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James Prentice, Lesmahagow, Scotland

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James Prentice, Lesmahagow, Lanark., Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 1999 and Revised 17 Dec 2006

We obtained most of the following from the LDS Ancestral File which like all such information, should be viewed with caution since its validity depends on the skill of the compiler of such information. The information should be independently corroborated. Also helping us with this line is Kay Reading who has supplied additional information.

1. James Prentice was born 1759 and perhaps in, or in the general vicinity of, Lesmahagow, Scotland.

He married Marion Brown O\on 18 Jun 1784, apparently at Lesmahagow. She was born 1763 and perhaps at Lesmahagow. Children:

  1. John Prentice, b. 25 Feb 1793, Lesmahagow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Margaret Prentice, b. 24 Nov 1785, Lesmahagow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  3. Thomas Prentice, b. 1 Dec 1787, Lesmahagow.
  4. Marion Prentice, b. 25 Oct 1796, Lesmahagow.

2. John Prentice, b. 25 Feb 1793, Lesmahagow.

He m Elizabeth Walker and they had:

  1. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 12 Jan 1827, Wilstown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]

3. Margaret Prentice, b. 24 Nov 1785, Lesmahagow. She m. William King on 16 Nov 1811 at Lesmahagow. He was b. 21 Mar 1773, Stonehouse, son of Matthew King and Jean Hamilton. Children (per James King, E-mail, 18 Dec 1999):

  1. Marion King, b. 23 Sep 1812, Lockanbank.
  2. Jean King, b. 21 Feb 1814, Lockenbank.
  3. Matthew King, b. 25 Jan 1816, Lockenbank and d. 1892 at Holt, MI.
  4. James King, b. 23 Jul 1820 and d. 1855, MN.
  5. William Frame King, b. 23 Sep 1822, Stonebyres Mill.
  6. Jane King who m. Mr. Cook.

4. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 12 Jan 1827, Wilstown, Lanarkshire and d. 2 Nov 1914 at Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete, UT.

She m. John Mason Burnside on 15 Feb 1849 at Bathgate, Linlithgow, Scotland. He was b. 23 Nov 1826 at Wilsontown, Lanark, Scotland and d. 25 Jan 1885 at Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete, UT. John was the son of William Burnside and Elizabeth Pinkerton and was a farmer. His ancestor chart can be found in the LDS Ancestral File. We found the following information about them on Ancestry.com:

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Page: 000492
Name: Elizabeth Burnside Campbell
Gender: female
Birth Date: 10 Sep 1848
Birth Place: Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Parent1: John Mason Burnside
Parent2: Elizabeth Prentice
Spouse: James Campbell
Marriage Date: 10 Aug 1867
Marriage Place: Pittsburg. Allegheney, PA
Departure Date: abt 01 Jul 1865 for US 01 Aug 1868 for UT
Departure Place: Liverpool, England;Laramie City
Travel Company: Father, John Mason 942);Mother Elizabeth (41);3 bro, William (18), John (15), Thomas (2), 3 sis, Marion (10) Jane (4), Hellen (1 1/2 mo), ucl Thomas McCullum 946), Thomas Campbell and family, James Campbell spouse, (21).
Party: Martin Hand Cart co. Captain Seeley's Wagon Train
Trail: Mormon trail to SLC
Arrival Date: 29 Aug 1868
Arrival Place: Salt Lake
Religion: LDS
Place Settled: American Fork, UT, 1868, Mt. Pleasant 1885, Idah, 1900
Occupation: Homemaker
Death Date: 06 Dec 1929
Death Place: Boise, Ada, ID
Burial Place: Boise, Ada, ID
Sources: Life Story written by Daughter Agnes Humble 2 Jan 1969, Famil Rec. Des News 17:221, HBY 888, Des Eve News Aug 29, Doc. Hist. 1027
Comments: They lived in McKeesport, Pennsylvania before going to SL for three years to support the family and to save enough money for their trek across the plains. They had 12 children 3 died in infancy.
Sub Name: Merlyn W. Drone
Sub Date: 29 Dec 1990
Pioneer Immigrants to Utah Territory.
Children (per 1880 Mt. Pleasant census and http://www.nathanielspens.com/pafg31.htm#1336 ):
  1. Elizabeth Burnside
  2. William Burnside
  3. Joseph Burnside was born on 16 May 1854 in Bathgate, W Lothian, Scotland. He died on 24 Apr 1855 in Bathgate, W Lothian, Scotland.
  4. Grace Burnside was born on 10 Feb 1856 in Armadale, W Lothian, Scotland. She died on 1 Dec 1859 in Bathgate, W Lothian, Scotland.
  5. Marian Elizabeth Burnside was born on 29 Jun 1858 in Armadale, W Lothian, Scotland. She died on 9 Nov 1927 in Clear Creek, Carbon, Utah. She was buried on 12 Nov 1927 in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah.
  6. James Burnside was born on 18 Apr 1860 in Armadale, W Lothian, Scotland. He died on 20 Mar 1861 in Armadale, W Lothian, Scotland.
  7. David Burnside was born on 16 Mar 1862 in Armadale, W Lothian, Scotland. He died on 6 May 1865 in Armadale, W Lothian, Scotland.
  8. Jean Burnside was born on 6 Jan 1864 in Armadale, W Lothian, Scotland. She died on 26 Jan 1904 in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah.
  9. Thomas John Burnside
  10. Ellen or Helen Burnside was born on 16 May 1868 in McKeesport, Alleghany, Pennsylvania. She died on 22 Jul 1906 in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah. She was buried on 25 Jul 1906 in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah.
  11. Agnes Burnside
  12. George Burnside was born on 7 Sep 1872 in American Fork, Utah, Utah. He died on 14 Oct 1888.
  13. Alexander Burnside was born on 17 May 1875 in American Fork, Utah, Utah. He died on 18 Jun 1948 in Driggs, Teton, Idaho. He was buried in Darby Cemetery, Teton, Idaho.
  14. John Burnside
Living with the family in 1880 were 2 granddaughters whose parents not identified:
  1. Mary Burnside, granddaughter, b. c. 1874, UT.
  2. Annie Burnside, granddaughter, b. c. 1877, UT.
Also living with the family were John's brother, Thomas Burnside, and sister, Annie Burnside.

Who are James Prentice's Parents?

If Margaret Prentice was b. in 1785, her father was probably born between 1750 and 1765.

It is just a guess at this point, but a review of Glasgow Records Office records shows only one James Prentice born in the right time frame. He is James Prentice, b. 25 1750 in Lanark, son of Thomas Prentice who m. Jean Davie on 7 Sep 1746 at Lanark.

We have to go even further afield in trying to identify James' paternal grandfather who was likely born between 1710 and 1730. If Thomas is James' father, then there are four possibilities as to the identity of Thomas:

  1. Thomas Prentice, b. 1710 at Carluke, son of John Prentice. For an article about John Prentice of Carluke, see our Winter 1998 issue.
  2. Thomas Prentice, b. 1722 at Carluke, son of Archibald Prentice. For an article about Archibald Prentice, see our Winter 1998 issue.
  3. Thomas Prentice, b. 1724 at Carluke, son of John Prentice.
  4. Thomas Prentice, b. 1726 at Carluke, son of Alexander Prentice.

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