[ register ]   uname:    passw:  

PrenticeNet

all things Prentice/Prentiss/Prentis/Prentys/...

Robert Prentice of Moldon, Essex, England

Do you have the new PRENTICE eBook?
Robert Prentice of Maldon, Essex, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2006 and Revised 13 Jul 2007

Update of 13 Jul 2007: This article has now been replaced by our later article, William Prentice of Maldon, Essex, England .

1. Robert Prentice was b. c. 1842 in Maldon (indexed as "Moldon">, Essex, England, and d. 1918 at Hartlepool (per Robert Prentice IV, see below). He does not appear in the 1851 census, but does appear in the 1861 census in "Civil Parish Vessels, Misc. Ships at Sea or Abroad" as am A B Seaman aboard the vessel "Vesper", Stephenk Chapman, Master, in the town of Yarmouth Roads, England.

He does not appear in the 1871, 1881 or 1891 census, but does appear in the 1901 census in West Hartlepool, Durham, England, as a "Marriner Seas." with his wife and family.

He m. Jane Grainger (see below), b. c. 1845, Whitby, Yorkshire. Children per census records and email of Robert Prentice IV):

  1. William Henry Prentice, b. 23 May 1863. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Emily Prentice, b. c. 1879, Hartlepool, Durham. At home in West Hartlepool in 1901 (per census).
  3. Gladys D. Prentice, b. c. 1899, West Hartlepool, Durham. At home in West Hartlepool in 1901 (per census).
  4. Harry Prentice, b. c. 1875, Hartlepool, Durham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

Robert Prentice IV provided the following information by email of 13 Feb 2007 :

    The above was my great grandfather b1842 d1918 at Hartlepool and I refer to him as Robert Prentice the First. He married Jane Grainger. However, only marriage given in the statutary records was Robert Prentice/Jane Walker at Hartlepool in April 1861. Age on certificate is given as 'Full Age' which is always suspicious. He was 19, she was 16,perhaps they were marrying without parantal consent.

    Robert gave his father as William [Prentice], profession, 'mariner'. Their eldest son was William Henry [Prentice,] (my grandfather) b. 23 May 1863 and d. 4 Mar 1915 (enemy action), who became a master mariner

Also living with Robert's family in 1901 was a granddaughter, Ethel V. Bell, b. c. 1889, West Hartlepool, Durham, and a nephew, John T. Walker, b. c. 1861, Hull, Yorkshire.

2. William Henry Prentice, b. 17 Oct 1751 and d. 4 Mar 1915 (enemy action), master mariner (per email of 13 Jul 2007, above). He is the William H. Prentice, Master Mariner, b. c. 1864, who appears in the 1901 census in West Hartlepool, Durham, England, with his wife and family.

He m. Mary Mole on 6 Sep 1881. She was b. 10 Aug 1861, Hartleepool, and d. 1957. Children per 1901 census:

  1. William Henry Prentice, b. 17 Oct 1881 Hartlepool,and d. 4 Mar 1915.
  2. Robert Prentice, b. 24 Jan 1882, West Hartlepool, and d. 20 Dec 1916.
  3. Thomas Prentice, b. 9 Jun 1886, West Hartlepool. He joined Australian army and was at Gallipoli went back with diability pension.
  4. Frederick Prentice, b. 5 Feb 1888, West Hartlepool and d.1955.
  5. Albert Prentice, b. 7 Nov 1890, West Hartlepool, and d. 1976.
  6. Evelyn Prentice, b. 5 Jun 1894, West Hartlepool, and d. 1985.
  7. Clifford Prentice, b. 26 Jun 1896, West Hartlepool, and d. 1975.
  8. Gordon Prentice,b. 2 Oct 1899, West Hartlepool, and d. 8 Jun 1983. He m. and had 1 or more children, including:
    1. Robert Prentice IV (per his email of 13 Jul 2007).

  9. Hilda Mary Prentice, b. 7 Feb 1903, probably West Hartlepool.

3. Harry Prentice, b. c. 1875, Hartlepool, Durham. At home in West Hartlepool in 1901.

He m. Sophia, b. c. 1872, Epton Bridge, Yorkshire. In the 1901 census they are living with Harry's parents. No children shown.

Who are Robert Prentice's Parents?

Robert Prentice's email of 13 Jul 2007 relates Robert, #1 above, on his marriage record gave his father's name as William Prentice, profession, 'mariner'. We do not yet have his birth date, but using a rule-of-thumb of about 30 years per generation, and since Robert was b. c. 1842, one could infer that William may have been b. c. 1812, plus or minus 6 years (1806-1818)

Robert may, or may not, be related to the Maldon families discussed in our earlier Newsletter articles in:

  1. our Summer 2003 article about Charles Prentice of Maldon, Essex.
  2. our Summer 2003 article about Henry Prentice of Maldon, Essex .
  3. our Summer 2003 article about Jeremiah Prentice of Rochford, Essex who was a Wheelwright in Maldon in the 1861 census and had children born in Maldon.

Robert may, or may not, be related to Walter Prentice, b. c. 1847, Maldon, Essex, who appears in the 1881 West Ham, Essex, census as married, but no wife named, and in the 1901 West Ham, Essex, census with his wife, Emily, b. c. 1859, Coggershall, Essex.

Walter is almost certainly the same person as Walt Prentice, shown in the IGI as chr. 1 Feb 1846 in Mundon, Essex, son of Jeremiah Prentice. Mundon lies about 4 miles south of Maldon. Perhaps he was b. in Maldon and chr. in Mundon.

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.

Caution: If you don't use the above email link, your email to us may be deleted as spam by our email filter.


This page is maintained by Joe Dewald.
Comments:  Only registered members can add comments or contact contributors. (Register now?)
No comments on this page.
  Browse   Search  
Current visitors: 9
 

Based on your "USER AGENT" string, we have decided that you have an older browser, are a mobile device, or are a robot. Because of this you have been provided a limited functionality version of PrenticeNet. If this assumption is incorrect, please contact us and provide your user agent string.

USER_AGENT: CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)