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John Murdock Prentice of Australia

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John Murdock Prentice of Australia
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2005 and Revised 29 May 2011

Update if 29 May 2011: This article has now been replaced by our later Summer 2010 article entitled John Prentice of Buangor, Victoria Australia .

1. John Prentice was b. c. 1836 in Scotland and d. 7 Aug 1906 in Beulah, Victoria, Australia, per Ancestry.com .

He m. Mary Usher. She was b. c. 1850 in Mauritius, and d. 1914 in Beaufort, Victoria, Australia. Children:

  1. Thomas Black Prentice 1878 – 1937
  2. James Black Prentice 1880 –
  3. Margaret Emily Prentice 1881 – 1977
  4. John Murdoch Prentice 1886 –

2, John Murdock Prentice was b. c. 1886 or 1887 in Buanger, Australia, although Ellis Island emigation records, below, identify England as the Country of which he was a citizen or subject.

He appears on Ellis Island emigration records as a Military Officer and resident of Melbourne, Australia. He is shown arriving on 1 Mar 1920 aboard a ship which had departed from Liverpool, England. The stated purpose of his visit was to visit a half-brother, Mr. J. R. Sands of Talladega, Alabama for a visit of indefinate length. He is described as 5' 9", fair complexion fair hair and blue eyes.

The record identifies a sister, Miss M. Prentice of Beaufort, Victoria, Australia.

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