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Prentices of Linslade. Tilsworth, etc., England

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Prentices of Linslade, Tilsworth, Chalgrave, Houghton Regis, Stanbridge, Leighton Buzzard
and Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England

Spring 2001 and Revised 25 Oct 2014


Introduction: With the help of Ian Prentice, Lizz Jeffery, John Taylor, Kim Schlotterbeck, Ron Stretton, Sean Prentice, Joan Marshall, Marilyn Foster, Lisa Paddle, Ancestry.com, the IGI and the census records of England and the United States, we have prepared the following tentative family tree for Henry Prentice of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, but researchers are advised that they should independently confirm all links.

This is one of our largest Prentice family trees. It contains information about those members with roots in England as well as additional information about their many descendants who have emigrated to Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.



1. Henry Prentice of Linslade, Buckinghamshire. We do not have a birth date for Henry, but it may have been c. 1520-35. Died 1555 leaving a Will. He had at least 2 sons:

  1. Edward Prentice,b. c. 1540-55. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. William Prentice, b. 1540-55. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2a]

2. Edward Prentice, b. c. 1540-55, who d. 1615 at Tilsworth, Bedfordshire; he m. Joyce Smith in 1577 in Chalgrave. Edward & Joyce's children:

  1. Thomas Prentice, b. 1580 in Tilsworth; m. Joan who died 1640. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  2. Agnes Prentice, b. 1584; m. Henry Ames 1614 Tilsworth
  3. Edward Prentice, b. 1587 Chalgrave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[4]
  4. Jane Prentice, b. 1590; m. Edward Ivent 1610 Stanbridge
  5. William Prentice, b. 1593 Chalgrave; m. secondly Elizabeth Bostock in 1630, Tilsworth. . . . . . . . . [5]

2a. William Prentice, son of Henry of Linslade (#1), was b. c. 1540-55. We do not yet know the name of his wife. Their children included:

  1. Richard Prentice, who m. Elizabeth Stratton 1609 in Puddington
  2. William Prentice, b. Aug 1569, Romford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]
  3. Frances Prentice, b. 1571 L. Buzzard
  4. Alice Prentice, b. 1572
  5. Thomas Prentice, b. 1574; alive 1649. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7]
  6. Mary Prentice, 1576
  7. Henry Prentice, Yeoman of Seywell, Houghton Regis; b. 1580; d. 1645; m. Alice
  8. Hawkins 1605; d. 1637. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8]

3. Thomas Prentice b. 1580 in Tilsworth; m. Joan who died 1640. Thomas & Joan's children included:

  1. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1600-1634. Thomas had a son:

    1. Thomas Prentice, b. 1654, Tilsworth; d. 1727. He was a Yeoman of Tilsworth Prentice, Wingfield and Chalgrave. He m. 1st Elizabeth Luce, 1679 Bedford; she d. 1723. He m. 2nd Mary who subsequently m. William Ansell of Hanslope, Buckinghamshire in 1728 in Hockliffe. Thomas had a daughter:

      1. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1681 in Tilsworth but she d. 1691. `

4. Edward Prentice was b. in 1587 in Chalgrave. Edward had children:

  1. Edward Prentice, of Tilsworth and Wingfield died 1666; his wife was buried in Chalgrave in 1643
  2. Henry Prentice, had 3 children whose names were not given in his brother Edward's Will
  3. Thomas Prentice, m. Sarah. They had 2 children:
    1. Thomas Prentice. living in Drayton, Buckinghamshire in 1656.
    2. Katherine Prentice.

  4. An unnamed daughter who m. Gabriel Buckenham
  5. Another daughter who m. a Mr. Eaves

5. William Prentice, b. 1593 Chalgrave; m. secondly Elizabeth Bostock in 1630, Tilsworth. William's children were:

  1. William Prentice, b. 1627 in Stanbridge.m. Mary and had a son:
    1. John Prentice, b. 1660 in Sundon.

  2. John Prentice, b. 1630; he had a daughter:
    1. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1658 in Campton.

  3. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1631.
  4. Mary Prentice, b. 1631.
  5. Joan Prentice, b. 1633.

6. William Prentice (son of William, #2a), b. Aug 1569, Romford, Essex.

He m. Alice Wallis in 1590 in Houghton Regis. he was b. 18 Aug 1576, St. Paul, Bedfordshire. She was the dau. of John Wallis (b. 1548) and Elizabeth Webb (b. 1550). William & Alice's children:

  1. Alice Prentice, b. 1591 Houghton Regis; d. 1591
  2. John Prentice, b. 1593; He was a Churchwarden in 1638 in Houghton Regis and d. 1641. He had 2 children:
    1. Robert Prentice, b. 1638 Houghton Regis;
    2. John Prentice, b. 1640, d. 1641.

  3. Robert Prentice, b. 1597 Chalgrave; d. between 1639 and 1654; he m. Sarah Harrison in 1629, Kensworth; she d. 1657. Two children:
    1. Thomas Prentice, b. 1632 Kensworth;
    2. Mary Prentice, b.1636; m. John Andrews 1657.

  4. Ellen Prtentice, b. 5 Oct 1603, Great Horwood, Buckinghamshire. She m. Ralph Pollard on 23 Feb 1623, Great Horwood. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Ralph Pollard, b. 31 an 1635, Thornborough, Buckinghshire, and d. 24 Apr 1720, Thornborough. He m. Francis and had a son, Samuel Pollard (1652-1739).

7. Thomas Prentice (son of William, #2a) was b. 1574 and was still living in 1649 at the age of 75. Thomas' children included:

  1. Richard Prentice, a Yeoman of Stanbridge & Tilsworth; b. 1613. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [9]
  2. Ann Prentice, b. 1609 Puddington; m. Silvester Missenden in 1633.
  3. Henry Prentice, of L. Buzzard and Stanbridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [10]

8. Henry Prentice (son of William, #2a) of Seywell, Houghton Regis, was b. in 1580. We do not know the name of his wife. Their children included:

  1. John Prentice, Yeoman of Seywell and Perfumier of London; b. 1609; d. 1688 Houghton Regis. One known daughter:
    1. Mary Prentice. She m. Robert Cooke.

  2. Jane Prentice, b. 1613; m. Michael Cooke 1632.
  3. Alice Prentice, b. 1616 m. John Hawkins.
  4. Henry Prentice, of Halton, Buckinghamshire b. 1619; had a daughter:
    1. Mary Prentice, b. 1662

  5. William Prentice, b. 1622; d. 1680; m. Mary who d. in 1672 in Houghton Regis.
  6. Thomas Prentice, b. 1627 and was living in 1689 at the age of 62. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [11]
  7. Mary Prentice, b. 1630.

9. Richard Prentice (son of Thomas, #7) was a Yeoman of Stanbridge & Tilsworth and was b. in 1613 in Stanbridge. He d. in 1649 at the age of only 36. We do not know the name of his wife. Their children included:

  1. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1633-49. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [12]
  2. William Prentice, b. c. 1633-49 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [13]
  3. Richard Prentice, under 18 years in 1649. He had a son John who was a Perfumier in London in 1709.

10. Henry Prentice (son of Thomas, #7) was b. c. 1624-45.

He m. Elizabeth and lived in Leighton Buzzard and Stanbridge. Alive in 1706. Their children included:

  1. Elizabeth Prentice. We do not have a birth date for her, but she may have been a daugher by a prior marriage and b. c. 1640-45. She m. Thomas Cannon of Leighton Buzzard.
  2. Henry Prentice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [14]
  3. Thomas Prentice, b. 1653 in Stanbridge and d. 1706 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [15]
  4. Sarah Prentice, b. 1656; m. Thomas Stapp in 1682 in Leighton Buzzard
  5. John Prentice, b. 1660.
  6. Mary Prentice, b. 1671; m. Henry Lane, labourer, in 1704.
  7. Ann Prentice, b. 1672; m. William Smith in 1691, Chalgrave.

