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Mary Ann Prentice, Diss, Norfolk, England

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Mary Ann Prentice of Diss, Norfolk, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2000 and Revised: 16 Mar 2014

We are helping Alejandro Giralt of Buenos Aires, Argentine, in tracing the ancestry of his Mary Ann Prentice who married Edgar Sparrow of Diss, Norfolk, England. With the invaluable aid of Alejandro, Ian Prentice, Don Armstrong, Peter Walkerley, David Isaacs, census records, the IGI and other contributors named in the article, we have constructed the following likely family tree for Mary Ann Prentice.

A. John Prentice, perhaps b. c. 1622, Suffolk,England per Ancestry.com , and died probably after the 1651 birth of his son, Nicholas.

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

  1. Nicholas Prentice, b. 18 Nov 1651, Stradbroke, Suffolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [1]

1. Nicholas Prentice, b. 18 Nov 1651 in Stradbroke,Suffolk, England, and d. 4 Sep 1740 in Diss, Norfolk..

Nicholas m. Ann Downing on 5 Oct 1699. Ann was the daughter of Henry and Ann Downing, the eldest of 11 children b. 21 Apr 1674; she d. 30 Dec 1750, England, age 76 years.

Ian Prentice suggests that there is every probability that Nicholas Prentice is a descendant of the Prentices of Palgrave , but such a link has not yet been identified.

Children of Nicholas and Ann:

  1. Henry Prentice, b. 7 Apr 1715; d. 9 Jun 1749. . . . . . . [2]
  2. John Prentice, b. 7 Jul 1700, Norfolk and d. either (1)17 Jun 1705 or 9 Apr 1718, Norfolk, per Ancestry.com .
  3. Ann Prentice, b. 25 Jan 1701/2. According to the parish registers for Diss, published by the Norfolk & Norwich G. S. Ann was buried on 9 April 1718.
  4. Mary Prentice, b. 5 Dec 1703, Norfolk, and d. 3 Jan 1703/4 in infancy.
  5. Mary Prentice, b. 8 Jan 1705/6 , Norfolk, and d. 18 May 1772, age 66.
  6. Margaret Prentice, b. 29 Feb 1707/8. She m. Robert Holmes in 1731, Roydon.
  7. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 6 Oct 1710, Norfolk.
  8. John Prentice, b. 8 Jan 1712/13. According to the parish registers for Diss, published by the Norfolk & Norwich G. S. John was buried on 9 April 1718.
  9. Henry Prentice, b. 7 Apr 1715 and d. 9 Jun 1749 per Ancestry.com . He m. Hannah Farrant, b. 1708, England, and d. 10 Feb 1788, age 80 years. Children:
    1. John Prentice, b. 1739 and d. 1816, age 77.
    2. Ann Prentice, b. 1740 and d. 1809, age 69.
    3. Nicholas Prentice 1746 –
    4. Mary Prentice 1748 – 1823

2. Henry Prentice, b. 7 Apr 1715; d. 9 Jun 1749.

He m. Hannah Farrant in 1737 in Palgrave. She was b. 1708, England, and d. 10 Feb 1788 aged 80 a Pauper. Children:

  1. James Prentice, an Agricultural Labourer b. 2 Feb 1744. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  2. John Prentice, apprenticed to Carlton Sussum a Cordwainer in Diss in 1755; born c. 1739 and d. 18 Apr 1816 aged 76. He m. Sarah Farrow in Diss 22 Jun 1765; she d. 26 Nov 1772. A cordwainer is a shoemaker who makes fine soft leather shoes and other luxury footwear articles. The word is derived from "cordwain", or "cordovan", the leather produced in Córdoba, Spain. Historically, there was a distinction between a cordwainer, who made luxury shoes and boots out of the finest leathers, and a cobbler, who repaired them. This distinction gradually weakened, particularly during the twentieth century, when there was a predominance of shoe retailers who neither made nor repaired shoes.
  3. Ann Prentice, b. 1740; m. John Garrod 25 Oct 1768; d. 25 Jul 1809.
  4. Samuel Prentice, witness to marriage of William Kemp and Martha Sheldeck on 11 Oct 1763.
  5. Nicholas Prentice, chr. 1 Mar 1746. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2.1]
  6. Mary Prentice, b. 5 Feb 1748; d. 10 Dec 1823 aged 75 in the Poor House; she m. Jacob Catermole 15 Mar 1776 in Roydon; he was b. 7 Nov 1751; d. 7 Jan 1826 Poor House.

2.1 Nicholas Prentice, chr. 1 Mar 1746, Diss, Norfolk, England (per IGI). He may be the Nicholas Prentice who m. Ann Aldous, below.

By email of 18 Nov 2008, Rosalind Lowe relates that her ancestor, Nicholas Prentice, m. Ann Aldous (spelled Aldiss, in the Peasenhall Register) in 1783 in Tannington near Stradbrooke, Suffolk, England (per IGI). It is not yet clear whether she is the Anne Aldous shown in the IGI as chr. 4 Apr 1743, Stradbroke, Suffolk, dau. of Stephen and Mary Aldous .

Children per Rosalind Lowe:

  1. William Prentice.
  2. Kerrenhappuch Prentice, b. 1786, Suffolk, and d. 1859. Kerrenhappuch is Rosalind Lowe's g-g-g-grandmother. She m. John Eade in 1812 in Peasenhall. She appears, without her husband, in the 1841 census in Framlingham, Suffolk, with her children:
    1. Jemima Eade, b. c. 1821, Suffolk, England. At home in Framlingham in 1841. Not in 1851 census by that name.
    2. William Eade, b. c. 1828, Suffolk, England. At home in Framlingham in 1841.
    Also present in the home in 1841 are (1) Ann Ashford, b. c. 1766, Suffolk, and (2) James Ashford, b. c. 1776, Suffolk. Their relationship to her, if any, is not known.

  3. George Prentice.
  4. Kezia Prentice.
  5. Jemima Prentice.
  6. (perhaps other children).

3. James Prentice, b. 2 Feb 1744, Norfolk, England, and either d. 1831 in Norfolk, or was alive in Burston in 1841. Agricultural Labourer.

He m. Elizabeth Catchpole on 25 or 28 Oct 1768 in Bressingham, Norfolk. She was bap 15 Sep 1745, Bressingham, and was bur. 18 Aug 1789, Bressingham. She was the daughter of John Catchpole (buried February 14 1776 at Bressingham) by his second wife (married at Bressingham 3 June 1735), Ann Cunningham, who was buried at Bressingham in August 1779. John and Ann had several other children baptised at Bressingham. "Catchpole" is an old English name or occupation indicating sheriff's assistant or bailiff. Children of James and Elizabeth (per Peter Walkerley, email, 11 Jan 2005):

  1. Ann Prentice, bap. 1769, Bressingham
  2. James Prentice, bap. 3 Mar 1771, Bressingham. . . . . . . [3.1]
  3. John Prentice, b. c. 1773, Bressingham. For his family and descendants, see our other article at John Prentice of Garboldisham, Norfolk, England .
  4. Elizabeth Prentice, bap. 1773, Bressingham, Norfolk.
  5. Henry Prentice, bap. 1776, Bressingham. He appears in the 1851 census at Burston, age 74, and was buried at Diss 1857, age 81.
  6. Mary Prentice, bap. 1778, Bressingham
  7. William Prentice, bap. 1781, Bressingham, and d. Jul 1785, Norfolk, age 4 years.
  8. Samuel Prentice, bap. 1784, Bressingham.
  9. Sarah Prentice, b. 1788, Bressingham.

