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Prentices of the Colnes, Essex County, England

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The Prentices of the Colnes, Essex County, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Earls Colne, White Colne and Colne Engaine
Fall 1999 and Revised: 27 Feb 2016

Ian Prentice has provide us with a proposed genealogy of Henry Prentis and his descendants of Earls Colne, White Colne and Colne Engain, all in Essex County, England. We have augmented Ian's information with information from other sources (census records, etc.).

    A word of caution: This is a work in progress and some of the connections are only tentative and not fully documented. If any of those folks are a part of your line, you should do your own independent verification and obtain copies of the original documents involved. We have updated this article a number of times to correct errors. If you find any errors, please let us know and we will make appropriate further revisions.

Other Colne Families: For possibly related families with other surnames, see Shaun Thomas' website at Colnevalley.demon.co.uk .

1. Henry "Harry" Prentis, probably born c. 1485-1510, d. 1570 (Essex Will # 733) buried in White Colne on 1 April 1570. He was wealthy with land in Earls Colne, White Colne and Colne Engaine; in 1545 he was living in Colne Engaine. His wife Joan (most probably Turner by maiden name) was buried on 28 March 1578 in White Colne. 

It is very probable that Henry had a brother Robert Prentis who died in 1560 in Great Horkesley and was married to Agnes. Robert's Will referred to his brother, Harry, but did not name any children so any children he might have had may have predeceased Robert. 

And, if Henry had a brother, Robert, it is only a small step to infer that Henry had other brothers and sisters not yet identified. Might William Prentice, an ancestor of Valentine Prentice, be a brother? William was born c. 1510-15, and could be of the same generation, but we do not know exactly where William was born; perhaps it was in the vicinity of Great Saling since the Vicar ther witnessed William's 1574 Will. Great Saling lies only about 8-10 miles west of White Colne. The possibility of a family link is worth pursuing. 

Henry and Joan's children were:

  1. Agnes Prentis who was married to a Mr. Man who was probably the son of Thomas Mann.
  2. Agnes Prentis, the younger (per Will).
  3. Alice Prentis who m. Mr. Jenner (per Will)
  4. Thomas Prentis the Elder who died in 1570 in Rettendon, Essex. . . . . [2]
  5. Thomas Prentis, the Younger (per Will). He was bur. 21 Nov 1580 at Earls Colne.
  6. John Prentis, the Elder, probably born c. 1510-21. . . . . . . [3]
  7. Agnes Prentis the Younger. The names Agnes and Ann were synonymous at that time and she is likely the Ann Prentice who married John Throster 29 Jan 1578/8.
  8. Richard Prentis, b. c. 1530-40. . . . . . . . [4]
  9. John Prentis the Younger, perhaps b. c. 1540-60. Initially of Gaynes Colne; by 1582 he had moved to St. Margaret Pattern in London where he was a Pewterer. He married Ellen Buller in 1578 in St. Margaret Pattern and died in 1589 leaving a Will.
  10. Henry Prentis, b. c. 1535-45, who married Agnes Turner in 1565 in Rawreth and was living in 1570. Ian has not yet located any children he might have had.

2. Thomas Prentis the Elder, son of Henry Prentis and Joan. We do not have a birth date for Thomas, but a guess would be about 1505-20. Thomas died in 1570 in Rettendon, a few miles southeast of Chelmsford, Essex County. We do not yet know the name of Thomas' wife. Children of Thomas:

  1. Thomas Prentis who lived in Gaynes Colne and was buried in Earls Colne on 24 November 1580; it is unclear whether he had any children.
  2. Edward Prentis, b. probably 1544-60. Senior Yeoman who had land in White Colne, Gaynes Colne and Colne Engaine. His father's Will of 5 Sep 1570 had given him 2 acres of land in Colne Engaine and "land in White Colne and Colne Engaine called Chalk Pightle, Pett Croft, Gold Hords, Chalk Pightle and Cote Croft." His Will, Will #139 CW 9, dated 1624 names his wife, Joane, and his sister, Agnes. No children are named.
  3. William Prentis. He received his fathers house and land in Rettenden called Blossoms. He may be the William Prentice of Colne Engaine who has Will #6 CW 98, dated 1614. He lived in Rettendon and appears to have died before 1624
  4. Arthur Prentis. His father's Will gave him his father's featherbed. He appears to have died before 1624.
  5. Anne Prentis who married Thomas Brewer of Kelvedon
  6. Amy Prentis.
  7. Agnes Prentis (mentioned in brother Edward's Will)

3. John Prentis (son of Henry and Joan), probably b. c. 1510-1521, a Yeoman who died in 1582 in Colne Engaine. He was very well off with land in Earls Colne, part of the Manor of Bramptons in Colne Engaine and in Halstead which he bought from his younger brother John. John m. 1st Frances Rusham, daughter of Thomas Rusham Gentleman of Sudbury who died in 1578 and like his son Jeffrey Rusham Gentleman of London who died the previous year, left money to Frances' four children John, William, Robert and Johan (Joan). John m. 2nd Alice who died in 1584 leaving a will. Children:

  1. John Prentis the Elder, a Yeoman of Colne Engaine. . . . . . . . [5]
  2. William Prentis who was a Yeoman. He lived in Colne Engaine where he died in 1614 though he also had land in Gaynes Colne. He married Ellen Hurrye in 1580. Ellen died 1631 . . . . . . . [6]
  3. Robert Prentis, probably born c. 1530-41, who became a Pewterer in St. Margaret pattern, London where he died in 1574 leaving a Will. He married Joan Frith there in 1561 and they had one child:
    1. Mary Prentis who died unmarried in London in 1582 when her mother was still alive.
  4. Joan Prentis.
  5. Agnes Prentis the Elder who married Mr. Bragge.
  6. Elizabeth Prentis who married James Richardson.
  7. John Prentis the Younger Yeoman of Halstead and White Colne. He died in 1619 in Colne Engaine . . . . . . . [7]
  8. Mary Prentis.
  9. Agnes Prentis the Younger.

4. Richard Prentice, a husbandman of White Colne who died in 1586 and was bur. there on 26 Sep 1586. He married Margaret Pond in White Colne and Earls Colne in 9 Nov 1561 (her surname also became transcribed as 'Ward', causing quite some confusion). She died in 1584. Children:

  1. Margaret Prentis who was baptized on 20 Sep 1562, White Colne. She died in St. Margaret Pattern, London in 1582.
  2. Joan Prentis, twin, bap. on 14 Jul 1564 in White Colne; she was buried there on 4th September 1564
  3. Richard Prentis (son Richard-2a) was baptized on 12 June 1563 (IGI says 1564), Earls Colne, and was buried on 29 December 1623 in Earls Colne. His second marriage was to Joan Carter in 21 Jun 1604 in Earls Colne; she was buried on 5 September 1634. Children included:
    1. Thomas, Prentis baptized on 7 March 1590 in White Colne. He married Rose Spillman in 1615 in Earls Colne.
  4. Albon Prentis who was baptized on 3 March 15667 in Earls Colne. He presumably died in Doddinghurst, Essex. . . . . . . . [8]
  5. John Prentis baptized on 25 July 1568 in White Colne. He married Martha Ward on 26 August 1599 and after her death married Alice Roland on 25 March 1613. . . . . . . . [9]
  6. Helen/Helena Prentis baptized on 9 July 1570, White Colne. She probably d. young as she is not mentioned in her father's Will of 1586.
  7. Henry Prentis baptized on 25 July 1576 (IGI says christened 1 Jul 1576), Earls Colne. He was buried on 13 December 1623/4 in White Colne. He married Joan Polly on 12 July 1604 in White Colne (she died in 1641). . . . . . . . . . . [10]
  8. Edward Prentis
  9. Joan Prentis who was baptized on 12 February 1577

5. John Prentis the Elder (son of John-2), Yeoman of Colne Engaine. We do not have a birth date for John, but it might have been c. 1530-40. John died in 1590 leaving a Will; he was married to Mary. Children.

  1. Amos Prentis who lived in Colne Engaine.
  2. Robert Prentis who was living in Colne Engaine in 1626 and 1629. He married Mary Woodward in 1629 in Earls Colne. They had a daughter:
    1. Mary Prentis, b. c. 1630 and d. 1637.
  3. Samuel Prentis who lived in Colne Engaine but by 1649 he was living in Bradfield, Essex.
  4. Thomas Prentis who lived in Colne Engaine v. Roger Prentis who was living in Earls Colne in 1603 and in Colne Engaine in 1608
  5. Mary Prentis.
  6. Alice Prentis.

6. William Prentis (son of John-2 was a Yeoman. We do not have a birth date for William, but based on his marriage in 1586 he was probably born about 1550-66. He lived in Colne Engaine where he died in 1614 though he also had land in Gaynes Colne. He married Ellen Hurrye on 23 Aug 1586 (per IGI). Ellen died 1631 (Will #11 CW 239, dated 1631). Children:

  1. Samuel Prentis, b. after 1586, died in 1593 in Kettlebaston, Suffolk. He died intestate with his next of kin named as William Turner, father of William and Samuel.
  2. William Prentis, b. after 1586, was alive in 1620. . . . . . [11]
  3. John Prentis, b. aft. 1586, Yeoman, d. 1620 in Earls Colne. . . . [12]
  4. Elizabeth Prentis
  5. Helen Prentis who married Francis Neale in 1604

7. John Prentis, the Younger (son of John-2 Prentis) Yeoman of Halstead and White Colne. He died 1620 (Will #8 CW 229, dated 1620) in Colne Engaine. We do not yet have a birth date for him, but based on the probable birth date of his father (1510-21) and the probable 1600-1612 birth dates of a couple of his children, he was likely b. c. 1540-60. We do not yet know his wife's name. Children of John:

  1. Henry Prentis  who had land called Melbroke in White Colne. He had a daughter:
    1. Prentis, alive in 1619.
  2. Edward Prentis, b. c. 1600-1612.  who was alive in 1646 and married Alice Brown on 3 Nov 1631 (per IGI), Earls Colne. Children:
    1. Edward Prentis  who was born in 3 Nov 1631 (per IGI) in Earls Colne
    2. Elizabeth Prentis, born in 1 Jan 1633, Earls Colne (per IGI).
    3. Alice Prentis  born in 31 Aug 1636, Earls Colne (per IGI)
  3. Margaret Prentis, b. c. 1600-1610 who married Jon Cobb in 1627 in Colne Engaine
  4. Mary Prentis
  5. Joan Prentis
  6. Elizabeth Prentis

8. Albon Prentis (son of Richard-2a) was baptized on 3 March 1566 in Earls Colne. He presumably died in Doddinghurst, Essex. We do not know his wife's name. Children of Albon:

  1. Mary Prentis born in 1608 in Doddinghurst
  2. Lawrence Prentis born in 1611
  3. Margaret Prentis born in 1615; she married Thomas Glascock in 1641 in Doddinghurst.

9. John Prentis (son of Richard) baptized on 25 July 1568 in White Colne. He married Marargaret Wade on 26 August 1599. She was bap. 30 Nov 1581 at Earls Colne, dau. of Richard Wade and Margaret Waller (m. 27 Jul 1573 at Earls Colne). After her death, John married Alice Roland on 25 March 1613. The register of burials after May 1625 is lost, so John probably died after that date. He does not appear on the 1636 Subsidy (tax) Roll. No Will has been found. Children:

  1. Henry Prentice, bap. 15 May 1600.  He m. Elizabeth Fosdick on 2 Aug 1628 at Bures St. Mary, Suffolk/Essex, the next parish to the north.  Threlfall identifies Henry as the Henry Prentice who emigrated to MA, although such identification appears to be circumstantial based on the facts that: a. Others from that same area emigrated to New England, and b. His wife's first name was Elizabeth. It should be noted that available research in New England research has not yet disclosed the emigrant Henry's wife's maiden surname name, or her date or place of birth or marriage. Without additional evidence, such linking of the Henrys seems somewhat fragile.
  2. Margaret Prentice, bap. 29 May 1603.  She m. John Cobb on 20 May 1627 at Earls Colne.  He was the son of John Cobb and was bap.20 Feb 1602/3.  She was bur. 12 Jul 1630, perhaps in childbirth.Daughter:
    1. Margaret Prentice, bap 17 Aug 1628.
    After Margaret died, John Cobb m. 2nd Susan and they had:
    1. Anne Cobb, bap. 22 May 1632, Earls Colne.
  3. John Prentis,  bap. on 26 April 1609; he was buried on 26 August 1609
  4. William Prentice, bap. 6 Apr 1613.  Threlfall suggests William was perhaps born in 1611 and bap. late, otherwise he would conflict with the next child.
  5. John Prentice, bap. 29 Dec 1613.  He may have m. Mary Quilter in 1641 in Bures.
  6. Susan Prentice, bap. 11 Feb 1615/6 and bur. 11 Aug 1623 at White Colne.

Note: Threlfall suggests the possibility that the following men might also be John's  sons.  There does appear to be a gap between 1603 and 1609 of 6 years into which such men  could fit.

  • Robert Prentice (b. c. 1600-1610?) who m. Mary Woodward on 29 Sep 1629 at Earls Colne.
  • Edward Prentice (b. c. 1600-1610>) who m. Alice Brown on 3 Nov 1631 at Earls Colne.
  • John Prentice who was bur. 4 Jun 1640 at Earls Colne.