11. Thomas Prentice (son of Henry, #8) was b. in 1627 and was living in 1689 at the age of 62. We do not know the name of his wife. Thomas' children included:

  1. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1662, Stanbridge.
  2. Thomas Prentice, b. 1662.
  3. Humphrey Prentice, b. 1662.
  4. Frances Prentice, b. 1664.

12. Thomas Prentice (son of Richard, #9), was b. c. 1633-49. He was a Yeoman, Farmer of Eaton Bray, Leighton Buzzard and Stanbridge; d. 1709.

He m. Elizabeth before 1667. She d. in 1714. Thomas and Elizabeth's children included:

  1. Thomas Prentice, a Yeoman Farmer of Eaton Bray; b. 1667; d. 1717; m. 1st Elizabeth d. 1704. He m. 2nd Elizabeth Wood in 1704 and she d. in 1708. They had a son:
    1. Thomas Prentice who was a Yeoman of Eaton Bray and Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire; b. 1704; d. 1736

  2. Richard Prentice, a Yeoman Farmer of Stanbridge in 1709; in 1719 he was living in South Mimms, Middlesex; b. 1674 Eaton Bray; m. Sarah Atkins in 1699 she d. 1709. He m. 2nd Ellen Cock in 1710 Dunstable. One son:
    1. Richard Prentice.

  3. Frances Prentice, m. Mr. Strapp and d. 1711 with a son Thomas

13. William Prentice, Farmer of Eaton Bray.

He m. Diana Deakes in 1702 in Houghton Regis. William and Diana's children included:

  1. William Prentice, b. 1672 Stanbridge; m. Mary Rogers 1709 Souldrop. They had a son:
    1. William Prentice, of Eaton Bray. He m. Mary Bailey in 1722 in Edleborough.
  2. Richard Prentice, b. 1673
  3. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1674 H. Regis; d. 1675

14. Henry Prentice was b. c. 1650-56 and probably in or near Bedford, Bedfordshire, England and d. c. 1720 in Bedford.

He m. Catherine Carter of Goldington in 1672. She was b. c. 1654 in Bedford. Catherine may have had a daughter, Mary, by a prior marriage in 1671 in Stanbridge. Mary m. Henry Lane in 1704 in Stanbridge.

Children of Henry and Catherine:

  1. Ann Prentice, b. 1673 (per Ian Prentice).
  2. Richard Prentice, b. 1673 (per Ian Prentice).
  3. Henry Prentice, b. 1674, Bedford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [16]
  4. John Prentice, b. 30 Jul 1676 Bedford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [17]
  5. Catharine Prentice, b. c. 1678 Bedford (per IGI.
  6. Ann Prentice, b. c. 1678 Bedford, Bedford (per IGI.

15. Thomas Prentice, b. 1653 in Stanbridge and d. 1706. He was a Wharfinger of Clement Danes in London.

He married Sarah. He had 1 or more children, including:

  1. William Prentice of Clement Danes when he died in 1713 and previously of Her Majesty's Yard in Deptford. He was buried in Houghton Regis. He had children:
    1. John Prentice, an Innkeeper of Aldgate, London. He d. in 1732, unmarried.
    2. Mary Prentice. She m. William Purcell of Ware Emberton in Buckinghamshire.
    3. Ann Prentice. She m. Richard Leake of Eversall, Bedfordshire.
    4. Thomas Prentice, a Beangrinder of Clement Danes.

16. Henry Prentice, b. 1674, Bedford.

He m. Elizabeth Church in Bedford on 24 Nov 1689. Their known children include:

  1. Ann Prentice,c hr. 3 Dec 1690, Bedford. She m. in 1724.
  2. Luke Prentice, chr. 8 Oct 1693, Bedford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [18]

17. John Prentice, b. 30 Jul 1676 Bedford (per IGI) and d. 1750 in Cople, Bedford.

He m. Ann Rawson who was b. c. 1686 in Cardington, Bedford and d. 15 Sep 1747 in Cardington, Bedford. Children (per IGI and Ancestry.com):

  1. Henry Prentice, chr. 7 Mar 1708, Cardington and bur. 11 Nov 1719, age 9 years.
  2. Ann Prentice, chr. 11 Dec 1709, Cardington, Bedford, and bur. 8 Dec 1737. She m. William Steward on 7 Sep 1732, Cardington.
  3. John Prentice, b. c. 1711, Cardington, Bedford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [19]
  4. William Prentice, chr. 22 Oct 1714, Cardington and bur. 28 Jan 1732, age 17 years.
  5. Alice Prentice, chr. 23 Nov 1718, Cardington and bur. 5 Jun 1720, age 1 year+.

18. Luke Prentice Sr., chr. 8 Oct 1693, Bedford.

He m. 1st Elizabeth Fairy on 29 Apr 1716 at Saint John, Bedford.

  1. Luke Prentice Jr., chr. 5 May 1717 Saint Mary, Bedford, Bedford, England. He may have died before 1722 when another son, Luke, appears.

Luke Prentice Sr. m. 2nd Mary Bartle in 1718 in Blunham. Children (per IGI):

  1. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1719.
  2. Luke Prentice III, chr. 25 Mar 1722 Saint Mary, Bedford, Bedford, England. He is probably the Luke Prentice shown in the IGI as marrying Anne Livenham on 2 Oct 1743 in Bedford. She d. 1748. Children (per IGI):
    1. James Prentice, chr. 22 Jul 1744 Cardington, Bedford, England Bedfordshire, England.
    2. Elizabeth Prentice, born/chr. 5 May 1746 Cardington. She d. 1757.
    3. James Prentice, b. 1748; d. 1748.
    4. Rebecca Prentice, b. 1749.

    Luke Prentice III m. 2nd Elizabeth March in 1748, Cardington. She d. 1752 in Luton. Children:

    1. James Prentice, chr. 11 Dec 1748 Cardington, Bedford, England

Luke Prentice Sr. m. 3rd Mary Church in 1723 in Bildenham. Their children were:

  1. Henry Prentice, b. 1725.
  2. Mary Prentice, b. 1728.

19. John Prentice, b. c. 1711, Cardington, Bedford and d. 1783 in Cople, Bedford.

The IGI says that he m. (apparently as a 1st wife) Elizabeth Green on 4 Oct 1739 in Cardington.

An entry in Ancestry.com says he m. (apparently as a 2nd wife) Ann Grindridge in Willington in 1744. Ann is called Ann Crendige in the IGI. Willington lies about 5 miles east of Bedford. By 1746 they were living Cople, about a miles or so south of Willington. She was b. c. 1724 in Gt. Barford, Bedford, and d. 25 May 1795 in Cople, Bedford. Children:

  1. Susan Prentice, b. 12 Oct 1746, Cople, Bedfordshire. She m. in 1769, but the name of her husband has not yet been determined.
  2. Ann Prentice, b. 8 Oct 1749, Cople, Bedfordshire. She m. in 1774, but the name of her husband has not yet been determined.
  3. John Prentice, b. 5 Nov 1752, Cople. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [20]
  4. Henry Prentice, b. 20 Jul 1755, Cople. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [21]
  5. William Prentice, chr. 14 Aug 1757, Cople (per IGI)
  6. Edith Prentice, b. 1758, Cople. She m. in 1790, but the name of her husband has not yet been determined.
  7. Judith Prentice, b. 1760.
  8. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1762

20. John Prentice, b. 1752, Cople, Bedfordshire.

He m. Sarah Dawson in 1778 in Oakley. Children (per Ian Prentice and IGI):

