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Prentice: Whitburn, Scotland, Vital Records

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Prentice: Whitburn, Scotland, Vital Records
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2000 and Revised: 02 Jan 2000

BIRTHS AND CHRISTENINGS:

Date		Prentice		Father		Mother		Location

24 AUG 1735 	PRENTICE ELIZIBATH 	PRENTICE JOHN 	WARDROBE JEAN 	WHITBURN

15 AUG 1736 	PRENTICE MARY 		PRENTICE DAVID 	REID AGNESS 	WHITBURN

25 SEP 1737 	PRENTICE MARGRET		PRENTICE JOHN 	WARDROBE JEAN 	WHITBURN

19 AUG 1739 	PRENTICE JAMES 		PRENTICE JOHN 	WARDROBE JEAN 	WHITBURN

23 AUG 1741 	PRENTICE AGNES 		PRENTICE JOHN 	WARDROBE JEAN 	WHITBURN

12 JUN 1743 	PRENTICE JOHN 		PRENTICE JOHN 	WARDROBE JEAN 	WHITBURN

9 JUL 1745 	PRENTICE AGNES 		PRENTICE JOHN 	WARDROBE JEAN 	WHITBURN

1 SEP 1746 	PRENTICE ARCHIBALD 	PRENTICE JOHN 	WARDROBE JEAN 	WHITBURN

6 AUG 1765 	PRENTICE ARCHIBALD 	PRENTICE JAMES 	WADDEL MARRION 	WHITBURN

6 AUG 1765 	PRENTICE GEORGE 		PRENTICE JAMES 	WADDEL MARRION 	WHITBURN

2 JAN 1795 	PRENTICE ARCHIBALD 	PRENTICE JOHN 	RENNIE JANET 	WHITBURN 

31 OCT 1798 	PRENTICE ISOBEL 		PRENTICE JOHN 	RENNIE JANET 	WHITBURN 

16 MAY 1802 	PRENTICE MARGARET 		PRENTICE JOHN 	RENNIE JANET 	WHITBURN

1 FEB 1805 	PRENTICE JANET 		PRENTICE JOHN 	RENNIE JANET 	WHITBURN

27 DEC 1807 	PRENTICE WILLIAM 		PRENTICE JOHN 	RENNIE JANET 	WHITBURN

3 SEP 1809 	PRENTICE JOHN 		PRENTICE JOHN 	RENNIE JANET 	WHITBURN

MARRIAGES:

Date		Prentice			Spouse			Location

29 MAR 1752 	PRENTICE MARGRET 		EASTEN JOHN 		WHITBURN 

24 NOV 1783 	PRENTICE DAVID 		BELL MARGARET 		WHITBURN 

3 JAN 1808 	PRENTICE ARCHIBALD 	MORTON ELIZABETH 		WHITBURN 

27 MAR 1808 	PRENTICE JANET 		GRAHAM MICHAEL 		WHITBURN 

13 NOV 1808 	PRENTICE MARY 		MUIR JOHN 		WHITBURN 

RECAP:

From the foregoing records, we can identify at least the following families headed by a male Prentice, and estimate birth dates if the marriages are assumed to be first marriages:

Family of John Prentice

1. John Prentice, b. c. 1700-1726, m. Jean Wardrobe c. 1730-34 at an unknown location. Children:

  1. Elizabeth Prentice, chr. 24 Aug 1735, Whitburn.
  2. Margaret Prentice, chr. 25 Sep 1737, Whitburh.
  3. James Prentice, chr. 19 Aug 1739, Whitburn.
  4. Agnes Prentice, chr. 23 Aug 1741, Whitburn.
  5. John Prentice, chr. 12 Jun 1743, Whitburn.
  6. Agnes Prentice, chr. 9 Jul 1745, Whitburn.
  7. Archibald Prentice, chr. 1 Sep 1746, Whitburn , West Lothian. He married Elizabeth Anderson on 4 Feb 1759. She was b. c. 1746. Children:
    1. JAMES PRENTICE
    2. ALEXANDER PRENTICE
    3. AGNES PRENTICE
    4. THOMAS PRENTICE
    5. John Prentice
    6. Archibald Prentice
    7. Mushett Prentice
    8. Elizabeth Prentice
    9. Archibald Prentice
    10. ARCHIBALD PRENTICE
  8. David Prentice, chr. 18 Nov 1750, Cramond.
  9. William Prentice, chr. 14 Sep 1752, Cramond.

