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George Prentice of Shotts, Lanark, Scotland

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George Prentice of Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2006 and Revised 19 Mar 2016

Update of 28 Sep 2011 We have tentatively identified George Prentice as the son of Robert Prentice and Marion Hastie who are #1 in our Fall 2008 article entitled Robert Prentice of New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

1. George Prentice was likely b. c. 1754, Carnwath and d. 1847 in Airdrie per Cristine Hadden, email, 18 Sep 2011. Christine Hdden also mentioned Mortcloth money for "George Prentice from Moffat Forge, Native of Carnwath Parish, aged 80 years [b. c. 1754]." In the 1802 birth record of is son he is called "George Prentice at Omoa Iron Works." For more about the Omoa Iron Works in Cleland, North Lanarkshire, see Wikipedia: Cleland,k North Lanarkshire .

He m. Mary Lithgow. She was b. c. 1766, d. 1847 in Airdrie, and bur. in Shotts per Christine Hadden, email, 18 Seo 2011. Known children per IGI:

  1. Janet Prentice, b. 5 May 1785, Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
  2. Mary Prentice, b. 12 May 1790, Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
  3. John Prentice, b. 23 Feb 1792, Shotts, Lanark, Scotland. He might be any 1 of 3 men of that name in the 1841 Scotland census.
  4. Thomas Prentice, b. 1 Mar 1794, Shotts, Lanark, Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  5. William Prentice, b. 16 Mar 1796, Shotts, Lanark, Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  6. David Prentice, b. 10 Mar 1798, Shotts, Lanark, Scotland. He may, or may not, be the David Prentice shown in the 1841 Bothwell Holytown, Lanarkshire Scotland census as b, c, 1796, Lanarkshire, without a wife and apparent children:
    1. Celia Prentice, b. c. 1821, Lanarkshire.
    2. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1826, Lanarkshire.
    3. Janet Prentice, b. c. 1829, Lanarkshire.
    4. William Prentice, b. c. 1831, Lanarkshire.
  7. Isobel Prentice, b. 4 May 1800, Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
  8. George Prentice, b. 5 May 1802, Shotts, Lanark, Scotland. Not in 1841 or later census.
  9. Adam Prentice, b. 20 Jul 1804, Shotts, Lanark, Scotland.
  10. Adam Prentice, b. 10 Jul 1805, Shotts, Lanark, Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]

2. Thomas Prentice, b. 1 Mar 1794, Shotts, Lanark, Scotland. He appears in the 1851 census in Calder Bank, Old Monkland Civil Parish, with his wife and family.

He m. Mary, b. c. 1798, Carluke. Children per 1851 census:

  1. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1826, Bothwell. At home in Calder Bank in the 1851 census. 1861 census on Howden Farm, Bothwell.

  2. David Prentice, b. c. 1828, Bothwell. At home in Calder Bank in the 1851 census. 1861 census on Howden Farm, Bothwell. He may be the David Prentice shown in the 1871 census in Glasgow Calton, as b. c. 1831, Bothwell, with his wife, Agnes L., b. c. 1841, Shotts. 1871 census in Glasgow Inner High. Not in 1891 census. Children:
    1. Mary Way Prentice, b. c. 1866. Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. At home in 1871 and 1881 census.
    2. Agnes S. Prentice, b. c. 1868, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. At home in 1871 and 1881 census.
    3. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1870, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. At home in 1871 census. Not home in 1881 census. Not in 1891 census as a Prentice.

  3. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1829, Bothwell. 1861 census on Howden Farm, Bothwell. She is probably the Mary Brown appearing in the 1881, 1891 and 1901 census in Old Monkland with her sister, Isabella (see below).
  4. John Prentice, b. c. 1831, Bothwell. He m. Margaret Happel who was b. 6 Feb 1836 and d. 9 Oct 1868. At home in Calder Bank in the 1851 census. In 1871 census in Dalziel, Lanarkshire, with no wife shown, but with children:
    1. Mary A. Prentice, b. c. 1861, Motherwell. Lanarkshire. At home in 1871. She d. of Meningitis in 1876, age about 15.
    2. Janet Prentice, b. c. 1863, Motherwell. Lanarkshire. At home in 1871. Not home in 1881. She m. John Steel (Dalrymple, Ayer) in 1885. Children:
      1. Margaret Steel, b. 1889
      2. Jessie Steel, b. 1895
      3. David Steel, b. 1898
      4. Marion Steel, b. 1899
      5. Mary Steel, b. 1900
    3. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1864, Motherwell. Lanarkshire. At home in 1871. At home in 1881. He appears in the 1891 census in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, as an Inspector of Plates, with his wife, Margaret, Reid, b. 1866, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. D. 1933, Glasgow. Children:
      1. Catherine Buchan Prentice, b. c. 1888, Cambuslang. At home in 1891. He m. Thomas "Harry" Watkins who d. 1959.
      2. John Prentice, b. c. 1889, Cambuslang. At home in 1891. He m. Mary Lamont. Emigrated to New Zealand in 1924. Dauighter:
        1. Audrey, Lamont, b. c. 1925.
      3. Margaret Happel Prentice (1891-1936). She m. Jack McNicol. Children:
        1. Margaret McNicol, b. 1916
        2. James McNicol, b. 1920
        3. Thomas McNicol, b. 1924
      4. Daniel Reid Prentice (1893-1929). He m. Elizabeth Hempsall.
      5. Thomas Prentice (1895-28 June 1916) – Killed in Action, France
      6. Walter Reid Prentice (1897-1963). He m. Mary Whyte Millar Smith (b. 1897). Children:
        1. Jean Weir Prentice, b. 1932
        2. Thomas Happel Prentice, b. 1935
      7. Alexander Prentice (1899-1918 – Died of Wounds, in France in WW I.
      8. Jeanie Prentice (1909-1978). She m. James Gray. Son:
        1. William (b.c.1935)
    4. Alexander Prentice, b. c. 1866, Motherwell. Lanarkshire, and d. 1951. At home in 1871, 1881 and 1891. He appears in the 1901 census in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, as a Colliery Pitheadman with his wife, Bethia, b. c. 1872, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, and d. 1907, Lanarkshire. Children:
      1. Isabella Prentice, b. c. 1895, Cambuslang. At home in 1901 census. She m. Robert Lumsden and emigrated to New Zealand in 1924. He d. 1945.
      2. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1897, Cambuslang. At home in 1901 census.
      3. John Prentice, b. c. 1899, Cambuslang. At home in 1901 census. He m. Janet Hay Magill. She was b. 1897. Children:
        1. Isabella Prentice, b. 1921
        2. Alexander Prentice, b. 1924
        3. Andrew Prentice, b. 1926
        4. John Prentice, b. 1929
        5. Bethia Prentice, b. 1932
      4. Bethia (“Bess”) Prentice, b. 1900 (Married James Morning)
      5. Archibald Prentice, b. 1904
      6. Jessie Prentice, b. 1906