  1. Charlotte/Charlotta Prentice, born/chr. 16 May 1779 (per IGI), Oakley. She m. William Lawson on 25 Jul 1803, Oakley. They had 1 or more children, including:
    1. Matilda/Matilde Lawson, chr. 9 Apr 1812, Oakley (per IGI).
  2. Sarah Prentice, born/chr. 23 Sep 1781, Oakley (per IGI)
  3. (perhaps) Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1784. She m. Thomas Childs, 24 Feb 1805, in Oakley. No children shown in IGI.
  4. John Prentice, chr. 25 Feb 1786, Oakley (per IGI)
  5. Joseph Prentice, b. 18 Mar 1787, Oakley (per IGI). He m. Mary Denton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [22]
  6. Ann Prentice, b. chr. 21 Sep 1789, Oakley (per IGI)
  7. John Prentice, chr. 25 Sep 1791, Oakley (per IGI). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[23]
  8. James Prentice, born/chr. 23 Sep 1793, Oakley. He may, or may not, be the James Prentice who m. Eleanor. Son:
    1. William Prentice, chr. 20 Aug 1815, Hockliffe (per IGI) which lies about 20 miles south of Oakley.
    James m., 1st or 2nd, Elizabeth Brown 24 Sep 1821, Oakley (per IGI). Possible sons:
    1. (perhaps) Joseph Prentice, b. c. 1826; he m. Eliza Wooding on 23 Oct 1849, Oakley. She was b.c. 1826. (per IGI)
    2. (perhaps) William Prentice, b. c. 1822, who m. Fanny Wooding on 14 Nov 14 NOV 1843, Oakley (per IGI). Daughter:
      1. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 22 Aug 1847, Oakley and d. 27 Nov 1928. Bur. Oakley Church Yard. She m. John Panter on 15 May 1888, Oakley. (per IGI)
    James m., 2nd or 3rd, Elizabeth Gibbon 25 Dec 1829, Oakley.
  9. Mary Prentice, chr. 20 Sep 1795, Oakley. She is probably the Mary Prentice who m. Joseph Church on 26 Sep 1814, Oakley.
  10. Sarah Prentice, born/chr. 1 Feb 1801, Oakley.
  11. William Prentice, chr. 1 Apr 1804, Oakley (per IGI); m. 1843. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [24]
We also found in the IGI a Jane Prentice, perhaps b. c. 1810-25 (no husband named) who had a daughter, Sarah Prentice, who m. Robert Burgess on 5 Aug 1845 Oakley. So far we have not been able to identify Jane's parents. By email of 4 Nov 2003, Colin Dawson advises that he located a death for "Sarah Burgess (Prentice)" in the 4th Qtr 1868, aged 44 years (Cert. 3b 191). Robert Burgess than appears to have then married Elizabeth Smith who may have been the widow of a John Smith.

21. Henry Prentice, b. 20 Jul 1755, Cople, Bedfordshire.

He m. Rebecca Lebon 1778 in Wishampstead. She was b. c. 1759 in Blunham, Bedford. Children (per IGI, Ian Prentice, John Taylor and posting by Lizz Jeffrey at Ancestry.com ):

  1. Henry Prentice, b. 1778 Wilshamstead; m. 1818 Sarah Selby (per Ian Prentice)
  2. Sarah Prentice, chr.4 Feb 1781 Blunham, Bedford, England. She may have d. young as a later daughter has the same name.
  3. Louisa Prentice, b. 23 Oct 1785 Blunham, Bedford, England
  4. John Prentice, b. 1786, chr. 22 Apr 1787. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [25]
  5. Edith Prentice, b./chr. 9 Nov 1788 Blunham, Bedford, England
  6. Mary Prentice, b./chr. 2 Jan 1791 Blunham, Bedford, England. She may be the Mary Prentice who m. John Johnson on 11 Apr 1814 in Blunham.
  7. John Prentice, b./chr 13 Jan 1793 Blunham. He m. Mary Frere in 1825. Their children included:
    1. Jane Prentice, b. 1828 at Blunham. Jane died 1904 at Sandy, Bedfordshire. Jane married John Gailor in 1848 at Blunham. Their children included:
      1. William Gailor, born 1853, Sandy. Not in 1861 census.
      2. Arthur Gailor, born 1867, Sandy.
    2. William Stevens Prentice, chr. 24 Oct 1830, All Saints, Leighton Buzzard.
    3. Joseph Prentice, chr. 18 Jul 1833, All Saints, Leighton Buzzard.
    4. William Prentice, chr. 18 Mar 1835, All Saints, Leighton Buzzard.
  8. Lucy Ezir/Ezird Prentice, chr. 27 Jul 1794 and d. 1795, Blunham.
  9. Sarah Prentice, chr. 16 Oct 1796, Blunham, Bedford, England. She m. Henry Radford who was b. 7 Aug 1790 in Blunham, Bedford. Son (per Ancestry.com and IGI):
    1. James Radford, chr. 11 Mar 1817, Old Warden.
    2. Hasor/Hazor Radford, b. May 1823, Old Warden.
    3. Eliza Radford, b. c. 1828, Old Warden.
    4. George Radford, b. 26 Apr 1830, Old Warden, Bedford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [26]
    5. Edy Radford, b. 1833, Old Warden.
  10. William Prentice, b.chr. 18 Aug 1799, Blunham, and d. 1869 in Biggleswade. He m. Martha Guy in 1820, Blunham. Children (per Ian Prentice):
    1. Henry Prentice, b. 1822, Blunham.
    2. William Prentice, b. 1825. He lived in Moggerhanger. Imprisoned in 1834. Died 1857, Biggleswade.
    3. Benjamin Prentice, b. 1827, Mugger/Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire, and d. 1893. He m. Anne Martha, b. 1840, Mugger (per 1861 census). Still there in 1871 and 1891 census. Children:
      1. William Prentice, b. 1858, Mugger/Muggerhanger and chr. 25 Jul 1858, Blunham. At home in 1871 census.
      2. Frederick Arthur Prentice, b. 1860, Mugger/Moggerhanger and chr. 9 Sep 1860, Muggerhanger, Bedford. He m. Georgiana Hall 23 Apr 1883 Muggerhanger, Bedford, England. She was b. c. 1864, Muggerhanger. They appear in the 1901 Muggerhanger census with their 6 daughters:
        1. Fannie Prentice, b. c. 1884. At home in Muggerhanger in 1901.
        2. Mable Prentice, b. c. 1889. At home in Muggerhanger in 1901.
        3. Bertha Prentice, b. c. 1891, Muggerhanger. At home in Muggerhanger in 1901.
        4. Thizza Prentice, b. c. 1893. At home in Muggerhanger in 1901.
        5. Gladys Prentice, b. c. 1899. At home in Muggerhanger in 1901.
        6. Doris Prentice, b. c. 1901. At home in Muggerhanger in 1901.

22. Joseph Prentice, b. 18 Mar 1787, Oakley (per IGI). He m. Mary Denton on 29 Apr 1810, Oakley (per IGI). He may, or may not, be the Joseph Prentice who m. Hannah, perhaps as a 2nd wife, before 1816 and had:

  1. Charlotte Prentice, chr. 21 May 1820 Oakley.
  2. Isaac Prentice, chr. 11 Jan 1818, Oakley. He appears in the 1851 and 1861 census in Tonbridge, Kent, which indicates he had been b. c. 1818 in Clapham, Bedfordshire. With him is his wife, Ann, b. c. 1816, Leigh, Kent. They appear in the 1871 census living in Ash Civil Parish, Town: Hodsoll Street, Kent. Ann appears, apparently a widow and without her husband, in the 1881 census in Tonbridge, Kent. Not in 1901 census. Children:

    1. Eliza Prentice, b. 16 Feb 1843, chr. 14 May 1843, Oakley, d/o Isaac Prentice and Ann. Not home in the 1851 census.

    2. Joseph Prentice, b. c. 1849, Tunbridge, Kent. At home in the 1851 and 1861 census. He appears in the 1881 and 1891 census in St. Giles, Berkshire, with his wife, Sarah A., b. c. 1849 Tunbridge. 1901 census in Tunbridge. Children.
      1. Joseph E. Prentice, b. c. 1878, Darlington, Berkshire?. At home in St. Giles in 1881 and 1891 census in St. Giles, Berkshire. In the 1901 in St. Thomas, Wiltshire, census he is a Boarder
      2. Ernest G. Prentice, b. c. 1880, Reading, Berkshire. At home in St. Giles in 1881, 1891 and 1901 census.
      3. Edith F. Prentice, b. c. 1881?, Reading, Berkshire. At home in St. Giles in 1881, 1891 and 1901 census.

