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John Prentice of Edinburgh, Scotland

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John Prentice of Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2001 and Revised 30 Aug 2008

1. John Prentice was b. c. 1831 in Coldingham, Berwickshire. He appears in the 1861 census in Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland, with his wife and family. He is not in the IGI, nor in the 1841 and 1851 census. (See map).

He m. Ann, b. c. 1837, Duns, Berwickshire. Children (per census records):

  1. John Prentice, b. c. 1858, Duns, Berwickshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. James Prentice, b. c. 1860, Duns, Berwickshire. At home in Duns in 1861.
  3. William Prentice, b. c. 1872, Duns, Berwickshire. Living with his brother, John, in the 1891 census.

2. John Prentice was b. c. 1858 in Duns (incorrectly called "Dane" in the 1891 census), Berwickshire, Scotland. At home in Duns in 1861.He appears as a Tailor with his wife and family in the 1891 census in Edinburgh St. Cuthberts, Midlothian, Scotland, living at 4 Elgin Place.

He m. Jane Isabella Steel. The 1891 census shows her as b. 1829 (perhaps a transcription error) in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Their children included:

  1. John Prentice, b. c. 1882, Edinburgh. At home in 1891 in Edinburgh St. Cuthberts.
  2. Ann Fisher Prentice, chr. 3 Jun 1883, Canongate, Edinburgh. At home in 1891 in Edinburgh St. Cuthberts.
  3. Alexander Prentice, chr. 14 Mar 1886, St. George, Edinburgh. At home in 1891 in Edinburgh St. Cuthberts.
  4. William Prentice, chr. 22 Dec 1891, St. George, Edinburgh.

Also living with John's family in 1891 was his brother, William Prentice, b. c. 1872, Duns, Berwickshire.

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