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Edward Prentice of Hornton, Oxford, England

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Edward Prentice of Hornton, Oxford, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2005 and Revised 24 Aug 2011

We are helping Ann Prentice, together with Simon James Prentice and Alan Colin Prentice of South Africa, in tracing the family Prentice roots. Alan's website is Alan Colin Prentice . Here is what we have so far:

A. Edward Prentice was b. c. 1791 in Hornton, Oxfordshire, England, and d. 18 Sep 1844, Hornton, Oxfordshire per Ancestry.com .

He m. Ann Blakeman, b. c. 1801 (per 1841 census) or b. c. 1800, Blakesley, Northamptonshire (per 1861 census), and d. 2 Nov 1881, or 11 Feb 1881, Hornton, Oxfordshire. She appears in the 1861 Hornton census as a widow. Children per 1841 BS 1861 census in Hornton, Oxfordshire:

  1. William Prentice, b. c. 1822, Maidford, Northamptonshire. He m. Ursale Gilkes, b. c. 1832, Hornton. They were living in a separate household next door to Ann in the 1861 census at 35 Red Lion Street. They appear in the 1871 and 1881 census with no children at home. Not in 1891 and 1901 census.

  2. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1823, Hornton, Oxfordshire, and d. 1 Jul 1877, Inwardleigh, Devon. She m. Robert Canvin on 27 Oct 1844, Wicken, Northamptonshire. He was b. 1827 Wicken. Children per A ncestry.com:

    1. Rose Ann Canvin, b. 1846, Passenham, Northamptonshire, and d. 1919. Bloxham, Oxfordshire. She m., as his 2nd wife, John Arlidge in 1870., b. 1831 and d. 1904. He had a prior marriage on 3 Jun 1862 to Jane Potter (b. 1830 and d. 1868; it is unclear whether they had children. John was a brickmaker who came from a family of brickmakers. The 1871 census shows them at Wyken Colliery is Wawick. In 1881, 1891 and 1901 they live on the Banbury Road in Bloxham, Oxon., where he operated a brick and tile works. Presently known children of Rose and John:
      1. Mary C Arlidge, b. 1872. She may have been an invalid known as Polly.
      2. John Ernest Arlidge, b. 1873 and d. 1881
      3. Louisa J Arlidge, b. 1876 and d. 1919
      4. Joseph Josiah Arlidge, b. 1877.
      5. Josephine E J Arlidge, b. 1879 and d. 1881
      6. Hortense Arlidge, b. 1883