3.1 James Prentice, bap. 3 Mar 1771, Bressingham and bur. 26 Jul 1849 aged 78 at Burston.

He m. Elizabeth Last on 1 Oct 1793 in Diss, Norfolk (per IGI and Peter Walkerley, email, 11 Jan 2005). Elizabeth Last was b. c. 1767 and was bur. at Burston 23 July 1850 aged 83 was almost certainly the sister of the Samuel Last b at Diss between 30 March/30 June 1773 and buried 26 June 1859 aged 86. Subject to further investigation, Elizabeth Last and Samuel Last were likely the children of William and Jane Last (nee Goddard) of Diss, in which case they were the siblings of Charles Last (ca1785-1864) who was a soldier in the 4th (Kings Own) Regiment of foot, which saw action at Waterloo in 1815. Samuel Last m. Mary Leverett 8 Nov 1797 and was witnessed by James Prentice. Elizabeth was living with her son, James, in the 1841 census at Burston. Children:

  1. (perhaps) Mary Prentice, b. c. 1795-1800. She m. Samuel Rash 21 Oct 1818 in Diss, Norfolk, England. (per IGI)
      Comment: By email of 9 Oct 2000, Don Armstrong suggests she may be the daughter of the daughter of Mary Prentice born in 1770 to John Prentice and Sarah Farrow. The entry in the Diss register reads: "Mary, natural Daughter of Mary Prentice (Spinster) was born April 23 1795 and privately baptised April 25 1795.
  2. James Prentice, bap. 23 Aug 1796. . . . . . . . . [4]
  3. Samuel Prentice, a Labourer b. 1811 in Hoxne, Suffolk and d. Jun 1879 in Hoxne. He m. Emily Martin 5 Jan 1832 in Pullham. She was b. c. 1813, Pulham St. Mary Magdalen, Norfolk (The 1851 census says she was b. c. 1821, but that seems like an error). They appear in the 1841 and 1751 census in Pulham St. Mary magdalen. Children:
    1. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1834, Norfolk. At home in St. Mary Magdalen Pulham in 1841.
    2. Helen/Ellen Prentice, b. c. 1836, Pulham St. Mary Magdalen, Norfolk. At home in St. Mary Magdalen Pulham in 1841 and 1851.
    3. Rebecca Prentice, b. c. 1838, "Pulham Magde",Norfolk. At home in St. Mary Magdalen Pulham in 1841 and 1851.
    4. William Prentice, b. c. 1840, "Pulham Magde"Norfolk. At home in St. Mary Magdalen Pulham in 1841.
  4. Richard Prentice, b. c. 1801, Winfarthing, Norfolk; d. 8 May 1886 in Brockdish. . . . . . . [5]
  5. David Prentice, a Gunsmith of Eye, b. 1803 in Diss. . . . [6]
  6. Henry Prentice, b. 1804.
  7. William Prentice. Additional investigation is needed. One source says William was an Agricultural Labourer b. 1804, d. Mar 1869, and that he m. Mary Coleman Dec 1842. However, Peter Walkerley's email of 11 Jan 2005, says William was bap. 23 May 1813 at Burston, that he lived for the most part of his adult life at Gissing and appears in the census returns 1841-1901, and that he m. Ann Martin and had issue, all mentioned in census returns:
    1. William Prentice, b. 1843, Diss, and d. Jan 1926, Pulham. In 1881 census in Kent at 4 Consitution Hill, Snodland, age 38, general labourer, with his wife Annie aged 39, born Cooling (Kent) and mother in law. He later returned to Norfolk wher he was named in the census returns 1891 at 80 Martins Lane, Burston, and again in 1901 at Burston aged 56. He later entered the Union workhouse at Pulham where he died January 1926 and was buried 21 January aged 83. His widow Ann died there and was buried 12 April 1930, aged 88.
    2. James Prentice, b. and d. 1844
    3. Ann Prentice, b. 1846, Gissing
    4. Sarah Ann Prentice, b. 25 Nov 1847 and d. 8 Nov 1939, Hendon. She m. James Hardy at Sheffield. They had 1 or more children, including:
      1. Pamela Hardy, b. Aug 1869 at Diss Hewood.
    5. James Prentice, b. 1848 and d. 1850.
    6. Mary Ann Prentice, b. 1849, Gissing
    7. Phyllis Prentice, b. 1850 and d. 1851.
    8. Salomie Prentice, b. 1852, Gissing, and d. 1910, Thelveton. She m. William Leeder and left many descendants.
  8. Solomon Prentice, an Agricultural Labourer in Burston b. 1807 in Diss and bur. 25 Sep 1890 and; called "of Winfarthing Way, Burston." He m. a widow, Susanna Woodrow who had children by a prior marriage. Solomon and Susanna appear in the 1851 census in Burstoon with the children of her prior marriage (Charles Woodrow, 5; Emily Woodrow, 7; James Woodrow, 10). She was b. c. 1808, Burston, and d. Jun 1889. Both appear in the 1881 Burston census.
  9. John Prentice, b. 1805; d. 19 Apr 1879. . . . . . . [7]
  10. Sophia Prentice, b. c. 1807-1811. She was living with her father at the time of the 1841 with her husband, John Burroughs who she m. 12 Nov 1833, and daughter:
    1. Elizabeth Burroughs.

4. James Prentice, b. Gissing and bap. 23 Aug 1796 and d. 1881, Norfolk. He was a Labourer.

He m. 1st Mary Bond on 19 Oct 1819 at Diss, Norfolk. (See Fn. 1 where Don Armstrong suggests that James later married, as his 2nd wife, Sarah Jackson). Children:

