son of Charles D Sprague
Charles Henry Sprague, Jr 1940-2021, Son of Charles Henry Sprague, Sr
I am the daughter of Charles Henry Sprague, Jr
Edith Amadon Sprague is my great grandmother. Mother of Glenn my late “grandpa Glenn”