    John appears in the 1881 and 1891 Cambuslang census with an apparent 2nd wife, Mary Marr, b. c. 1843, Bothwell. In the 1891 census he is a "Gate Keeper Steel Works." John d. 1910. Children of John and Mary:

    1. Agnes Prentice, b. c. 1873, Blantyre, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881 and 1891. Not in 1901 census.
    2. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1876, Blantyre, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881 and 1891. Not in 1901 census.
    3. Mary Meikle Prentice, b. c. 1878, Blantyre, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881 and 1891. Not in 1901 census.
    4. Isabella Prentice, b. c. 1879, Blantyre, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881 and 1891. Not in 1901 census.
    5. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1881, Blantyre, Lanarkshire. At home in 1891. Not in 1901 census.

  5. George Prentice, b. c. 1833, Bothwell. At home in Calder Bank in the 1851 census. 1861 census a single Boarder in Old Monkland. Not in 1871 census. He appears in the 1881 census in Bothwell as a Colliery Labourer, without a wife shown, but with children:
    1. Agnes R. Prentice, b. c. 1868, Palace Craig, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881 census.
    2. Mary M. Prentice, b. c. 1870, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. At home in the 1881 census.
    3. Elizabeth G. Prentice, b. c. 1874, Holytown, Lanarkshire. At home in the 1881 census.
    4. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1876, Holytown, Lanarkshire. At home in the 1881 census. He appears in the 1901 Holydown census with his wife, Janet, b. c. 1877, Holytown, and children:
      1. George Prentice, b. c. 1900, Holytown. At home in 1901 census.
      2. Dickson Prentice, b. c. 1900, Holytown. At home in 1901 census.

  6. James Prentice, b. c. 1835, Bothwell. At home in Calder Bank in the 1851 census. 1861 census on Howden Farm, Bothwell. Not in 1871 census. In 1881 census in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, with his wife, Marion S., b. c. 1840, West Calder, Edinburgh. James appears without his wife in the 1901 Bothwell census. Children:
    1. Barbara M. Prentice, b. c. 1861, Whitburn, Linlithgowshire. At home in 1881 census and 1901 census.
    2. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1867, West Calder, Edinburgh, At home in 1881 census. Not in 1901 census.
    3. James S. Prentice, b. c. 1870, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881 and 1901 census.
    4. David Prentice, b. c. 1873, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881 and 1901 census.
    5. Andrew S. Prentice, b. c. 1876, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881 census and 1901 census..
    6. Mary M. Prentice, b. c. 1878, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881 and 1901 census.
    7. John A. Prentice, b. c. 1881, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881 and 1901 census.

  7. William Prentice, b. c. 1837, Bothwell. At home in Calder Bank in the 1851 census. Not in 1861 or 1871 census.

  8. Isabella Prentice, b. c. 1841, Bothwell. At home in Calder Bank in the 1851 census. She is probably the Isabella Brown who appears in the 1881 and 1891 census in Old Monkland as b. c. 1836, Carnwath, Lanarkshire, and children:
    1. Mary Brown, b. c. 1869, Old Monkland. At home in 1881, 1891 and 1901.
    2. John Brown, b. c. 1871, Old Monkland. At home in 1881 and 1891.
    3. Isabella Brown, b. c. 1874, Old Monkland. At home in 1881 and 1901.

