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James Prentice of Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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James Prentice of Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2007 and Revised 15 May 2008

1. James Prentice was b. c. 1811 (per 1841 census) or b. c 1808 (per 1851 census) in Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland (per 1841 and 1851 census). He appears in the 1841 census in Paisley Low, Renfrewshire and in the 1851 census in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire living at Blackston as an Overseer to Thomas Spiers. He does not appear in the 1861 census. (Lanark map) (Paisley and Kilbarchan map)

He m. Agnes, b. c. 1810-11, Renfrewshire (per 1841 & 1851 census). Children per census records:

  1. John Prentice, b. c. 1839, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire. At home in Kilbarchan in the 1851 census. Not in 1861 census. He m. Margaret Rowan on 1 Oct 1857, Paisley, Renfrewshire. Children per Ancestry.com:
    1. Agnes Prentice, b. 1853
    2. Christina Prentice, b. 1858, Linwood, Renfrewshire, and d. 22 Mar 1881, Quarrelton, Johnstone, Renfrewshire. She m. John Morrison (1855-1936) on 9 Dec 1879, Paisley, Renfrewshire, and had a son, John Morrison (1880- ).
    3. Alexander Rowand Prentice , b. 14 Nov 1861, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, and d. 1 May 1947, Paisley, Renfrewshire. He m. Marion Mitchell Pattison. They had a son.
    4. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1869. 1891 in Kilbarchan.
    5. Margaret Prentice, b. 1872, Linwood, Renfrewshire. 1901 in Kilbarchan.
    6. John Prentice, b. 1878, Linwood, Renfrewshire.
    7. Ann Prentice, b. 1881, Linwood, Renfrewshire. 1901 in Kilbarchan.
    8. Jane C . Prentice, b. 1885, Linwood, Renfrewshire. 1901 in Kilbarchan.
  2. Robert Speir Prentice, b. c. 1841, Elderslie Renfrewshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  3. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1844, Elderslie, Renfrewshire. At home in Kilbarchan in the 1851 census.
  4. James Prentice, b. c. 1848, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire. At home in Kilbarchan in the 1851 census. Not in 1861 census.

2. Robert Spier Prentice, b. c. 1841, Elderslie Renfrewshire. At home in Kilbarchan in the 1851 census. He appears in the 1861 census as a Flesher, living at Rowans House in Elderslie with his wife. Elderslie lie about a mile southwest of Paisley (see Paisley map, above). He appears in the 1871, 1881 and 1891 census in Kilbarchan. He appears in the 1901 census in Kilbarchan as a Butcher living at 6 Bridge St. with his family.

He m. Jane Rowan on 4 Sep 1860 in Kilbarchan, Renfrew, Scotland, which lies about 2-3 miles west of Elderslie (see map). She was b. c. 1841, Linwood, Renfrewshire (per 1861 census) which lies about a miles NW of Elderslie (see map). Children (per IGI):

  1. James Prentice, b. 28 Aug 1861 Kilbarchan, Renfrew, Scotland. Not in 1871 census. At home in 1881 census. A Boarder, unmarried, in the 1891 census in Greenock East.
  2. Alexander Prentice, b. 14 Jul 1863 Kilbarchan, Renfrew, Scotland. At home in 1871 census. May have d. before 1884 as a later son also named Alexander.
  3. Jane Prentice, b. 11 Aug 1865, Kilbarchan, Renfrew, Scotland. Not in 1871 census. At home in 1881 census.
  4. Christina Prentice, b. 28 Dec 1868 Kilbarchan, Renfrew, Scotland. Not in 1871 census.
  5. Agnes Prentice, b. 2 May 1870 Kilbarchan, Renfrew, Scotland. At home in 1871 and 1881 census.
  6. Robert Prentice, b. 19 Sep 1872 Kilbarchan, Renfrew, Scotland. At home in 1871 and 1881 census.
  7. Marion Prentice, dau., b. c. 1873, Linwood, Renfrewshire. At home in 1871 and 1881 census. At home in 1901.
  8. Eliza Prentice, b. c. 1878, Linwood, Renfrewshire. At home in 1871 and 1881 census. At home in 1901.
  9. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1880, Linwood, Renfrewshire. At home in 1871 and 1881 census. At home in 1901.
  10. Alexander R. Prentice, b. c. 1884, Linwood, Renfrewshire. At home in 1901.

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