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Thomas Prentice of Northamptonshire, England

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Thomas Prentice of Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Esq., Newsletter Editor
Fall 2000 and Revised 15 Jul 2018

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We are working with Wendy Prentice, Karen Raspin, Susan Mawson and Ian Prentice in tracing the ancestry of the Prentices who lived in the Oundle area of Northamptonshire, England. Using their information, and census records from 1841 through 1901, we have compiled the following family tree.

1. The earliest member of this family is not presently known. He probably lived in Lincolnshire or Suffolk where the only other early recorded instances of the forename "Chistopher" exists; there was a considerable movement away from Lincolnshire in the 1300s, 1400s and 1500s and several Prentice families settled in Northamptonshire. Presently known children of this member include:

  1. Margeret Prentice; m. Busby.
  2. Thomas Prentice, Yeoman of Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, b. c. 1550-75. . . . . . [2]

2. Thomas Prentice, Yeoman of Aldwincle, Thomas was born about 1550, Aldeincle, Northamptonshire, England and died in 1638, age 88

Thomas m. Dorothy Blind. By email of 20 Apr 2006, Wendy Prentice advises that Dorothy "came from Cripplegate, London, and gave her maiden name as Blind." She d. 1620, age 50. Children:

  1. Jacob Prentice and his twin brother John were born in 1600, and he d. 17 Jun 1656, Aldwincle, age 45. and was bur. there.
  2. John Prentice, twin, b. 1600 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  3. Elizabeth Prentice. She m. Simon King 14 Feb 1639/40 Oundle.
  4. William Prentice, b. c. 1601 Beachampton, Buckinghamshire and d. 1650, Beachampton, age 49. He m. Unknown. Son:
    1. Richard Prentice, b. 1629 in Beachampton, Buckinghamshire, and d. 1689, Beachampton, age 60. He m. Mary Blackman in 1653. They had three children.
      1. Richard Prentice, b. 28 Nov 1654, in Beachampton, Buckinghamshire, He married Frances and they had three children together.
        1. Sarah Prentice, b.August 1681 in Beachampton, and bap. August 14, 1681.
        2. Richard Prentice, b. February 17, 1684, in Beachampton, He m. Elizabeth Marriot on August 10, 1707, in Beachampton.
          1. George Prentice, b. January 28, 1710, in Beachampton, Buckinghamshire, and d. Sep 1785, North Marston, Buckinghamshire, age 75. He m. Mary Stokes on October 4, 1736, in North Marston, Buckinghamshire, England. They had four children in 13 years. He died in September 1785 in North Marston, Buckinghamshire. 4 children:
            1. Elizabeth Prentice, born on December 11, 1737, in North Marston, Buckinghamshire, and d. November 5, 1762, in her hometown at the age of 24.
            2. Sarah Prentice, born in April 1740 in North Marston, Buckinghamshire, and bap. April 20, 1740.
            3. George Prentice, b. May 1748 in North Marston, Buckinghamshire, and bap. April 11, 1748.
            4. Ruth Prentice, b. October 27, 1751, in North Marston, Buckinghamshire, and d. 1835, North Marston, age 84. She m. Thomas Ward on November 21, 1774, in North Marston.
          2. Mary PRENTICE, born in November 1718 in Beachampton, Buckinghamshire.
        3. Frances Prentice, b. July 1688 in Beachampton, Buckinghamshire, and bap. July 23, 1688.

        He then m. Mary Blackman on 1 Jun 1691, in Beachampton,

      2. Mary Prentice
      3. Thomas Prentice
  5. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1600?? and d. 1641; m. Alice Alman 19 Dec 1620 in Stoke Doyle. Son:
    1. Thomas Prentice, b. 1647, Thorpe Achurch; m. Dorothy Stringer on 25 July 1676, Pilton.
  6. Simon Prentice.
  7. Elizabeth Prentice

3. John Prentice, b. 1600 and d. 1679, age 79.

He m. Elizabeth Stringer. She was b. c. 1600 and d. 19 July 1679, age 79. Children:

  1. Mathew Prentice, b, c. 1625, Aldwincle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  2. John Prentice. b. c. 1625-35. Son:
    1. Mathew Prentice, bap. 24 Feb 1653.
  3. Dorothy Prentice, b. 1634.

