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James Prentice of Eglish Parish, Co. Armagh, Ireland and Australia

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James Prentice of Eglish Parish, Co. Armagh, Ireland and Australia
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2007 and Revised 12 Oct 2013

INTRODUCTION: The following information has been gathered from multiple sources:

  • an internet posting by Mary Cotter at Ancestry.com and Rootsweb .
  • other sources at Ancestry.com,
  • the IGI and LDS Ancestral File,
  • Carol Wilkes email of 26 Aug 2008 and later
  • Leanne Grogan's email of 24 Aug 2008, and later, . Her website is Grogey's Patch and it contains additional information about the folks mentioned, together with photographs and footnote references.
  • Merna Dunlop's emails of 22 Apr 2008 and later.

SPECIAL REQUEST: We would like very much to locate photographs of James Prentice and his wife Elizabetth, #1 in the article below. If you have photos, or know of anyone who has photos, please contact us at the Prentice Newsletter. Be sure to give the full title and date of this article in the Subject line of the email.


A. William Prentice was b. c. 1793-1796, Co. Armagh, Ireland. (Ref: See Fn. 1)

He m. Elizabeth Sands, b. c. 1797, Co. Armagh. Children:

  1. John Prentice, b. 6 Sep 1818, Eglish Parish, Armagh.
  2. William Prentice, b. 9 Nov 1820, Eglish Parish, Armagh.
  3. James Prentice, b. 8 Jan 1824, Eglish Parish, Armagh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [1]
  4. Thomas Prentice, b. 1 Apr 1826, Eglish Parish, Armagh.
  5. Anne Prentice, b, 2 Nov 1828, Eglish Parish, Armagh.
  6. Margaret Prentice, b. 1831, Armagh, and d. 26 Mar 1917, Lake Gillear . She m. John Scrogie/Scroggy, b. c. 1828, Lanark, Scotland, and d. 6 Nov 1905, Noorat, Victoria, Australia. They emigrated to Victoria, Australia on the ship "Chance" from Ireland. On the way out here, at sea, my great grandmother Elizabeth Scroggie (spelling seemed to change once in Victoria) was born. They arrived September 1857 and then settled around the country town of Warrnambool in Victoria. John was 29 yrs and Margaret was 26 yrs (per Carol Wilkes, email, 26 Aug 200*. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Elizabeth Scroggie, born at sea aboard the "Chance", 1857 – 1924
    2. William Scroggie 1859 – 1941
    3. Annie Jane Scroggie 1861 – 1942
    4. Mary Emily Scroggie 1862 – 1942
    5. James Scroggie 1862 –
    6. Joseph Scroggie 1866 – 1923
    7. Thomas Scroggie 1867 – 1933
    8. Alfred Scroggie 1873 – 1935

1. James Prentice was b. c. 1824 in Eglish Parish, probably Drumadd, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland and d. 3 Nov 1896 at the age of 79 in Murtoa (near Horsham), Victoria, Australia. Bur. at Ashens.

    NOTE ON "DRUMADD": The shipping record for James Prentice contains the name of his place of origin in Ireland. The handwriting is somewhat blurred and hard to read. Some researchers have read the name as "Dormise". A search of Ireland maps does not disclose such a place.

    I believe that the name of the place is Drumadd. The first letter is clearly a D. The next to last letter appears to be a D. What looks like an E at the end with a long, upward tail that then curves back to the left, seems totally unlike the way people make the final E in a word; any flourish would usually be a long, outward, somewhat rising, extension of the line. It seems to me that the final letter in the name of the place is much more likely to be a sloppy lowercase D. That would fit with reading the next to last letter as a D so one ends the word with a DD.

    That would make the name of the place begin with a D and end with a DD. The intervening scrawled handwriting is not inconsistent with the letters RUMA resulting in the word being DRUMADD.

    A Google search discloses the following: Drumadd is a townland of 178 acres just East of Armagh city. Sometime in the 19th century it seems to have developed into a small urban community and if you look at Griffith in 1864 part of the townland carries the appellation "Drumadd village". Old photos show a row of small whitewashed cottages lining the roadside. They were demolished in the 1960's and modern houses are now there.

James m. 1st Eleanor 'Ellen' Johnstone. She was may have been b. c. 1815-1825 in or near Drumadd, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. She d. between c. 1845 and 1849 as James is listed as a widower in his 1949 marriage.

Children of James and Eleanor::

  1. Isabella 'Bella' Prentice, b. c. 1843, probably in Drumadd, Co Armagh, Ireland. . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. James Prentice, b. c. 1844, probably in Drumadd, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland . . . . . . . [3]
  3. Frances Ellen Prentice, b. c. 1845, probably in Drumadd, Co Armagh, Ireland, and may have d. young.

James m. 2nd Elizabeth Jane Linton (aka Mary Jane Linton) on 6 Jun 1849 in Parish District Killylea Cl, Co. Armagh. Their marriage record records him as a Laborer and widower. She was b. c. 1820 in Dormise, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland, and d. 4 Jun 1901, age 81, in Lubeck (near Horsham), Victoria, Australia.

According to the NSW State Records Office James & Elizabeth Prentice and family came to Australia as assisted migrants aboard the Bussorah Merchant SS in 1950. The "Bussorah Merchant" sailed from Plymouth, England on the 3rd of February 1850 and arrived Geelong, Victoria on the 26th June 1850. (Ref: Leanne Grogan, email, 25 Aug 200*)

Assisted immigrants had their passage subsidised by the Victorian Government. On her voyage in 1850, with 246 immigrants under Surgeon Superintendent J.D.Tweeddale MRCS, there were 9 deaths. The Bussorah Merchant was a three masted, ship rigged vessel of 531/659 (om/nm) tons, built in 1818 at Howrah, Calcutta, India with dimentions of 117 feet by 31 feet 11 inches with 5 feet 9 inches between the decks. The ship was built entirely from teak for Duncan Dunbar of London, England. The ship had undergone repairs on several occasions over the years, the hull was felted and doubled in 1833, with the topsides and decks being repaired in 1846. The ship was later reported to have had the hull sheathed with yellow metal, fastened with iron bolts in about 1849-1852.

