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William Prentice of Carstairs, Scotland

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William Prentice of Carstairs, Lanark, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2002 and Revised 21 Mar 2015

Note: This is an updated article based on our earlier Winter 1998 article on William Prentice of Carstairs and our earlier Fall 2001 article on William Prentice of Stobbe, Carstairs.

Using the records available from Records Office in Glascow, Scotland, the IGI, census records, and information from Michael Prentice, Carol Novak and from Karina Rancall's email of 18 Jul 2001, we have constructed the following tentative family tree.

1. William Prentice of Carstairs, b. c. 1644-54. He married Catherine Henchlewood on 31 Dec 1675 at Carstairs. His children include:

  1. Margret Prentice, chr. 29 Oct 1673, Carstairs. She may be a daughter by a prior marriage. Scotland Christenings show a Margaret Prentiss chr. 29 Oct 1673, dau. of William Prentiss and Jeannet Limpetlaw in Carstairs.
  2. Agnes Prentice, chr. 4 Feb 1675, Carstairs.
  3. (unknown) Prentice, chr. 11 Jan 1677, Carstairs.
  4. James Prentice, chr. 16 Jan 1679, Carstairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. James Prentice, chr. 16 Jan 1679.

He is likely the same person as the James Prentice who married Isabell Forrest 23 Jan 1717 at Carstairs. She was b. 27 May 1697, Carluke, and d. there 30 Mar 1751. Their children, born at Carstairs, included:

  1. Anne Prentice, chr. 9 Feb 1718, Carstairs, Lanarkshire. She m. James Wilson 27 Oct 1751, Carstairs. He was b. 1728, Carstairs. Children:
    1. John Wilson 1752 –
    2. William Wilson 1755 – 1826
    3. Marion Wilson 1757 –
    4. James Wilson 1759 –
    5. James Wilson 1765 –
  2. William Prentice, chr. 20 Mar 1720. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  3. Isabell Prentice, chr. 28 Jan 1722.

3. William Prentice, chr. 20 Mar 1720, Carstairs.

He m. Katherine Wallace on 18 Aug 1745, Carluke, Scotland. Their children include

  1. William Prentice, chr. 1 Dec 1745, Carstairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  2. James Prentice, chr. 23 Aug 1747 Carstairs. He married Helen Grozel (Grozet, Grosset) 18 Apr 1773, Carstairs. Children:
    1. Marion Prentice, chr. 22 Aug 1773, Carstairs.
    2. Katherine Prentice, chr. 28 Apr 1776, Carstairs.
    3. William Prentice, chr. 28 Apr 1776, Carstairs. May have died before 1780 (see below).
    4. Isobel Prentice, chr. 23 Aug 1778, Carstairs.
    5. William Prentice, chr. 16 Jun 1780, Carstairs.
  3. Katherine Prentice, chr. 7 May 1749, Carstairs. She married Allan Aitken 8 Dec 1771, Carstairs.
  4. George Prentice, chr. 21 Apr 1751, Carstairs. He married Margaret Grenshels 30 Aug 1778, Carstairs. Children not shown on Glasgow records for births and christenings.
  5. John Prentice, chr. 8 Apr 1753, Cadder. No marriage shown for John in Carstairs. May have died or married elsewhere.
  6. William Prentice, chr. 9 Mar 1755, Carstairs. No marriage shown for John in Carstairs. May have died or married elsewhere.
  7. (perhaps) Ann Prentice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3.1]
  8. Isobel Prentice, chr. 3 Mar 1760, Carstairs, and d. 10 Dec 1829, age 69. She marrried William Wilson 31 Aug 1783, Carstairs. He was b. c. 1730 and d. 22 Feb 1791, age 61. Both are bur. at Lanark Cemetery (St. Kentigern's Churchyard).

3.1 (perhaps) Ann Prentice. According to Bob Brown of Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada, Edinburgh records show that Ann Prentice was b. c. 1756 in Carstairs, Lanark, although neither Glasgow records nor the IGI show her birth or christening. It might be that her parents moved from Carstairs to the Edinburgh area after her birth and before her christening. The only known Prentice family living in Carstairs in that time frame is that of William Prentice and Katherine Wallace, and for that reason Ann is tentatively identified as their daughter.

