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Great Ilford, Essex, England


Prentices of Great Ilford, Essex,England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2003 and Revised 12 Aug 2008

Kerry Prentice has provided us with information about the following Prentice family:

1. William Prentice was probably b. c. 1777, Romford, Essex, England and d. 15 Jun 1826, age 49, at Great Ilford per Ancestry.com . He was bur. 15 Jun 1826, St. Margarets Church, Barking. His occupation 1803-1826 was a Labourer and he lived in Great Ilford. In 1827 they were living at Barkingside, Essex.

William Prentice m. Keturah Kemp on 23 Feb 1803 in St. Margarets, Barking, Essex, after Marriage banns were called on 6, 13, 20 Feb 1803. . Ketura was b. c. 1771 in Romford, Essex, and d. Dec 1827 in Barking, Essex. Bur. 9 Dec 1827, St. Margaret's Church, Barking, Essex, which lies a short distance east of central London. She was the dau. of William and Mary Kemp. Children:

  1. William Prentice, b. 10 Feb 1805. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Thomas Gillis/Gidis Prentice, b. 18 Aug 1807, Ilford, Barking, Essex. . . . . . . . . . . . .[3]
  3. Keturah Prentice, b. 4 Aug 1810, Ilford, Essex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  4. Richard Prentice, b. 21 Apr 1816, Great Ilford. Died there 8 Nov 1816.
  5. John Prentice, b. c. 1817, Great Ilford, Essex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  6. Keziah Prentice, bap. 20 Aug 1820, St. Margarets Church, Barking. Burial: March 1, 1886, Abney Park Cemetary, Stoke Newington, London. She m. 1st Thomas Eldred in 1843 in Greenwich, Surrey. She m. 2nd Robert Fisher in 1869 in Islington, London.He was b. c. 1809 in Norfolk and d. bef. 7 Nov 1879, Islington, Middlesex. Burial: November 7, 1879, Abney Park Cemetary, Stoke Newington, London. Children:
    1. Charles George Eldred, b. 1846, Clapton,Stoke Newington, London, and d. 1902, Greenwich, Surrey. He m. Rachael Lodwick Richard in 1876, Edmonton, London. He was b. 1847, Stoke Newington, Hackney, London.
    2. Priscilla Eldred, b. 1845 or 1848, Stoke Newington, Hackney, London.
  7. Mary Ann Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1824, Great Ilford, bap. 29 Feb 1824, St. Margarets Church, Barking, Essex. Died before 1 Mar 1886. In 1871 lived at Baden Villa, Linden Rd., Hackney, London with the Wortley Family. She is cauled an "Aunt," but it unclear to whom she is an aunt; she might be an aunt to Frederick Wortley's deceased wife whose name is not given. In 1881 was unmarried and lived with sister, Keturah.
  8. Susannah Elizabeth Prentice, bap. 30 Apr 1826, Great Ilford.and d. 20 Apr 1828 at the age of 2 years. Bur. St. Margarets Church, Barking.

2. William Prentice, b. 10 Feb 1805, Barking, Essex, bap. 31 Mar 1805, St. Margarets, Barking, Essex, and d. 12 Aug 1855, St. John Workhouse, Southwark, Surrey.

William m. 1st Jane Kerridge on 29 May 1838, St. James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex. She was the dau of James Kerridge and Rachel and was chr. 12 May 1822 in St Paul, Deptford, London, and d. Sep 1849 in St. Olave, Bermondsey, Surrey (per Kerry Prentice, email, 3 and 28 Nov 2003). Children of William and Jane Kerridge:

  1. Mary Ann Prentice, b. c. 1838, Bermondsey, London. 1851 residence was 4 Ship & Mermaid Row, St Pauls, Bermondsey.
  2. William James Prentice, b. 24 Jan 1842. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]
  3. Sarah Jane Prentice, b. 9 Jul 1845, 4 Gimbers Rents, Melior St., St. Olave, Bermondsey, London. Died after 1871. She married Humphrey Jones on December 3, 1865 in St Pancras, London, son of John Jones. He was born 1841 in Poutesbury, Shropshire, and died June 1902 in West Ham, London. Children:
    1. Alfred Jones, b. c. 1867, Kentish Town, London. The name of his wife is not yet known. Children:
      1. Alfred Jones, b. c. 1893, Plastow, London. 1901 lived at 26 Northern Road, Plaistow, London.
      2. Phylliss Jones, b. c. 1898, Plaistow, London. 1901 lived at 26 Northern Road, Plaistow, London.
    2. Martha Ann Jones, b. c. 1873, Canning Town, London. She married Walter Thomas Grief in June 1899 in West Ham ( 4a page 198). He was b. c. 1870 in Norwich , Norfolk. In 1901 he was a Drapers Clerk and they lived at 4 Ebeneza Terrace , Richmond Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire. Son:
      1. Edwin Grief, b. 1900, Fulham, London. At home in 1901.
      Census/Residence: 1901
    3. William H. Jones, b. c. 1875, Canning Town, London.
    4. Charles Edward Jones. b. c. 1878, Canning Town, London.
    5. Rosena A. Jones, b. c. 1880, Canning Town, London.
    6. Ada Maud Jones, b. Mar 1883, Canning Town, London.
    7. Horace Evan Jones, b. Sep 1885, Plaistow, London.
    8. Herbert S. Jones, b. c. 1888, Plaistow, London.
    9. Robert H. Jones, b. 1889, Plaistow, London.