4. Mathew Prentice, b, c. 1625, Aldwincle and buried 6 May 1671, Northamptonshire, age 46.

He m. Anne. Children:

  1. Thomas Prentice, Yeoman, b. 2 March 1658, Northamptonshire, and bap. March 2, 1658.
  2. Christopher Prentice, b. 25 May 1662, Aldwincle; He m. m. Martha Goode 26 Nov 1688, Aldwincle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  3. John Prentice, b. 16 July 1665. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]
  4. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 11 Nov 1668; d. 3 MArch 1670
  5. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 29 May 1670 and probably d. 24 July 1697.

5. Christopher Prentice, b. 25 May 1662, Aldwinckle, Northumberland, England

He m. Martha Goode 26 Nov 1688, Aldwincle. He was recorded in the Poll of 1695. Children:

  1. John Prentice, bapt. 13 Oct 1689 Aldwincle; d. 1750 will; m. Rebecca Berthwright on 10 Oct 1709, Aldwincle. Children:
    1. John Prentice, a Carpenter b. 10 Sept 1710, d. 1757;
    2. Rebecca Prentice, bapt 6 April 1712; m. Thomas Thompson 1740,
    3. Anne Prentice, bapt 29 Aug 1715,
    4. Mary Prentice, bapt 10 Jan 1716,
    5. Hannah Prentice, b. 19 Oct 1718,
    6. Mathew Prentice, b. 15 April 1723)

  2. Thomas Prentice, baptised on 6 March 1691 in Aldwincle.............[7]

  3. Christopher Prentice, bapt 21 April 1695. A Churchwarden in 1740. He m. Ann.
  4. Martha Prentice, b. c. 1797-1800. She m. John Bland 17 May 1725
  5. William Prentice, b. 2 Nov 1701 d. early before 1704.
  6. William Prentice, a Cordwainer b. 10 May 1704, d. 1746. . . . . . . . . . . . [8]
  7. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 8 Feb 1714; m. Thomas Bird 1741 Thorpe Achurch

6. John Prentice, b. 16 July 1665; d. 1728; in 1695 Poll.

He m. Elizabeth. Children (William, Mathew and Elizabeth per Anthony Gordon Coales email of 6 Jul 2008):

  1. John Prentice, b. 5 Oct 1684; alive 1728.

  2. (probably) William Prentice. Bpt. Aldwinckle S.P. Dec 19 1686. William m. Mary Hood of Thorpe Achurch in 1723. They had a family of seven children:
    1. William Prentice. Born 1724. After William Prentice 1724, moved in with his Uncle Mathew at Bluntisham (see discussion under Mathew Prentice, below), William Prentice rented the Manor Farm of Bluntisham which he farmed successfully and during his lifetime bought considerable property of his own. When he died he left the bulk of his property with his house to William Tebbutt,

    2. John Prentice. Bpt. April 28 1726.
    3. Hannah Prentice. Bpt. Dec. 3 1727 Aldwinckle A. S.
    4. Elizabeth Prentice. Bpt. Oct 13 1729. Aldwinckle A. P.
    5. Mary Prentice. Bpt. Sep. 26 1731 Aldwinckle A. P.
    6. Mathew Prentice. Bpt. Sep 8 1734. Aldwinckle S. P.
    7. Anne Prentice. Bpt. Oct 9 1737. Aldwinckle S. P.

  3. (probably) Mathew Prentice. Bpt. Aldwinckle S. P. Jun 30 1689. Mathew Prentice went to live in Broughton, Hunts where he married Susan Downham. He was described as a Baker. In 1725-6 he bought a house and a cottage in Blunitsham, Hunts, where his wife had connections. He then moved to Bluntisham where he lived the rest of his life. Mathew Prentice of Bluntisham had no children and his wife died in 1744. His nephew William Prentice, 1724, son of his brother William came to live with him and he left him his house and the Bulk of his property in Bluntisham when he died in 1762. For his Will, see Appendix C .

  4. (probably) Elizabeth Prentice. Bpt. Aldwinckle S. P. Mar 28 1695.

