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Prentices of Maidstone and Cuxton, England

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Prentices of Maidstone and Cuxton, Kent, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2001 and Revised 10 Apr 2012

We have received from Ian Prentis an excellent bit of research covering the Prentis families of Maidstone and Cuxton, Kent. To his information, we have added newly discovered census information and information from Ancestry.com . Those families are as follows:

B. Stephen Prentis, b. c. 1650 and d. Dec 1701. Bur. in Maidstone, Kent.

He m. Ann. She may have been b. c. 1650. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Edward Prentis, b. Sep 1677, Maidstone, Kent. . . . . . . . . . . . .[A]

A. Edward Prentis, a Carpenter of Maidstone, b. Sep 1677, Maidstone, Kent, and d. there Feb 1721. The family were Presbyterians and discriminated against heavily in their social lives and the extent to which they could get on socially.

He m. Mary Merritt on 20 Apr 1699, Madstone. She was the dau. of Henry Merritt and Mercy per Ancestry.com . They had 3 or more children, including:

  1. Henry Prentis, b. c. 1700 and d. c. 1736.
  2. Stephen Prentis, b. c. 1705 and d. Aug 1763, Maidstone. . . . . . . . . . . . .[1]
  3. Edward Prentis, Prentis, b. c. 1812, Maidstone. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

1. Stephen Prentis, b. c. 1705 and d. Aug 1763, Maidstone.

He m. Rose Hancock of Maidstone on 13 April 1732 in All Saints Church, Maidstone. She was b. c. 1705 and d. before 1763. Alive in Maidstone in 1754. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Edward Prentis, b. 1733 and d. the following year on Apr 1734
  2. George Prentis, b. 1735 and d. c. 1797. He m. Jane Baytop on 25 May 1764 in All Saints Church, Maidstone. she was b. c. 1740, Maidstone, and d. Jun 1795, Maidstone. They may have had 7 children, but their names are not yet known
  3. Mary Prentis, b. 17 Oct 1736 and d. 1796. She m. Thomas Baldock. He was b. c. 1735. hey may have had 11 children, but their names are not yet known
  4. Stephen Prentis, b. 14 May 1738.

    Note: We had earlier shows the following persons as children of Stephen and Rose, but that cannot be since both Stephen and Rose died in, or before, 1763. They might be the children of George Prentis, above, who is thought to have had 7 children:

    1. Jane Prentis, bapt. 1765 Maidstone Earl St. Presbyterian chapel. She m. Robert Harris in 1789.
    2. Stephen Hancock Prentis, a Wine Merchant b. 1767. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
    3. George Prentis, b. 1770 died before 1824.
    4. Mary Prentis, b. 1773.
    5. Rose Prentis, b. 1775.
    6. Elizabeth Prentis, b. 1778.
    7. Ann Prentis, b. 1780 m. Anthony Whiting of Boxley at Maidstone on 30 Aug 1808.

2. Edward Prentis, b. c. 1712, Maidstone, and d. there 17 Jul 1799. He was described in 1759 as a Gentleman of Maidstone.

He m. Damaris Mead on 8 Jan 1735, Maidstone. She was b. 2 Aug 1708, Maidstone, and d. there 29 Mar 1786. She was the cau. of Capt. Thomas Mead and Phoebe Walter. Known childen:

  1. Elizabeth Prentis, chr. 21 Nov 1736 Earl St.-Presbyterian, Maidstone, Kent, and d. 1812. She m. Joseph Harris on 4 Feb 1757 in All Saints Church, Maidstone. They had 2 or more children, including:
    1. Elizabeth Harris, b. May 1759 and d. 1825. She m. Leyson Lewis on 23 Jun 1784, Earl St. Presbyterian, Maidstone. Known children per Ancestry.com:
      1. Elizabeth Lewis
      2. Israel Harris Lewis
      3. Jane Lewis
      4. Leyson Lewis
      5. Phoebe Lewis
      -
    2. Catherine Harris, b. Oct 1761 and d. 15 Jan 1821, Lambeth, London. She m. David Martineau on 10 May 1785, All Saints Church, Maidstone. They are said to have 10 children per Ancestry.com .

  2. Edward Prentis, chr. 26 Feb 1737 Earl St.-Presbyterian, Maidstone, Kent, and d. 1786. Apprenticed in 1754 to Robert Pine, a Surgeon of Maidstone.

