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John Prentice of Lesmahagow, Scotland

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John Prentice of Lesmahagow, Lanark, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2005 and Revised 29 Jul 2008

Update of 29 Jul 2008: This article has now been replaced by our Fall 2008 article entitled Thomas Prentice of Lesmahagow, Scotland, Consolidated Article .
Note: This article contains information formerly contained in our Spring 2001 article about James Prentices of Berwick upon Tweed .

Introduction: We are working on a Prentice family tree using information kindly provided by Richard Prentice Bullock, Allison Prentice Garder and Wendy Simpson and augmented by information contained in our database and in the IGI. Here is what we have so far:

1. John Prentice may have been b. c. 1790-1795 and perhaps in, or near, Lesmahagow, Lanark, Scotland.

John m. 1st. Margaret Duncan on 6 Dec 1817 at Lesmahagow. She was b. 12 Jan 1798, Lesmahagow, and d. 27 May 1823, perhaps of childbirth complications. She was the dau. of James Duncan and Agnes Leiper who farmed a 301 acre farm named "Auchool" in Lesmahagow. (Ref: Wendy Simpson, email,13 Dec 2005 and per Allison Prentice Gardner; See John Prentice of Hutchestown, Summer 2000)

Margaret and John had four children, the last of whom died as an infant:

  1. Agnes Prentice, b. 28 Mar 1818 and chr. 3 Apr 1818. She m. Hugh Gall. She appears without Hugh in the 1861 and 1871 census in Lesmahagow with her children:
    1. Margaret Gall, b. c. 1839, Lesmahagow. At home there in 1861 and 1871.
    2. Janet Gall, b. c. 1841, Lesmahagow. At home there in 1861.
    3. John Gall, b. c. 1844, Lesmahagow. At home there in 1861.

  2. James Prentice, b. 26 Sep 1819. He d. c. 1865, age 46, while in Glasgow. He was a Gulla and Perch* merchant (*boot and shoe manufacturer). He m. Jessie Seaton. She was b. c. 1828, Glasgow, and dau. of Margaret Seaton (b. c. 1797, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire) who was living with them in 1861. James does not appear in the 1871 and later census. Jessie appears without her husband in the 1871 and 1881 Glasgow census where she was a Jacket and Mantle Maker living at 100 Paisley Road, Govan Church. Jessie does not appear in the 1891 and later census. Children:
    1. John Prentice, b. c. 1849, Glasgow. At home in 1861 census in Glasgow Govan. It is unclear whether he is the John P. Prentice shown in the 1881 Glasgow Kinning Park census as b. c. 1848, Glasgow, Veternary Surgeon, living at 202 Paisley Road with his wife, Mary, b. c. 1854, Glasgow. 1891 census living at 116 No. Frederick St. in Glasgow St. David. Children:
      1. John G. Prentice, b. c. 1879, Glasgow. At home there in 1881, 1891 and 1901.
      2. William Prentice, b. c. 1877, Glasgow. At home there in 1881, 1891 and 1901.
      3. Margaret P. Prentice, b. c. 1885, Glasgow. At home there in 1891 and 1901.
      4. Grace Prentice, b. c. 1889, Glasgow. At home there in 1891 and 1901.
      5. Mary G. Prentice, b. c. 1891, Glasgow. At home there in 1891 and 1901.

    2. James Seaton Prentice, b. c. 1851, Glasgow. At home in 1861 census in Glasgow Govan. 1871 census at home as a Draper living at 47 Cambridge St., in Glasgow Barony. He appears in the 1891 census as a Steel Commission Agent living at 22 Portman St., Glasgow Govan, with his wife, Isabella, b. c. 1862, Glasgow; no children shown. Not in 1901 census.

    3. Margaret D. Prentice, b. c. 1853, Glasgow. At home in 1861 census in Glasgow Govan. 1871 census at home at 47 Cambridge St., in Glasgow Barony

    4. Agnes Prentice, b. c. 1855, Glasgow. At home in 1861 census in Glasgow Govan. 1871 census at home at 47 Cambridge St., in Glasgow Barony

    5. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1857, Glasgow. At home in 1861 census in Glasgow Govan. 1871 census at home at 47 Cambridge St., in Glasgow Barony. He may be the Thomas Prentice shown in the 1881 census in Glasgow Barony as a Clerk Commercial living at 119 Bain St. with his wife, Allison, b. c. 1857, Glasgow; no children shown. He appears with his wife, called "Ellison", in the 1891 Glasgow Barony census. 1901 census aTelephone Inspector living on Picken St., Riccarton, Ayrshire. Children:
      1. Alice/Allice M. Prentice, b. c. 1886, Glasgow. At home in Glasgow Barony in 1891 census.
      2. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1888, Glasgow. At home in Glasgow Barony in 1891 census and at home in 1901 census in Riccarton.