Children of James and Elizabeth:

  1. Joseph Prentice, b. c. 1851. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  2. Mary Prentice, b. 1855 in Indented Head (near St Leonards), Victoria, Aust., and bur. 19 Oct 1861 in Drysdale, Victoria, age 6.
  3. Elizabeth Jane Prentice, b. 1855 in Indented Head (near St Leonards), Victoria, Aust. . [5]
  4. Thomas Henry Prentice, b. 1857 in Bellarine, Victoria, Australia (Indented Head). . . . . [6]
  5. Emily Prentice, b. c. 1858 in Indented Head (near St Leonards), Victoria, Aust., and bur 21 Oct 1861, age 3, in Drysdale, Victoria.
  6. Alexander Prentice, b. 1859 in Bellarine, Indented Head (near St Leonards), Victoria, Aust, and bur. 19 Oct 1861, age 2, in Drysdale, Victoria..
  7. Rebecca Prentice, b. 1861 in Indented Head (near St Leonards), Victoria, Aust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7]
  8. Mary Prentice, b. 1863 in Indented Head (near St Leonards), Victoria, Aust., and d. 1902, age 38, in Rupanyup (near Murtoa), Victoria, Australia.

2. Isabella 'Bella' Prentice, b. c. 1843 in Dormise?, Co. Armagh, Ireland, and d. 1 Oct 1909, Crysdale, Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Emigration on 3 Feb 1850 in Plymouth, Devon, England, and arrived 26 Jun 1850, aboard the ship Bussorah Merchant, in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

She m. 1st. Edwin Kingsbury in 1866 in Victoria, Australia. We have conflicting information about his birth: (1) One source says he was b. 25 Dec 1841 in Worle, Somersetshire, England. (2) However, Alison Benporath's email of 5 Oct 2013 says he was b. 1843 in Ireland. Children:

  1. Henry Kingsbury. His birth 1866. We have conflicting information about his birth: (1) One source says he was b. in Bellarine, Victoria, Australia (Indented Head). (2) However, Alison Benporath's email of 5 Oct 2013 says he was born in Ireland, but that is troubling since his parents arrived in Australia in 1850. Henry died 1947 in Blackburn, Victoria. He m. Agnes Emmaline Gardiner. They had 1 or more children, including (per Alison Benporath):
    1. Adelaide Agnes Kingsbury. Alison Bonporath relates that Adelaide had 3 husbands:
      1. She m. Eric Barker on 16 Jul 1927, Colac, Melbourne, Victoria. They had a son, John Barker, who was raised by his grandmother.
      2. She m. 2nd George Morley Benporath. Children:
        1. Alison Benporath. In her email of 5 Oct 2013, she relates that she was in an orphanage in Queensland. In 2013 she lived in New Zealand.
        2. Laurence George Benporath. Adopted by another family.
        3. Carlene Benporath. Adopted by another family.
        4. Agnes Benporath. Adopted by another family.
      3. She m. 3rd Mr. Wilcox. No children:
  2. Mary Kingsbury. She was born 1868 in Bellarine, Victoria, Australia.
  3. Sexcey Ellen Kingsbury. She was born Abt. 1869. She died 1903 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
  4. Eliza Jane Kingsbury [136]. She was born 1870 in Bellarine, Victoria, Australia. She died 1949 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
  5. Edwin Kingsbury. He was born 1872 in Bellarine, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1873 in Bellarine, Victoria, Australia Burial on 18 Dec 1873 inDrysdale, Victoria, Australia. Cemetery was Drysdale (Bellarine).

She m. 2nd Henry Pigdon in 1875 in Victoria, Australia. He was b. c. 1851 in West Glanton?, Northumberland, England. Children:

  1. Sarah Ann Pigdon, b. 1877 in Bellarine, Victoria, Australia. She died 1965 in Park.
  2. Rebecca Pigdon, b. 1876 in Bellarine, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1878. Burial on 21 Aug 1878 in Drysdale, Victoria, Australia. Cemetery was Drysdale (Bellarine).

She m. 3rd Alexander Burns in 1881 in Victoria, Australia. He was b. c. 1826 in Kirkinner?, Wigtownshire, Scotland and was chr. Apr 1826 in Kirkinner. No children.

3. James Prentice, b. c. 1844 in Dormise, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, and d. 1916 in Sea Lake, N W Victoria, Australia. Emigration on 3 Feb 1850 in Plymouth, Devon, England, and arrived 26 Jun 1850 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

He m. Rebecca Fox in 1870 in Victoria, Australia. She was b. 18 Jul 1852 in Indented Head (near St Leonards), Victoria, Australia. They had 10 children:

  1. Ada Prentice. She was born 1881 in Glenorchy, Victoria, Australia . She died 1887 in Lubeck, Victoria, Australia.
  2. Alexander Prentice [107]. He was born 1877 in Glenorchy, Victoria, Australia. He married Martha Agnes Shalders. They were married 1907 in Victoria, Australia. He died 1956 in Sea Lake, Victoria, Australia. She was the dau. William Henry Shalders and Emma Mackley who was b. 1886 in Horsham, Victoria, and d. 1978 in Sea Lake, Victoria. Children:
    1. John Alexander Prentice. He was born 1908 in Sea Lake, Victoria. In 1954 he lived on Hannon St., Sea Lake,Victoria, and was a labourer. He m. Miss Neville. She was the dau. of George A. Neville and Hilda F. Lerder.
    2. Gladys Ellen Prentice. She was born 1912. She died 1921 in Wycheproof, Victoria at the age of 9 years.

  3. Carolione "Carol" Prentice. She was born 1872 in Victoria, Australia, and d. 1967 in Bendigo, Victoria. She m. Edward George Oscar Ingram in 1900. Children:
    1. Geogre Edward Ingram. He was born 1901 in Bendigo, Victoria, and d. 1970 in Swan Hill, Victoria.
    2. Archibald Alexander Ingram. He was born 1904 in Sea Lake, Victoria, and d. 1966 in Prahran, Victoria.
    3. Charles Henry Ingram. He was born 1904 in Sea Lake, Victoria, and d. 1974 in Ballarat, Victoria.
    4. Royal Harcourt Ingram. He was born 1910 in Sea Lake, Victoria.

  4. Ellen Prentice. She was born Abt. 1870 in Victoria, Australia, and d. 1962 in Colac, Victoria. She m. Charles Yuille Ford and had:
    1. Charles Holbrook Ford. He was born 1910 in Lubeck, Victoria, Australia [188].
    2. John Edwin Ford.
    3. Grace Annette Ford.
    4. Queenie Carol Ford.
    5. Evie Irene Ford.

  5. Grace Prentice. She was born 1883 in Lubeck, Victoria, Australia. She died 1887 in Lubeck, Victoria, Australia.

  6. James Edward Prentice. He was born 1885 in Lubeck, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1981 in Mana. He m. Annie Frances Wright in 1917. She was the dau. of James Wright and Ellen Pendleberry and was b. 1898 in Warracknabeal, Victoria, and d. 1973 in Manangatang, Victoria. Children:
    1. Ellen Rebecca Prentice, b. 1918 in Sea Lake, Victoria, and d. there in 1922, age 4 years.
    2. Archibald James Prentice, b. 1919 in Sea Lake, Victoria.

