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Subject: [GM-L] Lancaster, MA PRESCOTTS in Canada
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 08:45:38 EDT
>From History of the Chignecto Isthmus
by Howard Trueman 1902
The Prescotts were originally from Lancashire, and descended from Sir James
Prescott, of Derby, in Lincolnshire. John and his wife, Mary, came from
England to Boston in the year 1640. Jonathan Prescott, their great-grandson,
was a surgeon and captain of engineers at the siege of Louisbourg, in 1745.
After the fall of Louisbourg he retired from the army and settled in Nova
Scotia. He did a mercantile business in Halifax, and owned property in
Chester and Lunenburg, where he built mills. "The Indians twice burnt his
house in Lunenburg County.' Mr. Prescott died in Chester, in 1806, and his
widow in Halifax, in 1810. His son, Hon. Charles Ramage Prescott, was a
prominent merchant of Halifax, but on account of failing health and to get
rid of the fog moved to King's County, N.S. He lived for years at Town Plot,
where his beautiful place, called "Acadia Villa," was situated. He was twice
married. His first wife was Hannah Widden. The late Charles T. Prescott, of
Bay Verte, was his youngest son by his second wife, Maria Hammill. Mr.
Charles Prescott married Matilda E. Madden, April 30. William, Robert and
Joseph, of Bay Verte, are sons of Charles T. Prescott. William married Mary
Trueman, of Point de Bute.