10. Henry Prentis (son of Richard-2a), baptized on 1 July 1576 at Earls Colne. He received, in his father's Will, a parcel of land called Bungee. Died 1623/4 (Essex Will #9 CW 132 CW 13, dated 1623) and buried on 13 Dec 1623/4 in White Colne. He married Joan Polly/Pollye on 12 July 1604 in White Colne. A Joan Prentice, perhaps the same person, was bur. 14 Aug 1641 at Earls Colne. Children:

  1. Joan Prentis  who was baptized on 10 February 1604 in White Colne; she seems to have died by 1624.
  2. Henry Prentis  baptized on 11 October 1607 in White Colne.
  3. Mary Prentis  baptized on 22 July 1610; she was alive in 1624
  4. Edward Prentis  baptized on 13 September 1613; he was alive in 1624
  5. Anne Prentis, bap. 5 Oct 1615, White Colne.  Named in father's 13 Dec 1623/4 Will.

11. William Prentis (son of William-4 and Ellen) was b. after 1586. Alive in 1620. Children included:

  1. John Prentis, b. c. 1606, died in 1623 having married Margaret. . . . . . . . [13]
  2. Elizabeth Prentis (named in 1631 Will of William's mother, Ellen)

12. John Prentis, b. after 1586 Yeoman, died in 1620 in Earls Colne. He married Elizabeth Turner on 4 April 1619 in White Colne. After John's death she married Bartholamew Clarke. The Will of John's son, John, names John Clarke, Elizabeth Clarke and Joan Clarke who were children from the subsequent marriage of Elizabeth to Bartholamew Clarke (per Eric L. Hansen's email of 14 Feb 2003). Children of John and Elizabeth:

  1. John Prentis who was born in 1618 (IGI says chr. 20 Aug 1618) in Earls Colne and died in 1640 leaving a Will but no heirs. His Will does identify his relationship to certain persons, but Eric L. Hansen's email of 14 Feb 2003 indicate they are on his mother's side of the family:
    1. "Abraham, the son of Abraham Markham and Alice his wife my aunt's son."
    2. "Clement Turner and Sisley his wife my grandfather and grandmother"
    3. "Francis Turner my uncle."
    4. "Christopher Turner my uncle's son"
    5. "Roger Turner, Thomas Turner and Clement Turner, my uncle Thomas' sons."
    6. "Joan Markham and Elizabeth Markham my aunt Alice's two daughters" Alice is probably the Alice mentioned in "a." above.
  2. Ellen/Helen Prentis who was born in 1620 and married Henry Ames in 1636 in Feering. By email of 14 Feb 2003, Eric L. Hansen advises that their chidren are:
    1. Elizabeth Ames, bap. 13 Sep 1646 and bur. 3 Feb 1688, Earls Colne..
    2. Richard Amews, bap. Mar 1650, Earls Colne.
    3. Daniel Ames, bap. 28 Nov 1652, Earls Colne.
    4. John Ames, bap. 18 Oct 1654, Earls Colne.
    5. Grace Ames, bap. 10 Jan 1658, Earls Colne.

13. John Prentis (son of William-5 and Margaret), b. c. 1600-1605 and d. in 1623. He married Margaret. He is probably the John Prentice of Colne Engaine who d. c. 1623 and has Will #177 CW 9, dated 1623. John's Will names his wife, Margaret, and the following children, all living in 1623:

  1. William Prentice, b. c. 1599-1622. . . . . . . . . . [14]
  2. Ann Prentice, b. c. 1599-1622.
  3. Sarah Prentice, b. c. 1599-1622.
  4. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1602-1622.
  5. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1602-1622.

14. William Prentis (son of John-6 and Margaret) b. c. 1620-23. Yeoman of Colne Engaine. He married Mary Prentice in 1656 in Colne Engaine and d. 1670 leaving a Will. Children:

  1. William Prentis, b. 1657-70, who was under 21 in 1670 and d. 1693 . . . . . [15]
  2. John Prentis, b. 1657-70,  who was also under 21 in 1670

15. William Prentis (son of William-7 and Margaret) b. c. 1657-70 and d. 1693. The name of his wife is not presently known. Children included:

  1. William Prentis, Yeoman of Colne Engaine who died in 1693 leaving Will. . . . . . . . [16]

16. William Prentis (son of William-15 The name of his wife is not presently known. His children were:

  1. William Prentis, Yeoman of Colne Engaine who died in 1747. . . . . [17]
  2. Thomas Prentis who was unmarried in 1693.
  3. John Prentis.
  4. Elizabeth Prentis (mentioned in William's Will).
  5. Ellen Prentis who married John Reeve.
  6. Abraham Prentis who married Hester Munson in 1710 in Wormingfold. They had a son:
    1. Abraham Prentis who was living in Colne Engaine in 1767/70 and was married to Sarah; they had a child:
      1. Mary Prentis, baptized on 28 October 1759 in White Colne.

17. William Prentis (son of William-16) Yeoman of Colne Engaine who died in 1747. For his Will, see Appendix 1 .

He m. Mary. Children:

  1. Thomas Prentis  who was alive in 1747 and may have married Susan Edwards in 1739 in Halstead.
  2. Sarah Prentis.
  3. Ann Prentis. She m. Thomas Kemp in 1740 in Colne Engaine.
  4. John Prentis who married Sarah Manning in 1741 in Wakes Colne.
  5. William Prentis.
  6. Golden Prentis, b. c. 1721 and d. 7 Mar 1785. . . . . . . . . [18]
  7. Samuel Prentis  who married Grace Mitchell in 1744 in Witham.
  8. Mary Prentis. She m. William Ringer on 8 July 1764 at St. Andrews Colne Engaine
  9. Elizabeth Prentis
  10. Abraham Prentis who married Hannah Davis on 29 June 1767 in Halstead. Children:
    1. Abraham Prentice, b. c. 1767-75. He is probably the Abraham Prentice who m. Sarah Tirell in 1797 in Halstead.
    2. Golding Prentice, b. 1771.
    3. William Prentice, b. 1788.
    4. (maybe) James Prentice, b. 1796 and d. Dec 1848 in Halstead. By email of 21 Jun 2004, Ian Prentice This James Prentice is the subject of our Winter 1999 article on James Prentice of Pagelsham .

18. Golden Prentis, b. c. 1721 (age 64 at death) a Yeoman Farmer of Paglesham who died 7 Mar 1785 and was buried on 14 Mar 1785 in St. Peter's Churchyard, Lot #31, which is located behind the church on the NW corner. For his Will, see Appendix 2 .

By email of 6 Feb 2004, Jeanine Ricketts provides the following additional information:

    Golden Prentice, b. c. 1724, in Essex County, m. 1st Sarah Durrant on 10 Jun 1759, Paglesham; witnesses were Joseph Hunwicks and George Shepherd. Sarah d. 10 Apr 1781. Golden m. 2nd the Widow Elizabeth (Hunwicks) Byatt on 5 Nov 1781 in Paglesham; witnesses were Thomas Browning and Rebecca Hunwicks. Elizabeth was b. 1732 according to her gravestone and d. 12 Jan 1800. Elizabeth was previously m. to Arthur Byatt, widower, on 15 Jun 1772; witnesses to that prior marriage were Golden Pentice and Chris Johnson.

    According to Golden Prentice's Will, Elizabeth had "oyster layings" that belonged to her before her marriage to Golden that were worth about 800 pounds (at the time of his will) which were to go back to her upon his death.Both wives are buried in St. Peter's Churchyard, in Paglesham; Sarah is also bur. in Lot #31 as well. Golden was a Yeoman Farmer, but apparently, he was also involved in gathering and selling oysters which lay in beds along the waterways in that area.

On the Paglesham Land Tax Records for 1780, Golden Prentice is cited as the renter for the following properties (per Jeanine Rickets, email, 7 Feb 2004):

  • No. 65 - South Hall Farm owned by Sir Robert Barnard
  • No. 50 - Decoy Marshes owned by Sir Robert Barnard
  • No. 60 - West Hall Marshes owned by Col Pechall
  • No. 5 - Thurban's Marsh owned by Drew Esq
  • No. 10 - Farm owned by Mr. Asser Vassall

Children of Golden Prentice and his first wife, Sarah Durrant (per Jeanine Ricketts, email, 8 Feb 2004):

  1. Golden Prentice, chr. 25 Jan 1759. Apparently died young.
  2. William Prentice, b. 30 Apr 1760 and chr. 22 Jun 1760. Apparently d. young.
  3. William Prentice, b. 3 Apr 1761 and chr. 3 May 1761. Bur. 13 Dec 1761.
  4. Golden Nehemiah Prentice, b. 8 Jul 1763, chr. 1 Aug 1763. . . . . . . . . . .[19]
  5. Ann Ruth Prentice, chr. 29 Sep 1765, bur. 29 Dec 1765.
  6. John Prentice, chr. 13 Nov 1768, bur. 29 Jan 1769.
  7. William Prentice, chr. 3 Nov 1768. He m. Elizabeth Keyes. . . . . . . . . [20]
  8. Ann Ruth Prentice, chr. 7 May 1770, bur. 28 Dec 1770.
  9. Ann Ruth Prentice, chr. 8 Dec 1771. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [21]
  10. Sarah Prentice, chr. 5 Sep 1773, bur. 12 Feb 1775.

By email of 8 Jun 2003, Charles Eldridge expressed the belief that sometime after 1771, Golden then married, as a second wife, the widow Elizabeth Hunwicks, wife of Joseph Hunwicks who d. 1771 leaving 2 daughters:

  1. Elizabeth (Hunwicks) Prentice, perhaps b. c. 1750-1760, who m. Thomas Browning of Paglesham in 1778.
  2. Rebecca (Hunwicks) Prentice, perhaps b. c. 1750-1760, who m. John Frost of Paglesham in 1785. Charles Eldridge relaes that at Rebecca's wedding Elizabeth Prentice is named as her guardian as Rebecca was then a minor.

19. Golden Nehemiah Prentice (son of Golden, #6), Esq. of Rayleigh, b. 8 Jul 1763, Rayleigh, Essex, & d. 14 Jan 1841, Rochford, Essex. Golden owned property called Earls Hall in Prittlewell, Essex, England. He made a considerable fortune at Earls Hall by farming and taking the Rectorial tithes in kind. At Prittlewell, he was known for his innovations in cropping systems. Golden was also very proficient at whist and billiards and died in his 77th year. By the time of his death, he had acquired at least nine pieces of property, several of which were quite extensive holdings and were sold at his death for 4,730 and 5,160 pounds (per Jeanine Rickets, email, 7 Feb 2004).

Golden married, first, Sarah Keyes on 3 Jul 1787, Essex. Swas b. c. 1763, Essex, and d. 13 Jan 1789, Paglesham, Essex. Son:

  1. William Keys Prentice, b. c. 1787-1789, Gentleman. It is unclear what happened to William. One version says that William d. July 1855, Islington. Unmarried. Another version is that he left England upon coming of age (per Jeanine Ricketts, email, 7 Feb 2004)

Golden m. 2nd Anne Tabor, 1790. She was b. c. 1765 in Essex and d. 15 Feb 1813, Essexx. She was the dau. of John Tabor (1728-1815) and Mary English (1726-1795), dau. of John English and Anna Fuller, dau. of Thomas Fuller and Mary Reinoldes (per Jo Mason, email, 31 Jul 2006). Children:

  1. Golden Prentice, b. 1792. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [22]
  2. John Prentice, b. 16 Apr 1799, Prittlewell. Died young. Bur. in Prentice section of Prittlewell Cemetery.
  3. Mary Prentice, died young. Bur. in Prentice section of Prittlewell Cemetery (per Jeanine Ricketts, above).
  4. Elizabeth Prentice,died young. Bur in Prentice section of Prittlewell Cemetery (per Jeanine Ricketts, above).
  5. Anna Prentice, b. 28 Jan 1796, Bocking Independent Church; She m. William Kingdon in 1816.
  6. John Tabor Prentice, b. 16 Apr 1799, Bocking Independent. . . . . . . . . [23]
  7. Samuel Prentice, b. 5 Apr 1801, Bocking; d. 1802.

Golden married, third, Mary Leach or Mary Hailey on 20 Feb 1817, Pirton, Hertfordshire. She was b. 1785 in Pirton, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, and d. 3 May 1844, Rochford or Rayleigh, Essex. Children:

  1. Samuel Prentice, QC, b. 1819, London. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [24]
  2. Mary Ann Condor Prentice, b. 1821 and m. Rev. Charles B. Marriott.
  3. George Hailey Prentice, Esq., b. 1823; matriculated to Oxford Univ. 1841; Barrister of Inner Temple; d. 28 Mar 1878, Hoxton St., London; unmarried.
  4. Emma Prentice, b. 1824, Prittlewell, Essex, and d. 1884. She m. first, William Hopson. She m. second, Frederick W. Rowlatt of Surbiton. He was b. c. 1825, Aldersgate, Middlesex. They appear in the 1881 census in Kingston On Thames, Surrey. Living with them were (1) a niece, Kathleen F. Prentice, b. c. 1862, Burnham, Berkshire, and (2) another niece, Marie B. Merriott, b. c. 1856, Paris, France.
  5. Henry Prentice, b. 1826, Prittlewell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [25]

20. William Prentice, chr. 3 Nov 1766 or 1768, Paglesham, Essex, England.

He m. Elizabeth Keyes on 3 Nov 1789. She was b. c. 1770 in Tolleshunt Knights, Essex, chr. there 4 Feb 1770, dau. of William Keyes and Elizabeth Smith. By email of 6 Feb 2004, Jeanine Ricketts provides the following additional information:

    This is Jeanine's direct line. William received from his father, Golden, a property called Westhall. "I have been to that house and property and talked to the current residents. It is one of those houses which have been added on to many, many times, and currently has a Georgian front. And the further back into the house you go, the lower the ceilings are. The occupants had old documents pertaining to the property in their possession, which I believe I have copies of. . . and in one part of the house, on the second story landing (with a short hallway that sags dreadfully in the middle) is the remains of an ancient drawing or painting. The occupants believe it was left by a traveling monk, which was the practice in those days. After the monk partook of his host's hospitality, he would leave kind of a good luck symbol or drawing on one of the walls of the home before departing. . . At his marriage to Sarah Durrant, [William's father] Golden was cited as a farmer at Westhall."