  7. John Prentice. He was born 1879 in Glen. He died 1887 in Lubeck, Victoria, Australia.

  8. Robert Bransby Prentice. He was born 1888 in Lubeck, Victoria, Australia, and d. 13 May 1977 in Kerang, Victoria. He m. Evelyn May Pomeroy in 1920, Victoria. She was b. 1898 in Wandin, Yallock, Victoria and d. 1997. She was the dayu. of John Pomeroy (1864-1952) and Annie Lucretia Walter (1866-1942). An Ancestor Chart for Evelyn can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:
    1. Kaye Prentice. She m. Iain McQueen
    2. Walter Allan Prentice. He m. Peggy Groening Wallid.

  9. Sarah Prentice. She was born 1874 in Glenorchy, Victoria, Australia. She died 1899 in Sea Lake, Victoria, Australia.

  10. Constance Eva Prentice. She was born 1894 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. She died 1898 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

4. Joseph Arthur Prentice, 6 Dec 1851 in Drysdale, Victoria, and d. 27 Jul 1940, age 89, in Donald, Victoria, Australia. His address was Hammill St., Donald, Victoria. We found the following information at Ancestry.com :

    Joseph Arthur Prentice was born at Drysdale on 6 December, 1851. Joseph spent his childhood in the Bellarine District at Indented Head. We know from the births and deaths of his siblings that the family was still at Indented Head until 1863.

    We are unsure exactly when the family moved to Lubeck in the Wimmera. At the time Lubeck was a bustling town with a large train depot. There was a lot of work for labourers in the area and this may be the reason for the move. But we do know they were there by 1874. It was in Lubeck that Joseph met Bertha Huebner.

    We were always led to believe that Joseph and Bertha married in 1875 at Ararat. One of Bertha's obituaries states that they married in 1876. Another says they married in Melbourne in 1876. The truth is that Joseph and Bertha lived as husband and wife for many years without legally being married. The first of their children were born in Lubeck and Murtoa. The youngest two, Percy and Mabel were born in Minyip in 1891 and 1893. The family may have been living in Minyip by then, slowly migrating towards Donald where they eventually made their home.

    In 1894 Joseph moved his family to the Donald district, most likely in search of work. When they first arrived in the district they lived at Jeffcott approximately 15km North East of Donald. On 31 March 1896 The Donald Express reported that there had been a few cases of typhoid in the district. "At Jeffcott, Grace Prentice, a girl about six years of age, has been down with the fever about three weeks, but she is progressing very favourably towards recovery". The following month there was a furious storm in the area and it was reported that amongst other damage done, "it blew off the roof of Mr. J. Prentice's house, lifting it 18 or 20 feet in the air."

    It may have been after the storm that they moved into the Donald Township. We certainly know they were in town at Hammill Street by 1903. "Oundell" was built at 15 Hammill Street in ........ Once in town family members engaged in a very active social life, and were frequently mentioned in the local newspaper for musical performances, attending social events etc. Bertha was also heavily involved in the Presbyterian Church, although we are not sure if Joseph had the same commitment. At this time Joseph was working as a fencing contractor, a job that sometimes involved more than just erecting fences. The 1903 Electoral Roles show that Joseph was working s a fencer. In The Donald Times of 19 February, 1904 Joseph had to give evidence in court when James Mills was charged by Ruth Scott for willfully damaging her property, tearing a wire fence. Joseph stated that "when erecting the fence he was instructed to keep it four inches inside the plaintiff's land, and according to the old boundary fence this was done. The defendant Mills claimed that it was four inches on his side, but could not prove it."

    Joseph's children were growing up and the older ones would soon be off their hands and the house starting to empty. However in sometime between 1902 and 1906 they took in "a waif" named Lily Boorne and raised her. After some extensive research we believe that Lily was the illegitimate daughter of Edith Prentice, and Joseph's granddaughter. This is something we will never be able to prove but we have a reasonably strong case and you can read the information gathered on Lily and see if you agree.

    In 1908 the first of his children (Emily) married, followed by Lizzie and then in 1910 Tom married and moved to Western Australia to take up mining. Sometime between 1908 and 1912 Joseph had grown dissatisfied with fencing and had gained employment with the Donald Shire Council as a Dayman. The Donald Times of 1 March 1912 printed the Shire Engineer's report which stated that "the dayman, Prentice, in the township of Donald has been engaged in the ordinary routine work of street cleaning and has also repaired kerbing where necessary."

    On 19 February 1908 Joseph and Bertha took off to Melbourne on the quiet and legalised their union by marrying at the Melbourne Registry Office. Their marriage certificate tells us that Joseph was 55 years of age and working as a contractor. It is interesting that after being together for at least 33 years and 11 children they did actually decide to 'tie the knot'.

    According to a council meeting report in The Donald Times Joseph applied for four weeks leave in February 1914. Leave was granted on full pay on the condition that he supply his replacement with full use of horse and dray. One can assume that the Shire dayman had to provide his own horse and dray.

    Over the next few years Bertha's health started to decline and in February 1916 she died. After her marriage in 1917 daughter Elsie and husband Tom Seel moved into the Hammill Street house and cared for Joseph. By the end of this year, Joseph's grief over the loss of Bertha had really gotten to him and it was reported in The Donald Times of 4 December 1917 that he had resigned his position as dayman.

    In 1917 Joseph's oldest son Tom returned from Western Australia with his wife and five young children. Unfortunately his health was poor having contracted "miner's complaint". It must have been difficult for Joseph to watch Tom's health further deteriorate and then cope with his death in 1918, just two years after losing his wife. Things settled for a few years until 1923 when an influenza epidemic hit Donald and three of Tom's children succumbed. Only one recovered with 11 year old Isabella dying at the St Arnaud Hospital. The funeral was conducted the following day and sadly when the family returned from the graveside service they were informed that 10 year old Eric had also died.

    After these tragedies Joseph also started to drink more and he'd sometimes come home from the pub in such a sorry state that Elsie wouldn't let him inside the house. He'd be relegated to the back porch and his grandchildren would have the job of taking his meal out to him there. In his 80's he fell down into the cellar of “The George" and broke his leg. Once the leg had mended he used a cane to walk. In these later years his demeanor had started to change for the worst and his grandchildren Jean and Alex (Seel) still remember today that if they were annoying "Gran" by running through the house he'd trip them up with his cane.

