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Prentices of St. Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland

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Prentices of St. Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2007 and Revised 13 Jul 2011

In reviewing Scotland census records, we found the following Prentices associated with St. Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland:

Group 1:

1. John Prentice, b. c. 1772 and called "of St. Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland". He does not appear in the Scotland 1841 or 1851 census, but does appear in the 1861 census in St. Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland.

He m. Sarah Wilson on 12 Jan 1799 at St. Quivox And Newton, Ayr. She was b. 1782, St. Quivox. Children (per IGI and Ancestry.com ):

  1. William Prentice, b. 22 Jan 1800, Ayr, Ayrshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. John Prentice, b. 19 Mar 1804 and chr. 29 Mar 1804 in St. Quivox, Ayr, Scotland
  3. Margaret Prentice, chr. 7 Oct 1801, St. Quivox And Newton, Ayr, Scotland.

2. William Prentice, b. 22 Jan 1800, Ayr, Ayrshire. He was a Horse Dealer per Ancestry.com . At home in Duns in 1851 indexed as "Prenters,". Not with his family in the 1861 census and perhaps deceased.

He m. Mary Landells on 18 Feb 1821, Hutton, Berwickshire. She was b. c. 1800, Eyemouth, Berwickshire per the 1861 census in Duns, Berwickshire. 1871 census in Leith.k, Midlothian. Children:

  1. William Prentice, b. Apr 1827, Duns (Danse), Berwickshire. At home in 1841. 1851 census as a single, Journeyman baker, in the town of Ayton, Berwickshire. Not in 1861 and later census.
  2. Janet Prentice, b. Apr 1829, Duns, Berwickshire. Not home in 1851.
  3. Sarah Prentice, b. Jan 1832, Duns, Berwickshire. Not home in 1851.
  4. Mary Prentice, b. 1834, Duns, Berwickshire. Not hom ein 1851.She had a son by (unknown):
    1. Robert Prentice, b. 15 Feb 1855, Duns, Berwickshire. 1871 census at home in Leith. He m. Annie Cockburn on 15 Sep 1876, Leith, Scotland. 1891 census in Edinburgh. Children per Ancestry.com :
      1. Mary Prentice, b. 30 Nov 1876, Leith, Scotland. 1891 at home in Edinburgh.
      2. James S. Prentice, b. 12 Apr 1879, Edinburgh, Scotland. 1891 at home in Edinburgh. Not in 1901 census.
      3. John Prentice, b. 12 Apr 1881, Edinburgh, Scotland, and d. 31 Aug 1917, Flanders, France, in WW I, 1891 at home in Edinburgh. Not in 1901 census.
      4. Robert Prentice, b. 12 Mar 1884, Edinburgh, Scotland. 1891 at home in Edinburgh. Not in 1901 census.
      5. Annie Cockburn Prentice, b. 14 Nov 1887, Edinburgh, Scotland. 1891 at home Edinburgh.
      6. Jane Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1888, Ednburgh, Scotland and d. 1977, Bowden, England. 1891 at home in Edinburgh.She m. Edward Popple on 31 Jul 1919, St. Peter's, hamsted. He was b. 23 Apr 1879, Berkhamsted, and d. 18 Aug 1960 in hester, England.
    2. (perhaps) James Prentice, b. c. 1856. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[3]
  5. Alexander Prentice, b. c. 1836, England . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  6. Margaret Prentice, b. Nov 1836, Duns, Berwickshire. At home in 1851.
  7. Isabella/Isabel Prentice, b. Jan 1839, Duns, Berwickshire. At home in 1851.
  8. Agnes Prentice, b. Aug 1841, Duns, Berwickshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  9. John Prentice, b. 1844, Duns, Berwickshire. At home in 1851. Living with his brother, Alexander, above, in the 1861 census in Dalkeith, Modlothian. 1871 at home in Leith. Not in the 1881 or 1891 census.
  10. Jane Prentice, b. 1847, Duns, Berwickshire. At home in 1851 and 1861.

