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John Frederick Prentice of Norwich, Norfolk, England

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John Frederick Prentice of Norwich, Norfolk, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2004 and Revised 8 Feb 2004

John Frederick is almost certainly a descendant of John Prentice of Norwich, Norfolk, England who is discussed in our Winter 2000 issue.
Original Article:

1. John Frederick Prentice was b. c. 1839 in Norwich, Norfolk, England. He appears in the 1881 census as a Bank Clerk in Hellesdon, Norfolk, England. Also shown are his wife, Elizabeth, b. c. 1842, Uxbridge, Middlesex, and children:

  1. Mary E. Prentice, b. c. 1863, Norwich, Norfolk.
  2. Franklin Prentice, b. c. 1865, Norwich, Norfolk. He was a "Seaman Merchant". He appears, unmarried in the 1901 census in Bootle, Bootle Cum Linacre, as a "Master Mariner Merchant Service"
  3. John Prentice, b. c. 1866, Norwich, Norfolk.
  4. Herbert Prentice, b. c. 1867, Norwich, Norfolk.
  5. Lillian Sophia Prentice, b. c. 1869, North Walsham, Norfolk.
  6. Christian L. Prentice, (dau.) b. c. 1871, North Walsham, Norfolk. Shown in the 1901 census in Norfolk, Blofield, living with her brother, Christian. Her birth place is identified in the census as "Upper Hillerdon".
  7. Frederick Prentice, b. c. 1872, North Walsham, Norfolk. . . . . . . . [2]
  8. Charles William Prentice, b. c. 1873, North Walsham, Norfolk.
  9. Edward Prentice, b. c. 1873, Hellesdon, Norfolk. . . . . . . . [3]
  10. Arthur Prentice, b. c. 1878, Hellesdon, Norfolk.
  11. Hugh Prentice, b. c. 1879, Hellesdon, Norfolk. Shown in the 1901 census in Norfolk, Blofield, living with his sibling, Christian. His birth place is identified in the census as "Upper Hillerdon".

2. Frederick Prentice, b. c. 1872, Nth Walsham, Norfolk. He is almost certainly the Frederick Prentice who was b. 17 Sep 1871 in England and who appears in the 1900 Boston, Suffolk Co., MA census with his wife, Elizabeth, b. 21 Apr 1875, Ireland, and children:

  1. Pearl E. Prentice, b. 22 May 1898, MA.
  2. Franklin J. Prentice, b. 24 Oct 1899, MA.
3. Edward Prentice, b. c. 1873, Hellesdon, Norfolk. He is almost certainly the Edward Prentice, b. 9 Dec 1876, England, who was living with his brother, Frederick, above in the 1900 Boston census.

Who are John Frederick Prentice's Parents?

There is a chance that John Frederick's Prentice's parents are John Smith Prentice and Lydia Wiseman who are shown in the IGI as m. 15 Jul 1838, Saint Peter Parmentergate, Norwich, Norfolk. That was the just the year before John Frederick Prentice was born.

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