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Robert Prentice of Illington, Norfolk, England

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Robert Prentice of Illington, Norfolk, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2006 and Revised 11 Oct 2016

1. Robert Prentice was b. c. 1801 in Illington, Norfolk, England (per 1841 census) He appears in the 1841 census in Kenninghall, Norfolk, with his wife and family.

Me m. Frances, b. c. 1805-6, South Lopham, Norfolk. Their known children are:

  1. Sarah Ann Prentice, b. c. 1833-4, Hockham, Norfolk. At home in 1841 and 1851. Not home in 1861. She may, or may not, be the Sarah Brett shown in the 1861 census in Hockham as b. c. 1834, Hockam, with her husband, George Brett, b. c. 1834, Hockham, and children:
    1. Elizabeth Brett, b. c. 1858, Hockham, Norfolk.
    2. Catherine Brett, b. c. 1860, Hockham, Norfolk.

  2. William Prentice, b. c. 1835, Thompson, Norfolk. . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  3. Maria Prentice, b. c. 1842. Kenninghall, Norfolk. At home in 1851. Not home in 1861.
  4. James Prentice, b. c. 1846, Kenninghall, Norfolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

2. William Prentice, b. c. 1835, Thompson, Norfolk. At home in 1841 and 1851. In 1861 census he was a Lodger in Bressingham, Norfolk. In the 1881 and 1891 census he was living in Old Buckenham, Norfolk, with his wife, Louisa, b. c. 1841, Kenninghall (called Laura in 1901 census), and children:

  1. Henry Prentice (Harry in 1881 census), b. c. 1861, Kenninghall, Norfolk. . . [4]
  2. William Prentice, b. c. 1865, Kenninghall, Norfolk. At home in 1891.
  3. Louisa Prentice, b. c. 1870, Kenninghall, Norfolk. At home in 1881.
  4. Charles Prentice, b. c. 1870-72, Kenninghall, Norfolk. At home in 1881, 1891 and 1901
  5. Eber Prentice, b. c. 1876-7, Old Buckenham, Norfolk. At home in 1881 and 1891.
  6. Emma Prentice, b. c. 1878, Old Buckenham, Norfolk. At home in 1881.

3. James Prentice, b. c. 1846, Kenninghall, Norfolk. At home in 1851 and 1861. In 1871, 1891 and 1901 census in Kenninghall with his wife and family. Not in 1901 census.

He m. Mary, b. c. 1851-3, Kenninghall. No children in 1871. Children shown in 1891 census:

  1. Charles Prentice, b. c. 1877, Kenninghall, Norfolk. At home in 1891.
  2. William Prentice, b. c. 1880, Kenninghall, Norfolk. At home in 1891.
  3. John Prentice, b. c. 1882, Kenninghall, Norfolk. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  4. Ellen Prentice, b. c. 1884, Kenninghall, Norfolk and d. c. 1952 At home in 1891. Per email of Hazel Murray \ of 8 Oct 2016: She m. William Ching and in 1911 was living with him and their two sons in Paddington, London:
    1. Hedley William Ching. b. 1909
    2. Herbert Raymond Ching, b. 1911, father of Hazel Murray.He had 1 or more children, including:
      1. Hazel Ching. She m. Mr. Murray.
  5. Alice Prentice, b. c. 1887, Kenninghall, Norfolk. At home in 1891.
  6. Rose/Rosetta Prentice, b. c. 1890, Kenninghall, Norfolk. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  7. Betsey Prentice, b. c. 1892, Kenninghall, Norfolk. At home in 1901.
  8. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1895, Kenninghall, Norfolk. At home in 1901.

Living with James and his family in the 1901 census were:

  1. Sarah Lusher, b. c. 1897, Kenninghall, Norfolk, granddaughter.
  2. Christopher Lusher, b. c. 1899, Kenninghall, Norfolk, grandson.

4. Henry Prentice (called Harry in 1881 census), b. c. 1861, Kenninghall, Norfolk. At home in 1881. In 1891 census in Old Buckenham with his wife and family. In 1901 census in Great Barton, Suffolk, with his wife and family. In 1918 he lived at Church Cottages, Great Barton, Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk.

He m. Mary Ann, b. c. 1859, Fressingfield, Suffolk. Children:

  1. Henry Prentice, b. c. 1883, Old Buckenham, Norfolk. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  2. William Prentice, b. c. 1885, Old Buckenham, Norfolk. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  3. Charles John Prentice, b. c. 1887, Old Buckenham, Norfolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  4. Hannah Prentice, b. c. 1893, Old Buckenham, Norfolk. At home in 1901.
  5. Eber Prentice, b. c. 1895, Old Buckenham, Norfolk. At home in 1901.
  6. Emma Prentice, b. c. 1897, Great Barton, Suffolk. At home in 1901.

5. Charles John Prentice, b. c. 1891, Buckenham, Norfolk. At home in 1901. He appears in WW I death records as a Private, 15th (The King's) Hussars, who d. at age 28 on 8 Aug 1918 where he is identified as the son of Henry Prentice, of Church Cottages, Great Barton, Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk; husband of Amy Young (formerly Prentice), of 6 Chatteris Rd., New Kent Rd., London. His memorial can be found at Panel 3, Vis-En-Artois Memorial. More on that cemetery can be found at http://www.silentcities.co.uk/cemeteryv/Vis-en-Artois%20Memorial,%20Pas-de-Calais.htm .

Who are Robert Prentice's Parents?

For now, the only clue we have is that Robert Prentice was b. in Illington, Norfolk, which lies about 7 miles west of Banham where the family of William Prentice lived; he was b. c. 1779.

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