    3. John Prentice, b. c. 1852, Tunbridge, Kent. At home in the 1861 and 1871 census. He appears in the 1881 Tunbridge census as a Coachman with his wife, Jane, b. c. 1853, Sunderland, Durham. He appears in the 1891 Tunbridge census and 1901 Middlesbrough census where his wife is called Margaret J. and b c. 1852, Tunbridge. Children:
      1. John Edward Prentice, b. c. 1879, Middlesboro, Yorkshire. At home in 1881. At home in 1891. In 1901 census in Guisborough, Yorkshire, with his wife, Alice, b. c. 1881, Middlesborough. Children:
        1. Fanny Prentice, b. c. 1897, Middlesborough. At home in 1901 census.
        2. Lilian Prentice, b. c. 1900, Middlesborough. At home in 1901 census.
      2. Edith Prentice, b. c. 1881, Middlesboro, Yorkshire. At home in 1891.
      3. Elizabeth A. Prentice, b. c. 1882, South Borough, Kent.At home in 1891 and 1901.
      4. Arthur Prentice, b. c. 1883, Middlesboro, Yorkshire. At home in 1891 and 1901.
      5. Albert H. Prentice, b. c. 1884, Middlesboro, Yorkshire. At home in 1891.
      6. Ethel Prentice b. c. 1890, Middlesboro, Yorkshire. At home in 1891 and 1901.
      7. Herbert Prentice, b. c. 1893, Middlesboro, Yorkshire. At home in 1901.

    4. Fanny Prentice, b. c. 1856, Tunbridge, Kent. At home in the 1861, 1871 and 1881 census. In the 1891 Tunbridge census she is in the home of Henry and Elizabeth Smith and is called a Niece.

    5. Edgar Prentice, b. c. 1859, Tunbridge, Kent. At home in the 1861 and 1871 census. He appears in the 1881 census in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, with his wife, Charlotte, b. c. 1856, Evinwood, Durham. 1901 census in Thirsk, Yorkshire with no children shown at home. Son: son:
      1. Edward Prentice, b. c. 1880, Middlesbro, Yorkshire. At home in Middlesbrough in 1881. In the 1901 census he is a Boarder in Darlington, Durham.

    6. Caleb Prentice, b. c. 1862, Tunbridge, Kent. At home in the 1871 census. In 1891 census in Tunbridge Wells with his wife, Ruth Byron(?), b. c. 1860, Mettlebed, Oxfordshire. Living with them were his sisters-in-law, Henrietta and Naomi Bryan. 1901 census in Tunbridge Wells. Children:
      1. Fanny Prentice, b. c. 1890, Tun Wells, Kent. At home in 1891 and 1901.
      2. Opha/Alphree(?) Prentice, son, b. c. 1891, Tun Wells, Kent. At home in 1891 and 1901.
      3. Henrietta H. Prentice, b. c. 1894, Tunbridge Wells. At home in 1901.
      4. Vera H. Prentice, b. c. 1897, Tunbridge Wellsa. At home in 1901.
      5. Ruby M. Prentice, b. c. 1898, Tunbridge Wells. At home in 1901.

  3. Mary Prentice, chr. 10 Mar 1816, Oakley.
  4. (perhaps) Mary Prentice, b. c. 1820 whose father is called Joseph Prentice in the IGI record of her m. to William Cradock on 2 Feb 1841, Oakley. He was b. c. 1820.
  5. (perhaps) John Prentice, b. c. 1822, Oakley. See information received from Celia Northern by email of 15 Mar 2003. See John Prentice of Oakley in our Spring 2003 issue.

23. John Prentice, chr. 25 Sep 1791 (per IGI) in Oakley, Bedfordshire, England, which lies a short distance northwest of Bedford. He d. 25 May 1854 Sharnbrook (per Joan Marshall, email, 27 Nov 2003)

The 1841 census confirms, that John m. Lucy, b. c. 1801.We continue with the family of John Prentice and Lucy of Bromham. After their marriage, they later moved about 5 miles north to Sharnbrook at some date prior to the birth of their son, John, in 1824. They left Sharnbrook, England for Victoria, Australia on 20 Aug 1860. John and Lucy had the following children:

  1. William Prentice, chr. 20 Aug 1820, Souldrop, Bedfordshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [23.1]

  2. Charles Prentice, b. c. 1821, Bromham, Bedfordshire. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [27]

  3. John Prentice, b. c. 1823, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshireper 1861 census. At home in 1841 Sharnbrook census. John m. a Mary Westley on 2 Jul 1842 or 1843. She was b. c. 1825, Odell, Bedfordshire. They appear in the 1861 and 1871 census in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Not in 1881 census. Children:
    1. Sarah Prentice, b. c. 1851, Sharnbrooke, Bedfordshire. At home in 1861Wellingborough census.
    2. Eliza A. Prentice, b. c. 1857, Souldrop, Bedfordshire. At home in 1861 and 1871 Wellingborough census.

  4. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1826, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [23.2]

  5. George Prentice, b. c. 1828, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire (per 1851 census. At home in 1841 Sharnbrook census. In 1851 census in St. Neots, Huntingdonshire. Not in 1861 and later census. He is Kim Schlotterbeck's ancestor.

  6. James Prentice,b. c. 1831, Bedfordshire. At home in 1841 Sharnbrook census. In 1851 census in St. Noets, Huntingdonshire, he was a lodger. Not in 1861 later census.

  7. Samuel Prentice, b. c. 1833, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire. At home in 1841 Sharnbrook census. He appears in the 1861 census in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, in the home of his mother, Lucy. He later appears in the 1871 and 1881 census in Wellingborough with his wife, Eliza, b. c. 1839, Kempsford, Bedfordshire; no children shown.

  8. Sarah Prentice, b. c. 1836, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire. At home in 1841 and 1861 Sharnbrook census.

Kim believes that Thomas Prentice, above, is the same person as the Thomas Prentice mentioned our Spring 2000 article and identified there by Sue and Ron Terwijn as the son of a John Prentice and Ruth Pugh. Whether they are the same Thomas Prentice, the key to resolving the problem lies in determining whether:

  • there were 2 men named John Prentice who married different women (one Lucy and the other Ruth Pugh),
  • or whether there was only 1 John Prentice and the two women are either the same person with one name being wrong, or perhaps 1st and 2nd wives.

23.1 William Prentice, b. Bedfordshire (per 1841 census) and chr. 20 Aug 1820, Souldrop, Bedfordshire (per 1851 census). At home in 1841 Sharnbrook census.

He m. 1st Jane, b. c. 1825, Souldrop (per 1851 Souldrop census).

