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Robert Prentice of New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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Robert Prentice of New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2008 and Revised 14 Oct 2018

We are working with Dorothy Cooper in Australia and Michelle Miller in Cape Town, South Africa, in tracing their Prentice lines. Here is what we have so far:

1. John Prentice may have been b. c. 1702, Cair, Carluke, Scotland (per Amanda, email, 14 Aug 2005). His father might be James Prentice who is mentioned at the top of our Winter 2004 article entitled John Prentice of Carluke, Scotland .

He m. Marion Hastie on 19 Jun 1726, Gair. She was b. c. 1704, Carluke and d. 9 Mar 1751, Carluke. Dau. of Arch and Helen Hastie. Children per IGI:

  1. Jean Prentice, b. 11 Apr 1726, Carluke.
  2. Thomas Prentice, b. 7 Jun 1728, Carluke. He m. Janet Girdwood. They had 1 or more children, including:
    1. (probably) George Prentice, b. c. 1754, Carnwath. For George, his wife and descendants, see our Fall 2006 article entitled George Prentice of Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland . He is #1(ii)(1).
  3. Marrion Prentice, b. 1728, Carluke. She may, or may not, be the Marion Prentice who m. James Inglis on 29 Jul 1750 in Carluke.
  4. Antonia Prentice, b. 6 Feb 1730, Carluke.
  5. James Prentice, b. 1732, Carluke. He may, or may not, be the James Prentice who. m. Janet Morton on 25 Jan 1755 in Carluke. They had 1 or children, including James Prentice, chr. 1768, Carluke,
  6. John Prentice, b. 1734, Carluke. He may, or may not, be either the John Prentice who. m. Margaret Russel on 31 May 1755 in Carluke or the John Prentice who m. Janet Elder on 20 Aug 1756 in Carluke.
  7. Mary Prentice, b. 30 Jul 1740, Carluke.
  8. William Prentice, b. 4 Sep 1741.
  9. Robert Prentice was b. 20 Jan 1745, Carnwath, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [20]
  10. Janet Prentice, b. 11 Apr 1747, Braehead, Shotts, Lanarkshire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [30]
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20. Robert Prentice was b. 20 Jan 1745, Carnwath, Lanarkshire, Scotland per Ancestry.com .

He m. Jean Smilie. Children:

  1. Janet Prentice, chr. 17 Jun 1771, New Monkland.
  2. Marion Prentice, chr. 23 Feb 1773, New Monkland, and d. 1841, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland, age 68. She m. William Waldie on 6 Jun 1792, Hawick, Roxburghshire. Daughter:
    1. Jean Jane Waldie,
  3. Thomas Prentice, chr. 16 Jul 1775, Cambusnethan which lies near Motherwell and about 4 miles southeast of Old Monkland.
  4. Robert Prentice, chr. 18 May 1777, Cambusnethan.
  5. David Prentice, chr. 31 Jul 1779, Cambusnethan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [40]

30. Janet Prentice, b. 11 Apr 1747, Braehead, Shotts, Lanarkshire (per Dorothy Cooper, email, 15 Aug 2005; Glasgow Records say b. in Cambusnethan).

She m. William Weir. He was b. c. 1742, Shotts. Known children:

  1. Marrion Weir, b. 1768, Shotts.
  2. James Weir, b. 1770, Shotts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [50]
  3. John Weir,b. 1772, Shotts.
  4. William Weir, b. 1776, Shotts.
  5. Jeanie Weir, 1777, Shotts.
  6. Janet Weir, b. 1783, Shotts.
  7. William Weir, b. 1787, Shotts.

40. David Prentice, perhaps b. in or near Dalziel where his son, Alexander, was born. Chr. 31 Jul 1779, Cambusnethan. David was a hand loom weaver per Christine Hadden, 28 Dec 2017.

He m. Janet Lightbody on 13 Jul 1800 at Dalziel which lies just below Motherwell, about 5 miles southeast of Old Monkland. It lies only a mile or two from Cambusnethan.

