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James Prentice of Battisford, Suffolk, England

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James Prentice of Battisford, Suffolk, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2005 and Revised 3 Jun 2011

1. James Prentice was likely b. c. 1779, Combs, Suffolk, and d. Jan 1859 in Battisford, Suffolk per Ancestry.com . In 1838 h e was a Gardener per the marriage record of his daughter, Eliza.

He m. Hannah Scarlett. She was b. c. 1776 and d. Oct 1829, Battisford, Suffolk. Children:

  1. James Prentice
  2. (perhaps) Israel Prentice, b. c. 1801, Combs. His family can be found in our Winter 2006 article at Israel Prentice of Combs, Suffolk.
  3. (probably) Mary Prentice, chr 24 Aug 1807, Stowmarket. She m. Thomas Moyes on 11 Dec 1828 at Battisford.
  4. Sarah Prentice, b. 1807, Stowmarket. She m. Samuel Newstead on 9 Jun 1835 at Battisford. They had a daughter.
    1. Hannah Newstead, chr. 25 Nov 1849 Suffolk County Bts, Suffolk (per IGI).
  5. Hannah Prentice, chr. 8 Oct 1809, Stowmarket.
  6. Sarah Prentice, chr. 9 Oct 1812, Stowmarket.
  7. (probably) James Prentice was b. c. 1816 in Combs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  8. Elizabeth/Eliza Prentice, b. 26 Mar 1818, Combs, Suffolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  9. Rebecca Prentice, chr. 24 Dec 1820, Stowmarket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]

2. (probably) James Prentice was b. c. 1816 in Combs (per 1851 census), near Battisford which lies perhaps 4 miles west of Needham Market; Combs lies perhaps 2 miles NNW of Battisford.

He m. Ann, b. c. 1821, Battisford, Suffolk. She appears in the 1851 and 1871 census with her children:

  1. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1843, Battisford, Suffolk. At home in 1851.
  2. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1854, Battisford, Suffolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  3. James Prentice, b. c. 1860, Battisford, Suffolk. At home with his mother in Battisford in the 1881 census. Not in 1891 census.
  4. Mary Ann Prentice. She m. Henry Gostling at Battisford on 17th November 1862. Witnesses were Sarah Ann Gosling & William Death. She is July Blackett's ancestor (per Julie Blackett, email, 28 Oct 2005).

3. Elizabeth/Eliza Prentice, b. 26 Mar 1818, Combs, Suffolk, and chr. 14 Feb 1819, Stowmarket. She d. 11 May 1869, Stoke By Clare, Suffolk.

She m. William Tatham on 29 Apr 1838, Parish of All Saints, Sudbury, Suffolk. He was b. 22 Oct 1815, Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, and d. 4 Feb 1890, Lime Kilm House, Stoke, Suffolk. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com , Children:

  1. Harriet Tatham 1839 –
  2. Eliza Tatham 1840 –
  3. Abraham W Tatham 1842 –
  4. James Tatham 1844 –
  5. William Tatham 1846 –
  6. Samuel Tatham 1848 –
  7. Susan Tatham 1848 –
  8. Louisa Tatham 1849 – 1909
  9. Hannah Tatham 1853 –

4. Rebecca Prentice, b. c. 1821, Combs, Suffolk (per 1851 census) and chr. 24 Dec 1820, Stowmarket.

She m. John Clover, b. c. 1809, Battisford, Suffolk, per 1851 census and email of 27 Mar 2003 from Elizabeth de Vries. Children per 1851 Battisford, Suffolk, census:

  1. Sarah Clover, b. c. 1842, Combs, Suffolk. At home in Battisford, Suffolk, in the 1851 and 1861 census. An email of 27 Mar 2003 from Elizabeth de Vries relates that Sarah Clover m. Robert Fox and that Sarah and Robert are her great grandparents and that they emigrated to Sale, Victoria, Australia. Children
  2. Benjamin Clover, b. c. 1843, Combs, Suffolk. At home in Battisford, Suffolk, in 1851 and 1861 census.
  3. Hannah Clover, b. c. 1845, Battisbord, Suffok. At home in Battisford, Suffolk, in 1851 census.
  4. James Clover, b. c. 1847, Battisbord, Suffok. At home in Battisford, Suffolk, in 1851 and 1861 census.
  5. John Clover, b. c. 1850, Battisbord, Suffok. At home in Battisford, Suffolk, in 1851 and 1861 census.
  6. Benjamin Clover, b. c. 1852, Battisbord, Suffok. At home in Battisford, Suffolk, in 1861 census.
  7. Eliza Clover, b. c. 1854, Battisbord, Suffok. At home in Battisford, Suffolk, in 1861 census.
  8. Robert Clover, b. c. 1857,
  9. Louisa Clover, b. c. 1851, Battisbord, Suffok. At home in Battisford, Suffolk, in 1861 census.
  10. Harry Clover, b. c. 1859, Battisbord, Suffok. At home in Battisford, Suffolk, in 1861 census.
  11. Louisa Clover, b. c. 1860, Battisbord, Suffok. At home in Battisford, Suffolk, in 1861 census.

5. Robert Prentice was b. c. 1854, Battisford, Suffolk, England and d. 1936 per Ancestry.com . 1901 census in Barking, Suffolk.

He m. Amelia Ellen "Ellen" Clements. She was b. c. 1856, Earl Stonham, Suffolk, and d. 1945. Children:

  1. Joseph Prentice, b. c. 1880, Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]
  2. Ellen Prentice, b. c. 1882, Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk. At home in 1891.
  3. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1887, Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk. At home in 1891 and 1891.
  4. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1885, Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  5. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1889, Barking, Suffolk. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  6. Gertrude Prentice, b. c. 1892, Barking, Suffolk. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  7. Daisy Prentice, b. c. 1894, Barking, Suffolk. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  8. James Prentice, b. c. 1897, Barking, Suffolk. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  9. Rowland Edward Prentice, b. c. 1889-1900,Barking, Suffolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7]

6. Joseph Prentice, b. c. 1880, Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk, and d. 1962. 1901 census at home in Barking.

He m. Emma Mayhew who was b. c. 1856 and d. 1945. Childen:

  1. John Joseph Prentice, b. 21 Jan 1933 and d. Mar 2003, Suffolk. He m. Miss. Clark and had 1 or more children, including:.
    1. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Parker. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:
      1. (son) Parker. He m. Miss Morley and hada daughter.
      2. (dau.) Parker.
      3. (son) Parker.

7. Rowland Prentice, b. c. 1900,Barking, Suffolk. WW I records identify him as a Prive in the Suffolk Regiment, 11th Bn, who d. 9 Sep 1918, son of Robert and Ellen Prentice, of Barking Tye, Needham Market, Suffolk. He is bur. at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France. Terlincthun British Cemetery is situated on the northern outskirts of Boulogne between the main road and the sea, and on the north side of the road to the village of Terlincthun.

Who are James Prentice's Parents?

Investigation is continuing.

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