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Archibald Prentice of Carluke, Lanark, Scotland


Archibald Prentice of Carluke, Lanark, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2005 and Revised 5 Apr 2005

1. Archibald Prentice may have been b. c. 1730-44.

He m. Jean McDowgal. According to the IGI, she was chr. 11 Mar 1733 in Carluke, Lanark, Scotland. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Christian Prentice, chr. 8 Apr 1764, Carluke. She m. James Forrest on 1 Apr 1789, Lemahagow. Children:
    1. Jean Forrest, b. 8 AUG 1790 Rutherglen, Lanark, Scotland
    2. James Forrest, b. 10 APR 1792 Rutherglen, Lanark, Scotland
    3. Christian Forrest, b. 30 DEC 1794 Rutherglen, Lanark, Scotland
    4. Jean Forrest, b. 13 NOV 1797 Rutherglen, Lanark, Scotland
    5. Elizabeth Forrest, b. 25 APR 1800 Rutherglen, Lanark, Scotland
    6. Margaret Forrest, b. 8 MAR 1803 Rutherglen, Lanark, Scotland. . . . . . [2]

2. Margaret Forrest, b. 8 Mar 1803 Rutherglen, Lanark, Scotland.

She m. William Robertson. Daughter:

  1. Christina Robertson. Daughter:
    1. Margaret Sarah Foryst Prentice Gilfillan MacPhee. She m. Alexander Mitchell on 1 Jan 1872 in Old Monkland in Lanark, Scotland.

Who are Archibald Prentice's Parents>

Even if we infer that Alexander Prentice was born in Carluke, where his daughter, Christian, was b. in 1764, the identity of Archibald Prentice is still unclear:

  1. He might be the Archibald Prentice, b. 8 Aug 1731, Carluke, son of Archibald Prentice and Janet Thomson.
  2. He might be the Archibald Prentice, b. 8 Nov 1731, Carluke, son of Alexander Prentice and Margaret Russell.
  3. He probably is not the Archibald Prentice, b. 30 Jan 1834, Carluke, son of John Prentice and Janet Scoular. We show him as d. 1847, died aged 13 in our article at
  4. He probably is not the Archibald Prentice, b. 27 Jan 1745, Carluke, son of Alexander Prentice and Margaret Gilkerson, since Archibald's wife is shown in the IGI as chr. 1733.

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