    He also later resided and had farms at Goldhanger and Tolleshunt D'Arcy, which came to him through his wife's inheritance. On 26 Feb 1820, he was living in Goldhanger and sold some of his property in Paglesham. At that time, his property was called Easthall and Southhall, which may have been additions to the original inheritance or parts of the original inheritance. The two parcels of land he sold were sea ground layings for oysters. He sold it to Richard Bowtan for 170 pounds (per Jeanine Ricketts, email, 7 Feb 2004).

Children of William and Elizabeth (per Jeanine Ricketts, email, 9 Feb 2004):

  1. Elizabeth/Betsey Prentice, chr. 3 Nov 1790, Paglesham, Essex. Note: A Betsey Prentice was buried the 14 Jun 1827, in Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, aged 36 years. Betsey's father William Prentice owned a farm in Tolleshunt D'Arcy. This woman would have been the right age for Betsey, and could be the unmarried daughter of William and Elizabeth Prentice, christened in 1790.
  2. Anna Prentice, chr. 14 Feb 1794, Paglesham and bur. 13 Jun 1794, Paglesham.
  3. George Prentice, chr. 29 Jan 1796, Paglesham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [20.1]
  4. Adrianah Prentice, b. 16 Jan 1802, twin, chr. 28 May 1802, Paglesham. Bur 21 Jul 1803, Paglesham.
  5. Caroline Prentice, b. 18 Jan 1802, twin, chr. 28 May 1802, Paglesham. Bur. 21 Jul 1803.
  6. Fredrick Horatio Prentice, b. 4 Feb 1805, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [26]
  7. (perhaps) William Prentice. He has been cited as a child for this couple but could not be located by Jeanine Ricketts in the Paglesham Parish Registers.

20.1 George Prentice was b. c. 1796, Paglesham (per 1881 census), Essex, England. He appears in the 1841 census in Tollesbury Civil Parish, Essex, which lies about 3 miles NE of Goldhanger, Essex. Tollesbury lies about 2 miles SE of Tolleshunt D'Arcy. 1881 census shown as age and living in Lord Petris' Alms House, Ingatestone, Essex, which is housing for the old and poor who can no longer earn money to keep alive.

He m. Elizabeth, b. c. 1791, Essex. Children per 1841 and later census:

  1. Alfred Prentice, b. c. 1817, probably Tollesbury, Essex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [20.2]
  2. George Prentice, b. c. 1821, Essex. At home in Tollesbury, Essex, in the 1841 census.
  3. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1822, Goldhanger, Essex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[20.3]
  4. Eliza Prentice, b. c. 1824, Essex. At home in Tollesbury, Essex, in the 1841 census. She had a son who was b. in the workhouse in 1852 in Maldon, Essex. He was living with his grandfather, George, in the 1861 census in Fryerning, Essex:

    1. George Wood Prentice, b. c. 1852, Shenfield. Living with grandfather in 1851 census. Not in 1861 census. Shenfield lies approximately 10-15 miles SW of Chelmsford. In 1876 he was a Railway Clerk and lived at 8 Chesterford Terrace, Stanley Rd., Hackney, Middlesex. In the 1881 and 1891 census, George and his family lived at 45 Glaskin Rd., London, Middlesex. George m. Theresa Harriet Miller. She was b. c. 1858, Dalston, Middlesex. Son:
      1. George James Prentice, b. 11 Sep 1876, Hackney, Middlesex. He m. Unknown Sep 1902 in Hackney.
      2. Edwin Alfred Prentice, b. 1894 per Jill Gibbs, email, 18 Sep 2008, identifying Edwin as her maternal grandfather.

      By email of 8 Dec 2008, Jill Gibbs, a descendant of George Wood Prentice, above, advises that he is not the George Prentice, b. 1852, who appears in the 1901 census at Hackney Stoke Newington as a "Labourer General".

  5. Anna Prentice, b. c. 1827, Essex. At home in Tollesbury, Essex, in the 1841 census.
  6. Amy Prentice, b. c. 1830, Tollesbury, Essex. At home in Tollesbury, Essex, in the 1841 census. She appears as a Servant in the 1851 census in Norwich St. Stephen, Norfolk. She was living with her father, George, in the 1861 census in Fryerning, Essex. She is said to have had a son:
    1. George Wood Prentice, b. c. 1852, Shenfield, Essex. 1861 at home in Fryerning, Essex. Not in 1871 census. 1881 & 1891 census in Hackney, London with his wife, Theresa H.. b. c. 1858, Dalston, Middlesex. Not in 1901 census. Children:
      1. George J. Prentice, b. c. 1877, Dalston, Middlesex. 1881 at home in Dalston. 1891 at home in Hackney

20.2 Alfred Prentice, b. c. 1817, probably Tollesbury, Essex, and d. before 1881. He is tentatively identified as being the same person as Alfred Prentice was b. c. 1816-17 in Goldhanger, Essex, England.

1851 census occupation: fishmonger. Living with the family of his dau., Elizabeth. He appears in the 1861 and 1871 census in Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, which lies only about 3 miles NE of Goldhanger, as an Agricultural Labourer with his wife, Mary A., b. c. 1833, Feering, Essex. In the 1881 census Mary, without her husband, lived on Maldon Road, Private House, Tolleshunt D Arcy, Essex. Children per 1871 and 1881 census: and children:

  1. William Prentice, b. c. 1855, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex. At home in 1871. Not in 1881 census.
  2. Eliza Prentice, b. c. 1858, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex. At home in 1871.
  3. Alfred Prentice, b. c. 1860, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex. At home in 1871. Not in 1881 census.
  4. Alice Prentice, b. c. 1862, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex. At home in 1871. She appears in the 1881 census in Beddington, Surrey, as a Servant, b. c. 1862, Tollesbury, Essex.
  5. Henry Prentice, b. c. 1864, Tolleshunt, Essex, At home in 1871 and 1881. He appears in the 1891 and 1901 census in Bromley, London, with his wife, Emeline L., b, c, 1865, Bromley, London. Children:
    1. Mary A. Prentice, b. c. 1888, Bromley, London. At home in 1891 and 1901.
    2. Henry R. Prentice, b. c. 1889, Poplar, London. At home in 1891 and 1901.
    3. Louisa E. Prentice, b. c. 1891, Bromley, London. At home in 1891 and 1901.
    4. Florence Prentice, b. c. 1893, Bromley, London. At home in 1901.
    5. Alfred Prentice, b. c. 1896. Not home in 1901.
    6. Lily Prentice, b. c. 1898, Bromley, London. At home in 1901. By email of 8 Feb 2008, Aaron Birks provides the following information. Lily d. at home in Rye, Sussex in 1993. She m. William Powrie/Powry Jamieson (1892-1930). They had 1 or more children, including:
      1. Irene Jamieson (1922-2003). She m. Joe Norris Birks (1925-1958). They had 1 or more children, including:
        1. Anthony Birks (1950 - ). Son:
          1. Aaron Birks.
  6. James W. Prentice, b. c. 1868-69, Tolleshunt D'Arcy Essex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  7. Frederick Prentice, b. c. 1874, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, England. At home in 1881 and 1891. He appears in the 1901 Bromley, London, census with his wife, Alice, b. c. 1878, Inworth, Essex, and children:
    1. Frederick J. Prentice, b. c. 1900, Bromley, London. At home in 1901.
    2. Alice E. Prentice, b. c. 1900, Bromley, London. At home in 1901.

Also living with the family in 1861 was George Prentice, Alfred's brother b. c. 1821, Essex.

20.3 Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1822, Goldhanger, Essex, and d. 15 Aug 1888, Westbury, Tasmania, Australia. 1851 census in Shenfield, Billericay.

She m. 1st William James Betts on 14 May 1843, Billericay, Essex, a Coach Maker. He was b. 1816 in Wickham Bishops, Essex, and d. 27 Oct 1885 in Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia. He was the son of William Betts (1793-1868) and Susannah/Susan (b. 1791). The information about their emigration to Tasmania at Ancestry.com is as follows:

    William (aged 40 years) and Elizabeth (aged 33 years) BETTS emigrated with their 5 children George (aged 12 years), Amy (aged 10 years), Adelaide (aged 6 years) , Frederick James (aged 4 years) and Thomas (aged 2 years) on the Whirlwind from Essex where they had been living.(http://portal.archived.tas.gov.au- Arrivals, search criteria Betts- accessed 20 July 2010) They and William's brother Benjamin and his family were recruited by the Launceston Immigration Aid Society- the men of the family had trades and were considered to be fine upstanding people, which would 'improve the moral status of the "lower classes" '(from www.utas.edu/library/companion_tasmania_history/I/I).

    The Whirlwind which was the mode of transport for the Betts family left London, called into Plymouth for repairs and then the ship was hit with an outbreak of Scarlet Fever- many of the passengers were removed to a hospital hulk- 3 of William and Elizabeth's children died at sea- George, Amy and Thomas and one of Benjamin and Mary Anne's children died also (William). In total 44 people lost their lives on this voyage. The boat left Plymouth on 4th January and arrived in Launceston 86 days later. The boat finally arrived in Launceston on 31 March 1855 and the report of their arrival is listed in the Examiner Newspaper on 3rd April 1855 [(page 2 and 3) - AOT- microfilm]- the trades of the people on the boat were also listed and it was hoped that all of them would be employed in a very short time- which was the case as this was reported in the Examiner a few weeks later.

    From the Description List of Immigrants for the Whirlwind voyage it indicated that William could read and write and belonged to the Church of England. It also indicated that the three children died at sea, possibly from Scarlet Fever. Benjamin's family also had one child die and another was born on the voyage. This must have been devastating to lose 3 healthy children.

    The cost of the voyage altogether for the family was listed as 79 pounds, 15 shillings and no pence- Baby Frederick's cost was listed as 2 pounds 15 shillings and each of the children's voyage costs were 5 pounds, 10 shillings- these were paid by the Launceston Immigration Aid Society. (AOT Microfilm Z2155- CB7/12/1/4)

    When William BETTS emigrated from England his occupation was listed as a carpenter/ joiner and in Van Diemen's Land he turned his hand to become a wheelwright.

Children of Elizabeth and William:

  1. George William Betts 1843 – 1855
  2. Elizabeth Amy Betts 1846 – 1855
  3. Adelaide Maria Betts 1848 –
  4. Frederick James Betts 1851 –
  5. Thomas Betts 1852 – 1855
  6. Emma Betts 1856 – 1906
  7. William Alfred (Benjamin) Betts 1858 – 1952
  8. Amy Prentice Betts 1860 –

Elizabeth m. 2nd Daniel Bowater on 4 Aug 1886 in House of Mr s. Dell, El;izabeth Town, Tasmania. Daniel was b. c. 1814 . He was then a farmer, illiterate, and a widower. She d. 2 years later on 15 Aug 1888

21. Ann Ruth Prentice, b. 1771 and of West Hall, Paglesham.

She m. Thomas Harridge, formerly of Witham. Additional information was provided by Helen Carter. She is a descendant of a Thomas Harridge and Susannah Gurnett. Her E-mails of 3 Nov 2000 indicate that:

  1. Thomas Harridge bought Paglesham House in 1782 from Carvell Riggs of Rochford and that Thomas sold it in 1801 to Henry Beckwith. The 1782 purchase date by Thomas would indicate that Thomas was born before1760. Thomas sold the Bull Inn to his Ann's brother, Golden Nehemiah Prentice, who owned Earls Court.
  2. Thomas Harridge also owned Upper and Lower Edwards Hall which had been in the family for some time. The Lower Hall was demolished to make room for a school but the Upper Hall was still there in in 1962.
  3. A slab near the font in Rochford Church, and in the vault underneath are interred the remains of Thomas Harridge, late of Hadleigh Hall, eldest Son of Thomas Harridge. who died 20th June 1808, aged 35 years, also John Harridge 3rd Son of above who died 1810 aged 32 years, also Mrs Susan Harridge of this Parish who died 20th October 1812, aged 66 years; also of the above Thomas Harridge many years Deputy Lieutenant and Magistrate of the County, who died 9th June 1827 ages 86 years.
  4. The Registers of Magistrates for 1789 and 1791 include the name Thomas Harridge.
  5. Four stones in Pritlewelll Church provide information that "Thomas Harridge" died October 3rd 1833, aged 68 years. Anne Ruth Harridge his wife Died February 26th, 1845, aged 69 years. Golden, their son died in 1829, aged 27 years, and Thomas in 1858 aged 61 years.

22. Golden Prentice, b. 1792, Gentlemen of Havering atte Bower in 1819 and in Westminster in 1822; of Prittlewell, Essex in 1844. Golden held the Quay Farm in Foulness for several years, and afterwards, held a farm at Romford. Golden and his family emigrated to Australia at some date before 1844, and probably before 1841 as he does not appear in the 1841 census. Golden d. 17 Jun 1871 in Adelaide.

