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James Prentice of Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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James Prentice of Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2010 and Revised 3 Jul 2011

Update of 4 Jul 2011: James Prentice is #3.20 in our Winter 2004 article entitled John Prentice of Carluke, Scotland . That article now replaces this article.

1. James Prenticemay have been b. c. 1800, perhaps in or near Carluke where his son, William was born, and d. 30 May 1849, aged 49 years. He is bur in the Cambusnethan Churchyard, Kirk Road/Greenhead Road, Wishaw. He was a Handloom weaver according to the marriage record of his son, William (per Iain Lees, email, 3 Jan 2010).

James was a common name and might be one of 3-4 persons of that name born in that time frame. His marriage not shown in Glasgow marriage records.

He m. Christina Torrance. She was b. c. 1804 and d. 5 Jul 1885 aged 81 years. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. William Prentice, b. c. 1835, Carluke. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Isabella Prentice, b. c. 1833 and d. 6 Jan 1901, aged 68 years. She is living at home in the 1841 census and continues living with her mother, Christina, in the 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881 census.

2. William Prentice, b. c. 1835, Carluke, and d. c. 18 Sep 1910, the date of his Death Certifcate, which also identifies his parents as James and Christina (per Iain Lees, email, 3 Jan 2010 referencing 1910 Deaths, 628/00-0293, the informant being Peter C. Prentice, a son by his second marriage to Grace Lightbody following Bethia's death.

William appears on the 1851 census in Cambusnethan as a tailor aged 16 living with his widowed mother, Christina Prentice

He m. 1st Bethia Davidson on 5 Jun 1857, Avondale, Lanarkshire. Children of William and Bethia:

  1. James Prentice, b. c. 1856, Avondale. At home in 1861. Not in 1871 census.
  2. Robert Prentice, b. 3 Apr 1858, Wishaw, Cambusnethan Civil Parish (per IGI). At home in 1861. Not in 1871 or 1881 census.
  3. William Prentice, b. 16 Dec 1859, Wishaw, Cambusnethan Civil Parish(per IGI). . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  4. John Prentice, b. 24 Oct 1861, Wishaw, Cambusnethan Civil Parish (born after census, per IGI). Not in 1871 or 1881 census, and may have d. before 1874 when another son named, John, was born, below.
  5. Jessie Prentice, b. 10 Oct 1863, Lesmahagow (born after census, per IGI). Not in 1871 or 1881 census.

William m. 2nd Grace Lightbody after Bethia's death. They appear in the 1881 census living at No. 139 Main St., Rutherglen, Lanarkshire where he is a Police Sergeant. 1891 census at 1 Westbank Quadrant, Govan, Lanarkshire; Police Sergeant. 1901 census at 48 Bank St., Govan. Children of William and Grace per census records:

  1. John Torrance Prentice, b. c. 1874, Lesmahagow. 1881 at home in Rutherglen. 1891 at home in Govan. He may be the John Prentice shown in the 1901 census at 70 Kirkland St., Glasgow Kelvinside where he is a "Sorting Clerk Post Office" with his wife, Mary, b. c. 1873, Sky, Sterlingshire(?), and son:
    1. William Prentice, b. c. 1895, Glasgow Lanarkshire. 1901 at home.
  2. Thomas Letham Prentice, b. c. 1876, Lesmahagow. 1881 at home in Rutherglen. 1891 at home in Govan. He may be the Thomas Prentice shown in the 1901 census at 102 Napiershall St. in Glasgow Maryhill, Grocer, with his wife, Agnes, b. c. 1875, Glasgow; no children shown.
  3. Alexander Lightbody Prentice, b. c. 1878, Lesmahagow. 1891 and 1901 at home in Govan.
  4. Peter Currie Prentice, b. c. 1879, Lesmahagow. 1881 at home in Rutherglen. 1891 and 1901 at home in Govan.

3 William Prentice, b. 16 Dec 1859, Cambusnethan (per IGI) and d. 28 Oct 1915, Strathaven, Lanarkshire (per Ancestry.com . . At home in 1861. He was a Blacksmith.