7. Thomas Prentice, baptised on 6 March 1691 in AldwincleNorthamptonshire, and d. 1773, Oundle, Northamptonshire, bur. there, age 82, leaving a Will; a Cordwainer.

He m. 1st Mary Rawlins on 4 Feb 1716 in London, London. She d. 1755, age 60.

  1. Christopher Prentice, b. 1740
  2. John Prentice, b. c. 1743, Oundle, and probably d. before 1745 when another John was born.
  3. John Prentice, b. 1745. The IGI and Ancestry.com indicate he m. Rebecca Cole. Children:
    1. Christopher Prentice, b. c. 1740-45. He m. Sarah Lovedon in 1770 in Kings Cliffe. . . . . . . . . [9]
  4. Samuel Prentice, b. 1747 in Oundle, Northamptonshire, and d. an 1805, age 58, and bur. Oundle. He married Sarah England on August 11, 1778, in Oundle. They had eight children:
    1. William Prentice, b. born in 1779 in Oundle, Northamptonshire, and d. 1809, Oundle and bur. there. He m. Mary Smith on October 9, 1808, in Northamptonshire.
    2. Elizabeth Prentice
    3. Robert Prentice, born in 1783 in Oundle, Northamptonshire, and d. 1822 in Oundle. and bur. there.
    4. Samuel Prentice, b. 1785 in Oundle, Northamptonshire, and bap. October 29, 1785.
    5. Susannah Prentice, born in 1786 in Oundle, Northamptonshire, England, and d. March 1786 in her hometown within a year of her birth, and was buried there.
    6. Thomas Prentice, b. 1788 in Oundle, Northamptonshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7.5]
    7. Sarah Prentice, 1789-1798,
    8. John Prentice, b. July 26, 1791, in Oundle, Northamptonshire, and d. 20 Feb 1864, Oundle, age 72, and b. in Northamptonshire. He m. Mary Baines on August 18, 1820, in Harringworth, Northamptonshire. 4 children:
      1. Robert Prentice, born in 1820 in Oundle, Northamptonshire, and d. as a child in 1822 in his hometown, and was buried there.
      2. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1821 in Oundle, Northamptonshire, and d. 1854, Oundle and bur. there. She m. Joseph Cawthorn Brudenell on July 30, 1844, in Oundle. 6 children:
        1. Henry Brudenell
        2. Elizabeth England Brudenell
        3. Harry Joseph Cawthorne Brudenell
        4. William Brudenell
        5. John Thomas Brudenell
        6. Matilda Penney Brudenell
      3. Samuel Prentice, b. 1825 in Oundle, Northamptonshire, and d. 17 May 1881, Oundle, age 56. England, and bur. there.He m. Ann Bevan on December 14, 1854, in Worcester, Worcestershire, 9 children:
        1. Mary Prentice
        2. Elizabeth Prentice
        3. Ann Prentice
        4. Charlotte Prentice
        5. Rebecca Prentice
        6. Ellen Prentice
        7. Sarah Anne Prentice
        8. May Prentice
        9. Kate Bevan Prentice
      4. Thomas Prentice, b. October 23, 1828, in Oundle, Northamptonshire, and d. 30 Aug 1905, Leicestershire, age 75. He m. Ellen Haddon Markland on June 18, 1854, in Leicester, Leicestershire. Children:
          John William Prentice
        1. Thomas Haddon Prentice
        2. Ellen (Nellie) Prentice
        3. Stillborn Daughter Prentice
        4. Samuel Walter Prentice
        5. Louisa Mary Prentice

      Note: An earlier version of this article 2 more children for Thomas, #7: Samuel Prentice (b. 1747) and Thomas Prentice (b. 1753). We mistakenly removed them from this article. They can be found in our Spring 2007 article entitled Prentices of Northamptonshire, England .

