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John Prentice of Carluke, Lanark, Scotland


John Prentice of Carluke, Lanark, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2001 and Revised 15 Jul 2009

Note: This article supersedes and replaces our Winter 1998 article on John Prentice of Carluke. In turn, this is now replaced by our Spring 2003 article on John Prentice of Carluke, Scotland
Using the records available from Records Office in Glascow, Scotland we have compiled the following tentative family tree for John Prentice of Carluke, Scotland.

A word of caution: the tree is based solely on the possibility of family relationships because of similarity of names and proximaty of dates and locations. If you know of any errors, please contact us so that we may correct them.

Glasgow, Scotland records contain extensive birth and christening records for various towns in Scotland beginning in the 1600s. The first entries for the town of Carluke begin with the entries for the children of John Prentice (wife's name not given) on 28 Jan 1700. He is likely the John Prentice named by Glasgow records, as the father of the following children christened at Carluke:

  1. Christen Prentice, chr. 28 Jan 1700.
  2. James Prentice, chr. 9 Mar 1701.
  3. Jean Prentice, chr. 26 Oct 1701.
  4. John Prentice, chr. 6 Jun 1703.
  5. Henry Prentice, chr. 7 Aug 1703.
  6. Jannet Prentice, chr. 29 Jul 1705.
  7. Thomas Prentice, chr. 9 Jan 1709.
  8. Jannet Prentice, chr. 20 Aug 1710.
  9. Thomas Prentice, chr. 12 Mar 1710.
  10. James Prentice, chr. 14 Jun 1713.
  11. Jannet Prentice, chr. 19 Jul 1713.
  12. Alexander Prentice, chr. 12 Feb 1716.
  13. John Prentice, chr. 8 Feb 1719.
  14. Jean Prentice, chr. 28 Aug 1720.
  15. Fraser Hamilton and Anne Prentice Christie
There was also a John Prentice who was born in Carluke; he was chr. 25 Jan 1702, son of James Prentice.

1. John Prentice was probably b. c. 1695 and 1702 and may or may not be one of the John Prentices, above. He m. Marion Whitelaw and had (per IGI)

  1. James Prentice, chr. 11 Mar 1722, Carluke. . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Thomas Prentice, 10 Sep 1724, Carluke. . . . . . . . . . [3]

2. James Prentice, chr. 11 Mar 1722, Carluke, He is probably the James Prentice who m. Elizabeth Reid. Their children included:

  1. John Prentice, chr. 3 Oct 1741, Carluke. . . . . . . . . .[4]
  2. James Prentice, chr. 14 Mar 1744, Carluke.
  3. Thomas Prentice, b. 22 Mar 1747, Carluke. . . . . . . . . .[5]
  4. Isobel Prentice, chr. 8 Apr 1750, Carluke.
  5. Margaret Prentice, chr. 13 Apr 1752, Carluke.
  6. Isobel Prentice, chr. 9 Apr 1754, Carluke.

3 Thomas Prentice, 10 Sep 1724, Carluke. He may be the Thomas Prentice who m. Agnes Forrest c. 1745, and perhaps at Carluke. Children of Thomas and Agnes:

  1. Janet Prentice, b. 6 Jul 1746, Carluke.
  2. Margaret Prentice, b. 21 Dec 1748 and chr. 8 Jan 1849, Cambusnethan.
  3. Agnes Prentice, chr. 16 May 1751, Cambusnethan.
  4. Archibald Prentice, b. 5 Oct 1755, Cambusnethan.
  5. John Prentice, b. 11 Aug 1758, Cambusnethan. He is probably the John Prentice who m. Agnes Dalziel and had:
    1. Robert Prentice, b. 24 Jan 1783, Cambusnethan. For his probable descendants, see our Fall 2009 article entitled Robert Prentice of Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland .
    2. Alexander Prentice, b. 9 Nov 1784, Cambusnethan. He is probably the Alexander Prentice who m. Cicilia Haddow and had:
      1. Agnes Prentice, chr. 4 Sep 1808, Cambusnethan.
      2. John Prentice, chr. 7 Jul 1812, Cambusnethan. He may be the John Prentice who m. Janet Reid (see Thomas Prentice of Cambusnethan in our Fall 1999 issue for descendants).
      3. Alexander Prentice, chr. 11 Jul 1813, Cambusnethan.
      4. Mary Prentice, chr. 12 Aug 1815. Cambusnethan
  6. Robert Prentice, b. 13 Jul 1768, Cambusnethan.

