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Genealogy of Patty Rose


Name Degory* PRIEST
Birth abt 1579, England30,93
Death 1 Jan 1620/21, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts30,93
Marriage 4 Nov 1611, Leiden, Holland30,93
Spouse Sarah* ALLERTON
Birth abt 1592, Bath, Somersetshire, England
Death bef 24 Oct 1633, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts30,90
Other Spouses John VINCENT
Godbert GODBERTSON
Children:
1 F Mary* PRIEST
Birth abt 1613, Leiden, Holland30
Death bef 22 Jul 1689, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts30,93
Spouse Phineas* PRATT
Marriage 1630, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
2 F Sarah PRIEST
Birth abt 1615, Leiden, Holland30
Death aft 1 Aug 1648, England30
Spouse John COOMBS
Marriage abt 1631, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts30
Notes for Degory* PRIEST
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DEGORY, Plymouth 1620, d. in few days aft. land. from the Mayflower, on 1 Jan. 1621; and his w. wh. was, says Gov. Bradford, sis. of Mr. Allerton, and their childr. came after. He was formerly thot. the first m. of any of the Leiden exiles, but the rec. there shows that his intent was pub. 4 Oct. 1611, and the m. with Sarah Vincent, wid. of John of London, 4 Nov. foll. and we kn. that both Isaac Allerton and his sis. had a few wks. earlier been m. I obs. on the Dutch rec. that aft. hear. of the d. of Priest so early at P. his wid. m. 13 Nov. of that same yr. one, wh. was, in my opin. the Cuthbert Cuthbertson, wh. brot. her and the ch. in the Ann. He had been adm. a cit. of Leiden 16 Nov. 1615, then call. a hatter, no other of his friends exc. Bradford and Allerton hav. enjoy. that distinct. [ref 20]
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PRIEST, DEGORY -- A 1620 Mayflower passenger, Degory Priest was in Leiden records as from London, a hatmaker, who married Sarah (Allerton) Vincent, sister of Isaac Allerton, at Leiden 4 November 1611, and he was age forty in 1619...He died at Plymouth 1 January 1620/21, leaving his widow and two daughters, who had come over from Leiden to Plymouth in 1623...His widow married Cuthbert Cuthbertson. [ref 90:341]
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Degory Priest was born c1579, England (deposed age 40 in Apr. 1619); "of London" in Leiden marriage record. He is possibly the Digorius, son of Peter Prust, bpt. 11 Aug. 1582, Hartland, Devonshire, England (NEHGR 111:320). He died 1 Jan. 1620/1 (Plymouth 1:87; 4:136). Degory married 4 Nov. 1611, Leiden, Holland, Sarah (Allerton) Vincent (2:118; 7:129-30; 22:15-6). She is also called "of London." Sarah was the sister of Mayflower passenger Issac Allerton. (NEHGR 44:290 suggests the parents of Isaac and Sarah may be Edward Allerton & Rose Davis who were married 14 Feb. 1579/80, St. Dionis, Backchurch, London, England.) Sarah died pre 24 Oct. 1633, Plymouth (1:154-7; inv. 4:136). She m. 1st, John Vincent; 3rd, 13 Nov. 1621, Leiden, Holland, Cuthbert Cuthbertson/Godbert Godbertson (4:136) who died pre 24 Oct. 1633 (1:154-7; inv. 4:136), they had one son. Degory and Sarah had two children: Mary, Sarah. [ref 30:85]

Degory Priest, b. c1579, d. 1 Jan. 1620/21, Plymouth. [ref 30:195]
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Priest died in the "great sickness," January 1, 1621, N. S. He was one of the signers of the Compact on board of the Mayflower, having left his wife and children behind. His wife Sarah was a sister of Isaac Allerton, who was chosen Assistant Governor with Bradford from A. D. 1621 till 1624. He was perhaps the wealthiest as he was one of the most influential of the Plymouth Colony. Priest married her when she was a widow; he was admitted a citizen of Leiden, Holland, in November, 1615, Isaac Allerton "guaranteeing for him" upon his admission to civic rights in that city. During 1619 Priest's deposition was taken there, in which he says he was forty years of age. [ref 40:38]