He m. 2nd Mary Rowell on 24 Jun 1730 in Cunington. She was b. 1695, London, London. Children:

7.5 Thomas Prentice, b. 1788 in Oundle, Northamptonshire, and d. Apr 1856. age 68. Thomas is the 4th great uncle of Glenn McDonnell per his email of 15 Jul 2018. He m. Mary Ann Killingworth on July 19, 1812, in Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire. Children:

  1. Thomas Prentice, bap. 8 Aug 1813 in Kimbolton,Northamptonshire, son of Thomas and "Mariann", per Glenn McDonnell, email, 15 Jul 2018, who are pretty clearly the Thomas Prentice who married Mary ann Killingworth, above. Thomas m.Frances Lane on 24 Oct 1844, Shoreditch, Middlesex, then a Spinster of St. Marylebone dau of Thomas Lane, a Stationer.

    1851 Census. Nottingham Place, Shoreditch, Middlesex, a 38 Clerk to Electric Telegraph Company. His wife, Francis Prentice, is called 41, born Colnbrook, Bucks. 1861 Census, 35 Great Cambridge Square, Shoreditch St Leonard, Middlesex. 1861 census, Labourer b. Kimbolton and Frances is called 51, Seamstress [?], b. Colnbrook. Thomas' father is also cited variously as a Clerk and Solicitor's Clerk so the trade ran in the family.

  2. John Prentice, born on September 28, 1816, in London, London, England. He married Elizabeth Chapman on September 5, 1841, in Oundle, Northamptonshire.
    1. Samuel Walter Prentice was born in April 1846 in Oundle, Northamptonshire, England. He was baptized on June 10, 1846.
  3. Ann Maria Prentice, born in 1819 in London, London, and d. Jan 1904, London, age 85. She married Christopher Williamson on August 28, 1842. They had seven children:
    1. Eliza Ann Williamson
    2. John Christopher Williamson
    3. Thomas Williamson
    4. Nathaniel Williamson
    5. Mary Ann Williamson
    6. George Richard Williamson
    7. William Albert Williamson

8 William Prentice, a Cordwainer b. 10 May 1704, d. 1746. Will.

He m. Mary. Known children:

  1. William Prentice, b. 16 Feb 1727.
  2. Mary Prentice, b. 26 Sep 1731 in Aldwinkle St Peter, Northamptonshire. . . . . . . [10]
  3. John Prentice

9. Christopher Prentice, b. c. 1740-45.

. He m. Sarah Lovedon 19 Nov 1770 Kings CliffeNorthampton. Children:

  1. Michael Prentice, b. 1771 and chr. 14 Jul 1771, Kings CLiffe; d. pre 1838
  2. Mary Prentice, b. and chr. 12 Sep 1772, Kings Cliffe. She m. 1804 Kings Cliffe
  3. Rebekah Prentice, b. and chr. 28 Aug 1774, Kings Cliffe, Northampton.
  4. Mathew Prentice, b. and chr. 17 Sep 1776, Kings Cliffe, Northampton, and d. pre 1838
  5. Mark Prentice, b. and chr. 1 Nov 1778 Kings Cliffe, Northampton, and d. 1849 Oundle district
  6. Elizabeth Prentice, chr. 30 Sep 1780, Kings Cliffe, Nortampton, and d. 13 Jjn 1781
  7. Sarah Prentice, b. and chr. 12 Nov 1782, Kings Cliffe, Northampton.
  8. Thomas Prentice, b. 1785, chr. 26 May 1785, Kings Cliffe, Northampton. Died 7 Mar 1786, age 1.
  9. William Prentice, chr. 27 Apr 1787, Kings Cliffe, Northampton (per IGI) and d. 1840 Oundle district; m. Mary Knight 1813 Kings Cliffe with children:
    1. Mark Prentice, b. 1816 Kings Cliffe; d. 1895 Stamford district; m. Mary 1839 Oundle district. Children:
      1. William Prentice, b. 1842 Yarwell;
      2. Martha Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1846.
    2. Susanna Prentice, b. 1819 m. 1845
    3. Rebecca Prentice, b. 1821
    4. William Prentice, chr. 23 Apr 1823, Kings Cliffe, Northampton; m. 1841 Oundle district. He is probably the William Prentice, age 57, who appears in the 1881 census of Grantham, Lincolnshire, as a visitor in the home of James Birkett.
    5. Mary Prentice, b. 1825
    6. Sarah Prentice, b. 1828; d. 1838 Oundle district
    7. Eleanor Prentice, b. 1830; d. 1845 Oundle district
    8. Thomas Prentice, chr 30 Jan 1833, Kings Cliffe, Northampton (per IGI). He appears in the 1881 Lincoln, Lincolnshire census, 28 Croft St., with his wife, Susannah Harriet who was b. c. 1843, Lincoln, and children:
      1. Elizabeth Ann Prentice, b. c. 1857, Stamford, Lincolnshire, dressmaker.
      2. Lucy Prentice, b. c. 1864, Lincoln, servant.
      Also shown in the household are:
      1. Lizzie Broadberry, stepdaughter, b. c. 1865, Lincoln, Milliner.
      2. Susannah Squire, b. c. 1807, Burgh Le Marsh, Lincoln. She is called "mother," but is probably Thomas mother-in-law.
    9. Ann Prentice, b. 1836; d. 1838 Oundle district
  10. Thomas Prentice,a chr, 18 Feb 1792, Kings Cliffe, Northampton. He m. Ann Nutt 1810 Kings Cliffe. Children:

    1. Marianne Prentice, b. 1795 Oundle
    2. Sarah Prentice, b. 1811 Kings Cliffe; m. 1840 Peterborough)

10. Mary Prentice, b. 26 Sep 1731 in Aldwinkle St Peter, Northamptonshire, England and d. 16 Dec 1787 in Wadenhoe.

She m. Jonas Tebbutt on 22 May 1761 in Aldwinkle. He was b. 16 Sep 1737 in Sudborough, Northamptonshire, England, and d. 1769, age 32 years, at Lilford, Northamptonshire where he is bur. in the Lilford Churchyard. He was the son of Jonas and Susannah Tebbutt, left his home village and took the tenancy of a Farm at Wigsthorpe on the Lilford Estate.An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com: Tebbutt Family Tree . For the Will of Jonas Tebbutt see Appendix B .

Children of Mary and Jonas:

  1. Jonas Tebbutt, b. 1763, Lilford, Northamptonshire, chr. there 23 Mar 1763 and d. 7 May 1819, Keyston, Huntingdonshire. Bur. at Keyston, Hunts. He did not marry. For his Will See Appendix A .

  2. Susanna/Susan Tebbutt, b. 26 Mar 1764, Wigsthorpe. She was bur. in Keyston in 1852. She m. Mr. Pearson in 1781. Children:
    1. William Pearson
    2. Ann Pearson. She married her cousin Joseph Tebbutt, son of Susan's brother, John

  3. John Tebbutt, b. c. 1765, Lilford, Northamptonshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [11]

  4. William Tebbutt, b. 25 Feb 1767, Lilford, Northamptonshire. He died in 1815. Buried Independent Chapel, Bluntisham. Fine tombstone.He m. another family member, Ann Thompson of Aldwinckle, and they had four children. He inherited a house ( The Walnut Trees) and Land in Bluntisham, Hunts, from his Uncle William Prentice.

    He continued to farm the land he inherited from his Uncle and the Manor farm and considerably added to his property and wealth before he died. William Tebbutt followed his wife?s lead in joining the non-conformist church started in Bluntisham by his friend Coxe Feary. In 1813 he let his house and farms in Bluntisham to his brother John Tebbutt and went to live in the next village of Earth.

    In 1815 he was kicked on the leg by a horse at the Pickerel Inn, Cambridge, and the wound set up a fever from which he died.

    William m. Ann Crouch who was the niece of his Aunt Susan the wife of Mathew. William and Ann had two sons:

    1. Mathew Prentice. He m. Blanch Freeman in 1774 and died in 1782. After Mathew's death, William's nephew ,William Tebbutt (#10v below, son of his sister Mary), came to live with him.
    2. John Prentice, b. 1756 and d. 3 years later in1759, age 3 years.

    Ann (Thompson) widow of William Tebbutt, after his death married William Asplan , Senior, of Bluntisham. Her daughter Mary had previously married the son William Asplan Junior, also of Bluntisham.

    After Jonas died, Mary Tebbutt, the widow, married John Mason Hustwaite of Bythorn, Hunts in 1778. By email of 6 Jul 2008, Anthony Gordon Coales relates that Mary was buried at Keyston, Hunts in 1820 (note, however, that the date conflicts with the death date for Mary given above as 16 Dec 1787).

