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Alexander Prentice of Coatbridge, Lanark, Scotland and NY

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Alexander Prentice of Coatbridge, Lanark, Scotland and NY
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2002 and Revised 14 Jul 2009

Update of 14 Jul 2009: This article is replaced by our Fall 2009 article entitled Robert Prentice of Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland .

1. Alexander Prentice was b. c. 1815, Scotland. Alexander and his wife appear in the 1841 census living in Old Monkland.

He m. Christina Wallace on 15 Aug 1840, Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland (per Christine Hadden, email, 12 Mar 2002). She was b. c. 1820, Scotland. They apparently emigrated to Canada at some date between 1848 and 1860 (per birth of daughter, Elizabeth), and then by 1880 to Rochester, NY. They appear in the 1880 census in Rochester, Monroe Co., NY where his occupation is "Lumber Manufacture", Childen (per IGI):

  1. Robert Wallace Prentice, chr. 28 Feb 1841 Dunbeth Relief Church, Coatbridge. Not in 1880 census.
  2. George Prentice, chr. 30 Oct 1842, Coatbridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  3. Ann Prentice, chr. Christening: 15 Dec 1844 Dunbeth Relief Church, Coatbridge
  4. Alexander Prentice, chr. 26 Mar 1848, Coatbridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  5. Jennie Prentice b. c. 1851.
  6. William Prentice, b. c. 1858.
  7. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1860, Canada. At home in the 1880 census in Rochester, Monroe Co., NY.
  8. Christine Prentice, b. 1860 and d. 1 Feb 1882. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]

2. George Prentice, chr. 30 Oct 1842 Dunbeth Relief Church, Coatbridge. Not in 1880 census.

He m. Sarah, b. c. 1846, USA. Children:

  1. Alpha Prentice, b. c. 1868.
  2. Christina Prentice, b. c. 1870.

3. Alexander Prentice, chr. 26 Mar 1848 Dunbeth Relief C, Coatbridge. He is probably the Alexander Prentice, b. Mar 1848 in Scotland, who appears in the 1900 Rochester, Monroe Co., NY census with his wife, Harriet Darling, b. Sep 1852, NY. Living with them was her father, George Darling, b. Sep 1824, NY.

4. Christine Prentice, b. 1860 and d. 1 Feb 1882.

She m. James Addison Mather. He was b. 1841 in Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, and d. 15 Mar 1913 in New Lowell, Sunnidale Twp., Ontario, Canada. He was the son of David Mather and Ann Addison. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Alexander Prentice Mather, b. 28 Jan 1874 in New Lowell, Ontario. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  2. James William Mather, b. 14 Nov 1875
  3. John William Mather, b. 21 Apr 1877 in New Lowell, Ontario, Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]
  4. Norman Lorne Mather, b. 24 Jul 1881

5. Alexander Prentice Mather, b. 28 Jan 1874 in New Lowell, Sunnidale Township, Ontario, Canada, and d. 17 May 1928, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

He m. Margaret O'Neil on 5 Jul 1899, Toronto, Ontario. She was the dau. of Charles O'Neil and Martha Latimer. Children:

  1. Dorothy Mather, b. after 1899.
  2. Gladys Rose Mather, b. after 1899. She m. Harold Edgar Sanderson. He was b. 24 May 1897, Tottenham, Ontario. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancenstry.com . Children:
    1. son Sanderson. He m. Miss Chivrell and had a son and daughter.
    2. son Sanderson. He m. Miss Hewitt and had 1 son and 5 daughters.

6. John William Mather, b. 21 Apr 1877 in New Lowell, Ontario, Canada, and d. there 19 Apr 1944.

He m. Annie Ethel Carter on 16 Nov 1903, Lindsay, Ontario. She was b. c. 1877, Picton, Ontario, and d. 1944. Children:

  1. George E Mather
  2. James Mather
  3. Annie Geraldine Mather
  4. Hilda Kathline Mather, b. 31 Jan 1905
  5. James Mather, b. c. 1910
  6. George Elliott, b. 13 Jul 1916

Who are Alexander Prentice's Parents?

Armed with Alexander's b. c. 1815 date of birth we checked our Glasgow Records database. We found an Alexander Prentice who was chr. 17 Apr 1815, Old Monkland, son of Robert Prentice and Eliza Frame.

As for the parents of the the Robert Prentice who m. Eliza Frame, that Robert Prentice may have been b. c. 1781-1792. The only Robert born in that time and shown in our copy of Glasgow Records are:

  1. Robert Prentice, chr. 12 Dec 1781, Lanark, son of Thomas Prentice and Beatrix Bell.
  2. Robert Prentice, chr. 9 Feb 1783, Cambusnethan, son of John Prentice and Agnes Dalziel.
  3. Robert Prentice, chr. 22 May 1791, Cockburnspath, son of John Prentice aznd Ephy Mason. Cockburnspath lies in Berwickshire and about 20 miles east of Edinburgh.

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