  3. Ann Prentis, chr. 9 Mar 1739 Earl St.-Presbyterian, Maidstone, Kent, and d. 8 Apr 1803, Woolwich, Kent. She m. m. Sir John Henslow on 9 Oct 1766. He was b. 15 Mar 11730, Woolwich, and d. 22 Sep 1815, Sittingbourne, Kent. A Wikipedia reference reads as follows:

      Sir John Henslow (9 October 1730-22 September 1815) was Surveyor to the Navy (Royal Navy) between 1774 and 1806 in the lead up to the Napoleonic Wars and therefore responsible for naval ship design. His son John Prentis Henslow, solicitor, was father of John Stevens Henslow. He was also the grandfather of Francis Hartwell Henslowe, who was the son of Edward Prentis Henslow.

    Known Children of Ann and John:

    1. Ann Henslow, b. 2 Aug 1767, Portsmouth, and d. 8 Oct 1857.
    2. Frances Henslow, dau., b. 20 Jan 1769, Portsmouth, and d. 3 Mar 1854, 44 Queen Sq., Holborn, Middlesex.
    3. John Prentis Henslow, b. 9 Sep 1779, Portsmouth, and d. 17 Apr 1854, St. Peter's St., St. Albans. He m. Frances Stevens 3 Mar 1795 Higham, Kent. She was b. Apr 1775, Rochester, Kent, and d. 15 Jan 1856, Bildestone, Suffolk. They are said to have 11 children.
    4. Edward Prentis Henslow, b. 30 Aug 1772 Aldgate, London, and d. 15 May 1857, Northfleet, Kent. He m. Cecilia Maria Bartholemon on 12 Jan 1797, Marelebone, London. She was b. 1 Sep 1767, Marylebone, London, and d. 5 Dec 1859, Tottenhill, Norfolk.

  4. Walter Prentis, b. c. 1744, and may have d. young as a later son has this same name.

  5. Phebe Prentis, chr. 21 Feb 1741, Earl St.-Presbyterian, Maidstone, Kent, and d. 18 Jan 1814.

  6. Walter Prentis, b. Jan 1744, Maidstone, Kent and d. 16 Mar 1824, Rochester, Kent . . . . . . . . [3]

  7. Stephen Prentis, b. 1746 and d. 14 Sep 1769, age 23 years.

  8. Sarah Prentis, b. 1753 and d. unmarried, on 5 Jul 1833.

3. Walter Prentis, b. c. 1734, chr. 29 Jan 1743, Earl St.-Presbyterian, Maidstone, Kent. Died 16 Mar 1824 in Rochester leaving a PCC Will. A voter in Maidstone in 1790. He was apprenticed an Ironmonger to Peter King in Maidstone on 24 Dec 1759.

He m. Anne Sweatman/Steatman. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Ann Prentis, b. 1784, Maidstone, Kent, and d. age 8 in Jun 1792, Maidstone.
  2. Walter Prentis, b. 21 Sep 1786, Rochester, Kent. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  3. Edward Prentis, chr. 19 Aug 1797 Earl St.-Presbyterian, Maidstone, Kent. . . . . . . . . . . .[6]
  4. Phebe Prentis, b. 20 Apr 1796, Rochestger, Kent. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3.1]
  5. Edward Prentis, b. 17 May 1797, Rochester, Kent. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3.2]
  6. Henry Prentis, chr. 16 Sep 1800 Earl St.-Presbyterian, Maidstone, Kent. Died 1837, Chatham, Kent.
  7. Stephen Prentis, chr. 16 Sep 1800 Earl St.-Presbyterian, Maidstone, Kent. . . . . . . . . . . . [7]

3.1 Phebe Prentis, b. 20 Apr 1796, Rochestger, Kent, chr. 19 Aug 1797 Earl St.-Presbyterian, Maidstone, Kent.

She m. Thomas Seaton on 4 May 1830, All Saints Church, Maidstone, Kent. He was b. 15 Nov 1791, Chatham, Kent, and d. 24 Mar 1866, 69 High St., West Malling, Kent. He was a surgeon. They had 1 or more children, including, per Ancestry.com :