  9. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1843, Bothwell, Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2.10]

2.10 Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1843, Bothwell. At home in Calder Bank in the 1851 census. 1861 census on Howden Farm, Bothwell. Not in 1871 census. He may be the Thomas Prentice shown in the 1891 census in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, as b. c. 1844, Bothwell, with his wife, Elizabeth, b. c. 1853, Newto-on-Ayr, Ayrshire, and children:

  1. Jane Prentice, b. c. 1874, Tarbolton, Ayrshire. At home in 1891. Not home in 1901.
  2. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1876, Tarbolton, Ayrshire. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  3. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1878, Tarbolton, Ayrshire. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  4. David Prentice, b. b. 11 Jan 1880, Tarbolton, Ayrshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2.12]
  5. William Prentice, b. c. 1883, Tarbolton, Ayrshire. At home in 1891. Not in 1901 census.
  6. John Prentice, b. c. 1885, Tarbolton, Ayrshire. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  7. James Prentice, b. c. 1887, Tarbolton, Ayrshire. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  8. Alexander McWhirter Prentice, b. 21 Sep 1889, Tarbolton, Ayrshire. At home in 1891 and 1901. He m. Helen Dodds on 27 Sep 1922. She was b. 22 May 1888. Children:
    1. Thomas Alexander Prentice, b. 20 Apr 1925. He m. Muriel Teirney on 27 Oct 1956. Son:
      1. Alexander Prentice, b. 4 Aug 1957.
    2. Adam Charles Prentice, b. 30 Sep 1929. He m. Elizabeth Mae McConnell on 21 Jun 1957. Three children:
      1. Adam John Prentice per his email of 16 Dec 2009.
      2. Janette Elizabeth Prentice, b. 13 Ovct 1963.
      3. Allyson Jean Helen Prentice, b. 26 Mayh 1966.

2.12 David Boyd Prentice, b. 11 Jan 1880, Tarbolton, Ayrshire, and d. 1 Apr 1968, Shelton, Fairfield Co., CT. At home in 1891. 1920 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT.

He m. Harriet Hall, b. 14 Aug 1893, Norwalk, and d. 5 Mar 1963, Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT. Her Ancestor Chart: Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. Albert Baker Prentice, b. 7 Feb 1920, Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT, and d. 9 Jan 1996, Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT. He m. Margaret Eurphesine Laursen.
  2. Herbert B Prentice, b. 7 Feb 1920, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2.14]
  3. David B Prentice, b. 11 Jul 1924, CT. and d. 5 Nov 2006. 1930 at home. His obituary reads as follows:

      Daytona Beach News-Journal (FL) - Tuesday, November 7, 2006: David Prentice, JULY 11, 1923 - NOV. 5, 2006

      ORMOND BEACH - David Boyd Prentice, 83, of Bear Creek Parth, a former lineman in the automobile brake industry, died Sunday at Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial.

      Mr. Prentice, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, was born in Norwalk, Conn., and moved to this area in 1987 from Trumbull, Conn. He was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church.

      Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Rita; a son, Alan, Oxford, Conn.; a daughter, Kathleen Prentice, East Haven, Conn.; a brother, Donald, and two sisters, Jean Hackenson and Harriett Bailey, all of Connecticut. Alavon Direct Cremation, South Daytona, is in charge.

    A later obituary read:

      David Prentice, CT United States, Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT) - Monday, November 5, 2007 Memoriam In Loving Memory Of David Prentice 7/11/23 - 11/5/06 You left us 1 year ago today, leaving a gap that can never be filled. You are in our thoughts & prayers everyday. We love & miss you. In our hearts forever, Rita, Kathy, Alan, Donna.

    David m. Rita. Children:

    1. Alan Prentice. 2006 in Oxford, CT.
    2. Kathleen Prentice. 2006 in East Haven, CT.
  4. Jeanne E Prentice, b. c. 1927, CT. 1930 at home. She m. Mr. Hackenson and lived in Southbury, CT
  5. Harriet E Prentice, b. c. 1929, CT, and d. before 1013. She m. Mr. Bailey.
  6. Donald W. Prentice, b. 27 Feb 1932, CT. His obituary reads as follows:

      Donald W. Prentice: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT) - Sunday, January 27, 2013 Deceased Name: Donald W. Prentice Georgetown TX United States

      Prentice, Donald W., age 80, of Wolcott, CT, passed away on January 24, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Norma Sarah Prentice. He was born in Norwalk, CT on February 27, 1932, son of the late David Boyd and Harriett Emma Hall Prentice.

      He resided briefly with his son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Janice Prentice of Georgetown, TX. Prior to moving to Texas he resided for 20 years with his daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Paul DiPietro of Wolcott, CT. He is also survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Carol Prentice of Monroe, CT, his sister Jeanne Hackenson of Southbury, CT, six granddaughters, Melissa Prentice-Vick of Austin, TX, Amy Devine of Prospect, CT, Heather Prentice of Derby, CT, Erica DiPietro of Wolcott, CT, Erin Prentice of Derby, CT, and Jennifer Prentice of Georgetown, TX, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. He was predeceased by his son Gregory Prentice, brothers Herbert, Albert and David Prentice and sister Harriet Bailey. He was also a long-time resident of Monroe, CT and Bridgeport, CT.

      He graduated from Harding High School located in Bridgeport, CT in 1949 where he played football and was nicknamed, "Mr. Outside". Shortly following graduation Donald was drafted into the Army and served his country proudly for two years (1952-54). Following his Honorable Discharge he started work for Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, CT retiring after 42 years of service working in the transportation department as a truck driver.

      Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Wednesday, January 30, 2012 at 10:00 am at the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe CT. Burial will follow the memorial service at Monroe Center Cemetery, Monroe, CT. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Cancer Society, Scott and White Hospice and Home Health care of Georgetown, TX or a charitable organization of your choice in memory of Donald W. Prentice. For online condolences please visit www.spadaccinofuneralhome.com.

