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Prentices of Palsgrave, England

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The Prentices of Palsgrave, Bungay and Stowmarket, England and Pennsylvania
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2000 and Revised 4 Apr 2016

Note: This article first appeared in our Winter 1998 issue under the title, "Prentices of Ipswich." Ian Prentice, who compiled the information, has advised that the line should more correctly be described as having roots in the Palsgrave area and suggested a renaming of the article.

Additionally, since then, much new information has been obtained from census available in Ancestry.com and from other articles have been written about Prentices who trace their roots to this line. We have now consolidating all the earlier information into this new, comprehensive article.


C. John Prentice, The Elder, b. c. 1260-1300, is the earliest, presently known member of this line. John was a merchant of Bury St. Edmunds which lies about 120 miles north of Chelmsford, Essex County, and somewhat farther in a direction northeast of London . He appears in records in Bury St. Edmunds in 1319 when he was tried for plotting to kill Richard de Foxon, the King's Clerk. The result of that trial is not known. Children:

  1. (probably) Robert Prentice, b. c. 1280-1300. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[B]

  2. John Prentice, the Younger, probably b. c. 1280-1300. He was banished in 1327 for beseiging the Abbey at Bury St. Edmunds and carrying away gold and other property. This was a revolt against the monopolies of the Abbey which were making life impossibly difficult for merchants and ordinary people in the area.

    The revolt was led by a group of London merchants and John Prentice who looted and ransacked much of Suffolk around the Abbey; it was allied to the Peasants' Revolt.

    Included in the damage they caused was the destruction of manorial documents which would have helped to fill out and extend backwards this family line.

B. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1280-1300, the earliest proved ancestor, was recorded in the manorial court rolls of Palgrave in Suffolk, almost on the Norfolk border. Palgrave lies about 20 miles east, and somewhat north, of Bury St. Edmonds.

It is probable that Robert Prentice is the younger son of John Prentice, the Elder, a Merchant of Bury St. Edmunds who was recorded there in 1319 whn he was tried for plotting to kill Richard de Foxon, the King's Clerk. Robert held 35 acres in the manor of Palgrave (owned by the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds) in 1328 and he died some date after 1342. Children:

  • John Prentice. He is almost certainly Robert's elder son and one who was a freehold tenent in nearby Walsham le Willows in 1351. Either he, or his son, was in a court case in Bury St. Edmunds in 1384 when he was summond to pay a levy. Children:
    • John Prentice.
    • Amicia Prentice. She was living in Langham nearby in 1381 when she and her servant, Agnes, had to pay 2s. in the Poll Tax.
  • Robert Prentice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [A]

A. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1330-1360, son of Robert [B], was recorded as a copyhold tenant of the manor of Palgrave in 1386 and was a Juror in the manorial court many times. Robert's wife was called Margaret and he had died by 1405. Children:

	i.	Hugh Prentice					[1]
	ii.	(perhaps) Marion Prentice, living 1406.
1. Hugh Prentice, b. c. 1350, presumably the youngest son, was first mentioned in the manorial court rolls in 1388 and was a Juror until 1439. (Elder sons in Suffolk tended not to inherit their father's property so -or because - they usually moved away to make their own way in life). He seems to have died in 1438/9 and his wife's name was Margaret. He seems to have had a sister called Marion who was alive in 1406. He had at least four children.
	i.	Adam Prentice of Bury St. Edmunds is almost certainly a son. 
		He died in 1474 and his wife Margaret died in 1475. They had no 
		male heirs.
	ii. 	Hugh Prentice who was recorded in the Palgrave court roll in 1445 
		but subsequently moved away from the village. He was probably 
		the grandfather of Hugh who died in Banham, Norfolk in 1584.
	iii. 	John Prentice, b. c. 1400.. 			[2].
	iv. 	Isabelle Prentice who died before 1483.
2. John Prentice, b. c. 1400, held 30 acres of land in Palgrave in 1439 having been given land by his father in 1435 and 1437. His wife was Margaret who had died before 1483 though he seems to have had a previous marriage to Elizabeth who is recorded in 1435. John died in 1483 leaving a Will and had five children. John's children were:
	i. 	William Prentice.					[3]
	ii. 	Sabine Prentice who died before 1483 and whose wife Christina 
		was living in Palgrave in 1524.
	iii. 	Robert Robert Prentice who died before 1524.
	iv. 	Thomas Prentice					[4]
	v. 	Margaret Prentice who married Geoffrey Carle and had a son 
		Thomas who was born before 1483.
3. William Prentice, was recorded in the Palgrave Manorial Court Rolls in 1509. He had a son:
  • John Prentice. Ian Prentice reports that it is virtually certain, though not yet possible to prove conclusively, that John was the father of:
    • William Prentice, Husbandman of Stoke Ash where he was recorded in a Subsidy Return of 1524 (he also had land in Braiseworth). He was buried on 10 March 1552/3. William m. Margaret who was buried on 25 Jan 1567. Their children were:
      • John Prentice, buried in 8 Jun 1575. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
      • Robert Prentice. May have moved to Thetford where several generation of Prentices lived.
      • John Prentice, the Younger.
      • Catherine Prentice. She m. John Hammond of Gislingham, Suffolk in 1610.

        A William Prentice, presumably the son of Robert or John the Younger, above, married Mary White in Wheatacre, near Lowestoft, Suffolk in 1614 and had two daughters:

        • Mary Prentice, bap. 25 Sept 1614 and buried the following day.
        • Susanne Prentice, bap. in 1615 in Covehithe near Wrentham, Suffolk.

4. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1440-1460, probably in Palgrave. Thomas appears in Palgrave records as a Juror in the Palgrave court from 1483 to 1499. He died in 1509 leaving a Will and was married to Catherine (surname not known) who died in 1539. Thomas and Catherine had four children:

	i.	John Prentice who moved to Wattisfield.
	ii. 	Robert Prentice. 						[6]
	iii. 	Isabelle Prentice.
	iv. 	Margaret Prentice.

5. John Prentice, buried in 8 Jun 1575. He m. Eleanor Hubberd on 19 Oct 1563 in Stoke Ash; after John's death she m. John Clement in 1575 (he died in 1617 in Bramford). Children of John and Eleanor:

  • John Prentice, bap. 16 Jun 1566. He died a single man in Hatfield Peverill, Essex in 1610.
  • Francis Prentice, bap. 3 April 1569. He became a Yeoman in Blyford near Walpole, Suffolk and was alive in 1617. He married Elizabeth Wilcock in 1606 in North Ockenden, Essex and had two children:
    • Clement Prentice who was alive in 1617,
    • Eleanor Prentice who probably married William Greene in Little Horkesley, Essex on 19 Sept 1627.

6. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1490-1520, probably in Palgrave. Robert married Margaret Baldwin. Robert died in 1543 and Margaret died in 1581. Children of Robert and Margaret:

	i. 	Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1537-47, 			[7]
	ii. 	Henry Prentice, b. c. 1530-42			[8]
	iii.	Margaret Prentice who married William Fulcher.
	iv.	Catherine Prentice.

7. Thomas Prentice was a Wheelright. His date of birth is not known, but based on the age of his first child, he was probably born c. 1537-47. Thomas was buried on 1 Aug 1590; he married Margaret Fulcher in 1564 in Palgrave. Their children:

	i.	Thomas Prentice, bap. 17 Aug 1567; he died between 1644 and 1648; 
		m. Elizabeth Crane 9 Feb 1590 in Wattisfield. Had two daughters: 
		a.	Elizabeth Prentice, b. 18 Nov 1591 and was alive in 1648, 
			probably having married a Mr. Rewe.
		b.	Mary Prentice, b. 6 July 1596, she was buried 19 July 1596.
	ii.	Margaret Prentice, b. 8 Jan 1569 m. Robert Dixbie in 1596 in 
		Thorpe Morieux.
	iii.	Margery Prentice, b. 9 Nov 1572 d. 5 Jun 1631.
	iv.	Robert Prentice, Yeoman, b. 17 July 1575, bur 4 Aug 1606.
	v.	Nicholas Prentice, the ELder, Yeoman, b. 30 Aug 1578.		[9]
	vi.	Ann Prentice, b. 1 Apr 1582.  She m. William Goddard in 1608, 
		Palgrave.
8. Henry Prentice, b. c. 1530-42, probably in Palgrave and died in Palgrave in 1615. Official records shows he was assessed there £5-4s.0d. in 1599.

Henry married Ann Byrd in Thrandeston in 1566. She died in 1609. They had nine children:

	i.	Margaret Prentice who was born in 1567 in Thrandeston and 
		married Jedion Morphew in 1594 in Palgrave.
	ii. 	Elizabeth Prentice who was born in 1568 in Thrandeston and 
		died early.
	iii. 	Bridget Prentice born a twin in 1571. She married Richard Elsden 
		in Palgrave, 1610.
	iv. 	Catherine Prentice, also born in 1571.
	v.	 Henry  Prentice who married Agnes Mewse on 21 Apr 1596 in Lowestoft, 
		Suffolk but died before 1598 when Agnes married Richard Hall in 
		Lowestoft.  He had at least one son:
		a.	William Prentice who died young and was buried in Lowestoft 
			on 3 Apr 1601.
	vi. 	Robert Prentice, b. c. 1570-85 and died before 1611.  
		He married Agnes Harold in 1605 in Palgrave.  After Robert's death, 
		Agnes m. Sabian Penning in 1611 in Palgrave and d. in 1648.  
		Robert and Agnes had a son:
		a.	Robert Prentice, the Elder, of Palgrave who was bap. on 
			5 Apr 1606.  He m. Elizabeth Parr in 1633 in Palgrave; 
			she may have died in Diss on 26 Jan 1694. Four children:
			1.	Robert Prentice, b. 17 Apr 1636 and d. 10 Dec 1702 
				in Rickinghall Superior not far away.  
				He m. Elizabeth.			[11]
			2.	Ann Prentice, living in 1657.
			3.	Bridget Prentice, living in 1657
			4.	Elizabeth Prentice, bap. 18 Dec 1646

	vii. 	William  Prentice, baptised on 6 Jun 1577.		[12]
	viii.	John  Prentice who was baptised in Palgrave on 2 Mar 1579 and 
		was buried on 16 Mar 1579.
	ix. 	Elizabeth  Prentice who was born in 1582 and was buried later 
		the same year.
9. Nicholas Prentice, the Elder, Yeoman, b. 30 Aug 1578, d. 18 May 1651. He m. 1st Bridget Bird in 1609 Palgrave (d. 6 Sept 1630). He m. 2nd Ann (d. 22 Feb 1637). He m. 3rd Alice Betts, widow, 16 Aug 1642 Palgrave. Children of Nicholas and Bridget:
	i.	Nicholas Prentice, b. 7 Apr 1611, Palgrave; d. April 1657.
		He m. Elizabeth Holmes, 1640, Palgrave (d. 6 July 1657)
	ii.	Richard Prentice, b. 1 Jan 1612 and d. same day.
	iii.	Thomas Prentice, b. 5 Dec 1613 and d. 12 May 1643.  
		He m. Ann Belwall on 2 July 1639 at Yaxley; d. 1677 Diss. One child:
		a.	Ann Prentice, b. 26 Dec 1642.  Alive and unmarried in 
			1678 in Palgrave.
	iv. 	Ann Prentice, b. 3 Mar 1615.  She m. Nichoilas Hayward in 1642 
		at Palgrave.
	v. 	Margery Prentice, b. 20 Aug 1618 and d. 5 Jun 1631.
	vi. 	William Prentice, b. 15 Oct 1620.
	vii. 	John Prentice Junior, Hairweaver, b. 29 Dec 1622.		[9a]

	viii.	Robert Prentice, Yeoman, The Tonger, b. 7 Oct 1624 and 
		d. 25 May 1664.  He m. Jane Cobb in 1675, Mellis.
	ix. 	Joseph Prentice, b. 4 Feb 1626 and d. 26 Jan 1627.
9a. John Prentice Junior, Hairweaver, b. 29 Dec 1622 and d. 30 Oct 1682. He m. 1st Mary Holmes in 1645 in Thelnetham. Mary d. 1649. John m. 2nd Lucy Colborne in 1650 at Mellis; d. 25 July 1702 Rickinghall Superior. Children of John and Lucy:
	i.	Thomas Prentice, b. 25 Feb 1653; d. 13 Marh 1653.
	ii. 	John Prentice, b. 11 Apr 1655; d. 18 July 1675.
	iii. 	Ann Prentice, b. 3 Jan 1657; d. before 1682.
	iv. 	Nicholas Prentice, b. unknown; d. 6 May 1675.
	v.	Lucy Prentice, b. 19 Apr 1662 and d. 1727.  She m. James Frost 
		who d. before 1742.
	vi.	Elizabeth Prentice, b. 3 Jun 1666; m. Robert Browne who died in 
		Wortham before 1737 with a Will dated 1710.

11. Robert Prentice, b. 17 Apr 1636 and d. 10 Dec 1702 in Rickinghall Superior not far away. He m. Elizabeth. Children:

	i. 	Elizabeth Prentice, bap. 30 Jul 1665; she m. Thomas Meddows in 1686 
		in Rickinghall Superior.
	ii.	Robert Prentice, bap. 6 May 1667; m. Ann Corbold on 15 April 1689 
		in Offton, south Suffolk.  Son:
		a.	Robert Prentice, b. 22 Sep 1691 in Offton.  
	iii.	John Prentice, bap. 23 Feb 1668/69.
	iv.	Anthony Prentice, bap. 26 Mar 1671; buried 5 Sept 1730. 
		He m. Lydia Goldsmith on 13 Apr 1696 in Rickinghall Superior; 
		she d. 10 MArch 1729/30. Anthony must have been fairly well to do 
		since he was recorded in the 1727 Poll. Daughter:
		a.	Elizabeth Prentice, bap. 17 Dec 1696 but she was buried 
			on 3 March 1706/7.
	v.	Mary Prentice, bap. 28 Mar 1673; m. Thomas Holman on 6 Oct 1700.
	vi.	Sarah Prentice, b. 3 Aug 1675.
	vii.	Samuel Prentice, b. 21 Jul 1677; d. 28 April 1723 Rickinghall 
		Superior.
	viii.	Margaret Prentice, b. 17 Oct 1679.