William m. 2nd Mary Ann. She was b. c. 1826 in Bermondsey, London. In 1851 William was a Potato Labourer living at 4 Ship & Marmaid Row, St. Pauls, Bermondsey.

3. Thomas Gillis/Gidis Prentice, b. 18 Aug 1807, Ilford, Barking, Essex (per Kerry Prentice, email, 3 Nov 2003), and d. c. Jun 1893, Edmonton, Middlesex. Thomas and his family appear in the 1851 and 1861 census in Ilford, Essex; no chldren at home. Thomas might be the same person shown in the 1881 census as age 72, b. Barking, Essex, and a widower living at 10 Statham Grove, London. He does not appear in the IGI.

Thomas m. Ann. She was b. c. 1796 in Barking, Essex, and died c. 1871-881. Children:

  1. Peter John Prentice, b. c. 1827, Barking, Essex, and d. Apr 1828, age 1, Barking. Burial: April 27, 1828, St. Margarets Church, Barking, Essex
  2. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1831, Barking, Essex. Baptised: September 18, 1831, St Margarets Church, Barking, Essex Census/Residence: 1851, Back of Chapel Row, Barking, Essex Occupation: 1851, Dressmaker

4. Keturah Prentice, b. 4 Aug 1810, Ilford, Essex (per Kerry Prentice, email, 3 and 28 Nov 2003) and d. Nov 1886, Hackney, London.

She married Charles Bagley Wortley in 1831 in St Mary's, Whitechapel , London (Pallots). He was born 1804 in Kent, and died September 1868 in Hackney, London. Burial: September 23, 1868, Abney Park Cemetary, Hackney, London. Children:

  1. Charles George Wortley, b. 1832, Hackney, London and d. August 1905. Burial: August 10, 1905, Abney Park Cemetary, Stoke Newington, London. He m. Elizabeth Glover in 1856 in Hackney, London. She died Bef. 1901. They appear in the 1891 census in Hackney and living with themn was a nephew, Herbert J. Glover.. Daughter:
    1. (dau.) Wortley, b. 1 Aug 1857, Hackney, per IGI. Not in 1861 census.

  2. Arthur Wortley, b. 1834, Hackney, London and d. 1895, London City. He m. Emily Stodart Horton in 1863 in Hackney, London. She died December 1879 in West Ham (vol 4a, Page 68). Children:
    1. Nelly Wortley, bap. 23 Sep 1862, St. Michael, Barbados, West Indies; m. (possibly) George Savilll in March 1910, Romford (vol 4a page 612).
    2. Jessie Stodart Wortley, b. c. 1868, Barbados, West Indies. Baptised: January 27, 1868, St Michael, Barbados, West Indies. She m. (possibly) Fred Turner or Irving Peters March 1895, Hackney (Vol 1b page 479).
    3. Charles Bagley Wortley, b. c. 1869, Barbados, West Indies. Bap. March 16, 1869, St Michael, Barbados. West Indies.
    4. Arthur Wortley, b. c. 1871, Bridgetown , Barbados, West Indies. He m. (unknown) September 1894, Hackney (Vol 1b page 1001).
    5. Emily Marianne Wortley, b. c. 1872, Barbados, West Indies. Baptised: October 17, 1872, St. Michael, Barbados, West Indies. She m. (unknown) September 1893,
    6. Elizabeth Wortley, b. 1877, Leyton, Essex. Baptised: April 1, 1877, St Mary's, Leyton, Essex. (Now London as per VRIv2), She d. February 18, 1890, Hackney, London. Bur. February 26, 1890, Abney Park Cemetary, Hackney, London. 1 Sandringham Road, Hackney, London.