  1. James Prentice, bap. 9 Jun 1820 and perhaps d. Dec 1850. He m. Martha in the Depwade area in the March quarter of 1850 and he had a daughter:
    1. Mary Prentice, b. in the Depwade area in the June quarter of 1850. She m. Mr. Mayhew. Mary appears in the 1871 census in Barston, without her husband, and with her mother, Martha, living in the home of her uncle, John Spurling
  2. William Prentice, b. 8 Feb 1821; d. Sep 1875; m. Susannah Dec 1842 in Depwade; she d. Jun 1889: children:
    1. William Prentice, a Draper's Assistant in Norwich in 1843, d. 29 Sep 1860.
    2. James Prentice, b. March 1845. Not in 1881 census.
    3. Ann Prentice, b. Dec 1847, d. Sep 1855, Depwade.
  3. Amos Prentice, b. 1824 lived Burston; d. 1894. He appears in the 1881 census as a widowed agricultural laborer (per Alejandro Giralt, email, 22 Jun 2004).
  4. Matilda Prentice, b. 25 April 1828, Diss, Norfolk. Don Armstrong advises the 1851 census shows Matilda married to a William Moore with illegitimate child, William Prentice. He infers William was b. before she m. William Moore.
  5. Mahala Prentice, b. 25 Apr 1828 m. Dec 1848, Depwade.
  6. Martha Prentice, b. 20 Aug 1830; d. probably in Sep 1865, perhaps unmarried. In the 1851 census she is living in Arthur's household and is called "U" (or unmarried) and Arthur's "sister in law," but that may not be accurate for reasons discussed below. She may, or may not, be the mother of:
    1. Mary Ann Prentice. . . . . . . . . [8]
  7. Jason Aaron Prentice, b. 11 Feb 1833, Diss; d. Sep 1903. A Farmer of 4 acres in Winfarthing; m. Martha in Jun 1860 in Depwade; she was b. c. 1837, Rickenhall, Norfolk and d. Jun 1914. He appears in the 1881 Diss census living on Burston Hall Rd.and 1891 Diss census living at 30 Green Dragon (public house) with his wife and children.
    1. Ellen Prentice, b. c. 1864, Diss Heywood. Not at home in 1891 census.
    2. George Prentice, b. c. 1865, Diss Heywood. Not at home in 1891 census.
    3. Thirza Prentice, b. c. 1869, Diss Heywood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4.1]
    4. Aaron/Aron Prentice, b. c. 1870, Diss Heywood. At home in 1891 census. He later appears in the 1901 census in Burston with his wife and children:
      1. Eva Prentice, b. c. 1894, Burston.
      2. Arthur Prentice, b. c. 1896, Burston.
      3. Lilley/Lily Prentice, b. c. 1898, Burston.
      4. Kate/Catherine Prentice, b. c. 1900, Burston.
    5. Alfred Prentice, b. c. 1875, Diss Heywood. At home in 1891 census.
    Also living with the family in 1881 is Anna L. Rinter, granddaughter, b. c. 1879, Gissing, Norfolk.
  8. Thirza Prentice, b. 5 Aug 1836, Diss, Norfolk; d. Dec 1843.
  9. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1844, Burston. She m. Mr. Jackson, b. c. 1835, Tibenham, Norfolk. In the 1851 census they are living with her parents. In the 1871 census she is living with her parents but without her husband.
  10. Mary Prentice, Daughter, b. c. 1850, Burston (per 1851 Burston census)

James Pentice m. 2nd Sarah Jackson, formerly Youngs, in 1850 in Deepwade. She was b. c. 1812-13, Tibenham, Norfolk. They appear in the 1851 census. She may have d. before 1871 as James appears in the 1871 census without a wife, but with his children. Children of James and Sarah Jackson (although the 1st may be a son of James and Mary Bond):

  1. Leonard Prentice, b. 14 Dec 1851, Diss. . . . . . . . . . . [4.2]
  2. Mary Prentioce, b. 1853, Burston, Norfolk.
  3. Eldred Prentice, b. c. 1854-55, Burston. . . . . . . . . . . .[4.3]

James and Sarah may have had another daughter who d. before 1851 as there is also living with the family in 1851 a James Jackson, called a Son-in-law, b. c. 1828, Burston, Norfolk.

4.1 Thirza Prentice, b. c. 1868, Diss Heywood, and d. 1947 in Greenwich, London per Sara Moore, email, 25 Mar 2010. She died at the home of her daughter, Mary Ann Moore.

She m. 1st Alfred E. Moore who was b. 1871 and d. 1920. . They appear in the 1891 census living at her parent's home. Sara Moore's email of 25 Mar 2010 contains the following information:

    In the 1901 census, Thirza and Alfred lived and worked on Aaron Prentice's far at 67 Fack Heywood. Alfred was a horseman on the farm in Burston.

    Their daughter, Emma Elizabeth Moore, b. 1896, was supposedly in service in London when she became pregnant and returned to Burston to give birth to a son, Albert George Moore, b. 1917, (#;4.1(ii)(a) and 4.2, below) who was raised by Emma's parents, Thirza and Alfred. Emma later m. Louis Barfe and had 6 more children.

    Thirza and Alfred had 4 children, including:

    1. Albert Moore. He m. c. 1938.
    2. Mary Ann Moore, b. 1892 and d. 1954. She m. Herman J. Ford (1894 to 1973). Mary and Herman had 2 sons:
      1. Dennis Ford. Deceased by 2014.
      2. Derek Ford. Deceased by 2014 .
      3. Emma Elizabeth Moore, b. 1896 and d. 1982 in Norwich. She had a son by Unknown:
        1. Albert George Moore, b. 1917 and d. 1993, Ipswich. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[4.1b]

        Emma m. next Louis Barfe. Children:

        1. (6 children) Barfe.
      4. Edith Ellen Moore, "Molly", b. 1898 and d. 1966. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4.1a]
      5. Bertie Moore, b. 1904 and d. 1984. He lived in Claydon, Suffolk, for a while with Thirza and Albert. Bertie married a local girl, Mary Joyce Ford (1916-2012). They had 3 children:
        1. Alfred Moore.
        2. Frederick Moore "George".
        3. Jane Moore.
        Bertie and his family moved to Burry Port in South Wales about 1950.

      Thirza m. 2nd Robert Barham c. 1923 at the age of 55, and they helped bring up Emma's son, Albert, and her younger Barfe children. After Robert Barham died, Thirza left the farm with her sons, Albert and Bertie Moore, to live in Claydon, Suffolk where Bertie had a job as a delivery driver. When young Albert married c. 1938, Thirza lived with them for a short time in Ipswich, but later moved to London with other Prentice or Moore relatives.

4.1a Edith Ellen Moore, "Molly", b. 1898 and d. 1966 per David Isaacs, email, 16 Mar 2014.

She m. Victor Newman Turner, 1920 in Diss. Children er David Isaacs, above:

  1. Iris Edna Mary Turner (David Isaacs' mother), b. 1922 at the home of Emma Elizabeth Moore (her sister, married name Barfe), which was in Tivetshall, Norfolk. In 2014, age nearly 92, she was living in Brantham, Suffolk. She has tried for years to establish the exact address of the place that she was born - with no success. She m. Leonard Isaacs in 1944. 3 sons:
    1. David Isaacs, b. 1945, per his email, above.
    2. Colin Isaacs, b. 1948.
    3. Keith Isaacs, b. 1953.
  2. Edith Turner, b. in Bentley, Suffolk.
  3. Barbara Ann Turner, b. 1938. She m. John Malpass and had 2 daughters.

4.1b Albert George Moore, b. 1917 and d. 1993, Ipswich. See 4.1, above.Daughter:

  1. Sara Moore, b. 1963, per Sarah Moore, email, 25 Mar 2010.

4.2. Leonard Prentice, b. 14 Dec 1851, Burston, Norfolk.

He m., as her second husband, Jane Fewster (formerly Russell} in Saltburn or Guisborough, Yorkshire on 4 Jun 1876. She was b. c. 1838 in Flying Dales, Yorkshire. Their marriage certificate identifies Leonard's father as James Prentice, a farmer. They are shown in the 1881 census living in Marske in Guisborough, Yorkshire. They had at least 1 son:

  1. James Prentice, b in 1878, Saltburn by Sea, Yorkshire . . . . . . . . [4.4]

4.3. Eldred Prentice was b. c. 1854-55 in Burston, Norfolk, England, and d. 1913 in East Yorkshire. He appears in the 1881 England census living on West Dock Ave Prences Terr. 6 in Kingston-upon-Hull, York, England. No children are shown in the household.

He m. Rebecca Stebbings in 1879, Hull, Yorkshire. They had 1 or more children, including, per Ancestry.com :

  1. Elsie May Prentice, b. 1881, Goole.

4.3 James Prentice, b in 1877-78 at Saltburn by Sea, North Yorkshire (Source: FHL Film 1342166 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4840 Folio 47 Page 5) and christened 14th April 1879 at Guisbrough, Yorkshire (per Shona, email, 20 Jul 2003). He d. 12 Mar 1915 in a railroad accident at Wheatley Hill, a small coal mining village in County Durham, England, where Don Armstrong was born. Details of the accident are contained in the following newspaper article:

    DEATH OF A WHEATLEY HILL LOCOMOTIVE DRIVER. SEQUAL TO ACCIDENT TWELVE YEARS AGO.