Ann m. John Brown on 29 Jun 1777 in Carstairs, Lanark, Scotland (per IGI). Children (per IGI):

  1. William Brown, chr. 24 May 1778 Carstairs, Lanark, Scotland
  2. Isobel Brown, b. 18 Apr 1779 Carstairs, Lanark, Scotland
  3. William Brown, b. 4 Mar 1781 Carstairs, Lanark, Scotland
  4. James Brown, b. 26 Jan 1783 Carstairs, Lanark, Scotland
  5. Thomas Brown, b. 9 Jan 1785 Carstairs, Lanark, Scotland
  6. George Brown, b. 18 Nov 1787 Carluke, Lanark, Scotland
  7. Michael Brown, b. 27 Sep 1789 Carluke, Lanark, Scotland
  8. John Brown, b. 13 Aug 1791 Carluke, Lanark, Scotland
  9. Katherine Brown, b. 28 Oct 1793 Carluke, Lanark, Scotland
  10. Michael Brown, b. 14 Aug 1795 Carluke, Lanark, Scotland
  11. Anne Brown, b. 28 Oct 1798 Carluke, Lanark, Scotland
  12. Alexander Brown, b. 1 Jun 1801 Carluke, Lanark, Scotland

4. William Prentice, chr. 1 Dec 1745, Carstairs.

He married Katherine Watson. The only child shown in Glasgow christening records is:

  1. William Prentice, chr. 27 Apr 1766, Carstairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]

5. William Prentice was chr. 27 Apr 1766, Carstairs.

He married Grizzell/Grace Alexander on 8 Jun 1788, Carstairs. She was chr. 16 Oct 1767, Carstairs. Their children were born at Stobilee/Stobbe (near Carstairs) except for John who was born at Ryeflat (near Carstairs).

  1. Mary Prentice, chr. 15 Dec 1789, b. at Stobilee/Stobbe (near Carstairs).
  2. William Prentice, chr. 8 Nov 1791 b. at Stobilee/Stobbe (near Carstairs). By E-mail of 3 Apr 2000, Ross Peters indicates that he m. Janet Easton Merriless who was b. 24 Oct 1805 at Renfrew, Glasgow. Children:
    1. (probably) John Prentice, b. 15 Dec 1823, Hamilton, Lanark. He appears in the 1881 census living in West Kilbride, Ayr, Scotland. He was a Road Surfaceman. Also shown was his wife, Jean Prentice, b. c. 1820, W. Kilbride, Ayr, Scotland
    2. Margaret Prentice, b. 20 Apr 1828, Renfrew. She m. Gilbert King in Glasgow. The emigrated to Australia c. 1858. Gilbert died in 1864 in Melbourne. Margaret then m., 2nd, Clement Johnstone in 1869 in Melbourne. Children:
      • David
      • John

    3. (Probably) James Prentice, b. 11 Jun 1813, Hamilton, Lanark (per IGI).
    4. (Probably) David Prentice, b. 31 Mar 1821, Hamilton, Lanark (per IGI).

  3. Robert Prentice, chr. 19 Jun 1793. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5.1]
  4. Catherine Prentice, chr. 27 Nov 1796, b. at Stobilee/Stobbe (near Carstairs).
  5. James Prentice, chr. 22 Apr 1798. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]
  6. John Prentice, chr. 15 Jun 1802, b. at born at Ryeflat (near Carstairs).
  7. George Prentice, chr. 6 Jun 1804, b. at Stobilee/Stobbe (near Carstairs).
  8. William Prentice, chr. 27 Mar 1806. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7]
  9. David Prentice, chr. 19 Jul 1808, b. at Stobilee/Stobbe (near Carstairs).
  10. Thomas Prentice, chr. 2 Sep 1810 (the email from Carol Novak of 31 Jan 2013 says Thomas was b. 20 Nov 1812, Carmichael, Lanrkshire) 1810 and d. 24 Jun 1877, Carmichael, Lanarkshire, age 66. He m. Janet "Jessie" Gold on 1 Dec 1833, Douglas, Lanarkshire. She was, b. 17 Mar 1814, Ponfeigh, Carmichael, Lanarkshire, and d. 15 Oct 1901 (Carol Novak, above, says d. 12 Oct 1900) age 87. She was the dau. of James Gold (1804-1865) and Grizel/Grace Clarkson (1805-1888). Children of Thomas and Janet:
    1. Thomas Prentice Jr., b. 13 Jun 1834, Rigside, Lanarkshire, and d. Oct 1879, Carmichael, Lanarkshire per Carol Novak, 31 Jan 2013. He m. Catherine Wilson on 27 Feb 1857. Burnfoot, Carmichael. She was b. c. 1835, Lanarkshire, and d. 26 Jan 1870, Carmichael, age 35. She was the dau. of Robert Wilson. Thomas may have m. 2nd. Janet (b. c. 1813, Carmichael) who appears in the 1881 census in Douglas in the home of son James, below. Children, not buried in Carmichael Churchyard per Carol Novak, email, 31 Jan 2013

