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William Edward Prentice of England and Australia

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William Edward Prentice of England and Australia
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2007 and Revised 29 May 2007

We found the following information posted by Col Heading at Ancestry.com which recites that "Some of this information has been researched, some of it is donated by others." To that, we have added information gleaned from the LDS Ancestral File.

1. William Edward Prentice, perhaps b. c. 1845-1855 and perhaps in Essex Co., England

He m. Mary (Minnie) Drucilla Richards Vercoe in 1876 in Victoria, Australia. She was b. 1857, Melbourne, Victoria, and d. 1925, South Yarra, Victoria. She was the dau. of Joseph Vercoe (b. Cornwall, England) and Elizabeth Emma Richards (b. 1830, Falm., and d. 1862, Victoria). Elizabeth Emma Richards was the dau. of Charles Richard and Elizabeth Warden.

William and Mary had 1 or more children, including (per LDS Ancestral File and Pedigree Resource File):

  1. Amelia Emma Prentice, chr. 1877, South Yarra, Victoria, and d. 1880, Victoria.
  2. Caroline Prentice, chr. 1879, Victoria, and d. 1927, Hampton. She m. Mr. Oakley.
  3. Edward Freeman Prentice, b. 1881 in South Yarra, Victoria, Australia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  4. William Edward Prentice, b. 1882, Melbourne, Victoria, and d. there 1939. He m. Hilda Catherine Bromley in 1909. She was b. 1886, Ballarat, Victoria, dau. of George Bromley and Margaret.
  5. Alice Evelyn Prentice, b. 1884, Melbourne, Victoria, and d. 1898, Prahan, Victoria.
  6. John Goddard Prentice, b. 1886, Melbourne, Victoria, and d. 1947, Hampton. He m. Agnes Clark in 1911. She was b. 1889, Southn Yarra, Victoria, and d. 1935, Hampton. She was the dau. of Walter Clark and Elizabeth John.
  7. Thomas Henry Prentice, chr. 1889, South Yarra, Victoria, and d. 1928, Melbourne East. He m. Edith Walker in 1913, Victoria.
  8. Arthur Charles Prentice, chr. 1891, South Yarra, Victoria, and d. 1950, Brighton East. He m. Lilian Olga Schmidt in 1916.
  9. Stanley George Prentice, chr. 1893, Victoria, and d. 1893, Camberwell. He m. Ruth Alice Milliken in 1915, Victoria.
  10. Harold Joseph Prentice, chr. 1896, South Yarra, Victoria, and d. 1973, Caulfield. He m. Mary Constance McLean in 1919, Victoria.

2. Edward Freeman Prentice was b. 1881 in South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1949, Prahran, Victoria. Bur in Victoria (per LDS Pedigree Resource File).

He m. Florence Vivian Hems. They had 1 or more children, including (per Ancestry.com ):

  1. Mabel Vivian Prentice, b. 1911 in Prahran, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1981, Mt. Eliza, Victoria. . . . . [2]

2. Mabel Vivian Prentice, b. 1911 in Prahran or South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1981, Mt. Eliza, Victoria.

She m. William John Hayson in 1935 in Hawksburn, Victoria. He was b. 1907 in South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, and d. 1998 at Mt. Eliza, Victoria. He was the son of William John Haysom and Leah Elizabeth Wilson. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com . Children of Mabel and William:

  1. (dau.) Haysom. She m. Mr. Maine and had 5 children.
  2. (son) Haysom. He m. Miss Handyside and had 2 children.
  3. (son) Haysom. He m. Miss Lillyman and had 2 children.

Who are the parents of William Edward Prentice?

A search of the IGI and census records for England for the years 1851, 1861, and 1871 did not show any William Edward Prentice, although there were several persons named Edward Prentice in an appropriate time frame.

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