    Mr Coroner C. E. Cadle held an inquest on Saturday at the Reading Room, Wheatley Hill, respecting the death of James Prentice, a locomotive fireman, aged 37. Evidence of identification was given by the wife of deceased, who said her husband was formerly employed at Wheatley Hill Colliery. He sustained an accident whilst employed there on April 22nd 1903 and as the result his left leg had to be amputated. His spine was also fractured. Deceased had suffered from the accident ever since and had practically never worked since. He had been paid compensation up to his death by the Colliery Company. He had been confined top his bed or the house for the last 2 years, and had been attended by Dr Russell for seven years.

    He died on March 12th at 9 a.m. William Potts, of 2 Wolmerhausen Street, Wheatley Hill, a winding engineman, said on April 22nd 1903 he was in charge of the locomotive at Wheatley Hill Colliery, and deceased was acting as his fireman. They were taking the engine along the Colliery line to the stone tip, when he drew the engine up to allow the deceased to go to the points. Deceased got off the engine at about 14 yards distant from the points, and had to cross in front of the engine in order to get to the points.

    As deceased was crossing in front of the engine he told witness afterwards that he slipped his foot and as he was falling the drawbar of the engine caught him in the back, and the engine wheels went over his left leg. Witness felt a jerk and stopped the engine at once. He then got down and found the deceased lying at the rear of the engine in the four-foot way. It was a damp morning. No one was to blame for the accident. The engine was going very slowly at the time. Witness got assistance and had deceased conveyed home immediately. Deceased had been acting as fireman for about 18 months.

    Dr Russell said he was first called into see deceased in April 1908. He had had his left leg amputated and was suffering from a fractured spine. As a result of this he was also suffering from inflammation of the bladder and kidneys, which was the cause of death. The Jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.

James Prentice m. Alice Postill, dau. of William Postill and Mary Hannah Bean, in the 4Q 1899 in Middlesborough, Yorkshire. Alice was b. 5 Aug 1881 and chr. 2 Oct 1881 in Norton, Yorkshire and d. in Wheatley Hill, Durham. Children:

  1. Mary Alice Prentice, b. 6 Nov 1908 and d. 19 Feb 1981. . . . . . . . . . . [4.5]
  2. Leonard Prentice, b. 10 Apr 1900 in Middesborough, Yorkshire.
  3. William Prentice, b. 14 Oct 1901, Wheatley Hill, Durham.
    1. Eileen Prentice, desceased some years before 2001. She m. Thomas Parsons, living in 2001. They had 2 daughters and 3 sons, including:
      1. John Parsons, b. in Wheatley Hill 18 Sep 1948 at 3 Denis Street. In 2001 lived in Corby, Northants (per his email of 13 Feb 2001). Children:
        1. Mark Parsons.
        2. Sharon Parsons.
  4. James Prentice, b. 8 Jul 1903, Wheatley Hill, Durham.

4.5 Mary Alice Prentice, b. 6 Nov 1908 in Wheatley Hill, Durham, and d. 19 Feb 1981 in Auckland, New Zealand. She m. Arthur Armstrong on 18 Dec 1935 in Wheatley Hill. Arthur was b. 28 Apr 1902 in Wheatley Hill, son of George Armstrong and Jane Coulson. Arthur d. 3 Jul 1972 in Wheatley Hill. Children:

  1. Donald Arthur Armstrong, b. 7 Aug 1936. . . . . . . . . . . . . [4.6]

4.6 Donald Arthur Armstrong, b. 7 Aug 1936 in Wheatley Hill, Durham. He m. Muriel Agnes Sharp on 11 Jul 1964 in Langley Park, Durham. Muriel was b. 11 Jul 1941, Langley Park, and was the dau. of William Sharp and Mary White.

5. Richard Prentice, b. c. 1801, Winfarthing, Norfolk, England. The date of his death is unclear: one source says he d. 8 May 1886 in Brockdish while Peter Walkerley's email of 11 Jan 2005 says Richard was bur. 11 Feb 1869 at Burston. Richard was a witness at the marriage of his brother, James, to Mary Bond (#4, below). Richard appears in the 1841 and 1851 census in Burston, Norfolk, with his wife and family. Not in 1861 and later census.

Richard m. Esther Field on 21 Oct 1823, both signed with their x, witnessed by Elizabeth Prentice and George Bolton (both x) (per Peter Walkerley, email 12 Jan 2005). Esther was b. c. 1803 and was bur. Oct 1860, age 58. Known children:

  1. Benjamin Prentice, b. 10 Nov 1821 and baptised as the son of Esther Field at Diss 25 Nov 1821, "reputed father Richard Prentice" (per Peter Walkerley, email, 11 Jan 2005).
  2. Arthur Prentice, b. c. 1825, Burston, Norfolk. . . . . . . . . . [5.1]
  3. Amos Prentice, b. c. 1826, Norfolk (per 1841 census). He might be the Amos Prentiss shown in the 1871 Barston census as b. c. 1820, Burston, with his wife, Ann, b. c. 1822, Diss, Norfolk. No children shown. The 1826 Amos appears in the 1881 Burston census as a Widower without children. He appears in the 1891 Burston census as a widower with an estimated birth date of 1830.
  4. Charlotte Prentice, b. c. 1828, Norfolk (per 1841 census)
  5. Richard Prentice, b. c. 1829, Burston, Norfolk (per 1841 census). At home 1830. Farmer. He appears in the 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 Burston census with his wife, Charlotte, b. c. 1837, Oakley, and children:
    1. Benjamin Prentice, b. c. 1869, Burston. At home in 1881, 1891 and 1901.
    2. Osborn C. Sheldrake, b. c. 1860, Diss, Step Son. At home in 1871 and 1891, surnamed Prentice. At home in 1901, named Osben Sheldrake (indexed as Sheldraks).
    3. Reuben J. Sheldrake, b. c. 1862, Burston, Step Son. At home in 1871, surnamed Prentice. He is likely the Reuben Prentice, b. c. 1862, Burston, who appears in the 1901 census in Wrotham, Kent, with his wife, Mary, b. c. 1862, Thelveton, Norfolk, with his children:
      1. Ivy Prentice, b. c. 1895, Wrotham, Kent.
      2. Lemon Prentice, b. c. 1887, Danehill, Sussex.
      3. Pamela Prentice, b. c. 1890, Wrotham, Kent.
    4. Rosilla/Rosetta Sheldrake, b. c. 1864, Pulham St Mary. Norfolk, England, Step Daughter. At home in 1871 and 1891, surnamed Prentice.
    Also living with Richard (b. c. 1829)and his family in 1871 is Thomas Self, b. c. 1778, Burston, and called Grandfather. His surname is not that of Richard's mother (Elizabeth Last) and he might be a grandfather of Richard's wife, Charlotte, or of her children surnamed Sheldrake.