  3. Edmund Wortley, b. 1836, Hackney, London
  4. Marianne Wortley, b. c.1840, Hackney, London and d. May 1872, Hackney, London.
  5. Jemima Wortley, b. 16 Nov 1842, Brook St., Stamford Hill, Hackney, London, and d. 1919, Hackney, London. Burial: March 10, 1919, Abney Park Cemetary, Hackney, London. Did not marry.
  6. Emma Eve Wortley, b. Mar 1845, Hackney, London and d. March 1923, Hackney, London. Burial: March 9, 1923, Abney Park Cemetary, Hackney, London. Did not marry.
  7. Elizabeth Wortley, b. Dec 1846, Stoke Newington, Hackney, London and d. October 1914. Burial: October 21, 1914, Abney Park Cemetary, Hackney, London
  8. George Wortley, b. April 19, 1849, Hackney, London (igi)and d. March 1921, Hackney, London. Burial: March 19, 1921, Abney Park Cemetary, Hackney, London. He was a Coach Builder and Coach Body Maker. He m. Eliza Hodge in 1877 in West Ham. She was born 1850 in Stoke Newington, Hackney, London, and died there December 1904. Burial: December 31, 1904, Abney Park Cemetary, Hackney, London. Son:
    1. George Charles Wortley, b. 1880, West Ham, London. He married Ethel Crane in 1906 in West Ham. Children;
      1. Sidney George Wortley, b. 1907.
      2. Basil N. Wortley, b. 1914.

  9. Sarah Ann Wortley, b. c. 1851, Stoke Newington, Hackney, London, and d. Feb 1929, Hackney, London. Burial: February 6, 1929, Abney Park Cemetary, Hackney, London. Did not marry.
  10. Henry Wortley, b. c. 1854, Stoke Newington, Hackney, Londonl and d. Sep 1917, Hackney, London. Burial: September 19, 1917, Abney Park Cemetary, Hackney, London.

5. John Prentice, bap 19 Oct 1817, Great Ilford, Essex. Bap. 19 Oct 1817, St, Nargaret's Church, Barking, Essex. 1861 census in Stamford Hill. Not in 1871 census.

He m. Fanny who was b. c. 1823 in Bethnal Green, London. They appear in the 1861 census in Hackney, Middlesex, where she is indexed as "Manes Prentice". Children :

  1. John William Prentice, b. c. 1840, Whitechapel, London. At home in Stamford Hill in 1861. Not in 1871 census.
  2. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1842, Whitechapel, London. At home in 1851 census. Not home in 1861 census.
  3. Ann Prentice, b. c. 1845, Whitechapel, London. At home in Stamford Hill in 1861.
  4. Francis/Fanny Prentice, b. c. 1848, Clapton, Hackney, London. At home in Stamford Hill in 1861. Not in 1871 census.
  5. Maria Prentice, b. c. 1850, Clapton, Hackney, London. At home in Stamford Hill in 1861. Not in 1871 census.
  6. Emma Prentice, b. c. 1854, Clapton, Middlesex, At home in Stamford Hill in 1861. Not in 1871 census.
  7. Charles Prentice, b. c. 1856, Clapton, Middlesex, At home in Stamford Hill in 1861. Not in 1871 census.
  8. Alice Prentice, b. c. 1859, Clapton, Middlesex, At home in Stamford Hill in 1861.

6. William James Prentice, b. 24 Jan 1842, 6 Kirby Street, Bermondsey, Surrey and d. 31 Jan 1909, 3 Cleveland Street, Stoke Newington. William was bur. 5 Feb 1909, Abney Park Cemetary, Stoke Newington. Cause of Death was Chronic Bronchitus and Heart Failure. Dduring his life he was a Shoemaker and Bootmaker. He religion was that of a Unconformist (The Peculiar People) Now known as the Church of Evangelist's.

William m. Eliza Cook on 17 Oct 1866, St. Georges The Martyr, Southwark, Surrey. She was b. 17 Jan 1844 in Hanging Wood, Parish of Standon, Hertfordshire and d. 4 Aug 1931, 10 Summerhouse Road, Stoke Newington, London. She was bur. 7 Aug 1931, Abney Park Cemetary, Stoke Newington. Cause of death was Cardiac Failure, Sinility, Gangreen of the foot (no PM). Like William, she was a Nonconformist.

Ilford and Barking Burials

In addition, the following burials appear in the records of St. Margarets Barking:

  1. Peter John Prentice, b. c. Jun 1827, Barking, and bur. 27 Apr 1828.
  2. Ketura Prentice, b. c. 1771, from Barkingside, and bur. 9 Dec 1827.
  3. Richard Prentice, b. c. 1816, Great Ilford, and bur. 8 Nov 1816.
  4. Susannah Prentice, b. c.1826, from Barking and bur. 20 Apr 1828.
  5. William Prentice, b. c. 1777, from Great Ilford, and bur. 15 Jan 1826.

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