Golden m. Harriet Barnby on 15 Feb 1825 in St. Pancras Old Church, London. Golden's wife might be the Harriet Prentice who d. 17 Nov 1889, Adelaide, although Adelaide death records give an age indicating she was b. c. 1818-19. Golden and Harriet's known children are: (per IGI and Ian Prentice, 8 Jan 2001 and Ancestry.com)

  1. William Keys Prentice, b, 3 Oct 1831 and chr. 18 Dec 1831, Old Church, St. Pancras, London (per IGI). Not in 1841 and later census.
  2. Golden Nehemiah Prentice, b. c. 1830 in the Province of Quebec.
  3. Rebecca Prentice, b. c. 1839.
  4. Henry Prentice, b. Shoreditch 13 May 1839 and bap.. 13 April 1840, Saint John The Baptist, Shoreditch, London, England (per IGI). Not in 1881 census.
  5. Harriet Prentice, bapt. 13 April 1840 Shoreditch St. John Baptist. It is unclear whether she is the Harriet Prentice, b. 1834-35 and d. 24 Nov 1854, Adelaide.
  6. Louisa Adelaide Prentice, b. c. 1843 and chr. 2 Mar 1843, Adelaide, Australia. She m. John Jenkins on 16 Apr 1866 in St. Paul, Adelaide. He was b. c. 1840, son of William Henry Jenkins.
  7. Charlotte Prentice, b. 10 Dec 1844, Adelaide, Australia, and d. 19 Nov 1911, age 66, Adelaide. She m. Henry Luke Thorpe on 24 Apr 1865, St. Luke, Adelaide. He was b. 16 Apr 1837 in Stepney?, London, England, and was chr. St. Dunstan, Stepney. Children: (Ref: Death dates from Stebve McDonald, email, 18 Mar 2008)
    1. Alice Louisa Thorpe, b. 8 Apr 1866, Adelaide. She d. 27 Apr 1893, age 27, Kent Town, South Australia.
    2. Henry Alfred Thorpe, b. 29 Feb 1868, Kent Town. He d. 28 May 1903, Knoxville, South Australia. He m. Mary Matilda Cock. Children per Ancestry.com:
      1. Alfred James Thorpe, b. c. 1891–
      2. Charlotte S D Thorpe, b. c. 1892–
      3. Alice Violet Thorpe, b. c. 1897–
      4. Hazel G M Thorpe, b. c. 1899–
      5. Harry Wilfred Thorpe, b. c. 1902–
    3. Edith Charlotte Thorpe, b. 27 Jan 1870. She d. 3 May 1894, age 24, Kent Town, South Australia.
    4. William Golden Thorpe, b. 10 Feb 1872, Kent Town. He d. 14 Jun 1882, age 10, Kent Town, South Australia.
    5. Charles Luke Thorpe, b. 5 Oct 1874, Kent Town. He d. 1 Aug 1882, age 8, Kent Town, South Australia.
    6. Albert Davis Thorpe, b. 19 Mar 1877, Kent Town. He emigrated to the United States and was believed to be still living in 1917. He does not appear in the 1900, 1910 or 1920 US census.
    7. Francis Barnby Thorpe, b. 24 Feb 1880, Kent Town. She lived at Goodwood Park, South Australia and was living in 1917.
    8. Joseph Prentice Thorpe, b. 10 Apr 1882, Kent Town. He d. 22 Apr 1917 at 3 Casualty Clearing Station, France, from wounds received in WW I. He was bur. at Grevillers British Cem., France. He was a police constable and a gunner in the 5th field artillery brigade. He lived at Port Adelaide and was married to a woman named Mollie.
    9. Essex Edward Thorpe, b. 25 Oct 1884, Kent Town. He lived at Kensington, South Australia, and was living in 1917.
    10. Roby Fairfield Thorpe, b. 20 Feb 1888, Kent Town, and d. 5 Mar 1909. He lived in North Unley, South Australia.

23. John Tabor Prentice, b. 16 Apr 1799, Bocking Independent; became a farmer in Sutton, Missisquo, Canada - emigrated in 1829. He apparently d. before 1901 as his wife, Abigail, appears alone with her children.

He m. Mary Sennett. Their children included:

  1. Charles Prentice, chr. 26 Nov 1826, Bocking.
  2. Henry Prentice, chr. 1823, Bocking.
  3. (probably) Philena Prentice. She is probably the person shown in the 1881 household as Philena Death, b. c. 1828, Quebec, Methodist, wife of John S. Death, b. c. 1834, Quebec, Farmer, Methodist, and probably the son of Catherine S. Death, b. c. 1813, Quebec, Methodist, who appears in the household in the 1881 census. Children shown in the 1881 census:
    1. Mary L. Death, b. c. 1861, Quebec, Methodist.
    2. Henry D. Death, b. c. 1864, Quebec, Methodist.
    3. James S. Death, b. c. 1867, Quebec, Methodist.
    4. Emma L. Death, b. c. 1873, Quebec, Methodist.
  4. Golden Nehemiah Prentice, b. c. 1830 in the Province of Quebec. . . . . . . [27]
  5. Orajane Prentice, b. c. 1933, Quebec, per 1851 Sutton census.
  6. John Tabor Prentice Jr., b. c. 1840, Quebec, Farmer, Church of England. At home in Sutton, Quebec, in 1851 census. He was apparently unmarried and living with his parents in 1881. Although further research is needed for confirmation, he may be the John Prentice who appears in the 1901 Sutton, Quebec, census living with what appears to be George H. Prentice's family (see below) and shown as as b. 4 Sep 1844))
  7. Abigail/Abigal Prentice, b. c. 1843, Quebec. At home in Sutton, Quebec, in 1851 census.
  8. Drusilla Prentice, b. c. 1845, Quebec. At home in Sutton, Quebec, in 1851 census.
  9. Othatha(?) Prentice, b. c. 1848, Quebec. At home in Sutton, Quebec, in 1851 census.
  10. George H. Prentice, b. c. 1851, Quebec, Farmer, Church of England. At home in Sutton, Quebec, in 1851 census. He was apparently unmarried and living with his parents in 1881. He m. Mary Derby and was deceased before the 1901 Sutton, Quebec census. Mary Derby was b. 3 Nov 1868, and appears in the 1901 Sutton, Quebec, census as the head of the family (together with her mother-in-law, Abigail, and brother-in-law, John Prentice shown as b. 4 Sep 1844) with her children:
    1. Anna Prentice,f b. 7 Feb 1882, probably Sutton, Quebec.
    2. William Arnold "Wllie" Prentice, b. 20 Jun 1889, Sutton, Quebec. . . . . . . . . [23.1]
    3. Carl Prentice, b. 11 Feb 1892, probably Sutton, Quebec.

23.1 William Arnold "Wllie" Prentice, b. 20 Jun 1889, probably Sutton, Quebec, Canada In 1923 William was a farmer.

He m. Johanna Nysen on 11 Jan 1923 in Burlingtonk Chittenden Co., VT, per Vermont Marriage Records , She was b. c. 1891, also in Sutton, Quebec, which lies about 10 miles north of the Quebec-VT border. .

24. Samuel Prentice, QC (probably Queen's Counsel ), b. 1819, London. Lived Greystokes, Surbiton, Surrey. Died 18 Dec 1893. He was a lawyer, .C. of 4, Essex Court Temple and Leinster Square, Notting Hill. He appears in the 1871 census in Paddington, London. He is not shown at home in the 1881 census, but his wife is described as a "Barrister's Wife". 1891 census in Kingston, Surrey. By email of 9 May 2010, Sara Harris advises that Samuel became a High Court judge and was also a Master of Middle Temple. She says a stone plaque outside Middle Temple in London was affixed to the wall in his memory. ­

He m. Ann Eliza Venna Firmin. She was b. c. 1831, Strand, London. d. 21 Oct 1924, Kingston, Surrrey. Ann appears without her husband in the 1881 census living on Christ Ch. Rd., Greystoke. Ann appears in the 1901 London census living in Surbiton, Kingston. According to the 1881 census information about Ann, Samuel ws a Barrister and apparently did well as the 1881 census shows both a Nurse and a Cook in his household. Children:

  1. Ernest S. Prentice, b. 24 Apr 1859, St. Pancras, London, Middlesex, and d. 12 Mar 1918, Victoria, B. C., Canada. Not home in 1871. Home in 1881 and 1891. He appears in the 1881 census living on Christ Ch. Road, Greystoke, Kingston On Thames, Surrey, England. He appears as "Ernest Prentice" in the 1901 census in Surbiton, Kingston, London, as a 41 year old Civil Engineer and living at home. He m. Jessie Hester Tanner in 1900. She was b. c. 1868, Midhurst, Sussex, England, and d. 1938.
  2. Emma Prentice, b. c. 1862, St. Pancras, London, Middlesex , and d. 16 Dec 1931, Dover, Kent. Not home in 1871. Home in 1881 and 1891. She appears in the 1881 census living on Christ Ch. Road, Greystoke, Kingston On Thames, Surrey, England. She appears in the 1901 Surbiton, Kingston, London census living at home.
  3. Elizabeth/Lizzie Christmas Prentice, b. Jan 1864, London, Middlesex, and d. Mar 1954, Garstand, Lancashire, England. She appears in the 1881 census living on Christ Ch. Road, Greystoke, Kingston On Thames, Surrey, England. Not at home in 1901. At home in 1871, 1881 and 1891. She m. Herbert James Bardsley in Jan 1894, age 30. He was b. c. 1865, London. Daughter:
    1. Elizabeth Marie Wareing Bardsley, b. c. 1907, Nr Preston, Lancashire, England.
  4. Herbert Prentice, Lt. Colonel, b. c. 1867, Paddington, Middlesex, and d. 4 Sep 1933, Hertfordshire, England. At home in 1871. Not home in 1881 or 1891. He became a Colonel and military governor of Mauritius. He m. Hilda Mary Woodhouse, eldest daughter of the Woodhouse family who startd the Marsala wine industry in Sicily and who supplied Admiral Nelson with Marsala wine. Children per Sarah (Prentice) Harris, email, 9 May 2010):
    1. R. M. (Rose M. after Herbert's sister, above?) Prentice, dau., b. c. 1900, Kensington, London. At home in 1901. She died in the great Spanish flue epidemic in 1919.
    2. Derek George Prentice, b. 1904 and d. 1977. He was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford. During WW II he was a BBC Overseas Service newsreader. He m. Katherine Ward of Victoria,Australia. They had a daughter:
      1. Sara Prentice. She m. Mr. Harris. Sara supplied the information about Herbert Prentice and his descendants.
  5. Leila Kathleen Prentice, b. Jun 1869, Paddington, London, Middlesex, and d. 24 Nov 1934, Deal, Kent, England. She appears in the 1881 census living on Christ Ch. Road, Greystoke, Kingston On Thames, Surrey, England. Not at home in the 1901 census.
  6. Alan Prentice, b. c. 1870-1, Paddington, London, and d. 1948, Aldershot, Hampshire. He appears in the 1901 Surbiton, Kingston, London census as a 30 year old "Barriston at Law" living at home. In 1911 he is at home with his widowed mother, and his sisters Emma and Leila plus three house servants. Their address remains "Greystoke," 50 The Avenue, Surbiton Hill, Surrey, per Patricia Bridges, email, 12 Aug 2013.
  7. Rose Margaret Prentice, b. Dec 1874, Surbiton, Surrey. He appears in the 1881 census living on Christ Ch. Road, Greystoke, Kingston On Thames, Surrey, England. She appears in the 1901 Surbiton, Kingston, London census as a 26 year old living at home.

25. Henry Prentice, b. 1826, Prittlewell, Essex; Rector of Holford, Somerset, 1866, then Langley, Maidstone; d. 1900.

He m. Fanny Catherine Lloyd, 1860, Eaton. She was b. c. 1836, Killukan, Ireland, and d. 28 Aug 1924, Epsom, Surrey, England. Children:

  1. Catherine Frances Prentice. Not shown at home in 1881 census
  2. Edith Mary Prentice, b. c. 1863, Burnham, Buckinghamshire. Living at home in 1881 Holford, Somerset census. 1911 in Ashford, Surrey, age 48 years.
  3. Walter Lloyd Prentice, b. Jan 1866, Eton, Buckinghamshire. 1881 in Chardstock, Dorset. 1891 in Langley, Kent.
  4. Edward Prentice, b. c. 1867, Burnham, Buckinghamshire. 1871 in Holford, Somerset. Not shown at home in 1881 census.
  5. Reginald Wickham Prentice, b. Jan 1868, Holford, Somerset. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [25.1]
  6. Arthur William Prentice. Not home in 1881 census. . . . . . . [28]
  7. Isabella B. Prentice. Not shown at home in 1881 census.
  8. Annette Prentice. Not shown at home in 1881 census.
  9. Frank Lynton Prentice, b. Dec 1874, Lynton,Dev­on.

25.1 Reginald Wickham Prentice, b. Jan 1868, Holford, Somerset, and d. 17 Jan 1928, Hampshire. He appears in the 1901 census in Ringwood, Hampshire, with his mother, Fanny C. He is the father of Henry Maunsell Prentice of India .

King Henry VIII School Coventry 1882-86. King's College London 1886-93. LMS., South Africa. Resident Medical Officer Seaford Convalescent Home, Clinical Assistant and Assistant MO., Oxton Asylum and Private Home for Nervous Disorders. Member BMA and Psychological Association. President OH Club 1909-10. Presented the Prentice Cup. Sent five sons to the School.