  6. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1830-32, Norfolk (per 1841 census). At home in 1851.
  7. Matilda Prentice, b. c. 1834, Burston, Norfolk (per 1841 census). At home in 1851.
  8. Eleanor Prentice, b. c. 1836, Norfolk (per 1841 census)
  9. Mahalia Prentice, b. c. 1839, Norfolk (per 1841 census)
  10. Helen Prentice, b. c. 1842, Burston, Norfolk (per 1851 census)
  11. Eldred Prentice, b. c. 1846, Burston, Norfolk (per 1851 census).

5.1 Arthur Prentice, b. c. 1825, Burston, Norfolk.

He m. Mahala Prentice on 26 Nov 1848 in the Parish Church of Diss. Mahala was the daughter of his uncle, James, #4d, below. Witnesses were Richard Prentice and Elizabeth Prentice (she might be Elizabeth Last, the mother of James and Richard [i.e. the grandmother of Arthur and Mahala], or some other Elizabeth not yet identified).

Arthur and Mahala had the following children (per 1851 census):

  1. Elizabeth Prentice, daughter, b. c. 1845, Gissing, Norfolk.
  2. Thirza Prentice, daughter, b. c. 1848, Diss, Norfolk.
  3. Emma Prentice, daughter, b. c. 1850, Gissing, Norfolk.

Arthur later appears in the 1871 census in St. Mary, Norfolk, where his wife is identified as Ann, b. c. 1840, Burston, Norfolk, with children:

  1. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1852, Burston, Norfolk. Living with his brother, Joseph, in the 1891 Horton, Yorkshire, census and in the 1901 Bradford census.
  2. Joseph Prentice, b. c. 1856, Burston, Norfolk. . . . . . . . [5.2]
  3. Jane Prentice, b. c. 1863, Thetford, Norfolk.

Arthur appears in the 1891 census in Dickleburgh, Norfolk, as a Domestic Gardner without his wife and family. Apparently as a duplicate census entry, Arthur also seems to appear in a different census entry in Dickleburgh with his (2nd?) wife, Mary Ann, b. c. 1831, Bacton, Norfolk. He appears in the 1901 census in Kirkley, Suffolk, with his wife, Mary Ann, ages 76 and 70 respectvely.

5.2 Joseph Prentice, b. c. 1856, Burston, Norfolk. He appears in the 1891 census in Horton, Yorkshire. He later appears in the 1901 census in Bradford, Yorkshire, with his wife, Anne Elizabeth, b. c. 1858, Davington, Lincolnshire, and children:

  1. Alice M. Prentice, b. c. 1894, Bradford, Yorkshire. At home in 1901.
  2. Arthur Prentice, b. c. 1886, Bradford. At home in 1901. . . . . . . . . [5.3]
  3. Willie Prentice, b. c. 1895-96, Bradford. . . . . . . [5.4]

5.3 Arthur Prentice, b. 24 Jun 1885, Brandford, Yorkshire, bap. 8 Jun 1886, and d. Nov/Dec 1918.. At home in 1901.

He m. Mary Ann Harvey in Oct 1906. She was b. Jan/Mar 1884, South Stockton on Tees and d. c. 1978. Children:

  1. Willie Prentice, b. 18 Nov 1909, and d.18 Feb 1988 in Upholland, Skelmersdale. He m. Mary Heyes of Upholland, Lancashire in Bradford 0n 23 Dec1942. Children per James Prentice email of 9 Apr 2016:
    1. Kathleen (my sister) b. 1/11/1945 m. Derek Atherton 23/121967 They have 2 children Rachel & Hazel
    2. James (myself) b.29/1/1947 m. Kathleen Sarah McGill 16/07/1977. We have a son Christopher James b.18/8/1979 (only child
  2. Arthur Prentice, b. c.1912 and d. c. 1989. He m. Renee late in life after the death of his mother about 1978.
  3. Norman Prentice, identified in WW II military death records as a Private, East Yorkshire Regiment, 2nd Bn., who d. at the age of 25 between 31 May 1940 and 1 Jun 1940. James Prentice's email of 9 Apr 2016 relates that he died during the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation. His memorial can be found at Plot 2. Row B. Grave 14, De Panne Communal Cemetery. A Google search discloses the following information:

      De Panne Communal Cemetery in Belgium is located 6 kilometres west of Veurne on the N34 Kerkstraat, a road leading from the N35 Pannestraat connecting Veurne to De Panne. From Veurne the N35 leads for 6 kilometres to the coastal village of De Panne. On reaching the village of De Panne the N35 meets the N34 towards Adinkerke. 2 kilometres along the N34 on the left hand side lies the Communal Cemetery of De Panne. This cemetery is forewarned by a distinct bending of the road immediately prior to reaching the cemetery.

      The British Expeditionary Force was involved in the later stages of the defence of Belgium following the German invasion in May 1940, and suffered many casualties in covering the withdrawal to Dunkirk. De Panne village was the site of the final General Headquarters of the BEF in 1940, and there was a Casualty Clearing Station on the beach, which was an embarkation beach for the evacuation. From 27 May to 1 June 1940, the Germans strove to prevent the embarkation of the troops by incessant bombing, machine-gunning and shelling. The first German troops reached the village between 14.00 and 15.00 hrs on 31 May, and after heavy fighting, the commune was completely occupied by about 9.00 hrs on 1 June.

      The Commonwealth plot in the communal cemetery was specially constructed by the local authorities in August 1940, so that the Commonwealth graves might all be together. More than 200 of the burials were moved by the Belgians into this plot from other locations in the cemetery and from scattered sites on the beaches and roads of the commune. The remainder were casualties later washed ashore, airmen shot down by the Germans, and others who lost their lives at the time of the liberation in 1944. There are now 259 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the Second World War in this cemetery. 79 of the burials are unidentified but seven casualties known to be buried among them but whose graves cannot now be precisely identified are commemorated by special memorials inscribed "Buried near this spot". The cemetery also contains two First World War burials (one of which is unidentified), both together in Block F of the Civilian section, 10 metres from entrance to the Belgian Military Plot.

5.4 William/Willie Prentice, b. c. 1895-96, Bradford. He appears in WW I military death records as a Private, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), 17th Bn., who d. at age 21 on 23 Nov 1916, son of Joseph Prentice and Ann Elizabeth Prentice, of 82, Clipstone Street, West Bowling, Bradford, Yorks. His memorial is located at II. B. 14, Wanquetin Communal Cemetery in France. Wanquetin is a village approximately 12 kilometres west of Arras and approximately 6 kilometres north of Beaumetz. Wanquetin Communal Cemetery lies to the north-east of the village on the road to Warlus (D.59)

6. David Prentice (son of James and Elizabeth), a Gunsmith of Eye, b. 1803-6 in Diss and d. Sep 1866. In 1841 census in Eye, Suffolk.

He m. 1st Ann Warnes 31 Dec 1821 in Gissing. She was b. c. 1806 and d. 1842. Known children:

  1. George Prentice, b. 1822 Gissing. At home in 1841 in Eye, Suffolk. 1861 census in Chelsea, Middlesex. He was a Coachsmith in Eye and then a Gunmaker by 1881. He married Agnes/Agness Ann Rayner (per AH, email, 19 Jun 2008) in late 1843 in the Hartismere district. She was b. c. 1823, Eye, Suffolk. In 1891, Agnes was living as a Pauper in Wandsworth, London. Children:
    1. Mahala Prentice, b. 1843 Eye; m. Haggard and lived in Paddington with husband Haggard in 1881.
    2. Agnes Ann Prentice, b. 1847, Eye. At home in 1851.
    3. Anna Maria Prentice, b. 1851, Eye, Suffolk. At home in 1851.

