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Thomas Prentice of Scotland

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Thomas Prentice of Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2009 and Revised 27 Aug 2015

We found the following family tree posted at Ancestry.com :

1. Thomas Prentice was b. c. 1775-1789 and perhaps in, or near, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, where his son, John, was b c. 1810-1811. His date and place of death is not yet known.

He m. Jane Cunningham on 19 Apr 1793, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. She was b. c. 1770 in Scotland and d. there. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. John Prentice, b. c. 1810-1811 in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. John Prentice, b. c. 1810-1811 in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and d. 25 Nov 1881 at 52 Stewarton St., Wishaw, Lanarkshire. 1851 and 1861 census in Cambusnethan.

He m. Ann Stevenson on 28 Dec 1835, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire. She was b. c. 1810 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire (per 1851 census), and d. 9 Oct 1886 at 123 Main St., Wishaw, Lanarkshire. She was the dau. of John and Jane Stevenson. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Jane Prentice, b. 12 Feb 1838, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  2. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1840, Cambusnethan. At home in 1851. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[4]
  3. Janet Prentice, b. c. 1843, Cambusnethan. At home in 1851. Not home in 1861.
  4. John Prentice, b. c. 1846, Cambusnethan. At home in 1851 and 1861. He may be the John Prentice who appears in the 1871 and 1881 census in Cambusnethan with his wife, Janet Fiet, b. c. 1844, New Monkland, Lanarkshire. John appears in the 1891 and 1901 census in Kilmadock, Perthshire, as b. c. 1844, Overtown, Lanarkshire, while Janet appears as b. c. 1843, Greengairs (Greengates in 1901), Lanarkshire. Children:
    1. Christina Prentice, b. c. 1867, Cambusnethan. At home in 1871 and 1881.
    2. John Prentice, b. c. 1869, Cambusnethan. At home in 1871. Not home in 1881, At home in 1891.
    3. Annie Prentice, b. c. 1872, Cambusnethan. At home in 1881 and 1891.
    4. Jessie Prentice, b. c. 1874, Cambusnethan. At home in 1881 and 1891.
    5. Peter Prentice, b. c. 1876, Cambusnethan. At home in 1881, 1891 and 1901.
    6. Margaret/Maggie Prentice, b. c. 1878, Cambusnethan. At home in 1881, 1891 and 1901.
    7. Isabella Prentice, b. c. 1882, Cambusnethan. At home in 1891 and 1901.

  5. James Prentice, b. c. 1849, Cambusnethan. At home in 1851 and 1861. Not in 1871 or 1881 census.
  6. Mary Ann (Marion) Prentice, b. c. 1849, Cambusnethan. At home in 1851 and 1861. Not home in 1871.
  7. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1851, Cambusnethan. At home in 1851 and 1861. Not home in 1871.

3. Jane Prentice, b. 12 Feb 1838, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland and d. 13 Apr 1876 in Royal George, Newmains, Lanark, Scotland, from an obstruction of the bowels. She was buried at Cambusnethan Churchyard, Kirk Road/Greenhead Road, Wishaw, Grave number 340. At home in Cambusnethan in 1851 census.

    Note: Gordon Lennox's email of 15 Mar 2015 relates the following: "My grandmother was Bethia Lockie, daughter of Jane Prentice. She and her twin sister Jessie were born on 10 June 1968. On an extract of her birth certificate the entry under name, maiden surname of mother reads"Jane Lockie formerly Sneddon M.S. Prentice." He asks if we have any record of Jane having a prior marriage to someone other than Robert Wallace Lockie, below. We do not.)

Jane m. 1st. James Snadden on 22 Jun 1955, Thrushbush, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. He was a Coal Miner, age 23, and she was a Farm Servant, age 17, per email from Gordon Lennox and Larry Boyd, email, 17 Mar 2015. He was born on 2 January 1932 at Carnwath and d. 1 Dec 1863. His parents were James Snadden and Marion Watt. The surname was spelled Snadden in the marriage register, Snaddon on their son Jame’s birth register entry and Sneddon on her daughter Bethia Lockie’s birth certificate. Children per Gordon Lennox, email, 27 Aug 2015.

  1. Ann Snadden born 22 September 1855
  2. Marion Snadden born 8 January 1857
  3. Mary Jane Snadden born 31 December 1858
  4. Janet Snadden born 18 March 1861
  5. James Snadden born 7 July 1863

Jane m. 2nd Robert Wallace Lockie on 24 Apr 1868, Thrushbush, Cambusnethan. He was b. 2 Sep 1829, New Trows, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, and d. 21 Sep 1912, Royal George, Newmains, Lanark. His parents were James Lockie (1793-1865) and Margaret Wallace (1803-1870). He had already been married, in about 1851, to Francis (Fanny) Young with whom he had a daughter, and then to Elizabeth Martin in 1856 with whom he had two sons and a daughter. Elizabeth died in December 1886. Robert was then working as a ploughman.An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com and Ancestry.com1 . Children:

  1. Jessie Lockie, b. 10 Jun 1868, Thrushbush, Cambusnethan.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3.1]
  2. Bethia Lockie, b. 10 Jun 1868, ThrushbushCambusnethan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3.2]
  3. Robina Lockie, b. 16 May 1871, Plainfield Cottage, Newmains, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  4. Georgeina Lockie, b. 21 Feb 1873, Plainfield Cottage, Newmains,
  5. John Prentice Lockie, b. 2 Jul 1875, Plainfield Cottage, Newmains,