  1. Walter Lewis Seaton, b. 7 Jun 1833, St. Mary's Church, Portsea, Hants, and d. 4 Mar 1909, Lunsford Hall, Lunsford, Kent. He m. Anne Wilkinson "Nancy" King. She was b. c. 1843, St. Luke'sl Middlesex, and d. 30 Jul 1896, Lunsford Hall, Lunsford, Kent. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Children of Walter and Anne are:
    1. Walter (Thomas) Seaton 1866 – 1932
    2. William (charles) Seaton 1868 – 1953
    3. Lewis Seaton 1870 – 1914
    4. Frank Seaton 1871 – 1929
    5. Florence (Florrie) Seaton 1873 – 1941
    6. Margaret (Maggie) Seaton 1874 – 1954
    7. Maud (Meme) Seaton 1876 – 1965
    8. Guy Seaton 1880 – 1947
    9. Rose Seaton 1884 – 1947

3.2 Edward Prentis, b. 17 May 1797, Rochester, Kent, and d. 22 Dec 1854, 11 Phillimore Place, Kensington, London. Shown as "Artist Figure Painter" in 1851 Kensington census.

He m. Sarah Combe on 9 Dec 1824,Wincanton, Somerset. She was b. c. 1802 and d. 14 Apr 1878, 11 Upper Philmore Place, Kensington, London. Children per 1851 1861 and and 1871 census in Kensington, London:

  1. Sarah Prentis, b. c. 1827, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales. 1851 and 1871 at home. 1881 Kensington census she appears as the head of the household with her siblings. Also in Sarah's 1881 Kensington household are:
    1. Ethel C. Prentis, Niece, b. c. 1873, Gorakhpur, India. He might be a dau. of Sarah's brother, Charles, b. 1836, Kensington, below.
    2. Charles E. C. Prentis, b. c. 1875, Gorakhpur, India. He might be a son of Sarah's brother, Charles, b. 1836, Kensington, below.
  2. Phoebe Prentis, b. c. 1828, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales. 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881 at home.
  3. Mary Prentis, b. c. 1830, Monmouthshire, Wales. 1851, 1871 and 1881 at home.
  4. Frederick Prentis, b. c. 1832, Kensington, Middlesex. 1851, 1861 and 1871 at home Not home in 1881 and not in 1881 census.
  5. Rose Prentis, b. c. 1834, Kensington, Middlesex. 1851 and 1861 at home. Not home in 1871.
  6. Charles Prentis, b. c. 1836, Kensington, Middlesex. 1851 at home. Not home in 1861 and 1871. Not in 1861, 1871 or 1881 census. Although only a guess for now, he might be the father of the following who are shown as nieces and nephews of his sister, Sarah, above and living in her 1881 household:
    1. Ethel C. Prentis, b. c. 1873, Gorakhpur, India.
    2. Charles E. C. Prentis, b. c. 1875, Gorakhpur, India.
  7. Henrietta Prentis, b. c. 1838, Kensington, Middlesex. 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881 at home.
  8. Lewis Prentis, b. c. 1840, Kensington, Middlesex. 1851 and 1861 at home. Not home in 1871. Not in 1871 or 1881 census
  9. Richard Prentis, b. c. 1841 Kensington, Middlesex. 1851 and 1861 at home. 1871 a single boarder in Beaminster, Dorset. Not in 1881 or 1891 census.
  10. Catherine Prentis, b. c. 1844, Kensington, Middlesex. 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881 at home.
  11. Matilda Prentis, b. c. 1845, Kensington, Middlesex. 1851 and 1861 at home. Not home in 1871.

4. Stephen Hancock Prentis, b. 1767.

He m. Sarah Edgar, widow, on 14 Feb 1795 in Maidstone. He was a Wine Merchant. Children:

  1. Jane Prentis, b. 1795 Maidstone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . [4.1]
  2. George Russell Prentis, b. 1799 probably died young.
  3. Sarah Prentis, b. 1799 m. Julius Samson Shepherd 25 Mar 1822. Children:
    1. George Prentis Shepherd.
    2. Marion Shepherd.
  4. Stephen Prentis, b. 1799 and prob. d. early.
  5. George Prentis, Wine Merchant of Maidstone b. 1800 Maidstone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8]
  6. Harriet Russell Prentis, b. 1803 and m. Mr. Williams. She appears as a widow, without children shown, in the 1861 census in Hastings, Sussex.
  7. Rebecca Claringbould Prentis, b. 1804 and d. 21 Nov 1881 in Maidstone, a spinster. Lived with brother George in 1881.
  8. Stephen Prentis, b. 1805; died before 1881.
  9. Elizabeth Prentis, b. 1806; m. Mr. Drew. She appears as a widow in the 1891 census in Streatham Civil Parish, London.