  2. Matilda Prentice, b. c. 1823-26. . . . . . . . . [9]
  3. John Prentice, b. 1826 in Gissing. . . . . . . . . . . . [10]
  4. Mahala Prentice, b. 1832 in Gissing. At home in 1841 and 1851 census in Eye, Suffolk. She m. George Rush in Dec 1852. He was b. c. 1831, Eye. They appear in the 1861 census in Eye with their children:
    1. Gertrude Rush, b. c. 1853, Eye. At home in 1861.
    2. George Rush, b. c. 1856, Eye. At home in 1861.
    3. Sarah Rush, b. c. 1857, Eye. At home in 1861.
    4. Edgar Rush, b. c. 1859, Eye. At home in 1861.

  5. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1833. At home in 1841 and 1851 in Eye, Suffolk.
  6. Petre (Peter?) Prentice, b. c. 1836. At home in 1841 in Eye, Suffolk
  7. Margaret "Dolly" Prentice, b. 1838 in Eye. At home in 1841 and 1851 in Eye, Suffolk.
  8. Solomon Prentice, b. June 1839 in Eye, and d. 24 May 1902 at 29 Benbow Road, Hammersmith. At home in 1841 and 1851 in Eye, Suffolk In 1861 he was a visitor in the home of Thomas and Hannah Shattock in St. Pancras, Middlesex. In 1871, Solomon and his family were living in Paddington, London. He became a Gunmaker of Holy Trinity, Paddington, London where he and his family appear in the 1881 census living at 11 Oakley Rd., London. In 1891 and 1901 census in Hammersmith, London with his wife and family. He m. Maria Louisa Rush of Mendlesham on 2 Oct 1867; she was b. c. 1841 in Eye and d. 21 Feb 1924 in Hammersmith. They had one daughter:
    1. Anna Maria Prentice, b. 17 April 1870 in London (per 1881 census) and she m. William Rush.
  9. Walter Prentice, b. c. 1842, Eye, Suffolk. At home in 1851 and 1861. In 1881 he was living in Stratton St. Mary, unmarried. In 1891 he lived in Ipswich, Suffolk, unmarried. In 1901 living in St. Clement, Suffolk, unmarried.

David m. 2nd He m. 2nd Maria Marshall who was b. c. 1820 in Eye, Suffolk. In the 1901 census she is living with the family of her son, David.

  1. James Prentice, b. 1845, Eye, Suffolk. At home in 1851 and 1861.
  2. Daniel Prentice, b. 1848, Eye, Suffolk. At home in Eye in 1851 and 1861. He became an Agricultural Labourer in St. Stephens, Ipswich by 1881. He m. Eliza who was b. c. 1851, Ipswich, Suffolk. She was a Laundress who d. Dec 1920 in Ipswich. They appear in the 1891 census in Ipswich, Suffolk. Children:
    1. David J Prentice, b. 1873 in Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1891. He appears in the 1901 census in St. Helen, Suffolk, with his wife, Kate, b. c. 1871, Ipswich. Children per 1901 census:
      1. Hilda K. Prentice, b. c. 1898, Ipswich.
      2. Maud Prentice, b. c. 1900, Ipswich.
    2. Frederick J. Prentice, b 1874, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1891.
    3. Maude Prentice, b. 1876, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1891.
    4. Florence Prentice, b. 1879, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1891.
    5. Louisa Prentice, b. c. 1882, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1891.
    6. Harry Prentice, b. c. 1883, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1891.
    7. Jesse Prentice, son, b. c. 1886, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1891.
    8. Arthur Prentice b. c. 1887, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1891.
    9. Charles F. Prentice, b. c. 1890, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1891.

  3. Harry David Prentice, b. 1850, Eye, Suffolk; christened 27 May 1866, Eye. At home in 1851 and 1861. In 1881 he was a Bootmaker in St. Mathew, Ipswich. In 1891 census in Kensington, London with his family. He became a Furnisher by the time of his death in 1917 in Ipswich. He m. Eliza who was b. c. 1856, Alderbury, Wiltshire. Children per 1891 census:
    1. Anne Prentice, b. c. 1874, St. Pancras, London. At home in 1891. Not home in 1901.
    2. Daisy K. Prentice, b. c. 1884, Fulham, London. At home in 1891. Not home in 1901.
    3. Ellen Prentice, b. c. 1887, Fulham, London. At home in 1891. Not home in 1901.
    4. Jessie E. Prentice, dau., b. c. 1889, Fulham, London. At home in 1891. Not home in 1901.
    5. Edwin Prentice, b. c. 1892, Fulham, London. At home in 1901.

  4. Emily Maria Prentice, b. Jun 1852, christened on 22 April 1866, Eye. At home in 1861.
  5. Kate/Catherine Prentice, b, c. 1859, Eye, Suffolk and chr. 30 March 1866, Eye. At home 1861. In 1871 she was a pupil in Ipswich St. Helen, Suffolk.
  6. Frederick Prentice, born March 1855; christened 30 March 1866, Eye. At home in 1861. In 1901 census in Kingsdown Dover, Kent, with his wife, Florence, b. c. 1867, Northamptonshire, and children:
    1. Adeline Prentice, b. c. 1887, Ireland. At home in 1901.
    2. Arthur Prentice, b. c. 1888, Ireland. At home in 1901.
    3. Edward Prentice, b. c. 1900, Isle of Grain, Kent. At home in 1901.
    4. George Prentice, b. c. 1891, Ireland. At home in 1901.
    5. Nora Prentce, b. c. 1901, Kingsdown, Kent. At home in 1901.

7. John Prentice, b. 1805 and d. 19 Apr 1879. He was a Labourer of Pulham which lies about 5 miles NW of Harleston. John then became a farmer of Stratton St. Mary. He appears with his wife and family in the 1841 and 1851 census in Pulham St. Mary Magdalen. He does not appear in the 1861 census and may be deceased, or may have emigrated to Canada with his son, James.

John m. Phoebe Preston in Weybread which lies perhaps 2 miles south of Harleston. Weybread 2 Apr 1829; she d. Mar 1884 in Dickleborough.

The 1841 and 1851 census for St. Mary Magdalen Pulham, Norfolk, show John Prentice, b. c. 1805, Norfolk, with his wife, Phebe, b. c. 1807, Norfolk, and children:

  1. Henry Prentice, b. c. 1830, Pulham St. Mary Magdalen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [11]
  2. Caroline Prentice, b. c. 1832, Pulham St. Mary Maggdalen. 1841 at home. 1851 not home.
  3. Sarah Prentice, b. c. 1836, Pulham St. Mary Maggdalen. 1841 at home. 1851 not home.
  4. James Prentice, b. c. 1839, Pulham St. Mary Magdalen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7.2]
  5. Priscilla Pentice, b. c. 1843, Pulham St. Mary Magdalen. 1851 at home.
  6. Anna M. Prentice, b. c. 1847, Pulham St. Mary Magdalen. 1851 at home.

7.2 James Prentice was b. c. 1840, England, and d. 9 Jan 1916, Louth. He was a farmer. James and his family appear in the 1881 census in Louth, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, and in Ancestry.com .