    Even with all the family tragedy and "taking to the bottle", Joseph had longevity in his genetic makeup and lived to the ripe old age of 90, passing away in the Hammill Street house on 27 July 1940. His obituary reads:

      PRENTICE - On July 27, at his residence, Hammill Street, Donald, Joseph, dearly loved husband of the late Bertha, loving father of Thomas (deceased), Emily (Mrs Mortimer), Arthur (deceased), Elizabeth (Mrs. Lever, deceased), Gertrude, Edith (Mrs Holt), Elsie (Mrs Seel), Olive (Mrs McIntyre), Grace (Mrs Finn), Perce, Mabel (Mrs Alexander), in his 90th year. -- The long day closes.

    Reference: ritekgirladded this on 7 Sep 2008; Summary of the life of Joseph Arthur Prentice researched and written by his Great-Granddaughter Leanne Grogan

He m. Bertha Otelia Huebner/Hubner on 19 Feb 1908 in Melbourne, Victoria, well after the birth of their children.

Bertha was b. 9 Mar 1850 in Adelaide, South Australia, and d. 1916 in Donald, Victoria, Australia. She was the dau. of Johann Gottlieb Hueber and Amalia Theresa Altenhaler, although for some unknown reason her marriage record identifies her father as Charles Hubner, Cabinet Maker (no mother is mentioned). Johann and Amalia emigrated to Australia in 1847 aboard the Heloise, from Bremen, Germany, and settled in Adelaide.

Bertha's Will and Obituary can be found in Fn. 2

For a bit of color, Leanne Grogan has provided the following excerpt from a book by Mary Brennan:

    "On the way into town, she'd (Mary Brennan's mother) stop at the Prentices'. Mrs Prentice was a German woman, married to an Englishman. She had about ten children too. Mother would put the horse and buggy in the yard, then take in some buttermilk for Mrs Prentice to use, or some cream or some eggs; she'd always take her something.

    While Mother was out shopping, Mrs Prentice would put some buttermilk scones in the camp-oven, because that was what Mother had been used to in Gippsland.. It was a low oven made of cast iron, with three legs on it. Of course, it was very heavy, but you could work it anywhere - even out in the paddocks. If you wanted to bake something, you put a shovelful of coals underneath and another lot on the lid, and that heated it.

    Mother used to rave about the taste of food that was cooked in that old camp oven. She said there was nothing sweeter. When she got back from shopping, Mother and Mrs Prentice would start yarning over scones and tea.

    Sometimes, Mother would take me with her. One of the older boys would mind the kids and I'd go along, but I'd be terrified because I knew we had thirteen miles to drive home. There were no made roads, no lights, nothing. The horse knew the way, that was all. Mother and Mrs Prentice would never stop talking -- nattering away about goodness knows what. I neve listened so I don't know what it was all about."

Children of James and Bertha per Ancestry.com :

  1. Alice Emily Prentice, b. 1877, Murtoa, Victoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8]

  2. Thomas Henry Prentice, b. 15 Jul 1878, Lubeck. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [9]

  3. Arthur Joseph Prentice, b. 23 Jun 1879 in Murtoa, Victoria (AC). He d. 17 Jun 1921 in Heidelberg, Victoria and was bur. in Donald Cemetery. He m. Ethel Oliver. Son:

    1. Edgar Raymond Blake (stepson?), b. c. 1919 and d. 1948, Edon.

  4. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane Prentice, b. 23 Dec 1881, Murtoa, Victoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [10]

  5. Gertrude Prentice, b. 28 Jul 1882, Lubeck, Victoria, and d. 7 Oct 1949 in Armadale, Victoria.

  6. Edith Prentice, b. 23 Mar 1884 in Lubeck, Victoria, and d. 1 Aug 1960. She m. Reginald Holt in 1924.

  7. Elsie "Elsey" Victoria Prentice, b. 9 Mar 1886 in Lubeck, Victoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [11]

  8. Olive "Ollie" May Prentice, b. 3 Dec 1888 in Lubeck, Vctoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [12]

  9. Grace Prentice, b. 26 Aug 1890, Victoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [13]

  10. Percival "Percy" Gordon Prentice, b. 27 May 1891 in Minyip, Victoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [14]

  11. Mabel Alexandra Prentice, b. 10 Nov 1894. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [15]

5. Elizabeth Jane Prentice, b. 1855 in Indented Head (near St Leonards), Victoria, Australia, and d. 1905, age 50, in South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

She m. James Matthews in 1871 in Victoria, Australia. He was b. c. 1840-1850 in Cornwall, England. Children per Ancestry.com where additional descendant information can be found:

  1. Louis Henry Matthews, b. 1873 in Bellarine (Peninsula or Geelong?), Victoria, Australia

  2. James Matthews, b. 1874 in Bellarine (Peninsula or Geelong?), Victoria, Australia, and d. 1960 in Nort.

  3. Caroline Matthews, b. 1876 in Bellarine (Peninsula or Geelong?), Victoria, Australia, and d. 1956, Brunswick, Victoria.

  4. Edith Matthews, b. 1877 in Drysdale, Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1879 in S. Melbourne, Victoria.

  5. Alice Matthews, b. 1879 in Bellarine (Peninsula or Geelong?), Victoria, Australia, and d. 1970 in Pakenham, Victoria.

  6. Edgar Laurence or Lawrence Matthews, b. 1881 in Bellarine (near Geelong), Victoria, Australia, and was bur. 9 Apr 1882 in Drysdale, Victoria.

  7. Lettita Elizabeth Matthews, b. 1882 in Bellarine, Victoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [16]

  8. Annie Matthews, b. 1884 in Euroa, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1959 in Midd.

  9. William Edwin/Edward Matthews, b. 1886 in Euroa, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1964 in Warracknabeal, Victoria.

  10. Ada May Matthews, b. 1887 in Euroa, Victoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [17]

  11. Thomas Prentice Matthews, b. 1889 in Euroa, Victoria, Australia.

  12. John Matthews, b. 1891 in Euroa, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1938 in Footscray, Victoria.

  13. Owen Leslie Matthews, b. 1893 in Euroa, Victoria, Australia.

  14. Iola Grace C. Matthews, b. 1894 in Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia

  15. Doris Illa Grace Matthews, aka Doris Iola Matthews, b. Abt 1895 in Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1941 in Cham. She m. Ernt Harold Veysey in 1918.

  16. Essie Inez Winifred Matthews, b. 1897 in Bunyip South, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1970 in Essendon, Victoria. She m. Nicholas Gordons in 1917.

  17. Olive Gutha Irene Matthews, b. 1899 in Bunyip South, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1974 in Park.

