John PROWSE (1643 – 1706) was Alex’s 9th Great Grandfather, one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line.
John Prowse was born in 1643 in Exeter, Devon, England. His parents were George PROUSE and Alice KENN. John married Hannah BARNES 2 Oct 1665 in Salisbury, Essex, Mass. John died about 2 Sep 1706 in Amesbury, Essex, Mass.
Hannah Barnes was born 25 Mar 1643 in Salisbury, Essex, Mass. Her parents were William BARNES and Rachel LORD. Hannah died 27 May 1688 in Amesbury, Essex, Mass.
Children of John and Hannah:
|1.||Abigail Prowse||18 Dec 1666 Salisbury, Essex, Mass||Israel Diamond
5 Jan 1690
18 Nov 1718 Amesbury, Essex, Mass.
|16 May 1727
||15 Feb 1669 Amesbury, Essex, Mass||1707
|3.||Barnes Prowse||2 Aug 1672 Amesbury||Deborah Kimball
29 Jan 1702 Amesbury
|4 Jul 1706
when Indians attacked the town of Amesbury.
|4.||Hannah PROWSE||Mar 1676 Amesbury||John J JEWELL
6 Jan 1702 in Amesbury, Mass.
John Prowse took the Oath of Allegiance in 1677 in Amesbury and was a member of the town ‘training band’ (militia) in 1680. Along with Robert Jones and others, he was appointed to lay out ‘peake’ land in Amesbury in 1682. This meant plotting the lots and farms for the town and out-lying areas.
It appears that John and Rachel (Barnes) Prowse spent their entire married lives in Amesbury. We know they were married there, their children were born there, and that they both died there.
John Barnes was known to be living in 1690. His estate inventory was filed 2 September 1706 and settled in 1707. Hannah, his wife, died in Amesbury 27 May 1688.
1. Abigail Prowse
Abigail’s first husband Israel Diamond was born 1666, Devonshire, England. Israel died 13 Nov 1716 Amesbury, Essex, Mass.
Abigail’s second husband Richard Bartlett was born 21 Feb 1648 in Newbury, Essex, Mass. His parents were Richard Bartlett and Abigail Welles. He first married 18 Nov 1673 in Newbury, Mass to Hannah Emery. Richard died 17 Apr 1724 in Newbury, Essex, Mass.
2. John Prowse
John, the first son, must have died young, because records refer to Barnes, the younger son, as the eldest son of John Prowse in records filed in 1707.
3. Barnes Prowse
Barnes’ wife Deborah Kimball was born 22 Jun 1674 in Amesbury, Essex, Mass. Her parents were John Kimball and Mary Jordan. Deborah died 15 Dec 1776 in Amesbury, Essex, Mass.
Barnes is presumed to have died 4 July 1706 when Indians attacked the town of Amesbury. About eight other Amesbury citizens were killed in that battle. Barnes was missing from that date and his body never found. Finally in 1715, he was declared dead and his estate was settled.
4. Hannah PROWSE (See John J JEWELL‘s page)