12. William Prentice, baptised 6 Jun 1577. He was a Linen Weaver. He died in 1660 but was not buried in Palgrave.

William married Alice Dennye of Hopton near Lowestoft who died in 1640. Children:

  1. Elizabeth Prentice, baptised on 8 Oct 1613. She married John Bancroft in 1640 in Palgrave.
  2. John Prentice, Yeoman, bap. 23 Jan 1615 and bur. Palgrave 26 Sep 1691. . . . . . . . . . [13]
  3. Ann Prentice who wa baptised on 2 Apr 1618 in Wingfield. She married Robert Buxton in Diss, Norfolk in 1639. Diss lies northeast of Bury St. Edmunds and about 20 miles south, and a little west, of Norfolk.
  4. William Prentice who was born in 1621 in Wingfield and was buried in Palgrave on 7 Oct 1664. He married Elizabeth who was buried on 23 Sep 1712. He had two sons:
    1. William Prentice. He m. Frances and was living in 1658.
    2. John Prentice.
  5. Samuel Prentice, bap. 31 Mar 1625. . . . . . . . [12a]

12a. Samuel Prentice, a Linen Weaver who was baptised on 31 Mar 1625 and was buried on 22 Dec 1700. He married Ann Hall in 1648 in Palgrave. She died in 1658. They had two children:

a.	Ann Prentice, b. 8 Jun 1649; d. 18 Jan 1699; m. Samuel Algar a 
	Linen Weaver of Palgrave.
b.	Samuel Prentice, the ELder b. 4 Jan 1651; d. 22 Nov 1723; 
	m. Mary Collins 1692, Cratfield; she then m. Robert Kent 
	in 1726, Bressingham.  Children of Samuel and Mary:
	i. 	Samuel Prentice, b. 12 July 1693; d. 28 May 1724
	ii. 	John Prentice, b. 20 Dec 1694; d. 18 April 1731 Palgrave; 
		John m. 1st ELizabeth Lumnis in 1714, Stoke Ash, who 
		d. 28 Jun 1726).  John m. 2nd Mary Rix, widow, 
		on 19 Oct 1727, Palgrave.  Children:
		a.	John Prentice, b. 8 Sept 1715 and alive in 1721.
		b.	Elizabeth Prentice, b. 22 Sep 1717 in Botesdale 
			(nearby); d. 12 March 1722.
		c.	Mary Prentice, b. 17 April 1722; m. William Carver 
			in 1740 in Wortham.
		d.	Samuel Prentice, b. 25 Dec 1722.
		e.	Martha Prentice, b. 9 Feb 1724; d. 14 March 1724.
	iii. 	Mary Prentice, b. 18 March 1699 d. 1776.  She 
		m. Charles Hacon on 31 Sept 1720, Palgrave; he 
		d. 1764 Palgrave.
13. John Prentice, Yeoman, was baptised on 23 Jan 1615 and was buried in Palgrave on 26 Sep 1691.

He married Elizabeth who was buried on 10 Sep 1711. Children:

  1. John Prentice, Gentleman, was baptised on 1 Oct 1665 and was buried on 21 Nov 1737. . . . . . [14]
  2. Thomas Prentice. He was baptised on 6 Dec 1667 and was buried in Palgrave on 19 Sep 1723. A Linen Weaver, Thomas lived in Burston, Norfolk for most of his life.

14. John Prentice, Gentleman, was baptised on 1 Oct 1665 and was buried on 21 Nov 1737.

He married Hannah Reeve of Cookley on 17 Feb 1687/88. She died in 1731. John, his brother and his children were ardent Protestant Dissenters and played a major part in establishing a Dissenter's Chapel in Palgrave. Since John and Hannah's children were not baptised in the Church of England, the dates were not recorded. Children:

  1. William Prentice, Grocer, d. Starston, Norfolk 1765. He m. Susanna. . . . . . . . [15]
  2. Thomas Prentice, perhaps b. c. 1687-1692 and d. 1741 in Bungay. . . . . . . . . [16]
  3. John Prentice, Gentleman, of Rickinghall Inferior, Suffolk. He was an Attorney at Law living for part of his life in London. He was born in 1685 and was buried in Palgrave on 6 Feb 1754. He married Elizabeth who died in 1723 and then Susan Hubberd (a widow whose maiden name was Denny) in Botesdale on 1730. He had four children. . . . . . . . . [17]
  4. Elizabeth Prentice who married John Primerose in Thore Abbots on 12 Dec 1710. After his death she married Simon Weaver.
  5. Hanna Prentice, born in 1688 died in 1714 having married Roger Eaton in 1710 in Syleham.
  6. Samuel Prentice who lived in Botesdale, Suffolk. He married Elizabeth Jolly in 1723 in Great Thornham and died in 1766. He had one son:
    1. Samuel Prentice, who was born in 1724 and died the same year.
  7. James Prentice who was buried on 15 May1697
  8. Mary Prentice who was baptised on 5 Mar 1698. . . . . [14.1]

14.1 Mary Prentice who was baptised on 5 Mar 1698.

She m. Nathaniel Mousir/Mouser of Scole, Norfolk in 1718 at Thorpe Abbots. After his death she married Jonathan Newson in 1720 in Palgrave.

  1. John Mousir, b. c. 1718 and d. 21 Jul 1797, Scole, Norfolk.
  2. Mary Mousin, b. 2 Oct 1722, Pulham St. Mary Virgin Parish.
  3. Elizabeth Mousir, b. c. 2 Oct 1722,Scole?

15. William Prentice who was a Grocer and died in Starston, Norfolk in 1765 having married Susanna. Children:

  1. William Prentice who lived in Wrentham, Suffolk was born in about 1736 and died in about 1770. He married Alice who survived him. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [18)
  2. Ann Prentice who was born in about 1738 and married John Green on 7 Jan 1760 in Starston.
  3. Martha Prentice who was born in about 1740.

16. Thomas Prentice perhaps b. c. 1687-1692 and d. 1741 in Bungay where he lived as a Grocer.

He m. Elizabeth Manning of Woodbridge in 1714 at Ipswich St.; Mary Le Tower; Ancestor of Ian Prentice of England who researched, and provided part of the information for, this English line with the balance of the information coming from Binney's 1883 PRENTICE book, pg. 347. Son:

  1. Thomas Prentice, Grocer of Bungay, perhaps b. 1715-1720 and perhaps in Bungay, and d. 1782 in England. He m. Elizabeth Moore 23 March 1754, Ilketshall St. John and d. 1759. She was b. 23 Feb 1725, England, and d. there 1759, age 34. She was the dau. of Robert Sewell and Sarah Harmer. Children per Ancestry.com ::
    1. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1755, England and d. there 1837, age 82.
    2. Thomas Prentice, b. 1756, England, and d. there 1759, age 3.
    3. John Prentice, b. 1757, England, and d. there 1782, age 25.
    4. Samuel Prentice, b. 11 Feb 1758, England. He appears in the 1841 census in Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk, living with the family of his son, Samuel. He may have d. before 1851 as he is not living with his son, Samuel. He m. Sarah Sewell. She was b. 1759, Norwich, England, and d. 5 Dec 1831, Bungay, Suffolk. Children per Ancestry.com :
      1. Samuel Prentice, b. 24 Nov 1783, BungayC, Suffolk and d. 1853, Peckham, Surrey. He appears in the 1841 census in Walsham Le Willows with his wife, Sarah, b. c. 1791, Suffolk. 1851 census in Camberwell, Surrey.
      2. Sarah Prentice, b. c. 1785 and d. 24 Dec 1825, age 40.
      3. Ann Prentice b. 6 Sep 1786, Bungay, Suffolk, and d. 1869, age 83.
      4. Sophia Prentice, b. 2 Feb 1788, Bungay, Suffolk, and d. 24 Sep 1840, age 52.
      5. Eliza Prentice, b. 22 Mar 1789, Bungay, Suffolk, and d. there 26 Oct 1830, age 41.
      6. Harriet Prentivce, b. 27 Aug 1790, Bungay, Suffolk, and d. there 1816, age 26.
      7. John Prentice, b. 26 Jul 1791, Bungay, Suffolk, lived in London, and d. Mar 1881, Coventry, Warwickshire, age 90. 1851 he was a Principal Warder in Millbank Prison, Cheriton. 1861 he was a School-master at 10 Stanton St., Coventry, Warwickshire. 1871 census in Holy Trinity, Warwickshire. He m. Maria Dawson c. 1842. She was b. 1824, Coventry, Warwickshire, and d. there Mar 1871. Children per Ancestry.com :
        1. Hannah Maria Prentice, b. 1843, Blackfriars, Surrey. 1861 at home. 1871 not home.
        2. Emma Prentice, b. 1846,Westminster, Middlesex. 1861 at home. 1871 not home.
        3. James John Prentice, b. 1850, Vauxhall, Surrey, (or Shoreditch, London, per the 1901 census). 1861 at home. 1871 living with his father, John, and brothers, Thomas and Charles, and sisters, Rachel and Mary, in Holy Trinity, Warwickshire. He appears in the 1881 and 1891 census (1881 at at 21 Victora St.) in Coventry Holy Trinity, Warwickshire, with his wife, Sarah, b. c. 1847, Coventry. 1901 census in Romford St. Andrew, Essex. Children:
          1. James John Prentice, b. c. 1875, Coventry. 1881, 1891 and 1901 at home.
          2. Mary Jane "Jenny" Prentice, b. c. 1877, Coventry, 1881 and 1891 at home. She m. George A. Dunball. He was b. 1876, Shoreditch, London. He was the son of Robert Dunball (1839-1912) and Mary Ann (b. 1836). Children:
            1. (son) Dunball.
            2. (son) Dunball. He m. Miss Adams and had a son and daughter.
            3. Evelyn Prentice Dunball, b. 15 Nov 1907 and d. Dec 1995, London.
          3. Thomas L. Prentice, b. c. 1878, Coventry. 1881 and 1891 at home. 1901 census a single Boarder in Coventry.
          4. George S. Prentice, b. c. 1880, Coventry. 1881 and 1891 at home. `Not in 1901 census.
          5. Florence M. Prentice, b. c. 1882, Coventry. 1891 and 1901 at home.
          6. Rose Prentice, b. c. 1884, Coventry. 1891 and 1901 at home.She m. Ernest Carter.
          7. Lilly Sarah Prentice b. 24 Jul 1885, Coventry, and d. 13 Jan 1983, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.. 1891 and 1901 at home. She m. Thomas Newton Davey (1881-1920). Son:
            1. John Newton Davey (1914-2005)
          8. Laurence Prentice, b. c. 1889, Coventry. 1891 and 1901 at home.
        4. Anne Prentice , b. 1853, Middlesex. England. 1861 at home. 1871 not home.
        5. Thomas Prentice, b. 1854, Westminster or London, Middlesex. 1861 at home. 1871 living with his father, John, and brothers, James and Charles, and sisters, Rachel and Mary, in Holy Trinity, Warwickshire. 1881 census: since his brother, James, above, was b. in Vauxhall, he may be the Thomas Prentice shown in the 1881 census at 30 Varden St., Hamlet, London, as b. c. 1854, Vauxhall, with his wife, Emma (Hawkins?), b. c. 1857, Birmingham. Living with them was Alice Hawkins, sister in law, b. c. 1861, Birmingham. He appears in the 1891 census in Mile End Old Town, London, as b. c. 1854, Lawshall, London. 1901 census in West Ham, Essex. Children:
          1. BenjaminPrentice, b. c. 1882, Bethnal Green, London. 1891 and 1901 at home.
          2. Henry T. Prentice, b. c. 1884, Birmingham, Warwickshire. 1891 at home. 1901 not home.
          3. Samuel Prentice, b. c. 1893, Mile End, London. 1901 at home.
          4. James J. Prentice, b. c. 1897, Limehouse, London. 1901 at home.
        6. Caroline Prentice, b. 1856, Westminster Middlesex. 1861 at home. 1871 not home.
        7. Charles W. Prentice, b. 1858, Coventry, Warwickshire. 1861 at home. 1871 at home with father, brothers and sisters. 1881 and 1891 not in census.
        8. Rachael Prentice, b. 1860, Coventry, Warwickshire. 1861 at home. 1871 at home with father, brothers and sisters.
        9. Mary Jane "Polly" Prentice, b. 17 Jan 1862, 10 Stanton St., Coventry, Warwickshire, and d. 20 Oct 1946, Birmingham, England. She m. Richard Farley Webb 27 Mar 1881, Coventry. He was b. Sep 1859, Warwickshire, West Midlands, and d. 13 Mar 1940, Birmingham, England. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry. com . Children per Ancestry.com :
          1. Frank Webb 1881 –
          2. Sidney Webb 1882 –
          3. Alice Webb 1884 – 1968
          4. John Webb 1886 –
          5. Charles-William Webb 1888 – 1943
          6. Thomas Alfred Webb 1890 – 1928
          7. Edith Webb 1892 – 1958
          8. Ellen Webb 1893 – 1989
      8. Charles Prentice, b. c. 1795, England. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [16a]
      9. Rachel Prentice, b. 17 Aug 1798, Bungay, Suffolk, and d. there 28 Aug 1827, age 29.
    5. Samuel Prentice 1758 – 1809
    6. Manning Prentice, b. 7 Apr 1759, Bungay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [16.10]

16a. Charles Prentice, b. c. 1795, England, and d. Dec 1833, age 38. A grocer. In Fenchurch St., London. He m. Caroline Brightly. She was b. c. 1796 in England and d. 1865 in England. She was the dau. of Charles and Mary Brightly. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Charles Brightly Prentice, b. c. 1821, Southwald, Suffolk, and d. 1894 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He m. Rose Timins. She was b. c. 1822 in Liverpool, England, and d. 1887 in Powick, Worcestershire, England. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . 1851 census in Southwoldk Suffolk. They had 1 or more children, including:
    1. George Seaward Prentice, b. 1846, Cheltenham (Prestbury in 1871 census), England, and d. 1926 in Clarendon, NSW, Australia. He m. Elizabeth Harvey. She was b. 1845 in Guiting Power, England, and d. 1919 in Clarendon, NSW, Australia. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . 1861 census in Longhope, Gloucestershire as a pupil in a school with his brother, Charles. George and his wife appear in the 1871 census in Prestbury. They appear in the 1881 census in Liddiard Millicent, Wiltshire, England where is erroneously indexed as "George Edward Prentice.". Children per 1881 census and Rowland Prentice, email, 1 Jan 2011, and Ancestry.com, above:
      1. Charles John Prentice, b. c. 1870, Prestbury, Gloucestershire. 1871 and 1881 at home.
      2. Francis Prentice, b.c. 1872, Prestbury near Cheltenham, Cloucestershire, England, on 7 Apr 1872.son, JP of "Prestbury", Southbrook, Queensland.
        1. Oliver Howard Prentice. He m. Joan Mary Prentice, b. 31 Jan 1919 and d. 11 Jul 1981. For her Prentice roots, see our Womter 2005 article entitled Arthur Douglas Prentice, Queensland, Australia . Son:
          1. Rowland Oliver Prentice, b. 9 May 1951. He m. Jan Margaret Turner on 30 Dec 1977. They had 3 children:
            1. Angela Jane Prentice, b. 3 Feb 1979.
            2. Rebecca Louise Prentice, b. 19 Dec 1981.
            3. Melissa Maree Prentice, b. 26 Dec 1986
      3. Julia Emily Prentice, b. 16 Feb 1874, Ewen, Wiltshire, England, and d. 30 Oct 1952, Lane Cove, Sydney, NSW, Australia. She m. Alfred Markwell on 24 Apr 1901, Bondi, Sydney, NSW, Australia. He was b. 8 Apr 1868, Ambermere Rose Inn, Grt. Wst. Hwy, Hartley, NSW, Australia, and d. 23 May 1965, Lane Cove, Sydney, NSW, Australia. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com. Children:
        1. John Phillip Markwell 1902 – 1980
        2. Helen Markwell 1905 – 1938
        3. Neville (Sandy) Markwell 1907 –
        4. Alice Markwell 1910 – 2000
        5. Mary Markwell 1910 – 1979
        6. Laurence (Dick) Keith Markwell 1914 – 1978
      4. Emily Prentice, b. c. 1876, Ewen, Wiltshire. 1881 at home.
      5. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1877, Lechlade, Gloucestershire. 1881 at home.
      6. Annie G. Prfentice, b. c. 1879, Lechlade,Gloucestershire. 1881 at home.
      7. Blanche E. Prentice, b. c. 1880, Welland, Worcestershire. 1881 at home.
    2. (probably) Charles Prentice, b. c. 1852, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He appears in the 1861 cnsus with his brother, George, as pupils in a school in Longhope, Gloucestershire. Not in the 1871, 1881 or 1891 census.