4.1 Jane Prentis, b. 1795 Maidstone Earl St.

She m. Mr. Larking. She is probably the same person as Jane Larkingshown in the 1851 and 1861 Tonbridge, Kent, census, as b. c. 1797 in Maidstone, Kent, wife of Henery/Henry Larking, b. c. 1794, East Packham, Kent, with children:

  1. Martin Larking, b. c. 1826, Tonbridge, Kent. At home in Tonbridge in 1851 and 1861 census.
  2. Anne Larking, b. c. 1828, Tonbridge, Kent. At home in Tonbridge in 1851 census.
  3. Henery/Henry Larking, b. c. 1830, Tonbridge, Kent. At home in Tonbridge in 1851 census.
  4. Georgina Larking, b. c. 1830-31, Tonbridge, Kent. At home in Tonbridge in 1851 and 1861census.
  5. Elizabeth Larking, b. c. 1831, Tonbridge, Kent. At home in Tonbridge in 1861 census.
  6. William Larking, b. c. 1831, Tonbridge, Kent. At home in Tonbridge in 1861 census.
  7. Isabella Larking, b. c. 1832, Tonbridge, Kent. At home in Tonbridge in 1861 census.
  8. Stephen Larking, b. c. 1833, Tonbridge, Kent. At home in Tonbridge in 1861 census.

5. Walter Prentis, b. 21 Sep 1786 and chr. 17 Jul 1790, East St.-Presbyterian, Maidstone, Kent. Died 12 Nov 1846 leaving a PC Will, Lilliechurch Farm, Mockbegger, Cliffe, Kent. He lived in Cuxton in 1816. In 1837 Walter and his family lived in Higham and Cliffe.

He m. Frances Lake of Bapchild on 3 Jun 1816 at Bapchild. She was b. Sep 1786 in Bapchield, Kent, and d. 27 Feb 1881, 40 Walton St., Chelsea, London.Walter and Frances' known children:

  1. Walter Prentis, chr. 23 Apr 1817 Cuxton, Kent. At home in Cliffe At Hoo in 1841 census. He was a Farmer of 350 acres at Congerton Farm in Rainham. In 1882 he was living at 88 High Street, Milton, Sittingbourne; d. 19 Jan 1901 in Milton unmarried.
  2. John Prentis, chr. 10 Nov 1818 Cuxton, Kent. A Corn Merchant of Milton. . . . . . . . . . . . [9]
  3. Frank Prentis, chr. 28 Feb 1820, Cuxton, Kent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [10]
  4. Edward Prentis, chr. 19 Oct 1821 Cuxton, Kent. He appears in the 1841 census at home in Cliffe At Hoo, Kent, and in the 1851 Chalk, Kent, census, unmarried, with a Housekeeper and 3 servants. No children shown. He later appears in the 1871 Chalk census, unmarried, with 2 servants. He does not appear in the 1881 census.
  5. Ann Prentis, chr. 5 May 1823 Cuxton, Kent.
  6. Sarah Prentis, chr. 12 Feb 1825 Cuxton, Kent. Shown in 1881 census living with sisters at 11 Upp Phillimore Pl., London, Middlesex, England:
  7. Thomas Prentis, chr. 1 Nov 1826 Cuxton, Kent. He appears in the 1851 Maidstone, Kent, census, unmarried, with 2 Servants. He appears in the 1861 census in Sible Hedingham, Essex, with a wife, Eliza, b. c. 1829, Llanwarne, Herefordshire. He does not appear in the 1871 or 1881 census. Children per 1861 census:
    1. Fanny Prentis, b. c. 1858, Colne,Essex. It is unclear whether she is the Fanny Prentis who d. 15 Feb 1952 at Cleveland Hotel, Bath, in her 94th year.
    2. Eliza Prentis, b. c. 1860, Halstead, Essex.
  8. Ellen Prentis, chr. 10 Oct 1828 Cuxton, Kent.
  9. Phebe Prentis, b. c. 1829, Monmouth, England, Shown in 1881 census living with sisters at 11 Upp Phillimore Pl., London, Middlesex, England: "Income Derived From Indian Stock & Money In Mtges.
  10. Mary Prentis, b. c. 1830, Monmouth, England, Shown in 1881 census living with sisters at 11 Upp Phillimore Pl., London, Middlesex, England: "Income Derived From Indian Stock & Money In Mtges.
  11. Henrietta Prentis, b. c. 1838, Monmouth, England, Shown in 1881 census living with sisters at 11 Upp Phillimore Pl., London, Middlesex, England: "Income Derived From Indian Stock & Money In Mtges.
  12. Catherine Prentice, b. c. 1844, Kensn, Middlesex, England, Shown in 1881 census living with sisters at 11 Upp Phillimore Pl., London, Middlesex, England: "Income Derived From Indian Stock & Mtges.