6. Thomas Henry Prentice, b. 1857 in Bellarine, Victoria, Australia (Indented Head), and d. 1939 in Sea Lake, Victoria, Australia.

He m. Ida Margaret Gust on 5 Sep 1895 in Marma, Victoria. She was born on 27 Mar 1871 in Germantown/Grovedale Victoria, dau. of John Frederick Gust and Johanna A. Hirsch.. She died 1954 in Malvern, Victoria, Australia. An Ancestor Chart for Ida can be found at Ancestry.com: One World Tree . Children:

  1. Alice Margaret Prentice. She was born 1896 in Lubeck, Victoria, Australia. She married George Howard Janes in 1938 . She died 1958 in Brunswick, Victoria, Australia.
  2. Edith Elizabeth Prentice, b. 28 Aug 1898 in Sea Lake, Victoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . [18]
  3. Thomas William Prentice, b. 1895 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. He m. Gladys Sims in 1915.
  4. Herbert Tyrell Prentice. He was born 1904. He married Mary Eleanor Golding in 1936. He died 1960 in Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia.
  5. Thomas William Prentice, b. 1901 in Charlton, Victoria, Australia. and d. 1961 in Footscray, Victoria, Australia.
  6. Alfred Wesley Prentice, b. 1905 in Lake, Victoria, Australia.

7. Rebecca Prentice, b. 1861 in Bellarine, Indented Head (near St Leonards), Victoria, Australia, and d. 1918, age 57, in Rupanyup (near Murtoa), Victoria, Australia.

She m. Thomas Henry Bell in 1882 in Victoria, Australia. He was b. c. 1851 in Co Down?, Ireland. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. Lily Helen Margaret Bell, b. c. 1881 in Fitzroy (Melbourne), and d. 30 Oct 1946. Bur. Rupanyup, Victoria. She m. Henry Francis "Frank" Pfundt on 28 Dec 1901 per Merna Dunlop, email, 22 Apr 2008.

  2. Thomas Henry Bell, b. 1883 in Lubeck (near Horsham), Victoria, Australia, and d. 1947, Rupanyup, Victoria.

  3. James Prentice Bell, b. 1886 in Lubeck (near Horsham), Victoria, Australia, and d. 1938, Rupanyup, Victoria. He m. Mabel Annie Richardson and had a son:
    1. Jack Prentice Bell, b. 1921 and d. 1928, Stawell, Victoria.
    2. Kenneth/Ken Bell (per Merna Dunlop, email, 5 Nov 2008).
    3. Joan Bell (per Merna Dunlop, email, 5 Nov 2008).
    4. Thomas/Tom Bell (per Merna Dunlop, email, 5 Nov 2008).

  4. Reuben Boyd Bell, b. 1890 in Rupanyup (near Murtoa), Victoria, Australia. He m. Laura Teresa Goodren in 1911 [97]. He died 1928 in Fitzroy, Victoria. Children per Merna Dunlop, email, 5 Nov 2008:
    1. Dave Bell.
    2. Albert Bell.
    3. George Bell.
    4. Ilma Bell (Wallace).
    5. Olive Bell (Craven).
    6. Mary Bell, died young.
    7. Lorna Bell (Bywaters).

  5. Robert Andrew Bell, b. 1893 in Rupanyup (near Murtoa), Victoria, Australia, and d. 1967 in Rupanyup, Victoria. He had a son
    1. Peter Bell (per Merna Dunlop, email, 5 Nov 2008).

  6. William Craig Bell, b. 1895 in Rupanyup (near Murtoa), Victoria, Australia, and d. 1929, Rupanyup, Victoria. He m. Billie. Children per Merna Dunlop, email, 5 Nov 2008:
    1. Mavis Bell.
    2. Edna Bell.
    3. Kevin Bell.

  7. David Matthew Bell, b. 1897 in Rupanyup (near Murtoa), Victoria, Australi, and d. 1954, Timb.

  8. Irene Victoria Bell, b. 26 Aug 1902 in Rupanyup (near Murtoa), Victoria, Australia, and d. 1972, Rupanyup, Victoria. She m. David John Dunlop and lived in Rupanyup all her life. They had 5 children per Merna Dunlop, email, 11 Feb 2008:

    1. Valma Jean Dunlop, b. 24 Aug 1924. She m. Donald Peter Howat in 1947.
      1. Judith Campbell Howat, b.1949 and d. aged 37.
      2. Peter Dunlop Howat b 1951. He m. Jane Millar. Children per Merna Dunlop, email, 5 Nov 2008:
        1. Matthew Peter Howat.
        2. Fiona Howat.
        3. Cameron Howat.

    2. Wilma Bell Dunlop, b. 29 Oct 1926. She m. Wilfred Alexander Oram. He was b. 10 Aug 1926.
      1. Helen Elizabeth Oram, b. 21 Oct 1954. She m. Kenneth Newall. He was b. 1950. Children per Merna Dunlop, email, 5 Nov 2008:
        1. Andrew Charles Newall, b 1980.
        2. David Alexander Newall, b 1982.
        3. Catherine Elizabeth Newall, b.1985.
        4. Suzanne Judith Newall, b. 1987.
      2. David Oram. He m. Dionne. 1 son and 1 daughter.

    3. Ruth Rebecca Dunlop. Died in infancy.

    4. John David Dunlop. He m. Marie Denise Oldman in 1956. Children:
      1. David Dunlop. Twin. He m. Sharryn Newton. Children per Merna Dunlop, email, 5 Nov 2008:
        1. Tahlia Dunlop.
        2. Kyle Dunlop.
      2. Rosemary Dunlop. Twin. She m. Peter McKinnon. Children per Merna Dunlop, email, 5 Nov 2008:
        1. Matthew McKinnon.
        2. Kane McKinnon.
      3. Ruth Dunlop. She m. Rodney East. Children per Merna Dunlop, email, 5 Nov 2008:
        1. Zachary East.
        2. Jacob East. He d. 16 Sep 2005.
      4. Andrew Dunlop. He m. Jan Baker. Children per Merna Dunlop, email, 5 Nov 2008:
        1. Cassie Dunlop.
        2. Thomas Dunlop.
      5. Lauren Dunlop. She m. Justin McBeath. Children per Merna Dunlop, email, 5 Nov 2008:
        1. Gabriel McBeath.
        2. Jonah McBeath.
        3. Samuel McBeath.
      6. Matthew Dunlop. He m. Carmel McIntyre. Children per Merna Dunlop, email, 5 Nov 2008:
        1. Riley Dunlop.
        2. Mitchell Dunlop.