      1. Thomas Prentice, b. 1 Dec 1857, Douglas, Lanark. Visitor in Dumfries in 1871 census. In the 1881 Douglas census he is called the nephew of James Prentice (b. c. 1849, Carmichael). He m. Jessie A., b. c. 1864, Moffat, Dumbrieshire. They appear in the 1891 census in Dalserf. She appears without her husband in the 1901 Glasgow Govan census. Children of Jessie and Thomas:
        1. Hannah Prentice, b. c. 1885, Larkhall. At home in 1901 Glasgow Govan census.
        2. James N. Prentice, b. c. 1887, Larkhall. At home in 1901 Glasgow Govan census.
        3. John Prentice, b. c. 1889, Larkhall. At home in 1901 Glasgow Govan census.

      2. Mary Prentice, chr. 23 Jun 1859, Douglas. Not in 1871 census.

      3. James Naismith Prentice, b. 4 Dec 1862, Douglas. He may be the James N. Prentice shown in the 1871 census in Douglas as the grandson of Thomas and Janet Panke. In the 1881 Douglas census he is called the nephew of James Prentice (b. c. 1849, Carmichael). In 1901 Glasgow Govan census as a Railway Clerk living with his sister in law, Jessie (wife of Thomas, above). James had a son:
        1. Thomas S. Prentice. In 1964 he was living at 19 Halbert St., Glasgow.

      4. Robert Prentice, b. 30 Jan 1865, Douglas. He may be the Robert Prentice shown in the 1871 census in Douglas as the grandson of Thomas and Janet Panke. Not in 1881 census. 1891 census in Dalserf living with the family of his brother, Thomas. Not in 1901 census.

      5. John Prentice, b. c. 1867, Douglas. He may be the John Prentice shown in the 1871 census in Douglas as the grandson of Thomas and Janet Panke. In the 1881 Douglas census he is called the nephew of James Prentice (b. c. 1849, Carmichael). He appears in the 1901 Carmichael census with his wife, Grace, b. c. 1869, Lanark, Lanarkshire. Children:
        1. Agnes Prentice, b. c. 1892, Douglas. At home in 1901 in Carmichael.
        2. Alexander Prentice, b. c. 1895, Douglas. At home in 1901 in Carmichael.
        3. Jeanie Prentice, b. c. 1899, Carmichal. At home in 1901 in Carmichael.

    2. Robert Prentice, b. 26 Jan 1836 in Rigside, Lanarkshire, chr: 08 Feb 1836 in Carmichael, Lanark, SCOT. He married Agnes Gold, b 11 Jun 1837 in Douglas, Lanarkshire, and d. 3 Apr 1902 at Douglas, Lanarkshire. She was the dau. of James Gold and Grace Clarkson. Robert and Agnes were m. 18 Dec 1857 at Carmichael. Robert Prentice and Agnes Gold had 14 children: Grace [1858], Thomas [1860-1931], James [1861], Anne 1863], Janet [1863-1903], Margaret [1866], Helen [1867], Mary Jane [1868-1879], Marion [1870-1877], Robert [1872], John [1874], William [1877], Mary Jane [1879], Andrew [1881].

    3. William Prentice b:07 Feb 1838 at Rigside, Lanark; chr: 08 Mar 1838 at Carmichael. He married Mary Brown, b. c. 1838 at Douglas, LanarkSHIRE. She was the dau. of William Brown & Jane Marshall]. They married 23 Nov 1860 at Uddington, Douglas, Lanarkshire [film 1042969]. William Prentice and Mary Brown had 9 children: Grace [1861], Jane “Jessie” [1862], William [1865-1935], Thomas [1867], Jane [1872], Mary [1874], Robert [1874], James [1876], and George [1879].

    4. John Prentice, b. 21 Jan 1840, Rigside, Lanarkshire, chr. 7 Feb 1840 at Carmichael, Lanarkshire, [film 1042969]. He may have d. young as another son named John Prentice was b. in 1849.