    He m. Norma Sarah. Children:

    1. Wayne Prentice and Janice of Georgetown, TX.
    2. Tammy Prentice and Paul DiPietro of Wolcott, CT.
    3. Glen Prentice and Carol Prentice of Monroe, CT,
    4. Gregory Prentice. Died before 2013.

2.14 Herbert B Prentice, b. 7 Feb 1920, CT, and d. 18 May 1996, Spring Hill, Hernando Co., FL.

He m. Jeanne C., She was b. c. 1922 and d. 7 Jan 1998, Spring Hill, FL. Her obituary reads as follows:

    St. Petersburg Times (FL) - Saturday, January 10, 1998: PRENTICE, JEANNE C.

    PRENTICE, JEANNE C., 76, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Jan. 7, 1998) at home. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., she came here 19 years ago from Stratford, Conn. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joan of Arc Church, its Ladies Auxiliary and the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.

    Survivors include three sons, David John, Newport News, Va., H. Brian, Clarksville, Tenn., and Thomas Paul, Spring Hill; three daughters, Donna J. Dance, Spring Hill, Pamela L. Pierce, Yorktown, N.Y., and Margaret C. Kusnierczak, Spring Hill; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

    Brewer Memorial Funeral Home, Seven Hills.

Children of Herbert and Jeanne Prentice:

  1. David John Prentice. 1998 in Newport News, VA.
  2. H. Brian Prentice. 1998 in Clarksville, TN.
  3. Thomas Paul Prentice. 1998 in Spring Hill, FL.
  4. Donna J. Prentice. She m. Mr. Dance and in 1998 lived in Spring Hill, FL.
  5. Pamela L. Prentice. She m. Mr. Pierce and in 1998 lived in Yorktown, NY.
  6. Margaret C. Prentice. She m. Mr. Kusnierczak and in 1998 lived in Spring Hill, FL.

3. William Prentice, b. 16 Mar 1796, Shotts, Lanark, Scotland. He is tentatively identified as the William Prentice, Pitheadman, shown in the 1841 and 1851 Clarkston, Lanarkshire Scotland census as b. c. 1796, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, with his wife and family. At home in 1861 census as b. c. 1896, Bothwell, a "Pitheadman Iron" employee living in the "House North of Edinburgh Road," Clarkston, Lanark.

He m. Janet, b. c. 1804, Shotts, Lanarkshire. Children per 1841 and 1851 census;

  1. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1823, Lanarkshire. At home in Clarkston in 1841 census.
  2. George Prentice, b. c. 1825, Lanarkshire. At home in Clarkston in 1841 census.
  3. John Prentice, b. c. 1827, New Monkland, Lanarkshire. At home in Clarkstone in 1841 and 1851 census. He appears in the 1871 census in Dalsert, Lanarkshire, with his wife, Margaret, b. c. 1828, New Monkland, and children:
    1. William Prentice, b. c. 1858, High Ornton, Dalserf, Lanarkshire. At home in 1871. He may be the William Prentice shown in the 1881 census as b. c. 1858, Dalserf, with his wife, Marion (indexed as Mirren in 1881 census), b. c. 1858, Dalserf, and children. 1891 census in Inveresk, Midlothian. 1901 census in Musselburgh, Inveresk, Midlothian, as a Colliery Engine Keeper living at 9 Belfield Terrace. Children of William and Marion:
      1. John Prentice, b. c. 1878, Irvine, Ayrshire. At home in 1881 census in Airdrie, New Monkland. At home in 1891 in Inveresk, Midlothian. At home In Musselburgh, Inveresk, in the 1901 census.
      2. Jessie Prentice, dau., b. c. 1880, Irvine, Ayrshire. At home in 1881 census in Airdrie, New Monkland. At home in 1891 in Inveresk, Midlothian.
      3. Andrew Prentice, b. c. 1883, Inveresk, Midlothian. At home there in 1891 and 1901 census.
      4. William Prentice, b. c. 1885, Inveresk, Midlothian. At home there in 1891 census. At home In Musselburgh, Inveresk, in the 1901 census.
      5. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1887, Inveresk, Midlothian. At home there in 1891 census. At home In Musselburgh, Inveresk, in the 1901 census.
      6. James Prentice, b. c. 1890, Inveresk, Midlothian. At home there in 1891 census. At home In Musselburgh, Inveresk, in the 1901 census.
      7. Marion Prentice, dau., b. c. 1894, New Craighill, Edionbrgh. At home In Musselburgh, Inveresk, in the 1901 census.
      8. Adam Prentice, b. c. 1896, New Craighill, Edionbrgh. At home In Musselburgh, Inveresk, in the 1901 census.
      9. George Prentice, b. c. 1899, New Craighill, Edinburgh. At home In Musselburgh, Inveresk, in the 1901 census.
    2. Isabella Prentice, b. c. 1860, Dalserf, Lanarkshire. At home in 1871.
    3. John Prentice, b. c. 1862, Dalserf, Lanarkshire. At home in 1871. Not in 1881 or 1901 census.
    4. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1864, Dalserf, Lanarkshire. At home in 1871. Not home in 1881.
  4. William Prentice, b. c. 1830 New Monkland, Lanarkshire. At home in Clarkston in 1841 and 1851 census. At home in 1861 census as an Engine Keeper living in the "Houase North of Edinburgh Road," Clarkston, Lanark. It is unclear whether he is the William Prentice shown in the 1871 census in Airdrie, New Monkland, as b. c. 1831, Clarkston, Lanarkshire, with his wife, Isabella, b. c. 1833, Glassford, Lanarkshire; no children shown. They appear in the 1881 census in Old Monkland without children. Not in 1891 and 1901 census.
  5. James Prentice, b. c. 1838, New Monkland, Lanarkshire. At home in Clarkstone in 1841 and 1851 census. It is unclear whether he is the James Prentice shown in the 1861 census in New Monkland as b. c. 1836, Clarkston, Mineral Baer, living at a "house north of the Edinburgh Road, Clarkston," with his wife, Janet, b. c. 1836, Old Monkland. Not in 1871 census. 1881 and 1891 census in New Monkland. Children:
    1. Janet Prentice, b. c. 1859, Clarkshire, Lanark. At home in 1861. At home in New Monkland in 1881.
    2. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1859, Clarkshire, Lanark. At home in 1861. At home in New Monkland in 1881 and 1891.
    3. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1862, Clarkson, Lanarkshire. At home in New Monkland in 1881 and 1891
    4. William Prentice, b. c. 1864, Clarkson, Lanarkshire. At home in New Monkland in 1881 and 1891. It is unclear whether he is the William Prentice shown in the 1901 census in Ayr, Ayrshire, living with a brother named James Prentice (see James, below).
    5. Isabella Prentice, b. c. 1868, Clarkson, Lanarkshire. At home in New Monkland in 1881 and 1891.
    6. James Prentice, b. c. 1874, New Monkland. At home in New Monkland in 1881 and 1891. It is unclear whether he is the James Prentice shown in the 1901 census in Ayr, Ayrshire, living with his wife, Jeannie H., b. c. 1875, Renfrewshire, and children:
      1. James Prentice, b. c. 1889, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. At home in Ayr, Ayrshire in 1901.
      2. John Prentice, b. c. 1889, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. At home in Ayr, Ayrshire in 1901.
      3. William Prentice, b. c. 1900, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. At home in Ayr, Ayrshire in 1901.
  6. (probably) Adam Prentice was b. c. 1840, New Monkland, Lanark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]