    For the Will of Mary (Prentice) Tebbutt, see Appendix D .

    11. John Tebbutt, b. c. 1765, Lilford, Northamptonshire. Christened at Lilford 3 Dec 1765. He married Mary Chew and started the Upton Line of the Tebbutt Family. They had fifteen children. He d. 1833 or 1837 and was buried at Upton.

    He m. Mary Chew on 22 Mar 1787 in Thorp Arch(?). She was b. 9 Jun 1766 in Thorpe Arch(?). Children per Ancestry.com: Tebbutt Family Tree where additional descendants may be found:

    1. John Tebbutt, b. 26 May 1799 in Upton
    2. Jonas Tebbutt, b. 8 Jun 1788 in Upton
    3. John Tebbutt, b. 16 May 1790 in Upton
    4. Joseph Tebbutt, b. 6 Jun 1791 in Upton
    5. Mary Tebbutt, b. 8 Nov 1792 in Upton
    6. William Tebbutt, b. 1 Jun 1794 in Upton
    7. Joseph Tebbutt, b. 9 Feb 1795 in Upton
    8. Matthew Tebbutt, b. 8 May 1796 in Upton
    9. Susanna Tebbutt, b. 21 May 1798 in Upton
    10. Henry Tebbutt, b. 5 Aug 1800 in Upton
    11. Thomas Tebbutt, b. 1 Jun 1802 in Upton
    12. Sanders Tebbutt, b. 6 Jun 1804 in Upton
    13. Francis Tebbutt, b. 19 May 1806 in Upton
    14. George Tebbutt, b. 30 May 1808 in Upton

    After William died, Mary m. 2nd Edward Bletsoe in 1751.


    Appendix A: WILL OF JONAS TEBBUTT 1763-1819

      THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me Jonas Tibbutt of Wigsthorpe in the County of Northampton Gentleman I give and devise all that my reversion or remainder in fee immediately expectant on the decease of Blanch Prentice Widow of and in all that piece or parcel of Pasture ground containing by estimation four acres more or less lying and being in Over in the County of Cambridge and also I give and devise all and every other my freehold and copyhold Messuages Lands and Heredits whatsoever lying and being in Over aforesaid with their and every of their appurts subject to the payment of one hundred pounds a piece to my Nephew and Niece John Pearson and Ann Pearson and hereinafter charged thereon unto and to the use of my Nephew Jonas Tibbutt Son of my Brother John Tibbutt his heirs and assigns for ever Item I give and bequeath to my said Nephew and niece John Pearson and Ann Pearson the sum of one hundred pounds apiece of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to them respectively on their attaining the age of twenty one years and I do hereby charge subject and make chargeable the premises above devised to my said Nephew Jonas Tibbutt and his heirs with the payment of the said legacies or sums of money accordingly Item

      I give and devise all that my Comunionable or Tenement and Heredits lying and being in Bluntisham Huntingdonshire with the Appurts unto and to the use of my Nephew William Pearson his heirs and assigns for ever and as and for and concerning all my personal Estate of what nature or kind soever I give and bequeath the same unto my Nieces Elizabeth Pearson Susanna Pearson Mary Pearson Jane Pearson and Lucy Pearson to be equally divided between them share and share alike and to be paid to them respectively as they attain the age of twenty one years and in the mean time until they shall respectively attain such age I request and direct my Brothers William Tibbutt and John Tibbutt and the survivor of them his Exors and Admon to place out the parts and shares of my said personal estate at interest on real or other good security until my said Nieces shall respectively become intitled to receive the same under and by virtue of this my Will and to apply the Interest from time to time arising there from for and towards the maintenance and education of my same nieces during their respective infancies and

      I constitute and appoint my said Brothers William Tibbutt and John Tibbutt joint Executors of this my Will and hereby revoking all former Wills by me made I declare this to be my last Will and testament provided and lastly I do hereby will and direct that it shall and may be lawful to and for the said William Tibbutt and John Tibbutt their Exors and admons respectively out of any money which shall come to them or any of their hands by virtue of this my will to and reimburse themselves all such loss charges damages and expences as they respectively shall or may be put unto in or about the execution of the trusts hereby in them repos and that they shall not be chargeable with or accountable for any sums or sums of money to be received by virtue of this my Will other than such as they shall actually receive nor shall any of them be charged with or be accountable for the Receipt or Receipts of the other of them but every of them for his own acts Receipts and wilful defaults. Nor shall they or any of them be answerable for any loss which may happen by any other means in the execution or management of the trusts hereby in them reposed without their respective wilful default

      In witness whereof I the said Jonas Tibbutt the testator have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the twenty seventh day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred. Jonas Tebbutt.