    5. Margaret Prentice, b. 1841, Rigside, Lanarkshire, chr. 1 Nov 1841, Carmichael, Lanarkshire, [film 1042969].

    6. Jane Prentice, b. 28 Aug 1844, Rigside, Lanarkshire, chr. 28 Aug 1844, Carmichael, Lanarkshire [film 1042969].

    7. Jean Prentice, b. 28 Aug 1844, Rigside, Lanarkshire, chr. 28 Aug 1844, Carmichael, Lanarkshire, [film 1042969].

    8. Mary Prentice, b. 28 Aug 1844, Rigside, Lanarkshire, chr. 28 Aug 1844, Carmichael, Lanarkshire, [film 1042969].

    9. James Ramage Prentice, b. 7 Jan 1847, Carmichael or Rigside, Lanarkshire, chr. 12 Jan 1847, Carmichael, Lanarkshire. Died. 21 May 1916. He m. Janet Harkness on 12 Dec 1873, Carmichael. She was b. 1848, Whampray or Johnston, Dumfriesshire, and d. 2 Feb 1911, Carmichael. She was the dau. of John Harkness. James and Janet are bur. in the Carmicaei Churchyard. Children per Carol Novak, 31 Jan 2013.
      1. John Carson Prentice, b. c. 1877, Douglas. At home in 1881 census in Douglas.
      2. Janet Prentice, b. c. 1878, Douglas. At home in 1881 census in Douglas. Bur in the Carmichael Churchyard with their parents.
      3. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1882. Bur. in the Carmichael Churchyard with his parents.
      4. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1884.
      5. Elizabeth H. Prentice, b. c. 1886 and d. 29 Apr 1914. She m. William Downie. Bur. in the Carmichael Churchyard with her parents.
      6. Margaret Prentice "Maggie", b. c. 1892.
      James and Janet took in his brother Thomas’ children and are shown in the 1881 Scotland Census: Thomas, James N., and John.

    10. John Prentice, b. 13 May 1849 at Rigside, Lanarkshire, chr. 26 May 1849 at Carmichael, Lanarkshire [film 1042969].

    11. Janet Prentice, b. 7 Sep 1851 at Rigside, Lanarkshire [film 1042969]; chr. 19 Sep 1851 at Carmichael, Lanarkshire. She married George Forrest on 10 Jul 1870, Rigside. He was b. 1850 at Carnwath, Lanarkshire, son of Robert Forrest and Margaret Kerr. They had 8 children: Catherine [1870], Margaret [1872], Robert [1874], Thomas [1879], Janet [1881], Alexander [1883], Mary [1887], and George [1890].

    12. Agnes Prentice, b. 19 Nov 1854 at Rigside, Lanarkshire, chr. 4 Dec 1854 at Carmichael.

  11. Alexander Prentice, chr. 27 Oct 1812, Carstairs. He appears in the 1851 census as a farmer of 55 ac. living at Tanhill, Carluke, with his wife, Janet, b. c. 1813, Biggar, Lanark. in 1881 census in Stobo, Peeblesshire, living with the family of his daughter, Grace; no wife shown. Children:
    1. Catharine Prentice, b. c. 1832, Biggar. At home in 1851 in Carluke.
    2. Grace Prentice, b. c. 1838, Carstairs. At home in 1851 in Carluke. She m. William J. Mitchell who was b. c. 1836, Whitburn, Linlithgowshire. 1861 census in Carnwath. She appears as married, without her husband, in the 1881 census in Stobo, Peeblesshire. Children:
      1. Susan Mitchell, b. c. 1859, Carnwath. At home in Carnwath in 1861 census.
      2. Agnes Mitchell, b. c. 1860, Carnwath. At home in Carnwath in 1861 census.
    3. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1841, Carluke. At home in 1851 in Carluke.
    4. William Prentice, b. c. 1844, Carluke. At home in 1851 in Carluke.
    5. Ann Prentice, b. c. 1847, Carluke. At home in 1851 in Carluke.
    6. Janet Prentice, b. c. 1849, Carluke. At home in 1851 in Carluke.

5.1 Robert Prentice, b. at Stobilee/Stobbe (near Carstairs) and chr. 19 Jun 1793, perhaps at Carstairs.

He m. Grizzel Aitken. She was b. c. 1795 and d. 13 Feb 1846, age 51, and bur. at Carstairs Churchyard. Children (per IGI and 1841 Carstairs census).