4. Adam Prentice, b. 1805, Lanarkshire., Scotland, and d. 1850 in Freemantle, Australia. He appears in the 1841 census in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, with his wife and son, Alexander. Adam was a stone-mason by trade, but followed merchantile business about twenty years. Adam and his family appear in the 1841 census in Airdrie, Lanarkshire. When Adam's wife died, two years later he went to Australia where he had friends, and remained there until his death.

He m. Margaret Rennie who was b. c. 1799 in Kilsythe, Sterlingshire, Scotland and d. 1Jun 1846 per Ancestry.com . She was the dau. of Alexander Rennie (1752-1828) and Elizabeth Kerr (1770-????) per Ancestry.com . They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Alexander Rennie Prentice, b. 21 or 22 Dec 1829, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . [6]

5. Adam Prentice was b. c. 1840, New Monkland, Lanark (from our Fall 2003 article about Adam Prentice of New Monkland ). At home in 1861 census living in the "House North of Edinburgh Road," Clarkston, Lanark.

in the 1881 census he was a Draper living at 2 Albert Place, New Monkland, with his wife and family. Not in 1891 or 1901 census.

He m. Helen Sawers on 16 Sep 1862, New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland. She was b. c. 1840, Clarkston, Lanark. In 1891 New Monkland census as a Draper's Assistant at No. 2 Albert Pl. without her husband but with her children. 1901 census in New Monkland as a Draper with her children. Children of Adam and Helen: (per IGI and census records):

  1. Bethia Prentice, b. 4 Jun 1863 New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland. At home in 1881 and 1891. She m. Alexander McAra/Macara in 1897 in Airdrie. He was a clergyman (per Genny kang, email, 2 Aug 2008).
  2. Janet Prentice, b. 4 Nov 1864 New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland. She may be the Jessie Prentice shown at home in the 1881, 1891 and 1901 census.
  3. William Prentice, b. 8 Oct 1866, New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland. Not in 1881 or 1901 census.
  4. James Prentice, b. 5 May 1868, Airdrie, New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland. At home in 1881 and 1891. He may be tthe James Prentice shown in the 1901 New Monkland census as b. c. 1869, Airdrie, with his wife, Elizabeth, b. c. 1869, Airdrie, and son:
    1. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1899, Airdrie. At home in 1901.

  5. Helen Prentice, b. 20 Mar 1871, New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland. At home in 1881. She may be the Nellie Prentice shown at home in the 1891 census.
  6. Margarert Prentice, b. 7 May, 1873 New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland. At home in 1891. She may have m. John Swan McAra in 1897 (per Genny kang, email, 2 Aug 2008).
  7. Ann "Annie" Prentice, b. c. 1875, Airdrie, New Monkland, Lanark. At home in 1881, 1891 and 1901.
  8. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1877, Airdrie, New Monkland, Lanark. At home in 1881 and 1901.
  9. William A. Prentice, b. c. 1880, Airdrie, New Monkland, Lanark. At home in 1881, 1891 and 1901.
  10. John A. Prentice, b. c. 1884, Airdrie, New Monkland, Lanark. At home in 1891 and 1901.

6. Alexander Rennie Prentice was born in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, either 17 Dec 1828 or 21 Dec 1829, and d. 18 Jan 1901. He is bur. in Hazel Dell Twp., Pottawattamie Co., IA. At home in Airdrie in the 1841 census.