He m. Margaret, b. c. 1843, Scotland. Children per census and Ancestry.com :

  1. Albert Prentice. He m. Annie Weir.
  2. Ida Prentice.
  3. James Prentice, b. c. 1871, Ontario, Presbyterian
  4. Caroline Prentice, b. c. 1872, Ontario, Presbyterian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7.3]
  5. George Prentice, b. c. 1872, Ontario.
  6. Jane Prentice, b. c. 1873, Ontario, Presbyterian
  7. Nellie Prentice, b. May 1878, Louth, Lincoln, Ontario, Presbyterian. She m. Willard Arbuthnot on 6 Sep 1900, St. Cathariones, Lincoln, Ontario. He was b. Sep 1878, Grantham, Ontario. They had 1 or more children, including:
    1. Hugh Arbuthnot, b. Sep 1908, Ontario, Canada.
  8. May E. Prentice, b. c. 1877, Ontario, Presbyterian. She m. Charles William David on 17 Aug 1898, Pelham, Welland, Ontario. He was b. 8 Mar 1860, Louth, Lincoln, Ontario.
  9. John Henry Prentice, b. 11 Mar 1878, Louth, Lincoln, Ontario, Presbyterian. It is not clear whether he is the John H. Prentice who was b. c. 1876-1877 and who is discussed in our Summer 2008 article about John H. Prentice of Canada and Moorehead, Clay Co., MN .
  10. Frederick W. Prentice, b. 1 Jan 1882, Ontario, Presbyterian, and who d. 3 Nov 1918, overseas, in WW I.

It is not yet clear whether he is related to George Prentice of Louth who was b. in 1882 in Louth and who is iscusse in our Winter 2007 article entitled George Prentice of Louth, Lincoln, Ontario .

7.3. Caroline Prentice, b. c. 1872, Ontario, Presbyterian.

She m. Harry Rodell Hallett on 21 Nov 1894, St. Catharines, On Lincoln County, Canada. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. Prentice L. Hallett 1895 – 1907
  2. Margaret B. Hallett 1900 –
  3. Ruby Hallett 1904 –
  4. Gordon F. Hallett 1905 –
  5. Agnes Pearl Hallett 1909 –

8. Mary Ann Prentice, b. 1848/49 in Diss (per 1881 Diss census) also appears in the household of Arthur Prentice (#7i, above) in the 1851 census. In that 1851 census Mary Ann is identified as Arthur's "niece." For now, it is unclear who Mary Ann's father is; he may be a brother to Arthur, or Mary Ann's mother might have been unmarried. It is also presently unclear who Mary Ann's mother is; she might have been deceased, or she might have been Martha Prentice.

    Comment: Don Armstrong suggests another possibility as to the identity of Mary Ann's parents. Don identifies a Maryann Prentice, b. 1849 to James and Maria Prentice of Garboldisham, Norfolk. The relationship between Arthur and James is not known, but if they were brothers, then Mary Ann would, in fact, be the "niece" shown in the 1851 Diss census.

But whoever her parents were, Mary Ann is almost certainly the same Mary Ann Prentice "of Syleham" who married Edgar Sparrow on 11 Nov 1868 in the Hoxne area according to St. Catherine's House Index of Marriages, reference number 4a 1119. Edgar Sparrow was called "a Deputy Parish Clerk."

Interestingly, Mary Ann's marriage record identifies her "father" as John Dove. He is probably the John Dove appearing in the 1851 Diss census who was at that time age 48 and married to Letitia, age. 49. For that John to have been her "father," he was likely her stepfather who married Mary Ann's mother at some date after 1851.

A copy of Mary Ann's obituary indicates "had lived in Diss nearly all her life," passing away at her home on Shelfanger Road in Diss. Children:

  1. John William Sparrow, b. 1869, Syleham, Suffolk. . . . . . . [12]
  2. Albert Sparrow, b. 1871.
  3. George Sparrow, b., 1873. He m. Ruth.
  4. Kate Allice Sparrow, b. 1875. She m. Walter who m. Mr. Radford.
  5. Maud Sparrow, b. 1877. She m. Bert Burcham.
  6. Guy Sparrow.
  7. Percy Ephram Sparrow, b. 8 Aug 1876, Diss, Norfolk, England. He m. Pamela Durrant, b. 15 Nov 1881 in Lamberth, Surrey, England. They emigrated to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  8. Leonard Charles Sparrow, b. 1881.
  9. Guy Sparrow, b. 1888. He m. Kathleen Baldwin.
  10. Frank Sparrow, b. 1890. He m. Elisabeth Hennesy and lived in Paris.

9. Matilda Prentice, b. c. 1823-24, Gissing, Norfolk, and d. Jun 1876, Eye, Suffolk. At home in 1841 in Eye, Suffolk.

She m. Charles Read on 4 Dec 1843 in Hartismere. He was b. c. 1823 in Eye, Suffolk abd d, bef, Jul 1876. By email of 12 Jun 2003, David Line provides additional information about Matilda who is his g. g. grandmother. Matilda's father David was a Gunsmith and perhaps had cause to use his shotguns since Matilda's first child was born very soon after her wedding. Children of Matilda and Charles:

  1. Henry Read, b. c. Mar 1844, Eye, Suffolk. He m. Emily R. R.. She was b. c. 1850, Kings Cross, MDX.
  2. Owen Read, b. c. Mar 1846, Eye. He m. Emily who was b. c. 1852, Occold, Suffolk.
  3. Charles Read, b. c. Mar 1848, Eye.
  4. David Read. b. 3 Aug 1850, Eye and d. after 1901. He m. Martha West on 9 Jul 1876. She was b. 11 Feb 1851, Claygate, Whittlesey, CAM. and d. after 1901.

10. John Prentice, b. 1826 in Gissing and d. March 1892 in Kensington. At home in Eye, Suffolk in 1841. He was a Gunmaker of 12 Carlton Terrace, Paddington, London.

His second wife was Louisa, b. 1837 in Holborn. John and Louisa's children (per 1881 and 1891 census):

  1. John ALbert Prentice, b. 1849 in Stepney, London. He became a Gunmaker and died in March 1888 in Marylebone where he married in March 1877.
  2. Thomas Henry Brown Prentice, b. March 1859 in St. Pancras where he was working as a Gardener in 1881.
  3. Maria Prentice, b. Dec 1862 in Paddington, London. She might be the Kate W. Prentice shown in the 1891 census living with her brother, Richard. Maria appears in the 1901 census in Bournemouth, Hampshire as a widow with her sister, Helen, and Maria's children:
    1. Edgar Anthony, b. c. 1894, Paddington, London. At home in 1901.
    2. Norah Anthony, b. c. 1896, Paddington, London. At home in 1901.
    3. Thomas A. Anthony, b. c. 1898, Paddington, London. At home in 1901.

  4. William Prentice, b. 1864; d. 7 Oct 1864.
  5. Richard George Prentice, b. Sept 1865 in Paddington and d. Mar 1903 in Paddington. A Gunsmith in 1881. Living with the family of his brother, John, in 1901 Willesden, Middlesex, census.
  6. (H)ellen Prentice, b. Sept 1867, Paddington. Not home in 1891.
  7. John Prentice, b. March 1869, Paddington. Not in 1891 census. In 1901 Willesden, Middlesex, census with his wife, Mabel, b. c. 1876, Clinstead, Kent, and daughter:
    1. Daisy Prentice, b. c. 1897, Paddington, London.

  8. Louisa Prentice, b. 1872, Paddington. At home in 1891.
  9. Emily Prentice, b. 1875, Paddington. At home in 1891.
  10. Amy Prentice, b. 1877, Paddington. At home in 1891.