3.1 Jessie Lockie, twin, b. 10 Jun 1868, Thrushbush, Cambusnethan.

Jessie m. William Kirkpatrick who was born on 8 Aug1862 at Dalbeatle, Kirkcudbright. He was a carter and she was a domestic worker. William was later a stoker at the dockyard boiler. Bethia stayed with Jessie and her husband while she was studying medicine. Jessie and William then stayed with his parents David and Jane (nee Steward) in Clydesdale with their three children:

  1. Robert Kirkpatrick, b. 1896,
  2. Jane Kirkpatrick, b. 1898,
  3. Jessie Kirkpatrick, b. 1900.
William was now a stoker at the dockyard boiler.

3.2 Bethia Lockie, b. 10 Jun 1868, Thrushbush, Cambusnethan, and d. 26 Jan 1954 from a coronary thrombosis. She was buried in the Pretoria Cemetery grave number 18474. Bethia was a daughter of Jane Prentice who studied medicine to become a medical missionary, working for the "Southern Morocco Mission of Glasgow".

She met Allan Lennox, a fellow medical missionary and they both went out to Morocco in 1894. They were married on 2 August 1895 at Dar al Bayda (Arabic name for Casablanca) and their marriage was registered with the British Consul as being of British subjects married overseas. They moved to Marrakech, the main station of the Southern Morocco Mission of Glasgow. Bethia and Allan moved to South Africa in 1948, where sons Albert and Alan were living. Bethia and Allan had three children all of them registered as British subjects born overseas:

  1. Albert Mitchell Lennox was born on 5 Jul 1899 at Morocco City (Marrakech) and died on 20 Dec 1979 at Johannesburg, South Africa. He married Ida Kathleen Russel from Bexhill on Sea, England. DOB Jan 15, 1906. DOM Dec 29, 1927. DOD Apr 7, 1977
  2. Edwin Arthur Lennox was born on 3 May 1901 at Morocco City (Marrakech) and died on 24 Jul 1982 at Andover. He married Elanor Anne Malins DOB Dec 24, 1901. DOM May 16, 1928. DOD Apr 18, 1979.
  3. Alan Rodney Trolard Lennox born on 27 May 1910 at Saffi and died on 20 Jun 1990 at Roodepoort, South Africa. He married Winifred Cowan from Edinburgh DOB Oct 19, 1909. DOM Oct 19, 1937 at Johannesburg. DOD Jul 6, 1990.

4. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1840, Cambusnethan and d. 1 May 1914, aged 75. At home in 1851. A headstone in the Cambusnethan Churchyard, Kirk Road/Greenhead Road, Wishaw, shows him to be the son of John Prentice who died 25th November 1881 aged 71 years (b. c. 1810), and that John's wife was Ann Stevenson who died 9 October 1886, aged 77 years. Caroline d. 16 November 1891, aged 49 years. Both are bur. in the Cambusnethan Churchyard. 1881 census in Wishaw. 1891 census in Wishaw. 1901 census in Cambusnethan.

He m. Caroline Torrance on 31 Dec 1861, Stonehouse. She was b. c. 1845, Hamilton, and d. 16 Nov 1891, aged 49 years. Bur. with her husband in the Cambusnethan Churchyard. Childen (per IGI):

  1. John Prentice, b. 1 Apr 1862, Cambusnethan. At home in 1881, 1891 and 1901. He d. at Freemantle on 11 July 1912, aged 50 years and is bur. in the Cambusnethan churchyard.
  2. Alexander Prentice, b. 17 Sep 1864, Cambusnethan. At home in 1881. In 1891 and 1901 census in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, with his wife, Annie, b. c. 1866, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. No children shown.
  3. Ann Prentice, b. 10 Nov 1866, Cambusnethan. Not home in 1881.
  4. Agnes Prentice, b. 2 Jan 1869, Cambusnethan. At home in 1881, 1891 and 1901.
  5. Thomas Prentice, b. 18 Nov 1870, Cambusnethan. At home in 1881 and 1891. Not in 1901 census.
  6. Caroline Prentice, b. 24 Oct 1872, Cambusnethan. At home in 1881. Not home in 1891.
  7. James Prentice, b. 8 Oct 1874, Cambusnethan. At home in 1881, 1891 and 1901.
  8. Jane Prentice, b. c. 1877, Cambusnethan. At home in 1881.
  9. William Prentice, b. c. 1879, Wishaw. At home in 1881, 1891 and 1901.
  10. Margaret/Maggie, b. c. 1884, Cambusnethan. At home in 1891 and 1901.

5. Robina Lockie, b. 16 Masy 1871, Plainfield Cottage, Newmains, Lanarkshire, and d. 11 May 1936 at 10 Palmer Ave., Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

She m. Charles Telfer. He was b. 17 Sep 1870, Hedgend, Newlands, Peebleshire, and d. 5 Jul 1944 at Palmer Ave., Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Children:

  1. Jean prentice Telfer, b. 1892. She m. John Brown and had 3 sons.
  2. Alexander Telfer, b. 1895 and d. 1975. He m. Agnes Steward Ross and had a son and 3 daughters.
  3. Charles lockie Telfer, b. 1898 and d. 1972.

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