William m. 2nd Mary Ann Church on 23 Jun 1859, Sharnbrook (per Ron Stretton, emails, Dec 2000). He was a farmer. After their 1859 marriage, William and his wife left Sharnbrook, England, for Australia, arriving aboard the "Ocean Home" in Aug 1860. Children (Lisa Paddle, email 20 Mar 2008 and Ancestry.com: One World Tree):

  1. Elizabeth Jane Prentice, b. 1866 in Moyston, Victoria, Australia. She m. William Dunning om 1887 and had:
    1. William Dunning, b. 1888 in Nine Mile Creek, [locality], Victoria, Australia
    2. Thomas Dunning, b. 1889 in Numurkah, [locality], Victoria, Australia
    3. Sarah Prentice Dunning, b. 1892 in Numurkah, [locality], Victoria, Australia
  2. William John Prentice, b. 1868 in Moyston, Victoria, Australia. He m. Catherine Campbell in 1892 and had:
    1. Florence Sarah Prentice
    2. Thomas Ralph Prentice
    3. Albert Eddison Prentice
    4. Agnes Eda Prentice, b. 1892 in Numurkah, Victoria, Australia
    5. William John Prentice, b. 1895 in Barwo, Victoria, Australia
    6. Francis George Prentice, b. 1897 in Strathbogie, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1901, Barwo, Victoria.
    7. Arthur Eric Prentice, b. 1900 in Barwo, Victoria, Australia
    8. Francis Claude Prentice, b. 1902 in Barwo, Victoria, Australia
  3. Sarah Henrietta Prentice. b.1870 in Moyston, Victoria, Australia
  4. Thomas Arthur Prentice, b. 1873 in Moyston, Victoria, Australia. He m. Bridget Ellen Bellew in 1908. She was b. Kotupura. Children per Ian Prentice, email, 6 Nov 2010:
    1. Violet Amy Prentice. She m. Horace Dunkley.
    2. Francis George Prentice. He m. Margaret Elizabeth Maher. Children:
      1. Joyce Lorraine Prentice. She m. David Bradbury
      2. Gary Francis Prentice.
      3. Gregory Lawrence Prentice.
      4. Ian Howard Paul Prentice. He m. Georgia Tzalis.
      5. Brendan Joseph Prentice. He m. Joanne Fella.
    3. Thomas William Prentice
    4. Grace Eda Prentice. She m. Alfred Claremont Jacobs. He was b. 1917 in Numurkah, Victoria, and d. 15 Jan 1978 in Brunswick, Victoria. Children:
      1. Living son Jacobs. He m. Miss Robyn and had a son.
      2. Living son Jacobs. He m. Miss Robyn and had a son and daughter.
      3. Patricia Ellen Jacobs, b. 1946 in Melbourne, [locality], Victoria, and d. 20 Nov 1954, Mt. Eliza, Victoria.
    5. James Gordon Prentice. He m. Anne.
    6. Emma Victoria Prentice. She m. William Hawks. Children:
      1. John Hawks
      2. Kevin Hawks. He m. Glenys Halden
      3. Patricia Hawks
    7. Lloyd David Prentice
    8. John Prentice
    9. Olive Prentice. She m. Les Ferguson. Children:
      1. David Ferguson
      2. Peter Ferguson
      3. Susan Ferguson
    10. Nell Prentice. He m. Maxwell Keogh
      1. Brian Keogh
      2. Maxine Keogh
      3. Anthony Keogh
      4. Helen Keogh
    11. Mary Prentice. She m. George Aitken
      1. Kim Aitken
      2. Pamela Aitken
      3. Paul Aitken
  5. Samuel George Prentice. b. 1873 in Moyston, Victoria, Australia. He m. Mary Campbell in 1900. Children:
    1. Robert Arthur Prentice
    2. Henrietta Prentice
    3. Ellen Elizabeth Prentice
    4. Edward William Prentice
    5. George Baden Prentice, b. 1900 in Barwo, Victoria, Australia
    6. Maria Maude Prentice, b. 1902 in Barwo, Victoria, Australia
    7. Samuel Prentice, b. 1902 in Barwo, Victoria, Australia
    8. Annie Prentice, b. 1903 in Barwo, Victoria, Australia
  6. Lucy Ellen Prentice, b. 23 Mar 1876 in Moyston, Victoria, Australia. She m. Charles McKenna on 143 Nov 1905. Daughter:
    1. Ida May Prentice, b. 5 Mar1900 in Numurkah, Victoria, Australia (witness on birth cert. aunt Eda Porter, Nathalia). She m. Gerard James (or James Gerard) Pendlebury on 19 Aug 1918. Children:
      1. Olive Pendlebury.
      2. Margaret Patricia Pendlebury, b. 11 Dec 1927, Carlton, Victoria, and d. 1990s. Lisa Paddle is her granddaughter.
      3. Gerard Pendlebury.
  7. Eda Prentice, b. 1878 in Moyston, Victoria, Australia. She m. James Porter in 1897. Son:
    1. Raymond George Porter, b. 1899 in Barwo, Victoria, Australia

23.2 Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1822, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, and d. 25 Oct 1896, Rocky Lead, , Ann, b. c. 1821, Odell, Bedfordshire, and d. 25 Oct 1896, Rocky Lead, Victoria, Australia, per Ancestry .com . At home in 1841 Sharnbrook census. He appears in the 1851 Felmersham, Bedfordshire, census with his wife and family. Not in 1861 and later England census. Felmersham lies about a mile south of Sharnbrook.

He m. Ann Westley on 4 May 1843, Odell, Bedfordshire. She was b. 23 Jun 1820, Odell, Bedfordshire, and d. 1894, Rocky Lead, Victoria, Australia. She was the dau. of John Westley.

For Thomas Prentice's children and descendants, see our Winter 2003 article entitled John Prentice of Sharnbrook, England .

23.3 John Prentice, b. c. 1839, Odell, Bedfordshire, and d. 3 Sep 1919, Rocky Lead, Victoria, Australia. He might be a stepson to Ann. Odell lies about a mile SW of Sharnbrook. At home in Felmersham in 1851. Arrived in Geelong and Victoria, Australia, on 13 Jan 1853.

He m. Jane Russell, b. 1842, Rolvenden, Kent, England, and d. 1912 in Rocky Lead, Victoria, Australia.. Children:

  1. John Prentice, b. 1860, Indented Heads, Viuctoria, and d. 1930 , Creswick, Victoria. He m. Louisa Hawkins in 1885, Geelong, Victoria. She was b. 1857 and d. 1886, Creswick, Victoria. She was the dau. of Charles Hawkins and Mary Ann Keast. Children:
    1. john wesley prentice 1881 –
    2. robert henry prentice 1884 –
    3. ruth hannah prentice 1888 –
  2. willam prentice 1863 – 1933
  3. george prentice 1866 – 1906
  4. Josiah Prentice 1869 – 1948
  5. mary mizeldine wesley prentice 1876 –
  6. margaret caroline prentice 1880 – 1925
  7. alfred prentice 1885 – 1885

24. William Prentice, chr. 1 Feb 1804 at St. Mary, Oakley. 1851 and 1871 census.in Harrold, Bedfordshire.

He m. Eliza Day on 26 Oct 1843 in the village of Harrold which lies about 5 miles NW of Oakley on the east side of the Great Ouse River. She was b. c. 1811, Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk. Children:

  1. William Prentice, b. c. 1839, Harrold. At home in Harrold in 1851 and 1861 census. Not in 1871 and later census.

  2. Emma Prentice, b. 28 Jan 1845 Harrold and chr. 23 Mar 1845 Harrold, and d. 29 Dec 1920, Peterborough. At home in Harrold in 1851 and 1871 census. She m. William Edward Palmer on 24 Dec 1873, Harrold. He was b. c. 1851, Hail Weston, Huntingdon. They appear in the 1881 census in Peterborough where Emma's age is given as 32 and b. c. 1849. 1891 census in Peterborough where her age is given as 45 and b. c. 1846. Children:
    1. Thomas Palmer, b. 6 Nov 1874, Thrapston, Northamptonshire. He appears in the 1881 census as Tom Palmer (misread as "Toni") b. c. 1875, Thrapston, Northamptonshire. At home there in 1881 census.
    2. Frank Palmer, b. 20 Mar 1876, perhaps Peterboro, Northamptonshire. At home there in 1881 census. Son:
      1. Gilbert Palmer. Son:
        1. Gilbert Palmer. Daughter.
          1. Kay Mallender.
    3. Ruben Palmer, b. 5 Jun 1877, perhaps Peterboro, Northamptonshire. At home there in 1881 census.
    4. Julia Palmer, b. 1 Aug 1878, perhaps Peterboro, Northamptonshire. At home there in 1881 and 1891 census.
    5. Samuel Palmer, b. 20 Feb 1881, Peterboro, Northamptonshire. At home there in 1881 and 1891 census.
    6. John Palmer, b. 27 Nov 1882, perhaps Peterborough, Northamptonshire. At home there in 1891 census.
    7. Alice Palmer, b. 8 Apr 1884, Cavendish St., Peterborough. At home there in 1891 census. She m. James George Towersey on 19 Jul 1910, Featherston, New Zealand. Alice d. 10 Dec 1955, Main Street, Greytown, New Zealand and is was bur. 12 Dec 1955, Public Cemetery, Greytown, New Zealand. They are Ron Stretton's grandparents.
    8. Lydia Palmer, b. 22 Mar 1886, perhaps Peterborough, Northamptonshire. At home there in 1891 census.

