Descendants of --- de Presbyter (Prester/de Praers).
Generation No. 6
6.--- PRATER (DE6 PRAERS?) (---PRATER (PRETOR) (DE5, ROBERTUSPRETOR (PRATER) (DE4, WILLIAMUSPRETOR (PRATER/DE3PRAERS), GUILLIUMUS(WILLIAMUS) JOHONNIE2PRATER, ---DE PRESBYTER (PRESTER/DE1PRAERS).) was born in Eatonwater, Wiltshire Co. England, possibly born along the Welch border, and died in Eatonwater, Wiltshire Co. England.
Notes for --- PRATER (DE PRAERS?):
His first name may have been John.
It is thought that he is the father of Richardus Prater, a bishop in the Catholic Church in England, who was part of an emmasary group sent to Austria to creat an alignment with the Austrians to join the English against the French. The famous "Prater Park" in Austria got its name from Richardus Prater.
Richardus Prater, a Bishop, was in charge of large tracks of church lands in Austria. To help creat a greater "bond" between the church and the royal house of Austria, Richardus gave a 10 kilometer area to the royal family. This area was unlike most of the well hunted lands that the royal family and other noble families of Austria held. Because it belonged to the church, no one dare hunt on this land unless given permission. None was given, thus the area was heavily laiden with wild game.
After receiving the land, the royal family used it as a hunting reserve but by the 17th century the game had been hunted out and the royal family opened it to the general public as a park. Today there is an amusment park located at one end of the park. This amusment park began in the 1700's as a place that was an encampment for those who came to entertain the royal family......... it has evolved into an amusment park to entertain the public.