      Signed and sealed by the said Jonas Tibbutt the Testator and by him published and declared as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto in his presence and in the presence of each other.

      John Barnes, Joseph Harris, Thomas Fisher.

      PROVED at London 29th January 1820 before the Judge by the oath of John Tebbutt in the Will written Tibbutt the Brother the surviving Exor to whom Admon was granted having been first by Comon duly to asur.


    Appendix B: WILL OF JONAS TEBBUTT

      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Jonas Tebbutt of Wigsthorpe in the Parish of Lilford in the County of Northampton being weak of Body but of perfect Mind and Memory do make this my Last Will and Testament.

      IMPRIMIS I give to my Son Jonas Tebbutt Fifty pounds. ITEM I give to my Son John Tebbutt Fifty pounds. ITEM I give to my Daughter Sussanna Tebbutt Fifty pounds. ITEM I give to my Son William Tebbutt Fifty pounds. ITEM I give to my Son Mathew Tebbutt Fifty pounds and I do appoint my Brother John Tebbutt and my Brother John Prentice Trustees for my Children all the rest residue and remainder of my Goods and Chattels Implements of Husbandry with all other things of what kind soever to me belonging I give to my Loving Wife whom I appoint the whole and sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament declaring and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Fourth Day of October in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and fifty nine.

      Jonas Tebbutt, X his mark.

      Signed Sealed published and declared by the Within named Testator to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us who subscribed our names in presence of the said Testator and of each other.

      Thos. Strong, John Coales, Jn. Nichols.

      On the 25 of November 1769 Mary Tebbutt did swear that the within Writing contains the Last Will and Testament of Jonas Tebbutt her late Husband deceased, that she is the Executrix therein Named and that she will faithfully and truly administer the same according to Law.


    Appendix C: Will of Mathew Prentice of Bluntisham

      THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me Mathew Prentice of Bluntisham in the County of Huntingdon Baker made this Twenty fifth day of May in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Sixty one as follows (that is to say) I give and devise All that my Commonable Messuage or Tenement situate standing and being in Bluntisham aforesaid wherein I now dwell with the Outhouses Commons and Appurtenances thereto belonging AND also all that my lott of Fen or Marsh Ground situate lying and being in Earith Fen in the said County of Huntingdon containing Six Acres (be the same more or less) and lying next the Bank therewith the Appurtenances AND also all those my Five Acres and a half of Arable Land lying and being in Bluntisham aforesaid which I lately purchased of William Lambard with the Appurtenances unto and to the Use of my Nephew William Prentice (Son of my Brother William Prentice) his Heirs and Assigns for ever

      ITEM all that Messuage or Tenement situate standing and being in Bluntisham aforesaid next the Estate now or late of Thomas Embrey on the one side thereof and the Estate now or late of Henry Edwards on the other side thereof AND also all those Four Acres of Fenn or Marsh Ground in Bluntisham West Fenn in Bluntisham aforesaid being the Common belonging to the said last mentioned Messuage or Tenemnet with their Appurtenances and late the Estate of Willim Whitehead (being a Mortgage Title only) and all my Estate Right Title and Interest therein and all Monies due thereon and arising thereout and therefrom I give devise and bequeath unto and to the use of my said Nephew William Prentice his Heirs Executors Administrators and assigns for ever ITEM I give and bequeath unto my Niece Hannah Taylor Daughter of my said Brother William Prentice the Sum of Five pounds of Lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid her by my Executor herein after named at her Age of Twenty one Years or day of Marriage which shall first happen ITEM I give and bequeath unto Ann Crouch now living with me the Sum of Twenty pounds of like lawful Money to be paid by my Executor within Twelve Kalendor Months next after my Decease