  3. Louisa Prentice, b. c. 1849, Harrold. At home in Harrold in 1851 and 1861 census. Not home in 1871 and later census.

25. John Prentice, b. 1786, chr. 22 Apr 1787, Blunham, Bedford, England. Not in 1841 or 1851 census.

John m. Elizabeth Selby on 13 Sep 1811 at Blunham, Bedford, England. She was b. c. 1785-1793, dau. of Joseph Selby and Sarah Ashby (per Ancestry.com and Marilyn Foster, email, 14 Apr 2001). Children:

  1. Joseph Prentice, b. 1813. Not in 1841 or 1851 census. census.
  2. Caroline Prentice, b. 1815. She m. William Single on 18 Jun 1837, Blunham. He was b. c. 1815, Sandy, Bedford, son of George Single and Sarah Emery. For his Ancestor Chart, see Ancestry.com .
  3. Maria Prentice (1817 - )
  4. Azar/Asa Prentice, b. 1819 and d. 1849. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [28]
  5. Abraham Prentice (ca. 1831 - ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [29]

26. George Radford, b. 26 Apr 1830, Old Warden, Bedfordshire, and d. there 28 Nov 1909.

He m. Elizabeth Barnes on 1 Jun 1850, Old Warden She was b. 11 Jul 1832, Old Warden, and d. there 6 May 1911. She was the dau. of Benjamin Barnes and Elizabeth Wheatley. Children (per Ancestry.com):

  1. Jane Elizabeth Radford, b. 14 Jul 1851, Old Warden, Bedfordshire and d. 4 Aug 1941 in Holladay, Salt Lake Co., UT. Bur. City Cem., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT. She m. William Wagstaff, b. 21 Jan 1848 and d. 22 Aug 1891.
    1. William George Wagstaff, b. 2 July 1873 d: 15 May 1963 He m. Lucetta Huffaker Brinton, b. 7 February 1877 d: 12 July 1956
    2. Arthur John Wagstaff, b. 29 November 1874 d: 25 April 1960 He m. Jessie Elizabeth McDonald, b. 20 November 1876 d: 10 July 1966
    3. Clara Elizabeth Wagstaff, b. 3 May 1877 d: 22 November 1951 She m. Daniel Webster Richards, b. abt. 1873
    4. Henry Albert Wagstaff, b. 31 October 1879 d: 29 April 1956 He m. Susanna Ethel Stillman, b. 21 April 1883 d: 29 October 1934
    5. Sarah Jane Wagstaff, b. 2 October 1881 d: 14 May 1951 She m. Edwin Boyes Harper, b. 15 June 1881 d: 29 June 1961
    6. Leo James Wagstaff, b. 9 December 1886 d: 21 January 1887
    7. Mabel Selena Wagstaff, b. 25 July 1889 d: 19 November 1935 She m. Uriah George Miller, b. abt. 1885
    8. Nathan Earl Wagstaff, b. 15 February 1892 d: 30 November 1951 He m. Mildred Moss, b. abt. 1896

  2. Fanny Maria Radford, b. 9 Aug 1860 in Calticote, Bdfshr, Engl, and d. 6 Aug 1948.
  3. Selena Rose Radford, b. 19 Sep 1868 in Calticote, Bdfshr, Engl, and d. 27 Dec 1949.
  4. Arthur William Radford, b. 5 Nov 1871 in Old Warden, Bdfshr, Engl, and d. 23 Jun 1961.
  5. Daughter Radford, b. 5 Nov 1871 in Old Warden, Bdfshr, Engl, and d. same day.

27. Charles Prentice, b. c. 1821, Bromham, Beds, and d. 21 Feb 1896, Sharnbrook (per Joan Marshall, email, 27 Nov 2003). In 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 Sharnbrook census.

He m. Mary Williamson of Sharnbrook in 1843. She was b. c. 1830, Sharnbrook, and d. d. 23 Oct 1897. Her mother was living with the family in the 1861 census; she was Elizabeth Williamson, b. c. 1791, Irchester, Northamptonshire. Children (per 1851, 1861 and 1861 Sharnbrook census and Kim Schlotterbeck):

  1. William Prentice, b. 1843 in Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire. He died 21 Jan. 1848 at the age of 5 years.
  2. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1845, Sharnbrook. At home in 1861 Sharnbrook census.
  3. Harriet Prentice, b. c. 1847, Sharnbrook and d. Jul 1855, age 8.
  4. Sarah Ann Prentice, b. c. 1849, Sharnbrook. At home in 1861 Sharnbrook census.
  5. George Prentice, b. 21 Mar 1852, Sharnbrook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[30]

28. Azar/Asa Prentice, b. 1819 and d. 1849. Called Aso Prentice in IGI.

He m. Hannah Smith. She was b. 1821, Blunham, Bedfordshire, dau. of James Smith and Lydia Dew. She appears in the 1851 census in Blunham. Children:

  1. Charles Prentice, chr. 4 Jun 1843, Blunham, Bedford and d. 1915. At home in Blunham in 1851 and in the 1861 census was a Boarder in Bedford St. Paul, Bedfordshire. Charles m. Charlotte Peacock on 4 Feb 1863, Eltisley, Cambridge, England. She was b. 30 Mar 1845, Eltisley, dau. of James Peacock and Ann Cole (per Ancestry.com). They appear in the 1871 census in Eltisley, and in the 1881 census in Pidley Cum Fenton, Huntingdonshire. In 1901 census in Abbots Ripton, Hyuntingdonshire. Children:
    1. Eliza Ann Prentice, chr. 22 Jul 1866, Eltisley, Cambridge, England (per IGI) and d. 1955. At home 1871.
    2. Henry Asa Prentice, chr. 13 Oct 1867, Blunham, Bedford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [31]
    3. Emma Prentice, chr. 15 Aug 1869 Eltisley, Cambridge, England (per IGI). At home 1871 and 1881.
    4. James Prentice, chr. 28 Aug 1870 Eltisley, Cambridge, England (per IGI). At home 1871. Not in 1881 and later census.
    5. Herbert Prentice, chr. 5 Nov 1871 Eltisley, Cambridge, England (per IGI) Not in 1881 and later census.
    6. Martha Ann "Annie" Prentice, b. 1874 and d. 1956. At home in the Pidley Cum Fenton, Huntingdonshire, in the 1881 census.
    7. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1877, Pidley cum Fenton, Huntingdon, and d. 1945. At home in 1881 and in 1901 in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire.

  2. Emma Prentice, chr. 23 May 1847 Blunham, Bedfordshire. At home in Blunham in 1851.
  3. Eliza Prentice, chr. 23 May 1847 Blunham, Bedfordshire.
  4. Martha Ann Prentice, b. c. 1850 and chr. 31 May 1852, Blunham, Bedfordshire. At home in Blunham in 1851.