  1. Christian Prentice, b. 17 Nov 1817, Carstairs. Might be the same person shown in the 1841 census as Kristy Prentice, b. c. 1821, Carstairs. At home in 1851 census in Carstairs.
  2. William Prentice, b. 29 Nov 1819, Carstairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5.2]
  3. Thomas Prentice, b. 2 Jun 1821, Carstairs. Not in 1851, 1860 or 1871 census.
  4. Grizzel/Grace Prentice, b. 20 May 1823, Carstairs. At home in 1851 census in Carstairs.
  5. Betty Prentice, b. 29 Dec 1824, Carstairs
  6. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1826, Carstairs (per census)
  7. Grace Prentice, b. c. 1826, Carstairs (per census)
  8. George Prentice, b. 6 Jul 1826, Carstairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5.3]
  9. David Prentice, b. 27 Dec 1827, Carstairs. At home in 1851 census in Carstairs. Subject to further investigation, he is tentatively identified as the same David Prentice who is #2 in our Fall 2001 article about Robert Prentice of Scotland.
  10. Janet Prentice, b. 6 Sep 1829, Carstairs.
  11. Robert Prentice, b. 5 Jul 1831, Carstairs. Not in 1851, 1861 or 1871 census.
  12. Mary Prentice, b. 20 Jan 1833, Carstairs. At home in 1851 and 1861 census in Carstairs.
  13. Catherine/Katherine Prentice, b. 1837, Carstairs. At home in 1851 and 1861 census in Carstairs. 1881 census a Servant in Paisley Middle Church, Renfrewshire.

Living with the family in 1841 was Robert Prentice, b. c. 1776, Carstairs, whose relationship to them is not presently known.

5.2 William Prentice, b. 29 Nov 1819, Carstairs. The 1841 census says b. c. 1821 while the 1851 census says he was b. c. 1820. At home in 1851. He was a railway servant at the time of his 1855 marriage (per Michael Prentice, email, 13 Sep 2008). Not in 1861 census.

He is the William Prentice, Inn Keeper, on Bannatyne St. shown in the 1871 Lanark census as b. c. 1823, Carstairs, who m. Elizabeth/Eliza Prosser on 25 Jul 1855 (per Michael Prentice, email, 13 Sep 2008), b. c. 1833, Lanark. Children:

  1. Janet S Prentice, b. c. 1858, Lanark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5.4]
  2. Grace Prentice, b. 2 May 1860. She d. in infancy (per Michael Prentice, email, 13 Sep 2008).
  3. Marion Prentice, b. 2 Feb 1862. She d. in infancy (per Michael Prentice, email, 13 Sep 2008). .
  4. Robert Prentice, b. Feb 1865, , Lanark. At home there in 1871 census. He appears in the 1881 census in Luther West, Luther East, Wellington North, Ontario, Canada, in the home of William Hamilton, b. c. 1825, Scotland, and his wife, Eliza, b. c. 1833, Scotland. He later appears in the 1911 census in Wellington North in the home of his brother, Thomas, below.
  5. Thomas P Prentice, b. c. 1866, Lanark. At home there in 1871 census. He appears in the 1881 census in Luther West, Luther East, Wellington North, Ontario, Canada, in the home of William Hamilton, b. c. 1825, Scotland, and his wife, Eliza, b. c. 1833, Scotland. He later appears in the 1911 census in Wellington North, Ontario, with his wife, Marion Hamilton, brother, Robert (above), and children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Elizabeth Prentice. She m. Edward Fessey. Children:
      1. Esther Fessey.
      2. Marion Fessey, dau.
      3. Norman Fessey.

    2. Norman Douglas Prentice. He m. Daisy Dean. Children:
      1. Douglas Bruce Prentice. He m. Linda DeCoprio. Children:
        1. Cheryl-Lynn Prentice
        2. Erin Prentice, dau.
        3. Lisa Prentice
      2. Marion Joan Prentice. She m. James Kenneth O'Halloran. Children:
        1. Kerry Dean O'Halloran. She m. Junior Santos.
        2. Shawn Joan O'Halloran. She m. Nick Rasso.
        3. Timothy Erin O'Halloran
      3. Marjorie Ella Prentice. She m. Mr. Lampkin. Children:
        1. Leslie Lampkin
        2. Mary Lampkin
        3. Sandra Lampkin
        4. Susan Lampkin

        Marjorie also m. John Lyons. Children:
        1. Barry Lyons
        2. Brian Lyons
      4. Norman Frederick Prentice. He m. Doreen Esther Haley. Children:
        1. Karen Haley Prentice
        2. Norman Scott Prentice. He m. Cindy Thurman.
        3. Roberta Lee Prentice
      5. Sandra Lynn Prentice. She m. James Small:
        1. Jordan Prentice (Small). (Note: This posting from Ancestry.com is unclear whether Jordan is a son of either prior to their marriage.) `

