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William Prentice of West Wickham, Cambridge, England

William Prentice of West Wickham, Cambridge, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2002 and Revised 7 Nov 2009

In reviewing the IGI, we found the following Prentice family in West Wickham, Cambridgeshire, England. We have added to the IGI information additional information obtained from census records.

1. William Prentice was b. c. 1801, Cambridgeshire. He appears with his family in the 1841 census in West Wickham, Cambridgeshire.

He m. Sarah French on 21 Jan 1822 in West Wickham, Cambridgeshire. Their children shown in the IGI and West Wickham census are:

  1. Elizabeth Prentice, chr. 6 Apr 1823 West Wickham, Cambridgeshire.
  2. Mary Prentice, chr. 21 Nov 1824 West Wickham, Cambridgeshire. She may, or may not, be the Mary Prentice shown in the IGIU as the mother of:
    1. Charles William Prentice, chr. 1846 in West Wickham, Cambridgeshire.
    No father is shown in the IGI entry.
  3. John Prentice, chr. 1 Jun 1828 West Wickham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  4. Jane Prentice, chr. 29 Nov 1830 West Wickham, Cambridgeshire.
  5. Elizabeth Prentice, chr. 29 Nov 1830 West Wickham, Cambridgeshire.

2. John Prentice, chr. 1 Jun 1828 West Wickham, Cambridgeshire, and d. before 1901. appears in the 1871 AND 1881 census in West Wickham, Cambridgeshire, and in the 1891 census in Village, Cambridgeshire with his wife and family.

He m. Susan/Susannah (Lester?) (per IGI and 1891 census). She was b. c. 1826, Withersfield, Suffolk. Living with them in the 1891 census was Eliza Lester, called a sister-in-law, b. c. 1836, Withersfield. Susan appears as a widow and lodger in the 1901 census in Harston, Cambridgeshire, being visited by her dau., Louisa.

Children of John and Susan per IGI and 1891 census:

  1. Anna Louisa Prentice, chr. 19 Jun 1852 in West Wickham, Cambridgeshire.
  2. Lydia Elizabeth Prentice, chr. 4 Sep 1853 in West Wickham, Cambridgeshire. 1871 census a single servant in St. Clement, Cambridgeshire in the home of Henry James Blunden. At home in West Wickham in the 1881 census.
  3. Mary Ann Prentice, b. c. 1860, West Wickham. At home in 1871. Not home in 1881.
  4. Sarah Prentice, b. c. 1862, West Wickham. At home in 1871. 1881 a single servant in Grat Crosby, Lancashire, in the home of Martha Leigh.
  5. Harriet Prentice b. c. 1869, West Wickham. At home in 1871 and 1881. 1901 census a single servant in Linton, Cambridgeshire, in the home of John and Bessie Buschman.
  6. Louisa Prentice, b. c. 1870, West Wickham. At home in 1871, 1881 and 1891. 1901 census a visitor in the home of Mary Ann Burton in Harston, Cambridgeshire, visiting her mother, Susan, a lodger in the home of Mary Ann Burton. Also there was Maud Prentice, b. c. 1897, Hildersham, Cambridgeshire and called a "Boarder," but her relationship to Louise and Susan was not stated.

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

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