29. Abraham Prentice (ca. 1831 - ). Pending the discovery of additional documentation, Abraham is likely the Abraham Prentice sought by Kay Prentice who was b. in Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire, about 1834. He emigrated to New Zealand some time before 1873 and d. at Palmerston Nth, a city on the North Island of NZ,on 15 Sep 1907 where he is buried.

He married Mary Ann (Woolnough) Cameron, a widow, in St. Mary's Anglican Church, in Timaru, New Zealand, on 15 Mar 1873 (per Wedding Certificate in possession of a correspondent ; email, 26 Jan 2003). Mary Ann also emigrated from Bedfordshire. She was born in Hoxbury, Gloucestershire in 1840, and died 18 Jun 1929 aged 89 years. Abraham's occupation at the time of his marriage is is listed as a shoemaker. They lived at Pleasant Point in the South Island which is near to Timaru where he was married. Known children:

  1. Esther Prentice, b. 12 Nov 1873. She m. H. Brockley (per Kay, email, 9 Sep 2001)
  2. William Prentice, b. 4 Jan 1875 and d. 1961. He m. Alice Cummings. Sons: (per Kay, email, 9 Sep 2001)
    1. Harold Prentice, b. 1902.
    2. Haden Prentice, b. 1904.
  3. Frederick Prentice, b. 22 Nov 1877 and d. 1963. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [32]
  4. Amelia Ethel Prentice, b. 26 Nov 1879, Pleasant Point, New Zealand. She m. Lance Johansen (actual name Louritz) in 1915. Five of her six children were born before that date. (Is it more likely that the date of marriage was 1895?), per Peter Scott, email, 5 Mar 2013.
  5. Ernest Leonard Prentice, b. 23 Nov 1881, Pleasant Point, New Zealand
  6. William Pentice (per Kay Pentice, 20 Apr 2001)

30. George Prentice, b. 21 Mar 1852, Sharnbrook and d. 13 Jun 1934, Santa Rosa, CA, and int. Willows Cemetery, Willows, Glenn Co., CA. At home in 1861 and 1871 Sharnbrook census.

He m. Sarah Montague. We have conflicting information about her date and place of birth:

  1. One source says she was b. 1 Jan 1852, Crayford, Kent, England.
  2. The 1910 Corning, Tehama Co., CA, census she was b. c. 1853 in England, as were her parents.
  3. However, the 1920 Corning, Tehama Co., CA, census says she was b. c. 1854 in Ireland, as were her parents.
  4. She does not appear in the 1930 Tehama Co. census.

In any event, she is said to have d. 2 Jun 1932, Santa Rosa, CA, and that she is interred Willows Cemetery, Willows, CA.

George and Sarah sailed to New Zealand on the Opawa. It sailed on 7 Sep 1878 from Plymouth, England. On 5 Dec 1878 it "stood in towards Timaru, unsafe" and on 7 Dec 1878 arrived at Port Lyttelton with 290 souls on board. The passenger list indicated they had a ten-year-old child with them named A. Prentice. Amy Prentice (b. 18 Jun 1869 Sharnbrook, England) was the daughter of Sarah Ann Prentice who was George's sister. Amy was age 9 at that time and might have been raised as their child. It is not yet known whether she remained in NZ or returned to England.

Sometime after 1905, George moved to California where he appears in the 1920 census in Corning, Tehama Co., CA, with his wife and daughter, Margurette.

Children of George and Sarah:

  1. Alfred Kenford Prentice, b. 23 June 1880 at Waitohi Flat, New Zealand; d. 1 June 1911 at Patea, NZ, ae. 32 (He died from cardiac incompetence and syncope.); m. to a Beatrice Penn, and they had one son:
    1. Reginald Montague James Prentice, b. 3 Jun 1909 in Patea, New Zealand; d. 11 Dec 1965 at the age of 56 in New Plymouth, New Zealand. He m. m Winifred Bartlett on 20 Sep 1935. They had one daugher:
      1. Joan Maud Prentice, b. 21 Jul 1936, Wanganui, NZ. She m Malcolm George Marshall on 18 Aug 1956, Wanganui, NZ. By 2003 they have 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild (per Joan Marshall, email, 27 Nov 2003)

  2. George Ernest Prentice, b. 3 October 1881 at Temuka, New Zealand; d. 12 August 1899 at Raetihi, NZ, ae. 17 (A tree fell on him and crushed him.)

  3. Ada May Prentice, b. 11 December 1882 at Waitohi Flat, Temuka, New Zealand; d. July 1883 (of Pertussis), and is buried in the St. Albans Church, Pleasant Point, NZ.

  4. Charles William Prentice (he went by William Charles), b. 22 May 1886, Waitohi, New Zealand; int. Willows Cemetery, Willows, CA. Not in 1920 census. He appears in the 1930 census in Twp. 4, Glenn Co., CA, as William C. Prentice, b. c. 1889, NZ, with his wife, Hazel G., b. c. 1890, PA, with both parents b. in Germany. Children:
    1. Irene G. Prentice, b. c. 1917, CA. At home in Glenn Co. in 1930.
    2. Alfred W. Prentice, b. c. 1919, CA. At home in Glenn Co. in 1930. Not in the SSDI as of Feb 2008.

  5. Ethel Mary Prentice (or May Prentice Shaw), b. 13 March 1887, New Zealand and d. 8 March 1924, Woodland, CA; int. Willows Cemetery, Willows, CA. She m. Herbert Shaw. Child of Ethel:
    1. Margaurete Ellen Prentice, (raised by Sarah) b. 28 March 1904 at Raetihi, New Zealand. She is buried in Sonoma, CA in the Mountain Cemetery under the name of Margaret Ellen Tate.

    Children of Ethel and Herbert:
    1. Ernest Shaw, b. 27 August 1906; d. 10 January 1932. He was married to Alice B. Shaw.
    2. Noreen Shaw, b. ???? and d. c. 1990. She m. 1st, _____ Sears. Noreen and Mr. Sears had two sons:
      1. Homer Herbert Sears, b. 20 Mar 1935, Glenn Co., CA per CA Birth Index .
      2. David Phlip Sears, b. 3 Apr 1937, Glenn Co., CA per CA Birth Index, above.

      Noreen m. 2nd Mr. Locey. She may be the Noreen Locey shown in the SSDI as b. 30 Apr 1914, obtained her SS# in CA, and d. 23 Nov 1989 at an unspecified locationl, but perhaps Willows, Glenn Co., CA, where a William Locey, below, is buried..

      Mr. Locey may, or may not, be the William Locey shown in the SSDI as b. 11 Mar 1905, obtained his SS# in CA, and d. Nov 1979 in Willows, Glenn Co., CA.

  6. Percy Robert Prentice, b. April 3, 1889, Waitohi, New Zealand. He appears in the 1910 census in Corning, Tehama Co., CA, living at home.as b. c. 1890, New Zealand. Not in 1920 or 1930 census.

  7. Margurette Prentice, b. c. 1905, New Zealand. She appears in the 1910 and 1920 census in Corning, Tehama Co., CA, living at home.as b. c. 1890, New Zealand. She is probably the Margaret Prentice shown in the 1930 census as b. c. 1903 in NZ and a Lodger in Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA.

31. Henry Asa Prentice, chr. 13 Oct 1867 Eltisley, Cambridge, England and d. 1949. He is Marilyn Foster's grandfather. (per Marilyn Foster and IGI). At home in Eltisley in 1881 census.

Henry m. Ann Wilson (1870 - 1943) in 1892 at Abbots Ripton, England.

