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Stephen Prentice of Ipswich, Suffolk, England

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Stephen Prentice of Ipswich, Suffolk, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2009 and Revised 24 Sep 2010

1. Stephen Prentice was b. c. 1819 in Ipswich (the 1871 census says "Spowich"), Suffolk, England. In the 1851 he is a single Lodger in Pentonville St. James, Clarkenwell, Middlesex, He appears in the 1861 census in Peckham, Camberwell, Surrey. 1871 census in Acton, Middlesex, with his wife and family. In the 1881 census he d. after the birth of his son, Paul, c. 1877 and his wife is called a "widower."

He m. Diana Eliza, b. c. 1837 in St. George in the East, London, Middlesex. 1871 census in Acton, Middlesex. 1881 census as a widow in Islington, Londonb, living at 48a Leconfield Road. She was then a "Partner Pringing Business Employing 5." 1891 census in Deptford, London. 1901 census in Woodford, Essex. Children:

  1. Ada Prentice, b. c. 1856, Kew, Surrey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

  2. Catherine Prentice, b. c. 1858, Peckham, Surrey. At home in 1871. Not home in 1881.
  3. Maud Prentice, b. c. 1860, Peckham, Surrey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  4. Faith Prentice, b. c. 1862, Peckham, Surrey. At home in 1871 and 1881.
  5. Hope Prentice, b. c. 1863, Peckham, Surrey. At home in 1871 & indexed as "Kope Prentice." At home in 1881.
  6. Stephen Prentice, b. c. 1865, Acton, Middlesex. Not home in 1871. At home in 1881 and a "Printers Apprentice." In the 1891 census he was living with the family of his sister, Maud, above. Not in 1901 census.
  7. Diana E Prentice, b. c. 1867, Acton, Middlesex. At home in 1871 and 1881.
  8. Paul H. C. Prentice, b. c. 1877, Acton, Middlesex. At home in 1881 and 1891. Living with mother in 1901 census in Woodford, Essex.

2. Ada Prentice, b. c. 1856, Kew, Surrey. At home in 1871. In 1881 census called Ada Williamson, wife of Joseph H. Williamson (b. c. 1856, Keswick, Cumberland, England) and living with her mother and siblings. Not in 1901 census. Daughter:

    Ada H. Williamson, b. c. 1880, Highbury, Middlesex. At home in 1881.

3. Maud Prentice, b. c. 1860, Peckham, Surrey. At home in 1871 and 1881. Maud and her husband, Henry,celebrated their 60th Diamond Wedding Anniversary at All Saints' Church, South Acton, on 24 Aug 1941. They were then living at 34 Montserrat Road, Putney, S.W.15.

She m. Henry Monson on 24 Aug 1881 in South Acton, Middlesex. Henry was b. c. 1858, Cambridgeshire, son of Edward and Sarah Monson. In 1881 he was an Asst. Surveyor living at 2 Birkbeck Villa, Acton. Maud and Henry appear in the 1891 census in St. Pancras, London, with their children: They later appear with their children in the 1891 census in Islington, London, where she is called "Mariah Monson."

  1. Henry S. Monson, b. c. 1883, Acton. 1891 at home in St. Pancras, London.1901 at home is Islington.
  2. James H. Monson, b. c. 1885, Acton. 1891 at home in St. Pancras, London. 1901 at home in Islington.
  3. Agnes M. J/S. Monson, b. c. 1888, St. Pancras. 1891 at home in St. Pancras, London. 1901 at home in Islington.
  4. Gertrude M. Monson, b. c. 1889, St. Pancras. 1891 at home in St. Pancras, London. 1901 at home in Islington.

Also shown in the 1901 household is Emily S. Monson, b. c. 1875, St. Pancras, London, and called a daughter of Henry and Mariah. Since Maud was only 15 in 1875 and did not marry Henry until 1881, Emily's family status in unclear.

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