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John Prentice of Mid Calder, Midlothian, Scotland


John Prentice of Mid Calder, Midlothian, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2003 and Revised 26 Dec 2006

A. James Prentice was likely b. c. 1780-90. He was a farmer. He m. Isabella Elder. Children:

  1. John Prentice, b. 28 May 1805, Carnwath, Lanark. . . . . . . . [1]
  2. Jean Prentice, b. 10 Apr 1807, Carnwath.
  3. James Prentice, b. 28 Sep 1809, Carnwath. Not in 1841 or 1851 census.

1. John Prentice, b. c. 1804, Carnwath, Lanark, and d. 4 Jul 1880, age 75, and bur. West Calder.

John m. Mary Gray. Mary was b. c. 1808, d. 10 Nov 1880, and bur. at West Calder. She was the dau. of Andrew Gray, farmer, and margaret Gray. Children (per IGI and Graham Prentice, email, 4 Nov 2003):

  1. Margaret Prentice, b. 15 Dec 1829 Carnwath, Lanark, Scotland
  2. James Prentice, chr. 4 Nov 1832 West Calder, Midlothian, Scotland. He is a Servant in the 1861 census in Bathgate, West Lothian. Not in 1881 census.
  3. Andrew Prentice, chr. 23 Apr 1837 Mid Calder. . . . . . . . [2]
  4. Isabella Prentice, chr. 12 Jan 1840 Mid Calder, Midlothian, Scotland and d. 20 Oct 1927.
  5. Mary Prentice, chr. 23 Jan 1842 Mid Calder, Midlothian, Scotland.
  6. John Prentice, b. 28 Feb 1847 West Calder. . . . . . . [3]
  7. William Prentice, b. 25 Sep 1853 West Calder, Midlothian, Scotland, and d. 1 Mar 1871, age 17. Bur. West Calder.

2. Andrew Prentice, chr. 23 Apr 1837 Mid Calder, Midlothian, Scotland. He m. Helen Donaldson on 31 May 1859, Bo'Ness, West Lothian, Scotland. Married by Kenneth McKenzie, minister of Bo'ness, witnessed by James Prentice and Janet Donaldson. Helen was b. 26 Nov 1838, Bo'ness, dau. of Thomas Donaldson and Agnes Grant. Their marriage record, provided in Christine Hadden's email of 3 Oct 2004, indicates that:

    Andrew Prentice and Helen Donaldson were married on 31 May 1859 in Bo'ness, county of Linlithgow, after banns were solemnized according to the form of the Church of Scotland. He was aged 22 and his residence was Bathgate, she was aged 20 and her residence was Bo'ness. He was a labourer and a bachelor, she was a spinster ( i.e. not previously married).

    His parents were John Prentice labourer and Mary Gray (familysearch.org shows that he was born on 23 Apr 1837 in Mid Calder, Midlothian). Her parents were Thomas Donaldson and Agnes Grant deceased. (familysearch.org shows that Helen was born on 26 Nov 1838 in Bo'ness). Married by Kenneth McKenzie, minister of Bo'ness, witnessed by James Prentice and Janet Donaldson.

Children of Andrew and Helen (per IGI):

  1. John Prentice, b. 16 May 1859, Bo'Ness, West Lothian. Not in 1881 census.
  2. Thomas Prentice, b. 5 Mar 1861 Whitburn, West Lothian. Not in 1881 census.
  3. James Prentice, b. 5 May 1863 Whitburn, West Lothian. Not in 1881 census.
  4. Andrew Prentice, b. 22 Oct 1865 Whitburn, West Lothian. Not in 1881 census.
  5. William Prentice, b. 9 Dec 1867 Whitburn, West Lothian. Not in 1881 census.
  6. GeorgeE Prentice, b. 23 Jan 1870, Whitburn, West Lothian. Not in 1881 census.
  7. Robert Gray Prentice, b. 10 Dec 1872 Whitburn, West Lothian. Not in 1881 census.

3. John Prentice, b. 28 Feb 1847 West Calder, Midlothian, Scotland, and d. 3 Jul 1888. He m. Mary Wood who was b. c. 1851 and d. 28 Jul 1917, age 66. Both are bur. in West Calder. Not in 1881 census. They had 1 or more children, including (per Graham Prentice, email, 4 Nov 2003):

  1. (probably) Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1873, d. 22 Aug 1926, age 53, and bur. West Calder.
  2. (probably) Mary Gray Prentice, b. c. 1878, d. 19 Sep 1955, age 77, and bur. West Calder.
  3. William Prentice, b. c. 1880, d. 13 Nov 1916 when killed in the Battle of the Somme, and bur. in West Calder.

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