Children of David and Janet:

  1. Elizabeth Prentice, chr. 17 May 1801, Dalziel.
  2. Jane Prentice,chr. 20 Mar 1803, Dalziel.
  3. James Prentice, chr. 23 Mar 1806, Dalziel.
  4. Alexander Prentice, chr. 6 Dec 1807, Dalziel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [60]
  5. Janet Prentice, chr. 8 Aug 1813, Dalziel.

50. James Weir b. 1770, Shotts. James was a vitner and innkeeper of the Shotts Inn. Betty Cleland.

60. Alexander Prentice, chr. 6 Dec 1807, Dalziel (now Motherwell), Lanarkshire, Scotland. and died on 1 March 1877 at #3 Lowpatrick Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. He appears in the 1851 census living at 80 Townhead St., Hamilton, Lanarkshire, with his wife and family where he was a "Carter and Grocer." In the 1871 Hamilton census he was living at 78 Townhead Street and was a "Grocer and Spiurit Retailer."

He m. Janet Frame, b. c. 1815, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, and d. 17 Dec 1855. Children:

  1. David Prentice, b. c. 1841, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [70]
  2. Robert Prentice, b. 17 May 1842, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , , , , [80]
  3. Alexander Prentice,, b. 30 May 1844, Hamilton. At home there in 1851 and 1871. Not in 1881 and later census.
  4. Janet Prentice, b. 30 Jun 1846, Hamilton. At home there in 1851 and 1871.
  5. James Prentice, b. 2 Jul 1848, Hamilton. At home there in 1851 and 1871. 1881 and 1891 census in Hamilton, unmarried, and living with his aunt, Janet Prentice, b. c. 1814, Dalziel. It is unclear whether he is the James Prentice shown in the 1901 Hamilton census as b. c. 1850, Hamilton, a single Boarder, unmarried. 1915 living in Hamilton.
  6. William Prentice, b. 16 Nov 1850, Hamilton, and d. 4 Dec 1852, age 2. At home there in 1851. A later son has the same name.
  7. William Prentice, b. 6 Mar 1852, Hamilton. At home there in 1861 and 1871. In the 1891 census he is unmarried and living with the family of his brother, David, #1a and #2, below. Occupation: Draper. He may be the William F. Prentice shown in the 1901 census in Paisley, Renfrewshire, as a Draper, unmarried, living at Camnethan, Arkleston Rd., with John B. Main and Jeannie Love.
  8. John Prentice, b. 7 Dec 1855, Hamilton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [60.8]

60.8 John Prentice, b. 7 Dec 1855, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotlandand d. 1938 in Cape Town, South Africa. At home there in 1861 and 1871. He may be the John Prentice appearing in the 1891 census in Glasgow Barony, Lanarkshire, as b. c. 1855, Hamilton, an unmarried Boarder, occupation: Carter. He later appears in the 1901 census in Hamilton as an unmarried Boarder and Carter. 1915 living in Cape Town, South Africa

He m. Minnie Eliza Smithen in East London, South Africa. She was b. 13 Feb 1864 at an unknown location, and d. c. 1962 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Her father, John Pennington Smithen, was b. 8 Mar 1836(?) in Wells, Norfolk, England, and d. 16 May 1892 in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Minnie's younger sister, Edith, was b. 2 years after Minnie in Stanley, Falkland Islands.

John Prentice and Minnie Elizabeth Smithen had at least 2 sons per Ancestry.com :

  1. Alexander John Prentice, b. c. 1895 and d. c. 1962 in Cape Town, South Africa. He married Agnes Isabel Martheze in Cape Town and had two children:
    1. Joyce Prentice.
    2. Andrew Elphinstone Prentice, b. 24 Jan 1928 and d. 1 Oct 1999. He m. Mavid Audrey Wright on 24 Jan 1953. They had three children:
      1. Michelle Jeanne Prentice. She m. Mr. Miller and in 2018 lived in Cape Town, South Africa, Ref: Michele Jeanne Prentice, email, 13 Oct 2018,
      2. Michael Andrew Prentice, Dued 1997,
      3. Richard John Prentice.
  2. David Percy Prentice, b. c. 1896 and d. c.1960 in Meyerton, Gauteng, South Africa.