    6. Jessie Prentice, dau., b. c. 1860, Glasgow. At home in 1861 census in Glasgow Govan. Living with her mother in the 1881 Glasgow census.

    7. Charles Prentice, b. c. 1861, Glasgow. At home in 1861 census in Glasgow Govan. Not in 1871 and later census.

    8. Jeanie Prentice, b. c. 1865, Glasgow. Living with her mother in Glasgow in the 1881 census.

  3. Thomas Prentice, b.17 Jul 1821, Lesmahagow, and d. 1891. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [1.1]

  4. John Prentice, b. 12 Jun 1823 and d. that same year.

John Prentice m. 2nd. Jean Torrence (per Wendy Simpson's email of 13 Dec 2005). She was b. c. 1798 and d. 1873. Their known children are (per IGI):

  1. John Prentice, b. 8 Dec 1826, Lesmahagow. . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. John Prentice, b. 1 Feb 1828, Lesmahagow.
  3. Janet Prentice, b. 1829, Lesmahagow.
  4. Andrew Prentice, b. 30 Apr 1830, Lesmahagow. . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  5. Marion Prentice, b. 28 Nov 1831, Lesmahagow. . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  6. Margaret Prentice, b. 24 Apr 1833, Lesmahagow. She might be the Margaret Prentice who m. John Leiper on 11 Sep 1854 in Lesmahagow. Or, she may have m. William Day on 27 Feb 1857 in Lesmahagow (both per IGI).
  7. Jean Prentice, b. 16 Jan 1835, Lesmahagow.
  8. Mary Prentice, chr. 6 Feb 1837, Lesmahagow.
  9. Charles Prentice, b. 27 May 1839, Lesmahagow
  10. William Prentice, b. 13 Feb 1841, Lesmahagow.

1.1 Thomas Prentice, b.17 Jul 1821, Lesmahagow, and d. 1891. He appears with his wife and family in the 1851 and 1871, 1881 and 1891 census at Burnhouse Farm, Carmichael, according to the census records and information provided by Karen Madoc. A farmer with 103 acres in the 1851 Carmichael census, he employed 3 labourers.

Thomas m. Mary Scott also known as Mary/Marie Loy Scott who was b. c. 1825, Strathaven. Children (per Karen Madoc, 1851 and 1861 census and GRO records):

  1. Mary Prentice, chr 30 Nov 1845, Lesmahagow. 1851 census in Burnhouse, Carmichael. . . . . . . . . . . . . [1.2]
  2. John Prentice, chr. 19 Mar 1849, Carmichael. 1851 and 1871 census in Burnhouse, Carmichael. . . . . . [1.3]
  3. Margaret Prentice, chr. 6 Jan 1851, Carmichael. 1871 and 1881 census in Burnhouse, Carmichael. She apparently did not marry and d. 1925.
  4. Agnes Prentice, chr. Jul 1852, Carmichael. 1871 census in Burnhouse, Carmichael. Living with her brother, John, in the 1881 and 1891 census. She apparently did not marry and d. 1905 at Bankhead.
  5. Thomas Prentice Jr., chr. 1 May 1854, Carmichael. 1871 and 1881 census in Burnhouse, Carmichael. . . [1.4]
  6. James Prentice, chr. 4 Mar 1856, Carmichael. 1871 and 1881 census in Burnhouse, Carmichael.. . . . . . [1.5]
  7. Grace Prentice, chr. 7 Jul 1859, Carmichael. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[1.6]
  8. Janet Prentice, chr. 3 Dec 1862, Carmichael. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [1.7]
  9. Infant Prentice, b. c. 1864 and d. at birth.
  10. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1868, Carmichael. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [1.8]

Also shown in the 1851 census in Thomas' household were Hugh Gall, a nephew, and Margaret and Anne Scott, called sisters-in-law.

