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John Pratt, an original proprietor of Hartford ; his home-lot in 1639 was on the west side of Main St., and he purchased a lot belonging to Gov. Haynes, adjoining his own, so that his possessions extended from what is now the north corner of Asylum St. to the Melodeon building, and Pratt St. received its name because it was opened through land belonging to his descendants townsman, 1654. He d. 1655 ; will, dated Oct. 20, 1654, names wife Eliza bath, and sons John and Daniel ; inv. July 15, 1655, £515. 2. 6. - Ch. : i. John, m. Hannah, dau. of James Boosy, of Wethersfield ; freeman, 1657 constable, 1670 ; he had a second wife, Hepzibah, who m. (2) John Sadd, ol Hartford. His will is dated April 9, 1687; d. Nov. 23, 1687 ; names wife, eons Joseph and Jonathan, and 5 dau rs ii. Daniel, Hartford ; freeman 1656-7 ; m. and had 8 children ; will, dated April 19, 1690, names 7 dau'rs and son Daniel. He was buried April 24, 1691

Some articles written about William Pratt in England and his sons Lieut can be found at The Jared Pratt Family Association. William Pratt and John Pratt who helped settle Connecticut with Thomas Hooker in the early 1600s. We also recently completed a 15 minute professional video describing their lives and journeys, with pictures from Baldock, Cambridge and Stevenage where Rev. William Pratt lived in the 1500s and early 1600s.

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