The Mayflower, instead of proceeding to the mouth of the North River, as originally intended, landed at Cape Cod, and finally settled at a place called by the Indians Patuxet, which they of the Mayflower afterwards named Plymouth. Weston and his London partners, of course, knew nothing of their final destination until the Mayflower came back to England with the intelligence of the change of plans. The London Company was very much dissatisfied with the result, and Weston was highly indignant, as he afterwards wrote to Plymouth; yet at the same time he was so much involved in the adventure as to induce him to adopt, with his half-smothered sarcasm, in a letter he wrote the settlers, such conciliatory language as mercantile expediency might seem to justify. A serious difficulty was now in the way in regard to further aid. Pecuniary gain was the expectation of the London Branch, but they had not received it. More passengers were anxious to join their friends, who had written home letters by the Mayflower, describing in glowing language the abundance of fish, fowl and deer, which were easily procured in their neighborhood. Weston appeared to be desirous of chartering another vessel for the second voyage, and also of assisting the passengers with money; but most of his Company refused to have anything more to do with what had proved, contrary to their expectation, to be an unsuccessful, unpromising Plymouth Plantation. The Londoners told Weston that when they received some reimbursement for their outlay, but not before, they might advance more money to aid the settlers or their friends. [ref 40:12]
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Degory Priest. Born about 1579. Died at Plymouth, 11 January, 1621. He married, at Leiden, 4 November, 1611, Sarah (Allerton) Vincent, widow of John Vincent. [ref 93:2-118]
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marriage bans and marriage record (Leiden, Holland):

t je de 8 . 10. 1611
t ije de 15 . 10 . 1611
t iije de 22 . 10 . 1611
zyngetrout voor Willem Corsn Tybault & Jacob Paedts Schepene Dezen iii je Novembris 1611

Diggorie Preest Jonman van Londe In Engelant Vergeselchapt met William Leesle & Samuel Fuller zyn bekende
met
Sarah Vincent mede van Londe in Engelant wedue van Jan Vincent Vergeselschapt met Jannetge Diggens & Rasemyn Gipsyn haer bekende

(Degory Priest, unmarried man, from London, in England, accompanied by William Lisle and Samuel Fuller, his acquaintances, with Sarah Vincent, also from London, in England, widow of John Vincent, accompanied by Jane Thickins and Rosamond Jepson, her acquaintances)
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Degory Priest had the distinction of being "freeman" of Leiden, having been admitted such, November 16, 1615. He was by occupation a "hatter," a man of some means, who left a wife and at least two children in Holland when he embarked for America. His known age at death gives his age at sailing but a few months previous. At his marriage in Leiden, October 4, 1611, he was called "of London." He was about thirty-two when he married. His wife (a widow Vincent) was a sister of Isaac Allerton, who also was married at the same time that he was.

April 1619 in Leiden, Degory Priest stated in a record that he was 40 years old
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Notes for Sarah* ALLERTON
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daughter of Edward ALLERTON and Rose DAVIS
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ALLERTON, SARAH -- A sister of Isaac Allerton, Sarah Allerton married (1) John Vincent, (2) Mayflower passenger Degory Priest, and (3) Cuthbert Cuthbertson. She did not sail to Plymouth with Priest, but remained in Holland where, after hearing of the death of Priest, she married Cuthbertson, and accompanied him to Plymouth in 1623 on the Anne, along with her son Samuel Cuthbertson and her two daughters by Degory Priest, Mary Priest and Sarah Priest. Both she and her husband, Cuthbert Cuthbertson, died before 24 October 1633, when their inventories were taken. [ref 90:235]
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Sarah Allerton, wife successively of John Vincent, Degory Priest and Godbert Godbertson [ref 26]
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Sarah Allerton and 3rd Godbert Godbertson, 13 Nov. 1621 [ref 30]
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Marriage bans for Sarah Allerton - Degory Priest and Isaac Allerton (Sarah's brother) - Mary Norris were published on the same days, Saturday, 8, 15 and 22 October, 1611 and both couple were married on Friday, 4 November, 1611.
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Last Modified 10 Aug 2004 Created 4 Jan 2005
 

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