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Prentices of Barston, Warwickshire, England

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Prentices of Barston, Warwickshire, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2002 and Revised 11 Feb 2010

Update of 3 Dec 2005: The information in this article has been merged into our our Spring 1999 article on Zachariah Prentice of Brookings, SD . That article now replaces this article.

Introduction: By email of 30 Apr 2002, Jaquie Cook has provided us with information about the Prentices who are buried in the cemetery in Barston, Warwickshire, England. From that information, we were able to develop the following Prentice lines which we have consolidated with information contained in our Fall 2003 article about the Prentices of Barston .

1. William Prentice was b. c. 1791, Birmingham, Warwickshire. He m. Lydia Hall in 1812 in Barston. Children:

  1. Anne Prentice, born 1812
  2. William Prentice, born 1814, Barston, Warwickshire. . . . . . . . [2]
  3. Thomas Prentice, born 1816, probably Barston, Warwickshire. . . . . [3]
  4. Sarah Prentice, born 1818
  5. Elizabeth Prentice, born 1821
  6. John Prentice, born 1825. Not in 1851 and later census.
  7. Mary Prentice, born 1827. She may, or may not, be the Mary Prentice (no husband named), who had a son:
    1. Thomas Prentice, b. Sep 1847
  8. Hannah Prentice, born 1828
  9. Maria Prentice, born 1837

2. William Prentice, born 1814, Barston, Warwickshire. He is bur. in the Barston Cemetery. William appears in the 1851, 1861 and 1871 census in Beausall, Warwickshire. Living alone in the 1881 Beausall census. Living alone, age 77, in the 1891 Beausall census. Not shown in 1901 census.

He m. Jane French in 1837 in Coventry. She was b. c. 1816 in Barcote, Warwickshire. She does not appear at home in the 1871 census and may have been deceased. Children:

  1. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1840, Beausall, Warwickshire. Not home in 1871.
  2. Jane Prentice, b. c. 1843, Beausall, Warwickshire. Not home in 1871.
  3. Ann Prentis, b. c. 1846, Beausale, Warwickshire. At home in 1861 and 1871.
  4. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1850, Beausall, Warwickshire. . . . . . . . . [4]
  5. Frederick Prentis, b. c. 1855, Beausale, Warwickshire. Not in 1871 and later census.
  6. George Prentis, b. c. 1852, Beausale, Warwickshire. . . . . . . . [5]
  7. Henry Prentis, b. c. 1857, Beausale, Warwickshire. At home in 1861 and 1871. He is an unmarried Lodger in the 1891 Beausale census. In the 1901 Beausale census he is unmarried, age 44, and living alone.

Also shown in William's home in 1861 was a granddaughter, Mary A. Prentis, b. c. 1857, Warwick, Warwickshire.

3. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1816, probably Barston, Warwickshire. Bur. in Barston Cemetery. He is almost certainly the same person as the Thomas Prentice shown in the 1851 and 1861 Barston census as b. c. 1815, Barston. He next appears in the 1881 Barston census with his wife and 2 children.

He m. Elizabeth Rose, b. c. 1825, Offchurch, Warwickshire. She is probably the Elizabeth (Rose) Prentice bur. in the Barston Cemetery. Children per 1851 census:

  1. William Prentice, b. c. 1843, Barston, Warwickshire. . . . . . . . [6]
  2. Sarah Prentice, b. c. 1845, Barston, Warwickshire. Not at home in 1861.
  3. Jane Prentice, b. c. 1847, Barston, Warwickshire. At home in 1861. Not home in 1881.
  4. Eliza Prentice, b. c. 1849, Barston, Warwickshire. Not home in 1881.
  5. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1853, Barston, Warwickshire. Not home in 1881.
  6. Maria Lydia Prentice, b. c. 1855, Barston, Warwickshire. Not home in 1881. She m. Sep 1889 in Solihull.
  7. Eleanor/Ellen Prentice, b. c. 1860, Barston, Warwickshire. At home in 1871 (called Helen) and 1881. She is probably the Ellen Prentice who m. Jun 1993. She appears in the 1901 Barston census as Ellen with her husband, Charles Savage, and children:
    1. L. E. I. Vera Savage, b. c. 1895
    2. Cuthbert L. K. Savage, b. c. 1896
    3. Leslie R. P. Savage, b. c. 1897
    4. Dennis H. S. Savage, b.c. 1900.
    Also living with them in 1901 was her sister, Selina.
  8. Selena Prentice, b. c. 1863 Barston, Warwickshire (per 1871 census). Living with her sister, Ellen, above, in the 1901 Barston census.
  9. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1865, Barston, Warwickshire. . . . . . . . [7]

4. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1850, Beausall, Warwickshire. Not home in 1871. Unmarried lodger in 1881 Beausall census. In 1891 census in Great and Little Marsden, Lancashire, with his wife, Elizabeth, b. c. 1852. Not in 1901 census. Children per 1891 census:

  1. Clara Prentice, b. c. 1882, Lancashire.
  2. Frederick/Fred Prentice, b. c. 1885, Lancashire.
  3. Edith M. Prentice, b. c. 1888, Lancashire.
  4. Henrietta R? Prentice, b. c. 1890, Lancashire.

