[ register ]   uname:    passw:  

PrenticeNet

all things Prentice/Prentiss/Prentis/Prentys/...

Thomas Prentice of Witham, Essex, England

Do you have the new PRENTICE eBook?
Thomas Prentice of Witham, Essex, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2009 and Revised 21 Apr 2011

We found the family of Samual Prentice in English census records for the years 1841 through 1901 and have added information from Ancestry.com . Here is what we have so far:

A. Thomas Prentice may have been b. c. 1756-1776 at an unknown location per IGI.

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

  1. Samuel Prentice, b. 12 Dec 1797, Witham, Essex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [1]
  2. (perhaps) Robert Prentice, b. c. 1789, Witham, Essex. See Peter Prentice of Chelmsford, Essex, England .

1. Samuel Prentice, b. 12 Dec 1797, Newland Street-Independent, Witham, Essex Co., England, per IGI. He is quite likely the Samuel Prentice who was living in Witham, Essex, in 1831 where his son, Thomas, was born. He may have d. before 1851 as his wife appears in the 1851 census as Mary Thompson.

He m. Mary. She was b. c. 1802, Maldon, Essex. She appears in the 1851 census in Witham as Mary Thompson with her husband, William Thompson, b. c. 1806, Witham, and Mary's daughter, Lucy (see below).

They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Harriott Prentice, dau., b. c. 1826, Essex. At home in 1841. Not in 1851 census by that surname. She might be the Harriet Prentice shown in the St. Catherine Index as marrying in the December Quarter of 1849.
  2. James Prentice, b. c. 1826, Essex. At home in 1841. Not in 1851 or 1861 census.
  3. Thomas Prentice, b. 1831, Witham, Essex. England. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  4. Lucy Prentice, b. c. 1832, Witham, Essex. At home in 1841. In 1851 census in Witham living with her mother and step-father, William Thompson. She may be the Lucy Prentice of Witham shown in the St. Catherine Index as marrying in the 1854 June Quarter. Not in 1861 census by that surname. She might be in the 1861 census as:
    • Lucy Tuff, b. c. 1832, Withim, wife of Arthur Tuff.
    • Lucy Claydon, b. c. 1833, Witham, wife of Peter Claydon.

The 1861 Witham census shows a William Prentice, age 8 and b. c. 1853, Witham, Essex. He is called a grandson of William and Mary Thompson of Witham and may also be a grandson or great grandson of John Prentice of Witham.

Living with Mary and William Thompson in the 1871 census was a grandson, Alexander W. Prentice, b. c. 1853, Witham. He would be a son of either James (b. c. 1826) or Thomas (b. c. 1831).

2. Thomas Prentice, b. 1831, Witham, Essex. England. The "Witham" location comes from the 1851 and later census records; the earlier 1841 census designated only counties but not towns. 1861 and 1871 census in Hampstead. Not in 1881 census.

He m. Adelaide Phyllis Hagg on 10 Sep 1854, Old Church St. Pancras, London.. She was b. c. 1837, Hampstead, Middlesex, and d. there 1899. She was the dau. of James Hagg (1793-1831) and Phillis Whitbreat (1801-????). Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Thomas W. Prentice, b. c. 1856, Hampstead, Middlesex, England. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . [3]
  2. Emma Lucy Prentice, b. c. 1859, Hampstead, Middlesex, England. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  3. Clara Wilgress Prentice, b. c. 1861, Hampstead, Middlesex, England, and d. 14 Jul 1930, Barnet, Middlesex. At home in 1861 and 1871. In 1881 census as a Servant in St. Pancras, London. She m. John Attoe on 28 Oct 1885, Camden, Middlesex. He was b. c. 1861, Hampstead, and d. 28 Sep 1918, St. Pancras, London. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Beatrice May Attoe 1887 – 1955
    2. John Herbert Attoe 1890 –
    3. Frederick Harold Attoe 1893 –
    4. Hilda Marion Attoe 1893 –
    5. Percy Percival Thomas Attoe 1894 – 1960
    6. Alfred Attoe 1897 –
    7. Stanley Attoe 1899 – 1961
  4. Harry James Prentice, b. 1866, Hampstead, Middlesex, England. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]

3. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1856, Hampstead, Middlesex, England. At home in 1861 and 1871. Not in 1881 census. In 1891 and 1901 census in St. Pancras, London, with his wife and family.

He m. Kezia, b. c. 1856, Kentish Town, London. Children:

  1. Susan Prentice, b. c. 1878, Kentish Town, London. At home in St. Pancras, London, in 1891. \ Not home in 1901.
  2. John Prentice, b. c. 1883, Kentish Town, London. At home in St. Pancras, London, in 1891 and 1901.
  3. Marion Prentice, dau., b. c. 1885, Kentish Town, London. At home in St. Pancras, London, in 1891. Not home in 1901.
  4. Janie "Jennie" Prentice, b. c. 1887, Kentish Town, London. At home in St. Pancras, London, in 1891 and 1901.
  5. Herbert Prentice, b. c. 1890, Kentish Town, London. At home in St. Pancras, London, in 1891 and 1901
  6. Eva Prentice, b. c. 1899, St. Pancras, London. At home in St. Pancras, London, in 1901.