    3. Thomas Prentice Jr. He m. Nellie and had a son:
      1. James/Jim Prentice.

    4. Oswald Prosser Prentice, b. 25 Jan 1894, and d. 31 Dec 1952, Toronto, Canada. He m. Elva Barrows who was b. in PA, USA. Children:
      1. (dau.) Prentice.
      2. (dau.) Prentice.
      3. (dau.) Prentice.
      4. Thomas Robert Prentice, b. 28 Sep 1920, Burlington, Canada, and d. 22 Jul 1944, Caen, France, probably in WW II. He m. Versa Mabel Frost on 14 Jun 1941, Church of England, Patcham, Sussex, England. She was b. 3 Sep 1921, London, England, and d. 26 Jan 1994, Lewes, Sussex, England. Son:
        1. (son) Prentice. He m. (unknown) and had:
          1. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Robert Francis MacPherson (1960-2001). Children:
            1. (son) MacPherson.
            2. (son) MacPherson.
            3. (dau.) MacPherson.
            4. (dau.) MacPherson
          2. (son) Prentice. He m. Miss Dennes. Children:
            1. (dau.) Prentice.
            2. (son) Prentice.
            3. (dau.) Prentice.

    5. Thomas Prentice, b. Jan 1897.

    6. Douglas Prentice, b. Nov 1901.

    Also shown in Thomas' 1911 house are Lizzie Fessey, daughter-in-law (b. Dec 1891) and her daughter (Thomas' granddaughter), Marion Fessey (b. ct 1910). (Note: Elizabeth is probably Thomas' daughter, Elizabeth, #5.2(v)(a), above, with Marion Fessey her daughter, #5.2(v)(a)(2), above.)

  6. George Prentice, b. 19 Feb 1870, Lanark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5.5]

5.3 George Prentice was b. 6 Jul 1826, Carstairs, Lanark. At home in 1851 census in Carstairs. Stationmaster, Dolphinton. Died 10 Sep 1892, age 66. 1881 census in Glasgow Barony, Lanarkshire. 1891 census in West Linton, Peeblesshire.

He m. Lillias Cooper, b. c. 1831 and d. 13 Jun 1907, age 76, at Muirhead Cottage. Buried at Carstairs Churchyard. They appear in the 1861 and 1871 census in Glasgo Barony. 1881 census in West Linton, Peeblesshire. 1901 census in Muirhead Cottage, Carstairs, living with her son, Robert. Children: (Ref: Carstairs Churchyard census and IGI)

  1. Robert Prentice, b. 3 Oct 1863, Milton, Glasgow and d. Collielaw, 16 Jun 1910, age 46. At home in 1871 and 1881 census.in Glasgow Barony, Lanarkshire. At home in the 1891 census in West Linton, Peeblesshire, with an indicated birth year of c. 1854. 1901 census in Muirhead Cottage, Carstairs, living with his mother, Lillias..

  2. Mary Whiteford Prentice, b. 7 Nov 1866, Milton, Glasgow. Mary, buried Sighthill Cemetary, Glasgow, b. c. 1866 and d. 30 Jul 1867, age 9 months.

5.4 Janett Prentice was b. c. 1858, Lanark, Scotland (see 5.2, above). She appears in the 1881 census in Luther West, Luther East, Wellington North, Ontario, Canada, in the home of William Hamilton, b. c. 1825, Scotland, and his wife, Eliza, b. c. 1833, Scotland. Also appearing in the home were:

  1. Robert Prentice, 1865, Scotland (see 5.2, above)
  2. Thomas Prentice, 1867, Scotland (see 5.2, above)
  3. George Prentice, b. c. 1869, Scotland (see 5.2, above)
  4. William James Hamilton, b. c. 1861, Ontario
  5. Maregret Hamilton, b. c. 1863, Ontario
  6. Thomas Hamilton, b. c. 1865, Ontario
  7. Marion Hamilton, b. c. 1866, Ontario
  8. Elezebeth Hamilton, Elizabeth, b. c. 1867, Ontario
  9. John Hamilton, b. c. 1869, Ontario
  10. Charles Hamilton, b. c. 1870, Ontario
  11. Jane Hamilton, b. c. 1872, Ontario
  12. Sarah Hamilton, b. c. 1874, Ontario
  13. Robina Hamilton, b. c. 1876, Ontario
  14. William Hamilton, b. c. 1880-81, Ontario
  15. James Robinson, b. c. 1881, Ontario

5.5 George Prentice, b. 19 Feb 1870, Lanark. At home there in 1871 census. He appears in the 1881 census in Luther West, Luther East, Wellington North, Ontario, Canada, in the home of William Hamilton, b. c. 1825, Scotland, and his wife, Eliza, b. c. 1833, Scotland.