4. John Prentice, chr. 3 Oct 1741. He is probably the John Prentice who m. married Euphemia Scott on 5 Jul 1765 at Carluke, Lanark, Scotland. Children (per IGI)

  1. Martha Prentice, b. 16 Nov 1766 Carluke
  2. James Prentice, b. 27 Sep 1768 Carluke
  3. William Prentice, b. 27 Sep 1768 Carluke
  4. John Prentice, b. 19 Dec 1770 Carluke. . . . . . . . . . [5]
  5. Jean Prentice, b. 31 Mar 1772 Carluke and chr. 5 Apr 1772 Carluke
  6. Robert Prentice, b. 16 Oct 1774 Carluke.
  7. Thomas Prentice, b. 8 Mar 1777 Carluke
  8. Ebenezer Pprentice, b. 22 Aug 1778 Carluke
  9. Helen Prentice, b. 7 Jul 1781 Carluke
  10. Euphemia Prentice, b. 18 Jun 1788 Carluke and d. 24 Nov 1858. She m. 1st David Masterson who d. 1 Oct 1837 aged 44 years. She m. 2nd on 6 Jan 1839 in Dalserf.

5. Thomas Prentice, b. 22 Mar 1747, Carluke. He m. Marion Carmichael c. 1772. Their children include:

  1. Catherine Prentice, chr. 7 Feb 1773, Carluke
  2. James Prentice, chr. 4 Sep 1774, Carluke
  3. Elizabeth Prentice, chr. 17 Nov 1776, Carluke.
  4. Elizabeth Prentice, chr. 16 May 1779, Carluke.
  5. Janet Prentice, chr. 6 May 1787, Carluke.
  6. Isobel Prentice,chr. 5 Oct 1783, Carluke.

5. John Prentice, b. 19 Dec 1770, Carluke, is probably the John Prentice who m. Marrion Burns on 17 Nov 1793 at Carluke. Children:

  1. Robert Prentice, b. 5 Jul 1794, Carluke (per GRO). . . . . . . . [6]
  2. Anne Prentice, chr. 15 May 1796 Carluke, Lanark, Scotland (per IGI)
  3. Euphemia Prentice, chr. 24 Jun 1798, Carluke (per GRO)
  4. Ebenezer Prentice, chr. 10 Aug 1800, Carluke (per GRO_
  5. Marion Prentice, chr. 09 Oct 1803 Carluke, Lanark, Scotland (per IGI).
      Note: She is not the Marion Prentice, b. c. 1801, who is d. 11 Dec 1869, age 68, and who bur. in the Carluke Old Churchyard, wife of Hugh McMinn. That Marion Prentice is the dau. of John Prentice and Margaret Smith (per Euan McVicar, email, 11 Mar 2003).

6. Robert Prentice, b. Jul 1794 (or 1784 per death record), Carluke and d. Edinburgh on 23 Mar 1865, age 81. He is probably the Robert Prentice who m. Mary Hinshelwood, b. c. 1785 and d. in Edinburgh on 20 Feb 1860, age 75. Children, per GRO:

  1. Grizzel Prentice, chr. 19 Oct 1806, Carluke. According to Moira Ledger's email of 8 Feb 2003, Grazzel/Grace m. John Scott. They are on the 1861 census at 22 Kerr Street, Bridgeton with 7 children:
    1. Robert Scott.
    2. James Scott.
    3. Mary Scott.
    4. Elizabeth Scott.
    5. John Scott.
    6. Margaret Scott.
    7. Andrew Prentice Scott. Moira advises that a daughter of Andrew had a husband who could trace his roots back to Janet Prentice, daughter of Archibald Prentice and Janet Graham of Cambusnethan who appear in our Summer 2002 issue.
    Archibald Prentice of Cambusnethan .
  2. Elizabeth Prentice, chr. 3 Apr 1808, Carluke and d. 28 Apr 1846 and bur. Carluke, Old Churchyard.
  3. Andrew Prentice, b. c. 1809 and d. 27 Jan 1812, age 3 and bur. Carluke, Old Churchyard.
  4. John Prentice, chr. 29 Mar 1812, Carluke.
  5. Janet Prentice, chr. 17 Nov 1816, Carluke
  6. Margaret Prentice, chr. 1 Jul 1816, Carluke and d. 16 Oct 1846, age 32 and bur. Carluke, Old Churchyard.
  7. Andrew Prentice, b. c. 1829 and d. 29 Jul 1843, age 14 and bur. Carluke, Old Churchyard.
  8. Robert Prentice, b. unk. date and d. 2 Dec 1846 and bur. Carluke, Old Churchyard.

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