16.10. Manning Prentice, b. 7 Apr 1759, Bungay and d. 30 May 1836, Stowmarket.

On 5 Dec 1782 at Wrentham, Suffolk, he m. Katherine Oliver, b. 1755 and d. 24 Feb 1832. The following narrative is from an internet website discussing the early prominent citizens of Stowmarket:

    It was Thomas`s grandson, Manning Prentice, who first came to this town. This Manning who we should call Manning the first, because the name occured in every generation from then on, married Catherine Oliver of Wrentham the daughter of the Rev. James Oliver. On his Memorial in the Congregational Church in Stowmarket dated 1836 it was stated that Manning had been "upwards of 50 years in this place" so he probably arrived in the mid 1780`s, He was certainly here in 1790 when he witnessed the will of John Ball a miller of this town, and Manning is described then as a Grocer.

    Manning had premises in the Market place where Superdrug and Dewhursts the butchers is now. Manning had been a member of Bungay Independent Church and in Stowmarket he set about building up the church Here which was at that time at a low ebb with a series of pastors who did not remain long. He was one of the first two deacons and for the rest of his life was a pillar of the church.

    In about 1800 he founded the Sunday school which by 1805 had 130 children, this would have been the only school that many of the children would have known.

    Manning must have made himself useful in other areas of the towns life as well, he is mentioned in the Ipswich Journal in 1816 as being Clerk to the trustees of the Gipping Navigation & in 1818 as a treasurer to the Stow Association for Prosecuting Felons. The church he would have known was still the original building founded early in the 18th century. This was to be replaced by a new building in the middle of the 19th century, this building was unfortunately completely demolished by a bomb in the last war along with the the memorials to Manning and his family, and was replaced by the present building on the same site.

    Manning`s children married into the families of fellow church members including the Fison`s, Harwoods and Tailers, forming a tight social unit based on the church and on trade. He had 3 daughters and 3 sons, 1 son another Manning died in his twenties. Leaving Thomas and William to carry on and expand the families trading activities in the town.

Children:

  1. Manning Prentice, b. 1783 and d. 1785 per Binney, pg. 347.
  2. Manning Prentice, chr. 8 Apr 1787, Ipswich Street Independent, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England, and d. 1809 at about 22 years per Binney, pg. 347.
  3. Deborah Prentice, 1791 - 1834, who married William Lorimer Fison of Stowmarket (1788 - 1833). For their descendants, see Fn. 2
  4. Thomas Prentice, 1794-1852. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [16.20]
  5. William Prentice of Stowmarket, b. b. 1 Feb 1797 and d. 21 May 1877. . . . . [16.30]
  6. Daughter
  7. Daughter

16.20. Thomas Prentice, b. 14 Sep 1794 and d. 19 Jul 1852. The Prentices were in the corn trade, and both they and the Isaacs, into which their daughter, Sarah, married, were Congregationalists. Thomas formed the firm of Prentice and Co. at navigation Wharf, as well as running the towns gasworks they were corn and coal merchants, maltsters and dealt in chemical manure.

From this last aspect of the business developed Messrs Prentice Brothers run by Thomas`s sons Manning III and Eustace. This company employed about 40 people in 1874 and were described as "manufacturers of dissolved bones, superphosphates & special manures". This was an industry that had been developed in the county by amongst others the Fisons and in fact the Prentice company was eventually taken over by Fisons who as we have seen the Prentices were related to by marriage. In the 1840`s Thomas left the church & joined the Plymouth Brethren.

A second company formed by the sons of Thomas Prentice was The Patent Gun Cotton Co. established about 1863 on the site that is now part of the I.C.I. factory. It was here on 11th August 1871 that an explosion occurred at 2 pm that shook the town, blowing out windows in the town and Haughley station some three miles away and being heard as far away as Diss

Many people were killed and injured including Edward Prentice (son of Thomas) and his nephew William who were helping to haul boxes of cartridges away from the resulting fire when a second explosion occurred killing them both. No trace of the remains of Edward were found other than a battered gold watch found later, it`s hands stopped at 5 minutes past three the time of the second explosion.

Miss Susan Prentice, Edward`s sister, wrote in her diary "this is the most terrible day of our lives ... Papa saw William blown to pieces & Edward too. William had only just arrived from Heidelburg University & had called to see Papa before coming home. All laughter has left our house. Will Papa ever smile again I wonder. His sadness enfolds us all." In fact her father, Manning III. died a few years later in 1875, of a broken heart it is said. (See Fn. 1 for information about the house now.)

Thomas Prentice m. Mary Lungley on 18 May 1819. She was b. 23 Apr 1794 in Lavenham and d. 10 Jun 1865. They appear in the 1841 and 1851 census in Stowmarket, Suffolk. Not in 1861 and later census. Children of Thomas and Mary:

  1. Joseph Prentice, b. c. 1819, Suffolk (per 1841 census. At home in Stowmarket in 1841. Not in other census records.
  2. Thomas Lungley Prentice, Corn Merchant (ancestor of Ian Prentice), b. 13 May 1820,chr. 9 Oct 1820, Ipswich Street Independent, Stowmarket, Suffolk, and d. 8 Feb 1878. He m. Catherine Ridley 11 Aug 1841 and d. 26 Aug 1908. She was b. c. 1822, Felsted, Essex.They appear in the 1841 and 1851 census for Leeds, Yorkshire., and in the 1861 census in Headingley, Yorkshire. Children:
    1. Thomas R. Prentice, b. c. 1843, Essex (per 1861 census). At home in 1861.
    2. Catherine Maria Prentice, b. c. 1846, Stowmarket, Suffolk. At home in 1861.
    3. Mary Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1848, Thetford, Norfolk. At home in 1861.
    4. Arthur William Prentice, b. c. 1850, Leeds, Yorkshire. At home in 1861.
  3. Mary Prentice, b. 11 Oct 1821 and d. 5 June 1835.
  4. Manning Prentice III, b. 14 Sep 1823, Stowmarket, Suffolk, and d. 20 Aug 1875. . . . . . . . . . . . [16.40]
  5. Sarah Prentice, b. c. 1825, Stowmarket, and d. 1896. She m. Thomas Isaac on 19 Dec 1850. . .[16.50]
  6. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 19 Feb 1827 and d. 29 May 1835.
  7. Deborah Prentice, b. c. 1830, Stowmarket, Suffolk, and d. 19 Apr 1920. In the 1851 census she was a visitor in the home of Edward and Louisa Lankester in Framlingham, Suffolk. She m. George Washington Isaac, brother of Thomas Isaac,above, on 4 Apr 1856. He was b. c. 1830, Stowmarket and d. 18 Mar 1916 in Bristol He was a Chemist. They appear in the 1881 and 1891 census in Clifton, Gloucestershire, and the 1901 census in Bristol, Gloucestershire, with their children:
    1. Jessie M. Isaac, b. c. 1861, Bristol, Clifton. At home in 1881, 1891 (with an erroneous age) and 1901.
    2. Oswald H. Isaac, b. c. 1862, Clifton. At home in 1881. He may be the same person as Henry C. Isaac, below.
    3. Henry C. Isaac, b. c. 1862, Bristol, Clifton.
    4. Arthur Gerald Isaac, 5th child, b. 1864, Clifton. He m. Agnes Mary Prentice, dau. of Eustace Carey Prentice, below. She was b. c. 1865-75, in 1895.
    5. Herbert K. Isaac, b. c. 1867, Bristol, Clifton. At home in 1881, 1891 (called Hubert), and 1901.
  8. Zephaniah Lungley Prentice b. 26 Sept 1831 d. 27 Dec 1858, age 27, Malaga Spain. Indexed as Lingley Prentice in 1841 census. Called Lungley Prentice in Binney, 1883, pg. 347. He was a Chemist in Bath.
  9. Eustace Carey Prentice, a Director of Stowmarket Gunbcotton Works, b. 17 Sept 1833 and d. 22 Feb 1884. He m. Anna Hewitt 1857 and d. 1861. He m. 2nd Elizabeth Comley, 1862, d. 1919. At home in Stowmarket in 1841 and 1851. Their children included:
    1. Agnes Mary Prentice. She m. her cousin, Arthur Gerald Isaac, above.
    2. (another dau.) Prentice.
    3. Edward Prentice, b. c.25 Jul 1838, Suffolk and d. 11 Aug 1871. At home in Stowmarket in 1841. He was Director of Stowmarket Guncotton Works, b. 25 July 1838 and d. 11 Aug 1871 in the Guncotton Works explosion. He m. Sarah P. Webb and d. 6 May 1927.

16.30 William Prentice of Stowmarket, b. 1 Feb 1797, Stowmarket and d. 21 May 1877. William formed a partnership with a Mr. Hewitt & they were described in directories as Ironmongers, Braziers and timber, slate and bar iron merchants, coal and corn merchants & maltsters in Stowupland Street. William and his family appear in the 1851, 1861 and 1871 census in Stowmarket.

He m. Eliza Tailer Isaac on 1 Sept 1819 in Halesworth. She was b. 14 Aug 1791 (1841 census says b. c. 1801) and d. 1877. She was the sister of James Isaac of Peasenhall Lodge. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Oliver Prentice, b. c. 1821, Suffolk, Stowmarket. At home in Stowmarket in 1841 census. He appears in the 1851, 1861 and 1871 census in Ipswich St. Clement, Suffolk, with his wife, Mary, b. c. 1824-7, Wrentham, Suffolk, and children:
    1. Mary Retcher Prentice, b. c. 1849, Ipswich St. Clement, Suffolk. At home in 1851
    2. James Oliver Prentice, b. c. 1850, Ipswich St. Clement, Suffolk. At home in 1861 and 1871. He appears in the 1881 census in Ipswich St Helen, Suffolk with his wife, and family. He m. Louisa J., b. c. 1860, Ipswich. Children of James O. Prentice and Louisa:

      1. Oliver Prentice, b. c. 1880, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1881, 1891 and 1901 census. He is likely the same person as Oliver Prentice who d. in WW I on 27 Mar 1918. Military death records describe him as b. c. 1880, a 2nd Lt. in the London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), "son of the late Oliver Prentice" and Mrs. Prentice of 351 Nacton Rd., Ipswich. Burial information given is: Commonwealth War Dead, Panel 85 and 86, Pozieres Memorial, a cemetery in Pozieres, France. More information on that cemetery can be found on Google.
      2. Harold Prentice, b. c. 1881, Ipswich, Suffolk. Not home in 1901. Shown as a Boarder in the 1901 census in Brighton, Sussex.
      3. Mary L. Prentice, b. c. 1884, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1891 and 1901.
      4. Amy Prentice, b. c. 1886, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1891 and 1901.

    3. Catherine Prentice, b. c. 1853, Ipswich St. Clement, Suffolk. At home in 1861 and 1871.
    4. Annie Prentice, b. c. 1860-61, Ipswich St. Clement, Suffolk. At home in 1861 and 1871.
    5. Frank Prentice, b. c. 1862, Ipswich St. Clement, Suffolk. At home in 1871. He m. Alice, b. c. 1866, Suffolk. They appear in the 1891 census in St. Margaret, Suffolk; no children shown.
    6. Janet E. Prentice, b. c. 1864, Ipswich St. Clement, Suffolk. At home in 1871.

  2. Catharine O. Prentice, b. c. 1823, Suffolk. In 1871 and 1881census in Stowmarket as the widow of a Mr. Fisson. Son:
    1. William L. Fison, b. c. 1850, Suffolk. Not home in 1881

    The 1891 census in Kensington, London, shows a daughter, Kate/Catharine Prentice, b. c. 1846, Suffolk.

  3. William Prentice, b. c. 1824, Stowmarket, Suffolk. He appears in the 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 census in Ipswich St. Clement with his wife, Emma, and children:
    1. Emma Clara Prentice, b. c. 1857, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1871, 1881 and 1891.
    2. William Charles Prentice, b. c. 1858, Bromley, Middlesex. At home in 1871. Not home in 1881. Again at home in 1891.

  4. James Isaac Prentice was b. c. 1826 in Stowmarket, Suffolk, England. He first appears in the 1841 census, age 15, apparently as a farm laborer, but without his parents. He does not appear in the 1851 census. He does appear in the later 1861 census with his wife, Mary Ann, b. c. 1829, Braintree, Essex. In 1871 census as Jas Isaac Prentice in Clifton, Gloucestershire. Still later, he appears in the 1881 census in Stowmarket, Suffolk, as James L. Prentice, with his wife, but no children are shown at home. In 1891 census with his wife in Clifton/Bristol, Gloucestershire. Son per 1881 census:
    1. James C. Prentice was b. c. 1853 in Maryleport, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. He appears in the 1881 census living in Whitchurch, Somerset, England, as a Provision and Tea Dealer, with his wife, Charlotte M. (Trapnell?), b. c. 1852, Whitchurch. Not in 1891 and later census. Children per 1881 census.

