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John Prentice of County Down, Ireland

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John Prentice of County Down, Ireland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2016 and Revised 20 Mar 2016

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1. John Prentice may have been b. c. 1760-1779 in County Down, Ireland. Ref: Ancestry.com .

He m. Agnes Thompson. She may have been b. c. 1760-1779 in County Down. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. John Prentice, b. c. 1799, Lessmacorran, Co. Down. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. John Prentice, b. c. 1799, Lessmacorran, Co. Down. He died in 1855 in Old Luce, Wigtownshire, Scotland, at the age of 56. Wigtownshire or the County of Wigtown is a registration county and lieutenancy area in the south-west corner of Scotland. Until 1975, Wigtownshire was one of the administrative counties used for local government purposes, and is now administered as part of the council area of Dumfries and Galloway.

He m. Rachel Lindsay who was b. c. 1806, dau. of John Lindsay. She d. 9 Dec 1882, Old Luce, age 76. Children:the child of John. She had three sons and four daughters with John Prentice between 1826 and 1839:

  1. Jane Prentice, b. 1826 in Down, Down, Northern Ireland, and d. 1902 in Stranraer, Wigtownshireher, age 78. She, James Dickson on 14 Jun 1864, in Stranraer, Wigtownshire. They had one child:
    1. Agnes Dickson, b. c. 1857, Old Luce, Wigtownshire.
  2. Robert Prentice, b. 1828 in Down, Down, Northern Ireland.
  3. Henry Prentice, b. 1829 in Down, Down, Northern Ireland, and d. 1854 in Old Luce, Wigtownshire, age 25.
  4. Agnes Prentice, b. 1833 and d. 18 Apr 1915, Stranraer, Wigtownshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  5. Helen Prentice, b. 1835 in Down, Down, Northern Ireland. She m. John Baird on 17 Apr 1856, in Glenluce, Wigtownshire.
  6. John Prentice, b. c. 1836.
  7. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. born about 1839, and d. 14 Jan 1904, Liverpool, Lancashire, age 65. She m. William Kessie between 1862 and 1867 and had 1 son and 2 daughters:
    1. Hugh Kessie
    2. Margaret Kessie
    3. Elizabeth Kessie

3. Agnes Prentice, b. 1833 and d. 18 Apr 1915, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, age 82. She had 1 daughter:

  1. Jane/Jeannie Prentice, b. 1865. She m. 1st? William Black. Son:
    1. Robert Henry Black Prentice, b. 20 Aug 1884, in Stranraer, Wigtownshire, and d. 1951 at he age of 67.. He m. Euphemia McFarlane on January 9, 1920, in Springburn, Lanarkshire. They had 5 children:
      1. Jean Prentice
      2. Robert Prentice
      3. Hugh McGaw Prentice
      4. John Prentice
      5. Evelyn Prentice
    Jane/Jeannie m. 2nd Hugh McGaw. He was b. c. 1844, in Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, son of Hugh and Mary McGawHe died in 1922 at the age of 78. Apparently no children.

Agnes m. Henry Emerson and they had 1 daughter:

  1. Rachel Emerson, b. 22 Jan 1874, in Wigtown, Wigtownshire,

Who are the ancestors of John Prentice?

Research is continuing.

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