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Martin Prentice of Ireland and Scotland

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Martin Prentice of Ireland and Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2008 and Revised 7 Sep 2010

1. Martin Prentice may have been b. c. 1800-1806, and perhaps in or near Magheralin, Co. Down, Ireland, where he married in 1826. He was living in Ireland at least until 1839 at the birth of his son, James. He may, or may not, have joined his son in Scotland. It has been suggested that he might have been a Gamekeeper, but that has not yet been confirmed.

He m. Ann McKeowan (Margaret McKorran?) in Magheralin, Co. Down, Ireland, in 1826 per Ancestry.com . They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Elizabeth Prentice.
  2. Anne Prentice, b. 12 May 1835, Ireland, and d. 1930. She m. John Jamison. He was b. ???? and d. Sep 1897. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Charles Jamison
    2. Henry Jamison
    3. Herbert Jamison
    4. James Jamison
    5. John Jamison
    6. Margaret Jamison
    7. William Alexander Jamison . He m. Alice Anderson. He also m. Eva Hassell. <
    8. Thomas Albert Jamison, 1865-1944.
  3. James Prentice, b. c. 1839, Ireland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  4. William A. Prentice.

2. James Prentice, b. c. 1839, Ireland, and d. 1905, Blackridge, Scotland. He is identified in Ancestry.com as the son of Martin Prentice and Ann McKeown with no further information.

He m. Ann Hastie on 10 Feb 1860, Bo'Ness. She was b. c. 1841, Newarthill, Bothwell, and d. 1900, Blackridge, Scotland. They apparently lived in Bo'Ness at least until 1864 when their daughter, Anne, was born. Then, sometime between 1864 and 1872 they moved to Bathgate. Children, none apparently appearing in the 1881 census (per IGI and 1881 census):

  1. John Prentice, b. 2 Apr 1860, Bo'Ness, West Lothian
  2. James Prentice, b. 15 May 1867, Bo'Ness, West Lothian. For his probable emigration to the USA, see our Winter 2003 article on James Prentice of Bo'ness, Scotland and USA .
  3. Martin Prentice, b. 9 Jul 1869, Bo'Ness, West Lothian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  4. William Prentice, b. 15 Jun 1862, Bo'Ness, West Lothian
  5. Anne Prentice, b. 31 Oct 1864, Bo'Ness, West Lothian
  6. Lillies Prentice, b. 23 Apr 1872, Bathgate, West Lothian.
  7. Annie Prentice, b. 27 May 1874 Bathgate, West Lothian
  8. Bethia Prentice, b. c. 1884, Scotland. Bethia and her sister, Elizabeth, left Glasgow aboard the "Columbia" and arrived in NY on 24 Sep 1907. They joined their brother, James.
  9. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1879, Scotland. Elizabeth and her sister, Bethia, left Glasgow aboard the "Columbia" and arrived in NY on 24 Sep 1907. They joined their brother, James.

3. Martin Prentice, b. 9 Jul 1869, Bo'Ness, West Lothian, and d. 1935, Edinburgh, Scotland per Ancestry.com .

He m. Mary Close. She was b. 18 Mar 1870, Armadale, Scotland, and d. 19 Jan 1959, Shotts, Scotland. She was the dau. of John Close and Rachel Archibald. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. David Close Prentice, b. 22 Aug 1905, Armadale, Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]

4. David Close Prentice, b. 22 Aug 1905, Armadale, Scotland, and d. 26 Feb 1973, Shotts, Scotland.

He m. Janet Mowat Durham Moore, b. 9 Mar 1911, 5 Allan St., Coatbridge, Scotland, and d. 22 Feb 1993, Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland (residence in Shotts). She was the dau. of Thomson Moore and Maggie Durham Children per Martin Prentice, email, 1 Sep 2010:

  1. Martin William Moore Prentice, b. 10 Apr 1943, Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He m. Alison Inga Flett in 1968. In 2011 lived in Orkney,Scotland. Children:
    1. Lynne Margaret Prentice, b. 1 May 1970.
    2. David Robert Alan Prentice, b. 22 May 1972.
    3. Andrew Christopher Prentice, b. 14 Jul 1974.

  2. Thomson Moore Prentice, b. 22 May 1947, Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He m. Helen Copland. Children:
    1. David Kenneth Copland Prentice. b. 15 Dec 1987
    2. William Martin Sinclair Prentice, b. 27 Nov 1990.

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