He m. Margaret Stella Maunsell on 10 Oct 1906, Chelsea St. Luke, England. She was b. c. 1884. They had 5 sons.

  1. Lt. Col. Henry Maunsell Prentice, b. 10 Aug 1907 and d. 1995. Entered the School in May 1916. Prefect 1925. School Certificate 1925. Cricket: 2nd XI Colours 1925; 1st XI Colours 1925, Prentice Cup 1925. Hockey: 2nd XI Colours 1925. O.T.C. Sgt. Cert. “A” November 1925. Valete December 1925. Entrance to R.M.C. Sandhurst.

    Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Unattached List for the Indian Army 1/9/27. Promoted Captain 01/09/1936. Serving with Scinde Horse 1939. Left for staff college 1940, married at Quetta 12 Oct 1940 to Constance Augusta Hone, rejoined Sept 1943, left on transfer to Infantry 1944. Promoted Major 1/9/44. In 1947 he was serving with the Bihar Regiment. Retired Major (honorary Lt-Col) 27/12/48. Died 1995 in England.

  2. (Unknown) Prentice. Attended All Hallows school.

  3. Lt. Edward Golden Prentice, b. 26 Sep 1911 and d. 22 Jul 1938. Entered the School in May 1921. Prefect June 1929. School Certificate 1930. Rugby: 2nd XV Colours 1927-28 ; 1st XV Colours 1928-29. Cricket: 2nd XI PRENTICE,Colours 1928-29 ; 1st XI Colours 1930. Hockey: 2nd XI Colours 1929. Shooting: Miniature Range Application Competition Silver Spoon 1929. O.T.C. Sgt. Cert. “A” March 1929. Entrance to R.M.C. Sandhurst. Left July 1930. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Unattached List for the Indian Army 28/1/32, Admitted to the Indian Army & 20th Lancers 9/3/33, promoted Lieutenant 28/04/1934, transfer to 2nd Royal Lancers 1/10/37. Died 22/7/1938 at Ahmednagar on a Machine Gun course in India.

  4. Lt. Col. John Wickham Prentice was b. 26 Feb 1913, Alresford, England. . . . . . . [25.3]

  5. Maj. Robert Paul Prentice. M.C. , b. 21 Jul 1915. Entered the School in September 1924. Librarian. School Prefect 1933. School Certificate. Rugby: 2nd XV Colours 1931 ; 1st XV Colours 1932. Hockey: 2nd XI Colours. Gymnastics: Colours 1933, Baker Gymnastics Medal 1933, and Colours 1933. Swimming: Captain of the Bath 1933. O.T.C. Sgt. Cert. March 1932. Valete July 1933. Entrance to R.M.C. Sandhurst d. 1999.

    Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Unattached List for the Indian Army 29/8/35, appointed to the Indian Army 26/11/36, promoted Lieutenant 29/11/37, promoted Captain 29/8/43, promoted Major 29/8/48. Serving with Skinner's Horse 1939. Awarded Military Cross (London Gazette 18/7/41, Lieut, Skinners Horse) Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 5/8/43, Indian Armoured Corps, Temporary Major, M.C.) Retired Major, M.C., 1/1/49. Later in Kenya? Died 9th March 1988 in Capetown.

    Mary Anne Jones email of 6 Jun 2015 provides the following additional information: "My father died on 3 June 1999 in Bedford England. He is survived by his wife Janet Prentice (Close) who still lives in Bedford England, his daughter Mary-Anne Jones ( Prentice) living in SOuth Africa, and his son Nigel Prentice, Milton Keynes England. Maj Robert Paul Prentice has four grandchildren, two grandsons Simon Ernest Jones and Mark Robert Jones and two granddaughters Louisa Katherine Prentice and Annabel Lee Prentice. Maj Robert Paul Prentice's mother Margaret Stella remarried and was Lady Egerton and she died in Dorset July 8 1983."

25.3. Lt. Col. John Wickham Prentice was b. 26 Feb 1913, Alresford, Hampshire Co., England, and d. 1987-8. On 21 Mar 1943, at the time of his marriage, he was called Major John Wickham Prentice M.C., Gardner's Horse [2nd Lancers]. For more about Gardner's Horse, see Wikipedia.org .

Entered the School in May 1922. School Prefect 1930. Cambridge Junior Local Examination 1928. School Certificate 1930. Rugby: 1st XV Colours 1928-29-30, Hon Sec 1930. Cricket: 2nd XI Colours 1929-30-31. Hockey: 2nd XI 1930-31. Cross-Country: Senior Challenge Cup 1929. Athletics: Senior Victor Ludorum 1931. O.T.C. Sgt. Cert. â Aâ 1929, Guard 1929. Entrance to R.M.C. Sandhurst 1931. Valete July 1931. d. February 1987.

Commissioned on to the Unattached List for the Indian Army (ULIA) 2/2/33. He would have spend a year attached to a British Army regiment in India before being appointed to the Indian Army 27/3/34 and posted to The Poona Horse (17th Queen Victoria's Own Cavalry). Promoted Lieutenant 2/5/35, Captain 2/2/41 and Major 1/7/46. He was attached away from The Poona Horse to the 18th King Edward VII's Own Cavalry early in the war and was awarded the Military Cross serving with them. [See London Gazette 13.08.1942 Middle East (Egypt and Libya) Capt, IAC]

He was later made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) [London Gazette 28.06.1945 for Italy - Captain, Temporary Major attached Head Quarters 43 Gurkha Lorried Brigade] Appointed Major, Royal Artillery 11/2/48 - this was cancelled May 1948. Retired Major (Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel) 27/12/48. Went to Rhodesia after the war and possibly served with Rhodesian Police in the Bush War. He died 1988.

In 1946 and 1948 John and his family were living in Cardiff, Wales.

A Google search shows that in a Supplement to the London Gazette, 28 Jun 1945, he was identified as "Major (temporary) John Wickham Prentice, M.C, (6 A.I.), Indian Armoured Corps." In 1946 he was identified as "Major John W. Prentice M.B.E., M.C., The Poona Horse (17 Q.V.O.)." In 1948 he was identified as "Lt. Col. J. W. Prentice M.B.E., M.C., The Poona Horse." For more on The Poona Horse [an armoured regiment of the Armoured Corps of the Indian Army], see Wikipedia.org .

By email of 2 May 2014, Matthew Broadbridge supplied the following additional information about John's military service:

    Born 26 February 1913, possibly educated at All Hallows School and the Royal Military College Sandhurst. Commissioned on to the Unattached List for the Indian Army (ULIA) 2/2/33. He would have spend a year attached to a British Army regiment in India before being appointed to the Indian Army 27/3/34 and posted to The Poona Horse (17th Queen Victoria's Own Cavalry).

    Promoted Lieutenant 2/5/35, Captain 2/2/41 and Major 1/7/46.

    He was attached away from The Poona Horse to the 18th King Edward VII's Own Cavalry early in the war and was awarded the Military Cross serving with them. [See London Gazette 13.08.1942 Middle East (Egypt and Libya) Capt, IAC]. He was later made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) [London Gazette 28.06.1945 for Italy - Captain, Temporary Major attached Head Quarters 43 Gurkha Lorried Brigade]

    Appointed Maj., Royal Artillery 11 Feb 1948 - this was cancelled May 1948. Retired Major (Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel) 27/12/48.

    Went to Rhodesia after the war and possibly served with Rhodesian Police in the Bush War. He died 1988.

He m. Pamela Boyne on 21 Mar 1943, "abroad.", identified as a Third Officer, W.R.N.S. (Women's Royal Naval Service). For more about them, see Wikipedia.org . They had 2 or more children, including:

  1. (dau.) Prentice, b. 29 May 1946, Cardiff, Wales.
  2. (dau.) Prentice, b. 5 Jun 1948, Cardiff, Wales.

26. Frederick Horatio Prentice. He was the son of William, above, born 5 Feb 1805 at Tolleshunt, Darcey, Essex, England and d. 7 Nov 1877, Erie, Erie Co., PA, USA. This is Jeanine Ricketts' husband's line.

Frederick married Louisa Cooper in Jun 1842 in Poplar, London, Middlesex (Ref: Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Vol. 2, page 272). Their oldest child was born 9 Sep 1845 in Bibly Gore, Quebec, Canada, so their marriage and immigration would have sometime between 1805 and 1845. Louisa was born Dec 1817 at Tolleshunt, D'Arcy, Essex, and d. 30 Jul 1906 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Louisa was bur. on 1 Aug 1906 in the St. Thomas Cemetery.

Jeanine Ricketts' email of 7 Feb 2004 relates that the graves of both Louisa and her son, George, are located in Block 2, Lot 20 North Half---In the original purchase, 6 lots were set aside, but when Jeanine visited the cemetery on Oct. 31, 1994, four of the lots were still vacant. Because no one had paid on the lots for some time, the lots had been granted back to the cemetery; although, if a family member came forward and paid the outstanding balance---$80 plus fees since 1981, then lots would revert back to the family. The cemetery is located on West Avenue.

Louisa's obituary reads as follows:

    OBITUARY: St. Thomas Daily Times, July 30, 1906, p. 1---"Mrs. Prentice Dead---Had reach advanced age of 89 years---The death occurred this morning of Mrs. Louise Prentice, at the residence of her son, George Prentice, No. 5731 1/2 Talbot Street. The deceased, who was in her 89th year, and who was the relict of the late Fred Prentice, is survived by two sons, George, of this city, and William H. of Vancouver, B. C., and one daughter, Miss Clara of this city. Mrs. Prentice had lived here since 1882, her former home being in Erie, Pennsylvania. The funeral takes place Wednesday afternoon." (Note: At the time of her mother's death, Clara was 57 and unmarried and living in St. Thomas, as stated in the obituary.)

The birth dates and locations of the children of Frederick and Louisa show that they were in:

  • Rochester, Monroe Co., NY in 1847. (Fredrick appears in the town of Parma in the 1850 census).
  • Greece, Monroe Co., NY in 1849.
  • Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI in 1851.
  • Erie, Erie, PA in 1858

Although we have no way of knowing if Fredrick was ever in VT, that migration route would not be inconsistent with Frederick and his kin being in VT. Frederick died in Erie, Erie, PA in 1877. Childen of Frederick Horation Prentice and Louisa Cooper:

  1. Oscar Horatio Prentice, b. 9 Sep 1845, Bibly Gore, Quebec. . . . . . . . . . [29]
  2. George Fredrick Prentice, b. 1 Nov 1847, Rochester, Monroe, NY and d. 20 Sep 1927. Bur. in St. Thomas Cemetery. Not in 1920 census. Apparently George Prentice was a Tobacconist; there was a story in the Evening Journal, Wed., July 12, 1905, p. 5, col. 1, that discussed a pipe in George's front window that was reputed to have belonged to Chief Sitting Bull. At the time of death, George was living at 611 Talbot Street, St. Thomas (per Jeaning Ricketts, above).
  3. Clara Louisa Prentice, b. 4 Jan 1849. Greece, Monroe, NY and d. 22 Dec 1930. Not in 1860 census.
  4. Gertrude Ellen Prentice, b. 13 Jul 1851, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI and d. 20 Aug 1853.
  5. William Henry Prentice, b. 7 Oct 1858, Erie, Erie, PA. . . . . . . [30]

We don't yet know if they are related to Fredrick Horation Prentice, but also appearing in the 1850 Monroe County Census are the following:

  • George Prentice, age 17, in the town of Rochester.
  • Lawrence G. Prentice in the town of Parma.

27. Golden Nehemiah Prentice (son of John Tabor Prentice and Mary Sennett (per Cofrin Family , b. c. 1826 in the Province of Quebec, Immigrated to VT before 1862. In 1870 and 1880 census in Granville, Addison Ct., VT (as Golden Prentis in 1870), farmer.

He m. Rebecca Jones on 4 Jul 1855, Canada. She was b. 25 Apr 1838, Berlin, VT, and d. 1 Jun 1913, Northfield, Washington Co., VT, of Breast Cancer per VT Death Records. She was the dau. of Oliver D. Jones (b. Dec 17, 1799, Warren, VT) and his wife, Philena R. Ford (b. c. Jan 1807, Granville, VT). Living with the family of her daughter, Alice, in the 1910 census in Northfield, Washington Co., VT. Children:

  1. Laura Prentice.
  2. Arvilla D. Prentice, b. 22 Sep 1856, Granville, VT, and d. 26 Jun 1943, VT. Not at home in 1880 census. She m. Mason Josiah Montgomery (per Confrin Family). She is shown in the 1900 census in Braintree, Orange Co., VT, with her husband, Mason Montgomery, b. Aug 1846, VT, with his father b. in MA and mother in VT. Children per 1900 census:
    1. Golden Justin Montgomery, dau., b. 1886, VT, and d. 1925. At home in Braintree in 1900 census.
    2. Erwin Myron Montgomery, b. c. 1892, VT, and d. 1988.
    3. Arthur Mason Montgomery 1895-1956

  3. Alice Prentice, b. c. 1858, VT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [31]
  4. Abigail Prentice, b. 14 Apr 1861, Granville, Addison, VT. Not in 1870 or 1880 census.
  5. George Nehemiah Prentice, b. 8 Jun 1862, Granville, Addison, VT. . . . . . . [32]
  6. Wilbert Harrison Prentice (called Wilbur Harrison Prentice in his VT Death Record), b. 30 Nov 1865, Granville, VT, and was a Carpenter when he d. 22 Sep 1922 in an automobile accident in Northfield, Washington Co., VT, per Vermont Death Records . At home in 1880 census. Living with Tabor in 1910 and 1920 census. Bur. Roxbury, VT.
  7. Philene Prentice, b. c. 1869, VT. At home in 1880 in Granville, VT.
  8. Taber O. Prentice, b. c. 1871, VT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [33]
  9. Justin Belmont Prentice, b. c. 1875 or 1880, Granville, VT. At home in 1880 in Granville, VT. Not in 1930 census. He was a Carpenter in 1912 when he m. Hattie May Lemery(?) on 1 Jan 1912 while living in Braintree, VT, per Vermont Marriage Records .

