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Prentices of Clackmannanshire, Scotland

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Prentices of Clackmannanshire, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2006 and Revised 5 Jul 2011

In reviewing Scotland census records, we found the following persons associated with Clackmannanshire, Scotland

1. Elisabeth Taylor was b. c. 1784 in Muthil, Perthshire. She may have married a Prentice, then either remarried or reassumed her maiden name. In any event, she was apparently a widow in the 1851 census in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire. Children shown in 1851 census in Menstrie:

  1. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1823, Menstrie, Clackmannanshire. At home in Menstrie in 1851 census.
  2. James Prentice, b. c. 1825, Menstrie, Clackmannanshire. At home in Menstrie in 1851 census. He appears in the 1861 census in Alva, Stirlingshire, as b. c. 1824, Menstrey, with his wife, Margaret, b. c. 1828, Alva. Not in 1871 or 1881 census. Children:
    1. Janet D. Prentice, b. c. 1857, Alva. At home in 1861.
    2. William T. Prentice, b. c. 1861, Alva. At home in 1861.

2. William Prentice was b. c. 1786, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. He appears in the 1851 census in Logie, Clackmannanshire, with his wife, Elizabeth, b. c. 1791, Scotland, and children:

  1. William Prentice, b. c. 1811, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. He appears in the 1851 census in Logie, Clackmannanshire. Note: His age is such that he might be a stepson or a brother rather than a son.
  2. James Prentice, b. c. 1826, Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. He appears in the 1851 census in Logie, Clackmannanshire. He later appears in the 1861 census in Alva, Stirlingshire, with his wife, Margaret, b. c. 1828, Alva, Stirlingshire, and children:
    1. Janet D. Prentice, b. c. 1857, Alva, Stirlingshire. At home there in 1861.
    2. William T. Prentice, b. c. 1861, Alva, Stirlingshire. At home there in 1861.

  3. William Prentice, b. c. 1834, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. He appears in the 1851 census in Logie, Clackmannanshire. Not in 1861 census.

3. John Prentice was b. c. 1804 in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. He appears in the 1851 census in Campsie, Stirlingshire, with his wife, Sarah (indexed as Sarah Puntin), b. c. 1844, Benth, Carshire, and children:

  1. John Prentice, b. c. 1833, Gargunnock, Stirlingshire. At home in 1851 Campsie census. Living with siblings in 1881, 1891 and 1901 census in Glasgow Hutchesontown, Lanarkshire.
  2. Martha Prentice, b. c. 1835, Gargunnock, Stirlingshire. At home in 1851 Campsie census.
  3. Agnes Prentice, b. c. 1840, Campsie, Stirlingshire. At home in 1851 Campsie census.
  4. Jane Prentice, b. c. 1844, Campsie, Stirlingshire. At home in 1851 Campsie census. Living with siblings in 1881, 1891 and 1901 census in Glasgow Hutchesontown, Lanarkshire.
  5. James Prentice, b. c. 1846, Campsie, Stirlingshire. At home in 1851 Campsie census. Living with siblings in 1881, 1891 and 1901 census in Glasgow Hutchesontown, Lanarkshire.

4. John Prentice was b. c. 1813 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. He appears in the 1851 census with his wife, Grace, b. c. 1813, Kincardine, Perthshire. They later appear in the 1861 census in Perth Burgh, Perthshire. Known children:

  1. Daman Prentice (called Duncan Prentice in 1861 census), b. c. 1842, Stirling, Stirlingshire. At home in 1851 and 1861 census.
  2. Janet Prentice, b. c. 1838, Lagga (1861 census says b. Mensteg), Clackmannanshire. At home in 1851 and 1861 census.
  3. William Prentice, b. c. 1835, Linnyshaw (per 1851 census) or Blackburn (per 1861 census, Linlithgowshire. At home in 1851 and 1861 census.
  4. James Prentice (adopted), b. c. 1854, Perth, Perthshire. At home in 1861.

