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William Prentice of Carstairs, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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William Prentice of Carstairs, Lanarkshire, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2013 and Revised 25 Jan 2017
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1. William Prentice, perhaps b. c. 1730-1745, and perhaps in, or near, Carstairs, Lanarkshire, Scotland, where his son, William, was b. in 1767. (Ref: Ancestry .com .)

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

  1. William Prentice, b. 27 Apr 1767, Carstairs, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. William Prentice of Carstairs, Lanarkshire, Scotland, b. 27 Apr 1767, Carstairs, Lanarkshire. Scotland. (Ref: Ancestry .com .)

He m. Grace/Grizel Alexander on8 Jun 1788 in Lanark or Carstairs, Lanarkshire per Ancestry.com . She was b. 16 Oct 1767, Carstairs, Lanarkshire, dau. of Robert and Mary Alexander. Children:

  1. Mary Prentice, b. 15 Dec 1789, Carstairs, Lanarkshire.
  2. William Prentice, b. 8 Nov 1791, Carstairs, Lanarkshire.
  3. Robert Prentice, b. 19 Jun 1793, Carstairs, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  4. Catherine Prentice, b. 20 Jan 1796, Carstairs, Lanarkshire.
  5. James Prentice, b. 22 Apr 1798, Carstairs, Lanarkshire, and d. 10 Jan 1856, Carluke, Lanarkshire, age 57.
  6. John Prentice, b. 15 Jun 1802, Carstairs, Lanarkshire.
  7. William Prentice, b. 23 Mar 1803, Carstairs, Lanarkshire.
  8. George Prentice, b. 6 Jun 1804, Carstairs, Lanarkshire, and d. 26 Nov 1823, Carstairs, age 19.
  9. David Prentice, b. 19 Jul 1808,Carstairs, Lanarkshire, and d. 21 Mar 1826, Carstairs, age 18.
  10. Thomas Prentice, b. 2 Oct 1810, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  11. Alexander Prentice, b. 27 Oct 1812, Carstairs, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]

3. Robert Prentice, b. 19 Jun 1793, Carstairs, Lanarkshire and d. there 11 Jul 1870, age 77.

He m. Grizel Aitkin c. 28 Sep 1817, Carstairs (Marriage Bann). She was b. 22 Aug 1794, Lanarkshire, and d. 13 Feb 1846, Carstairs, Lanarkshire. She was the dau. of Thomas Aitken and Christian Gardner. Son per Ancestry.com :

  1. William Prentice, b , 29 Nov 1819, Carstairs, Lanarkshire.

    He m. Elizabeth Cairns, b. c. 1819, Brbutte, Peeblesshire.. Her Ancestor Chart is Ancestry.com . Children per Ancestry.com :

    1. Christina Prentice, b. c. 1840, Clinholm Peeblesshire,(per 1871) census) and d. 25 Sep 1878. 1871 at home in Biggar. She m. Robert Sommerville. He was b. c. 1834, Broughton, Peeblesshire, and d. before 1897. 1881 Eddleston, Peeblesshire. Children per Ancestry.com :
      1. Elizabeth Sommerville, b. c. 1863, Stobo, Peeblesshire. 1881 Eddleston, Peeblesshire.
      2. Jessie Sommerville, dau.,, b. c. 1875. 1881 Eddleston, Peeblesshire.
      3. Marion Sommerville, b. c. 1879, Traquair, Peeblesshire. Not in 1881 and later census so may have died young.
    2. Eleanor Taylor Prentice, b. 26 Dec 1843, Drummlzier, Peeblesshire. 1901 in Symington, Lanarkshire. She m. John Hislop on 14 Jun 1867, Biggr, Lanarkshire. He was b. 1846, Carmichael, Scotland, and d. 27 Feb 1914, Symington, Lanarkshire. Children per Ancestry.com :
      1. John Hislop 1868 –
      2. William Hislop 1868 –
      3. Elizabeth "eliza" cairns Hislop 1871 – 1903
      4. Jean Hislop 1874 –
      5. Agnes Hislop 1876 –
      6. Eleanor Hislop 1878 –
      7. Alexander Hislop 1881 –
      8. Margaret Hislop 1883 –
      9. Mary Hislop 1886 –
      10. Christina Hislop 1890 –
    3. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1846, Drumelzier, Peebleshire per 1861 census.
    4. Agnes Prentice, b. c. 1848, Biggar per Toomey Family Tree. or Lasswade, East Lothian per 1891 census. 1891 at home, Symington, Lanarkshire.
    5. Janet Prentice, b. c. 1850, Biggar, per 1861 census. Illegit. son per Ancestry.com :
      1. William Prentice, b. 30 Mar 1872, Bonnington, Peblesshire. He m. Elizabeth Adam. She was b. 1 Oct 1875, Shotts, Lanarkshire, and d. 19 Dec 1948, Symington, Lanarkshire. Dau. of Robert Adam and Christina Clark. on:
        1. Robert Adam Prentice, b. 14 Oct 1904, Symington, and d. 17 Jul 1963, Law Hospital, Carluke. He m. Annie Milne Johnson (1905-1983). They had a son who m. and had a son and daughter.
    6. Alexander Prentice, b. c. 1852 Biggar per 1861 census, and d. in Scotland. He m. Agnes Weir on 6 Aug 1875. She was b. c. 1848, Carstairs. 1891 in Biggar, Lanarkshire. Children:
      1. Agnes Prentice, b. c. 1877, Biggar, Lanarkshire.
      2. William Prentice, b. c. 1879, Lamington, Lanarkshire. 1901 in Biggar Lanarkshire.
      3. John W. Prentice, b. c. 1881, Lamington, Lanarkshire. 1901 in Biggar Lanarkshire.
      4. Alexander Prentice, b. c. 1883, West Linton, Peeblesshire. 1901 in Biggar, Lanarkshire.
      5. David Prentice, b. c. 1887, West Linton, Peeblesshire. 1901 in Biggar, Lanarkshire.
      6. Walter Prentice, b. c. 1889, Biggar, Lanarkshire. 1901 in Biggar, Lanarkshire.
      7. Thomas Weir Prentice, b. 27 Feb 1891, Biggar, Lanarkshire, and d. 18 Mar 1969, Biggar, Lanarkshire, age 78. 1891, 1901 in Biggar, Lanarkshire.
    7. Isabella Prentice, b. c. 1854, Biggar per 1861 census.
    8. Walter Prentice, b. c. 1855, Biggar per 1861 census. Given the unusual name and the location in Biggar, he is probably the Walter Prentice shown at Ancestry.com as b. 1857 in Biggar who m. Renton who was b. 1861 in Peebles Peeblesshire. Daughter:
      1. Elizabeth (Tate Prentice, Lizzie, b. 2 Jul 1882, in Biggar, Lanarkshire, and d young on 24 May 1909, age 26. She m. William Brown on 25 Apr 1902. 2 children:
        1. Renton Anderson Brown, b. 10 Jul 1902 and d. 17 Feb 1909, age 7.
        2. Sarah Marshall Brown, b. 11 Sep 1904.
    9. Elizabeth C. Prentice, b. c. 1858-9, Biggar per 1861, 1871 census..