Shown in the 1881 and 1891 census in Thomas' household was William Prentice, grandson, b. c. 1881, Carmichael. He was listed in the 1881 census , and d. 1929 at Bankhead, apparently unmarriedimmediately after Thomas, above, but it was unclear who his parents were.

1.2. Mary Prentice, chr 30 Nov 1845, Lesmahagow. He appears in the 1851 census in Burnhouse, Carmichael. She appears in the 1881 census living at Cal Railway Cottage, Carmichael, Lanarkshire, with her husband and family. Not in 1891 census.

She m. John Cumming, b. c. 1842, Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire. Children:

  1. Mary Cumming, b. c. 1871, Carmichael. At home in Carmichael in 1881 census. Living with John Prentice in 1891 census on Blinkie Farm, #3, below
  2. Jane Cumming, b. c. 1873, Carmichael. At home in Carmichael in 1881 census.
  3. Thomas Cumming, b. c. 1877, Carmichael. At home in Carmichael in 1881 census.
  4. Margaret Cumming, b. c. 1881, Carmichael. At home in Carmichael in 1881 census.

1.3. John Prentice, chr. 19 Mar 1849, Carmichael, and d. 1929 at Bankhead, apparently unmarried. He appears in the 1851 and 1871 census in Burnhouse, Carmichael. He appears, unmarried, in the 1881 and census as a Farmer of 95 Arable acres, called Blinkie Farm, with his sisters, Agnes and Grace. 1891 census on Blinkie farm with Agnes, Mary Cummings (niece) and Mary Prentice (niece), b. c. 1880, Carmichael. It is presently unclear who Mary's parents are.

1.4. Thomas Prentice Jr., chr. 1 May 1854, Carmichael. 1871 and 1881 census in Burnhouse, Carmichael. He is probably the Thomas Prentice who appears in the 1891 census as a Farmer living at Scroughton, Douglas, Lanarkshire, with his wife and family.

He m. Elizabeth, b. c. 1861, Douglas. Children:

  1. Agnes Prentice, b. c. 1887, Douglas. At home in 1891 census in Douglas.
  2. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1890, Douglas. At home in 1891 census in Douglas.

1.5. James Prentice, chr. 4 Mar 1856, Carmichael. 1871 and 1881 census in Burnhouse, Carmichael. He appears in the 1891 census as a Farmer living in Grange North Holm, Pettinain, Lanarkshire, with his wife and family. He d. there in 1926.

He m. Jane Young. She was b. c. 1865, Carluke, Lanarkshire. Children:

  1. Annie Prentice, b. c. 1888, Pettinain. At home there in 1891.
  2. James Prentice, b. c. 1890, Pettinain. At home there in 1891.
  3. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1887, Boness, Linlithwow. At h ome in Pettinain in 1891.

1.6. Grace Prentice, chr. 7 Jul 1859, Carmichael, and d. 1924. 1871 census in Burnhouse, Carmichael. Living with her brother, John, in the 1881 census.

She m. James Kerr. He was b. c. 1865, West Linton, Perthshire. In the 1901 census he was a Blacksmith living at Shields in Carmichael. Children:

  1. Alexander Kerr, b. c. 1888, Carmichael. At home there in 1901.
  2. Mary Kerr, b. c. 1889, Carmichael. At home there in 1901.
  3. Jannie Kerr, b. c. 1891, Carmichael. At home there in 1901.
  4. Margaret/Maggie Kerr, b. c. 1893, Carmichael. At home there in 1901.
  5. Thomas Kerr, b. c. 1895, Carmichael. At home there in 1901.
  6. Agnes Kerr, b. c. 1898, Carmichael. At home there in 1901.

1.7. Janet Prentice, chr. 3 Dec 1862, Carmichael and d. 1955 at Covington Mains. 1871, 1881 and 1891 census in Burnhouse, Carmichael. They appear in the 1901 census in Covington and Thankerton, Lanarkshire.

She m. Thomas Johnston. He was b. c. 1869, Douglas, Lanarkshire. Children:

  1. James Johnston, b. c. 1900, Covington, Lanarkshire.
  2. Elizabeth "Lizzie" S. Johnston, b. c. 1895, Carmichael.

1.8. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1868, Carmichael, and d. 1952, Bankhead. 1871, 1881 and 1891 census in Burnhouse, Carmichael. She appears withher hauband and family in the 1901 census in Carnwath, Lanarkshire.