      1. Mariam M. Prentice, b. c. 1878, Keynsham, Somerset, England. Not in 1891 or 1901 census.
      2. Harold J. Prentice, b. c. 1880, Keynsham, Somerset, England. Not in 1891 or 1901 census.

      Also living with James and his family was Charlotte Trapnell, b. c. 1832, Rudghill, Somerset, England, and called Mother In Law, and Mary Lucy Day, age 17, a cook and domestic servant.

  5. Samuel Prentice, b. c. 1828, Suffolk, Stowmarket. At home in Stowmarket in 1841 and 1851 census. In 1861 Stowmarket census with his wife, Ellen Criss, b. c. 1833, Ipswich, Suffolk, and son. In the 1871 and 1881 census in Stowmarket he is living with the family of his sister, Catharine. Listed immediately below Samuel in the 1871 census is Herbert S. Prentice,b. c. 1868, Suffolk, perhaps a son of Samuel, and called a "nephew" of Catharine. In 1891 Stowmarket census he is living with her sisters Emily and Mary. Son per 1861 census:
    1. William Percy Prentice, b. c. 1859, Stowmarket. He may be the William P. Prentice shown in the 1891 census in Thornton Heath, Surrey, with his wife, Jessie, b. c. 1831, Middlesex, and children:
      1. Ellen V. Prentice, b. c. 1884, London. At home in Croydon in 1891.
      2. Jessie G. Prentice, b. c. 1885, Surrey.
      3. William F. Prentice b. c. 1885, Surrey.

  6. Charles Prentice, b. c. 1834, Suffolk, Stowmarket. At home in Stowmarket in 1841 census.
  7. Mary Eliza Prentice, b. c. 1836, Suffolk, Stowmarket. At home in Stowmarket in 1841 census. In 1851 census in Ipswich St. Clement, Suffolk living with the family of her brother, Oliver. In 1861 census living with the family of her brother, Samuel. In 1881 census living with her sister, Catharine. In 1891 Stowmarket census she is living with her siblings, Emily and Samuel.
  8. Joseph Alliene Prentice, b. c. 1838, Stowmarket. At home in 1871 Stowmarket census. Lodger in the 1881 census in Combs, Suffolk. In 1891 census a Boarder in Combs, Suffolk.
  9. Emily Taylor Prentice, b. c. 1838, Suffolk, perhaps Stowmarket. At home in Stowmarket in 1841 and 1861 census. Visiting her cousin, Ellen S. Prentice in the 1851 census. In 1881 census living with the family of her sister, Catharine. In 1891 Stowmarket census she is living with her siblings, Mary and Samuel.
  10. Octavius H. Prentice, b. c. 1840, Suffolk, perhaps Stowmarket. At home in Stowmarket in 1841 census. He appears in the 1851 census index in Norwich St. John de Seopulcre, Norfolk, as Octlavins Henry Prentice, a scholar. In the 1871 census he is living in Weybread, Suffolk, single.

16.40 Manning Prentice III (son of Thomas and Mary), b. 14 Sep 1823, Stowmarket, Suffolk, and d. 20 Aug 1875. Living away from home in the 1841 census.

He m. Susan/Susanna Ridley on 31 Jul 1845, Felsted, Essex. She was b. 7 Feb 1823 in Hartford End, Felsted Parish, Essex, and was the dau. of William Ridley and Maria Dixon. An Ancestor Chart for Susan can be found at Ancestry.com . Children per 1851, 1861 and 1871 Stowmarket, Suffolk, census:

  1. Manning Prentice, b. 4 May 1846, High Easter, Essex, and d. 2 Jun 1893. In 1871 and 1881 Stowmarket census with family. Not in 1891 and later census records. He m. Fanny May Trigg on 6 Jul 1870. She was b. 29 Oct 1846, Kelshall, Hertfordshire. Children per census records and Kay Allan, email, 11 Sep 2000)
    1. John Prentice, b. c. 1872, Stowmarket. At home in 1881. Not in 1891 census. In 1901 Stowmarket census, unmarried, with a servant and visitors
    2. Mary Prentice, b. Stowmarket (per Kay Allan)
    3. Dorah Prentice, b. Stowmarket (per Kay Allan)
    4. Francis Prentice, dau., b. c. 1873, Stowmarket. At home in 1881. Not in 1891 or 1901 census.
    5. Lillian Prentice, b. c. 1874, Stowmarket. At home in 1881. Not in 1891 or 1901 census.
    6. Arthur Trigg Prentice, b. c. 1877, Stowmarket. At home in 1881. Not in 1901 census. He m. Cora Dora Rawstorne

  2. William Ridley Prentice, b. c. 1848, High Easter, Essex.. At home in 1861 and 1871. Killed 11 Aug 1871 in Guncotton explosion. William had only just arrived from Heidelburg University.
  3. Ellen S. Prentice, b. 6 Jul 1849, Stowmarket, Suffolk and d. 19 Feb 1919. At home in 1861 and 1871. She m. Hugh Pooley Hobson in 1874, Stowmarket. 2 children. Not in 1881 and later census records.
  4. Ernest Prentice, b. c. 1849-50, Stowmarket, Suffolk, and d. 19 Feb 1907.. At home in 1871. In 1881 and 1891 census in Stow Upland as a Corn Merchant and Farmer with his wife, Charlotte W., b. c. 1848. Western Colville, Cambridgeshire, and daughter. In 1901 census in St. Matthew, Suffolk. Daughter:
    1. Edith Mary Prentice, b. c. 1880, Stow Upland, Suffolk. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  5. Harriett Elizabeth Prentice, b. 17 Mar 1852, Stowmarket and d. 5 Dec 1895, probably in Colorado Springs, CO, USA. At home in 1871 census. She m. 1st. Thomas C. Paget on 9 Jul 1873, Stowmarket. She m. 2nd Walter Bird of Therfield, Hertford, on 23 Mar 1882. He was b. 1847, Therfield. After their marriage they emigrated to Colorado Springs, CO, USA, where her brother John, below, was living at the time of the 1900 census. She m. 3rd Joseph Bird on 24 Oct 1894. No children.
  6. Fanny Maris Prentice, b. 20 April 1854, Stowmarket, and d. 4 Dec 1864.
  7. Thomas Alfred Prentice, b. 17 Aug 1855, Stowmarket, and d. 1893. At home in 1861 Stowmarket census. He may be the Thomas A. Prentice, unmarried, "Commerical Clerk" who appears as a lodger in the 1881 census living in Whitchurch House, Whitchurch, Somerset, England. Not in 1891 or 1901 census. He m. Agnes Keys or Stone. Lived in South Africa: 2 sons
  8. Mary Ridley Prentice, b. 3 Nov 1856, d. 20 Oct 1945, West Kensington. In Salvation Army. At home in 1961 and 1871. In the 1881 census she is an unmarried Governess in the home of William L. Lloyd in Stowmarket.
  9. Agnes Leila Prentice, b. 22 Mar 1858, Stowmarket, and d. 3 Mar 1908, Ipswich. At home in 1861 and 1871 census. Probably in Russia at time of 1891 census. She appears in the 1901 census in Bristol, Gloucestershire. She m. Nicholai Drogon in 1883 and he d. 1893 Bath. They had 2 children, including:
    1. Agnes S. R. Drogon, b. c. 1890, Russia. At home in Bristol in 1901 census.
  10. Margaret Eveline Prentice, b. 3 Dec 1860, Stowmarket, and d. 1949 Bristol. At home in 1861 and 1871 census. She m. John Henry Watling in 1888, Bristol. They appear in the 1891 census in Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire and in the 1901 census in Bristol, Gloucestershire. 3 children, including:
    1. Margaret R. Watling, b. c. 1890, Bristol, Clifton.
    2. John B. Watling, b. c. 1892, Bristol.
    Living with their family in 1901 was John Henry Watling's mother, Maria Watling, b. c. 1832, Norfolk.
  11. Thomas A. Prentice, b. c. 1855, Stowmarket. At home in 1861. He may, or may not, be the Thomas A. Prentice shown in the 1871 census as a Boarder in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, and in the 1881 census as a Lodger in Whitechurch, Somerset. He does not appear in the 1891 or 1901 census records.
  12. John Edward Russell Prentice, b. 1 June 1861, Stowmarket, and d. 8 July 1919 Vancouver. He m. Sarah Prentice on 3 Dec 1890, Great Ilford. She was the dau. of Elijah Prentice of Woodbridge. John appears as "Russel Prentice" in the 1900 Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO census with his wife, Sarah, b. Mar 1871, England. No children are shown in that census. For Elijah's ancestry, see "John Prentice of Stowmarket" in our Winter 2000 issue. No children.
  13. Susan Bloss Geraldine Prentice, b. 23 Jun 1863, Stowmarket and d. 12 Feb 1948. At home in 1881 in Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire. She is likely the Susan B. S. Prentice, b. c. 1864, Stowmarket who appears as a "Governess School" in the 1891 census in Kensington, London. In the 1901 census in Cuddington, Surrey, she is a visitor in the home of Graves C. S. Lombard, born in Ireland.
  14. Herbert Napier Prentice, Electrical Engineer, b. 31 May 1866, Stowmarket. . . . . . . . . . . . . [16.44]
  15. Emily Alice Lisle Prentice, b. 1867, Stowmarket(?) and d. 22 Oct 1949, London. In Salvation Army. At home in 1871 census. Not in 1881 and later census records.

16.44 Herbert Napier Prentice, Electrical Engineer, b. 31 May 1866, Stowmarket, and d. 30 July 1931 in Little Coggeshall, Essex. At home in 1871. He became chairman of the now rebuilt Gun Cotton factory, but made his name in the development of electric power. He founded Bull Motors in 1898 in Milton Road they later moved to Ipswich. He was largely responsible for the formation the Suffolk Electricity Supply Co. which provided Stowmarket with electricity in 1896. Napier`s son Courtney founded Sun Petroleum & Prentice Aircraft and Cars Ltd. which at one time leased Ipswich airport. At the present time the name is probably known best in the town from the firm of Gudgeon & Prentice. The following information is from Ian Prentice in the attachment to his email of 30 Mar 2016:

    Herbert Napier, who was born on 31st. May, 1866 and was educated at Bristol Grammar School and University College, London.

    In 1881 he was living at home with his mother as a scholar. He was an articled pupil to the Broadweir Engine Works, Bristol and gained practical engineering experience in France. He attended evening classes at University College, Bristol at the same time. In 1911 he was living in Colchester. He died in July, 1931 at his home in Hylands, Little Coggleshall, Essex. His obituary described him as a man with a charming personality; he made many friends who could not fail to enjoy his conversational powers, derived from his wide and varied experiences. He was introduced to the subject of electricity by an older brother, but received little instruction in it at school.

    He was a brilliant scientist from his youth and hated having to study Latin twice a day and science no more than twice a week. He was the youngest of three brothers concerned with the Stowmarket chemical works (rebuilt from the Guncotton factory and later incorporated with Fisons) of which he became Chairman, but it was through electric power that he made his name.

    He started manufacture of electrical machinery at Stowmarket in 1889, was elected an Associate of the Institution of Electrical Engineers in 1889 and a Member of the Society of Arts in 1891. He built a generator to illuminate the Paris Opera House in 1890, when he was twenty five. This machine was the forerunner of generators installed by him in the next few years to light the chemical works and bring power to the towns of Stowmarket, Diss and Felixstowe. All were driven by gas engines taking their supply from local gas companies who soon realised the threat to their interests. They cut off the supply, whereupon producer gas was used to run the engines. In 1891 he inaugurated an Electrical Department at the works of Easton and Anderson of Erith. In 1896 he started a public supply of electricity in Stowmarket, and subsequently in Diss and Felixstowe. In 1911 he was Managing Director of the Suffolk Electricity Supply Company which controlled the electric supply of these towns. He founded Bull Motors in 1898 and their use spread around the world, powering almost everything from cranes to church organs. According to his secretary, Jo Gosling of Stowmarket, who married his son Courtnay, Napier had complete disregard for financial gain.

    He married Eleanor Louisa Lenry Felgate of Stowmarket (who was born in 1873 and died on 18th. July, 1941 aged sixty eight) on 8th. September, 1891 at the City Temple, London. He is recorded in the 1901 Census as living in Stowmarket where he was Manager of an Electrical Engineering Works. In 1911 he was living at the Old Vicarage, Milton Road, Stowmarket and at the beginning of the century Napier and his wife had Swiss Cottage in Undercliff Road, Felixstowe as their holiday home. At the time of the marriage of his daughter Christine, Napier gave part of his house to her and sold the rest of the Old Vicarage. This part was called Oak Cottage and was sold to Richard and Betty Prentice in 1937. Amongst the recollections included in the papers of Jane Pollitt deposited in Ipswich Record Office (Document Reference Number: HD 1472:8811) is a note about Napier dated May 1900:

    "Was driven by Napier Prentice to Ipswich in his Benz car, expecting to return by 5.30 but on the way back, in a "short cut", car leapt into ditch and Napier was thrown out and I landed on the side - he stopped steam and nothing seemed to be on fire so he, with my little help, heaved the car, battered beyond description up onto the road where he took off the right hand front wheel which had had the tyre - the twisted tyre had to be cut away in bits from the engine (had only been tied on with string in four places) - however, engine worked, so off we started, with me sitting on hot tank at the back, with injunction to jump off directly when told! This lasted for nine miles so I arrived home at 8.30. All the town was celebrating as this was Mafeking Night. Robert Pollitt had, by himself, put candles in all windows and hung Chinese lanterns festooning the trees."

    Napier died on 30th. July, 1931 when he was living at Hylands, Little Coggleshall, Essex when the gross value of his estate was £1,128-15-5 and the net value of his personal estate £1,056-18-11. His will was dated 9th. March, 1920 when he was living in Stowmarket and he appointed his wife Ella Louise Lennie and his son Courtney Napier as his Executors. He wanted a fund to be set up to provide income for his wife and on her death for the money to be divided between his three children. An article about him is included in 'Norfolk and Suffolk Contemporary Biographies 1911' edited by W.C. Pike. He wrote his memoirs as 'Dawn of an Electric Age' but this does not appear to have been published. However, it is possible that a copy may exist at the Engineer's Club at Thoroday House in London where there is a portrait of Napier.

