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Robert Prentice of Ireland and Scotland

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Robert Prentice of Ireland and Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2009 and Revised 27 Jun 2016

Update of 27 Jun 2016: This article is replaced by 2 articles in our Fall 2016 Prentice Newsletter: (1) Robert Prentice and Agnes Pettigrew of Shotts, Lanarkshire, and (2) William Prentice of Old Monkland, Lanarkshire.


1. Robert Prentice was lilely b. c. 1785-1795, perhaps in Ireland where his son, William, was b. in 1917. We do not know whether he ever emigrated to another country. Ref: Ancestry.com .

He m. Agnes Pettigrew. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. William Prentice, b. c. 1817, Ireland, and d. 12 Feb 1861. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. William Prentice, b. c. 1817, Ireland, and d. 12 Feb 1861.

He m. Margaret Laurie15 Dec 1844 in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. She was b. c. 1821, Closeburn, Dumbries, and d. 4 Jul 1881, Nether Mains, Closeburn, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. She was the dau. of John Laurie and Elizabeth. Children of William and Margaret:

  1. William Prentice, b. c. 1846, Monkland, Lanarkshire, and d. after 1851.
  2. John Prentice, b. c. 1847, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  3. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1849 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, and d. after 1861.

3. John Prentice, b. c. 1847, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, and may have d. 9 Mar 1919, 21 Minerva St., Glasgow, Lanarkshire. 1881 census in Glasgow Barony as a "Coachman Domestic," an early designation for a chauffeur. 1901 census in 55 Kelvinhaugh St., Glasgow Sandyford, a "Coachman (not Domestic".

He m. Janet "Jessie" Johnston, b. c. 1846, Colrash, Colvend, Kircudbright and d. after 1901. She was the dau. of George Johnstone (1818-1875)and Margaret Bell (1822-1875). Children:

  1. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1878, Glasgow and d. after 1901.
  2. Mary A. Prentice, b. c. 1880, Glasgow and d. after 1901.
  3. Amy Louisa Prentice, b. 26 Apr 1882, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . [4]
  4. George Prentice, b. c. 1884, Glasgow and d. after 1901.
  5. John Prentice, b. c. 1887, Glasgow and d. after 1901.

4. Amy Louisa Prentice, b. 26 Apr 1882, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

She m. William McCorkindale on 5 Dec 1918, 21 Minerva St., Glasgow. He was b. 9 Nov 1891, 122 Hospital St., Gorbals, Glasgow, and d. 1950, Bearsden, Dumbartonshire. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com . Son of Amy and Wlliam:

  1. William McCorkindale, b. 23 Sep 1923, Glasgow, and d. 15 Dec 1980, Aberdeen, Scotland. He m. Miss McFadyn and had 2 daughters.

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