11. Henry Prentice was b. c. 1830-31, Brockdish, Norfolk, England. Brockdish lies about 4 miles east of Dickleburgh where some of his children were born.

Henry appears with his family in the 1871 census in Pulham St. Mary Magdalene with his wfe and family. In 1881 he was an Agricultural Laborer and was living on Farrow Lasne, Claxton, Norfolk (per 1881 census). The 1891 census shows his family living at 45 Incbec Road, Norwich. The 1901 census shows him living in Norwich, Parish Thorpe St. Matthew, Norfolk, with his wife and son, Herbert.

He m. Jane Clarke on 30 Aug 1857 at the Baptist Chapel, Rishangles, in the district of Hartismere in Suffolk Co., England. Jane was b. c. 1837, Thorndon, Suffolk, dau. of Robert Clarke, County of Suffolk.

  1. Elizabeth Clarke, b. c. Feb 1857, Thorndon, Suffolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [12]
  2. Alfred H. Prentice, b. c. 1858, Dickleburgh, Norfolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [13]
  3. Alice V. Prentice, b. c. 1862, Lukely, Essex. At home in 1871 census.
  4. Arthur A/E Prentice, b. c. 1865, Braconash, Norfolk. At home in 1871. Not in 1891 or 1901 census.
  5. Albert E. Prentice, b. c. 1867, Long Stratton, Norfolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [14]
  6. Violet Prentice, b. c. 1870, Long Stratton, Norfolk. At home in 1871.
  7. Agnes/Agness M. Prentice, b. c. 1872, Pulham Market, Norfolk.
  8. Frederick J. Prentice, b. c. 1875, Pulham Market, Norfolk. At home in 1891. Not in 1901 census.
  9. Walter W. Prentice, b. c. 1878, Pulham Market, Norfolk. At home in 1891. Not in 1901 census.
  10. Herbert H. Prentice, b. c. 1880-81, Claxton, Norfolk. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  11. Caroline Prentice, b. 1884, Norfolk (per 1891 census). At home in 1891.

12. Elizabeth Clarke, b. c. Feb 1857, Thorndon, Suffolk. Margaret Davies' email of 31 Oct 204 says that "Elizabeth is definitely the daughter of Henry Prentice and Jane as he is stated on her marriage certificate as such. They seem to have got married a few months after she was born." In 1871 census, Elizabeth Clarke was living with her grandparents Robert and Mary Clarke in Thorndon.

Elizabeth m. John Key on 17 Jan 1880 in Parish of Bowling Bradford, Yorkshire. John was b. c. 1860. Children:

  1. Joseph Henry Key, b. c. 1881. He m. Elizabeth Taylor on 18 Aug 1904, in Salford, Lancashire. She was b. c. 1880.
  2. Evelyn Key, b. c. 1916. She m. Robert McAndrew on 18 May 1940 in Winton, Lancashire. He was b. c. 1914. Daughter:
    1. Margaret Elizabeth McAndrew, b. 14 Apr 1945. She m. Harry Davies on 6 Aug 1966 at Worsley, Lancashire. He was b. 7 Sep 1944.

13. Alfred H. Prentice, b. c. 1858, Dickleburgh, Norfolk. He appears in the 1861 census in Dickleburgh, Norfolk, as b. c. 1858 in Dickleburgh, son of Henry and Jane. Dickleburgh lies about 10 miles SW of Long Stratton. 1881 census in Long Stratton, Norfolk, with his wife and family. In 1891 census in Thorpe, Norfolk, with his wife and family. 1901 census in Norwich, Norfolk, with his wife and family.

He m. Susanna, b. c. 1846, Moulton, Norfolk. She apparently has a prior marriage to a Mr. Ringer. Children of Alfred and Susanna:

  1. Laura Amelia Ringer, step dau., b. c. 1869, Tibenham, Norfolk. At home in 1881.
  2. William Atkins, stepson, b. c. 1871, Moulton, Norfolk. At home in 1881 and 1891.
  3. Herbert C. Ringer, probably a stepson, living with them in 1891 census and shown as b. c. 1874, Bradford, Yorkshire.
  4. Frederick Ringer, stepson, b. c. 1878, Tibenham. At home in 1881. At home in 1891 and surnamed Prentice.
  5. Ellen Prentice, dau., b. c. 1880, Tibenham. At home in 1881 and 1891. She may be the same person as Nellie Prentice living at home and shown as b. c. 1881, Tibenham.
  6. Alice C. Prentice, b. c. 1885, Norfolk. At home in 1891and 1901.

14. Albert E. Prentice, b. c. 1867, Long Stratton, Norfolk. In 1891 Heigham, Norfolk, census with his wife, Henrietta, b. c. 1868. No children shown. In 1901 census in Briston, Norfolk, as a farm worker with his wife and son:

  1. George Prentice, b. c 1896, Norwich

Fn. 1.   Don Armstrong suggests that James Prentice, #4, is the same person as James Prentice of Diss, discussed in our Winter 2000 article, who m. Sarah Jackson.

The Winter 2000 article identifies, as the son of James Prentice and Sarah Jackson, a Jason Prentice who is shown as their son in the 1851 census. Don believes that "Jason" is a misreading in the transcripts of the name, "Aaron." The Diss registers show Aaron as the son of James Prentice and Mary Bond. If James did m., 1st, Mary Bond on 19 Oct 1819 at Diss, and, 2nd, Sarah Jackson in the First Quarter of 1850 in the Depowade Sitrict [Diss is in the Depwate District], his children would be as follows:

By his 1st wife, Mary Bond:

  • James Prentice, bap 9 June 1820 in Diss
  • William Prentice, bap 3 Mar 1822 in Diss
  • Charles Prentice, bap 2 Apr 1824 in Diss
  • Matilda Prentice, bap 25 Apr 1828 in Diss
  • Mahala Prentice, bap 25 Apr 1828 in Diss
  • Martha Prentice, bap 20 Aug 1830 in Diss
  • Aaron Prentice, bap 17 Feb 1833 in Diss
  • Thirza Prentice, bap 5 Aug 1836 in Diss

By his 2nd wife, Sarah Jackson (formerly Youngs):

  • Mary Prentice, b. abt 1850 in Burston.
  • Leonard Prentice, b 14 Dec 1851 in Burston, in the sub-district of Diss.

Footnote 1: Stephen and Mary Aldous are shown in the IGI as having the following children:

  1. Stephen Aldous - IChristening: 02 JUL 1731 Stradbroke, Suffolk, England. He m. Catherine Daniel on 8 Feb 1757 and bur. 31 Jan 1776 per IGI.
  2. Mary Aldous - IChristening: 01 JAN 1734 Stradbroke, Suffolk
  3. Esther Aldous - Christening: 13 MAR 1736 Stradbroke, Suffolk
  4. William Adous - Christening: 16 JUL 1738 Stradbroke, Suffolk
  5. Sarah Aldous - Christening: 01 JAN 1741 Stradbroke, Suffolk
  6. Amos Aldous - Christening: 04 APR 1743 Stradbroke, Suffolk
  7. Anne Aldous - Christening: 04 APR 1743 Stradbroke, Suffolk
  8. Amie Aldous - Christening: 29 MAR 1745 Stradbroke, Suffolk
  9. Ruth Aldous - IChristening: 01 JAN 1747 Stradbroke, Suffolk

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