Also living with Sarah (#5vi, above) and her sisters in 1881 were children of Charles Prentis, #11, below, who had d. in 1887:

  1. Ethel C. Prentis, Niece, b. c. 1873, Gorakhpur, India.
  2. Charles/Chas. E. C. Prentis, Nephew, b. c. 1875, Gorakhpur, India. He appears as a student in the 1891 census in Bradfield, Berkshire & no parents shown. In the 1901 census he is an unmarried Boarder in St. George Hanover Square, London.

6. Edward Prentis, b. 11 May 1797 in Monmouth; d. 1854. Edward became a well-known artist. He had land in Aylesford, Kent and in 1849 lived at 11 Upper Phillimore Place, Kensington. He also lived in Worcester for a time. In his first Royal Academy exhibition were two surviving paintings 'A Girl with Matches' and 'A Boy with Oranges' setting a trend for sentimental paintings: these two are reputed to be in a gallery in Glasgow. Examples of his work can be found at

  1. http://www.luederhniemeyer.com/prints/14764_e.php .&ch=20 .
  2. All Posters .

He m. Sarah who was b. 1802 and d. in Kensington in 1878. Children:

  1. Edward Prentis, b. 1825 in St. Mary Abbot, Kensington. He does not appear in the 1851 and later census.
  2. Sarah Prentis, b. 1827 in Monmouth; in 1881 of 11 Upper Phillimore Place; d. Sep 1907 in Kensington unmarried.
  3. Phoebe Prentis, b. 1829 Monmouth; d. 3 Oct 1914 unmarried at 11 Upper Hillimore Place; was entitled to Stainers Farm at Lydwich, Dorset.
  4. Mary Prentis, b. 1830 Monmouth d. Jun 1903 at the same address, unmarried.
  5. Frederick Prentis, b. Oct 1831 in Kensington; d. 1881 in Marylebone, no Will; in 1871 of Upper Phillimore Place with his mother.
  6. Rose Prentis, b. 9 Aug 1833; d. Mar 1870 in Kensington.
  7. Charles Prentis, b. 8 May 1835 and d. 14 Jan 1887. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [11]
  8. Henrietta Prentis, b. 1837 Monmouth; d. 1907 at U.P., Kensington.
  9. Lewis Prentis, b. 4 Oct 1839 Kensington; d. Dec 1865 Kensington.
  10. Richard Prentis, Rev., b. 15 Dec 1841 Kensington; d. 30 Mar 1880, 11 U.P., Kensington; m. Mary Speke who d. 26 Dec 1904 in Beaminster, Dorset. No children.
  11. Catherine Prentis, b. 9 Nov 1843 Kensington; at 11 U.P. in 1914; poss. d. 1924, Camberwell.
  12. Matilda Prentis, b. 31 Dec 1845; d. Dec 1869 Kensington.

7. Stephen Prentis, chr. 16 Sep 1800 Earl St.-Presbyterian, Maidstone, Kent. Became a noted Poet living on his inheritance from his father, who must have been very wealthy; educated at Rochester School, Greenwich then Cambridge University. He lived most of his life in northern France, published 20 volumns of verse, and died in Dinan, near the north coast of France on 12 Jun 1862.

He m. Catherine Knevett in 1827; she d. in Dinan in 1841. They had two children:

  1. Henry Prentis, b. in Little Sandlin, Kent and died before 1862 in Dinan.
  2. Mary Katherine Prentis. She m. Rev. Richard A. Julian in 1854. They do not appear in the 1861 and later census.

8. George Prentis, b. 1800 Maidstone and d. March 1833. A Wine Merchant of Maidstone.

He m. Mary Ann Taylor in Igtham in 1831; she died before 1881. Children:

  1. William Taylor Prentis, b. 1832. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8.1]

8.1 William Taylor Prentis, b. 1832; lived at Severnoaks, Igtham in 1865; then at 4, Rocky Hill TErrace, Maidstone in 1882; d. Jun 1890 Maidstone. He was a Justice of the Peace, lived at The Warren, Igtham and was a Wine Merchant of Maidstone. Went to school at Rugby, was a Captain in the Royal Scots Guards; fought in the Crimean War in 1854-6.

