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James Prentice of Louth, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada

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James Prentice of Louth, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2009 and Revised 4 Sep 2011

Is he the father of George Prentice of Louth?

John Prentice is #7 in our Summer 2000 article entitled Mary Ann Prentice of Diss, Norfolk, England . That article now replaces this article.

We found the following family in Ancestry.com . Here is what we have so far:

1. John Prentice was b. c. 1806 in Hoxne, Suffolk, England. He appears with his wife and family in the 1841 and 1851 census in Pulham St. Mary Magdalen. He does not appear in the 1861 census and may be deceased, or may have emigrated to Canada with his son, James.

He m. Phebe, b. c. 1808, Thorpe, Norfolk, England. Children per 1841 and 1851 census:

  1. Henry Prentice, b. c. 1830, Pulham St. Mary Magdalen. At home 1841. 1851 not home
  2. Caroline Prentice, b. c. 1832, Pulham St. Mary Maggdalen. 1841 at home. 1851 not home.
  3. Sarah Prentice, b. c. 1836, Pulham St. Mary Maggdalen. 1841 at home. 1851 not home.
  4. James Prentice, b. c. 1839, Pulham St. Mary Magdalen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  5. Priscilla Pentice, b. c. 1843, Pulham St. Mary Magdalen. 1851 at home.
  6. Anna M. Prentice, b. c. 1847, Pulham St. Mary Magdalen. 1851 at home.

2. James Prentice was b. c. 1840, England, and d. 9 Jan 1916, Louth. He was a farmer. James and his family appear in the 1881 census in Louth, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, and in Ancestry.com .

He m. Margaret, b. c. 1843, Scotland. Children per census and Ancestry.com :

  1. Albert Prentice. He m. Annie Weir.
  2. Ida Prentice.
  3. James Prentice, b. c. 1871, Ontario, Presbyterian
  4. Caroline Prentice, b. c. 1872, Ontario, Presbyterian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  5. George Prentice, b. c. 1872, Ontario.
  6. Jane Prentice, b. c. 1873, Ontario, Presbyterian
  7. Nellie Prentice, b. May 1878, Louth, Lincoln, Ontario, Presbyterian. She m. Willard Arbuthnot on 6 Sep 1900, St. Cathariones, Lincoln, Ontario. He was b. Sep 1878, Grantham, Ontario. They had 1 or more children, including:
    1. Hugh Arbuthnot, b. Sep 1908, Ontario, Canada.
  8. May E. Prentice, b. c. 1877, Ontario, Presbyterian. She m. Charles William David on 17 Aug 1898, Pelham, Welland, Ontario. He was b. 8 Mar 1860, Louth, Lincoln, Ontario.
  9. John Henry Prentice, b. 11 Mar 1878, Louth, Lincoln, Ontario, Presbyterian. It is not clear whether he is the John H. Prentice who was b. c. 1876-1877 and who is discussed in our Summer 2008 article about John H. Prentice of Canada and Moorehead, Clay Co., MN .
  10. Frederick W. Prentice, b. 1 Jan 1882, Ontario, Presbyterian, and who d. 3 Nov 1918, overseas, in WW I.

It is not yet clear whether he is related to George Prentice of Louth who was b. in 1882 in Louth and who is iscusse in our Winter 2007 article entitled George Prentice of Louth, Lincoln, Ontario .

3. Caroline Prentice, b. c. 1872, Ontario, Presbyterian.

She m. Harry Rodell Hallett on 21 Nov 1894, St. Catharines, On Lincoln County, Canada. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. Prentice L. Hallett 1895 – 1907
  2. Margaret B. Hallett 1900 –
  3. Ruby Hallett 1904 –
  4. Gordon F. Hallett 1905 –
  5. Agnes Pearl Hallett 1909 –

Who are George Prentice's Parents?

Investigation is continuing.

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