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John Prentice of Fringbury and Mixbury, England


John Prentice of Fringford and Mixbury, Oxford, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2001 and Revised 20 Sep 2011

1. John Prentice, b. c. 1791, Finmere, Oxfordshire, and d. Jul 1867, All Saints Mixbury, Oxfordshire.in 1789 and d. in 1867 (per IGI, Anne Mauserk, Ian Prentice, and Ancestry.com . He appears in the 1841 Mixbury, Oxfordshire census with his family and with a birth date of c. 1791.

He m. Hannah Kirby/Kerby on 8 May 1826, Fringford, Oxfordshire. She was b. c. 1804-1806, Newton Purcell, Oxfordshire, and d. 1873, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire. She was the dau. of John and Lydia Kirby.

After their marriage they apparently lived in Banbury, Fringeford, Finmere and Mixbury. Hannah appears as a widow, age 66, in the 1871 census in Mixbury Village. She is shown as a pauper, born in Newton Purcell. Living with Hannah is her son in law George Barrett, her daughter Elizabeth (Barrett, nee Prentice), along with George and Elizabeth's children. Known children:

  1. Mary Prentice, b. 1827, Fringford, Oxfordshire, chr. 29 Jul 1827, Fringford or Banbury. She m. Robert Missenden. He was nb. c. 1821, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com . They had 1 or more children, including:
    1. Emma Missenden, b. c. 1850, Newton Longville, Buckinghamshire, and d. 1872, age 22 years.
  2. George Prentice, chr. 4 Oct 1829, Fringford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[2]
  3. Lidia/Lydia Prentice, b. c. 1832, Oxfordshire and home in Mixbury in 1841 (per 1841 census). She had a son out of wedlock per Ancestry.com :
    1. Willliam George Prentice, bap. 22 Jan 1854.

    Lydia then m. William Churchill on 1 May 1854, Quainton, Buckinghamshire. He was b. c. 1832, Ashenden, Buckinghamshire. He was a son of James Churchill. Children of Lydia and James:

    1. James Churchill 1857 – 1933
    2. Joseph Churchill 1859 –
    3. Louisa Churchill 1860 –
  4. Richard Prentice, chr. 30 Mar 1834 Finmere, Oxford, England (per IGI). . . . . [3]
  5. Elizabeth Prentice, chr. 7 May 1837, Mixbury. Mixbury lies less than 5 miles from Fringeford. She m. George Barrett on 2 Apr 1861 at Mixbury. He was b. c. 1840 at Mixbury. In the 1871 census they are living with her mother in Mixbury Village. Oxfordshire. Children (per 1871 and 1881 census):
    1. Emma Barrett, b. c. 1864, Mixbury
    2. Anne Barrett, b. c. 1866, Mixbury. At home in 1881.
    3. Hannah Barrett, b. c. 1868, Mixbury. In the 1891 census she is a servant in the Burrley home.
    4. Walter Barrett, b. c. 1872, Mixbury. At home in 1881.
    5. Sarah M. Barrett, b. c. 1874, Mixbury. At home in 1881.
    6. William Barrett, b. c. 1877,Mixbury. At home in 1881.
    7. Hester Barrett, b. c. 1880, Mixbury. At home in 1881.
  6. John Prentice, chr. 17 Nov 1839, Mixbury and d. 6 Mar 1840 (per IGI).
  7. William Prentice, chr. 29 Aug 1841, Mixbury. He d. 10 Apr 1842 (per IGI).
  8. Esther Prentice, chr. 14 May 1843, Mixbury. She may have m. in Dec 1877 in Bromsgrove.
  9. Sarah Prentice, chr. 12 Jul 1846, Mixbury. . . . . . . . [4]

2. George Prentice, chr. 4 Oct 1829, Fringford, and d. Dec 1910, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire. Hepears in the 1871 census, age 42, in Fringford, Oxfordshire, as a Railway Labourer, and in the 1881 census in Wellingborough as an Iron Stone Miner, living at 12 Tichborne Terrace, and in the 1891 census in Wellingborough living at 40 Mill Roadwith and in the 1901 census in Wellingborough living at 21 Polk Road with no children shown at home.