She m. William Russel. He was b. c. 1875, Douglas, Lanarkshire, and was a Ploughman in 1901. Children:

  1. Mary Russel, b. c. 1895, Skirling, Peeblesshire. 1901 census in Carnwath.
  2. Agnes Russel, b. c. 1896, Pettinain, Lanarkshire. 1901 census in Carnwath.
  3. William Russel, b. c. 1900, Carnwath, lanarkshire. 1901 census in Carnwath.

2. John Prentice was b. 12 Aug 1826, Lesmahagow, Lanark, and d. d. 21 Apr 1901, Berwickshire. He farmed "Gavel",at Milton of Campsie Near Kilsyth. He also farmed Swinton Quarter, a farm in Berwickshire.

He m. Elizabeth Jack. She was "of West Nemphlar, Lanark. She d. 9 Jan 1911. We do not have her death location. The date and place of their marriage is unclear. The IGI shows two possibilities:

  1. A John Prentice m. an Elizabeth Jack on 6 May 1849, Lesmahagow, Lanark, and
  2. A John Prentice m. an Elizabeth Jack on 13 May 1849 in Lanark, Lanark. It might be that she is the dau. of James Jack and Elizabeth Gibson who was b. 21 Aug 1827, Lanark, Lanark (per IGI).

In any event, the IGI shows the following children for a John Prentice and an Elizabeth Jack who were b. at Kilsyth which lies about 10 miles NE of Glasgow:

  1. John Prentice, b. 4 Apr 1850 Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland and d. there in 1851.
  2. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 16 Sep 1851 Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland
  3. Jane Prentice, b. 13 Apr 1853 Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland.
  4. Marion Prentice, b. 14 Mar 1855 Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland. She did not m. and d. in 1928.
  5. John Prentice, b. 16 Dec 1857 Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland. He worked in the grain trade in Edinburgh, then founded his own seed and grain business in Berwick upon Tweed and died in 1927 at about 70 years of age.
  6. James Prentice, b. 15 Nov. 1859, Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland. . . . . . . [5]
  7. Jessie Prentice, b. 20 Dec 1861 Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland
  8. Andrew Prentice, b. 1 Apr 1863 Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland
  9. Alexander Prentice, b. 26 Dec 1865 Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland. He was chief actuary for the North British Mercantile Insurance co. Later in life, he lived in the Queens Hotel, Queens Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. He never married.
  10. Mary Prentice, b. 5 Aug 1864 Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland

3. Andrew Prentice, b. 30 Apr 1830, Lesmahagow. Andrew Prentice, b. 1830. He m. Susan Jack on 21 Jan 1859, Lanark, Lanarkshire. Children per IGI:

  1. John Prentice, b. 14 Nov 1859 Lanark, Lanark, Scotland
  2. James Prentice, b. 3 Sep 1861 Pettinain, Lanark, Scotland
  3. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 3 Jun 1863 Pettinain, Lanark, Scotland
  4. Andrew Prentice, b. 24 Dec 1864 Pettinain, Lanark, Scotland
  5. Alexander Jack Prentice, b. 19 Mar 1867 Pettinain, Lanark, Scotland
  6. Charles Prentice, b. 23 Jul 1868 Pettinain, Lanark, Scotland
  7. Thomas Prentice, b. 21 Dec 1869, Pettinain, Lanark, Scotland

4. Marion Prentice, b. 28 Nov 1831, Lesmahagow, Lanark. Headstone #164 in the Lesmahagow Churchyard is inscribed: By John Stiell of Teaths to fa David 2 (b. c. 1800 and d.) 4.11.1878, 78 (w Marion PRENTICE (b. c. 1832 and d.) 19.3.1892, 60). Since one of the daughters of Marion and John Stiel (Jane) has a middle name of "Torrance", Marion Prentice is probably the daughter of John Prentice and Jean Torrence, b. 28 Nov 1831, Lesmahagow. Children of Marion Prentice and John Stiell (per IGI):

  1. John Stiell, b. 6 Jun 1860,Lesmahagow.
  2. Jane Torrance Stiell, b. 16 Aug 1861, Lesmahagow.
  3. Martha Stiell, b. 31 May 1863, Lesmahagow.
  4. Marion Stiell, b. 24 Sep 1866,Lesmahagow.