Also living with Mary in 1881 were 2 grand-daughters:

  1. Eliza Watson, b. c. 1870, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  2. Janet Nelson, b. c. 1870, Edinburgh, Scotland.

3. (perhaps) James Prentice, b. c. 1856. His place of birth is unclear; (1) the 1861 census says he was b. in Eyemouth, Berwickshire, and was called Mary's grandson and living in the household of his mother, Mary (Landells) Prentice in the 1861 Duns census. (2) Inthe 1871 Leith census where he is shown as b. "Dunsa, Berwick," and called a "Tailor App."

Although the birth year is different, he is likely the same person as James Prentice shown in the 1901 census in Edinburgh South Leith, Midlothian, as b. c. 1860 in Duns, Berwickshire with is wife, Barbara, b. c. 1857, Aberdeen,m Aberdeenshire, with their children:

  1. John Prentice, b. c. 1883, Edinburgn, Edinburghshire. At home in 1901 in Edinburgh South Leith, Midlothian.
  2. Jessie Prentice, dau., b, c. 1885, Edinburgn, Edinburghshire. At home in 1901 in Edinburgh South Leith, Midlothian.
  3. William Prentice, b. c. 1888, Edinburgn, Edinburghshire. At home in 1901 in Edinburgh South Leith, Midlothian.
  4. Maxwell Prentice, b. c. 1890, Edinburgn, Edinburghshire. At home in 1901 in Edinburgh South Leith, Midlothian.
  5. Annie Prentice, b. c. 1891, Edinburgn, Edinburghshire. At home in 1901 in Edinburgh South Leith, Midlothian.
  6. James Prentice, b. c. 1893, Edinburgn, Edinburghshire. At home in 1901 in Edinburgh South Leith, Midlothian.
  7. George Prentice, b. c. 1896, Edinburgn, Edinburghshire. At home in 1901 in Edinburgh South Leith, Midlothian.

4. Alexander Prentice, b. c. 1836, England per Ancestry.com . 1861 census living at Youngs Close, in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland, where he was a Groom.

He m. Marion who was b. c. 1823, Haddington, East Lothian. Children:

  1. D. Prentice., dau., b. c. 1850, Liberston, Edinburghshire. At home in Dalkeith in 1861.
  2. Fanny Prentice, b. c. 1851, Newton, Edinburghshire. At home in Dalkeith in 1861.
  3. William Prentice, b. c. 1854, Newton, Edinburghshire. At home in Dalkeith in 1861.
  4. John A. Prentice, Dalkeith, Edinburghshire. At home in Dalkeith in 1861.
  5. James Reid Prentice, Coyleton, Ayshire. At home in Dalkeith in 1861.
  6. Sarah Prentice, Dalkeith, Edinburghshire. At home in Dalkeith in 1861.

5. Agnes Prentice, b. Aug 1841, Duns, Berwickshire, and d. 6 Sep 1928, "Reola", Botany St., Randwick, Sydney, NSW, Australia. At home in 1851.

She m Robert Scott Hotson on 25 Nov 1864, 73 Constitution St., Leith, Scotland. He was b. 1837, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, and d. 25 Jun 1915 in Sydney, NSW, Australia. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. Mary J Hotson 1863 –
  2. William Hotson 1865 – 1945
  3. Robert Hotson 1868 –
  4. Janet S Hotson 1870 –
  5. Agnes Hotson 1871 – 1924
  6. Alexander J P Hotson 1874 –
  7. Elizabeth Hotson 1875 –
  8. Jane Hotson 1876 –
  9. George S Hotson 1878 –
  10. Thomas Devlin Hotson 1878 – 1949
  11. James R Hotson 1880 –
  12. Jessie Hotson 1884 –
  13. Harry Hotson 1886 –

Group 2:

1. John Prentice was b. c. 1825, Ireland. He does not appear in the Scotland 1841 or 1851 census, but does appear in the 1861 census in St. Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland.

He m. Agnes who was b. c. 1827, Ireland. No children are shown, but they did have a niece living with them in the 186`1 census; she was Sarah A. Clark, b. c. 1850, Ireland.

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