Upway, Dorsetshire, England
Details: William Sprague immigrated to America in 1628 with his two
brothers, Ralph and Richard on the ship "Abigail", with Governor Endicott and
landed at Salem on September 6, 1628. Ralph became a Lieutenant and Richard a Captain. The
brothers were the first settlers of Charleston and are buried there.
Note: In 1629, the three brothers were listed as
settlers of Charlestown
which is a farmer who owns his own land
Land Rec: In
1636, he was granted land on Union Street in Hingham, MA.
Details: He and his father-in-law obtained grants of land in Hingham and
removed there, where he continued to live (except at one time he appears as a resident of
Milford, MA) His house lot, on Union St. "over the river" was said to be
the pleasantest lot in Hingham.
Note: He was a
Selectman in 1645 and later a Constable and collector of taxes.