5. James Prentice was b. Nov 1859 in Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland (per IGI) and d. 16 Nov 1942. He and his wife are bur. in the Junction City Cemetery, Kimble Co., TX.

James was the second son in a family of eight children who lived to adulthood. As the second son, he was not entitled to inherit the family's lands or home. He chose to pursue architecture and received his architecture degree from The University of Edinburgh. After graduation he designed several buildings standing in Edinburgh, including a large, stone Presbyterian church.

James was a first cousin of James and Rita Cooper of London and Bexhill on Sea in Sussex.

At the age of 24 in about 1883, James immigrated to The United States (Texas) after giving some consideration to immigrating to Australia. He worked on the George Brown Ranch at Cathedral Mountain near Alpine in West Texas for several years, learning the ranching business and determining that this was the career he wanted. At the age of 27, he bought land near Junction, TX, and named it The Bois d'Arc Ranch after the Bois d'Arc trees growing along the river crossing through the ranch. His obituary reads as follows:

    James Prentice was born in Kilsyth, Scotland, November 15, 1859, being 83 years and one day old at the time of his death. He attended schools at the George Watson School for Boys, Edinburgh, Scotland. He was also a graduate of the engineering school of the University of Edinburgh. After his graduation from the University, he spent two years in that profession in Cardiff, Wales.

    In 1883 he came to Texas settling first at Seguin, but in 1889 he moved to Kimble County and settled on his ranch where he has lived for 53 years. He was married to Miss Maud Davey in Kerrville on October 4, 1898, and to this union two children were born, Mrs. G. A. Whiting, San Antonio, and Seaton Prentice, Junction. His widow and two children survive, and he is also survived by two grandchildren, Gus and Frances Whiting, San Antonio; one brother, Alexander Prentice, Edinburgh, Scotland, and one sister, Mrs. John Cooper, London, England.

    James Prentice made a thorough study of the ranching industry and was recognized as one of Kimble County's most successful ranchmen. For several years he has not been active, leaving the management of the ranch to his son, Seaton Prentice.

    When a young man Mr. Prentice united with the Presbyterian Church in Scotland. He has lived an exemplary life in his community and at all times his actions, his thoughts, and his words were clean. In his homegoing, Kimble County has lost a man of sterling character.

He m. Maude Davey, b. 9 Sep 1872 in TX and d. 6 Sep 1947. They appear in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 Kimble Co., TX census. They were a very proper and elegant couple who lived graciously on their ranch and traveled into San Antonio as needed. He dressed in his three piece navy pin stripe suit daily and read his copies of The New York Times which came by Pony Express in large leather satchels bearing his name plates. A full Scottish tea was served every afternoon.

James and Maud Prentice visited his family in England and Scotland and their families visited them in San Antonio and at the ranch. Her obituary reads as follows (per Wendy Simpson, email, 12 Dec 2005):

    Funeral Rites For Mrs. James Prentice Are Held Sunday

    Funeral services for Mrs. James A. Prentice, 74, who died in San Antonio Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock from the Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Stanley Hauser of Sonora, Episcopal minister, officiating. The Hodges Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Burial was made in the Junction cemetery.

    A bride of the "gay nineties", Mrs. Prentice moved to Kimble, where she had spent part of her childhood, after her marriage in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Davey, in Kerrville on October 4, 1898. She and her husband owned and operated extensive ranch holdings on North Llano and built up one of the first herds of registered Angora goats in the Hill Country.

    Among the early residents of the county, Mrs. Prentice, who was born in Salado, in Bell County, on Sept. 9, 1872, came to Kimble in 1882 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Davey, and five years later moved to Kerr County. The Davey family lived on Bear Creek in a house which wa later replaced "Brambletye" and the children of school age attended the Bear Creek school.

    Mrs. Prentice, nee Maude E. Davey, divided her time between the ranch, now operated by her son, Junction and San Antonio since the death of her husband almost 5 years ago. She had been in failing health for several years and was ill in San Antonio several months before her death.

    Survivors include the son, Seaton, one daughter, Mrs. G. A. Witting, and one grandson, G. A. Witting, Jr., both of San Antonio, one granddaughter, Mrs. Richard Bullock, of Wenatchie, Washington; and three sisters, Mrs. Robert Knox of Uvalde, Mrs. Felix Watson and Miss Myrtle Davey.

