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Henry Leslie Prentice of Australia

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Henry Leslie Prentice of Australia
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2001 and Revised 20 Nov 2014

The following information comes from Ancestry.com , an email Kay Patterson very kindly provided us with a copy of a news article reporting the death of Henry Leslie Prentice who was b. c. 1843 at an unspecified location, and an email from Eric Catterall of 20 Nov 2014.

1. Omitted

2. Henry Leslie Prentice (1820-1885) per Eric Catterall, email, 20 Nov 2014. Henry arrived in Melbourne from London on the William Bryan on 29th May 1839. Henry was Presbyterian.

He m. Caroline Kennedy c. 1841. She was b. 1819 and d. 1884. Caroline Kennedy arrived in Melbourne on the William Metcalfe on the 15th November 1839 and was from County Waterford, Ireland. Caroline was protestant per Eric Catterall, email, 20 Nov 2014.

They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Henry Leslie Prentice was b. 1842. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  2. David Prentice 1844 - after 1884 (alive at time of mother's death).
  3. George Prentice 1846 - 1918
  4. Alfred Leslie Prentice 1848 - 1915
  5. Caroline Prentice 1849 - 1927
  6. Mary Prentice 1852 - 1879
  7. Sara Trevora Prentice 1853 - 1938. She m. Laurence Cleghorn in 1883 per Eric Catterall, 19 Nov 2014.
  8. William Francis Prentice 1854 - 1930
  9. James Wilson Prentice 1858 - 1869

3. Henry Leslie Prentice was b. 1842 in an unknown location and d. 7 Sep 1895 in Myrrhee South, Victoria, Australia. His obituary reads as follows:

    Wangaratta Chronicle Wednesday 11/09/1895

    "MYRRHEE. - Death of Mr Henry PRENTICE. - The sudden death of Mr. H. L. Prentice, of Myrrhee South, was heard of with much regret on Saturday. The deceased had not shown serious signs of ill-health, and on Friday evening ate his tea as usual. After tea he sat down in the kitchen, and was smoking and reading a book. His two daughters were present, and deceased conversed with them and seemed in good health and spirits. Between 8 and 9 o'clock his heavy breathing attracted the attention of his daughters, and one of them touched him on the shoulder, saying 'Papa.' He then put his head down on the table and gave three gasps, and when his daughter lifted him up he fell backwards into her arms and died. He had not complained of bad health lately, but it was noticed that he was depressed in spirits at times.

    Mr Prentice had been a widower for the past twelve years, and was 52 years of age. As a doctor had not attended him recently the coroner, Mr C. L. Dobbin, held an inquiry into the cause of death on Sunday, and Misses Edith and Catherine Sarah Prentice, daughters of deceased, related the circumstances, as stated above.

    Dr F. J. McCardel gave evidence. He said he had examined the body externally and found no marks of violence or injury to account for death, the deceased having been physically strong. After hearing the evidence and from careful inquiry he was convinced that death resulted from syncope, following upon valvular disease of the heart.

    Constable C. A. Robertson, Hedi, also gave evidence, and the coroner recorded a verdict that deceased died from syncope as stated by the medical practitioner."

    Vic Death Registration No. 10559, registered Moyhu.

Wangaratta, Moyhu and Myrrhee are located in the north-east part of the state of Victoria in Australia. One can see them on the following linked web map .

Henry m. Mary Agatha Whitty in 1870 in Victoria, Australia. She was b. 1847 in Wexford, Ireland, and d. 1883 in Moyhu, Victoria, Australia. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. Alfred Prentice, b. 1872 and d. that same year, 1872.
  2. Catherine Sarah Prentice, b. 1873, Moyhu, Victoria, and d. 1958, Wangaratta, Victoria. She m. William Charles Cadd, b. 1872, Carningham, Victoria, and d. 1943, Heidelberg, Victoria. His Ancestor Chart: Ancestry.com.
  3. Henry Leslie Prentice, b. 1875, Moyhu, Victoria, and d. 19 Dec 1869, Holbrook, NSW. He m. Ethel Sarah Heather c. 1908, Germanton, NSW. She was b. 19 Jul 1883, Albury, NSW, and d. 21 May 1962, Holbrook, NSW. Her family tree: Ancestry.com . Children:
  4. George Leslie Prentice – 1979
  5. Mary Ethel Prentice, b. 1909, Wagga, Wagga, NSW.
  6. Lucy M. Prentice, b. 1910, Wagga, Wagga, NSW.
  7. Kitty Isabel Prentice, b. c. 1918, and d. 2003, Canberra, Australia.
  8. Irene Prentice 1925 – 1925
  • Mary Prentice, b. 1877, Wangaratta, Victoria.
  • Edith Prentice, b. 1880, Moyhu, Viuctoria, and d. 1958, Wangaratta, Victoria.

    Who are Henry Lesle Prentice's Parents?

    The article did not provide any information about his parents.

    If you have any information about the folks mentioned in this article, please contact us at dewald@prenticenet.com and please include the title and date of this article.


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