      ITEM I give and bequeath unto John Elizabeth Mary and Susanna Prentice Children of my said Brother William Prentice the Sum of Five pounds apiece of like lawful Money at their several Ages of Twenty one years or days of Marriage which shall first happen AND I give to the Children of my Nephew John Prentice Five pounds of like lawful Money to be equally divided between them by my Executor herein Named within Twelve Kalendor Months next after my Decease

      ITEM I give and bequeath unto the three Children of my Brother Thomas Prentice Five pounds apiece of like lawful Money when they shall severally attain their respective Ages of Twenty one years AND I give and bequeath unto Robert William and Elizabeth Perkins Children of my Sister Elizabeth Perkins late the Wife of Robert Perkins Five pounds apiece of like lawful Money when they shall attain their respective ages of Twenty one Years

      ITEM all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Goods Chattels ready Money and Securities for Money Book and other Debts Plate Household Goods and all other my Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind or quality soever the same be subject to the Payment of all my Just Debts Legacies Funeral Charges and Probate of this my Will I give and bequeath unto my said Nephew William Prentice his Executors and Administrators for ever Absolutely AND I do hereby make ordain Constitute and Appoint my said Nephew William Prentice sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament

      AND LASTLY I hereby revoke all former and other Wills by me heretofore made IN WITNESS whereof I the said Mathew Prentice the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year above written.

      Mathew Prentice.

      Signed and Sealed by the above named Mathew Prentice the Testator and by him Published and Declared as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his Request have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto in his presence and in the presence of each other.

      Adrian Johnson, Fullwood Sanderson, William Isaacson, Jun.

      This Will was proved the 22nd. day of February 1762 before the Rev. Morley, Surrogate, by the Oath of William Prentice the Within named Executor to whom was committed Administration.


    Appendix D: Will of Mary (Prentice) Tebbutt of Sudborough Parks.

      Died at Wadenhoe Dec 16 1787.

      The Last Will and Testament of me Mary Tebbutt of Wadnow Widow of Jonas Tebbutt late of Sudborough Parks in the County of Northampton Made the 26th. Day of November in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Five, I give and bequeath unto my Son William Newton the Sum of Forty Pounds and to my Son Sanders Tebbutt the Sum of one shilling and to my Daughter Lucy the wife of Philip Allen the Sum of Twenty Pounds with such Part of my Wearing apperil as she shall Choose and to my Daughter Fanny Marshall the rest and residue of all my Money Goods and effects whatsoever the same shall consist of she Paying the above Lagacys within Twelve Months after my Decease and my Funeral Expences and I appoint her my sole Executor of this my Will hereby revoking all former wills which I may at any time have Made.

      In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first above Written.

      Mary Tebbutt.

      Sealed and Signed by the said Mary Tebbutt as and for her Last Will and Testament In the Presence of us.

      John Freeman, Samuel Beesley

      On the twelfth of May 1788 Fanny Marshall the Executrix named in the within Will was sworn well and faithfully to perform the same according to Law And that the deceased at the Time of her death was not possessed of a personal Estate to the amount of Three Hundred Pounds.

      Original spelling as copied.


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Glenn McDonnell
2019-03-24 11:14:37
Kindly note the following corrections to "5. Christopher Prentice". a). Christopher Prentice, b. 25 May 1662, Aldwinckle, Northumberland, England": Aldwinckle is in Northamptonshire, not Northumberland. b). "iv Martha Prentice, b. c. 1797-1800. She m. John Bland 17 May 1725": "c. 1797-1800" should read "c. 1697-1700".
Glenn McDonnell
2019-03-21 17:24:38
Kindly note the following corrections to "7.5 Thomas Prentice, b. 1788 in Oundle, Northamptonshire …". Thomas is my 4th Great Grandfather, not my 4th Great Uncle. He was baptised in Oundle on 21 Nov 1797. He married Mary Ann Killingworth in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire, England (not Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England). They had 6 children: Thomas (1813-), Ann Maria(1819-1902), Eliza (1820-), John (1822-), Mary (1825-) and Susan (sometimes Susannah, 1830-).
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