    Pall bearers were W. M. Carrico of San Antonio and Vann Martin, J. M. Livingston, Fred Mudge, Sayers Farmer, Clay Secrest, James P. Rieck, and Bill Hamer.

By email of 12 Dec 2005, Wendy Simpson advises that Maude had 3 younger syblings: Myrtle Dorcas Davey; Mabel Grace Davey; and May Davey, and that Maude's parents were Benjamin Abraham Davey ( born 1846 in ENGLAND)) and Martha Merinda Billingsley, born October 07, 1852 in Bell, Wilson Co. Texas. Mr. Davey died in 1942 and Mrs. Davey died June 24, 1924., both dying in Kerr Co. Texas.

Children of James Prentice and and Maude Davey were:

  1. Seaton Davey Prentice, b.25 Nov 1900, Kerville, TX and d/ 3 Suma Powell, from Illinois, who had attended St. Mary's Hall in San Antonio. They were divorced because Seaton was unable to have children, perhaps the result of a childhood case of Mumps. He m. 2nd Mary Martin. on 3 Mar 1934 at Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX. She was b. 5 Feb 1907 at Junction, Kimble Co., Texas and d. 8 Jul 1989 at Junction, Kimble Co., Texas. She was the dau. of John Rowland Martin and Stella Achsah McMillan. There were no children. Both Seaton and Mary are bur. in the Junction City Cemetery, Kimble Co., TX.

  2. May Louise Prentice, b. c. 1903, TX. . . . . . . [6]

6. May Louise "Blossom"Prentice, b. c. 1903, Kerville, TX and attended St. Mary's Hall in Santonio. She m. Gustavus Adolphus Witting and they lived primarily in San Antonio in a large three story home on that city's historic King William Street. The home has been preserved.

Gustavus Adolphus attended The San Antonio Military Academy. His mother, a Dilworth, died when he was a small boy, so he spent much of his childhood with his brothers (Norwood and Dilworth) and his sister (Margaret) living at their grandmother's mansion in Gonzalez, TX which was essentially a Dilworth family town. The balance of his time was with his father at their city home in San Antonio or on the family's 100,000 acre cattle ranch in Mexico.

Gustavus Adolphus and May Louise eloped over family objections to their proposed marriage and lived in the large family owned King William Street house. They had two children:

  1. Gustavus Louise Adolphus Witting Jr. . . . . . . . . [7]
  2. Francis Louise Witting. . . . . . . . . [8]

7. Gustavus Louise Adolphus Witting Jr. He m. Elizabeth "Betty" Farmer of Kerrville. They divorced and he remarried later in life, after moving to Chicago, Illinois. Daughters of Gustavus and Elizabeth:

  1. Margaret Witting, living in TX.
  2. Anne Witting, living in TX.

8. Francis Louise Witting, b. 6 Jun 1923 in San Antonio, TX. She m. Richard Melvin Bullock (b. 8 Jul 1918 in Glasco, KS) at a private ceremony at the King William Street house following the conclusion of WW II.

She attended Trinity University, Sul Ross College, Reed College (Masters degree) and Marylhurst University. He attended Kansas State University (BA) and Washington State University (Masters and Doctorate). During their life together they lived in Washington and Oregon with a twelve year break to live in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2003, they reside in Lake Oswego, Oregon. They had two sons:

  1. Richard Prentice Bullock. He m. Mary Linda Roberts. Later divorced. Daughter:
    1. Alexandra Louise McKay Prentice Bullock, b. 11 Dec 1980. In 2003 she is attending the Univ. of Oregon.
  2. Barclay Dilworth Bullock. He m. Rebecca Ives. Later divorced. Daughter:
    1. McKenzie Ives Bullock, b. 11 Nov 1982. In 2003 she is attending the Univ. of Oregon.

Who are John Prentice's Parents?

In our Summer 2000 article about John Prentice of Hutchestown, Scotland , Allison Prentice Garder has suggested the possibility that John Prentice may be the John Prentice who was b. 25 Feb 1293 and chr. 28 Feb 1793, Lesmahagow, son of James Prentice and Marion Broun and grandson of Thomas Prentice of Lesmahagow.

For the ancestry of James Pentice and Marion Broun, see our Summer 2000 article about Thomas Prentice of Lesmahagow, Scotland .

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