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Jean Prentice of Lesmahagow, Lanark, Scotland

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Jean Prentice of Lesmahagow, Lanark, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2005 and Revised 8 Jan 2010

We are helping Sheila Massi in tracing her Prentice roots. Here is what we have so far:

1. Jean Prentice may have been b. c. 1760-1770, perhaps in, or near, Lesmahagow, Lanark, Scotland.

She m. William Watson on 28 April 1789 in Lesmahagow, Lanark, Scotland (per Glasgow Records). He was a farmer. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Janet Watson, b. c. 1791 and d. 1 Dec 1882 at Linneville at the age of 91. She m. Robert Fraser ( Frazer) on 5 Jun 1822 in Lesmahagow. Children:
    1. Robert Fraser, b. 1823, occupation, weaver.
    2. William Fraser, b. 15 May 1825, Lesmahagow
    3. James Fraser, b. 1827 occupation coalminer.
    4. Richard Fraser, b. 1831 occupation weaver.

Who are Jean Prentice's Parents?

No Jean Prentice born in Lesmahagow appears in an appropriate time frame in Glasgow Records. We do, however, note the following births:

  1. 31 Oct 1761, Jean Prentice b. to Andrew Prentice and Annie Millar, Stonehouse.
  2. 22 Jan 1768, (no name) Prentice b. to Thomas Prentice and Janet Orr, Carstairs.
  3. 5 Apr 1772, Jean Prentice b. to John Prentice and Euphame Scott, Carluke.

We do note the following marriages at Lesmahagow by Prentices who might be related to her:

  1. 18 Jun1784, James Prentice to Marion Brown.
  2. 5 Feb 1784, John Prentice to Grisel Harvie.
  3. 9 Dec 1787, Jean Prentice to Isaac Sword.
  4. 1 Apr 1789, Christian Prentice to James Forrest.
  5. 23 Dec 1791, John Prentice to Elisabeth Duncan.

Since presently available records do not give the ages of Jean Pentice and William Watson, it just might be that Jean Prentice is the married name of a widow and that her marriage to William Watson is a 2nd marriage for her.

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