Spouse not identified, but perhaps Grizel Aitkin, above. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Christian Prentice, b. c. 1818, Carstairs. 1851 at home in Carstairs.
  2. Grace Prentice, b. 6 May 1923, Carstairs. 1851 at home in Carstairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]
  3. Betty Prentice, b. 9 Jan 1825, Carstairs.
  4. David Prentice, b. 1829, Carstairs.
  5. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1834, Carstairs. 1851 at ghome in Carstairs.
  6. Catharine Prentice, b. c. 1837, Carstairs. 1851 at home in Carstairs.

4. Thomas Prentice, b. 2 Oct 1810, Lanarkshire, and d. 17 Apr 1885, Pettinain, Lannarkshire, age 74.

He m. Mary Currie on 24 Nov 1837, Carstairs. She was b. 1816. Lanark, Lanarkshire. Children:

  1. William Prentice, b. 1838, Lanarkshire.
  2. Mary Prentice, b. 1841, Carstairs, Lanarkshire.
  3. Grace Prentice, b. 1842, Lanarkshire.
  4. Alison Prentice, b. 1844, Lanarkshire.
  5. Isabella Prentice, b. 1846, Lanarkshire.
  6. Catharine Prentice, b. 1850, Lanarkshire.
  7. Andrew Prentice, b. 1851, Carstairs, Lanarkshire.

5. Alexander Prentice, b. 27 Oct 1812, Carstairs, Lanarkshire, and d. 7 Dec 1882, age 70.

He m. Janet Snmall on 24 Jun 1822, Carstairs.

  1. Catherine Prentice, b. 1834, Carluke, Lanarkshire.
  2. Grizzel Prentice, b. 1838, Carluke, Lanarkshire.
  3. Mary Prentice, b. 1841, Carluke, Lanarkshire.
  4. William Prentice, b. 1844, Carluke, Lanarkshire and d. 22 Feb 1863, age 19..
  5. Ann Prentice, b. 15 Nov 1846, Carluke, Lanarkshire.
  6. Janet Prentice, b. 1849, Carluke, Lanarkshire.
  7. Jane Prentice, b. 1851, Carluke, Lanarkshire, and d. 20 Aug 1928, Dumbarton, Dumbrtonshire, Scotland, age 77. She m. Peter Grant on 29 Apr 1879, Maryhill, Lanarkshire. They had 4 children: .

    1. Peter Grant
    2. May Grant
    3. Alexander Grant
    4. Charles Grant

6. Grace (Grizzel) Prentice, b. 6 Msy 1823, Carstairs and d. 25 Jan 1872, St. Giles, Edinburgh.

She m. Peter Wilson on 10 Aug 1851, Carstairs. He was b. 27 Feb 1817, Carluke, Lanarkshire, and d. 1875, St. George, Edinburgh. He was the son of John Wilson and Marion Martin. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Peter Wilson 1847 – 1907
  2. John Wilson 1852 –
  3. Robert Wilson 1858 –
  4. James Wilson 1861 –

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