70. David Prentice, b. c. 1841 Hamilton, Lanarkshire. At home there in 1851 and 1871. 1915 living in Greenock.

He m. Christina Gilchrist. They appear in the 1881 and 1901 Greenock West census. Children:

  1. Helen/Ellen Joanna Prentice, b. 8 Jan 1867 Middle Or New Parish, Greenock, Renfrew. At home in 1881. 1891 census living with her brother, Alexander, below.
  2. Alexander Prentice, b. 4 Jun 1868, Middle Or New Parish, Greenock, Renfrew. At home in 1881. 1891 census an unmarried servant in Cathcart, Renfrewshire. 1901 census a General Practitioner Registered in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, living with his sister, Helen, above.
  3. Jessie Frame Prentice, b. 26 Mar 1870 Middle Or New Parish, Greenock, Renfrew. At home in 1881.
  4. Christina Gilchrist Prentice, b. 22 Sep 1871 Middle-East-West Parishes, Greenock, Renfrew. At home in 1881 and 1901.
  5. William Gilchrist Prentice, b. 21 Jul 1873 Middle-East-West Parishes, Greenock, Renfrew. At home in 1881 and 1901.
  6. David J. Prentice, b. c. 1876, Greenock, Renfrew. At home in 1881. Not in 1891 and later census.
  7. James G. Prentice, b. c. 1878, Greenock, Renfrew. At home in 1881 and 1901.
  8. Jane A. Prentice, b. c. 1883, Greenock, Renfrew. At home in 1901.

80. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1843, Hamilton. At home there in 1851 and 1871. He appears in the 1871 census in Glasgow Springburn, Lanarkshire, as a Joinder living at 26 Dunchattan Street with his wife and family. 1891 census and 1901 census in Hamilton living at 24 Hope Street.

He m. Marion Grieve on 9 Nov 1865 at the Commercial Hotel, Hamilton, by the Rev. J.T. MacFarlane, Brandon Street U.P. Church.. She was b. c. 1842, Moffat, Dumbrieshire. Dau of Archibald Grieve. Children:

  1. Alexander Prentice, b. c. 1868, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. At home in 1871 and 1881. 1901 census in Glasgow Springburn, Lanarkshire, with his wife, Herlen A. Kirkpatrick, b. c. 1869, Glasgow. 1915 in Glasgow. Children:
    1. Jean A. Prentice, b. c. 1900, Glasgow. At home in 1901.
    2. Robert K. Prentice
    3. David Prentice
    4. Alexander Prentice
    5. Helen Prentice
  2. Mary Richardson Prentice, dau., b. c 1870, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. At home in 1871, indexed as "Alexander." At home in 1881 and 1891. She m. James Brown. Children:
    1. Marion (May) Brown
    2. Margaret Brown
  3. Robert Archibald Grieve Prentice, b. c. 1873, Partick. Lanarkshire. At home in Hamilton in 1881, 1891 and 1901. He m. Annie Brownlie. Children:
    1. Annie Meek Prentice "Nan"
    2. Robert Prentice
  4. Janet Frame Prentice, b. c. 1875, Partick. Lanarkshire. At home in Hamilton in 1881 and 1891. She m. David Barrie Gowans. Living in Detroit, Michigan in 1915. Children:
    1. William Gowans
    2. Marion Gowans
    3. Martha Gowans
  5. David Prentice, b. c. 1877, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881 and 1891. Not in 1901 census. He m. Marie Y.
  6. Marion Grieve Prentice, b. c. 1878, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881, 1891 and 1901. Not married in 1915.
  7. Elizabeth Johnstone Grieve Prentice, "Lizzie"b. c. 1880, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. At home in 1881, 1891 and 1901.. She m. James Ellis. Daughter:
    1. Marion Ellis "May."
  8. Margaret Ann GrievePrentice, b. c. 1881, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. At home in 1891 and 1901. She m. Robert Grant. Son:
    1. Jsames Grant.

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