He m. Agnes Mary J. Morphew in 1868; she d. 10 Dec 1938 in Maidstone. Children:

  1. Agnes Prentis, EM b. Sept quarter 1869 in Malling district; had died before 1933
  2. Osmond James Prentis, b. Sept 1874; d. 1915 in WW1 when he was a Lt. in the Navy; m. Edith Mabel in Dec 1904 in Portsmouth; she may have died in 1966 in the New Forest, Dorset.
  3. (Ellen) Winifred Mary Prentis, b. 1876; d. probably June 1961, Mid East Surrey.
  4. Monica Mart Prentis, b. Sept 1878; d. Dec 1968 Aldershot.

9. John Prentis, b. 1818 in Cuxton. He was a General Dealer in 1861 lived in Quay, Milton, Kent. In 1865 John and his family lived at Quay, Milton, Sittingbourne; d. March 1882 in Milton. John was a Corn Merchant of Milton.

He m. Elizabeth in Malling in Sept 1846; she survived him and d. after 1882. Children:

  1. Jane Prentis, b. Sept 1847; d. 1931 in Milton unmarried
  2. Elizabeth Prentis, b. Mar 1851; d. 1898 unmarried in Milton
  3. (John) Edward Prentis, b. Sept 1853. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [12]
  4. William Prentis, b. Sep 1856. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [13]

10. Frank Prentis, b. 1820 in Cuxton or Easton, and d. 12 Jun 1909. Croydon. He was a Wool Stapler and Merchant of Borden; in 1865 and 1882 lived at Crown Lane, Milton.

He m. Mary Ann Legg on 30 May 1841 at St Johns Waterloo, Lambeth, Surrey, England (per Pedigree Resource File). She was b. 2 Oct 1808 in Bermondsey), and d. 29 Nov 1885.. They had children, included those shown in Ancestry.com :

  1. Emily Prentis, b. 24 Nov 1843, 'Hickmans Folly', Bermondsey, Surrey, Eng. and d. 7 Oct 1921 at Wallington, Surrey. She m. John Arnold on 13 Jul 1870 at Bartholemew Grays, Middlesex, England.

  2. Frances Prentis, b. 9 Apr 1842 at 'Hickmans Folly', Bermondsey, Surrey and d. 28 Dec 1916, Ashford, Kent, England. She m. Richard Keeler Strouts on 9 Jan 1862, St. Giles, Camberwell, Surrey, England. He was b. c. 1838, Milton Next Settingbourne, Kent, and d. 21 Nov 1911, Canterbury. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com . They appear in the 1891 and 1901 census in Great Chart, Kent. Children per census and Ancestry.com :
    1. Emily I Strouts, b. c. 1865, Ireland (incorrectly indexed as 1835, Ireland. At home in 1891 and 1901.
    2. Frances Strouts, b. c. 1867, Ireland. At home in 1891 and 1901.
    3. Frederick Strouts, b. c. 1869, Galway Tuam, Ireland. At home in 1891. Not home in 1901.
    4. Richard Stanley Strouts, b. c. 1871, Ireland. An Apprentice in Appledore, Kent, in 1891.At home in 1901.
    5. Mary Strouts, b. c. 1872.
    6. Lillie Strouts, b. c. 1874 and d. 1884.
    7. Kathrine Strouts, b. c. 1877, Ireland. At home in 1901.
    8. Robert Frank Strouts, b. c. 1878, Galway Tuam, Ireland. At home in 1891. Not home in 1901.
    9. Thomas Turner Strouts, b. c. 1880, Galway Tuam, Ireland. At home in 1891. Not home in 1901.
    10. Annie Margaret Strouts, b. c. 1883, Galway Tuam, Ireland. At home in 1891. Not home in 1901.
    11. Gordon Percy Strouts, b. c. 1885, Great Chart, Kent. At home in 1885, 1891 and 1901.

  3. Walter Prentis, b. Dec 1846 in Camberwell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[14]
  4. Henry Prentis, b. 28 Jul 1848 at Old Kent R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [15]
  5. Frank(?) Prentis, who lived in Essex; b. 1855. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[16]

By email of 19 May 2007, Dave Hough reports that he is "related to Mary Ann Leggs father,Thomas Rowland Legg,who married an Ann Hough." In addition, he says that Frank Prentis also m. Louisa Jane Hallett.

