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Prudence WEBSTER

Prudence WEBSTER

Female 1744 - 1823  (~ 78 years)

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  • Name Prudence WEBSTER 
    Born 25 Dec 1744  Hampton Falls, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Residence 7 May 1764  Georgetown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 19 Sep 1765  Georgetown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • see husband. deed
    Residence 1780 
    Residence 4 Jul 1783  Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Downeast Ancestry
      December 1983
      Volume 7 Number 4
      Penobscot Loyalists: A Bicentennial Tribute
      Robert C. Brooks
      Penobscot Inhabitants Certified Loyal: 1783
      The copy from which this transcript was made is at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia (PANS] in Halifax (Reference: MG 100, vol 26, no 15) and is presented here with PANS's permission.
      2 August 1783

      + do not stand in need of clothing
      Name +10 -10 Total
      Samuel Trott 3 [Samuel, Prudence, Moses Blake] 3 [Timothy Blake, Samuel Trott, Mary Trott] 6 total
    Residence 10 Jun 1784  Passamaquoddy, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://members.shaw.ca/caren.secord/locations/NewBrunswick/Lists/PenobscotGroupSorted.html
      Return of Men, Women and Children of the Penobscot Loyalists Settled in the District of Passamaquoddy the 10th of June 1784
      Men: Samuel Trott
      Women: Prudence Trott, Sarah Trott, Susannah Trott
      Children above 10: [Before 1774] Lydia Trott, John Trott, James Trott
      Children under 10: [1774-1784] Samuel Trott, Mary Trott, Daniel Trott, Samuel Trott, Josiah Trott, Susannah Trott
    Residence 1790  [with father in law Moses?] Penobscot, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1800  Not with Daniel, Andrew or Moses Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 6 Jan 1823  Poor House, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • All Saints Anglican
      Burials
      06/01/1823 Whitney Poor House 85 MrS
      [1738]
    Person ID I28899  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2019 

    Father Andrew WEBSTER,   b. 12 Nov 1710, Salisbury, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Prudence Locke WEARE 
    Married 29 Dec 1742  Hampton Falls, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12429  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Timothy BLAKE,   b. 6 Jan 1740, Kensington, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 May 1781 and 21 Jun 1783, [West Point, NY] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 7 May 1764  Georgetown, Sagadahoc, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/581614?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Court records, 1761-1989
      Authors: Maine. Court of General Sessions (Lincoln County)
      Court dockets 1834-1842 Court records v. 1-4 1761-1816
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1765424
      7856980
      [706/1111]
      Timothy Blake to Prudence Webster Ditto [both of Georgetown] May the 7 1764
      Married by Aaron Hinkley Justice pacis
      A True Copy as appears of Record Attest Samuell Denny Town Clerk of Georgetown
    Residence 1780  Pawtuxet, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See military
    Children 
     1. Daniel BLAKE,   b. 11 Sep 1764,   d. 9 Jan 1833, Brooksville, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Andrew Webster BLAKE,   b. 23 Jun 1766, Georgetown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1830 CENSUS?
     3. Mehitable BLAKE,   b. 7 Oct 1769, Bagaduce [Penobscot], Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. YOUNG?
     4. Moses BLAKE,   b. 23 Oct 1772, Penobscot Falls, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1860, Knox, Waldo, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Timothy BLAKE,   b. 1 Oct 1775,   d. C 1803?
    Family ID F8510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Samuel TROTT,   b. Bef 1741,   d. Bef 16 June 1787  (Age < 46 years) 
    Married 1781-1783 
    Children 
     1. Mary TROTT,   b. 21 Jun 1783,   d. 10 Aug 1878  (Age 95 years)
     2. Sarah TROTT,   b. 13 Jun 1786,   d. 14 Dec 1857  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F10894  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 John WHITNEY,   d. Aft 1797 
    Married 4 Dec 1793  All Saints Anglican, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • All Saints Anglican
      Marriages
      04 Dec 1793 Whitney [ ] Trott Prudence 29
    Married 5 Dec 1793  Saint Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    The Connection Between the Blakes and the Johnsons
    The Connection Between the Blakes and the Johnsons
    Timothy Blake Bible
    Timothy Blake Bible

  • Notes 
    • Registry Books Charlotte County: Nil
      Johnson's Vitals: Nil
      All Saints Anglican: Nil
      Early NB Probate: Nil
      Lincoln County Probate: Nil
      Hancock County Probate: Nil
      Old Soldiers: Nil
      Johnson's Vitals: Nil
      Eastport Sentinel: Nil
      Early NB Probate: Nil
      St Andrews Assessment 1822: Nil
      St Stephen Assessment 1822: Joel Whitney, Joel Whitney Jr, Daniel Whitney, Paul Whitney
      St Stephen Assessment 1823: Joel Whitney, Daniel Whitney, Joel Whitney Jr, Paul Whitney
      St David 1823: Nil
      Lincoln County Land Records -1800: Blake, Trott, Whitney
    • All Saints Anglican
      Burials
      06/01/1823 Whitney Poor House 85 MrS
      [1738]
    • Town Lot 1 Block D Moriss's Division St Andrews

      Volume A Page 280 [283/485]
      No 125
      Prudence Trot Town St Andrews
      Robert Pagan Town St Andrews
      $5
      Town Lot 1 Block D Morris's Division
      Granted to late husband Samuel Trott
      now sold by me to purchase board for the maintenance of his children
      16 June 1787
      Prudence Trott [Her mark]
      Wit: James Stewart, Wm Gallip
    • What Happened to Timothy Blake's Family After he Died?

      Before Timothy enlisted in 1777, he sold off all his land in Maine. His family followed his regiment until he left for New York in 1780. His family remained encamped at Pawtuxet, Rhode Island. I imagine the bible went with them. The movements of the Blake family are unclear after this, but they are back at Penobscot by 1783. Mary Trott was probably born there.

      So it looks like Timothy died before 1783. The 1783 date comes from a deposition given more than 60 years later (1745), and there are no contemporary records to corroborate it, so it could be off. Samuel Trott and Prudence were likely married before the birth of their daughter in 1783. Just how the Blakes got from Rhode Island back to Maine, and where they went, is hard to say.

      What I can say is that both the Websters and the Blake had loyalties that were on shifting sands.
      -Timothy Blake was a Sergeant with the Rebels, died in service.
      -Prudence his widow married the Loyalist Samuel Trott and fled to New Brunswick.
      -Timothy's brother in law Luxford Goodwin m Ruth Blake fought for a short time with the rebels with the rank of Lieutenant, then worked at Fort George after the British won Penobscot, providing oxen for the construction of the fort.
      -Prudence's brother Andrew Webster didn't flee with the Loyalists after the war, but there's no record he fought with the Rebels either. In fact, after the British took Penobscot, Andrew helped them pull the American guns from the wrecks on the River.
      -Daniel Webster didn't fight with the Rebels either, nor did he go to New Brunswick. He also provided oxen for the British during the construction of the fort.

      So Prudence and her children returned to the Majabigwaduce area by 1783, perhaps soon after she learned of her husband's death. Her closest family in Maine were not stanch Rebels, nor through and through Loyalists, but were folks who chose the most stable and immediate course to follow after the Penobscot Expedition, ie under the Crown. [A lot of folks in the area took that tack.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S356] Descendants of Jasper Blake, Emigrant from England to Hampton, NH, ca 1643, 1640-1979, Carlton E Blake, (Rpt. 1980, Higginson Book Company, Salem, MA).