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Archibald Prentice of Scotland

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Archibald Prentice of Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2012 and Revised 26 Feb 2012

We found the following family at Ancestry.com :

1. Archibald Prentice was b. c. 1690 in Scotland.

He m. Margaret, b. c. 1695, Scotland. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Thomas Prentice, b. 9 Dec 1722, Milntown Mure, Carluke, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. Thomas Prentice, b. 9 Dec 1722, Milntown Mure, Carluke, Lanarkshire.

He m. Agnes Forrest in 1745, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. She was b. 1724 in Cambusnethan and was the dau. of James Frrest and Janet Hamilton. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Janet Prentice 1746 –
  2. Margaret Prentice 1748 –
  3. Agnes Prentice 1751 –
  4. Archibald Prentice 1755 –
  5. John Prentice, b. 1758, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  6. Robert Prentice, b. 1768, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[4]

3. John Prentice, b. 11 Aug 1758, Cambusnethan.

He is probably the John Prentice who m. Agnes Dalziel and had:

  1. Robert Prentice, b. 24 Jan 1783, Cambusnethan. For his probable descendants, see our Fall 2009 article entitled Robert Prentice of Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland .
  2. Alexander Prentice, b. 9 Nov 1784, Cambusnethan. He is probably the Alexander Prentice who m. Cicilia Haddow and had:
    1. Agnes Prentice, chr. 4 Sep 1808, Cambusnethan.
    2. John Prentice, chr. 7 Jul 1812, Cambusnethan. He may be the John Prentice who m. Janet Reid (see Thomas Prentice of Cambusnethan in our Fall 1999 issue for descendants).
    3. Alexander Prentice, chr. 11 Jul 1813, Cambusnethan.
    4. Mary Prentice, chr. 12 Aug 1815. Cambusnethan

4. Robert Prentice, b. 1768, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. e

He m. Catharine Mann on 14 May 1796 in Cambusnethan. Children of Robert and Catharine (per IGI):

  1. Isobel Prentice, b. 15 Sep 1796, Cambusnethan, Lanark, Scotland
  2. Agnes Prentice, b. 7 Nov 1797, Cambusnethan, Lanark, Scotland
  3. Thomas Prentice, b. 20 Feb 1799, Cambusnethan, Lanark, Scotland
  4. John Prentice, b. 20 Feb 1799, Cambusnethan, Lanark, Scotland. He might be the John Prentice shown in the 1851 census in Whitburn, West Lothian, indexed as b. c. 1799, a farmer at Little Blacklean with 80 acres, "Canworthy, Lanarkshire" but probably Cambusnathan, with his wife, Mary, b. c. 1812, Bathgate, a Servant, Mary Prentice, b. c. 1831, Whitburn, Linlithgowshire, and and children. Not in 1861 census. Children:
    1. David Prentice, b. c. 1826, Whitburn, Linlithgowshire. At home in Whitburn in 1851.
  5. James Prentice, b. 25 Apr 1800, Cambusnethan, Lanark, Scotland. Not in 1841, 1851, or 1861 census.
  6. Josiah Prentice, 9 Aug 1802, Cambusnethan, Lanark, Scotland. Not in 1841, 1851, or 1861 census.

Who are Archibald Prentice's Parents?

Investigation is continuing.

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