5. George Prentis, b. c. 1852, Beausale, Warwickshire. At home in 1861. In the 1871 census he is shown as a Servant in Balsall, Warwickshire. In the 1891 census in Peatling Parva, Leicestershire he appears with his wife, Kate, b. c. 1856, Peatling Parva. Not in 1901 census. Children:

  1. Frederick Prentice, b. c. 1881, Nottingham, Leicestershire
  2. Ernest Prentice, b. c. 1883, Nottingham, Leicestershire
  3. Kate Prentice, b. c. 1884, Wibtoft, Leicestershire.
  4. Ann/Annie Prentice, b. c. 1886, Foleshill, Leicestershire
  5. Herbert Prentice, b. c. 1888, Peaatling Parve, Leicestershire
  6. Andrew Prentice, b. c. 1890, Peaatling Parve, Leicestershire

6. William Prentice, b. c. 1843, Barston, Warwickshire. Bur. Barston Cemetery. At home in 1861 and 1871. He is probably the William Prentice shown in the 1901 Barston census as b. c. 1843, Barston, with his wife, Ellen, b. c. 1857, Pillerton Hersey and is bur. in Barston Cemetery. Children:

  1. Mary Jane Prentice, b. Mar 1874, Barston (per St. Catherine's Index)
  2. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1876, Barston.
  3. Harry Prentice, b. c. 1878, Barston, Warwickshire. At home in 1901.
  4. Wilfred Prentice, b. c. 1889, Barston, Warwickshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6.1]
  5. Elizabeth Rose Prentice, b. c. 1880, Barston.
  6. Benjamin Prentice, b. c. 1893, Barston, Warwickshire. At home in 1901.
  7. Beatrice E. Prentice, b. c. 1896, Barston, Warwickshire. At home in 1901.
  8. James Prentice, b. c. 1899, Barston, Warwickshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8]
  9. Edward H. Prentice, b. c. 1900, Barston, Warwickshire. At home in 1901.

6.1 Wilfred Prentice, b. c. 1889, Barston, Warwickshire. He d. 4 Nov 1973 and is bur. in Barston Cemetery. By email of 10 Feb 2010, Pauline Hancock relates that he m. Emily Kimberlee and provides the following additional information:

    "I have very little about Emily and Wilfred except they were at each of their parents home on the 1911 census - Emily was with her parents, Eliz.Ellen nee Pritchard & Joseph Kimberlee (Wheelwright) and her son, Wilfred J Prentice aged 10 months Cole End, Coleshill, Warwickshire. Wilfred, age 23 yrs, was at home with mother Ellen (b.Pillerton Hersey) & William Prentice, age 69 yrs (Farm Labourer), Benjamin, brother, 18yrs (farm labourer as Wilfred ), James ,13 yrs and a7yr old Edward Linford Post, adopted into the family.

    "Emily was the 8th child, born 7th March 1893 and baptized 30th March 1893 at St Nicholas Parish Church, Curdworth, Warwickshire. She was admitted to Colesill School, High Street for education 28th November 1899.

    "The Kimberlee family came from Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Samuel Kimberlee's trade was a weaver in the carpet industry, as was his father, Benjamin. Married and left the industry working as a policeman and moving to Warwickshire (Birmingham) and joined the county police force in 1859. Had 5 children (2x died aged 17 yrs and 20 yrs, named on gravestone along with Samuel).

    In 1875 Policing 'steeplechase' in Shirley, Birmingham, till 8 pm. Returning to Curdworth, catching train at Olton, Solihull, jumped to catch moving train out of station - fell beneath rails - died in Birmingham General Hospital of injuries the next day.(Mention in 'Showells Directory of Birmingham' also 'Roll of Honour' Warwickshire Police) Joseph taken on as an apprentice Wheelwright in Curdworth."

7. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1865, Barston, Warwickshire. At home in 1881. He appears in the 1901 census in Barston with his wife, Esther, b. c. 1865, Lydney, Gloucestershire. He was living next door to his brother, William, above. Children of Thomas and Esther:

  1. Julia M. Bennett, stepdaughter, b. c. 1887, Longhope, Gloucestershire. At home in 1901.
  2. Thomas W. Prentice, b. c. 1893, Barston, Warwickshire. At home in 1901..
  3. Arthur R. Prentice, b. c. 1895, Barston, Warwickshire. . . . . . . . . . [9]
  4. Sidney Prentice, b. c. 1900, Barston, Warwickshire. At home in 1901.