In 1852 Alexander Rennie Prentice, married Agnes Kirkwood, who was born August 20, 1832, Scotland, and d. 14 Jan 1900. She is also bur. in Hazel Dell Cemetery. Agnes was the dau. of Robert Kirkwood and Agnes Strang.

Stephanie Kerns' email of 26 Jun 2009 relates that in 1857 Alexander and Agnes bought tickets on a ship sailing to Australia. When the tickets were stolen, they "took this as a sign from the Lord that they were not to go to Australia." Instead, they sailed to the United States to join a brother of Agnes who had joined the Mormons and moved to Kanesville (later known as Council Bluffs, IA). Stephanie Kerns email of 26 Jun 2009 relates the following incident:

    The voyage by sailing ship normally took 7 weeks, but this ship nearly met disaster. A terrible storm tore away the masts so that they dangles over the sides of the vessel. The Captian ordered theship to be abandoned. Mrs. Stang, Alexander's Mother in Law, declared that if she had to die, it would be in her bunk.

    Alexander then went to the Captain and asked for tools to try to rid the ship of the masts. The story goes that he tied a handkerchief over his head and lowered over the side of the ship. He succeeded in getting rid of the dragging rigging and the ship righted itself. The ship then drifted for several weeks before landing on the southern coast of the United States. It is said that the Captain was so grateful that he gave the Prentice family his own cabin.

In 1857 Alexander and his wife arrived in New York city, 17 Apr 1857 and traveled directly to Pottawattamie County by way of Pittsburg and the rivers, landing at Florence, Nebraska, 22 May 1857, on a dark and stormy night. The captain charged them an outrageous price for remaining on the boat until morning.

Early in the morning Mr. Prentice's goods and family were set upon the bank until he could find a place for them. He crossed the rough prairie over to Mr. Kirkwood's, his brother-in-law, and made arrangements for settling temporarily. He followed the trade of carpentering, which he had learned in the old country, and this vocation he has pursued ever since, more or less, in connection with farming.

His first purchase of property was a house and lots in Crescent City, from the mother of James Gording. After remaining in the village of Crescent six years, Mr. Prentice sold out house and lots and bought forty acres of wild, rough land of Mr. Dunsmore. On this place he built a house 40 X 50 feet, barns, sheds, a brick milk-house, etc. planted a fine orchard and made many other valuable improvements. He was a carpenter by trade, farmed walnut trees and used them to furnish wood for the beatiful furniture in their home. He later added to his first purchase until he now had a fine farm of 280 acres, on sections 25, 27, 23, and 26. Eighty acres was in cultivation while the rest was hay, pasture and timberland.

His residence, a neat and comfortable house, was on a tract of 140 acres on section 26.

Mr. Prentice was a Republican on national questions and was a delegate to many state and county conventions; he was a member of the Good Templars order for twenty five years, holding the various offices of the lodge; and he and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Crescent City, of which society he was Recording Secretary for three years. He served as a reporter for Crescent Township to the State Agricultural Society for five years.

During the Civil War Alexander enlisted in Company A, 29th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, but was discharged when it was discovered that the retina of his right eye had been injured; the injury had been inflicted by the cut of a chisel. He received a certificate of his citizenship by proof of his disposition to serve his country in the war, and proving an honorable discharge. Children:

  1. Margaret R. Prentice, b. 12 Feb 1855, Scotland. She m. Isaac "Ike" M. Barrett/Barritt and lived in in Fresno, CA. They had 1 or more children, including:
    1. Rennie Barritt, b. c. 1875, IA (per Ancestry.com).
    2. Harry H. Barritt, b. c.15 Oct 1877, IA, and 1.5 years later on 15 Jan 1879, IA.
    3. Isaac Rennie Barritt, b. c. 1879.
  2. Agnes Prentice, born also in Scotland, 27 Mar 1853. She m. Charles W. Caldwell/Colwell and lived in Council Bluffs. They had 1 or more children, including:
    1. May Colwell (per Ancestry.com).
  3. Mary Prentice, born in this county 7 Jun 1857, lived in Missouri Valley IA. She m. Axtel Allstrand and had 2 or more children, including:
    1. Henry Allstrand.
    2. Maybelle A. Allstrand.
  4. Adam Alexander Prentice, b. 14 Nov 1859, Crescent City, IA, and d. 15 Jul 1945, Pueblo, CO per Ancestry.com . A farmer on section 25 on land belonging to his father. Adam appears in the 1900 Pottawattamie Co., IA census with his wife, Ida May Nixon, b. Apr 1863, Crescent, Pottawattamie Co., IA, and d. 18 Aug 1919, Manzanola, CO. She was the dau. of John F. Nixon and Lucinda "Cindy" Chloe Barritt. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com .