    5. Norman Thomas Dunlop. He m. Merna Aileen Olney in 1956.
      1. Jennifer Anne Dunlop, b. 19 Aug 1958. Son per Merna Dunlop, email, 5 Nov 2008:
        1. Lachlan Thomas Dunlop, b. 26 Mar 1988.
      2. Kenneth John Dunlop. He m. Michelle Elizabeth Wik. Children per Merna Dunlop, email, 5 Nov 2008:
        1. Jake Dunlop, b. 1996..
        2. Zachary Dunlop, b. 2000.
      3. Pamela Kaye Dunlop and Tim Rees.
      4. Carol Rebecca Dunlop. She m. Joseph Lua. Son per Merna Dunlop, email, 5 Nov 2008:
        1. Kobi Sinaita Lua, b. 2000.

8. Alice Emily Prentice (aka Emily Alice Prentice), b. 5 Feb 1878, Murtoa, Victoria, and d. 30 Aug 1949, Ballarat, Victoria (per Ancestry.com).

She m. John Edward Mortime. He was b. 1867 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1952, Ballarat. He was the son of John Edward Mortimer and Elizabeth Quick. An Ancestor Chart can be found for him at Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. John "Jack" Joseph Mortimer, b. 1908 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, and d. 25 Dec 1982. He m. Jean "Betty" Elizabeth Thurston who d. Dec. 1985. Children:
    1. Joy Mortimer.
    2. John Mortimer

  2. Mollie Mortimer, b. 1910 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1929, Ballarat, Victoria, age 19 years.

  3. Emily Leah Mortimer, b. 1913 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

  4. Herbert Mortimer, b. 1918, Ballarat. He m. Iris Isabel Moore on 2 Jan 1943, Yarraville, Victoria. She was b. 1919, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria, dau. of Leslie Moore and Violet Carter. Herbert and Iris had a son:
    1. Jeffrey Mortimer:

9. Thomas Henry Prentice, b. 15 Jun 1876, Murtoa, Victoria, and d. 26 May 1918 at the age of only 42, in Donald, Victoria, Australia. His Obituary reads as follows:

    May 1918. Obituary: Mr. Thomas H. Prentice.

    The death took place early on Sunday morning of Mr Thomas Henry Prentice, at the age of 42 years. Deceased, who was a son of Mr Joseph Prentice of Hammill Street, was born at Lubeck near Stawell, and went to West Australia at the age of 20 years, where he followed up mining and resided up till a couple of years ago. While working at the mines in W.A. he contracted miner's complaint (see Miner's Related Diseases) , and although everything possible was done to prevent it, the disease slowly gripped him, reduced him to a wreck of his former self, and ultimately caused his death. He returned from W.A. to Victoria about 3 years ago and for a time got on well.

    Genuine sympathy will be felt for his widow and five young children who are left to mourn their loss. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, the Rev. J.G. Scarfe (Presbyterian) reading the burial service at the graveside.

He m. Marie Amelia Pauline Rohde in 1910 in Donald. She was b. 25 Jul 1882 in Queensland and d. 23 Jun 1973 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. She was the dau. of Martin Rhode and Helena Vohland. Children:

  1. Isabella May Prentice (aka Isabel and Esembella), b. 1 May 1911 in Western Australia and d. in St. Arnaud, Victoria, 1 Dec 1923, age 12 years, in an influenza epidemic. Bur. in Donald with their father and grandfather.
  2. Eric Arthur Prentice, b. 15 Jul 1912 in Western Australia and d. in St. Arnaud, Victoria, 10 Feb 1923, age 11+, in an influenza epidemic. Bur. in Donald with their father and grandfather.
  3. Elsie Grace Prentice, b. 10 Nov 1913, Dwellingupm, Western Australia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . [19]
  4. Irene Ruby Prentice, b. 5 Dec 1915, Claymore, Western Australia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [20]
  5. Stanley Thomas Prentice, b. 5 Nov 1917 in Donald, Victoria, and d. 14 Nov 1993 in Corrara, Gold Cost, Australia. He married Mary Dawn Greer on 21 Nov 1943 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Son:
    1. Malcolm Prentice

10. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane Prentice, b. 23 Dec 1881, Murtoa, Victoria.and d. 1929, Ballarat, Victoria.

She m. Richard Simons Lever (aka Richard Simeon Lever) in Sep 1908, Donald, Victoria. He was the son of William Lever and Eliza Trigger. He was born 1875 in Avoca, Victoria, Australia, and d. 2 Apr 1932 in Ballarat, Victoria. They had 4 children.

  1. Dorothy Lever. She was born 1917 in Victoria, Australia. She died on 23 Jun 1919.

  2. Glenis Lever. She was born on 14 Sep 1909 in St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia . She died on 26 Dec 1977 in Victoria. She m. Joseph Tresize and had a son:
    1. John Tresize, aka John Freeman, b. 22 Nov 1935.

  3. Ethel Olive Lever. She was born on 27 Feb 1911 in Donald, Victoria, and d. Mar 1980 in Victoria. She m. Stanley Anderson who was b. 24 Jun 1909. Children:
    1. Fergus Anderson, b. 3 May 1939. He went to New Guinea and was never heard from again.
    2. Ian Anderson, b. 30 Apr 1942.
    3. Roderick Anderson, b. 19 Mar 1945.
    4. Janet Anderson, b. 13 Oct 1948.

  4. Reginald Richard Lever, b. 21 Jun 1913 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, and d. in Victoria, Australia. He m. Dulcie Athalie Rowe who was b. 23 Jan 1913. Children:
    1. Rosemary Lever, b. 21 Nov 1947.
    2. Jacqueline Le3ver, b. 26 Jun 1949.

11. Elsie "Elsey" Victoria Prentice, b. 9 Mar 1886 in Lubeck, Victoria, and d. 9 Jan 1943 in Donald, Victoria. Her Obituary reads as follows:

    Obituary - Mrs Elsie V. Seel

    As announced in our previous issue Mrs. Elsie Victoria Seel (wife of Mr Thos. Seel, of Hammill Street) passed away at her residence last Friday night after a protracted illness hich had been borne with fortitude throughout. She had been a patient sufferer for 12 months, during hich time she had proceeded to Melbourne and undergone special treatment which, however, proved of no avail. Returning to her home in Donald about four months ago she was confined to her bed for the greater part of that time. Death was not expected and her peaceful passing came as a relief from her sufferings.

    The late Mrs Seel was of a quiet disposition and her attention was centred in her home and family. Any deserving cause, however, always had her support, while she was a devout adherent to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Donald). She was an ardent church worker and a valued member of the choir and ladies guild. As a tribute to her memory a memorial service will be held in St. Andrew's on Sunday evening.