5. David Prentice was b. c. 1820 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. He appears in the 1861 census in Alloa, Clackmannanshire with his wife and family.

He m. Jane, b. c. 1832, Alloa. She appears in the 1871, 1881 and 1891 census in Alloa without her husband. Children:

  1. Ann Prentice, b. c. 1852, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. At home in Alloa in the 1861 census. Not home in 1871.
  2. Catherine Prentice, b. c. 1853, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. At home in Alloa in the 1861 census. In 1871 a servant in Glasgow St. Paul.
  3. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1855, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. At home in Alloa in the 1861 census. Not home in 1871.
  4. Jane Prentice, b. c. 1857, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. At home in Alloa in the 1861 census. Not home in 1871. A servant in Logie, Stirlingshire in the 1881 census.
  5. James Prentice, b. c. 1860, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. At home in Alloa in the 1861 and 1871 census. 1901 census a Boarder in Glasgow St. Mark.
  6. David Prentice, b. c. 1862, Alloa. At home in 1871, 1881 and 1891.
  7. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1862, Alloa. At home in 1871. A servant in the 1881 and 1891 Alloa census. Although additional investigation is needed for confirmation, she may be the Elizabeth Jane Prentice shown in Ancestry.com who m. Alexander Hardie on 4 Jun 1891 in Alloa, Scotland. He was the son of James Hardie and Jane McNaughten. Elizabeth Jane and Alexander had 1 or more children, including:
    1. Helen Hardie, b. 2 Jun 1898, Dunfermline, Scotland, and d. 1 Nov 1928, Dumbries, Scotland. She m. William Creasey on 31 Oct 1919, Troqueer, Kirkudbrightshire, Scotland. He was b. 3 Jan 1903, Dumbries, Scotland and d. there 3 Dec 1945. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com. Children per Ancestry.com:
      1. (dau.) Creasey.
      2. Elizabeth Prentice Creasey, b. 19 Nov 1923, Dumbries, Scotland, and d. there 3 Sep 1961. She m. Thomas Chambers on 3 Jun 1953, Dumbries. He was b. 18 Mar 1899, Dumbries, and d. there 14 Apr 1975. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com. They had 4 daughters.
  8. John Prentice, b. c. 1866, Alloa. At home in 1871 and 1881. in 1891 a Lodger in Glasgow Inner High. He may be the John Prentice shown in the 1901 Alloa census as b. c. 1868, Alloa, census with his wife, Catherine, b. c. 1869, England, and children:
    1. William Prentice, b. c. 1893, Alloa. At home in 1901.
    2. Catherine Prentice, b. c. 1899, Alloa. At home in 1901.

6. William Prentice was b. c. 1825 in Alloa, Clacknannanshire, Scotland. He does not appear in later census records.

He m. Elizabeth, also b. c. 1825 in Alloa. Known children:

  1. William Prentice, b. c. 1849, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. At home in 1851 census. He does not appear in later census records.

7. John Prentice, b. c. 1851, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. 1891 census in Alloa.

He m. Elizabeth Martin. She was b. c. 1850 in Alloa. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. David Prentice, b. 1874, Alloa. 1901 census in Alloa with his wife, Margaret/Maggie Cunningham (b. c. 1875, Menskie, Clacknmannanshire). Children:
    1. John Prentice, b. c. 1900, Alloa, per 1901 census.
    2. (probably) Margaret Prentice, b. 19 Aug 1900, Alloe, and d. Jul 1999, Glasgow. She m. John Rankin Wood (1897-1979) and had a son Andrew Wood (1930-1992). Ref: Ancestry.com .
  2. John Prentice, b. 1875, Alloa. 1901 at home
  3. Margaret Prentice, b. 1880, Alloa.
  4. Walter Prentice, b. 1887, Alloa. 1901 at home.
  5. Mary Prentice, b. 1894, Alloa. 1901 at home.

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