8. James Prentice, b. c. 1899, Barston, Warwickshire. At home in 1901. He appears in WW I military death records as a Private, Wiltshire Regiment, 1st Bn, who d. at age 20 on 12 Apr 1918, son of William and Ellen Prentice, of Barston, Hampton-in-Arden, Birmingham. His memorial is Panel 8, Ploegsteert Memorial. The village of Ploegsteert is about 16 kilometres south of Ieper (formerly Ypres), near the Franco-Belgian border about 5 kilometres north of Armentières. Ploegsteert Memorial stands in Berks Cemetery Extension, about 2 kilometres north of the village on the west side of the road to Ieper. The Memorial lists the missing from the battles of Armentieres, Aubers Ridge (in 1914), Loos, Fromelles (in 1915), Estaires (in 1916), Hazebrouck, Scherpenberg and Outtersteene Ridge (in 1918).

In total some 11,447 men's names are inscribed. The memorial is 70 feet in diameter and 38.5 feet in height. It was unveiled on 7 June 1931 by the Duke of Brabant.

9 Arthur R. Prentice, b. c. 1895, Barston, Warwickshire. At home in 1901. . He appears in WW I death records as a Private in the Gloucestershire Regiment, 14th Bn., who d. at the age of 24 on 24 Apr 1918 and is bur. at III. D. 4., Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension. A Google search provides the followingadditional information:

    Hangard is a village 5 kilometres south of Villers-Bretonneux. Hangard Communal Cemetery is a little east of the village on the north side of the road to Demuin and the Extension is on the west side of the Communal Cemetery.

    At the end of March 1918, Hangard was at the junction of the French and Commonwealth forces defending Amiens. From 4 to 25 April, the village and Hangard Wood were the scene of incessant fighting, in which the line was held and the 18th Division were particularly heavily engaged. On 8 August, the village was cleared by the 1st and 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. The original extension to the communal cemetery was made by the Canadian Corps in August 1918. It consisted of 51 graves in the present Plot I. It was greatly increased after the Armistice when graves were brought in, mainly from the battlefields of Hangard and Hangard Wood and from smaller cemeteries. The extension now contains 563 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 294 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to eight casualties known to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate nine casualties buried in Fontaine-les-Cappy Churchyard Extension and Gentelles French Military Cemetery, whose graves could not be found on concentration. Certain graves in Plots II, III, and IV, identified collectively but not individually, are marked by headstones inscribed with the words "Believed to be buried near this spot.".

Other Prentices at Barston:

  1. Thomas Prentice, b. Dec 1875
  2. Richard Prentice, b. Sep 1876
  3. Harry Prentice, b. Sep 1877. He m. Edith M. and is identified in WW I death records as a Private, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 11th Bn., who d. at age 40 on 23 Mar 1918 and is identified as the husband of Edith M. Prentice, of Church Cottage, Barston, Birmingham. His memorial can be found at Bay 2, Arras Memorial. A Google search found the following:

      The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras. The cemetery is near the Citadel, approximately 2 kilometres due west of the railway station. The French handed over Arras to Commonwealth forces in the spring of 1916 and the system of tunnels upon which the town is built were used and developed in preparation for the major offensive planned for April 1917. The memorial commemorates almost 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand who died in the Arras sector between the spring of 1916 and 7 August 1918 (the eve of the Advance to Victory) and have no known grave. The most conspicuous events of this period were the Arras offensive of April-May 1917, and the German attack in the spring of 1918.
  4. William Mark Prentice, b. Jun 1882
  5. Francis John Prentice, b. Sep 1884 and d. 1980. He m. Catherine Louisa who was b. c. 1884 and d. 1980 in Barston. Both are bur. at Barston Cemetery.
  6. Margaret Emma Prentice, b. Dec 1886
  7. Mabel Prentice, b. Jun 1888
  8. Agnes Nellie Prentice, b. Sep 1890
  9. Samuel Randall Prentice, b. Dec 1891

Stoneleigh Prentice at Barston:

Joseph Prentice, b. c. 1836 at Stoneleigh, Warwick, and a Laborer. He is bur. at Barston Cemetery. He m. Alice Savage, b. c. 1842, Barston, Warwick. She is bur. in Barston Cemetery. Their children shown in the 1881 Barston census are:

  1. Charles Savage, b. c. 1865, Barson, and likely a son of Alice by a prior marriage.
  2. Sarah Ann Prentice, b. c. 1872, Barston. She might be the Sarah Ann Prentice who m. Jun 1888 in Solihull.
  3. Alice Prentice, b. c. 1879, Barston. She may, or may not, be the Alice Prentice, b. Sep 1878. She is probably the Alice who m. Sep 1996 in Solihull.
  4. Albert Prentice, b. c. 1880, Barston.

In the 1901 Barston census, Alice (Savage) Prentice was living with her brother, John Savage, together with Alice's son, Albert Prentice, above.

Barston Cemetery: In addition, we found the following Prentices bur. in the Barston Cemetery, some or all of whom may be related to the above Prentices:

BORN	DIED	AGE	NAME				COMMENT
1894 	22.2.1972 78 	Emily Prentice
1912 	24.12.1915 2.5 	Hilda May Prentice
1920 	1993 	73 	Leslie Charles Prentice
1924 	1960 	36 	Joyce Kathleen Prentice

Additional informationabout William Prentice and Lydia Hall may be found inour Spring 1999 article about Zachariah Prentice of Brookings, SD.

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


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