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George Alexander Prentice of Broxted, Essex, England

George Alexander Prentice of Broxted, Essex, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2006 and Revised 25 Jun 2011

1. George Alexander Prentice was b. c. 1818, Broxted, Essex , England. George later appears in the 1851 census living in Wivenhoe and in the 1861 Boxted census as a Farmer on Olivers Farm with his wife and family.

He m. Caroline, b. c. 1821, Wiston/Friston, Suffolk. In the 1871 census they appar in Great Totham, Essex. Children of George and Caroline Prentice:

  1. Frederick W. Prentice, b. c. 1845, Wivenhoe, Essex. Wivehoe lies about 25 miles ENE of Chelmsford, just below Colchester, and near the Colne River. At home in 1861, 1871 and 1881. It is unclear whether he is in 1881 census.
  2. Julia Ann Prentice, b. c. 1846, Wivenhoe. At home in 1861.
  3. Mary Louise Prentice, b. c. 1848, Wivenhoe, Essex. At home in 1861 and 1871. AKA Louisa Mary (per 1871 census).
  4. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1850, Wivenhoe, Essex. At home in 1861 and 1871.
  5. Maud C. Prentice, b. c. 1852, Wivenhoe, Essex (per 1871 census). At home in 1871.
  6. Emma Prentice, b. c. 1856, Wivenhoe, Essex. At home in 1861 and 1871.
  7. Oliver Prentice, b. c. 1857, Wivenhoe, Essex. At home in 1861. Not in 1871 and later census.
  8. Constance B. Prentice, b. c. 1859, Stanway, Essex. At home in 1861 and 1871.
  9. Margaret E. Prentice, b. c. 1860, Stanway, Essex. At home in 1861 and 1871.
  10. Ellen G. Prentice, b. c. 1862. Stanway, Essex. At home in 1871.

Also appearing in George's home in the 1851 census is John Ellis Prentice,b. c. 1774 and called an Uncle. The census index gives his full name as John Ellis Prentice, but the microfilm record appears to delete the "Prentice" surname so as to leave "Ellis" as the surname.

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