Francis Sprague

Francis Sprague

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Abt 1600 England
          Death: Btw 1666-1669 Duxbury, Plymouth, MA
 Cause of Death: 
          AFN #: 

1. Occupation
1645 - Innkeeper
2. Immigration 1, July 1623 in Plymouth, MA
Arrived on the ship "Anne."

Spouses and Children
1. *Lydia (Anna) Archer
       Marriage:  England
                1. Mercy Sprague
                2. Ann Sprague
                3. Mary Sprague
                4. Dorcas Sprague
                5. John Sprague, Sr.

Francis sailed from London for New England in 1623, with Anna & Mercy, his wife and daughter. They reached Plymouth in the latter part of June in the ship "Anne." The same year 3 acres of land was allotted to him "to the sea eastward." In 1627, at the time of the division of cattle, Francis Sprague was in the "sixt lott," of thirteen persons. There is no mention of any other Sprague in the colony at that time except Anna & Mercy. Probably his two children John & Dorcas were born in Plymouth or in Duxbury. In 1632, Duxbury was set off from Plymouth, and in 1637, incorporated as a town. The following year Francis was licensed as an innholder ther, and continued there at least until 1666. He is spoken of as being "a man of influence and property." He was one of the original proprietors of Bridgewater (1645), though he never resided there. In 1660 he became one of the purchasers of Dartmouth. The date of his death is unknown but it falls between 1666 & 1669.


1 Passenger list, ship "Anne," 1623, Passenger list, ship "Anne," 1623, ( Brewster Index 5.

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