    Born in Lubeck 54 years ago, the late Mrs Seel was the fifth daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Prentice. The family coming to reside in Donald when Mrs. Seel as only a few years old. (Mrs Prentice died about 20 years ago and Mr Prentice lived on until a few years ago).

    In addition to her husband, the late Mrs Seel left a family of three daughters and one son (Mabel, Janet, Alex., and Jean) to whom the sympathy of a very large circle of friends is extended. The following are sisters and brother of the deceased: Mrs Mortimer and Mrs Finn of Ballarat; Mrs Holt and Mrs McIntyre and Miss G Prentice of Melbourne, Mrs Alexander of Penshurst, and Mr P. Prentice of Echuca. Two brothers, Tom and Arthur, and one sister, Lizzie (Mrs Lever) are deceased.

    The funeral took place to the Donald Cemetery on Sunday last, where the last sad rites were performed by the Rev. Jno Shaw.

Prior to her marriage to Thomas James Seel, below, she had a daughter by a presently unknown father:

  1. Rita Prentice, b. 1902, Carlton, Victoria.

She m. Thomas James Seel on 22 Mar 1917 in Donald, Victoria. He was b. c. 1892 in Busby, Renfrewshire and in 1901 lived in Cathcart, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He was the son of Alexander Frazer Seel and Janet Litster.

He emigrated in Mar 1912 from Clarkston, Glascow, Scotland, to Donald, Wimmera, Victoria. He died on 30 Sep 1953 in Melbourne, Victoria. His Obituary reads as follows:

    SEEL. -- On Sept. 30, at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Thomas James, beloved husband of the late Elsie, l oving father of Mabel, Janet, Alex and Jean, loving grandad of Lynton, Jeanette and Ann. Monday, August 25, 2008 12:34:39 AM

Children of Elsie and Thomas:

  1. Mabel Margaret Seel. She was born on 31 Oct 1919 in Donald, Victoria, and d. 26 Mar 1994 in Melbourne, Victoria. She m. Stanley Charles Forster on 23 Oct 1956. He was b. 29 Mar 1919 in Wedderburn, Victory. Military service on 14 Aug 1942. Children:
    1. Lynton Foster, b. 13 Sep 1944. He m. Carol Turton on 20 Mar 1975.
    2. Jeanette Forster.

  2. Janet Bertha Seel. She was born on 27 Nov 1921 in Donald, Victoria, Australia. She married John Thomas Dixon. They were married on 22 Mar 1950. He was b. 18 May 1922. Children:
    1. Anne Dixon, b. 9 Sep 1951. She married William John Livingston on 7 Oct 1972. T
    2. Helen Margaret Dixon, b. 16 Dec 1954.
    3. Brenda Joy Dixon, b. 17 Apr 1957.

  3. Alexander "Alec"Joseph Seel, b. 16 Apr 1925 in Donald, Victoria. Military service in the Royal Australian Navy from on 20 Jun 1944 to 23 Oct 1946 at which time he was serving aboard the HMAS Lonsdale. He m. Kathleen Elizabeth Patterson who d. 1 Jun 1984. Children:
    1. Peter Seel, b. 17 Oct 1953. He m. Sharron McLeod on 10 Apr 1982.
    2. Rhonda Seel, b. 14 Nov 1956. She m. Jose Antonio Hernandez on 27 Jun 1987.
    3. Christopher Seel, b. 14 Aug 1959.

  4. Jean Gertrude Seel, b. 28 Oct 1927 in Donald, Victoria. She m. Ronald James Grogan on 4 Aug 1956 in Donald, Victoria. She was a Tram Conductress prior to marriage and Presbyterian prior to marriage. He was the son of Ulick James Grogan and Gladys May McEwen, and was b. 27 Oct 1929 in Donald, Victoria. Children:
    1. Leanne Joy Grogan, b. 26 Dec 1962 in Carlton, Victoria. Baptism on 5 Jan 1963. Adopted by Jean and Ronald Grogan on on 31 Oct 1963 in Carlton, Victoria. She m. Gregory John Egan on 7 Oct 1989.
    2. Paul James Grogan, b. 5 Feb 1961. He m. Gail Rabone on 1 Apr 1989.

12. Olive "Ollie" May Prentice, b. 3 Dec 1888 in Lubeck, Vctoria, and d. 28 Aug 1977 in Donvale, Victoria.

She m. Henry "Mac"Landale McIntyre on 20 Aug 1919 in Donald, Victoria. Henry Landale McIntyre is the son of Archibald McIntyre and Barbara Florence Landale and was b. 5 Mar 1889, and d. 1 Nov 1974 in Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia. He enlisted in the army on 26 March 1915 as a Private in the 24th Battalion, D Company AWM Embarkation Roll Number: 23/41/1. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10th May 1915.

Children of Olive and Henry:

  1. Lois McIntyre. She was born on 03 Dec 1923.
  2. Ruth Olive McIntyre. She was born Jan 1926. She died on 25 Oct 1926 of Pneumonia in Donald, Victoria, Australia/

13. Grace Prentice, b. 26 Aug 1890 and d. 24 Dec 1962 in Ballarat, Victoria.

She m. Thomas Augustine Finn on13 Feb 1917 in Clunes, Victoria. He was b. 1884 in Donald, Victoria. Children:

  1. Dennis Finn, b. 19 May 1920. He m. Jean Whelan and had:
    1. John Thomas Finn, b. 9 Feb 1946.
    2. Margaret Joy Finn, b. 20 Mar 1950.

  2. Winifred Finn, b. 25 Jan 1924.

14. Percival "Percy" Gordon Prentice, b. 27 May 1891 in Minyip, Victoria, and d. 12 Jun 1968 in Echuca, Victoria.

He m. Ettie Violet Martin on 20 Jun 1917 in St. Kilda, Victoria. Children:

  1. Jack Prentice. He was born on 07 Aug 1918 in Prahran, Victoria. He served in the Australian Army enlisting 11 Jul 1940 in Caulfield, Victoria and discharged 18 Oct 1945 as a Lieutenant in the 2/3 Machine Gun Battalion. He m. Naida Poignaud and had:
    1. Diane Prentice, b. 1946.
    2. Sharyn Prentice, b. 1950.

  2. Gordon Lindsay Prentice. He was born on 30 Nov 1920 in Windsor, Victoria. He m. Marjorie Mary O'Donnell on 10 Apr 1948 in Elwood, Melbourne, Victoria. He served in the Australian Army, enlisting 22 Jul 1942 at Echuca, Victoria, and discharged on 6 Jul 1945 as a Sergeant in the 5 Austalian Inf. Bn (attached A A Postal C). He m. Marjorie Mary O'Donnell on 10 Apr 1948 in Elwood, Melbourne, Victoria. She was the dau. of J. O'Donnell. She was b. 30 Mar 1920. Children:
    1. Julie Prentice, b. 10 Feb 1950.
    2. Jill Prentice, b. 28 Dec 1956.
    3. Lynnette Prentice, b. 5 Sep 1953.