He m. Eleanor Louise Lenny Felgate on 8 Sept 1891, London. They had 3 children, including:

  1. Dorothy Eleanor Bloss Prentice, b. 22 May 1893, Dartford, Kent, and d. 1974, age 81. She m. Francis Banks-Warner in 1913 at Stowmarket. She was living in Leiston in 1971 and died in 1974. She learned to fly in 1912 and took part in the first ladies' air race in Britain. She was the youngest woman aviator to fly at Graham White's school in Hendon and was a member of the Aeronautical Club. They had one daughter:
    1. Myrtle Banks-Warner, b. 1913. She m. Brian Anscombe: they had one child. However, they separated after one year and Myrtle is living in 1994 in a convent in Bury St. Edmunds. The son is:
      1. Martin Anscombe.
  2. Courtney Napier Prentice, b. Apr 1899, Stowmarket, Suffolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [16.45]
  3. Christine Ruby Prentice, b. Jun 1945, Stowmarket, Suffolk. She m. Dennis Brierley Nutman of Needham Market in 1933 (he was born in 1905 and is alive in 1994). They lived at Chaseway, Fronks Avenue, Dovercourt, Essex in 1975 and at 1, Thorndales, Brentwood, Essex in 1985 when he was Executor to Agnes Drogan. After his wife died he gave the diaries of Susan Bloss Geraldine Prentice, Susanna Prentice's wedding dress and other bits of Prentice memorabilia to the Museum of East Anglian Life at Stowmarket but as of 1995 they seem to have been misplaced. Their children are:
    1. David Nutman, b. 1933.
    2. Ruby Nutman, b. 1938.

16.45 Courtney Napier Prentice, b. Apr 1899, Stowmarket, Suffolk, and was murdered in Menton in the south of France in 1975. founded Sun Petroleum & Prentice Aircraft and Cars Ltd. which at one time leased Ipswich airport (see above). He inherited his father's scientific and pioneering gifts.

As a young pilot in the Royal Flying Corps, going out on anti-submarine patrol in 1917 in a Morris Farman fitted with a 'pusher' air screw. Like his wife, Ethel Mary (Joy) Gosling (born 1st. March, 1900), whom he married on 14th. September, 1917 in Stowmarket, he had enjoyed flying ever since. After 1924, when they owned a Blackburn Bluebird, they became the first lessees of Ipswich Airport and had to meet King Edward, later Duke of Windsor, whenever he arrived on his journeys to meet Mrs. Simpson, and who spent six months at Felixstowe before the abdication crisis.

Squadron Leader Courtnay Prentice founded a firm, Sun Petroleum Company, which imported petroleum products into Lowestoft (the tanks he built at Oulton Broad with his own hands and those of a few other men are still in operation), and he later founded Prentice Aircraft and Cars Ltd. at Ipswich and the Suffolk Aero Club. In the 1939-45 War he was the RAF's chief technical officer at Calshot at the time of the Battle of Britain.

When his father died in 1931 he was living at Kelvedon in Essex and was a Company Director. He was granted Letters of Administration for the estate of Susan Bloss Prentice in 1948 when his address was Seagull, Undercliff Road, Felixstowe. They owned Seagull Cottage, Undercliff Road East from 1933 and they both enjoyed sailing, once taking their motor yacht 'Jean' from Felixstowe Dock to the Mediterranean by way of the French inland waterways.

When he wrote his will on 22nd. September, 1975 he gave his address as 18, Santa Lucia Avenue, Thiers, Menton, France. His Executrix was his wife, but if she was unable to act, then the Executors were to be Lloyds Bank and John William Edwards. He left legacies to Mrs. Nellie Grimwood of Sudbury 'in recognition of her wonderful and devoted service' (£1,000); Christine Nutman of Dovercourt, Essex (£500); Robert George Heale if he were still in Courtney's employment (£250). He left everything to his wife, but if she were not alive then to his grand daughter Denise Stringer (an annuity of £500); to her children Glen and Gregory; to his grand daughter Jennifer Edwards and her children. The gross value of his estate was £34,541.65; the net value £34,493.65. The last point in his will was the request that if his wife was not alive at the time of his death then the RSPCA, or its French equivalent should be paid to put their two canaries painlessly to sleep.

He was murdered on 18th. October, 1975 in his caravan in Menton having driven there from England on his own as his wife had said that she was not feeling very well and would go on her own by train. The murderer was never apprehended and his motive remains unclear.

He and Ethel Mary spent a lot of time each year in Menton, or otherwise travelling in order to avoid paying unnecessary taxes and his son, Eugene, had been Manager of the family businesses for most of his adult life leaving Courtney considerable freedom to do what he wanted. It is significant that he did not mention his son, Eugene, in his will: they had a difficult relationship and Eugene felt extremely hurt by this absence of a mention and apparently the same thing happened in his mother's will where she was considering excluding Denise as well.

He m. Ethel Mary Gosling in Sep 1917. She was the youngest of eleven children and seems to have been rather spoiled as a child. When she married Courtney he continued to indulge her whims which may have been part of the reason why she was unkind, even cruel, to her only son and other family members and friends. Nevertheless, she could be very nice and sometimes quite generous. Courtney seemed to take the easy way out and never openly disagreed with her despite her elaborate 'bending of the truth' and fictitious additions to the stories she told. She died on 19th. September, 1984. Their only child was:

  1. Eugene Prentice, b. 23 Oct 1918 in Stowmarket. He was quite starved of love as a child and in later life by his parents. He was not particularly academic despite, or perhaps because of being sent away to a selection of boarding schools from the age of seven including Beaumont College near Windsor. After school, he learned to fly and soon became an instructor with light aircraft. He worked for the Air Transport Corps with the RAF during the war, flying bombers etc. from different stations around the UK, taking them from one location to another but not actually fighting. He passed his certificate to join the Royal Aero Club on 15th. April, 1937 at Ipswich Aero Club flying a D.H. 60 Gipsy III 105hp plane. His address at the time was The Seagulls, Undercliffe Drive, Felixtowe and he gave his profession as an Oil Representative. He became a Director of Prentice Aircraft and Cars from its outset and though he worked there until retirement he never really enjoyed the business side of things. He would have much preferred to be round at the back working on the car and lorry engines himself. He always had a passion for boats and sailing. Generally messing about with them was very important in his life. The family actually lived on board for three years when his daughter Jem was very small. At the age of seventy six he still has a little sailing/cabin cruiser.

    Also, having not done any flying for many years he started to have lessons in a Micro-light. After a while he decided that they were not really right for him at his age. Consequently, during 1993 he took up gliding at a club near Norwich. This he loves and is getting on very well.

    He married Constance Mary Quant in September, 1939. She is very long-suffering with her husband's hobbies even though she doesn't really share his enthusiasm for them. She enjoys her garden and the countryside generally. She joins him on the boat in the summer and spends long hours doing much of the varnishing etc. involved in 'fitting out' each year. They are both very fit and active for their seventy six years (based on information from Jem Edwards in 1994). They have two children:

    1. Denise Wendy Prentice, b. 1940, Woodbridge. She m. Kenneth Stringer in 1961. They divorced in 1977 when she changed her name back to 'Prentice' and in 1994 she is living in Felixstowe but, sadly, is blind. This is the result of an attempt to kill herself with a gun after her marriage had broken down and following a very unhappy affair afterwards. They have two children:
      1. Glenn Stringer, b. 24 Jun 1962. He m. Kim Green. They have a daughter:
        1. Michelle Stringer, b. 14 Sep 1990.
      2. Gregory Stringer, b. 4 Sep 1965.
    2. Jennifer Ann Prentice, b. Jun 1947. She m. John W. Edwards, FCA, in 1967. Their address as of 1975 was The Saltings, Orwell Rise, Pin Mill, Ipswich, Suffolk where they still live in 1994. She and Denise had a happy childhood always near if not actually on a river. They were able to have lots of freedom to mess about with dinghies and ponies and generally enjoy the local countryside. Jem continued to keep a horse or pony and rode regularly until a back problem made this impossible in about 1988. Much of the information about this branch of the family was kindly given to me by Jem in a series of letters. They have two children:
      1. Julie Edwards, b. 27 Apr 1968 and married Nigel Billington on 26th. May, 1990;
      2. Paul Edwards, b. 6 Mar 1970.

16.50. Sarah Prentice, 1825, Stowmarket, and d. 1896.

She m. Thomas Isaac 19 Dec 1850, was the "boy next door" in Stowmarket. He was baptised at Halesworth the son of a schoolmaster who later moved to Stowmarket. One of his ancestors married a descendant of Jane Cromwell (sister of Oliver Cromwell) who m. John Desborough/Disbrow(e) (per Paul, email, 25 May 2008). John Sanders' wife, Brigit, who passed away in Nov 1999, was a great-granddaughter. They appear in the 1861 census in Malden St. Peter, Essex, in the 1871 census in All Saints, Essex, and in the 1881 census in Maldon St. Peter, Essex, with their children:

  1. Thomas Isaac, b.c. 1854. Not home in 1871.
  2. Sydney Isaac, b. c. 1856. At home in 1871 and 1881.
  3. Edith Isaac, b. c. 1858. Not home in 1871.
  4. Arnold Isaac, b. c. 1859. Not home in 1871.
  5. Arthur I. Isaac, b. c. 1860. Not home in 1871.
  6. Annie T. Isaac, b. c. 1863. At home in 1871 and 1881.

17. John Prentice, Gentleman, of Rickinghall Inferior, Suffolk. He was an Attorney at Law living for part of his life in London. He was born in 1685 and was buried in Palgrave on 6.2.1754.

He married 1st Elizabeth who died in 1723. He m. 2nd Susan (Denny) Hubberd (a widow whose maiden name was Denny) in Botesdale in 1730. Children:

  1. John Prentice gentleman of Walsham le Willows, Suffolk, b. 1719 and d. 1759. . . . . . . . . . [24]
  2. Elizabeth Prentice who was baptised on 17 Apr 1723 and was buried the following day.
  3. Robert Prentice, Walsham le Willows, Scole and Ipswich, b. c. 1725-1735. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [25]

18. William Prentice who lived in Wrentham, Suffolk, was born about 1736 and died about 1770.

He married Alice who survived him. Children:

  1. Anne Prentice who was baptised in Wrentham on 16 May 1759 and married William Foreman, an Agricultural Labourer on 7 Jul 1784 in Redisham. Children per IGI:
    1. James Foreman, chr. 8 Feb 1785 Redisham, Suffolk, England
    2. William Prentice Foreman, chr. 8 Jan 1786 North Cove, Suffolk, England
    3. John Foreman, chr. 12 Mar 1787 North Cove, Suffolk, England
    4. Samuel Foreman, chr. 15 Nov 1789 North Cove, Suffolk, England
    5. Mary Ann Foreman, chr. 10 Jul 1791 North Cove, Suffolk, England
    6. Elizabeth Foreman, chr. 27 Jan 1793 North Cove, Suffolk, England
    7. Daniel Foreman, chr. 5 Jan 1794 North Cove, Suffolk, England
    8. Thomas Foreman, chr. 26 Jul 1795 North Cove, Suffolk, England
    9. Groves Foreman, chr. 12 Feb 1797 North Cove, Suffolk, England
  2. Robert William Prentice who was baptised in Wrentham on 20 Nov 1762. He became a Coachman in London and married Frances Davis who died in Denton, Norfolk on 4 Dec 1833. . . . [19]
  3. Thomas Prentice who was born and died in 1764.

19. Robert William Prentice, bap. on 20 Nov 1762 in Wrentham . He became a Coachman in London.

He m. Frances Davis who died in Denton, Norfolk on 4 Dec 1833. Their children were:

  1. William Davis Prentice, baptised on 5 Nov 1786 in olborn St. Andrews in London. . . . . [20]
  2. Robert Davis Prentice who was baptised on 5 Oct 1788 in Denton, Norfolk. He too was a Coachman in London but by 1851 had become a Farmer's Labourer in Norwich. He died in 1869 in Heckingham Poor House, Norfolk when his occupation was described as a Scavenger. He married Rachael and she died in the same place in 1873. . . . . . . . . . . . . [21]

20. William Davis Prentice, who was b. c. 1781, Norfolk (per 1841 St. Giles, Norfolk census), baptised on 5 Nov 1786 in Holborn St. Andrews in London and d. in Norwich in 1875.. He was a Coachman in London then later on a Husbandman in Norwich and by 1854 a Gardener.

He married 1st Mary Louisa Hewitt on 8 Jul 1817 in Norwich St. Pauls. She was b. c. 1796 in Norfolk (per 1841 St. Giles, Norfolk, census). Children:

  1. Mary Louisa Prentice who was born in 1819, Norfolk and died in 1877 in Norwich. She worked as a Dressmaker. At home in 1841 St. Giles, Norfolk census.
  2. Elizabeth Prentice who was baptised on 4 Jul 1824 in Norwich and died in 1842. At home in 1841 St. Giles, Norfolk census.
  3. William Hewitt Prentice, bap. 26 Nov 1827 in St. Giles Norwich. . . . . . [22]

After the death of his 1st wife, William m. 2nd Mary Louisa George on 22 Aug 1830 in Norwich St. Giles.

  1. George Prentice who was baptised on 22 Aug 1830 but died the following year. (Note: It is unclear whether he was the son of William's 1st or 2nd wife.)
  2. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1833, Norwich, Norfolk (per 1841 & 1851 census) Ian Prentice says that Thomas was baptised on 27 Oct 1831 but either the birth date or christening date is in error. He appears in the 1851 census in Norwich St. Giles as a Shoe Maker. Ian Prentice says that In 1854 he was a Coachman living in Row, Norwich. He married Phyllis Baker on 7.10.1854 in Great Yarmouth. He does not appear in the 1861 and later census records; Ian Prentice says he can find no further trace of them.

21. Robert Davis Prentice who was baptised on 5 Oct 1788 in Denton, Norfolk (the 1841 census says he was b. c. 1791 but the 1851 census says b. c. 1786). He died in 1869 in Heckingham Poor House, Norfolk when his occupation was described as a Scavenger. Robert and his family appear in the 1841 census in St. Stephen, Norfolk.. Robert too was a Coachman in London but by 1851 had become a Farmer's Labourer in Norwich St. John de Sepulchre, Norfolk. In 1861 census he was an Ag. Labourer in Norwich St. Michael at Thorn.

