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John Prentice of Carluke, Scotland

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John Prentice of Carluke, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2005 and Revised 6 Sep 2008

Update of 6 Sep 2008: The article has been merged into our Fall 2008 article entitled Robert Prentice of New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland . That article now replaces this article.

We are working with Dorothy Cooper in Australia in tracing her Prentice line. Here is what we have so far:

1. John Prentice may have been b. c. 1702, Cair, Carluke, Scotland (per Amanda, email, 14 Aug 2005).

He m. Marion Hastie on 19 Jun 1726, Gair. She was b. c. 1704, Carluke and d. 9 Mar 1751, Carluke. and they had 1 or more children, including (per IGI):

  1. Jean Prentice, b. 1726, Carluke.
  2. Marrion Prentice, b. 1728, Carluke. She may, or may not, be the Marion Prentice who m. James Inglis on 29 Jul 1750 in Carluke.
  3. Antonia Prentice, b. 1730, Carluke.
  4. James Prentice, b. 1732, Carluke. He may, or may not, be the James Prentice who. m. Janet Morton on 25 Jan 1755 in Carluke. They had 1 or children, including James Prentice, chr. 1768, Carluke,
  5. John Prentice, b. 1734, Carluke. He may, or may not, be either the John Prentice who. m. Margaret Russel on 31 May 1755 in Carluke or the John Prentice who m. Janet Elder on 20 Aug 1756 in Carluke.
  6. Mary Prentice, b. 1736, Carluke.
  7. Thomas Prentice, b. 1738, Carluke.
  8. Robert Prentice was b. 20 Jan 1745, Carnwath, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  9. Janet Prentice, b. 11 Apr 1747, Braehead, Shotts, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

3. Janet Prentice, b. 11 Apr 1747, Braehead, Shotts, Lanarkshire (per Dorothy Cooper, email, 15 Aug 2005; Glasgow Records say b. in Cambusnethan). She m. William Weir. He was b. c. 1742, Shotts. Known children:

  1. Marrion Weir, b. 1768, Shotts.
  2. James Weir, b. 1770, Shotts. . . . . . . [4]
  3. John Weir,b. 1772, Shotts.
  4. William Weir, b. 1776, Shotts.
  5. Jeanie Weir, 1777, Shotts.
  6. Janet Weir, b. 1783, Shotts.
  7. William Weir, b. 1787, Shotts.

3. James Weir b. 1770, Shotts. James was a vitner and innkeeper of the Shotts Inn. Betty Cleland.

Who are John Prentice's Parents?

Glasgow Records show 2 persons named John Prentice (using spelling variations of that surname) who were b. in Carluke about 1702:

  1. John Prentis, chr. 25 Jan 1702, Carluke, son of James Prentis/Prentice, b. c. 1668, perhaps Carluke or elsewhere, and buried 30 Apr 1734. Mother not named. The IGI also shows siblings
      - Marion, dau., chr. 13 May 1694, Cambusnethan, and
      - Marian, dau., chr. 25 Jan 1703, Carluke.
    Glasgow Records also show a Marian Prenties chr. 31 Dec 1704, Carluke.

  2. John Prenties, chr. 6 Jun 1703, Carluke, son of John Prenties. Mother not named.

    For these, and other Carluke Prentices, see our Fall 2001 article about John Prentice of Carluke, Lanark, Scotland.

    If you have any information about the folks mentioned in this article, please send your information to us at the Prentice Newsletter. Be sure to give the full title and date of this article in the Subject line of the email.

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