15. Mabel Alexandra Prentice, b. 10 Nov 1894 and d. 25 Feb 1944.

She m. Norman William Alexander. Daughter:

  1. Elizabeth May Alexander, b. 17 Jun 1923. She m. Edward Arthur Robson and had:
    1. Edward Robson, b. 28 Feb 1961.
    2. Glen Norman Robson, b. 6 Jul 1962.

16. Lettita Elizabeth Matthews, b. 1882 in Bellarine, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1968, Heidelberg, Victoria.

She m. Hugh Aikman in 1903.

  1. Ruby Constance Aikman. She was born 1904 in Warragul, Victoria
  2. Violet Kleen Aikman. She was born 1905 in Warragul, Victoria
  3. Doris Jean Aikman. She was born 1907 in Warragul, Victoria
  4. John Hugh Aikman. He was born 1910 in Leongatha, Victoria

17. Ada May Matthews, b. 1887 in Euroa, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1979 in Park.

She m. Frank Hughie Coombe in 1908. They had 2 children.

  1. Annie May Coombe. She was born 1910 in Hotham West
  2. Doris Irene Coombe. She was born 1908 in Hotham West

18. Edith Elizabeth Prentice. She was born on 28 Aug 1898 in Sea Lake, Victoria, Australia, and d. 10 Jun 1964 in Echuca, Victoria, Australia per IGI and Ancestry.com .

She m. Robert James Caldwell on on 9 Oct 1926 in Echuca, Victoria, Australia. He was b. 1 Aug 1900 in Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia and d. 11 Jul 1967 in Echuca, Victoria. Children:

  1. Son Caldwell. He m. Miss Alexander. Children:
    1. Living son Caldwell. He m. Miss Harrison and had 3 children.
    2. Living son Caldwell.
    3. Living son Caldwell.

  2. Son Caldwell. He m. Miss Dorman. Children:
    1. Living dau. Caldwell. She m. Winton Burch.
    2. Living son Caldwell. He m. Kendra Bell and had 3 children.
    3. Living dau. Caldwell. She m. Mr. Reid and had 4 children.

  3. Dau. Caldwell. She m. Mr. Brown. Children:
    1. Living dau. Brown. She m. Mr. Graham.
    2. Living son Brown.
    3. Living son Brown.

19. Elsie Grace Prentice, b. 10 Nov 1913, Dwellingupm, Western Australia.

She m. Roy Shuttleworth (Shuttlewood?). Children:

  1. Dell Shuttleworth.
  2. Lex Shuttleworth.

20. Irene Ruby Prentice, b. 5 Dec 1915, Claymore, Western Australia, and d. 13 May 1985 at Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.

  1. Norma Irene Miller. She was born on 15 Oct 1938 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. She married Clive James McGowan on 30 Nov 1957 in Toowoomba.
  2. Merle Marie Miller. She was born on 17 Jul 1940 in Gympie, Queensland. She m. Peter William Clark on 7 Mar 1964 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  3. Jeffrey Reginald Miller, b. 28 Jul 1941 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  4. Kevin Stanley Miller, b. 31 Dec 1942 in Toowoomba, Queensland. He m. Ann Ellen Hoffman on 7 Sep 1964 in Toowoomba. He d. 13 Jul 1984 in Barcaldine, Queensland. Bur in Toowoomba.
  5. Gail Ruby Miller, b. 5 Mar 1948 in Toowoomba, Queensland. She m. Kevin James Zeller on 7 Aug 1965.
  6. Irene Helen Florence Miller, b. 22 Sep 1950 in Toowoomba, Queensland. She m. Dennis Ashley Rhule on 26 Oct 1968 in Toowoomba.
  7. Vicki Dawn Miller, b. 23 Sep 1953 in Toowoomba, Queensland. She m. Alan Ross Lowe on 25 Sep 1971 in Toowoomba.
  8. Ross Russell Miller, b. 14 Sep 1955 in Toowoomba, Queensland. He m. Rhonda Marie Taylor on 2 Dec 1978 in Toowoomba.
  9. Hazel Lynette Miller, b. 18 Mar 1957 in Toowoomba, Queensland. She m. David John Freyling on 28 May 1977.

Who are the Parents of William Prentice?

Who are the parents of William Prentice, b. c. 1793-1796, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland? For now, their identity is unknown, but investigation is continuing.


Fn. 1 We found the following information in Ancestry.com:

1. The Burch Family Tree at Ancestry.com related to James Prentice and Elizabeth Jane Linter. It shows James as b. 1824, Armagh and d. 1896, son of William Prentice , b. 1793, Armagh, and Elizabeth. It identifies James wife as Elizabeth Jane Linter, died 1901. There is no other information about William and Elizabeth.

2. The Sinel Family Tree at Ancestry.com related to James Prentice, b. 8 Jan 1824, Eglish Parish, Armagh, no wife identified, son of William Prentice, b. c. 1796, Armagh and Elizabeth Sands, b. c. 1797, Armagh. No further information is provided about the parents of William and Elizabeth. It does, however, identify their children as:

  1. John Prentice, b. 6 Sep 1818, Eglish Parish, Armagh.
  2. William Prentice, b. 9 Nov 1820, Eglish Parish, Armagh.
  3. James Prentice, b. 8 Jan 1824, Eglish Parish, Armagh.
  4. Thomas Prentice, b. 1 Apr 1826, Eglish Parish, Armagh.
  5. Anne Prentice, b, 2 Nov 1828, Eglish Parish, Armagh.
  6. Margaret Prentice, b. 1831, Armagh, and d. 26 Mar 1917, Lake Gillear . It also shows for her a marriage to John Scrogtie and 6 children.

When the Burch and Sinel Family Tree information is combined, it is clear that they relate to the same James Prentice and Elizabeth Jane Linter. with James Prentice's parents being shown as William Prentice and Elizabeth Sands.

Mary Cotter's website at Ancestry.com , says that the father of #1, James Prentice, is also named James Prentice instead of William Prentice, but does not give any information about where she obtained that name. Leanne Grogan, citing James marriage record, also says James father is named James. For reasons why such identification appears to be incorrect, see the discussion above, but investigation is still continuing.

Fn. 2: Will and Obituary of Bertha (Hubner) Prentice


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