    2. Caroline Canvin, b. c. 1846, Passenham, Northamptonshire. She m. Alfred Jackman.
    3. Alfred Canvin, b. 10 Jan 1848, Passenham, Northamptonshire. and d. 1 Sep 1924, Pottersbury, Northamptonshire. He m. Martha Anne Rodnight (1848 – 1919). Children:
      1. Emma Amy Louisa Canvin 1873 – 1941
      2. King Arthur Canvin 1876 – 1943
      3. Gertrude Canvin 1878 –
      4. Harry Leonard Canvin 1879 – 1952
      5. Fred Canvin 1882 – 1959
    4. William Edward Canvin, b. 1849, Passenham, Northamptonshire, and d. 20/07/1854.
    5. Amos Canvin, b. 1851, Passenham, Northamptonshire, and d. 15 Feb 1940, Plymouth, Devon. He m. Annie Watkins (1855 – 1934). Children:
      1. Edward W Canvin 1882 – 1955
      2. Harry Canvin 1884 –
      3. Elizabeth Canvin 1888 –
      4. Francis Canvin 1900 –
    6. Richard Canvin, b. 1852, Passenham, Northamptonshire, and d. 1926, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. He m. Caroline Gibbard (1861 – 1907). Children:
      1. Walter George Canvin 1884 –
      2. Charlotte L Canvin 1887 – 1957
      3. Amelia W S Canvin 1890 –
      4. Gerrold Canvin 1895 –
    7. John Canvin, b. 1854, Passenham, Northamptonshire
    8. William Canvin, b. 1856, Passenham, Northamptonshire. He m. Mary Ann (1855 – ). Son:
      1. William Canvin 1879 –
  3. John Prentice, b. c. 1826, Oxfordshire. Probably d. as an infant since later son given same name.
  4. John Prentice, b.1826, Hornton (per 1861 and 1871 census and then living with his mother) and d. 1887, Banbury. Not in 1881 and later census. He m. Lydia Attwood. She was b. 1829, Hornton.
  5. Edward Prentice, b. c. 1828, Oxfordshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [1]
  6. Sarah Prentice, b. c. 1831, Hornton, Oxfordshire. She m. Samuel Goode, b. 1819, Hornton, Oxfordshire, and d. 1888, Oxfordshire. Children, with additional information at Ancestry.com .
    1. William George Goode, b. 1848 and d. 1849
    2. Emma Goode, b. 1853 and d. 1854
    3. Amy Goode, b. 1854
    4. Ann Maria Goode, b. 1858
    5. Carrie Goode, b. 1863
    6. Lizzie Goode, b. 1865
    7. Patty Goode, b. 1868
    8. Marian Goode, b. 1870
    9. William Samuel Goode, b. 1870
  7. Caroline Prentice, b. c. 1840, Hornton, Oxfordshire. She m. William Murray who was b. 1839, Great Barford, Oxfordshire. Children, with additional information at Ancestry.com .
    1. William O. Murray, b. 1868
    2. Caroline Rose Murray, b. 1870
    3. Ernest Edward Murray, b. 1873
    4. Elizabeth Maud Murray, b. 1874
    5. Arthur Caleb Murray, b. 1876
    6. Joseph Murray, b. 1878
    7. Martha Ann Murray, b. 1881
    8. James Murray, b. 1884

1. Edward Prentice was b. 1829-31 in Hornton, Oxford, England, and d. 26 Oct 1893, Solihull. He appears in the 1861 census in Passenham, Northamptonshire, England. He appears in the 1881 census as a Farm Labourer and "inmate" at the "Hospital", 26 Temple Row,Birmingham, Warwick. In the 1891 Birmingham census he is again living with his family.

He m. Susannah Jarrett who was b. 1835 Deddington, Oxfordshire, and d. 25 May 1919, Birmingham.. Susannah appear in the 1881 census without her husband as an Agricultural Labourer living in Ratley Grange, Ratley, Warwickshire with her children. Known children (per Ann Prentice, email, 7 Nov 2005 and 1881 census):

  1. George Prentice, b. 9 Nov 1856. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Alfred William Prentice,b. 9 Sep 1858, Horton, Oxfordshire, and d. there 28 Nov 1858.
  3. Amos Prentice, b. 1860, Deanshanger, Northamptonshire and d. there 1861.
  4. Harry Prentice, b. 1863, Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, and d. 2 Sep 1878, Upton in Ratley, Warwickshire.
  5. Edward Prentice, b. c. 1865/66. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  6. Rosanna/Rose Anna Prentice, b. 1868, Milton, Oxford. Not home in 1891 census.
  7. Richard Prentice, b. 1870, Heyford, Oxford and d. 4 Dec 1946. Not home in 1891 census. Not in 1901 census.
  8. Susan E. Prentice, b. 1873, Hornton, Oxford. Not home in 1891 census.
  9. Mercy Ellen Prentice, b. c. 1875, Upton or Ratley, Warwickshire. At home in 1891 census.
  10. Eliza M. Prentice, b. c. 1877, Upton, Warwickshire. At home in 1891 census.
  11. Arthur W. Prentice, b. 1881, Edgehill, Warwickshire, and d. 1955. Living with his mother, Susannah, in the 1901 census in Birmingham.
  12. Edward W. Prentice, b. c. 1881, Ratley Grange, Warwickshire. At home in 1891 census. Not in 1901 census.