  1. Charles Prentice Jr. (1893 - ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [33]
  2. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1895 and d. c. 1895.
  3. Herbert Prentice, b. 1897 and d. 1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [34]
  4. Ernest Prentice, b. 1900 and d. before 2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [35]
  5. Henry Prentice, b. 1902 and d. 1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[36]
  6. Charlotte Jane Prentice, b. c. 1906 and d. bef. 2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [37]
  7. George Albert Prentice (1907 - 1981) , b. 1907 and d. 1981. He did not marry. No children.
  8. Frances Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1909 and d. 1991. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [38]

32. Frederick Prentice, b. 22 Nov 1877, probably New Zealand, and d. 1963 at Palmerston North, probably New Zealand. He was Kay's husband's father. Frederick was married 3 times.

He m. 1st Mary/Francis Carroll. Their family was: (per Kay, email, 20 Apr and 9 Sep 2001)

  1. May/Mary Frances Prentice. She m. Cecil Hocking and and a son they had a son and daughter:
    1. Mervyn Hocking
    2. Joyce Hocking

  2. Myrtle Martha Prentice who married David Brabner and they had 2 daughters:
    1. Patty Brabner
    2. Joan Brabner

  3. Amelia Prentice, b. c. 1902 and d. 1902 at 9 weeks.

  4. John Jack" Frederick Carroll Prentice. He married Lucy Emma Ching. Their family are:
    1. Dulcie Noreen Prentice, born 19 Aug 1928. She m. Gordon Forrest.
    2. Kalvyn William Prentice, born 28 Oct 1935, Died 15 May 2001, married Ngaire Ackroyd.
    3. Lyndsay Cyril Prentice, born 7 Apr 1937. She m. Evelyn Hammond.
    4. Raelene Dawn Prentice, 16 Dec 1938, married Kenneth Love.
    5. Trevor John Prentice, born 2 Feb 1940, Died 16 Jun 1992. He m. Rosemary Collins, d/ 26 May 1992.
    6. Sylvena Ann Prentice, born 8 Swx 1941, Married Kevin O'Connell.
    7. Gavin Frederick Prentice, born 19 Mar 1947. He m. 1st Dorothy Wright and 2nd Phyllis Millar.
    8. Garry Wayne Prentice, born 17 Oct 1948. He m. Karen McLaughlin.
    9. Gladys Prentice. She m. Alex Robinson, They had 1 daughter.

  5. Gladys "Jean" Prentice. She lived in Wellington and probably died there.

Frederick's second wife was Elizabeth (Arbuckle) McIntosh. They had 3 children:

  1. Athol Abraham Prentice, Athol married twice. The first was Thelma and the name of the second is unknown. There were no children. Athol died in an accident when he was about 43.

  2. Ian Kelvin "Kel" Prentice. He m. Kathleen "Kay" Hammond on 6 Apr 1938. Four children:
    1. John Kelvin Prentice, b. 23 Apr 1939. He m. Beverley Ann Subritzsky and they have 2 sons and 1 dau.
    2. Richard Murray Prentice, b. 5 Sep 1941. He m. Pamela Nelson. They have 2 daughters.
    3. Andrew Ian Prentice, b. 5 Apr 1945. He m. Christina Hull and they have a son and a daughter and live in Australia.
    4. Elizabeth Ann Prentice, b. 9 Oct 1948. She m. 1st Noel Leewis and 2nd Ian Fisher. No children in her first marriage and a son b. c. 1989 in the second.

  3. Zelma Roma Prentice, b. 26 Nov 1920. She m. 1st Mr. Giddens, 2nd Murray Clissold and 3rd Douglas Pope. She died about 1985.

Frederick m. 3rd, at the age of 70, Minnie Furze on 8 Jun 1949.

33. Charles Prentice Jr., b. 1893.

He m. Florence Cobley who was b. 1893. Children (per Sean Prentice):

  1. Betty Prentice. She m. Roy Harris (b. c. 1920 and d. 1995)
  2. Charles Prentice. Killed in Africa.
  3. Gladys Prentice, b. c. 1920 and living in 2001 in Raunds, Northamptonshire.

34. Herbert Prentice, b. 1897 and d. 1982.

He m. Lorna Sands on 11 Apr 1920 at Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She was b. c. 1898 and d. c. 1980. Children:

  1. Alberta Prentice ( - ). She m. Kenneth Gordon. They had a son and 2 daughters.
  2. Hazel Prentice, b. c. 1922 and d. 1991. She m. Henry Banks.
  3. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1925 and d. 1996. He m. Pearl Johnson. They had a son and a daughter.
  4. Harold Prentice, b. c. 1927 and d. 1983. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [34.1]

34.1 Harold Prentice, b. c. 1927 and d. 1983.

He m. Beatrice Hughes who d. 2005. Children per Janelle (Prentice) Barkley, email , 11 Jul 2007:

  1. Gary Prentice. He is married. No children.
  2. Larry Prentice. He m. Betty and had 4 children:
    1. Janelle Prentice, b. 30 Aug 1977. She m. Richard Barkley. Children:
      1. Dawn Diana Barkley, b. 3 Oct 1993 and d. 27 Aug 2005.
      2. Richard Jeffery Barkley, b. 23 Sep 1994.
      3. Tracey Robert Lawrence Barkley, b. 23 May 2007.
    2. Laura-Lee Prentice, b. 3 Apr 1980. Children:
      1. Angeleigh.
      2. Keirstin.
    3. Angel-Hope Prentice.
    4. Bethany Prentice, b. 30 Aug 1986.
  3. Bonnie Prentice. She m. Gerard. No children.
  4. Debbie Prentice. She m. Phil Wood and had 2 children:
    1. Shawn Wood. Married with a child.
    2. Crystal Wood. Married with a child.

35. Ernest Prentice, b. Dec 1899, perhaps in Oundle, and d. 1967.

He m. Jessie Blackwell on 25 Aug 1923 at Molesworth, England. She was b. c. 1903 and d. 1971, dau.of Isaac Blackwell. They had a son and 3 daughters. Children: (per Russell Prentice)

  1. Sheila Prentice, b. 1924 and d. 1972. Childen:
    1. Patrick Charles Prentice,b. 1949.
    2. Sean Joseph Prentice,b. 1966. Sean was adopted by his mother's brother, Russell, after her death.
  2. Pat Prentice (female), b. 1927 and d. 1943.
  3. Russell Keith Prentice, b. 1930. He m. Kathleen Diamond at Kettering, Northamptonshire in 1958. She was b. 1938, the dau. of Levi Diamond. Children:
    1. Russell James Prentice, b. 1959. He m. Lesley Teresa Day on Jan 5, 1980. She was b. 1 Jan 1958. Russell James Prentice moved to Lynden, Washington, USA in 1994. In 2004 he lives in Dallas, TX. Childen (per Russell Prentice, email, 10 Jan 2003 and 13 Jan 2004):
      1. Emma-Jane Prentice, b. Oct 1981, in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. In 2004 She lives in Leicester, UK.
      2. Victoria Susanne Prentice, b. Mar 1982 in Kettering Northants. She lives in Corby Northants.
    2. Jessie Frances Prentice, b. 1963).
  4. Linda Prentice, b. 1931. She m. Stan Waller c. 1957.

36. Henry Prentice, b. 1902 and d. 1984. He m. Margaret Lyon on 30 Sep 1939 at Latimer, Ontario, Canada. She was b. 1914 and d. 1988, dau. of Harold B. Lyon and Idda Rebecca Kent. Children:

  1. (son) Prentice, living.
  2. (dau.) Prentice, living.
  3. Carol Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1952 and d. 1996.

37. Charlotte Jane Prentice, b. c. 1906 and d. bef. 2001. She m. Ted Marshall on 9 Jun 1923 at Molesworth, England. They had 8 sons and 1 daughter.

38. Frances Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1909 and d. 1991. She m. William Patrick Smith in 1931. He was b. 1879 and d. 1978. They had 3 sons and 7 daughters.

Additional information about the descendants of John Prentice of Sharnbrook may be found in the article on Descendants of John Prentice, of Sharnbrook, England (c.1788)

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