He married Rachael. She was b. c. 1795-6 in Trowse, Norfolk (per 1851 census) and she died in the same place in 1873 (per Ian Prentice). Children:

  1. Susan Prentice, b. c. 1826, Norfolk (per 1841 census). At home in 1841. Not in 1851 and later census.
  2. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1827, Norfolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [21.1]
  3. John Prentice who was born in 1831 in Heckington, Norfolk. In 1851 he was living at home and working as a Farm Labourer in Norwich and appears to have died in 1859. Not in 1861 and later census.
  4. Richard Prentice, born in 1834, Heckingham, Norfolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [21.2]
  5. Mary A. Prentice born in 1836, Heckingham, Norfolk. She was living at home in 1851 in Norwich, working as a House Servant in 1851 but died in 1854 in Heckingham
  6. William Prentice born in 1841, Norwich, Norfolk, and he appears to have died in Aylesham, Norfolk in 1860. That death date may be in error because a 2nd William Prentice, below, was b. c. 1857. Not shown in 1861 and later census.
  7. James Prentice born in 1843, Norwich, Norfolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [21.3]
  8. Charles Prentice born in 1845, Norwich, Norfolk. At home in Norwich in 1851 and 1861. He appears with his wife, Emma, in the 1871 census in Lambeth, London. She was b. c. 1848, Windsor, Berkshire; no children shown. They do not appear in the 1881 and later census.
  9. William Prentice, b. c. 1857, Norwich, Norfolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [21.4]

21.1 Robert Prentice was b. c. 1827, Norwich St. Stephen or Breckles, Norfolk, and d. 22 Jan 1904 per Ancestry.com . He appears in the 1861 census in Norwich St. Stephen, Norfolk, as b. c. 1826 with his wife and family.

We have conflicting information about Robert's marriages:

  • One source says that he m.Mary Ann Potter, b. c. 1826-1831, Norwich, Norfolk. She later appears, without her husband, in the 1881 census living at 9 Back St., in Norwich St. Stephen, Norfolk. Living with Mary Ann and her family in 1881 was her brother, Richard Potter. Children per 1861 and 1881 census:

    1. Anna Prentice, b. c. 1847, Norwich, Norfolk.
    2. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1858, Norwich, Norfolk. At home in 1861. Not in 1871 and later census.
    3. William Prentice, b. c. 1859, Norwich, Norfolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [21.5]
    4. Richard Robert Prentice, b. Sep 1866, Norwich, Norfolk. . . . . . . . . . [21.6]
    5. Christmas C. Prentice, son, b. c. 1869, Norwich. At home in 1881 in Norwich St. Stephen, Norfolk.

  • Another source at Ancestry.com says he m. Mary Bull who was b. c. 1821, St. Noets, Hants, and that they had a daughter:

    1. Eliza Emma Prentice, b. 15 Oct 1852, Portsmouth, Hampshire, and d. 24 Dec 1920, Guildford, Surrey. She m. James Robert Collyer and had 7 children listed at Ancestry.com .

21.2 Richard Prentice, born in 1834, Heckingham, Norfolk. He too was a Farm Labourer and living at home in 1851. He appears in the 1861 census in Norwich St. John Sepulchre with his wife, Sarah A., b. c. 1843, Norwich, Norfolk; no children shown. They appear in the 1871 census in Norwich, Norfolk. He appears in the 1881 census in Croydon, Surrey with a birth year of c. 1840. Not in 1891 and later census. Children:

  1. Richard Prentice, b. c. 1862, Norwich, Norfolk. At home in 1871. Not in 1881 and later census.
  2. Walter Prentice, b. c. 1865, Norwich, Norfolk. At home in 1871. Living with his father, Richrd, in the 1881 census in Croydon, Surrey. Not in 1891 and later census.

21.3 James Prentice born in 1843, Norwich, Norfolk. Ian Prentice says that "He seems to have died in St. Faiths, Norfolk in 1911". James is living at home in Norwich in 1851 and 1861 census. He does not appear in the 1871, 1881 or 1891 census. He may, or may not, be the James Prentice, Gen. Labourer, who appears in the 1901 census in Norwich as b. c. 1844, Norwich, with his wife and family since that James spent some years in Ireland between 1884 and 1888, and perhaps later..

The 1901 census shows a wife, Elizabeth, b. c. 1845, Norwich. Children per 1901 census:

  1. William G. Prentice, b. c. 1883, Chatham, Kent
  2. Frederick E. Prentice, b. c. 1885, Lipperary, Ireland
  3. Arthur E. Prentice, b. c. 1887, Chatham, Kent.
  4. Robert A. Prentice, b. c. 1888, Formby, Ireland

21.4 William Prentice, b. c. 1857, Norwich, Norfolk. At home in 1861 in Norwich St. Michael at Thorn. He does not appear in the 1871 and later census records.

21.5 William Prentice, b. c. 1859, Norwich, Norfolk. At home in 1881 in Norwich St. Stephen, Norfolk. He is tentatively identified as the William Prentice shown in the 1891 census in St. Benedict, Norfolk, as b. c. 1861 in Norwich, Norfolk, and single. Also shown is his Housekeeper, Lucretia S.Goldsmith, b. c. 1855, Somerleyton, Suffolk, and 6 years older than William..

The following childred are indexed with Prentice surnames (the microfilm shows them listed under Lucretia S. Goldsmith with a "@" for their surname), but that may be an error since William is shown as single, rather than married or a widower, and since the oldest, Ellen, was b. c. 1876 when William would have been only 17. In any event, the indexed children are:

  1. Ellen Prentice, b. c. 1876, Norwich, Norfolk.
  2. Ann Prentice, b. c. 1891, Norwich, Norfolk.
  3. Beatrice M. Prentice, b. c. 1890, Norwich, Norfolk. At home in 1901.
  4. Richard S. Prentice, b. c. 1889, Norwich, Norfolk. At home in 1901.
  5. William Prentice, b. c. 1887, Norwich, Norfolk. At home in 1891. Not in 1901 census.
  6. Thomas E. Prentice, b. c. 1896, Norwich, Norfolk. At home in 1901.

Curiously, however, in the 1901 Norwich census, where William is shown as b. c. 1857 and as a "Fish Hawker", Lucretia S. is shown as William's wife with those same children again indexed as sons and daughters who are surnamed "Prentice."

21.6 Richard Robert Prentice, b. Sep 1866, Norwich, Norfolk, and d. 1929. At home in 1881 in Norwich St. Stephen, Norfolk.

He m. Louisa. She was b. 1871 in Norwich, Norfolk, and d. 1955. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Robert Prentice, b. Jun 1895, Norwich, Norfolk, and d. 1946. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [21.7]

21.7 Robert Prentice, b. Jun 1895, Norwich, Norfolk, and d. 1946.

He m. Mary Ann Taggart. She w as b. c. 1900 in Middlesborough, Yorkshire, and d. 1965. An Ancestor Chart for can be found at Ancestry.com . They had a daughter:

  1. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Swann.

22. William Hewitt Prentice who was baptised on 26 Nov 1827 in St. Giles, Norfolk (per 1841 St. Giles, Norfolk, census. In 1851 he was a Coach Maker but from 1858 he worked as a Coach Trimmer. In 1881 he was living at 12, Lonsdale Mews, Kensington. He died in 1904 in Chelsea.

He married 1st Rhoda Butterley on 30 May 1858 in London and after her death in 1878 he married 2nd Mary Lewis, a widow in 1881 in Kensington where he appears in the 1881 census. William Hewitt Prentice's children were:

  1. Rhoda Louisa Prentice who was born in 1860 in Finsbury. In 1881 she was at home in Kinsington, London, and was called "Louisa". She was a Telephone Clerk and married in 1891.
  2. Charlotte Ann Prentice who was born in 1861 and baptised in Hitchin, Hertfordshire on 21 Oct 1863. At home in Kensington in 1881 census. She married in 1884 in Kensington.
  3. William John Hewitt Prentice who was baptised in Hitchin on 21 Oct 1863. Ian Prentice can find no trace of him afterwards.
  4. Charles Hewitt Prentice, baptised in Hitchin on 8 Feb 1865 and was a Carriage Trimmer in 1881. At home in Kensington, London, in 1881 census. Ian Prentice can find no trace of him afterwards.
  5. Herbert Butterley Prentice who was born in 1866 in Shoreditch. . . . . . . . . . . [23]

23. Herbert Butterley Prentice who was born in 1866 in Shoreditch. At home in 1881 Kensington, London, census. He was living with his father at 10, Lonsdale Mews in 1891 and is shown as married, but no wife appears in the 1891 census record. In 1898 he was working as a Groom and living at 9, Ernest Street, Stepney, London. Not in 1901 census. He died in 1939 in Hammersmith.

He married 1st Unknown in 1886 in Kensington and after this lady's death in 1897 he married 2nd Harriet Proctor in 1898 in Kensington. Children:

  1. Herbert Butterley G. Prentice who was born in Marylebone in 1886 but died the same year
  2. Rhoda Mary Prentice, born in Stepney in 1901
  3. Robert Davis Prentice.

24. John Prentice, gentleman of Walsham le Willows, Suffolk who was born in 1719 and died in 1759.

He marrid Sarah Moody of Bury St. Edmunds in 1745 and she subsequently married John Ling of Bury St. Edmunds in 1764. Children:

  1. Elizabeth Prentice who was born in 1746 in Wattisfield and died in 1763.
  2. Hannah Rose Prentice who was born in 1749 but died the same year.
  3. John Prentice, Gentleman of Ipswich, who was born in 1751, chr. 3 Jan 1752 in Wattisfield, Suffolk, (per IGI) and d. in 1830 in Bath. He never married.

25. Robert Prentice of Walsham le Willows, Scole and Ipswich. Robert appears in Binney's 1883 Ed. at pg. 350 and in the 1998 Ed. at pg. 488. Robert died in 1783, being buried in Walsham le Willows.

He m. Elizabeth Gleed in 1749 in Redgrave. Children:

  1. Elizabeth Prentice who was born on 9 Aug 1750 in Debenham. She married Samuel Dennis of Little Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire in 1774 at Walsham le Willows.
  2. Thomas Prentice who was born on 3 Mar 1753 in Wattisfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [26]
  3. Samuel Prentice who was born on 11 Dec 1755 and died in Walsham on 5 May 1842. He appears in the 1841 census in Walsham le Willows. He married Maria Green Malyn in 1780 in Bury St. Edmunds in 1780. He had three children:
    1. Samuel Prentice, b. 1782, Suffolk and d. in St. Dunstans, Kent in 1866 with no heirs. He appears in the 1841 census in Walsham le Willows, Suffolk. In 1851 & 1861 census in Canterbury St. Dunston; living with him in 1851 was a cousin, Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1810, Kent (see 28 iv, below). Also In his household was Mary A. Woodcock, a servant. Not in 1871 and later census.
    2. Maria Prentice, b. 1783 and d. 1791.
    3. Sarah Prentice, b. 1785 and d. in 1850 in St. Dunstans, Kent having lived a spinster with her brother.
  4. Theodosia Prentice who was born and died in 1756
  5. Frances Prentice who was born in 1756 and died before 1761
  6. Frances Prentice who was born in 1761 and married John Todd of East Harling, Norfolk in 1785 in Walsham. Children per IGI:
    1. Maria Todd, chr. 18 Sep 1786 East Harling, Norfolk
    2. John Toddi, chr. 18 Dec 1787 East Harling, Norfolk
    3. Frances Todd, b. 21 May 1789 East Harling, Norfolk
    4. Nancy Todd, chr. 17 May 1794 East Harling, Norfolk
    5. Robert Todd, b. c. 1793 East Harling, Norfolk
    6. Mary Todd, b. 19 Dec 1795 East Harling, Norfolk
  7. Mary Prentice, born in 1763 and married Thomas Bloomfield in 1789 in Scole, Norfolk. Ian Prentice thinks they lived in London. Not in 1841 abd later census.
  8. John Prentice who was born on 6 Mar 1764. Emigrated to America. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [27]
  9. Robert Browne Prentice, b. 20 Feb 1766, died two years later.
  10. Anne Prentice, born on 8 Apr 1769 and died later that year.
  11. Robert Brown Prentice who was born on 27 Oct 1771. He m. Eleanor Stone in 1799 in Canterbury and had a daughter:
    1. Harriet Prentice, Christening: 17 JUN 1804 Saint George Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk (per IGI)
  12. Theophilus Prentice who was born on 5 Aug 1773 and died the following year.
  13. Zachariah Prentice, b. 13 Dec 1774. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [25.1]

25.1 Zachariah Prentice, b. 13 Dec 1774 and d. before 1838. He was a Farmer in South Benfleet, Essex.

He married Jane Wood in South Benfleet, Essex in 1812 and they had eight children:

  1. Sarah Prentice who was born in 1818 in Rayleigh, Essex and died on 1 Sep 1849.
  2. Henry Wood Prentice who was born on 8 Jan 1814, Essex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [25.2]
  3. William Prentice who was born and died in 1816
  4. Susanna Wood Prentice who was born on 16 Mar 1818 but died in October that year.
  5. Thomas Wood Prentice who was born on 11 Mar 1819, Essex. Living with the family of his brother, Henry, in the 1841 census in Sutton, Essex. Not in 1851 and later census. He was a Grocer in South Benfleet and married Emma Blakely. They had a daughter:
    1. Emma Jane Prentice who was born in South Benfleet on 1 Oct 1842. Not in 1851 and later census.
  6. John Wood Prentice, born on 7 Apr 1821. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [25.3]
  7. Edmund (Emanuel) Prentice who was born on 16 Nov 1823 and died in Hadleigh, Essex on 19 Jan 1848 when he worked as a Butcher.
  8. Charles Wood Prentice who was born on 28 May 1826, Banplent, Essex. . . . . . . . . . . [25.4]

25.2 Henry Wood Prentice who was born on 8 Jan 1814, Essex. He appears with his family in the 1841 census in Sutton, Essex. He was a Grocer and then a Warehouse Foreman in London when he died on 6.4.1857.

He married Mary Ann Honoley on 1 Dec 1834 in Rayleigh, Essex. She was b. c. 1816. She may, or may not, be the same person as Frances Prentice, b. c. 1817 in Suffolk, who is called Henry's wife in the 1851 census in Oakham, Rutland County. Children:

  1. Mary Ann Jane Prentice, born 25 Jan 1835, Essex. She died in 1846 in Lambeth, south London
  2. Henry William Prentice who was born in 1836, Weeting, Suffolk, and died in Birmingham on 23 Oct 1916. He is likely the same person as Henry B. Prentice shown in the 1851 census in Oakham, as b. c. 1835 in Norfolk. He worked as a Cashier and married Charlotte in 1859 in Lambeth. Not in 1861 and later census.
  3. Elizabeth Prentice who was born on 29 May 1837 and died the following year in Rayleigh.
  4. Robert F. Prentice, b. c. 1837, Spalding Lincolnshire (per 1851 census). Not in 1861 and later census.
  5. Zachariah Prentice who was born on 27 Apr 1838 in Rayleigh. In 1841 he was living with his uncle Thomas in South Benfleet but died on 23 Aug 1845 in Deptford, Kent.
  6. Frances M. Prentice who was born c. 1840, Spalding, Lincolnshire. She may be the same person as Jannie Maria Prentice, who appears in the 1840 Sutton census and living at home. In the 1851 census in Oakham.
  7. Walter Prentice who was born on 12 Jan 1842 and died in 1846 in Deptford.
  8. Richard N. Prentice, b. c. 1842, Spalding, Lincolnshire, and may have d. between 1879 and 1881. At home in Oakham in 1851. A patient in Leicester St. Mary, Leicestershire in 1861. In 1871 in St. Mary, Nottinghamshire with his wife, Ann, b. c. 1847, Nottinghamshire, and children. Not in 1881 and later census. Children per 1871 census:
    1. Sidney S. Prentice, b. c. 1865, Nottinghamshire. In the 1881 census he was a Servant in Nottingham St. Mary, Nottinghamshire. Not in 1891 and later census.
    2. Frances Prentice, b. c. 1869, Nottingham. In 1881 and 1891 living with his mother, step-father and siblings.
    3. Henry A. Prentice, b. c. 1871. Nottinghamshire. In 1881 living with his mother, step-father and siblings. Not in 1891 or 1901 census.
    4. Catherine Prentice, b. c. 1873, Hereford(?). At home in 1881. Not in 1891 or 1901 census.
    5. Isabella Prentice, b. c. 1875, Nottingham. At home in 1881. Not in 1891 census. In 1901 census as a Servant in the home of Edward and Gertrude Nelson in Nottingham.
    6. Lillian/Lilian Prentice, b. c. 1877, Nottingham. In 1881k, 1891 and 1901 living with her mother, step-father and siblings.
    7. Richard Prentice, b. c. 1879, Nottingham. In 1881, 1891 and 1901 living with his mother, step-father and siblings.