Also living with Thomas' family in the 1901 census in St. Pancras, London, was a niece, Ada Nightingale, b.c. 1892, Hastings, Sussex, England.

4. Emma Lucy Prentice, b. c. 1859, Hampstead, Middlesex, England.

She m. Alfred Markham in 1877, Hempstead. He was b. 4 Apr 1858, Eaton Socon, Bradfordshire. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. Arthur William Markham, b. 1879, Hampstead. He m. Sarah Anne Bowley Winter.
  2. Albert George Markham, b. 1882, Hampstead. He m. Laura Jane Plaford on 14 Jan 1912, Heath St. Chapel, Hampstead, London.
  3. Frederick Thomas Markham, b. 1886, Hampstead, London. He m. Lily M. Cooper.

5. Harry James Prentice, b. 1866, Hampstead, Middlesex, England, and d. 16 Nov 1945, Berwick upon Tweed. Not in 1881 census.

He m. Jessie Elizabeth Bond. She was b. 1873, Davonport, Devon, England, and d. Berwick upon Tweed. She was the dau. of William Henry Bond (1831-????) and Harriet Prescott? (1835-????). Chidren per Ancestry.com :

  1. George Edgar Prentice, b. 26 August 1895, York, Yorkshire, and d. 1970, Berwick upon Tweed. George m. 1st Alice Manuel 1893 – 1933. Children per Liz Campbell, email, 21 Apr 2012:
    1. Olive May Prentice 1919 – 1940
    2. Myrtle Alice Prentice 1924 – 20 May 2009.
    He m. 2nd Elizabeth M Jameson 29 Jan 1934. She was b. 1913 and d. 1992. Children:
    1. Living Prentice
    2. Living Prentice

  2. Dorothy Prentice, b. c. 1900 and d. 1964. She m. Cecil Haswell. He was b. c. 1900, Berwick upon Tweed. Children:
    1. LIving Haswell.

  3. Beatrice Prentice, b. c. 1900

  4. Harry James Prentice, b. c. 1902 , Ireland. He m. Mary Scott Anderson on 6 un 1924, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland. She was b. 29 Apr 1900, Berwick Upon Tweed, and d. 1988, Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Children:
    1. (son) Prentice.
    2. Harry James Prentice, b. 19 Sep 1924, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, and d. 18 Dec 1930, York, Ontario, Canada, age 6 years.
    3. John Anderson Prentice, b. 11 Mar 1927, Tweed, NW South Africa, and d. 1996.
    4. Greta Prentice. Living in 2007. She m. Mr. Andrews.
    5. Leslie Prentice. Living in 2007.

Who are Samuel Prentice's Parents?

There seems a good chance that he is the son or grandson of John Prentice (b. c. 1730) and Sarah Bartlett discussed in our Spring 2006 article entitled John Prentice of Witham, Essex, England, and New York City, USA .

John Prentice married in 1771 and rented a portion of the "Model Farm" at Witham, Essex. He had about 8 children born at Within between 1772 and about 1811, names unknown except for John Prentice, b. 11 Apr 1772, and perhaps Edmund Prentice, b. c. 1811.

The IGI indicates says he is a son of Thomas and Mary Prentice, so Thomas might be a son of John Prentice and Sarah Bartlett of Witham..

The St. Catherine's Index provides the following list of names of other children born in Witham. It seems likely that at least some of them are siblings of each other and/or descendants of John Prentice, b. c. 1772 in Witham and pernaps kin of Thomas Prentice of Withim who was b. c. 1856.

   	1. Sep Q., 1838, Lavinia Prentice, Witham.  Dau. of Edmund and Sarah, above.
   	2. Jun Q., 1840, Thirza Prentice, Witham.  Not in 1841 or 1851 census.
   	3. Sep Q., 1840, Mary Ann Prentice, Witham.  Probably dau. of Henry and Rose, 1841 census.  Not in 1851 census.
   	4. Jun Q., 1844, William Prentice, Witham.  Not in 1851 census.
  	5. Jun Q., 1847, Henry William Prentice, Witham.  Not in 1851 census.
   	6. Jun Q., 1849, Rachel Mary Prentice, Witham.  Not in 1851 census.
   	7. Mar Q., 1850, John Prentice, Witham.  Not in 1851 census.
   	8. Dec Q, 1851, William Prentice, Witham.  Not in 1851 census.
   	9. Mar Q,, 1854, (female) Prentice, Witham.  Not in 1851 census. 
	

If you have any information about the folks mentioned in this article, please send your information to us at the Prentice Newsletter. Be sure to give the full title and date of this article in the Subject line of the email.

Caution: If you don't use the above email link, your email to us may be rejected as spam by our email filter.


This page is maintained by Joe Dewald.
Comments:  Only registered members can add comments or contact contributors. (Register now?)
No comments on this page.
  Browse   Search  
Current visitors: 27
 

Based on your "USER AGENT" string, we have decided that you have an older browser, are a mobile device, or are a robot. Because of this you have been provided a limited functionality version of PrenticeNet. If this assumption is incorrect, please contact us and provide your user agent string.

USER_AGENT: CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)