      Note: Vermont Marriage Records also shows that a Justin Prentice, b. in Northfield married a Lottie Friend, also b. in Northfield, at some date before 1904. it might be that Lottie Friend is a 1st wife, That Justin and Lottie had a daughter:

      1. Mildred Eva Prentice, b. c. 1904 in Northfield, Washington Co., VT, and was still living there in 1922 per Vermont Marriage Records . She m. Harry Elmer Dewar on 7 Oct 1922 in Northfield, Washington Co., VT. She may be the Mildred E, Dewar who appears in the 1930 census in Hardwick, Caledonia Co., VT, as divorced with a daughter:
        1. Virginia M. Dewar, b. c. 1925 Vermont. 1930 at home in Hardwick.

      Vermont Marriage Records also show that a "Lottie Friend Prentice" married, as her 2nd marriage, Antoine Miller on 13 Dec 1913 in Northfield, Washington Co., VT. That record is consistent with Lottie being a 1st wife to Justin, with Justin marrying 2nd Hattie May Lemery

  10. Bessie Prentice, b. c. 1881 and d. 1936. Bur Roxbury, VT. She m. Albert H. McHuron who was b. c. 1881, VT. 1910 in Montpelier, Washington Co., VT.
  11. Lena Prentice, b. c. 1882, VT. She m. Mr. Thresher (per Confrin Family). She appears as Lena M. Thresher, divorced, in the 1910 census in Rochester, Windsor Co., VT, as a Housekeeper in the home of Ellis L. Edmands, with her children:
    1. John W. Thresher, b. c. 1904, VT. At home in 1910.
    2. Ruth Thresher, b. c. 1906, VT. She m. Mr. Stevens and had a dau, Virginia Stevens, who m. Rufus Small.

28 Arthur William Prentice, b. c. 1869. Not home in 1881 census. He appears in WW I death records as a Corporal, East African Transport Corps, who d. at the age of 46 on 26 Jul 1915 and is there identified as the son of the Rev. Henry Prentice of Langley, Kent, England. Arthur served in the Matabele and South African Campaigns. His memorial can be found at II. C. 11., Nairobi South Cemetery. A Google search discloses the following information:

    Britain and her allies (particularly Belgium and South Africa) fought in East Africa from 8th August 1914 to 1st December 1917. The Germans were attempting to annex Kenya and it was decided that a force comprising of two divisions be sent to East Africa. The East African Expeditionary Force, commanded by General Smuts, landed at Mombasa in January 1916 and was engaged in battles around Mt. Kilimanjaro in February and March of that year.

    Smuts had 27,000 British, South African, Indian and African troops in his command, facing 10,000 German and Native soldiers under the command of Colonel Paul von Lettow Vorbeck.

    Smuts had to penetrate the only gap in the mountains south into German territory via the 20 mile gap between Mt. Kilimanjaro in the west and the Paré Mountains to the south east. Lettow's troops held the high ground and had the added advantage of the Usumbara railway to supply and move his men. Major-General J.M. Tighe, in command of 2nd Division, acting with 2nd and 3rd S.A. Brigade and 1st S.A. Mounted Bde. fought their way through, and by 14th March, when this force combined with 1st Division, the Germans had retreated to the River Ruhu at Kahe. Attacks continued and by 23rd March the Germans had left this important position and retreated into the Paré Mountains.

    The fighting continued until the Germans were driven out of their colony into Portuguese territory at the end of November 1917, finally surrendering on 23rd November 1918

29. Oscar Horatio Prentice, b. 9 Sep 1845, Bibly Gore, Quebec and d. 27 Jan 1901 (Ancestral File). 1850 census at home in Parma, Monroe Co., NY. He is shown as a boarding farm hand in the 1860 census in Chittenden Co., VT. The 1880 Stafford, Orange Co., NY census shows him as age 35 and an unmarried farm hand.

He m. Rose who was b. Apr 1845 in PA. He is in the 1900 Valley Co., MT census, a widow, living with the children of Oscar and Rose:

  1. William F. Prentice, b. Jul 1874, WY. At home in 1900 census. Living alone in 1920 Valley Co., MT census. Not in 1930 census.
  2. Laura Prentice, b. Oct 1878, PA. She appears in the 1910 census in Glasgow School District, Valley Co., MT, with her husband, Walter Shanley, b. c. 1871, her mother, Rose who was then a widow. Laura appears as a widow in the 1930 census in Glasgow, Valley Co., MT. Children:
    1. Irvin/Ervin James Shanley, b. c. 1908, MT. At home in 1930
    2. Esther Laura Shanley, b. c. 1909, MT. At home in 1930.
    3. Virginia Shanley, b. c. 1914, MT. At h ome in 1930
  3. Clement/Clemence Prentice, b. Jun 1881. He appears in the 1920 Glasgow, Valley Co., MT census with his wife, Paulina A., b. c. 1893, ND. Also the 1930 Grand Mound,Thurston,WA census. as a Groceries Merchant. No children shown. He d. 19 May 1962, Hill Co., MT.

30. William Henry Prentice, b. 7 Oct 1858, Erie, Erie, PA and d. 9 Jan 1936, St. Peters Hosp., Olympia, Thurston, WA. Bur. 13 Jan 1936, Auburn Cem., Auburn, King Co., WA.

He m. Emily Alice Bloye on 6 Jun 1887, Grand Forks, Grand Forks, ND. She was b. 5 Jun 1864, London, Surrey, England and chr. 5 Jul 1867 at Marroburo Chapel, Old Kent Rd., London. She d. 4 Dec 1952, Eureka, Humboldt, California. She was the dau. of Thomas Gillard Bloye and Elizabeth Ann Riddall. Children:

  1. Harry Raymond Prentice, b. 4 Jul 1888, St. Paul, Ramsey, MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [30.1]
  2. George Blois Prentice, b. 27 Jan 1890, Grand Forks, Grand Forks, ND and d. 24 Jun 1970, Westgate Conv. C, Tacoma, Pierce, WA. Bur. 27 Jun 1970, Mtn. View Mem. P, Tacoma, Pierce, WA. Not in 1920 or 1930 census. He m. 1st Neva La Brote. He m. 2nd Mildred Lottie Eskridge who was b. 24 Aug 1899 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware. They appear in the 1930 census in Rockwood, Multnomah Co., OR. Children (per 1930 census):
    1. Hilda Emily Prentice, b. 4 Dec 1919,Alameda, Alameda Co., CA, d. 18 Dec 1964, Anchorage, Anchorage Co., Alaska, and bur. Tacoma, Pierce Co.,WA. She m. Mr. Ricketts.
    2. Marion H. Prentice, dau., b. c. 1922, CA.
    3. Blois Ernest "Ernest" Prentice, b. 17 Mar 1924, North Bend, Coos Co., OR, and d. 16 Nov 1985, Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA.
  3. Alberta Theodora Prentice, b. 25 Jan 1899, Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, WA and d. 8 Apr 1980, Eureka, Humboldt, CA. She m. Donald Albert Johnson. He was b. c. 1898, CA (his father was b. in Sweden and his mother in CA). They appear in the 1930 census in Ejreka, Humboldt Co., CA, living with her mother. Son:
    1. Donald M. Johnson, b. c. 1925, WA.
  4. Russell Herbert Prentice, b. 7 Dec 1900, Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, WA, and d. there 14 Apr 1973. Bur. Fernhill Cem., Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, WA. Not in 1930 census. He m. Nona Marie La Broteon 18 Jun 1821 in Aberdeen and they had 3 daughters.

30.1 Harry Raymond Prentice, b. 4 Jul 1888, St. Paul, Ramsey, MN and d. 23 Nov 1958, Medford, Jackson, OR.

He m. Eva Butterfield on 10 Sep 1912, Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington. Children per http://209.85.173.132/search?q=cache:mD-UE7j0qdcJ:nthurau.markus-goetze.de/ancestry/aqwg11.htm+%22william+hartwell+prentice%22&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us :

  1. William Hartwell Prentice, b. 29 Feb 1916, Aberdeen, Washington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [30.2]
  2. Robert Prentice.
  3. John Prentice.

30.2 William Hartwell Prentice, b. 29 Feb 1916, Aberdeen, Washington, and d. 11 Aug 2004. Bur. at Sec. Z, Site 1005, Willamette Natl. Cem., Portland, OR. We found the following information in the Aug-Dec 2004 Univ. of Oregon "Leader":

    Major General William Hartwell Prentice, United States Army (Ret.), passed away on August 11, 2004. Bill attended the University of Oregon, where he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of the ROTC program, Class of 1938.

    William H. Prentice fought in the major Army battles in the Pacific from Luzon to Tokyo and went in with General MacArthur's troops of World War II. Bill's military career continued with service in the United States Army Reserves. During 1959 he joined the 104th Division (Tng), the ''Timberwolves'' of Vancouver, Wash. H

    is professionalism, experience and military knowledge were quickly recognized when he assumed command of the 104th Division on May 1, 1966. His promotion to Major General was announced on May 9, 1967. William H. Prentice was the 104th Division Commander until his retirement in 1976.

    Major General William H. Prentice was a life member of the Military Officers Association of America, the Reserve Officers Association, the Military Order of World Wars and the VFW Beaverton Post 4617.

    Following his retirement from the military in 1976, General Prentice and [his wife] Mary volunteered their services with the Department of Commerce's ''People to People'' joint venture program in Russia and China. Major General William H. Prentice, was a great American, a patriot, civic leader and highly respected and distinguished military officer.

31. Alice L. Prentice, b. c. 1858, VT. She appears in the 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920 census in Northfield, Washington Co., VT, with her husband and family. Not in 1930 census.

She m. Moses Lorenzo Thompson. He was b. c. 1853, MA, with his father b. in MA and mother in NH. Children:

  1. Lorenzo P. "Loren" Thompson, b. c. 1878, VT. At home in 1880. Not in 1900 census. He m. Lorna B. Fowler. She was b. c. 1878, VT, with both parents b. in VT. They had 3 children. (per Cofrin Family). 1910 census in Northfield, Washington Co., VT. Not in 1920 or 1930 census.
    1. Dorothy L. Thompson, b. c. 1904, VT. Living with Alice and Moses, her grandparents, in 1910.
    2. Manah M. Thompson, b. c. 1906, VT. At home in 1910.

  2. Royal Pearl "Pearl" Thompson, b. c. 1883, VT. At home in 1900, 1910 and 1920. Not in 1930 census. He d. when he fell through a scuttle hole (access hole) to the basement of a barn (per Cofrin Family).

  3. William Thompson, b. c. 1882, VT. He m. Mary Orcutt who was b. c. 1878, VT, with both parents b. in VT. They appear in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. They had a daughter:
    1. Laura Evelyn Thompson, b. c. 1904, Italy. At home in 1910 and 1920. Not home in 1930. She m. 1st Mr. Whitney and had a child. She m. 2nd Mr. Hickman. She m. 3rd Mr. Metzger (per Cofrin Family).

Living with the family in 1910 in Northfield, Washington Co., VT, was Dorothy L. Thompson, b. c. 1904, VT, and called a granddagjter. She was the daughter of Lorenzo Thompson, above.

32. George Nehemiah Prentice, b. 8 Jun 1862, Granville, Addison Co., VT and d. 9 Sep 1911, Granville, Addison Co., VT, age 49, in a hunting accident; he was at that time living in Roxbury, VT. Bur. in Roxbury, VT. (Note: The marriage record of his dau., Julia, says George was b. in Northfield, VT.)

He m. Minnie "Mae" Elizabeth Huntley on 24 Dec 1873. She was b, Granville, Addison Co., VT, and was the dau. of William F. Huntley and Adeline Holden. He may be the George N. Prentice who appears in the 1900 Northfield, Washington Co., VT census. The 1900 Northfield, Washington Co., VT census that family as:

  1. Golden William Prentice, b. Apr 1892, VT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [32.1]

  2. Delia Irene Prentice, b. 31 May 1898, Braintree, VT, and d. 5 Sep 1941 Randolph, VT, age 43. She m. 1st Maynard Edwin Allen on 10 Nov 1919 in Hartford, Windsor Co., VT per Vermont Marriage Records . He was a Machinist, b. c. 1897, Hartford, VT. Maynard was the son of Samuel J. Allen (b. Woodstock, VT) and Helen Julia Clough(?) (b. Norwich, VT).d Delia m. 2nd Learmont Smith who predeceased her per Vermont Death Records

  3. Julia E. Prentice, b. Oct 1899, Northfield, VT.. In 24 Dec 1921, while a resident of Randolph, VT, she m. Raymond Earnest LaBelle of Braintree, VT, on 24 Dec 1921, b. c. 1895, Waterbury, VT, and then living in Braintree, VT. He was then a Laborer and was the son of George LaBelle (b. Winooski, VT) and Lucy LaWare (b. Waterbury, VT). A man named Raymond Labelle, b. c. 1896, VT, appear in the 1930 Randolph, Orange Co., VT, census as married, but no wife or children are shown. He is likely the Raymond Labelle shown in the SSDI as b. 14 May 1897, obtained his SS# in VT, and d. Mar 1969 in Brewer, Penobscot Co., ME. An Ancestor chart for Raymond can be found at Ancestry.com . Julia is likely the Julia Labelle shown in the SSDI as b. 11 Oct 1899, obtained her SS# in VT, and d. Jan 1984, also in Brewer Penobscot Co., ME.