    After the apparent death of Richard N. Prentice, Ann m. 2nd John W. Sharpe, b. c. 1845, London, a Bricklayer. They appear in the 1891 census in St. Mary, Nottinghamshire and in the 1901 census in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

  9. William M. Prentice, b. c. 1844, Spalding, Lincolnshire. At home in 1851 and 1861. In 1881 census in Hastings St. Mary Magdalen, Sussex, with his wife, Mary, b. c. 1845, St. Leonard, Sussex; no children shown. Not in 1891 or 1901 census.
  10. Marianne Prentice, b. c. 1847, Spalding, Lincolnshire
  11. Edwin N. Prentice, b. c. 1850, Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk. Not in 1861 and later census.

25.3 John Wood Prentice, born on 7 Apr 1821. In 1842 he was a Grocer in Russell Square, London; in 1851 was a Cheesemonger in Aston, near Birmingham. He died on 9 Aug 1865 in Bedminster, Bristol.

He m. Tamar Thornton in the St. Pancras district of London on 2 Sep 1842. Children:

  1. Georgina Wood Prentice who was born on 2 Dec 1842 and worked as a Draper's Assistant in Birmingham. She died in 1892 in Birmingham.
  2. Tamar White Prentice Prentice who was born in 1844 in Prittlewell or Southend, Essex and married James Gillman in 1868 in Rochford Independant Church. They appear in the 1871 census in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, census and in the 1891 census in Leeds, Yorkshire, with their daughter:
    1. Florence Gillman, b. c. 1870
    2. Bee Gillman, b. c. 1878
    3. Ernest Gillman, b. c. 1875.
    4. Frank Gillman, b. c. 1873
    5. Percy Gillman, b. c. 1880.

25.4 Charles Wood Prentice, b. 28 May 1826, Benfleet, Essex and d. 1893. In 1850 he was a Patent Medicine Vendor in Edgeware Road, London, having previously been a Surgeon in Shoreditch, South London. In 1881 he was a Clerk living in lodgings on his own and when he died in 1893 he was a Dentist.

He married Jane Anna Young on 30 Nov 1850 in Wycombe. She was b. c. 1829 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, and she died in the St. Pancras area of London in 1879. They had at least one child:

  1. Alice Jane Prentice, b. 1853 in the St. Pancras area of London. Not in 1861 and later census.

26. Thomas Prentice, born on 3 Mar 1753 in Wattisfield and died after 1783. He was apprenticed as a Grocer and his son Zachariah lived in Canterbury, Kent. He was apprenticed as a Grocer and his son Zachariah lived in Canterbury, Kent. Thomas visited his brother, John (12), in America about 1787 or 1789. He then returned to England, leaving at John's house an old-fashioned trunk marked "T.P., 1777."

27. John Prentice who was born on 6 Mar 1764. John appears in Binney's 1883 Ed. at pg. 350 and in our 1998 Ed. at pg. 488. John was apprenticed as a Lawyer in Leicester and was licenced as an Attorney in London when he emigrated to America from Gravesend on the American ship 'Tractor' on 20 Jan 1784 having been portioned off by his father.

He married an English lady, Mary Gamble in 1798 and died in Philadelphia on 20 Jan 1836. Children:

  1. George Gamble Prentice, born 1 Jan 1800. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [29]
  2. John Prentice who was born in 1804 but died in infancy.
  3. Robert Prentice who was John's twin and also died in infancy.

28. Zachariah Prentice, b. 4 Dec 1774, chr. 1 Jan 1775, Wattisfield, Suffolk (per IGI) and d. 6 Feb 1842. He worked as A Worsted manufacturer at Burgate Street, St. Mary Magdalen, Canterbury. He and his family appear in the 1841 census in St. Mary Magdalen Civil Parish, Kent.

He married Ann May on 20 Oct 1799 at St. Alphage, Canterbury, Kent. Children:

  1. Mary Prentice who was bap. 18 Nov 1799 at Canterbury Union Chapel, Kent. She appears to have married William Burch. Apparently not in 1841 and later census records.
  2. Zachariah Prentice, born in 1805. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [30]
  3. Samuel Prentice born in 1806, Kent, and died in 1851. Printer and Stationer of 3, Guildhall Street, Canterbury, Kent. He marrid Sophia King, b. c. 1812, Kent. They appear in the 1841 census in St. Mary Bredman. Sophia remarried after his death and they had one child:
    1. Samuel Philip Prentice, born on 8 Apr 1844, probably in St. Mary Bredman, Kent, but died later that year.

  4. Elizabeth Prentice who was baptised on 25 Jan 1809 in the Guildhall Independant Church in Canterbury, Kent. She appears in the 1841 census in St. Mary Magdalen Civil Parish, Kent. She was living with her Uncle Samuel in 1851 as an Annuitant; she died in 1853 (see 25 iii a, above)
  5. John Prentice who was chr. on 19 Apr 1812, Guildhall Street-Independent And Presbyterian, Canterbury, Kent. Not in 1841 and later census. Ian Prentice says he has been unable to trace anything about him so he may have died early.
  6. William Prentice who was baptised on 17 Feb 1814, Guildhall Street-Independent And Presbyterian, Canterbury, Kent. He m. Eliza Prentis on 1 Jan 1850 in Rochester St. Nicholas. Ian Prentice says he has been unable to find anything further about him
  7. Sarah Prentice who was baptised on 9.2.1817. She married Charles Rigden of London. She appears in the 1841 census in St. Mary Magdalen Civil Parish, Kent. She may, or may not, be the Sarah Rigden, widow, shown in the 1851 census in Oxford St. Giles, Oxfordshire, as b. c. 1817 in Lyminge, Kent and a visitor in the home of William and Sarah Gilbert with her son. Not in 1861 and later census. Son:
    1. William Gilbert Rigden, b. c. 1848, Lyminge, Kent. With mother in 1851. Not in 1861 and later census.

  8. George Prentice who was baptised on 10 Jan 1819. He was a Mariner and settled with his wife and children in New York. Not in 1850, 1860 or 1870 census.
  9. Ann Prentice who was baptised on 25 Feb 1821, Kent. She appears in the 1841 census in St. Mary Magdalen Civil Parish, Kent.
  10. Thomas Paul Prentice who was baptised on 4 May 1823 and appears to have died in 1853.

29. George Gamble Prentice, born 1 Jan 1800 and d. 10 Jun 1878. He moved to Mobile in 1824 where he worked as a Merchant until 1858 when he moved back to Philadelpia to live at his father's place. He and his family are in the 1860 Philadelphia census. He died on 10 Jun 1878.

He m. Lavinia E. Poe on 27 Jun 1834 in Mississippi. After George's death, Lavinia is shown living with the family of her son, George. Children:

  1. John Prentice who was born in June, 1836 in Mobile. He does not appear in the 1860 Philadelphia census. John died in Tuscon, on 18 Jul 1871. Unknown if family and does not appear in AZ census records.
  2. Mary Prentice who was born on 8 Nov 1837, PA Living at home in the 1860 Philadelphia census. She married Rev. Robert J. Carson, a Methodist Minister on 2 Jun 1863. He was b. c. 1834, Ireland. They appear in the 1870 Philadelphia census with their children:
    1. George Carson, b. c. 1864, PA.
    2. Robert Carson, b. c. 1869-70, PA.

  3. Virginia C. Prentice who was born on 6 May 1839. Living at home in the 1860 Philadelphia census. She married George W. Albert of Columbus MS on 25 Feb 1879 in W. Philadelphia.
  4. George Gamble Prentice Jr., b. Dec, 1840. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[31]
  5. Alexander Poe Prentice who was born on 21 Feb 1845. Living at home in the 1860 Philadelphia census. He was a law student when he died on 30 Aug 1865 in Philadelphia.

30. Zachariah Prentice, born in 1805 and died in 1853. In 1841 Zacharian and his family were living in St. Mary Bredman, Kent. He was a Linen Manufacturer and Corn Factor of 1, George Street, Canterbury in 1851.

He married Catherine Goodchild on 20 Apr 1832 at St. Mary's church, Newington, SurreyShe was b. c. 1814 in Kent and d. 1868. Children:

  1. Zachariah Prentice who was born in 1835. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [32]
  2. Catherine Jane Prentice who was baptised on 5 May 1837 in the Corn Market Independent Chapel in Sandwich, Kent. At home in 1841 in St. Mary Bredman, Kent. She died in 1855.
  3. George Prentice who was born in 1839 in Sandwich and died on 6 Feb 1894, a Linen Manufacturer of St. Georges Place, Canterbury. At home in 1841 in St. Mary Bredman, Kent.He married Elizabeth in Dartford, Kent in 1869 and she died in Bromley, Kent in 1920. Son:
    1. Noel Prentice who was born in 1870 and trained as a Solicitor's Articled Clerk. He worked as a Solicitor in Battle where he died in 1953. He married Florence Annette Bittle in 1895 in Bromley and she died in 1936. Children:
      1. Josephine Hope Prentice, born on 11 May 1896, she died unmarried in Rye, Sussex in 1975.
      2. Ernest Prentice, born in 1899 he died in 1899 in Maidstone.
      3. Richard St. John Prentice who was born on 6 Apr 1900. He was in the Royal Navy and died on 27 Sep 1982 in London. His wife Elaine Agnes was alive in 1995.
      4. Geoffrey Noel, Prentice born on 24 Nov 1905, became a Solicitor and died unmarried on 10 Apr 1990.
  4. Samuel Prentice who was born in 1841 in Canterbury and died in 1890. At home in 1841 in St. Mary Bredman, Kent. He was a Linen Manufacturer of St. Georges Place in 1881. He did not marry.
  5. John Prentice who was born in 1843 died in 1865.
  6. Albert Prentice who was born in 1848 and died in 1871.
  7. Sarah Prentice who was born in 1851 and marrried Valentine Ward an Independent Church Minister in 1870. Not in 1881 and later census.

31. George Gamble Prentice Jr. who was born in December, 1840. Georhge and his family appear in the 1880 Philadelphia census.

He married Katherine D. Roberts on 17 Jun 1869. 1900 in Pennsauken, Camden Co., NJ, living with sons George and Edgar. 1910 in Camden, Camden Co., NJ, living with sons George and Edgar. Children:

  1. Alexander Poe Prentice who was baptised on 7 Apr 1871, Philadelphia but died on 19 Jun 1871.
  2. John Prentice who was born on 9 May 1872, PA. 1930 & 1940 census in Camden, Camden Co., NJ, with his wife, Bertha H., b. c. 1874, PA. He was an insurance collector with a 3 year high school education. No children shown.
  3. George G. Prentice who was born on 1 May 1874, PA. 1880 at home in Philadelphia, PA. 1920 in Camden, Camden Co., NJ, with his wife, Elizabeth R. Racpor, b. c. 1877, PA. 1930 in West Conshohocken, Montgomery Co., PA. Living with them is her father, John C. Racpor, b. c. 1839, PA, with both parents b. in PA. No children shown. 1940 in Volusia, FL. .
  4. Edgar Poe Prentice who was born on 7 Feb 1877, PA. 1880 at home in Philadelphia, PA. 1900 Pennsauken, Camden Co., NJ, living with his mother and brother, George. 1910 in Camden, Camden Co., NJ, living with mother and brother George. Not in 1920 and 1930 census and possibly deceased.
  5. Albert Alexander Prentice who was born on 12 Jun 1881, Philadelphia but died on 21 Dec 1881.

32. Zachariah Prentice, b. 1835, Ash, Kent and d. 26 Mar 1874. At home in 1841 in St. Mary Bredman, Kent. 1861 census in Canterbury St. Margaret with his wife and family. He started work as a Linen Manufacturer and Weaver at St. George's Place, Canterbury but by 1866 he was an Inn Keeper at the Fleur de Lys on High Street. They appear in the 1871 census in All Saints, Kent.

He m. Rosa Leach in 1858 in Hackney, London. She was b. c. 1837, Castlebury, Kent. She remarried in 1876 in Canterbury. Children:

  1. Frederick Percy Prentice, b. c. 1860, Canterbury, Kent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [33]
  2. Zachariah Prentice who was born in 1860 and qualified as a Doctor in London in 1881. His practice was in Watling Street, Canterbury. He died on 12.11.1920 at 5, Castle Street, Canterbury. He married Leila Kate Smith in Lambeth, south London in 1897 and she died in 1938 in Broadstairs. They had no children.
  3. Kate Prentice who was born in 1862 and died in 1867.
  4. Samuel Robert Prentice was born n 1863 and died the same year.
  5. Rosa Prentice born in 1865, Canterbury, Kent. At home in 1871 in All Saints, Kent. She m. Silas Williamson in Canterbury in 1887. He was b. c. 1860, Canterbury, Kent. Children:
    1. Cecil G. Williamson, b. c. 1890, Canterbury, Kent.
    2. Muriel Rose Williamson, b. c. 1892, Canterbury, Kent.
    3. Mildred Florence Williamson, b. c. 1896, Canterbury, Kent.
  6. Emily Prentice who was born in 1866 but I can find nothing more about her.
  7. Archibald Prentice, born in 1868, Canterbury, Kent. At home in 1871 in All Saints, Kent. He became a Journalist. He died on 1.11.1935 in Shrewsbury having married Alice Rose Ebrall. She died in Shrewsbury in 1956. They had no children.
  8. Kate Prentice who was born in 1869 and died in 1870.
  9. Albert Dougal Prentice who was born in 1872 and died in Battle, Kent in 1937. He married Annie in 1900 in Hastings and she died in 1954. They had one daughter"
    1. Eileen Prentice, b. 1904 and d. 1997; married Alfred Whishaw Bulley in 1928.