2. George Prentice, b. 9 Nov 1856, Hornton, Oxfordshire, and d. 5 Aug 1939, Warwickshire. He appears in the 1861 census in Passenham, Northamptonshire, England living at home with his parents. In reviewing the 1881 census we found George, and his brother, Edward, as lodgers in the home of William and Alice Walker at 56 Buckingham St., Birmingham, Warwickshire. The occupations of both George and Edward were given as "Packing Case Maker."

George m. Elizabeth King. She was b. 30 Apr 1859, Birmingham. Children:

  1. George Henry Prentice, b. 1883, Birmingham.
  2. Albert Edward Prentice, b. 1885. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  3. Frank Richard Prentice, b. 1890, Birmingham.
  4. Lewis King Prentice, b. 1899.

3. Edward Prentice, b. 5 May 1865, , Banbury or Milton, Oxfordshire, and d.25 Jun 1923, Tyselley, Birmingham, Warwickshire. He appears in the 1901 census in Packwood, Warwickshire, (indexed as Edward Prentice) with his wife and family. Curiously, he does not appear in the earlier 1871, 1881 or 1891 census.

He m. Mary Annie Miller in Sep 1891. She was b. 1869, Arley or Ashley, Coventry, Warwickshire, and d. Birmingham, Warwickhire, England They lived on Whitibrook Farm. Children (all birth dates and places per St. Catherine's Index, 1901 census and Ancestry.com ):

  1. William Edward Prentice, b. 1 Jun 1892, Birmingham, Warwickshire, and d. 18 Apr 1983. He did not marry.
  2. Evelyn Winifred "Eva" Prentice, b. Jun 1894, Solihull. She m. Harry Smith.
  3. Ernest Richard Prentice, b. 1897, Solihull and d. 4 Sep 1902, Birmingham.
  4. Arthur Alec Prentice, b. Mar 1899, Solihull. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  5. Edward Allen Prentice, b. Mar 1901, Solihull and lived in Birmingham, England (per Simon James Prentice).
  6. Horace "Romo" George Prentice, b. 18 Jan 1903, Birmingham. He d. 26 Mar 1967, Birmingham. He m. Ruth Ethel Hope on 1 Jun 1935, Sparkhill, Birmingham. She was b. 14 Apr 1912, Birmingham, and d. 15 Feb 2002 in Solihull, West Midlands. She was the dau. of Francis H. Hope and Ethel Sarah Brunt. Children:
    1. Sheila Margaret Prentice, b. 4 Jun 1941, Solihull, Warwickshire. She m. John Dunlop Dunn on ! Sep 1962, Acocks Green, Birmingham. John was b. 12 Jun 1939, Glasgow, Scotland.
    2. David George Prentice, b. 4 Jul 1936, Solihull, Warwickshire. He m Dinah White on 16 July 1958, Coleshill, Warwickshire. She was b. 9 Sep 1935. David is a well known artist and has had many major exhibitions (see Wikipedia ).
  7. Frank Miller Prentice, b. Jun 1906, Birmingham. and died Jun 1907.
  8. Norman Jack Prentice, b. Mar 1911, Solihull. . . . . . . [6]

4. Albert Edward Prentice, b. 27 Apr 1885, Birmingham, and d. 10 Feb 1964,Broseley, Shropshire.

He m. Selina Pinson on 10 Apr 1909. She was b. 1887, Birmingham, Warwickshire, and d. 12 Nov 1957, Birmingham. She was the dau. of Robert John Pinson and Jane They had 8 children:

  1. Selina Eveline Avena Prentice, b. 25 July 1911, Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire, and d. 12 July 2003, Birmingham. She m. Richard Thomas Jones (1902-1976)
  2. Albert Edward Prentice, b. 15 Jul 1914, Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire, and d. 5 May 1995, Cornwall.
  3. Douglas Prentice, b. 1917, Cantlow and d. there 1918.
  4. Madge Prentice, b. 1919, Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire and d. 22 January 1925, Sanatorium for Infectious Disease, Oversley Rural District.
  5. Raymond Prentice, b. 2 Apr 1922, Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire, and d. 6 Jun 2003, Birmingham, West Midlands. He m. Edna Marjorie Jones on 25 Aug 1945. She was b. 27 Apr 1921. They had 5 children, of whom Ann Prentice's husband was the eldest son.
  6. Sylvia Joyce, Prentice, b. 1 December 1924, Mill House, Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire, and d. 12 April 1995 Victoria Hospital, Balckpool, Lancashire. She m. Mr. Hanson. Son:
    1. Barry Hanson 1948 – 1996
    She m. 2nd Arthur Gledhill (1908 – 1988)
  7. Barrie Prentice, b. 2 March 1926, The Cot, Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire, and d. 20 Aug 2002, Solihull.
  8. Barbara Mary Prentice, b. 9 Dec 1930, ? Birmingham, and d. Jun 2001. Sandwell, West Midlands.

5. Arthur Alec Prentice, b. 12 Jan 1899, Solihull (per Alan Prentice, 8 Aug 2002) or 1 Dec 1901 (per Alan Colin Prentice). He m. Anne Pillsbury (1900-1965). They are Alan's grandparents. Children:

  1. Eillen/Eileen Ann Prentice, b. 22 Jan 1936 and living in 2002. She m. Alf Guilfoyle.
  2. Ruth Evelyn Prentice, b. 18 Jan 1928. She m. Ron Pendry.
  3. Janet Mary Prentice, b. 18 Jun 1939, Birmingham, UK. She m. Michael Mason.
  4. Arthur George Prentice, b. 1 Apr 1925, Birmingham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[7]

6. Norman "Jack" Prentice, b. 1 Jan 1911, Solihull, Warwickshie, and d. 1990. He lived in Birmingham, Warwickshire most of his life. He m. Doreen/Dorina in Wales in 1946 and was a coal miner in Wales during WW II. Children:

  1. Kenneth Prentice. He lives in Norwich, England.
  2. Dennis E. Prentice, b. 311 Jan 1951, Birmingham, West Midlands, and d. Oct 1997, Redditch, Worcesterrshire. Children:
    1. Daniel Prentice. We have no further information about him.
    2. Thomas/Tom Prentice. We have no further information about him.
    3. Simon Prentice. We have no further information about him.

7. Arthur George Prentice, b. 1 Apr 1925, Birmingham, England. He served in the Royal Navy during WW II aboard the HMS Rupert. Arther lives in Zimbabwe after having moved to South Africa in the early 1950's. He stayed in JHB for a year or two then moved up to Rhodesia where he has since lived. Return trips to the UK are all to family in the Midlands area of UK. He m. Winifred Zena Van Heerden on 29 Mar 1957, Salisbury, Rhodesia. She was b. 1 Jan 1930, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and was the dau. of Joeseph Smith Van Heerden and Clarice Langley.Children:

  1. Alan Colin Prentice, b. 27 Dec 1958, Harare, Zimbabwe. He m. Jeanne Christina Elizabeth Van Der Worp on 18 Dec 1987, Germiston, South Africa. She was b. 13 Jan 1956.Children:
    1. Kingsley Alan Prentice, b. 16 May 1989, Johannesburg, South Africa
  2. George Malcom Prentice, b. 1 May 1960, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  3. Barbara Anne Prentice, b. 18 Aug 1961, Salisbury, Rhodesia. She m. James Stannsfeild Nelson in Harare, Zimbabwe. Children:
    1. Harry Nelson.
    2. Rebbca Nelson.

Who is Edward Prentice's Father?

Edward Prentice, b. c. 1791, does not appear in the IGI. Investigation is continuing.

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