32.1 Golden William Prentice, b. 8 Apr 1893, Granville, VT (the birth record of his son, Walter, says Golden was b. in Rochester, VT, but the birth record of his son, Gordon, SAYS he was b. in Granville, VT), and d. 31 Aug 1929, age 36, Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT, suicide by "Arsenic Poison" (per his death record, drinking Paris Green, a highly toxic emerald green crystalline powder used as a rodenticide and insecticide.) after being rejected by a woman he loved (she may be his wife, Dorothea Josephine Spooner). He is bur in Roxbury, VT. 1900 census in Northfield, Washington Co., VT. 1910 and 1920 census in Granville, Addison Co., VT. He was a farmer and Day Laborer..

He appears to have had a non-marital relationship with Luella Florence Carey as shown on the birth record of their daughter:

  1. Elsie Ortana Carey, b. 4 Mar 1912, Rochester, VT. Her father, Golden, was then a 19 year old laborer and her mother, Luella, was then 16 years of age. Her birth record at VT BMD identifies her as "Illegitimate."

Luella Florence Carey was b. c. 1896, Rochester, VT. m. Philip Joseph Davis on 13 Mar 1916 in Randolph, Orange Co., VT. She was the dau. of Myrtle M. Spencer (b. Rochester, VT) and Orville R. Carey (b. Rochester, VT).

Golden later married Dorothea Josephine Spooner about 1917-1819. She was b. 1901, Braintree, VT, per Vermont Birth Records. She does not appear in the 1930 census. Children of Golden and Dorothea:

  1. Walter William Prentice, b. 23 Jan 1920, Granville, Addison Co., VT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [32.2}
  2. Gordon Allen Prentice, b. 29 Jan 1927, Morristown, Lamoille Co., VT, and d. that same day, stillborn.

32.2 Walter William Prentice, b. 23 Jan 1920, Granville, Addison Co., VT, and d. 1974. 1940 single in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire.

He m. Avis May Degreenia on 5 Apr 1945, Concord. She was b. 16 Jul 1927, St. Johnsbury, Caledopnia Co., VT, and d. 26 Jan 2001, Clinton, MA. She was the dau. of Perley Alfred Degrennia and Pauline Margaret. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA) - Sunday, January 28, 2001 : AVIS M. PRENTICE, 74

    CLINTON -- Avis M. (DeGreenia) Prentice, 74, of 55 West St., a retired Nypro Co. employee, died Friday, Jan. 26, in Clinton Hospital after being stricken ill at home. Mrs. Prentice was a lead person 15 years at Nypro Co., retiring in 1990. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church.

    Her husband, Walter Prentice, died in 1974. She leaves a son, Gordon W. Prentice of Clinton; a brother, Alton DeGreenia of South Lancaster; a sister, Ramona Nicholas of Rutland; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. A sister, Arlene LaFleur, predeceased her. She was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., daughter of Pearley and Pauline (Healey) DeGreenia, and lived many years in Clinton. She graduated from Concord (N.H.) High School.

    The funeral will be held Tuesday, Jan. 30, from Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in the funeral home.

Son of Walter and Avis:

  1. Gordon W. Prentice of Clinton, MA. Born after 1945.

33. Tabor Oliver Prentice, b. Jun 1870, VT and d. 15 May 1957, Granville, Addison Co., VT. Bur in Roxbury, VT. 1900 in Granville, Addison Co., VT. 1910 , 1920, 1930, 1940 Roxbury, Washington Co., VT. He is the "Tobor O. Prentice" shown in the 1940 census in Roxbury, Washington Co., VT, as b. c. 1871, VT, 1910 and 1920 census in Roxbury, Washington Co., VT.

He m. Charlotte "Lottie" Melissa Lofton who was b.Oct 1875, VT, with both parents b. in VT, and d. 1960. Bur Roxbury, VT.

    (Note: the marriage records of some of her children identifies her as "Lottie M. Huntley, b. Granville, VT.")

They appear in the 1900 Granville, Addison Co., VT census and the 1920 Washington census. Children (per Cofrin Family ):

  1. Tabor Oliver Prentice, b. Jan 1890, VT. Not in 1930 census. Not in SSDI.
  2. Lottie M. Prentice, b. Oct 1895, VT
  3. Lila/Lilah/Liliah M. Prentice, b. 31 Oct 1897, Granville, VT, and d. 21 Oct 1973, Berlin, Washington Co., VT. Bur. Cemetary Street, Northfield, VT. (Note: her marriage record identifies her mother as "Lottie M. Huntley, b. Granville, VT.") She appears in VT Marriage Records as Lilah M. Prentice, a resident of Roxbury, VT, who m. 1st Mahlon G. Chamberlain on 14 Dec 1915. He was a farmer, b. c. 1895, Northfield, VT, son of Charles H(?). Chamberlain who was b. Hartford, VT. She m. 2nd Eldred O. Preston. He was b. 17 Mar 1899 and living in 1973 in Berlin, Washington Co., VT. per Vermont Death Records .
  4. Beatrice Mildred Prentice, b. 26 Dec 1899, Granville, VT and d. 1 Jul 1989. As a res. of Roxbury, VT in 1917, she m. Rex James Cofrin on 10 Mar 1918, Northfield, VT. He was b. c. 1899. (Note: her marriage record identifies her mother as "Lottie Huntley, b. Granville, VT.") Son:
    1. George Harrison Cofrin, b. 19 Dec 1921, Northfield, VT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [34]

  5. Dorothy J. Prentice, b. c. 1901, VT. Not in 1910 census.
  6. Floyd Clifford Prentice, b. 4 Nov 1903 in Northfield, VT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [35]

34. George Harrison Cofrin, b. 19 Dec 1921, Northfield, VT and d. 1 Jul 1989, Hanover, NH. Bur Mt. Hope Cem., Northfield, VT. (per Ancestry.com ). He was a Crane Operator at the Rock of Ages (Granite Mine). Graduated from Northfield H.S., 1942. George was b. in a bad snowstorm in house on Stony Brook Road, Northfield,Vt. Dr. Hurley arrived by car, and had to cut down trees that had blown down in the road during the storm. Beatrice Cofrin's mother and father were there as well as Moses and Alice Thomson (they arrived by sleigh).

George was supposed to be born in the hospital, but came a month early.There were no clothes ready for him. Rex's sister Zoe sent some clothes which Beatrice had to cut down since George was so small. George did have a wicker baby carriage wit the wheels taken off. It sat on its springs and could be rocked. They used an old sheet that they cut up to make diapers.

George m. Bobbie Agnes Dole on 14 Feb 1947, Northfield, VT. She was b. 29 Jul 1923 in Denver, CO. Children b. after 1930 census:

  1. son Cofrin. He m. Miss Wilson and they had 2 children.
  2. dau. Cofrin. She m. Mr. Lawler and they had 3 children.
  3. son Cofrin. He m. Miss Murray and they had 1 child.
  4. dau. Cofrin. She m. Mr. Cote and they ahd 3 children.

35. Floyd Clifford Prentice, b. 4 Nov 1903 in Northfield, VT, and d. 25 Dec 1967 age 64, at Bare City Hospital in Barre, Washington Co., VT. He was bur. in the Wilson Cem., Vault, Websterville, VT, per Vermont Death Records . 1930 census in Northfield. Lived in Barre, VT. (Note: his marriage record identifies her mother as "Lottie M. Huntley, b. Granville, VT.")

He m. Marion Gardyne on 29 May 1929, Northfield, VT. She was b. 7 Jul 1907. 1906, Canada, and d. 3 Nov 1976 at the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin, Washington Co., VT. At her death she had been living in Barre, Washington Co., VT.

We have conflicting information as to the identify of her parents: (1) One source says she was the dau. of Arthur Gardyne and Bertha Rogers, but (2) Marion's Vermont Death Record says she was the dau. of William Gardyne and Bertha Miller.

1910, 1920 at home in Roxbury, VT. 1930 in Northfield,Washington Co., VT, with his wife, Marian Rogers, b. c. 1907, Canada. 1940 in Roxbury, Washington Co., VT. 1940 census Bertha Rogers, Marian's mother, b. c. 1888, Canada, living with them. Moved to Montpelier in 1945 and to E. Barre in 1963. Children (per Ancestry.com ):

  1. Ramona Prentice, b. c. 1931, VT. 1940 at home in Roxbury, VT.

If you have any information about the folks mentioned in this article, please contact us using the following email link: dewald@prenticenet.com.


Fn. 1:

1. Robert Prentice, Yeoman, of Great Tey nearby had a Blacksmith's shop in Great Tey and land in Colne Engaine when he died in 1758. He presumably relates up Robert Prentice Yeoman of Great Tey nearby had a Blacksmith's shop in Great Tey and land in Colne Engaine when he died in 1758. He may be related to one of the family lines described above. He and his wife Sarah had children:

  1. Robert Prentice, Yeoman of Colne Engaine. . . . . . . [2]
  2. Thomas Prentice

2. Robert Prentice, Yeoman of Colne Engaine. He died in 1785 having married Sarah Rice in 1749 in Little Tey.   Children of Robert and Sarah:

  1. Robert Prentice. He married Martha, b. 1770 and d. 21 Mar 1826. Robert apparently died before 1802 and, according to emails of 22 Oct 2000 and 25 Jan 2002 from Mary Anne Sibley, Martha is probably the "Martha Prentice, widow" who m., as his 2nd wife, Wlliam French, on 20 Jul 1803 at Marks Tey, Essex. William was b. in Marks Tey. Son of Robert Prentice and Martha:
    1. John Prentice, born in 1797 in Marks Tey.

    Children of Martha and William French:

    1. Charles French, b. 25 Mar 1803 Marks Tey.  He m. on 12 Aug 1824 at Marks Tey Mary Stiff, b. 10 Oct 1805 Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex.   She d. 26 Apr 1859 Marks Tey.  Children:
      1. Emma French, b. 4 Apr 1825, Marks Tey.  She m. William Cranmer.
      2. Charles French, b. 8 Apr 1827, Marks Tey and d. 18 Nov 1887.   He m. on 8 Jul 1848, Marks Tey, Elizabeth Margaret Whybrow,  b. 1830.  He m. 2nd Susannah Carrad, b. 1815, on 10 May 1860,  Marks Tey.  She d.      23 Dec 1875, Marks Tey.
      3. George French, b. 12 Dec 1828, Marks Tey and d. 22 Dec 1902,  Marks Tey.  He m. Charlotte French.          
    2. Isaac French, b. 1803. He m. Elizabeth.
    3. Charlotte French, b. 1805. She m. John Dennis.
    4. Mary French, b 1807, Marks Tey.
    5. James French, b. 1811, Marks Tey. He m. Mary Nice.
  2. Isaac Prentice who married Elizabeth Kirkham in 1783 in Stistead
  3. Thomasin Prentice.
  4. Mary Prentice who married Ray.
  5. John Prentice. He may be the John Prentice, b. c. 1801 in Marks Tey, who appears in the 1841 and 1861 Lexdon, Marks Tey, Long Green, census with his wife, Mary (Tacoam?), b. c. 1795, Coggeshall, Essex. Not in 1851, 1871 or 1881 census. Children per census records:
    1. Charlotte Prentice b. c. 1821, Marks Tey.
    2. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1823, Marks Tey.
    3. (perhaps) John Prentice, b. c. 1828, Marks Tey. He appears in the 1871 census in St. James Clerkenwell, London, with his wife, Sarah A. , b. c. 1829, Clerkenwell, London, Middlesex.
    4. William Prentice, b. c. 1829, Marks Tey, Essex. He appears in the 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881 Marks Tey, Long Green, census as an Agricultural Labourer with his wife, Esther, b. c. 1830, Feering, Essex. Children per 1851 and 1861 census:
      1. John Prentis, b. c. 1850, Marks Tey. Not home in 1861 census.
      2. Ann Prentice, b. c. 1852, Marks Tey. At home in 1861. She appears in the 1871 Marks Tey census, as Ann Beards, living at home, with her husband, John Beards, b. c. 1853, Brasted, Essex.
    5. Ann Prentice, b. c. 1832, Marks Tey.
    6. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1844, Marks Tey, Essex. At home 1861. Not shown in 1871 and later census records.
  6. Elizabeth Prentice who married Mr. Drow
  7. James Prentice who may have married Susannah Newton in 1776 in Halstead St.

    .

    Appendix 1: Will of William Prentice, dated 11 January 1730

    WILL OF WILLIAM PRENTICE YEOMAN OF COLNE ENGAINE DIED 1747

    In the name of God men I William Prentice of Colne Engaine in the county of Essex Yeoman being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. (Viz) Imprimis I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping for salvation through the merits of Jesus Christ my body I commit to the earth to be deently buried at the discretion of my Executrix and Executor hereafter named and as to my worldly estate I dispose hereof as followeth. Imprimis I order my debts and funeral charges and the probate of this my will and testament to be fully paid and discharged.