11. Charles Prentis, b. 8 May 1835; d. 14 Jan 1887 in Calcutta; a Surgeon Major in the Bengal Army.

He m. Fanny Fortescue Knight in June 1867 in Chelsea;. She was b. Sep 1852, Medway, Kent, and d. 1921 in Milton after leaving Gorakpur, India. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Charles and Fanny's children were:

  1. Walter Sladdon/Sladen Prentis, b. 1870 in Gorakhpur, India. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [17]
  2. Ethel Coombe Prentis, b. 1873 in Gorakhpur, India. She m. 1897 in Kensington.
  3. Charles Edward Coombe Prentis, b. 1875 Gorakhpur, India, and d. 28 Aug 1920 at 14 Pembridge Square, Notting Hill Gate with his main residnece at 24 Ranelagh Gardens, Stamford Brook, London. He m. Mabel Justine, probably in Rochford Essex in 1900; she was b. c. 1875, Peckham, and d. Dec 1963 in Lewisham aged 73 or in 1965 in Buckinghamshire. They appear in the 1901 census in London, England, where he is shown as b. c. 1875, Goruckport, India. Children per Glenn Arnold, email, 17 Jul 2008:
    1. Terrence Prentis, b. after 1901 census.
    2. Avon Prentis, b. after 1901 census.

12. (John) Edward Prentis, b. Sept 1853 in Milton, Kent and d. Sep or Dec 1899 in Milton. Seed Merchant. 1901 in Sittingbourne, Kent.

He m. Fanny Mary Elvy in Dec 1882 in Faversham. She was b. 2 Nov 1853 in Newnham, Kent, and d. 27 May 1921. She was the dau. of Thomas Baker Elvy and mary Elvey. Ancestor Charts can be found at Ancestry.com . In 1891 lived in Mondkdown, Milton. Known children:

  1. George Herbert Prentis, b. Dec 1885; d. 9 July 1943 without any Will; of 29 Albert Road, Chatham. He m. Elizabeth; Nellie Isabel, b. Mar 1888.
  2. Sidney E Prentis, b. 1885 in Sittingbourne, Kent. At home in 1901.
  3. John C Prentis
  4. Ellen M Prentis, b. 1889 in Sittingbourne, Kentk. At home in 1901.
  5. Winifred Mary Prentis, b. Sep 1889 in Sittingbourne, Kent. At home in 1901.
  6. Roger Elvy Prentis, b. Dec 1891 in Milton, Kent. At home in 1901.
  7. Joyce G Prentis, b. 1895 in Milton, Kent. At home in 1901.

13. William Prentis, b. Sep 1856; d. 1933 in Milton. He m. in 1883, Gravesend; children:

  1. Sidney Elvy Prentis, Rev., b. 7 July 1884, Milton; d. Sept 1970 in SE Surrey; m. E. Jenkins 1937. Vicar of Ashford in 1957.
  2. Roger Elvy Prentis, b. Sept 1891; d. 1978 in Tonbridge.
  3. John Edward Prentis, b. 1895 in Eltham; d. 1973 in Canterbury; m. 1904 in Lewisham. Farmer.

14. Walter Prentis, b. Dec 1846 in Camberwell; died before 1894; He m. Mary Norman on 24 Sep 1867 at Christ Church, Westham, Essex (per Ped. Resource File). She who was b. in 1846 in Stepney; a Corn and Coal Merchant of Sittingbourne; children:

  1. Mary F. Prentis, b. 1871 Stratford, Essex.
  2. Walter Henry Prentis, b. Sep 1872 in Bredgar, Kent and d. 20 Dec 1958 at Otahuhu, NZ. Bur. at St Andrew's Church, Epsom, Auckland, NZ. He m. Mabel Lizzie Fowler on 3 Dec 1895 at St. Matthew's, Islington, London, England. Children:
    1. Muriel Queenie Prentis, b. 30 Apr 1911, Mt Eden, Auckland, NZ and d. 18 Mar 1997, Otahuhu, NZ. She m. John Thomas Murphy Gemmell Kennedy on 9 Nov 1940 at St. Adrews Church, Epsom, Auckland, NZ.
  3. Norman Prentis, b. 1878 in Deptling. . . . . . . . [18]
  4. King N. Prentis, b. 1880 Sittingbourne.

