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Henry Prentice of St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England

Henry Prentice of St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2006 and Revised 3 Apr 2012

1. Henry Prentice was b. c. 1811 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England (per IGI) and d. 15 Nov 1885, 161 High St., Oakham, Rutland, England. He appears in the 1851 census in Oakham, Rutland, England, and as a widower and Tailor in the 1881 census living on High St., Oakham, Lordshold, Rutland, England.

He m. Frances Malt, b. c. 1817, Brandon, Suffolk, England, and d. 10 Mar 1859, Gas Row, Oakham, Rutland. She was the dau. of Henry Malt and Mary Norman. Children (per Ian Prentice, IGI and 1851 census.):

  1. Henry Benjamin Prentice, b. c. May 1835, Weeting, Norfolk. Not in 1861 or 1871 census.
  2. Robert Frederick Prentice, b. chr. 24 Jul 1837 in Spalding, Lincolnshire.
  3. Frances Mary Prentice, b. chr. 10 Nov 1839 in Spalding, Lincolnshire. She m. 1st George Henry Cleugh. He was b. 19 Apr 1828, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England, and d. 18 Dec 1881, Howard St., North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Isabella Frances Marian Norman Cleugh 1866 – 1950
    2. Thomas Henry Norman Cleugh 1869 – 1933
    3. Ethel Marian Norman Cleugh 1874 – 1943
    4. Grace Maud Norman Cleugh 1878 – 1879
    5. Grace Maud Norman Cleugh 1880 –
    She m. 2nd Edwin William Bullard in 1884 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
  4. Richard Norman Prentice was b. chr.8 Aug 1841 in Spalding, Lincolnshire. . . . . . . . . [2]
  5. William Mall Prentice, b. chr. 27 Jul 1845 in Spalding, Lincolnshire, and d. in Hastings in 1888. He m. in 1881 in the Kensington area to Mary, b. c. 1845, St. Leonards, Sussex. They appear in the 1881 census in Hastings St. Mary Magdalen, Sussex.
  6. Rosana Elizabeth Prentice, b. 15 Feb 1846, Spalding, Lincolnshie, and d. before 1851.
  7. Mary Ann or Marianne Prentice, b. 17 Feb 1847 in Spalding, Lincolnshire. She m. Mr. Holmes.
  8. Edwin Norman Prentice. b, c. 1850, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. He does not appear in the 1861 and later census.

2. Richard Norman Prentice was b. 8 Aug 1841 in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, and d. 1879 in the Nottingham area. In 1871 he was living with his wife and family in St. Mary, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

He m. Ann "Annie" Smith. She was b. c. 1847, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. Children per 1871 census.

  1. Henry Arthur Prentice, b. c. 1871, Nottingham. . . . . . . . . [3]
  2. Sidney S. Prentice, b. c. 1865, Nottingham. He appears in the 1881 census in Nottingham as a servant in the home of William Farmer. Not in the 1891 or 1901 census.
  3. Richard Norman Prentice, b. 1879, Nottingham and d. there Dec 1953. He m. Isabella who d. in Nottingham in Dec 1957. He m. Isabella who d. in Nottingham in Dec 1957.

3. Henry Arthur Prentice, b. c. 1871, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England and d. 9 Jul 1919, age 48 yrs at Bowen, Queensland while serving in the Darwin Guard Home Service AIF, (Ref: 19/003355). He enlisted 4 Jul 1917 in the AIF, aged 44 yrs and served 55 days before being discharged to serve in the Darwin Home Guard. At the time of enlistment his usual occupation is given as Engine Driver. In the 1922 C’wealth Electoral Roll,

He m. Josephine Alvina Harry is living at Queen’s Beach, Bowen, undertaking home duties. Children born of this marriage (per Judith Dickson, email, 4 Sep 2006):

  1. Henry Arthur Prentice born 22 Aug 1901 1901/006679, died 22 Apr 1902 1902/001997
  2. Annie Josephine Prentice born 14 Jul 1903 1903/004431
  3. John Sydney Prentice born 3 Aug 1905 1905/006420 in Charters Towers Queensland. In 1942 he is living in Coorparoo, Brisbane and enlists at Annerley, Brisbane in the Australian Army for WW2. He is a Gunner in 1 AUST LT A/A TRG REGT. He is discharged on the 5th Mar 1945. At the time of enlistment he gives his next of kin as Mrs Dorothy Presswood, his sister.
  4. Dorothy Margaret Prentice born 09 Feb 1909 1909/006205. By 1919 in her father’s Roll of Honour record she is Mrs Presswood of Box St Clermont, Queensland.
  5. William Robert Prentice born 23 Mar 1911. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]

4. William Robert Prentice was b. 23 Mar 1911, Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia, and d. 9 Aug 1995, Brisbane, Queensland. His ashes were scattered.

He served in the Australian Army, enlisting 15 May 1941 at Annerley, Queensland, identifying Jean Prentice, as his next of kin. He was discharged 6 Nov 1945 as a Corporal at 112 Australian General Transport.

He m MIss Fisher (probably Jean Fisher) on 22 Feb 1941, Brisbane, Queensland. She was b. 23 Mar 1911, Charter Towers, Old, Australia, and d.9 Aug 1995, Brisbane. Ashes scattered. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Children: (son) Prentice. He m. Miss Clarey. Children

  1. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Gordon Trevor Kluss and had 2 sons: 1 married Nadine and the other m. Miss Sessarago.
  2. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Harley James Aveling and had a son and daughter.

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