He m. Elizabeth A. Common, b. 15 Aug 1873. George and Elizabeth emigrated to Ontario, Canada (per Michael Prentice, email, 19 Jul 2008). They appear in the 1901 census in Luther (West), Wellington (North), Ontario. Not in 1911 census. Children per AutomatedGenealogy.com :

  1. William J. Prentice, b. 20 Oct 1892. At home in Luther (West), Wellington (North), Ontario in 1901. He m. Edith Edwards. They had 1 or more children, including:
    1. Alvin Prentice, b. c. 1920-1930. He m. Ruth Steinerand had 1 or more children, including:
      1. Beverly Prentice. She m. William Russell. No children.
      2. David Prentice, b. 21 Dec 1954. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5.6]
      3. Lynn Prentice. She m. Tam Burgess. Son (per Michael Prentice, email, 19 Jul 2008):
        1. David Burgess, b. Jul 1991.
      4. Brian Prentice. He m. and had (per Michael Prentice, email, 19 Jul 2008):
        1. Mitchell Prentice.
        2. Benjamin Prentice.

  2. Anne/Annie B. Prentice, b. 24 Sep 1894. At home in Luther (West), Wellington (North), Ontario in 1901. Unknown whether married and had children.

  3. George Melville Prentice (or Melville George Prentice), b. 22 Nov 1896, Wellington, Ontario. At home in Luther (West), Wellington (North), Ontario in 1901. He m. Violet Fern Armstrong. She was b. 22 Sep 1899, Parry Sound, Ontario. Her Ancestor Chart can be found at Ancestry.com .

  4. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 13 Apr 1899. At home in Luther (West), Wellington (North), Ontario in 1901. Unknown whether married and had children.

5.6 David Prentice, b. 21 Dec 1954.

He m. 1st Patricia Ferguson and had (per Michael Prentice, email, 19 Jul 2008):

  1. Michael Prentice, twin, b. 4 Jun 1984, Ontario (per his email, 19, 20 & 23 Jul 2008).
  2. Andrea Prentice, twin, b. 4 Jun 1984.

David m. 2nd Valerie Hobson. Daughter (per Michael Prentice, email, 19 Jul 2008):

  1. Katherine Prentice, b. 25 Nov 1990.

6. James Prentice was b. at Stobilee/Stobbe (near Carstairs) and chr. 22 Apr 1798, Carluke; Died 10 Jan 1856, Muirshield farm, near Carluke.

He m. Margaret Stark, b. 9 Jan 1802, Carnwath. Their children include:

  1. Marion Prentice, b. 1 Jun 1820 Carstairs (per IGI) Lanarkshire (per 1841 census).

  2. Grizzel/Grace Prentice, chr. 2 Apr 1822 Carstairs (per IGI)

  3. William Prentice, b. 2 Feb 1824 Carstairs (per IGI) and d. bef. 1826.

  4. William Prentice, chr. 12 Mar 1826 Carstairs (per IGI). Although confirmation is still needed, it seems likely that William Prentice is #1 in our Fall 2008 article about Thomas Prentice of Luther West, Wellington North, Ontario, Canada .

  5. James Prentice, b. 24 May 1830 Carluke (per IGI).Lanarkshire (per 1841 census) and d. 1920 per Ancestry.com. In the 1851 census he was a Servant in Glencorse, Midlothian. Not in 1861 census. Since his brother, William, above, emigrated to Wellington (North) Canada, he is almost certainly the James Prentice shown in 1901 Canada census in the Minto, Wellington (North) census as b. 24 May 1830 with his wife, Janet Hamilton, b. 27 May 1832 and 9 1905 per Ancestry.com. Janet may be a 2nd wife as we also have information indicating that James m. a Mary Campbell on 20 Jun 1859, Minto, Wellington, Ontario, Canada (see James Prentice of Minto, Wellington, Ontario, Canada inour Spring 2003 newsletter).

  6. Margaret Prentice, chr. 22 Nov 1832 Carluke (per IGI) Lanarkshire (per 1841 census). She may, or may not, be the Margaret Prentice who m. William Sorbie in 1881 in Carluke (per Glasgow Records). <

  7. George Prentice, b. c. 1835, Carluke, Lanarkshire (per 1841 census) and d. 1867. At home in Carluke in 1851 census. He. m. Caroline Alexander who was b. 1838 and d. 1919. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. James Alexander Prentiss, b. 1859. He m. 1st Colina Gordon Kennedy. He m. 2nd Margaret/Maggie Magurn.
    2. John Stewart Prentiss, b. c. 1860. He m. Sarah Jane Harold. Children:
      1. Elva Viola Prentiss , b. 1891. She m. Mr. Zhilat.
      2. Catherine Prentiss, b. 1896 and d. 1917
      3. John Harold Prentiss, b. 1899. At home in 1911.
      4. William Prentice, b. c. 1901. At home in Petrolia in 1911.
      5. Jane Prentice, b. c. 1903 At home in Petrolia in 1911.
      6. Francis Prentice, b. c. 1905. At home in Petrolia in 1911.
      7. Phillip Prentice, b. c. 1909. At home in Petrolia in 1911.
      8. George Alexander Prentiss
      9. Jean Irene Prentiss. She m. Carl Austin.
    3. Annetta Maria Prentiss1863–1902