    Adam later appears in the 1920 census in Precinct 25, Otero Co., CO. He appears in the 1930 census in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, with a 2nd wife named Cora P., b. c. 1870, IL. Children:

    1. John R. Prentice, b. Jul 1884, Crescent, Pottawattamie Co., IA. He is likely the John R. Prentice shown in the 1920 census in Twp. 3, Fresno Co., CA, and in the 1930 census in Fresno, Fresno Co., CA with his wife, Mary, b. c. 1890, IA, and children:
      1. Earl(?) Prentice, b. c. 1909, IA. Not home in 1930 and not in 1930 census.
      2. Juanita Prentice, b. c. 1914, CO. At home in 1930.
    2. Pearl Cloa Prentice, b. 8 Feb 1887, Crescent, Pottawattamie Co., IA, and d. 15 Jan 1954, Spokane, WA. She m. Arthur Perry Beckelhymer on 5 May 1914. He was b. 20 Apr 1888, North Loup, NE, and d. 8 Oct 1976, Portland, OR. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com . Son:
      1. Wendell Prentice Beckelhymer (1915-1981).
    3. Isaac Rennie Prentice, b. Jun 1891, Crescent, Pottawattamie Co., IA.
    4. Agnes S. Prentice, b. Jul 1893, Crescent, Pottawattamie Co., IA.
    5. Margaret/Maggie M. Prentice, b. Apr 1894, Crescent, Pottawattamie Co., IA.
    6. Mary A. Prentice, b. Dec 1900, IA, Crescent, Pottawattamie Co., IA. At home in 1920.
    7. Robert Hinton Prentice, b. c. 1905, IA (per 1920 CO census). Not in 1930 census.
    Living with Adam and his family in 1900 is L. C. Bonefield(?), identified as Ida's mother.
  5. Isabella "Belle" Christina Prentice, b. 8 Apr 1862, IA, and d. 29 Nov 1958 in either Briookfield, IL or Dallas, TX. She m. Charles W. Atwood, of Council Bluffs. She m. Charles Atwood on 30 May 1888, Pottawattamie Co., IA. He was b. there 3 Jan 1862 and d. there 29 Jun 1942. He was the son of Selah Bradford Atwood and Mary Ann Blue. Theyand had 3 or more children, including:
    1. Charles A. Atwoodk b. 1889, Pottawattamie Co., IA, and d. there the following year, 1890.
    2. Ernest Atwood, b. Jul 1891, Pottawattamie Co., IA, and d. 1946.
    3. Walter Atwood, b. Aug 1893, Pottawattamie Co., IA. He m. Helen in 1914.
  6. Robert Lincoln Prentice, b. 3 Nov 1864. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7]

7. Robert Lincoln Prentice, b. 3 Nov 1864, IA, and d. 3 Mar 1905, Pottawattamie, IA. Bur. Hazel Dell Cem., Hazell Dell Twp., Pottawattamie Co.;, IA. He lived on a farm on section 25. He appears in the 1900 Pottawattamie Co., IA census with his wife and family.

He m. Susan Mary Osborn in 1889. She was b. 30 Jul 1864, MO, and d. 10 Jan 1938. Bur in Hazel Dell Cem., Hazel Dell Twp., Pottawattamie Co., IA. She was one of the 9 children of James W. and Margaret Ester Osborn. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Stephanie Kerns email of 26 Kim 2009 provides the following information about them:

    Geoge was b. 2 Feb 1827 in VA and Margaret was b. 23 Feb 1834 in Baltimore, MD. Married 21 May 1857 in VA. He farmed the old homestead in VA for 5 years, and then moved to near St.Joseph, MO, where he remained until the spring of 1865, then moved to a small farm in Pottawattamie Co., IA. He increased his holdings to 500 acres, joined the Episcopah Church, and had 9 children: Olin, James, Charles, William,Susan, Lillian, Margaretta, George and Hunter.
Susan also appears in the 1920 Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA census but without her husband, Robert, who may then be deceased. Their children:

  1. Hazel O. Prentice, b. 19 Dec 1890, IA. She m. Robert Oamek. No children.
  2. Arthur M. Prentice, b. Sep 1891, IA. He does not appear in the 1920 census but does appear in the 1930 census in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA with his wife, Ethel, b. c. 1897, IA. He does not appear in the SSDI. Daughter, per 1930 census:
    1. Lucile/Lucille Prentice, b. c. 1914, IA.
  3. Robert A. Prentice, b. 27 Feb 1894, IA and d. 3 Aug 1989, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA (per SSFDI). Not in 1920 census, but does appear in the 1930 census in Crescent, Pottawattamie Co., IA with his wife, Stella/Estella, b. c. 1894, PA, and children:
    1. Thelma Prentice, b. c. 1917, IA. She m. Mr. Johnson.
    2. Velma S. Prentice, b. c. 1917, IA. She m. Mr. Driver.
    3. Honor H. Prentice, dau., b. c. 1919, IA. She m. Mr. Besore.
    4. Roberta J. Prentice. b.c . 1926, IA. She m. Mr. Dallinger.
    5. Janice L. Prentice, b. c. 1920-30, IA. She m. Mr. Summy.
  4. Nellie Ruth Prentice, b. 5 Nov 1895 in Weston, Pottawattamie Co., IA and d. 28 Feb 1984 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA. Bur. in Hazel Dell Twp, Pottawattamie Co., IA. She m. George Clausen on 24 Mar 1915, Fremont, Dodge Co., NE. He was b. 27 Feb 1882 in Avoca, Pottawattamie Co. IA. Children:
    1. Wesley Prentice Clausen, b. 5 May 1916 in Council Bluffs.
    2. Dale Marvin Clausen, b. 25 Feb 1923 in Council Bluffs.
  5. Mary F. Prentice, b. Aug 1897, IA. Note she may be the same person who appears as "Isabel Prentice" in the 1920 census. She m. Howard Weare and had:
    1. Richard Weare.
    2. Robert Weare.
    3. Lawrence Weare.
  6. James Adam Prentice, b. 18 Mar 1900, IA. He appears in the 1930 census in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA with his wife, Theresa L. Dohse, b. c. 1901, IA. Her father was b. in Germany and her mother in "Austria-Bohemia" which might now be in the Czech Republic. No children are shown. Unclear whether in SSDI.
  7. George Erskine Prentice, b. 1 Mar 1903, IA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8]

8. George Erskine Prentice. He was b. 1 Mar 1902, IA, and d. 2 Mar 1960, Council Bluffs, IA. He appears in the 1903 census in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA with his wife and family.

