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William Prentice of Ongar, Essex, England


William Prentice of Ongar, Essex, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2003 and Revised 12 Mar 2008

1. William Prentice was b. c. 1820. There is some uncertainty about his birth place: the 1851 census says he was b. in Ongar, Essex; however the 1861 and 1871 census says he was b. in Moreton, Essex. But, like the 1851 census, the 1881 census says he was b. in Ongar, Essex. "Ongar" does not appear on our map; perhaps that should be "High Ongar" or "Chipping Ongar" which lie near each other. Moreton lies only about 5 miles NW of both High Ongar and Chipping Ongar.

He m. Ann, b. c. 1819, Edmonton. They appear in the 1851 census in Edmonton, Middlesex and in the 1881 census as a Tailor living on High St., Edmonton, Middlesex. William does not appear in the 1891 and 1901 census. Children:

  1. John William Prentice, b. c. 1842, Southgate, Middlesex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. William Prentice, b. c. 1844, Southgate, Middlesex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  3. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1845, Southgate, Middlesex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[4]
  4. Frederick Prentice, b. c. 1850, Southgate, Middlesex.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[5]
  5. Arthur Prentice, b. c. 1851, Southgate, Middlesex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]
  6. Anne Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1856, Southgate, Middlesex. At home in 1861.
  7. Charles G. Prentice, b. c. 1859, Southgate, Middlesex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7]
  8. Sarah Prentice, b. c. 1862, Southgate, Middlesex. At home in 1871.

William does not appear in the IGI, nor do any siblings appear appear in the IGI who were born in Ongar.

2. John William Prentice, b. c. 1842, Southgate, Middlesex. At home in 1861 and 1871. He appears in the 1881 census in Edmonton, Middlesex, and in the 1901 Southgate, Middlesex census with his wife, Sarah, b. c. 1845, Edmonton, and children:

  1. Annie Prentice, b. c. 1871, Stanford Hill, Middlesex.
  2. Ada Prentice, b. c. 1873, Edmonton, Middlesex.
  3. Agnes Prentice, b. c. 1875, Edmonton, Middlesex.
  4. Rose/Rosa Prentice, b. c. 1877, Edmonton, Middlesex. At home in 1901.
  5. Ernest C. Prentice, b. c. 1883, Edmonton, Middlesex. At home in 1901.

3. William Prentice was b. c. 1844 in Southgate, Middlesex. He appars in the 1871 Hackney, St. Johns census with his wife, Sarah, b. c. 1848, Edmonto, Middlesex, and in the 1881 and 1891 census in Southgate, Middlesex. Children:

  1. Florence Prentice, b. c. 1867, Edmonton, Middlesex. She is shown living with her grandparents, William and Ann Prentice in the 1881 census.
  2. Annie Prentice, b. c. 1870, Edmonton, Middlesex. At home in 1881
  3. Ada Prentice, b. c. 1873, Edmonton, Middlesex. At home in 1881
  4. Agnes Prentice, b. c. 1875, Edmonton, Middlesex. At home in 1881
  5. Rosa Prentice, b. c. 1877, Edmonton, Middlesex. At home in 1881 and 1901.
  6. Ernest C. Prentice, b. c. 1883, Edmonton. At home in 1901.

4. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1845, Southgate, Middlesex. At home in 1861 and 1871. He appears in the 1881 census in Edmonton, Middlesex, with his wife, Kate/Catherine, b. c. 1845, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, and in the 1901 census in Northwood, Middlesex. Children:

  1. Charlotte Prentice, b. c. 1873. Not home in 1901.
  2. Harriet Prentice, b. c. 1879. Not home in 1901.
  3. Percy Prentice, b. c. 1880. At home in 1901.

5. Frederick Prentice, b. c. 1850, Southgate, Middlesex. At home in 1861 and 1871. He appears in the 1881 and 1891 census in Tottenham, Middlesex, with his wife, Elizabeth, b. c. 1853, and children:

  1. Herbert Prentice, b. c. 1874, Tottenham, Middlesex. At home in 1881. Not in 1891 or 1901 census.
  2. William Prentice, b. c. 1875, Tottenham, Middlesex. At home in 1881. Not in 1891 or 1901 census.
  3. Lily Prentice, b. c. 1880, Tottenham, Middlesex. At home in 1891.
  4. Ethel Prentice, b. c. 1877, Tottenham, Middlesex. At home in 1891.
  5. Alice Prentice, b. c. 1879, Tottenham, Middlesex. At home in 1891.

6. Arthur Prentice, b. c. 1851, Southgate, Middlesex. At home in 1861 and 1871. Not in 1881 or 1891 census. He appears in the 1901 census in Stanford le Hope, Essex, with his wife, Sophia D., b. c. 1854, Epson, Surrey. No children are shown although they are in the middle 40s. However, there is a possibility that they may be the father of Harold James Prentice of Epsom, Surrey ; see that article for more information.

7. Charles G. Prentice, b. c. 1859, Southgate, Middlesex. He may be the same person as the Charles Samuel Prentice, b. c. 1859, Southgate. At home in 1881 census. Charles S. Prentice appears in the 1891 and 1901 census in Edmonton, Middlesex, with his wife, Harriet, b. c. 1859, Holwell, Somerset, and children:

  1. Mabel H. Prentice, b. c. 1885, Southgate, Middlesex. At home in 1901.
  2. Elsie R. Prentice, b. c. 1889, Southgate, Middlesex. At home in 1901.
  3. Winifred Prentice, b. c. 1890, Southgate, Middlesex. At home in 1901.

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