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William Prentice of Solihull, England

William Prentice of Solihull, Warwick, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2004 and Revised 1 Nov 2004

Update of 22 Sep 2004: By email of 22 Sep 2004, Donna Prentice advises that William Prentice is the son of Thomas Prentice and Elizabeth and grandson of William Prentice and Lydia Hall.

By email of 21 Sep 2004, Donna Prentice has provided us with information about her Prentice kin which we have augmented with information in our database:

1. William Prentice, b. c. 1843, Barston, Warwick. He m. Ellen Randle, b. c. 1857, Pillerton, Warwick. Both are bur. in the Barston Cemetery. They appear in the 1881 Barston, Warwick, census. Children (per census and Donna Prentice):

  1. Mary Jane Prentice, b. c. 1874, Barston.
  2. Thomas Prentice, b.c. 1876, Barston.
  3. Henry Prentice, b. c. 1878, Barston.
  4. Elizabeth Rose Prentice, b. c. 1880, Barston
  5. Wilfred Prentice, b. 1888, probably Barston. . . . . . . . [2]

2. Wilfred Prentice, b. 1888, Solihull, England and d. 4 Nov 1973. Solihull lies perhaps 20 miles SE of central Birmingham. He m. Emily Kimberlee in 1910 in Meriden. Children:

  1. William Joseph Prentice, b. 1910, Solihull. He is Donna's grandfather. . . . . . [3]
  2. Agnes N. Prentice, b. 1911.
  3. Hilda Prentice, b. 1913 and d.1915.
  4. Frances E. Prentice, b. 1915.
  5. Thomas K. Prentice, b. 1917.
  6. Winifred J Prentice, b. 1919.
  7. Leslie C. Prentice, b. 1920.
  8. Mary O. Prentice, b. 1922.
  9. Ernest J. Prentice, b. 1926.
  10. Leonard G. Prentice, b. 1928.
  11. Harry N. Prentice, b. 1929.
  12. Raymond Prentice, b. 1932.

3. William Joseph Prentice, b. 1910, Solihull and d. 1985. He is Donna's grandfather. He m. Phyllis Norman in 1930 in Solihull. She d. 1977. Children (place of birth per Donna Prentice, email, 1 Nov 2004):

  1. Frederick J Prentice, b. 1931. . . . . . . . [4]
  2. Kathleen M. Prentice, b. 1932, b. in Knowle or Berkswell, District of Solihull.
  3. Donald W. Prentice, b. 1934, b. in Knowle or Berkswell, District of Solihull.
  4. Joan E. Prentice, b. 1935, b. in Knowle or Berkswell, District of Solihull.
  5. Doreen M. Prentice, b. 1937, b. in Knowle or Berkswell, District of Solihull.
  6. Brenda J. Prentice, b. 1939, b. in Knowle or Berkswell, District of Solihull.
  7. Marjorie A. Prentice, b. 1944, b. in Knowle or Berkswell, District of Solihull.
  8. Robert G. Prentice, b. 1946, b. in Knowle or Berkswell, District of Solihull.
  9. Brian R. Prentice, b. 1947, b. in Knowle or Berkswell, District of Solihull.
  10. Margaret V.Prentice, b. 1951, twin, b. in Meriden (Barston)..
  11. Leonard C. Prentice, b. 1951, twin, b. in Meriden (Barston)..

4. Frederick J Prentice, b. 1931, Donna's email of 1 Nov 2004 relates that Frederick was born at Lode Lane, now Solihull Hospital; that he lived somewhere in Knowle up to the age of three; that he then moved to Victoria cottage, Berkswell. He m. Vera Webb in 1961 in Birmingham. Children:

  1. Paul John Prentice, b. 1962, Coventry.
  2. David Alan Prentice. b. 1963, Coventry,
  3. Donna Marie Prentice, b. 1968, Coventry.

Who are William Prentice's Parents?

It seems likely that William Prentice is a grandson of William Prentice and Lydia Hall through either their son, Thomas Prentice, b. 1812, or William Prentice, chr. 27 Mar 1814, Barston. They are #25 in our eBook on Anthony Prentice of Deddington, Oxfordshire, England. The eBook is contained in our Spring 1999 database under Zachariah Prentice.

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