Family of James Prentice

1. James Prentice, b. c. 1740-45, m. Marrion Waddel c. 1755-1765 at an unknown location. Children:

  • Archibald Prentice, chr. 6 Aug 1765, Whitburn.
  • George Prentice, chr. 6 Aug 1765, Whitburn. He may, or may not, be the George Prentice shown in our Fall 2006 article about George Prentice of Shotts, Lanark, Scotland .
  • Janet Prentice, chr. ?? Sep 1767, Cambusnethan.
  • Archibald Prentice, chr. 18 Jul 1769, Cambusnethan.
  • Mary Prentice, chr. 3 Sep 1771, Cambusnethan.

Family of David Prentice

1. David Prentice, b. c. 1758-63, m. Margaret Bell in Whitburhn on 24 Nov 1783. No children christened in Whitburn are shown of that marriage.

Family of John Prentice

1. John Prentice, b. c. 1765-1775, m. Janet Rennie c. 1790-1794 at an unknown location. Children:

  • Archibald Prentice, chr. 2 Jan 1795, Whitburn. . . . .
  • Isobel Prentice, chr. 31 Oct 1798, Whitburn.
  • Margaret Prentice, chr. 16 May 1802, Whitburn.
  • Janet Prentice, chr. 1 Feb 1805, Whitburn.
  • William Prentice, ch. 27 Dec 1807, Whitburn.
  • John Prentice, chr. 3 Sep 1809, Whitburn.

2. Archibald Prentice, chr. 2 Jan 1795, Whitburn. By emails of 26 and 28 Jun 2001, Allen Fraser says that Archibald was a farmer and that he m. Agnes Meek and that they had 1 or more children, including:

  • James Prentice, b. c. 1822, Whitburn (per 1881 census) and d. Jun 1881 in Edinburgh at the age of 59. His Death Certificate says he was a carter and also a vanman. He m. Mary Dykes 29 Oct 1841. Mid Calder. Children (per IGI):
    • Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1843
    • John Prentice, b. 1846. . . . . . . . [3]
    • Willam Prentice, b. 1855
    • Mary Prentice, b. 1857
    • Isabella Prentice, b. 1862 (per 1881 census)

3. John Prenticewas b. 1846. He m. Janet Lindsay on 21 Sep 1866 in Newington, Edinburgh. John was called a shop-porter on his marriage certificate in 1866. When his son James was married in 1885, John was called a maltster. Children (per IGI):

  • James Prentice, b. 1866 in Edinburgh. . . . . . . . [4]
  • Robert Lindsay Prentice, b. 1869.
  • Thomas Prentice, b. 1871.
  • Margaret Symington Prentice, b. 1873-75.
  • John Prentice, b. 1876

4. James Prentice was b. 1866 in Edinburgh and died 1916 in Edinburgh. He m. Annie Ross on 27 Feb 1885 in Newington. James was a confectioner. Two of his sons were killed in WW1. Children:

  • Janet Lindsay Prentice, b. 1885 and d. 1942. . . . . . . [5]
  • Jane Walker Prentice, b. 1888.
  • Peter Ross Prentice, b. 1890 and d. 1915.
  • John Prentice, b. 1892 and d. 1925.
  • James Alfred Prentice, b. 1898 and d. 1917.
  • Anne Prentice. She has descendants in S. Africa as of 2001.

5. Janet Lindsay Prentice, b. 1885 and d. 1942. She m. Earle Fraser in 1909 in Fife. They are Allen Fraser's grandparents. Allen lives in Liverpool, UK.

Family of Archibald Prentice

1. Archibald Prentice m. Elizabeth Morton on 3 Jan 1808. It is not the Archibald Prentice born in Whitburn in 1795. If he is the Archibald born in 1765, he would have been 43, so it might have been a second marriage for him. No children christened in Whitburn are shown of Archibald's marriage to Elizabeth Morton.

If you have any information about the folks mentioned in this article, please contact us at dewald@prenticenet.com.


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