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John Prentice of Havering, Essex, England

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John Prentice of Havering and Stanford Rivers, Essex, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2003 and Revised 2 Nov 2006

Update of 2 Nov 2006: This article is now replaced by our later 2006 article entitled William Prentice of Havering & Stanford Rivers, Essex, England

1. John Prentice was b. c, 1801 in Havering, Essex Co., England. Havering lies about 10-12 miles ESE of Chelmsford. John appears in the 1851 census living in Stanford Rivers, Toot Hill, as an Agricultural Labourer with his wife, Ann, b. c. 1804, Abbotts Roothing. Stanford Rivers lies about 10 miles north of Havering. Children (per 1851 census:

  1. (perhaps) Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1826, Stanford Rivers. She appears in the 1851 Fulham, Middlesex, census as a Servant in the home of Charles and Ann Smith.
  2. (perhaps) William Prentice of Stanford Rivers and Barking, Essex .
  3. George Prentice, b. c. 1839, Stanford Rivers, Essex. . . . . . . . [2]
  4. Emma Prentice, b. c. 1839, Stanford Rivers, Essex.
  5. Ann Prentice, b. c. 1841, Stanford Rivers, Essex.
  6. Susan Prentice, b. c. 1841, Stanford Rivers, Essex.
  7. Joseph Prentice, b. c. 1842, Stanford Rivers, Essex. He does not appear in the 1881 census.

2. George Prentice was b. c. 1839, Stanford Rivers, Essex. George appears in the 1891 census in Newington St. Mary as a "Coffee/Eating Hse Keeper" living at 54 East St. with his wife, Elizabeth, b, c. 1854, Herts. He later appears in the 1901 census in civil parish St. Margarets and St. Johns, Westminster, as a Pastry Cook. His wife does not appear in the 1891 census and may be then be deceased. Children (per 1891 and 1901 census):

  1. Jessie Prentice (dau.), b. c. 1870, Lambeth, London. At home in 1891.
  2. Ada Prentice, b. c. 1873, Ass(?), London. At home in 1891 and 1901 census and listed as Waitress.
  3. Amy Prentice, b. c. 1874, Spittefeilds, London. At home in 1891. She may be the same person as "Georgina" who is shown at home in the 1901 census, or she might be Herbert's wife; listed as a Waitress.
  4. Herbert Prentice, b. c. 1876, Spittlefeilds, London. At home in 1891 and 1901 census and listed as Pastry Cook..

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