He m. Margaret/Marguerite E. Maloney on 12 Jan 1921. She was b. 8 May 1901, IA, and d. 18 Jan 1979, Council Bl;uffs, IA.. Both are bur. in Council Bluffs, IA. Children:

  1. Patricia Mary Prentice, b. 3 Aug 1921, IA.
  2. Donald Edward Prentice, b. 25 Oct 1925, IA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [9]
  3. Jo Ann Eileen Prentice, b. 2 Aug 1937. She is Stephanie Kerns' grandmother.

Also living in Pottowattomie, IA are the following men whose relationship to Alexander Prentice is not yet known

No other Prentices from Scotland appear in the 1860 Iowa census, so it would also appear that none of Alexander's kin accompanied him, or, if they did, they were either missed or moved elsewhere.

9. Donald Edward Prentice, b. 25 Oct 1925, IA, and d. Sep 1980 per the SSDI.

He m. Gertrude R. Hassmann, b. 28 Mar 1928, Omaha, NE, and d. c. 7 Oct 1999, Coeur d'Alene,, ID. Daughter of Raymond F Hassmann and Gertrude M Hassmann. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Idaho Spokesman-Review (Coeur d'Alene, ID) — Wednesday, October 13, 1999: Mrs Gertrude R Prentice, 71

    Mrs. Gertrude R. Prentice, 71, was born in Omaha, Neb., died Thursday.

    She married Donald Prentice in 1947 and lived in Omaha before moving to Missoula. She was a homemaker and also operated the Plum Dandy Gift Shop in Missoula from 1980 until 1998. Mrs. Prentice also co-owned the Blue Skies Gift and Garden Shop in Leavenworth, Wash., with her daughter. She moved to Coeur d'Alene in 1998. She was active as a volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Social Services Office in Coeur d'Alene.

    Her husband, Donald, preceded her in death.

    Survivors include five daughters, Kathy Prentice of Leavenworth, Janet Wagner of Indiana, Barb Stoddard of Missoula, Sally Kohler of Oregon and Mary Knight of Post Falls; a brother, Robert Hassman of Missoula; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    Private graveside service for Gertrude R. Prentice, 71, was Tuesday in Missoula. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 108, E. Walnut Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814.

Children of Donald and Gertrude:

  1. Kathy Prentice. 1999 in Leavenworth, WA.
  2. Janet Prentice. She m. Mr. Wagner and in 1999 lived in IN.
  3. Barbara Prentice. She m. Mr. Stoddard and in 1999 lived in Missoula, (MT?)
  4. Sarah Ann Prentice, aka Sally Prentice, b. 15 Jul 1949, Omaha, NE, and d. 30 Dec 2015, age 66. She m. Mr. Kohler on 26 Jun 1971, Missoula, MT. 1999 lived in OR. They had 1 son and 2 daughters Kohler.
  5. Mary Prentice. She m. Mr. Knight and in 1999 lived in of Post Falls, ID.

Who are George Prentice's Parents?

A search of our records, the IGI and Scotland Christenings did not disclose any George Prentice born in Shotts in an appropriate time frame.

We did, however, find a George Prentice b. in our Spring 2000 issue at Prentices of Whitburn, Scotland ; he is shown in as George Prentice, chr. 6 Aug 1765, Whitburn, son of James Prentice and Marrion Waddel. Whitburn lies only about 6 or 7 miles NE of Shotts.

We asked for the always appreciate help of Christine Hadden in trying to identify George Prentice s parents. So far no specific record has been located, but she suggested the possibility that George may be the son of Thomas Prentice and Janet Girdwood as both the names Thomas and Janet feature in the first 4 of George and Mary's children.

Postings in Ancestry.com indicate that Thomas Prentice was b. 7 Jun 1728 in either Carnwath or Carluke, Lanarkshire, We have mixed signals for Janet Girdwood: (1) One source says she was b. 25 Dec 1721 in Carnwath, making her more than 6 years older than Thomas. (2) Another source says she was b. 1723 in Carnwath. (3) A difference source at Ancestry.com indicates the more likely birth date of 1732 in Carnwath.

Christine Hdden also mentioned Mortcloth money for "George Prentice from Moffat Forge, Native of Carnwath Parish, aged 80 years [b. c. 1754]." In reviewing Glasgow christening records, we note that Thomas Prentice and Janet Girdwood on 26 Feb 1754 had a son, David, christened in Carnwath. That would seem to indicate that Thomas and Janet were then living in Carnwath and, if George is their son, it would be consistent with the above Mortcloth language characterizing George as a "Native of Carnwath Parish."

If Thomas Prentice and Janet Girdwood are George Prentice's father, then who are Thomas' parents? A posting at Ancestry.com names Thomas' parents as John Prentice and Marion Hastie who are #1 in our Fall 2008 article entitled Robert Prentice of New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland .

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