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George Prentice of Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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George Prentice of Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2008 and Revised 21 Jan 2015

A. John Prentice, perhaps b. c. 1783-1793, and perhaps in, or near, old Monkland, Lanarkshire. (Ref: Bruce Williams, email, 20 Jan 2015, citing their son's death certificatek.)

He m. Mary Thomson (per Bruce Williams, above). They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. George Prentice, b. c. 1813 Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [1]

1. George Prentice, b. c. 1813 Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. He was an Engine Keeper per Bruce Williams, above. George Prentice and his wife are buried in Dalziel - see Scotland Burials #431 .

He m. Catherine Rennie aka Catherine Renwick on 21 Feb 1836 in Tollcross, Barony, Scotland. She was b. c. 1815, Paisley, Renfrewshire. Her parents were as William Renwick, an Engine Keeper per Bruce Williams above, and Agnes Ramsay.They appear in the 1861 census in Wishaw, Cambusnethan Cvil Parish. Children per IGI and 1861 census:

  1. John Prentice, b. 1835, Tollcross, Lanark (per IGI) or Glasgow per 1861 census, and d. 15 Nov 1914, age 80 years. At home in 1861 census. He appears in the 1881 census in Cambusnethan as a Colliery Engine Keeper living at Duncans Land with his wife, Margaret, b. c. 1836, Cambusnethan, and children:
    1. George Prentice, b. c. 1863, Cambusnethan. At home in 1881.
    2. Catherine Prentice, b. c. 1870, Wshaw (Wishaw?), Lanarkshire. At home in 1881.
    3. Margaret/Maggie Prentice, b. c. 1876, Wshaw (Wishaw?), Lanarkshire. At home in 1881.
    4. Allis (Alice?) A. Prentice, b. c. 1879, Wshaw (Wishaw?), Lanarkshire. At home in 1881.

  2. William Prentice, b. 1837, Rutherglen, Lanark (per IGI) At the time of his marriage he was 23, living in Wishaw, and an enginekeeper. He m. Janet Gray on 23 Mar 1860, Cambusnethan. She was then a dressmaker. She was the dau. of William Gray, and miner, and Elizabeth Nelson (per Christine Hadden, email, 14 Apr 2004). William and Janet (Gray) Prentice are not in the 1881 census. Christine Hadden thinks William must have died after about 1869 and before 1881 and that Janet remarried. Children of William and Janet:
    1. George Prentice, b. c. 1861, Wishaw, Lanark, Scotland. Living with his mother and stepfather in the 1881 census. General Blacksmith.
    2. John Prentice, b. c. 1864, Wishaw, Lanark, Scotland. Living with his mother and stepfather in the 1881 census. Apprentice Blacksmith.
    3. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1868, Wishaw, Lanark, Scotland. Living with his mother and stepfather in the 1881 census. Slate Picker At Colliery

    She believes Janet appears in the 1881 census living at 281 Caledonian Rd., Cambusnethan, with her husband, James Jarvie, age 28 and b. c. 1853, Coatbridge, Lanark, and their children:

    1. James Jarvie, b. c. 1873, Wishaw, Lanark, Scotland
    2. David Jarvie, b . c. 1875, Wishaw, Lanark, Scotland
    3. John Jarvie, b. c. 1877, Wishaw, Lanark, Scotland

  3. Mary Prentice, b. 1839, Tollcross, Lanark (per IGI). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

  4. Isbella Prentice, b. 1841, Tollcross, Lanark (Per IGI) At home in 1861 census. She m. John Gibb on 25 Jul 1862, Cambusnethan, Lanark. He was b. c. 1837, Shotts, Lanark, Scotland. Children
    1. Walter Gibb b: 19 Dec 1862 in Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
    2. Catherine Gibb b: 2 Apr 1864 in Shotts, Lanark, Scotland. She m. Thomas Johnstone in 1884 in Cleland Parish Church, Lanarkshire. He was b. 1861 in Caledonian Road, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. Children:
      1. Walter Johnstone
      2. George Johnstone
      3. John Johnstone
      4. James Johnstone
      5. Thomas Johnstone
    3. George Gibb b: 7 Nov 1865 in Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
    4. Betsy Gibb b: 23 Feb 1868 in Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
    5. John Gibb b: 1 May 1870 in Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
    6. James Gibb b: 27 Mar 1872 in Shotts, Lanark, Scotland. He m. Margaret Johnstone in 1898 in West District, Shotts. Son:
      1. John Gibb, b. Cleland, Lanarkshire, Scotland
    7. Jessie Gibb, b. c. 1874
    8. Thomas Gibb, b. c. 1877

  5. James Prentice, b. 1843. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

  6. Janet Prentice, b. 1845, Motherwell, Lanark. Chr. 19 Feb 1846, Dalziel, Lanark (per IGI). She m. Thomas Fulton 31 Dec 1866, Cambusnethan (Wishaw)

  7. George Prentice, b. 1847 (per IGI) or b. c. 1849 (per 1861 census). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]

  8. Robert Prentice, B. 1850, Cambusnethan, Wishaw, Lanark (per IGI and 1861 census). At home in 1861 census.

  9. Catherine Prentice, b. 17 Jun 1852, Cambusnethan, Wishaw, Lanark. Chr. 25 Jul 1852, Cambusnethan, Lanark (Per IGI) and d. 4 months later on 5 Oct 1852.

