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Prat Research File
Prat, John - (boy) 1587 Colonist roster ( unknown if they are related, but assume so. )
Pratt Roger - Assistant to the Governor -- 1587 Colonist roster - from a list written by North Carolina state pa rks Roanoke. Assistants of the colony who did not remain in Virginia.
Roger Pratt, the colonist, was appointed as an assistant to Governor John White. From reading what can be found on The Lost Colony records indicate two Prats, Roger an adult and John Prat a boy.
We know that the Roanoke Colony, an enterprise financed and organized by Sir Walter Raleigh in the late 16th century to establish a permanent English settlement was in 1587. So, we will need to assume here that Rodger was an adult ranging from 21 years of age to say 40ish. We know from records that the people left at the newly established colony disappeared by 1889 when Governor White returned. We know that the probate courts in England could declare them dead after 7 years of no contact. So research should be started looking for a probate declaration of death on Roger Pratt. After finding a probate record further research can be decided from there.
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