Edward Sprague was born circa 1576 in Upway, Dorsetshire, England to Tristram Sprague (1550-1599) and Elizabeth Colt (1554-1630) and died 6 June 1614 in Dorsetshire, England of unspecified causes. He married Christina Holland (1576-1651) in Dorset, England.


Edward Sprague a fuller by trade, died in 1614 leaving behind 6 children and a widow. In 1629, 3 sons migrated to America.

Three sons of Edward Sprague (1576-1614) migrated in 1629, Ralph (29), Richard (24), William (20), sailing from England and landing in Salem, Massachusetts and in the summer of that year moving to Charlestown, where they with a few others were the first to form and English Settlement. William in 1635 married Milicen Eames, and in 1636 removed to Hingham where they had 11 children.

Marriage & Family

  1. Alice Sprague (1592-1668)
  2. Ralph Sprague (1599-1650) - migrated to Massachusetts Bay Colony in early 1630.
  3. John Frances Sprague (1601-1683)
  4. Edward Spargue (1601-1633)
  5. Richard Sprague (1604-1668) - migrated to Massachusetts Bay Colony in early 1630.
  6. Christopher Sprague (1607-1625)
  7. William Sprague (1609-1675) - migrated to Massachusetts Bay Colony in early 1630.

In Prince's "Chronology" we find the following "Among those who arrived at Naumkeag are Ralph Sprague, with his brothers Richard and William, who were employed by Governor Endicott to explore and take possession of the country west ward. They traveled through the woods to Charleston, on a neck of land called Michawum, between Mystic and Charles rivers, full of Indians named Aborginians, with who they made peace."


Offspring of Edward Sprague and Christina Holland (1576-1651)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alice Sprague (1592-1668)
Ralph Sprague (1599-1650) 20 June 1599 Upwey, England, United Kingdom 24 November 1650 Malden, [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts]|Middlesex County]], Massachusetts, United States Joanna Warren (1603-1680)

John Frances Sprague (1601-1683)
Edward Spargue (1601-1633)
Richard Sprague (1604-1668)
Christopher Sprague (1607-1625)
William Sprague (1609-1675) 1609 Upway, Dorsetshire, England 28 October 1675 Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Millicent Eames (1615-1696)




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