  10. Adam Prentice, b. 27 Jun 1853, Cambusnethan, Wishaw, Lanark (per IGI) and d. 3 Nov 1858, age 5 years.

  11. David Prentice. b. 15 Apr 1857, Cambusnethan, Lanark (per IGI). At home in 1861 census. He may be the David Prentice who appears in the 1881 census living at 181 Caledonian Rd., Cambusnethan, with his wife, Georgina, b. c. 1858, Nairn, Nairn, Scotland, and daughter:
    1. Joan Prentice, b. c. 1878, Wishaw, Lanark, Scotland.

2. Mary Prentice, b. 17 Feb 1839, Rutherglen (per Glasgow Records) and d.14 Apr 1919, age 80 (per Christine Hadden, email, 7 Sep 2003, citing headstone in Pettinain Churchyard).

She m. William Paterson on 29 Nov 1865, Pettinain, Lanark (per IGI). William was b. c. 1839 and d. Kilcadzow, Thankerton. He was b. c. 1839 and d. 24 Jun 1924, age 85. Kilcadzow lies about 4-5 miles ESE of Carluke. Pettinain lies about 5 miles SW of Carnwath and just south of Carstairs. Children (per IGI and headstones):

  1. Jane Paterson, b. 15 Apr 1866, Pettinain, Lanark.
  2. John Paterson, b. 15 Sep 1868, Pettinain and d. 22 Mar 1935, age 66.
  3. William Patterson, b. c. 6 Aug 1870, Pettinain and d. 19 Dec 1880, age 10.
  4. James Charles Paterson, b. 27 Sep 1872, Pettinain and d. 10 Feb 1900, age 27.
  5. Janet "Nettie" Smith Paterson, b. 1 Aug 1874, Pettinain, and d. 27 Oct 1897, age 23.
  6. George Ranken Prentice, b. c. 1877 and d. 12 Feb 1898, age 21.

3. James Prentice, b. 1843, Motherwell, Lanark (per IGI) or Dalziel per 1961 census, and d. 9 Jul 1887, age 44 years. At home in 1861 census.

He m. Elizabeth/Betsy Proctor in 1866 per Betty Muir, email, 5 May 2010. She may be the Betsy Prentice shown in the 1881 Cambusnethan census as b. c. 1845, Alloa,Clackmannan. They are almost certainly the James and Betsy Prentice who appear in the 1881 census in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire where he was an Engine Keeper. After James' death in 1887, Betsy appears as the head of the household in the 1891 census in Cambusnethan. Betsy appears as "Mrs Elizabeth Prentice? in the 1901 Cambusnethan census living at 94 Stewarton St., with her occupation given as "Housekeeper."

Children per 1881 census:

  1. George Prentice, b. c. 1868, Wishaw, Lanarkshire). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  2. James Prentice, b. c. 1869, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881 and 1891.
  3. Grace Prentice, b. c. 1871, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881. Not home in 1891.
  4. Catherine "Katie" Prentice, b. c. 1874, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881, 1891 and 1901.
  5. Samuel Prentice, b. c. 1876, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881, 1891 and 1901.
  6. John Prentice, b. 1878, Wishaw, and d. 1960. He is almost certainly the John Prentice shown in the 1881 census in Cambusnethan with parents James and Betsy Prentice. John m. Elizabeth Clements in 1914. Betty Muir is his granddaughter per her email of 5 May 2010.
  7. Sarah Prentice, b. c. 1880, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881. Not home in 1891 and 1901.

4. George Prentice, b. 1847 (per IGI) or b. c. 1849 (per 1861 census), Cambusnethan Civil Parish, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. He appears in the 1891 and 1901 census in Wishaw, Cambusnethan Civil Parish, Lanarkshire, with his wife and family.

He m. Marion (b. c. 1851, Airdroe (per 1891 census) or Motherwell (per 1901 census), Lanarkshire). Children:

  1. George Prentice, b. c. 1874, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. At home in 1891 census. He appears in the 1901 Wishaw census with his wife, Jeanie, b. c. 1871, Renfrew, Renfrewshire; no children shown.
  2. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1876, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. At home in 1891 census. Not in 1901 census.
  3. John Prentice, b. c. 1877, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. At home in 1891 and 1901 census.
  4. Robert Prenticek, b. c. 1879, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. At home in 1891 and 1901 census.
  5. William Prentice, b. c. 1881, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. At home in 1891 and 1901census.
  6. James Prentice, b. c. 1884, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. At home in 1891 and 1901 census.
  7. Adam Prentice, b. c. 1888, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. At home in 1891 and 1901 census.
  8. David Prentice, b. c. 1890, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. At home in 1891 and 1901 census. David may be the David Prentice who emigrated to the United States, discussed in our Spring 2004 article entitled David Prentice of Wishaw, Scotland . Both Davids lived on Caledonian Road in Wishaw.
  9. Archibald "Archie" Prentice, b. c. 1893, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. At home in 1901 census.

5. George Prentice, b. c. 1868, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881 and 1891. In 1901 census in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, as a "Stationary Engine Driver" living on Smith's Land Hill Street with his wife and family.

He m. Agnes N. who was b. c. 1872 Wishaw, Lanarkshire. They had 2 or more children, including:

  1. Agnes Prentice, b. c. 1895, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. At home in 1901.
  2. Bessie (Elizabeth?) Prentice, b. c. 1896, Wishaw Lanarkshire. At home in 1901.

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