15. Henry Prentis, b. 28 Jul 1848 at Old Kent R., Peckham, near Camberwell and d. 7 Aug 1913 at Milton Regis, Kent; a Wool Stapler of Milton in 1901.

He m. Jane Ann Seager in Dec 1872 at St. James Church, Croydon, Surrey; she was b. 1851, Stockbury and d. Mar 1921 in Milton. They had children:

  1. Norval H. Prentis, b. 1874 in Addiscombe, Surrey; d. 1955 in Samford; lived 1907 at Wickham House, London Road, Milton Regis.
  2. Madge Prentis, b. 1880; m. June 1906 in Milton.

16. Frank(?) Prentis, who lived in Essex; b. 1855; may have d. in Canterbury in 1932.

He m. Unknown and had a son:

  1. Frank Charles Prentis, an Engineer of Forest Gate, London; b. Sept 1868 in Shelford, Essex; d. 1 Dec 1948 in Worthing, Sussex; m. Eliza Harriet March 1893 in West Ham; she d. 1958 in Worthing leaving two daughters:
    1. the first m. Leslie Aldridge;
    2. Lydia Kathleen Prentis m. Edward T. Sharp.

17. Walter Sladdon/Sladen Prentis, b. 1870 in Gorakhpur, India; d. 25 Aug 1947 of Southend Lodge, Moorend Grove, Leckhampton, Cheltenham; DSO, inherited Stainers Farm.

He m. Ivy Jessie Landale in 1906 in Cheltenham; she d. 1949 Cheltenham. Two children:

  1. Joyce Leslie Prentis, b. 19 May 1908; unmarried and living with her parents in 1947; d. 2 Dec 1982 in St. Ives, Cornwall
  2. Hugh Landale Prentis, CBE, Colonel in the Army, Ordnance Corps. Lived in Ross on Wye. He was b. 10 Nov 1909 CHeltenham; in 1947 lived at Orchard Cottage, Croft Avenue, Orpington, Kent. He d. 26 July 1996 in Cullumpton, Devon. He m. Dorothy Maud HillShe was b. 13 Aug 1915, New Delhi and d. 27 Sep 2011 in Cheltenham. Three children per Chris Prentis :
      `
    1. Christopher Hugh Prentis, of Burnhayes, Silverton, Devon. He m. Joanna Jardine Paterson of Balgray, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire on 28 Jan 1967. They have 3 daughters:
      1. Tatanya Sophie Prentis, b. 16 May 1971 in Albany, Western Australia, In 2012 they live in San Rafael, CA. Daughter:
        1. Jasmin Grace Prentis, b 20 Aug 2000.
      2. Katinka Louise Prentis, b. 8 Sep 1973, Albany, Western Australia. In 2012 she lives in Burnhayes with her father and her daughter:
        1. Charlotte Emily, b. 30 Apr 2001.
      3. Larissa Clare Prentis, b. 26 Nov 1977, Albany, Western Australia. In 2012 she lived in Avoca Beach, New South Wales. She m. David Foreman. Children:
        1. Christina Foreman, b. 12 Oct 2002.
        2. Charlie Foreman, b. 21 Sep 2005.
    2. Peter Malcolm Prentis of 21 Connaught Road, Worthy Down, Winchester, Hampshire. Lt. Col. in the Army Air Corps, retired. He m. Gail Kitson in Jul 1969. They have 4 children.
    3. Christina Ann who m. Mr. Chisholm; in 1982 lived Walkerburn, Peebleshire, Scotland. She m. Alastair Chisholm in 1966. They have 3 sons.

18. Norman Prentis, b. 1878 in Deptling. He is an ancestor of Robert Raymont Prentis whose email of 3 Oct 2001 reads, in part, as follows:

    "The PrenTICE surname is fairly common in South Africa. I have never regarded myself related to the family Prentice, only to the family spelt 'TIS',

    "All the PRENTIS stock in South Africa can trace roots back to a single common ancestor who moved to Maidstone, Kent, England in 1641. The geneology of this common ancestor has been wonderfully researched by my cousin, John Kennedy. The full document runs to several hundred pages, and comes complete with historical title deeds, photographs and write-ups on all descendents. John has kindly destributed this well researched work to some members of the extended family... John Kenedy`s email is as follows: Kennedy@netmatters.co.uk."

The Norman Prentis, discussed above, had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Frank John Prentis. His son:
    1. Robert Raymond Prentis.

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