    Item I give and bequeath to Mary my beloved wife all that my messuage or tenement wherein I now live together with the barn stable outhouses orchard and a croft thereunto belonging with their and every of their appurtenances. And also that copyhold fields called or known by the name of Great Church Field (which said field I have surrendered to the use of my will) all which premises are situate or lying in Colne Engain and are now in my own occupatoin.

    These I give to mary my loving wife during the term of her natural life and from and after her decease I do hereby give and bequeath all the said freehold messuage and tenement with their barn stable outhouses orchard and croft thereunto belonging with all their appurtenances to my Executor hereafter named and his Executors and Administrators for the term of six years after the decease of my said wife upon trust to apply the rents and profits of the same freehold estate for the maintenance and bringing up of my three sons Samuel Prentice, William Prentice and Golden Prentice and after the expiraton of the said term of six years I give and bequeath all the aforesaid freehold messuage and premises to my loving son Thomas and to his heirs for ever chargeable nevertheless

    and I do hereby charge the said freehold estate from the time of my decease with the payment of ten shillings per annum to my sister Elizabeth Prentice for her life as by an agreement I made with her. Item I give and bequeath from and after the decease of my said loving wife all that copyhold field called Great Church Field aforesaid with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to my loving son William Prentice and his heirs forever, chargeable nevertheless and I do hereby charge the said copyhold premises with the payment of 30s. per annum to my loving son Samuel Prentice during the term of his natural life upon Michaelmas Day every year after the decease of Mary my said wife and for non-payment I do hereby impower my said son Samuel Prentice to enter upon the said copyhold field called Great Church Field and the rents and profits of the same to receive and take to his own proper use until the said annuity of 30s. per annum and all arrears thereof and reasonable charges be fully paid.

    Item I give and bequeath to Mary my loving wife all my goods and chattles without doors and within as horse cows implements of husbandry stock on my land corn in the barn and ploughing and the materials thereunto belonging and all debts that are owing to me.

    Item I give to my son Golding Prentice the sum of £5 of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid him within one year after the decease of my said wife and what household goods my said wife shall leave at her decease shall be equally divided between my three daughters Mary Prentice, Elizabeth Prentice and Ann Prentice and if there be any goods left of my stock without doors after the decease of my said wife they shall be equally divided between my three sons Samuel, William and Golding Prentice excepting live stock or stock on the land. Item I give to my son Abraham Prentice one shilling and to my son John Prentice one shilling and to my daughter Sarah Prentice one shilling

    and I do hereby nominate and appoint Mary my said loving wife and my loving son William Prentice to be the Executrix and Executor of this my last will and testament and I desire my loving friend Mr. George Brooks Attorney at Law at Halstead in the county aforesaid to be assistant to my said Executrix and Executor

    and I do hereby revoke all other wills by me made at any time heretofore and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament and my loving wife Mary and my loving son William Prentice to be Executrix and Executor of this my last will and testament.

    In witness hereunto I have to this my last will and testament contained in two sheets of paper set my hand to the first sheet and my seal to the lable that affixes the same together and my hand and seal to the last sheet this 11th. day of January in the fourth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith AD 1730

    William Prentice his mark signed sealed published and declared by the said William Prentice to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who subscribe our names as witnesses in the presence of the said testator Samuel Bridge
    Thomas Martin
    Robert Fuller

    Proved 3rd. June 1747 by the oath of William Prentice son and surviving executor

      NOTE: By email of 8 Feb 2004, Jeanine Ricketts raises a question whether Golden is, in fact, the son of William, #17, above. She suggests the possibility that Golden may be the son of a Thomas Prentice. Her email reads, in part, as follows:

        "The name of the book from which I have been drawing is entitled History of Rochford Hundred by Philip Benton, written between 1867 and 1873. . . I remembered that I had seen in print that Golden Prentice's father was Thomas Prentice and . . . it is [so] stated in this book, and since this book is old and draws upon ancient documents, including a Bible that belonged to Golden Nehemiah Prentice, I think we can be assured that Thomas was his father.

        "The entry reads, p. 564, "The Prentice family were connected with this Hundred for many years, and formerly resided at West Hall, Paglesham. (For a history of West Hall, see Appendix 3 ) The first mention of the family is in the registers of Paglesham in 1748, when Thomas Prentice is mentioned who had a son Golden Prentice who succeeded him, and died in 1783 [they have the date wrong by two years]. He left two surviving sons and a daughter. . ." and goes on to mention Golden Nehemiah, William, and Ann Ruth. Golden Prentice and Sarah Durrant had other children who died as infants; their records are in the surviving birth, christening, and burial records for Paglesham. . . .

        "Thomas Prentice, said to be the father of Golden Prentice appears to be the gentleman who was buried on the 19th of May 1780, in Paglesham, as he was cited as being "of South Hall at his death." That is one of the properties that Golden Prentice inherits and passes on to William Prentice, his son, just five years later when he died."

      Either (1) Philip Benton's book errs since William Prentice's Will, above, clearly identifies Golden Prentice as his son, or (2) there is also a Thomas Prentice of Paglesham who just happened also to have a son named Golden Prentice. Further investigation is need.

    .

    Appendix 2: Will of Golden Prentice - Written 12th of June 1784

    In the name of God Amen, I, Golden Prentice of Paglesham, in the County of Essex, Farmer, do make, publish, and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner following. First, I direct that all my just debts be duly paid and satisfied.

    Next, I give and devise to my son Golden Nehemiah Prentice, all that messuage or Tenement Malting Office, Cottages, and Buildings with about Forty acres of land more or less thereto belonging with all other, the appurtenances called the Brewhouse, or by whatever name the same is called, situate, lying, and being in Rochford in the said County of Essex (late the Estate of John Wright deceased and devised of him with other estates to me and W. James Vanderzee and our heirs as tenants in common and which Estate called the Brewhouse is by articles of agreement and partition entered into by me and the said James Vanderzee agreed to be conveyed and assured wholly to me and my heirs upon the terms in the said Articles expressed) To hold the same and every part thereof to him my said son Golden Nehemiah and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten, And for want of such issue, I give and devise the same estate and premises to my son William Prentice To hold to him and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten, And for want of such issue, I give and devise the same estate and premises to my daughter Ann Ruth Prentice to hold to her heirs and assigns for ever.

    Next, I give and bequeath to my said son Golden Nehemiah, all the stock crop and effects, living and dead and of every kind, which shall be upon the said estate and premises at Rochford and belonging to me at the time of my decease. Also I give and bequeath to my said son Golden Nehemiah the ________ [word unreadable] of the farmlands and premises in Foulness in the said county of Essex which I hold under the Earl of Winchelsea for the remainder of the term, which shall be to come therein at the time of my decease, and also all the stock, crop, and effects of every kind which shall be upon the said Farm and premises at the time of my decease. And I also give and devise to my said son Golden Nehemiah all those my two Freehold Tenements and premises near Saltbridge in Rochford aforesaid with the appurtenances To hold to him, his heirs, and assigns forever. And I will and direct that my said son Golden Nehemiah do and shall out of the real and personal Estate given to him pay to my brother Abraham Prentice one annuity or yearly sum of ten pounds for the term of his natural life clear of all deductions whatsoever by equal quarterly payments, and the first payment to begin and be made at the end of three calendar months next after my decease.

    Next I give and devise to my said son, William Prentice, all and every my freehold messuages ________ [two words unreadable] premises situate, lying, and being in Paglesham in the County of Essex To hold to him, my said son William and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten, and for want of such issue, I give and devise the same and every part thereof to my said son Golden Nehemiah Prentice To hold to him and the Heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten, and for want of such, I give and devise the same and every part thereof to my said daughter Ann Ruth To hold to her and her heirs forever. Also I give and devise to my said son William, All those my customary or copyhold oyster layings with the rights, members, and appurtenances thereto belonging holden of the Manors of East Hall and South Hall in Paglesham and also all that my customary or copyhold oyster layings with the appurtenances holden of the Manor of Great Wakering in the said county To hold to him, my said son William, his heirs and assigns forever.

    Also I give to my said son William the lease and leases of all and every the farm lands, estates, and premises which I hold in Paglesham aforesaid for the remainder of the several terms which shall be to come therein at the time of my decease, and also all the stock, crop, and effects, living and dead, and of whatever kind which shall be thereon at the time of my decease, and also all my household goods, furniture, plate, linen, and implements of household and also all my stock, crop, and effects being upon a farm in Wallis Island which I hold under Sir Edward Dering, Baronet. But my will is that my said leases, stock, and effects shall not be delivered up to my son until he attains the age of twenty-one years and in the meantime during his minority, I desire the business may be carried on by my executors for the benefit of my said son William, and my will and meaning is, and I direct that my part and share of the certain weekly payments directed to be paid under the will of the said John Wright shall be equally borne and paid by my said two sons Golden Nehemiah and William so long as the same shall be payable.

    Next I will, order, and direct that the sum of two thousand pounds be raised as soon as conveniently can be out of my personal estate and that the same when raised, be invested in the public funds [or Hunds] in the names of my executors in trust and to the intent and purpose that the dividends in proceed and profit thereof shall be paid to or received by my said daughter Ann Ruth for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease In Trust that the said capital sums to be invested shall go and be paid to the child or children of my said daughter Ann Ruth in equal shares if more than one, and if only one, then to such one wholly the part or share of a son or sons to be paid at his or their respective attainments of the age of twenty-one years, and the share or shares of a daughter or daughters to be paid at her or their respective attainments of that age or day of marriage, which shall first happen, and if any or either of the children of my said daughter Ann Ruth being a son or sons shall die under the age of twenty-one years or being a daughter or daughters shall die under that age and be unmarried, then I will and direct that the share or part shares or in parts of him, her, or them so dying shall go and be paid to the two survivors or survivor at the same time as his, her, or their original portion shall become payable.

    And after the death of my said daughter and during the minority of any of her children, the interest and dividends of each child’s share shall be applied towards his or her maintenance in education and bringing up, and if my said daughter shall die without leaving any child living at the time of her decease or leaving a child or children, they shall all die being a son or sons under the age twenty-one or being a daughter or daughters under that age unmarried, Then the said capital sum so to be invested and all interest and dividends due thereon shall go and be paid to such person or persons as would be enlisted to the same under the statutes for distribution of Intestate’s Estates upon the death of my said daughter in a legal course of Administration of the personal effects of my said Daughter, or in case of her leaving a child or children to such person or persons as would be enlisted to the same by the said statutes upon the death of her only or last surviving child in a legal course of administration of the personal effects of such only or last surviving child. And I will and direct that until the said sum of two thousand pounds shall be invested as aforesaid, my said two sons shall allow my said daughter Ann Ruth Fifty Pounds a year clear to be computed from the time of my decease and to be paid her quarterly for her maintenance and support, and I charge the same on the personal estate given to my said sons and each of them shall pay an equal part. And I will and direct that my said son William do and shall also pay to my brother Abraham Prentice an Annuity of ten pounds a year for life in like manner as I have directed my said son Golden Nehemiah to do.

    And I direct to be paid to my loving wife Elizabeth such balance as shall appear to have been received by me from the profit or gain of the oyster layings belonging to her before marriage, allowing for all disbursements on account of money paid to her relations or for her own separate use as will appear by the account thereof kept by me in provided the valuation of the stock of the oyster layings which she occupied before marriage, shall appear to amount to eight hundred pounds at the time of my decease, Then such Balance, if any, shall go towards making up the deficiency of such eight hundred pounds.

    I give to Golden Burchell, one of my executors, the sum of twenty pounds to be paid immediately after my decease, and all the rest, residue, and remainder of my goods, chattels, monies, and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever (after payment of my just debts, legacies, funeral, and other incident expenses, and the charges of proving my will), I give and bequeath to my said two sons Golden Nehemiah and William equally to be divided between them. And I hereby make, nominate, constitute and appoint my friend, the said Golden Burchell and my said son Golden Nehemiah and also my said son William as he attains the age of twenty-one years, Executors of this my last Will and Testament and revoking all former and other will and wills by me at any time heretofore made I publish and declare this to be my last, In Witness whereof, I have to this my last Will and Testament, contained in three sheets of paper, set my hand and seal to each sheet thereof this Twelfth day of June, One thousand seven hundred eighty four.

    Golden Prentice LS

    Signed, sealed, published, declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto—the interlineation between the ninth and tenth lines on the second sheet from the top being written before the execution hereof.

    Sam Alston
    JaVanderzee
    JaVanderzee, Junior .

    Appendix 3: History of West Hall:

    Morant, in his History and Antiquities of Essex (1768) states that West Hall was one of the four manors of Paglesham and that it derived its name from its situation a mile west of the church. We have no information on the history of the actual building, which the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments classifies as a homestead moat, but it appears that the site was occupied by a freeman at the time of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066) and by Ralph Baynard at the time of the Domesday survey (1066).

    The manor remained in the hands of the Baynard Family until Henry I’s reign (1100-1135) when it passed to the Fitzwalters. A deed in this office, dated 1601, (D/DVb 8), shows the passage of the ‘Lordship, manor and capital messuage called West Hall’ from Robert Stangeman to Geoffrey Wiseman..

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Prentices of the Colnes, Exter County England 25.1 v. Maj Robert Paul Prentice died 3 -6-1999 in Bedford England. Survived by his wife Janet Prentice ( Close), daughter Mary-Anne Jones( Prentice) South Africa, son Nigel Prentice Milton Keynes UK, Mary-Anne has two sons Simon and Mark and Nigel Prentice has two daughters Louisa and Annabel. Janet Prentice lives in Bedford England currently.
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