He m. Charlotte Martin in 1854. She was b. c. 1833, Wellingborough who also appears in those census records. An Ancestor Chart for Charlotte can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. William Alfred Prentice, b. c. 1857, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  2. Walter Prentice, b. c. 1860, Wellingborough. At home in 1881 and a Railway Engine Fixer. In the 1891 census he appears in Osmaston, Derbyshire, with his wife, Elizabeth Martha (or Martha Elizabeth)., b. c. 1861, Cranfield(?). He later appears in the 1891 census, also in Osmaston with no children shown.
  3. George Prentice, b. c. 1862, Wellingborough. At home in 1881 and a Shoe Clerk. He does not appear in the 1891 or 1901 census. He m. Ester Eliza. She was b. c. 1863, Colmworth, Bedfordshire. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Elsie Winfred Prentice, b. 1886, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
    2. Constance Prentice, b. 1897, perhaps Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
  4. Julie/Jessie Prentice, b. c. 1864, Wellingborough, and d. 1909. At home in 1881 and 1891. She m. Charles Tompkins in 1891. He was b. 1864 in Bluntisham and d. 1909. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Lottie Tompkins 1892 –
    2. Leonard Tompkins 1894 –
    3. Horace Tompkins 1897 – 1960
    4. Fred Tompkins 1902 –
    5. Edith Tompkins 1905 –
  5. James Prentice, b. c. 1868, North Wellingborough. Not at home in 1881 and perhaps deceased.
  6. John Prentice, b. c. 1870, Wellingborough. At home in 1881. At home in 1891 and a Solicitor's Clerk. 1901 census living with wife at 32 Stanley Rd., Wellingborough. 1911 lived at 7 Huntingdon Rd.,Thrapston, Northampshire. He m. Alice Hannah, b. 1869. Daughter:
    1. Alice Madge Irene Prentice, b. c. 1902.
  7. Hannah Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1873, Wallingborough and at home in 1881 and 1891.
  8. Ellen Prentice, b. c. 1875 and at home in 1881. Not show at home in 1891 and perhaps married or deceased.

3. Richard Prentice, chr. 30 Mar 1834 Finmere, Oxford, England (per IGI). He may be the same person as the Richard Prentice shown in the 1871 census shown as b. in Genner, Oxfordshire, and living in Wellingborough with his wife, Mary, b. c. 1835.Wellingborough. No children shown.

He may be the same person as the Richard Prentice who later appears in the 1891 census in Wellingborough where his birth place is identified at Finmon, Oxfordshire, age 57, with his wife identified at Jane, b. c. 1833. No children shown. And, he may be the same person as the Richard Prntice who later appears in the 1901 census in Wellingborough where his birth place is identified at Tenniore, Oxfordshire, age 67, with his wife identified at Jane, b. c. 1832. No children shown.

4. Sarah Prentice, chr. 12 Jul 1846, Mixbury. She is the great, great grandmother of Anne Mauser (per email, 7 Apr 2005). She m. William Harris, labourer, on 25 Oct 1874 at the Parish Church of All Saints, Wellingborough, Northampton. : William Harris, age 29, bachelor, son of John Harris, Labourer. Children of Sarah and William.

  1. Hannah Elizabeth Harris
  2. George Harris
  3. John William Harris
  4. Eliza Harris, Anne Mauser's great grandmother (per email, 8 Apr 2005)

5. William Alfred Prentice, b. c. 1857, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England. Not in 1881 or 1891 census.

He m. Elizabeth Knight on 28 Oct 1877, Parish Church, Wellingborough. She was b. c. 1858, Wellingnborough. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Children of William and Elizabeth per Ancestry.com :

  1. Frederick Prentice, b. 1875.
  2. William Edward Prentice, b. 1879, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. He m. Helen Elizabeth who was b. c. 1881, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. 1911 Census in Wellingborough. Son:
    1. Reginal(d?) William Prentice, b. c. 1907, Wellingboough.
  3. Frederick Prentice, b. 1881, Wellingborough. At home in 1891. Boarder in 1901 in Wallington.
  4. Ethel Prentice, b. 1883, Wellingborough.
  5. Albert Prentice, b. 1888, Wellingborough.
  6. Frank Prentice, b. 1891, Wellingborough.
  7. Nellie Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1893, Wellingborough.
  8. Harry Prentice , b. 1896, Wellingbrough and d. 30 Jan 1928 at the age of 32 years in the "Northampton County Lunatic Asylum." He had served as a Private No. 78216 in the 131st Labour Company, Royal West Surrey Regiment. His home address was given as 3 Abbotts Row, Wellingborough. Prior to hospitalization, he was formerly a Lifter in Wagon Repairing Shop of 15 Elsden Road, Wellingborough. He m. Annie Amelia Devereaux on 22 Apr 1920. She was b. 20 Dec 1899, 48 Tinwick or Tanwick Rd. Wallingborough, and d. 27 Sep 1980. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Daughter:
    1. Eileen Edna Prentice, b. 25 Mar 1921, Wellingborough and d. 26 Jul 1993, London. She m. William Alexander Behrens. He was b. 1905 in Kimberley, South Africa, and d 1980, London. He was the son of William J. Behrens and Hester B. Hugo. Children:
      1. Living Behrens
      2. Living Behrens
      3. Living Behrens
      4. Living Glen
      5. Alan Behrens 1943 – 1943

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