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Thomas Prentice of High Ongar, Essex, England

Thomas Prentice of High Ongar, Essex, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2003 and Revised 25 Jul 2006

Update of 25 Jul 2006: The 1851 census for Leeds, Yorkshire, England, shows Thomas' parents to be Thomas Lungley Prentice, b. c. 1821, Horomarket (the original writing may be "Stowmarket"), Suffolk, Corn Factor, and his wife, Catherine, b. c. 1822, Fellsted, Essex. The IGI identifies Thomas Lungley Prentice as b. 13 May 1820 and chr. 9 Oct 1820, Ipswich Street Independent, Stowmarket, Suffolk, son of Thomas and Mary Prentice. Other of Thomas Lungley Prentice children shown are:

  1. Catherine Maria Prentice, b. c. 1846, Stowmarket, Suffolk.
  2. Mary Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1848, Thetford, Norfolk.
  3. Arthur William Prentice, b. c. 1850, Leeds, Yorkshire.

Thomas and Mary are #18a in our Fall 2000 article about The Prentice of Palgrave, Bungay, etc. . This article is now replaced by that other article

1. Thomas Ridley Prentice, b. 6 Jul 1842 in High Ongar, Essex, England, and d. 15 Jul 1895.

He appears in the 1881 London census living at 33 Kensington Square and in the 1891 St. John, Hempstead, London census with his wife, Esther R., b. c. 1855, Surrey. He was a Professor of Music. In the 1901 census, Esther is a widow living with her son Hugh in St. Andrew Holborn Civil Parish, London. Children:

  1. Hugh R. Prentice, b. c. 1880. Living with his mother in St. Andrew Holborn Civil Parish, London.
  2. Waldo A. Prentice, b. c. 1884. Waldo is not home in 1901 and does not appear in the 1901 census.
  3. (probably) John Ridley Prentice. He is described in WW I military death records as a 2nd Lt., Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Bn., who d. age 22 on 18 Jun 1915 and described as the son of T. Ridley Prentice and Esther Ridley Prentice, of 6 The Flats, Stanmore, Middx. His Memorial is at Panel 21, Ypes (Menin Gate) Memorial.

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