33. Frederick Percy Prentice who was b. c. 1860, Canterbury, Kent (per 1891 census) and d. 1913 in the Blean district of Kent.

He married Emma Edith in Halstead, Essex in 1884. She was b. c. 1856, Halstead, and d. Clifton, Bristol, in 1909. Children:

  1. Frederick Charles Prentice, born in 1885 in Kingston, Surrey. . . . . . . . . . . . . [34]
  2. Douglas Gilbert Prentice, born in 1891 in Bristol (1891 census says Clifton, Gloucestershire), he became a Motor Engineer. He died on 10 Sep 1961 in Worthing, West Susssex and his wife Ellen died there later the same year.

34. Frederick Charles Prentice, born in 1885 in Kingston (1891 census says Wimbledon), Surrey, he became a Technician and a great Evangelist in Essex. He died in Colchester, Essex on 22 Oct 1922.

He m. Olive in 1905 in Chelmsford. Children:

  1. Gordon Frederick Prentice who was born on 16 Aug 1914 in Theydon Bois, Essex. He was a Chartered Accountant and lives in Prestwick, Ayreshire, Scotland. His wife Jean Kirk (whom he married on 17 Apr 1944) died on 25 Apr 1995. . . . . . . . . . . . . [35]
  2. Eileen Edith Prentice, who was born on 28 Jan 1916 and died in Bristol 2 Aug 1993 having married Richard L. Clothier, a Farmer in Bristol, who died on 25 Dec 1989.

35. Gordon Frederick Prentice who was born on 16 Aug 1914 in Theydon Bois, Essex. He wasa Chartered Accountant and lives in Prestwick, Ayreshire, Scotland. His wife Jean Kirk (whom he married on 17 Apr 1944) died on 25 Apr 1995. Gordon Frederick Prentice's children are:

  1. Eric Douglas Prentice, who was born on 16 Mar 1948 and married Jenny Asker of London on 29 Dec 1993. He is a Senior Editor with BBC radio living in London.
  2. Jennifer Prentice who was born on 2 Apr 1958.

If you have any information which can help us identify any of the folks mentioned
above, please contact us at dewald@prenticenet.com..


Fn. 1: An email dated 21 Feb 2002 from Terry J. Gilbert described the Prentice house as it still exists today:
    
    From: VerandahHs@aol.com 
    Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 10:48:37 EST 
    Subject: Prentice House
    To: webmaster@prenticenet.com 
    
    Good afternoon I came across the Prentice site by accident or so I believe.
    
    I live at Verandah House (formerly Verandah Cottage) in Stowmarket UK and
    for some time this house belonged to the Prentice family.Its roots go back
    to 1720 and there is a story which I cannot totally verify and it goes like
    this:-
    
    The Prentice family owned some mineral deposits on the East Anglian coast
    and this substance was used as agricultural fertiliser. The family
    prospered and moved into milling -chemicals- gun cotton manufacture. They
    supported the local unity church but the gun cotton factory proved to be a
    major problem in that a huge explosion August 1872 destroyed large parts of
    the Town. The prentice family were obviously socially responsible people
    and paid out nine shillings in the pound on all the town damage. This
    almost bankrupted them but they had three things worth much more than gold-
    Three daughters of marriagable age.
    
    One daughter married a MUNTON the local Maltsters one Married a FISON
    (fisons agricultural-Fisons Pharmaceutical- Beechams) and the third married
    a COURTAULD (British Nylon Spinners-Courtaulds- ICI) and we believe that
    the romances flourished around the piano in our dining room.
    We have early photographs of the family dated 1891 on display in our
    entrance hall and there are a number of photoraphs on our web site
    www.verandah-house.co.uk
    
    I would be very interested if anyone can through further light on this link.
    
    Best Wishes
    
    Terry J. Gilbert - Fellows
     Verandah House 
    	

Following is another letter about Verhandah House:

Dear Mr.Dewald

I have been looking at the website and records of Mr Terry Gilbert-Fellows left us at Verandah House. We moved to Verandah House nearly two years ago and we would like to continue to build up a historical picture of what life was like to the Prentice family. Since we have been here we have restored the building that was getting very tatty and leaky. We have a new slate roof and restored all the sash windows and rewrired to bring the house into the 21st century without losing its appeal and character. It is still a guest house with a 4* rating by the Visit Britain Tourist Board. We have a website at www.verandahhouse.co.uk .

We would be delighted if we could get some more information or pictures of any of the family and the house. Hope to hear from anyone in the meantime my husband and myself thank you in advance.

Kindest Regards

Suzanne and Gianfranco Neroni


.

Fn. 2: Descendants of Deborah Prentice and William Lorimer Fison of Stowmarket, No. 16.1 (iii)
Ref: Ellen Veden, email, 14 Jul 2008
1 William Lorimer Fison b: 1788 in Stowmarket, Suffolk UK d: 1833 in UK
.. +Deborah Prentice b: 1791 in UK d: 1833 in UK
....... 2 Deborah Fison b: 1815 in Suffolk England d: 1833
....... 2 William Fison b: 19 Feb 1820 in Barningham,Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk UK d: 06 Apr 1900 in Wharfdale, West Riding, Yorkshire, UK
........... +Frances Wittaker b: 31 Aug 1814 in Greenholme Burley in Wharfdale, Yorkshire UK d: 18 Aug 1892 in Wharfdate, West Riding, Yorkshire, UK m: 15 Jul
1846 in Otley, Yorkshire West Riding UK
................ 3 Frederick William Fison b: 04 Dec 1847 in Bradford, Yorkshire UK d: 20 Dec 1927 in Yorkshire, West Riding UK.  
.........................By email of 15 Jul 2008, Ellen Veden says he was an MP Parliament and "spawned to this day generations of Barons."
.................... +Isabella Crossley b: 01 Apr 1847 in Halifax, Yorkshire UK d: 05 Jan 1932 in Yorkshire, West Riding UK m: 23 Apr 1872
......................... 4 Francis Geoffrey Fison b: 12 Mar 1873 in Wharfdale, Yorkshire, West Riding England d: 19 Jan 1948
......................... 4 Edith Fison b: 15 Jan 1874 in Wharfdale, Yorkshire, West Riding England d: 30 Mar 1943 in Dockenfield, Surrey UK
............................. +J. H. Hodgson b: 08 Jul 1854 d: 23 Dec 1939 in UK m: 12 Oct 1910
................................... 5 Paul Francis Hodgson b: 02 Sep 1912 in UK d: 28 Jul 1921 in UK
......................... 4 Hugh Valentine Fison b: 03 May 1875 in Ilkley, Yorkshire UK d: 05 Oct 1898 in Alexandria, Egypt
......................... 4 Dorothy Fison b: 1876 in Wharfdale, Yorkshire, West Riding, England d: 30 Jul 1962 in UK
......................... 4 William Guy Fison b: 25 Oct 1890 in Anglesey UK d: 06 Dec 1964 in UK
............................. +Gwladys Rees Davis b: 07 Feb 1877 in Anglesey UK d: 14 Mar 1963 in UK m: 02 Feb 1914
................................... 5 Elizabeth R. Fison b: 02 Jul 1915 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
................................... 5 Richard Guy Fison b: 09 Jan 1917 in Anglesey UK
....................................... +Elyn Hartmann b: 1920 in Oslo, Norway d: 1987 m: 28 Feb 1952
............................................ 6 Isabelle Fison b: 1957 in London UK
............................................ 6 Charles William Fison b: 1954 in London UK
................................................ +Catarina "Nina" Litchfield b: Abt. 1956 in London UK
..................................................... 7 Eleanor Ann Fison b: Abt. 1970
..................................................... 7 Frederick Guy Fison b: Abt. 1972
..................................................... 7 Elizabeth Mary Fison b: Abt. 1974
................................... 5 John Michael Fison b: 07 Jul 1920 in Ilkley UK
....... 2 Joseph Fison b: 09 Apr 1819 in Suffolk England d: 02 Mar 1878 in Stoke House, Ipswich, Suffolk UK
........... +Anne Ridley b: 03 Apr 1815 in Hartford End, Essex Co UK d: 08 Feb 1898 in Stoke House, Ipswich, Suffolk UK m: 15 Jun 1851 in Felstead Chapel
................ 3 Joseph Fison b: 1842 d: 1861
................ 3 Anne Fison b: 1843 in Stowmarket, Suffolk England
................ 3 James Oliver Fison b: Jun 1845 in Suffolk, UK d: 1920
.................... +Lucy Maud Nash b: Abt. 1846
......................... 4 Frank Guy Clavering Fison b: 11 Dec 1892 d: 1985 in Suffolk UK
............................. +Evelyn Alice Mary Bland b: Abt. 1894 m: 23 Feb 1922
................................... 5 Gabrielle "Gay" Margaret Fison b: 22 Feb 1932
....................................... +Peter Algernon Strutt b: 18 Jun 1924 d: 27 Oct 2007 m: 10 Jan 1953
................................... 5 Elizabeth Gifford Fison b: 17 Aug 1923 in Stamford, Suffolk England
....................................... +Armoud Waller b: 17 Mar 1917 in Bloemendaal
............................................ 6 David Arnoud Waller b: 28 Aug 1949 in Rotterdam
............................................ 6 Caroline Elizabeth Waller b: 18 Dec 1951 in Rotterdam
................ 3 Edward Herbert Fison b: 1847 in Ipswich, Suffolk UK
................ 3 Mary Fison b: 1848 in Ipswich, Suffolk UK
................ 3 Janet Fison b: 1851 in Ipswich, Suffolk UK d: 1930 in Suffolk UK
................ 3 William Fison b: 1854 in Ipswich, Suffolk UK
................ 3 Charles Ernest. Fison b: 1854 in Ipswich, Suffolk UK
................ 3 Alice Gertrude Fison b: 1856 in Ipswich, Suffolk UK
....... 2 Sarah Fison b: 1821 in Suffolk England
........... +Henry Wells b: 1818 in England
....... 2 Thomas Fison b: 1822 in Stowmarket, Suffolk England d: 1847
........... +Elizabeth Ritchie b: 1818 in Wrentham England
....... 2 James Fison b: 1824 in Suffolk England d: 1852
........... +Catherine Prentice b: 1822 in Stowmarket, Suffolk England
....... 2 [1] Cornell Henry Fison b: 1826 in Stowmarket, Suffolk, England d: 1880 in USA
........... +Mary Fison b: 1828 in Thetford, Suffolk UK
....... *2nd Wife of [1] Cornell Henry Fison:
........... +Mary Unknown b: 1828 in Thetford, Norwalk England d: Jan 1884 in USA.  She m: 1850 in Cheltenham, Glouster Co UK
................ 3 Florence Mary Fison b: 1851 in Bradford, Yorkshire, West Riding England
................ 3 Sherwood Fison b: Feb 1858 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England.  1900 census in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co. OH, USA.
		1930 census in Islip, Suffolk, NY; no wife shown.
.................... +Paulina Baltzell McNees b: Oct 1857 in KY? d: Aft. 1887 in USA.  1900 in Cleveland, OH.
......................... 4 William Cornell Fison b: 1879 in Bradford, Yorkshire UK d: 1898
......................... 4 Paul Fison b: 1880 d: 1890
......................... 4 Roger Baltzell Fison b: 12 May 1881 in Royalton, Cuyahoga OH, USA and d: 1961.  1900 census in Cleveland, OH, USA..
......................... 4 Mary Edith Fison b: 14 Aug 1883 in Royalton, Cayahoga OH, USA and d: 1935.  1900 census in Cleveland, OH, USA..
......................... 4 Lucie Fison, b. c. 1887, OH.  1900 census in Cleveland, OH, USA..
......................... 4 Percy Lewellyn Fison b: 01 Jul 1885 in Harveysburg OH, USA and d: 06 Feb 1960 in Prescott AZ.  1900 census in Cleveland, OH, USA.  1930 census in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO.
............................. +Ann/Anna Marie Wiley b: 1897 d: 1972, USA.
................................... 5 [2] David Konrad Fison b: 1922, USA.
....................................... +[3] Donna Aleen Boxx b: 1922, USA.
............................................ 6 [4] Paul Wesley Fison b: Abt. 1955, USA.
............................................ 6 [5] Susan Fison b: 1947, USA.
............................................ 6 [6] David Conrad Jr. Fison b: 1951 d: 1955, USA.
............................................ 6 [7] Deborah Ann Fison b: 1953, USA.
............................................ 6 [8] Jane Elizabeth Fison b: 1961, USA.
............................................ 6 [9] David James Fison b: 1963, USA.
................................... 5 William T. Fison, b. c. 1919.  1930 census in Kansas City, MO.
................................... 5 Roger Sherwood Fison b: 1921, USA.  1930 census in Kansas City, MO.
................................... 5 David K. Fison, b. c. 1923.  1930 census in Kansas City, MO.

......................... 4 Lucy May Fison b: 09 Jun 1887 in Greenville, Clark Co OH, USA. d: 1948
................ 3 Percy Lewellynn Fison b: 1855 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England d: 1960
......................... 4 [2] David Konrad Fison b: 1922
............................. +[3] Donna Aleen Boxx b: 1922
................................... 5 [4] Paul Wesley Fison b: Abt. 1955
................................... 5 [5] Susan Fison b: 1947
................................... 5 [6] David Conrad Jr. Fison b: 1951 d: 1955
................................... 5 [7] Deborah Ann Fison b: 1953
................................... 5 [8] Jane Elizabeth Fison b: 1961
................................... 5 [9] David James Fison b: 1963
................ 3 Catherine Fison b: 1858 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
................ 3 Isabel Fison b: 1859 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
................ 3 Wilfred Fison b: 1861 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
................ 3 Helen Deborah Fison b: 1863 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
................ 3 Isabel Fison b: 1867 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
....... 2 Edward Fison b: 1831 in Stowmarket, Suffolk England d: 1908
........... +Alice S. Burden b: 1835 in England
................ 3 Alice Margaret Fison b: 1873 in Ipswich, Suffolk UK
................ 3 Fritz Ernest Fison b: 1871 in Ipswich, Suffolk UK
....... 2 Oliver Fison b: 1832 in Suffolk England
........... +Mary Hall b: Abt. 1830 in England
....... 2 Josiah Fison b: 1832 in Suffolk England

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