William m. 1st Jane Beattie on 11 Jun 1880, Kirk St., Strathaven. She was b. 25 Dec 1858 in Avonholm Lodge, Glassford, Lanarkshire. Children:

  1. Agnes Wilson Prentice b: 2 Sep 1880 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire
  2. Bethia Davidson Prentice b: 23 Dec 1881 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire. She m. William Thomson. Children:
    1. John Thomson, b. 2 Sep 1906 and d. c. 12 JAN 1986 He m Janet Thompson Graham. She was b. 11 Jan 1910 and d. 10 Apr 1990. Children:
      1. Living Thomson. Married Young.
      2. Living Thomson. Married Patrick.
      3. Living Thomson
    2. James Stirling Thomson, b. 19 Dec 1914. He m. Annie Spence Paton Hannah, b. 3 Feb 1915 and d. 27 Apr 1965 One child.
    3. Maisie Thomson, b. c. 1915
    4. Robert Prentice Thomson, b. 14 Mar 1920 and d. c. 1990. He m. Mary Wallace Stewart, b. 26 Mar 1921.
      1. William Armstrong Thomson, b. 11 Jun 1939 and d. c. 1990
      2. Living Thomson. Married Bowie.
  3. William Prentice b: 27 Mar 1883 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire. At home in 1901 Strathaven census. He m. Euphemia Leiper Young on 15 May 1906. She was b. 3 Oct 1880 in Avondale, Lanarkshire.
  4. Christopher Beattie Prentice, b. 28 Jan 1885 and d. a year later on 3 Jan 1886 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire
  5. James Prentice b: 26 Jul 1886 in Avondale, Lanarkshire, and d. 10 Apr 1941. He m. Jeanie Kirkwood Brownlie on 5 Jun 1912, Strathaven, Lanarkshire. She was b. 23 Nov 1885 in Strathaven. Children (per Ancestry.com ):
    1. Marion Anderson Brownlie Prentice, b. 27 Oct 1913 in Aberdeen and d. there 1 Oct 1914.
    2. William Prentice, b. 11 Jun 1915 in Aberdeen and d. 28 Apr 1987, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. He m. Mary McLaughlan McMurtrie. She was b. 4 Jun 1914 in Riccarton, Ayrshire. Children:
      1. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Lees and has a son, per his email of 3 Jan 2001. He m. Miss Young and has a daughter who m. Mr. Malcolmson and has a son.
    3. Gavin Brownlie Prentice, b. 24 Oct 1917 in Galston, Ayrshire, and d. 4 Jul 1970. He m. Jeanie Anderson Lochore on 11 May 1940 in Darvel, Ayrshire. She was b. 8 Jan 1914 in Darvel. They have a son and daughter.
    4. Jeanie Beattie Prentice, b. 10 Jan 1920. She m. Andrew Kyle Templeton on 29 Mar 1941 in Glasgow. He was b. 25 Jul 1912, Galston, Ayrshire. They have:
      1. (son) Templeton who m. and had 3 children.
      2. (son) Templeton who m. Elizabeth and had a son and daughter.
  6. Jeanie Beattie Prentice b: 21 Feb 1888 in Avondale, Lanarkshire. At home in 1901 Strathaven census.

William m. 2nd Isabella Stirrat on 6 Jun 1890, Strathaven. She was b. 10 Nov 1854, Strathaven. Children:

  1. J. Prentice. Not in 1901 census.
  2. John Stirrat Prentice b: 2 Jul 1891 in Avondale, Lanarkshire and d. 25 Jun 1958 in Stonehouse, Lanarkshire. He m. Roberta Williamina Robertson Frame on 4 Mar 1925, Strathaven, Lanarkshire. She was b. 15 Dec 1900 in Partick, Glasgow. Children:
    1. (dau.) Prentice.
    2. (dau.) Prentice.
    3. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Innes
    4. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Hurst.
    5. (dau.) Prentice.
    6. (son) Prentice.
    7. (son) Prentice.
  3. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1893 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire. At home in 1901 Strathaven census.
  4. Isabella Prentice, b. c. 1894 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire. At home in 1901 Strathaven census.
  5. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1896 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire. At home in 1901 Strathaven census. He married and had a daughter.

William m. 3rd Mary Cuthbertson Gillies on 3 Jun 1914 in High Blantyre,Lanarkshire. She was b. 4 Nov 1855 in Glasgow.

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