  8. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1837, Lanarkshire (per 1841 census).
  9. David Prentice.
  10. Catherine Prentice, b. c. 1842, Carluke. At home in Carluke in 1851 census.
  11. Annie Prentice, b. c. 1844, Carluke. At home in Carluke in 1851 census.
  12. Thomas Prentice, b. 21 Apr 1839, Carluke. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8]

7. William Prentice was b. at Stobilee/Stobbe (near Carstairs) and chr. 27 Mar 1806, Stobbe, Carstairs. and d. 1850 at age 44.

He m. Jane Frood who was b. c. 1809, Carmichael and d. 1891 at the age of 82. Both are buried in the Carmichael Churchyard. She appears in the 1851 census as a widow in Kirkfieldbank, Lanarkshire. Living alone in 1871 census in Lesmahagow. Children:

  1. Margaret Prentice, chr. 30 Apr 1835, Carstairs. 1851 census at home in Kirkfieldbank.
  2. Grizel/Grace Prentice, chr. 15 May 1838, Lanark. 1851 census at home in Kirkfieldbank. She might be the Grace Prentice shown in the 1901 census as a visitor in the home of her brother, David, below.
  3. Mary Prentice, b. 1841, Lanark. 1851 census at home in Kirkfieldbank.
  4. William Prentice, b. 1843, Lesmahagow. 1851 census at home in Kirkfieldbank. Not in 1871 census. It is unclear whether he is the William Prentice shown in the 1881 census in Glasgow Barony as b. c. 1844, Lesmahagow, with his wife, Isabella, b. c. 1845, Skeiling, Peeblesshire. Not in 1901 census. Children:
    1. Christina Prentice, b. c. 1867, Mid Calder, Edinburghshire. At home in 1881 in Leith South, Midlothian.
    2. Andrew G. Prentice, b. c. 1876, Edinburgh. At home in 1881 in Leith South, Midlothian. 1891 and 1901 census in Leith, Midlothian, living with his father; no mother shown.
    3. Grace Prentice, b. c. 1878, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881 in Leith South, Midlothian.

  5. Hugh Prentice, b. c. 1845-1846, Lesmahagow, and d. 1886, age 40, and bur. in the Carmichael Churchyard. 1851 census at home in Kirkfieldbank. Single lodger in 1881 census in Midcalder, Midlothian.

  6. David Prentice, b. 1849, Lesmahagow. 1851 census at home in Kirkfieldbank. 1871 and 1881 census in Lesmahagow with his wife, Janet, b. c. 1846, Glasgow. Children:
    1. Janet/Janet/Jessie Prentice, b. c. 1870, Lesmahagow. At home there in 1871, 1881 and 1901 census.
    2. Grace Prentice, b. c. 1872, Lesmahagow. At home there in 1881 census.
    3. Agnes Prentice, b. c. 1876, Lesmahagow. At home there in 1881 census.
    4. Charlotte Prentice, b. c. 1880, Lesmahagow. At home there in 1881 and 1901 census.
    5. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1882, Lesmahagow. At home there in 1901 census.
    6. William Prentice, b. c. 1885, , Lesmahagow. At home there in 1901 census.

8. Thomas Prentice was b. 21 Apr 1839, Carluke.

Most of Thomas's brothers and sisters emigrated to Canada to settle in Whitby Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario. After James died, Margaret (Stark) emigraterd to join some of her chidlren.

Also buried in the Carmichael Churchyard are the following persons whose relationship, if any, to William Prentice is not known:

  • James Prentice, d. 21 May 1916, Salesman, Rigside. He m. Janet Harkness, d. 2 Feb 1911, wife of James, above. They may be the James Prentice, b. c. 1849, Carmichael, and Janet , b. c. 1851, Whampray, Dumfriesshire, above.
    • Thomas Prentice, b. 8 Apr 1874, Douglas, Lanark (per IGI). He may be the son of James Prentice, b. c. 1849, Carmichael, and Janet b. c. 1851, Whampray, Dumfriesshire.
    • Elizabeth Prentice, d. 29 Apr 1914. She m. William Downie. She may be the dau. of James Prentice, b. c. 1849, Carmichael, and Janet b. c. 1851, Whampray, Dumfriesshire

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