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Prentices of Thetford and East Wretham, England

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Prentices of Thetford and East Wretham, Norfolk, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2000 and Revised 3 Feb 2011

Ian Prentice, by email of 24 Sep 2001, has generously provided us with his research on the Prentices of Thetford and East Wretham, Norfolk, England. To that, we have added extensive information provided by Dale in his emails of 1 Feb 2011. East Wretham is a few miles to the north-east of Thetford so small it may not appear on a a viewer's map. A tentative family tree is as follows:

1. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1620 and d. 30 Nov 1699. He may have been from Stoke Ash. See our Fall 2000 article on the Prentices of Palgrave (Robert Prentice, great-grandson of William Prentice, #3). The name of his wife is not yet known. His children included two sons:

  1. John Prentice, b. c. 1735-50 and d. 1703 in Brandon . He was a farrier. He m. Eleanor. He may have one or more sons, name(s) not known, who had the following children:
    1. John Prentice, a Farrier of Brandon, who m. Ann and d. 1803.
    2. Elizabeth Prentice, d. 1825 a spinster.
    3. Mary Prentice who m. George Wright.
  2. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1650. . . . . . . . . [2]

2. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1650 and d. 30 Nov 1711 in poverty.

He m. Rose Barton at Thetford , St. Mary, on 27 Mar 1676. She was living in 1711. Children:

  1. Rose Prentice, b. 10 Dec 1676, Thetford, St. Cuthberts.
  2. Elizabeth Prentice, d. 5 Jun 1687, Thetford, St. Mary.
  3. Robert Prentice, d. 13 July 1765, , Thetford, St. Mary. He m. 1st Mary Drinkmilk on 28 Dec 1704. He m. 2nd Mary Folks in 1711, Elveden. Son:
    1. Robert Prentice, b. 27 Jul 1712, St. Peter, and d. 24 Mar 1716.
  4. John Prentice, b. 1 Mar 1687/8, , Thetford, St. Mary. . . . . . . . [3]
  5. Mary Prentice, d. 13 Nov 1690.
  6. Thomas Prentice, d. 19 July 1683.

3. John Prentice, b. 1 Mar 1687/8, Thetford, St. Mary, and d. there 1 Nov 1753.

He m. Mary Doe in 1712, St. Cuthberts. She d. 21 Aug 1724. Children:

  1. John Prentice, a Cordwainer b. 20 Dec 1713, Thetford; d. 1784 in East Wretham; m. Sarah Gates in 1737 in Bressingham; she d. 7 Feb 1777. . . . . .[4]
  2. Sarah Prentice, b. 26 Mar 1717, Thetford; d. before 1753.
  3. Penelope Prentice. She m. Mr. Pins and was alive in 1751.
  4. Edmund Prentice, b. 22 Oct 1722, Thetford, and alive 1751.
  5. Robert Prentice, b. 22 Aug 1722, Thetford and d. 13 Jul 1765, Thetford. Apprenticed to Arthur Bidwell in 1743 in Thetford. Buried St. Mary.
  6. Thomas Pentice, b. 15 Oct 1728, Thetford; apprenticed to Thomas Fisher, Grocer of North Lopham in 1745; alive in 1753. He m. Mary Casey at Thetford St. Peter on 3 Aug 1762. He is probably the father of:
    1. Thomas Prentice who was sent to Brandon from Thetford and died in the snow on 10 Feb 1776.
  7. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 19 Apr 1730, Thetford.
  8. Richard Prentice, b. 19 Feb 1732, Thetford; alive 1753.

4. John Prentice, b. 20 Dec 1713 and d. 1784 in East Wretham. He was a Cordwainer.

John m. Sarah Gates in 1737 in Bressingham; she d. 7 Feb 1777. John and Sarah's children:

  1. Mary Prentice, b. 2 Aug 1748, East Wretham; alive 1815. She m. 1st John Wharfe. She m. 2nd Philip Scutcheon, Labourer of Brandon.
  2. Robert Prentice, b. 18 Aug 1751, East Wretham and d. 17 Aug 1772.
  3. James Prentice, b. 3 Aug 1754, East Wretham. . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  4. Edward Prentice, b. c. 1752-55, East Wretham and alive 1815. . . . . . [6]
  5. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1752-55, East Wretham. Shopkeeper of East Wretham; d. with effects valued at under £600 in 1815. He m. Sarah who d. 12 Apr 1808, aged 80. Son:
    1. Thomas Prentice, b. 20 Dec 1778; d. 10 Jan 1780.
  6. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 14 Nov 1758, East Wretham; alive 1815. She m. 1st John Slapp on 4 April 1779. She m. 2nd Mr. Hooker of Northwold.
  7. (son) Prentice who died before 1783 having married Eleanor who was living in Brandon that year and died in 1792 leaving letters of administration.
  8. John Prentice, b. c. 1758, East Wretham and 24 May 1758, an infant.
  9. Sarah Prentice, b. 12 Nov 1768, East Wretham and d. Nov 1770.
  10. John Prentice, b. c. 1771, East Wretham and d. 23 Mar 1771, an infant.
  11. John Prentice, b. c. 1777, East Wretham and d. 2 Feb 1778, an infant.
  12. Jane Prentice, b. 17 May 1772, East Wretham, an infant.

5. James Prentice, b. 3 Aug 1754, East Wretham; alive 1815.

He m. Susannah Horton on 4 April 1779. Children:

  1. James Prentice, b. 19 May 1781, probably East Wretham.
  2. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 11 Aug 1783, probably East Wretham.
  3. John Prentice, b. 8 Jul 1787, probably East Wretham. He m. Sarah Parker. Children (but see Fn. 1):
    1. John Prentice, b. 23 July 1797(?).
    2. Henry Prentice, b. 23 July 1797(?). In our Fall 2001 article about Henry Prentice of Spalding we show a Henry Prentice who m. Frances and may have had a son, Henry Benjamin Prentice, b. c May 1835 at Weeting, Norfolk. It might be that the 2 Henrys are the same person since Weeting is only about a mile north of Brandon and perhaps 5 miles NW of Thetford. Additional investigation on this point is needed.

6. Edward Prentice, b. c. 1752-55, East Wretham and alive 1815.

He m. 1st Ann Betts on 12 May 1771; she d. 13 Nov 1772.

Edward m. 2nd Caroline Green, widow, on 24 Sept 1775; she d. 13 Aug 1807, aged 70. Children:

  1. Robert Prentice, b. 31 Dec 1775, probably East Wretham.
  2. Ann Prentice, b. 19 Apr 1777; d. 19 Apr 1778, East Wretham.
  3. Rachael Prentice, b. 16 Jul 1779, probably East Wretham.
  4. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 7 Dec 1783, Probably East Wretham; m. Jonathan Precious. Son:
    1. James Precious, b. 28 Feb 1814.

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


Fn. l: Note that there is only a 10 year age difference between the father, James, and the 2 sons. Ian Prentice advises that his original database on which the supposed father, John, b. 1787, was lodged was unfortunately lost when his computer crashed not long ago. The relationship between the father and sons needs to be clarified.
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