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James Prentice of Kirk Leavington, Yorkshire, England

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James Prentice of Kirk Leavington, Yorkshire, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2006 and Revised 9 Feb 2006

1. James Prentice was b. c. 1790-1800 at an unknown location, but perhaps in, or near, Kirk Leavington, Yorkshire where he married and had children.

    Note: Records sometimes say "Kirk Leavington" and sometimes "Kirklevington." For now, we assume they are spelling variations for the same location.

He m. Mary Wake on 6 Jul 1813, Kirk Leavington (per IGI). They had 1 or more children, including (per IGI):

  1. Margaret Prentice, chr. 14 Nov 1813 Kirk Leavington, Yorkshire, England
  2. Susanna Prentice, chr. 10 Sep 1815 Kirk Leavington, Yorkshire, England
  3. Mary Prentice, chr. 5 Feb 1817, Kirk Leavington, Yorkshire, England
  4. Christiana Prentice, chr. 21 Feb 1819 Kirk Leavington, Yorkshire, England
  5. James Prentice, chr. 18 Aug 1821 Kirk Leavington, Yorkshire, England. . . . . . . [2]
  6. Elizabeth Prentice, chr. 11 Apr 1824 Kirk Leavington, Yorkshire, England

2. James Prentice was b. 18 Aug 1821, Kirk Leavington, Yorkshire, England.

He m. Ann who was b. c. 1829, Kirk Leavington, Yorkshire. They were living at Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland and hadthe following children (per IGI and 1861, 1881, 1891, and 1901 census in St. Andrew, Northumberland):

  1. James Prentice, b. c. 1857, Sisbury Gilling, Yorkshire (per 1861 and 1881 census). Not home in 1891. The 1891 census shows a James Prentice, b. c, 1857, Sidbury Park, Oreor, Richmond, Yorkshire with his wife, Margaret Ann Brewer, b. c. 1857, Monkwearmouth, Durham, living with her parents. It is unclear whether he is the same person. They later appear in the 1901 census in Fulwell, Durham where his birth place is given as Sedbury, Yorkshire. Children (per 1901 census):
    1. Isabella Prentice, b. c. 1892, Monkwearmouth, Durham.
    2. Kathleen, Prentice, b. c. 1893, Monkwearmouth, Durham.

  2. Jane Prentice, chr. 18 Jun 1858, Saint Andrew, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Not home in 1891.
  3. Sarah Prentice, chr. 8 Jun 1859, Saint Andrew, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Not home in 1891.
  4. Joseph Prentice, chr. 8 Jun 1859, Saint Andrew, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Not home in 1891. In the 1891 census he is an unmarried Boarder in Eschott, Felton St. Michael, Northumberland. He appears in the 1901 census in Netherwitton, Northumberland, with his wife, Elizabeth Lawton, b. c. 1861, Netherwitten. No children are shown. They are living with her brother, Joseph Lawton.

  5. Mary Prentice, chr. 3 Sep 1865, Saint Andrew, Newcastle Upon Tyne. She m. Thomas Robson, b. c. 1861, Durham, England. Not home in 1891, but Mary and Thomas appear in the 1901 census living with her father, James.

  6. Thomas Prentice, chr. 18 Mar 1868, Saint Andrew, Newcastle Upon Tyne. At home in 1891. He appears in the 1901 census in Hartlepool, Durham, in the home of Margaret Jane Cochrane where he is called a son in law, but no wife or children are shown.

  7. John George Prentice, chr. 25 Sep 1870, Saint Andrew, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Not home in 1891 or 1901. Not in 1901 census.
  8. Ann Prentice, chr. 24 Dec 1871, Saint Andrew, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Not home in 1891 or 1901.
  9. Minnie Prentice, b. c. 1879. At home in 1891 Not home in 1901.

    Note: The 1881, 1891 and 1901 census shows James and his family living at 28 Branding Villages, Jesmond, Northumberland with an apparent 2nd wife, Sarah, b. c. 1832, Newcastle On Tyne. It is presently unknown which of the children are Sarah's children. The 1901 census shows James and his children, but not his wife, who may be then be deceased.children.

James may, or may not, be related to Edmund Prentice who is discussed in our Spring 2004 article about Edmund Prentice of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Who are James Prentice's Parents?

We have no clues so far, but investigation is continuing.

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