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Roger Prichard
Born about 1600 Wales?
Died Jan 26, 1670/1 New Haven CT
Emigrated 1636 to Boston MA
SPOUSES CHILDREN
Frances

b. 1602?

d. 1630?
Springfield MA
emigr. 1636
Boston MA
Alice

b. 1625
England?
d. 1692?
New Haven CT
Joan

b. 1626?
Bingley, Yorkshire, England
d. May 19, 1690
Nathaniel

b. 1629?
Bingley, Yorkshire, England
d. Nov 11, 1710
Elizabeth (Prudden) Slough

m. Dec 18, 1653
Milford CT
b. Dec 17, 1615

d. 1674
Joseph

b. Oct 2, 1654
Milford CT
d. Aug 2, 1675
killed King Philip's War
Benjamin

b. Jan 1, 1657/8
Milford CT

Roger with wife Frances, and children Alice, Joan, and Nathaniel, arrived in Boston harbor in 1636. On page 19 of the Historical Sketch of the Founding of Springfield, Massachusetts is found: "Most of those who came in 1636 were young unmarried men. Of the few who were already married and came with families, several were from Wales or of Welsh descent, including Thomas Menich, Alexander Edwards, and Roger Prichard.". Roger was Collector Officer for Springfield in 1642, and a freeman in 1643.
In 1640, Sir Henry Smith was appointed governor of this new jurisdiction of Connecticut; Roger went with him to Wethersfield. He was allotted five acres of land along the Agawam River on February 23,1643, allotted another 23 acres on April 6, 1643, and again given an extra allotment in Large Meadow (now Longmeadow) on May 7, 1645.
On August 2, 1675, during King Philip's War, Sgt. William Prichard (likely Roger's brother), his son Samuel, and Roger's son Joseph were all killed on the same day during an attack by the Wimmeset Indians.
Sources:
Bateman, Colonial and Revolutionary families of Pennsylvania, New York NY, 1965.
Burt, Henry M., The First Century of the History of Springfield: The Official Records from 1636 to 1736, v. 1, pp. 170-174.
Bradley, Leonard Abram, Descendants of Isaac Bradley of Branford & East Haven, Conn., 1650-1898, privately printed, New York, 1917, pp. 38,41.
Daughters of the American Colonists, Lineage # 4572.